W. E. WELDON was born in Marion District, this county, January 7, 1843, and is a son of William and Mary R. (Jones) Weldon. Both his parents were born in North Carolina and were brought to Tennessee, when young, by their parents. In 1832 his father came to this county, where he resided until 1874, when he moved to Pickneyville, Livingston County, where he is now engaged in merchandising. Subject's mother died March 18, 1865. W. E. is the eighth of a family of twelve children, of whom nine are now living: Amy E., wife of George Lewis of Pope County, Ill.; S. B. in Fulton County, Ark.; Jane, wife of Thomas King, of Pope County, Ill.; S. M. in Caldwell County, Ky.; S. B. in Pope County, Ill.; W. E.; M. H. in Marion; L. A. at Hurricane, Ky., and J. W. J. in Marion, Ky. Subject remained at home with his father until twenty-two years of age, and then settled in the Hurricane District. In 1870 he came to his present location, and embarked in merchandising. He has since been engaged in the business and carries a stock of about $2,000. He also owns a small farm which he has carried on for himself. Mr. Weldon was married January 6, 1870, to Miss Elizabeth J. Clark (a daughter of Thomas H. and Rachel (Duncan) Clark. Mrs. Weldon's father was born in Kentucky, his parents being of old North Carolina stock. Her mother was born in Tennessee. Mrs. Weldon was born in Marion Precinct, this county, January 17, 1847, and to her have been born five children, three of whom are now living: Rittie A., Thomas A., and Odie E. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon are members of the Baptist Church. He is a member of the Hurricane Lodge, No. 571, A. F. & A. M.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 739.