Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches
John Warren Weaver of Connecticut and Vermont






John Warren Weaver, a son of John Weaver and Sarah (Sally) Winter Weaver, was a merchant in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont. A genealogy by Lucius E. Weaver states that John Warren was born on December 06, 1797, in Willington, Connecticut. [Lucius E. Weaver, History and Genealogy of a Branch of the Weaver Family (Rochester, N. Y.: The Du Bois Press, 1928; facsimile reprint, Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company), 255, 394.] The vital records of Willington support the date. [Willington Vital Records, C:9.] John and Sarah Weaver moved their family to Addison County in Vermont sometime around the early 1800s. By 1821, John Warren was living in Burlington, Chittenden County. On April 25, 1821, he married Artemisia Munson, a daughter of William Munson. Although the marriage was performed by a Burlington pastor, Rev. Daniel Haskell, the ceremony took place in Colchester, Artemisia's home. [State of Vermont, General Index to Vital Records, as filmed by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont.] There is evidence that John Warren took part in Burlington's early organization of a Methodist society. On September 20, 1823, at the society's first quarterly conference, a "J. W. Weaver" was elected a steward. [W. S. Rann, ed., History of Chittenden County, Vermont (Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1886), 520.]
John Warren and his family (children listed below) were living in Colchester by the early 1830s. Colchester's first recorded postmaster was "John W. Weaver" in 1834. [Rann, ed., History of Chittenden County, 565, citing Walton's Register for 1834.] In the same year, a "Mr. Weaver" built a store. [Rann, ed., History of Chittenden County, 561.] John Warren, who died on February 03, 1871, in Colchester, outlived his wife by about five years. "Sudden cold" and "[o]ld age" were noted as the causes of his death. [State of Vermont, General Index to Vital Records.] He was buried in Burlington's Greenmount Cemetery.

Children of John W. Weaver and Artemisia Munson Weaver

[The information below is supported by a combination of sources, primarily the following: State of Vermont, General Index to Vital Records, as filmed by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont; and Lucius E. Weaver, History and Genealogy of a Branch of the Weaver Family (Rochester, N. Y.: The Du Bois Press, 1928; facsimile reprint, Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company), 394-95, 508.]

  • Juliette Weaver (b. April 12, 1822; m. Henry Jarvis Raymond, founder of the New York Times and well-known New York politician; d. October 13, 1914)

  • William Munson Weaver (b. November 29, 1823, Burlington, Vermont; m. Elizabeth Whittingham Fowler; d. December 10, 1882, New York, New York)

  • Frances A. Weaver (b. January 01, 1826; m. March 02, 1854, at Burlington, Vermont, Robert Dewey Benedict, a well-known lawyer; d. October 15, 1919)

  • Warren Weaver (b. c. April 14, 1828; d. May 21, 1828)

  • Elizabeth Weaver (b. December 16, 1829; m. William Robertson)

  • Mary Ellen Weaver (b. c. May 16, 1833; d. September 23, 1834)







Weaver Family of the Northeast


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