James West

1795–Male
Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

James West was born in 1795, in Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Hannah Stackhouse about 1815, in Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James West
1795–
Hannah Stackhouse
1796–
Marriage: about 1815

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1815
Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1803

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 17

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

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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