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BIOGRAPHY: James H. Weaver (ca. 1800 – ca. 1880s)

JAMES H. WEAVER

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(ca. 1800 – ca. 1880s)

Coosa County, Alabama

(Excerpt from History of Coosa County: by the Rev. George Evans Brewer, 1887)

James H. was the son of William H. Weaver, one of the first and most prominent of the early settlers around Nixburg, who was financially in easy circumstances.


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James grew to manhood in Coosa, and while yet quite young was elected sheriff in 1845. He was elected to the House from Coosa in 1853. And in 1857 was elected Secretary of State by the Legislature. He discharged his duties well in each place. He married Miss Margaret Powell in 1855. After the war, he went to New York, and by some of his dealings where he incurred the displeasure of his Southern friends, and never revisited the State.

ADDITIONAL EXCERPT FROM Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama By William Garrett 1872 James H. Weaver, of Coosa, was elected Secretary of State to succeed Mr. Benham, who had signified his intention to retire. Mr. Weaver was originally from Georgia, but removed, when young, to Alabama, and settled in Coosa County, where he served a term as Sheriff. In 1853, as a Democratic nominee, he was elected to a seat in the House. He was elected Secretary of State in 1857 and retired at the end of his term.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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