Biography of George H. West
Wayne County, NY Biographies





West, George H., was born about two miles west of Newark, November 19, 1840, He was educated in the common schools. He was one of a family of five children, whose parents were Matthew W. West, who was born near Fairville, this town, June 18, 1818, and whose occupation was that of a farmer, and his wife Mary Hughes, of this town, formerly of Vermont, whom he married Feb. 5, 1839. Matthew W. West died March 4, 1874, mourned by a bereaved wife and family. The five children were as follows: George H., S. Maria, Catharine, Emma J., and Lewis G. The daughters are dead. Their grandfather, Moses West was a soldier in the War of 1812, and other members of the family were in the late war. Lewis G. married Effie M. Lake of Marbletown, by whom there were two children: Edward W. and Ethel. George H. followed his father's occupation and November 19, 1861, he married Mary L. Lee, of Newark formerly of Fairport, whose father, William Lee, came from England when a small child and whose mother Mary Ann Hutchinson came from Vermont. They bad two children: K. Eudora, and Charles E. January 13, 1886 Charles married Harriet A. Richmond, of Newark, they have three children, namely: Mary A., Mabel E., Ada B. Mrs. George West died October 16, 1892 and Mr. West married again March 7, 1894, Lizzie S. Yeo, of Phelps, Ontario county, whose father was born in Devonshire, England, September 28, 1814, coming to the United States when a young man, locating at Mt. Morris, Livingston county, where he married Mary Stillson, a sister of Judge Norton's wife by whom he had four children: Arthur E., Frank S.. M. Ella and Lizzie S. The family resided in Le Roy for a number of years, where Mrs. Yeo died April 12, 1861. Mr. Yeo married a second time, Adaline Knapp, of Newark, and they lived in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, for twenty eight years, where both died, Mrs. Yeo February 5, 1892 and Mr. Yeo April 25, 1893. Mr. West is a member of the official board of the Newark M. E. church. He and his family still reside two miles west of Newark.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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