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Deacon Francis West

Deacon Francis West

Birth
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 May 1731 (aged 61)
Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 7182814 · View Source
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Francis West, the first born child of Samuel West & Tryphosa Partridge, was b. of record at Duxbury, Mass. on Dec. 13, 1669. He d. testate at Tolland, Conn. on May 12, 1731, Æ 62, not 63 as inscribed on his gravestone. His parents m. of record at Duxbury, Mass. on Dec. 16, 1668.

Francis' mother was the maternal gr.dau. of Stephen Tracy & Tryphosa Lee, who m. at Leiden, Holland on Jan. 2, 1620/1. Stephen Tracy arrived at Plymouth, Mass in 1623 aboard the ship "Ann," his wife Triphosa following thereafter with eldest dau. Sarah in 1624 aboard the ship "Jacob."

Francis West is the patriarch of the West family of Tolland, Conn. while Francis' three younger brothers, Samuel, Ebenezer & John, are patriarchs of the West families of Lebanon, Conn.

On Dec. 20, 1696 at Preston, Conn. (by Samuel Mason, Assistant), Francis m. Mercy Minor, dau. of Dr. Joseph Minor & Maria Avery. She was b. on Aug. 21, 1673 at Stonington, Conn. and d. at Tolland, Conn. on Sept. 6, 1751, Æ 79. The day after their first child was baptized at Preston, Samuel & wife Mercy were admitted members of the Preston Church. They were subsequently received by letter of dismission from Preston and admitted to the Stonington Church on Nov. 1, 1702. After relocating to Tolland, Conn. Francis was the longtime Deacon of the Tolland Congregational Chh.

Francis & wife Mercy had the following seven child, the first b. of record at Preston, Conn, the rest undoubtedly at Stonington, Conn. where they were baptized:

i. Mercy West, b. at Preston, Conn. on Oct, 30, 1697 (bapt. Feb, 12, 1698/9), d. at Windham, Conn. on Jan. 20, 1725/6, Æ 29; m. at Windham, Conn. on Feb. 14, 1715/6, Nathaniel Wales, s. of Dea. Nathaniel Wales & Susanna Blake, b. at Milton, Mass. on May 25, 1694. He d. at Windham, Conn. on Nov. 5, 1782, Æ 89. He m. 2) at Windham on Dec. 17, 1726, Prudence Denison, who d. at Windham on May 15, 1792, Æ 83.

ii. Samuel West, b. at Stonington, Conn. on Apr. 10, 1700, d. at Tolland, Conn. on Feb. 3, 1779, Æ 79; m. 1) at Tolland on Nov. 4, 1724, Sarah Delano, dau. of Capt. Jonathan Delano & Ann "Amy" Hatch, b. at Dartmouth, Mass. on Mar. 18, 1704/5. She d. at Tolland, Conn. on Oct. 22, 1752, Æ 48. Samuel m. 2) at Tolland on Nov. 26, 1754, the widow Abigail Lothrop, dau. of Dea. John Baker & Anna Annable, b. at Barnstable, Mass. on Feb. 1, 1713/4. She d. at Tolland, Conn. on Dec. 24, 1786, Æ 73.

iii. Dea. Joseph West, b. Oct. 1, 1701 (bapt. Nov 30, 1701 at Stonington), d. at Tolland, Conn. on Jan 27, 1764, Æ 63; m. at Tolland on May 19, 1725, Joan "Jane" Delano, the sister of his brother Samuel's 1st wife, b. at Dartmouth, Mass. on Dec. 16, 1706. She d. at Tolland on May 8, 1798, Æ 92.

iv. Amasa West, bapt. Mar. 27, 1704 at Stonington, Conn., d. after 1759; m. 1) on July 8, 1730 at Tolland, Conn., Amy Hatch, eldest child of Capt. Joseph Hatch, Jr. & Marcy Delano, b. at Tolland, Conn. on Oct. 10, 1713. She d. at Tolland on Aug. 9, 1756, Æ 43. Amasa m. 2) at Tolland on Sep. 20, 1757, Bethshua Gibbs of Sandwich, Mass.

v. Hon. Zebulon West, Esq., bapt. Mar. 16, 1707/8 at Stonington, Conn., d. at Tolland, Conn. on Dec. 4, 1770, Æ 63; m. on Oct. 7, 1731 at Dartmouth, Mass., Mary Delano, dau. of Jabez and Mercy (Delano) Delano, b. at Dartmouth, Mass. on Apr. 12, 1712. She d. at Tolland, Conn. on May 14, 1743, Æ 32.

vi. Christopher West, bapt. June 19, 1709 at Stonington, Conn.; m. on Oct. 25, 1732 at Tolland, Amy Delano, the sister of his brother Samuel and Joseph's wives, b. at Dartmouth, Mass. on Aug. 11, 1713. They and their family removed to Dover in Dutchess County, NY.

vii. Peletiah West, bapt. Sept. 30, 1711 at Stonington, Conn., d. on July 11, 1787 at Lee, Mass., Æ 76; m. on Dec. 5, 1734 at Tolland, Conn., Elizabeth Lothrop, dau. of Capt. Hope and Elizabeth (Lothrop) Lothrop, b. on June 20, 1712 at Falmouth, Mass. She d. at Lee, Mass. on Mar. 17, 1800, Æ 88.


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Here Lyeth Inter'd
ye Body of Deac'n
Francis weft who
Dyed May 12th
AD 1731 in ye
63d year of his
Age.

Based on his recorded date of birth, on the day Samuel died he was 61 years old, and Ætatis (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of his age) 62, not 63.


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  • Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
  • Originally Created by: Eric Wood
  • Added: 14 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7182814
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Deacon Francis West (13 Dec 1669–12 May 1731), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7182814, citing South Yard Cemetery, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Don Blauvelt (contributor 46932939) .