Judge Zebulan WEST

Male 1707 - 1770  (63 years)


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  • Name Zebulan WEST  [1, 2
    • He was a man highly distinguished fro integrity and benevolence and much respected in Tolland where he lived. He held public office from the time he was 29 years old till the day of his death. He was selectman for seventeen years, town clerk for thirty-four years. He was the first man who represented the town in the General Assembly and was elected for forty-three regular sessions, and was Speaker of the House for several sessions. Was judge of probate for eleven years. he was also one of the judges of the Hartford County Court, and one of the members of the Governor's Council. It used to be said that Zebulon West never did but one wrong thing, and that was when he succeeded in having the meeting house placed south of the centre of the town, against nearly a majority of the wishes of the inhabitants of the town. He educated three sons at Yale College. Stephen, who became a clergyman, settled at Stockbridge, Mass., and became one of the most distinguished theological writers of New England. Jeremiah, the youngest son, settled as a physician in Tolland. [1]
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 16 Mar 1707  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Mar 1707  [2
    Died 04 Dec 1770  Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I60474  Main Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2019 

    Father Francis WEST,   b. 13 Nov 1669, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1731, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mercy MINER,   b. 21 Aug 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1751, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Dec 1696  Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F02817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary DELANO,   b. 12 Apr 1712, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1743, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 07 Oct 1731  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F16501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah AVERY,   b. 1718, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1778  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1744  Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel WEST,   b. 5 Sep 1748, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1815, Stockbridge, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     2. Jeremiah WEST,   b. 20 Jul 1753, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1806, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F16502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    2. [S02940] Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants for Four Generations, Muriel Curtis Cushing, (Name: Name: General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2002;;).

    3. [S03427] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford and Tolland.

    4. [S03043] RootsWeb: World Connect - Ancestors of Verna Lawrence Burch, by: Ellie Burch.

    5. [S03077] RootsWeb: World Connect - Chesebro' Genealogy @ RootsWeb by Larry Chesebro'.