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
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
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?
WEAVER, Caleb, died 5 Dec. 1855, age 83.
WEAVER, Hannah, wife of Caleb Weaver, no stone.
WEAVER, John died 12 Feb 1866, age 68.
WEAVER, Persis (White) wife of John Weaver died 10 Dec. 1848, age 56.
STARK, Elsie T. (Weaver) daughter of John and Hannah Weaver, and wife
of Norman Stark, died 31 Dec. 1850 age 25.
STARK, Delphine, daughter of Norman and Elsie Stark, died 5 Feb. 1851,
age 7 months.
WEAVER, Daniel, 1811-1893.
WEAVER, Permelia (F.W. Fuller) 2nd wife of Daniel Weaver, 1816-1905
WEAVER, Marian, daughter of Daniel and Permelia, 1849-1866.
WEAVER, Jasper, died 3 Sept. 1861 age 80.
DAVIS, Mary E., sister of Martha, 1836-1855.
WEAVER, E.J. (Enos, son of John and Persis) died 14 Dec. 1856, age
WEAVER, Martha E. Davis, his wife, 1826-1856 (from Davis records).
WEAVER, Mary E. daughter or wife of E.J. Weaver, died 9 April (or 8
Aug.) 1888, age 27.
Armed with pick axe, clippers and a shovel three of us braved the Weaver
Cemetery brush. The Mary E. we attributed as daughter of Enos and
Martha Davis, or wife to Enos, turned out to be Mary, the wife of C.P.
Weaver. According to the Weaver genealogy, she was Mary the daughter
of John and Persia (White) Weaver, born 16 June 1836, died 9 Aug. 1863
age 27-1-23. The wife of Charles Poor Weaver whom he married 27 Jan.
1861, as his second wife.
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