Robert Weeks
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Robert Weeks (abt. 1771 - 1848)

Robert "Robt." Weeks aka Wicks Weekes Wieks
Born about in New Yorkmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1799 in New York, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mount Morris, Livingston, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2014
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Biography

Quakers
Robert Weeks was a Friend (Quaker).
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According to his obituary Robert Wicks/Weeks was born about 1771. His birthplace has not been identified to date.

The 1880 census record for his son German Weeks states that both Robert and Elizabeth Weeks were born in New York. The 1880 census record for his daughter, Rachel (Weeks) Bogart states that Robert and Elizabeth Weeks were born in New York.

[1]

Early Life

Family

By 1799 Robert Weeks was married to an Elizabeth (whose maiden name is unknown). There are many errors as to her maiden name being perpetuated in their genealogy, however, nothing has been proven to date.

[2] Quaker records list the births of their children which occurred in Scipio, Cuyaga, New York between 1801 and 1815.

Occupation

Death & Legacy

Robert Weeks died on the 5th of October 1848 in Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York while being measured for a new suit.

[3]

On the 9th of October 1849 the heirs of Robert Weeks sell, 'the parcel of land situate in the town of West Sparta in the County of Livingston in the State of NY lying in the Township No. Seven in the Seventeenth range of Townships in Phelps and Gorhams purchase and distinguished by being the South Seven Sixteenths of Lot number Eighty Eight containing Seventy Acres of Land more or less. This is sold to John S. Chasey of the Town of West Sparta, Livingston, NY.' [4]

The heirs of Robert Weeks are listed in the document pertaining to this sale as well as their location of residence on the 9th of October 1849. [5]


Sources

  1. Newspaper - Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, Library of j_WEEKS_a "SUDDEN DEATH -- Robert WEEKS, of Sparta, Livingston County, was in a Tailor's Shop in Mt. Morris on Thursday last, for the purpose of being measured for some clothes, when he dropped dead. He was the father of Dr. (J.) W. WEEKS, of Stafford, and aged 77 years.".
  2. Transcribed by Elizabeth H. Moger, Quaker Records: Haviland Records Room (Haviland Records Room, 15 Rutherford Pl, NY, NY 10003: n.p, n.d).
  3. Newspaper - Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, Library of j_WEEKS_a "SUDDEN DEATH -- Robert WEEKS, of Sparta, Livingston County, was in a Tailor's Shop in Mt. Morris on Thursday last, for the purpose of being measured for some clothes, when he dropped dead. He was the father of Dr. (J.) W. WEEKS, of Stafford, and aged 77 years.".
  4. j_WEEKS_a (n.p: Notes and information developed from personal research and/or experience., n.d).
  5. g s 510053 – 1850 Book 38 Pg 11 Livingston County I Certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original made the 16th day of January 1850 at 9 O’Clock a. m. and Examined. Israel T. Root Clerk This Indenture Made this Ninth day of October in the year of or Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine Between German Wicks of the town of Troy County of Ashland and James Weeks of the Town of Royalton County of Cuyahaga by his Attorney German Weeks both of the State of Ohio & Joseph Weeks of the town of Stafford County of Genesee State of New York & Mary W. Perry of the town of Nunda County of Livingston State of New York & Rachel Bogart of the town of Mount Morris in the County of Livingston State of New York of the first part and John S. Chasey (Chaney?) of the Town of West Sparta County of Livingston and State of New York of the Second part Witnesseth that the Said parties of the first part in consideration of the Sum of ten thousand Dollars to them duly paid has Sold and by and by these presents do grant and convey to the party of the Second part his heirs and assigns forever all that land or parcel of land Situate in the town of West Sparta in the County of Livingston and State of New York lying in Township No Seven in the _____ Range of Townships in Phelps and Gorhams purchase and distinguished by being the South Seven Sixteenth of Lot number Eighty Eight Containing Seventy Acres of Land the .....

Timeline

Research Notes

Disputed Origins

There are a number of online genealogies that attempt to attach ancestors to this Robert Weeks/Wicks. I have been researching this family for over fifty years. To date I have not seen any documentation as to the parents or grandparents of Robert Weeks/Wicks or his wife, Elizabeth (Maiden Name Unknown). I have entered the available documentation and would welcome good research and documentation that could connect them to the DNA ancestor Francis Weeks. Until that time please be wary of undocumented research naming the ancestors of this family.

Acknowledgements

Please note that j_WEEKS_a was the original researcher for the material that is listed for Robert Weeks including all of the Quaker Records that have been quoted.. Over the years many people have copied that material without using Judith as the source and then used it in improper ways to connect to spouses and parents without any sources to back it up. This continues to be a problem to this day. Therefore I have not connected Robert Weeks to many of the online sources that claim to have additional information. Any help in resolving this issue would be appreciated. [6]



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Made contact with Scipio, NY Historian. (Dodie Rowlands) Records were pretty much non existent before the late 1800s. The records of importance from this time would be with the Quakers. He did provide some links for land records. I found no records for Robert Weeks in Scipio, NY.
posted by Diana (Weeks) Wykenham
I would like to see this family line protected until appropriate documentation has been brought to light concerning the ancestors and descendants of this Robert Weeks/Wicks.

There are a number of public trees that show information without documentation. Several of these have used this tree as a source and then extended it both ways. Would someone please help me with this family as far as documentation or help me protect the tree? Thank-YOU! Judith (WEEKS) a

posted by Judith (Weeks) Ancell
Hello James,

I am looking forward to resuming our correspondence and merging our common ancestor Robert Weeks. Sincerely, Judith

posted by Judith (Weeks) Ancell
No proof has been found that Robert Weeks is the son of James Weeks Sr. I have tried to correct the misinformation on the line of Robert Weeks and Elizabeth (Maiden Name Unknown). Could you please provide accurate proofs so that I can either use the information or would you be kind enough to remove the unproven information? Thank-you, Judith
posted by Judith (Weeks) Ancell

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