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Shrader and Weaver family papers 1798-1923, undated

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L316 (Text) 00000106353691 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.2 Cubic feet 4 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/05/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/12 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains correspondence, receipts, legal documents, school papers, and other miscellaneous materials of the Shrader and Weaver families of Fayette, County Indiana ranging from 1798 to 1923. Much of the correspondence is between family members and friends and relates weather conditions, crop prices, and family happenings. Also included are tax receipts, account books, land grants, indentures, stock certificates and other legal documents. Items of note are a 1798 Miami (Ohio) Land Office document; receipts and stock certificates from the White Water Valley Canal Company; 2 letters from Godey's Lady's Book of Philadelphia with handwritten notes from L.A. Godey (1856); instructions for raising a variety of plants, how to make colored theatrical lighting, and cures for illnesses; "The Language of Flowers" written by Charlotte Shrader (1852/02/15); and an 1854 geography book owned by R.H. Smith, husband of Susan Amanda Shrader Smith.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Shrader and Weaver family papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Philip Shrader was born in Pennsylvania in 1792. He moved to Ohio and later married Abigal M. Woodruff (1792-1824) on December 14, 1817 and they had two sons, Aaron (1818-1891) and Elihu (1820-1903). After his first wife's death, Shrader then married Martha Turner (1804-1870) around 1826 and they had seven children: William (1829-1908), Noble (1838-1887), Charlotte (1831-1914), Susan Amanda (1834-1909), Matilda (1836-1850), Julia and Evaline. One of the early pioneers in Indiana, Shrader purchased land in Fayette County in 1823 and lived there until his death on December 12, 1870.Shrader's daughter, Charlotte, was born August 9, 1831. She married James Weaver on August 11, 1859 and they had two sons, Philip Francis "Frank" (1861-1946) and (James) Albert (1866-1955). James Weaver was born April 10, 1833 to George and Catherine Weaver, another pioneering family of Fayette County. He passed away on January 30, 1887 and Charlotte on April 5, 1914. Members of the Shrader and Weaver families continued to live in Fayette County, Indiana for generations. Frank Weaver's children, Edith (1892-1987), and Laz (1894-1977) donated the family's 108 acres and Philip Shrader's 1830 home to the State of Indiana and the property is now the Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve.Sources:Information found within collection.Barrows, Frederic Irving, ed. History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries, and Institutions. Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, 1917. "Mrs. Susan Amanda Shrader Smith." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 11, 2016. "Charlotte Shrader Weaver." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 9, 2016. "James Weaver." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 9, 2016. "Philip Shrader." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 9, 2016. "Philip Francis 'Frank' Weaver." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 9, 2016., Tamara. "Shrader-Weaver State Preserve Hike." Cincinnati Citybeat.Accessed May 11, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edith Weaver on 1967/04/26.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Shrader, Philip, 1792-1870.
Weaver, Charlotte Shrader, 1831-1914.
Weaver, James, 1833-1887.
White Water Valley Canal Company.
Traditional medicine.
Fayette County (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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