Josiah Weaver

about 1741–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Weaver was born about 1741, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Edward Weaver, was 46 and his mother, Mary Staples, was 34.

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Edward Weaver
1695–1753
Mary Staples
1707–1792
Esenath Weaver
1730–
Edward Weaver
1731–
Thomas Weaver
1733–
Edeth Weaver
1730–
Dorothy Weaver
1736–
Mahitable Weaver
1738–
Ann Weaver
1740–1814
Josiah Weaver
1741–
Elizabeth Weaver
1732–1782
Susannah Weaver
1734–1819
Joseph Weaver
1742–1821

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1775

Age 34

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from an agent derivative of Middle English weven ‘to weave’ (Old English wefan).2 English: habitational name from a place on the Weaver river in Cheshire, now called Weaver Hall but recorded simply as Weuere in the 13th and 14th centuries. The river name is from Old English wēfer(e) ‘winding stream’.3 Translated form of German Weber .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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