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Spain/Weston Family Album
[Submitted by Wynn Weston Herbert (granddaughter of James B. & Hattie Weston) from the Irene Weston Shakespeare, Hector Weston and James Weston Collections]

 George Spain & Kittura "Kitty" (Carawan) Spain

Kitty (Carawan) Spain
[1861 - 1930]
Photo courtesy of Wm. Odell Spain Collection

Kitturah ("Kitty") Carawan, daughter of Marcus Carawan [see his 1910 will] and his 1st wife, Mary Elizabeth Fulford, married George M. Spain (1858-1915), son of Joshua Lacy Spain, Jr. & Sallie Taylor, in Pamlico Co. on Feb. 5, 1882.  Kitty was born in Pamlico Co. on December 11, 1861.  She's found in the 1870 Beaufort Co. census and 1880 Pamlico Co. census living with her parents.  By 1900 George & Kitty were living in #4 township of Pamlico Co. but when the 1910 census was taken they were living in Roanoke Rapids in Halifax Co., NC.  George & Kitty are both buried in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids. [see George's death certificate & Kitty's death certificate]

Their known children were:
   1) Hattie Elizabeth Spain born Nov. 20, 1882; married James Branch Weston [see info and photos below and another photo here]
   2) Parley Gertrude Spain married Alfred Lee Marriner (1887-1951) in Halifax Co., NC on Apr. 28, 1917 [see marriage certificate]  [see an application for a Veterans Tombstone to be placed in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, NC.]

Beulah & Hazel Marriner, daughters of Parley & Alfred
Taken c1935 at the Weston Farm in Rich Square, NC

   3) Georgia M. Spain born April 1890; married Joe Allen Pope in Halifax Co., NC on Mar. 5, 1919 [see marriage certificate]

l-r: sisters: Hattie Elizabeth (Spain) Weston  & Georgia M. (Spain) Pope
Taken c1935 at the farm of James B. Weston in Rich Square, NC

   4) Luther H. Spain born July 29, 1895 Pamlico Co., NC and died Mar. 14, 1950 Atlantic, Carteret Co., NC [see death certificate]; married Nannie I. Brown in Halifax Co., NC on Dec. 20, 1920. According to an application for a veterans tombstone, he is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC
   5) Howard Edward Spain born July 29, 1900 Pamlico Co. and died Nov. 26, 1967 at Sealevel, Carteret Co., NC. [see WWII Draft Card] He is buried in Atlantic Cemetery in Carteret Co.

Howard E.. Spain c1960 (female unknown)

James Branch & Hattie Elizabeth (Spain) Weston

According to his death certificate, James Branch Weston was born in NC on June 1, 1887 and died in Rich Square, Northampton Co., NC on August 14, 1968. He is buried in the family cemetery in Rich Square.  When he signed his 1917 Draft Card he gave his birth date as June 1, 1888, a difference of one year.  He was tall with a stout build, grey eyes and dark hair.  His parents are listed as unknown on the death certificate, however, we do know that his mother was Sarah Elizabeth Weston (1858-1932) from subsequent census records in 1910 & 1930 Northampton Co. where she was living with James & Hattie.  James married Hattie Elizabeth Spain in 1910.  Hattie was born in Pamlico Co. on Nov. 20, 1882 and died in Rich Square, Northampton Co., NC on Feb. 22, 1946.  Her death certificate lists her parents as George Spain & Martha Carion but her mother's name is in error.

James B. Weston as a young man
Compliments of Raymond Earl Weston, Jr.

Possibly a wedding photograph
l-r: Hattie (Spain) Weston, James B. Weston, unknown

                           Hattie & James Weston (unk. year)
              Compliments of Raymond Earl Weston, Jr.

James Branch & Hattie with their daughter, Irene Weston - 1940s

Funeral of James Branch Weston - 1968
l-r: Jim, Irene & Hector, children of James Branch & Hattie Weston

Their children were:
   1) Hector Roscoe Weston born Jan. 14, 1913 in Rich Square, NC and died May 12, 1997 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.  He served in the US Navy from 1933-1937.  He married  Elenda Mae "Linda" Diffee (1917-2003)
in Calhoun Co., Alabama in December 1938.  He re-enlisted in Sept. 1939 and served in WW II on the USS Haradan and in Korea on the USS Fletcher.  He later worked for RCA and then opened Ray's Garden Market in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.   The 1940 Baltimore City, Maryland census shows that Hector was living in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on April 1, 1935.  Elenda & Hector are buried in Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, Burlington Co., NJ.

Hector in center--other 2 are unknown


Chief Warrant Officer - c1940

   2) Irene Mae Weston born February 27, 1918 in Rich Square, NC and died Sept. 5, 2009 in Towson, Baltimore Co., MD.  She married Gilbert R. Shakespeare (1917-1964).  Irene & Gilbert are buried in Greenmount Cemetery in Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA.

   3) James "Jim" Hudson Weston born Sept. 16 1920 and died Aug. 21, 2005; Married Inez Sharp

OBITUARY - James Hudson Weston, 84, of Charlotte, died Sunday, August 21, 2005 at his residence. He was born September 16, 1920 in Rich Square, [Northampton County,] NC to the late Hattie Elizabeth Spain Weston and James Branch Weston. Mr. Weston retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service during and after World War II, and also retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, a Mason, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. The family will receive friends Monday, August 22, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 PM at McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road. Services will be private for the family. Survivors include, his wife, Inez Sharp Weston of the home; son, David Weston of Charlotte; daughters, Mrs. Lynn Harris of Charlotte; Mrs. Wynn Herbert of Kingsport, TN, and Mrs. Janet Curry of Huntersville, NC; five grandchildren and soon to be born, his first great-grandchild; one sister, Irene Mae Shakesphere of Artrendsville, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Hector Weston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204, or to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1900 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel.  (The Charlotte Observer - August 22, 2005)






Any idea who these "unknowns" might be?  If so, please contact Wynn Weston Herbert.

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