Unknown WEST Charles Winston WEST John WEST Sara Jane HALLETT Myrtle WEST George Simpson WEST Lavada WEST Frank S WEST Sallie WEST Teate WEST Annie L WATSON Rufus Asberry WEST Martha WEST George WEST Louisa WEST Gray WEST Somebody WESTWIFE Mini tree diagram

Andrew Simpson WEST2,3,4,5,6,7

1st Dec 18452,3,4,5,6,7 - 17th Feb 19254,5

Life History

1st Dec 1845

Born in North Carolina.2,3,4,5,6,7

about 1870

Married Sara Jane HALLETT in near Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee.1

between 1870 and 1873

Resident moved from Tennessee with wife Sara Jane Hallett in Arkansas.1

15th Dec 1873

Birth of son Charles Winston WEST in Arkansas.16,2,19,20,21,4,1,22

1st Aug 1880

Birth of son John WEST in Arkansas.3,16

1882

Death of Sara Jane HALLETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.16

about 1883

Married Annie L WATSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas

Aug 1884

Birth of daughter Myrtle WEST in Arkansas.3

1st Dec 1885

Birth of son George Simpson WEST in Arkansas.8,9,3,10,11

Feb 1887

Birth of daughter Lavada WEST in Arkansas.3

1st Sep 1888

Birth of son Frank S WEST in Arkansas.12,13,14,11,15,16

Mar 1890

Birth of daughter Sallie WEST in Arkansas.11,17,14,6,18

Mar 1892

Birth of son Teate WEST in Arkansas.6,14,7

17th Feb 1925

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4,5

Notes

  • 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 June, PrairieTownship, District 2, page 10, Hse #84, Hse #87
    A S West W M 34 Head Farmer NC NC NC [born abt 1846]
    S J West W F 27 Wife House Keeping TN TN NC [born abt 1853]
    C W West W M 6 Son AR NC TN
    M M West W F 4 Dau AR NC TN
    L B West W M 2 Dau AR NC TN

    A S is Andrew Simpson West, who went by Andy.  I do not have hiswife's name.  The first child is Charles Winston, documented in familysources.  I do have the names of the daughters MM and LB.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 20B, Hse #363, Fam #371
    West, Simp Head  W M Dec 1845 54 Married 30 years NC NC NC Farmer Owns
    West, Annie L Wife W F  Oct 1852 47 Married 30 years 6 children/6living KY KY TN
    West, John  Son W M Aug 1880 19 AR NC TN Farm Laborer
    West, Myrtle Dau W F Aug 1884 15 AR NC KY
    West, George W Son W M Dec 1885 14 AR NC KY Farm Laborer
    West, Lavada Dau W F Feb 1887 13 AR NC KY
    --  page21A --
    West, Frank Son W M Sep 1888 11 AR NC KY Farm Laborer
    West, Sallie Dau W F Mar 1890 10 AR NC KY
    West, Teate Son W M Mar 1892 8 AR NC KY

    All the children enumerated in the 1880 census are out of the homenow.  The oldest, C W, was Charles Winston.  I found a lot of familydetail in the Criswell/Robbins genealogy, but they do not have Andy'sfirst wife, SJ, listed in the 1880 census.  Instead they show AnnieWatson as the mother of all the children.

    Charles Winston West
    Birth 15 Dec 1873, Death 12 Feb 1945 in Arkansas
    Father Andrew Simpson West, Birth 1845 Dec 1, Death 1929 Feb 17 inArkansas County, Arkansas
    Mother  [Stepmother] Annie Watson, Birth 1852 Oct 11, Death 1929 Feb24 in Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Spouse Maggie Ann Nikirk
    Birth 10 Aug 1880 in Monroe Co, Indiana, Death 7 July 1973 in ArkansasCounty, Arkansas
    Children:
    3 Living
    Jesse Simpson West 1899 - 1973
    Lavada May West 1902 - 1997
    Homer Lewis West 1905 - 1924
    Gentry West b 1909
    Opal West 1911 - 2001
    Emmie Harriet West b 1915
    Clarence A West 1918 - 1994
    --  Criswell/Robbins,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11089760/person/590844670?ssrc=&ftm=1

    Andy's wife in 1880 is listed only as S J West.  Her birth year issimilar, but the birth places of the wife and her parents ae alldifferent in the listings for SJ and for Annie Watson West in 1900.Her full identity is given to us in a publication of the Grand PrairieHistorical Society, April 1991, pp 44-45.  She was Sara Jane Hallett.

    Grand Prairie Historical Society, April 1991, pp 44-45
    "Gentry West said ther family legend is that his grandfather, Andy SWest, got out of service at the end of the Civil War and neverreturned to North Carolina and soon married Sara Jane hallett ofTennessee somewhere near Nashville.  We find Andrew S. (A.S.) West andSara West in the 1880 Arkansass County Census but not the 1870 census. If the Arkansas Census is correct, Andy's first child, Charles W.,was born in Arkansas on December 15, 1873, so it would appear thatAndy came to Arkansas between 1870 and 1873.  Arkansas County landrecords show Andrew Simpson West bought a tract of land in 1873 fromJ. T. Jones." (p 44)

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, NorthPrairie Township, District 12, page 5B, Hse/Fam #92
    West, A S Head M W 64 Marriage 2 Married 26 years NC NC NC Farmer Owns[b abt 1846]
    West, Annie L Wife F W 57 Marriage 1 Married 26 years 6 children/6living KY KY TN [b abt 1853]
    West, Myrtle Dau F W 25 Single AR NC KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1885]
    West, Sallie Dau F W 20 Single AR NC KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1890]
    West, Tete Son M W 18 Single AR NC KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1892]

    The last child matches Teate/Tete in 1900 and 1920 in age.  The namelooks something like udious, with no capital letter.

    A S' brother Asberry is living next door.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, NorthPrairie Township, District 12, page 5B, Hse/Fam #93
    West, R A Head M W 61 Married 32 years NC NC NC Farmer Owns [b abt1849]
    West, Susan Wife F W 53 Married 32 years 8 children/7 living TN TN TN[b abt 1857]
    West, Berry Son M W 20 Single AR NC TN Farm Laborer [b abt 1890]
    West, Jessie Son M W 18 Single AR NC TN Farm Laborer [b abt 1892]
    West, Tennessee Dau F W 15 Single AR NC TN Farm Laborer [b abt 1895]
    West, Annie Dau F W 12 Single AR NC TN Farm Laborer [b abt 1898]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 January, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 4B, Hse/Fam #73
    West, Simpson  Head Owns M W 75 NC NC NC Rice Farmer [born abt 1845]
    West, Annie Wife F W 68 KY KY KY [born abt 1852]
    West, Sallie Daughter M W 29  Single AR NC KY Farm Laborer [born abt1898]
    West, Tete Son M W 29  Single AR SC TN Farmer [born abt 1991]

    A family genealogy gives us some missing details, from familly sourcesapparently, without any conmment or source documentation.  Now we ahveAnnie's maiden name and Simp's death date.

    Simp West
    Birth 01 Dec 1845 in North Carolina
    Death 17 Feb 1925 in arkansas
    Parents Unknown
    Annie L Watson, Birth Oct 1852 in Kentucky, Death 1938
    --  Maffitt Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3026428/person/-989492377

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