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West Family

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

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2021

Discussion Forum

West (Scot-Irish) from UK to USA

Started by Alice West-Ferguson. Last reply by LaRose Seltzer Jul 18, 2021. 5 Replies

Whose line is it anyway?

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by DWest Aug 18, 2011. 6 Replies

William and Callie (Ames) West

Started by Cheri Boyd Jun 4, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by DWest on July 25, 2021 at 4:50pm

I am making progress  My Great Great Grandfather Phineas West in Fayette County PA.  My research and data directed me to a book (and website) The Wests of Duck Creek Harrison County West Virginia by William F Donnelly.  Identification of the person you belong to is good and these families had multiple children spreading throughout USA.  I purchased the book from a nearby Genealogy Society in WV.,  I have ancestors a part of WV statehood.     

Comment by LaRose Seltzer on July 25, 2021 at 1:25pm

In addition to being related to Charity West and therefore her father William Nelson West, I am also related to a Constant West and her father Robert West (Maryland). Does anyone have either of these in your family tree or know whether the two lines are related?

Comment by LaRose Seltzer on July 18, 2021 at 6:14am

My 4th great-grandfather is William Nelson West (1775 NC-1846 MS) through his daughter, Chastity. Willam Nelson West is the "brick wall" in this line. My DNA results show William Nelson West as sharing 8-3,476 cm.  I am also shown to have the same value with Thomas Oliphant West II so I am trying to determine if Thomas is a sibling to William or a possible parent.  Have any of you run across any of these names in your family line of research?

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 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!


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