The 1930 census for Shelby, Cleveland Co, NC: WEATHERS, Lee R. age 65, b. NC, both parents b. NC wife Susan O. age 50 b. NC, both parents b. NC son Rufus W. age 11 dau Pantha E. age 9 dau Ola E. age 8 dau Marceline A. age 6 son Thomas W. age 4
There's a birth record for a Thomas Wilkins WEATHERS b. 13-July-1925 in Shelby.Father's name was R. Lee WEATHERS.
There's a birth record for his sister, Marceline Alice WEATHERS on 20-Dec-1923 in Cleveland Co.Father listed as R.L. WEATHERS.
A birth record for his sister, Ola Elvira WEATHERS b. 29-Nov-1921 in Cleveland Co.Father was R. L. WEATHERS.
A birth record for his sister, Pantha Elliot WEATHERS b. 7-May-1920, father R.L. WEATHERS.
A marriage record for Pantha Elliot WEATHERS to Orville David PARKS Jr. on 7-Dec-1940 in Guilford, Cleveland Co, NC
A birth record for his brother Rufus Yancy WEATHERS b. 29-Dec-1918 in Cleveland Co.Father Rufus Lee WEATHERS.
A marriage record for Rufus Y. WEATHERS to Mary Frances WHISNANT on 9-May-1942 in Cleveland Co.
A death record for Rufus Yancey WEATHERS d. 24-Jan-1985 in Ashville, Buncombe Co, NC.Buried in Union Baptist Church cemetery, Shelby.Parents Rufus Lee WEATHERS and Susan ELLIOT.Wife Mary WHISNANT.
There's a death record for Rufus Lee WEATHERS b. 14-Sept-1864 in Cleveland Co, NC, d. 30-Apr-1943 in Shelby.Parents were Rufus WEATHERS and Pantha WILKINS.Wife was Susan ELLIOT.
I think Susan was his second wife.There's a death record for a Mrs. Rufus Lee WEATHERS dated 13-Jan-1917 in Cleveland Co.In the 1900 census Rufus L. (b. Sept 1864) and a wife named Florence C. (b. Aug 1872) are in Pokeville, Cleveland Co with children Elbridge, age 7 and Bynum, age 5.The birth month and year for Florence are the same as the death certificate for Mrs Rufus Lee WEATHERS.Her parents were N.A. CAMPBELL and Martha SPANGLER.
The 1880 census for Shelby, Cleveland Co, NC: WEATHERS, Rufus Y., age 50 b. NC, both parents b. NC wife Panthia Francis age 53 b. NC, both parents b. NC dau Roxana Jane age 27 dau Z. Octavia age 26 dau Mary Beatrice age 20 dau Julia C. age 19 son Rufus J.L. age 15 dau Minnie Love age 13 dau B. Laura age 11 son Zeb Vance age 9 son Wm. Thomas age 7
The 1870, same location: WEATHERS, R.F. age 46 b. NC Pantha F. age 43 b. NC Roxannah age 18 Louisannah age 17 Zotarza age 15 Elmena L. age 13 Mary B. age 10 Julia C. age 8 Rufus T.L. age 5 Menna L. age 3 Beddie age 1 WEBB, John M. age 31 WEBB, Amanda age 20
The 1850 census has Rufus, age 19, Panthea, age 22 and Amanda, age 8m. in Cleveland Co.They are living right next door to Cely WEATHERS, age 45.This might possibly be Rufus' mother.
There's an application form for a military headstone to be placed on the grave of Rufus Y. WEATHERS who served as a 2nd Lt in Company of the 38th REG, NC infantry.He was born 7-Apr-1830 and died 26-July-1898.He was buried in the Thomas WILKINS family graveyard located on the WILKINS homestead near Shelby, NC.
There's a user submitted tree at www.familysearch.org that states the eldest Rufus' parents were William WEATHERS and Celia PADGETT.They have several generations of ancestry that you might want to look at and verify.