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Re: Weldon Alabama
Posted by: Virginia Tuttle (ID *****9519) Date: March 21, 2010 at 19:16:16
In Reply to: Re: Weldon Alabama by Doris Perkins of 1765

Let me know if this is correct. Virginia

Ancestors of William A. Weldon
Generation No. 1
       1. William A. Weldon, born 1860 in Shelby Co., Ala.. He was the son of 2. Elbert B. Weldon and 3. Adaline Wilkerson.

Generation No. 2
       2. Elbert B. Weldon, born 1828. He was the son of 4. Absalom Weldon and 5. Nancy Hilton. He married 3. Adaline Wilkerson 1854 in Shelby Co., Ala..
       3. Adaline Wilkerson, born 30 Apr 1836 in Georgia; died 05 Sep 1899 in DeKalb Co., AL.

Notes for Elbert B. Weldon:
Can not find in census.

More About Adaline Wilkerson:
Burial: Stewart Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Al.

More About Elbert Weldon and Adaline Wilkerson:
Marriage: 1854, Shelby Co., Ala.
Children of Elbert Weldon and Adaline Wilkerson are:
              i.       N. A.Weldon, born 1855 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              ii.       J. D.Weldon, born 1857 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              iii.       Sarah E. Weldon, born 1859 in Shelby Co., Ala.
       1       iv.       William A. Weldon, born 1860 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              v.       Robert E. Weldon, born 1863 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              vi.       Mary J. C. Weldon, born 1866 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              vii.       John T. Weldon, born 1868 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              viii.       Martha E. Weldon, born 1871 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              ix.       Martis W. Weldon, born 1872 in Shelby Co., Ala.
              x.       Ersula Weldon, born 1875 in Shelby Co., Ala.

Generation No. 3
       4. Absalom Weldon, born 03 May 1800 in Meriweather Co. GA; died 1868 in Shelby Co., AL. He was the son of 8. Andrew Weldon and 9. Unknown. He married 5. Nancy Hilton 01 Jul 1824 in Pike County, Georgia.
       5. Nancy Hilton, born Abt. 1805 in NC; died Abt. 1860 in Sequatchie Co., TN.

Notes for Absalom Weldon:
Absalom drew land in the 1827 Ga. Land Lottery from Pike Co., GA (Long's District).

This William Absolam Weldon is supposed to have had more children - Elbert, Isaac, James, William, etc. and may belong to a Jonathon Weldon of Pittsylvania Co., VA.
More research needs to be done. Researcher email: 2003).

The wife Nancy Hilton was 1/2 Eastern Cherokee (mother was full blooded Cheroke). She was buried in Sequatchie Co.,TN about 1860. Her father was William Hilton. Amanda's sisters, Sarah and Mary and her brother William all applied for shares in the Eastern Cherokee settlement of 1909. Their applications were all rejected as incomplete.

Since there is so much confusion on descendants of this Weldon who moved to Shelby Co., Al, I am not including them in my file. It seems that daughter Amanda M. of William Absolam married a Kennedy and the name changed to "Canada". I believe that this Weldon descends from the Jonathon Weldon, of early Virginia lineage and not my Weldons who descend from Delaware, N.C. and Georgia.

Notes for Nancy Hilton:
Nancy was the daughter of William Hilton.

More About Absalom Weldon and Nancy Hilton:
Marriage: 01 Jul 1824, Pike County, Georgia
Children of Absalom Weldon and Nancy Hilton are:
       2       i.       Elbert B. Weldon, born 1828; married Adaline Wilkerson 1854 in Shelby Co., Ala..
              ii.       Mary A. Weldon, born 1834 in Alabama; married John Milton Brasher 16 Oct 1851 in Shelby Co., Ala; born 1830.

Notes for Mary A. Weldon:
This couple had ten children.

More About John Brasher and Mary Weldon:
Marriage: 16 Oct 1851, Shelby Co., Ala.

              iii.       James Weldon, born Abt. 1836 in Marion Co., Alabama; died 31 Jul 1864 in Civil War; married Margaret Jane Armstrong 11 May 1854 in Shelby Co., Ala; born 1839 in Alabama.

Notes for James Weldon:
1860 Marion Co. Al. census

He died in the Civil War.

Notes for Margaret Jane Armstrong:
Margaret married again before 1870. See below She seems to have married in 1865 or 1866. She became Margaret Bullock.

