Garland Bullett West

Brief Life History of Garland Bullett

When Garland Bullett West was born on 3 September 1845, in Butler, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alvin Herman West, was 32 and his mother, Maletna H. Brown, was 23. He married Vitula Ann Doolin in 1866, in Butler, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mining City, Butler, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 25 December 1910, at the age of 65, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States.

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Garland Bullett West
Vitula Ann Doolin
Marriage: 1866
Hardin W West
Albin H. West
Kelbert Jasper West
Alban H West
Herman West

Sources (19)

  • Garland West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • G B West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Garland B. West, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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