WEST, Thomas Sr.

WEST, Thomas Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1760 - 1846  (~ 86 years)

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  • Name WEST, Thomas 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born ca 1760  Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1846  Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 1 Aug 1846  Scottsmore Cemetery, Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1722  George Soule | Francis West I1585 B650
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2014 

    Father WEST, Francis,   b. ca. 1735, West Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1801, Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother FONES, Eunice,   b. 11 Aug 1737, Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1814, Petersburg, Rensselear Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Oct 1758  Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NILES, Anna Mary,   b. ca. 1763, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1846, Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married ca. 1784 
    Children 
     1. WEST, Desire,   b. ca. 1787, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1875, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [Birth]
    +2. WEST, Thomas Jr.,   b. ca. 1788, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1876, Prescott, Pierce Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [Birth]
     3. WEST, Eunice,   b. ca. 1789, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1828, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [Birth]
     4. WEST, Lucy,   b. 5 Oct 1792, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1879, Peru, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     5. WEST, Ichabod,   b. ca. 1799, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1882, Waseca, Waseca Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
     6. WEST, Mary,   b. ca. 1800, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown  [Birth]
     7. WEST, Sarah,   b. ca. 1801, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown  [Birth]
     8. WEST, Elias Willard,   b. ca. 1805, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1883, Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1760 - Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1846 - Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Aug 1846 - Scottsmore Cemetery, Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Thomas West Last Will and Testament
    Thomas West Last Will and Testament
    Information on the Thomas West family was published in "Always Westward" by Vivian West Broberg. The image of Thomas West's last will and testament was included in that book
    Thomas West Last Will, page 2
    Thomas West Last Will, page 2
    The Last Will and Testament of Thomas West
    The Last Will and Testament of Thomas West
    This is a transcription of the last will and testament of Thomas West, as printed in "Always Westward" by Vivian West Broberg, a descendant of Peter West, The younger brother of Thomas West
    Lower Canada Census of 1825 for Thomas West Sr.
    Lower Canada Census of 1825 for Thomas West Sr.
    In 1825 Thomas West Sr. was living in Dunham, then part of Bedford County. The three people living in this household would have been Thomas, Anna Niles, his wife, and Elias Willard West, his youngest son.
    Lower Canada Census of 1831 for Thomas West Sr.
    Lower Canada Census of 1831 for Thomas West Sr.
    In 1831 Thomas West is listed as a farmer. Again, there are three people in the household, Thomas West, his wife, Anna, and his son, Elias Willard West
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr.
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr.
    The first page of this multi-page census shows Thomas West, on line 25, shows Thomas West as a farmer, with three people in his household
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr., pages 2 & 3
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr., pages 2 & 3
    Page 2 of the 1842 census of Lower Canada, line 25, for Thomas West, shows on member of the household as born in Canada and the other two as having been born in the United States, but having lived in this province for 30 years. Page three indicates that the three people in the household include one unmarried male, Elias Willard), one married male (Thomas) and one married female (Anna).
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr. Pages 3 & 4
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr. Pages 3 & 4
    Again, line 25, is the information for Thomas West Sr. and family, listing church affiliation and whether any members of the family were deaf, blind, etc. The number of acres of property is also indicated
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr.
    Lower Canada Census of 1842 for Thomas West Sr.
    Line 25 shows that Thomas West Sr. grew wheat, rye, Indian corn, and potatoes. He had six head of cattle and five sheep, and 14 yards of woolen cloth had been produced that year.

    Headstones
    Tombstone of Thomas West Sr.
    Tombstone of Thomas West Sr.

  • Notes 
    • The Find A Grave memorial number for Thomas West Sr. is 85653242, with burial at Scottsmore Cemetery, Dunham, Missisquoi,Quebec, Canada

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Always Westward, Vivian West Broberg, (V.W. Broberg, 1984), pages 229 through 241, 28 Oct 2014.

    2. [S84] 1790 US Census , (Ancestry.com), Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York, page 342.
      In the year 1790, Stillwater was a part of Albany Co., New York

    3. [S94] 1825 Census Lower Canada, (Ancestry.com), Dunham, Bedford, Lower Canada, page 844, 28 Oct 2014.
      Ancestry.com image 4 of 4 for Dunham, Bedford, Lower Canada. There were three people in the household of Thomas West Sr., one married male, aged sixty and above (Thomas West), one married female (Anna Niles West), and one single male, aged eighteen to twenty four (Willard Elias West)

    4. [S95] 1831 Census Lower Canada, (FamilySearch.org), Dunham, Missisquoi, Lower Canada, page 1269, 28 Oct 2014.
      Thomas West is listed as a farmer, residing in the township of Dunham, County of Missisquoi, on the 1831 census of Lower Canada. There are three people in his household, one married male, age sixty and upward, one married female, age forty five and upward, and one single male, age eighteen to twenty one. Again this would be Thomas West, Anna Niles West, and Willard Elias West

    5. [S96] 1842 Census Lower Canada, (Ancestry.com), Dunham, Missisquoi, Lower Canada page 2770 line 25, 28 Oct 2014.
      The 1842 Lower Canada census for each head of household is eight pages long, detailing everything from nation of birth, to religion, to number of cows and sheep.

      In 1842, Thomas West is listed as a farmer. There are three people in his household. One person is reported as a native of Canada, and two are reported as natives of the United States of America, having lived on this Province for 30 years. All three members of the household are reported to be Baptist. The number of acres occupied is reported as 80, with 25 acres improved.

    6. [S98] Eastern Townships History, Cyrus Thomas, page 246, 29 Oct 2014.
      Thomas West from Rhode Island, settled in West Brome in 1805, where now the Academy stands. He was a soldier in the American army during the revolution. In 1798, he came to Caldwell's Manor, thence to West Brome, where he lived six or seven years. then removed to another part of this township, and finally to Dunham where he died. One of his daughters married Mr. Charles Pettes, and still lives near the village of which we are writing.

    7. [S102] Revolutionary War Pension Files, (Ancestry.com), West, Thomas R11348 "W" images 497 - 518, 31 Oct 2014.
      The application for a pension for service in the War of the Revolution, filed 9 Jul 1836, was rejected for lack of information. Both Ichabod West and Elias Willard West attempted to have the file reopened in 1854, eight years after the death of both Thomas West and his wife, Anna Niles West.

    8. [S82] Quebec, Vital and Church Records, Dunham Methodist Church 1846 page 27.
      Burial: Thomas West departed this life on the thirtieth of July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty six and was interred on the first day of August in the Township of Dunham, age eighty six

    9. [S86] Rhode Island Vital Extracts, (Ancestry.com), Vital Record of Rhode Island Exeter Marriages page 14, 27 Oct 2014.
      1-191 Fones, Eunice, and Francis West, 1 Oct 1758
      Ancestry image number 199 of 523