I want you to see this information from World Connect. It matches very
closely the information we have for the Eliza Weightman DANIEL of 1820 --
over age 45 and it also matches, pretty closly, his death and her
re-marriage to Chesley DANIEL, as well as the location where they said Eliza
was from -- Alexandria, VA. I also went back through her genealogy looking
for links to other names we know from this family and guess who her
grandmother was? A Mary FORD born 4 OCT 1693 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.
I cannot say with 100% certainty this was Chesley's Eliza WEIGHTMAN but it
sure looks like it.....
Given Name: Richard
Birth: 1760 in England, United Kingdom
Death: 1 Mar 1812 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co., Virginia
Marriage 1 Elizabeth CHEW b: in Probably Maryland ABT 1765
Married: 14 Apr 1785 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co., Virginia
i. Roger Chew WEIGHTMAN
ii. John WEIGHTMAN
iii. Betsy Pratt WEIGHTMAN
iv. Richard WEIGHTMAN
v. Henry T. WEIGHTMAN
This is the obit of one of her children: I also want you to notice where
his son and daughter lived - Centreville, Louisiana. Have we not heard of
that name, before - the Centreville part of it?
Weightman, Gen. Roger Chew. 1785 d. 2 Feb 1876 91 yrs.
The Evening Star, Monday July 1, 1872 Serious Illness of General R.C.
Weightman General Roger C. Weightman, one of our oldest and most estimable
citizens, is lying at the point of death at his residence on 20th street,
between G and H. General Weightman has been in feeble health for the past
year or two but was not compelled to go to his bed until last Tuesday, and
since then he has been rapidly sinking. His attending physician, Dr.
Maxwell, of the Navy, is of the opinion that he cannot survive much longer,
although he has no settled disease, but is gradually sinking under old age
and feebleness. His youngest daughter and a sister-in-law and several of his
grandchildren are now with him. His only son is at Centreville, Louisiana,
and one daughter resides in Baltimore, both of whom have been summoned to
his bedside. Gen. Weightman was born in Alexandria, Va., in January, 1785,
and is, therefore, in his 88th year. He came to this city in 1801 when quite
a boy with Mr. Duane who published a paper here at the time, and he served
his time as a printer of that journal. Following this business for some
years he was finally elected public printer, and held that position several
years. In early life he was quite successful in business and accumulated
some money with which he erected a row of stores on the site now occupied by
the National Hotel.
In 1830 he was elected mayor of Washington and was re-elected to that
position two or three times. Subsequently he was cashier of the Bank of
Washington, and in 1851 he was appointed chief clerk of the Patent Office by
Commissioner Ewbank. He remained in this position several years, when he was
removed by Mr. Ewbank's successor and appointed a second-class clerk in the
Patent Office. He continued in that position, doing duty in the library of
the Patent Office, until June, 1870, when he was removed by Commissioner
Fisher on account of his old age. In 1861 General Weightman was commissioned
Brevet Major General of the Militia of the District of Columbia by President
Lincoln and reorganized the militia here at that time.
In 1812 he was in the battle of Bladensburg, and acted with much bravery
on that occasion. His wife, who died some years ago, was the youngest
daughter of Col. Samuel Hanson, of this city. Although Gen. Weightman
accumulated some property, his generous disposition soon disposed of it, and
of late years he has depended upon his labor entirely. After he was removed
from the Patent Office, Mr. A.R.Shepherd, vice-president of the board of
public works, generously tendered him a position in his office, which Gen.
Weightman has since filled with entire satisfaction to the board. No name
stands higher in this community than Roger C. Weightman. Nearly all of his
early associates have passed away, but none have left a purer record than
that of Gen. Weightman. It is to be hoped that his useful life may be spared
despite his serious illness at his advanced age.The Evening Star, February
Death of Gen. Roger C. Weightman We regret to announce that Gen'l Roger C.
