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Private Samuel Weeks

Male 1766 - 1843  (77 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Samuel Weeks 
    Title Private 
    Born 13 Mar 1766  Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Continental Army, American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At age 16 he enlisited under Capt Job Lunt, Col Benjamin Tupper and was honorably discharged at West Point 1783. In 1832 he was allowed a pension for 2 years actual service as private. He was one of the guard over Major Andre, a British Army officer hung as a spy due to the assistance he gave to Benidict Arnold. Pension number S6350 
    DAR Pg 726 Weeks.
    DAR Pg 726 Weeks.
    DAR Patriot Index, 1968 (second printing, original 1967) by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Page 726.
    Samuel Weeks Service.
    Samuel Weeks Service.
    Samuel Weeks Service.
    Samuel Weeks Revolutionary Service Memorandum.
    Samuel Weeks Revolutionary Service Memorandum.
    Samuel Weeks Revolutionary Service Memorandum.
    Samuel Weeks Record of Service.
    Samuel Weeks Record of Service.
    Samuel Weeks Record of Service.
    Major John Andre.
    Major John Andre.
    Major John Andre (1750-1780) was a member of the British Army. He was instrumental in turning General Benedict Arnold against the colonies ans was carrying papers written by Arnold to aid the British in capturing West Point. Had they pulled it off they would have cut off New England from the rest of the colonies.

    Photo derived from a portrait that hangs in the London Tower.
    The Capture of Major Andre.
    The Capture of Major Andre.
    When captured the major was wearing civilian clothes and traveling with a fake passport. When he was searched they found Benedict Arnold's papers but, did not immediately connect them to General Arnold.

    Picture from "The American Generals From the Founding of the Republic to the Present Time, Compromising Lives of the Great Commanders and Other Distinguished Officers Who Have Acted in the Service of the United States". by John Frost LL. D. Published by J. W Bradley, Philadelphia 1848. Page 156.
    Andres Prison.
    Andres Prison.
    Andre was at first detained at Wright's Mill in North Castle, New York (probably the location depicted in this picture. He was then taken to the headquarters of the American Army at Tappan, New York where he was held at the tavern The Old '76 House. There he admitted who he really was.

    Picture from "The American Generals From the Founding of the Republic to the Present Time, Compromising Lives of the Great Commanders and Other Distinguished Officers Who Have Acted in the Service of the United States". by John Frost LL. D. Published by J. W Bradley, Philadelphia 1848. Page 161.
    Major John Andre Hung as a Spy.
    Major John Andre Hung as a Spy.
    Major John Andre Hung as a Spy. He requested to be "shot like a gentleman" and not hung like a "common criminal" but, the request was denied.
    Died 15 Mar 1843  Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I329  Nagel
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2018 

    Father Hezekiah Weeks,   b. 2 Apr 1738, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1819, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ruth Cole,   b. 1741/1742, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 31 Mar 1763  Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Williams,   b. 1768, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1843  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1789 
    Children 
     1. Olive Weeks,   b. 19 May 1790,   d. 6 Mar 1795  (Age 4 years)  [Birth]
     2. Oren Weeks,   b. 16 Dec 1791, Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1875, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Lydia Weeks,   b. 1 Jul 1794, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1868, Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     4. Samuel Weeks,   b. 20 Feb 1796, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
     5. Spencer Weeks,   b. 31 Jul 1797, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1895, Lyons, Walworth, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hezekiah Weeks,   b. 23 Nov 1799, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1801, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     7. Juliana Weeks,   b. 6 May 1803, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1865, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     8. Olive Weeks,   b. 1800  [Birth]
     9. Theodore Weeks,   b. 24 Jul 1801, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1882, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     10. Samuel Weeks,   b. 17 Jul 1805, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1880, Lodomillo, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     11. Olive Weeks,   b. 18 Feb 1808, Norwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1851, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     12. Susan Weeks,   b. 1809  [Birth]
     13. Lewis Weeks,   b. 21 Feb 1810,   d. 16 Nov 1813, Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
     14. Susan Weeks,   b. 19 Apr 1811  [Birth]
     15. Lewis Weeks,   b. 21 May 1814  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F1124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart