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Willis West, Sr b Abt 1740 NC d 25 Nov 1837 Fayette Co, Ga son of James H. West and Bettie(unknown). Willis West Sr married Abt 1768 In Sampson, NC to Sarah Gainey b. Abt 1756 in Edgecomb, Sampson Co, NC. She is the dau of Bartholomeu gainey b. abt 1744. Children of Willis West Sr and Sarah Gainey : 1) Edna West b Abt 1783 NC; 2) Willis West Jr b. Abt 1778 Sampson Co, NC; 3) Noel E West b Abt 1785; 4) Nancy West b. Abt 1788; 5) Handy (John Handy) West b 1790; 6) Sarah " Sally" West b 20 Jun 1790 Sampson Co, NC; 7) Colin West b. Abt 1792; 8) Allen West b abt 1795; 9) Lloyd West b Private in ASN:ZHRX-GN.
Willis West Sr married Abt 1803 in Samptons NC second time to Silvie Harmon b Abt 1786 Sampson NC. Children:
1) Mary Ann West b 8 Oct 1804 Sampson Co, NC; 2) Annie Jane West b 8 Oct 1804 Sampton Co, NC; 3) Briton West b 14 Oct 1808 Sampson Co, NC; 4) Isam West b 1809 Sampson Co, Nc; 5) James West b Abt 1810 Sampson Co, NC; 6) Wynham West b 1814 Sampson Co, NC; 7) Spicey West b Abt 1820; 8) Mary Jane (Polley) West b abt 1822; 9) Ursula West b 18 Oct 1822 Sampson Co, NC; 10) Joseph West b Abt 1823 Sampson Co, NC
Note: American Revolution: West, Willis b 1755-1760 NC d 23 Nov 1837 GA; married (1) Miss Gainey (2) Sylvia. Pvt N. Carolina Revolutionary War Pension # R 18901
Story of Willis first wife Sarah "Sally" Gainey.. Seems Willis was a man of means. He had purchased a family of slaves. The father of the slaves was very upset and unhappy with his new surroundings, and for some reason murdered Sarah. Some of the children then beat the slave to death for killing their mother.
Note: Willis west lived in the Westbrook township, Sampson Co, NC. He was believed to be of Scotch/Irish descent. Had children to live in NC and GA. Willia moved to Fayette Co, GA soon after 1830. For Rev. War service Willis received 50 aces of land in Fayette Co. ( Land Lot 223) Willis is buried there in family cemetery.