Posted By:John West
Subject:Descendants of Ignatius West & Grandson, Abram West
Post Date:September 05, 2005 at 06:48:23
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Forum:Hendricks County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Looking for a contact in the Amo/Clayton area of Hendricks Co., IN. I am a direct descendant of Ignatius brother, Thomas West, Jr. I attended a couple of the Abram West reunions in Amo, IN back in the early 1980's. My wife and I were shocked when we saw a man that looked exactly like my father - the way Dad looked about 10 years before Dad died. This man must have been about Dad's sixth cousin. Dad was born in Christian Co., KY where Thomas West, Jr. settled in the early 1800's. Abram's father, William (son of Ignatius West), was married twice. His first wife, Elizabeth Cook, was the mother of Abram. William's second wife was Susannah Lacy who was the mother of William and Harmon West (twins) who were gunsmiths in Christian Co., KY. The Abram West family had a West reunion every year since 1900, is the reunion still happening each year? It was about this time each year. Please contact me if you have connections to this family.

Incidently, I live in Evansville, IN almost halfway between Indianapolis, IN and Hopkinsville, KY

John G. West