John David Wescott

12 September 1803–29 September 1850 (Age 47)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of John David

When John David Wescott was born on 12 September 1803, in New Jersey, United States, his father, James Wescott, was 35 and his mother, Damaris Davis, was 31. He married Margaret S Willis on 26 February 1823, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1837 and Pike, Illinois, United States in 1838. He died on 29 September 1850, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John David Wescott
Margaret S Willis
Marriage: 26 February 1823
Mary Ann Damaris Westcott
James Wescott
John Willis Westcott
Sarah Elizabeth Westcott
William Bateman Westcott

Spouse and Children


    Margaret S Willis


26 February 1823
Hamilton, Ohio, United States



    James Wescott


    John Willis Westcott


    Sarah Elizabeth Westcott


    William Bateman Westcott


Parents and Siblings


    Damaris Davis




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Age 1

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 16

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: variant of Westcott .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John D Westcott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John D. Westcott, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John Willis Westcott in entry for Wm Bateman Westcott, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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