The Mayflower Society publications – Mayflower Families Through Five Generations pretty much stops at the fifth generation for George Soule. There are members of Soule Kindred working on additions to the ‘Fifth Generation’ and have three volumes in the ‘Sixth Generation working project’ however they haven’t worked their way to the children of Benjamin West and Elizabeth Smith yet.
Based on the research I have done using many different resources including “They came to Milton” on Rootsweb by Jon Saunders who has transcribed the records of the Seventh Day Baptist Church , I will continue the generations.
Joseph West – born 26 June 1790, 1793 or 1794 (depending which resource you use) in Grafton, Rensselaer County, New York. Joseph died 11 March 1832 in Verona, Oneida County, New York. The grave marker is inscribed 41 yr 8 mo 15 d. so I need to work on the dates to find the correct birth and death.
Joseph West married Mary Ann Brock ca. 1812 in Grafton, Rensselaer County, New York. Mary Ann Brock was born 21 April 1789 in Verona, Oneida County, New York and she died 20 Feb 1865 in Verona, Oneida County, New York.
Another reference to Joseph West is made by his son Joseph West in a family sketches project shown below:
Oneida County, New York Biographies
Wager, Daniel. Our County and Its People, Part III: Family Sketches.
Boston: The Boston History Company, 1896.
Family Sketches page 141
WEST, JOSEPH, was born on this homestead, October 19, 1817. He was educated in the district schools, and was afterward engaged in farming. January 1, 1843, he married Mary Ann Jackson, of this town. Mr. West’s father, Joseph West, was born in Grafton, Rensselaer County, N.Y., June 26, 1790, and came to this county when a young man. He returned to his native county after a period of about three years, and November 12, 1811, married Mary Brock, of his native place, by whom he had nine children: Adelia C., Emily, Joseph, as above, Julia, Benjamin, Arminta, Francis, Olive, and Elizabeth. He died March 11, 1832, and his wife February 20, 1865. Mrs. West’s father, Alanson Jackson, was born in Connecticut about 1792. He married Marilla Warner and came to the town of Verona in 1818. They had four children: Noble, Amos, Mary Ann and Julia. He died in 1838 and his wife in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. West are members of the Seven Day Baptist church, of which he has been deacon for thirty years. The ancestry of the family is New England stock, of Welsh, Scotch and Irish origin. (p. 141-142)
Children of Joseph West and Mary Ann Brock:
1. Adelia C. WEST b: 23 JAN 1814 in Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York
2. Joseph WEST b: 19 OCT 1817
3. Julia WEST b: 12 OCT 1819
4. Benjamin WEST b: 15 NOV 1820
5. Eraminta WEST b: 11 JUN 1822
6. Frances WEST b: 22 APR 1824
7. Emily WEST b: 29 FEB 1816 in Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York
8. Olive WEST b: 23 FEB 1826
9. Elizabeth WEST b: 21 JUL 1828 in New York
Title: The Maxson Family, Descendants of John Maxson and wife Mary Mosher of Westerly, Rhode Island
Author: Walter LeRoy Brown
Publication: Eddy Printing Co., Albion, N. Y, 1954
Title: Find A Grave, Url: http://www.findagrave.com
Title: Oneida County GenWeb, Url: http://oneida.nygenweb.net/