1870 Shelby Co., Al. census reads:
Bullock, L.H., age 30, b. Al farmer
M.J. wife, age 34, b. Al
S.J., dau., age 4, b.Al
M. P. son, age 1,b.Al
Weldon, W.A., age 14, b.Al(male)
Weldon, E.H.,age 11, b.Al (male)
Weldon, J. H., age 10, b. Al (male)
M. E.,dau., age 8, b.Al

More About James Weldon and Margaret Armstrong:
Marriage: 11 May 1854, Shelby Co., Ala.

              iv.       Andrew Weldon, born 1839 in Cherokee Co., Ala; died 1880 in Cherokee Co., Ala; married Amanda.

Notes for Andrew Weldon:
1880 Cherokee Co., Ala., census shows wife Amanda, 5 children and his mother Nancy.

              v.       William Absolom Weldon, Jr., born Abt. 1840 in Randolph Co., Al.; died 1909 in Shelby Co., Ala; married Hulda Heatherly Abt. 1868 in Walker Co., Al; born 29 Dec 1838 in DeKalb Co., AL.

Notes for Hulda Heatherly:
She was the daughter of Ambrose Heatherly and Nancy Morgan.

More About William Weldon and Hulda Heatherly:
Marriage: Abt. 1868, Walker Co., Al.

              vi.       Amanda M. Weldon, born Abt. 1842; married John Henry Canada 19 Jan 1865 in Shelby Co., Ala; born 1843 in Cherokee Co., Ala..

Notes for Amanda M. Weldon:
This couple had 8 children.

Notes for John Henry Canada:
This couple is said to have had 8 children. More research needs to be done.

More About John Canada and Amanda Weldon:
Marriage: 19 Jan 1865, Shelby Co., Ala.

              vii.       Sarah Weldon, born 1844; married (1) Mr. Shaver; married (2) Mr. Brasher.

Notes for Sarah Weldon:
Sarah had four children by Shaver and a son by Brasher.

Generation No. 4
       8. Andrew Weldon, born Abt. 1762 in NC (Source: (1) DAR Application on Andrew Weldon., (2) "The Weldons: by Benefield.); died 1836 in Jasper Co, GA (Source: "The Weldons" by Margaret Jean Benefield.). He was the son of 16. Jacob Weldon and 17. Cattorn (Catherine) unknown. He married 9. Unknown Jan 1787 in Georgia.
       9. Unknown

Notes for Andrew Weldon:
Andrew Weldon was granted land in Ga on certificate of Col E Clarke on 9 Apr 1784 for service in the Revolutionary War. Andrew is listed on the 1820 census of Jasper Co GA pg 235 with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, and 1 male 45 & over, 2 females 10-16 1 female 16-26 and 1 female 45 & over. He is listed on the 1830 census of Jasper Co, GA
Both Andrew Weldon and Caty Weldon (widow of Jacob) received land in the 1807 GA Land Lottery
1805 Tax List of Columbia Co, GA lists Andrew Weldon 300 acres, adj to Tankersley, Griffin , water course Keg Creek
Records show that Andrew was 17 years younger than Isaac Weldon his brother "The Weldons by Benefield" Andrew fought in the American Revolution. His service was certified by Elijah with whom he served for Georgia. An old family bible gives his marriage date but fails to give the name of his wife. He drew in the Ga. Lotteries and obtained a substantial estate before his death. His estate was administered by his son Joseph and son-in-law David Adams. Andrew came to Richmond Co., Georgia with his father and brother Isaac.

Georgia Census of 1820, page 234, shows Andrew Weldon in agriculture, with 8 slaves.
1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 or over, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female 45 or over.

Georgia Census of 1830, page 355, 1.19, Andrew Weldon had 22 slaves. Andrew died before the next 1840 census.

Application for Membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for E. Kate Tolleson (of Montecello, GA, 1926), states that Andrew Welden was granted land as a revolutionary soldier on certificate of Colonel E. Clark, Apr 9, 1784. States his place of residence during the Revolution was St. Paul's Parish, Georgia.)

Andrew left a substantial estate to his family, which was administered by his son, Joseph, and son-in-law, David Adams. He is not the Andrew who married Mary Peacock (she was born too late for him).

More About Andrew Weldon:
Date born 2: 1762
Date born 3: 1762, North Carolina
Died 2: 1836, Jasper County, GA
Fact 10: fought in Revolutionary War
Military service: Abt. 1774, Soldier from GA Revolutionary War

More About Andrew Weldon and Unknown:
Marriage 1: Jan 1787, Georgia
Marriage 2: Jan 1787, Jasper County, Georgia
Children of Andrew Weldon and Unknown are:
              i.       Robert Weldon, born 01 Oct 1790 in Columbia Co., Ga; died Bef. 1880 in Harris County, Ga; married (1) Nancy Crooks Abt. 1832 in Harris Co., Georgia; born in Georgia; married (2) Christella Ann McElroy Aft. 1870 in Harris Co., Georgia; born 1817 in Harris County, Georgia; died Abt. 1900 in Harris County, Georgia.

Notes for Robert Weldon:
1850 Osborn Mill, Harris Co., Ga. shows this Robert as follows:

House 835
Robert Weldon, age 60, farmer 7500, b. Ga.

House 836, Nathan McElroy, age 51 ,farmer
Christella Ann McElroy, age 35
Harriett E. Weldin, age 17
Nathan F Weldin, age 12
Mary Weldin, age 5

1870 Harris Co.,Ga. shows Robert Weldon living alone, age 80, and Planter, lots of land.

Living next door is Nathan McElroy, age 81 with C.Ann McElroy, age 52 in house.
The census does not state she is wife or daughter.

Note: Moses Weldon, Sr. is also living in the Osborn Mill District in 1850. Could he be the father of this Robert Weldon?????

More About Robert Weldon and Nancy Crooks:
Marriage: Abt. 1832, Harris Co., Georgia

              ii.       Joseph Weldon, born 24 Sep 1797 in Jasper County, Georgia; died 1838 in Harris County, Ga; married Sarah Sally Chaffin 18 Jul 1822 in Jasper County, Georgia; born 16 Jan 1808; died 15 Nov 1869 in Chambers County, Alabama.

Notes for Joseph Weldon:
In 1829 Joseph Weldon and Sally Chaffin Weldon with their youngest son moved to Harris County where Joseph was a tax receiver. After Joseph's death in 1838, Sally moved with her son to Chambers County. She remarried William Reeves in 1841 and died in Chambers Co., Al. 15 Nov. 1869.

More About Joseph Weldon and Sarah Chaffin:
Marriage: 18 Jul 1822, Jasper County, Georgia

              iii.       Ann Nancy Weldon, born Abt. 1800 in Jasper County, Georgia; married David L. Adams 18 Aug 1821 in Jasper County, Georgia; born Abt. 1800.

More About David Adams and Ann Weldon:
Marriage: 18 Aug 1821, Jasper County, Georgia

       4       iv.       Absalom Weldon, born 03 May 1800 in Meriweather Co. GA; died 1868 in Shelby Co., AL; married (1) Josephine Harper; married (2) Nancy Hilton 01 Jul 1824 in Pike County, Georgia.
              v.       Mary Weldon, born Abt. 1804 in Jasper County, Georgia; married Andrew R. Bickerstaff 04 Dec 1822 in Jasper County, Georgia.

Notes for Andrew R. Bickerstaff:
[Weldons26Aug. 2001,1901peo..FTW]

Children of Andrew Weldon, b. 1762 were cited in D.A.R. records.

More About Andrew Bickerstaff and Mary Weldon:
Marriage: 04 Dec 1822, Jasper County, Georgia

              vi.       Lorenza D Weldon, born Abt. 1811 in Jasper Co., Ga.; died Aft. 1880 in Tallapoosa Co., Al; married Mary (Polly) Gogarr 1838 in Georgia; born 23 Jan 1816 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina; died Aft. 1880 in Eufaula, Tallapoosa Co., Ala..

Notes for Lorenza D Weldon:
His parents not definitely identified but he named his first son Andrew which (old naming pattern) would indicate he is the son of an Andrew.

