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West Family in Currituck Co.

West Family in Currituck Co.

Paul West (View posts)
Posted: 25 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: West, Cowell, Dozier, Wigington, Bennett, Airs, Saunders, Rodd, Hasker, Lyons, Whitehead
I'm searching for any information regarding my four or five generations of Wests born in Currituck Co., N.C.

Generation I:
Joshua West, b. ca. 1723, Gibbs Woods, Currituck Co.
+ Sarah (Sallie) ????
William Spence
Joshua Jr.

Generation II:
Joshua Jr., b. abt 1755, d. ca 1804
+ Sarah Cowell, b. 1758, d. ca 1809
Courtney (married Solomon Wallis)
Joshua III
Sarah (married ???? Hill)

Generation III:
Joshua III, b. 1774/79, d. ca 1834
+ Milbury Dozier, b. abt 1780, d. after 1840
Joshua T. IV

Generation IV:
Joshua T (IV), b. 1818, d. 1865 in Portsmouth, VA
+ Sarah Frances Wigington, b. 1816, d. abt 1880, Richomond VA.
Joseph Simeon West
Minerva, abt 1850, Portsmouth, Va., married John Prichard.

Generation V (Not from Currituck Co., NC):
Joseph Simeon West, b. 1845, Portsmouth, VA, d. 1920 Tracy, California.
+ Annie Augusta Saunders, b. 1845, Portsmouth, VA, d. 1912, Lodi, CA.

If anyone can help me trace any of these lines farther back, or fill in missing names, places, and dates of any of these people or their descendants I would be greatly indebted. I'm especially interested in who were Joshua Sr.'s parents and the Surname of his wife Sarah.

Thanks, Paul

Dozier/Cowells/Spellmans in Currituck Co.

Darlyce Franks (View posts)
Posted: 10 May 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cowell, Dozier, Spellman
I was going through a family reunion book and came across the above names. I am a direct descendant of Dozier, from Currituck Co. NC From a Spellman union I found a Georgia Cowell also born in Currituck Co. somewhere around 1860-1880. My book does an extensive trace on a different part of the family. My info on the Doziers on goes back one generation prior to the civil war.
Maybe we can talk further. E-me

Posted: 31 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Aug 2001 2:54AM GMT
Surnames: West, Parker, Morse, Donalds
Looking for Susan West Morse Parker. She is the daughter of Willoughby and Nancy/Nelly West of Currituck, NC. I lost track of them after the 1900 Census. Also looking for her children-Grandy, Lucinda, Rebecca L.,Peter, James and Thomas Morse,Amanda, Patrick,Neil and John Parker. Her last husband was Cornelius Parker. Any information would be appreciated.

West Family in Currituck County

Paul West (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: West, Dauge, Cowell, Wigington

I have some limited information about your Susan West. She isn't my direct ancestor so what I have was handed down to me from other researchers.

Susanah West was b. 8 Dec. 1823 in Moyock, Currituck Co., NC. She married Frances Morse in about 1845

Her father was Willoughby West, b. 1753 in Gibbs Woods, Currituck Co., NC. and died on 11 Aug. 1840 in Currituck Co.

Her mother was Elender (Nelly) Flora. Nelly's brother (I think) William Flora (b. abt 1860) married Willoughby's sister Lurany West. Nelly died in about 1845 in Currituck Co.

Willoughby and Nelly were married sometime around 1804. I find this a bit late in life, but it fits with the dates of the births of their children.

Susanah had six siblings: Willoughby Jr., Elizabeth, Elender, Nelly, Nancy, and Edward.

Willoughby West Sr., is the son of my ggggg grandfather Joshua West Sr., b. abt 1725 in Currituck Co., NC or Princess Anne Co., VA. He married a woman named Sarah ???? and had 12 children. I have a copy of his will naming them.

I have a lot more on this family if you'd like to email me directly at

Hope this helps,

Re: West family

Posted: 28 Jul 2001 3:02AM GMT
Edited: 4 Jun 2002 11:46PM GMT
Surnames: Gilbert, Walker, West

Susan West Morse had a son named James who was my great grandfather. James married Ada Frances Walker, daughter of Willis and Judith Walker of Currituck. Their children included Peter (Harry), Martha Susan (Mattie), Patsy.

Mattie married John Young Gilbert and moved to Norfolk County where she remained. Mattie was my grandmother.

Shirley Gilbert Cahoon

Re: West family

Posted: 28 Jul 2001 9:35PM GMT
Edited: 6 Aug 2001 2:54AM GMT
Shirley, Thanks for the information. I was beginning to think Susan left no clues. I guess that means we share a grandmother. Do you know where any of her children are buried? I found the old West cemetary. I'd like to find something on the other children as well.
Thanks again, Kim

Re: West family

Posted: 14 Sep 2004 6:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think we are in the same family but my email is not going through to you. You can email me at
I see you descend from John Gilbert? I descend from Timothy

Re: West Family in Currituck Co.

Posted: 16 Aug 2005 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Dec 2005 6:58PM GMT
Surnames: WEST
my family is from Tyrrell co and are from a William West b 1750ish. i have been looking at a john west (an indian) and Peter West from Bertie. Will share info.Email is bye Kim WEST

Re: West family

Posted: 2 Jul 2013 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WEST
Where is the WEST cemetery?
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