Steve and Alice Weathers
of Dawson, Navarro County, Texas


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Alice Clementine (Hardy) Weathers
Aug 20, 1874 - Oct 19, 1947
Age 73 years, 1 month and 29 days. Died at her home in Dawson, October 19, 1947 at 2:20 am. Funeral services held at Dawson Church of Christ on October 20 at 11am conducted by Minister T. Neel of Ft. Worth. Burial in Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers - C.D. Mitchell, Frank Shaw, J. M. Beasley, Chester Moore, Major Davis, J.A. Berry, Jr.

Aug 20, 1874 - Oct 19, 1947
d/o W. E. Hardy & Elizabeth (Trent) Hardy

Stephen A. Weathers Aug 14, 1869 - Oct 28, 1961
s/o Jasper Weathers
Looking for information on Stephen Tribble Weathers B 12/12/1812 Galtin, Sumner Co, TN, died 1/8/1872 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, TN, married 10/16/1854 Galtin, Sumner Co, TN to Elizabeth Smithey B 1814 NC, died?

llen Tillman Withers B 1810-1817 Gallatin, Sumner Co, TN, died 9/11/1887 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, TX, married (1)Eliva Silva (no inf) (2) Elizabeth Cox B 1821 Tell City, Perry Co, IN, died?, they maqrried 5/3/1842 Tell City, Perry Co, IN.
Angeline Withers B 1845, deied?
Alice I Withers B 1846, died?
William T. Withers B 1847, died?
James A. Withers B 1848, died?
Children of
Looking for information on William Tillman Weathers B 1810 Sumner Co, TN, died 9/11/1887 Hopkins Co, TX, married 5/3/1842 Perry Co, IN to Elizabeth Cox B 1821 Perry Co, In, died?
I am looking for informatins on the Weathers in Sumner Co. TN during the 1820's. Specifically, the family of Johnson Weathers, born about 1824. The 1880 census states that his parents came from North Carolina.
am looking for info on Martha Kinney born 1839 in Miss. Moved with father Hugh Henry Kinney to Lancaster, Dallas, Texas after 1846. Siblings were Eldrid, Elizabeth, William H. H., Thomas Rollin, David P. Kinney

Allen James Weathers was brother of Jasper M. Weathers, my gg-grandfather. Glad to share info. My e-mail address: [email protected]
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sper M. Weathers (my g-grandfather) was born 5/12/1874, married Rhoda Louisa Nichols. Jasper died 9/30/1946 and is buried in Santa Anna Cemetary, Coleman Co. Texas. They had 6 children that I know of, with my grandfather being the last still living. My gg-grandfather was also named Jasper M., born 7/5/1845, married Mary Elizabeth McGowen. I was told the story as a child that he disappeared after driving cattle to market in Ft. Worth. Neighbors saw him on his way home near the Colorado River, but he never made it. His disappearance would have been between 1876-1880, but don't know where they lived at the time-somewhere in Texas. Always wondered if he ran off and maybe had another family or might have been robbed & killed. Any information you have would be appreciated. Thanks!

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• ID: I2981
• Name: Stephen Tribble WEATHERS
• Given Name: Stephen Tribble
• Surname: WEATHERS 1
• Sex: M
• Birth: 1812-1819 in Sumner Co., TN 1
• Note: Wayne Weathers had dob as 1812.
• Death: 8 Jan 1892 in Hopkins Co., TX 1
• Note: Original data gave death date in 1872 for Stephen, however, he is still living in 1880.
• Burial: Sunny Point Cemetery, Hopkins Co., TX 2
• Note: Sunny Point Cemetery is west of Sulphur Springs, TX. 2 3 4 5
• Event: Website
• Note:
1 Sarah P. Ward b: 16 Aug 1821 d: 16 Dec 1852
+ William Gambill
+ Steven Weathers
2 Eunice L. Weathers
2 Susan P. Weathers b: 1842 d: UNKNOWN
+ John S. Mills
2 Readly R. Weathers b: 1844 d: UNKNOWN
2 Jasper M. Weathers b: 1846 d: UNKNOWN
2 Ellen T. Weathers b: 1847 d: UNKNOWN
2 James A. Weathers b: 1848 d: UNKNOWN
2 Dicy E. Weathers b: 1850 d: UNKNOWN
2 Nancy Weathers b: 12 Jun 1850 d: UNKNOWN
2 Sarah K. Weathers b: 1852 d: UNKNOWN
2 Anna Weathers b: 1860 d: UNKNOWN

Worldconnect - charleenb and charleen_l
• Event: Forum Posting, 16 Dec 2000
• Note:
From: Janette Weathers Lewis, WEATHERS Forum, msg. 486

My ggg-grandfather is Stephen Tribble Weathers born 12/12/1812 in Sumner Co, Tenn. I, too, believe that his parents are William and Dicy, but have no proof. I have a copy William and Dicy's marriage bond, but Tenn. did not keep birth records in 1812. Other family histories on the internet list them as Stephen's parents. Also, Stephen named one of his daughters Dicy. I have a picture of James C. Weathers. Do you have any pictures?
• Census: 1840 Red River Co., TX
• Note: S. T. Weathers appears in 1840. Red River Co. later changed to Hopkins Co. 2
• Census: 1850 Hopkins Co., TX

