John Weathers

1790–1859 (Age 69)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Weathers was born in 1790, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Weathers, was 36 and his mother, Mildred Horne, was 35. He married Mary A. Kelly on 17 November 1808, in Greene, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1859, in Early, Georgia, United States, at the age of 69.

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John Weathers
Mary A. Kelly
Marriage: 17 November 1808
Adeline Minerva Weathers
Caroline Weathers
Charles Weathers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1808Greene, Georgia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1792 · Head Tax Law
    Age 2
    In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the "head tax" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00.
    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 21
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire): variant of Weather , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • John Weathers, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • John Weathers in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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