______ Wentworth1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Marriage*He married Darcy Morris, daughter of ______ Morris and Elizabeth Welsh.1

Family

Darcy Morris

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Catherine Werick1

d. 14 August 1895
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Samuel Heaton, son of Thomas Heaton and Mary Haldeman.1
Census US 186013 July 1860Catherine and Samuel Heaton were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 13 July 1860 in Fairfield, Columbiana County, Ohio. Samuel was 55 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,240, and Catherine was 50 years of age. Their three sons resided with them in 1860. Jacob was 26 years old and recorded as insane; and the two younger boys, John and George, were ages 15 and 14 years, respectively, and attending school.2
(Wife) Death28 December 1891Catherine became a widow when Samuel Heaton died on 28 December 1891 at age 86.3
Death*14 August 1895She died on 14 August 18954
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia, Columbiana County.4

Family

Samuel Heaton b. 18 May 1805, d. 28 Dec 1891
Child1.George Heaton+1 b. 31 Jan 1847, d. 26 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Heaton, son of Samuel Heaton and Catherine "Werick", and Ida Harris, daughter of Jeremiah Bates and Sarah Stewart, on 7 November 1899 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927775. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and "Catharine" Heaton, Fairfield, Columbiana, Ohio; Page: 718; Family History Library Film: 803949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Heaton, Memorial# 153593601. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine Heaton, Memorial# 153593641.

Minnie A. Wernke1

b. 1876
Birth*1876Minnie A. Wernke was born about 1876.2,1
Name VariationHer full name was Minnie Alice Wernke.3,2
Marriage*1 January 1894She married Thomas L. Diehl on 1 January 1894 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Minnie's father, Henry Wernke, signed his consent for the marriage because Minnie was 17 years old.3,2,4,1

Family

Thomas L. Diehl b. 1864
Child1.Ray E. Diehl3,2 b. 17 Feb 1907, d. 3 Apr 1982

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Minnie A. Diehl, Memorial# 64164423. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas Deal, over the age of 21 years, and Minnie Alice Wernke, age 17, her father, Henry Wernke, consenting to the marriage, on 1 January 1894 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000890366. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Della M. Parrish of Walnut Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, age 29 years in April 1929, had been married once before, was divorced, her married surname had been Stoner, born in Holmes County, Ohio, father's name Parrish, mother's maiden name not known, and Ray E. Diehl of Brewster, Ohio, laborer, age 22 years on 17 February 1929, his first marriage, born in Brewster, Ohio to Thomas Diehl and Minnie Wenkey, married on 24 December 1929 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000477149.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas L. Diehl, Memorial# 64164387.

Abigail Wesson1

b. 26 January 1790
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Birth*26 January 1790Abigail Wesson was born on 26 January 1790.1
Marriage*4 March 1830Abigail Wesson married John Bolton, son of William Bolton Jr. and Abigail Sheldon, on 4 March 1830 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. They had one son.1

Family

John Bolton b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Child1.John Bolton1 b. 8 Feb 1831

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Emma West1

b. 20 April 1856, d. 11 October 1948
Birth*20 April 1856Emma West was born on 20 April 1856 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio.1
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Melvin P. Carns, son of Milton Carns and Caroline Philman.1,2
(Wife) Death29 May 1915Emma became a widow when Melvin P. Carns died on 29 May 1915 at age 64.2
Death*11 October 1948She died on 11 October 1948 in Columbiana County at age 921
Burial* and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Columbiana County.1

Family

Melvin P. Carns b. 5 Jul 1850, d. 29 May 1915

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma (West) Carnes, Memorial# 64763318. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Melvin P. Carnes, Memorial# 64763087.

Francis West1

b. 1605 or 1606, d. 2 January 1692
Brick Wall* There are several theories about the background of Francis West:
     (1) that he came from Salisbury in England
     (2) that he was the son of Francis, Governor of Virginia and brother of Thomas, Lord de la Warr
     (3) that he was not a West but a Weston

Many researchers, throughout the years, have examined each and all of these theories. It is sad to report that to date, no proof from any primary source has been found to support any of them.

