David and Mary Weeks, Vermonters, settled on their homestead grant on Pound Road over 100 years ago. They were among the earliest settlers in that section. The Weeks' homestead was partly in Richmond Township (Macomb Co.) and partly in Columbus (St. Clair Co.), on the south side of the road. A portion of the original grant is still in the family.
had seven children:
Ira Weeks married Lucy Vogt, daughter of John and Franzeska Vogt, Columbus Twp. pioneers, who came from Germany.
Samuel Weeks married Barbara Scouten, daughter of Richard and Hannah Aylsworth-Scouten, pioneer settlers, who came from Canada.
Ira and Lucy Weeks lived on the old homestead; Samuel and Barbara Weeks lived on another section across the Grand Trunk tracks, though of course there was no railroad when the Weeks family first settled there.
Weeks family had seven (six ?) children:
The Samuel Weeks family had four children:
Only one of Samuel Weeks' 12 grandchildren is living here. He is Sam Hamblin, who stays with his aunt, Mrs. Wolvin. Her husband, Lewis Wolvin, well-known painter and decorator here, died in 1950.
A great many of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Ira and Lucy Weeks are Richmond residents. One of Mrs. Cora Heath's three children lives here: Charles Heath, who is married to the former Patronella Beauvais of Richmond. They live on S. Main Street. Milton Heath lives in Waban, Mass., and Marjorie (Mrs. Ned Bingham), lives in Gainesville, FL.
Fred Weeks, Sr. married the former Verna Brown. Their children are Fred Weeks, Jr., Armada Ridge, whose wife is the former Edna Weil of Richmond; and Robert Weeks, who lives on Memphis Ridge. Robert's wife, the former
Donna Pohly of Yale, died in 1950.
Brown-Weeks died, and sometime later, Fred Weeks Sr. married the former
Nina Brown. Their children are:
Melvin Weeks married the former Bertha Stuart of Richmond. None of their four children live here, though three live nearby.
Ray Weeks married the former Mildred French of Richmond, and they had seven children:
Mrs. Mildred French-Weeks died and some years later, Ray married Mrs. Lola B. Smith, who had been principal of Richmond High School for a long time. Mrs. Smith's son by her first marriage, William Smith, is now a major in the U.S. Army.
Weeks married Ingrim Foster of New Haven. Their children are:
Florence Weeks married Gilbert Lindke of Richmond and they now (in 1951) live in Detroit. Their children are:
Ira Weeks and his sons and grandsons were and are prominent in the business life in Richmond and vicinity.