John Weaver and Maria Price Weaver's family lines
By By LYDIA GRIMES Feature Reporter
I want to continue with material on the Weaver family. Most of you are familiar with the John Weaver/Maria Price line of descent, but the family of Richard Shurley Weaver is also connected.
Richard Shurley Weaver (1818 in Ga.) first married Eliza J. Dorsey on Nov. 2, 1845, in Crawford County, Ga. She was born in 1828 in Fort Valley, Ga. He married second Drucilla Hatfield before 1870. She was born in 1828 in Georgia and died May 12, 1919 in Escambia County.
It is the theory of many researchers that Richard Shurley Weaver was probably kin to the family of John Weaver in some way.
Richard Shurley Weaver and Eliza J. Dorsey's children were Ezekiel Henry Jacob Weaver (16 Nov. 1846-5 Jan. 1933) who married Eliza Jane Weaver; Sarah Weaver (2 April 1850-25 Feb. 1919) who married A. Martin Williamson; Matilda Roxanne Weaver (20 Sept. 1852-1912) who married William Washington Weaver; and John Weaver who married Melissa.
Richard Shurley Weaver and Drucilla Hatfield's children were Mary Weaver, who married Richard L. Ingram July 3, 1890, in East Brewton; Zadie Weaver (1868-1939); Blackstone Weaver and Dave Weaver.
Ezekiel Henry Jacob Weaver and Eliza Jane Weaver were the parents of Eliza Jane Weaver (30 Jan. 1878-29 Jan. 1954) who married C.B. McLendon; William W. Weaver (26 March 1880-26 May 1898); Mary Ann Matilda Weaver (15 March 1882-20 Oct. 1956) who married James William Johns; John Edmond Weaver (17 Dec. 1883-9 Sept. 1976) who married Fair Sadie Burnham; Richard Henry Weaver (6 Feb. 1885-16 Feb. 1962), who married Millie Della Gibson; C.W. Weaver (6 Feb. 1887-9 Feb. 1887); Drucilla Elizabeth Weaver (2 March 1888-14 Oct. 1973), who married George Wesley Kelly; Fata Talitha Weaver (16 March 1890-18 Nov. 1929); Levi Thomas Weaver (28 May 1892-13 Feb. 1937), who married Julia King; Oscar Clarke Weaver (22 July 1894-8 Sept. 1986), who married Alma Rochelle Mayo (or Burnham); Cora Catherine Weaver (7 June 1896-28 Sept. 1921); and Arthur Benjamin Weaver (26 Aug. 1898-3 April 1983) who married Evelyn Stamps.
Matilda Roxanne Weaver and William Washington Weaver were the parents of Annie Eliza Jane Weaver (4 April 1877-29 Nov. 1952) who married William Jacob Brandenburg; Mary Matilda Weaver (22 Nov. 1878-25 Nov. 1964) who married Benjamin Franklin Stokes; William Washington Weaver Jr. (13 Sept. 1880-14 Jan. 1959) who married Jessie Eula Evans; Clarke Edmond Weaver (23 March 1883-17 Jan. 1932) who married Bessie Ella Hill; Minnie Bell Weaver (2 May 1885-28 Jan. 1930, who married Rube Jordan; Richard Shurley Weaver (24 Dec. 1887-9 March 1971) who married Edna Wiggins; Reuel Leon Weaver (16 May 1890-7 Jan. 1933), who married Cassie C. Hawkins; Roscoe Conklin Weaver (4 March 1893-11 Feb. 1954), who married Ora Robinson; and Eula Lee Weaver (Oct. 1895-June 1977), who married James Rasher.
With the intermarriage of the two Weaver lines, those descendants of Ezekiel Henry Jacob Weaver and Matilda Roxanne Weaver are connected to both lines of Weavers who settled in this area.