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Leander Jackson West
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1846
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1935
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA

Parents: William Preston West
and Mary Polly (Shearer) West

War: Civil War Veteran Captain James Howe's Company (B) 7th Regiment of Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Following Civil War he went to Georgia where he
met & married Miss Harriett Ella EVANS. They came to Arkansas in the latter part of 1877. Homesteading a tract of land in what is known as the Trace Ridge community, near Woolum Arkansas where the remaining 58 years of Mr. West's life was spent.

In early manhood Mr. West made a profession of religion and identified himself with the M.E. church, South.

He had been a sufferer of cancer of the face for about 35 years, and for his last two years, was not out of his room but he bore his suffering with patience and a Christian's fortitude.

Marriage / Children:
Married 1st Wife: Harriett Ella (Evans) West
Born: August 7, 1850
Marriage: September 15,1870
Died: November 10, 1891;she passed away exactly 44 years to the day and almost to the minute, before his death.
Children: To this union nine(9)children were born, seven (7) of whom survived.

Married 2nd Wife: Mittie Palmer Brinkley Smith West Born: September 6,1861, Faulkner County, Arkansas
Married: October 22, 1894
Died: May 18, 1910
Leander's Step Children:
Jettie Bell Smith West and a son who died in infancy
(Note: Natural Father's last name: Smith

Leander died at his son's home-Clarence Prentice West following a lingering illness of cancer and other infirmities of age.
Location: Woolum, Arkansas
Date/time: Sunday, November 10, 1935 1:15 o'clock
Age: 89 yrs old, 6 months, 16 days old.

Buried: Liberty Cemetery, near his home w/Masonic honors.
Funeral: Conducted by Rev. E.G. Kaetzell of Clinton & Rev. Arthur Jones of Copeland.
Birth: Born in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Date: April 24, 1846
Family links: 
  William Preston West (1799 - 1866)
  Mary Catherine Shearer West (1801 - 1889)
  Minta L Brinkley (Smith) West (1861 - 1910)
  Oscar L. West (1871 - 1945)*
  Stella Mary West Millsap (1873 - 1966)*
  Milton Leander West (1873 - 1959)*
  Carrie Naomi West Ingrum (Ingram) (1883 - 1981)*
  Clarence Prentice West (1886 - 1979)*
  Lula Gabriella West Carter (1888 - 1981)*
  Emmett West (1895 - 1983)*
  James Hale West (1822 - 1892)*
  John Wiley West (1826 - 1899)*
  Elizabeth S. West Pack (1834 - 1908)*
  William Prentiss West (1837 - 1894)*
  Leander Jackson West (1846 - 1935)
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Cemetery
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Katina "Tina" West
Originally Created by: Mary Jean Hall
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84050605
Leander Jackson West
Added by: Katina "Tina" West
Leander Jackson West
Added by: Mary Jean Hall
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Thinking about you today Great Grandfather Leander Jackson West!
- Katina "Tina" West
 Added: Aug. 8, 2016
Van Buren County Democrat November 14, 1935 "Uncle Leander" West one of the few surviving veterans of the Civil War in Van Buren County, died at the home of his son Clarence West at Woolum, at l:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 10, following a ling...(Read more)
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013
My respects to the brother of my 2nd great grandfather, James Hale West.
- Debi (West) Clay
 Added: Jan. 7, 2013
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