L. A. WELDON
L. A. WELDON was born in this county, November 26, 1847, and is a son of William and Mary (Jones) Weldon (see sketch of W. E. Weldon). L. A. is the tenth of a family of twelve children. He remained at home until twenty-one years of age. At the age of twenty-two he began farming in the Hurricane District, and remained there about four years. In 1878 he began merchandising at Pickneyville, Livingston County, remaining there one year. He next came to Lebanon, this county, where he remained about six months, and then removed to Pope County, Ill. In that State he remained one year, and then returned to this county. Here he turned his attention to farming, which he followed until 1882. He then settled at Hurricane and has since been engaged in merchandising. He was married, February 24, 1869,to Miss Mary J. Champion, daughter of Jesse and Caroline (Terry) Champion, natives of South Carolina. Mrs. Weldon was born in this county February 5, 1854, and died June 30, 1874. She was the mother of three children: William N., Minnie A. and C. E. Mr. Weldon's second marriage was September 13, 1876, to Miss Ellen Beard, daughter of William and Lucinda (Gullett) Beard, the former was born in North Carolina; the latter in Tennessee. Mrs. Weldon was born in Hamilton County, Ill., March 5, 1849, and is the mother of three children: Arby S., M. D. and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 739-740.