Thomas Weir

26 July 1808–25 July 1873 (Age 64)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Weir was born on 26 July 1808, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Thomas Weir, was 20 and his mother, Mary, was 20. He married Elizabeth Caroline Clark on 14 November 1845, in Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 25 July 1873, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Weir
Jane O'Connor Hargraves
Marriage: 21 September 1861
Mary Jane Weir
Agnes Weir
Janet Weir
Thomas Weir
Nettie Weir
Margaret Weir
Elizabeth Weir
Samuel Weir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 4
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Served in Mormon Battalion

    Thomas was 3rd Corporal, Company A. He left behind a wife who was 3 months pregnant. At one point, Thomas and a companion were captured by the enemy. They were taken to an adobe cabin and held capt …

    Sources (27)

    • Thomas Wire, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas Weir, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Thomas Weir in entry for Agnes Law, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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