Friday, December 16, 2011

What I Know About Samuel C. Weeks (SCW)
I inherited a worksheets from an aunt that had SCW’s birth year as 1805 and that he was born in Maryland. The worksheet also listed a number of his children and the date of his marriage to Jane Cunningham. My aunt compiled this information in the late 50’ and 60’s. Most of the dozens of the Weeks family trees I’ve reviewed on-line show SCW’s Birth as 1805. In 2011 I made contact with a second cousin that had SCW’s personal bible. This bible shows SCW’s birth year as 1804. I posted this new birth date on line but only a few have updated this information.

Time Line: Born 1804 in Maryland ..…. In 1830 census living in Mechanicstown, Frederick, Maryland ..…. In early 1830’s moved to Licking Co. OH …... 1838 moved to Delaware Co. OH …… 1867 retired in Caledonia, Marion Co…... Died July 26, 1870 in Caledonia, OH

1. Samuel C. Weeks

Born: in Maryland (one census shows him born in Maryland VA)

Died: July 26, 1870 in Caledonia, OH

Married to Jane Cunningham in Sept. 18, 1826 in Frederick, MD (Sourced)

2. His Children were:

LEANDER HUGH WEEKS was born on 09 Nov 1828. He died on 23 Feb 1835.

HEZEKIAH LEE WEEKS was born on 30 Jun 1829. He died on 15 Jul 1829.

WESLEY COE WEEKS was born on 28 Apr 1831 in Maryland. He died on 06 Oct 1861 in Shoup Cem. Delaware, OH.

JANE REALBECKER WEEKS was born on 02 Mar 1836. She died on 17 Dec 1836.

ISAAC LUCAS WEEKS was born on 12 Apr 1833 in Maryland, United States. He died on 06 Dec 1904 in Pleasant View Cem, Stanly, Kansas, United States,.

MARY JANE WEEKS HARRIS was born on 01 Mar 1838 in OH. She died on 02 Jun 1856.

OLIVER WILSON WEEKS was born on 22 May 1841 in Delaware, OH, USA. He died on 11 Jan 1903 in MARION, OH.

3.  SCW married second wife, Jeannette Rutherford in Jan. 21, 1869. Jeannette was born Oct 28, 1836 in England. Note: 1870 Census shows her being born in Canada.

4. 1830 Census shows SCW’s home in Mechanicstown, Frederick, Maryland. It also showed that in the household was 1 male under 5, 1 male 20 to 29 years of age,

5. 1840 Census

6. 1850 Census
Shows SCW in Delaware Co. OH, at age 45. Record shows him in Thomson township family #37.

7. 1860 Census dated July 24, 1860 shows SCW age 53 in Delaware OH, a farmer with property valued at $2300 and personal property at $350. In the family listing there is a Philander Roberts age 29 with land value of $1600.

Also in this census SCW neighbors were his son Isaac two lots fro SCW and a Stephen Weeks six lots away from SCW. Is Stephen Weeks, age 59 in this census related to SCW. Census shows Stephens birth place as Delaware County. No state given.

8. 1870 Census dated Aug, 1870 shows SCW birth place as Maryland with a VA after Maryland. Could this mean he was born in Maryland VA and not the state of Maryland. The info in this censes was provided after SCW’s death so it could just be an error? Census showed land value of $825 and personal property of $2000.

The 1870 census also showed that SCW lived next to his youngest son Oliver Wilson Weeks who had land value of $3112 and persona; property of $1000.

9. Land Transfer Reference to land transfer regarding a lot 42 recorded 2/12/1872, Vol 40/pg 457. Transfer included: Jeannette weeks, O.W. Weeks of Caledonia Jeannette Weeks - Isaac L. Weeks of Caledonia Jeannette Weeks - Ann Weeks of Caledonia

Also a second reference: Jeannette weeks - John Crissinger of Caledonia recorded 3/25/1878, Vol 46/page 557

10. From History of Ohio via Heritage Quest: The late Dr. Oliver W. Weeks, father of Dr. Dana O. died at his home in Marion January 11, 1903, at the age of sixty-one. He was born in Delaware County, Ohio, May 22, 1841, a son of Samuel C. and Jane (Cunningham) Weeks. Samuel Weeks was a native of Maryland and his wife of Pennsylvania. In 1830 the family came to Ohio, living in Licking County, and after 1838 in Delaware County. In 1867 Samuel Weeks and wife retired to Caledonia in Marion County, where both of them died,

