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PATRIOT/Immigrant William Jester[1, 2]

Male 1735 - 1826  (91 years)

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  • Name William Jester 
    Title PATRIOT/Immigrant 
    Born 1735  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1826  Butts Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6926  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2020 

    Family Mrs. William Jester,   b. Abt 1735,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. Thomas P. Jester,   b. 1765, Edgefield, Edgefield, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Henry Co, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Levi Jester,   b. 1760, Butts Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1841, Butts Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F4224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Tax List showing Jesters
    Tax List showing Jesters

  • Notes 
    • North Carolina Historical Commission
      This is to Certify that the following is an accurate copy from records in the official custody of the North Carolina Historical Commission:
      For sundries furnish'd and Cash paid the Militia of North Carolina Virginia and South Carolina as Allow'd by the Auditors of Hillsborough District as P report 83

      2672 To William Jester 930 Specie 11 pounds. 12 schillings. 6 pence

      From: Accounts of United States with North Carolina War of Revolution, Book C. page 83. Raleigh 30 Jul 1931.
    • Letter from Mrs. Ruth Jester Huddleston to Dr. John Roberts Jster, Winston-Salem, N.C.
      Dear Cousin John:
      As a great granddaughter of Levi Jester and a great, great granddaughter of William Jester, who was your great grandfather, I am writing to certify some facts concerning the Jester line.
      William Jester was born in Scotland and came to America about the middle of the 18th Century, landing in Virginia. He came down through N.C., and then lived for awhile in S. C. In very old age, he came to Georgia with his son, Levi. He died in Georgia about 1826, being buried in what is known as the old Jester burying ground near Griffin, Georgia.
      William Jester had two sons, Levi and Thomas. Levi was born in 1760, serving in the Revolutionary army. He came to Georgia from Edgefield Co., S.C., about 1826, bringing his aged Father, William with him, who died shortly after coming to this State. Levi died 17 Jun 1841. The monument at his grave was erected by the William McIntosh Chapter of the D.A.R. of Jackson, Georgia. It was unveiled 20 Jun 1926, 166 years after his birth. One of Levi's Sons was named Henry, who was the fathe rof Ransom Jester, born 20 Nov 1848, and died 5 Jul 1922.
      The other son of William Jester viz, Thomas moved to Georgia from Edgefield County, S. C., in 1817 and died about 1821. He was the Father of Thomas Peter Jester, who was born 3 Sep 1809, died 11 Nov 18899. Thomas Peter Jester was the father of Dr. John Roberts Jester, of Winston Salem, N.C., who was the youngest sonof Thomas Peter Jester by his third wife, Martha Frances Roberts.
      Sincerely yours,
      Mrs. Ruth Jester Huddleston Ex-Vice Regent Pulaski Chapter D.A.R.- Griffin, Georgia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Sons of the American Revolution.

    2. [S54] DAR,
      Member: Annie Lois Colwell Nat'l #: 437364 Ancestor #: A062600

      Abner Harrison Colwell b. 1 May 1878; Jackson Butts Co, d. at Jackson GA on 2 Oct 1912 and his wife Clyde Evans b. 22 Nov 1880; Jackson GA d._?, m. 26 Dec 1906
      2. The Said Abner Harrison Colwell was the child of James Glenn Colwell b.18 May 1853 at Jackson GA, d. Jackson GA 26 Jul 1930 and his wife
      Mary Jane Jester b. 23 Dec 1851 at Jackson GA
      d. Jackson GA 23 Oct 1927 m. 19 Dec 1872
      3. The Said Mary Jane Jester was the child of Abner Jester b. 22 Feb 1806 at Edgefield Co SC d. Butts Co GA 19 Dec 1895 and his wife Angeline Foster b. 14 Jan 1808 at Butts Co GA d. Butts Co GA, 4 Jun 1890 m. 26 Sep 1838.
      4. The Said Abner Jester was the child of Levi Jester born on - - 1760 at Old 96 Dist SC, d. Butts Co GA 17 Jun 1841 and his wife Rosannah Frazier born on - - 1765 at Old 96 Dist SC, d. Butts Co GA 14 Jan 1850 m. - - 1787