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Lynette Jester

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Lynette Jester
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Account confirmed 13 Aug 2014 | Lynette's 19793 contributions | 852 thank-yous received
Jester-173 created 12 Aug 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 11 Oct 2017
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Wiki Genealogist September 2017 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 | Research Expert, Southern Pioneers | Research Expert, US Southern Colonies.


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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
DATA_DOCTORS
needed for SAT-2017
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!!
SOURCE-A-THON
Bib 248
SOURCERERS
Southern Super Sweepers
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
Lynette Jester's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Lynette or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lynette:
  • Lynette Jester: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T269178, FTDNA kit #527801

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On 11 Oct 2017 at 09:40 GMT Anonymous (Carter) Anonymous wrote:

Hi Lynette, are you talking about Morris-18145 Elizabeth Morris? Her maiden name was already on her profile. I was looking for an Elizabeth Norris and your Elizabeth came up. I just noticed that her married (current) last name hadn't been changed to Jester so I filled it in - so I'm afraid I don't know where her maiden name came from originally. Sorry.

On 5 Oct 2017 at 13:10 GMT Melissa (Shipman) Austin wrote:

Hi Lynette, yes mam I am interested in joining the project. Thanks, Melissa

On 3 Oct 2017 at 21:38 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Lynette! I Just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming the newest Superstar. Your dedication to Wikitree, the various projects you belong to, and recent support of the Fall "Source-A-Thon" with the Southern Super Sweepers has been a great help to the team, our mission and shows favor for what we are about. Thank you!!!

On 1 Oct 2017 at 12:41 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

On 29 Sep 2017 at 23:59 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Lynette, The Wade profile was a sneaky one, it was already an unmerged match when we started all our merging....

On 27 Sep 2017 at 19:36 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Lynette!

Please stop by our TEAM PAGE at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Southern_Super_Sweepers and re-read the instructions before Friday. We made some changes trying to keep up with discussions and decisions made recently.

A major change was made on how to report our individual sourcing achievements which can be found on our team page and here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/470040/know-participate-source-thon-challenge-tracker-makes-easy

If you have any questions please post here or on our Team page. Also please let me know that you read this and/or our team page recently and are ready to go "Sweep up" the South of unsourced profiles !!!!

On 23 Sep 2017 at 16:01 GMT Patricia Boudra wrote:

Wow, Lynette! What a fast response! Thanks so much for assisting with this merge.

On 23 Sep 2017 at 15:12 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

No worries Lynette. Some of the Thornton's end up in Spartanburg SC. But I'm really still doing Johnson's or rather in this case Johnston. The Thornton's that ive done are connected to John Johnston who ive just added the will for. There are other documents. I'm really interested in the name Bailey associated with Johnston or Johnson which in Johns will a William Bailey is Executor

On 10 Sep 2017 at 18:30 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Oh yes, most connections re Jester/Johnson are in Ashley Johnsons line

On 10 Sep 2017 at 18:05 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

No Worries Lynette. Its all now coming together. The Jester's and Johnson's are really quite close. Closer than what i thought

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