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William Jester

Birthplace: Edgefield, Edgefield County, SC, United States
Death: circa 1870 (61-70)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Jester and Mary Ann White Holmes Jester
Husband of Sarah J Jester
Father of "Blind" Levi Jester; One Armed Ben; Mary Ann Wimpee; William Riley Jester; Thomas Jefferson Jester and 4 others
Brother of Lucinda Wood; Jemima Wood; Burgess Jester; Thomas Peter Jester; James Jester and 1 other

Managed by: Billie June Keaffaber
Last Updated:

About William Jester

I removed most the linked trees due to the fact those trees contained errors that I can prove very easily. Linking trees means I approve them or endorse their work. What I see in these trees are a lot of sharing without verifying.

"Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," William Juster and Sarah Hay, 26 Nov 1825; Henry, Georgia[1]

1810 Edgefield County, SC Census 3-0-0-1-0|2-2-0-1-0 "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch [2]

1840 Paulding Co GA

Males: 1 under 5 Wiliiam 1836 1 bet 5-10 Ben F. 1828 1 bet 10-15, Levi c 1826 1 bet 30-40 William the next child was born about 1842. Females 1 under 5, 1 bet 5-10, Mary c 1833. 1 bet 10-15, 1 Bet 20-30 Sarah ( This makes a gap for one daughter between Ben and Mary, and one after William [3]

Altho mistranscribed as Jesten, numerous genealogy librarians and other genealogists have verified Jester. Lucy (sister Lucinda) and James Wood are living a few houses up. Son Levi m. a Martha are enumerated just before William and Sarah.

William Jester states according to 1850 Cherokee Co AL and 1860 Harralson Co GA Census that he was born in SC.

"United States Census, 1850," Cherokee County, Alabama[4] Son Ben F. is missing from the line up, I believe he has apprenticed himself and is not too far way.

William Jesten Male 41 South Carolina Sarah Jesten Female 40 Georgia Mary Jestin Female 17 Georgia Wm Jestin Male 14 Georgia Thos Jestin Male 6 Georgia John Jestin Male 4 Georgia Joseph Jestin Male 2 Georgia Sarah Jestin Female 0 Alabama "United States Census, 1860," 1st District, Haralson, Georgia[5]

William Jester M 56 S C Sarah Jester F 46 Ga John Jester M 13 Ga Joseph Jester M 1 Ga Sarah Jester F 10 Ga Nancy Jester F 4 Ga Cold Trail after 1860, but the grown children do go to AR and settle in Clark, Montgomery, Howard, and Hempstead, and Little River Cos.

Research Notes and Corrections

Contrary to the numerous trees at Ancestry that have his death as 14 MAY 1864 and buried in Troup County, GA. A thorough examination of census records and military records proves this is not the same William. There was a William who lived in North Carolina at the time.

The muster card says he enlisted at Yadkin NC 1 Nov 1863. Why would this William who is considerably older ride all the way to Yadkin from Haralson Co. GA to join?

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William Jester's Timeline

Edgefield, Edgefield County, SC, United States
Henry County, Georgia, United States
Henry County, GA, United States
May 9, 1833
Henry County, GA, United States
October 22, 1836
Henry County, GA, United States
April 11, 1844
Georgia, United States
November 1846
Georgia, United States
Georgia, United States
September 1849
Cherokee, Alabama, United States
October 1859
Buchannon, Harrelson County, Georgia, United States