Isabell Smith Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Isabell was born on 15 JUN 1825 in Rutherford County, Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph Dickson and Eleanor N. Rankin.

She died on 6 APR 1916 in Shelby County, Illinois.

Her husband was William M. Weeks, who she married on 19 NOV 1855 in Shelby County, Illinois. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Isabell Smith Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


James McEwen


Isabella Miller


Eleanor N. Rankin



Birth15 JUN 1825
Place: Rutherford County, Tennessee
Death6 APR 1916
Place: Shelby County, Illinois
Age: 90
Address: Ash Grove, Shelby Co Illinois Jesabell S Weeks born 9 jun 1825 Tenn, father Joseph Dixon
Death Index - Weeks, Isabella

Place: Shelby County, Illinois
Age: 25
Address: Cochren Grove family 148 John H Storm 28 Isabella Storm age 25 born Tenn David age 6 James 3 Elander 0
Place: Shelby County, Illinois
Address: Ashgrove, dwelling 93 Isabelle Weekes age 54 born Tennessee, Widow, Mother in law to Moses Steel and wife Ellen
BurialAPR 1916
Place: Shelby County, Illinois
Age: 90
Address: Cochrans Grove Cemetery, Windsor with first husband John H Storm 1822-1854 findagrave MEMORIAL ID 53504099
Will22 MAY 1916
Place: Shelby County, Illinois
Will-Weeks, Isabell S


Note 1

Mrs. Isabel Weeks, possibly the oldest resident of Eastern Shelby - certainly so in point of years resident in the county, died Apr. 6, 1916, at 7 o'clock p.m. at her own home place in Ash Grove, where she had resided many years. She was 90y 9m 21d.

Mrs. Week's maiden name was Dixon. She was a daughter of Joseph and Elinor Dixon; was born in Retherford [Rutherford] county, TN, Jun. 15, 1825 and came to this county with her parents in 1826. She was the last of eight children and was a granddaughter of a general of the Revolutionary War.

Mrs. Weeks was married twice. Her first husband was John H. Storm, who died in Nov 1854. Of the five children born to them., D. F. Storm of Windsor is the sole survivor. In 1856 she married William Weeks, who died a few years later. Five children were born to them also, but of the five Mrs. J. J. Rankin only survives. After the death of Mr. Weeks, the deceased choose to live alone, to keep house, and to attend to her own wants. It might be said that she kept up this practice until death, although she did spend the winter with her son but insisting on returning home a few weeks ago. Her daughter or some of her children would stay with her a great deal. Mrs. Weeks professed faith in Christ when a young woman and became a member of the Church of Christ, faithful until death. She was very fond of her Bible and passed many hours reading it, saying that she could get more comfort from it than from any other source. Until old age and the infirmities incident thereto prevented, Mrs. Weeks was a helpful neighbor and friend, ever ready to minister to those of the community who needed help. The bread she cast upon the waters then returned to her many fold in the sundown of life, for a legion of friends were ready with kindly deed and word. Besides the two children named she leaves many grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Funeral and burial services were held at Ash Grove church Saturday, the Rev. E. U. Smith of Maroa officiating. There was a large concourse of loving relatives and friends present. - Windsor Gazette - 13 Apr 1916

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 53504099