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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1258-1259 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Weavers of Schenectady county, New York, herein recorded, are of German ancestry. The history of the family begins with Benjamin Weaver, born of German parents in Albany county, New York, died there at the age of seventy-eight years. He married Margaret Knox, of the old family of Knox, early settlers of the town of Knox, Albany county. Children: three sons and five daughters.

(II) Jacob, son of Benjamin and Margaret (Knox) Weaver, was born in Albany county, New York, February 11, 1801, died in Glenville, Schenectady county, July 22, 1887. He was a farmer and one of the early settlers of Glenville. He married Wilmetje Van Zandt, born in Albany county, June 17, 1797, died in Glenville in 1871, only daughter of Dr. John Van Zandt, an early physician. Children:

  1. John Van Zandt;
  2. Margaret, married William H. Stover;
  3. Julia A., married William Van Voast;
  4. Benjamin, see forward.

(III) Benjamin (2), son of Jacob Weaver, was born on Shaker street, Lishaskill, Albany county, New York, January 19, 1823. He was seven years old when his parents settled in Glenville where his subsequent life was passed. He was a successful farmer and a man of high character. He married, in Glenville, Hannah Slosson, born in Sacandaga, New York, July 19, 1833, died in Glenville, August 3, 1897, daughter of Thomas and Sabina (Manning) Solomon, of Fish Home [probably Fish House], New York, who died in Glenville, advanced in years. They had a large family, one of whom, John, is yet living, a resident of Glenville. Children of Benjamin and Hannah (Slosson) Weaver:

  1. Charles, born 1850.
  2. Helen, born November 11, 1851; married Henry Gibert, a farmer of Albany county; children:
    1. William, married Kate Main and has Esther and Florinda;
    2. Burton, married Flora Brown.
  3. Cordelia, born 1855; married Isaac Wessels, of Schenectady; children,
    1. Stewart, and
    2. Bertha, who married Lewis Bowers and has Daniel, Gladys and Clara.
  4. Ida, born December 8, 1858; married Aaron Livingstone, whom she survives, residing in Ballston, New York; children:
    1. Edith;
    2. Margaret,
    3. Jennie, married George Shauber;
    4. Sadie, married Edward Shauber;
    5. Belle.
  5. George E., see forward.

(IV) George E., son of Benjamin (2) and Hannah (Slosson) Weaver, was born in Glenville, Schenectady county, New York, October 20, 1859. He inherited the homestead farm which he successfully cultivates. He is a member of the Center Methodist Episcopal Church of Glenville, of which he is a trustee. Politically he is a Republican. He married, December 28, 1881, in the town of Schoharie, Arvilla M. Schermerhorn, born in Schoharie, October 10, 1860, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Borst) Schermerhorn, natives of the Mohawk Valley, and granddaughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Havens) Schermerhorn. Children of George E. and Arvilla M. Weaver:

  1. Edna L., born February 14, 1887, married Bert Van Voast, a farmer of Glenville;
  2. Anna, January 21, 1897.

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