Augustus Arrington West

12 March 1828–25 December 1906 (Age 78)
Coweta, Georgia, United States

The Life of Augustus Arrington

When Augustus Arrington West was born on 12 March 1828, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, his father, Ephraim Hamilton West, was 29 and his mother, Lucinda Wallace McClendon, was 18. He married Martha Ann Formby on 31 October 1848, in Coweta, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 25 December 1906, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Augustus Arrington West
Martha Ann Formby
Marriage: 31 October 1848
William Walker West
Larkin Ephriam West
Sallie Sarah Jane West
Robert Toombs West
John Thomas West
Sidney Augustus West
Mary "Mollie" West
Lewis Arington West

Spouse and Children

31 October 1848
Coweta, Georgia, United States


    William Walker West


    Larkin Ephriam West


    Sallie Sarah Jane West


    Robert Toombs West



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 4

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 21

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

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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Sources (3)

  • Augustus West, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A A West, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A A West, "United States Census, 1870"

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