11. Found a reference to a collection of letters from a UNDERHILL, JACOB S. This doc included excerpts from certain letter but further research I couldn’t’ find the original letters. D-9000-066a. Here is an excerpt that had SCW in it. “Letter dated 21 October 1839. Jacob S. Underhill at Buckram (now Locust Valley) to William Henry Cock at Hillsboro, OH; description of the wedding of Charles Dowing to Angeline Weeks; also mentions Rev. Marmsduke Earle, Aunt Rebecca, David and Leonard Weeks, Dr. griffin, Chunckman, Charles Cock, Samuel C. Weeks, Samuel Baley son of Stephen Baley, Uncle Sam, dick Cock, Isaac Rodman, Stephen Seaman, Stephen Tilly, Everett Weeks, Phelps Peck & CO>, Doremus suydam & Nixon…From the UNDERHILL SOCITY OF AMERICA.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Are These Two Signatures From The Same Person?

In late Sept. 2011 I received an unsolicited email from promoting their new War of Independence and War of 1812 docs. So I clicked over to see what they had to offer and I did a search on Samuel Weeks. There was only one result and it was a declaration (my choice of words) of a Samuel Weeks in Maine stating that he was in the War of 1812 and deserved (again my choice of words) to pension compensation. Then I saw the signature of this Samuel Weeks and the lights in my head were in over load.

This Samuel Weeks signature seems very similar to the Samuel C. Weeks signature in Weeks bible. Are these two signatures from the same person? If they are from the same person there are a lot of questions to be answered. For example:

Is the 1814 signature from Samuel C. Weeks father who is in Main? We show Samuel C. being born in 1804 in MD. Plus all of the census data for Samuel C. show him in MD and OH. Maybe we haven't found Samuel C's parents because we've been searching in the wrong state all these years. Maine has never been on our radar.

If the signatures are the same then Samuel C's father must have given him the bible and made the first few entries.

Any hand writing experts out there? Are these two signatures from the same person?

The War of 1812 doc referenced above is at

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pages from the Samuel C. Weeks Bible

Samuel C. Weeks and Jane Cunningham

After all these years of chasing data I now have a face to match the data. I'm really pleased that I now have pictures of all my paternal grandparents all the way back to 1804, nice!

Plus I have copies of five pages from the Samuel C. Weeks personal bible. Again bring data to life. The bible has yielded other children that we never knew about along with personal information on birth dates. Simple comments like such and such was born “on Sunday morning at 4 AM”. It doesn't get more personal than that!  The bible pages are on another post.

Here's what I have:

Samuel C. Weeks B: 29 Nov 1804 in Baltimore, MD D: 26 July 1870 Caledonia, OH. 

  Jane Cunningham B: 1805 Pennsylvania D: 19 May 1867 Caledona, OH.

Mary Jane Weeks their daughter.

Thank You Devereaux Weeks

Devereaux is the person who gave me copies of pages from the Samuel C. Weeks bible. The story of how we teamed up is interesting and may motivate you to try to team up with other family researchers.

I've been working on my families genealogy for close to ten years now. Over that time frame I have made contact with other cousins researching the Weeks family. Most if not all of these cousins were “found” on or on various genealogy message boards. Of the 10 or so “lost cousins” I've made contact with there is one cousin in particular, Jeff Weeks, that I have been sharing information with since early 2011.

In one of my message board sessions a fellow researcher asked me if I might be related to a Devereaux Weeks. I didn't have Devereaux in my database so I decided I'd check it out. I soon found out that Devereaux lived in Austin, TX. Since I live in south TX I thought it would be fun to have a cousin so close to my home. I did a little more research on Devereaux but still had no contact information.

Then a few months ago Jeff surprised me with a mailing address for a Devereaux Weeks in GA. Seems Devereaux is in Jeff's family tree. So I sent a letter to Devereaux and two weeks later I received a small package from him. The package included a short note with an email address and a marked up copy of the Samuel C. Weeks Descendents Report I included with my letter. There were red marks all over the report and comments like “wrong birth date for this person, you left out these children and on and on”. I'm looking at all these corrections with a smile on my face while thinking with all these errors this guy must think I'm an idiot.

A few email exchanges later I asked Devereaux how he got all this wonderful Weeks information? He simply replied with, “I have the Samuel C. Weeks bible”.

