|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1824|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1892|
Biography from the History of Clay and Owen Counties by Charles Blanchard 1884.
G.W.West is a native of Ohio born September 21, 1824. His father Alfred West died April 7, 1883 on the farm where the son resides, he having lived there since he came to the State. Mr. West is the second of a family of eight children, five of whom are yet living, three in Clay County, one in McLean County IL and one in Southern Indiana.
His school days were spent in a rude log schoolhouse, where roughly-hewn logs with wooden pins driven in for legs made the seats, and a hole in the wall covered with greased paper the window. He lived with his father until 1861, when he moved to Illinois where he lived for thirteen years. On his return he located on the old homestead where he still resides, giving most of his attention to farming, although more or less connected with the mining interests of this section. On March 6, 1844, he married Martha Ann Williams who has born him five children - William (deceased), Elizabeth, George, Flora, and Charles.
Alfred West (1800 - 1883)
Elizabeth Archer West (1802 - 1872)
Martha Ann Williams West (1828 - 1898)*
William M West (1847 - 1891)*
George West (1860 - 1928)*
George W West (1824 - 1892)
Nancy West Allen (1826 - 1869)*
Charity West (1828 - 1848)*
Elizabeth West Moreland (1831 - 1918)*
Chapman A. West (1834 - 1906)*
Matilda J West Boucher (1840 - 1913)*
Mary Ann West (1844 - 1854)*
Aged 68 Years
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