Caroline West

Female15 April 1802–17 July 1865

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline West was born on 15 April 1802, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Simeon West, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins, was 42. She had at least 5 sons and 7 daughters with Thomas Stewart. She lived in Rush, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 17 July 1865, in Rushville Township, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rushville Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Stewart
Caroline West
William L. Stewart
James Harvey Stewart
Simeon H Stewart
Nancy Ann Stewart
Elizabeth M Stewart
Mary Stewart
Caroline Stewart
Cynthia E Stewart
John Stewart
Emily M. Stewart
Harrison Stewart
Sarah E. Stewart

Sources (5)

  • Caroline Stewart in household of Thomas Stewart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kentucky Mason County Will Book K pages 195-198 will of Simeon West 1835

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Children (12)

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

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. 

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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