My name is Jason Haydon. I am working on my
WEEAKS/WEAKS/WEEKS ancestry, and have been for quite
some time now.
What I know is the following:
William Merritt WEEKS b. 1829 Ill d. Llano County,
Texas md(1) Mary Ann Hines md(2) Luvisa (TIDWELL)
He had four children:
Mary Cansada md. John C. Vaught
Calvin Merritt d. bef 1880
What I believe:
I believe that William had a brother named Isaac H.
WEEKS b. 1838 or so in Arkansas. Isaac md. William's
wife's sister, and is on the 1880 census of Llano
County, Texas, not far from William M.
On the 1850 census of Milam County, Texas, William is
listed as age 26? and living in a hotel, it also says
that he was born in Arkansas, not IL. Also in Milam
county are three other WEEKS, Eda, Julia, and Isaac.
Eda is listed as being 24 years old and living with a
STEPHEN family, Julia is 15 and I saac is 12, they
are living in a MOORE family, in between two
STEPHEN(S) families, the wife in the MOORE family, had
been a STEPHEN(S) before she married.
In reviewing the 1840 census of Arkansas, there are
only four WEEKS/WEAKS households, two in Poinsett
County, Arkansas. One of these is Joseph and the
other is a widow named Nancy.. The children in
Joseph's family do not match by age, however the
children in the Nancy WEEKS household do match in age,
with the addition of two more sons, one older(15-20
years old), and one in the same age range as "ISAAC"
(zero-five years old,) and one older daughter.
In looking for clues I have found records that say
that Joseph WEEKS was from Tennesse, and should have
been there in 1830. The only Joseph I have found that
might match is listed as WEAKS in 1830 TN, and living
next to him is a John WEAKS, correct age to possibly
be a brother of Joseph, and with the correct number of
children, falling into the proper age groups, for the
children and the wife.
William Merritt WEEKS(later spelt WEEAKS) was the
second son and fourth child of John and Nancy ________
WEEKS/WEAKS, that John died between 1838 and 1840 in
Arkansas, (possibly Poinsett County), and that Nancy
died sometime between 1840 and 1850 in TX or Arkansas.
What I'm asking:
Does anyone have information which will help
sustantiate or disprove my theory? Has any researched
the family of Nancy WEEKS of Poinsett County,
Arkansas, and her brother-in-law? Joseph WEEKS.
Also, does anyone have any information on Eda WEEKS b.
abt 1825 in Arkansas/Tennesse/Illinois, Julia WEEKS b.
1835 in Arkansas/Tennesse/Illinois, or Isaac WEEKS b.
1838 in Arkansas?
I am also looking for information on the family of
Mary Cansada (WEEKS) VAUGHT and her husband John C.
If anyone knows anything or would care to have more
information on this family, please contact me.