Simeon West

Male1797–27 April 1866

Brief Life History of Simeon

When Simeon West was born in 1797, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Simeon West, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Hopkins, was 37. He married Louisa Johnson on 17 September 1823, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Garrard, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 April 1866, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Huntland, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.

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Simeon West
Louisa Johnson
Marriage: 17 September 1823
Cynthia West
Simeon E West
Elizabeth West
John West

Sources (16)

  • Simeon West, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Simeon West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Simeon West, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1823Garrard, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

    Age 4

    The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 21

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    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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