Descendants of Dr. John West of Ireland

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Generation #1

Dr. John West

According to family history, Dr. John West was born in Ireland in about 1775. And his place of birth is still under contention. In the 1880 Mississippi Census, daughter Catherine states that her father was born in Ireland. However, son Vinson states his father was born in North Carolina; son Stephen states his father was born in Mississippi; and sons John, Jr. and Daniel state their father was born in South Carolina.

Dr. John West was probably married for the first time before 1800 in Ireland. Family history states that he immigrated from Ireland with his family to South Carolina or Georgia in 1810. Unfortunately, his wife and an infant died during the voyage and were buried at sea. John reportedly married another woman named Rebecca b. c. 1780 in Georgia soon afterward.

A possible record for Dr. John West is found on 9/23/1810 where a "John West with his wife and four children" were granted a pass from Twiggs Co GA through the Creek Nation to Mississippi.

John and Rebecca are first found in Mississippi in the 1811 Wayne Co MS Tax List. And, we know that they were in Greene Co MS in 1814 when daughter Mary was born.

John and Rebecca are found enumerated in the 1820 Greene Co MS Census, but Rebecca died by 1823. In about 1823, John married Martha "Patsy" Overstreet b. 1808 in Georgia. And, the family is found in the 1830 Greene Co MS Census.

John was more than 30 years older than Martha "Patsy," and he died before 1835. Family history tells of Martha "Patsy" and her brood moving up to Wayne Co MS to live next to some of her brothers. Old Sam Lee, her notorious neighbor, "latched onto her." And, they were married in 1835 in Wayne Co MS.

History of Twiggs Co., GA, p. 37: 
PASSPORTS 1785-1820, PAGE 248.
Saturday, 29th Sept. 1810. On application and recommendation, ORDERED. --- that passports be prepared for the following person to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians, to-wit, one for
John West with his wife and 4 children from the County of Twiggs: one for William Thomas Le Grand from the city of Philadelphia
--Sir-- 
John West and Family is about to move to the Western Country of course he will have need of a passport. I have been acquianted with him these ten or fifteen years past he has always supported the character of an honest Industris Good Citizen.

I am you most obdt humble Servt - George Evans, 28th Sept. 1810.

Reverse -Recommendation in favor of John West of Twiggs County for purpose of obtaining a passport to travel through the Creek Nation. Order taken 29 Sept.1810. 
Males Born
After
# West Females Born
After
# West
45+   1 John 45+   0  
25-44 1775 0   25-44 1775 1 Rebecca
18-25 1795 0   18-25 1795 0  
16-18 1802 1 Charles 10-18 1805 1 Peggy
10-15 1805 2 Unknown
Unknown
to 10 1810 1 Vinson to 10 1810 1 Mary
Males Born After # West Females Born After # West
100+   0   100+   0  
to 100 1730 0   to 100 1730 0  
to 90 1740 0   to 90 1740 0  
to 80 1750 0   to 80 1750 0  
to 70 1760 1  John to 70 1760 0  
to 60 1770 0   to 60 1770    
to 50 1780 0   to 50 1780 0  
to 40 1790 0   to 40 1790 0  
to 30 1800 0   to 30 1800 1 Martha "Patsy"
to 20 1810 0   to 20 1810 0  
to 15 1815 1 Vinson to 15 1815 1 Mary
to 10 1820 1 John, Jr.  to 10 1820 0  
to 5 1825 2 Daniel
Abraham
to 5 1825 1 Catherine "Katie"

