Arabella Fauber

Female26 June 1825–12 July 1902

Brief Life History of Arabella

When Arabella Fauber was born on 26 June 1825, in Waynesboro, Virginia, United States, her father, Christian Fauber Jr, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane Cress, was 20. She married Miletus Cress West on 30 May 1847, in Woodford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 12 July 1902, in Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Miletus Cress West
Arabella Fauber
Marriage: 30 May 1847
William Thomas West
Charles Marshall West
Harriet G. West
Andrew H. West
Nathaniel Oscar West
Almond Eugene West
Laura Belle West
Mary E. West
George L. West

Sources (13)

  • Arabella West in household of Winstead West, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arabella West in household of Moletus West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arabell Faubes in entry for Mollie E. West, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1847Woodford, Illinois, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 19

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 21

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Faber ‘blacksmith’. Compare Fauver and Fawver .

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

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