In 1850, Joseph and Rebecca resided in Black Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Living with them, their children Mary, William, Eliza, Lydia, Edward, and Sevilla. 
Joseph passed away 08 Sep 1895. He is buried in the Beach Haven Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. 
↑ 1850 Census; "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4H1-WJN : 12 April 2016), Joseph Kester, Black Creek, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 2, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ Find A Grave: Memorial #160799797, database and images (accessed 30 November 2019), memorial page for Joseph Kester (12 Aug 1813–31 May 1895), citing Beach Haven Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Record Keeper (contributor 47151750).
Residence (1860) Briar Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence (1870) Pennsylvania, United States
Residence (1880) Salem, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
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