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Lynette Jester

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Lynette Jester
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Account confirmed 13 Aug 2014 | Lynette's 30469 contributions | 1402 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 12 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 7 Mar 2019
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Wiki Genealogist February 2019 Club 100 Arborist Super Star Southern Colonies Project Member One Name Studies Project Member US History Project Member Project Coordinator Disasters Project Member Military and War Project Member US Civil War Project Member DNA Tested Connector Honor Code Signatory G2G6 Big Heart Volunteer Pre-1700 Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Family Star
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Categories: Jester Name Study | Teague Name Study | Green Name Study | Shipp Name Study | Arkansas Project-Managed | Research Expert, Southern Pioneers | Research Expert, US Southern Colonies.

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Jester Name Study


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

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On 7 Mar 2019 at 04:55 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Lynette,

I’m working with Eowyn to check-in with everyone holding the Project Coordinator badge to make sure we have the most up-to-date information. As a Project Coordinator badge holder, please can you let me know which project(s) you are currently coordinating and if you have a specific role as coordinator in those projects?

Many thanks,


On 27 Feb 2019 at 16:32 GMT Donald Jester Jr wrote:

Thanks for adding the badge to my profile. I hope to eventually get a lot of them.

On 19 Feb 2019 at 23:57 GMT Lorane Whitehead wrote:

I am going to remove Mary from my mention as It seems It is not worth any effort to deal with your rude post. And I have given up totally trying to even mark anything as DNA proven to these standards. Not even my father passed the bar for these folks.

On 17 Feb 2019 at 07:09 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

I believe absolutely that Mary Ramerize is a fictiionous profile from the lack of any persons in America at all with this name. The profile should either be removed or tagged as may never have existed.

On 17 Feb 2019 at 02:32 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Allen Eusbon Bullard is living next to his fathers brother William in the 1840 US Census in Cowetta Co GA.

In the 1850 US Census he is shown with a son Robert S Bullard. You will find this same Robert in the 1860 US Census in Louisiana

On 14 Feb 2019 at 15:16 GMT Robert Sharp wrote:

Thank you Lynette for the invitation to join in on the Arkansas project. I am very interested and would love to. I have a very interesting Arkansas story. My great great Grandfather Elijah Covington Putman migrated to Arkansas from Georgia and ended up in a Union regiment during the civil war. I located his very primitive grave marker in the Ouachita National Forest very near the Albert Pike campground that had the disastrous flood a few years ago. His history was written by Bill Putman of Cape Cod and appears at

I am in the process of getting my son and daughter in law very interested too. This is so fascinating!

On 31 Dec 2018 at 22:27 GMT Paula J wrote:

Happy New Year, Cousin!! May 2019 bless you and yours with health and happiness!!


On 30 Nov 2018 at 19:14 GMT Donald Jester Jr wrote:

Yes, trying to share the Southworth letter.

On 27 Nov 2018 at 22:30 GMT Donald Jester Jr wrote:

Lynette, I posted 3 Jesters this afternoon I know utterly nothing about: G. Eugene, G. Eugene, Jr., and Florence P. (who was wife of G. Eugene, Sr.) I will post additonal info on them if/when I get it.

On 6 Nov 2018 at 02:14 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Charity Teague Swaim was Moses' sister. That's pretty much undisputed. And that branch of Swaims pretty much centered around NC for the next 200 years. Some migrated to Indiana but mostly NC & Southern VA.

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