Submitted by Cindy Halcomb Wyant.
I quit too soon on the paragraph on the West/Milliken family > Elsie/Elcie West Milliken was the daughter of William and Angeline Clendennen West – oldest brother of Amos – both sons of Richard West and Susannah “Isabel” Fike West.
Note: I have three Richard Wests related to Amos West. His father - Richard West (Sr.) 1739-1820; his brother – Richard West (Jr.) 1764-1820; and his son – Richard West (III) 1806-1841.
In my case I didn’t have the surroundings of family when I was growing up. My father was a Government surveyor and we moved 27 times before I was 10 years old. My mother’s family lived in North Dakota and we spent several assignments near them … so I knew who they were. But the Halcomb side in Missouri was more of a mystery which was compounded by the fact that my grandfather Halcomb died before I was born. I knew two of his sisters, and his mother was still living until I was age 4 – but I have only one vague memory of her.
Back in the 70’s I was on a search in Kentucky to find “who I really was” spurred mostly by whether I was a Halcomb or a Holcomb. I came on the manuscript “Notes on Hiram Halcomb …” by Isabel Stebbins Giulvezan in the Kentucky State Historical Society Library. I photocopied it in its entirety! Her wonderful research got me started on the complexities of our family. Returning home after my trip, I corresponded with Isabel and she graciously allowed me to use her research. It was just recently that I discovered she had also written another manuscript “Notes on Amos West …” which I am sure you are aware of. If not, it is in ebook form on Ancestry. She did an amazing job of itemizing legal documents for the last 30 years of his life.