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West Family

This group is for individuals interested in researching the West surname.

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2020

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West (Scot-Irish) from UK to USA 4 Replies

Started by Alice West-Ferguson. Last reply by Alice West-Ferguson Mar 8, 2012.

Whose line is it anyway? 6 Replies

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by DWest Aug 18, 2011.

William and Callie (Ames) West

Started by Cheri Boyd Jun 4, 2011.

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Comment by Patricia Della Piana on January 21, 2020 at 7:46am

Hoping to find any information on Stephen Sharpe West, born about 1814 in Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire. I have bits here and there, but I'd like to create a full profile.

Comment by Patricia Della Piana on March 3, 2019 at 5:08am

Seeking any information on John West, born 1715 in Rehoboth MA, and died 1787 in Rhode Island.

Comment by Judith Ann Hughes on May 1, 2018 at 10:57am

Interested in family of Claiborne Dandridge West, born 1759 in Buckingham (then Albemarle) County, VA.  He died in 1822 in KY. 

Judy Hughes 

Comment by Cynthia Juda on July 15, 2014 at 10:25pm

My g grandmother was Arsula West whose father was William West (married Cassandra Walters): his father was Jefferson West (married Nancy Sudduth); his father was  Richard West (married Charity Dickerson); his father was  Littleberry West (married Tabitha South); his father was William West(married Keziah Martin?); his father was Francis West(married Susanna Littlepage).  I can get them to Mississippi and East Texas but lost them in the swamp.  I would appreciate any assistance.

Comment by Jennifer Thurber Willis on June 28, 2013 at 3:30am

I am researching the West Family of Massachusetts, beginning with immigrant John West who died 6 Oct 1683.

Comment by Jennifer Dunn on April 29, 2013 at 10:22am

So very true, DWest. Has anybody on this board joined the West DNA Project? My grandfather is going to take the test and that might help us figure out our major groups. Here's the link: West DNA Project

Comment by DWest on April 29, 2013 at 10:17am

Thank you Susan, and Jennifer, I am watching this board, as the families seem to be large and siblings moved around. My Great Grandfather moved away from Fayette County PA (from a very large family, to Iowa and d. in Kansas. My quest is the West line to Mathew West, b 1598 and d England, 1659 and the pieces in between as there was activity in NJ and RI.  As I mentioned, families were large, and sometimes siblings moved away like my Great Grandfather.  

Comment by Jennifer Dunn on April 29, 2013 at 9:54am


Darn, I think we're not researching the same line then. Mine were geographically different. That's the futility of such a common surname sometime. Back to the drawing board!

Comment by Susan West on April 29, 2013 at 9:51am

Jennifer, I haven't seen any references to an Edward West in my line.  In Georgia, they were in Baldwin County, Houston County, Sumter County and Schley County.

I have made progress on the 2 sons that stayed in Dallas, they married into very established Dallas families.  My great-grandfather (and another of the sons) moved to Oklahoma. 

Though my grandparents lived in Arkansasa (Hazel Valley/Fayetteville), I don't know that anyone moved there permenantly.

I think the line I am tracking came from Craven County, North Carolina and then directly to Georgia.


Comment by Jennifer Dunn on April 29, 2013 at 9:38am

Hi Everyone,

I'm currently on a West Quest! My maternal grandfather is Edward West, he's 87-years-old and getting frail. We love talking about family history together so I'm working hard on this line. I'm descended from George W. West (b. abt. 1819 in Spartanburg County, SC.) He married Irish immigrant Jennet or Jenny Cowan before 1840. They lived in Union County, SC in 1840 and 1850, then moved to Forsyth County, Georgia in about 1853.

I've detailed more about them in a blog post here: George W. West - Who's Your Daddy?

I'm also VERY interested in connecting with my West cousins who went on to Yell County, Arkansas in the 1870s-1890s. It's sad to me that we got so disconnected over a 100 year period.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all and talking West shop. :) 


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