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Submitted by: Don G Kirk (email@example.com)
Updated July 2005
We have learned much more about the family of Sarah, daughter of Adam and Sophia Weast. We welcome additional family information and corrections. See credits and additional contacts at the end of last page. Don G. Kirk
Generation No. 1
1. ADAM2 WEAST (JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1799 in NC, and died 1864 in Marion Co. Ark. "On Buffalo River". He married SOPHIA FORTUNE March 13, 1826 in Rutherford County, NC, daughter of WILLIAM FORTUNE and SARAH MELTON. She was born November 9, 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died June 7, 1889 in Yellville, Marion Co. Ark..
Notes for ADAM WEAST:
The spelling of the Weast surname is one of several spellings. This spelling was found on his marriage bond, on his 1850 census in Rutherford County, NC and was used by all his descendants. There is circumstantial evidence of the parents of Adam. There is a marriage recorded for Jacob Wiest and Mary Yearwood in 1794 in Rutherford County. In 1804, Jacob Wiest bought 100 acres of land on the First Little Broad River. There is a marriage recorded for Adam Weast and Sophia Fortune in 1826 in Rutherford County. There is a will on record for Mary Rose, presumably Mary, wife of Jacob Wiest. Adam is listed as one of the heirs. Adam Weast purchased land on Robinson's Creek and on the First Little Broad River with its conjunction with Wards Creek. Adam Weast sold land on Robinson's Creek in 1852. He is found on the 1830, 1840, 1850 census Rutherford Co. NC
He moved his family to Marion Co. AR about 1852. He bought land on Crooked Creek, part of which was in the town of Yellville. His name was first found on a tax roll of Marion Co. AR in 1853. His original cabin was on the upper end of Main Street. The Weast Hotel was also there and was the CSA recruiting office in 1861. The hotel was probably burned during the Civil War, as the town was burned three times during the war. If so, it was rebuilt, as it was still operated as a hotel by his son, Leonard, after the turn of the century. The hotel was still standing in the 1950s. Five sons of Adam and Sophia Weast were in the Confederate Army and all survived. He is found on the 1860 census of Marion Co. AR. Marion County suffered its worst times toward the end of the war. There was no Civil law and 'outlaws' added to the misery of the community. It has been written that most male civilians south of the White River were killed by bushwhackers, guerrillas or Jayhawkers during the last years of the war. They took advantage of these unprotected, destitute people, looking for food and valuables. Many of those who survived the war, died of starvation, having no weapons with which to kill game in a devastated land. It is recorded in the "History of Marion County" that Adam Weast died on the Buffalo River in 1864, but no further details are given. We would appreciate hearing from anyone having details of Adam Weast's death and/or burial place.
Notes for SOPHIA FORTUNE:
Sophia's parents moved from VA to Rutherford Co. NC about 1804 and located in the same area as the Weasts. Before her marriage to Adam Weast, Sophia had a son, Nelson, born 1822, fathered by Henry Deck. Nelson died in 1847 and is buried in Rutherford Co. as Nelson Fortune. Sophia and Adam Weast had 10 children with 5 sons serving in the Confederate Army. She somehow survived the terrible times in northern Arkansas during the Civil War. Sophia lived in Yellville with her youngest son, Leonard, during her later years as shown on the 1870 and 1880 census. The Mountain Echo reported that "Grandma Weast, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died", June 1889. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Yellville. At present no grave site for her has been located.
My grandmother, Nettie Weast McGavock, who lived to be 99 and who was a granddaughter of Sophia, had a photo of Sophia which had her birth date of Nov. 9, 1801 written on the back. Nettie said she remembered that Sophia had red hair. Brandy Parks, a descendant of Benjamin Weast, also has a copy of this photo. This photo is posted on the Marion County Gen-Web site.
Children of ADAM WEAST and SOPHIA FORTUNE are:
2. i. JAMES W.3 WEAST, b. ABT 1827, Rutherford Co. NC; d. January 5, 1870, Lawrence Co. AR.
3. ii. WILLIAM BRISON WEAST, b. November 28, 1829, Rutherford Co. NC; d. ABT 1885, Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery.
4. iii. GEORGE WASHINGTON WEAST, b. January 1831, Rutherford Co. NC; d. July 14, 1914, Newport, Jackson County, Ark. Br: Walnut Grove.
5. iv. JOHN JEFFERSON WEAST, b. April 6, 1833, Rutherford Co. NC; d. August 29, 1912, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem..
6. v. BENJAMIN LOGAN WEAST, b. June 18, 1835, Rutherford Co. NC; d. June 25, 1910, Cheney, Sedgwick Co. KS Br: Cheney Pioneer Cem..
7. vi. SARAH WEAST, b. ABT 1837, Rutherford Co. NC; d. Aft. 1886.
8. vii. MARY E. "MOLLIE" WEAST, b. ABT 1840, Rutherford Co. NC; d. October 2, 1919, Marion Co. Ark., Br: home place pasture cemetery.
9. viii. MARTHA J. WEAST, b. April 11, 1842, Rutherford Co. NC; d. January 1, 1918, Marion Co. Ark. Br: Hurst Cemetery.
10. ix. COLUMBUS C. WEAST, b. March 24, 1844, Rutherford Co. NC; d. May 23, 1924, Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery.
11. x. LEONARD S. WEAST, b. October 26, 1845, Rutherford Co. NC; d. December 26, 1928, Marion Co. Ark. Br: Layton Cemetery, Yellville.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES W.3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1827 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died January 5, 1870 in Lawrence Co. AR. He married SARAH E. WILLIAMS ABT 1869. She was born February 3, 1853 in Alabama, and died June 29, 1918 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Layton Cemetery, Yellville.
Notes for JAMES W. WEAST:
James was on the 1850 census of Rutherford Co. NC and listed as a school teacher. He was on the tax roll of Marion Co. AR (owning some town lots in Yellville) in 1854, 1855, 1859 and 1860. On the 1860 census of Marion Co., he is shown as a merchant. His Civil War service, if any, is unknown. He was a merchant of Lauratown, Lawrence Co. AR. His youngest brother, Leonard, worked for him as a clerk and later married Sarah, the widow of James.
Notes for SARAH E. WILLIAMS:
After James' death in 1870, she married his brother, Leonard.
Child of JAMES WEAST and SARAH WILLIAMS is:
12. i. EMMA C. "SHARLET"4 WEAST, b. ABT September 1869.
3. WILLIAM BRISON3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born November 28, 1829 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died ABT 1885 in Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery. He married MALINDA JANE ROLLINS May 2, 1852 in Rutherford Co. NC. She was born ABT 1839 in NC, and died Bef. 1880.
Notes for WILLIAM BRISON WEAST:
He bought land in section 5, Marion Co. AR, next township to west of his father, Adam. Floyd Burleson writes that his grandfather lived south of Yellville on Mill Creek and operated a water mill on which they ground corn meal, wheat flour, and ginned cotton for the public. Brice enrolled in the Confederacy on 29 Jan, 1862 at Yellville, Marion Co. Ark. at age 34. He was in 27th Ark. Infantry, Co. A CSA and was paroled 27 Nov.1862 at Yellville. He also served in Missouri Cavalry as a captain, Schnabel's Battalion. Confederate records describe him as height - 5' 8", hair - black, eyes - black, complexion - dark, born NC. Children listed from 1880 census. His monument in Cowan Cemetery shows him born Nov 28, 1829 and lived 56 years. 1860, 1870, 1880 census Marion Co. AR
Children of WILLIAM WEAST and MALINDA ROLLINS are:
i. JAMES A.4 WEAST, b. ABT 1852.
ii. BOSLEY WEAST, b. ABT 1854.
iii. JOHN WEAST, b. ABT 1856.
iv. ROSALIE L. "ROSA" WEAST, b. ABT 1858.
13. v. CUBA R. WEAST, b. September 1859.
14. vi. SOPHIA ANN WEAST, b. ABT 1860.
15. vii. STERLING PRICE WEAST, b. 1862, Arkansas; d. December 25, 1930, Marion Co. AR BR: Yellville, Layton Cem..
viii. WILLIAM LEE WEAST, b. ABT 1864; d. March 4, 1891, Highland, Erath Co. TX.
Notes for WILLIAM LEE WEAST:
Mtn. Echo, February 13, 1891: Will Weast left for Texas this week. He is in very bad health and we hope the change will be beneficial to him.
Mtn. Echo, March 20, 1891: Word reached here last week of the death of Will Weast at DeLeon, Tex. He had been suffering for some time with consumption and went to Texas with the hope of improving. Will was one of our best young men and his early death was sad news to his many friends.
April 17, 1891: OBITUARY, Editor Echo. Please allow me space in your valuable paper to pay a tribute of respect to my much loved brother, W. L. Weast, who departed this life March 4th, 1891 at Highland, Erath Co., Tex.
A loved one from our home is gone, a voice we loved so well is still.
A chair is vacant in our home, that never can be filled.
Death has been here and bore away a brother from our side,
Just in the morning of his life, as young as we, he died.
Perhaps our time may too be short, our days may fly as fast,
O, Lord, impress this solemn thought, this day may be our last.
We cannot tell who next may fall, beneath the chastening rod,
One may be first, but let us all prepare to meet our God.
Cuba C. Covington.
16. ix. GEORGE W. "DICK" WEAST, b. June 8, 1868, Arkansas; d. January 25, 1925, Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cem,.
17. x. NONEY NANCY WEAST, b. ABT 1869; d. April 27, 1900.
18. xi. THOMAS W. WEAST, b. February 1870, Marion Co. AR.
19. xii. FLORA BELL "CLARA" WEAST, b. August 15, 1874, Yellville, Marion Co. AR; d. August 14, 1958, Marion Co. AR BR: Georges Creek Cem..
4. GEORGE WASHINGTON3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born January 1831 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died July 14, 1914 in Newport, Jackson County, Ark. Br: Walnut Grove. He married MARY "MOLLIE" LANIER January 12, 1892 in Jackson County, AR, daughter of JANE LANIER. She was born January 26, 1867 in Hardeman Co. TN, and died in Newport, Jackson County, Ark. Br: Walnut Grove.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WEAST:
He was shown as a tinner on the 1860 census of Marion Co. AR and was living with his brother, James W. He was in Confederate army, Arkansas 27th infantry, Co. A He enrolled 10 June 1862 at Yellville, age 31. He later served as a 1st Lt. Adj. with Missouri Cavalry, Schnabel's Battalion. Confederate records describe him as height - 6 ft., hair - auburn, eyes - blue, complexion - light, born - NC. As a veteran, he applied for a pension 8-16-1911, widow applied 8-10-1914 in Jackson Co. AR. History of the 27th p.200 mentions Wash Weast discussing the huge cypress trees with a friend in Louisiana. Arkansas Confederate pension #19404, Newport, Jackson Co. approved 8-16-1911. He is found on the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 census Jackson Co. AR
He was engaged in a hardware business in Newport, AR. He also worked as a tinner and suffered an injury by falling off roof in his later years. In Jan. 1932 widow-Mollie lived at 601 Cypress, North Little Rock. Old soldier's home -Ark. Conf. soldiers and widows shows Mollie Weast -Pulaski Co. 9-20-1932. His obituary states that he is buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery of Newport, but no marker was found in 1999.
