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 Andrew George Weems

Andrew George Weems

Lawrence County, Alabama, USA
Death 9 Sep 1931 (aged 91)
Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5308928 · View Source
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Andrew George Weems was born Auguest 9, 1840, in Lawrence Co. AL. His parents were George M. C. Weems and Nancy Norwood Weems. He married Jane Wasson, daughter of Samuel Davidson Wasson and Carolyn R. Simpson

They had three children: Maggie Dave Weems Joyner, Lula Caroline Weems Henderson, and George Walter Weems. Andrew served in Company K, 4th AL Cav., Roddy's brigade, under General Forrest, having volunteered in November, 1861. He was in battles at Molton and Salma, AL; Sulfur Springs, Shiloh and Franklin, Murfreesboro, Ft. Donaldson and Ft. Henry, TN.; Missionary Ridge and Dalton, and Atlanta, GA. He was wounded at Shiloh in 1862 and was hospitalized at Tuscumbia, AL and Paris, TN, having been shot in the left hand. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant. He surrendered, April 5, 1865 at Pond Springs, AL and was paroled at the end of the war.

They moved to Texas in 1892, settling at Leland in Navarro County. In 1896, they moved to Chatfield where "Andy" managed the R. H. Witherspoon General Mercantile Store. In 1910, they moved to Corsicana to live with their son and daughter-in-law. Andy opened a small neighborhood grocery store, next to their home. He served as County Treasurer of Navarro Co. in 1917 and 1918. He was a member of the C. M. Winkler Camp No. 147, United Confederate Veterans, in Corsicana, Texas.

He died September 9, 1931, at age 91, and is buried in the Old Chatfield Cemetery, in Navarro Co., Texas.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew George Weems (9 Aug 1840–9 Sep 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5308928, citing Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Edward L. Williams (contributor 27400751) .