WEEKS, Joseph, (1773 - 1845)


WEEKS, Joseph, (grandfather of Joseph Weeks Babcock), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Warwick, Mass., February 13, 1773; attended the common schools; moved to Richmond, N.H.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; town clerk of Richmond, N.H., 1802-1822; member of the State house of representatives 1807-1809, 1812, 1813, 1821-1826, 1830, and 1832-1834; associate judge of the court of common pleas 1823 and 1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); died in Winchester, Cheshire County, N.H., August 4, 1845.