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Ellen Elizabeth West

Ellen Elizabeth West

Female 1850 - 1925  (74 years)

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  • Name Ellen Elizabeth West  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 22 Dec 1850  Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from Texas Death Certificate.
    Gender Female 
    Census Jun 1860  Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "Elizabeth West," age 10 born about 1850 in Louisiana; Nearest post office is Alexandria; Living with father Willis, 45, a farmer whose estate is valued at $1,015; mother Laney, 44; and siblings: Nancy, 20; Richard, 18; Jefferson, 16; Sarah, 14; Dempsey, 12; Thomas, 8, Willis, 6; Howell, 4; Hetty West, 20 (don't know her relationship to family); and James Montgomery, 23, farm laborer (don't know his relationship to family). 
    Death of Parent 1865  Gonzales County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of father Willis D. West. Ellen was 15 years old 
    Census 1880  Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "Elizabeth Atwood," age 29 born about 1851 in Louisiana, keeping house; Living with husband "Wm. P.," age 29 and children: John A., 6; Rosa L., 3; and Wm. R., 6. See husband's page for more information on this census record.  
    Death of Parent 1893  Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of mother Delania Thompson. Ellen was 43 years old 
    Census 1900  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 6; Misindexed as "E. Elen Attwood," age 49 born Dec. 1850 in Louisiana; Has given birth to 8 children - all 8 are living; married William P. Atwood in 1874 - married 26 years; Living with Wm. P., age 50; Rosie L. 2; Rylee Wm., 19; M*EV, 17; Nanet Bell, 14; Mandy E., 11; Thos. E., 9 and Edgar C., 7 
    Census 1910  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "Ellen E. Atwood," age 59 born 1851 in Louisiana; Living with husband William P., age 60; Rosa, 34; Eugene, 19; and Claude, 13. See husband's page for more information on this census record. 
    Census 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "Ellen E. Atwood," age 69 born 1851 in Louisiana, she is a widow, she can read and write; She is living with her brother-in-law Ashford J. Atwood, 59 - her daughter Rosa, age 32, also lives in the home. 
    Died 26 Oct 1925  Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Information from Texas Death Certificate: Callahan County, Texas; Volume 3, Page 24; Certificate No. 359; Filed 4 Nov. 1925; Place of death: Cross Plains, Texas, R. Robertson, M.D.; Full Name of Decedent: Mrs. E. E. Atwood; Widow; Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1851; 74 years, 11 months, 4 days; Place of Birth: Louisiana; Name of Father: D. W. West; Father's birthplace: Louisiana; Name and address of informant: J. A. Atwood, Cross Plains; Date of Death 26 October 1925; Cause of Death: Heart failure
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Death Certificate
    Ellen Elizabeth West Atwood
    Ellen Elizabeth West Atwood
    Death Record - Callahan County, Texas
    Buried Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The location comes from her Texas Death Certificate and is known to family.
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Headstone
    Notes 
    • Excerpt of letter written to Wanda Atwood Keith from Louise Jones Bartz (this is Flora Louise Jones, daughter of Manda Elizabeth Atwood) dated April 17, 1989:
      "Yes, I have some information about Grandmother Atwood. She was such a dear person, with the nicest disposition. At least she put up with all her grand kids with such loving care. She died when I was so young that I didn't get to know her too well, but to have her come to stay a few days or a week was just wonderful. Mom was the most like her. I am sorry that we made so few pictures back then. These I am sending are all I can find except for the large framed oval one of Grandfather Atwood and her. I expect your Dad may have had one of those, but if not I will try to get a copy of it for you. Grandmother Atwood was born in Louisiana. Grandmother was born December 22, 1851 and died October 26, 1925. I understand that Grandmother's family had slaves in Louisiana and that Grandmother was known to take such good care of the slaves children. I have a small china dish that Grandmother used to keep on her dresser for pins, and a tall crystal vase that was one of a pair my Mom and Aunt Minnie (Minnie Hannah Viola Atwood Barr) had given her for a present many years ago. Ila Mae had the other one so I expect Joe Jr. has that one now. Aunt Rosa (Rosa Lee Atwood) must have had all other things belonging to Grandmother, and I didn't know what was done with her things."
    Person ID P239  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 26 May 2012 

    Father Willis D. West,   b. 1812-1816, Tennessee or Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1865, Gonzales County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Delania Thompson,   b. 1817, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1893, Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Payton Atwood,   b. 25 Jul 1849, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1917, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1873  Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 24 
    • Date and location are from Williamson County, Texas Marriage Certificate; Marriage took place @ home of "Mr. Pennel." Probably - half-brother Wiley Elias Pinnell who was in area during time period; or could be half-brother Benjamin Franklin Pinnell.

