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then of Warwick, married (2) July 25, 1771,
Elizabeth Loveland of Newport.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Gardiner Thurston, pastor of the Second
Baptist Church of Newport. Probably it was she who died Feb. 24, 1821, in her
He was a mariner
and owned a trading vessel with headquarters at Newport. In 1776 his ship was seized by the
British. He then joined the forces of John Paul Jones and made one cruise with
his fleet. In the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the American
Revolution, Vol. 16:p. 741, it is stated that William Weaver, chief mate of the
sloop Providence was entitled to receive shares in the prizes Mellish and Active. The year is not given, but from other
sources it is readily ascertained. On November 1, 1776, John Paul Jones set
sail with two vessels, the Alfred, his flag-ship, and the Providence, Capt.
Hacker, under orders from Commodore Hopkins to proceed at once to Spanish river
near Cape North on the Island of Cape Breton to inflict further injury upon the
fishery and to attempt the capture of the coal fleet and the release of the
American prisoners working in the mines. Soon after arriving at their cruising
grounds three prizes were taken off Louisburg.
Regarding the capture of the Mellish, a large armed
ship, Captain Jones wrote to the Marine Committee Nov. 12, 1776: "This
prize I believe the most valuable that has been taken by the American arms."
The Alfred dropped anchor at Boston
Dec. 15, 1776, and it was doubtless quite soon after this that the claims of
the officers and men for their shares in the prize money were entered, in many
cases through an agent. Nat. Greene appears on the original roll as agent for
William Weaver and many others. The crew of the Providence
for this cruise was enlisted at Newport.
In Rhode Island Privateers it is stated that "the privateer service was
more attractive" and hence we find William Weaver leaving the regular navy
after one cruise and joining the crew of the privateer Mifflin or General
Mifflin. While in the privateer service he removed his family from Newport to Exeter
where his wife had relatives who conducted a hotel. At one time the Mifflin
encountered a British battleship of superior strength. Captain Babcock lowered
his flag in token of surrender and fell astern. Under cover of the night he had
his ship carpenter swim to the stern of the British ship and fasten
its rudder so that it could not be moved. At daybreak he hoisted his colors and
called to the British, "Surrender or I will sink you to hell in five
minutes." The British captain tried in vain to swing his vessel into
action, but the rudder would not move and he was obliged to surrender. The
Mifflin was finally captured by a British man-of-war and taken to Charleston, S. C. The
prisoners were taken to Dublin
Harbor later. Smallpox
broke out among them and William Weaver, having had the disease in youth (see
No. 42), was detailed to care for the patients. He took the disease a second
time and died of smallpox in the prison-ship in Dublin Harbor.
The British captured Charleston
May 12, 1780, and hence the Mifflin was captured at a later date. They
Dec. 14, 1782, and probably took the prisoners with them. This would make the
death of William Weaver occur, presumably, in 1783.
receipt, copied from the Narragansett Historical Register, Vol. 2, p. 199, will
be of interest to his descendants:
"Exeter July ye 12th 1779
Recd of Beriah Brown Jun Thirty six pounds Lawful Money on account
of William Weaver
prize money in the present cruise of the Ship Mifflin, Captain
George Wait Babcock Commander
- Bathsheba Loveland"
The identity of Bathsheba
Loveland is not known, but, probably, she was a relative of his second wife.
While at home from
one of his cruises, the British learned of his presence and sent a detail of
dragoons to capture him. He saw them coming and climbed up inside an unused
chimney hoping to elude them, but they found him and one of them composed this
bit of doggerel to celebrate the capture:
"William Weaver now we have found you
We will neither hang nor drown you.
But will smother you with smoke--"
Thus he thought but
nothing spoke." "The dragoons took their prisoner and proceeded on
their way. They also took with him his young son, a sturdy lad about ten years
of age. The prisoner was lame, whether from his chimney experience or from
other causes is not known, and the dragoons frequently prodded him with their
bayonets to increase his pace. While they were passing through a swamp the
prisoners had lagged behind and the dragoons were quite a distance in advance.
The boy said, 'Father now is our chance' and they plunged into the swamp and
dropped behind the trunk of a fallen tree. The dragoons soon discovered their
loss and attempted to pursue them, but the swamp was too wet and boggy to
support the horses and they abandoned the pursuit, fired a volley into the
swamp and reported that the prisoners had been shot while attempting to
April 11, 1763,
William Weaver was living in Cranston, where his
father took up his temporary abode somewhat earlier, and on that date he bought
a house and lot in Warwick
located about 200 feet south of the Apponaug R.R.
station, the land being now covered by the railroad tracks. He lived there as
late as 1771. In the census of 1774 he lived in Newport.
Child (by first wife):
199- I. William,8 b. 1770.
Children (by second wife):
ii. (???) (dau.)8
iii. (???) (dau.)8
iv. Peter,8 who lived in Ancram, N. Y., in 1810 and "went west."
200-v. Henry Simon,8 b. 1777.
Source: Ancestry.com History and
genealogy of a branch of the Weaver family pg 292
200. Henry Simon
Weaver (William, (106) William, William, Clement, Clement, Clement) was born in
1777 and died Feb 6, 1823. He was buried at Salisbury, Conn.
He lived in Gallatin near Ancram, NY
in 1810 and later removed to Mt Washington, Mass. He was a farmer.
He married (1) Dec
22, 1805 _______; m. (2) Sep 2, 1808, Mary Jane Williams; m. (3) Betsy Lampman.
Weaver born 18 Dec 1810 and Henry Peter Weaver born 08 Dec 1812 in Ancram, NY were the only children of Henry Simon
Weaver b. 1777 and his second wife Mary Jane Williams. When the 1840 US Census was
taken both Jonathan and Henry were listed as heads of household in Mount Washington.
In 1835 Henry P
Weaver married Christina Field(s), daughter of William and Margaret (Lampman) Field(s). When the 1840 US Census was taken, Henry
P Weaver lived next to “Wm Field”, his father-in-law. Henry P and Christina
(Field(s)) Weaver lived the their lives in Mount
Washington where they died and were buried in the Alander Cemetery.
In 1842 Jonathan J
Weaver married Roxy Van Deusen
NY. They were the parents of six
children born in Mount Washington where they
lived until after 1860.
Henry Peter Weaver of Mount Washington, MA
PETER8 WEAVER (HENRY SIMON7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, CLEMENT2, CLEMENT1) was born 08 Dec 1812 in Ancram, Columbia Co., NY,
and died 18 Oct 1903 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co.,
MA. He married (1) CHRISTINA
FIELD 30 Apr 1835, daughter of WILLIAM
FIELD and MARGARET LAMPMAN.
She was born 15 Jan 1819 in New York,
and died 05 Jan 1885 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co.,
MA. He married
(2) CORA SCHUTT Jul 1898 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY,
daughter of JOHN SCHUTT and MARY KLINE.
She was born Jan 1879 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.
Children of HENRY
WEAVER and CHRISTINA FIELD are:
HENRY9 WEAVER, b. 30 Mar 1837, West Stockbridge,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 22 Nov 1910, Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA. .
He married (1) ANN MARIETTA WOLCOTT
21 Jul 1859, daughter of ELISHA WOLCOTT and MERRIAM LAMSON.
She was born 06 Jul 1844 in Massachusetts,
and died 28 Aug 1885 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co.,
MA. He married
(2) MARTHA PATTERSON 1888, daughter of LUTHER
PATTERSON and RACHEL WRIGHT.
She was born Oct 1846 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.
ii. ESTHER M WEAVER, b. 25 Feb 1839, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 05 Sep 1917, Stormville, Orange Co., NY. She married LINUS
was born Mar 1828, and died 23
iii. LOIS WEAVER, b. 27 Jan 1841, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 19 Sep 1848, Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.
CHRISTINA WEAVER, b. 12 Apr 1843, Massachusetts. She married WILLIAM
ABRAM BROWN 19 Sep 1864. He was born 01 Jan 1844.
v. SARAH MARGARET WEAVER, b. 08 Mar 1845, Massachusetts. She married DAVID
MORGAN BRUSIE 24 Oct 1867. He was born 22 Jan 1836 in Sept 13 1894.
WEAVER, b. 17 Mar 1847, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 24 Oct 1848, Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.
vii. LUCY HELEN WEAVER, b. 13 May 1849, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 18 Apr 1918; m. JOHN WESLEY CAMPBELL; b. 19 Jan 1835; d. 13 Jul 1906.
SEYMOUR WEAVER, b. 17 May 1851, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 12 Dec 1892, Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA; m. AUGUSTA
CYNTHIA WEAVER, b. 03 Jun 1853, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; d. 12 Dec 1916, Seattle, WA.
She married ALBERT H SCHUTT 24 Dec 1878, son of CHARLES
SCHUTT and PERMELIA THORPE. He
was born Abt. 1852 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.
x. MINNIE ADELIA WEAVER, b. 02 Apr 1860, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA; m. RIVERIUS THORNTON HIGGINS.
xi. IDA ANNIE WEAVER, b. 21 Sep 1863, Mount Washington,
Berkshire Co., MA. She
married HOWARD DWIGHT LAMSON 22 Apr 1896, son of CYRUS
LAMSON and DEIDAMIA CLINE. He
was born 01 Oct 1852 in Mount Washington, Berkshire Co.,
xii. INFANT WEAVER, b. Aft. 1864; d. died in infancy.