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Weatherred, Francis Marcus, Jr. (1781–1854)

Biography Entry

Francis Marcus Weatherred (Weathered), Jr., soldier and hotelier, son of Francis Marcus and Agnes (Suddarth) Weatherred, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, on July 15, 1781. On December 23, 1806, he married Nancy Dowell. He served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek War before he moved from Tennessee to Texas in December 1835. He settled in Robertson's Colony and in 1836 joined Capt. William H. Patton's Columbia Company of Col. Sidney Sherman's Second Regiment of the Texas army, but he was on leave of absence at the time of the battle of San Jacinto. His son, Francis Marion Weatherred, served in the same company. In 1837 he was living in what is now Sabine County, where he operated a hotel at Milam. He was defeated as a candidate for representative from Shelby County in 1843. Weatherred died at Milam on December 4, 1854.

A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1892). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Weatherred, Francis Marcus, Jr.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 11, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 1, 1995