HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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J. C. WEST, farmer, son of Jacob West; was born in Summer Co., Tenn., April 14, 1808, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1833, locating in Knox Co., at which time J. C. West came to Menard Co., where he has since lived. His mother died in September 1858, at the age of 81, and his father in March 1868, aged 92. The subject of this sketch was married to Miss Eliza, daughter of Robert and Esther (McNabb) White, March 13 1834; she was born in Green Co., Ky., Feb. 20, 1812; they are the parents of eight children, only two of whom are now living - John M., a practicing physician, of Williamsville, Ill., born Dec. 22, 1836, and Jacob B., farmer, born Dec. 3, 1847. Mr. and Mrs. West are workers in the Christian cause, and are respectable citizens.


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