Vianna Weeks

Vianna Weeks

Female 1833 - Aft 1880  (48 years)

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  • Name Vianna Weeks 
    Nickname Ann 
    Born 1826-1833  (Perry County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • or Alabama...
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Vianner  [1
    Died Aft 1880  (Perry County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I37743  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Family James Swindle,   b. 30 Aug 1822, Linden, Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1909, (Corsicana, Barry County, Missouri) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Children 
     1. William Henry Weeks,   b. 4 Feb 1852, Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1946, Purdy, Barry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Charlie L. Weeks,   b. 0___ 1867, Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F13992  Group Sheet

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    Ann Weeks (circa 1826 - after 1880)
    Ann Weeks (circa 1826 - after 1880)

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  • Notes 
    • Hi David,

      I cleaned it up and added some new information I had. I will send more as I have time to get it all together.

      Linda



      Vianna "ANN" WEEKS was born 1826-1833 (according to her age in census records) in Tennessee or Alabama1, and died sometime after 1880, probably in Tennessee.

      Our first record of her is in the 1850 census in Perry County, Tennessee, 10 September, lines 291-294:

      Weeks, Rebeca 60, born in TN (born about 1790)

      Weeks, Lafayete 20, born in TN, farmer (born about 1830)

      Weeks, Vianer (could possibly be Viana), 23, born in TN (born about 1827)

      Weeks, James 7 months, born in TN


      I have found no further records of any kind for Rebecca or James after this census. I haven't found Lafayette in a census anywhere after 1850 and the only other record of him is in “Perry County Land Survey Abstracts 1820-1890”, page 427, where he’s listed as a survey chain carrier for Caswell Swindle’s land.

      In 1852, Ann gave birth to a son, William Henry Weeks, out of wedlock with James Swindle (son of Caswell Swindle). I have not found Ann anywhere in the 1860 census but in the 1860 census for Perry County, Tennessee, William is enumerated with his grandfather, Caswell Swindle. James Swindle left Tennessee for southwest Missouri in 1851, before William Henry was born.

      In the 1870 and 1880 censuses Ann is back in Perry County. I have found no record of her after the 1880 census, and have no idea who fathered Wylie, Francis, and Charlie. I received an interesting e-mail from Joyce Maxon, whose family is from the same area in Linden and she said, "The story went in my family that there was a Dr. Hensley or Henson who fathered many children up and down Cedar and Swindle Creeks—all the children were boys."

      Where was Ann in 1860? It's possible she was still in Perry County and the census-taker missed her. Why was her son William living with his grandfather Caswell Swindle? We do know that by 1860, Ann had given birth to her second child, a daughter named Francis. In 1865 Ann gave birth to her third child, Wylie, and a few years later she gave birth to her fourth and last child, Charlie. There are conflicting birth dates for all of the children according to census records.

      Ann was obviously pregnant during the last year of the Civil War with Wylie. She is in the census in 1870 in Perry County, Linden, 2nd Civil District, Page 18, 2 August 1870, Dwelling 120, Family 119, lines 10-14:

      Weeks, Ann age 44, keeps house, born in TN (born about 1826)

      Weeks, Wm. H. age 18, works on farm, born in TN (born about 1852) Weeks, Francis age 12, born in TN (born about 1858)

      Weeks, Wiley age 8, born in TN (born about 1862)

      Weeks, Charley age 4, born in TN (born about 1866)

      Our final record of Ann is the 1880 census, Perry County, 11th Civil District, ED150, 10 June 1880, Dwelling 65, Family 65:

      Weeks, Vianer Single, age 47, keeping house, born in Alabama, both parents born in NC (born about 1833)

      Weeks, Faney Single, age 20, daughter, at home, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama (born about 1860)

      Weeks, Wyley Single, age 16, son, at work on farm, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama (born about 1864)

      Weeks, Charley L. age 13, son, at work on farm, born in TN, both parents born in TN (born about 1867)

      At this time we don't know what happened to Ann after the 1880 census. We also don't know when she died or where she's buried. She isn't listed in any of the cemetery records in Perry County but there are many, many unmarked graves and many headstones that have crumbled or been destroyed by vandals.

      According to mortality schedules from 1880 there were several deaths from pneumonia and cholera in Perry County. Mortality schedules weren't taken after 1880.

      Children of ANN Weeks:

      WILLIAM HENRY WEEKS, born 04 February 1852, in Perry County Tennessee; died 29 October 1946, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri

      MARY FRANCIS ARDORA ELIZABETH WEEKS, born 03 May 1855, in Perry County Tennessee; died 05 October 1929, in Crockett County, Tennessee

      WYLIE ANDREW WEEKS, born 03 March 1865, in Perry County Tennessee; died 20 March 1930, in Phillips County, Arkansas

      CHARLIE L. WEEKS, born about 1867, in Perry County Tennessee; probably died before 1900, in Perry County Tennessee.