Child of GEORGE WEAST and MARY LANIER is:
i. GEORGE B.4 WEAST, b. June 1893.
5. JOHN JEFFERSON3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born April 6, 1833 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died August 29, 1912 in Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem.. He married NANCY ELIZABETH "NAN" SMART 1859 in Carroll County, Arkansas, daughter of WILLIAM SMART and LOUCINDA GRAVES. She was born September 22, 1841 in Tennessee, and died February 6, 1934 in Silverton, Briscoe Co., TX Br: Silverton, TX.
Notes for JOHN JEFFERSON WEAST:
John came to Yellville with his family about 1852. He married Nancy Smart of the Union Grove area of Carroll Co. AR which later became Boone County. The 1860 census of Carroll Co. finds them 3 houses away from her parents. They had a baby, Isabella, just before the war.
Confederate records show that he enlisted July 12, 1861 at Yellville and was in the 14th Ark. Infantry. Archive records show he was also in Missouri Cavalry, Co. E. He was part of Major Gen. Sterling Price's cavalry during his Missouri campaign. John lost a leg during the Battle of Westport, near Kansas City. He was captured and was in three Federal prisons and managed to survive his amputation and diseases in the prison. Grandson, Oscar McGavock says he was hit by a cannonball which got his leg and killed his horse. He is shown with a peg leg in a photo taken 1899.
From 1919 Confederate widow's pension: "husbands full name John Jefferson Weast, married to him in 1859 in Carroll County, Arkansas. He died in 1912 at Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. He served in infantry and cavalry. He enlisted in Carol County, Arkansas in 1861. Arkansas, 14th Powers Infantry, Co. G. Served for balance of war in 14th Regiment, Battery B. An affidavit on Nancy Smart Weast's pension application states that John J. Weast was captured in fall of 1864 near Kansas City and was held at Alton, Illinois prison until 1865." He stated on a prison questionnaire that he was born in Rutherford Co. NC. Height - 5' 8", eyes - dark, hair - dark, complexion - fair, age - 32. He was found on the 1870, 1880 census of Boone Co. AR, 1900 census of Payne Co. OK territory, 1910 census Roger Mills Co. OK. In 1998 his monument in Shirley Cemetery, Roger Mills County, OK with an oval likeness of him in porcelain was in excellent shape, after 87 years.
Notes for NANCY ELIZABETH "NAN" SMART:
Her ancestors lived in Rutherford Co. NC before the Revolutionary War. Her gt. grandfather, William Smart, Jr's original log house is still standing, built 1770. His grave marker is likewise standing, hand-marked 'W.S. 1827". Her grandfather, Thomas Smart, moved his family to McMinn Co. TN in 1835. Her parents were William Smart and Lucinda Graves. Lucinda was the daughter of Christopher Graves. William Smart moved his family to Carroll Co. AR in 1852. Nancy married John J. Weast in 1859 and they are on the 1860 census of Carroll Co. By 1870, this location became Boone Co. The 1900 census finds them near Ripley, Indian Territory, and in 1910, Roger Mills Co. OK. After the death of husband in 1912, she lived with son, Thomas Weast near Leedey, Ok. He died 1928 and she went to Silverton, Briscoe County Texas to live with daughter, Nettie Weast McGavock. Nancy is buried at Silverton, Texas. She lived to be 92.
Children of JOHN WEAST and NANCY SMART are:
20. i. ISABELLE4 WEAST, b. February 9, 1860, Carroll Co, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1940, Elk City, OK.
21. ii. THOMAS DALAFOR WEAST, b. October 27, 1864, Boone Co., AR; d. December 30, 1928, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem..
22. iii. FOREST LEONARD WEAST, b. June 1, 1866, Boone Co., AR; d. March 19, 1963, Garden City, Kansas.
23. iv. GEORGE J. WEAST, b. April 6, 1869, Boone Co., AR; d. 1952, Inola, Rogers Co. OK Br: Highland Cem., Inola, OK.
v. SIDNEY W. WEAST, b. April 6, 1869, Boone Co., AR; d. November 19, 1945, Inola, Rogers Co. OK, Br: Highland Cem. Inola, OK; m. JOSEY MCGETRICK, October 22, 1911; b. ABT 1893.
Notes for SIDNEY W. WEAST:
Marriage license states that Sidney of Leedey Ok was 42 when he married Josey McGetrick, age 18 of Lenora OK. They were married by J. N. Walker of the Minister of the Friends Church on 22 October, 1911 at the home of Sidney Weast and in the presence of Irene Weast of Leedey OK.
24. vi. PERNETTA JANE "NETTIE" WEAST, b. January 12, 1876, Valley Springs, Boone County, AR; d. April 13, 1975, Tulia, Texas Br: Silverton Cem., Briscoe Co. TX.
6. BENJAMIN LOGAN3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born June 18, 1835 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died June 25, 1910 in Cheney, Sedgwick Co. KS Br: Cheney Pioneer Cem.. He married MARY ANNE WEATHERSBY March 26, 1863 in Williamson, Co. TX, daughter of W. WEATHERSBY and RACHEL SAUL?. She was born ABT 1846 in TX, and died February 15, 1879 in Comanche Co. TX, Br: Rockbluff Cemetery.
Notes for BENJAMIN LOGAN WEAST:
Ben went to Texas about 1860, with his sister, Sarah and husband, Fred Wood. They are found in the same household on the 1860 census of Williamson Co. TX, Bagdad community. He enlisted in the Confederacy in Oct. 1861 in Georgetown and is found on a list of the 'Williamson County Grays'. They saw service in TX, NM, AR and LA. He married Mary Anne Weathersby in 1863. An obituary indicates they had 7 children with 5 living at the time of his death. On the 1880 census of Marion Co. AR, Mary Anne had died and he had 4 of his children living with him. The next few years found him in the Yellville area as evidenced by news items from the Mountain Echo. The editor kept trying to get Ben married off again. In 1900 he was living in the Chickasaw Nation with his daughter, Ella, and son-in-law. A descendant, Brandy Walker Parks, has furnished a group photo of Benjamin and his 5 children. Papers found by her indicate that Benjamin made a homestead entry in Quay County, NM in 1906. Through Tony Walker, she also furnished his obituary. At his death in 1910, he was living with his daughter, Anne Laura (Mrs. Jonathon Walker). 1910 census Quay County, NM Ben is resting in Sedgwick Co. KS, Cheney Pioneer Cemetery.
Children of BENJAMIN WEAST and MARY WEATHERSBY are:
25. i. ANNIE LAURA4 WEAST, b. February 12, 1864, Georgetown, Williamson Co. TX; d. June 20, 1947, Wichita, KS Br: Cheney Cemetery.
26. ii. JOHN THOMAS WEAST, b. 1866, TX; d. May 22, 1930, Bell Co. TX Br: Oakland Mem. Park, Terrell, TX.
iii. BABY WEAST.
27. iv. MARY ROETTA WEAST, b. October 24, 1872, Williamson, Co. TX; d. December 24, 1936, Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK Br: City Cem..
v. ELLA C. WEAST, b. December 21, 1875, Arkansas; d. July 7, 1956, Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK Br: City Cemetery; m. ORAN V. SINCLAIR; b. December 1863, Texas; d. October 10, 1943, Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK Br: City Cemetery.
vi. LOUISE WEAST.
Notes for LOUISE WEAST:
28. vii. BENJAMIN CLAUDE WEAST, b. February 1879, TX.
7. SARAH3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1837 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died Aft. 1886. She married (1) CHARLES G. BENNETT. She married (2) FRED M. "FED" WOOD ABT 1859 in Arkansas, son of THOMAS WOOD and ELIZABETH TALBERT. He was born ABT 1828 in Arkansas, and died ABT 1873 in Texas. She married (3) WARREN BOLT ABT 1910, son of WILLIAM BOLT and CATHERINE SUTPHIN. He was born in Carroll Co. VA, and died in 1915 in Gridley, Butte County, CA BR: Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.
Notes for SARAH WEAST:
Sarah had a marriage to Charles Bennett in the mid 1850's. They had a son, Charles G. Bennett, who at age 4 was found on the 1860 census of Marion County, Arkansas in the household of his grandparents, Adam and Sophia Weast. At some point prior to 1860, Sarah married Fred Wood and the two, along with Sarah's brother Benjamin Weast, traveled to Texas. The 1860 census records show these three in a household in Williamson Co. TX in the Bagdad community. In 1870 Fred and Sarah and a family of 6 children including Charles Bennett, are in McLennan Co, TX , east of the Brazos River, post office, Waco. She lost her husband, Fred, about 1871/3. A son reported that his father was killed by Comanches while herding cattle. Sarah returned to Yellville with her children after Fred's death and was found on the 1880 census of Marion Co. AR with 4 of her children, William Logan, John L., Mary Jane "Mollie" and Georgia Ann. Mountain Echo, Dec. 24, 1886: "Mr. James B. Wickersham has purchased of Mrs. Sarah Wood her home and lot in the upper part of town. Mrs. Wood and daughter, Logan Wood and wife, and Mr. Warner and wife, all left here on Tuesday for the Indian Nation where they expect to reside in the future." The daughter mentioned would be Georgia Ann who later married George Sears in Indian Territory. At least two of her children, Georgia Sears and William L. Wood moved on to Butte Co. California and Sarah Wood may have gone with them. Sarah had a third marriage in Butte Co. CA about 1910 to Warren Bolt, a shoe and boot maker. He had lost his wife a couple of years earlier. On the 1910 census of Butte Co. CA, Sarah reported 3 marriages. She was married to Warren Bolt for only a few years. The Bolt family is buried in the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery in Butte County.
Notes for CHARLES G. BENNETT (Sarah’s first husband):
His name from OK death certificate of son, Charles G. Bennett
Notes for FRED M. "FED" WOOD:
Fred Wood married Sarah Weast before 1860 and moved to Williamson County, Texas where he is found on the census. He served in the Civil War, the following is probably him: From roll 192 Texas Confederate records: Co. A. Frontier Battalion Texas Cavalry. F. M. Wood, card # 50423g22, Capt. H. Fossett's Co. This appears on a return of an election in Capt. H. Fossett's Co. held at Camp Colorado, TX by order of Colonel J. E. McCord, April 1, 1864 for company commissioned officers. Return dated 1 April 1864. To Hardeman's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, 3-1865.
His last child, Georgia, was born January 1872 per CA death records. This would approximate the death date of her father, Fred. From Indian Pioneer History we find a statement by his son, John Lee Wood: "I was born September 7, 1867, in a covered wagon on the plains of Texas. My father went through the Civil War, fighting the Comanche Indians, without getting hurt, and according to what my mother told me, was killed a few weeks after I was born by a band of Indians while helping with a bunch of cattle." This Indian Pioneer History transcript gives much useful family history and most of it fits very well with facts as we know them. We assume Fred Wood is buried somewhere around McLennan County, Texas.
Notes for WARREN BOLT:
He was a shoe and boot maker appearing on the 1860 and 1870 census of Surry Co. NC, also on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 census of Butte Co. CA. He lived 82 years, 6 months, 20 days.
Child of SARAH WEAST and CHARLES G. BENNETT is:
29. i. CHARLES GRANVILLE4 BENNETT, b. April 16, 1856, Yellville, AR; d. March 2, 1946, Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery.
