David Martin West

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

The Life Summary of David Martin

When David Martin West was born on 25 January 1813, in 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, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 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 Rural Cemetery, 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
Emily C. West
Ann A. West
Sarah Louise West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1837Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States
  • Children


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    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 habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

    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 (9)

    • David M West, "United States Census, 1850"
    • David M West, "New York State Census, 1865"
    • David M in entry for Samuel G Wist and Sarah Heyden, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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