Elisha lester

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Can someone help. Im trying to find information on my great grandfather Elisha lester and his wife from mcdowell county wv. His daughter berthia was my grandmother. I belive they may have come from the grundy area in Virginia.
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retagged by Dorothy Barry
Hello Rhonda, Have you looked to see if Elisha or Berthia have existing profiles on Wikitree?

I think I found a candidate for Elisha here: 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lester-2516

Added some details. 

Didn’t find Bethiah. there were likely more children than I found. Couldn’t find the family in the 1880 census. 

Rhonda, who did Berthiah marry?
She married Charlie Hagy
This is it, thank you all, i really appreciate it, i have searched a very long time and couldnt link this..

4 Answers

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Best answer
Name: Elisha Gester
[Elisha Lester] 
Age in 1910: 37
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1910: Panther, McDowell, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Lester
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Farming
Industry: Home Farm
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: Farm
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 17
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Elisha Gester 37
Elizabeth Lester 36
Glewellyn Lester 16
Mary Lester 15
Noah Lester 12
Lewis Lester 11
George Lester 9
Walter Lester 6
Bertha Lester 4
Perlie Lester 2
Eli Lester 0

 

Source Citation

Year: 1910; Census Place: Panther, McDowell, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1687; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1375700

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Name: Elasha Lester
Age: 10
Birth Date: Abt 1870
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Dwelling Number: 199
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Jacob Lester
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's name: Sarah Lester
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: At Home
Attended School: Yes
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Lester 37
Sarah Lester 36
Ell Lester 12
Elasha Lester 10
William I. Lester 8
Amanda Lester 5
Sarah M. Lester 2

 

Source Citation

Year: 1880; Census Place: Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia; Roll: 1357; Family History Film: 1255357; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 015

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Elisha's father & grandparents:

Name: Jacob R Lester
Birth Date: abt 1841
Death Date: 13 Apr 1891
Death Place: Buchanan, Virginia
Death Age: 50
Gender: Male
Father Name: John Lester
Mother Name: Rachel Lester
FHL Film Number: 2056975

 

"Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853–1912." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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It appears that Elisha's wife had the same surname. They were not married until 1892:

Name: Elisabeth Lester
Age: 5
Birth Date: Abt 1875
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Sandy River, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Dwelling Number: 99
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Lewis Lester
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's name: Mary Lester
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Lewis Lester 28
Mary Lester 29
Elisabeth Lester 5
Luvicy Lester 1

 

Source Citation

Year: 1880; Census Place: Sandy River, Mcdowell, West Virginia; Roll: 1407; Family History Film: 1255407; Page: 343A; Enumeration District: 079

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

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