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Hugh N. Weir And Rhoda D. Matthews


1. HUGH N.2 WEIR (JOHN1) was born 1819 in Carroll Co, GA, and died Mar 7, 1848 in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He married RHODA D. MATTHEWS Jan 7, 1845 in Carroll Co., GA, daughter of ABEL MATTHEWS and NANCY COUCH. She was born Oct 1820 in Laurens Co, SC, and died Oct 21, 1905 in Marshall Co, AL.  He was probably the son of John Weir and Isabel Black

Notes for HUGH N. WEIR:

Information for Hugh's parents comes from the book "The Holcombes. Nation Builders" Copyright, U.S.A. 1947 by Lewin Dwinell McPherson and Elizabeth Weir McPherson.

Hugh's parentage and history need a lot more research. Tradition says he was born in 1819 and that Isaac was his twin. His military record says he was 25 when he enlisted so was born in 1822. Census records for 1830 and 1840 do not show twin boys.

Hugh N. Weir enlisted in the war with Mexico in 1847 in Company organized at Carrollton, Carroll Co. GA commanded by Capt. Benjamin McFarland Long of Carrollton. He fought in campaigns in Mexico. He died there in service to his country and is buried in Jalapa, Mexico.  Burial: Vera Cruz, Mexico

Isaac Weir, Hugh N.'s brother also fought in the Mexican War. Isaac died on the way home and was buried at sea. Their older brother Samuel Black Weir named a son after the brothers who died in the Mexican war (Isaac Hughey Weir).


Rhoda D. (Matthews) Weir and her two sons are listed on the 1950 and 1960 census for Carroll co. Ga. living with her father Abel Matthews.

In 1900 Rhoda was living with her son George H. S. in Red Apple precinct of Marshall Co. Alabama. Her birth date is listed as October, 1820 and 79 years old. She is listed as a widow and had two children - both living.

Rhoda received a pension from the Mexican War.

*Included with pension papers* George H. S. Weir wrote a letter to the pension office April 24, 1906. The letter states, " Dear Sir I want to get what was due Rhoda D. Weir at her death. She died the 21 day of October 1905. To pay her funeral expenses. The number of her certificate was 3270 page 172 roll 203. The expenses was about thirty five dollars. Yours Truly G. H. S. Weir"

1840 Census - Carroll Co, GA
1850 Census - Carroll Co, GA
1860 Census - Carroll Co, GA
1870 Census - Carroll Co, GA - Carrollton
1880 Census - Clebourn Co, AL - Lost Creek
1900 Census - Marshall Co, AL - Red Apple Dist. Living with son, George H. S. Weir.

Children of HUGH WEIR and RHODA MATTHEWS are:

1. JOHN BLACK3 WEIR (HUGH N.2, JOHN1) was born Dec 1845 in Carroll Co, GA, and died 1908 in Cleburne Co, AL. He married (1) MARTHA F. SPRUILL Aug 6, 1867. She was born May 12, 1846 in Carroll Co, GA, and died Sep 28, 1886 in Cleburne Co, AL. He married (2) EMILY J. Abt. 1892 in Cleburne Co, AL. She was born 1847.

John B. Weir is in 1900 census for Cleburne Co, AL - Lost Creek
Burial: Union Hill Baptist Church Cemeter, Cleburne Co, AL

Burial: Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleburne Co, AL

Children of JOHN WEIR and MARTHA SPRUILL are:

i. ELIZABETH4 WEIR, b. 1868; m. ?? FARLOW.

In 1910 Elizabeth Farlow and 3 sons are living with her brother John H. Weir

ii. GEORGE LUCIUS WEIR, b. 1870, AL; m. MARY E. THOMAS; b. Abt. 1871, GA.

iii. WILLIAM WEIR, b. 1871.

iv. JOHN HENRY WEIR, b. Dec 1873, AL; m. SARAH L.; b. 1871, AL.

v. LOUISE ELLA WEIR, b. Feb 1875.

vi. JESSE OSKER WEIR, b. Jun 1877; d. Nov 14, 1950, Cleburne Co, AL; m. OPHELIA, 1905, Cleburne Co, AL; b. 1886, AL.

Jessie O Weir
Death Date: 14 Nov 1950
Death County: Cleburne
Volume: 44    Certificate: 21648 Roll: 5


2. GEORGE HUGHY SCOTT3 WEIR (HUGH N.2, JOHN1) was born Aug 18, 1847 in Carroll Co., GA, and died May 30, 1914 in Marshall Co., AL. He married SARAH ELIZABETH BRASHER Oct 3, 1867 in Carroll Co., GA, daughter of HENRY BRASHER and MARTHA GARRISON. She was born Dec 27, 1850 in Carroll Co., GA, and died Jun 12, 1931 in Marshall Co., AL.


George H. S. Weir was born in 1847 to Hughey N. Weir and Rhoda C. Matthews. His father died the next year in the Mexican War so his mother, brother and he lived with his grandfather, Abel Matthews until his marriage to Sarah Brasher. During the 70's he and Sarah moved to Clebourne County, Alabama and before 1900 had moved to Marshall County, Alabama. He died there in 1914.  Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

Children of GEORGE WEIR and SARAH BRASHER are:

i. JOHN HENRY4 WEIR, b. Oct 5, 1869, Carroll Co., GA; d. Mar 3, 1943, Marshall Co., AL; m. (1) WILLIE R. ??, Abt. 1888; b. May 3, 1875; d. Feb 9, 1899, Marshall Co, AL; m. (2) IDA E. GREGORY, 1905, Marshall co, AL; b. Mar 1875; d. Nov 26, 1957, Marshall Co., AL.