Children of SARAH WEAST and FRED WOOD are:
ii. THOMAS4 WOOD, b. ABT 1861, Texas.
30. iii. LOLA FAYE WOOD, b. November 29, 1863, Texas; d. March 18, 1945, Hoyt, Haskell Co. OK Br: Hoyt Cemetery.
31. iv. WILLIAM LOGAN WOOD, b. ABT 1865, Texas; d. January 26, 1907, Butte Co. CA Br: Biggs-Gridley Cem..
32. v. JOHN LENARD WOOD, b. September 7, 1867, Texas; d. December 13, 1867, Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery.
vi. MARY JANE "MOLLIE" WOOD, b. ABT 1869, Texas; m. L. G. WARNER, November 28, 1886, Yellville, Marion Co. AR.
Notes for MARY JANE "MOLLIE" WOOD:
Mountain Echo, Dec. 3, 1886, Yellville, Arkansas: "Warner - Wood. -- Married at the residence of the bride's mother, in Yellville, on Sunday morning, Nov. 28th, 1886, Mr. L. G. Warner to Miss Mollie J. Wood, A. J. Noe, J.P., officiating." They traveled to Indian Territory with her mother in December 1886 but we have not been able to follow their travels.
33. vii. GEORGIA ANN WOOD, b. January 16, 1872, Arkansas; d. April 11, 1957, Sutter County, CA Br: Gridley-Biggs.
8. MARY E. "MOLLIE"3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1840 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died October 2, 1919 in Marion Co. Ark., Br: home place pasture cemetery. She married NIVENARD E. "NIN" WOOD ABT 1870. He was born November 4, 1844, and died November 27, 1900 in Marion Co. Ark., Br: home place pasture cemetery.
Notes for MARY E. "MOLLIE" WEAST:
She was living with her mother, Sophia Weast on the 1870 census of Marion Co. AR. By 1880 she was married to Nin and they were found on the 1880 and 1900 census of Marion Co. AR. She was running a boarding house in 1900. In 1999, Earl Wood, grandson of Mary was living in the 2 story home place built by his grandparents, east of Yellville. Mary and Nin are buried in a small family plot on the home place.
Notes for NIVENARD E. "NIN" WOOD:
He was a brother of John "Foot" Wood. He built a two story house on his farm, four miles east of Yellville. Estate of Nin on 21 Dec 1900 - 361.79 acres valued at $6000. He loved his cattle and horses and late in life he requested to be buried in the pasture to be near his stock and he was.
Children of MARY WEAST and NIVENARD WOOD are:
i. CHARLES DERL4 WOOD, b. September 15, 1871, Marion Co. AR; d. November 11, 1952; m. CASSIE ERWIN, February 1, 1894.
ii. EFFEN B. WOOD, b. May 29, 1874, Marion Co. AR; d. July 13, 1956; m. IDA ALLINE ALFORD.
iii. MARGRET WOOD, b. ABT 1876; d. 1954; m. SILAS ESTES, August 11, 1895.
iv. LEE. W. WOOD, b. July 29, 1880, Marion Co. AR; d. October 9, 1957; m. (1) MAUDE MCBEE; m. (2) BETTY TABERT; m. (3) DELLA MATTHEWS; m. (4) DORA MATTHEWS.
v. ALICE WOOD, b. November 2, 1883, Marion Co. AR; d. December 22, 1969; m. ERNEST C. MCBEE, October 4, 1898.
vi. WILLIAM WOOD, b. 1884, Marion Co. AR; d. February 6, 1966; m. (1) MAUDE NOE; m. (2) ETTER GIBSON.
9. MARTHA J.3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born April 11, 1842 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died January 1, 1918 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Hurst Cemetery. She married JOHN "FOOT" WOOD May 1867. He was born March 22, 1841 in Flippin, Ark., and died December 23, 1916 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Hurst Cemetery.
Notes for MARTHA J. WEAST:
White River Quarterly: Letter from Sarah Jackson to her brother Joseph Jackson, Yellville, 17 May 1867: "Foot Wood and Miss Mattie Weast are married at last". They raised their family in Union Township near Flippin, Marion Co. AR. John and Martha Wood are buried in the Hurst Cemetery located off Highway 62 between Yellville and Flippin. Family tradition: Martha died of a heart attack upon hearing of the suicide of her son, Ben. This well researched family is from Alfreda Chinski - 1999. Her grandfather was Melze Ray Wood. From Alfreda...Bible record she was known as "Martha Ann Weast". 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 census of Marion Co. AR
Notes for JOHN "FOOT" WOOD:
He was a brother of Nivenard E. "Nin" Wood. Served in Co. A of Elliot's Ark. Cavalry and applied for pension in 1902.
Children of MARTHA WEAST and JOHN WOOD are:
i. ANDREW JACKSON4 WOOD, b. March 30, 1868, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. December 23, 1948, OK; m. FANNIE GEORGETTE BARNETT, September 5, 1895, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; b. March 19, 1871, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. April 23, 1964, OK.
ii. AMBROSE B. WOOD, b. December 20, 1869, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. June 7, 1872, Marion Co. AR Br: Hurst Cem..
Notes for AMBROSE B. WOOD:
Death from drowning
34. iii. WALTER FORREST WOOD, b. February 27, 1872, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. January 18, 1956, Marion Co. AR.
iv. ARTHUR HARDY "HARD" WOOD, b. May 2, 1874, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. April 7, 1946; m. (1) SARAH CORDELIA MESSIC, December 11, 1896, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; m. (2) OCKRA FAYE PARNELL, September 18, 1909; b. June 21, 1890; d. July 1, 1963.
v. MELZE RAY WOOD, b. May 25, 1876, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. July 20, 1950, Ada, OK; m. CLORA ELLEN GIBSON, August 12, 1900, Marion Co. AR; b. November 20, 1881, Somerset, Pulaski Co. KY; d. October 1, 1965, Ada, OK.
vi. ELLA MARINDA WOOD, b. March 1, 1878, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. December 19, 1942, Ada, OK; m. (1) JOSEPH HOUSTON BURNSED, February 6, 1898, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; b. April 9, 1871; d. April 22, 1908, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; m. (2) L. D. HASKINS, April 12, 1912, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; b. 1889; d. April 19, 1949, OK.
vii. BENJAMIN E. WOOD, b. November 16, 1879, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. January 1, 1918, Flippin, Marion Co. AR Br: Hurst Cem..
Notes for BENJAMIN E. WOOD:
Family tradition- death by suicide
viii. HATTIE FLORENCE WOOD, b. September 20, 1881, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. December 31, 1971, Br: Crawford Cem. Everton, Boone Co. AR; m. BAXTER HALL, October 31, 1909, Marion Co. AR; b. July 23, 1881; d. May 15, 1965, Br: Crawford Cem. Everton, Boone Co. AR.
ix. OSCAR D. WOOD, b. August 14, 1883, Flippin, Marion Co. AR; d. May 24, 1910, Br: Hurst Cemetery, Marion Co..
10. COLUMBUS C.3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born March 24, 1844 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died May 23, 1924 in Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery. He married (1) LETTA ANN UNKNOWN ABT 1868. She was born ABT 1847. He married (2) ELIZA A. RUSSELL ABT 1903. She was born ABT 1883 in Arkansas.
Notes for COLUMBUS C. WEAST:
He was a seventh son of Sophia Weast, and was known as 'Doc', from an old 'folk mountain' tradition. Pension application filed 9-25-1915, approved 10-7-1915: At filing, age 69, he stated that he lived in OK for 35 years. He was farmer. Served in MO and AR 4-62 to 6-65, Elliot's Batt., Mo. Cavalry. Lived at N. McAlister, Pittsburg Co. Ok. 1880 census Boone Co. Ar, 1910 census Pittsburg Co. OK, 1920 census Marion Co. AR
10/98 Keith Hamlet of Marion Co. AR says: "C. C. Weast married and had 4 children and left and went to Oklahoma. He later returned and lived with Dick, his nephew, a while. He eventually died at the county poor farm." He is buried in the Cowan Cemetery in Marion Co.
There is a marriage recorded in the Choctaw Nations Groom's Index 1890-1907 - C. M. Weast, age 47, to Nannie McNally, age 27 on 30 Nov. 1902, McAlester/Krebs. This is possibly another marriage for him however his age is off 10 years.
On the 1910 census of Pittsburg Co. OK, there was a Kittie McEvers listed as granddaughter of C.M. Weast. She as 17 years old. A descendant, Shelly Weast Hughes of Star City, AR, said her grandmother told her that Kittie McEvers was a half sister to Roy Weast.
Children of COLUMBUS WEAST and LETTA UNKNOWN are:
i. TABITHA4 WEAST, b. ABT 1868.
Notes for TABITHA WEAST:
Shown on the 1870 census of Fulton Co. AR
ii. WILLIAM WEAST, b. ABT 1869.
Notes for WILLIAM WEAST:
Shown on the 1870 census of Fulton Co. AR
iii. VICTORY S. WEAST, b. ABT 1869.
Notes for VICTORY S. WEAST:
Shown on the 1880 census of Boone Co. AR
Children of COLUMBUS WEAST and ELIZA RUSSELL are:
iv. BENJAMIN4 WEAST, b. ABT 1904, AR; d. ABT 1918, AR.
Notes for BENJAMIN WEAST:
Shelly: He died of swamp fever
35. v. ROY E. WEAST, b. August 31, 1907, AR; d. October 1975, Star City, Lincoln Co. AR.
vi. IRENE WEAST, b. ABT 1909; d. ABT 1913.
Notes for IRENE WEAST:
Shelly: Death age approximately 4.
11. LEONARD S.3 WEAST (ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born October 26, 1845 in Rutherford Co. NC, and died December 26, 1928 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Layton Cemetery, Yellville. He married SARAH E. WILLIAMS 1870. She was born February 3, 1853 in Alabama, and died June 29, 1918 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Layton Cemetery, Yellville.
Notes for LEONARD S. WEAST:
It has been recorded that Leonard was born in Guilford Co. NC but the US census records finds this family only in Rutherford Co. NC. He married the widow of his brother, James Weast. His mother, Sophia Weast, was living next door to Leonard's family in 1880. Marion County History: He spent his entire life on a 275 acre farm that had belonged to his father, part of it in the city limits of Yellville. His home was on the west end of Main Street. He also owned the Weast Hotel where the Ozark Motel it now located. He was a very successful farmer and a stockman. After Leonard's death, Virgil and Lucian continued to live on the farm. Lucian became a doctor and Virgil took care of the farm. The Weast home on Main Street was torn down in 1977. The Weast Hotel was still there in the 1950's. 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 census Marion Co. AR
Notes for SARAH E. WILLIAMS:
After James' death in 1870, she married his brother, Leonard.
Children of LEONARD WEAST and SARAH WILLIAMS are:
i. ESSIE P.4 WEAST, b. ABT 1872; m. NORMAN L. BURNETT, June 1, 1893.
36. ii. VIRGIL H. WEAST, b. August 30, 1874, Marion Co. AR; d. June 1965, Marion Co. Ark. Br: Yellville, Layton Cem..
iii. LUCIAN M. WEAST, M. D., b. February 7, 1877, Marion Co. AR; d. March 24, 1966, Marion Co. Ark. Br: Yellville, Layton Cem.; m. OLIVIA A. "OLA" BROOKSHER, May 20, 1901; b. February 1880, Marion Co. AR; d. 1945, Marion Co. Ark. Br: Yellville, Layton Cem..
