Biography of Capt. Peter West
Farmington Franklin County, Maine Biographies





CAPT. PETER WEST, from Tisbury, Mass., made a clearing and erected buildings in 1791 on the Tobey farm then river lot No. 20, east side. He next removed to the farm in the Bailey neighborhood, owned by John B. Jones and others, and subsequently to Hallowell, where he built a small vessel which he christened the Bonaparte, in honor of the first Consul of France. Capt. West spent his last years in Industry, where he built the mills since known as.West's Mills, and where his death occurred Feb. 25, 1828, at the age of eighty two. Peter West, Jr., his son, was a prominent business man of Industry for many years. He was killed by a fall from his horse cart, Oct. 4, 1839.

From:
A History of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine
From the warliest explorations to the present time,
1776-1885
By: Francis G. Butler
Member of the Maine Historical Society
Press of Knowlton, McLeary and Co.
1885.


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