F. H. WEIR, an enterprising farmer of the Sixth District of Chester County, was born in Madison County, August 20, 1834, and is one of a family of eight children. His parents, S. L. and Mary WEIR, were both born in Blount County, Tenn., the father in 1793 and the mother in 1800. They came to Madison County in 1830, where he was engaged in farming until his death, in 1854. The mother died in 1834.

Our subject was reared at home and received his education at the district schools and at Bethel College. In 1858 he married Rittie CAIN, a native of Madison County, born in 1834, and the daughter of Andrew and Sarah CAIN. They have an interesting family of children. Mr. WEIR is an active energetic man and has followed agricultural pursuits the principal part of his life. In 1888 he was elected deputy sheriff, and filled that office with credit. occupying that position for about six years, to the satisfaction of all concerned. He was also elected magistrate when Chester County was organized. In the fall of 1881 he entered the Confederate Army, joining an independent company of scouts under Gen. FORREST. He served through the principal part of the war and was a brave and gallant soldier.


Transcribed by David Donahue

Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present ; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, McNairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville, TN: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.