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- Letter, 7 February 1850, from Joseph A. West (1820-1890), while he was attending Randolph-Macon College in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to his brother John S. West (1815-1878) in Buckingham County. Subjects include the attendance of Louisa Leigh (b. 1845) at Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute, his efforts to procure a horse for his trip, the activities of Dr. William A. Smith (1802-1870) and William T. Davis (1817-1888), and he asks his brother for a loan
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- Joseph Alexander West was born in Powhatan County, Virginia on 26 September 1820. He was the son of John S. West and Martha S. Jones. He attended Randolph-Macon College, and then moved to Spencer, Roane County, (West) Virginia, where he was a Methodist minister. He married 1) Elizabeth Hanger in 1854 and 2) Margaret Ann Springston in 1864. West died in 1890.
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