Major John W. Weeks

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John Wingate Weeks

Birthplace: New Hampshire, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain John W. Weeks and Deborah Weeks
Husband of Persis Delafayette Weeks
Brother of Martha Weeks; Deborah Weeks; Elizabeth Weeks; James Brackett Weeks; Mary Wiggin Weeks and 1 other

Occupation: Carpenter; Representative from NH 1829-1833
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About Major John W. Weeks

John Wingate Weeks (March 31, 1781 - April 3, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, great uncle of John Wingate Weeks.

Born in Greenland, New Hampshire, Weeks attended the common schools and learned the carpenter's trade. During the War of 1812, he recruited a company for the Eleventh Regiment of United States Infantry and served as its captain. He was promoted to the rank of major. After the war, Weeks resided in Coos County, New Hampshire, where he held several local offices.

Weeks was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833). He died in Lancaster, New Hampshire, April 3, 1853, and was interred in the Old Cemetery.



Birth: 1781, NH, USA

Death: 1853

US Congressman. Elected to represent NH as At-Lrg in US House of Rep, serving 1829-1833.

Burial: Old Cem, Lancaster, Coos Co, NH, USA


John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853), also known as John W Weeks, of Lancaster, NH b Greenland, NH. Granduncle of John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926). Maj in US Army during War of 1812; mbr NH state senate, 1826-29; US Rep from NH at-large, 1829-33. Died in Lancaster, NH.

Source Info: Biographical Directory of US Congress, 1774-2005. Provo, UT, USA: Generations Network, Inc, 2006. Original data: US Congress. Biographical Directory of US Congress, 1774-2005. Washington, DC: Govt Printing Office, 2005.

Description: Database contains Biographical Directory of US Congress. It is comprised of brief biographical descriptions of every person who ever served as mbr of Congress since inception in 1774 thru 2005. Approx 12000 people.

John Wingate Weeks was US Representative for NH. Born Greenland, NH, Weeks attended common schools & learned carpenter trade. During War of 1812, he recruited company for 11th Reg of US Inf & served as its capt. He was promoted to rank of maj. Aft war, Weeks resided in Coos Co, NH, where he held several local offices. Weeks was elected as Jacksonian to 21st & 22nd Congresses (Mar 4 1829-Mar 3 1833). He d in Lancaster, NH, Apr 3 1853, & was interred in Old Cem.

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Major John W. Weeks's Timeline

March 31, 1781
New Hampshire, USA
April 3, 1853
Age 72
April 1853
Age 72
Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA