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Delania Thompson

Delania Thompson

Female 1817 - 1893  (76 years)

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  • Name Delania Thompson  [1, 2, 3
    • Surname may be Thompson instead of Johnson. Notes from Candice C. Allmand: In a probate file for John Thompson, filed in 1839 in Caddo Parish is a grand-daughter's receipt signed by Delaney West (her X mark) wherein she acknowledges receipt of $30.50 as her portion of her father's inheritance. That would make Delaney a granddaughter of John Thompson and her maiden name Thompson. There was only one son mentioned in John Thompson's probate file, Archibald Thompson, who would be Delaney's father. Further evidence of Delaney's tie to Archibald Thompson and his wife Nancy Isle is that Delaney named a son Dempsey and another Howell. Both of these names are found a number of times in the Isle and Thompson ancestral lines.
    Nickname Laney 
    Born 1817  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tombstone states she was 76 years old at the time of her death in 1893 putting her year of birth at 1817; Location comes from 1850; 1860; and 1880 census records
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed incorrectly as Dilia West, age 37 born about 1813 in Louisiana; Family #526; Living with husband Willis, 38 and children: William, 11; Nancy, 9; Richard, 8; Jefferson, 5; Nara, 3 and Dempsey, 1.  
    Census 1860  Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Laney West, age 44 born about 1816 in Mississippi; nearest post office is Alexandria; Living with husband Willis, 45 and children: William, 22; Nancy, 20; ?Ricahrd, 18; Jefferson, 16; Sarah, 14; Dempsey, 12; Elizabeth 10; Thomas, 8; Willis, 6; and Howell West, 4; Also in the home are Hetty West, 20, born Texas, relationship to family not known; and James Montgomery, 23, born Mississippi, relationship to family not known 
    Census 23 Jun 1880  Ledbetter, Fayette County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Delany West, age 63 born abt 1817 in Louisiana; head of house; widowed; Son Willis West, age 25, farmer worker, is living with her; T. N. West, age 27 lives next door with wife Jeannie and son W. A., age 2. (This is probably Delany's son Thomas Jefferson West and wife Joanna and son William A. West (born 1878).  
    Pension 1 Jul 1887  Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delania signs an affidavit in connection with her Widow Pension Application; Law Office of John Dowell; Signs it with "her mark." 
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Affidavit signed in connection with Widow's Pension
    Died 10 Mar 1893  Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is from tombstone; location not sourced.
    Buried After 10 Mar 1893  Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nameless Cemetery a/k/a Fairview Cemetery
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Headstone
    Delania Johnson (Thompson) West
    Delania Johnson (Thompson) West
    Overview of where Laney is laid to rest
    Notes 
    • Written Narrative by John Ashford Atwood - Grandson of Delania Thompson West:
      Grandmother West lived among her children after Grandfather died, most of the time with her youngest son, he was single until after her death. They had nine* children in the family and their names beginning with the oldest were Dick, Jeff, Demphis, Nancy (Nan), Tom, Willis, Sarah, Ellen (my mother), and John, for who I was named. (I also have part of my father's youngest brother's name, Ashford), and all of my uncles and auants except one, Aunt Sarah, spent their lives in Williamson, Travis and Bell Counties. Lived and died in those three counties. Aunt Sarah died in Oklahoma, and my mother in Callahan County, Texas.
      *Delaney West's Application to Carry on Estate as Surviving Wife (of Willis West) states: "That there are eleven heirs of the said Willis and applicant. Apparently Howell and one other child died after their father and prior to John Atwood's birth in 1874.
    • 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, Great Grandmother West lived only a few miles from where we now live. She is buried at a little cemetery near here that has the Texas Seal on it. "Nameless," and her name was Delania Johnson West. She married Willie D. West in Louisiana, and Grandmother Atwood (Ellen Elizabeth West)was born in Louisiana.
    Person ID P256  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 

    Family 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) 
    Married 1836 - 1838  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notes/information from Candice C. Allmand: General Land Office records show that Willis and Delaney married some time between 3/2/1836 and 9/22/1838. First child - William West - said to have been born 1838.
    Children 
    +1. William James West,   b. 1838 or 1839, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Nancy Ann West,   b. 2 Jan 1840, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1925, Leander, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    +3. Richard Berry "Dick" West,   b. 1842, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1920, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  []
    +4. Jefferson Lafayette West,   b. 1845, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1932, Johnson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +5. Thomas Jefferson West,   b. 6 Jul 1845, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1914, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
     6. Sarah Jane West,   b. 1847, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +7. Dempsey Franklin West,   b. 9 Dec 1848, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1935, Belton, Bell County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  []
    +8. Ellen Elizabeth West,   b. 22 Dec 1850, Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1925, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +9. Willis West, Jr.,   b. 15 Mar 1855, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1900, Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  []
    +10. Howell West,   b. 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +11. John Alfred West,   b. 16 Dec 1861, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1935, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2011 19:22:12 
    Family ID F664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1817 - Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1836 - 1838 - Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed incorrectly as Dilia West, age 37 born about 1813 in Louisiana; Family #526; Living with husband Willis, 38 and children: William, 11; Nancy, 9; Richard, 8; Jefferson, 5; Nara, 3 and Dempsey, 1. - 1850 - Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Laney West, age 44 born about 1816 in Mississippi; nearest post office is Alexandria; Living with husband Willis, 45 and children: William, 22; Nancy, 20; ?Ricahrd, 18; Jefferson, 16; Sarah, 14; Dempsey, 12; Elizabeth 10; Thomas, 8; Willis, 6; and Howell West, 4; Also in the home are Hetty West, 20, born Texas, relationship to family not known; and James Montgomery, 23, born Mississippi, relationship to family not known - 1860 - Rapides Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Delany West, age 63 born abt 1817 in Louisiana; head of house; widowed; Son Willis West, age 25, farmer worker, is living with her; T. N. West, age 27 lives next door with wife Jeannie and son W. A., age 2. (This is probably Delany's son Thomas Jefferson West and wife Joanna and son William A. West (born 1878). - 23 Jun 1880 - Ledbetter, Fayette County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPension - Delania signs an affidavit in connection with her Widow Pension Application; Law Office of John Dowell; Signs it with "her mark." - 1 Jul 1887 - Austin, Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Mar 1893 - Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - After 10 Mar 1893 - Jonestown, Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Pound Cake Recipe
    This recipe came down through the family and is provided courtesy of Barbara Garrison. I wonder if this pound cake recipe is exactly how Delania would have made hers. Crisco was not introduced to the public until 1911 - well after Delania's death.

    Notes from Candice C. Allmand: This recipe card originally belonged to Rhoda…

    Photos
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    Delania Johnson (or Thompson) West
    This one photograph of Delania survives; on the back of the photo her name is written Delaney Johnson West.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2625403972] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, ), Year: 1850; Census Place: Calcasieu, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll: M432_230; Page: 395; Image: 303.
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Calcasieu, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll: M432_230; Page: 395A; Image: 307.

    2. [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.
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 66; Image: 66; Family History Library Film: 803423.

    3. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: Ledbetter, Fayette, Texas; Roll: T9_1303; Family History Film: 1255303; Page: 85.2000; Enumeration District: 57; Image: .
      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Ledbetter, Fayette, Texas; Roll: 1303; Family History Film: 1255303; Page: 85B; Enumeration District: 57