Source for: Alfred Bell, 16 Aug 1794 - 17 Feb 1874 Index
General Source: S33
Text: A Short History of Alfred Bell; William bell was the son of Robert Bell and Jane Bean, his wife. William was born Dec 25, 1759. He married Sarah McGuire who was the daughter of John and Polly Brandon McGuire. She was born in North Carolina May 11, 1768 and married December 30, 1784. Born to this union were the following children: Polly or Mary, Robert, John, Betsy or Elizabeth, Alfred, Hyrum and Eli. Alfred the third son was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, Aug 16, 1794.
At an early age with my parents I emigrated to Tennessee there grew up to farming habits and received a liberal education and later was a school teacher. I married Jane Graham Haynie, July 5, 1821. She was born January 28th 1802 and departed this life March 16, 1823. I emigrated to Illinois, courted and was engaged to Nancy Pierce, who departed this life five days previous to the day set for our wedding.
In 1832 I settled in Shelby County, Illinois. I courted and married the widow of David Elder, by whom she had three children, James, Clayborne, and Martha Louisa Jane. My wife Martha Louise, had two sons by me, William Milton and Eli. We were baptized into the Latter Day Saint Church May 30th 1839, and we emigrated to Nauvoo in July 1840. We lived in the Eleventh Ward in Nauvoo City, Hancock County, Illinois. I repaired Wagons in my shop for my winter occupation. I finished a wagon for Sarah Colman on the 21st day of May 1846. Crossed the Mississippi River on the 22nd, into Nashville, under mob violence, and according to mob order. With my wife and two sons crossed the Plains in a wagon with a cow and ox, milked the cow, strained the milk into a churn, the motion of the wagon whipped butter into the top of the churn, providing us with fresh butter every evening. I was a hotel keeper with stairs and portico. At on time hearing a bell ring across the street I rushed from my bed to answer the door call and stepped off from the portico breaking my leg. I walked with a cane the rest of my life.
Alfred wore a beard under his chin and no whiskers around his mouth, he settled in Lehi, Utah, where he died. Martha Louise moved to Logan, living in her own room, in the home of her son Eli, and did much temple work. She knit socks to sell and made around one hundred quilts, lived into her eighties and died leaving many friends. . . .
Source for: Winifred Johnston, 1795 - Jan 1860 Index
Death source: S49
Text: 'Weeks, Wineford; P.O.D., Tishomingo Co.,Mississippi; age 66; D.O.D. Jan 1860; P.O.B., NC.'
Source for: Samuel L Weeks, 25 Sep 1860 - 22 Aug 1962 Index
Death source: S50
Source for: Joseph H Weast, 30 Mar 1829 - 17 Sep 1913 Index
General Source: S51
Page: p.322General Source: S52
Text: Birth-Death-Cemetery information for this family came from this internet sight.
Source for: James N Weeks, 21 Jun 1848 - 17 Aug 1906 Index
Death source: S53
Page: Vol.2, p.40,
Text: The birth date given in this cemetery book is 21 June 1849. Based upon four federal census records, which consistently show James as the oldest child in this family, and based upon records which show Rebecca Ann's birth year as 1849, I have recorded 1848 as the birth year for James N Weeks.
Source for: Drury Weeks, 1804 - 1876/1880 Index
General Source: S54
Text: "Drewry Weeks was register of deeds and clerk of the court during the war between the states and for many years afterwards. John Preston Arthur, in his History of Western North Carolina, states that 'Drewry Weeks lived on the northwest corner of the square (in Murphy) and was, from the organization of the county until his death, clerk of the old county court.' When Ann Weeks, his daughter, became old enough, she assisted her father in the office and one can look at the old records in the clerks office now and see book after book written in Ann Weeks handwriting.
Drewry Weeks was register of deeds when the courthouse in Murphy was burned during the war between the states by the Yankees and at that time most of the records were destroyed. Also, during that same period, Mr Weeks held the Yankees off at the point of a gun to keep them from taking his horses, mules and food stored for the winter.
Drewry Weeks, md. Mary Caroline King, b. July 11, 1825, in N.C., d. June 11, 1898, in Whitney, Texas. . . ."General Source: S29
Page: article #184
Text: "Nancy Weeks Lovingood lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Her father was Elisha Weeks, who owned land in Rutherford County. Drewry Weeks, Register of Deeds, and Clerk of the Court (1850-1860) in Cherokee County was her brother. . ."