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Lynette Jester

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Lynette Jester
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Profile last modified | Created 12 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 24 Feb 2018
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Wiki Genealogist 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 Volunteer
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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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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:
Arkansas Project Co-ordinator Join Us if you love AR and her history!!
Descent from Henry > Thomas > Thomas > Jamima; VA>Carolinas>AL
needed for SAT-2017
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!!
Bib 248
Southern Super Sweepers
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 24 Feb 2018 at 16:12 GMT Michael Jester wrote:

Hi! Thanks. I am still trying to figure all of this out.

On 22 Feb 2018 at 02:10 GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:

Lynette that link goes directly to the book page it is on it is number 76 and you can dl a pdf of just that page or the whole book. at top there is a find function that helps also

On 7 Feb 2018 at 01:04 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

There definitely could be a Caudill relation with my husband, Growing up in his family you hid on your Birthday cause your siblings would give you a B'day spanking with an iron skillet. He is one of 10 kids.

On 7 Feb 2018 at 00:40 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Our Connection; Lynette and Cheryl are 19th cousins; Our 18th Great Grandfather, Ralph (Neville) de Neville KG, PC Later Cousin, Cheryl

On 16 Jan 2018 at 21:36 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

Lynette, How does Folk music hide inside Heavy metal?

On 13 Jan 2018 at 08:26 GMT Charlie Vines wrote:

Thanks for the speedy response to my question.

On 2 Jan 2018 at 04:03 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 24 Dec 2017 at 11:46 GMT Alice Ann Fesmire wrote:


Re: Jane Peden

I'm just saying Marshall WHO? It's confusing. It never says who they are talking about. Maybe an introductory sentence would clarify?

Thanks for your reply. Alice Ann

On 13 Dec 2017 at 00:33 GMT Sharon Richardson wrote:

I used the wrong name since I have Moores in my tree. I should have said Thomas Rogers instead. Thomas Rogers-144, according to the relationship finder, is our 10th great-grandfather. I am just finding out about this connection. Sorry for the confusion.

On 13 Dec 2017 at 00:04 GMT Sharon Richardson wrote:

Hi, Lynette,

We are 11th cousins (Thomas Moore). Love that WikiTree can find relationships so quickly. Take care! Cousin Sharon

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Queen Elizabeth II Lynette is 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 31 degrees from Carol Keeling, 15 degrees from George Washington and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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