The Wests of Central Indiana


The sources used to establish the information about the West and other families were derived from:
    Birth records
    Marriage records
    Death records
    Church records
    Census records
    Oral and written accounts from family members
    Cemetery records
    Immigration and naturalization records
    Land records
    Wills and testaments
    Court documents
    Military service records
Much of the information was collected by visiting and/or writing to the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio) for census records; Indianapolis-area archives and records offices for marriage, birth, death, and land records; churches and cemeteries, particularly Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis; the National Archives; and published information, particularly for the West, Capron, and Crampton lines.

The first West of concern to this web site to settle in central Indiana was Henry D. West. His ancestors can be found in a book by Letta Brock Stone, The West Family Register, 1928. Henry's wife, Lucretia Capron's family includes significant family lines of the Cramptons and Caprons. Sources for her ancestors included articles in the Tinmouth Channel, published by the local historical society of this town in Rutland County, Vermont.

Lucretia's Crampton line is described in a book by Claud Nelson McMillan, A History of My People and Yours, 1956. Her Capron line is described by a book by Frederick A. Holden, Genealogy of the descendents of Banfield Capron from A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1859, 1859.

Sources are not currently listed on the family web pages. These pages were automatically generated from the genealogy database. However, the notes and sources are not formatted in the database specifically for publication on the Internet. To keep things simple for now, they were omitted, but could easily be added in the future.

We believe that every piece of information posted on this Web site is correct, and almost all of it can be corroborated through at least one reliable official record, or two or more other sources of information.   We have copies of all of our sources (such as in the list above), and would be happy to provide copies of the documentation for those interested.

However, errors inevitably occur.   Further, this information is not necessarily complete.   For example, a list of children may be incomplete since it's hard to find records of all the children that parents have ever had.   Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find any omissions, discrepancies, or factual errors.

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