It was 158 years ago, 22 September 1861, in Perry County, Ohio, that my great granduncle William Powell Weaver and Catherine Elizabeth Deaver were married. William Powell was the brother of my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver, and the son of Gottlieb Weber (aka Goodliff Weaver) and Anne Lane. He was born 3 April 1840, in Monroe Township, Morgan County, Ohio, but had removed with the rest of the family to Perry County by the time his younger brother, Lemuel was born in 1857. William was the third of 12 children. Catherine Elizabeth Deaver [could you ask for better name rhymes?] was born 21 January 1842, in Rendville, Ohio to Jonas Benjamin and Sarah Longstreet Deaver. Catherine was also the third in birth order in her family, but only of 7.
William and Catherine had 11 children: Jonah (1862), Louis (1863), Sarah Anne (1868), Jonas B. G. (1870), James Henry (1872), Ezra Elsworth (1873), Alvira Jane (1874), Rose C. (1877), David L. (1879), George Edward (1881), and Clara Frances (1884).
William Powell died of pneumonia on 14 July 1927, in Falls Township, Hocking County, Ohio. Catherine Elizabeth preceded him due to mitral regurgitation on 2 April 1924, also in Falls Township. Both are buried in New Straitsville Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio.