Emily Ruth Wilson

Brief Life History of Emily Ruth

When Emily Ruth Wilson was born on 27 October 1835, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, her father, Dennis Wilson, was 44 and her mother, Martha Gooch Rice, was 37. She married Archibald Robert Weeks on 18 October 1854, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Grove Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 22 October 1892, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Archibald Robert Weeks
Emily Ruth Wilson
Marriage: 18 October 1854
Franklin M. Weeks
William M Weeks
Edwin Malcolm Weeks
Caledonia Josephine Weeks
Claudius Robert Weeks
James Otis Weeks
Myrtle Irene Weeks

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  • Emily Weeks in household of A R Weeks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily Wilson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Emily Wilson Weeks in entry for Frank M Weeks, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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