Drury Amelius West

1804–1850 (Age 46)
Buckingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Drury Amelius

Drury Amelius West was born on 7 February 1804, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States as the son of Claiborne Dandridge West and Sanders. He married Evalina P Radford on 9 November 1827, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 7 February 1850, in Shelby, Texas, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in East Hamilton, Shelby, Texas, United States.

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Drury Amelius West
Evalina P Radford
Marriage: 9 November 1827
Zarelda Matilda West
Patterson Holman West
Leander Hardin West

Spouse & Children

9 November 1827
Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Drury A West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • D H West in entry for James S Parrish and Zerelda M West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Drury A. West, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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