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William R. West

William R. West was born in Lauderdale Co Alabama in 1832 to Walter and Patience Piety Barnett West. He married Mary Jane Rice, daughter of Tobias and Louisa Rice on 5 Feb 1853. They had two sons. John and George. Walter, Piety and their younger children, widowed daughter-in-law and four grandchildren along with William and his family first appear in Texas on the 1860 Cherokee Co census. William R. West died in December 1862 in a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
His widow married a widower Zebulon Spruiell (who also served in the 18th Inf) on 18 Dec 1864. She and Mr. Spruiell each had children when they married and had at least two more together. W. R.'s sister Petress Piety West married Van Buren Henderson 22 Nov 1865 and his sister Sarah Frances west Minafee married Thomas Lindsey in 1867.

Source, Linda Hansen Ogle

Texans in the Civil War
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