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Parson Weems

Born: Oct 11, 1759

Death: May 23, 1825

Birthplace: Anne Arundel County

Nationality: United States

Parson Weems

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1759
Date of Death : May 23, 1825
Birth Place : Anne Arundel County

Mason Locke Weems, generally known as Parson Weems, was an American book agent and author. He was the source of some of the apocryphal stories about George Washington. The tale of the cherry tree is included in The Life of Washington, a bestseller that depicted Washington's virtues and was intended to provide a morally instructive tale for the youth of the young nation.

Also known as


  • Mason Weems
  • M. L. Weems
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