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Samuel Weeks, Captain

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leonard Weeks and Mary Weeks
Husband of Eleanor Haines
Father of Samuel Weeks, Lieut.; John Weeks; Walter Weeks; Matthias Weeks; Mary Chapman and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Langdon MacRease; John Weeks; Joseph (Capt) Weeks; Hillamara Brackett; Capt. Joshua Weeks and 3 others
Half brother of Capt. Joshua Weeks

Occupation: Capt.
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About Samuel Weeks, Captain

From http://www.weeksbrickhouse.org/WeeksGenealogy.html http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/7/21/2087299.html

Samuel Weeks (1670-1746): Brief biographical sketch

Samuel Weeks of 1710 Weeks Brick House. Samuel Weeks (1670-1746), 2nd son of Leonard Weeks, inherited family farmstead in 1707, & is believed 36'x22' brick house was built c1710. In 1695 Samuel Weeks m Elinor Haines (1675-1736), dtr of Samuel Haines Jr, w/whom he had 7 children b Greenland, NH. Several were baptised at same time in 1712: Samuel (c1701-1763), Walter (c1703-1774), John (c1705-aft 1746), Matthias (c1707-bef 1777), Joseph (c1709-?), Mary (c1711-1762), Eleanor (c1714-aft 1748), & William (c1717-bef 1745). Judging from probate inventory of Samuel Weeks, he was most successful of Weeks farmstead owners. In addition to thriving farm, in 1697 Portsmouth selectmen authorized Samuel Weeks to build mill on Winnicut Riv for cutting timber & grinding grain. Most visible indicator of his economic status was distinctive brick house built c1710. Records indicate Samuel Weeks owned oxen, cattle, horses, & pigs; grew corn & wheat; harvested salt marsh hay; kept bees for honey; & expanded his land-holdings. Samuel Weeks was capt of Greenland militia 1712-13. He was Portsmouth selectman in 1705, & 1709-14. At various times bet 1696 & 1719 he served as assessor, constable, surveyor of hwys, tythingman, & fence viewer. In 1706 he was 1 of 29 founding mbrs of Greenland's Congregational Church. Samuel willed his 80-acre farmstead to son, Walter Weeks. Samuel also owned 2nd farm closer to Great Bay that he willed to son, Matthias. Samuel Weeks d 1746.

Notes:

Son of Leonard Weeks, 1 of Greenland's early settlers

Samuel built Weeks Brick House c1710 on his late father's land, now Weeks Av

Man of much importance both in church & town

c1710 he built brick house still standing

They had 7 children

Sold his wife's interest in her father's estate to her bro 1725

She was not living when he made his will Sep 15 1745

She prob d Nov 19 1736

Source of info: Susan Jane (Weeks) Poulin Mar 1 2006

LDS familysearch.org

Descendants of Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth, NH by Rev Jacob Chapman Extracted by Elaine Merrell, p 234-240

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Samuel Weeks, Captain's Timeline

1670
December 14, 1670
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1695
August 23, 1695
Age 24
X-Unknown
1701
1701
Age 30
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1702
1702
Age 31
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1703
1703
Age 32
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1707
1707
Age 36
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1711
1711
Age 40
Greenland,Rockingham,New Hampshire
1712
1712
Age 41
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1712
Age 41
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1714
1714
Age 43
Greenland,Rockingham,New Hampshire