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John West

VA / Colonel / French & Indian War
George Washington was colonel and commander-in-chief of the Virginia force
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Death18 Feb 1777
Aged: 61.1 years
Col. John West (d. 1777), uncle of John West, Jr., lived on the south side of Hunting Creek near the Potomac River, his house being about two miles by water and four by road from Alexandria (Va. Gaz., P&D, 24 Nov. 1774). He had succeeded his brother Hugh West as Fairfax County burgess soon after Hugh’s death in 1754 and served in the house until 1774 (JHB, 1752–55, 197). He was a Fairfax County justice 1745–77 and a vestryman 1744–65 for Truro Parish, and after 1765, for Fairfax Parish. He married twice, having children both by his first wife, Mary, and his second wife, Margaret Pearson (John West’s will, 27 Mar. 1776, Fairfax County Wills, Book D–1, 25–33, Vi Microfilm; BROCKETT, 104). Because John West, Jr., lived in the same general neighborhood and died only a few months before his uncle did, the two men are often confused with one another. In the diaries, GW distinguishes between them by referring to the elder John West as colonel—apparently a militia title—and to his nephew as Mr. or Capt. John West. The title of captain may also have been a militia designation or may have derived from an earlier involvement in merchant shipping (Va. Gaz. 5 Mar. 1752; LEDGER A, 135).

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  1. Findagrave COL John West, IV
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  3. Other: Gedcom Import: November2011Tree.ged; Imported 11/12/2011;
    Source from: Up-for-Adoption
  4. Website:he Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 1, No. 3;
  5. Website:Virginia Troops in French and Indian Wars;
  1. Findagrave Margaret Pearson West
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