Lorenzo D. Weldon found on 1860 and 1870 census of Tallapoosa Co.,AL

Believe this 1880 Eufaula, Tallapoosa Co., Ala. census is really Lorenza and wife Mary
Luther Welden, age 65, b. Ga
Mary wife, age 50, b. SC
Cathy, dau., age 25, b.Al
Mary, dau., age 20, b. Al
James, son, age 23, b. A.
More About Lorenza D Weldon:
Name 2: Lorenza D. Weldon
Date born 2: Abt. 1811, Columbia Co., Georgia
More About Lorenza Weldon and Mary Gogarr:
Marriage: 1838, Georgia

Generation No. 5
       16. Jacob Weldon, born Abt. 1723 in New Castle, Delaware; died 31 Jul 1783 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. He was the son of 32. Jacob Weldon and 33. unknown. He married 17. Cattorn (Catherine) unknown Abt. 1740.
       17. Cattorn (Catherine) unknown, born Abt. 1725 (Source: "The Weldons" by Margaret Jean Benefield.); died Aft. 1807 (Source: Listed on the 1807 GA Land Lottery.).

Notes for Jacob Weldon:
Jacob served in the American Revolution as a Private and three of his sons served also (John, Andrew, and Isaac).

The following information is extracted from the Weldon Notebook by Margaret Jean Benefield. Jacob Weldon settled in Georgia while it was still a province under the rule of the King of England. From the records found, he is the first WELDON to acquire land in Georgia. He is shown as requesting land in the St. Paul's Parish area north of Augusta, Georgia, which was settled mainly by people from Maryland, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Our immigrant Weldon family came from England; and there are records of Weldon entering early America by way of Barbados. The name Weldon may have come from the old English word "weld", which means wooed, uncultivated country or forest. The boo "English surnames" states that the surname Weldon has been in existence in Northamptonshire since the 14th century and still survives in England in Wellingborough. Westhay, in King;s Cliff.

Our line seems to have migrated from Delaware to Maryland through North Carolina before coming to Georgia. Jacob appears to have lived in Georgia the last ten years of his life. He may have been in Virginia for a time but evidence points to his having been in Maryland through North Carolina prior to coming to Georgia. (See information under Isaac regarding the 1807 Georgia Lottery of Columbia County, Ga.)

In early Georgia, a man was entitled to 200 acres plus 50 acres for his wife, each child and each slave. In the "Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. XII," published in 1907, is this record: Proceedings and Meetings of the Governor and Council, from August 6, 1771, to February 13, 1782 (From State Archives.) GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber at Savannah on Tuesday 7th Jan 1772. Present The Honorable James Habersham, Esq. President. Read a Petition of Jacob Weldon setting forth that he had been some time in the province had a Wife and Eight Children but never had any Land and being desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hundred Acres of Land on Cagg Creek St. Paul's Parish to include the place whereon he had made some Improvements--"

Many Georgia records have been lost or destroyed due to the War of 1812 and Sherman's March to the Sea." Though it is not easy, one can still search for an early ancestor through tax lists, land grants, land lottery records ,and some existing war and court papers -- some of them in poor condition. The following is the first record of Jacob Weldon's acquiring land in Georgia from the book: Headrights in Georgia 1756-1909

JACOB WELDON St. Paul 500 acres 1773 Book I page 897
JACOB WELDON St. Paul 300 acres 1773 Book M page 1093 (Total of 800 acres)

We have the abstract of Jacob's will signed January 25, 1779 in Richmond County -- formerly St. Paul's Parish. Court appointed appraisers 31 July 1783. The following is taken from the D.A.R. "Historical Collections" Vol. II.

".WELDON, JACOB -- PLANTER. Wife (Cottorn? or Catherin?) goods and chattels for life. To son Iseck (Isaac) and daus. Nancy, Hannah, Gille, and Mary, five shillings each. To son Joseph, moveable estate after wife's death. To son John, 300 acres where John Boller formerly lived. To son Andrew, 270 acres where the mill stands. Wife Cottorn (?) (Catherine?) and son Joseph, Excrs. Wit: Abr. Swilleven, Michael Griffin, John Germany, Edmon Cartledge, and Ely Garnet, appointed appraisers July 31, 1783. Catron Weldon, Excx."

(Note: Michael Griffin was a neighbor of the Weldons, and is named in both Joseph's and Jacob's papers. In a deed recorded in Columbia County -- made from Richmond County which was made from St. Paul's Parish -- Columbia County, Georgia, Deed Book D. p. 32 s/Sep 11, 1776 r/Mar 28, 1797 Robt. Middleton and wife Elizabeth, to Michael Griffin, for 5 shillings; a years lease on 100 a. in St. Paul's Parish, bounded S.W. by Jacob Weldon: all other sides vacant at time of survey.)