      State of Texas; Williamson County; Office of District Clerk of Williamson County
      Be it remembered that on the 27th day of August 1873, there was issued from the office of said District Clerk, a marriage license, of which the following is a true copy.
      Marriage License
      Williamson County, State of Texas, August 27, 1873
      To any person authorized by law to perform the marriage ceremony greeting: You are hereby authorized to join in marriage William Atwood of Williamson County, 24 years and Miss Ellen West of Williamson County, aged 22 years and of this liecense you will make due return to my office within sixty days. (Seal): W. T. Dalrymple, District Clerk
      State of Texas; Williamson County
      I, R. B. Davis, Minister of Gospel, do hereby certify that in accordance with the authorization of the within license, I did on the 28th day of August 1873 at residence of Mr. Pennel, in said county, join and unite in marriage the within named Willaim Atwood and Miss Ellen West. Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
      W. T. Dalrymple, District Clerk
      R. B. Davis, M.G.
    William Payton Atwood and Ellen Elizabeth West
    William Payton Atwood and Ellen Elizabeth West
    Marriage Certificate; Cropped from certified copy
    Children 
    +1. John Ashford Atwood,   b. 19 Aug 1874, Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1961, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Rosa Lee Atwood,   b. 14 Mar 1877, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1954, Abiline, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. William Riley Atwood,   b. 25 Nov 1879, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1952, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Minnie Hannah Viola Atwood,   b. 31 Oct 1882, Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1970, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Laney Belle Atwood,   b. 2 Dec 1885, Stephens County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1959, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Manda Atwood,   b. 15 May 1888, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1968, Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Columbus Eugene Atwood,   b. 20 Oct. 1890, Broad Flat, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1963, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. Edgar Claude Atwood,   b. 23 Jun 1893, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1960, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Photos
    Ellen Elizabeth West Atwood
    Ellen Elizabeth West Atwood
    with her children: Claud, John, Gene, Riley, Rosa, Laney and Mennie.
    William Payton Atwood
    William Payton Atwood
    with wife Ellen Elizabeth West
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2011 12:44:28 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1850 - Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "Elizabeth West," age 10 born about 1850 in Louisiana; Nearest post office is Alexandria; Living with father Willis, 45, a farmer whose estate is valued at $1,015; mother Laney, 44; and siblings: Nancy, 20; Richard, 18; Jefferson, 16; Sarah, 14; Dempsey, 12; Thomas, 8, Willis, 6; Howell, 4; Hetty West, 20 (don't know her relationship to family); and James Montgomery, 23, farm laborer (don't know his relationship to family). - Jun 1860 - Rapides Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Parent - Death of father Willis D. West. Ellen was 15 years old - 1865 - Gonzales County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Age: 24 - 28 Aug 1873 - Williamson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "Elizabeth Atwood," age 29 born about 1851 in Louisiana, keeping house; Living with husband "Wm. P.," age 29 and children: John A., 6; Rosa L., 3; and Wm. R., 6. See husband's page for more information on this census record. - 1880 - Williamson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Parent - Death of mother Delania Thompson. Ellen was 43 years old - 1893 - Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 6; Misindexed as "E. Elen Attwood," age 49 born Dec. 1850 in Louisiana; Has given birth to 8 children - all 8 are living; married William P. Atwood in 1874 - married 26 years; Living with Wm. P., age 50; Rosie L. 2; Rylee Wm., 19; M*EV, 17; Nanet Bell, 14; Mandy E., 11; Thos. E., 9 and Edgar C., 7 - 1900 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "Ellen E. Atwood," age 59 born 1851 in Louisiana; Living with husband William P., age 60; Rosa, 34; Eugene, 19; and Claude, 13. See husband's page for more information on this census record. - 1910 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "Ellen E. Atwood," age 69 born 1851 in Louisiana, she is a widow, she can read and write; She is living with her brother-in-law Ashford J. Atwood, 59 - her daughter Rosa, age 32, also lives in the home. - 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1925 - Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Histories
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    A Narrative of her Life written by her son John Ashford Atwood

    History of the West Family

    Photos
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen Elizabeth West
    Ellen is standing in the middle with daughter Myrtie Atwood Reid and husband J. W. Reid

    Albums
    West
    West (14)
    West Family Media and Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [S2625378497] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: , Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 0; Image: 67.

    2. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: , Williamson, Texas; Roll: M593_1609; Page: 414A; Image: 177; Family History Library Film: 553108.

    3. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: , Williamson, Texas; Roll: T9_1332; Family History Film: 1255332; Page: 459.2000; Enumeration District: 157; Image: .


    4. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T623_1617; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 17.


    5. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T624_1534; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 969.


    6. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T625_1783; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 726.


    7. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).


    8. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.