David Hamilton Weems
Elizabeth Lane
Moses McIlvain
(Abt 1713-1782)
Margaret Mary Martin
(Abt 1715-)
Thomas Lane Weems
Ann McIlvain
Major John Weems
(Abt 1755-1822)


Family Links

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Major John Weems 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1755
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 18 Aug 1822, Burnt (or Burns) Cabins, Adams County, PA about age 67

  General Notes:

"The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year reported the following death in it's September 11th, 1822 edition:

"On 18th, at Burnt Cabins, Major John Weems, 70"

Will(2,3): 1822 Will of Major John Weems, Adams County PA

In the name of God, Amen.

I, John Weems, of Germany Township in the county of Adams in the state of Pennsylvania, being healthy of body, sound mind and in memory but knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, I hereby make this instrument of writing as and for my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

My just debts and funeral expenses being paid, the remainder of my estate I will and bequeath as follows First, to my daughter Frances Weems the sum of one hundred dollars current money of the United States together with my yellow watch to be holden by her absolutely.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my grandson Franklin Weems Leas my surveying compass and chain (provided his father or guardian shall have him taught the use of them before he shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years to be holden by him absolutely, or in default of him being learned the art of surveying the same then to go to my executor.

Thirdly, I will and bequeath to Weems Heagy, the son of George Heagy, the sum of twenty five dollars current money of the United States.

Fourthly, I will and bequeath to Franklin Weems Dinwiddie the sum of twenty five dollars current money of the United States.

Fifthly, I will and bequeath to Franklin Weems Black, the son of James Black the sum of twenty five dollars current money of the United States.

Sixthly, I further will and bequeath to Ann McCreary my silver watch and to her daughter Jane I give my trunk to be holden by them absolutely.

Lastly, I will and bequeath to John Weems Black whom I constitute my residuary legatee, the residue of my estate to be holden by him absolutely, and I do hereby constitute, ordain, and appoint the said John Weems Black my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament, immediately after my death to take charge of my notebook accounts, clothing and cash to collect the same as soon as may be and pay off the legacies herein bequeathed as soon as the same comes into his hands. The two watches delivered to whom bequeathed immediately after my death and my daughter Frances to be next paid her hundred dollars (if living) and if not living to be divided equally among my five first-named legatees. And the remaining legacies as soon as the money can be collected. And otherwise to execute this my last will and testament agreeable to the true intent and meaning thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two 1822.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by John Weems

[Signature: Jno Weems]


Andrew Little Jr. John Bain Andrew Little Sr.

Probated in Adams County September 3, 1822

Transcribed by Anne Scrivener Agee

At the Adams County Historical Society 2 June 2001

Major married.


1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Adams County Historical Society.

3 Van Hyning/Schilling Family Tree.

4 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

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