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Avis BOWEN

Avis BOWEN

Female 1798 - 1884  (86 years)

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  • Name Avis BOWEN 
    Born 06 Sep 1798  Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 2194 
    Died 29 Sep 1884  , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 86 
    Person ID I2189  Tree 1
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2016 

    Father Jennings BOWEN,   b. 01 Jun 1765, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1813, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Armida AKIN,   b. Apr 1771, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1813, , , Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F1199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John B. WEST,   b. 21 Apr 1795, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1875, Brant, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1816  , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George W. WEST,   b. 07 Jan 1818, Brant, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1903, Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     2. Armida A WEST,   b. 6 Nov 1820, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1859, , Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
     3. Susan WEST,   b. 6 Feb 1822, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     4. Matthew WEST,   b. 30 May 1824, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1893, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Thomas Smith Bowen WEST,   b. 24 Apr 1827, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1914, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     6. Sarah S WEST,   b. 19 Jul 1831, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1872, , Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     7. Elizabeth WEST,   b. 31 Jul 1833, Evans, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1901, DeKalb, Cortland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     8. John WEST,   b. 10 Sep 1837, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     9. Jonathan WEST,   b. 10 Sep 1837, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Annis WEST,   b. 6 Mar 1839, , Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1924  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bible owned by John and Avis West
    Bible owned by John and Avis West
    Page from John and Avis West Bible
    Page from John and Avis West Bible
    Bible page for John and Avis West
    Bible page for John and Avis West
    Birth page from bible of John and Avis West
    Birth page from bible of John and Avis West
    Family Bible of John and Avis West
    Family Bible of John and Avis West
    Birth Page

    Documents
    Avis Bowen West Death Certificate
    Avis Bowen West Death Certificate
    1884

    Headstones
    Avis Bowen West Tombstone
    Avis Bowen West Tombstone

  • Notes 
    • Will of Avis WEST
      (Liber 29, Page 64)
      To all to whom those present shall come, know ye that I, Avis WEST, widow of John WEST, late deceased of the Town of Brant, Erie Co, and State of New York, being of the age of eighty-six years past and of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and from the following, that is to say:
      First, I hereby direct my Executor to sell and convert into money all my property both real and personal at such times and in such manner as he shall deem best and by him paid to my children as follows:
      I hereby direct that said property be divided into eight (8) equal parts and after paying all debts and expenses that then one part be paid to each of my following named children: George WEST, Matthew WEST, Thomas S. B. WEST, Jonathan WEST, John WEST, Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY, Annis HILL and Susan SHERMAN, subject nevertheless to the following directions. I hereby direct that enough be taken from Susan SHERMAN's share to pay to my son Thomas S. B. WEST the amount of a certain judgment which he paid by reason of signing with Richard SHERMAN to SHERMAN and ??? GODFREY of North Collins, NY, but such sum is not to include any interest for the amount to be paid.
      Second, I hereby nominate and appoint Harrison B. CHRISTY of Brant, Erie Co, sole Executioner of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
      In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of August 1884. Avis WEST
      Witnesses: Phila A. CHRISTY, Helen E. CHRISTY
      Other Items for Case #24192, Avis WEST
      Orders and Decree Granting Probate:
      Liber 44, Page 27
      Liber 70, Page 425
      Liber 44, Page 174
      Letters, Testimony
      Liber 12, Page 181
      (all of the above are on microfilm)
      Also: 151 type-written pages of Surrogate's Court proceedings regarding authenticity of last will and testament, accompanied by over 100 pages of (apparently) handwritten transcription of same. (PJB Note: Appears to be a matter of a certain sum of money that Avis' son-in-law had borrowed from one of the brothers and she (Avis) wanted this money paid back to the brother at time of her estate settlement: Mrs. SHERMAN is the daughter in question, and Thomas the son.) Note: Elizabeth was Elizabeth Park, daughter Sarah had married a Willoughby.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Birth Record, Bible of John and Avis West Page 2 Family Record. Births. (Reliability: 3), 18 Sep 2016.
      George West 7 Jan 1818; Armida 6 Nov 1820; Susan 16 Feb 1822; Mathew 21 May 1824; Thomas S.B. 24 Apr 1827; Sarah 19 Jan 1831; Elizabeth 31 July 1833; Jonathan 10 Sep 1837; John 10 Sep 1837; Annis 6 March 1839.
      Column Two Births. John West 17 Apr 1795; Avis West 5 Sep 1798.
      Bible is in the possession of Nancy Hughes Stancuk. Previously owned by George and Ella Vance and then Vera Vance Hughes.


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