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Re: James Franklin Weddington of Charlotte
Posted by: James Weddington (ID *****3240) Date: September 01, 2004 at 18:45:01
In Reply to: Re: James Franklin Weddington of Charlotte by Barry Wetherington of 287

Hi Barry, the town of Weddington, Union County, NC is incorporated and is a fast growing and upscale development. It was incorporated to keep Charlotte from annexing it, although Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County, it is legal here to annex across county lines. The town got its name from the Weddington Methodist Church-check out The Church got its name from Reuben Boswell Weddington, he got his name from his grandfather Reuben Boswell, and father Clarke Weddington. The whole family is buried in the Church cemetery.I have digital photos. R B W father was Clarke and his mother was Lois Boswell Weddington, also buried at the Church. R B W paternal grandparents was John Weddington and Agness Snell. There is a large stone monument in front of the Church that reads in part "the name of this Church was changed from Sandy Ridge to Weddington in 1899". "Rube" Weddington was a wealthy bachelor who left the Church 800 acres of land and other considerations. James E Weddington

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