From correspondence with Joan Nixon Sheely:
William Powell Weaver was born 3 April 1840 Union Township Morgan Co O H. He married Catherine Elizabeth Deaver, dau of Jonah & Susannah ( Hoove r) Deaver 22 Sept 1861 and 17 days later enlisted in Co K, 62nd OVI. He se rved two enlistment's. His daughter Rosa wrote 2 Jan 1942 (she marri ed my grandfather Charles Henson Nixon as 2nd wife when my father was 10 y rs old) "I very often heard Papa Weaver talk of his Uncle George - he (Geo rge) wrote my father a paper in the German language when he went to wa r. He said that so long as he carried it he would never be hit by a bulle t. He carried it all four year he was gone." Copies of William Powell Weavers Civil War pape rs are in my Weaver book. I also researched his regiment - The Official r ecords of the War of the Rebellion, a 32 volume set. He was at Paw Paw tun nel, Battle of Winchester, Expedition to Harrisonburg, battle of Port repu blic, Action on the Blackwater, Action near Franklin, on to New Berne N C, skirmish at Folly Island, Attack on Morris Island, siege operations aga inst Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Fort Sumpter and Charleston; battle of Fair Oaks, Appotomattox campaign, pursuit of Lee, and surrender of Lee. Ma rched in the grand review May 23 1865.
?u??i?The Athens Messanger, Athens, Ohio, 17 July 1927, p 8, col 1?/u??/i?
?b?William Weaver Who Died At Home Near Logan Once Lived Here
?/b?Corning. July 16 -- William Weaver, 89, a former East Branch resident, who died at his home near Logan Thursday of a complication was buried Saturday. The funeral was held at Logan. Mrs. George Parsons. Mrs. Will Dawson of Corning, Mrs. Rose Nixon of Logan and Sarah Ann Weaver at home, are the surviving daughters there are four sons, Dave, Edward, Henry and Ezra Weaver at Glouster.