WEST Thomas, IV[1]

Male 1805 - 1886  (80 years)


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  • Name WEST Thomas 
    Suffix IV 
    Born 26 Jun 1805  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Sep 1850  Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (age 44; farmer; value of real estate $16,000.)
    Census 26 Jun 1860  Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (age 56; farmer; value of real estate $12,000; value of personal estate $2,000.)
    Census 13 Aug 1870  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (age 57; farmer; value of real estate $2,000, value of personal estate $875.)
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (age 75; farmer.)
    _UID 51AA181952604C949E7DFDCD26FF900E66CC 
    Died 16 May 1886  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • (OBIT: Death of Thos. West
      Thos. West, well known to our citizens, residing just north of this city for over twenty years, died last Sunday night, after a lingering illness of dropsy. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, at the Christian church in Washington township, Rev. Milton Taylor, pastor of the United Brethren church, preaching an appropriate sermon, the ceremonies at the grave being under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of this city, of which he has been a member for many years, thirty-three brothers being present and many of the friends and neighbors, to pay a last tribute of respect.

      Thos. West was 82 years of age; was born in Ohio and moved from there to Wisconsin, where he resided many years. He served one term as a member of the Legislature of that State. Married his second wife twenty-one years since. Residents north of this place who have known him, speak in the highest terms of his kind and neighborly qualities. He would leave his own work to help them, even if his own crop suffered thereby. He took a lively interest in local and State politics, often serving as a delegate to county and State conventions. A widow and two sons, the latter nearly grown, survive the deceased husband and father.)
    Thomas West obituary
    Thomas West obituary

    Cedar Falls Gazette
    Cedar Falls, Iowa
    Friday, 21 May 1886
    Page 5, Column 3
    Buried Aft 16 May 1886  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Hillside Cemetery 
    Thomas West family monument
    Thomas West family monument

    Searched entire Block A where Thomas and Deidamia were said to be buried. The only marker I could find was this one for West. Unfortunately the part that listed the name has been broken out. Only thing left engraved on it is 20 days below the hole and WEST on the bottom. On the right side of the stone is engraved:
    I know that my Redeemer liveth.

    The small marker level with the grass n the right says only father on it.

    Added by: Hiesela at Find A Grave
    5/12/2010

    Thomas West headstone
    Thomas West headstone
    Notes 
    • THOMAS WEST LETTER 16 July1838, West Gwillimbury, Ontario

      My dear son;

      I once more seat myself for the purpose of answering your letter, I feel glad, Derrick, that you are not forgetful of us, that you are so happily situated at Mr. Griffiths, I rejoice to hear of your health, your stability, and your rejection of evil habits; in this course I pray God may enable you to persevere. As to ourselves we are in good bodily health as usual. Thos. Arrived here 7 or 8 days after leaving you, apparently well pleased with the country. Broth. Hugh arrived on the 9th of this inst., highly pleased with the country where he expects to settle—will move in about two months, Thos. Seems rather cool about moving although he has offered his place for sale, but says he does not know what he should do if he were to sell. However, I think if he can sell to advantage he will do so. Benjamin seems inclined to sell, and I think he will if he has an opportunity. George is determined to sell, and move the coming winter if possible, Quincy is also determined to sell his first opportunity, Alfred, I know not what his mind is on the subject, but I think he will follow suit. As to David, his mind is with you. I have just read the above to Thos., he says, write that he will surely move to the far West. The times are dull, very little prospect of selling at present. Solomon Stone will remain where he is. William Phillips says but little about moving, but think if the rest of the family move he will do likewise. Polly and Lydia have each a young son and are doing well, As for myself, my mind and feelings are the same as when you left this country. But I do not expect to live long in this or any other country. And this part of the country does not nor never will look like home to me; my principal concern is to be prepared for a better world. It would give me much pleasure however to see my family comfortably settled in the western country where respect is paid to merit, Where equal rights and privileges are secured, and acknowledged by the constitution and laws. Beside all this I'm not pleased with the climate here nor never was. I am convinced that the climate farther west is more preferable as the production of the country abundantly shows. Crops here look well. The month of June and July were but wet and warm; vegetation is very rapid. Wheat generally smutty. We shall in a few days commence haying, probably have six or seven tons. Derrick you are often thought of, you are often spoken of, you are often prayed for, and but seldom out of my mind. But I thank God that I have a hope that we in this world will be reunited until death separates us, And I have a strong hope and faith that we shall meet after we have done with this troublesome world in a better where parting shall be no more. For this I hope, and for this I most sincerely pray.

      Thos. Tells me you think of coming home this fall with Brooks. You had better for several reasons. First, we wish to see you exceedingly—secondly we have a very good school teacher. You can have the opportunity of going to school without much expense. In the next place, if George concludes to move this winter he will be glad to have your assistance and that is not all, I think not unlikely that should George move, your mother, Deborah, David, and myself will go too. Could I see you, Derrick, I could say many things I cannot put on paper but I really delay. Direct all communications to Holland Landing Post Office. Derrick be careful to ask and regard the advice to Mr. Griffiths, and remember me most affectionately to them. I most ardently desire that you may maintain your confidence, and as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him. Watch carefully over yourself lest you be overcome with the vain shows and glories of this world. Be not allured into vanity. Shun the very appearance of evil, and do not forget to pray. Accustom yourself to reading the scriptures, avoid vain company, treat all people with civility, and put your trust in God.

      The families and all your friends around, and brothers and sisters in the church here request me to remember them affectionately to you. Tell Mr. Griffiths his friends in this part are well. Thomas tells me he intends sending you a suit of clothes, but if you conclude to come this fall I think it better to omit it until then, for which reason you had better write soon. Be particular in your letter about the produce of the country and all other matters you may think interesting. Now Derrick, with your mother, we bid you an affectionate farewell for the present.

      Thos. West

      To
      Mr. Derrick N. F. West
      Niles, Berrien County
      State of Michigan
    Person ID I99787  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 

    Father WEST Thomas, III,   b. 11 Jul 1774, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1865, Franklin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother DAVIS Mary,   b. 21 Jun 1773, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1858, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1798  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F38739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 PHILLIPS Hannah Rebecca,   b. 25 Oct 1806, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1876, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1826  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Divorced 25 Oct 1864  [12
    Children 
     1. WEST Thomas W., V,   b. 29 Dec 1826, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1913, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. WEST William,   b. 14 Dec 1829, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1861, , , Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. WEST Timothy,   b. 16 Dec 1831, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1865, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Dr. WEST George,   b. 17 Apr 1835, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908  (Age 72 years)
     5. WEST Gideon,   b. 20 Mar 1837, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1871  (Age 34 years)
     6. WEST David A.,   b. 27 Apr 1839, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1889, , Boone, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. WEST Owen,   b. 15 May 1841, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1918  (Age 77 years)
     8. WEST Derrick,   b. 21 Apr 1843, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1870, , Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     9. WEST Stephen,   b. 15 Sep 1845, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1926, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     10. WEST Benjamin,   b. 11 Oct 1847, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1933, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. WEST Rebecca Hannah,   b. 9 Oct 1849, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1869, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 
    Family ID F39937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DAVIS Diademia,   b. 1823, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1899  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1865  , Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. WEST Walter E.,   b. 12 Jun 1867, , Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 73 years)
     2. WEST William Woodrow,   b. 7 Aug 1869, , Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1927, Hazel Run, Yellow Medoicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 
    Family ID F39939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #28361869.

    3. [S372] Book-Samuel & Joseph Davis, CS71.D26., p.233.

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    10. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #31666914.

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