For several years, off and on, I have searched for my great granduncle who my grandmother called "Phorciladus." He was a son of John Weeks (son of Elijah Weeks and Margaret Thompson) and Margaret Thompson (daughter of Matthew Weeks). I believe that I have found him in Floyd County as Phosyladus. Information on the Floyd County US GenWeb has him listed as a son of Alfred Weeks. Alfred Weeks was a brother to the John Weeks named above.
In 1850, both Alfred and Phosyladus were listed in the household of Elijah and Margaret Weeks. Every member of this household except Phosyladus (the name is spelled Fasilous) was born either in Bedford County, Virginia or in Floyd County. Phosyladus was born in Carroll County. John Weeks and his second wife, Susan Huff, along with four of his children by Margaret Thompson are listed in Carroll County. My theory is that Margaret died giving birth to Phosyladus about 1843, or shortly thereafter and that Phosyladus was taken back to Floyd County for his grandmother/aunts to care for. One can only guess why John
didn't go back to get him after he remarried in 1846.
By 1860, John and family were in Collin County, Texas. Phosyladus was still in Floyd Co. living with Alfred, but he is always listed near the bottom of the family. In 1860, Phosyladus was 17 years old and may have chosen to remain in Virginia instead of moving to Texas.
According to census records, Phosyladus remained in Floyd County all of his live. John moved to Washington County, Arkansas and is found there on the 1870 and 1880 census.
I would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in this family.
Margaret McCleskey, Arlington, Texas
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