Amos Westover

Westovers First Move West

The many sons of John and Rachel Westover of Massachusetts practically fled their Colonial hometown of Sheffield. Though most of them fought along side their colonial neighbors against England they were not safe any more in Sheffield because the family were known loyalists. Sons Moses and John fled for Canada. Job’s descendants headed for Missouri. Others ended up in Pennsylvania and New York. Youngest son Amos Westover, along with his wife Ruth, wandered first into Canada, then Vermont and over a course of several years finally found their way to the Ohio valley. There they hoped their branch of the Westover family would stay. Some did. Others pushed futher west.

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