James West

1839–
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James

When James West was born in 1839, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William WEST, was 41 and his mother, Martha "Jane" YOKUM, was 40.

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Family Time Line

William WEST
1798–1848
Martha "Jane" YOKUM
1799–1879
Hamilton West
1813–1885
Frankey West
1824–
Susan T. West
1838–1872
Emily WEST
1823–1843
Hetty West
1824–
William West
1825–1887
Levi West
1825–1863
Margaret Caroline West
1826–1907
Sophronia Aseneth West
1829–1898
Nancy Caroline West
1830–1862
Alvah Thomas West
1833–1894
Polly West
1834–
James West
1839–
Sidney S West
1840–1923

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 7

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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 (2)

  • Janes West in household of William West, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James West in household of William West, "United States Census, 1850"

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