(Note: The young colony of Georgia was getting along quite well when the Revolutionary War started, and had no real grievance against England. As a result, almost half of the inhabitants remained loyal to England. Of the other half who joined the revolt, one of the centers of dissent was in the area north of Augusta. This is where the Weldons had settled.) Jacob was born in NC or VA, He settled in GA while it was still a province in the rule of the King of England. He was the first Weldon to acquire land in GA. Jacob requested land in St Paul's Parish (From English Crown Grants in St Paul's Parish, GA), which was settled mainly by Carolinians and Virginians. The Weldon family probably originated in England (From The Weldons by Benefield). From "Headrights in Georgia 1756-1909" the following information is found. Jacob Weldon, St Paul Parish, 500 acres 1773, Jacob Weldon St Paul Parish 300 acres 1775. Jacob's will was signed in 1779 in Richmond Co, GA (formerly St Paul's Parish) From DAR Historical Collection Vol 11: Weldon, Jacob, Planter, Wife Cottorn or Catherine goods and chattels for life. To son Isaac and daughters Nancy, Hannah, Gille, and Mary five shillings each. To son Joseph, moveable estate after wife's death. To son John 300 acres where John Boller formerly lived. To son Andrew, 270 acres where the mill stands. Wife Cottorn and son Joseph Exers. Wit: Abr. Ayres, Owen Sulliven, Thos. Sullevin, Lamuel Keith.

Jacob was granted a passport through the Creek Nations of Indians to the settlement on the Tom or Don Bigby river Sept 1801 also for Isaac Welden, Senior, William Whitefield and Frederick Killpatrick Williams.

In the "Colonial Records of the State of Georgia", Vol XIX, published in 1907 is recorded:
Georgia. At a Council held in the Council Chamber at Savannah on Tuesday 7th Jany 1772: Present The Honorable James Habersham Esq. President
Read a Petion of Jacob Weldon setting forth that he had been some time in the province, had a Wife and Eigh Children but never had any Land and being desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hundred Acres of Lond on Cagg (Keg) Creet St. Paul's parish to include the place whereon he had made some improvements. Resolved Than on Condition & "the prayer of the said Petition is granted

More About Jacob Weldon:
Date born 2: Abt. 1723 (Source: "The Weldons" by Margaret Jean Benefield.)
Died 2: 1783, Richmond Co, GA (Source: Georgia Wills.)

More About Cattorn (Catherine) unknown:
Name 2: Unknown \\
Name 3: Catherine Catron unknown
Name 4: Catherine Cattron unknown
Date born 2: 1723, New Castle Delaware
Died 2: 1810, Columbia County, Ga.

More About Jacob Weldon and Cattorn unknown:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1740
Marriage 2: Abt. 1745
Marriage 3: 1746, Richmond County, GA
Children of Jacob Weldon and Cattorn unknown are:
       8       i.       Andrew Weldon, born Abt. 1762 in NC; died 1836 in Jasper Co, GA; married Unknown Jan 1787 in Georgia.
              ii.       Isaac C. Weldon, Sr., born 1745 in Probably North Carolina; died 21 Nov 1831 in Monticello, Jasper County Georgia; married Tobiatha Abt. 1766 in Probably North Carolina; born Abt. 1750; died Bef. 1831 in Monticello, Jasper Co., Georgia.

Notes for Isaac C. Weldon, Sr.:
Proofs: 1820 & 1830 Jasper Co., Ga. census, DAR Paper, and his Will.
Isaac served in the American Revolution from Ga. under Capt. Cartledge. His brother Andrew served with Col. Elijah Clark.
Both men were given passports to travel through the Creek Nation territory in 1801.

Isaac has been approved by the DAR. (Files 68998A658, 546843, and this compiler, 782952.

Isaac was one of the earliest settlers to Jasper Co., Ga. He died at age 86. Isaac must have lived for a time in Maryland and North Carolina if the census record for his grandson William is correct. The 1850 census shows William was born in North Carolina. The 1800 census shows an Isaac Weldon living in the Abbeville Distict,S.C., member Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Saluda,S.C. Church founded Jan. 29, 1785. This could have been Isaac, Jr. 1830 census an Isaac. lived in Dist. 4, Columbia County, GA.

