Samuel West was born on Martha's Vineyard November 19, (old style) 1738. He married Priscilla Plimpton of Medfield, Massachusetts, on February 23, 1769.
He received his degree in Divinity and was a "Minister of the Religious Society in Hollis Street" in Boston, Massachusetts when he wrote his memoirs. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: Samuel West
Mss. Acc. 2009.464 Family Anecdotes and Memoirs of his own life by Samuel West D.D.