Elijah Weems

about 1849–
Blount, Alabama, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Weems was born about 1849, in Blount, Alabama, United States, his father, James W. Weems or Wims, was 38 and his mother, Teresa Posey, was 38. He married Susan C. Goodwin on 5 March 1874, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Elijah Weems
Susan C. Goodwin
Marriage: 5 March 1874
James Weems

Spouse and Children


    Susan C. Goodwin


5 March 1874
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    James Weems


Parents and Siblings

    James W. Weems or Wims


    Teresa Posey





    Marion K. Weems


    Lucinda Alabama Weems


    Alexander G. Weems


    Mississippi Weems


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 0

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Wemyss , reflecting the usual pronunciation of that name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elija Wines in household of James W Wines, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elyah Wims in household of James Wims, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elijah Winn in household of James Winn, "United States Census, 1850"

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