Francis Marcus Weatherred, Jr. (1781 - 1854)

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Birthplace: Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Sabine, Texas, United States
Occupation: Soldier in the Creek Indian War and theTexas War for Independence, 1836
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About Francis Marcus Weatherred, Jr.

As a youth, Francis moved from Virginia to Bledsoe Lick near Nashville, TN. There he came to know Andrew Jackson, general of the Tennessee militia. He served as a company officer under Capt. Bledsoe in the Creek War. He met Sam Houston in one of the Creek battles, who later moved to Texas in 1829. Col. Weatherred responded to the Texas vision of new country in December 1835, bringing 10 families. Francis and his family settled in the Robertson Colony near the Brazos River in Hill County, but because of the advancing Mexican armies, they moved eastward to old Milam in Sabine County.

He joined the Texas Army at the advanced age if 55 in 1836. He was active in the service with Houston's forces, and was prevented from being at the Battle of San Jacinto only by an assignment that Houston had given him invloving the safety of women and children who had retreated in the face of the advancing Mexican army. As a soldier of the Republic, he received land grant certificate No. 9.

He was active in all the movements that led up to the Declaration of Independence -- The Revolution -- the writing of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, and the organization of the first Congress of the Republic, of which he was a member as a Representative in the Lower House from Sabine County. In 1837 he lived in Milam, and operated a hotel. In 1842 he served as a Notary Public.

On May 10, 1955, Col. Weatherred was honored by the Senate in Austin and his portrait placed upon the walls honored by Texas heroes and statesmen.

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Francis Weatherred, Jr.'s Timeline

1781
July 15, 1781
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1806
December 23, 1806
Age 25
Virginia, United States
1808
1808
Age 26
1810
1810
Age 28
1813
1813
Age 31
1815
December 6, 1815
Age 34
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
1817
1817
Age 35
1819
May 29, 1819
Age 37
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
1854
December 4, 1854
Age 73
Sabine, Texas, United States