Temperance Weeks

1817–19 April 1859 (Age 42)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Temperance

When Temperance Weeks was born in 1817, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jeptha Weeks, was 27 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 25. She married Benjamin Franklin Mathews in 1834, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States in 1850. She died on 19 April 1859, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Mathews
Temperance Weeks
Marriage: 1834
Sarah Jane Mathews
Thomas Jeptha Mathews
Mary Elizabeth Mathews
Sallie E Matthews
Celeta Adeline Mathews
Elvira Mathews
Martha Ellen Mathews
Benjamin Franklin Matthews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1834Franklin, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Oldest listed burial : Baby Anderson Birth unknown Death 19 May 1818 Burial Pioneer Memorial Cemetery San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA Plot block 2-8-7- Memorial ID 30014373
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 13
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wicks .Americanized form of Norwegian and Swedish Vik .History: This surname was brought to North America independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the earliest on record is Leonard Weeks, who emigrated from Somerset, England, to Portsmouth, NH, some time before 1656. — William Weeks, recorded in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA, from 1653 onward, was probably a cousin or other relative of the John Wickes mentioned at Wickes .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Cemetery Record of Temperance Weeks Mathews in San Bernardino

    Birth: 1817 Tennessee, USA Death: Apr. 19, 1859 San Bernardino San Bernardino County California, USA Wife of Benjamin Franklin Weeks, 1839 in Marion,AL. Daughter of Jeptha and Sarah(Sally)(J …

    Sources (5)

    • T Mathews in household of B Mathews, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Temperance Weeks in entry for Mary Elizabeth Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Temperance Or Tempe in entry for Benjamin Franklin Mathews, "California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935"

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