I'm sorry, but I do not show your particular Margaret Powell or the name Joel West in my data, so I cannot tell you if they are related to this particular West family or not. We do have a Charles E. Powell, born circa 1816 in KY who married Lydia West, daughter of Samuel & Lydia West, 1838 in Boone County, IN. The Powell's who married West's in our line were found in the Clark, Madison and Estill County areas of KY before many of these family groups moved to IN circa early 1830's.
We believe our eldest Samuel West was born in VA, circa 1773-75 before he was found in Clark County, KY where he married Lydia White, son of John White, in 1796. We have not been able to prove who Samuel West's parents were, and do not know the names of any possible siblings yet ... but we're working on solving that!
If you believe you might have ties to this West family and are interested in joining our discussion group, please send me a request. We have moved our Group a few months ago from a Yahoo group site to a private MyFamily.com site.