George Weems was born August 9, 1840, in Lawrence Co. AL. His parents
were George M. C. Weems and Nancy Norwood Weems. He married Mary 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
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.,
- A Biography of the Andrew
George Weems Family, by Nancy Weems, can be found in the Navarro County
History, Volume II, pg 213.
Son of George M. C. Weems & Nancy (Norwood)
FUNERAL SERVICE AT CHATFIELD FOR ANDREW G
Andrew George Weems, aged 91 years, Confederate veteran,
native of Alabama, but pioneer resident of Navarro county, died at
the home of his son, G. W. Weems, 750 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday
afternoon at 2:35 o'clock following a lingering illness and the
funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Chatfield
Methodist church with burial in the
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of
the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. C. E. McStravik,
pastor of the United Presbyterian church.
Mr. Weems was well-known in Corsicana and Navarro county. He was
born Aug 9, 1840.
Surviving are one son, G. W. Weems, two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Joyner
and Mrs. Lula Henderson, all of Corsicana; and a number of
grandchildren and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were his seven grandsons, Earl Joyner, Hubert
Joyner, Clarence Joyner, Robert Joyner, Clyde Henderson, Floyd
Henderson and Marshall Weems.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas