C.W.T. Weldon  

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The Ladonia Historical Preservation Society
C.W.T. & Cordelia Weldon
Photographs by Debby Crofford

C.W.T. Weldon is one of the few southern men whom the fortunes of the war failed to place upon the roll of cod-fish aristoceracy, notwithstanding the fact that he suffered considerable loss. After four years service in the confederate ranks, during which time he was made federal prisoner---when the seige of Port Hudson was raised--he returned to his home to find his handsome property an utter waste. His natural good sense and judgement told him grief was useless, so he laid his shoulder to the wheel, and success attended his efforts to replace his losses. His known integrity and business capacity, enabled him to borrow a little money, with which he began business, and he has built up a business, the gross annual receipts of which is about $95,000.00 outside of his banking interest.
From The Biographical Souvenier of Texas :
C.W.T. Weldon went into the Army in 1862. He joined Company C, Burnett's Battalion of sharp-shooters, and was immediately detailed as quartermaster's sergeant of the battalion. He served under General Gardner in Louisiana, but after the surrender of Port Hudson, he was ordered to report at Doaksville, Indian Territory, to General Maxey, and under him he served until surrender. The only battle of note in which he participated was the seige of Port Hudson, in 1863.

Mr. Weldon was born in Viginia, in 1830. He came to Texas in 1852, twenty two years old---and began his career as a dry goods clerk. The habits of industry, and economy of the dry goods clerk, have been Mr. Weldon's stake and stay as the businessman. Experience and maturer years have given him better business judgement and perhaps greater caution, but the traits of character essential to success were formed in his younger days,

Mr. Weldon is president of the First National Bank of Honey Grove, and a large stock holder in the First National Bank of Bonham.He is probably the most extensive banker in the county. Whenever an enterprise of merit is to be assisted, Mr. Weldon is found to the front, ready with his means and superior judgement to aid and forward it. There are scores of men in Fannin County, who can attest his readiness to accommodate and befriend men who are worthy of his confidence.

C.W.T. & Cordelia Weldon

* His mother is also buried in the Ladonia Cemetery.


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