Monday, April 3, 2017

Handy Lunzon WEST

Due to tantalizing DNA and other clues, I'm wondering if Handy Lunzon WEST could be my missing great-grandfather. He's already a 3rd cousin twice.

I'm not accusing Handy Lunzon of anything; certainly not accusing him of being the one who might have run off on my great-grandmother who seemed to be a free spirit playing by her own rules anyway. I'm just curious.

He was born in the 1870's in Johnston County, North Carolina, the son of Franklin WEST and Narcissus BLACKMAN. By 1900 he'd moved to the Wayne & Wilson County area. He married Effie Fulghum and they had one child but she died soon after. He then married her sister, Fannie. They had 9 children.

1-Handy Lunzon WEST b. 26 Nov 1872, Johnston, NC, d. 1950, Wilson, NC
 +Effie FULGHUM b. 1884, m. 12 Aug 1900, Black Creek, Wilson, NC, d. 1903,
  (Fremont, Wayne, NC), par. John FULGHUM and Nannie LANGSTON
   2-Annie Lee WEST b. 14 Feb 1902, Fremont, Wayne, NC, d. 1989, (Fremont,
     Wayne, NC)
    +Richard Edward DAVIS b. 08 Dec 1894, m. 01 Dec 1926, Nahunta, Wayne, NC,
     d. 31 Oct 1961, (Fremont, Wayne, NC)
 +Fannie Elizabeth FULGHUM b. 23 Aug 1886, NC, m. 17 Nov 1906, Buck Swamp
  Township, Wayne, NC, d. 03 Jun 1964, Wilson, Wilson, NC, par. John FULGHUM
  and Nannie LANGSTON
   2-Ella Mae WEST b. 09 Sep 1907, Nahunta, Wayne, NC, d. 21 Jun 1992, Wilson,
     Wilson, NC
    +James Clenon DANIEL b. 28 Apr 1906, NC, m. 05 Feb 1927, Nahunta, Wayne,
     NC, d. 15 May 1976, Wilson, Wilson, NC, par. Jonathan DANIEL and Henrietta
     HAYES
   2-Daniel Hiram WEST b. 20 Oct 1908, Fremont, Wayne, NC, d. 30 Dec 1994,
     Wilson, Wilson, NC
    +Sonia Belle LAMM b. Abt 1910, m. 24 Dec 1934, Wayne, NC, par. Taylor LAMM
     and Mary L.
   2-John Brantley WEST b. 24 Mar 1910, Fremont, Wayne, NC, d. 08 Aug 1989,
     (Fremont, Wayne, NC)
    +Josephine HOOKS b. 22 Oct 1915, m. 24 Dec 1953, Wilson, NC, d. 08 Aug
     1989, (Fremont, Wayne, NC), par. Milton HOOKS and Repsy UNDERWOOD
   2-Cora Louise WEST b. Abt 1913, NC, d. 1939, (Fremont, Wayne, NC)
   2-Effie Elizabeth WEST b. 27 Jun 1914, Nahunta, Wayne, NC, d. 12 Jan 2003,
     Wilson, Wilson, NC
    +Vernon Lee HOWARD b. 07 Apr 1918, m. 15 Dec 1945, Wilson, NC, d. 28 Oct
     2001, (Fremont, Wayne, NC), par. Frank HOWARD and Nina MOORE
   2-Charlie Frank WEST b. 05 Sep 1916, Wayne, NC, d. 31 Oct 1979, Wilson,
     Wilson, NC
    +Eva Mae ATKINSON b. 26 Nov 1923, d. 30 Aug 2013, (Kenly, Johnston, NC)
      3-Walter Thurman WEST b. 03 Jun 1945, d. 01 Jun 2005, (Kenly, Johnston,
        NC)
   2-Mary Rachel WEST b. 27 Aug 1919, NC, d. 26 Jun 2011, (Wilson, NC)
    +Herman LaFayette BARNES b. 22 Feb 1922, Crossroads Township, Wilson, North
     Carolina, United States, m. 14 Aug 1943, Wilson, NC, d. 06 May 1998,
     Wilson, NC, par. Mallie G. BARNES and Mary Elizabeth PEELE
   2-Virginia D. WEST b. 08 Aug 1921, NC, d. 09 Jul 2009, Wilson, NC
    +Benjamin BATTS b. 25 May 1902, Wilson, NC, m. 17 Aug 1947, Wilson, NC, d.
     13 Aug 1961, Durham, NC, par. J. L. BATTS and Emma PAGE
   2-Herman Lloyd WEST b. 21 Jul 1924, NC, d. 19 Jul 2006, (Fremont, Wayne, NC)

If you know of Handy Lunzon WEST or anyone related to him, please write: beeken.jl@gmail.com