West, J. C.

Born: 1808-04-14 Sumner County, Tennessee

Died: 1889 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

West came to Illinois with his parents in 1833, locating in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County, Illinois. West was a farmer, and was married to Eliza White, and had eight children. In 1850, West owned real estate valued at $1,700. In 1860, he was still in Menard County, with real estate valued at $1,400, and personal property of $1,200.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 727; Election Return for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 294: U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 182; Gravestone, Lebanon Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:243, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.