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Littleton West

Male 1755 - 1848  (92 years)


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  • Name Littleton West 
    Born 25 Nov 1755  Sussex Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax Records 1782  Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Henderson's District...Littleton West - 1 Poll tax, 2 horses. 
    • The 1782 Greenbrier County Virginia [now West Virginia] Personal Property Tax List. Transcribed by Jeffrey C. Weaver, 18 Jul 1998.
    Tax Records 1787  Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Personal Property Tax List A. District of John Hutchison, Commissioner. Horses, mares, colts & mules: 2, Cattle: 3. 
    • Netti Schreiner-Yantis, et. al, comp. The 1787 Census of Virginia Vol. 1 (Springfield, VA: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), 159.
    Census 1790  Greenbrier Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1790 Census for Greenbrier County, Virginia
    1790 Census for Greenbrier County, Virginia
    --Littleton West--, wife, Ellenor, Littleton, Jr., John, Isaac M.
    Tax Records 1800  Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlers who paid taxes in Madison County, Kentucky, 1800
    Settlers who paid taxes in Madison County, Kentucky, 1800
    West, Jesse.......1800
    West, John........8/12/1800
    West, Jonathan....10/1/1800
    West, Littleton...1800
    West, Richard.....10/1/1800
    West, Samuel......8/12/1800
    West, Solomon.....8/12/1800
    Census 1810  Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1810 Census for Madison County, Kentucky, Sheet 367
    1810 Census for Madison County, Kentucky, Sheet 367
    free white males under 10 =2; free white males males 10-15 =1; free white males 45+ = 1; free white females under 10 =1; free white females 10-15 =1; free white females 16-25 =1; free white females 26-44 = 1; Number under 16 = 5; Number 17-24 = 1; Number over 25=2; total persons 8
    Tax Records 1821  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On Accessor's List. 
    • Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff. Missouri Pioneers: County & Genealogy Records, Volume 2 (Missouri: N. Hodges, [1968]), 41.
    Pension 5 Aug 1833  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The text of Littleton West’s pension application: “In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. State of Missouri, County of Ray: On this fifth day of August in the year 1833 personally appeared the undersigned Littleton West a resident of said County and state aged about 78 years who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

    “That sometime in the year 1774 he volunteered as a Private Militia Man under Captain Benjamin Harris in the State of Virginia where I then lived for the defense of the Northwestern frontier which was annoyed by the attacks of ___________ Indians, that we marched with a force of 100 men under the command of Captain Ben Harris for Point Pleasant on the Ohio River near the mouth of the Kenhawa river we arrived there with many of our men sick of the flux. I was detached to wait on the sick and did not reach the Point until after the Battle was fought with the Indians at Point Pleasant. I cannot recollect the name of the Regiment I belonged to and the following officers are all that I recollect being in the Expedition General Lewis of Virginia.

    “I believe the said expedition was ordered out by the Governor of Virginia and I also believe it had his [?]tion. I returned home to Green Briar County in the State of Virginia the troops were discharged. Our tour of service was on this campaign three months. About the year 1779 or 1780 as I think I volunteered under Capt. Thomas Wright of Greenbriar County in the state of Virginia, in which County I still lived with a body of Militia ordered out by the Authority of Virginia. We marched from Greenbriar County in the said state under the command of Capt. T. Wright and Col. I. Henderson with about 30 men to burnsides fort on the Frontier of said County of Greenbriar in said state where we were stationed for protecting the frontier settlements. We were in actual service this tour 30 days, was discharged and returned to my former residence in Greenbriar VA and in or about year 1782 I again volunteered under the same Capt. Wright and marched to the relief of Doneley’s fort on the frontiers of Greenbriar County with a force of about 45 men commanded by the said Capt. Wright. Whilst at this fort the Shaunee Indians made an attack on the fort and killed 4 men. We however repulsed them with sevral killed and wounded. Having fulfilled our tour we were discharged. I returned home to Greenbriar my place of residence after serving in this tour 30 days.

    “About as well as I can recollect a requisition was made by the Governor of Virginia for troops to aid the Settlements (now Kentucky) who were much distressed by the Indians. I was drafted in this campaign but owing to my situation being lately married I could not go with the troops. I procured a substitute by name of Joshua Boucher to whom I paid fifty dollars to take my place for 3 months which he done. I have been on other campaigns against the Indians which I cannot now by reason of my old age and consequent loss of memory detail to any person. I have no documents or evidence of the aforesaid narrative nor do I know of any person now living who can testify to my services. I have served in all the tours put together the full space of eight months. I cannot say in what year it happened. And during that time I was not engaged in any civil pursuit.