That Francis came from Salisbury has been quite generally accepted because it is based on the statement of Judge Zebulon West, a great-grandson of Francis. While he might have been living there at the time of emigration, no record of his birth has been found there. Margaret Adelia Ells, preparing West Lines, arranged a search of Salisbury parish records, where no Francis was found. Possibly Salisbury was confused with Soulsbury, where there were Wests. However, according to records published in REG, there was no Francis among them. There is also no evidence for the statement of Zebulon West that Francis was "invited to emigrate by a Mr. Thomas of Marshfield". He may have confused Francis with Twyford West, who was indentured to Edward Winslow of Marshfield.

The supposition that Francis was the son of Francis of Virginia and the nephew of Lord de la Warr seems to rest on the following considerations. Banks wrote, in his History of Martha's Vineyard that such a tradition was believed by Wests on the island. Thomas West, son of Francis of Duxbury, named a son Sackfield, suggestive of the Sackvilles, who were associated with the Virginia Wests. The gravestone of Samuel West at Acushnet, Massachusetts shows a line of descent from Francis of Virginia, but, curiously enough, does not name Francis of Duxbury, just showing a line and blanking out his generation. One researcher noted that the inscription on the back of the tombstone of Samuel West, who was the son of Dr. Sackfield (also known as Sackville) West and Ruth Jenkins, and died in 1807 in Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island, read like this: "Sackville West was the son of Thomas West, physician, the son of _ ___ West, the son of Capt. Francis West, brother of the 3rd Lord DeLaWarre Gov. of VA. Capt Francis came from England to VA in 1608". Thomas West was the son of Francis West and Margery Reeves of Duxbury, and Sackfield West was their grandson. Samuel was a great-grandson of Francis and Margery.

The above genealogical inscription reflects the Vineyard tradition. Francis of Virginia did have some first-hand knowledge of Plymouth, since he made a visit in June 1623 to investigate disputes over fisheries. There is said to be a chart of the West family in the Virginia Historical Society at Richmond that shows the marriage of Francis and Margery Reeves. Finally, it has been considered suggestive that little is known about Francis of Virginia and that a Francis of approximately the same age should appear in the Plymouth Colony.

No proof from any primary source has been found to establish a connection between the two men. However, it would seem that Banks may have gone too far in concluding that there was absolutely no connection between the two, since there is also no proof that a connection is impossible.

The Vineyard tradition, by itself, may be dismissed simply as a tradition without supporting evidence. The use of the name Sackfield is no more than suggestive, since nothing has been uncovered which otherwise relates to it. The gravestone at Acushnet presents the ideas of Samuel or his relatives about a line of descent, but of course includes no proof. There is also no evidence that the visit of Francis of Virginia to New England in 1623 led to any other association. The chart in the Virginia Historical Society, which gives no specific references, represents only the belief of the compiler. It is possible, although not certain, that the two Francises may have been of approximately the same age. No birth record for either has been found. It is widely believed that Francis of Duxbury was probably born in 1605 or 1606. Since the son Francis, of Francis of Virginia, was called a minor in his father's will of 1629, he would likely not have been born before around 1608. Additionally, Francis senior requested in the will that his surviving third wife Jane take care of the son Francis. The general tone of this request suggests that Francis was either a young boy or in some way physically or mentally defective. It is unlikely that a healthy male in his late teens would have been in need of any special care. He might therefore have been born several years after 1608.

There are at least two considerations which argue against the identification of the supposed two men as the same. The first is that it seems somewhat unreasonable that Francis junior of Virginia should have learned the trade of a carpenter, growing up, as he must have, in a prominent family in a landed society. It would rather be expected that he would have learned no trade at all. The second involves the question of what he received, or should have received, as inheritance from his father's estate. There is no evidence that Francis of Duxbury was affluent. His land holdings appear to have been modest, and the size of his estate at the time of his death was notably small.

Although there have been other attempts to show that the two Francises were the same, they can probably be dismissed with little attention because they are almost purely conjectural. One suggests that Francis of Virginia brought his young son with him when he came to Plymouth in 1623, at which time the son found the colony attractive, and, in maturity, decided to return. Another proposal is that the father bought property in the colony and that the son, having been in England, came to Duxbury to oversee and manage this property.

The contention that Francis of Duxbury was actually a Weston who changed his name first appeared in print in Wentworth's Settlement and Growth of Duxbury. Through the author the point was traced to a manuscript genealogy in the public library at Duxbury, with the title "The Weston Families of Duxbury", by Samuel K. Weston. In this work the compiler stated that Francis Weston changed his name after a court sentence in 1640, perhaps from shame and wishing to disassociate himself from the Westons. This genealogy also suggested that Francis might have been a brother of Edmund Weston.

The problem of WEST vs. Weston is first encountered in connection with the tax list of 25 Mar 1633, on which a name appears to be Francis Weston. Weston but apparently with misgivings, as he printed it as "Weston (West?)''. He evidently later decided that references to Francis Weston meant Francis West, because, in his treatment of the Weston family he made no reference to any Francis Weston of the period, even in his note of unidentified Westons. The confusion seems to have arisen with a difficulty in interpreting the records. The name was sometimes written with a slight twist of the pen after the "t" which may have been only a casual stroke or flourish -- or a sign for the suffix "on". Nathaniel Shurtleff, in editing the Colony records read the name as Weston in the tax list of 1633, in the list of freemen of the same year (although the name was later canceled), and in the record of the marriage to Margery Reeves. The Francis on the list of freemen must actually have been that of a Weston because Francis West was not made a freeman until 1655. Elsewhere in the printed records the name appears as West.

There are few references in either the Colony or the Duxbury records to any Francis Weston. In fact, aside from the references mentioned above, there is only one other, the mention of a Francis who in 1679 was described as deceased. Whoever he was, he could not have been Francis West, who died in 1692.

In general, it has been accepted that Francis was West and not a Weston. Neither Judge Zebulon West or Samuel West, both of whom were great-grandsons of Francis, made any mention of the Weston name. Also, it is evident that on occasion the two names were simply confused. According to the Carlton Prince West source, a clear case of such a situation may be found in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Howell. Letters of administration were granted to Edmund Weston on 7 Jun 1648, but it was later recorded that a claim against the estate was paid by Edmund West. No other reference to any Edmund West has been found. No direct evidence has been uncovered to support the claim that Francis changed his name. Such a claim seems to have been based principally on the fact that Nathaniel Shurtleff, as he edited the Colony records, read the name as Weston in entries before 1640 and as West after that. As noted earlier, the Duxbury History
source implied that the handwriting in the records could be interpreted either way.

So... The background of Francis West of Duxbury remains a mystery to this researcher -- and to everyone else, so far. Knowing the tenacity of genealogists, however, it may be considered certain that the problem-solving search and research will continue.2,3,4,5,6
Birth*1605 or 1606Francis West was born in 1605 or 1606, probably in England. Note: The West Family Register by Letta Brock Stone connected, without supporting evidence or documentation, Francis West of Duxbury to Francis West of Virginia and listed both 1616 and 1626 as the year of birth for Francis West. The publication, again because of its representation of the relationship between the two, listed Francis' birthplace as Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England. While those dates and places may be applied to Francis of Virginia, they are not verifiable, at this point, for Francis of Duxbury.1,2,7
Occupation*1640Francis West is usually believed to have been a house carpenter, which may have been inferred from the fact that he was required in 1640 to build a pair of stocks for the Town of Duxbury, which was delinquent in providing this facility for punishment (PCR­CO 1:164). The need for stocks was apparently pointed out at this time as Francis himself had been sentenced to sit in them.2
Freeman*8 June 1655Francis West was admitted a Freeman on 8 June 1655 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). This meant that he was legally recognized as a white male over 21 years of age holding full rights of citizenship who is free to ply a trade, own land, and to vote. It appears to have been somewhat late, since he must have been around 50 and had already held office in Marshfield and owned land. His subsequent public appointments were principally on grand juries: for 1662, 1669, 1674, 1678, 1680, and 1682. Occasionally there were other appointments: for 1658 he was Surveyor of Highways. For 1660 he was Constable for Duxbury; and in 1671 he was one of two men appointed to inspect ordinaries in Duxbury to see if regulations were being observed.2
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Francis West was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Francis West was one of those who never relocated his family and moved to Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.8,9,10,11,12
Land Transfer*Francis West never moved to Bridgewater and sold his proprietor's share to Edward Mitchell.13
Court Action*29 October 1668For the second time, Francis found himself in court. He was indicted on 29 October 1668 for stealing a gun and a hog from an Indian and was sentenced 1 Jun 1669 to pay a sum of thirty shillings to the Indian and return the gun.2
Land Transfer*10 October 1670 At one time Francis had a right in meadow land at the Gurnet, and in 1670 he was granted 30 acres by the Town of Duxbury. This following land transfer is recorded in the Duxbury Records, Volume A, Page 216, dated October 10, 1670: The town have given unto Francis West, about thirty acres of land on the East side of Experience Mitchell's lands near Namassakeesit, of the same breadth with the said Mitchell's land, and so extending Eastward to a marked tree near a little run in a swamp, about sixty rods distant from Mitchell's land, the tree marked is a maple tree.

William Peabody, T.C.

Some of his land was sold to Josiah Kein. What his original acreage may have been or the largest number of acres he may have owned at any one time is not known.14,2
Death*2 January 1692He died on 2 January 1692 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S267] Edward Everett Cornwall, "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 60, chapter VI, pages 142-151 (April 1906). Hereinafter cited as "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass."
  2. [S271] Historical Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, A Survey of the Descendants of Francis West of Duxbury, by Carlton Prince West; obtained online at http://www.history.vineyard.net/franwest.htm, original manuscript at New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Francis West of Duxbury.
  3. [S272] Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts (Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1966). Hereinafter cited as The History of Martha's Vineyard.
  4. [S276] Dorothy Wentworth, Settlement and Growth of Duxbury, 1628-1870 (Duxbury, Massachusetts: Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, 1973), page 96. Hereinafter cited as Settlement and Growth of Duxbury.
  5. [S275] Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Duxbury.
  6. [S277] Nathaniel Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, editors, Massachusetts New Plymouth Colony, main author, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England. In 12 volumes. Contents: Volumes 1-6. Court orders, being the proceedings of the General Court and the Court Assistants 1633-1691; Volume 7, Judicial acts of the General Court and Court of Assistants 1636-1692; Volume 8, Miscellaneous records including births, marriages, deaths and burials, treasury accounts, and lists of freemen and others 1633-1689; Volume 9, Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, 1643-1679; Volume 11, Laws, 1623-1682; Volume 12, Deeds, etc., 1620-1651. Book of Indian records for their lands. Includes Index (Boston, Massachusetts: William White, 1855-61). Hereinafter cited as Records of the Colony of New Plymouth.
  7. [S268] Letta Brock Stone, The West Family Register: Important Lines Traced 1326-1928. Microreproduction of original, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. Includes index. FHL Film# 928222, Item 2. (Washington, D.C.: W. F. Roberts, c 1928). Hereinafter cited as West Family Register 1326-1928.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  9. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  10. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  11. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  12. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  13. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, West, page 409.
  14. [S270] Duxbury, Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass., from 1642 to 1770, CD-ROM (Plymouth, Massachusetts: Avery & Doten, 1893). Hereinafter cited as Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass. 1642-1770.

Hannah West1

b. 31 December 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Hannah (West) Conger
Father*John West b. 15 Feb 1770, d. 10 Feb 1852
Mother*Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock b. 2 Sep 1772
Birth*31 December 1794"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reflect a birth date of 30 Dec 1794 and her place of birth as Massachusetts, however the Conger Family sources report that Hannah West was born on 31 December 1794 in Granville, Washington County, New York.2,1,3
Marriage*14 February 1813She married Uzziah Conger, son of James Conger and Elizabeth McNab, on 14 February 1813.1,3,4,2
Death*20 May 1880"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reported her death as July of 1880, and the Conger Family sources recorded that Hannah (West) Conger died on 20 May 1880 in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, at age 85.1,3,2

Family

Uzziah Conger b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Children1.Lorentus Everett Conger+1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
2.Lucien West Conger+1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
3.Crayton Hall Conger+1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
4.John Newton Conger+3 b. 21 Oct 1830, d. 16 Mar 1903

Citations

  1. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Summerlin, Nevada).
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 494. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  4. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

John West

b. 15 February 1770, d. 10 February 1852
Birth*15 February 1770John West was born on 15 February 1770 in Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*7 November 1793He married Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock on 7 November 1793 They were the parents of 11 children.2
Death*10 February 1852He died on 10 February 1852 in Knox County, Illinois, at age 81.3

Family

Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock b. 2 Sep 1772
Child1.Hannah West+ b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S261] Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, originally published in 1886, filmed in 1974), film number 934993, item 1, pages 766-768. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Album of Knox County.
  3. [S261] Biographical Album of Knox County;, film number 934993, item 1.

