NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Richard Weller, immigrant ancestor, born in England, settled at an early date at Windsor, Connecticut. He had a grant of land there in 1650. (Bool, p. 168) He sold his property after the death of his wife and probably located, with his sons, at Westfield, Massachusetts.
He married at Windsor, Sept. 17, 1640, Ann Wilson, who died July 10, 1655.
Children, all born at Windsor:
Rebecca, May 30, 1641.
Sarah, April 10, 1643.
John, baptized Aug. 10, 1645.
Nathaniel, July 15, 1648.
Eleazer, mentioned below.
Thomas, April 10, 1653.
(II) Eleazer, son of Richard and Ann (Wilson) Weller, was born Nov. 20, 1650, and died by committing suicide, Aug. 16, 1684, at Westfield.
He joined the Westfield church, Sept. 7, 1681.
He married at Westfield, Nov. 14, 1674, Hannah ____, who joined the Westfield church Nov. 24, 1681, and died May 21, 1682.
They had a number of children.
(III) Eleazer or Elizur, son of Eleazer and Hannah Weller, was born at Westfield, Oct. 8, 1675, and died there July 31, 1744. He was a prominent citizen of his native town, serving as selectman in 1731 and 1736.
He married Abigail ____.
They had several children.
(IV) Nathaniel, son of Eleazer or Elizur and Abigail Weller, was born at Westfield, Mass. Oct. 18, 1710, and died prior to 1790. He married at Westfield, March 20, 1734-35, Rhoda, who died May 24, 1775, at the age of sixty-five years, daughter of Consider Moseley. According to the census of 1790 there were of the Weller family at Westfield:
Aaron, with two sons under sixteen and three females in his family.
David, with two males over sixteen, one under sixteen and four females.
Oliver, mentioned below, with three males over sixteen, two under that age, and four females.
Solomon, with two males over sixteen, two sons under that age and four females.
The Massachusetts Revolutionary rolls show that Justus, Martin and Abner Weller, of Westfield, served in the war, and also Daniel Weller, of Pittsfield, Mass.
(V) Oliver, son of Nathaniel and Rhoda (Moseley) Weller, was born in Westfield, Nov. 19, 1737, and died Oct. 2, 1816. He married (intention dated July 12, 1766) Mercy, who died at Westfield, July 9, 1825, daughter of Eliakim Sackett.
They had several children.
(VI) Silas, son of Oliver and Mercy (Sackett) Weller, was born at Westfield June 20, 1770, and was a prosperous and prominent citizen. The year following his marriage he removed to Lewis county, New York, by ox team, and settled in the northern part of the town of Lowville, where he cleared a farm and made his home.
He married in Westfield, Jan. 9, 1800, Nancy Bush, born Aug. 22, 1799.
Lester, Seth, David, Silas Jr., Henry (mentioned below), Ralph, Harvey, and four daughters.
(VII) Henry, son of Silas and Nancy (Bush) Weller, was born at Lowville, Aug. 9, 1817, and was educated in the public schools of that town. He was a carpenter by trade, but devoted the greater part of his life to farming, and was very successful.
He married, Feb. 2, 1847, Eliza Sackett, born at Lowville, Feb. 15, 1820.
Alden, born Nov. 22, 1852, married Elizabeth Kilham.
Harriet, born May 20, 1854, married George Stoddard.
Henry Duane, mentioned below.
(VIII) Henry Duane, youngest child of Henry and Eliza (Sackett) Weller, was born at Lowville, July 5, 1860, and died June 22, 1897. He attended the public schools and Lowville Academy, and afterward taught school for a time in that section of the country. He succeeded his father on the old Weller homestead, and up to the time of his death was engaged in farming. The homestead is about five miles north of the village of Lowville, on No. Three road, and commands a delightful view of the surrounding country. The fields are fertile and highly productive, the buildings substantial and commodious, and of the most modern style. The cheerful, kindly manner of Mr. Weller attracted to him many friends, and he was held in the highest esteem in the community in which he lived.
In politics he was a staunch Republican, and he and his family were members of the Methodist church.
He married, June 19, 1890, Elizabeth, born Dec. 27, 1863, daughter of Henry and Anna (Honer) Haller.
Ethel Ione, born June 13, 1891, graduated from the Lowville Academy in 1910.
Alson Dean, mentioned below.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Haller) Weller, was born in Orleans, Jefferson county, N.Y. and was educated in the common schools. Her father was a wealthy and thrifty farmer, and by inheritance and training, his daughter became possessed of the practical knowledge which was so useful to her in after life, and which enabled her, upon her marriage, to assist her husband with wise counsel in the management of their large farm, and after his death she was able to take the entire conduct of affairs in her own hands. This she did in a very capable manner, educated her children, kept the original farm intact and in a perfect state of cultivation, carried on a large dairy business, remodeled her residence and made it one of the most modern homes of the county. She has built a large and commodious barn and stable, the former being one hundred and twelve by fifty feet, and the latter fifty by thirty-five feet, and both are well lighted, well ventilated, and fitted with the most modern improvements. In addition to these extensive improvements, Mrs. Weller has, by her excelllent mangagement, and executive ability, purchased two other farms, and the three are kept in the highest possible state of cultivation.
(IX) Alson Dean, only son of Henry Duane and Elizabeth (Haller) Weller, was born at Lowville, Oct. 22, 1892. He attended the public schools, and is now (1910) a student at the Agricultural College of St. Lawrence University.
Since the death of his father he has been of great assistance to his mother in the management of the farm, taking entire charge when not at college. He is proving the value of a scientific agricultural education by putting his knowledge to a practical test on the homestead.
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