Can anyone help identify the family of the following James Weeks.I am seeking both his ancestors and descendants.
I would also appreciate any additional Quaker data that anyone could share concerning his family.Thank - you, Judith (Weeks) Ancell
I recieved the following letter, in 1995, from a research librarian in the Quaker archives.It contains her notations as to further research.
I have added what I could to the data and have tried to extract census data as well.
Elizaeth Moger states:"I read the minutes of Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Men's Minutes, 6th Mo. 23, 1794 - 11th Mo. 18, 1801) and got back as far as I can with James Weeks.I hoped he might have come to Saratoga with a certificate of removal from somewhere else, but no, he requested membership (Enclosure 1) as of the 18th of 2nd Mo., 1801, and was accepted a member on 4th Mo. 18, 1801*[*Nowadays membership records on convinced Friends would include ancestry, place of birth, etc., but they did not then].Presumably Elizabeth requested membership sometime between then and the time they went to Galway, and they asked for membership for any of the children born before they were both in membership, prior to going to Galway.The LDS reel numbers would be 0017405 for the Men's Minutes and 0017404 for the Women's Minutes (Saratoga Monthly Meeting).
1801:James Weeks requested membership as of the 18th of 2nd Mo., 1801. and"Saratoga Preparative Meetg forwarded a Request to this Meetng from James Weeks Requesting to come under the care of friends Cornelius Allen & James Darbyshire are appointed to Visit him on account of this Request & Report."[Source: Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Men's Minutes, 6th Mo. 23, 1794 - 11th Mo. 18, 1801)]
18th of 2nd Mo., 1801.
"1801: One of the Comtt continued in the Case of James Weeks Reports he has Visited him in Company with another friend As a good Degree of & after a time of Consideration Do accept him a Member." [Source: Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Men's Minutes, 6th Mo. 23, 1794 - 11th Mo. 18, 1801)]
4th Mo. 18, 1801: "The Friends to Inform James Weeks of his Reception Reports the appointment on 8m." [Source: Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Men's Minutes, 6th Mo. 23, 1794 - 11th Mo. 18, 1801)]
Then my census extract:Would anyone know if these families closely related to each other?Also would any of them be descendants of George of Dorchester?
1790 CENSUS, ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK: Extracted from CD # 137 by Automated Archives:
Head of Household: WICKS, James
Free white males sixteen years and over:1
Free white males under sixteen years:4
Free white females:2
Other Wicks listed in Albany County Census for 1790:Sorted by page number to show proximity:
Wicks, Zophar, page 014:04-03-04-00-00
Wicks, Quinby & Nathaniel page 018: 00-00-00-00-00
Weeks, Henry, page 024:01-03-03-00-00
Weeks, Joshua, page 024:02-02-04-00-00
Wicks, Lemuel, page 028: 01-00-00-00-00
Wicks, Daniel, page 039:02-04-03-00-00
Wicks, Platt, page 039:03-01-05-00-00
Wicks, William, page 039:01-05-03-00-00
Wicks, Joel, page 040:01-02-02-00-00
Wicks, Ebenezer, page: 048: 01-02-04-00-00
Wicks, David, page 051:01-01-02-00-00