      Generation No. 2

      WILLIAM HENRY WEEKS (ANN & JAMES SWINDLE), was born 04 February 1852 in Perry County Tennessee, and died 29 October 1946 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri. He married MARTHA ANDERSON 15 November 1876 in Perry County Tennessee. She was born 03 February 1860 in Tennessee, and died 01 September 1908 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri.

      According to a hand-written note from Tracy David Cary (now deceased), a Swindle descendant, “Billy Weeks was Uncle James Swindle’s illegitimate son before he was married. He took care of him and gave him equal land at his death as he did his other children.” I have been unable to find a will for James so I don’t know if this is true or not.

      Our first written record of William Henry is in the 1860 census for Perry County Tennessee with his paternal grandfather Caswell Swindle, age 8. According to a Swindle/Tracy family researcher, "Billy" as they called him, lived with Nepthali and Nancy (Swindle) Tracy also. In the 1870 census he's 18, living with his mother Ann, working on the farm, and born in Tennessee.

      William Henry was about 24 when he married 16-year-old Martha Anderson in Perry County in 1876. Their first child, John Wiley or Wesley was born July 15, 1878 in Tennessee when Martha was about 18 but by the time of the 1880 census, they are living in Shoal Creek, Barry County, Missouri where his father James Swindle was living. The 1880 census taken June 16th 1880, page 27, ED #3 show William Henry and his family (last name spelled Wicks) on lines 10-12, just below his half-sister Martha and her husband James Parks and their family:

      Wicks, William 26, farmer, can't read or write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee

      Wicks, Martha 21, wife, keeping house, can't read or write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee

      Wicks, John 1, son, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee


      In the 1900 census, William Henry and his family are still living in Shoal Creek, ED #14, 23 June, Sheet 15, lines 50-61:

      Weeks, William born February 1852, 48, married 24 years, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama, farmer, can read and write, owns his farm (mortgaged)

      Weeks, Martha, wife, born February 1860, 40, married 24 years, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL

      Weeks, John, son, born July 1878, 21, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL, farm laborer

      Weeks, Arthur, son, born April 1881, 19, single, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Oscar, son, born February 1883, 17, single, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Albert, son, born October 1884, 15, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Mintie, daughter, born March 1886, 14, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mamie, daughter, born December 1888, 11, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Loyd, son, born October 1890, 9, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Monta, daughter, born April 1893, 7, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Maudie, daughter, born June 1895, 4, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mable, daughter, born March 1899, 1, born in MO, both parents born in TN


      William Henry is in the 1920 census for Curry County, ED #50, Sheet 5A, lines 44-45, 12-14 January:

      Weeks, William H., owns his home (mortgaged), 67, widowed, can read and write, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL, farmer

      Weeks, Monta P., daughter, 22, single, can read and write, born in MO, both parents born in TN, no occupation


      According to a report done by Tama Spencer who descends from William Henry’s daughter Mayme, William Henry leased his land in New Mexico for oil in 1920.

      The 1930 census shows William Henry living in Murry County Oklahoma, Allen Township, ED #50-1, Sheet 8A, 17 April, line 2, Dwelling 124, family 126:

      Weeks, William H., living on a farm he owns, age 78, widow, born in TN, father born in U.S., mother born in Alabama, farmer, truck farm.


      As far as we know, William Henry never remarried. He died October 29, 1946 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri and was buried in Corsicana Cemetery where his wife and his father James Swindle were buried.

      I have a copy of his death certificate and it says he was born February 4, 1850 in Memphis, Tennessee. He wasn't in the 1850 census with either his mother Ann or the Swindle family, but he is in the 1860 census as age 8, which means he likely was born in 1852. His father's name is listed as ? Weeks, born in Tennessee, and his mother's maiden name is not given. Her first name is almost impossible to read but looks like it could be Cynthia. It also says he died in the rural area of Exeter and that he was a retired farmer. His obit was in the Cassville Missouri Democrat.

      MARY FRANCIS ARDORA ELIZABETH WEEKS (ANN ) was born 02 May 1857 in Perry County Tennessee, and died 05 October 1929 in Crockett County, Tennessee. She married (1)R.H. BIRD 10 Jan 1881 in Perry County, Tennessee. She married (2) OWEN HARVEY SPEER about 1891 in probably Tennessee. He was born 10 January 1840 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and died 13 July 1922 in Tennessee.

      In the 1900 census Ida Bird is listed as a stepdaughter with Francis and Owen. Francis and Owen Speer’s marriage date is based on the 1900 census.

      Children of MARY WEEKS and OWEN SPEER are:


      WILLIAM O. SPEER, born 19 July 1893, in Perry County Tennessee; died 03 March 1926, in Tennessee

      ETHEL AUGUSTA SPEER, born 02 August 1894, in Perry County Tennessee; died 11 June 1968, in Tennessee

      MINNIE SPEER, born 25 May 1892, in Perry County Tennessee, died 26 April 1983, in Alamo, Crockett County, Tennessee; married (First name unknown)WHITEHEAD.


