William M WEST 

William M WEST[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1842 - 1928

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  • Birth  Jan 1842  , , South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • *Jan 1832, South Carolina -> stated on 1900 census
      *1830, South Carolina -> age 98 on death certificate
      *1835, South Carolina -> age 85 on 1920 census
      *1844, South Carolina -> age 36 on 1880 census
      *1846, South Carolina -> age 24 on 1870 census
      *1840, South Carolina -> age 20 on 1860 census
      *1841, South Carolina -> age 9 on 1850 census
      *1842, Cumberland County, S. C. -> age 20 when he enlisted in the CSA on 22 Mar 1862 [I can find a town called Cumberland, but no county in S. C.]
      *1837, SC -> age 73 on 1910 census

      [I'm concluding that the correct birth year is 1842. That's consistent with his CSA enlistment and his age on 1850 census (age 9 and age 18 would be too much of a stretch to mix up and he is listed in the correct order to be age 9). It also makes sense that the year would get off the older he got.]
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  Civil District 5, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Wm. W. (9) appeared in the household of Robert West (55). He was born in South Carolina. The household included Nancy A. (20), Anna M. (40), Catherine E. (16), Millberry (14), Robert (11), and Elizabeth J. (3).
    Census  1860  Civil District 5, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William (20) appeared in the household of Robert West (60). He was born in South Carolina. Other household members included Nancy (24), Susanna (12), and James (2).

      [I'm not 100 % sure that this record refers to the correct family, but I believe it does based on these reasons.
      1) It says William was born in South Carolina, which is consistent for William throughout all other censuses.
      2) The head of household is Robert West, and William's death certificate reports his father's name as Robert.
      3) Robert, William, and Nancy are found District 5 of Polk County again in 1870.
      4) There are only 2 Robert Wests in Polk County in 1860 (which accounts for father and son), as well as only one William West and one Nancy West in Polk Co. in 1860.]
    Military  From 1862 to 1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 14
    • He enlisted in March 1862 in Company D, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, CSA and served as a private for about three years. He was a prisoner of war. He appeared on a roll of NCOs and privates employed on extra duty from 14 Mar to 12 Apr 1864; the nature of his service was "hauling Ord.Stores." On 20 Sep 1864, he appeared on a receipt roll for clothing.
    Military  1 Mar 1862  Benton, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • On 01 Mar 1862, he enlisted at Hinds Store in Benton under Captain D. C. Haskins for a period of three years or the duration of the war. He signed his oath of allegiance to the C.S.A. on 22 Mar 1862.
    Physical Description  22 Mar 1862  Benton, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • He was 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair when he joined the Confederate Army.
    Military  From Sep 1862 to 5 Mar 1863  Meridian, , Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • William appeared on the Hospital Muster Roll of the General Hospital at Meridian, Mississippi for Sep-Nov 1862. He was a patient [the nature of his illness/injury is not recorded]. He returned to active duty on 05 Mar 1863 by order of the Surgeon in charge.
    Military  4 Jul 1863  Vicksburg, , Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • He was captured at the Siege of Vicksburg on 04 Jul 1863 and paroled "according to the terms of capitulation entered into by the commanding Generals of the United States and Confederate forces July 4, 1863." He signed his oath of allegiance to the United States on 10 Jul 1863.
    Census  1870  Civil District 5, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • William West (24) appeared as head of household. He was a farmhand and owned no real estate. He was born in South Carolina. He could not read or write. Other household members included his wife Caroline (18), daughter Catherine (2), son James M (10/12), and Abner Lankford (16), probably his brother-in-law.
    Residence  Abt 1875  , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 17
    • *Family appears to have moved from Tennessee to Georgia sometime between 1874 and 1876. Mary (age 6 on the 1880 census) was born in Tennessee and William (age 4 on the 1880 census) was born in Georgia.

      *William further states in his 1897 pension application that he had resided in Murray County about 22 years.
    Census  1880  Alaculsa District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • William West (36) appeared as head of household. He was a farmer and could not read or write. He and both parents were born in South Carolina. The household included Leaty C. (30), Catherine (12), James M. (10), John B. (7), Mary (6), William (4), Jessie (10/12), and "Achey" Lankford (13).

      Leaty's brother, John, and parents appeared further up the page.
    Residence  From 1894 to 1896  , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • According to his pension application, he resided in Murray County in the years 1894, 1895, and 1896. He owned no property and was supported by his two oldest sons, who lived with him.
    ADDR  From 1897 to 1907  Doogan, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    His mailing address was recorded in his pension file. 
    Military  18 May 1897  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • William applied for a pension on the grounds of age, infirmity, and poverty. His pension was approved. Witnesses included D. W. Haskins, F. M. Kindrick, and F. M. Parker.
    Census  1900  Doogan, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • William West (68) appeared as head of household. He was born Jan 1832. He and both parents were born in South Carolina. He and Letha had been married for 18 years. He was a farmer. Other household members include Letha C (40), James (32), Marian (21), Lizzie (15), and Robert (12). The family lived on a farm, which they owned free and clear. They lived next door to Leaty's brother, Wyatt Lankford, and his family.

      Most (49.4%) farmers in Murray County in 1900 were owners. 90.2% were white. The average farm was 131 acres in size.
    Census  1910  Doogan, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Valley Road 
    Census  1920  Doogan, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Cloer Road 
    Associates  D. W. Haskins 
    Associates  Francis Marion Kendrick 
    Name  Bill West 
    Died  4 May 1928  Cisco, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • He died of "old age" - he was 98.

