Martha West

Berkeley, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha West was born in 1776, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States, her father, John West, was 38 and her mother, Rachel Perry, was 42. She married Mareen Burgess Duvall on 31 December 1795, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in Scott, Kentucky, United States.

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Mareen Burgess Duvall
Martha West
Marriage: 31 December 1795
Maria F. G. Duvall
William C. Duvall
Elizabeth D. Duvall
Sophia A. Duvall
Richard M. J. Duvall
Edward Lewis Duvall

Spouse and Children

31 December 1795
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Age 32

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Patsy West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1795"
  • Patsy West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1795" (2nd copy)
  • Patsy West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1795" (3rd copy)

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