West Brickwall: Slave: Sampson County, NC. Silas West b. abt. 1832, NC, d. April 4, 1904, parents are UNK. Silas m. Winifred (Winnie) Barefoot, b. abt, 1845, Southern Division, Meadows Township, Johnston Co, NC. Silas and Winnie died in Westbrook Township, Sampson County, NC. Birth and death Certs. were not issued until 1913, so we have nothing on Silas as far as documentation. So Silas was about 72 years old when he died. The Census has his birth from 1826 to 1832, we are not sure, most people use 1832. I have found death Certs. where some of my relatives were buried in the Kirby West Col'd Cemetery. My father showed us where is was when he was alive, but it is now defunct (grown over or crops planted there). I do have Benjamin's death Cert. It says Loyd/LLoyd West raised him, but mother's name is missing. Silas'brother, Benjamin West was b. abt 1843 d. 1916 Guilford County, NC. Ben was 85 when he died, but there is a discrepancy in the birth year. Both brothers were married and had children. Some of the children moved to GA, PA and some stayed in NC and others move to different counties in NC. We have taken the WEST DNA test. We matched 5 other West families. We (6 West) families matched 25 markers out of 25 perfectly. All West Family ancestors and descendants that we matched are: James West b, 1725, NC, son, Willie West, b. 1755, gson Loyd/Lloyd West, b. 1799, both NC James West b. 1798, SC-TN-MS-TX Silas West b, abt, 1832, NC-GA-PA, etc ( Only one who was Mulatto) Isom/Isham b. 1827, TN Edwin Jackson West b. 1836, AL-ARK-AR Johnie West b. 1870, MS We are in contact with each other but have not connected fully yet. We have nothing concrete to tie us together.
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