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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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A. D. Weaver.

A. D. Weaver is a well known agriculturist of Adair county who has lived here during the past forty-five years and is now busily engaged in the operation of an excellent farm.  His birth occurred in Washington, Pennsylvania, on the 17th of March, 1860, his parents being Sebastian and Lavina (Connor) Weaver, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Pennsylvania.  Sebastian Weaver crossed the Atlantic to the United States in early life and took up his abode in Pennsylvania, where he was married.  In 1870 he came to Adair county, Iowa, and entered a tract of land which is now included within the home farm of his son, improving the property and devoting his attention to its operation throughout the remainder of his life.  Both he and his wife died thereon.

A. D. Weaver pursued his education in the common schools and spent the first twenty-four years of his life under the parental roof.  He was subsequently engaged in the cultivation of rented land for twelve years and on the expiration of that period bought the old homestead of eighty acres, while later he augmented his holdings by additional purchase until they now embrace two hundred and forty acres of rich and productive land on section 2, Grand River township.  He was erected good buildings thereon and the property is lacking in none of the improvements and conveniences of a model farm.  In connection with the raising of grain he makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock of all kinds, finding this branch of his business very profitable.

On the 5th of November, 1884, Mr. Weaver was united in marriage to Miss Clara Barnett, a native of Keokuk county, Iowa, and a daughter of Alford and Priscilla (Reynolds) Barnett.  They came to Iowa in an early day but subsequently removed to California and in that state spent their last days.  To Mr. and Mrs. Weaver have been born ten children, as follows:  Leroy E.;  Walter l.;  Charles S.;  Iva G.; who is the wife of Clarence Beam, of Madison county, Iowa;  Everett;  Lettie L.;  George G.;  Rex Chester;  Osie;  and Lenna May, who is deceased.

Mr. Weaver exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the democratic party and has ably served as school director.  His wife is a devoted and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  He has won a handsome competence as the result of his untiring industry and capable management and has long been numbered among the substantial and representative citizens of this county.



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