      Notes for MINNIE SPEER: The only information I have on Minnie is her birth and death dates, from the SSDI (Social Security Death Index). It lists her last residence as Alamo, Crockett County, Tennessee and she's listed as Minnie Whitehead; on a Crockett County Tennessee website, under Ronk Funeral Home records in Crockett County, it says: Whitehead, Minnie, maiden name Speer, born April 4, 1899 in Perry County, TN, father Owen Speer, mother Frances, died April 26, 1983, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crockett County

      According to information Earl Speer shared with me from the Speer family Bible, Minnie's birth date is May 25, 189


      IRA NEWTON SPEER, born 23 November 1901, in Perry County Tennessee; died 20 April 1985, in Tennessee; married OLLIE E. BYRD, 26 Sep 1926, in Crockett County, Tennessee; born 25 April 1907, Tennessee.

      The only information I have on Ira at this time is from the 1930 census and he and Ollie didn't have any children then. Ira and Ollie have a double headstone in Quincy Cemetery.

      1930 census, Crockett County TN, Alamo, 7th District, ED #17-9 2 April, lines 43- 44:

      Speer, Ira N. head, 26, 22 at first marriage, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farmer, Veteran of WW1


      Speer, Ollie E. wife, 22, 18 at first marriage, born in TN, both parents born in TN


      WYLIE ANDREW WEEKS2 (ANN1) was born 03 March 1865 in Perry County Tennessee, and died 20 March 1930 in Phillips County, Arkansas. He married FRANCIS ANN CARLAND 21 December 1887 in Cedar Creek Landing, Cedar Creek, Perry County, Tennessee. She was born 25 December 1865 possibly in England, and died 09 September 1936 in Trenton, Phillips County, Arkansas


      Wylie has conflicting census ages. In 1870 Perry County, Tennessee census, he is eight years old; in the 1880 Perry County census, he's age 16; in 1900 Perry County 19 June, he's age 35, and this matches Bible records; 1910 Perry County, 16 April, his age is too faded to discern; and in 1920 Lee County, Arkansas he's 53. So, according to the census records, his birth years are:

      1870--born about 1862

      1880--born about 1864

      1900--born about 1865

      1920--born about 1867


      Wylie and Francis's marriage record is in Perry County, Tennessee, but it's listed online at FamilySearch.org as W.A. Weeks and N.A. Carlance. I paid for a copy of the marriage license from Perry County and all I got was a copy of the ledger entry. It's easy to see how Carlance ended up on the FamilySearch website because that's what the original entry looks like. It reads:

      "Date of marriage December 21, 1887, W.A. Weeks to N.A. Carland, resident of School Tax R, "I solemnized the rite of matrimony between the within parties on the 21st day of December 1887, Elder W.J. Frie, recorded January 4, 1888."

      Wylie and his family are in the 1900 census Perry County TN, Civil District 11, ED #116, sheet 12, dwelling 220/family 222, lines 60-68, 19 June:

      Weeks, Wiley A. head, married, (birth month is faded out) born 1865, age 35, married 13 years, born in TN, both parents born in TN, occupation is servant or farmer, (too hard to read)

      Weeks, Nannie, wife, born December 1865, 34, married 13 years, mother of 7 children, 6 living, born in England, both parents born in ? (could be England but too faded to read)

      Weeks, Myrtle, daughter, born 1890, 9, born in (too faded)

      Weeks, Laura B. daughter, born 1893, 6, born in (too faded)

      Weeks, Willie E. son, 5 (rest is too faded to read)

      Weeks, Bryant, son, 4, (rest is too faded to read)

      Weeks, Grady, son (rest is too faded to read)


      Weeks, Callie, daughter (rest is too faded to read)


      In the 1910 census Perry County TN, District 1 (pt. of), sheet 1B, ED #186, dwelling 12/family 13, lines 60-68, 16 April:

      Weeks, Wiley A. head, 45, married 22 years, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farming

      Weeks, Francis A. wife, 45, married 22 years, mother of 9 children, 8 living, born in Europe, both parents born in Europe, immigrated in 1870 (very faded and hard to read)

      Weeks, Lara B., daughter 16, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Willie E. son, 15, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Bryant, son 14, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Grady, son 12, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Callie, daughter 10, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Charlie, son 7, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Mary, daughter, 4, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe


      In the 1920 Census Wylie and his family are in Lee County Arkansas, Spring Creek Twp., Aubrey, (unincorporated place), Sheet lB, ED131, dwelling 126/ family 126, lines 64-68, 20 January:

      Weeks, Wiley, head, 53, married, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farmer

      Weeks, Francis, wife, 52, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri

      Weeks, Callie, daughter 20, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Charley, son, 18, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mary, daughter, 14, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      (Listed next is Willie E. Weeks (spelled Weaks and wife’s name is spelled "Leeler")


      Wylie died March 20, 1930 and his son, W.E. Weeks, from Bossier City, LA, provided his death certificate information. It is recorded in Phillips County, Arkansas, Cleveland township and says he was married, wife's name is Francis Annie Carlton, age 65, he was a farmer employed at the Brown Place growing cotton and corn, born in Tennessee, parents names and birth places unknown, buried March 21, 1930 by H C Brickell, undertaker, Marvell, buried in Trenton, Arkansas.