Notes for LUCIAN M. WEAST, M. D.:
He ran Weast's Drug Store and was a well known medical doctor in Marion Co. AR
Notes for OLIVIA A. "OLA" BROOKSHER:
Sister of Lula Brooksher
37. iv. CAMPBELL F. "CAM" WEAST, b. December 19, 1886; d. May 1972, Kansas City, MO.
Generation No. 3
12. EMMA C. "SHARLET"4 WEAST (JAMES W.3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT September 1869. She married DR. W. T. BRYAN April 14, 1889 in Marion Co. AR. He was born in (lived at Coal Hill).
Notes for EMMA C. "SHARLET" WEAST:
Mountain Echo, April 19, 1889: Neal Dodd and Dr. Bryan accompanied by Misses Hattie McDowell and Emma Weast took in Harrison last week. Last Sunday evening, it was whispered around that there would be a prominent wedding at the Presbyterian Church after evening services. The result of this news, as well as to hear an interesting sermon, the church was filled at an early hour, almost to suffocation. The congregation was not disappointed in the least; for the Rev. D. C. Ross preached one of the greatest sermons of his life to one of the most attentive audiences. Promptly at 9 o'clock p.m. the church doors were thrown open, a wedding march was played by Mrs. Baker, and Dr. Bryan and Miss Emma Weast, accompanied by Neal Dodd as brideman and Miss Hattie McDowell as bridemaid, marched up to the altar and were married. As soon as the ceremony was over, the newly married couple changed places with the brideman and bridemaid, and to the surprise of all present, the latter couple were married also; Rev. D. C. Ross officiating in both cases. A wedding march was then played, the newly married parties returned to their carriages, the congregation was dismissed and everybody went home heartily wishing the newly wedded long life and true happiness. The young people who have taken upon themselves the vows of marriage, are well known and highly respected residents of Yellville. The Echo joins in wishing them a prosperous and happy voyage over the stormy sea of life.
Children of EMMA WEAST and DR. BRYAN are:
i. MAUD5 BRYANT.
ii. CECIL BRYANT.
13. CUBA R.4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born September 1859. She married JOHN P. COVINGTON ABT 1879 in AR, son of JOHN COVINGTON and MARY HALEY. He was born December 27, 1853 in Christian Co. KY, and died May 2, 1943 in Marion Co, AR, Br: Layton Cemetery, Yellville.
Notes for JOHN P. COVINGTON:
Floyd Burleson writes: My Uncle John and Aunt Cuba lived in Yellville. He had a blacksmith shop there for many years.
Children of CUBA WEAST and JOHN COVINGTON are:
i. ETHEL5 COVINGTON, m. JOHN PHILLIPS.
ii. METTIE COVINGTON, m. CHASTAIN.
iii. OSCAR COVINGTON.
iv. VIRGIE COVINGTON, m. ROBERT 'BOB' BROOKSHER.
v. CECIL COVINGTON, m. THOMPSON.
14. SOPHIA ANN4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1860. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GILLIAM, son of JOHN GILLIAM and CAROLINE MEARS. He was born 1853 in TN.
Notes for SOPHIA ANN WEAST:
She is the ancestress of Keith Hamlet. In 1999 Keith was living south of Yellville close to the old Weast City.
Child of SOPHIA WEAST and BENJAMIN GILLIAM is:
i. MINNIE E.5 GILLIAM, b. November 19, 1876; d. April 24, 1965, Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery; m. WORTH R. HAMLET, November 18, 1896; b. January 26, 1875; d. September 14, 1927, Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cemetery.
15. STERLING PRICE4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born 1862 in Arkansas, and died December 25, 1930 in Marion Co. AR BR: Yellville, Layton Cem.. He married ELIZABETH A. "BETTY" MORROW ABT 1884, daughter of BARRON DEKALK MORROW. She was born 1867 in Arkansas, and died in Marion Co. AR BR: Yellville, Layton Cem..
Notes for STERLING PRICE WEAST:
1900 census of Marion County, AR, Water Creek Township. Married 14 years. Had 6 children, 5 living. 1900 census Marion Co. AR
Floyd Burleson writes: "My Uncle Sterlen and family lived in Yellville after the railroad was built in the early 1900's. He ran a taxi and hauled the mail from Summit to Yellville until his death. I think it cost 10 cents to ride from Summit to Yellville." Death date from AR Death Index
Notes for ELIZABETH A. "BETTY" MORROW:
Monument in Cowan cemetery reads: S. P. Weast 1862 - 1930, Elizabeth 1867 - (no death date)
Children of STERLING WEAST and ELIZABETH MORROW are:
i. IVA N.5 WEAST, b. October 1885, Arkansas.
ii. NANCY B. WEAST, b. May 1889, Arkansas.
iii. WILLIAM L. WEAST, b. September 1891, Arkansas; d. 1975; m. EUNICE MCKEE, November 16, 1921, Phoenix, AZ.
Notes for WILLIAM L. WEAST:
Mountain Echo December 1, 1921: The Echo has been informed that on Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, Mr. W. L. Weast, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Weast of this place and Miss Eunice McKee of Phoenix, Ariz., were married in that city.
iv. NINA P. WEAST, b. March 1894, Arkansas; d. 1975.
v. EDGAR J. WEAST, b. August 1896.
Notes for EDGAR J. WEAST:
1900 census of Marion Co. showed "Esker J".
vi. OFFIE WEAST, d. January 6, 1888.
vii. EFFIE WEAST, m. MARVIN JOHNSON.
viii. RALPH WEAST, b. ABT 1903; m. HAZEL SANDERS, September 1921, Marion Co. AR.
Notes for RALPH WEAST:
Mountain Echo, Sept. 22, 1921: On last Saturday evening Miss Hazel SANDERS and Mr. Ralph WEAST were married at the Methodist parsonage, Rev I. L. CLAUD officiating. Miss Hazel is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SANDERS of the Sanders hotel, in this city. Mr. WEAST is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. WEAST of this city. Mr. and Mrs. SANDERS served a six o'clock supper Saturday evening at the hotel in honor of the marriage, to which a few special friends were invited. Mr. and Mrs. WEAST were among the most popular young people of the town, and have a host of friends whom The Echo joins in extending congratulation.
16. GEORGE W. "DICK"4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born June 8, 1868 in Arkansas, and died January 25, 1925 in Marion Co. AR Br: Cowan Cem,. He married (1) CHARITY HAMLET December 31, 1890, daughter of WILLIAM HAMLET and ANGELINE ADAMS. She was born February 8, 1871 in Arkansas, and died April 22, 1911 in Marion Co. AR BR: Cowan Cem.. He married (2) VIRGIE DUDLEY ABT 1912 in Water Creek Township, daughter of JASON DUDLEY.
Notes for GEORGE W. "DICK" WEAST:
Mountain Echo January 2, 1891: Geo. W. Weast and Miss Charity Hamlet were married at the residence of 'Uncle' Billy Hamlet's last Wednesday, Rev. D. C. Ross officiating. Mountain Echo May 14, 1886: "Messrs. Marion Wickersham and G. Wash. Weast started for Texas yesterday in a two-horse wagon." He was known as 'Dick' Weast and owned a general store about 6 miles south of Yellville, known as Weast City. Keith Hamlet remembers going to this store for his mother. 1900 census finds them in Water Creek Township of Marion County and had 4 children with 4 living.
Children of GEORGE WEAST and CHARITY HAMLET are:
i. WALTER W.5 WEAST, b. June 1892, Arkansas.
ii. NORMAN WEAST, b. June 1894, Arkansas; d. February 10, 1919, Br: Cowan Cem, Marion Co. AR.
Notes for NORMAN WEAST:
WW I Kansas Private Field Battalion 5th Division. From Internet: Norman B. Weast, son of George W. Weast enlisted 24 June 1918 and died 10 Feb. 1919. He served in 29 co. 164 Dep Brig. 15 Serv. Co. Sig. C. Ft. Leavenworth Repl. Draft. Co. B 116 F Sig. Bn. Co. C 9 F. Sig BN.
iii. DOROTHY WEAST, b. July 1896, Arkansas.
iv. CHESTER D. WEAST, b. October 25, 1898, Arkansas; d. May 26, 1941, Marion Co. AR BR: Cowan Cem.; m. ANNA JEWEL ESTES.
v. RUTH WEAST, b. 1900.
vi. RAYMOND WEAST, b. 1902.
vii. GEORGIA WEAST, b. 1904.
viii. GEORGE WEAST.
Children of GEORGE WEAST and VIRGIE DUDLEY are:
ix. LESTER "BILL"5 WEAST, b. 1913.
x. LESLIE 'BAB' WEAST, b. 1915.
17. NONEY NANCY4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1869, and died April 27, 1900. She married WILLIAM HENRY "BILLY" HAMLET, JR. ABT 1885, son of WILLIAM HAMLET and ANGELINE ADAMS. He was born ABT 1864, and died February 14, 1950 in AZ Br: Pima, AZ.
Children of NONEY WEAST and WILLIAM HAMLET are:
i. ERNIE HARRY5 HAMLET, b. ABT 1886.
ii. BERTHA LEONA HAMLET, b. ABT 1888.
iii. CHESTER LELON HAMLET, b. ABT 1891.
iv. MARVIN WINFIELD HAMLET, b. ABT 1894.
v. ANNIE EDITH HAMLET, b. ABT 1896.
18. THOMAS W.4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born February 1870 in Marion Co. AR. He married EMMA MCAFEE October 20, 1889 in Marion Co. AR. She was born October 1868 in GA.
Notes for THOMAS W. WEAST:
1900 census of Marion Co. AR, Blythe Township. Had been married 11 years, had 5 children, 3 living. Mountain Echo 18 Jan. 1895: " Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weast died". Floyd Burleson: "They lived just west of Turkey where Irene and I now live (1993). They farmed this farm until they moved to Arizona in the early 1900's where they lived until their deaths.
Children of THOMAS WEAST and EMMA MCAFEE are:
i. NORA B.5 WEAST, b. July 1890, Marion Co. AR.
ii. TESSIE WEAST, b. December 1892.
iii. FLORA WEAST, b. October 1899.
19. FLORA BELL "CLARA"4 WEAST (WILLIAM BRISON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born August 15, 1874 in Yellville, Marion Co. AR, and died August 14, 1958 in Marion Co. AR BR: Georges Creek Cem.. She married CHARLIE RUSSELL BURLESON October 13, 1889, son of JOSEPH BURLESON and NANCY DEARMAN. He was born May 15, 1872 in Marion Co. AR, and died February 27, 1957 in Marion Co. AR BR: Georges Creek Cem..
