Pvt Robert G Weaver

Pvt Robert G Weaver

Illinois Civil War Detail, 17th

    ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVESIllinois Civil War Detail ReportName WEAVER, ROBERT G Rank PVT Company H Unit 17 IL US INFPersonal Characteristics Residence BUCKHART, FULTON CO, IL Age 18 Height 5' 10 Hair LIGHT Eyes BLUE Complexion FAIR Marital Status   Occupation FARMER Nativity FULTON CO, ILService Record Joined When FEB 1, 1864 Joined Where CANTON, IL Joined By Whom LT STOCKDALE Period 3 YRS Muster In APR 8, 1864 Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL Muster In By Whom   Muster Out   Muster Out Where   Muster Out By Whom   Remarks TRANS TO CO "D" 8 ILL INF Return to Search

    Illinois Civil War Detail 8th

      Home • Departments • Archives • Databases • Illinois Civil War Detail Report ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVESIllinois Civil War Detail ReportName WEAVER, ROBERT J Rank PVT Company D Unit 8 IL US INFPersonal Characteristics Residence BURKHART, FULTON CO, IL Age 18 Height 5' 10 Hair LIGHT Eyes BLUE Complexion FAIR Marital Status   Occupation FARMER Nativity FULTON CO, ILService Record Joined When FEB 7, 1864 Joined Where CANTON, IL Joined By Whom LT STOCKDALE Period 3 YRS Muster In APR 8, 1864 Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER Muster In By Whom   Muster Out   Muster Out Where   Muster Out By Whom   Remarks DIED AT BRYANT IL 4 DEC 1864 CAUSE OF DEATH NOT STATED TRANS FROM 17 IL INF VOLS Return to Search

      Robert Weaver

        Weaver, Robert G.—Enlisted 1 February 1864, 18 years old, as a private in Co. H, 17th

        Infantry. Description at enlistment: 5'10" tall; light hair; blue eyes; born in Fulton

        County, Illinois. Transferred to Co D, 8th Infantry.

        Weaver, Robert G.—Civil War Father's Pension Application, National Archives,

        Washington, DC: Robert G. Weaver was unmarried. He died 11 December 1864 of

        chronic diarrhea while home on furlough. Alfred Weaver of Bryant's Station is his

        brother.

        His father was Alfred Weaver, who died on 20 May 1899. His mother was Louisa

        Weaver, who died 14 June 1868, and is buried at Wrights Church churchyard cemetery in

        Lewistown (Fulton) Illinois. In 1889, Jackson Carter, 74 years old of Lewistown,

        Illinois, stated: "I have been acquainted with claimant Alfred Weaver since the year

        1843. He was at that time a very poor man lived within 2 miles of claimant from about

        1857 to 1865, then claimant moved a father way but moved to the same place in 1870.

        Claimant was always in debt. He never did own any real estate in fee in the years 1864

        and 1865. Claimant did not make anymore than a living for his family and from the year

        1865 Claimant's personal property began to gradually decrease and for several years past

        has not been able to make a comfortable living."

        "Claimant lived on a farm of 80 acres of land in Buckheart Township, Fulton County,

        Illinois and was farming the same. I think he owns 4 horses and a few hogs and cattle"—

        Elisha O. Bryant, 1889.

        "In 1889 claimant's house and household goods was destroyed by fire and no insurance

        on the same (the house was a rented one). The neighbors made up a small amount to

        enable him to purchase some household goods. Claimant has not farmed on an average

        more than 25 acres of land for years since the year 1883 and has each year had to give 1/3

        of crops as rent . . . land farmed by claimant was low and flat and of wet seasons but little

        could be raised on the same."—James F. France, 1889

        "The deceased soldier worked for his father on rented lands from the time he was old

        enough to work until he went into the army and was a good boy to work. This I know

        30personally and the labor went for the support of his father's family."—Abigail Newton,

        1889

        "I have been acquainted with claimant Alfred Weaver from boyhood. We were raised in

        Madison County in State of Old Virginia . . . Claimant was married to Louiza Kirtley in

        the year 1832. Claimant and his wife came with me from Madison County, Old Virginia

        to Fulton County, Illinois, in the fall of 1835."—Newton Walker, 85 years old in 1889.

        Transcription from family bible:

        Alfred Weaver and Louisa Kertley married 13 September 1832

        Alfred Weaver born 10 October 1814

        Louisa Weaver was born June 7, 1816

        Elizabeth Weaver, daughter of Alfred and Louisa was born June 27, 1833

        Abram M. Weaver, son of Alfred and Louisa was born June 7, 1835

        Thomas W. October 23, 1837

        James N. May 27, 1839

        Alfred J. February 18, 1841

        Ann E. March 16, 1843

        Robert G. April 30, 1845

        Barton C. July 1, 1850

        Sylvester B. June 12, 1852

        Hettie Amelia December 12, 1860 and died November 3, 1865

        Sarah H. September 20, 1854

        Mother Weaver born October 23, 1772

        Eleanor Weaver January 6, 1773

        Larkin Weaver December 3, 1792

        Josha May 9, 1799

        Joel June 28, 1801

        Fanny March 28, 1805

        Elijah February 28, 1808

        James 1809

        [unreadable] 1809

        Sarah May and Simeon (twins) May 15, 1812

        Alfrom and Elizabeth (twins) October 10, 1814

        Louisa June 7, 1816

        Elizabeth June 27, 18_9

        Abraham 7 June 1835

        Thomas M. October 23, 1837