It is not known exactly when Isaac, his brother Andrew, and perhaps other siblings moved to Jasper. Their father Jacob had received a 500 acre land grant in 1773 and another 300 acre grant in 1775 (both in St. Paul's Parish) Richmond County, Ga. Isaac received a grant in the same county in 1774 before moving. Both Andrew and Isaac were in Georgia during the American Revolution and served. Isaac was a Private in Capt. Cartledge's Company and Andrew served under Capt. Elijah Clark. They both lived for a time in Columbia Co., Ga. and both obtained Passports to travel through the Creek Nation Territory about 1801.

Proof of lineage and tie-in to the Maryland / Delaware Weldons can be found in the 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia: * Proof of lineage for his children is his Will.

This is shown at the Georgia Archives: Columbia County, Ga.
Resided Name Lot Dist. County
4th Md. * Weldon, Moses drew 250 14 Wilkinson
" " Andrew " 102 27 "
" " Caty 20 10 Baldwin
" " Isaac, Jr. 56 11 "
" " Jacob 2 12 "
" " Isaac, Sr. 165 22 Wilkinson

The earliest references we have to Andrew and Isaac being in Jasper County, which was then Randolph County, were property deeds. A deed dated 1808 listed Isaac Welding of Randolph County, another names Andrew Weldon in 1810.

In 1808, the Commissioners appointed to lay out the town of Monticello bought Lot No. 56, Dist. 16, from Isaac Weldon for $912.12 He had won this land in the 1807 Land Lottery. It is now the town square where the Courthouse sits in Monticello.
Deed Book 2, P. 204-205 - Charles Cargile of Randolph Co.,Ga. sells to Isaac Weldon of Randolph Co.,Land Lot 64, 12 Dist., Jasper Co., Ga. $375, 202.5 acres. Date sold: 11/22/1808 Deed signed in Randolph Co., Ga

Isaac's son William (b. 1770 in N.C.) probably came to Jasper County before his father. An archival source says William was a farmer and that he and his family are supposed to have come into Georgia via the McIntosh Trail about 1800. Since William was old enough to marry in 1801, perhaps he did not live with his parents in Georgia before that date. William married in Columbia County, Ga. but came to Jasper shortly thereafter because all of their nine children were born in Jasper County between 1804 and 1821.

There is a marriage recorded in Columbia County, Ga. for an Isaac Weldon,Sr. in"Family Heads 1805 Georgia" that shows wife as being Mary Barton. Perhaps the children named in Isaac, Sr's Will were by a first wife and not by Tobiatha. While in Columbia County Isaac drew in the 1807 Land Lottery. He drew Lot 165, Dist. 22 in Wilkinson Co., Ga.

Name spelled Iseck in father's (Jacob) will, probably Isaac. He was given only 5 shillings in his father' s will, but had probably received land earlier, as was the custom at the time. Isaac fought in the war against England with his brothers John and Andrew. Listed on DAR. Patriot Index: ISAAC WELDON, Sr., b.. c 1745 d. before 11-21-1831 Private, Georgia. Complete papers are on file at DAR. headquarters. Isaac is always listed as Senior. He apparently entered the war when he was about 31 with a fairly good sized son already, Isaac, Jr.

In the name of God amen. I Isaac Weldon of the state and county aforesaid, being conscious of my approaching dissolution, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, but being in sound mind and memory do ordain and make this will and testament, first of all. I recommend my soul to God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in a decent Christian burial nothing doubting that I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of Him who gave it, and as touching my worldly effects wherewith God has blessed me I dispose of in the following manner, viz.
1st. I give unto my son Jacob Weldon two Negroes viz. one woman named Charlotte aged about thirty two years and her daughter Lurana about eight years old.
2nd. I give to my sons Moses Weldon and William Weldon my negro man Dick aged about thirty five years and two cows and calves each.
3rd. I give to my son Isaac Weldon one hundred one and a quarter acres of land the place whereon I now live and two hundred and two and a half acres of land in the 22nd district of Wilkinson County Number one hundred and sixty five, one bay horse, one anvil and one sledge hammer.
4th. I give to my daughter Polly Crain and her children one negro girl named Patsey aged about thirteen years.
5th. I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Crain one feather bed and furniture.
6th. I give to my daughter Catharine Wilkins and her children one negro woman named Winney aged about forty or fifty years and two cows and calves.
7th. I give to my son John Weldon two Negroes viz. one negro girl named Charity aged about twelve years and a boy Henry aged about ten years, and I give to my son John Weldon the balance of my cattle, Hogs, household and kitchen furniture, and all other property belonging to me, not named in this will.
8th. I give to my granddaughter Nancy Weldon, daughter of John Weldon, my feather bed and furniture. I appoint my brother Andrew and Jacob McClendon my Executors to carry this will into effect.
In testimony hereunto before the witnesses I pronounce this to be my last will and testament and have affixed my hand and seal to the same this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
Andrew Weldon Isaac Weldon seal
John W. Weldon mark
Jacob McClendon JP

