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Robert Weakley
Birth: Jul. 2, 1764
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1845
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

US Congressman. A notable figure in early Tennessee history, he represented the state as a Democratic-Republican in the 11th Congress, serving from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1811. The Virginia native was educated in Princeton, New Jersey. He joined the Revolutionary Army at age 16 and saw action at the Battle of Guilford Court House (1781). In 1785 he moved to the part of North Carolina that later became Tennessee and was soon involved in its agricultural and political affairs. Weakley took part in the North Carolina convention that ratified the US Constitution (1789), and when Tennessee was admitted to statehood in 1796 he was elected to its first State House of Representatives. Following his single term on Capitol Hill he was appointed a US Commissioner to negotiate with the Chickasaw Indians (1819), was a member of the State Senate in 1823 and 1824 (serving as president in the first term), and attended the 1834 State Constitutional Convention. Tennessee's Weakley County, created from Indian lands in 1823, is named for him. Weakley was originally buried in the family vault at his estate near Nashville, "Lockland". He was reinterred at Nashville's Mount Olivet Cemetery in 1947. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Locke Weakley (1769 - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Weakley Brahan (1792 - 1837)*
  Narcissa Weakley Hickman (1798 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: May 05, 2008
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Honoring Robert Weakley, DAR Ancestor Number A123038
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