I guess the the moral of this story is “I'll take luck over skill any day of the week”.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

YDNA Errrrrrr

DNA genealogy, a classic good news / bad news scenario. The good news is that YDNA is past down from father to son so every direct male ancestor of mine would have the same YDNA as me, kinda. Nothing is perfect. There are certain YDNA makers that are known as fast mutating markers. So what does that mean? It means that you can be off by a few markers and still be related. Which means it's very difficult to get an exact match with anyone.

For example, I first took a 46 marker YDNA test through I was so excited when my results came back. Finally I was going to find my direct ancestors. On my first database search I had over 500 matches. Then there is this statical time period thing that estimates how many generations back you are related to a specific match. I love it, the feed back shows that you and this other YDNA person have a 99% probability of having a common ancestor in the past 50 generations. That's cool except 50 generations ago was way before we were using surnames. So what good id the match?

Then there are websites that have surname groups but you must take your YDNA from that site in order to join in the surname group. So off I go and spend another $100+ for a 37 marker test so I can join the group. Guess what? The results from this new test don't match my results from the first test. The 37 marker test was off by 2 markers from the 46 marker test. Which means that I have a high probability of being related to me in the past 5 generations. Hint: remember those fast mutating markers. On two of those markers my two tests were off by 1 on two known fast mutating markers.

So I join this surname group to find out that I'm not matching up with anyone in the group. But if I mess around with the mutating markers I find I'm matching a lot of the members. OK, what does messing around mean? It means that if I “assumed” that if a mutating marker was only off by one point then I counted it as a match. After all my two miss matched markers were only off by one marker each and I know I'm related to me. Then I decided what happens if I don't count mutating markers at all?

Good news is that after playing some games with mutating markers I came up with a handful of high matches. Bad news is all I know about the matching people is their kit number. Why would someone pay to get their YDNA, then post it for the world to see but not give you anyway to contact them to see if you are truly related.

No problem, the web site for the surname group has a message stating contact your surname group administrator for assistance. They should have mention that the administrator may or may not reply to your email. Mine didn't

I could go on and on but the bottom line is that the various types of DNA have the potential of being a great tool for genealogy. I think the science is good and getting better all the time. My grip focuses on the process involved in the interpretation of your results.

Man, it feels good to have said all this even if I'm only saying it to the other me. (joke)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Research Journal

I've been researching my Weeks Family roots for about 8 years now. I'm retired and I'm a Windsurfer. I moved to South Padre Island, Texas in 2003. I'm fortunate enough to have my health (thank you Lord), and to be able to enjoy my three most favorite things: Windsurfing, Genealogy and a good action adventure book. Mornings for genealogy and afternoons for windsurfing. Every now and then there is a chore that gets in the way but that's life.

Regarding genealogy, when I first started researching my family everything was new and thrilling. So much information to read through, so much “stuff” to collect and store. You know the drill, “this piece is interesting, I need to save it, I might need it some time......” I guess that logic is what leads to mountains papers to be stored, extra hard drives and a indexing systems that ensures you'll never find what your looking for and reams of paper and more printer cartridges than you can imagine.

But best of all, looking at a piece a paper thinking that you'll never need it but you need to file it anyway. Then years later you come across that piece of paper only to find that it's information helps you solve a problem you've been chasing for years. But why wasn't that obvious the first time you read that doc? Then you start second guessing yourself, what other treasures do I have buried, What did I do with this and that...., and on it goes.

Part of my problem in researching is time. Not like I don't have the time it's more like the need for instant gratification. I spend 35+ years in the high tech business and in that industry you had milliseconds to solve a problem and the life of that solution had even a shorter life span. Well, not really but it sure felt that way. But genealogy is just the opposite. Genealogy moves at the speed of a glacier. Talk about stopping to smell the roses, with genealogy you have time to plant the seed and watch the darn rose grow old and then fall away.

But the happy ending to this story is this blog. This blog gives me a place to write about my frustrations and to organize my research results. The process of writing something out and then posting it, even if I'm the only person who will ever read it, give me the feeling of accomplishing something.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Family Bible vs. Government Records?

I've been chasing Samuel C. Weeks for the past 10 years trying to find his parents. His death certificate shows him dieing in Jul 26, 1870 at the age of 64 making is birth year at about 1804. Early census information shows him to be 35 in 1840 and 45 in 1850 making is birth year 1805. In my searches for this person I post his birth date as abt.1805.  Census also shows him being born in Maryland.