Mary West1

Relationship Note*Mary West and Thomas West were reported to be siblings.2,3
Marriage*She married John Jones.1,2,3

Family

John Jones
Children1.Edward Jones+2,3 b. 1741, d. 1 Sep 1823
2.Thomas Jones2,3
3.Susannah Jones+1,2,3 b. 1743, d. 17 Jan 1827

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 649. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  3. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.

Mary A. West1,2

b. 18 January 1830, d. 1905
Birth*18 January 1830Mary A. West was born on 18 January 1830 in Germantown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*1857She married, as his second wife, David Huggins, son of Benjamin Huggins and Elizabeth Bosworth Babcock, in 1857 in Polk County, Iowa.2,1
(Wife) Death17 June 1904Mary became a widow when David Huggins died on 17 June 1904 at age 822
Burial* and was buried in Block 7, Huggins lot 15 of Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas.1
Death*1905She died in 1905 at about age 75.2

Family

David Huggins b. 17 Apr 1822, d. 17 Jun 1904

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (West) Huggins, Memorial# 59974432. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Huggins, Memorial# 50694392.

Sarah Lucy West1

b. 26 June 1822, d. 28 March 1905
Birth*26 June 1822Sarah Lucy West was born on 26 June 1822 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*28 July 1842She married Thomas Oliver Walker, son of Matthew Walker and Mary Durfee, on 28 July 1842 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Death*28 March 1905She died on 28 March 1905 in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey, at age 82.1

Family

Thomas Oliver Walker b. 14 Dec 1816, d. 24 Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Thomas West1,2

Relationship Note*Thomas West and Mary West were reported to be siblings.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  2. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.

Katherine Westbrome1

Marriage*She married Tobias Makin in England.1
Residence*circa 1598Katherine and Tobias Makin lived circa 1598 in Fingringhoe, Essex County, England.1

Family

Tobias Makin
Child1.Grace Makin+1 b. s 1578

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Adam H. Westbrook1

b. 1872
Father*Richard W. Westbrook1 b. 1832, d. b 2 Apr 1896
Mother*Mary Moores1 b. 17 Apr 1842, d. 27 Aug 1918
Birth*1872Adam H. Westbrook was born about 1872 in Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of R. W. and Mary A.. Westbrook, Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Page: 262A; Enumeration District: 247. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Burton T. Westbrook1

b. 1864
Father*Richard W. Westbrook1 b. 1832, d. b 2 Apr 1896
Mother*Cordelia Ann Shumway1 b. 1839, d. 19 Apr 1867
Birth*1864Burton T. Westbrook was born about 1864 in Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of R. W. and Mary A.. Westbrook, Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Page: 262A; Enumeration District: 247. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Estella E. Westbrook1

b. 1859
Father*Richard W. Westbrook1 b. 1832, d. b 2 Apr 1896
Mother*Cordelia Ann Shumway1 b. 1839, d. 19 Apr 1867
Birth*1859Estella E. Westbrook was born about 1859 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard W. and Mary A. Westbrook, (Richard recorded as "J. W." by the census taker), Year: 1870; Census Place: Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan; Roll: M593_706; Page: 499B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

James R. Westbrook1

b. 1868, d. before 16 August 1896
Father*Richard W. Westbrook1 b. 1832, d. b 2 Apr 1896
Mother*Mary Moores1 b. 17 Apr 1842, d. 27 Aug 1918
Birth*1868James R. Westbrook was born about 1868 in Michigan.1
Marriage*2 August 1891He married, as her first husband, Clara Belle Wells, daughter of Daniel Lewis Wells and Ann Eliza Freeman, on 2 August 1891 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska. Clare was 16 years old and James was age 23, and they were married by J. W. Robb, Minister.1
Death*before 16 August 1896He died at about age 27, before 16 August 1896, the date his widow, who had been left with two young daughters, married her second husband.2

Family

Clara Belle Wells b. 30 May 1876, d. 8 Feb 1924
Children1.Myrtle Mae Westbrook3 b. Sep 1893
2.Olga Lorraine Westbrook4 b. 18 Aug 1895

Citations

  1. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 August 1891 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA, of Clarie B Wells of Dawson County, Nebraska, age 16, born about 1875, daughter of Daniel L Wells, and James R Westbrook of Dawson County, Nebraska, age 23, born about 1868 in Michigan, son of Richard W. Westbrook and Mary Moores, married by J. W. Robb, Minister, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  2. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 16 August 1896 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA, of Cyrus Timmons, age 25, born about 1871 in Illinois, son of R M. Timmons and S. E. Raines, and Clara B. Westbrook, age 22, born about 1874, daughter of D. Wells, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Myrtle Mae (Westbrook) Smalley, Memorial# 27795159. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Olga Lorraine (Westbrook) Napier, Memorial# 27794919.