Isaac may have had more children by a different wife. He named 7 slaves in his will. No wife was mentioned.

The second Georgia Land Lottery held in 1807 shows:
Columbia Co., GA.
WELDON, Moses, Lot 250, Dist. 14, Land in Wilkinson County
" Andrew, Lot 102, Dist. 17, " " " "
" Caty, Lot 20, Dist. 10, Baldwin Co
" Isaac, Jr., Lot 56, Dist. 11, Baldwin Co.
" Jacob, Lot 2, Dist. 12, Baldwin Co.
" Isaac, Sr., Lot 105, Dist. 22, Wilkinson

More About Isaac C. Weldon, Sr.:
Burial: Monticello City Cemetery, Jasper Co., GA.

Notes for Tobiatha:
. These Weldons did not come to Georgia until about 1773.

More About Tobiatha:
Burial: Monticello City Cemetery, Jasper Co., GA

More About Isaac Weldon and Tobiatha:
Marriage: Abt. 1766, Probably North Carolina

              iii.       Joseph Weldon, born 1748 in Probably North Carolina; died 20 Apr 1784 in Richmond Co., Ga.
              iv.       Nancy (Ann) Weldon, born 1749 in Probably North Carolina; died Jul 1805; married Michael Griffin 1780; born 1740.

Notes for Michael Griffin:
American Revolutionary Soldier.

More About Michael Griffin and Nancy Weldon:
Marriage: 1780

              v.       Hannah Weldon, born 1751 in Probably North Carolina; died Unknown.
              vi.       Gille Weldon, born 1753 in Probably North Carolina; died Unknown.
              vii.       Mary Weldon, born 1755 in Probably North Carolina.
              viii.       John Weldon, born Abt. 1760 in North Carolina; died Mar 1819 in Henderson County, KY; married Abt. 1780 in Georgia; married (2) Nancy Willingham 1784 in Georgia; born 1765 in Richmond County, Ga..

Notes for John Weldon:
John fought in American Revolution. He was a Preacher and Planter, He also fought in the War of 1812.

The following information is from the Weldon Notebook by Margaret Jean Benefield.
After fighting in the Revolutionary War, he made his way to Kentucky by way of Tennessee. He spent the last eight or ten years of his life in Kentucky.

John Weldon is listed in the Georgia Roster of the Revolution, page 432, a "Georgia soldier of the line." No information on any pension to him or his widow. In the book "Index to Headrights of Georgia" he is listed as being granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Washington County, year 1788. This could have been a grant for bounty-land, but not sure. Lands in the older sections of the state were granted in varying amounts of acreage under a system usually called the Headrights system. Part of this included the Bounty-land awarded the Revolutionary soldiers. Bounty-land was even awarded to settlers who did not fight -- but only stayed on their land and kept it in good shape (instead of running away). In 1805 the lottery system was started.

Senate documents Vol 16 #219 pp 369-393 (1900-1901) 56th Congress. Miss Margaret Harvey's list of Georgia Rev. Soldiers of all ranks and types. Published as Appendix F in the 3rd annual report of the Nat. D.A.R. to the Smithsonian. Shows both John and Andrew Weldon.

When his father, Jacob, died in about 1783, John inherited "300 acres where John Boller formerly lived," apparently in Richmond County. At one time John owned over 500 acres of land in Georgia. He must have disposed of it before he moved away, but the only found record of sale is found in the Georgia Genealogy Magazine, Greene County, GA, Deed Book 1, page 410-411, 18 Aug 1788. John Weldon of Richmond County, GA to William Stark of same for 100 acres, pd., etc. signed John Weldon, witnessed by Isaac Weldon.