Children of FLORA WEAST and CHARLIE BURLESON are:
i. JOSEPH MARVIN5 BURLESON, b. May 26, 1892; d. December 10, 1976; m. OZA DODD, 1914.
ii. VIRGIL ROSCOE BURLESON, b. April 4, 1895; d. March 15, 1965; m. DALIA CLINE, March 21, 1917.
iii. GARLAND WESLEY BURLESON, b. January 19, 1898; d. June 10, 1985; m. LUCY BOYLES, March 21, 1919.
iv. BRICE WILLIAM BURLESON, b. September 29, 1900; d. April 1, 1961; m. OZA LANCESTER, September 22, 1922.
v. ARTHUR BORMAN BURLESON, b. May 28, 1903; d. April 21, 1974; m. BESSIE BURLSON SMART, July 3, 1927.
vi. LESTER BURLESON, b. June 23, 1906; d. June 27, 1906.
vii. LOIS ERIE BURLESON, b. October 15, 1907; d. June 7, 1988; m. FRANK GILLEY, December 4, 1924.
viii. GEOGE BEE BURLESON, b. August 26, 1911, Turkey, Marion Co. AR; d. April 24, 1997; m. ESTELLA RHOTEN, December 19, 1929.
ix. CHARLIE FLOYD BURLESON, b. August 15, 1915, Turkey, Marion Co. AR; m. IRENE KEETER, May 4, 1941.
20. ISABELLE4 WEAST (JOHN JEFFERSON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born February 9, 1860 in Carroll Co, Arkansas, and died Aft. 1940 in Elk City, OK. She married (1) MR. BRANTLEY. She married (2) JOHN M. "MART" HUDSON July 31, 1879 in Boone Co. AR. He was born February 13, 1845 in Arkansas, and died September 23, 1913 in Ramona, Washington Co. OK BR: Ramona Cem..
Notes for ISABELLE WEAST:
Christopher Weast is listed as a grandson on the 1880 census of John J. Weast, age 2. We assume his mother was Isabelle Weast and his father was Mr. Brantley. Oscar McGavock said that Belle kept a parrot. Have a photo of this family. She lived in Mangum, OK for many years. We have not found her burial place.
Notes for JOHN M. "MART" HUDSON:
John Hudson had a previous marriage with two children. His family was on the 1880 census of Marion Co. AR with Mart shown as a stone cutter. They lived next door to Benjamin Weast (brother of John J. Weast) and his 4 children. On the 1900 census he was in Lincoln Co. OK, Osage township. The 1910 census of Roger Mills Co. OK, Bar X township, shows Mart was in the Confederate Army. Mart and Isabelle lived near her father, John J. and her brother, Thomas in Roger Mills Co. in 1910. They later moved to the Mangum OK area. Mart was killed by a train in Ramona, OK.
Child of ISABELLE WEAST and MR. BRANTLEY is:
i. CHRISTOPHER WEAST (AKA) RICHARD5 BRANTLEY, b. July 1, 1878, Jefferson Township, Boone Co. AR; m. BETTIE DAVIDSON; b. ABT 1881.
Notes for CHRISTOPHER WEAST (AKA) RICHARD BRANTLEY:
He is listed as a grandson on the 1880 census of John J. Weast, age 2. We assume his mother was Isabelle Weast and his father was Mr. Brantley.
Children of ISABELLE WEAST and JOHN HUDSON are:
ii. LENA5 HUDSON, b. May 1880, Marion Co. AR; d. Bef. 1911.
Notes for LENA HUDSON:
Forest Weast: Lena died under strange circumstances while keeping house for a neighbor.
iii. SIDNEY J. "BUD" HUDSON, b. October 1883.
iv. GEORGIA HUDSON, b. December 1885; m. HORRACE KENDALL.
Notes for HORRACE KENDALL:
Forest Weast: He was sheriff at Burkburnet
v. DAISY HUDSON, b. February 1888; d. Bef. 1911.
Notes for DAISY HUDSON:
Forest Weast: Daisy died of measles, never married, no children.
vi. PEARL "ROSE" HUDSON, b. September 1890, Cherokee Nation; m. B. B. GODFREY, November 7, 1912, Beckham Co. OK.
Notes for PEARL "ROSE" HUDSON:
Marriage from Beckham Co. Gen Web
vii. FRANK JAMES HUDSON, b. August 29, 1894, Cherokee Nation (lived in Leedey, OK); d. May 24, 1968, BR: Cypress CA; m. (1) "TOTS" PRAZELL; m. (2) BERTIE "BIRDIE" L. LYNCH, August 9, 1926, Greer Co. OK; b. August 18, 1903.
Notes for FRANK JAMES HUDSON:
Cousin, Clystie Harrel: Frank played the violin. Wifes and children from Forest Weast 3-2001. Birth year from SS records
viii. HARRIS WILLIAM HUDSON, b. March 1896, Cherokee Nation (lived in Mangum, OK); d. Veterans Home, Amarillo, TX BR: Peree CA; m. (1) WILLA MASON; m. (2) OPAL KEEN.
Notes for HARRIS WILLIAM HUDSON:
Forest Weast: Served in WW I breaking and training horses for the Army.
ix. FLORENCE HUDSON, b. ABT 1902, (lived in Borger TX); m. (1) MR. GRAVES; d. BR: Calumet Cem. Calumet OK; m. (2) VIGUS.
x. MUREL HUDSON, b. ABT 1904; d. December 29, 1937, Altus OK BR: Mangum OK, Riverside Cem.; m. SAMMIE BARTEE, February 4, 1929.
Notes for MUREL HUDSON:
Oscar McGavock: He played the banjo that was out of this world and had beautiful handwriting, Oscar saved one of his letter envelopes. Wife and children from Forest Weast 3-01. He died in Altus hospital at is buried at Mangum. Obit from The Mangum Daily Star, 12-29-1937 lists children: Bob, Jimmy and Billie Jean and mother, Mrs. Isabell Hudson of Mangum, two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Palmeter of Mangum and Mrs. Florence Graves of Borger, three brothers: Frank Hudson of Leedey, OK, Charlie Hudson of Overbrook, KS and Harris Hudson of Mangum. Note: Bonnie and Charlie are not on our list of children and could be another name for those listed.
21. THOMAS DALAFOR4 WEAST (JOHN JEFFERSON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born October 27, 1864 in Boone Co., AR, and died December 30, 1928 in Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem.. He married IRENE BELL SMITH 1908.
Notes for THOMAS DALAFOR WEAST:
His father, John J. Weast, was between CSA service for AR and MO for a while. He was injured and captured in Westport MO the same month that Thomas was born. Todd Evans shows his middle name as Dalafor.
Notes for IRENE BELL SMITH:
Daughter, Clystie Harrel: Her mother was a Smith and raised by the Wrights. Clystie says that she had a half brother, Lloyd Williams.
Children of THOMAS WEAST and IRENE SMITH are:
i. ESSIE LEORA5 WEAST, b. January 27, 1909, Near Leedey, OK; d. March 6, 1990, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem.; m. (1) RAYMOND WAGNER, March 28, 1926, Roger Mills Co. OK; m. (2) KENNY LEIGH, Aft. 1930; m. (3) CLYDE BOTTOM, November 11, 1956, Hammon, OK; b. April 21, 1904; d. November 23, 1986.
Notes for ESSIE LEORA WEAST:
Some info from Internet Message Board posted by Wanda Purcell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ii. LESSIE LEAN WEAST, b. January 27, 1909, Leedey, OK; d. November 21, 1984, Wetumka, OK Care Center; m. W. D. "DUB" BUTLER, August 15, 1926, Roger Mills Co. OK; b. April 7, 1903; d. September 24, 1983.
Notes for LESSIE LEAN WEAST:
Forest says her middle name is Leon
iii. MARVIN LEONARD WEAST, b. April 1, 1911, Leedey, OK; d. December 17, 2002, Stratford, OK; m. LILLIE MEARL EATON, April 25, 1932, Mangum OK; b. January 28, 1914, Texmo, OK; d. January 13, 2000, Stratford, OK.
Notes for LILLIE MEARL EATON:
Obit from son, Forrest Weast.
iv. CLYSTIA WEAST, b. January 16, 1913, Leedey, OK; d. February 13, 2004, Bar X Ranch BR: Shirley Cem.; m. HUGH HARREL, May 20, 1933; b. November 24, 1911; d. May 19, 1998, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem..
v. ALPHA WEAST, b. July 23, 1914; d. ABT October 2000, Leedey, OK; m. (1) JOHN STEWARD; m. (2) OLLIE OWEN HAYNES, Aft. 1930; b. July 28, 1909; d. August 18, 1982, Br: Evergreen Cem. Leedey, OK.
Notes for ALPHA WEAST:
She died at a nursing home in Leedey, OK
22. FOREST LEONARD4 WEAST (JOHN JEFFERSON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born June 1, 1866 in Boone Co., AR, and died March 19, 1963 in Garden City, Kansas. He married ELIZA ISABELL INGRAM. She was born February 8, 1873 in Faulkner County, Arkansas, and died February 22, 1958 in Garden City, Kansas.
Notes for FOREST LEONARD WEAST:
He moved to the Cherokee Nation in 1892, later to become Mayes Co. OK. He was on this census in 1900, Briscoe Co. TX in 1910. Descendants and contacts: June D. Evans, Amarillo & Todd Evans, Cleburne, TX As a child he was known as Leonard F. and in later life he used Forest L. His descendants know him as Forest Leonard Weast.
Children of FOREST WEAST and ELIZA INGRAM are:
i. GEORGE FRANKLIN5 WEAST, b. September 6, 1892, Pryor, Mayes Co, OK; d. June 24, 1980, Briscoe Co. TX; m. MYRTLE LEE DAVIS, March 14, 1916, Plainview, TX; b. December 24, 1893, Grayson Co. TX; d. August 18, 1980, Briscoe Co. TX.
Notes for GEORGE FRANKLIN WEAST:
World War I information available. On 1920 census of Briscoe Co. TX. Family sketch in the Floyd County, TX History book.
ii. STELLA ETHEL WEAST, b. April 30, 1895, Mayes Co, OK; d. November 19, 1986, Silverton, Briscoe County Texas; m. DURWARD HULEN DAVIS, January 1, 1914, Silverton, Briscoe Co., TX; b. November 27, 1890, Grayson County, Texas; d. November 10, 1965.
iii. WILLIE NATHAN WEAST, b. April 9, 1898, Mayes Co, OK; d. January 24, 1965, Silverton, Briscoe County TX; m. MARY ELIZABETH "BETTIE" DAVIS, August 17, 1917; b. January 21, 1898, Grayson County, Texas; d. May 23, 1970, Briscoe County, Texas.
Notes for WILLIE NATHAN WEAST:
He served in World War I. He was on the 1920 census of Briscoe Co. TX. From Wanda Wallace 3-02: As a young man, he worked on ranches in Briscoe Co. TX. He played the fiddle and created leather boots, saddles and made spurs. He probably learned from J. D. Bass of Tulia, TX. Some of his spurs are featured in "Bit and Spur Makers in the Texas Tradition".
iv. WALTER HENRY WEAST, b. September 11, 1900, Mayes Co. OK; d. March 24, 1964; m. ROSE; b. 1906.
