David Martin West

25 January 1813–10 February 1888 (Age 75)
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of David Martin

When David Martin West was born on 25 January 1813, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, David West, was 60 and his mother, Hannah Bathrick, was 40. He married Sarah A. Gorsline on 25 January 1837, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 10 February 1888, in Benton Center, Benton, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Benton Center, Benton, Yates, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Martin West
Sarah A. Gorsline
Marriage: 25 January 1837
Samuel G. West
James J. West
Jane West
Emily C. West
Ann A. West
Sarah Louise West

Spouse and Children


    Sarah A. Gorsline


25 January 1837
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States


    Samuel G. West


    James J. West


    Jane West


    Emily C. West


    Ann A. West


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Bathrick




    William West



    John West


    Louisa West


    Samuel Charles West


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

David and Hannah West's family Bible authenticated

National Archives U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900. W > Weaver, Joseph - West, Willoughby > West, Aaron - West, Hezekiah. Images 644-647 http://bit. …

Sources (3)

  • David M West, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David M West, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • David M West, "United States Census, 1870"

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