Miletus Cress West

22 August 1825–27 December 1917 (Age 92)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Miletus Cress

When Miletus Cress West was born on 22 August 1825, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, James West, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Cress, was 20. He married Arabella Fauber on 30 May 1847, in Woodford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 27 December 1917, in Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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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

Spouse and Children

30 May 1847
Woodford, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James West


    Catherine Cress




+6 More Children

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.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 36

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Winstead West, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moletus West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Meletis West, "United States Census, 1910"

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