James L. Weems

1831–1868 (Age 37)
Claiborne, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James L.

When James L. Weems was born in 1831, in Claiborne, Mississippi, United States, his father, Britton Weems Sr., was 41 and his mother, Lucy Ann Legette, was 37. He married Clarinda C Shumaker about 1846, in Attala, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died in 1868, in Attala, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 37.

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James L. Weems
Clarinda C Shumaker
Marriage: about 1846
Caroline Weems
Elmina Josephine Weems
E A Weems
J Washington Weems
Alice A Weems
S Weems
John W Weems
M Weems
M Weems
James Jackson 'Jack' Weems
Edward J Washington Weems
Thomas Scott Weems
Mary F Weems

Spouse and Children


    Clarinda C Shumaker


about 1846
Attala, Mississippi, United States


    Caroline Weems


    Elmina Josephine Weems


    James Jackson 'Jack' Weems


    Edward J Washington Weems


    E A Weems


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucy Ann Legette




+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (2)

  • J L Weems listed below household of Lucy Dooly "United States Census, 1860"
  • James L Weems in entry for James Jackson Weems, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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