Arabella C. West1,2,3

ID# 17353, (abt 1815 - 1837)
FatherRobert J. West4,5 (bt 1780 - 1790 - Nov 1851)
MotherNancy Dortch4,5 (abt 1795 - a 1862)

Key Events:

Birth: about 4 Jun 18156,7
Marriage: 17 Dec 1835, Dickson Co., Tennessee, Quintus C. Atkinson (about 1810 - 7 Nov 1864)1,8
Death: 25 Nov 18379,7
Burial: West Family Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee9

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Narrative:

     Arabella C. West was born about 4 Jun 1815.6,7
     She was probably one of the five females under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Robert J. West, in the 1820 Federal Census of Dickson Co., Tennessee.10 She was probably one of the two females age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Dickson Co., Tennessee.11
     Arabella married Quintus C. Atkinson, son of Thomas Walton Atkinson and Elizabeth Hundley, on 17 Dec 1835 in Dickson Co., Tennessee, with Rev. Parrish officiating.1,8
     Arabella died on 25 Nov 1837.9,7 She was buried in West Family Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, now called the Dunbar Cemetery.9

Children:
     Children with Quintus C. Atkinson

The three daughters are shown based on thin evidence. The only record found of them is their appearance in the 1850 census in the household of Quintus' sister Elizabeth. They are the right age to be children of Quintus and Arabella, and Elizabeth had no other brothers old enough to have been their father. In addition, Quintus was very supportive of Elizabeth, but the girls are not named in his extensive will, so if they were his daughters they must have all died previously.
  • Jane Atkinson12 (abt 1835 - bef 1864)
  • Eliza Atkinson12 (abt 1836 - bef 1864)
  • Frances Atkinson12 (abt 1836 - bef 1864)

Citations

  1. [S2024] Q. C. Atkinson and Arabela C. West, marriage bond.
  2. [S2028] "Married," National Banner and Nashville Whig, 23 Dec 1835, reporting marriage of Quintus C. Atkinson and Miss Arabella C. West.
  3. [S3375] Nesbitt, The Primal Families of the Yellow Creek Valley, pg 634, shows name as Arabella West.
  4. [S2028] "Married," National Banner and Nashville Whig, 23 Dec 1835, reporting marriage of Quintus C. Atkinson and Miss Arabella C. West, shows her as the daughter of Col. Robert West of Dickson Co.
  5. [S3375] Nesbitt, The Primal Families of the Yellow Creek Valley, pg 634.
  6. [S944] Davis, Folk Finders, citing Dunbar Cemetery tombstones, stone for Arabella West Atkinson, shows died 25 Nov 1837 at age 22 yrs, 5 mo, 21 days.
  7. [S3375] Nesbitt, The Primal Families of the Yellow Creek Valley, pg 634, shows year.
  8. [S2028] "Married," National Banner and Nashville Whig, 23 Dec 1835, reporting marriage of Quintus C. Atkinson and Miss Arabella C. West on the 17th inst., shows officiant.
  9. [S944] Davis, Folk Finders, citing Dunbar Cemetery tombstones, stone for Arabella West Atkinson.
  10. [S1290] Robert West household, 1820 U.S. Census, Dickson Co., Tennessee.
  11. [S1291] Robert West household, 1830 U.S. Census, Dickson Co., Tennessee.
  12. [S1334] John E. Trabue household, 1850 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Kentucky, shows them in the household of her widowed husband's sister.