Samuel Walker West

30 March 1804–22 February 1873 (Age 68)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Walker

When Samuel Walker West was born on 30 March 1804, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John West, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Walker, was 24. He married Margaret Cooper on 29 January 1829, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Iron, Utah, United States in 1854 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States for about 16 years. He died on 22 February 1873, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Walker West
Margaret Cooper
Marriage: 29 January 1829
Sarah Esther West
Wesley West
Clara West
Nephi West
Rosetta West
Russell West
John Anderson West
Isles Marion West
Susan Elizabeth West
Emma Seraphine West
Margaret Fletcher West
Lydia Clementine West
William Moroni West
Andrew William West
Nancy Malinda West
Lehi West
Samuel Wilford West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1829Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    About Samuel Walker West

    About Samuel Walker West A short documentary for a Utah History Class of Parowan, Utah, found on talks about Samuel Walker West, and his son, John Anderson West (1830-1917) and their fam …

    Sources (56)

    • Saml West, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel West in entry for Sarah Esther Barton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Samuel West, "United States Census, 1870" - Parowan, Iron, Utah

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