George Soule Fifth Generation – Benjamin West (Jr.)

Continued from Mayfower Families Through Five Generations – Descendants Of The Pilgrims Who Landed At Plymouth, Mass. December 1620; Volume Three

741 Benjamin West (Benjamin West, William West, Susannah Soule, George), b. Hopkinton RI, 30 Nov. 1761; died Verona, formerly Grafton, NY, July 1853 aged 91 years.

Benjamin West
B. Hopkinton, RI 30 Nov 1761
D. Verona, formerly Grafton NY
July 1853 aged 91 years

He m. 4 Feb 1782 ELIZABETH DAVIS, dau. of John and Bethiah (Rogers) Davis, b. 15 March 1755; died Verona NY, 29 Nov. 1827.

Elizabeth Davis West
B.15 March 1755; D. Verona NY 29 Nov. 1827

He with his brothers Rusemire and Thomas were original landholders of the Roxborough section of the Rensselaerwyck Manor as of 1791. He and his brother Thomas were residents of Oneida CO. NY when they executed a deed in Rensselear Co.25 Jan 1822. There is no probate in Rensselaer Co. NY.

Children (WEST)b. Grafton NY:

i. Benjamin, b. 15 June 1783,
ii. Elizabeth, b. 15 Sept. 1788
iii. JOSEPH, b. 26 June 1794
iv. John, b. 6 June 1796; d. 1805
v. Olive, b. 30 July 1801; d. 1804
vi. Isaac, b. 29 Nov 1806

Obituary for Benjamin West
From the “Sabbath Recorder.” Vol 10, No. 3, p. 11, June 30, 1853

In Verona, N.Y., May 11th, Benjamin West, aged 91 years. Brother West was a member of the 2nd Seventh-day Baptist Church in Petersburg,, but he observed the Sabbath of the Lord. When re removed to Verona, he united with the Seventh-day Baptist Church, of which he remained a worthy member until removed by death to join the church above.

References: Rogers Davis Fam Bible (sheets); JOHN DAVIS GEN, p. 111; SDB Record 8:32, p. 127; MAXSON FAM, p. 15; Rensselaer CO. LR 25:72 (Benjamin West).


2 comments on “George Soule Fifth Generation – Benjamin West (Jr.)

  1. Vicki Turetsky says:

    Hello. We are related through George Soule, Susannah Soule, William West and Jane Tanner line. I am intrigued with the story of William West’s removal fromWesterly RI. Do you know anything further? There are many intermarriages in this line with descendants of other Mayflower passengers. My gggrandparents were William Benjamin West and Isaphena Burdick, whose daughter Isaphena (Nettie) Genette West married Willard DeLure Burdick, my grandfather’s parents. I am looking for some specific links in the West family and wonder if we might correspond privately. Our family has a memoir written by William Benjamin West.

  2. westernlady says:

    my personal email is
    I would be happy to share information on the Susanna Soule/West family that I have.

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