Thomas was born in London, England in 1740, and came to America in 1750.
He married Rachel Oliphant in Virginia in 1762 or 1763. They came to Tennessee in 1778 from Loudoun County, Virginia.
Historic note: Tennessee became a state in June 1796.
1810 is the first Tennessee Census listed on HeritageQuest.
Fallen Graver, Trish Holaway wrote:
Thomas West (my 5th Great Grandfather)
born 1735, New Jersey
son of Joseph West and Jane Owen,
married Rachel Oliphant.
father of eight:
Edward West (my 4th Great Grandfather)
and Ann West
Received this information in a sac:
DAR Library record Ancestor #: A123217 for Patriotic Service
1) SIGNED OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO MAKE LAND ENTRY, WASHINGTON CO #129, 2-26-1778
Contributor "record not available"
IN MEMORY OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER WHO BROUGHT HIS FAMILY TO TENNESSEE FROM VIRGINIA IN 1778
THOMAS WEST DIED JAN 1796 * HIS WIFE * RACHEL DIED APR 1814 * THEIR SON, EDWARD WEST 29 OCT 1766 - 8 APR 1849 * HIS WIVES * LYDIA DIED 1792 * ELIZABETH 5 AUG 1774 - 23 AUG 1839
ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS 1968