      CHARLIE L. WEEKS2 (ANN1) was born about 1867 in Perry County Tennessee, and died before 1900 in Perry County Tennessee. He married MOLLIE DENTON 12 February 1893 in Perry County Tennessee, daughter of ISAAC DENTON and MERILDA MCCALL. She was born about 1873 in Perry County Tennessee, and died, date unknown.

      According to family stories, Charlie went to collect a debt and the man hit him in the head with a hatchet, killing him. His wife Molly must have fled Tennessee, because their children Jessie and Ashley are enumerated in the 1900 and 1910 censuses with their Denton grandparents in Perry County, Tennessee.

      Charlie's birth date is an estimate from census records; in 1870 he’s 4 and in 1880 he’s 13. Charlie and Mollie's marriage date is from FamilySearch.org.

      There are conflicting birth dates for both Jessie and Ashley according to census records:

      In the 1900 census, Jessie is 5, with birth year as March 1895 and Ashley B. is 3, with birth year of June 1896

      In the 1910 census, Jessie is 21 and Ashley is 14

      In the 1930 census, Jessie is 36 and Ashley is 36


      Charlie is listed in circuit court records for Perry County Tennessee:

      C. Weeks vs. John Richardson, Wednesday, August 7, 1889, the court found in favor of C. Weeks, "the plaintiff is entitled to the possession of the mule in controversy and assess the damages for the detention of the same at twenty-five dollars." He was also awarded court costs.

      Also, on August 4, 1891, an entry reads, State vs. Charley Weeks for disturbing public worship. Samuel Denton appeared before the court as Charley's security and the court decided not to prosecute as long as Charley paid his fine.

      August 8, 1894, Charley Weeks is listed as a juror.


      Children of CHARLIE WEEKS and MOLLIE DENTON are:


      JESSIE WEEKS, born 07 March 1894, in Perry County Tennessee; died January 1985, in LaGrange, Cook County, Illinois; married (1) Isaac Newton "Newt" Bunch 29 December 1908 in Perry County, Tennessee, son of John Bunch and Rachel Horner. He was born September 1889 in Perry County, Tennessee. She married (2) Samuel Boyd Hufstedler after 1949.

      ASHLEY BRYANT WEEKS, born 23 June 1894, in Linden, Perry County Tennessee; died 10 August 1958; married OBIE OVA LEONA ROBBINS, about 1924; born 24 March 1887, in Montgomery County, Arkansas; died 06 December 1974, in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.


      I found Ashley's WW 1 registration card on Ancestry.com, dated June 5, 1917. He was living in Marked Tree, Poinsett County Arkansas, born June 23, 1894 in Linden, Tennessee, age 22, a farmer employed by Neal Whitwell in Marked Tree Arkansas; single, lists other military experience of nearly a year as a private in? maybe coast? artillery, dishonorable discharge. He describes himself as medium height, medium build, with brown eyes and dark hair.

      On a website for Perry County Tennessee cemeteries, I found Ashley listed as buried in Bethel Cemetery in Perry County, with a military marker that says TN Cpt US Army WW1

      I'm not sure when he married Obie, but I found his divorce record on Ancestry.com, from the Arkansas State Dept. of Health, filed April 23, 1937, final on June 9, 1937.

      In the 1930 census for Smackover, Union County AR, ED #70-33, Sheet 6B, 7 April, lines 62-63, Pershing Heights:

      Weeks, Ashley, head, owns home, value 1000, 36, married, age at first marriage 30, born in TN, both parents born in TN, tanker in crude oil, not currently working, WW 1 veteran

      Weeks, Ova, wife, 40, 18 at first marriage, born in AR, both parents born in AR, saleslady in dry goods store, working


      On a website with Obie Robbins’ family information, Ashley's middle name is listed as Bryant and I have included that because on the 1900 census, he's listed as Ashley B. Information on Obie is from different websites, one said she was a teacher in DeQueen, Arkansas and later a Postmaster at Redbird, Arkansas.

      Ashley married again because I have a copy of his death certificate that lists his wife's name as Lula Mae (Barrow) Weeks. He died in the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee of acute myocardial infarction. I also have a copy of his widow's application for a military headstone which was approved. His discharge is noted on the form as honorable.


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    • 1. ANN WEEKS1 was born 1826-1833 (according to her age in census records) in Tennessee or Alabama1, and died sometime after 1880, probably in Tennessee.

      Our first record of her is in the 1850 census in Perry County, Tennessee, 10 September, lines 291-294:

      Weeks, Rebeca 60, born in TN (born about 1790)

      Weeks, Lafayete 20, born in TN, farmer (born about 1830)

      Weeks, Vianer (could possibly be Viana), 23, born in TN (born about 1827)

      Weeks, James 7 months, born in TN

      I have found no further records of any kind for Rebecca or James after this census. I haven't found Lafayette in a census anywhere after 1850 and the only other record of him is in “Perry County Land Survey Abstracts 1820-1890”, page 427, where he’s listed as a survey chain carrier for Caswell Swindle’s land.