Recently I've made contact with a third cousin who has a very old family bible. Samuel C. Weeks is listed in the bible. His birthday is listed as Nov 29,1801. The bible also shows his date of death exactly the same as the death certificate, Jul 26, 1870.

I guess what I'm asking is do I run with the new info or stay with the abt. 1805 or run with both? It's very tempting to put a specific date in the birth date field.

A quick search on with the new birth date only shows one Samuel Weeks b: 1801 in England.  Maryland was the primary port of entry in the early 1800's.  Maybe Samuel's parents came to America in 1805, hmmmm.  All of a sudden research is fun again.

Not sure what to do with the new information.  Any advise regarding this topic?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Census Research Results To Date

My Brick Wall is Samuel C. Weeks B: 1805 in Maryland. I've been trying to find his parents for the past six years. It was suggested that I go back to the census for early Maryland and check out all the Weeks in those early years. My goal was to take a look at all Weeks Adults in the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1830 Maryland census. I assumed that Samuel's parents were living in Maryland when he was born. And I ended with the 1830 census since that is the first time Samuel showed up as a head of household.

The research results are in a PDF file. Since I can't attach a PDF to this blog you'll need to go to another website to retrieve the results. So please go to and select the download for maryland_spread_sheet_current_version_5_27_2011.pdf

I'm not sure what all this information means and I'd be grateful for inputs from others regarding these results.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I've had my YDNA tested twice. Once with (a 41 marker test) and again with Family Tree DNA (a 37 marker test). The test results were virtually the same (duh). The results were off slightly on two markers.

One test would have been enough but I went with first and then decided I wanted to be part of the Family Tree DNA Weeks Surname Group and to be part of the group you have to have your YDNA processed by FTD.

Here are my results: (click on image to enlarge)

YDNA - Please get yours tested!

What is YDNA?  For complete information on YDNA I suggest you go to or just search on YDNA.

Simple put your YDNA is past down from father to son thus it's a great tool for finding direct male ancestors. There are huge databases of YDNA results from all over the world. That's the good news. Unfortunately, even though the Weeks surname is fairly common there are only a hand full of Weeks men who have taken and posted their YDNA results. The smaller the database the harder it is to get good result.

If you are a Weeks male please have your YDNA tested. The larger the Weeks sampling the better the odds are you will be successful using this technology to find your male Weeks ancestors.

There are few sites that have a YDNA Weeks Surname Group. They are: The Family Tree DNA Weeks surname group is managed by a gentleman that has a wealth of information on early Weeks families.

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation aka SMGF

If you decide to get your YDNA processed, I encourage you to test for as many makers as you can afford. I'd recommend a min. of 37 markers but more better.

Friday, May 13, 2011

One of the first Weeks Families in Amercia

This is a long post but I think it's worth it if you have any interest in one of the first Weeks in America. This information comes from a book titled;

The Ancestors and descendants of Charles E. Smith and Nora Arminda (McPherren) Smith with Ancestor Families of:
Smith, Griffin, McPherren, and Weeks”

By Lynnette Roberts

The book can be read on line at the LDS Family History Archives

I think the author does a great job describing the origin of the Weeks name and early Weeks family American history.

Weeks Name Origin:
Most researches of the Weeks surname in America attribute the name to that of English origin.  Though other Weeks lineages, with various spellings, can be traced to other countries on the European continent, our line of Weeks ancestors near certainly came from England. Early in the 1600's the English started settling the eastern areas of the United States, and most particularly the area of modern day eastern Virginia. Our earliest confirmed Weeks ancestor, Joseph Weeks, is thought to have been born about 1670 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The wife of Joseph Weeks was born in England.

It is believed the name Weeks first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066.  However the name Weeks derives from the Old English Saxon word wic, which means dwelling place, or someone who lives in an outlying settlement. ' Generally it is thought that most of the early Weeks settlers in colonial America came from the southern areas of England, notably Cornwall, Devonshire and Sussex.

The spelling of the name Weeks can vary to up to sixty different ways! Lack of education in medieval times was one reason for the various spellings, plus the fact that the English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. Obviously personal preference also attributed to each family of Weeks settling on a way to spell the name. Even when the Weeks name appeared in America, personal preference and lack of education played a part in how the name was spelled. Some of the more common spellings for Weeks found researching this book are: Weekes, Wykes, Wyck, Wicks, Weykes.

