WEST Family DNA Project
William B. West 1735 VA
Descendents of William B. WEST and his wife Keziah.
This is the family represented by DNA participant W261.
Each male with the surname WEST in this chart has a Y chromosome that is a copy of the Y chromosome of William B. WEST born 1735.   This passing of genetic code from father to son is the key to using Y-DNA for genealogy research.  Any living male with the surname WEST, who is descended from one of the WESTs in this chart, will have Y-DNA that matches W261.

1.  William B. WEST,  b 1735 Fairfax Co VA, d 1815 Natchez, Adams, MS
     + Keziah ---,  b Abt 1739  VA, d 1815 Natchez, Adams, MS
     2.  Littleberry WEST, b Abt 1763 Halifax Co VA, d  Aft 1840 Rapides, LA
          + Tabitha A SOUTH,  b 1767 Natchez, Natchitoches LA, d 1825 St Tammany, LA
          3.  Berry Bayne WEST, b 1792 Natchez, Adams MS, d  1860–70 Jasper Co TX
               + Sarah HOLDEN, b 1800 MS, d  1860–70 Newton, TX
                4. James Marion WEST, b 1839 Newton, TX, d 1911 Harris Co TX
                    + Mary Ellen COLLINS, b 1842 Dale AL, d 1886 Harris Co TX
                     5.  James William WEST, b 1873 Harris Co TX, d 1960 Harris Co TX
                          + Letitia WILLIAMS, b 1877 Harris Co TX, d 1952 Harris Co TX
                           6.  James Harvey WEST,  b 1895 Harris Co TX, d 1963 Harris Co TX
                                + Alma MARTYN, b 1894 Harris Co TX, d 1976 Harris Co TX