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Mrs Sarah West

Mrs Sarah West

Birth
Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
Death 20 Dec 1840 (aged 67)
Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Burial Midland, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 81627161 · View Source
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Married Charles WEST, reportedly on 09 JAN 1791, probably in or near Dorchester County, Maryland. Said to be mother of at least ten children: Eli WEST; Jeremiah WEST (born about 1795 in Georgia); Charles WEST, Jr.; John WEST; Levin WEST (born about 1801 in Georgia); Tillman D. WEST (born about 1816 in Washington County, Georgia); James K. WEST; Andrew WEST; and Jesse WEST. The following three daughters have likewise been confirmed by documentary evidence: Mary WEST (wife of Newton LYNN); Ann WEST (wife of Henry KEY); and Rhoda WEST (married name, WAADEN).

The family had moved to Washington County, Georgia perhaps before 1800, but certainly by 1816. They appear there on the 1820 census. They had moved to Henry County, Georgia, by 1830, where they appear on the censuses of that year and again in 1840, apparently moving shortly thereafter to Muscogee County, Georgia, where Sarah likely died in December of that year. At all the places they lived in Georgia, the family operated plantations and held slaves. Their plantation in Muscogee County came to be known as "Westmoreland."

More information on this family may be found at: http://www.watermelon-kid.com/family/bios/west_family.htm

FindaGrave Contributor "3987VA" (#47694159) suggests that her middle given name is Bowman, but without citing a source for this information. It is the understanding of the creator of this memorial that, under British law in the Colonies prior to the Revolution, it was illegal for individuals other than royalty and nobility to use more than one given name or to christen children with more than one given name. This is why most if not all of our Founding Fathers have only one given name.


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  • Created by: John Mallory Land
  • Added: 6 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81627161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Sarah West (3 Jul 1773–20 Dec 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81627161, citing West Cemetery, Midland, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by John Mallory Land (contributor 46870015) .