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Wait Lester

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lester, I and Mary Lester
Brother of THOMAS LESTER II; Mary Lester; Daniel Lester; Jonathan Lester; Ebenezer Lester and 3 others

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About Wait Lester

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Wait Lester one of the slain was the second son of Thomas and Mary Allyn Lester he was born December 1759 They had a son Daniel who was born March 27 1763 I am unable to learn if this is the Daniel who was killed"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 247

Gravestone Inscription:

In Memory of Mr
Wait  Lester son of
Mr Thomas  Lester
& Mary his wife
he fell in the
Battle of Fort 
Griswould  sept
6th, 1781 in ye
22d year of
his Age
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Wait Lester's Timeline

December 17, 1759
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 6, 1781
Age 21
Groton Heights, New London, CT
September 9, 1781
Age 21