20. Solomon Weaver

This week for my 52 Ancestors Challenge, I will focus on my 3rd great grandfather, Solomon Weaver.

Solomon Weaver was born in in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, PA sometime around 1828. He was one of 5 children born to Jacob Weaver (or Weber) and his wife Susannah.

Around 1850, Solomon headed to nearby Carbon County and settled in Franklin Township. He worked as a carpenter in the boat yards in North Weissport along the Lehigh Canal. Around 1851, he married Elvina Shive, daughter of Samuel and Julianna Shive. Solomon and Elvina had 6 children: Emma, Oscar, Mary, Ida, Benjamin and Theodore.

Solomon must have felt that education was important. In 1873, he served as a school director for Franklin Township. His daughter, Ida, later became a teacher when she reached adulthood.

In 1881, Solomon and Elvina suffered tragedy in their household when their 2 youngest sons, Benjamin and Theodore, passed away just days apart.

Solomon passed away on July 4, 1894. He is buried in the Franklin Heights Cemetery in Weissport, PA.


One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s