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David Weir, 1829-1899

WEIR, RICHMOND

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/15/2011 at 20:49:21

David Weir was born October 24, 1829, in Belfast North Ireland, and immigrated to Canada as a young man. Christina Richmond was born May 3, 1832, in Ayr, Scotland, and immigrated with her family to Canada.

David Weir married Christina Richmond April 19, 1855, in Ayr, Ontario, Canada. Six children were born in Canada: William John, April 6, 1856; Samuel Brocon, May 14, 1857; Robert, February 14, 1859; David James, August 3, 1863; Matthew Richmond, September 9, 1865; and George A., July 5, 1868.

David Weir and his family moved to Iowa in 1869, and purchased a farm in Armstrong Grove Township where they farmed for eight years. This farm was sold, and the family moved to a farm near Eagle Lake. Three additional children were born: Hugh Henry, September 15, 1870; Annie Christina, April 6, 1873; and Valentine Alexander, February 14, 1877.

David Weir was a wagon maker and farmer. He was instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville in 1881, and was an ordained Elder.

Christina Weir died June 23, 1899 and David Weir died December 29, 1899.

Contributed by: James M. Richmond . Source: "History of Emmet County, Iowa, Vol. III", Compiled by the Emmet County Historical Society as a Bicentennial Project., Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1976, pages 440-441.

Interment in Oak Hill cemetery
 

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