Mary Catherine Edloe Holt West

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In 1859, after the death of her husband, John Wharton West, Mary traveled with her three children to San Francisco, California via the Isthmus on the Atlantic. Landing in San Francisco in January 1860, the trip would have taken at least 43 days.

Son, Frances Henry West, moved to Oregon, daughter Elizabeth married Robert A. Thompson in San Francisco in April 1861, and daughter Mary married Frank P. Thompson (Robert's brother) in San Francisco in January 1861. The Thompson brothers were born and living in Virginia before moving out West. It is assumed that the two families, West and Thompson, knew one another prior to coming to California.

When Mary was 70 years old, she was living with her daughter Elizabeth's family in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California (according to the 1880 Census). This was also the year of her death.

Family Group



Mary Catherine Edloe Holt
Birth: 1810 in Virginia, USA
Death: 1880 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, California, USA
Burial: May be Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Sonoma County, California, USA
WikiNo: Holt-7483

Married: 9 Aug 1831 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
to
John Wharton West
Birth: 27 Oct 1798 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 24 Nov 1852 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
WikiNo: West-15250

Children:

Francis Henry West
Born: 10 Jun 1832 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Died: 14 Mar 1908 in Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon, USA
WikiNo: West-15312

Elizabeth Page (West) Thompson
Born: 18 Apr 1837 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: 10 Feb 1892 in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial: Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA
WikiNo: West-15249

Mary Nixon (West) Thompson
Born: 04 Aug 1841 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: 15 Feb 1923 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, USA
WikiNo: West-15313

Resources



1850 Census of the United States (Ancestry.com), Note: ABBR 1850 Census of the United States, Note: Call number: Page: U.S. Navy Yard Gosport, Norfolk Co, Virginia p197, Text: age 40

1880 Census of the United States (Ancestry.com), Note: ABBR 1880 Census of the United States, Note: Call number: Page: Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, Text: age 70

1880 Census of the United States (Ancestry.com), Note: ABBR 1880 Census of the United States, Note: Call number: Page: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, California p105B, Text: living with daughter Elizabeth

1880 Census Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, living with daughter Elizabeth West A Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval in the Service of the United States ... United States. Dept. of the Interior, Jonathan Elliot, 1853 - Government executives (Page 249)

Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Newspapers and Periodicals. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Some account of Capt. John Frazier and his descendants: with notes on the West and Checkley families Josiah Granville Leach, Printed for private circulation by J.B. Lippincott Co., 1910 - 138 pages (Page 84)

Whit Morris, The First Tunstalls in Virginia and Some of Their Descendants (Press of The Clegg Company. San Antonio, TX. 1950), Note: ABBR The First Tunstalls in Virginia and Some of Their Descendants, Note: Call number: Page: p79

History of Santa Clara County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present by Sawyer, Eugene Taylor, 1846- (Pages 763-764)