Hester was born in 1785 in Roseland, NJ.
Roseland was in western Essex County, NJ, it encompassed what is now Caldwell and Livingston. It was part of the ‘horseneck tract’ purchased from the Leni Lenape tribe in 1702.
Hester was the second wife of Josiah and she lived 20 years after his death. She did not remarry. She died in Elizabeth,
and was buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, NJ.
Member Sons of the American Revolution.
NameHester SmithBirth PlaceRoselandDeath PlaceN, JSAR Membership98839RoleAncestorApplication Date13 Sep 1969SpouseJosiah HuntChildrenJames E Hunt.
Lewis Woodruff Hunt
Jennie Adelaide Quayle
Archibald Woodruff Hunt
Sarah Francis Lewis
James E Hunt
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hester by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Hester: