First Row (Children): Aldeth Weisel (Blythe), Ruth Weir (Eisenhard), Harold Weir, Leon Weir, Vernon Freas, Guilford Freas, Edith Freas (Middleton), Gladys Weir (Westerman) Second Row: Robert Weisel, Florence Weir (Arnold), Anne Weir (Weisel, James Brady Weir, Emma Jane Dannehower (Weir), Rachel McNair (Weir) holding Neda Weir, Zella Kittinger (Weir) Last Row:Jesse Freas (behind James & Emma), Effie Weir (Freas) holding Russell Freas, Philip Weir, Robert Weir holding Margaret Weir (Braun)

James Brady Weir’s great grandfather was Samuel Weir,

probably a son of John Weir.

The Weirs arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 from Ulster with the Barclays, Finleys, Kelsos, Walkers, Wallaces, Barnhills, Griers & Darrochs and settled in the upper part of Warrington, Warwick & New Britain Townships.

1850 Map of Warrington Township

See Weir’s Corner at the center top - intersection of  Upper State Rd. and Limekiln Pike.


Home of immigrant Samuel Weir, great grandfather of President Ulysses S. Grant

Home of John & Mary McKinstry Weir

John served in the Revolutionary War and provided food to Washington’s troops

camped at Valley Forge

The descendants of James Weir and Emma Dannehower

gather the first Sunday after the first Saturday in August for a Weir Reunion.


This may be their wedding photo. They were married March 5, 1874.