Notes for WALTER HENRY WEAST:
World War I information available
v. EDNA MAY WEAST, b. November 2, 1903, Dewey Co. OK; d. May 4, 2000, Johnson KS Br: Valley View Cem., Garden City, KS; m. HAROLD SWARTLEY, 1935.
vi. VERNA OPAL WEAST, b. November 7, 1905, Dewey Co, OK; d. November 30, 1962, Garden City, KS; m. AMOS ROSCOE ALLMON; b. May 25, 1905; d. March 3, 1967, Garden City, KS.
vii. ALMA FAYE WEAST, b. January 25, 1908, Dewey Co, OK; d. March 21, 1988, Garden City, Kansas; m. WARREN SWARTLEY.
viii. CARL LEE WEAST, b. May 10, 1910, Briscoe Co. TX; d. December 13, 1977; m. DOROTHY ROMAINE, Wyoming; b. February 13, 1913, Garden City, Kansas.
ix. ERROL EDWIN WEAST, b. July 16, 1912, Briscoe Co. TX; d. December 13, 1932, Garden City, Kansas.
23. GEORGE J.4 WEAST (JOHN JEFFERSON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born April 6, 1869 in Boone Co., AR, and died 1952 in Inola, Rogers Co. OK Br: Highland Cem., Inola, OK. He married (1) MOLLIE HIGHTMAN September 7, 1897 in Chouteau, I. T.. She died 1952. He married (2) MARTHA BELL PRICE November 18, 1902 in Inola, I. T.. She was born October 18, 1881, and died October 19, 1954 in Inola, Rogers Co. OK Br: Highland Cem., Inola, OK.
Notes for GEORGE J. WEAST:
George was listed on the 1893 Cherokee census of intruders in Oklahoma: George (and Sidney) were farmers, age 22, arrived in territory in 1892. The 1900 census of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, shows his wife, Mollie to be one-sixteenth Cherokee. Marriage to Mollie Heightman, age 23, by A. O. Crow, Minister of the Gospel. George was 28. Mollie was on the 1900 Indian Census born to Henry and Jane Hightman. This was in the area of Muskogee, OK. Her only child was Ethel and was listed #32257-4807, age 2, 1/32 Indian Blood. She was of the Cooweiscoowea tribe. Both mother and child died early. Marriage at age 33 to Martha Price, age 21, by John D. Edwards, M.G. George was 33. Nancy Green Thurman says that George Weast played the violin.
Notes for MARTHA BELL PRICE:
She came into the marriage to George Weast with a son and he was known as Buster Weast. When she divorced George, she married a man by the name of Henry "Blackie" Smith. She later married a man by the name of Charlie Scott. She is buried at Highland Cem. Inola, OK under the name of Martha Bell Scott. - Frank Weast
Child of GEORGE WEAST and MOLLIE HIGHTMAN is:
i. ETHEL5 WEAST, b. January 22, 1901; d. August 1901, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Center Chapel Cem..
Notes for ETHEL WEAST:
This is probably a child of George and Mollie.
Children of GEORGE WEAST and MARTHA PRICE are:
ii. BILL W. "BUSTER"5 WEAST, b. December 11, 1900; d. September 26, 1978, Rogers Co. OK BR: Highland Cem.-Inola; m. MINNIE RUTH GIDEON, December 2, 1925, Wagoner, Wagoner Co. OK; b. June 11, 1905; d. 1962, Rogers Co. OK BR: Highland Cem.-Inola.
Notes for BILL W. "BUSTER" WEAST:
Buster's descendants from Forest Weast, and son, Frank Weast.
iii. BABY WEAST, b. ABT 1904; d. May 15, 1904, Roger Mills Co. OK Br: Shirley Cem..
iv. RALPH WEAST, b. ABT 1906; d. ABT 1924, Br: North of Inola, Rogers Co. OK.
Notes for RALPH WEAST:
Died as young man when a tree fell on him. Died at about 18 years old.
v. HENRY W. WEAST, b. October 9, 1909, Leedy, OK; d. December 18, 1978, Dallas TX, Br: Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas; m. (1) RUBY, April 11, 1931, Wagoner, Wagoner Co. OK; m. (2) STELLA MAE WILDEY, September 10, 1946, Claremore OK; b. April 12, 1935, Claremore, OK.
Notes for HENRY W. WEAST:
Henry later married a woman called Ted, (presumably a nick name) and they had children. I don't know what sex or how many. He worked for a while, as a mechanic, for his brother-in-law, Turk Green, who owned a garage in Inola. I lost track of him and later heard he moved to Texas. Henry lived in Arlington and Dallas -Frank Weast
Notes for STELLA MAE WILDEY:
Stella's daughter by her previous marriage is Rosemary Turner.
vi. ELLA MAE WEAST, b. June 21, 1912; d. December 18, 1984, BR: Highland Cem. Inola, OK; m. FLOYD "TURK" GREEN; b. March 13, 1910; d. July 13, 1984, BR: Highland Cem. Inola, OK.
Notes for FLOYD "TURK" GREEN:
Brother of Ted Green
vii. STELLA WEAST, b. ABT 1915; d. Inola, OK Br: Highland Cemetery, Inola; m. LINUS BORNEMANN; d. Inola, OK Br: Highland Cemetery, Inola.
viii. NELLIE WEAST, b. ABT 1917; m. THEODORE 'TED' GREEN, March 8, 1930, Wagoner Co. OK.
Notes for THEODORE 'TED' GREEN:
Brother of Turk Green
ix. DOLLY WEAST, b. ABT 1918, (lived at Ft. Bayard, NM); d. January 2, 2000, Br: Mountain View Cem. - Deming, NM; m. BILL CONDER.
24. PERNETTA JANE "NETTIE"4 WEAST (JOHN JEFFERSON3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born January 12, 1876 in Valley Springs, Boone County, AR, and died April 13, 1975 in Tulia, Texas Br: Silverton Cem., Briscoe Co. TX. She married DOCK NAPOLEON MCGAVOCK June 23, 1893 in Claremore, Indian Territory, OK, son of OSCAR MCGAVOCK and AMERICA BRYAN. He was born August 17, 1860 in Near Chestnut Bluff, TN, and died October 6, 1956 in Tulia, Texas Br: Silverton Cem., Briscoe Co. TX.
Notes for PERNETTA JANE "NETTIE" WEAST:
Nettie always said she was one-sixteenth Cherokee but our research fails to find any Native American heritage. We did find German heritage under the names of Graves (Graf), Sharp (Scharp) and Stiner. She was the mother of 11 children, the first ones born in Indian Territory near Ripley. The family moved to western OK and eventually to the Panhandle of Texas. Nettie worked hard all her life and had so very much love in her heart for all people. She lived to be 99 years old.
Notes for DOCK NAPOLEON MCGAVOCK:
He was a seventh son and the 'folk mountain' tradition was that a seventh son was a faith healer or 'doctor'. He was known as 'Dock'. He gave himself five more names to make seven: Dock Napoleon Bonaparte Hezekiah Zebedee Quenton McGavock. His 2nd great-grandfather was the well-known James McGavock of Max Meadows, VA, who immigrated from County Antrim, Ireland. Dock was a prosperous farmer in Greer Co. Oklahoma and Briscoe Co. Texas.
Children of PERNETTA WEAST and DOCK MCGAVOCK are:
i. BABY5 MCGAVOCK, b. June 25, 1894; d. at birth.
Notes for BABY MCGAVOCK:
Large baby, died at birth
ii. PURCHES MCGAVOCK, b. January 16, 1896, Ripley, Payne County, Oklahoma; d. August 9, 1909, Greer County, Oklahoma Br: Sand Hill Cemetery.
Notes for PURCHES MCGAVOCK:
Purches died of appendicitis. Lucie McGavock said that her mother, Nettie, was out on the front porch while the doctor was with him and she saw a shooting star go over and she said "Oh, he's gone" and she went back in and he had passed away. He rests in the little Sand Hill Cemetery, 3 miles west and 10 miles north of Granite.
iii. LEE HENRY MCGAVOCK, b. August 22, 1898, Ripley, Payne County, Oklahoma; d. March 23, 1992, Ft. Myers, Florida; m. JOSEPHINE MELTON, October 16, 1926, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; b. April 2, 1902, Carroll County, Virginia; d. January 29, 2000, Florida.
iv. ESTHER MAE MCGAVOCK, b. January 30, 1901, Ripley, Payne County, Oklahoma; d. June 5, 1995, Amarillo, Texas, Br: Tulia, Texas Rose Hill Cem.; m. JOHN RILEY MCCLENDON, December 28, 1919, Silverton, Briscoe County Texas; b. July 10, 1901, Coryell County, Texas; d. February 2, 1977, Plainview, Texas Br: Tulia, Texas Rose Hill Cem..
v. LUCIE JANE MCGAVOCK, b. June 22, 1903, Ripley, Oklahoma; d. March 10, 1987, Friona, Texas; m. WILLIAM ARCHIE KIRK, June 9, 1929, Briscoe County, Texas; b. December 6, 1901, Jackson Co. Alabama; d. May 10, 1986, Amarillo, Texas.
Notes for WILLIAM ARCHIE KIRK:
While working at the Katy switchyard at Dennison, Dec. 15, 1923, he lost his left leg from an accident under a box car.
vi. JOHNNIE WILLIAM MCGAVOCK, b. September 24, 1905, Stroud, Oklahoma; d. October 25, 1996, Tulia, Texas Br: Silverton Cem.; m. OPAL TILLERY, ABT 1936.
vii. OLIVE LAHOMA MCGAVOCK, b. November 16, 1907, Greer County, Oklahoma; d. March 11, 2002, Richardson TX; m. RAYMOND GIRD CHISUM; b. September 14, 1908, Kent County, Texas; d. July 1, 1998, Tulia, Swisher Co. TX.
Notes for OLIVE LAHOMA MCGAVOCK:
Was born on the day Oklahoma became a state and was named Olive Oklahoma, later changed to Lahoma
viii. OSCAR HUGH MCGAVOCK, b. November 18, 1909, Greer County, Oklahoma; m. BERNIECE YANCY, 1937; b. July 4, 1915, Childress, Texas; d. November 8, 2003, Clifton, Bosque Co. Texas.
ix. FRENCH LOUIS MCGAVOCK, b. September 28, 1912, Greer County, Oklahoma; m. LENORA FRANCES VAUGHAN, December 1, 1942; b. August 29, 1925, Swisher County, Texas.
x. J. D. MCGAVOCK, b. January 5, 1918, Briscoe County, Texas; m. DAPHNE FERNE BLACKWELL, February 4, 1940, Lubbock County, Texas; b. December 8, 1921, Briscoe County, Texas.
xi. LEONARD BRYAN MCGAVOCK, b. June 29, 1920, Briscoe County, Texas; d. April 3, 1990, Tulia, Texas; m. EVELYN WAKEFIELD, December 24, 1940, Briscoe County, Texas; b. February 10, 1923, Nashville, Arkansas.
25. ANNIE LAURA4 WEAST (BENJAMIN LOGAN3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born February 12, 1864 in Georgetown, Williamson Co. TX, and died June 20, 1947 in Wichita, KS Br: Cheney Cemetery. She married (1) JOHN HENRY WALKER in Bell Co. TX, son of JOHN WALKER and MARY BAXTER. He was born ABT 1860 in MO, and died 1894. She married (2) JONATHON HOWARD WALKER March 8, 1896 in Belton, Bell Co. TX. He was born October 1832 in KY.
