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Weir, James D.

Born: 1813 Kentucky

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Weir lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, by 1839. He married Fidelia Meacham, with whom he had seven children. In 1860, James was a farmer in western Sangamon County, and he owned $2,000 worth of real property. The Weirs later moved to Carthage, Missouri.

Petition of James McCormick and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 513; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 189.