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Updated March 8, 2008

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I have been researching my Family History for 30 years. I've published a book in 2004 containing my family history as far as that time. It is called MY FAMILY FROM PA TO NC and includes my dad's side from Pennsylvania and my mother's side from NC, VA, MD, and elsewhere. Research will be ongoing as long as I can do this. There are still many questions I need answers to and much information that hasn't been found yet. If you are working on any of these folks I'd love to hear from you.

I have a 'Brick Wall' who is William Buxton Williams, born about 1809 in Franklin County, NC., married Eliza J. Lockett 1831 in VA and died in Warren Co. NC in 1889. I also have a 'needle-in-the-haystack'- Simon Speight Brinson b. about 1805 in what is now Pamlico County,NC, married Sarah Smith and had 3 daughters, one of whom is my great grandmother Margaret Ellen Brinson. He left no Will, there are no estate papers, no deeds and he owned a farm, had sons by his first marriage to Laney Green but there is nothing about what became of his property, he disappears after the 1870 census. He and Sarah bought a house but lost it because they could not pay the taxes. HELP!!

Another Weaver cousin and I are trying to work on Jacob Weaver who married Christina Dormeyer about 1792 in PA. Their last 5 children were baptised at Penns Creek Lutheran Church in Gregg Twp., Centre Conty, Pa, during the years 1802-1810. We would like to find where their first 4 children were born. Their names were Mary, Jacob, Jonathan and Susannah. The family moved to Newry, Blair Co., PA in 1811. We have their children and some grandchildren and are trying to pin down his father Jacob Weaver, Sr. who was a Fife Major in the American Revolution and for this service was given land 10 miles west of Philadelphia. We'd like to find who his wife and other children were. From what we know, Jacob Weaver, Sr. was in several counties in PA starting with Philly, possibly Northampton/Lehigh Counties. After the Rev. War, he probably settled on his bounty land west of Philadelphia. Next the family moved to Centre Co. before finally making their home in Blair Co. We would like to find the death dates and places of Jacob, Sr. and his wife. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker. We also know Jacob Sr.'s father was Peter Webber, help is needed on this research.

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