Henry Weaver, Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

1790: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that Henry Weaver was born in 1790. If I had to guess, I would guess that this birth date is based on the 1850 census.

1810: A Henry Weaver appears in the 1810 Federal Census of Providence Township in the 16 to 26 age bracket. No other individuals were enumerated in his household.

1813: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Henry Weaver served as a Traverse Juror (a regular trial Juror) in November of 1813 (Juror No. 107).

1815: The 1983 booklet indicates that Henry Weaver served as a Petit Juror in November of 1815.

1817: The 1983 booklet indicates that Henry Weaver served as a Juror in March of 1817.

1818: The 1983 booklet indicates that Henry Weaver served as a Petit Juror in March and April of 1818.

1819: The 1983 booklet indicates that Henry Weaver served as a Petit Juror in January of 1819.

1819-1835: Based on tax records, the 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" identifies Henry Weaver as a gunsmith in Southampton Township, Bedford County in the 1819 to 1835 timeframe.

1823: The following excerpt from the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania indicates that an individual named Henry Weaver was a Justice of the Peace in Southampton Township, Bedford County in 1823.

1835: The 1983 booklet identifies Henry Weaver as a gunsmith in Hopewell Township in 1835.

1835-1837: The 2001 book identifies Henry Weaver as a gunsmith in Hopewell Township, Bedford County in the 1835 to 1837 timeframe.'After that, the book reports him in Huntingdon and Blair Counties.

1837-1838: The 1983 booklet puts Henry Weaver in Frankstown Township of Huntingdon County in 1837 and 1838.

1850: Confusing information in the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" seems to indicate that Henry Weaver is identified as a 60-year-old Maryland-born laborer in the 1850 federal census of Antis Township, Blair County (the actual statement references Huntingdon County).

The authors of the 2001 book report knowledge of a left-hand gun made by Henry Weaver that was somewhat plain.

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