West, Jonathan Renshaw
West, Jonathan Renshaw a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Jackson County, Ala., Aug. 31,1806. He experienced religion in 1825, was licensed to exhort in 1827, and to preach in 1832, and in 1846 or 1847 joined the Missouri and Arkansas Conference. During the war, he was compelled to leave the South for personal safety. In 1864 he went to Kansas, where he preached until his death, June 15, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 23.