Biography of Alfred Weeks (1833-1880)
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co.,
1888), p. 625.
Alfred WEEKS is the youngest of seven children,
and was born in Shelby County, Ky., October 29, 1833, the son of Alfred and Clarissa
(DOWDLE) WEEKS, who were born in Virginia and died in Kentucky and Missouri, in 1833 and
1879, respectively. The father was a teamster by occupation, and a Whig in politics. In
1851 the widow and her children came to Lincoln County, and settled near Auburn on a farm.
Owing to his father's early death Alfred received but little schooling, but aided his
mother on the farm. At the age of nineteen years he began the battle ,of life for himself
and followed carpentering for about a year, but not liking the work he returned to farming
and has since continued that occupation, and is now the owner of 240 acres of valuable
land. He has been a hard working man all his life, and as a result has met with good
success. In 1855 he was married to Martha E. MOUNCE, who was born in St. Louis County,
Mo., February 27, 1838, and became the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living.
Mr. and Mrs. WEEKS are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. WEEKS' parents
were Henry H. and Edith (DAVIDSON) MOUNCE, who were natives of Kentucky and Virginia,
respectively. They were married in St. Louis County, Mo., and came to Lincoln County in
1844. They were the parents of three children. The mother died in 1840, and the father
married Louranie SITTON, who bore him two children. After her death he married Ann E.
DOWNING, and by her is the father of eight children. He was a Democrat, and died in 1880.
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update: 23 May 2000
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