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Re: Testing my DNA
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Yes, I would do the DNA, it really helped us and open our eyes to new relatives that we did not know about before. We were elated at the outcome.

The only name I recognize is Alexander West. This is the only one that I know about and he lived in Duplin County, NC. Another West descendant, who lives here in Washington, DC Area that I have communicated with has an Alexander West in his family. He sent me his descendant sheet. But I need to look it up. Its in a folder.

In the meantime, these are my Silas West descendants.
In 1870 Census, my family was Mulatto. When I checked the cendus in 1900 they were Black.

Silas West b. 1832 born in NC (thats all I have on him) m. Winifred "Winnie" Barefoot b.1845 in Johnston County, Meadows Township, NC. Apparently they lived near each other. He lived in the Northern Division of Sampson and she lived in the Southern Division of Johnston County, NC

Mary E. West
Julius C. West
Archibald (Archie) West
Marshall West
Doctor West
Mattie W. West
Adger West (left home, never to be heard after the 1900's)
William West
Nathaniel West (my grandfather)
Anna West
Clovis West
Clarence West

I first found Silas West in NC in the 1870 Census. Like I said we are looking for Silas West parents.

I found Winnie Barefoot back in the 1850 and 1860 census living in a white household. I think she was used as a servant. Her mother had 4 children, 1 son by a white man, 3 daughters by Black or Indian men. All the girls were used as servants living in other households. She laster married in 1859 to a Wiley Jackson. A Barefoot man from NC gave the information on the Barefoot Family and did not mind giving it to me either. He is a great guy. He has taken me back to the 1600's.
Sorry to ramble on. Sometimes I get carried away.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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