Weightman, one of the oldest residents of the District of Columbia, died
this morning, at his residence on 20th street, near G, at the ripe age of 89
years, having observed his last birthday on the 18th of last month. General
Weightman was a native of Alexandria, Va.,but came here in 1801, where he
learned the printing business with Andrew Way, who subsequently carried on
business with the late Jacob Gideon, under the firm name of Way & Gideon.
Gen. Weightman afterwards was the foreman for W.J. Duane, the Congressional
printer, for several years, having his office near the corner of 6th street
and Pennsylvania avenue. Gen. Weightman succeeded Duane as Congressional
printer,and established an office on the south side of E street, near 7th,
and held the position for one or two terms of Congress. During the war of
1812 he was an officer of a cavalry company, and at the close he accepted a
commission in the militia of the District of Columbia, and at the time of
Lafayette's visit to this country was a brigadier general. He held a
commission as such until the dearth of Gen. Walter Jones, major general
commanding, when he succeeded him in that position. During the early days of
the rebellion, although his health would not permit him to participate in
active out-door service, he performed the duties of the office of
commander-in-chief of the District militia his headquarters being at the
time in the Patent Office building.The orders calling for troops for
mustering in, etc., were issued from there as also commissions for the
officers. Col. Charles P. Stone, then of the U.S.A., and now commanding the
forces of the Khedive of Egypt, was the inspector general and doing the
out-door duty. When the death of Samuel N. Smallwood, mayor of Washington,
occurred, in 1824, Gen. Weightman was elected by the city councils to that
position, and filled the same from October 1824, to August 1827, being
elected by the people in June, 1826; and with such fidelity did he perform
the duties of the office that for years afterwards his administration was
referred to as a model one. He was succeeded by Mr. Gales. On the 31st of
July, 1827, he resigned the mayoralty, having been elected cashier of the
Bank of Washington, then located in the National Hotel building, and he
filled that position until 1834, when he resigned on account of ill health.
Subsequently he was appointed to a clerkship in the Patent Office, and for a
long series of years was the librarian there. He had an unsullied
reputation, and possessed many traits of character, which ennoble the
possessor. His death will be lamented by our older citizens generally.
For a number of years past he has been quite infirm, and consequently many
of the younger members of the community knew him only by reputation.
The Evening Star, February 3, 1876The Funeral of Gen. Weightman -- The
following letter was to-day addressed by the District Commissioner to Col.
Webster, adjutant general of the D.C. militia:"The funeral of the late Roger
C. Weightman, the Commissioners are informed, will take place on Sundaynext
under the auspices of the Masonic societies of the city. General Weightman
was major general of the District militia, and at one time mayor of the
city; he was also an officer in the last war with Great Britain,and for many
years an influential, prominent and active citizen. It would, therefore,
seem to be a proper occasion for a military display as a mark of respect,
and the Commissioners refer the subject to you for such decision and action
as you shall consider advisable and proper in the premises.Very
respectfully,Wm. Tindall, Secretary"Col. Webster issued the following order
in compliance with the above letter:General Orders No. 16 -- The companies
composing the 1st Regiment N.G.D.C.M., are hereby ordered to attend as an
escort at the funeral of the late Major General Roger C. Weightman, to take
place on Sunday, the8th inst., at 2:30 o'clock p.m., from the Masonic
Temple. Col. Robert J. Fleming will command and make all necessary
arrangements for the prompt execution of this order. By order of the
Commissioners.A. Webster, Adj. Gen. D.C.M.To Brig. Gen. Wm. G. Moore,
Commanding D.C.M.The Evening Star, February 5, 1876The Funeral of the late
Gen. Roger C. Weightman, as has been stated in The Star, will take place in
the main salon of the Masonic Temple tomorrow afternoon at 2 1/2 o'clock,
and will be a very imposing one. The religious services of the Episcopal
Church will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Jackson, of St. Paul's Church, and
Rev.. Dr. Pinckney, assistant bishop of Maryland. The Masonic services will
be conducted by the Grand Lodge , Mr. I.L. Johnson; grand master. The pall
bearers selected all Masons, are the following: Dr. John B.Blake and T.M.
