From Mississippi To Texas In A Covered Wagon?

Bobbie Caffey’s grandmother, Mary Ina Weaver Caffey, came to Comanche County about 1881 from Iuka Mississippi.

For times she was well educated and when she arrived in Sidney, Texas at the age of twelve, she was way past what the other students were learning at Jimmy’s Creek School. Mary Ina came to Comanche, boarded in Comanche, and attended school at what she called the old college.

Grandson Bobbie once asked her what it was like to ride in a wagon “all that way.” Mary Ina replied that she had no idea.

“No idea? What do you mean?”

“I have no idea what it would be like to ride to Comanche County from Mississippi. Now, if you’d asked me what it was like to walk all of that way, I could have told you!”

Ina was the daughter of Ann America Greene Weaver and William Corbin Weaver. Ann America Boss Greene’s sister.

Boss Greene’s Civil War Letter
Boss Greene Chases A Bank Robber
Boss Greene Is Murdered

Ann America Greene Weaver


About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to From Mississippi To Texas In A Covered Wagon?

  1. Edward Lee Weaver says:

    William Corbin Weaver is my great great grandfather. I have been to the cemetery in Sidney and found the graves of these great pioneers. I have been told the William Corbin was a confederate soldier but have not found anything to confirm it. Do you have any evidence of such information.


    Edward Weaver
    1409 E. 14th Street
    Sweetwater, Texas

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