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Weldon, W. E.

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Weldon, W. E.
March 16, 2007 01:11PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Crittenden Co.

W.E. WELDON was born in Marion District, this county, January 7, 1843, and
is a son of William and Mary (Jones) Weldon. Both his parents were born
in North Carolina and were brought to Tennessee, when young, by their
parents. In 1832 his father came to this county, where he resided until
1874, when he moved to Pinckneyville, Livingston County, where he is now
engaged in merchandising. Subject's mother died March 18, 1865. W.E.
is the eighth of a family of twelve children, of whom nine are now
living: Amy E., wife of George Lewis of Pope County, Ill.; S.P. in Fulton
County, Ark.; Jane, wife of Thomas King, of Pope County, Ill; S.M. in
Caldwell County, Ky., S.B. in Pope County, Ill; W.E.; M.H. in Marion; L.A.
at Hurricane, Ky., and J.W.J. in Marion, Ky. Subject remained at home
with his father until twenty-two years of age, and then settled in the
Hurricane District. In 1870 he came to his present location, and embarked
in merchandising. He has since been engaged in the business and carries
a stock of about $2,000. He also owns a small farm which he has carried
on for himself. Mr. Weldon was married Januray 6, 1870, to Miss Elizabeth
J. Clark daughter of Thomas H. and Rachel (Duncan) Clark. Mrs. Weldon's
father was born in Kentucky, his parents being of old North Carolina
stock. Her mother was born in Tennessee. Mrs. Weldon was born in Marion
Precinct, this county, January 17, 1847, and to her have been born five
children, three of whom are now living: Rittie A., Thomas A. and Odie E.
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon are members of the Baptist Church. He is a member of
Hurricane Lodge, No. 572, A.F. & A.M.

Weldon Jones Lewis King Duncan Clark
NC TN Livingston-KY Pope-IL Fulton-AR Caldwell-KY

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