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Lynette Jester

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Lynette Jester
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Account confirmed 13 Aug 2014 | Lynette's 23561 contributions | 982 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 12 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Apr 2018
16:46: Mary (Wood) Walsh posted a message on the page for Lynette Jester. [Thank Mary for this]
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Wiki Genealogist March 2018 Club 1,000 Super Star Data Doctor Source-a-Thon 2017 Participant Southern Colonies Project Member One Name Studies Project Member US History Project Member One Place Studies Project Member Project Coordinator Disasters Project Member Black Sheep Project Member Military and War Project Member US Civil War Project Member DNA Tested Source-a-Thon 2016 Participant Connector Honor Code Signatory G2G6 Big Heart
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Categories: Jester Name Study | Teague Name Study | Green Name Study | Shipp Name Study | Arkansas Project | Research Expert, Southern Pioneers | Research Expert, US Southern Colonies.

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Nominated by Sharon Legg and awarded by Eowyn. Thank you!!


Jester Name Study

Biography

I began my genealogy addiction in Aug of 1979, after my father passed in May. My mother had already read the 1880 and had some names, but she wasn't sure how they were related. My father's parents had died young and he just didn't know or talk much about them. So, I studied the FGS she gave me and memorized the names. I knew that Burgess and Levi were somehow connected to me but we didn't know exactly how. But I just knew they were. And I go to the library with my aunt and open the Accelerated Index, "There they are!!" and my aunt replied with "You don't find them that fast!" And I looked at her with this dumbfounded expression on my face... "With a name like Burgess Jester?"

That started a discussion that continued for years. My mother kept it up with "There are lots of Burgess Jesters." "Yes, there are, but there is only one (holding up one finger) old one. All the others are named for him." Then she checked my work, I had the kids, their marriages, solid from 1850 to 1900. When I showed my aunt the work I had collected plus all the other Jesters I had notes on, "You know, your mother and I have worked for years to get what little information we have, you just don't find them that fast. Not the amount you have." The difference was, I just had to prove it to my satisfaction, not theirs. And my work has stood the test of time.

I will be delighted to change my db, if I am wrong, but its going to take some really good evidence, if some one actually proves to me mine is wrong. I've had too many people come to me or lists I was on and say "My research shows... " and I say "Show me your research." And I will usually find the holes. I firmly believe the ancestors talk to me and guide me. And getting them placed properly is the best way to honor them.

Thank you to Paula J for awarding me Research Expert status in Southern Pioneers and US Southern Colonies.

I see so many profiles that show relationship to Notables or other Wikitreers If you want to see your relationship to me, please let me know.

Name Relationship Ancestor Notes
John Tyler7th C 6x rGeorge Wyatt
Wm H. Taft9th C 2x rRichard Ravens
Calvin Coolidge9th C 2x rRichard Ravens1
Harry Truman6th C 2x rRichard Shipp
JFK14th CJames Hamilton
Ronald Reagan13th C 1x rJames Hamilton 2
George H. Bush14th CJames Hamilton

1Calvin's uncle Norman was a teacher/principal at the Seminary at Cotton Hill, Georgia where T. P. Jester taught. Norman had calling cards made after the Civil War and misspelled his name. Neither Norman nor printer couldn't afford to reprint the cards so Norman changed the spelling of his name to Cooledge.
2 Not the same James Hamilton that JFK and GHB share.


My Projects

  • Paula J's shadow. Paula is one of my favorite people on Wikitree. She has been a great mentor to me and hope to one day meet her in person. If Paula is on a project, I usually find a way to wiggle in.

Under Paula I have joined:

World Disasters specializing in Tri-State and Liberty Tornadoes My former mother-in-law survived the Tornado and the meningitis outbreak afterward. Not sure how i ended up as Project Coordinator, Paula must have had faith in me.
Military and War specializing Arkansas's Participation in the Civil War, especially the regiments my kin enlisted.
Southern Colonies I don't think I ever actually asked to join the project, but think this was one where I wiggled in. Paula gave me the badge.

Because of Paula, my name was tossed into the hat for Coordinator for the Arkansas Project, which I accepted. I tease Paula about this, she put me in to get me out of her hair. And I really couldn't be happier. Allison Andrus and Abby Glann have been absolutely delightful to work with. If I have a problem, they are quick to respond. Most of the time, probably because they themselves are busy, they let me dance to my own tune on Arkansas.

