Photocopy of a 1836 handwritten copy of the undated memoir of Rev. Samuel West (1738-1808) of Massachusetts. The handwritten copy was prepared by his grandsons Benjamin and Samuel West.
Talks about his family's earliest history in the United States, gives descriptions of historic events in Massachusetts during the 18th century (Boston Tea Party) and talks of religion and his changing views throughout the years.
Also included is a photocopy of a transcription of an 1886 newspaper article.
Majority of material found in 1836
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Samuel West was born on Martha's Vineyard November 19, (old style) 1738. He married Priscilla Plimpton of Medfield, Massachusetts, on February 23, 1769.
He received his degree in Divinity and was a "Minister of the Religious Society in Hollis Street" in Boston, Massachusetts when he wrote his memoirs. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: Samuel West
Family Anecdotes and Memoirs of His Own Life by Samuel West, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2762 Accessed September 19, 2020.