John is living with his parents in Marshall Co Alabama in the 1900 census of that county. He is 30 years old being born in October 1869. He is a widower. Also living with them are his children Neils D. (9), Mary (7), Cora (6), and Vernie (4).

Mama (Louise Weir) said that John married Eliza Jane Brownlee and she burned up at the wash pot.  We could not find an Eliza Jane Brownlee but we did find the following:
First Baptist Church Boaz, Marshall County, AL
Willie R. Weir May 3, 1875 Feb 9, 1899 Wife of J. H. Weir

It certainly looks like this Willie R.Weir was John H.'s first wife. She died at about the right time. And born at about the right time. They were married about 1889 as the first child was born in 1890.

Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

More About IDA E. GREGORY:
Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

ii. WILLIAM HUGH WEIR, b. Feb 25, 1872, Carroll Co, GA; d. Apr 25, 1940, Lincoln Co., TN; m. (1) DORA STONICHER, Dec 9, 1897; b. Jul 29, 1873; d. May 22, 1898, Marshall Co., AL; m. (2) IDA BEATRICE HAYNIE, Sep 21, 1909, Marshall Co., AL; b. Feb 18, 1888, Clay Co., AL; d. Jan 2, 1974, Lincoln Co., TN.


William H. Weir was born Frbruary 25, 1872 in Carroll County, Georgia. By 1880 the family had moved to Clebourne County, Alabama where he is shown on the Census as 8 yrs. old. His family is living next door to his uncle John B. Weir.

He is listed on the 1900 Census of Marshall Co Alabama living with his parents. He is 27 years old, born in Feb. 1873 and a widower.

He is listed on the 1910 Census of Marshall Co Alabama as head of household. He has been married less than a year and it is his 3rd marriage. (This is probably a mistake as no one who knew him seemed to know of a third marriage). He did marry Dora Stonicher in Dec. 1897 and she died a few months later in May 1898. In 1910 he is living with his wife Ida B. and stepdaughter Lillian who was 3 years old.

In 1927 or 1928 William H. Weir moved his family to Flintville, Tennessee (Lincoln county) because schools were free. In Alabama every child paid tuition and with a growing family it could be a problem.

He died April 25, 1940 of skin cancer. He is buried at Flintville Cemetary, Flintville, Tennessee.

Burial: Flintville Cemetary, Flintville, Lincoln Co, TN
Cause of Death: Skin Cancer
Occupation: 1910, Cottom Ginner

Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

Ida B. Haynie is first mentioned in the 1900 census record of Alabama. She was living with her father John B. Haynie in Foxcreek district of Clay county. She was 12 years old, born in Feb. 1888.

Ida Haynie was only about 15 yrs. old when she and her brother George left her father in Clay County Alabama and went to Marshall Co to live near her sister Mattie who had married and left Clay County. Ida and George rented a small farm. She soon married Cisero Garrard and George married his sister Zacky.

In the 1910 Census record of Alabama she is living with her husband, William H. Weir in Marshall Co, Alabama. She is 22 years old, been married less than a year and has had one child. Her daughter, Lillian is listed as 3 years old and the stepdaughter of William Weir.

The Haynie Family Bible states that:
1. Cisero Garrard and Ida Haynie were married March 15, 1906. Lillian Alberta Garrard was born Dec. 30, 1906.
2. Cisero Garrard was born July 27, 1876 and died Nov. 20, 1907.
3. Ida Garrard married Willie Weir Sept. 21, 1909.
4. Ida B. Haynie was born Feb. 18, 1888.

Burial: Flintville Cemetary, Flintville, Lincoln Co, TN
Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer

iii. MARTHA A. WEIR, b. Jun 1876, Carroll Co, GA; m. JOHN L. LONG, 1902, Marshall co, AL; b. Abt. 1869.

Notes for MARTHA A. WEIR:
Mama (Louise Weir) says that her father had a sister named Rennie who married John Long - but none named Martha.

The 1910 census for Red Apple Dist. Marshall Co, AL lists Martha A. age 34 (b. 1876) as wife to John L. Long age 41. They have been married 8 years - her first and his second. She has had 5 children, 3 living. The census record lists their three children as well a two from his previous marriage.

iv. MARY H. R. WEIR, b. Jun 5, 1878, Carroll Co, GA; d. Jun 21, 1948, Marshall Co., AL; m. AMPSEY WATSON, Abt. 1901; b. 1877.

Notes for MARY H. R. WEIR:
Mary Weir was deaf as a result of having meningitis. Amp Watson was also deaf.
The 1910 Census of Marshall Co Alabama lists Mary R. Watson, 32 years old, been married 9 years and the mother of 2 children. She is listed as the wife of Ampsey W. Watson age 33.

Burial: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, AL

v. JULIA A. WEIR, b. Mar 9, 1880; d. Oct 16, 1959, Marshall Co, AL; m. GEORGE CAM SMITH, 1899, Marshall co, AL; b. Mar 19, 1876; d. Jan 27, 1933, Marshall Co, AL.

Notes for JULIA A. WEIR:
Aunt Julia and Uncle Cam had 17 children and lived in Memphis TN.

vi. MANDY WEIR, b. 1882, Carroll Co, GA.

Notes for MANDY WEIR:
Mandy died when she was very young with meningitis in the same epidemic which left her sister, Mary deaf and her brother William H. hard of hearing.

vii. LULA WEIR, b. May 1887, Marshall Co, AL; m. WILLIAM C. WELLS, Abt. 1905; b. 1886, AL.

viii. ULA MAY WEIR, b. May 1891, Marshall Co, AL; m. WILLIAM SEAY; b. 1893, Marshall Co, AL.



Carrie Smith.
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