Jean Beard Weir

19 December 1778–23 February 1863 (Age 84)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Jean Beard

When Jean Beard Weir was born on 19 December 1778, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, Lt George Weir, was 32 and her mother, Jean Jane Beard, was 32. She married John Weir on 3 June 1797, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Fort Osage Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 23 February 1863, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Haltom City, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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John Weir
Jean Beard Weir
Marriage: 3 June 1797
George Weir
Jane Weir
Samuel W. Weir
Mariah Weir
Margaret Peggy Weir
Susannah Weir
Mary Polly Weir
Houston Weir
Sarena Weir
Nancy Weir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1797Blount, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 2
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    Age 25
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, from Middle English, Older Scots wer(e) ‘weir; fish-trap’. Compare Ware and Wear . In northern England and lowland Scotland there has been much confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic names in 2, 4 and 5 below.Scottish: in Scotland, this surname was sometimes used for Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, more often Anglicized as McNair .Scottish (of Norman origin): surname of a family of Blackwood (Lanarkshire), which is said to be descended from Ralph de Ver, a Norman baron associated with William the Lion between 1174 and 1184. The change in pronunciation from Vere to Were would be unusual in Anglo-Norman French, and the true source of the surname may lie elsewhere. One possibility is Wierre in Pas-de-Calais. Another possibility is that the surname may represent versions of the Norman surname de la Were ‘of the war’, a nickname for a warrior; see Warr .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Jane Weir in household of John Weir, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jenney Weir, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Jean Beard Weir Weir, "Find A Grave Index"

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