The Many Early Weeks Families in America:

Researching the Weeks names in 1600 and 1700 America can be a daunting undertaking, given the xtremely common name and numerous spellings variations. Add to the fact that in genealogy, researchers well know that first names are routinely repeated through generations and extended descendants thereof. It is not uncommon for one sibling to name his/her children the same names as his/her sibling did. Thus cousins have similar first names. Also common is the reality that many related family members tended to settle in the same areas. So, for example, it was found that there were about five inter-related men, of the about the same age, named Benjamin Weeks all from one general area. Another complexity to the mix is that in most eastern states, there are very sketchy records.

Most records were lost in either in the Revolutionary War or the Civil War. Other records were lost to fires common in the times. Such being said, this author has done much personal research and has also taken the liberty of carefully studying years of work by other seasoned Weeks genealogical researchers. It has been thus concluded that putting much additional effort into tracing our particular line of Weeks beyond that of Joseph Weeks (born about 1670) is near futile at this time, even though there is speculation about his further lineage. Also, even though this author concedes a possible few minor errors in trying to decided "which Weeks are ours" from the few records still available, the over all analysis does give a clear picture of just where our Weeks lineage came from and many factual details about the generations of the family.

Generally, most Weeks researchers believe that about seven different Weeks lineages first came from England in the early 1600's, of which some may have been related. The three main areas Weeks people settled were: Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia. In Virginia, here again Weeks researchers find much confusion in that there were many related and unrelated Weeks lineages. Since  House of and Genealogical Outline of the Cram. Walker, and Weeks Families. Boston: 1934.

Our Weeks Ancestors in America:

As stated, our first known Weeks ancestor has been documented back to Joseph Weeks who was born about 1670 in Westmoreland County, VA. Various documents indicate that our lineage stayed in the Westmoreland Co. VA area until about 1751-52, when further descendants then spread a bit to the northwest, to the neighboring counties of King George, Fauquier and Culpeper. Just before 1800 we can trace our Weeks folks south to Burke Co., GA. Eventually our Weeks linage continued migrating west, as the modern day map below shows. (Keep in mind there were no states or state boundarie in the 1600's and early 1700's, only boundaries for the 13 original colonies. Virginia and North Carolina, for example, stretched to the Mississippi River: Also, modern West Virginia was part of Virginia until 1863.)

Migration of our Weeks Family - From about 1670 to 1870
1 - Westmoreland Co. (Northern Neck area) VA
2 - Culpeper County, VA
3 - Burke and Jefferson County areas, GA
4 - Franklin County, TN
5 - Choctaw County, MS
6 - Copiah County, MS

With a better understanding of the origins of our Weeks family and where they migrated throughout the south, it is now time to continue on to the Statistical information on our Weeks lineage. After reviewing the actual names and dates of the various Weeks through the generations, a biography of each major ancestors of each generation is presented. Here in these biographies will be found details of each direct relative who migrated to the areas shown in the preceding map. Keep in mind that our final descendant of the Weeks lineage, Arminda Frances Weeks, married Jesse Workman McPherren. Their daughter was Nora McPherren/Smith one of the main subjects of this book.  Discovering our Weeks lineage will reveal people of prominence and poverty, but always patriotism.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Brick Wall

With help from family records and interviews family member I've been able to track my direct decedents all the way back to 1805. But I've been stuck at 1805 for the past few years. For now my journey ends with the birth of Samuel C. Weeks born in 1805 in Maryland. I just can not find any information about his parents. Who were they and where did they come from?

I know that Samuel was born in Maryland in 1805. That information has been confirmed from family records, US Census and a obituary written about him in 1870 in Ohio.

I also have a picture of his son Issac’s home in the late 1800's. In this pictures are other children of Samuel's along with pictures of some of his grandchildren.

A couple of years ago I had my YDNA taken hoping that would help break down that brick wall. So far no help. Not because of any fault of YNDA. It's just that the data base of men who have posted their YDNA and have the Weeks surname is just too small. As more Weeks men get their YDNA and post their results the more useful YDNA will become in helping to find male ancestors.

The following posts in this section of this blog details some of the actions I've taken to try to find the parents of Samuel C. Weeks.

I'm always looking for advice on this topic.

