Birth1758, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death8-8-1808, Adams County, Ohio, USA Age: 50
BurialOld Aberdeen Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
Born 1758 in Fairfax County, VA, to Thomas West and Sarah Trammel. Married Eleanor Laws Edwards, daughter of James William Edwards, in 1780 in VA. Children: William, James, John, Edward, Elizabeth, Letticia, Sarah, Jane, Ellen. Died in Aberdeen, OH, August 8, 1808 and was buried in the Old Aberdeen Cemetery. (Ref: DAR "The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio" page 393, published in 1929)
It appears that James Edwards died in 1804 and later his son-in-law and daughter, John and Eleanor Laws (Edwards) West, died in which they were all buried origally in a small family plot on the bank of the Ohio River within what is now Aberdeen. Flood waters, most certainly the flood waters of 1913 and 1937, washed away evidence of their graves. As late as 1913, their graves were still all to be found for there is an official report that Ripley's Maude Wylie submitted to the Smithsonian for preservation and to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for safe keeping. She identified the graves of both James Wm. Edwards and John West as having been positively identified in that old Aberdeen family graveyard.
See also "Fifteenth Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, October 11, 1911 to October 11, 1912," Appendix C, page 146.