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7. Nathaniel West, born 7 Apr 1790 “Pleasant Grove,” died 6 Sept 1851 at age 61 Jacksonville, VA (present day Floyd), married Virginia Woodson 1812, born 1796 in Cumberland Co., VA, died 22 Oct 1838 in Leaksville, North Carolina. Nathaniel inherited half of the Saura Town lands which he sold to his brother-in-law, George Winston, bought and sold a lot of land, lost it all, taught school at Leaksville and later at Jacksonville; buried in a pauper’s grave in Floyd, VA.
a. Martha Catherine, b. 1813, married 1st Charles T. Ward, children, married 2nd Edward Tatum, died 1900, age 86, at Altavista, VA, buried at “Avoca.”
b. Capt. Patrick Miller, b. 1815, married Susan Toby Robertson of Pittsylvania Co., VA, children, taught school, Sergeant in Mexican War, clerk in War Dept. in Washington at his time of death in 1873, age 58, Washington, D.C.
c. Mary, b. 1816, married James Garrett of Mecklenburg Co., at least one child, death date unknown.
d. Lucy Ann, b. 1817, married 1st John Cardwell, tobacconist of Mecklenburg Co., VA, children; married 2nd Charles Rosser, no children, died 1888, age 71, in Troy, Pennsylvania at the home of a son.
e. William Robertson, b. 1821, ran away from home at 17, joined army, married Maria Urrutia, children, sheriff of Bexar Co., Texas, killed in a gunfight on Powder House steps in San Antonio 1862, age 41, dueling over who would be captain in company of Confederate troops.
f. Dorothea Virginia, b. 1823, married a Mr. Beasley, died 1905, age 82, Ithaca, NY.