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Burgess Jester

Birthplace: Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States
Death: between 1880 and 1900 (68-97)
Walker Creek, Lafayette County, AR, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Jester and Mary Ann White Holmes Jester
Husband of Mary Ann Jester and Nancy Teague
Father of Thomas P. Jester; Sarah Ann Teague; James R. Jester; William V. Jester; John T. Jester and 4 others
Brother of Lucinda Wood; Jemima Wood; William Jester; Thomas Peter Jester; James Jester and 1 other

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Timothy Smith
Last Updated:

About Burgess Jester

1810 Edgefield County, SC Census 3-0-0-1-0|2-2-0-1-0 Thomas Jester b. abt 1765 Wiliam, Burgess and Thomas b. bef 1810 Mary Ann White Holmes b. abt 1775 Jamima and Lucy b. bef. 1810 2 Holmes daughters b. bef 1800. or other relatives "United States Census, 1810," Edgefield, South Carolina[1]

1827 Marriage to Mary Hay 17 Sep 1827 Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 index and images, [2]

"United States Census, 1830,"Henry, Georgia[3]

1 Male 20-30 (Burgess) 1 Male under 5 (Thomas P) 1 Female 15-20 (Mary A.) 1850 Eldorado, Union, Arkansas

Burges Jester Male 42 South Carolina
Mary A Jester Female 30 Georgia
Thos P Jester Male 19 Georgia
Tabitha Jester Female 13 Georgia
Sarah A Jester Female 10 Georgia
Jas Jester Male 8 Georgia
Wm Jester Male 6 Georgia
Jno Jester Male 5 Georgia
Burges Jester Male 4 Georgia

Land Patent 1 Nov 1852 1 CN 1228 The North West fractional quarter of the North West fractional quarter of Section two, in Township eighteen, South of Range Fifteen, west in the District of Lands subject to sale at Champagnole Arkansas, containing thirty six acres and twenty six hundredths of an acre. [4]

Land Patent 2 1 Nov 1852 CN 1570 The South East quarter of the South East quarter of Secion Thirty four, in Township Seventeen, South of Range Fifteen, west in the District of Lands subject to sale at Champagnole Arkansas, containing forty acres. [5]

1860 Eldorado, Union, Arkansas Census Index "United States Census, 1860", El Dorado Township, Union, Arkansas[6]

Burgess Jester Male 53 S Carolina
James Jester Male 18 Georgia
Wm Jester Male 16 Georgia
John Jester Male 14 Georgia
Burgess Jester Male 12 Georgia
Levi Jester Male 10 Arkansas
Jemima Jester Female 8 Arkansas
Emile Atzinger Male 23 Switzerland

"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," Burgess Jester and Nancy Teague 17 Jan 1861; Union, Arkansas

"United States Census, 1870," Walker Creek, Lafayette, Arkansas[8]

Burgess Jester Male 63 Georgia Nancy Jester Female 53 Tennessee Jemima Jester Female 15 Arkansas Nancy Tigg Female 16 Arkansas Sarah Tigg Female 15 Arkansas "United States Census, 1880," Walker Creek, Lafayette, Arkansas[9]

Burger Jester Self M 73 SC Leori Jester Son M 27 AR Analiza Jester Wife F 23 LA Addie Jester Daughter F 6 LA Jarose Jester Son M 3 LA William Jester Son M 0 AR

Research Notes and Corrections

Several trees have him as Burgess Riley. This is a misnomer, created by me, in early days of research. I gave my data to other researchers, who asked when I used Burgess Sr and Burgess Jr, just to keep them separate. Burgess Jr used the name Riley on one census. So Burgess Sr must be an exact replica of the name. Right? WRONG!! There is no documentary evidence that he ever used the middle name of Riley.

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Burgess Jester's Timeline

Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States
Georgia, United States
Georgia, United States
Georgia, United States
Henry County, Georgia, United States
Georgia, United States
Union County, AR, United States
Union County, Arkansas, United States
Age 73
Walker Creek, Lafayette County, AR, United States