Submitted by Bob Jones

Source: McFerrin, John Berry. History of Methodism in Tennessee. Nashville: Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1886. [This is a 3 volume set. Volume 1 covers 1783-1804; Volume 2 covers 1804-1818; Volume 3 covers 1818-1840. County coordinator believes these to be from volume 2 based on the date range.]

page 124

"I do not remember the dates when old Father Weaver used to be with us so much, but about that date (1810), perhaps a little before and afterward, for he was traveling around for several years with the preachers in various parts of Middle Tennessee, though not a preacher himself. He was aged and infirm - one side and arm being palsied and useless - but his tongue was always loose in praising God. When happy, which he always was under a warm sermon or exhortation, he would scream three times, followed by the cry, "Victory, victory, victory!" until he had entirely lost his breath. Upon one occasion, Fox, his faithful horse, stumbled over some rocks in a small creek, and the dear old man fell off; but as it was near a house, the attention of the inmates was quickly arrested by the old man's shouts of victory, as he sat in the shallow stream, and with his well hand pointed toward heaven."

page 398

"…and "Victory" Weaver used to make his house (author's father) a regular stopping place. In after years, I made, in Monroe county, Mississippi, the acquaintance of a son of old Victory - a local preacher and good man - and also two grandsons, both local Methodist preachers."

* Frederick Weaver lived near Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi on the Tombigbee river while that was still a territory and was referred to as a part of Marion county, Alabama.




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