Hanson, representing the Oldest Inhabitants; Cols. J.G. Payne and N.B.
Fugitt, the military;Past Grand Masters C. F. Stansbury and J.E.F. Holmead,
the Grand Lodge of Masons, and John Purdy and Nicholas Acker, Lebanon Lodge
of Masons. The military will for the escort under Col. R.I. Fleming, and it
is expected that companies A and B and D will be out. The Grand Lodge of
Masons will be escorted by the Commanderies of Knights Templar and Lebanon
Lodge will attend as mourners. The President has directed the U.S. Marine
Band to furnish the music. After the services at the hall the remains will
be taken (under the direction of Mr. Anthony Buchly, undertaker) to the
Congressional cemetery; the procession moving in the following order:
Section of the Marine band; first regiment N.G., D.C.M., Col. Robert I.
Fleming commanding; section of the Marine band; Washington Commandery, No.
1, Knights Templar, Charles F.Stansbury, eminent commander; Columbia
Commandery, No. 2, James E. Waugh, eminent commander;Potomac Commandery, No.
3, J.H. Wood, eminent commander, De Molay Commandery, No. 5 (mounted),George
B. Clark, eminent commander; carriages with clergy and pallbearers; hearse;
Grand Lodge of the District, Lebanon Lodge, No. 7; Master Masons; Oldest
Inhabitants' Association; carriages, with relatives of the deceased.At the
cemetery, the solemn and impressive Masonic burial services will be
conducted by the Grand Master of the District, Isaac L. Johnson. At the
conclusion of the services at the grave the military will fire a salute.The
Evening Star, February 7, 1876The Funeral of the late Roger C. Weightman
took place from Masonic Temple yesterday afternoon, and a large concourse of
people was in attendance. About noon Mr. Anthony Buchly, the undertaker,
removed the remains from the late residence of the deceased, on 20th street,
to the Masonic Hall. The body was in a handsome walnut coffin, covered with
black cloth, with black bar handles and black Masonic emblems. On the lid
was a handsome silver plate with black border inscribed: "Roger C.
Weightman, died February 2,1876, aged 89 years." On the lid was the
lambskin, and two elegant crosses composed of the choice stexiotics. About
2:45 o'clock the Masonic fraternity entered the hall in the following
order: -- Washington Commandery, No. 1, Knights Templar, Rob't Boyd, Eminent
Commander; Columbia Commandery, No. 2,James E. Waugh, Eminent Commander;
Lebanon Lodge, No. 7, entered the hall and opened ranks, when the Grand
Lodge with the Master Masons, followed by the Grand Master of the District
and the officers of the Grand Lodge entered and passed through the ranks.
After the Masons had been seated, the coffin, preceded by Rev. Mr. Jackson,
of St. Paul's P.E. church, was removed up the center aisle to the end of the
hall by the following pall-bearers: Past Grand Masters Charles F. Stansbury
and J.E.F. Holmead, Nicholas Acker, JohnPurdy, Dr. John B. Blake, T.M.
Hanson, Nath'l B. Fugitt and James G. Payne, Rev. Mr. Jackson read the
funeral service, and there was solemn singing by the Masonic choir, under th
e direction of Mr. Robert Ball.The procession was formed on F street, right
resting on 11th street in the following order: Detachment of mounted police;
Marine band, 55 pieces; battalion of First Regiment National Guard D.C.,
under command of Colonel R.I. Fleming, consisting of Company A, Capt. Moore
and Lieuts. Dalton, Harrison and Meding,
Her parents were supposedly:
Father: Samuel CHEW b: 1711 in Maryland
Mother: Elizabeth PRATT
John R. Clarke
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