WEAKLEY, Robert, (1764 - 1845)


WEAKLEY, Robert, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Halifax County, Va., July 20, 1764; attended Princeton (N.J.) schools; joined the Revolutionary Army at the age of sixteen and served until the close of the Revolutionary War; moved in 1785 to that part of North Carolina which later became Tennessee and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the North Carolina convention that ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789; member of the first State house of representatives in 1796; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); appointed United States commissioner to treat with the Chickasaw Indians in 1819; member of the State senate in 1823 and 1824, serving as president in 1823; member of the State constitutional convention in 1834; died near Nashville, Tenn., February 4, 1845; interment in the family vault at “Lockland,” on his estate in the suburbs of Nashville.