Rev Thomas West

Rev Thomas West

Birth
Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Jul 1790 (aged 81)
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 55332429 · View Source
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"Rev. Thomas West was born in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts to Abner West (1683-1756) and Jane Look (1680-1765). Thomas was a clergyman and graduated Harvard College in 1730, and then again with a master's degree in 1750. He becomes Pastor of the Congregational Church in Rochester around 1753, and serves until 1781 when he is 73 years of age. He preached to the Indians and probably served as minister to the English at Homes Hole until removal in 1753 to North Rochester. His Will, dated December 9, 1788 was probated October 5, 1790 (Plymouth Probate XXXI, 274).

Thomas was married to Drusilla Presbury (1708-1778) about 1728 and had all of his children with her. 8 months after Drusilla dies, Rev. Thomas marries Priscilla Sprague (1708-1778). When Priscilla dies, Rev. Thomas marries Deborah Foster (1710-1788) in 1780."


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Weep ye, my friends, for West is gone, His glass of time cloth cease to run, His active tongue and virtuous heart have ceased to act. They've done thier part. Although he's gone he yet doth live, His soul immortal cloth survive. He's now disrobed of earthly clay. And shines in one eternal day.

Gravesite Details This stone is erecred to the memory of the REV THOMAS WEST who died July 14th 1790 In the 82nd Year of his age & 42nd of his Ministry

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  • Created by: Paula
  • Added: 23 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 55332429
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas West (26 Aug 1708–14 Jul 1790), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55332429, citing Old Parish Cemetery, Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Paula (contributor 47088519) .