      In 1852, Ann gave birth to a son, William Henry Weeks, out of wedlock with James Swindle (son of Caswell Swindle). I have not found Ann anywhere in the 1860 census but in the 1860 census for Perry County, Tennessee, William is enumerated with his grandfather, Caswell Swindle. James Swindle left Tennessee for southwest Missouri in 1851, before William Henry was born.

      In the 1870 and 1880 censuses Ann is back in Perry County. I have found no record of her after the 1880 census, and have no idea who fathered Wylie, Francis, and Charlie. I received an interesting e-mail from Joyce Maxon, whose family is from the same area in Linden and she said, "The story went in my family that there was a Dr. Hensley or Henson who fathered many children up and down Cedar and Swindle Creeks—all the children were boys."

      Where was Ann in 1860? It's possible she was still in Perry County and the census-taker missed her. Why was her son William living with his grandfather Caswell Swindle? We do know that by 1860, Ann had given birth to her second child, a daughter named Francis.

      In 1865 Ann gave birth to her third child, Wylie, and a few years later she gave birth to her fourth and last child, Charlie. There are conflicting birth dates for all of the children according to census records.

      Ann was obviously pregnant during the last year of the Civil War with Wylie. She is in the census in 1870 in Perry County, Linden, 2nd Civil District, Page 18, 2 August 1870, Dwelling 120, Family 119, lines 10-14:

      Weeks, Ann age 44, keeps house, born in TN (born about 1826)

      Weeks, Wm. H. age 18, works on farm, born in TN (born about 1852)

      Weeks, Francis age 12, born in TN (born about 1858)

      Weeks, Wiley age 8, born in TN (born about 1862)

      Weeks, Charley age 4, born in TN (born about 1866)

      Our final record of Ann is the 1880 census, Perry County, 11th Civil District, ED150, 10 June 1880, Dwelling 65, Family 65:

      Weeks, Vianer Single, age 47, keeping house, born in Alabama, both parents born in NC (born about 1833)

      Weeks, Faney Single, age 20, daughter, at home, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama (born about 1860)

      Weeks, Wyley Single, age 16, son, at work on farm, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama (born about 1864)

      Weeks, Charley L. age 13, son, at work on farm, born in TN, both parents born in TN (born about 1867)

      At this time we don't know what happened to Ann after the 1880 census. We also don't know when she died or where she's buried. She isn't listed in any of the cemetery records in Perry County but there are many, many unmarked graves and many headstones that have crumbled or been destroyed by vandals.

      According to mortality schedules from 1880 there were several deaths from pneumonia and cholera in Perry County. Mortality schedules weren't taken after 1880.

      Children of ANN WEEKS are:

      2. i. WILLIAM HENRY WEEKS, born 04 February 1852, in Perry County Tennessee; died 29 October 1946, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri.

      3. ii. MARY FRANCIS ARDORA ELIZABETH WEEKS, born 03 May 1855, in Perry County Tennessee; died 05 October 1929, in Crockett County, Tennessee.

      4. iii. WYLIE ANDREW WEEKS, born 03 March 1865, in Perry County Tennessee; died 20 March 1930, in Phillips County, Arkansas.

      5. iv. CHARLIE L. WEEKS, born about 1867, in Perry County Tennessee; probably died before 1900, in Perry County Tennessee.

      Generation No. 2


      2. WILLIAM HENRY WEEKS2 (ANN & JAMES SWINDLE1), was born 04 February 1852 in Perry County Tennessee, and died 29 October 1946 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri3. He married MARTHA ANDERSON4 15 November 1876 in Perry County Tennessee5. She was born 03 February 1860 in Tennessee6, and died 01 September 1908 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri7.

      According to a hand-written note from Tracy David Cary (now deceased), a Swindle descendant, “Billy Weeks was Uncle James Swindle’s illegitimate son before he was married. He took care of him and gave him equal land at his death as he did his other children.” I have been unable to find a will for James so I don’t know if this is true or not.

      Our first written record of William Henry is in the 1860 census for Perry County Tennessee with his paternal grandfather Caswell Swindle, age 8. According to a Swindle/Tracy family researcher, "Billy" as they called him, lived with Nepthali and Nancy (Swindle) Tracy also. In the 1870 census he's 18, living with his mother Ann, working on the farm, and born in Tennessee.

      William Henry was about 24 when he married 16-year-old Martha Anderson in Perry County in 1876. Their first child, John Wiley or Wesley was born July 15, 1878 in Tennessee when Martha was about 18 but by the time of the 1880 census, they are living in Shoal Creek, Barry County, Missouri where his father James Swindle was living. The 1880 census taken June 16th 1880, page 27, ED3 show William Henry and his family (last name spelled Wicks) on lines 10-12, just below his half-sister Martha and her husband James Parks and their family:

      Wicks, William 26, farmer, can't read or write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee

      Wicks, Martha 21, wife, keeping house, can't read or write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee


      Wicks, John 1, son, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee


      In the 1900 census, William Henry and his family are still living in Shoal Creek, ED14, 23 June, Sheet 15, lines 50-61:

      Weeks, William born February 1852, 48, married 24 years, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Alabama, farmer, can read and write, owns his farm (mortgaged)

      Weeks, Martha, wife, born February 1860, 40, married 24 years, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL

      Weeks, John, son, born July 1878, 21, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL, farm laborer

      Weeks, Arthur, son, born April 1881, 19, single, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Oscar, son, born February 1883, 17, single, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Albert, son, born October 1884, 15, born in MO, both parents born in TN, farm laborer

      Weeks, Mintie, daughter, born March 1886, 14, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mamie, daughter, born December 1888, 11, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Loyd, son, born October 1890, 9, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Monta, daughter, born April 1893, 7, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Maudie, daughter, born June 1895, 4, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mable, daughter, born March 1899, 1, born in MO, both parents born in TN

      William Henry is in the 1920 census for Curry County, ED50, Sheet 5A, lines 44-45, 12-14 January:

      Weeks, William H., owns his home (mortgaged), 67, widowed, can read and write, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in AL, farmer

      Weeks, Monta P., daughter, 22, single, can read and write, born in MO, both parents born in TN, no occupation


      According to a report done by Tama Spencer who descends from William Henry’s daughter Mayme, William Henry leased his land in New Mexico for oil in 1920.

      The 1930 census shows William Henry living in Murry County Oklahoma, Allen Township, ED50-1, Sheet 8A, 17 April, line 2, Dwelling 124, family 126:

      Weeks, William H., living on a farm he owns, age 78, widow, born in TN, father born in U.S., mother born in Alabama, farmer, truck farm.


      As far as we know, William Henry never remarried. He died October 29, 1946 in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri and was buried in Corsicana Cemetery where his wife and his father James Swindle were buried.

      I have a copy of his death certificate and it says he was born February 4, 1850 in Memphis, Tennessee. He wasn't in the 1850 census with either his mother Ann or the Swindle family, but he is in the 1860 census as age 8, which means he probably was born in 1852. His father's name is listed as ? Weeks, born in Tennessee, and his mother's maiden name is not given. Her first name is almost impossible to read but looks like it could be Cynthia. It also says he died in the rural area of Exeter and that he was a retired farmer. His obit was in the Cassville Missouri Democrat.


      3. MARY FRANCIS ARDORA ELIZABETH WEEKS 2 (ANN 1) was born 02 May 1857 in Perry County Tennessee9, and died 05 October 1929 in Crockett County, Tennessee10. She married (1) (First name unknown) BIRD OR BYRD before 1883 and I don’t have any information on him at this time. She married (2) OWEN HARVEY SPEER11 about 1891 in probably Tennessee12. He was born 10 January 1840 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee13, and died 13 July 1922 in Tennessee.


      I believe Francis first married a man named Bird because on the 1900 census Ida Bird is listed as a stepdaughter with Francis and Owen. Francis and Owen Speer’s marriage date is based on the 1900 census.

      Children of MARY WEEKS and OWEN SPEER are:

      14. ii. WILLIAM O. SPEER, born 19 July 1893, in Perry County Tennessee; died 03 March 1926, in Tennessee.

      15. iii. ETHEL AUGUSTA SPEER, born 02 August 1894, in Perry County Tennessee; died 11 June 1968, in Tennessee.

      iv. MINNIE SPEER14, born 25 May 1892, in Perry County Tennessee15; died 26 April 1983, in Alamo, Crockett County, Tennessee15; married (First name unknown)WHITEHEAD.

      Notes for MINNIE SPEER: The only information I have on Minnie is her birth and death dates, from the SSDI (Social Security Death Index). It lists her last residence as Alamo, Crockett County, Tennessee and she's listed as Minnie Whitehead; on a Crockett County Tennessee website, under Ronk Funeral Home records in Crockett County, it says: Whitehead, Minnie, maiden name Speer, born April 4, 1899 in Perry County, TN, father Owen Speer, mother Frances, died April 26, 1983, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crockett County.

      According to information Earl Speer shared with me from the Speer family Bible, Minnie's birth date is May 25, 1892.


      v. IRA NEWTON SPEER16, born 23 November 1901, in Perry County Tennessee; died 20 April 1985, in Tennessee16; married OLLIE E. BYRD, 26 Sep 1926, in Crockett County, Tennessee; born 25 April 1907, Tennessee.

      The only information I have on Ira at this time is from the 1930 census and he and Ollie didn't have any children then. Ira and Ollie have a double headstone in Quincy Cemetery.

      1930 census, Crockett County TN, Alamo, 7th District, ED 17-9 2 April, lines 43- 44:

      Speer, Ira N. head, 26, 22 at first marriage, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farmer, Veteran of WW1


      Speer, Ollie E. wife, 22, 18 at first marriage, born in TN, both parents born in TN



      4. WYLIE ANDREW WEEKS2 (ANN1) was born 03 March 1865 in Perry County Tennessee16, and died 20 March 1930 in Phillips County, Arkansas17. He married FRANCIS ANN CARLAND18 21 December 1887 in Cedar Creek Landing, Cedar Creek, Perry County, Tennessee19. She was born 25 December 1865 possibly in England20, and died 09 September 1936 in Trenton, Phillips County, Arkansas21.



