|Robert Weston Sen'r
August 29, 1763 - July 21,1845
Buried in Panola Methodist Church Cemetery, Panola, Sumter County Alabama.
North Carolina Militia
GPS Coordinate: GPS 32 - 56.16 N and 88 - 15.02 W.
WESTON, ROBERT. "Robert Weston, a soldier from North Carolina, is buried at 'Shady Grove,' Sumter county, Ala.
His tomb records simply his birth and death and 'A Revolutionary Soldier.' A few brief facts of his history have been
furnished by Mrs. M. C. Carpenter, his granddaughter, of Eutaw, Ala. Robert Weston was born in England, August
29, 1763, and died in Sumter County, Alabama, July 21, 1845, aged 81 years, 5 months and 8 days.
"He came to America when a mere lad, with his two brothers, Isaac and Frank Weston. Although very young, he
fought in the Revolution in North Carolina; was brave and quickwitted; was captured three times and sentenced to
death, but made his escape each time through shrewd ability in disguising himself. He married Mary Ogilvie of South
Carolina, who was born June 26, 1769, and died January 11, 1845, aged 75 years, 5 months and 15 days. The
young couple settled in Fairfield district. S.C., where they resided until their children were grown. They had a large
family and many descendants are still living in South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. One son, I. M.
Weston, settled in Columbia, S.C., but the other children all removed to Alabama. Naturally the old couple followed
their children and came to Sumter County, Ala., in 1833, where they purchased a home near their children and spent
their old age in peace and contentment surrounded by children and grandchildren. Robert Weston was a man of
intelligence and excellent education and his grandchildren remember him with the deepest affection and respect. His
thrilling stories of Revolutionary times are yet remembered and told in the family."—Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of
the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 568-569.
From Alabama Department of Archives and History web site.