Hi my ggggrandfather was James C. Weathers b 1/9/1807 in Gallitan Tn we believe Married Martha Patsy Yarbor on 1/30/1827 in Gallitan TN. He moved to MO and died 7/7/1896 in Washburn Mo. They had a Daughter Matilda b 1829 in TN I've been looking for information on James' parents. I know he has 2 brothers, Allen T & Stephen T. My mother and I think he's parents were William & Dicy(Tribble) Weathers but no proof. Can anyone help/ Tammy

• Note:
Stephen and Sarah are living next door to her parents, James and Elizabeth Ward. pg. 46, census pg. 158b

335 Steven T. WITHERS 31 M Farmer $320 Tennessee
Sarah 28 F Illinois
Susan P. 8 F Texas
Redly R. 6 M Texas
Jasper M. 4 M Texas
James A. 2 M Texas
Nancy 6/12 F Texas
• Census: 1860 Hopkins Co., TX
• Note:
Beat 6, pg. 11, census pg. 181.
S. T. Wethers, Elizabeth, Susan P., Jasper M. D., Ellen T., Decy E., Sarah R., Unus L., Anna. Also in the home are Josaphine Smithey, age 16 GA, and July A. Smithey, age 14 GA. These are Elizabeth's children by a prior marriage to James Smithey.
• Census: 1870 Hopkins Co., TX
• Note:
Wethers, Stephen
Age: 57
Gender: M
Race: W
Birthplace: TN
State: Texas
Series: M593, Roll: 1592, Part: 1, Page: 162A
Stephen, Elizabeth, Unis.
• Change Date: 18 Apr 2009 at 11:33
Ancestry Hints for Stephen Tribble WEATHERS

2 possible matches found on

Father: William WEATHERS b: 1775 in Henderson Co., TN
Mother: Dicey TRIBBLE

Marriage 1 Sarah P. WARD b: 16 Aug 1821 in Macon Co., IL
• Married: 30 Jan 1840
• Change Date: 29 Nov 2001
1. Susan P. WEATHERS b: 1842 in TX
2. Redly R. WEATHERS b: Abt 1844 in TX
3. Jasper M. D. WEATHERS b: 5 Jul 1845 in TX
4. Ellen T. WEATHERS b: Abt 1847 in TX
5. Allen James WEATHERS b: Feb 1847 in TX
6. Nancy WEATHERS b: 12 Jun 1850 in TX
7. Dicy E. WEATHERS b: Abt 1850 in TX
8. Sarah K. WEATHERS b: Abt 1852 in TX

Marriage 2 Elizabeth UNKNOWN b: Abt 1815 in SC or GA
• Married: Aft 1852 in TX (probably)
• Change Date: 29 Nov 2001
1. Eunice L. WEATHERS b: Abt 1857 in TX
2. Anna WEATHERS b: Abt Jul 1860 in TX

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Dawson, Texas

Stephen A. Weathers 1869-1961 son of Jasper Weathers, married Alice Clemintine Hardy 1874-1947, and lived several blocks west of Dawson's Main Street on the "Old Hiway 31, five residences west of where Cliff Turner lived.


The Weathers family was said to have migrated to Virginia from Wales, their name derived from the Welsh words, “sheep wearing the bell,” indicating the family may have been shepherds. Thomas Weathers was born 1685 in Surry Co. VA. Two of his sons migrated to North Carolina.

William Weathers, born 1775 North Carolina, migrated to Sumner Co. TN and was married to Dicy Tribble. Their son, Stephen Tribble Weathers migrated to Red River Co. TX (later Hopkins Co.) by 1840. He married Sarah Ward. Their children were:
Susan Weathers 1841
Ridley Weathers 1843
Jasper Weathers 1845
Allen James Weathers 1848
Nancy Dicy Weathers 1849
Sarah Weathers 1852


Steve A.Weathers, who lived at Dawson TX, was said to have been an engineer, and, despite his age, worked at one of the three cotton gins operating in Dawson in the 1930s. He had lost his right thumb in some long ago accident, but he never appeared to suffer from the loss. He could pick more berries with two fingers than most who used the thumb he did not have.

He would often “tinker” his 1926 Chevrolet 4-door with the cloth top. The car, always garaged, was washed and polished regularly, inside and out. It was in like new condition when it was sold to Wayne Allard after WWII.

Mr. Weathers lived on one of Dawson's, "Farm Lots." Farm lots were deep to provide room for a house near the street, plus a barn for the cow and chickens, a garden, and a small pasture. Mr. Weathers had filled his manicured lot with fine peach trees. Plum trees, and berry vines, all of which produced the best fruit in all of Dawson.

He was a quiet man, organized and industrious, kind, and religious. On Sunday morning, he would back the 1926 Chevrolet out of the well kept garage, help Mrs. Weathers into the passenger seat, and drive to the Church of Christ to attend service.

Mrs. Weathers was industrious as well. Her house was always immaculate, and she and Mr. Weathers seemed to always dress in freshly washed and ironed clothes. Each year she canned delicious pickled peaches in Mason jars, and often shared some with neighbors. Each week she baked bread from a sour dough recipe that produced a Heavenly aroma. That, too, was often shared with neighbor.

The Weathers, apparently, had no children, and were not known to have out of town visits from relatives. No one seemed to know where they were from. The obituary for Mrs. Weathers made no mention of any relatives. No obituary was found for Mr. Weathers who continued to live tweve years in Dawson after Mrs. Weathers died. Both were buried in the Dawson Cemetery.

A search of the probate of the Weathers estate may discover something more about them.






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