Arkansas Project Nearly everything we do on Wikitree is under the umbrella of the US History Project. And I am very proud of the work I have accomplished thus far, even tho some editing still needs to be done on these pages. By adding census and other legends and stories found about Arkansas, I feel I have made this my own with still a lot of work left to do.

My other favorite "partner in crime" is Mary Richardson. Arkansas and Texas share not only borders, but heros and blacksheep. Mary and I are in several of the same projects.

At one time, the NW strip of Texas above Texarkana was part of Arkansas during its Territory days.

Other projects I'm involved in are:

  • Jester Name Study Documenting all Jesters, spouses, and descendants. I mentioned to Paula I wanted to do a Jester ONS and Voila!! Paula set up the page and study and I took it over.
  • Teague Name Study Drew Teague started a much needed Name Study for the Teague. Hoping to get them all sorted.


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Followed Tags
Lynette is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
ARKANSAS
Arkansas Project Co-ordinator Join Us if you love AR and her history!!
BULLARD
Descent from Henry > Thomas > Thomas > Jamima; VA>Carolinas>AL
JESTER
Jester Name Study project leader. Any Jester, any where, Any time
ONE_NAME_STUDIES
Involved with Jester, Teague, Shipp, and Green Name Studies.
ONE_PLACE_STUDIES
Arkansas
SHIPP
Just found out I'm a Shipp descendant!!
SOUTHERN_COLONIES
I am so southern!! Even the Northerners came south!
STELL
TEAGUE
NC>TN>AR with a few other stops inbetween.
THORNTON
Luke Thornton Descendents, particularly Wiley Thornton and Elizabeth Johnston
US_CIVIL_WAR
Arkansas regiments 3rd AR Inf Co E and Johnson's 15th
US_HISTORY
Project coordinator for Arkansas and Census; volunteers needed
WEEKEND_CHAT
Keeping up with other Wikitreers
WORLDWIDE_DISASTERS
Specializing in Tri-State and Liberty Tornadoes of 18 Mar 1925


DNA Tested
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On 13 Apr 2018 at 16:46 GMT Mary (Wood) Walsh wrote:

Tax preparation today ... So, I am just getting to delving into this today. Thanks for all the help!

On 12 Apr 2018 at 18:29 GMT Mary (Wood) Walsh wrote:

Hi Lynette!

I was trying to add Jemima Jester, and it says I have to get your permission. Sorry. I am stumbling through this. Thanks for any help you can give me.

On 12 Apr 2018 at 12:21 GMT Mary (Wood) Walsh wrote:

Thank you so much, Lynette! I am in the Jemima and Edward line. I am just starting my journey and excited to learn all I can. I am open for anything you can share with me!

Thanks again!

On 12 Apr 2018 at 03:25 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/578811/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon?start=60#a_list_title. Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register.https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/591340/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.

Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 30 Mar 2018 at 22:21 GMT G. Moore LtCol wrote:

I don't use Categories for tracking which Census someone was in. I have created tables, like the one for Iredell County, NC.,

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Iredell_County%2C_North_Carolina%2C_1790_Census

When a profile is created for someone in the Census. I put a WikiTree link on their name in the Census. It helps me in the Iredell County One Place Study. I keep metrics on how many names are in Wikitree to measure my progress in the one place study. Are you working on a one place study?

On 26 Mar 2018 at 14:06 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Lynette, you added the category Jester Name Change to a profile. Is this a personal category? I ask because I'm going through the uncategorized categories list and either adding parent categories or deleting the category. Thanks.

It's on this profile: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Burdeshaw-28

On 24 Mar 2018 at 20:26 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Lynette, Are you going to participate in this year's Clean A Thon? If so here is the current registration page:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/581587/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current Let me know please if you are going to work with the Southern Super Sweepers again. Thanks, Dorothy B.

On 15 Mar 2018 at 00:18 GMT Terry McClintock wrote:

Now I have no excuse, must dig out the books!!

On 12 Mar 2018 at 13:05 GMT Colleen (Risley) Tilton wrote:

Lynette, I'm getting error message when trying to merge Melissa King.

On 8 Mar 2018 at 20:34 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

RE: ancestryheritagequest.com

Oh! Thank you, Lynette. I completely forgot my access is through the Seattle Public Library. They do have arrangements with a number of libraries so I'll cross my fingers that maybe you also will at your local library? I'll amend comment to address this. Thanks!

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