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Wait Lester

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lester, I and Mary Lester
Brother of Mary Lester; Thomas Allyn Lester, Jr.; Daniel Lester; Jonathan Lester; Ebenezer Lester and 4 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

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