252. Benjamin Weedin Jr was born in 1802 or 1803 in South Carolina.(83) (84) Notes of Jim and Teresa Weedin indicate an 1803 birthdate for Benjamin, Jr. He was the first to build an ox-saw-mill in 1828 in New Lebanon, Missouri.(85) His father-in-law was a partner. This saw mill provided the settlers with sawed lumber. He appeared on the census in 1850. (86) He had two men living with him working as laborers (not slaves) according to this census. He was dismissed (as a delegate to the presbytery?) in Sep 1876 in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cooper County. (87) He died on 27 Sep 1884. (88) He was buried in the New Lebanon Cemetery. Benjamin and Catherine have a large pink marble obolisk marking their grave. He was elected as a representative to the Presbytery in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cooper County.(89) He was also an organizing member of the Mount Vernon C.P. Church south of Pilot Grove in 1833. He gave generously to the building fund for the new New Lebanon C.P. Church dedicated in 1860. This church still stands. Sharon says this church has two doors: seperate entrances for men and women who were segregated in the church. I have seen this practice in Mexico and know it to be a common practice in some overseas churches.
He was married to Eliza L. Berry (daughter of
James Berry) on 3 Jan 1828 in Cooper County, Missouri.
(90) Benjamin Weedin Jr and Eliza L. Berry had
the following children:
He was married to
Catherine A. Fitten on 27 Mar 1837 in Cooper County, Missouri.
(92) Benjamin Weedin Jr and Catherine A. Fitten
had the following children: