Weeks Family History
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"Those dear to God want nothing."
I am the family historian for my little piece of the Weeks Family in America. I am a retired Engineer, married with three children, and a veteran.

I have collected Pioneer Certificates from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and New Mexico.

Included here is a list of related immigrants to many of the first colonies. They didn't stay on the east coast but traveled south and west to cover the continent. Several of us ended up in California.

Also included is a list of related soldiers and sailors that fought in most of the wars in the last four hundred years.

I have created galleries of images with more to come.

A in descendant reports indicates my direct line.
My Mother was a McAlear. The earliest known to us is Charles, who owned a farm in Dawn, Missouri with wife Margaret Stagner. They had four sons and four daughters. Charles was a farmer, postmaster, and a member of the militia. He provided lodging and horses to the James Gang at least once.

Albert, my great-grandfather, married Mary Martin, and they left Missouri with sons James and Albert, moving to San Diego, California about 1912. Albert was a carpenter.

James left San Diego for Las Vegas, New Mexico where he took a job as a railroad telegrapher for the AT&SF Railroad. It was there he met and married my grand-mother Eva Marsh in 1924, a descendant of Samuel Marsh, an English immigrant to the New Haven Colony. Eva was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory in 1904 to Arthur Marsh and Mary Seewald. They had daughters Marian, my Mother, and Margaret. James had a full career with the Bell Telephone Company. He worked as a line superintendent and held various executive positions. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

This family eventually worked their way to Glendale, California. My father John served in WW II. After the war he worked as a plumber, estimator, and finally partner in the company he worked for. My mother and father met in Glendale, married in 1946, and had three sons.
My Father was John Weeks. Jacob Weeks (1806), a laborer in Williamsburg, New York, is the earliest of the clan found to date. He raised sons John, Ezra, and James with wife Christiana. She was the jailer of the Williamsburg Jail with son John for some time.

Ezra's life is a mystery. We do know that he married Jane Halpern about 1860, an Irish immigrant. They had one son, John, my great-grandfather. I found him living with his grandmother at age one. Later I found him living with his aunt and uncle John. What happened to Ezra and Jane?

John left New York and worked at resorts in the midwest. He met Marian Seal while working at Spirit Lake, Iowa. They married in Chicago, Illinois and had two sons - John and Charles. In 1904 they picked up everything and hopped on the train to California.

My grandfather John married Helen Ramsay of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hugh Ramsay and Anastasia Runyon. Anastasia had roots in the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. John and Helen raised three daughters and one son - my father.
My wife's father was Leroy Simonds, a descendant of Benjamin Simonds, born in New Hampshire in 1801. We don't know who his parents were, but some say John and Isabel McMurphy Simonds. Benjamin left New Hampshire in 1812 and settled in Troy, New York. Benjamin had seven children with Saloma Ellis.
My wife's mother was Agnes Theroux, the daughter of John and Dora Hebert Theroux. Agnes married Leroy Simonds and they raised four children in Saratoga County, New York.