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I am researching the family trees of the (1) Weekley, Weekly, Weakley, Ankrum, Bosworth, Maxwell & Hughes on my fathers side. (2) Rowley, Riley, Parsons, McGlothlin, King on my Mothers side. (3) Shanklin, Hope, Hudnall, Woods and Smith on my wifes side. Then connecting familys as Cottrells, McGlothlins Andersons, Kelloggs and Vosburghs shoots me past the 7,000 individuals in my list.

The Weekley side of the family that I am following are from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia then as they migrated westward to Co., NE, CA and northward. They go back to Thomas Weekley, Sr. in Fredrick, MD. who served in the Revolutionary War then moved westward into Green (Washington) County PA on Ten(10)Mile Creek some 70 miles south of Pittsburgh. Then later into Tyler Co., VA now WV.

The Rowleys go back into England with Henry Rowley born 1598 in later years moved to Plymouth, Mass.USA. Henry's family grew and migrated northeast and westward, but leaving a 4 to 5 generation gap between his families and William Henry, Thomas and Isaac Rowley. These guys all came down the Ohio River to settle with William Henry Rowley and his family who inter married with the Buffington Family on Buffington Island, then most of them moving into Jackson County, WV. Isaac and I think Thomas went directly into the fields of Ohio to settle Gallia County. William "Bill" Rowley eldest of William Henry continued south on the Ohio and settled into Scioto Co., Ohio.
After about 30 years or so many begin migrating westward again, into Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and over the Rockies into California.

Much of my inspiration comes for my Great Uncle, Homer King Rowley and his wife (2) who spent hours traveling, researching, leg work and midnight hours to publish his book "Rowley-King Family 1630 thru 1980". Completed years before Genealogy was a known task. He did not have a computer but a portable manuel typewriter, no fancy digital color camera as we have today. Others such as my mother Mabel Rowley Weekley and her book "To My Children" also my father James Oliver and Grandfather Okey J. Weekley as they would argue when we visited on the farm about our ancestories and the spelling of our name. Who put the "e" in or took it out (Weekl(e)y). Whichever way it went it was "because so & so did not want to be known as a WEAK Man". Ever hear the name WEAKLEY?

I had in excess of 6,500 individuals in 16 generations and some 1,150 surnames in this genealogy thru Feb. 2007 then had computer upgraded and they lost over 1,200 individuals and 16months of work. As you know this Web Page permits only 2,000 names so 2/3's of my people cannot be placed here leaving gaps.

Of my total genealogy my guess is that 97% are connectable to me personally (as it should be)but this web page limits me considerably. I listed most of the Weekley, Weekly, Rowley, names but the wives maidens names and related names were largly left out on this web page. Trying to put a family together here will be complicated for you so e-mail me if needed.

I have also spent a lot of time driving from Charlotte, NC to search cemetery's in Jackson, Pleasants and Tyler county and going to the Library and Court Houses.

I started my genealogy in 1988 on my first computer a 286 with a 40 mb hard dirve and 4 mb or Ram. I begin my task with bible notes, several sheets of paper with notes, charts, diagrams of ancestory from my father, grandfather, Aunts also Homer Rowley's genealogy book, my mother's book "To my Children" which tells stories of life in the early 1900's that I tryed to include.

I have logged tons of data from my parents, grandparents, aunts, Uncles and cousins before they died - a wealth of information. I have about 113 sources but under "History" it shows 975 which is redundant. The Bibliography of Sources is closer to correct.


Weekley - Rowley Familys of NY, MD, PA, OH, WV, CO, NE, AZ &
Updated January 21, 2008

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Keith Edward Weekley
6600 Folger Drive
Charlotte, NC 28270
United States
704-366-2587
weekleykeith@bellsouth.net


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Family Photos

  • Jim,Danny, Paul,Peck,Will (45 KB)
    Holly Grove, Kanawha Co., WV, the Hope boys, Jim, Danny, Paul, Peck and William "Wil" at Margaret Hope's home on Paint Creek.
  • 1951 Rowley Annual Reunion in Parkersburg (32 KB)
    Joseph Venziles, John Harry, Edith, Wilbur, Clay Kelly and the Rowley girls. Sometimes as this year pictures had to be taken in groups with as many as 100 people attending.
  • Thomas A. Weekley 1869 (11 KB)
    Thomas A. Weekley, s/o Richard, father of Richard Marion Weekley and grandfather to Okey J. Weekley. Lived and died at Hebron, Pleasants Co., WV.
  • Matilda, Helen and Edithe Rowley - Juarez, Mexico (75 KB)
    This is Edithe Rowley who worked in the Social Dept of the White House for 33 yrs, with her two life time friends, Helen and Matilda from Arlington, Va. The picture was taken in 1933 in Juarez, Mexico. This is from Edithe's picture album that her sister Mabel Rowley Weekley gave me for keepsake and Genealogy.
  • Vosburgh, Augustus Jacob (MD) (34 KB)
    Augustus Jacob Vosburgh (A.J. Vosburg on stone). Located in old section of Ravenswood Cemetery overlooking Turkey Creek.
  • Effie Mae Bosworth (15 KB)
    Effie Mae Boswoth Weekley at Aileens around 1965.
  • Homer, Ruth & Son (43 KB)
    Homer, his 2nd wife and son Homer Rowley II. at a Rowley reunion in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV in the early 1950's
  • Bosworth, Francis Marion (21 KB)
    Francis M. and Nancy Barcus Bosworth buried at the Morgan - Pleasant Hill Cemetery on CR-11 about 4 miles out of Ripley.
  • R.M.Weekley Family (27 KB)
    l-r Okey, William, Jane,Thomas, Sarah Maggie, Ezra, Front -Richard Marion, Elizabeth Wagner, Nora, John Lamp and Emma Weekley
  • Betty L. Weekley (23 KB)
    Betty's East Bank High School graduation picture in 1951
  • Weekley Reunion (33 KB)
    2001 Weekley reunion of James Oliver and Mabel E. Rowley Weekley's family. Charlene, Aileen, Betty, Marilyn, Connie with Keith in back. Robert "Bob" is absent.
  • Bosworth, Francis Marion (21 KB)
    Francis M. and Nancy Barcus Bosworth buried at the Morgan - Pleasant Hill Cemetery on CR-11 about 4 miles out of Ripley.
  • Hughes, Jessee (24 KB)
    Ravenswood Cemetery WV Tombstone memorial
 

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