Thomas West

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas West was born in 1776, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas West Jr, was 34 and his mother, Mary Joy, was 35. He married Janet Doyen about 1800, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1808, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 32.

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Thomas West
1776–1808
Janet Doyen
1777–1828
Marriage: about 1800
Aldula West
1802–1874
Thomas Jefferson West
1804–1853
George Washington West
1805–1878

Sources (7)

  • Thomas West in entry for George W. West, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Thomas West in entry for Geo W West, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Thos West in entry for Aldula West, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New Hampshire is 9th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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