      F. T. Kindrick, of Cisco, was the informant. ? Lankford, of Doogan, was the undertaker.
    Buried  5 May 1928  Mt. Sumach Cemetery, Cisco, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21
    Notes 
    • Name:
      *Bill West -> Death index entries for his sons, Robert and William Marion.
      *William West -> 1850 census
      *William West -> 1860 census
      *William M. West -> 1910 census

      Connection to parents:
      *Robert West and Mariah Cook -> named on his death certificate
      *Appeared in household with Robert and Anna M. West -> 1850 census
      *Appeared in household with Robert West -> 1860 census



      William West Confederate Pension Application
    Person ID  I362  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 

    Father  Robert WEST,   b. Abt 1795, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880 
    Mother  Anna Mariah (Marisa) COOK,   b. Abt 1810, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 
    Family ID  F422  Group Sheet

    Family  Leaty Caroline LANKFORD,   b. 20 Jul 1848, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1937, Cisco, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Nov 1866  , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 21
    • "Lettie West" is reported as William's wife on his death certificate.
    Children 
     1. Catherine WEST,   b. Abt 1868, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James M WEST,   b. Aug 1869, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. John B. WEST,   b. 12 Jan 1872, , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1950, , Tift, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary WEST,   b. Abt 1874, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Marion WEST,   b. Aug 1878, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1959, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jessie WEST,   b. Aug 1879, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Lizzie WEST,   b. 3 Sep 1886, , probably Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1973, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Robert WEST,   b. 28 Apr 1888, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1975, Cisco, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    William Marion West & Leaty Caroline Lankford
    William Marion West & Leaty Caroline Lankford
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F412  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William Marion West & Leaty Caroline Lankford
    William Marion West & Leaty Caroline Lankford

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] Murray County, Georgia, "Index to Deaths, 1, Murray County, GA;" Murray County Clerk of Probate Court, Chatsworth, Section W, entry for Robert West, recorded 03 Aug 1978; (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S175] Murray County, Georgia, "Index to Deaths, 1, Murray County, GA;" Murray County Clerk of Probate Court, Chatsworth, Section W, entry for William Marion West, recorded 03 Aug 1978; (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S456] 1860 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1268., 5 District; p. 92 (penned); dwelling 625, family 625; Robert West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S314] 1910 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 205., Doogan Militia District No. 1501; 112; p. 6-B (penned); dwelling 110, family 113; William M. West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S457] Murray County, Georgia, death certificates, , , ; digital images, Georgia's Virtual Vault (http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/index.php : accessed ); citing Death Certificates, Vital Records, Public Health, RG 26-5-95, Georgia Archives., accessed; 28 May 1009; no. 16537; William West; 1928 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S68] "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee," Civil War; digital images, Footnote.com (www.footnote.com), Compiled service record, William West, Pvt. 3rd Tennessee Mtd. Infantry; (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.footnote.com/image/68539197/

    7. [S442] 1850 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 892., Fifth District; p. 483 (penned), p. 242 (stamped); dwelling 690, family 696; Robert West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S455] 1870 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1554., 5th Civil District; p. 8 (penned); dwelling 46, family 46; William West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S314] 1910 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 205., Doogan Militia District No. 1501; 112; p. 6-B (penned); dwelling 110, family 113; William M. West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S326] 1880 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestrycom : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 159., Alaculsy District; 155; p. 10; dwelling 85, family 89; William West household; accessed; 14 September 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S281] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Doogin District; 70; sheet 18-B; dwelling 322, family 325; William West household; accessed; 13 September 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S303] 1920 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 272., Doogan District; 206; p. 4-A (penned); dwelling 49, family 49; William West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S457] Murray County, Georgia, death certificates, , , ; digital images, Georgia's Virtual Vault (http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/index.php : accessed ); citing Death Certificates, Vital Records, Public Health, RG 26-5-95, Georgia Archives., accessed; 28 May 1009; no. 16537; William West; 1928 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S458] "Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives., accessed; 28 May 2009; entry for William West, 1897 Indigent Soldier, "3rd Tennessee Inf., Co. D." (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S581] 1850 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432 (http://ancestry.com), roll 892; Fifth District, p. 483 (penned), p. 242 (stamped), dwelling 690, family 696, Wm. W. West; (Reliability: 2).
      http://tinyurl.com/y92aedy

    16. [S455] 1870 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1554., 5th Civil District; p. 8 (penned); dwelling 46, family 46; William West household; accessed; 22 April 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S588] 1880 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9. (http://www.ancestry.com), roll 159; G. M. District 1011, Alaculsey, enumeration district (ED) 155, p. 10 (penned), dwelling 85, family 89, William West; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=8013917

    18. [S326] 1880 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestrycom : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 159., Alaculsy District; 155; p. 10; dwelling 85, family 89; William West household; accessed; 14 September 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S281] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Doogin District; 70; sheet 18-B; dwelling 322, family 325; William West household; accessed; 13 September 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S172] Mount Sumach Cemetery.
      Mount Sumach Cemetery (Cisco, Murray County, Georgia), William West headstone, personally photographed, 18 Oct 2008.

    21. [S178] Murray, Georgia, death certificates, Georgia's Virtual Vault (http://content.sos.state.ga.us/index.php), death certificate no. 16537 (1928), William West; "Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates," (Reliability: 3).
      http://content.sos.state.ga.us/u?/nondeath,20483




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