Saturday, March 28, 2015

 J.C. Weatherwax and Constance Dixon
I am currently searching for J.C. Weatherwax b:1935. He married Constance L. Dixon in 1956 in San Joaquin co. CA. They had 3 knwon children. All references to him indicate just the initials "J.C." Weatherwax.
Constance and children may still be living. But I need to determine his Given name and middle name. Interestingly enough I think his parents are Harry H. Weatherwax and wife Rosa A. Fleming of Iowa. Anyone who can provide clues info etc I would appreciate and help.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FHL: The Weatherwax Genealogy by: James N. Fisher Jr  (1972 )

I downloaded  a copy of this to check against my own research. This Genealogy covers The Weatherwax family and its intermarriages with the Langdon and Menefee families.
Page: W-1 starts with Joseph C. Weatherwax b: 4 Apr 1797. The error is his place of birth cited as Germany! First Germany did not exist as a country until after 1880. Secondly all known Weatherwax's for the most part with a date of birth after July 1710 were born in NY Colony. Modern day exceptions do occur, but not in the Colonial  period. This Joseph descends from the first North American born generation, specifically: Petrus Weatherwax (1752-1805) and wife Catharina Cipperly (Zipperle) (1755-1837). He was born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer co NY. His father owned a farm there. He married Catharina Grauberger (1801-1884) who was from another Palatine family arriving in 1710. He migrated to Schoharie county NY abt 1824 where he married his wife Both are buried in Slate Cemetery, Schoharie co NY. A good deal of this Genealogy addresses the LANGDON and MENEFEE families. No sources other than personal correspondence is cited.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frank P. Harvey (1878-1958) married Hattie Belle Weatherwax (1887-1942). Today while verifying Michigan death records  I discovered they had an infant son Maxwell Frank Harvey b:6 Jul 1921 in Waverly,Van Buren co MI. Died 8 Jul 1921 and buried in Robinson Cemetery Gobles,Van Buren co MI. This son does not appear on any USC record you must use MI death records to find him. When I went to Find A Grave there was no maker for this son. His parents are there in Robinson Cemetery  Van Buren co MI, but not indication of this son. So if you are researching this HARVEY line or the line of her parents: Clement S. Weatherwax (1862-1952) and Jessie M. Boothby (1862-1941) you need to check the websites: ( and (

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CORRECTION TO Page 314-315 of my book as follows:
I received an Email from Cheryl Dahl questioning  errors she has found in the family of #875
Jacob L. Weatherwax or Wetherwax. Cheryl had recently found the estate papers of Jacob L. appointing his son John A. Weatherwax and wife Susannah Weatherwax as adminstrators of his estate on 11 Mar.1863. She also provided me with information on his DoD and burial.  Find a Grave records confirm his death on 6 Jan 1863 with an age of 44years 2months and 6 days. That gives him a corrected DoB of 1819-1820. He is buried in Spring Mountain Cemetery Monroe Twp. Coshocton co OH. His tombstone indicates a possible burial of his wife Susannah Mccoy sometime after 1900.
No DoD inscription is on the stone, but in USC1900 she is residing as the Widow Sussanah MOON (sp error) with her married daughter Mary Jane Williams. After Jacobs death Sussanah married Silas Moore on 8 Jun 1865 in Coshocton co OH. They later moved to CA where he died and Susannah returned to OH to live with her daughter.

The confusion arose for me when I found Jacob L. Weatherwax in USC1870 in Portsmouth,Scioto,OH. further research this week confirmed that he was b:6 May 1816 in NY; d:11 May 1875, and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Portsmouth,Scioto OH. His wife was listed as Louisia , more research using death records of their children identified her maiden name as WILSON.

Based on this research and help from Cheryl the following is what the family of Jacob L. Weatherwax should be:
wife: Susannah Mccoy b:1821 OH; d: after 1900 Jefferson,Coshocton OH. Possibly buried with husband Jacob in Spring Mountain cemetery.
John A. Weatherwax b:15 Mar 1841 Coshocton,OH;d: Jan 1920. He married:Sevilla Williams 5 Oct 1864 in Coshocton co. OH. both are buried in Spring Mountain cemetery.
Mary Jane Weatherwax b:18 May 1847 Coshocton co OH, d:1936. She married Marion H. Willaims 6 Oct 1864 Coshocton co OH. She is buried in Valley View  cemetery, Warsaw, Coshocton co. OH.
Elizabeth Weatherwax b:1849 Monroe twp. Coshocton co OH, d:22 Dec 1863 same location. She is buried in Spring Mountain cemetery,Monroe twp Coshocton OH.
Nancy E. Weatherwax b:1857 Monroe twp, Coshocton,OH, d:6 Jan 1861 same location. She is buried in Spring Mountain cemetery.

That is the entire family for Jacob L. Weatherwax and Susannah Mccoy.

All other people listed as a part of this family  are part of the family of Jacob A. Weatherwax
b: 6 May 1816,d: 11 May 1875,buried Green Lawn cemetery

Louisa or Louiza Wilson b:1817 NY, d:
Sarah Elisabeth Weatherwax b:11 Aug 1839 NY,d:26 Jan 1918;m: Silas Oscar Losee 30 Jun 1859 Scioto co OH.
Louise Ida Weatherwax b:1851
William Fletcher Weatherwax b:2 Feb 1851 (possible twin?) Scioto OH,d: 26 Mar 1832 Portmouth,Scioto OH. m: Margaret Ann Adderly c1871. Buried Green Lawn Cemetery
Cornelia Weatherwax b:1853 Scioto OH
Jacob Weatherwax b:1857 Portmouth Scioto OH; d:  before USC 1860
Franklin J. Weatherwax b:1858 Portsmouth,Scioto OH,d: 21 Apr 1936 Covington Kenton,KY,
buried: Highland Cemetery Covington,Kenton,KY. he married twice :(1) C1878 to Melinda unknown maiden name. She died 1904 (2) Melissa Kidder m:27 Sep 1904 in Covington KY.
Harry A. Weatherwax  b:27 Nov 1859 Portsmouth Scioto,OH. d:10 Jun 1947 same location. He married Mary Emma Grady on 11 Feb 1878 on Scioto OH.

So thanks to the research of Cheryl  Dahl we now have an accurate picture of these two families.

Now for the hard part who is the father of Jacob A. Weatherwax? Supposidly he was born in Saratoga Springs NY, but I can find no record of him there. Various online trees and FGS do not shed a hint as to his parentage. When the snows clear I will  have to go to Saratoga co NY and see what I can find.
Anyone with info on this Jacob A. Weatherwax please contact me.