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Hester Arledge

Birthplace: list of descendants from Bethany Robinson <>
Death: June 24, 1954 (80)
Candler, Buncombe Co, NC; buried Laurel Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Candler
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ulysses "Lis" S. Arledge and Drusilla Alewine
Wife of George Washington Brooks
Mother of Viola Elizabeth Brooks; Bessie Brooks; Lee Brooks; Oliver Wendell Brooks and Alfred Marion Brooks
Sister of Basil Jefferson Arledge; Elizabeth Arledge; William Alonzo "Will" Arledge; Cynthia Arledge; Ulysses Grant Arledge and 4 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About Hester Arledge

Bethany Robinson <> sent Pam Wilson <> the following information in 2002:

I was so thankful to find your research on I have some information re: Hester Arledge, daughter of Ulysses Arledge and Drusilla Alewine. (Hester was my husband's great-grandmother) Hester was b. 2 Sep 1873; d. 24 Jun 1954

Hester married George Washington Brooks, Jr. (b. 26 May 1843 d. 12 Jun 1918 buried Brooks Family Cemetery, Candler, NC). George Washington was a Civil War veteran and was much older than Hester. According to my husband's father, an Arledge who was a dentist in Asheville introduced George and Hester after the war, they were married, and George brought Hester from Tryon, NC, to Candler to live. I live across the road from their homeplace.

George had been wounded in the Civil War and had a silver plate in his head, which caused him to go quite mad near the end of his life.

They had at least 5 children: Viola Elizabeth (my husband's grandmother), Bessie, Lee, Oliver and Alfred. Will have to check on dates of birth. I live in the house which was the home of Oliver and his wife.

Hester died 24 Jun 1954 in Candler, Buncombe County, NC. Hester's husband, George Washington Brooks, Jr., IS buried in the Brooks family cemetery on Beaverdam Road, Candler, NC. Hester didn't want to be buried in the Brooks family cemetery (theories vary as to why), and she was buried in the Laurel Hill United Methodist Church cemetery, which is also on Beaverdam Road in Candler, NC. I found both of their graves just a couple of weeks ago.

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Hester Arledge's Timeline

September 2, 1873
list of descendants from Bethany Robinson <>
April 7, 1896
Buncombe Co, NC; lived in Candler
October 24, 1898
Candler, Buncombe Co., NC
March 2, 1900
June 8, 1903
February 21, 1911
June 24, 1954
Age 80
Candler, Buncombe Co, NC; buried Laurel Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Candler