Mary Jane West

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane West was born in 1825, in Burke, Georgia, United States, her father, Gibson West, was 29 and her mother, Susannah B., was 25. She married William Thomas West before 1847, in Mitchell, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in District 1033, Mitchell, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died in 1908, in Mitchell, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas West
Mary Jane West
Marriage: 1847
Susan West
Mary Jane West
about 1848–1924
Harmon West
about 1854–1903
Elizabeth West
Reasy A West
Frances Fannie West
Morgan W West
about 1854–1933
William Wilborn West
Anna Thomas West

Sources (12)

  • Mary West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary West - Published information: birth-name: Mary West
  • Mary West, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.


Historical Boundaries 1825: Baker, Georgia, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1857: Mitchell, Georgia, United States

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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