    Children with Margaret West

    1. Peggy West

    2. Charles West

    3. Elbert West 

    4. Eliza West 

    Children with Rebecca West

    5. Mary West

    6. Vinson West

1850 Federal Census: Mississippi, Greene County
FN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP. BIRTH
===============================================
73  West Vincent   33   m   Farmer MS 
         Elizabeth 25   f          MS 
         John       7   m          MS
         David      6   m          MS 
         Margaret   4   f          MS 
         Absalom    3   m          MS 
         Nancy      1   f          MS
1860 Federal Census: Mississippi, Greene County
FN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP. BIRTH
===============================================
80  West Vincent   43   m   Farmer MS 
         Elizabeth 33   f          MS 
         John      11   m          MS 
         David     15   m          MS 
         Margaret  13   f          MS 
         Absalom   10   f          MS 
         Samantha  10   f          MS 
         Charles    7   m          MS 
         Elizabeth  5   f          MS 
         Vincent    4   m          MS 
         Lowanna J. 3   f          MS 
         Cioss      1   m          MS
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Vencen WEST   Self   M   Male   W   66   MS   Farmer   NC   GA 
 M. E. WEST   Wife   M   Female   W   50   MS   Houskiper   NC   SC 
 V. WEST   Son   S   Male   W   25   MS   Blacksmith   MS   MS 
 J. C. WEST   Son   S   Male   W   21   MS   At Home   MS   MS 
 G. WEST   Son   S   Male   W   3   MS      MS   MS 
 A. ROBERTS   Other   S   Female   W   28   MS   House Servant   MS   MS 

    Children with Martha "Patsy" Overstreet

    7. John West, Jr.

1850 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN FN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP. BIRTH
==============================================
229 229 West John       26  M   Farmer Mi 
             Lavena     26  F          SC
             Martha      7  F          Mi
             Julia       4  F          Mi
             Malcom      2  M          Mi
             Cyntha    1/12 F          Mi
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John WEST   Self   M   Male   W   58   MS   Farmer   SC   GA 
 Levina WEST   Wife   M   Female   W   60   SC   Keeping House   NC   NC 
 J. A. WEST   Son   S   Male   W   20   MS   Farmer   NC   NC 
 Wm. ROBRSOR   Nephew   S   Male   W   14   MS      MS   MS

    8. Daniel West

1850 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP. BIRTH
==============================================
230 West Daniel     24  M   Farmer Mi
         Rebeca     19  F          Mi
         John        3  M          Mi 
1860 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP. BIRTH
==============================================
241 West Daniel    35   M          MS
         Samantha  31   F          MS
         John      13   M          MS
         Jacob     11   M          MS
         India      7   F          MS
         Thomas     5   M          MS
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Dan WEST   Self   M   Male   W   56   MS   Farmer   SC   GA 
 Samitha WEST   Wife   M   Female   W   57   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 
 Emer WEST   Dau   S   Female   W   19   MS      MS   MS 
 A. R. WEST   Dau   S   Female   W   25   MS      MS   MS 
 S. A. WEST   Dau      Female   W   16   MS      MS   MS 
 A. H. WEST   Dau      Female   W   14   MS      MS   MS 

    9. Abraham West

    10. Catherine "Katie" West b. 8/11/1830 Wayne Co MS

    11. Stephen West

1850 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN FN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP.  BIRTH
==============================================
231 231 West  Stephen    20  M   Farmer Mi
        [Lee] Jefferson  14  M          Mi 
        [Lee] Washington 12  M          Mi 
        [Lee] Rebecca     8  F          Mi 
        West  Elisabeth  15  F          Mi 
        West  Infant    2/12 F          Mi
1860 Federal Census: Mississippi, Wayne County
HN  FN  LAST FIRST     AGE  SEX OCCUP.  BIRTH
==============================================
135 135 West Staplen   32   M   Farmer  MS
             Nancy     11   F           MS
             Becca      9   F           MS
             Mary       7   F           MS
             Saloam     5   M           MS
             Valona     3   F           MS
             Lavenia   6/12 F           MS
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Steve WEST   Self   M   Male   W   53   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Nancy WEST   Wife   M   Female   W   50   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 
 M. J. WEST   Dau   S   Female   W   27   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 
 Isaah WEST   Son   S   Male   W   18   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 L. L. WEST   Dau   S   Female   W   16   MS      MS   MS 
 G. A. ROBRSEN   Other   S   Female   W   11   MS      MS   MS 

Generation #2

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