Myrtle Mae Westbrook1

b. September 1893
Father*James R. Westbrook1 b. 1868, d. b 16 Aug 1896
Mother*Clara Belle Wells1,2 b. 30 May 1876, d. 8 Feb 1924
Birth*September 1893Myrtle Mae Westbrook was born in September 1893 in Nebraska.1
(Daughter) Deathbefore 16 August 1896She was about 2 years old when her father died3
(Daughter) Marriage16 August 1896 and not yet 3 years old when her mother married a second time, on 16 August 1896, to Cyrus Y. Timmons.2,4,3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Myrtle Mae (Westbrook) Smalley, Memorial# 27795159. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clara Belle (Wells) Hitchcock, Memorial# 70411470.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 16 August 1896 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA, of Cyrus Timmons, age 25, born about 1871 in Illinois, son of R M. Timmons and S. E. Raines, and Clara B. Westbrook, age 22, born about 1874, daughter of D. Wells, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyrus Y Timmons, Memorial# 27539797.

Olga Lorraine Westbrook1

b. 18 August 1895
Father*James R. Westbrook1 b. 1868, d. b 16 Aug 1896
Mother*Clara Belle Wells1,2 b. 30 May 1876, d. 8 Feb 1924
Birth*18 August 1895Olga Lorraine Westbrook was born on 18 August 1895 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Deathbefore 16 August 1896She was less than one year old when her father died3
(Daughter) Marriage16 August 1896 and two days short of being one year old when her mother married a second time, on 16 August 1896, to Cyrus Y. Timmons.2,4,3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Olga Lorraine (Westbrook) Napier, Memorial# 27794919. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clara Belle (Wells) Hitchcock, Memorial# 70411470.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 16 August 1896 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA, of Cyrus Timmons, age 25, born about 1871 in Illinois, son of R M. Timmons and S. E. Raines, and Clara B. Westbrook, age 22, born about 1874, daughter of D. Wells, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyrus Y Timmons, Memorial# 27539797.

Richard W. Westbrook1

b. 1832, d. before 2 April 1896
Birth*1832Richard W. Westbrook was born about 1832 in Seneca County, Ohio.2,3
Marriage*11 September 1855He married first Cordelia Ann Shumway on 11 September 1855 in Winnebago County, Illinois.4
Civil War (U.S.)*25 September 1861He served for the Union during the Civil War as a Private in Company C of the 55th Illinois Infantry. His service began on 25 September 1861 and he was mustered in, for a period of 3 years, on 31 October 1861 in Chicago, Illinois. His residence was recorded as Durand, Illinois, and his occupation was farmer.3
Description* When he was about 30 years of age, he was described as 5' 8" in height, with a light complexion, light hair and blue eyes.3
(Husband) Death19 April 1867Richard became a widower when Cordelia Ann (Shumway) Westbrook died of consumption at age 28 on 19 April 1867. Her death left Richard with three young children.5,6
Marriage*15 September 1867He married second Mary Moores on 15 September 1867 in Winnebago County, Illinois.1,7
Death*before 2 April 1896He died at about age 64, before 2 April 1896, the date his widow, Mary, filed for her widow's pension, awarded to her for Richard's service in the Civil War.8,9

Family 1

Cordelia Ann Shumway b. 1839, d. 19 Apr 1867
Children1.Estella E. Westbrook6 b. 1859
2.William E. Westbrook2 b. 1861
3.Burton T. Westbrook2 b. 1864

Family 2

Mary Moores b. 17 Apr 1842, d. 27 Aug 1918
Children1.James R. Westbrook+1 b. 1868, d. b 16 Aug 1896
2.Adam H. Westbrook2 b. 1872

