Priscilla Ann Weeks

Brief Life History of Priscilla Ann

When Priscilla Ann Weeks was born about 1831, in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States, her father, William W Weeks, was 26 and her mother, Emily Thigpen, was 17. She married Thomas Jacob Lackey III about 1848, in Sumter, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Sumter, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Fulton Township, Clarendon, South Carolina, United States in 1870. She died in 1880, at the age of 50, and was buried in Sumter, South Carolina, United States.

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Tilman Kolb
Priscilla Ann Weeks
Marriage: 1860
William Thomas "Will" Kolb
Sarah Kolb
James Robert Kolb
Ashley Kolb

Sources (6)

  • Priscilla Lackey in household of Thos Lackey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961
  • Ann Weeks in entry for Mary Emma Johnson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.


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

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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