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Weldon, S. M.

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Weldon, S. M.
March 13, 2007 03:45PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Caldwell Co.

S.M. WELDON was born in Crittenden County, Ky., August 11, 1836, and is a
son of William and Mary (Jones) Weldon; the former was born in South
Carolina and the latter was born in Jackson County, Tenn. About 1818 the
father was taken to Tennessee by his parents, and in 1830 to Crittenden
County. There he remained until 1860, when he moved to Pinckneyville,
where he still resides, and is at present running a family grocery. The
mother died March 4, 1864. S.M. is the fifth of a family of twelve
children, of whom the following are now living: Amy E. (wife of G.S.
Lewis), in Polk [sic] County, Ill.; S.P., in Fulton County, Ark.; Nancy
J. (wife of Thomas King) of Polk [sic] County, Ill.; S.M.; W.E., in
Crittenden County, Ky.; M.H. at Marion, Ky.; L.A., in Crittenden County,
Ky., and J.W. at Marion. He received his schooling in Crittenden County,
and remained at home until he was twenty years of age, when he began
learning the blacksmith's trade at Marion, where he remained one year.
He then moved to Clements' Mill, where he followed his trade for about
four years. He next located at Ford's Ferry, and after remaining there
three years, came in 1871 to this county and settled at Walnut Grove,
where he bought a farm two miles from that point, and, turning his
attention to agriculture, remained there for seven years. In 1881 he
returned to Walnut Grove, and has since been merchandizing, at present
carrying a stock of about $800. Mr. Weldon was married November 27, 1856,
to Miss Harriet C. Marr, daughter of Samuel and Zilpha (Whitehead) Marr,
natives of North Carolina. Mrs. Weldon was born in Bedford County,
Tenn., and is the mother of five children, of whom but one, Sarah E.,
wife of E.M. Dalton, is now living.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2007 03:46PM by Carol Eddleman.
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