The Vest Family of
17th Century Virginia to 21st Century
Welcome to our Vest Family website.
Our Vest ancestors came to America in the 1600s,
settling in the colony of Virginia. After acquiring farmland, raising
families and surviving the Revolutionary War, the excitement of venturing into
the Western Frontier was calling some family members. By the early 1800s, our ancestors had
made it to Missouri, entering around the St Louis area and gradually spreading
to the southern and western portions of Missouri. Read more in the Sections on
Ancestors and The Migration.
The characteristics that best describe our family are dedication to
God, family and country; integrity and a strong work ethic. Although current
generations have pursued various occupations, some still operate farms today
- resulting in 10 continuous generations of American farmers in the family.
The purpose of this site is to facilitate the sharing of family news,
reunion announcements, photos and other worthy matters. Any
suggestions, corrections or other feedback are welcomed.