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Samuel H. WEST

Samuel H. WEST

Male 1843 - 1917  (74 years)

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  • Name Samuel H. WEST 
    Born 11 Mar 1843  Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 27, Kate 21 and George 1 
    Census 1910  Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    West, Samuel 67 married 43 yrs., 5 children born 4 living, born WI Parents born NY; Katie age 61 born NY, parents also 
    Reference Number 2308 
    Died 11 Nov 1917  Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2303  Tree 1
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Susan WINCHELL,   b. 20 Apr 1823, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1893, Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 01 Sep 1840  Brant, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kate READ,   b. 1849, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 92 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alice E. WEST  [Natural]
     2. George WEST,   b. Abt 1869, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Mattie E. WEST,   b. 1871,   d. 1950  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
     4. Nettie M. WEST,   b. 1876,   d. 1961  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     5. Susan WEST  [Natural]
     6. Burtha WEST  [Natural]
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Samuel West
    Samuel West

  • Notes 
    • Page 735-736 Posted on Ancestry Message Board by Genysearcher2

      SAMUEL WEST, a prosperous farmer and stock dealer of Sylvester township, Green county, lives on the old WEST homestead, about two miles north of Juda.

      Mr. WEST is a son of George and Susan (WINCHELL) WEST, of Erie county, N.Y., where the father was born Jan. 7, 1818. George WEST was a son of John and Avis (BOWEN) WEST, the former a native of Cayuga county, N.Y., of Irish lineage, and the latter of Scottish descent, born in the State of Vermont. John WEST was the father of ten children: George is a retired farmer of Brodhead, Wis.; Armida, born Nov. 6, 1820, married Stephen ESTAY, of New York, and both are deceased; Susan, born Feb. 6, 1822, married Richard SHERMAN, of Erie county, N.Y.; Matthew, born May 31, 1824, married Sarah DECKER; Thomas S. B., born April 24, 1827, is living in Erie county; Sarah, born July 19, 1831, married Peter WILLOUGHBY, of New York; Elizabeth, born in June, 1833, married Nelson PARK, of Illinois; Jonathan and John (twins) were born Sept. 10, 1837; and Annis was born March 6, 1839.

      George WEST, father of Samuel WEST, was married to Susan WINCHELL Sept. 1, 1840. Her parents, Ira and Betsy WINCHELL, were then living in New York. To this union came Samuel our subject; Louisa, born Sept. 29, 1844; George, Feb. 14, 1846; Avis E., Nov. 29, 1847 (died in 1896 at Hampton, Iowa); Clara, Sept. 7, 1849; Mary, April 24, 1854; Alice E., Nov. 27, 1855; Ida N., July 10, 1857; Nelson P., Nov. 10, 1859 (died aged nineteen years); Minnie, Nov. 2, 1865 (died in infancy).

      Samuel WEST, whose name introduces this article, was born in the town of Sylvester, Green Co., Wis., March 11, 1845, five years before the admission of Wisconsin as a State into the Federal Union. On March 23, 1867, he married Miss Kate READ, of Juda, Wis., who was born June 2, 1849, in Cortland county, N.Y., daughter of Charles W. READ. Mr. READ came from New York to Genoa Junction, Wis., about 1852. He died June 14, 1899, in Gates, Oregon. To this union of our subject and wife have come five children: George, born April 8, 1869, married Miss Lettie HALL, of Sylvester; Mattie, born June 11, 1871, married Charles HALL, a merchant in Juda, where he is postmaster; Susan L., born Oct. 8, 1873, died March 18, 1896; Nettie M., born Feb. 16, 1876, married Eldridge ANDERECK, son of Rev. J. ANDERECK, of Juda; Bertha C., born Aug. 22, 1878, married Oscar MOLDENHAUER, of Juda.

      Samuel WEST was reared on the far of Sylvester, and has memories of Wisconsin as a wilderness which few possess at the present time. On Aug. 9, 1862, he enlisted to Company K, 22d Wis. V.I., and served with honor and credit to the close of the war. He was with Gen. Sherman when he broke the backbone of the Rebellion, and was taken prisoner at Brentwood Station March 25, 1864, being incarcerated in Libby prison, but was soon paroled, and afterward exchanged. Honorably discharged June 12, 1865, he returned home with a record of which any man might be justly proud. For six months he was private orderly for Major Gen. Mower, and for six months previous was detailed as an orderly and employed on special duty, carrying the dispatches a portion of the time.

      Mr. WEST has been engaged in farming, and has dealt in stock and fine horses for the last thirty years, having reared a number of the best horses ever bred in Green county. No citizen of the county has done more to improve the grade of its live stock. Our subject has served as school clerk, and chairman of the town, and is an honorable and esteemed member of the community. He has never united with any church, but is a splendid neighbor, a trustworthy friend, and a man of the most irreproachable domestic habits and character


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