- Born: 26 Nov 1735, Groton. Middlesex, Massachusetts 95,144,629
- Marriage: Joseph Weston in 1756 in Massachusetts 144,629
- Died: 8 Nov 1822, Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine at age 86 144
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 144
Eunice, b. 26 Nov 1735; d. 1822; m. 1756 Joseph Weston, b. 1732 in Concord, Massachusetts and in 1771/2, moved to Maine; m. 2nd 1779 Major John Moor of New Hampshire.
~The Farnsworth Memorial, p. 216
• Background Information. 629 In memory of
When Joseph Weston died, his estate totaled $1267.68, with the principal item being his land which totaled 633 acres. His death left Eunice with a large family to take care of in difficult frontier conditions. Eunice administered the estate, with Jonah Crosby of Winslow, who was also guardian of some of the children.
In 1779, Eunice married Major John Moor who had come to Maine about two years earlier. They moved with the youngest of Eunice's children to land he owned in Anson. In Skowhegan on the Kennebec, one of Eunice's grandsons is quoted as writing:
"As I remember her and as I have heard her spoken of, she was a woman of mild disposition, but brave to bear the sorrows and ills of life, and strong to meet its responsibilities. She had a large, strong frame, with perfect health, and I have no doubt she spun, wove, and made up the clothing for her family with only the help of Uncle Joe, who was a tailor, and who, of course, made most of the boys' clothing, especially the leather breeches which were commonly worn, and saved so much from the spinning and weaving.
"From all that I have heard from my uncles concerning those days, it appeared they had enough to eat and wear, such as it was. They had plenty of corn and rye, but the nearest mill was in Hallowell and the conveyance was by boat, a wearisome journey with so many carring places. My grandmother said she sometimes dried corn very dry, and either pounded it into a mortar, or put a portion of it in a small bag and pounded it on a smooth stone, fine enough to make mush.
(After Major Moor's death in 1809)
"There was some kind of an arrangement by which her youngest son Stephen should have the care and support of his mother, now a widow for the second time. Nothing is now certainly known about the bargain, but it was well understood that he received a consideration for her support, so that the other brothers felt relieved of all responsibility, and he willingly accepted it. His house not being in a condition to accommodate her comfortably, needing some finishings or repairs, my mother offered her a home for a while, and she lived with us from May until into Autumn. I was seven years old and well remember her erect, stately form and pleasant manner. She then took up her abode at Uncle Stephen's where she was kindly cared for till her decease, Nov. 8 1822. She was buried in the old graveyard in Bloomfield."
The incription on Eunices's gravestone:
MRS. EUNICE WESTON
wife of Col John Moor, formerly relict of
Mr. Joseph Weston who died Nov. 8 1822 aged 84 years,
She was the 2 women who moved into Somerset Co.
Bloomfield Weston Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine - Photo by Tim Cooper
Eunice married Joseph Weston, son of Stephen Weston and Hannah Flagg, in 1756 in Massachusetts 144.,629 (Joseph Weston was born on 7 Mar 1732 in Concord, Massachusettes 95 and died on 16 Oct 1775 in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine 95.)