Biography of Daniel M. West
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





West, Daniel M., was born May 3, 1851; he was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, and is a farmer by occupation and owns fifty three acres of land; he is a Republican in politics. He was married September 16, 1874, to Celia Hakes of Grafton, by whom have been born six children: Alta, Edna, Cora, Arba, Nina, and Osta. The father of our subject was Joseph J. West, who was born in Grafton, March 23, 1828, a son of Francis and grandson of William, who, with two brothers, Nathan and Laton, came from Rhode Island and settled in Grafton, N.Y., in a very early day, being among the first settlers of the town. William and Nathan lived and died in Grafton and reared large families. The father of the subject spent his life in Grafton as a farmer; he was a Democrat in politics and justice of the peace a number of years; he died in 1837, aged forty four; his wife was Olive Reynolds, who came from Rhode Island and here lived and died February 24, 1870, aged sixty nine years. Joseph J. West is a cooper by trade but now is a farmer; he has made his own way in the world and owns 120 acres of land; he was a member of the Loyal League, is a Republican and has been overseer of the poor. He was married, December 23, 1848, to Priscilla Saunders, daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Jones) Saunders of Grafton. To Joseph J. West and wife have been born five children: Arthur J., Daniel M., subject of sketch, Emma A., wife of Albert R. Waite of Wisconsin, Ida P., wife of Albert Coons of Grafton, and Ruth, wife of John E. Burdick. They have four children: Adelbert A., John, Victor A., Mattie A.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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