John West was born Abt. 1850 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1875 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN.He married Liddy Jones on Abt. 1870, daughter of Unknown Jones. Notes for John West: FAMILY ORAL HISTORY: THIS JOHN WEST WAS A TENANT FARMER WHO WAS MURDERED AT THE DIRECTION OF A PLANTATION OWNER WHO DIRECTED THE FORMER SLAVES ON HIS PLANTATION TO CHASE HIM DOWN AND KILL HIM BECAUSE JOHN HAD ASKED THAT HE BE PAID WHAT WAS OWED HIM BY THE OWNER. West Family Group 15 W28 and W68 match on 24 of 25 markers. They were placed in Family Group #15 on 3 Nov 2005 following receipt of the DNA results for W68. The oldest ancestors of W28 are James Alexander WEST, probably born before 1850, place unknown, and his third wife Eva. James Alexander WEST is buried in Sterling Kansas. W68 is descended from James N. WEST, b 18358-40 in Tennessee, and died between 1910-20 in Georgia. His wife was Nancy Lucinda SOUTHERLAND, b 1851, Copperhill, TN and died 1909 in Dalton Georgia. W28 and W68 had not been in contact prior to the DNA test results, and suspect that their common ancestor probably lived at least two generations prior to their current genealogical record. W34 was added to this lineage on 18 November 2005. His oldest ancestor is John WEST, born in Tennessee about 1850 and died in Rutherford County TN about 1875. He married Liddy JONES about 1870. His son John Hamilton WEST, b 1872 in Rutherford Co. TN, married Alice Victoria CHILDERS in Faulkner Co. AR, and died in Pittsburg Co. OK in 1941. These families had not been in contact before the DNA test, and are using this new information to determine their relationships. W85 was added to this group on 16 Dec 2005. He matches W68 on 24 of 25 markers. His oldest ancestor is Wilson WEST, b 1824 in Lincoln County, NC, married Nancy Jane JACKSON in Overton Co. TN in 1849 or 1850. Wilson WEST died in Indian Territory, now Murray Co OK, in 1899. Parents of Wilson WEST may be Barnet West and Barbara Rumfelt, but that is only speculation at this time. West, Alfredand Tabitha TutorApr 16 1847 West, Leviand Susan C. HoldenSep 22 1847 West, SimpsonHolden, Martha-Nov 29, 1844 There is a John West b. 1590 in Wherwell, Hampshire, England d. 1659 Kent Co. Va. He was the son of Thomas West & Celia Shirley West. He was the brother of Thomas West Lord De La Warr. I have more info on him. If you think this is the one Email me Sir Thomas West ,3rd Baron of Delaware is one of my relatives. I know The Queen of England sent him to Jamestown and he was the Govenor of Virginia in 1609. He died in 1618. There is a plaque in the church in Jamestown honoring him. Do you have any additional information? 1. francis West ,son of thomas West , 2nd Baron De Lawarr, and Anne Knolly, daughter of Mary Cary , Niece of Anne Boleyn , 2nd wife of Henery Viii( interesting) , was born 28th oct 1586, Salisbury , england Msarried Margaret and had Son: 2. Francis West born about 1606, Melkshaw, england, married Margery Reeves Of Duxbury, Plymouth, Ma. had Children: Samuel West ,born 1643 Thomas West ,born 1646 Mary West born 1648 Peter West born 1648 Ruth West ,born 1651 This is from William Foster -said he was a decendant of Francis West's brother John West Sr. of Va/ to Eamil him At email@example.com I found this oon the ancestry.com site -I have some more info but have to go now. ALso have some info on a John S. West , rev. from South Carolina. Ive been told these are all my relavtes but cant find the James B West that links them. Having a really hard time. getting ready to go on Vacation but will try to be back to give you that info as soon as I can. will be gone for a month. Going to NC to do Some genealogy. Cementary hunting! I find your query interesting because in my line of West it is believed that we descend from a John West who was the son of Co. John West & CockaCoeskie (Queen of the Pamunkey Indian by English standards) & she was the daughter of Chief Opechanough who was a brother to Powhattan (the cheif of the Powhatton tribe & father of Pocahontas). John West the Indian married Elizabeth Rose & had 4 children that I know of. It is a long shot but considering the names it might be worth research. The four children I have listed for John West the Indian & Elizabeth Rose are (1) Thomas West b. NC d. 1800 Bertie Co. NC (2) Robert West (3) Benjamin West (4) Richard West. Hope this helps Let me know if this is your line would love to exchange info. Do you have documentation on John West the Indian. There is controversy over who his father was. Thanks Beverly Regarding the heritage of John West Indian: at this time, I have only what is recorded in the book, "Narratives of the Insurrections": that John, the son of CockaCoeski, Queen of the Pamunkey, was "reputed to be the son of an English colonel, probably Col. John West." What I have on Thomas West is b. NC d. 1800 Bertie Co NC m. Sarah ? in NC children (1)John Sr b. April 22 1762 Va or NC d. Jan 31, 1836 Talbot Co Ga (2) Penelope West Benton b. unknown Gates Co NC d. unknown m. Jesse Benton Nov 7, 1779, (3) Sarah West Bond b. Gates Co NC d. unknown m. James Bond Dec 15, 1795 Gates Co NC. I am a direct descendant of John Sr the first child & He is where my verification starts. Have you seen the treaty that was signed by John West the Indian & his mother? More About John West and Liddy Jones: Marriage: Abt. 1870 Children of John West and Liddy Jones are:
+John Hamilton West, b. March 26, 1872, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, d. May 14, 1941, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.