Oliver Jackson Weems

MaleJanuary 1840–11 March 1902

Brief Life History of Oliver Jackson

When Oliver Jackson Weems was born in January 1840, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States, his father, Darius Redfern Weems, was 29 and his mother, Ritha Sewell, was 25. He married Francis Caroline Charity Holbrooks on 20 December 1860, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in District 686, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died on 11 March 1902, in Hunt, Texas, United States, at the age of 62.

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Oliver Jackson Weems
Francis Caroline Charity Holbrooks
Marriage: 20 December 1860
Henry Pledger Weems
William C Weems
Melvin Augustus Weemes
Andrew Jackson Weems
Darius Pierce Weems
Franklin L Weems

Sources (14)

  • Oliver J Weems in household of R D Weems, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Oliver J. Weems, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • A J Weems in entry for William Weems, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1860Forsyth, Georgia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Hunt, Texas, United States

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 21

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

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

    History: David Weems (Wemyss) emigrated from Scotland to Herring Bay, Anne Arundel County, MD, some time before 1722. Mason Locke Weems, born near Herring Bay in 1759, was a clergyman who wrote a biography of George Washington, in which the first account of the cherry-tree story appeared.

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

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