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Sussex in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Woman in Town of Lisbon

 
 
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By Paul F, July 10, 2010
1. First Woman in Town of Lisbon Marker
Inscription. Melinda Ann (Warren) Weaver, B. Feb. 25, 1813 in New York State, married an English immigrant, John Weaver, in 1833. In the fall of 1836, with Melinda 7 months pregnant & leading two children the Weaver family took an Erie Canal boat to Buffalo, & a sail boat from there to Milwaukee. John left Melinda and children in Milwaukee while he went out to the Town of Lisbon for a land claim. After building a log cabin, he brought his wife & 3 children to Lisbon March 4. Thus Melinda became the first woman settler in Lisbon. She later became the first school teacher in Lisbon & all Waukesha County. (1838)

Affectionately called “Aunt Melinda”, she wrote a book about the early pioneer days in 1876, titled “Memories of Early Days.” She died Oct. 24, 1886 & is buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected 1986 by Lisbon-Sussex Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 43° 8.032′ N, 88° 13.442′ W. Marker is in Sussex, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex WI 53089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as
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By Paul F, July 10, 2010
2. First Woman in Town of Lisbon Marker
the crow flies. St. Albanís Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR (about 600 feet away); Zion Evangelical Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sussex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mammoth Spring Hotel - Saloon (approx. ĺ mile away); Sixteen School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Lisbon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hon. Thomas Weaver Home (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sussex.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in an enclosed cemetery on the northeast corner.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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