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Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio papers

Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio papers

Dates: 1816-1901

This collection consists of handwritten letters, family histories, genealogies, deeds, wills, cash receipts, statements, mementoes, and a draft exemption of Joseph Weaver between 1816-1901. The materials were created by the Beard, Collins, Fisher, and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio. Joseph Weaver was exempted from the draft during the American Civil War because he was able to get a substitute. This Joseph Weaver may have been Joseph Myrtle Weaver (1832-1913), an American author. Probably, the Collins Family collected the following items: letters, deeds, bill of sales or receipt, will and testament of Edward Collins, plus the genealogy of the Fisher, Collins, Beard and Weaver Families which shows closer connection to the Edward Collins family than any of the others. Most of the letters are in Illinois, and Ohio.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beard family
  • Call Number: MSS 339
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Collection has been arranged in four series and one file: 1. Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families correspondence, 1816-1901. 2. Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families family history and financial records, 1839-1894. 3. Weaver, Eaton, Chamberlain warranty deeds, 1854-1856. 4. Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio other documents, 1852-1864. 5. George Wheelwright correspondence to Jedediah Beard, 1841.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 339; Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 339, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS339.xml
Subject Terms
Beard family--Correspondence; Collins family--Correspondence; Fisher family--Correspondence; Weaver family--Correspondence; Illinois--History--Sources; Material Types; Ohio--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Genealogies; Histories; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; 1974.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS339
Finding Aid Title
Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:31-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Letters in the collection were between the Beard, Collins, and Fisher families, who were all related. It appears that Thomas Beard and Thalia Collins were brother and sister and Thalia Collins was the mother of Fanny Fisher. The Weaver's are apparently related, but not clear as to how. Other family relationships as follows: L. Collins was the son of Thalia Collins; Hannah was the sister of Thalia; Anna Collins was the mother of Ann E. Collins; Hannah is also either the sister to Edward or Thalia Collins; Jedediah Beard was the father of Amy; Thalia Collins appears to be the mother of Thomas Collins; Selina Beard was the aunt of Fanny Fisher and apparently the sister of Thalia Collins; and Thalia appears to be the mother of Minerva Collins. Various events of the Civil War are mentioned because both Thomas Beard and Edward Collins were in the army, also Jedediah Beard. Lincoln's assassination was mentioned.



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