NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Francis West, the immigrant ancestor, came from Salisbury, England, and settled in Duxbury, Mass. before 1639. Feb. 27, 1639-40, he married in Duxbury, Margaret Reeves. He is spoken of as a carpenter in the Duxbury records, and the Plymouth colony records show that he made a pair of stocks for the town of Duxbury in 1640. In 1640 and 1642, he was a member of the grand jury. In 1642 he bought a house and land in Duxbury, and in 1643 he was on the list of those able to bear arms. He was admitted a freeman in Plymouth Colony in 1656. In 1658 he was surveyor of highways in Duxbury; constable in 1661; a member of the "Grand Inquest" in 1662-69-74-78-80-81.
Children, born in Duxbury (?):
Samuel, 1643, mentioned below.
Dr. Thomas, born 1646.
Ruth, born 1651.
(II) Samuel, son of Francis West, was born in Duxbury in 1643, and married, Sept. 26, 1668, Tryphosa, daughter of George and Sarah (Tracey) Partridge, of Duxbury. She died Nov. 1, 1701. He lived in Duxbury, and was constable there in 1674. He died May 8, 1689.
Children, born in Duxbury:
Francis, Nov. 13, 1669, mentioned below.
Juen, Sept. 8, 1671, died young.
Samuel, Dec. 23, 1672
Pelatiah, March 8, 1674.
Hon. Ebenezer, July 22, 1676.
John, March 6, 1679.
Abigail, Sept. 26, 1682.
(III) Francis, son of Samuel West, was born in Duxbury, Nov. 13, 1669, and married, Dec. 20, 1696, Mercy, daughter of Captain Joseph and Mary (Avery) Minor, of Stonington, Conn. He joined the church in Stonington by letter from the church in Preston, Conn., Nov. 1, 1702.
About 1730 he removed with the first settlers to Tolland, Conn., where he was the first deacon in the church.
Children, born in Preston & Stonington:
Mercy, Oct. 30, 1697.
Joseph, baptized Nov. 30, 1701.
Amasa, March 27, 1704.
Hon. Zebulon, March 16, 1707.
Christopher, June 19, 1709, mentioned below.
Pelatiah, Sept. 30, 1711.
(IV) Christopher, son of Francis West, was baptized Jan. 9, or June 19, 1709, and married, Oct. 25, 1732, Amy, daughter of Jonathan Delano.
He lived in Tolland and Coventry, Conn.
Children, born in Tolland & Coventry:
Priscilla, Aug. 26, 1733.
Francis, Oct. 30, 1735, died young.
Jonathan, Dec. 30, 1737, mentioned below.
Jerusha, April 27, 1740.
Miner, Jan. 9, 1743.
Lois, April 5, 1745.
Lydia, Nov. 24, 1747.
Mary, May 25, 1750.
(V) Jonathan, son of Christopher West, was born Dec. 30, 1737, and married Elizabeth____.
He lived in Lee, Mass., and served in the revolution.
He died Sept. 17, 1795.
Children, born in Lee:
David, died young.
Lydia, died young.
David Barber, mentioned below.
Lydia, died young.
(VI) David Barber, son of Jonathan West, was born about 1770. He settled in Dutchess county, N.Y., and removed thence to West Mountain, Warren county.
(VII) George, son of David Barber West, was born about 1800-10. He married Marilla Buck.
(VIII) William Henry, son of George West, married Susan, daughter of Samuel Miller, of Scotch-Irish ancestry.
Henry Emerson, mentioned below.
(IX) Henry Emerson, son of William Henry West, married Elma, daughter of Eleazer and Mahilla (Beatty) Goodman. They had seven children, of whom two grew to adult age:
Howard Miller, mentioned below.
(X) Howard Miller, son of Henry Emerson West, was born Oct. 25, 1895. He married, Oct. 25, 1904, Edith Willoughby Goodman, born Sept. 30, 1874, daughter of Elroy W. and Anna Fasset (Cool) Goodman.
They have one child: (as of 1910):
Richard Goodman West, born July 23, 1907.
Elmer J. West, was born at Fort Ann, Washington county, N.Y., in 1857. He was educated in the public schools, and in 1877 settled in Caldwell as superintendent of a branch store of Coolidge & Lee. In 1882 he and his brother purchased an interest in the business, and under the firm name of E. J. & C. A. West, general merchants, carried on a flourishing business for a number of years. Mr. West was a powerful factor in later years in various industrial and public service corporations of the town and county.
He is president of the Ballston Spa Light and Power Company; treasurer of the Empire State Power Company; secretary and treasurer of the Hudson River Electric Power Company, and of the Hudson River Power Transmission Company, and the Hudson River Water Power Company; secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Kane's Falls Pulp Company; treasurer of the Madison County Gas and Electric Company; secretary and treasurer of the Saratoga Gas, Electric and Power Company.
He has ben active and influential in public affairs for many years. He was at one time supervisor of the town of Caldwell. For a number of years he has made his home in Glens Falls.
At the present time (1910) he is a member of the board of civil service commissioners and member of the Ballston Spa board of education.
He married, in 1882, Dora, daughter of Alphonse and Emma (Mead) Brown.
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