There are two deeds still in existence which show that John Weldon bought 75 acres of land in Knox County, TN on Sep 4, 1799 (for $40) from "Jarrel Willingham;" then 10 days later, Sep 14, 1799, sold the same 75 acres to William Owin Madelen for $100. Jarrett Willingham may have been related in some way, may have gone on to TN before John did. He may in turn have gone to KY before John did. There is also a John Willingham, probably Nancy Willingham's brother. There was also a young man named Isaac Willingham who may have been John Weldon's nephew. He drew money from John Weldon's account at the store (Horsley Starling's).

John was a Baptist preacher. Two of three churches where he preached wrote recommendations or church letters for him. One even wrote a song in his honor (possibly when he died). These churches included the Grave Creek Baptist Church on Barren Church Road and Grave Creek in the southern part of Henderson County, KY. This church, organized in 1803 with 50 members is generally considered to be the parent church of the Baptist churches of the counties. At first it met in the homes of the members and included both whites and blacks until the Civil War.

Song: (On a badly worn two pages, tightly folded and showed signs of being carried about for many years. The first two lines are illegible and partly gone. It resembles a song found in some old Baptist hymnals and that may be what it is based on.) "Your thundring language ne'er can tell. The grandure of Immanuel. Ye worlds on worlds with all your throng(?), Thro every Clime extend the song. A guilty world preserved from Hell, By Christ the King Immanuel. Behold him leave his fathers throne, behold him blead and hear him grone, Death iron chains would fail to tell the Strength of King Immanuel." (The second page continues:) "Ten Thousand thousand in the throng, Ten thousand thousand join the song, He saved us from a gaping hell, All glory to Immanuel. Hark how the herald angels try In heavnly notes Each to utcrie. They tune their harps each to excel, In praise of Immanuel. My soul transported with those charmes, I long to ly in Jesus armes My loving brethren all farewell, I go to meet Immanuel. etc."

Members from the Grave Creek Baptist Church helped to organized Bethel Baptist Church in 1811. For several years they met in the homes of members, some of whom lived in Warwick County, Indiana, and members crossed the river for church attendance. It was 1818 before a meeting house of brick was built on the Henderson-Owensboro Road. Another church, the Salem Church of Christ in Henderson Co., Ky wrote a recommendation for John Weldon. It states that "his residence (is) not --- in the bounds of our church, but (is) a member to a Sister Church which is convenient to us. They recommended him as their pastor and and elder "worthy of honor and our full fellowship."

We have no record of when the John Weldon family, possibly with grandchildren by that time, left TN. The 1810 TN Census was destroyed. However, there is a John Weldon listed in Lincoln Co., KY in 1810 -- maybe on his way.
1810 Census, Lincoln County, Kentucky (This county was very large at this time)
pg. 136 John Weldon
2 m. under 10 1 m. 16-26 1 m. 26-45 2 f. under 10 2 f. 10-16 1 f. 26-45

More About John Weldon:
Fact 6: Farmer, Baptist Preacher
Fact 9: Baptist

More About John Weldon and Nancy Willingham:
Marriage: 1784, Georgia

Generation No. 6

       32. Jacob Weldon, born 1699 in New Castle, Delaware. He was the son of Isaac Weldon and Elizabeth. He married 33. unknown.
       33. unknown, born 1701.
Children of Jacob Weldon and unknown are:
              i.       Isaac Weldon, born 1719 in New Castle, Delaware; died 05 Sep 1788; married Mary Kellam.
              ii.       Joseph Weldon, born 1721 in New Castle, Delaware; died 01 Nov 1783.
       16       iii.       Jacob Weldon, born Abt. 1723 in New Castle, Delaware; died 31 Jul 1783 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia; married Cattorn (Catherine) unknown Abt. 1740.
              iv.       John Weldon, born 1725 in New Castle, Delaware.
              v.       Jonathon Weldon, born 1738 in Pittslvania, Virginia; died 18 Dec 1781 in Pittslvania, Virginia; married (1) Mary Elizabeth Hanks; born 1748 in Pittslvania, Virginia; died in Abbeville, S.C.; married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Mayes.

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