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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Joseph C. West and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Irwin) West of Bracken Co., KY

Joseph C. West was born in New Jersey on 17 March 1811.  He was in Bracken County, Kentucky by 1833 when on 12 December of that year, he married Elizabeth Irwin, a daughter of William Irwin.  Elizabeth "Betsy" was born in Bracken Co., on 31 July 1811.  

By the time of the 1850 census, they are parents of these 8 children and living in Bracken County at household 337
1) Elizabeth Ann born about 1835.  She married William Payne Holton.
2) William born in November 1836 - married Elizabeth M. Holton, sister of William P. Holton.
3) James Andrew born in 1840 - married Rebecca Jane Poe
4) Henry born 30 December 1842 - married Angeline Alice "Ann" West
5) Margaret born in 1843 - no further information at this time
6) Joseph Cozie born 28 December 1844 was married twice. First to Amanda Applegate,
     then  to Mary Eliza Cummins
7) Mary B. born 10 March 1847 - married Lyman V. Thompson
8) Edith born in 1849 - married William P. Woodruff

By 1860, they've had 1 more child, George, born in 1851 in Augusta, Bracken County.  Unfortunately, George died of the measles on 20 March 1853. They live at household 192 in district 1.  There is an Elizabeth Melvin living with them - age 70 and born in NJ. Her exact relationship, if any, is not known at this time.

In 1870, Joseph and Elizabeth are still in Augusta with no children at home.  

Elizabeth died 16 November 1871 and Joseph followed on 31 December 1878, both in Augusta.  


Joseph West, Sr buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery

Elizabeth Ann (West) and William Payne Holton are buried at Concord Methodist Church Cemetery.


William West and Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" (Holton) West are also buried at Concord Methodist Church Cemetery.


Henry West is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery

Joseph C. West, Jr. is buried at Concord Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mary B. (West) Thompson is buried at Concord Methodist Church Cemetery.



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