Benjamin WEST Elmina Adaline WEST Count Pulaski WEST Susan A WEST Jacob Adolphus WEST Amanda WEST Sarah Catherine COBB Frances WEST Tripann Velma WEST Elizabeth WISE Mini tree diagram

Ferdinand Columbus WEST1,2,6,3,4,3,5

18441,2,3,4,5 - 19054

Life History

1844

Born in South Carolina.1,2,3,4,5

1850

Residence1 in Gilmer County, Georgia.2

1860

Residence2 in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia.1,6

1862

Military: Private, 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company C or L in Enlistment, Confederate Army.6

between 1869 and 1871

Residence3: Voter Registration, Ferdinando Columbus West, age 25 (born about 1844) in Colusa County, California.3,3

about 1873

Married Sarah Catherine COBB

1905

Died in Callaway County, Missouri.4

1905

Buried in Liberty Cemetery, Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri.4

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, 4 October, Subdivision33, page 771-772, Hse/Fam #528
    Benjamin West 44 M Farmer $500 Real Estate b SC
    Elizabeth West 41 F SC Cannot read and write
    -- page 772 --
    Ferdinand 6 M SC

    The child matching Ferdinand in the 1860 census is named Columbus.

    1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 10 June, Dug RoadDistrict, PO Jasper, Page 20 (898), House #169, Family #135
    Benjamin West 54 M Farmer SC
    Elithebeth [sic] West 52 F SC
    Columbus West 16 M SC (b abt 1844)

    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Ferdinand C. West
    Residence Pickens County, Georgia
    Enlistment Date 19 May 1862
    Served Confederacy, Georgia
    Private, 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company C
    Another version of the record indicates he enlisted in Company L

    A Voter Registration record in California matches Ferdinand West.Note that they have entered him with the Spanish form of his firstname.  With this unusual combination of names, this is likely ourFerdinand Columbus, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth West of SouthCarolina.

    California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898
    Ferdinando Columbus West
    Residence 31 Aug 1869 Colusa County, California
    Age 25, Birth Year abt 1844

    He was registered in 1846 also.  Note that his age is reported thesame in both records 2 yeras apart.  The age in 1844 matches otherrecords of age and birth.

    California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898
    Ferdinando Columbus West
    Residence 1871 Colusa County, California
    Age 25, Birth Year abt 1846

    After these records, at some point, Ferdinand moved to Texas.  He wasenumerated there in the 1880 census.  I have not found his in the 1870census.  In 1880 Ferdinand is in a multifamily household of peoplenamed West.  Genealogies tell us that his wife was named SarahCatherine Cobb.

    1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Arkansas, 4 June, District 14,page 28-29, Hse #252, Fam #258
    West, J M  W M 33 Head Farmer GA SC SC [b abt 1847]
    West, Mollie  W F 33 Wife Keeping House NC NC NC [abt 1847]
    - page 29 -
    West, Aurora W F 10 Dau At Home AR(?) GA NC [b abt 1870]
    West, John  W M 8 Son At Home TX GA NC [b abt 1872]
    - Hse #252, Fam #259 -
    West, Ferdinand  W M 35 Head Farmer GA SC SC [b abt 1845]
    West, Katie W F 25 Wife Keeping House MO MO MO [abt 1855]
    West, Frank W M 7 Son At School MO MO MO [b abt 1873]
    West, Earl W  W M 5 Son MO MO MO [b abt 1875]
    West, Allie W F 2 Dau MO MO MO [b abt 1878]

    Note the discrepancy in the report of birth states.  Ferdinand isreported as born in Georgia, and his wife in Missouri, but the fourchildren are all reported as born in Missouri and both their parentsborn in Missouri.  The head of the first family in this household, J MWest, has the same birth state pattern as Ferdinand, so could be asibling.  However, I have not seen a child of this family with a nameto match these initials.

    Earlier there are entries for three other families named West.

    1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Arkansas, 4 June, District 14,page 28, Hse #246, Fam #252
    West, Harvey  W M 24 Head Farmer GA SC SC [b abt 1847]
    West, Georgie A  W F 24 Wife Keeping House NC NC NC [abt 1847]
    West, Arthur W M 2 Son At Home AR(?) GA NC [b abt 1870]
    West, John  W M 8 Son At Home TX GA NC [b abt 1872]

    1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Arkansas, 4 June, District 14,page 28, Hse #249, Fam #255
    West, J V  W M 29 Head Farmer GA SC SC [b abt 1851]
    West, Lou  W F 29 Wife Keeping House GA GA GA [abt 1851]
    West, Charley W M 9 Son At Home TX SC SC [b abt 1871]

    1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Arkansas, 4 June, District 14,page 28, Hse #250, Fam #256
    West, Willis W M 63 Head Farmer GA SC SC [b abt 1817]
    West, Jane W F 57 Wife Keeping House GA GA GA [abt 1823]
    Berry, Willie W M 7 [no relationship stated] At Home TX GA TX [b abt1873]

    His wife's name there is Katie, which matches the death record we findfor F C and Katherine West in Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri,after the turn of the century.

    F. C. West
    Birth 1844
    Death 1905
    Spouse Katherine West (1854 - 1908)
    Burial Liberty Cemetery, Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri
    Created by 123 Sep 11, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #116904928,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116904928

Sources

  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 10 June, Dug Road District, PO Jasper, Page 20 (898), House #169,
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 4 October, Subdivision 33, page 771-772, Hse/Fam #528
  • 3. California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Arkansas, 4 June, District 14,page 28-29, Hse #252, Fam #259
  • 6. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    • Name: Date: 2007;;

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