Susanna Elizabeth Weems

Brief Life History of Susanna Elizabeth

When Susanna Elizabeth Weems was born in 1837, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, her father, Allen Weems, was 31 and her mother, Margaret P. Graham, was 28. She had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with John I. Smith. She lived in Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 1 Mud Creek, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 31 December 1914, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77.

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John I. Smith
Susanna Elizabeth Weems
Leila Ada Smith
Leonidas Franklin Smith
Alonza Smith
John W Smith
Ella C Smith
Eula Smith
Williamson Smith
William Smith

Sources (8)

  • Susan Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susan E. Wiem, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Susiana Weens in entry for Leila Ada Vandiver, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.


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


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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