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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tombstone Thursday - Westfall


Hiram Westfall born 30 July 1783 died 11 June 1855. Several Westfall families, all descendants of Jurian Westfall who immigrated to NY in 1642, lived in what is now Randolph Co, WV. Three families started moving to Bullitt Co KY in 1789. Hiram first appears on 1806 & 1808 Jefferson Co. KY tax list, but parents have never been proven. Hiram married Mary "Polly" Jones in Jefferson Co Ky on 24 July 1808. Mary was born 12 Apr 1784 and died 28 Mar 1859. Hiram and Mary soon moved to Corydon IN where he built the Westfall Log Cabin that is still standing behind the Constitutional Elm. In 1809 Hiram was one of three appointed to lay out the infamous Harrison Mill Road that ran from Corydon to Gov. Harrison's Mill and is now SR 62. From 1810 to 1812 Hiram was a Captain in the Harrison Co Militia. In 1819 they moved to Gibson Co living on a farm between Owensville and Cynthiana. By 1830 they had 10 children. Hiram and Mary and several other family members are buried in Antioch Cemetery in Montgomery Twp. Hiram's descendancy available at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=weiss1&id=I15580

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- Photos taken & submitted by Joe Weiss

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

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