      Wylie has conflicting census ages. In 1870 Perry County, Tennessee census, he is eight years old; in the 1880 Perry County census, he's age 16; in 1900 Perry County 19 June, he's age 35, and this matches Bible records; 1910 Perry County, 16 April, his age is too faded to discern; and in 1920 Lee County, Arkansas he's 53. So, according to the census records, his birth years are:

      1870--born about 1862

      1880--born about 1864

      1900--born about 1865

      1920--born about 1867


      Wylie and Francis's marriage record is in Perry County, Tennessee, but it's listed online at FamilySearch.org as W.A. Weeks and N.A. Carlance. I paid for a copy of the marriage license from Perry County and all I got was a copy of the ledger entry. It's easy to see how Carlance ended up on the FamilySearch website because that's what the original entry looks like. It reads:

      "Date of marriage December 21, 1887, W.A. Weeks to N.A. Carland, resident of School Tax R, "I solemnized the rite of matrimony between the within parties on the 21st day of December 1887, Elder W.J. Frie, recorded January 4, 1888."

      Wylie and his family are in the 1900 census Perry County TN, Civil District 11, ED 116, sheet 12, dwelling 220/family 222, lines 60-68, 19 June:

      Weeks, Wiley A. head, married, (birth month is faded out) born 1865, age 35, married 13 years, born in TN, both parents born in TN, occupation is servant or farmer, (too hard to read)

      Weeks, Nannie, wife, born December 1865, 34, married 13 years, mother of 7 children, 6 living, born in England, both parents born in ? (could be England but too faded to read)

      Weeks, Myrtle, daughter, born 1890, 9, born in (too faded)

      Weeks, Laura B. daughter, born 1893, 6, born in (too faded)

      Weeks, Willie E. son, 5 (rest is too faded to read)

      Weeks, Bryant, son, 4, (rest is too faded to read)

      Weeks, Grady, son (rest is too faded to read)


      Weeks, Callie, daughter (rest is too faded to read)



      In the 1910 census Perry County TN, District 1 (pt. of), sheet 1B, ED186, dwelling 12/family 13, lines 60-68, 16 April:

      Weeks, Wiley A. head, 45, married 22 years, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farming

      Weeks, Francis A. wife, 45, married 22 years, mother of 9 children, 8 living, born in Europe, both parents born in Europe, immigrated in 1870 (very faded and hard to read)

      Weeks, Lara B., daughter 16, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Willie E. son, 15, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Bryant, son 14, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Grady, son 12, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Callie, daughter 10, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Charlie, son 7, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe

      Weeks, Mary, daughter, 4, single, born in TN, father born in TN, mother born in Europe


      In the 1920 Census Wylie and his family are in Lee County Arkansas, Spring Creek Twp., Aubrey, (unincorporated place), Sheet lB, ED131, dwelling 126/ family 126, lines 64-68, 20 January:

      Weeks, Wiley, head, 53, married, born in TN, both parents born in TN, farmer

      Weeks, Francis, wife, 52, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri

      Weeks, Callie, daughter 20, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Charley, son, 18, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      Weeks, Mary, daughter, 14, single, born in TN, both parents born in TN

      (Listed next is Willie E. Weeks (spelled Weaks and wife’s name is spelled "Leeler")


      Wylie died March 20, 1930 and his son, W.E. Weeks, from Bossier City, LA, provided his death certificate information. It is recorded in Phillips County, Arkansas, Cleveland township and says he was married, wife's name is Francis Annie Carlton, age 65, he was a farmer employed at the Brown Place growing cotton and corn, born in Tennessee, parents names and birth places unknown, buried March 21, 1930 by H C Brickell, undertaker, Marvell, buried in Trenton, Arkansas.


      5. CHARLIE L. WEEKS2 (ANN1) was born about 1867 in Perry County Tennessee, and died before 1900 in Perry County Tennessee. He married MOLLIE DENTON 12 February 1893 in Perry County Tennessee, daughter of ISAAC DENTON and MERILDA MCCALL. She was born about 1873 in Perry County Tennessee, and died, date unknown.

      Edith said family stories say Charlie went to collect a debt and the man hit him in the head with a hatchet, killing him. His wife Molly must have fled Tennessee, because their children Jessie and Ashley are enumerated in the 1900 and 1910 censuses with their Denton grandparents in Perry County, Tennessee.

      Charlie's birth date is an estimate from census records; in 1870 he’s 4 and in 1880 he’s 13. Charlie and Mollie's marriage date is from FamilySearch.org.

      There are conflicting birth dates for both Jessie and Ashley according to census records:

      In the 1900 census, Jessie is 5, with birth year as March 1895 and Ashley B. is 3, with birth year of June 1896

      In the 1910 census, Jessie is 21 and Ashley is 14

      In the 1930 census, Jessie is 36 and Ashley is 36

      Charlie is listed in circuit court records for Perry County Tennessee:

      C. Weeks vs. John Richardson, Wednesday, August 7, 1889, the court found in favor of C. Weeks, "the plaintiff is entitled to the possession of the mule in controversy and assess the damages for the detention of the same at twenty-five dollars." He was also awarded court costs.