Children of ANNIE WEAST and JOHN WALKER are:
i. MARY ROBERTA5 WALKER, b. February 19, 1881; d. June 16, 1895.
ii. WILLIAM LOGAN WALKER, b. January 15, 1885, DeLeon, Comanche Co. TX; d. December 28, 1974, Downs, KS Br: Mt. Hope Cem.; m. (1) OLIVE MAE TUCKER, September 28, 1908; m. (2) MAREE MCGHGHY, November 10, 1956.
iii. WALLIE H. WALKER, b. August 19, 1888, DeLeon, Comanche Co. TX; d. April 25, 1967, Kingman, KS Br: Fairview Cem. in Cheney, KS; m. NETTIE MARGARET HOPKINS, September 17, 1913.
iv. INFANT WALKER, b. 1890; d. September 18, 1890, lived about a month.
v. RUBY LAURA WALKER, b. March 16, 1892, Dublin, TX; d. September 3, 1927, Winfield, KS Br: Cheney, KS; m. GEORGE A. SHEPARD, December 14, 1919.
Children of ANNIE WEAST and JONATHON WALKER are:
vi. CHARLES W.5 WALKER, b. February 11, 1898, Cheney KS; d. July 23, 1899, Cheney KS Br: Lorenze Birch Cem in Reno, KS.
vii. JESSE BRINK "JACK" WALKER, b. September 24, 1901, Cheney KS; d. March 24, 1991, Arkansas City, KS; m. MARY IRENE SIMS, July 16, 1928.
26. JOHN THOMAS4 WEAST (BENJAMIN LOGAN3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born 1866 in TX, and died May 22, 1930 in Bell Co. TX Br: Oakland Mem. Park, Terrell, TX. He married ZEBBIE EVA MOORE TUCKER November 25, 1894 in Marion Co. AR, daughter of LEWIS TUCKER and ELIZABETH. She was born November 20, 1873 in Flippin, AR, and died May 15, 1957 in Terrell, Kaufman Co. TX Br: Oakland Mem. Park.
Notes for JOHN THOMAS WEAST:
John was buried in Bell County, and later Zebbie died in Terrell and was buried in Bell County. A lake project in Bell County necessitated the removal of their bodies. They were brought to Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell, Texas to be reburied. This is where daughter, Lucy Crain and husband had a business for many years.
Notes for ZEBBIE EVA MOORE TUCKER:
Marriage records show her as Zebbie Tucker and was aka Eva on a census. Her obit referred to her as Zebbie Moore Weast. Zebbie had moved to Terrell in 1944 and lived with the Crains until her death. Mary Redwine: "At Zebbie's funeral, many Indians came and stayed by themselves out under a tree in the yard."
Children of JOHN WEAST and ZEBBIE TUCKER are:
i. LUTHER COWDRY5 WEAST, b. March 16, 1896, TX; d. March 18, 1970, Kilgore, TX (last res.); m. NELLIE MAY WEST.
ii. TROY B. WEAST, b. June 1898, (lived in Ft. Worth); d. August 17, 1974, Tarrant County, TX; m. LELA DURDEN; b. (from Waxahachie, TX).
iii. ALCIE LISS WEAST, b. March 17, 1900, TX; d. September 26, 1968, Whitney, Hill Co. TX, BR: Blum Cem.; m. GLADYS ELIZABETH BAIRD, May 3, 1924, Bell Co. TX; b. October 27, 1900, (from Temple, TX); d. April 25, 1983, Whitney, Hill Co. TX, BR: Blum Cem..
iv. JOHNNIE WEAST, b. ABT 1905, TX (lived in Wingate, TX); d. Bef. 1995; m. LUTHER M. HODGES, February 24, 1932, Bryan Co. OK.
Notes for JOHNNIE WEAST:
They also had one adopted son.
v. PAT WEAST, b. October 20, 1906, TX (lived in Ft. Worth); d. October 7, 1976, Taylor County, TX, Br.Terrell,TX,Oakland Mem.Park; m. (1) EVALEE, AR; b. April 24, 1901, Kileen, TX; d. April 11, 1967, Ft. Worth, TX Br: Oakland Mem. Park, Terrell, TX; m. (2) ALLIE.
vi. LUCY MAE WEAST, b. August 24, 1910, Ellis County, TX; d. July 5, 1995, Terrell ,Kaufman Co, TX, Br .Oakland Mem. Park; m. FRANK M. CRAIN, May 22, 1930; b. July 15, 1905, Lufkin, TX; d. July 26, 1982, Terrell,. Kaufman Co, TX.
Notes for LUCY MAE WEAST:
From Terrell, Texas-Terrell Tribune obit. July 5, 1995. "They moved to Terrell in 1944 and owned and operated Crain's Home and Auto Supply in Terrell until retirement in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church." The Crain's business was located on 109 E. Moore St. in Terrell.
Notes for FRANK M. CRAIN:
They ran a Goodyear store in Terrell, TX for years.
27. MARY ROETTA4 WEAST (BENJAMIN LOGAN3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born October 24, 1872 in Williamson, Co. TX, and died December 24, 1936 in Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK Br: City Cem.. She married BENJAMIN F. WALKER December 8, 1892. He was born April 17, 1856, and died January 21, 1931.
Notes for BENJAMIN F. WALKER:
He was reported to be a former Texas Ranger and U. S. Marshall (1924 History of Wetumka Co. OK). Benjamin and Roetta Walker went first to the Chickasaw Nation, I. T. when coming to OK - Brandy Walker Parks
Children of MARY WEAST and BENJAMIN WALKER are:
i. HERMAN5 WALKER, b. 1893, TX; d. AZ.
ii. JONATHON "BIRCH" WALKER, b. July 6, 1896, TX; d. November 2, 1977, OK, Br: Allen Cem.; m. LOIS MAY; b. August 20, 1899; d. July 20, 1999.
iii. LOGAN BENJAMIN WALKER, b. October 18, 1906, Wetumka, Indian Territory; d. June 1, 1982, Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK -City Cem.; m. LENNIE OPAL COPE.
28. BENJAMIN CLAUDE4 WEAST (BENJAMIN LOGAN3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born February 1879 in TX. He married IDA.
Notes for BENJAMIN CLAUDE WEAST:
Lived near Demming NM, Luna County, 1910-1920?
Child of BENJAMIN WEAST and IDA is:
29. CHARLES GRANVILLE4 BENNETT (SARAH3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born April 16, 1856 in Yellville, AR, and died March 2, 1946 in Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) SARAH E. KINNARD 1909. She was born July 1, 1861, and died November 25, 1943 in Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery.
Notes for CHARLES GRANVILLE BENNETT:
OK death certificate shows his middle name as Granville and his father also as Charles G. Bennett. This also showed maiden name of his mother as Sarah Weast and he was born in Yellville, AR. At age 4 he was with the family of Adam Weast on the 1860 census of Marion Co. AR. Sarah married Fred Wood and they went to Texas with Benjamin Weast about 1859. The 1870 census of Fred and Sarah Wood in McLennan Co. TX, records Charles Wood, age 14. Charles G. Bennett and family are found on the 1910 census of Pittsburg Co. OK. There are probably other children as Ollie Boyd Wickersham remembers them visiting the Bennetts and remembers the names of Nester "Net", John, Will, Walter and Charles. These are possibly additional children by his first wife. Several Bennetts are found in the city cemetery on the Wetumka, OK website including C. G. Bennett. Birth and death dates from headstones.
Children of CHARLES BENNETT and UNKNOWN are:
i. NESTER "NET"5 BENNETT.
Notes for NESTER "NET" BENNETT:
Name remembered by Ollie Boyd Wickersham. "At one time had a beauty shop in McAlester."
ii. JOHN BENNETT, b. ABT 1881; d. 1976, Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery.
Notes for JOHN BENNETT:
Name remembered by Ollie Boyd Wickersham
iii. WILL C. BENNETT, b. 1884; d. 1957, Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery; m. JOHNNIE MAE UNKNOWN; b. 1891; d. 1976.
Notes for WILL C. BENNETT:
Name remembered by Ollie Boyd Wickersham. Dates from headstone, Wetumka Cemetery. This is adjacent to C. G. Bennett.
iv. MINNIE C. BENNETT, b. July 22, 1893; d. September 1978.
v. CORA B. BENNETT, b. ABT 1895.
vi. WALTER J. BENNETT, b. October 4, 1892; d. May 22, 1972, Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery; m. ANNA M. UNKNOWN; b. May 14, 1902; d. February 2, 1990, Hughes Co. OK BR: Wetumka Cemetery.
Notes for WALTER J. BENNETT:
Shown on 1920 census of Hughes Co. Ok. Headstone dates from Wetumka Cemetery, birth date of Oct. 4, 1892 does not agree with 1910 and 1920 census of about 1898.
vii. CHARLES BENNETT, m. MYRTLE POOL.
Notes for CHARLES BENNETT:
Proof needed that he is son of Charles G. Bennett
Child of CHARLES BENNETT and SARAH KINNARD is:
viii. HOLLIE ARTHUR5 BENNETT, b. December 12, 1919; d. October 24, 1938, Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK Br: City Cemetery.
Notes for HOLLIE ARTHUR BENNETT:
These dates from headstone which is at the foot of Sarah Bennett, Wetumka Cemetery.
30. LOLA FAYE4 WOOD (SARAH3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born November 29, 1863 in Texas, and died March 18, 1945 in Hoyt, Haskell Co. OK Br: Hoyt Cemetery. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON WICKERSHAM ABT 1880, son of DANIEL WICKERSHAM and ELIZABETH DOSHIER. He was born November 10, 1857 in Yellville, Marion Co. AR, and died May 7, 1946 in Hoyt, Haskell Co. OK Br: Hoyt Cemetery.
Notes for LOLA FAYE WOOD:
Jerri Lyn Garofalo: Lola and George lived in Yellville until around 1888-89 when they moved to Indian Territory (later LaFlore Co. OK) and later to Hoyt, Haskell Co. OK. They had 13 children one who was my grandfather Ollie Boyd Wickersham. Ollie married Nellie Mae Hamlin from Enterprise, Haskell Co. OK and they had 5 children. Four were born right there in Hoyt OK and then they moved to California where their last child was born and they lived out their life. My father Jerry Wayne Wickersham was their 4th child and he and all of his siblings still live in California. -2004
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WICKERSHAM:
1946: George Washington Wickersham died at age 90, well known pioneer of the Hoyt community. Wickersham came to this county while still a young man and helped build this area from a wilderness. He had lived in the Hoyt community for many years. He is survived by 3 sons, Leon of Hoyt, Boyd of Yuba City, CA and Edgar of Dianvua, CA; 5 daughters, Mrs. Georgia Brandstatt, Mrs. Dollie Blankenship and Mat (Met?) Shelton, all of Yuba City, CA; Mrs Lula Sandlin of Hoyt and Mrs. Rena Cates of Rio Blanco, CO. Wickersham researcher and descendant is Jerri Lynn Garafalo. Sources: Lola Wood Wickersham's family Bible, family, census, SS Death Index, "Wickershams in America" by Gay Davis to which Jerri Lynn contributed her Wickersham families.
Children of LOLA WOOD and GEORGE WICKERSHAM are:
i. JINKS GRIFFITH5 WICKERSHAM, b. July 10, 1881, Yellville, AR; d. 1907.
