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Dr. Mason Locke Weems II



Dr. Mason Locke Weems II

WEEMS, MASON LOCKE (10 Jul 180622 Feb 1856). Mason Locke Weems, physician, son of Dr. Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, was born in Dumfries, Virginia, in 1806. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1826 and began practice in Washington, D.C. He married Asenath Otis Slade of Prince William County, Virginia, before he moved to Texas in 1838. They had seven children. Weems lived for two years on Bay Prairie, Matagorda County, and then moved to a plantation six miles below Wharton. He was an incorporator of Matagorda University in 1845 and of the Columbia, Wharton and Austin Railroad in 1854. He was probate judge of Wharton County for several terms and on July 2, 1849, qualified for chief justice of the county. An extensive planter as well as a doctor, he carried on a correspondence on various Texas agricultural subjects with the United States Patent Commissioner. Weems was a master Mason and a Unitarian. He died in February 1856.

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Mason Locke Weems II
b 10 Sep 1806 Belle Aire, Prince William County, VA
d 22 Feb 1856 East Columbia, Brazoria County, TX West Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, TX

s/o Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, Sr. & Frances "Fannie" Ewell

Thesis at the University of Pennsylvania: Capillary Circulation

wife: Asenath Otis Slade (1811 England-1899 Chappell Hill, TX) married 6 Jul 1829 in Virginia; daughter of Charles Slade and Mary Otis

Charles Henry Weems (c1833 - 16 Jun 1834 Virginia

In 1850 Dr. Weems was listed on the 1850 census of Wharton County as being 43 years of age. It stated that he was from Virginia. Weems was an outstanding doctor having come to Texas in 1837. He lived for two years on Bay Prairie in Matagorda County.

Going to the Exposition

     The following ladies and gentlemen arrived in the city this morning. They are on their way to the World's exposition:

     Dr. J. W. Benton and Walter B. Tanner, Caney, Matagorda county; Dr. Weemes [Weems] and daughter Laura, Columbia; Mr. Taylor, wife and daughter, Columbia.

     Galveston Daily News, April 8, 1885


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