Weeks Family Research

My name is Bob Weeks and I’ve been actively researching my Weeks family tree since 2003. This Weeks Family Research blog is a collection of information regarding early Weeks families in the USA.

Over the past few years I’ve been searching for the parents of my Third Great Grandfather who I believe was born in 1805 in Maryland. I’ve spent countless hours trying to discover his parents and along the way I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with others researching their Weeks roots.

In 2009 and then again in 2011 I had my YDNA tested hoping that those results would help me find my Weeks ancestors. And again many hours of research resulted in many dead ends.

However, through all this time, money and research I have accumulated a lot of Weeks Family information that I would like to share with others. So the purpose of this blog is to act as a clearing house of information on the Weeks families in the early 1800′s and beyond.

This blogs only purpose is to share my findings with other researchers and hopefully in return I might gain advise and help from others.

First Weeks Settlers

About the Weeks name

From message board..

The first Weeks settlers in the U.S. was George Weekes of Dorchester, Ma.and most probably came over here in late 1636/7. He was married to Jane Clap (or Clapp) and came from Salcombe Regis, Devon…associated with the manor of North Wyke in Devon.

Also a William Weeks and perhaps a brother named John Wicks came to Falmouth, Ma. (Cape Cod, close to Plymouth) John was a Quaker and was chased out of Ma.; went North to New Hampshire; came back briefly to Ma. and then went to Rhode Island. He was killed by the Indians.

William Sr. supposedly had children William; John; Abigail and Eliza (or Elizabeth).  William could have been married 3 times and had 11 children.He lived in Edgartown Ma. (On Martha’s Vineyard Island) for some time but then conveyed that land to his first child Samuel and William moved back to Falmouth.

John was also in Falmouth, but had a farm on one of the Elizabeth Islands. He was my line and I can trace him to my dad. Supposedly Johns’ brother William took over the farm on the Island.  Their father had a boat which was used for delivering material to various ports and as far away as New York.

At one point, during a storm his boat was blown ashore and stranded on Pasque Island, one of the Elizabeth lands. The Indians broke aboard and stole whatever they could. William and John jr. fought the Indians but didn’t have enough manpower to retrieve the materials being taken.  Many of the descendants of William Sr. have not been traced at the time thie genealogy books were written.

The Earliest Weeks/Weekes/Wickes/Wicks in the Colonies

(This information was provided by Walter Weeks)

1. Francis Weeks b. prior to ca.1607, whose inventory was taken around Jamestown in 1627 would seem to be the first on American soil besides some Weeks sailors who were documented as early as 1622. Who this Francis was and where he came from, prob. Eng., is not known for certain or if he left any descendants.

2. Francis Weeks 1618-1689, who probably came from Devon(shire) in England and lived in MA, RI and finally Oyster Bay, New York is well documented. At least one researcher that I am aware of has some doubts about this Francis being from the Devon Weeks' because Francis apparently was not literate. I can't confirm or deny this statement, but it could be a consideration.

3. William Weeks of MA ca. 1615-1689 was prob. the son of Robert Weeks of Staines Parish, Middlesex England who left a will in 1638 naming 4 sons, John, Thomas, William and Robert. This William Weeks was in the Barnstable area of MA. When he migrated is uncertain, but it was before 1638.

4. John Weeks of MA/RI 1609-1666 arrived in prob. Plymouth, MA aboard the Hopewell, Nov. 1635 with his wife Mary,b. 1607 and dau. Ann, 1 yr. old. I believe he was listed as a Tanner. He is probably the s/o Robert of Middlesex England as he is mentioned in his Father's Will as living in New England in an add on to the will. If true, William and John are brothers.

5. George Weeks of Dorchester MA, ca. 1600-1659 is from Devon, England but not related to others who claim to be from Devon.

6. Joseph Weeks 1620-1692 is first found in 1647 in IoW, VA and he then migrated to Kent Island, MD in 1650,where he lived his well doumented life as a Justice among other things. He is prob. from the Bristol area of England.

7. Walter Weeks 1615-1666 was first found on Kent Island, MD in 1642 and by 1650 he was in Northumberland, VA where he d. There is evidence that he was literate and a tutor.

8. Abraham Weeks 1630-1692,is first found in Lower Norfolk, VA in the late 1640's near Joseph Weeks who migrated to MD. Abraham was in Lancaster, VA and finally a very well known person in Middlesex Co., VA which was formed from Lancaster.  No known surviving male heirs for Abraham.