Benjamin West

b. 1738 - d. 1820

History Painter

My Paternal 2nd Cousin 9X Removed

Our Shared Ancestor:

Lawrence Pearson

Who Is Benjamin West?

Benjamin was born 10 Oct 1738 in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of an innkeeper and his wife.
In 1765 he married Elizabeth Shewell.
Benjamin died at his house on Newman Street in London, England on
March 11, 1820, at the age of 81.
He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral.
Learn more about Benjamin West by clicking the links below.


“A kiss from my mother made me a painter.” 
~ Benjamin West



My Relationship To Benjamin West

My Paternal 2nd Cousin 9X Removed

Shared Ancestor:

Lawrence Pearson

Lawrence Pearson to Me

Lawrence Pearson b. 1620 d. ????

My Paternal 10th Great Grandfather

Edward Pearson - b.  1651 d. ????

My Paternal 9th Great Grandfather

Son of Lawrence Pearson

Lawrence Pearson - b.  1677 d. 1756

My Paternal 8th Great Grandfather

Son of Edward Pearson

Joseph Pearson - b.  1706 d. 1801

My Paternal 7th Great Grandfather

Son of Lawrence Pearson

Lawrence Pearson - b.  1736 d. 1803

My Paternal 6th Great Grandfather

Son of Joseph Pearson

Christian Pearson - b.  1755 d. 1819

My Paternal 5th Great Grandfather

Son of Lawrence Pearson

Catherine Pearson - b. 1785 d. 1850

My Paternal 4th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Christian Pearson

Martha Begley - b. 1814 d. 1870

My Paternal 3rd Great Grandmother

Daughter of Catherine Pearson

Enoch Eden - b. 1832 d. 1923

My Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather

Son of Martha Begley

Margaret Roberta Eden - b. 1873 d. 1941

My Paternal Great Grandmother

Daughter of Enoch Eden

Clifton Pierce Reeder - b. 1902 d. 1977

My Paternal Grandfather

Son of Margaret Roberta Eden

Bobby Michael Reeder - b. 1942 d. 2010

My Father

Son of Clifton Pierce Reeder

Lawrence Pearson to Benjamin West

Lawrence Pearson b. 1620 d. ????

Benjamin's Maternal Great Grandfather

Thomas Pearson - b.  ???? d. ????

Benjamin's Maternal Grandmother

Son of Lawrence Pearson

Sarah Pearson - b.  ???? d. ????

Benjamin's Mother

Daughter of Thomas Pearson

Benjamin West - b.  1695 d. 1742

Son of Sarah Pearson

Cynthia Jean Meyers-Germany


Daughter of Bobby Michael Reeder

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