William Weir Amanda Stefler (d: 1857) Dora Madison

Kentuckiana Genealogy: County: Jefferson Co., Kentucky: William Weir Amanda Stefler (d: 1857) Dora Madison
By marie ( on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 12:35 am:

Any idea what Dora's maiden name was? I have a great great grandmother Elizabeth/Eliza Weir who's parents are supposed to be William Weir and Dora Tebby. Elizabeth/Eliza was born in Ripley County Indiana in 1859. I don't know any more and have been unable to get any good leads. Thanks for any help.

By Marcia Farina on Saturday, November 20, 1999 - 04:00 am:

I'm searching for any information on William Weir, born in Morgan County, Il, m: Amanda Malvina Stefler circa 1850. They had one daughter, Mary Ellen, b: May 3, 1852. Amanda died circa 1857. William subsequently married Dora Madison, and they had at least one son, Rupert, who owned a foundry in Louisville. An uncle by marriage, Sam Short, willed to little Mary Ellen a home in Louisville. Other relatives were jealous of this bequest, and there was allegedly an attempt made on her life: someone tried to run over her with a carriage. Sam's wife, Elizabeth Alexander, is supposed to be buried in a Louisville cemetery, and the inscription on her tombstone is reported to say that it was erected by William in loving memory of his aunt. Please contact me via e-mail. I am a descendant of Mary Ellen, and will gladly share family genealogy information.

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