Edward West

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward West was born on 27 February 1799, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, Miles Stephen West, was 27 and his mother, Lucy Parker, was 27. He married Nancy Kemp in 1820, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stewart, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Macon, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 23 July 1874, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Macon, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward West
1799–1874
Nancy Kemp
1801–1880
Marriage: 1820
Clarkey West
1825–1908
Miles Hamilton West
1833–1909
Lucy West
1835–1912
Hampton West
1836–1914
Tabitha West
1839–1899
Jesse Ira West
1840–1915
William Robert West
1842–1926

Sources (5)

  • E West, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward West in entry for William Robert West, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Edward West, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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 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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