Person:Edward West (12)

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Maj. Edward West
b.1802 Virginia
  • HMaj. Edward West1802 - 1868
  • WSusan Jones1809 - 1882
m. bef 1828
  1. Adelia F. West1828 - 1871
  2. John C. West1829 - 1905
  3. Arabella M. Westabt 1833 - bef 1863
  4. Wade R. West1840 -
  5. Louisa Martha West1842 -
  6. Susan M. West1842 - 1925
  7. Lucy West1847 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Maj. Edward West
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 1802 Virginia
Marriage bef 1828 Red River County, Texas?to Susan Jones
Other[5] 1833? Red River County, TexasMigration
Other[1] abt 1836 Red River County, TexasPolitical
Other[6] 13 May 1848 Red River County, TexasLand
Census[3] 1850 Red River County, Texas
Census[8] 1860 Red River County, Texas
Death[2] 8 May 1868 Red River County, Texas
Burial[2] Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas

Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:[3]

West, Edward 48 yrs Farmer (real estate = $2,500) b. Virginia
      Susan 41 yrs b. Tennessee
      John 21 yrs b. Texas
      Wade 10 yrs b. Texas
      Martha 8 yrs b. Texas
      , Lucy 3 yrs b. Texas
Sanders, John 32 yrs b. Virginia

Red River County, 1860 census:[8]

West, E. 58 yrs Farmer (real estate = $4,000; personal estate = $13,100) b. Virginia
      Susan 51 yrs b. Virginia
      Wade R. 20 yrs Farmer b. Texas
      Sue M. 17 yrs b. Texas
      Lucie 12 yrs b. Texas
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 10.

    First sheriff of Red River County. He refused to carry a weapon on the grounds that the law directed him to serve legal papers, not to go around shooting people.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Grave marker, Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 220B, house/family 351/351.
  4.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 147.

    Unanimously elected captain of Co. F, Whitfield's Legion, Texas Cavalry, 7 Mar 1862. The Legion eventually was redesignated the 27th Texas Cavalry.

  5. Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 212-13.

    Arrived in Red River County in 1833.

  6. Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Patent #436 (Abstract # 897).

    Received 1st Class headright certificate #87 for 889.25 acres, which he located just northwest of Clarksville.

  7.   Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States. Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 22 November 1851.

    In a series of crop reports, he is said to have raised this year 15 bushels [of corn?] per acre on 13 acres; 1,100 bushels of corn total on 40 acres 2.5 miles northwest of Clarksville; and 95 bales of cotton from 30 acres.

  8. 8.0 8.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 111, dwelling/family 699/699.