      Also, on August 4, 1891, an entry reads, State vs. Charley Weeks for disturbing public worship. Samuel Denton appeared before the court as Charley's security and the court decided not to prosecute as long as Charley paid his fine.

      August 8, 1894, Charley Weeks is listed as a juror.


      Children of CHARLIE WEEKS and MOLLIE DENTON are:

      23. i. JESSIE WEEKS4, born 07 March 1894, in Perry County Tennessee; died January 1985, in LaGrange, Cook County, Illinois.

      ii. ASHLEY BRYANT WEEKS, born 23 June 1894, in Linden, Perry County Tennessee; died 10 August 1958; married OBIE OVA LEONA ROBBINS, about 1924; born 24 March 1887, in Montgomery County, Arkansas; died 06 December 1974, in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.

      I found Ashley's WW 1 registration card on Ancestry.com, dated June 5, 1917. He was living in Marked Tree, Poinsett County Arkansas, born June 23, 1894 in Linden, Tennessee, age 22, a farmer employed by Neal Whitwell in Marked Tree Arkansas; single, lists other military experience of nearly a year as a private in? maybe coast? artillery, dishonorable discharge. He describes himself as medium height, medium build, with brown eyes and dark hair.

      On a website for Perry County Tennessee cemeteries, I found Ashley listed as buried in Bethel Cemetery in Perry County, with a military marker that says TN Cpt US Army WW1 (This is where I got his death date).

      I'm not sure when he married Obie, but I found his divorce record on Ancestry.com, from the Arkansas State Dept. of Health, filed April 23, 1937, final on June 9, 1937.


      In the 1930 census for Smackover, Union County AR, ED70-33, Sheet 6B, 7 April, lines 62-63, Pershing Heights:

      Weeks, Ashley, head, owns home, value 1000, 36, married, age at first marriage 30, born in TN, both parents born in TN, tanker in crude oil, not currently working, WW 1 veteran

      Weeks, Ova, wife, 40, 18 at first marriage, born in AR, both parents born in AR, saleslady in dry goods store, working


      On a website with Obie Robbins’ family information, Ashley's middle name is listed as Bryant and I have included that because on the 1900 census, he's listed as Ashley B. Information on Obie is from different websites, one said she was a teacher in DeQueen, Arkansas and later a Postmaster at Redbird, Arkansas. [4]
    • Hi David,

      Thank you so much for your reply. Here's what I know: Vianna or Ann Weeks was my 2nd great-grandmother and she had 4 children and no husband that I could ever find in Perry County TN. Her son Wiley/Wylie Weeks was my great-grandfather. Her first son was William Henry Weeks and when she got pregnant, James Swindle, Caswell Swindle's son left TN for MO where he married and had children.

      According to a Tracy family researcher, they had an old family letter with a handwritten note on it that said William Henry Weeks, or as they called him "Uncle Billy" was the son of James. Of course, I have never been able to prove that but I do believe it's true as William Henry Weeks married and had children and moved to Barry County close to James Swindle.

      Ann Weeks's children are spaced rather far apart and I have always believed when he came back to Perry County to visit his family, maybe that's when he and Ann "got together." Ann's last child was named Charley Weeks and he married Mollie Denton.

      All of this is so interesting and I wish I had proof of it but since we share Swindle and Denton dna, either my Ann Weeks was a Swindle by birth or more likely, James Swindle was indeed the father of her children.


      I'll send you info on Ann and her children if you want me to.


      Linda



      On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 7:08 AM, wrote:

      Hello Linda.



      Alas, I am not aware of your WEEKS line. However, since we share a SWINDLE line, we also share a DENTON line. Are you aware of James’ antecedents? Please review the following and link and confirm…



      http://thehennesseefamily.com/ahnentafel.php?personID=I28722&tree=hennessee&parentset=&generations=30


      Thank you,


      David Hennessee

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      From: Linda [mailto:iluvmygrands@gmail.com]
      Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:37 PM
      To: info@classroomfurniture.com
      Subject: Swindle dna



      Hello,

      I recently uploaded my ancestry.com autosomal dna data into familytreedna.com's family finder. You are one of my matches as a 5th-remote cousin for the Swindle line.

      Have you ever heard anything during your research about an Ann or Vianna Weeks? She had at least one illegitimate child with James Swindle, Caswell Swindle's son. Ann Weeks lived in Perry County Tennessee.



      Thank you,

      Linda Mills [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S52095] Linda Mills | 20 Nov 2013 | iluvmygrands@gmail.com.

    2. [S52149] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDWQ-MHP : accessed.

    3. [S52330] Linda Mills | 20 Nov 2013 | iluvmygrands@gmail.com.

    4. [S52103] Linda Mills | Ann Weeks' Registry | 21 Nov 2013 | iluvmygrands@gmail.com | 501.745.7491.