Notes for JINKS GRIFFITH WICKERSHAM:
Drowned in the Canadian River near Ft. Smith in 1907.
ii. NELLIE MAE WICKERSHAM, b. February 18, 1884, Yellville, Marion Co. AR; m. ROBERT JOHNSON.
iii. GEORGIA BELL WICKERSHAM, b. July 29, 1886, Yellville, Marion Co. AR; d. February 12, 1963; m. FRANK BRANSTATT.
Notes for GEORGIA BELL WICKERSHAM:
Her middle name was also given as Belgium in the family Bible but she was always called Georgia Bell formally or by a family nickname of Choc (after Choctaw Indian). The family moved to Yuba City, Sutter Co. California where they purchased property and prospered growing peaches.
iv. LENARD FRANCIS WICKERSHAM, b. October 11, 1888, Yellville, Marion Co. AR; d. May 3, 1978, Stigler, Haskell Co. OK; m. LILLIE HOLAND, August 21, 1910; b. 1892.
v. DOLLIE ARMIA WICKERSHAM, b. March 20, 1893, Poteau, LeFlore Co. I. T.; d. April 9, 1985, Yuba City, CA; m. FORREST BLANKENSHIP, Haskell Co. I. T..
Notes for DOLLIE ARMIA WICKERSHAM:
All the children were born in Oklahoma. They moved to Yuba City, CA in the 1940s
vi. METTA IVA "MET" WICKERSHAM, b. May 24, 1895, Stigler, Haskell Co. I.T.; d. 1972, Citrus Heights, CA; m. JAMES SHELTON, ABT 1916, Haskell Co. OK.
Notes for METTA IVA "MET" WICKERSHAM:
>"History of Haskell Co. OK" shows name as Mat W. b. 24 May 1895, 1930 census shows her name as 'Mertie I'.
They moved to California in the 1940s and bought property and grew peaches. 1946 they were living at Yuba City, CA
vii. OLLIE BOYD WICKERSHAM, b. February 3, 1897, Indian Territory; m. NELLIE MAE HAMLIN; b. (from Enterprise, Haskell Co. OK).
Notes for OLLIE BOYD WICKERSHAM:
Ollie and Nellie left Oklahoma and moved to Yuba City, Sutter, Co. California about 1937 where they remained. Their children reside in Yuba City, CA except where noted.
viii. TULLULA ANN WICKERSHAM, b. April 7, 1899, Hoyt, Haskell Co. I. T.; d. July 26, 1975, Stigler, Haskell Co. OK; m. (1) FRANK HULSEY; m. (2) WILLIAM SANDLIN.
Notes for TULLULA ANN WICKERSHAM:
1946, lived at Hoyt, OK
ix. CHARLES EDGAR WICKERSHAM, b. August 2, 1902; d. March 18, 1978, Stigler, Haskell Co. OK; m. CATHERINE "KATE" E. CRAIGE.
Notes for CHARLES EDGAR WICKERSHAM:
1946 lived at Dianvua, CA
Notes for CATHERINE "KATE" E. CRAIGE:
They lived in Machine Township, Haskell Co. OK, 1930 census
x. ELRINA "RENA" WICKERSHAM, b. August 31, 1904; d. July 15, 1890; m. WILSON "WESTY" CATES.
Notes for ELRINA "RENA" WICKERSHAM:
1930 census, Jenks, District 21 show them married one year. 1946 they lived at Rio Blanco, CO.
31. WILLIAM LOGAN4 WOOD (SARAH3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born ABT 1865 in Texas, and died January 26, 1907 in Butte Co. CA Br: Biggs-Gridley Cem.. He married A. L..
Notes for WILLIAM LOGAN WOOD:
William Logan Wood is buried at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Butte County, California. He lived 44 years 1 mo. and 2 days. Information from Gridley Biggs Cemetery book.
Notes for A. L.:
Her initials only are from son, Thomas', tombstone.
Child of WILLIAM WOOD and A. L. is:
i. THOMAS D.5 WOOD, b. April 17, 1887; d. August 25, 1905, Haskell Co. OK.
Notes for THOMAS D. WOOD:
Name and age from Logan's application for Cherokee citizenship. His tombstone was found in the Hoyt Cemetery very near George and Lola Wickersham's marker. He died at about age 18.
32. JOHN LENARD4 WOOD (SARAH3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born September 7, 1867 in Texas, and died December 13, 1867 in Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery. He married MARTHA E. "MATTIE" DAMRON 1891 in Sculleyville, LeFlore Co. OK. She was born October 14, 1871, and died February 1, 1956 in Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery.
Notes for JOHN LENARD WOOD:
Information from 1910 census of McClain Co. OK, 1920 and 1930 census of Garvin Co. OK, from Mr. J. L. Wood's interview (# 9062) in 1937 for Indian Pioneer History also from a letter from a descendant, Richard Duane Robinson, July 30, 2003. Dates from Maysville Memorial Cemetery online.
Notes for MARTHA E. "MATTIE" DAMRON:
>Dates from Maysville Memorial Cemetery online.
Children of JOHN WOOD and MARTHA DAMRON are:
i. LUTHER W.5 WOOD, b. ABT 1891.
ii. JOHN ADOLPHUS WOOD, b. April 28, 1892; d. April 16, 1961, Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery.
Notes for JOHN ADOLPHUS WOOD:
Dates from Maysville Memorial Cemetery online. Also T/S shows Okla. PFC 14Co. 162 Depot BRIG WWI
iii. STELLA MAE WOOD, b. October 2, 1894; d. August 16, 1983, Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery; m. ROBERT HIRAM DAVENPORT; b. July 19, 1895; d. November 26, 1964, Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial Cemetery.
iv. MYRTLE L. WOOD, b. ABT 1896.
v. MAMIE L. WOOD, b. ABT 1898.
vi. ALTIE E. WOOD, b. ABT 1901.
vii. ROBERT C. WOOD, b. ABT 1903.
viii. CHARLES E. "DEBBS" WOOD, b. December 16, 1906; d. February 18, 1994, Garvin Co. OK BR: Maysville Memorial; m. JOTTIE IRENE HILL, September 11, 1937.
Notes for CHARLES E. "DEBBS" WOOD:
Dates from Maysville Memorial Cemetery online. Also: Jottie Irene Hill Wood 6-18-1919 wed C. E. Wood 9-11-1937
33. GEORGIA ANN4 WOOD (SARAH3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born January 16, 1872 in Arkansas, and died April 11, 1957 in Sutter County, CA Br: Gridley-Biggs. She married GEORGE LEWIS SEARS, son of JAMES R. SEARS. He was born January 1865 in Georgia, and died January 21, 1935 in Butte County, CA Br: Gridley-Biggs.
Notes for GEORGIA ANN WOOD:
1880 census of Marion Co. AR showed George A. as a son in error. Georgia is found on the 1900 census of Choctaw Nation, I. T. and the 1910 census of Butte County, 1920 and 1930 census Sutter County CA. The birth place of the last child shown would indicate they moved to California about 1906. California death records show 11 April 1872 at age 85.
Notes for GEORGE LEWIS SEARS:
His burial information from the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery book. It shows that he resided at Yuba City, died 21 Jan. 1935, lived 69 years, 3 mos. and 13 days. 1920 census of Sutter Co. CA shows his father born in Ireland and mother in GA. Also found on the 1930 census of Sutter Co. CA
Children of GEORGIA WOOD and GEORGE SEARS are:
i. MYRTLE L.5 SEARS, b. March 1890, Indian Territory; m. CHARLES HARTY POWELL; b. NC.
ii. HATTIE V. SEARS, b. ABT 1892, Indian Territory.
iii. MELVIN FOREST SEARS, b. March 12, 1894, Indian Territory; d. January 6, 1978, Alameda, CA.
Notes for MELVIN FOREST SEARS:
From CA death records. He died at age 83
iv. ALBERT THOMAS SEARS, b. April 8, 1896, Indian Territory; d. November 19, 1953, Sutter County, CA.
Notes for ALBERT THOMAS SEARS:
He was shown as Bert T. on the 1910 census. From CA death records, he died at age 57
v. WILLIAM LOGAN SEARS, b. October 17, 1901, Indian Territory; d. July 14, 1987, Sutter County, CA.
Notes for WILLIAM LOGAN SEARS:
From CA death records, he died at age 86, showed mother's maiden name of Woods
vi. ELNORA SEARS, b. ABT 1903, Indian Territory.
vii. MARY DELL SEARS, b. ABT 1905, Indian Territory.
Notes for MARY DELL SEARS:
She was shown as Reta M. on the 1910 census.
viii. ARTHUR GRANVILLE SEARS, b. August 20, 1906, Butte Co. CA; d. August 7, 1953, Los Angeles Co. CA; m. ANALENA CHARLOTTE STOHLMAN, Bef. 1912; b. October 12, 1907, Sutter Co. CA.
34. WALTER FORREST4 WOOD (MARTHA J.3 WEAST, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born February 27, 1872 in Flippin, Marion Co. AR, and died January 18, 1956 in Marion Co. AR. He married EDITH BRIGGS September 12, 1900 in Flippin, Marion Co. AR. She was born May 5, 1881, and died March 30, 1969 in Marion Co. AR.
Children of WALTER WOOD and EDITH BRIGGS are possibly living:
35. ROY E.4 WEAST (COLUMBUS C.3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born August 31, 1907 in AR, and died October 1975 in Star City, Lincoln Co. AR. He married EDNA March 3, 1928 in Russellville, AR. She was born ABT 1910, and died ABT 1995 in Star City, Lincoln Co. AR.
Notes for ROY E. WEAST:
Children from Shelly Weast Hughes - 10/98, birth and death from SSDI. Shelly: Roy and Edna met and married at Russellville, AR, then lived at Holly Bend Bottoms, near Russellville. From there they moved to England AR and finally to Star City about 1950.
Children of ROY WEAST and EDNA are possibly living
36. VIRGIL H.4 WEAST (LEONARD S.3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born August 30, 1874 in Marion Co. AR, and died June 1965 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Yellville, Layton Cem.. He married (1) EVA BAUNGARNER. He married (2) LULA BROOKSHER. She was born February 1882, and died 1966 in Marion Co. Ark. Br: Yellville, Layton Cem..
Notes for VIRGIL H. WEAST:
He was shown as Dr. V. H. Weast on 1900 census of Marion Co. AR and was shown as a druggist.
Child of VIRGIL WEAST and EVA BAUNGARNER is possibly living
37. CAMPBELL F. "CAM"4 WEAST (LEONARD S.3, ADAM2, JOHN JACOB1 WIEST) was born December 19, 1886, and died May 1972 in Kansas City, MO. He married MABEL COWDREY, daughter of JOHN COWDREY and MARTHA BERRY. She was born October 15, 1886.
Notes for CAMPBELL F. "CAM" WEAST:
The 1910 census of Crawford Co. AR, city of Van Buren, married one year. SSDI lists a Campbell Weast born 19 Dec. 1886 and died May 1972, Kansas City Mo.
Child of CAMPBELL WEAST and MABEL COWDREY is unknown
We wish to thank the dedicated Marion Co. Arkansas researchers who have been so much help.
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Descendants who have contributed greatly to this search: Sharon Walker, a dedicated researcher of the older Weast/Wiest family lines whose current email address can be found on the Weast Gen-Forum site.
Brandy Parks email@example.com a Benjamin Weast descendant and researcher
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