    “By reason of the loss of my memory and the consequent omission of facts growing there from I make the following affidavit. State of Missouri, County of Ray: Personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace within and for said County and State Littleton West who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of Old Age and the consequent loss of memory, he cannot swear positively to the precise length of his services, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and in the following grades to wit for the space of five months I served as a private soldier and for the further space of three months I served by hiring a substitute which cost me fifty dollars and for such service I claim a pension.”

    “Sworn to and subscribed before me this twenty eighth of June 1833. And I do further state that I believe Littleton West who makes this affidavit before me to be a man of truth and credit. Sebourn J. Miller, JP. . . .”

    “Personally came this day into Court here the aforesaid Littleton West to whom the Court propounds the following interrogatories together with the answers made by him which is here set down verbatim -
    1. Where and in what year were you born? Ansn. in the County of Sussex in the state of Delaware on the 25th Novr 1755 A.D.

    2. Have you any record of your age and if so what is it? Ansr. I have none. I remember to have seen written down in a Bible at any age when I had a distinct recollection of it. And the book containing it was burned with my house in the County of Green briar in the state of Virginia.

    3. Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live? answ. in the state of Virginia, when called into service, since, in that state and Kentucky and I do now live in Ray County State of Missouri.

    4. How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you volunteer, or were you a substitute and if a substitute for whom? Ansr. I was a volunteer for 5 months and drafted for 3 months. I paid to a substitute who went in my place the latter term 50 dollars.

    5th. Interrogatory State the names of the Regular officers who were with the troops, where you served, such as continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service? Ansr. I cannot recollect in consequences of old age and loss of memory.

    6th. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it? Ansr. I received none that I recollect.

    7th. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighbourhood, and who can testify as to your character for veracity, and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution? Answer. I am known to James Dowden and William Tunnidge who can testify to my character for veracity and their belief of my services as a soldier in the Revolution . ..” Sworn to in open court this 5th Augt. 1833. . . 
    Property, Real 1 May 1843  Henry Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The United States. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed 28 Mar 2020.
    Purchase of 160 acres in Henry Co, Missouri
    Purchase of 160 acres in Henry Co, Missouri
    160 acres, Section 34 Township 43N Range 25W; NE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Lexington, MO. Document No. 13006. Accession No. MO01300_.446. BLM Serial No. MO NO S/N. Doc. Type: State Volume Patent, Missouri. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566).
    Died Aug 1848  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1163  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father William West,   b. 23 Feb 1743, Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1813, Wayne Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Esther Art,   b. ca 1728, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1811, Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married ca 1750 
    Family ID F9811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellenor Galloway,   b. ca 1765, Virginia, British North America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1812, Norfolk Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1781  Greenbrier Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jordon R. Dodd, ed. Virginia Marriages Early to 1800 (Orem, UT: Liahona Research, Inc., 1991), 1080.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Children 
    +1. Littleton West, Jr.,   b. ca 1781, Virginia, British North America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. John West,   b. ca 1782, Virginia, British North America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Isaac M. West,   b. 9 Jan 1788, Rowan Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1851, Bedford Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Sarah Jane West,   b. ca 1797, Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1867, Orrick, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     5. Esther West,   b. ca 1800, Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1845, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Last name: West

      This long-established surname is of early medieval English origins. It is topographical deriving from the Olde English pre 7th century word "west", and as such it described a person or persons who lived to the west of a main settlement. Alternatively it may have been a regional descriptive nickname for someone who had migrated from "The west" to another part of the country. Perhaps not entirely surprisingly it is first recorded in the county of Essex, which is as far to the east as it is possible to go. The surname is first recorded in the 12th century (see below), and other early recordings include: Goche West, who appears in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1197, and William del West, who is recorded in the Select Pleas of Essex in 1292. Nicholas West (1461 - 1533), sometime bishop of Ely, was frequently employed on diplomatic missions to Scotland, Germany, France and Castile during the period 1502 - 1525. He was also chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry V111th, and was opposed to the divorce proceedings of 1529. One of the earliest settlers in the English colonies in the New World was John West. He embarked from the port of London in May 1635, aboard the ship "Speedwell" bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Maurice de West. This was dated 1152, in the Pipe Rolls of Essex, during the reign of King Stephen, known as "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


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