Person:Thomas Weems (4)

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Thomas Scott Weems
d.BEF 18 NOV 1794 Abbeville, South Carolina
  • HThomas Scott WeemsABT 1704 - BEF 1794
  • WEleanor Jacobs1710 - AFT 1763
m. ABT 1726
  1. George WeemsABT 1727 -
  2. James WeemsABT 1728 -
  3. Isabella Weems1729 -
  4. Capt. Thomas Scott Weems, Jr.1730 - BEF 1795
  5. Bartholomew Weems1733 - 1800
  6. Henry WeemsBEF 1747 - 1812
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Name Thomas Scott Weems
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1704 Middleton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Marriage ABT 1726 Prob. Cecil County, Marylandto Eleanor Jacobs
Death? BEF 18 NOV 1794 Abbeville, South Carolina

Thomas Weems was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 512.--19th May, 1748. £18.6.7. James Patton and Jno. Lewis to Thomas Weems (Weams), _____ acres on both sides Great River, Calfpasture; corner to Henry Gay; corner to Jno. Harry. Teste: Acknowledged, 19th May, 1748. (Note: the number of acres is not listed in the Chalkley's record, but it is most likely 552 acres, as listed in the disposition below).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 253.--21st June, 1763. Thomas Weems and Elinor to William Givens, £217, 552 acres on Great Calve Pasture; corner Henry Gay; corner John Harvey. Teste: James Lockridge, John Stewart, John Handley.


Records of Thomas Weems in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 4.--3rd September, 1747: Processioners appointed, viz: ... Wm. McCutchen and James Carlile, Sr., on Little River of Calf Pasture, and the Great River below Dunlap's Gap; Thomas Weams and John Graham, from Dunlap's Gap, including all the waters of Great Calfpasture.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1754. - (268) Thomas Weems, John Malcome--witnesses.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1754. - (336) Thomas Weems and David Ormont--jurors.
  • Page 317.--18th May, 1759. Thomas Fulton's estate settlement--Debts paid to Charles Goodall, Saml. Hodge, Robt. Gween, Thos. Weems, Hugh Young.
  • Page 383.--21st May, 1760. Catherine Dickinson's bond (with Wm. McFeeters, Thos. Weems, Archd. Armstrong, Ralph Laverty) as administratrix of Adam Stevenson.
  • Page 266.--20th April, 1763. Henry Gay's settlement of estate of John Gay recorded--To Eleanor Weems; to recording the will of Willms Burgh; paid Jacob Martin; paid Wm. Coven. (Note: Eleanor Weems was Thomas Weems' wife).


Information on Thomas Weems

From Rootsweb.com post:


Here is a timeline for Thomas Scott Weems and his sons which I constructed from the land records.

1) Thomas Scott Weems Appearing first in Middleton, Bucks County, PA supposedly born about 1704
2) Thomas Weems Assignned as processioner on 3 Sep 1747 in Augusta County, PA
3) Thomas Weems mentioned in Scotch_irish of Augusta PA records on 28 Feb 1748
4) Thomas Weems 2 Apr 1748 - Mentioned in Orange County, PA land recor
5) Thomas Weems 19 May 1748 - Land record on Great River, Great Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
6) Thomas Weems shows up on 18 May 1759 as a witness to Thomas Fulton's estate settlement.
7) Thomas Weems appears on 21 Jun 1763 with wife Elinor selling 552 acres on Great Clave Pasture to William Givens for 217 pounds.
9/30/1768 Henry Weems - (son of Thomas Scott Weems) 100 Acres on Fraziers Creek, Granville County
8/30/1770 Thomas Weems (son of Thomas Scott Weems) 150 acres on Long Cane Creek, Granville County (Granville County now extinct but was on the eastern coast of SC, NOT inland)
2/2/1775 Thomas Scott Weems and George Hales 500 acres on Great Linches Creek, in St. Davids Parish (Craven County)
Henry Weem 100 acres on Frasers Creek, Granville county 3/11/1775
7/25/1775 - Thomas Weem (probably son of Thomas Scott Weems because they seem to be designated by separate names) and John Gray, 87 Acres on Long Cane Creek, 96 District SC
10/05/1775 Thomas Weems 50 acres on Lynches Creek, Craven County (Craven County extinct, also on the Coast)
James Weems plat for 200 acres on waters of SAvannah river, 96 District, 5/27/1784
Thomas Weems 110 acres on Long Cane Cree, 96 District, 7/17/1786
George Weems 10/17/1787 on Long Cane Creek, 96 District
Died bef Nov 18, 1794 in Long Cane, Abbeville District, SC (this is about 5 miles south of Abbeville, now a small black community with no extant cemetery)

William Weems, 359 acres on Curltail Creek, ABbeville County, 96 District 1/30/1801

Henry Weems 262 acres on Curltail Creek, Abbeville Distr 4/26/1808

Samuel Weems, 390 acres on Long Cane Creek, Abbelvile District 1/25/1810