Eliza Sarah West

Female27 August 1793–21 August 1865

Brief Life History of Eliza Sarah

When Eliza Sarah West was born on 27 August 1793, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Simeon West, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins, was 33. She married John Fielder on 17 January 1814, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Calumet, Pike, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 21 August 1865, in Clarksville, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Calumet Township, Pike, Missouri, United States.

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John Fielder
Eliza Sarah West
Marriage: 17 January 1814
George W Fielder
Polly Fielder
William Fielder
Nancy Elizabeth Fielder
Louisa Fielder
Mary Fielder

Sources (6)

  • Eliza Fielder in household of John Fielder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Eliza Sarah West Fielder, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1814Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 3

    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.


    Age 19

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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