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The Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Weldons

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogy President

Benedict Weldon, son of  Joseph Weldon (1774–1827) and Hannah Best (1775–1832), was born Jan. 28, 1799, in Garrett County, Ky., when John Adam was president and Thomas Jefferson was vice president. He married Charity Ann Best, and when they arrived in Daviess County, they were one of the two first families to settle in what was Harrison Township in 1882. In 1831,

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