Citations

  1. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 August 1891 in Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA, of Clarie B Wells of Dawson County, Nebraska, age 16, born about 1875, daughter of Daniel L Wells, and James R Westbrook of Dawson County, Nebraska, age 23, born about 1868 in Michigan, son of Richard W. Westbrook and Mary Moores, married by J. W. Robb, Minister, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of R. W. and Mary A.. Westbrook, Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Page: 262A; Enumeration District: 247. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1761] Web: Illinois, U.S., Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, information for Richard W Westbrook, Private, military age 30, service entry age 30, muster in age 30, born about 1831 in Seneca County, Ohio; described as 5' 8 in height, with a Light complexion, Light hair and Blue eyes; served for the Union during the Civil War in Company C of the 55th Illinois Infantry for a period of 3 Years, entry date 25 September 1861, mustered in on 31 October 1861 in Chicago, Illinois, resident of Durand, Illinois, occupation Farmer, referencing Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls. Hereinafter cited as Web: Illinois, U.S., Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995.
  4. [S1689] Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 September 1855 in Winnebago County, Illinois, of Cordelia Ann Shumway and William Westbrook, noting This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Rockford, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  5. [S2121] Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, death from consumption of Cordelia Westbrook, age 28, Married, born in 1839 in Illinois to Lewis and Sally Shumway, died on 19 April 1867 in Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, USA, referencing File# 154, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan, Death Records. Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard W. and Mary A. Westbrook, (Richard recorded as "J. W." by the census taker), Year: 1870; Census Place: Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan; Roll: M593_706; Page: 499B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 September 1867 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, of Richard William Westbrook and Mary Moores, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses; Various Illinois County Courthouses; Marriage Records; Collection Title: Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  8. [S1447] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, online at www.ancestry.com, pension index record for Richard W Westbrook, Soldier, filed in Missouri on 2 April 1896 by his widow, Mary A Westbrook, referencing The National Archives At Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; NAI Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; NAI Number: T288; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288; Roll: 509. Hereinafter cited as Civil War Pension Index to Pension Files,1861-1934.
  9. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Mary Westbrook as a friend in the household of Henry and Cora Hogue, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska; Roll: 922; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0092. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

William E. Westbrook1

b. 1861
Father*Richard W. Westbrook1 b. 1832, d. b 2 Apr 1896
Mother*Cordelia Ann Shumway1 b. 1839, d. 19 Apr 1867
Birth*1861William E. Westbrook was born about 1861 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of R. W. and Mary A.. Westbrook, Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Page: 262A; Enumeration District: 247. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Bertha Bell Westfall1

b. 12 April 1902, d. 16 October 1952
Father*James S. Westfall2 b. 1858
Mother*Christina Eveline Smith2 b. 1860
Birth*12 April 1902Bertha Bell Westfall was born on 12 April 1902 in West Virginia.1
Marriage*1922She married Thurman J. Boggs, son of William Morton Boggs and Rosetta Steele, in 1922 in Nicholas County, West Virginia.1,3,4,5
Death*16 October 1952She died, following a heart attack, on 16 October 1952 at City Hospital, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, at age 501
Burial* and was buried in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.1

Family

Thurman J. Boggs b. 8 Nov 1900, d. 16 Oct 1974
Child1.Russell Junior Boggs1,3,4 b. 28 Oct 1925

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Bertha Bell (Westfall) Boggs, Memorial# 146930174. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James S. and Christina Westfall, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kentucky, Nicholas, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1691; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1375704. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thurman Jonathan Boggs, Memorial# 146930152.
  4. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 September 1964 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Russell Junior Boggs of 10 N. Main Street, Akron, Ohio, age 38, Cook, born on 28 October 1925 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of Thurman J. Boggs and Bertha Westfall, married once before, divorced on 18 November 1963 in Nevada, minor child, David Boggs, previous wife Dorothy F. Boggs, and Vera Naomi Lavko of 194 W. Center Street, Apt. 1, Akron, Ohio, age 22, Credit Interviewer, born on 19 February 1942 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of Edward Lewis Lavko and Vera Naomi Poole, her first marriage, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 186, 1963-1964. Hereinafter cited as Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of "Thurmond Johnson" Boggs and Bertha Westfall in 1922 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

James S. Westfall1

b. 1858
Birth*1858James S. Westfall was born about 1858 in West Virginia.1
Marriage*1887He married Christina Eveline Smith in 1887 in Lewis County, West Virginia.1,2

