Biography of Solomon B. West
Wayne County, NY Biographies





West, Solomon B., was born in Oneida county December 11, 1799. His father was James, a native of New York, in which State he lived and died at Verona. The wife of Solomon West was Relief Pierce, born in Grafton, Mass., December 12, 1801. Her father, Amos Pierce, a native of England, came to the United States with two brothers. He settled in Watertown, Jefferson county, and then went to Grafton, Mass., where he died, aged eighty three. His wife was Mollie Weston, of native of Vermont, by whom he had nine children. Solomon West and wife came to Marion in 1836. He was a carpenter by trade and died in 1872, aged seventy two years, and his wife now resides in Marion at the age of ninety three. They had six children, of whom three are now living: Albert A., born in Verona, Oneida county, February 12, 1836, educated in Marion Collegiate Institute, and at the age of sixteen went to Palmyra, where he learned the tanners' trade. He has worked at his trade in Boston, Springfield, Mass., Worcester, and spent four and one half years in California. going there in 1864. He is at present engaged in the hardware trade in the village of Marion, where he has been sixteen years. He served nine months in Company H, 9th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, enlisting in 1862. In 1862 he married Katie Winslow, of Buffalo. Mr. West is a member of John B. Burred Post, No. 444, G. A. R. A. G. West born October 4, 1832, is a tinsmith in Canandaigua. His wife is Delia Landon, and they have one son, Roswell. He served one year in 160th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, enlisting 1864. James was born September 4, 1841. educated in Marion Collegiate Institute. He clerked in a drug store in Marion and in 1872 went to Detroit. where he has since been engaged with the Detroit Stove Works, and at present is shipping clerk. He is a Free Mason. and has served one year in the. 111th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, enlisting in 1862.

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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