by Robert Weeks
|Portion of 1730 Mol Map Showing Weetock River|
Sometime in 1730 Benjamin Weeks, son of William Weeks, Jr., moved his family from Falmouth to Carteret County, North Carolina, settling along Hadnot's Creek, a tributary of the White Oak River--originally called the Weetock by the Algonquian Indians. Benjamin and Mary had the following children—not listed in the order of their birth:
- Theophilus—born 1708 in Barnstable County, Massachusetts and died 1772 in Onslow County, North Carolina.
- Liddia—married Thomas Whitten.
- Mary—married Weston Williams.
- Christian—married Natthew Rowley.
- Thankful—born 1718 Plymouth, Massachusetts and married Thomas Hicks 1738/39.
- Isaac—born July 21 1722 in Plymouth, Massachusetts and married Sarah.
- Elizabeth—born February 14, 1725.
- Jabez—married Mary Rhodes.
Most likely, Benjamin, Mary, their son, Theophilus, and possibly several of the other children, traveled to Beaufort, North Carolina from Massachusetts and then inland to Hadnot's Creek.