Benjamin WEST John WEST Precious Priscilla WEST Perry WEST Benjamin WEST Mary Ann WEST Kendricks WEST James WEST Jane WEST Willis WEST Eber WEST George W WEST Marick H WEST Edith Colista MCHANIE Jean TRAIL Mini tree diagram
George WEST

George WEST2,3,5,4

17761,2,3,4 - after 18604

Life History


Born in ew Hope Baptist.1,2,3,4

about 1798

Birth of son John WEST in South Carolina.5


Married Edith Colista MCHANIE in South Carolina.2

29th May 1803

Birth of daughter Precious Priscilla WEST in South Carolina.5


Birth of son Perry WEST.5

about 1806

Birth of son Benjamin WEST in South Carolina.6,7,8,9,10,5

about 1807

Birth of daughter Mary Ann WEST in South Carolina.5,4,11,12

about 1809

Birth of son Kendricks WEST


Birth of son James WEST in South Carolina.5


Birth of daughter Jane WEST in South Carolina.5


Birth of son Willis WEST in South Carolina.5


Birth of son Eber WEST in South Carolina.5

about 1818

Birth of son George W WEST in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina.13,14

10th Apr 1821

Birth of son Marick H WEST in South Carolina.15,2,16,17


Death of Edith Colista MCHANIE in Gilmer County, Georgia.1,18

after 1860

Died in Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia.4


  • In this genealogy I have shown Benjamin and Merrick West and descendants.  Other children of George West and Edith Colista McHanie are:

    Perry West
    John West, b abt 1798 in South Carolina, received a land grant in Bosque County, Texas
    Precious West b 29 May 1803 Spartanburg, South Carolina, d 11 June 1891, Pickens Co, Georgia
    Mary Ann West b abt 1807 in South Carolina
    James West b abt 1811 in South Carolina, d after 1880 in Pickens County, Georgia
    Willis West b abt 1815 in South Carolina, minister of Talking Rock Baptist Church, Pickens Co, Georgia; bought land in Bosque County, Texas
    Eber West b abt 1816 in South Carolina, d May 1864 in Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia
    Some of the above information came from Ancestors of Benjamin West, by Mike Taylor
    --  Mike Taylor,

    In the 1850 census, George and Edith are enumerated in Gilmer County, Georgia, near his brother Marick West and other Mullinax, Green and West relatives.  George and Edith's two sons Benjamin and Marick lived a few houses away.

    1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, 4 October, Subdivision 33, p 771(scan 386), Hse/Fam #526
    George West 74 M Farmer $No Real Estate b South Carolina [born abt 1776]
    Edith West 71 F South Carolina [born abt 1779]

    "I REALLY think that our George W. is the son of George W. who lived in Pickens County most of his life. The ages are right and they all came from the same place. I just wish we could find something that tells us for sure!"
    --  Jennifer Dunn, West Family Facebook Genealogy Page, 20 June 2015

    Ron West provided the link to another West genealogy for this line by Mary West Rumera, which has good information on each generation.  For George West, born ca 1776, she has a list of children.  Her list lacks a George W West, thought by some West researchers to also be a son of George and his wife Colista McHanie.

    GEORGE WEST (BENJAMIN, WILLIAM, JOSEPH P) was born 1776 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died 1859 in Gilmer County, Georgia. He married EDITH COLISTA MCHANIE Abt. 1797 in South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1778, and died Aft. 1850 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

    Children of GEORGE WEST and EDITH MCHANIE are:


    ii. JOHN WEST, b. Abt. 1798, South Carolina.

    102. iii. PRECIOUS PRICILLA WEST, b. May 29, 1803, South Carolina; d. June 11, 1891, Jewell, Pickens County, Georgia.

    103. iv. PERRY WEST, b. 1805; d. 1891.

    104. v. BENJAMIN WEST, b. 1806, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1880, Bosque County, Texas.

    vi. MARY ANN WEST, b. Abt. 1807, South Carolina; m. (1) GEORGE CAMPMIN; m. (2) MR GREENBERRY.

    105. vii. JAMES WEST, b. 1811, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1880, Talking Rocks, Pickens County, Georgia.

    106. viii. JANE WEST, b. 1812, South Carolina.

    107. ix. WILLIS WEST, b. 1815, South Carolina; d. Abilene, Texas.

    108. x. EBER WEST, b. 1817, South Carolina; d. 1863, Jasper (Talking Rock), Pickens County, Georgia.

    109. xi. MERRICK H. WEST, REV., b. April 10, 1821, South Carolina; d. 1862.
    --  Mary West Rumera, West Family,

    The 1850 census for Talking Rock included an entry for Mary West Campmin, the daughter of George and Edith Colista West.  In the household of Mary and her husband George was a George West, who at age 83 would match her father George West.

    1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 18 June, Talking Rock District, PO Talking Rock, page 931, Hse #446, Fam #376
    George Campmin 52 M Farmer $1000 Real Estate $1000 Personal  born SC [b abt 1808]
    Mary Campmin 53 F born So Carolina [b abt 1807]
    George West 83 M born So Carolina [b abt 1777]
    Marsick Hazlewood 48 M born So Carolina [b 1812]
    Jane Hazlewood 54 F born So Carolina [b abt 1806]
    Emeline Hazlewood 13 F born SC [b abt 1847]
    Sarah Hayse 25 F born SC [b abt 1835]


  • 1. Ancestors of Benjamin West
    • Location: No longer online;
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 4 October, Subdivision 33, p 771 (scan 386), Hse/Fam #526
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 18 June, Talking Rock District, PO Talking Rock, page 931, Hse #446, Fam #376
  • 5. Mary West Rumera
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Bosque County, Texas
    • 11 June, District 14, page 30, Hse #261, Fam #268
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 6 July, P O Jasper, page 59, Hse/Fam #464
  • 8. 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 10 June, Dug Road District, PO Jasper, Page 20 (898), House #169, Family #135
  • 9. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 4 October, Subdivision 33, page 777-772, Hse/Fam #528
  • 10. 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
  • 11. 1870 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 4 August, Talking Rock District, PO Jasper, page 125, Hse/Fam #969
  • 12. 1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 10 June, Town District, Enumeration District 163, page 16, Hse #135, Fam #136
  • 13. Facebook
  • 14. Jennealogy - Research and genealogy of Jennifer Dunn
  • 15. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 4 October, Subdivision 33, page 78, Hse/Family #526
  • 16. 1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 3 July, Towndsons District, PO Jasper, Page 100 (978),  Hse #831, Family #704
  • 17. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 18. One World Tree (sm)

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