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
1803–1850
Margaret S Willis
1804–1858
Marriage: 26 February 1823
Mary Ann Damaris Westcott
1823–1895
James Wescott
1824–1898
John Willis Westcott
1828–1907
Sarah Elizabeth Westcott
1830–1899
William Bateman Westcott
1841–1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1803–1850Male

    Margaret S Willis

    Female1804–1858Female

MARRIAGE
26 February 1823
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Female1823–1895Female

    James Wescott

    Male1824–1898Male

    John Willis Westcott

    Male1828–1907Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Westcott

    Female1830–1899Female

    William Bateman Westcott

    Male1841–1914Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1767–1826Male

    Damaris Davis

    Female1772–1821Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1804

Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804

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.

Possible Related Names

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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