West, Nathan P.

Born: 1818-XX-XX Boston, Massachusetts

Died: 1883-03-06 Texas

Flourished: Texas

Nathan P. West was a city government official, physician, and surveyor. In March 1840, he married Amanda M. Evans in Rochester, Illinois. In the early 1840s, West served as deputy surveyor for Sangamon County, Illinois. In March 1846, he received a medical degree from St. Louis University. From 1847 to 1850, West served on the Board of Trustees for the city of Decatur, Illinois, acting as clerk. He subsequently moved with his family to Texas. In 1850, he was living and practicing medicine in San Augustine, Texas. By 1860, West was practicing medicine in Newton County, Texas, and owned real property valued at $1,000 and a personal estate of $2,000.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 3 March 1840, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 6 March 1840, 3:3; 7 August 1840, 3:3; 20 May 1842, 2:4; "Extract from Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the St. Louis University, Missouri. 1845-46," (St. Louis: Chambers & Knapp, 1846), 9, accessed 9 December 2020, https://digitalcommons.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=stlouis_catalogues; History of Macon County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 123; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), San Augustine, San Augustine County, TX, 350; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Newton County, TX, 38; Gravestone, Milam Cemetery, Milam, TX.