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Lewis LESTER, Jr.

Lewis LESTER, Jr.

Male 1790 - 1869  (79 years)

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  • Name Lewis LESTER  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 9 Aug 1790  Chesterfield County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Sep 1869  Athens, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lester Family Cemetery, Cleveland Road, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13282  Wood-Lester
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Lewis LESTER, Sr.,   b. Abt 1755, Probably in Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1823, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rhoda (RUSSELL ?),   d. 2 Sep 1832, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth PATMAN,   b. 15 Jun 1797,   d. 2 Apr 1885, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 7 May 1812  Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Watson LESTER,   b. 15 Jun 1814, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1827, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  [natural]
     2. Nancy J LESTER,   b. 16 Sep 1816, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1853, Fulton County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     3. William M LESTER,   b. 23 May 1817, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Eliza LESTER,   b. 23 Sep 1818, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. James Thomas LESTER, Sr.,   b. 2 Jan 1820, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1894, Lafayette County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     6. Lewis LESTER, III,   b. 21 Mar 1821, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Thomas Jefferson LESTER,   b. 1 Mar 1823, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1889  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     8. Josiah LESTER,   b. 7 Aug 1824, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Quachita County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. John F LESTER,   b. 17 Aug 1826, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Patman LESTER,   b. 10 Jan 1828, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1908, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     11. Elizabeth Susan LESTER,   b. 5 Aug 1829, Oglethorpe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1916, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     12. Elijah Shannon LESTER, Sr.,   b. 9 Jun 1831, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1916, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     13. Mary K LESTER,   b. 16 Feb 1833, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1900, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     14. Angelina Cordelia LESTER,   b. 5 Sep 1834, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     15. Francis M LESTER,   b. 26 Feb 1837, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     16. Tolbert Newton LESTER,   b. 30 Jan 1839, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1928, Fulton County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Survey of Lester Family Cemetery - Cleveland Road, Clarke County, GA
    Survey of Lester Family Cemetery - Cleveland Road, Clarke County, GA
    PDF document with photos of headstones and relationship information.

    Headstones
    Lewis Lester, Jr (1790-1869)
    Lewis Lester, Jr (1790-1869)

    Histories
    Newspaper Article Sept 1869
    Newspaper Article Sept 1869
    Death of Mr. Lewis Lester

  • Notes 
    • Died at age 79 Years, 1 Months, 7 Days.
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      [rdwjr]...The notation, (S/M, N/I), is listed next to Lester Family Cemetery. Uncertain as to meaning.
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      [1] Note no longer valid.

      [2] I found a reference to a FRANCIS M WOOD as a member of Wooten Infantry Company D, 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guard). I have no idea if this individual is my Francis M Wood at this time without corroborating evidence.

      CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE: Georgia COUNTY: Clarke DIVISION: Buncombe District REEL NO: M432-65 PAGE NO: 49B
      REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 23rd day of Sept 1850 by J. H. Christy
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      LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP VAL BIRTHPLACE MRD SCH R/W DDB REMARKS
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      1 586 586 Lester Lewis 60 M Farmer 18,000 Va Duplicate dwelling/family #
      2 586 586 Lester Elizabeth 53 FGA
      3 586 586 Lester Elijah 19 M FarmerGA
      4 586 586 Lester Frances M 13 FGA
      5 586 586 Lester Talbot 11 MGA
      6 586 586 Smith Sarah 53 FGA X line 7 omitted by enumerator

      1850 Clarke County, Georgia Slave Owners Page 44 James T Lester owned 51 slaves.

      I have no information about Sarah Smith on line 6 of the census but she appears to be living in the same house and is shown as part of the family.

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      All of the sons of Lewis Lester, Jr. were in the Confederate Army. Only one died during their service to the CSA. Reference, the late Henry Lester (1915-2000) [Tolbert Newton Lester, William Patman Lester, Sr., Patman Lester, Lewis Lester, Jr., Lewis Lester, Sr., Jacob Lester]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] "Our Time in History: This Wood & Lester Family", Robert Darious Wood, Sr and J Glenn Wood, file 102A.txt and file 105A.txt.