ARKWRIGHT, NY (Center Road)

This small cemetery is one of the many small family plots that dot the homesteads of Chautauqua County pioneers.  Overgrown with brush and briars and gutted with woodchuck holes, it is a sad, and unhappy sight for it could be a lovely little place of peace and beauty, nestled as it is in a clump of trees.
The Weaver Cemetery is on Center Road, Town of Arkwright, on the west side, just one and a half miles north of Arkwright Center, in the first clump of trees before you reach a house.  It is not visible from the road.
While you are in this area it is a good time to see Arkwright Falls, featured in a recent issue of this paper as a possible park.
Caleb Weaver was born May 9, 1771 in Coventry, RI, the son of John and Susan (Carr) Weaver.  John was a Revolutionary War soldier.  Caleb married Hannah Franklin, daughter of David Franklin.  She is believed to have died shortly after 1815, but there is no stone for her and perhaps she died before Caleb moved here.  He bought land from the Holland Land Company in 1837, but John, David, and Caleb Jr. bought their land in 1822.  They all came from Greenfield, Saratoga County, NY where all but the last child of Caleb and Hannah were born.  There is a possibility that John, the eldest, may have been born in Coventry.  Hannah, the youngest, born after 1811, was born in Arkwright, tradition says, so Caleb must have been here much earlier than his purchase shows on the books.
The children of Caleb and Hannah were:  1-John who married (1) Persis White the mother of his eight children (2) Mrs. Martha Bucklin Sinclair; the widow of Samuel Sinclair Jr.; 2- Caleb Jr. who married Matilda Matteson; 3-David M. who married Lucinda Richards; 4-Ruth who died young; 5-Mary who marred Ephraim Smith; 6-Susan the wife of Richard Strickland; 7-Lucy who marred Horace Dexter and moved to Tyrone, Mich.; 8-Daniel who married Matilda Richards and later Permelia Fuller; 9-Hannah, wife of John Lafferty.
The Laffertys started for Oregon and John was killed while crossing the plains.
Their oldest daughter, Lucy Lafferty, married Paul Perham and died in Dayton, NY, in 1891.  Nothing further is known of this family.  Fenton would be happy to hear from descendants.
E.J. Weaver was Enos Weaver, the eldest child of John and Persis White Weaver.  His wife Martha and her sister Mary were daughters of Samuel and Chloe (Stebbins) Davis.  Twice I have copied Mary E. who was 27 years and 15 days old when she died as the wife of E. J. Weaver.  Both the Davis and Weaver records say I am wrong.  The Davis records do not have any child listed for E.J. Weaver.  So who this Mary E. is, we are not sure.  Census records do not help either.  Can any one help us?


A58  FENTON-ANDRUSS:  In my search on the Daugharthy line I would like to know when the photographers Fenton and Andruss, 4 Forest Ave., were in business.  Mr. Fenton in 1873-4 directory was by himself and had his studio over 11 E. Third.  I am trying to estimate the date of an old picture.  KL

A59  FENTON:  Are there any Fentons living who know what became of the 3 children of Erasmus D. and Amanda (Akin) Fenton?  One child was Emma A., born about 1852 at Onoville.  Erasmus afterwards went to Austin, Minn.  He was a son of William H. and Hannah (Tracy) Fenton, grandson of Jacob, the Revolutionary War soldier.  HTA

A60  GOODRICH:  I am researching for a paper on B.F. Goodrich.  He married Mary Elizabeth Marvin of Jamestown, 4 Nov. 1869.  Is there any documentation concerning the fact that he and his contemporaries wanted to locate their rubber operations in Jamestown?  Am vitally interested in any information on Goodrich.  MB

A61  HOOPER:  Ezekiel born MA died Gerry before 1850.  Wanted:  Death date.

A62  MOON:  Olive Clark, wife of Augustus Moon, died before 1846 near Jamestown.  Wanted:  Death date.

A63  CLARK:  Giles Clark died 5 July 1855 in Town of Ellicott, son of Asa.  Does anyone have any data on Giles?

A64  GATES:  Wanton born Chaut. Co. 21 Oct. 1809.  When a young man moved to Illinois. Whose son was he?

A65  PUTNAM:  Rhoda.   Who was this Rhoda?  What relation to Deacon John or Ephron Putnam in the Lewis Cemetery?


A58  I have a picture taken in 1896 by Fenton and Andruss, address "Brooklyn Square Jamestown."  EMB

A58  I have a photograph of my father, J.P. Johnson which was taken by Fenton and Andruss in 1903.  EAJ


SOURCE: Fenton Historical Society Deserted Cemetery Series.  From the Jamestown Journal 31 August 1968, compiled and written by Edna Ingham