Family

Christina Eveline Smith b. 1860
Child1.Bertha Bell Westfall+1 b. 12 Apr 1902, d. 16 Oct 1952

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James S. and Christina Westfall, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kentucky, Nicholas, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1691; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1375704. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Christina Eveline Smith and James S Westfall in 1887 in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Abigail Wetherell1

b. 28 March 1691
Father*John Wetherell Sr.2 b. 1664
Mother*Susannah Newland3
Birth*28 March 1691Abigail Wetherell was born on 28 March 1691 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2
Marriage*1 April 1718She married William Leonard, son of Joseph Leonard and Mary Blake, on 1 April 1718 in Norton.1

Family

William Leonard b. 26 Mar 1690
Children1.Abigail Leonard1 b. 19 Feb 1717
2.Experience Leonard1 b. 1719
3.David Leonard1 b. 10 Apr 1720
4.Theodora Leonard1 b. 19 Jan 1722/23
5.Penelope Leonard1 b. 4 May 1727, d. 2 Jun 1727
6.Experience Leonard1 b. 4 May 1727

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 272. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 148.
  3. [S1195] George Faber Clark, History of the Town of Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from 1669 to 1859, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), page 91. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Norton.

Anne Wetherell1

b. 13 December 1749
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Job Wetherell1 b. 22 May 1726
Mother*Jane Persho1
Birth*13 December 1749Anne Wetherell was born on 13 December 1749 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*She married Samuel Leonard, son of James Leonard and Jemima Hayford.2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 147. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Ephraim Wetherell1

b. 22 November 1721
Father*Nathaniel Wetherell2
Mother*Mary White2 b. 19 Jul 1688
Birth*22 November 1721Ephraim Wetherell was born on 22 November 1721 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(1st Neighbor) Land Records23 February 1739Ephraim Wetherell was described as a neighbor of the property when Zebulon Field, a Taunton husbandman, and his wife Anne Field made a 20-year lease agreement with William Leonard of Norton, cordwainer, on 23 February 1739 for a certain parcel of land meadow and upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton.3
(1st Neighbor) Land Records3 December 1750Ephraim was again described as a neighbor eleven years after Zebulon Field and his first wife Anne Field had leased property, for a period of 20 years, on the east side of the Mill River in Taunton to William Leonard, a Taunton cordwainer, when William Leonard and his wife Sarah Leonard made a sub-lease agreement on 3 December 1750, with their son James Leonard 4th "so called", also a cordwainer of Taunton. The sub-lease agreement restated the original expiration date of 23 February 1759 and was recorded on 13 December 1750.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Film# 465437, Book 34, pages 478-479.

Jane Wetherell

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*19 March 1761She married Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater, son of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, on 19 March 1761 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Nathaniel Bolton b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Child1.Elias Bolton b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Jeremiah Wetherell1

(2nd Neighbor) Land Records13 July 1739Jeremiah Wetherell was described as a neighbor when Zebulon Field and his wife Anne Field sold land in Taunton, Bristol County, to William Leonard, a cordwainer, on 13 July 1739.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465433, Book 26, page 285, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Job Wetherell1

b. 22 May 1726
Father*Nathaniel Wetherell2,1
Mother*Mary White2,1 b. 19 Jul 1688
Birth*22 May 1726Job Wetherell was born on 22 May 1726 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1
Marriage*12 July 1744He married Jane Persho of Middleborough, Plymouth County on 12 July 1744 in Norton, Bristol County.3,4

Family

Jane Persho
Child1.Anne Wetherell5 b. 13 Dec 1749

Citations

  1. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, The Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Taunton, Massachusetts: Thomas J. Lothrop, printed by C.A. Hack & Son, 1902), pages 26-27. Hereinafter cited as Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 293, her surname spelled "Pershow."
  4. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, page 58.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 147.

John Wetherell Sr.1,2

b. 1664
Birth*1664John Wetherell Sr. was born in 1664.2
Marriage*circa 1687He married Susannah Newland circa 1687. The Norton History source is somewhat uncertain about Susannah's surname, stating "his wife's name was Susannah Newland (?), married about 1687, and they had eight children."2

Family

Susannah Newland
Child1.Abigail Wetherell+1 b. 28 Mar 1691

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 148. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1195] George Faber Clark, History of the Town of Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from 1669 to 1859, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), page 91. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Norton.