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Jester Families eXchange issue 8

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Jester Families Exchange 8:1

Table of Contents
Open Letter 1
Letter from Charles Jester 2
Charles Jester Ancestor Chart 5
Death’s Harvest 16
Letter from Andrew Edmond to Charles P. 16
Miscellaneous: 19
Census Data Collected 20
Letter from John Howard Jester 36
Letter from Mary Dale Jester 37
The Jester Family --- What We Know 37
Letter from Joseph A. Jester 39

Jester Families Exchange 8:1

Open Letter

Dear Jester Family, My apologies for being so late with this newsletter. Since the end of March - I have done things I have always dreamed of doing. On March 31, Darling Daughter Darcy got married, then I went to Tiburon, CA to meet with Pat Friesen and explore her files on the Jester families. In May I attended three family reunions, the main one In Taylor, AR. One for Flay Jester's family in Bonham, TX., and another in Glenwood, AR at the Mt. Tabor cemetery.

In June I shut down, had to reorganize my brain and get some rest. Then in July, Larry Jester and I went to Jackson, GA to see the gravesite of Levi the Revolutionary soldier. We went all the way to Raleigh, NC before we started back home. When I got home, I readied myself for another trip to High Point, NC for yet another Jester reunion, the descendants of William A. and Rhoda. Now it's back to work and I will get into the details of all my trips in the next issue.

Because of everything I had done, issue #8 didn't get written like it should have. I will be so glad when a computer comes on the market that will write from an audio recording. My job will be a lot easier then. Do you think we will see it in our lifetime?

This issue is a special issue with many thanks given to Charles P. Jester III of Memphis, TN. Charles calls his file The Whole Famdamily. Wish I had thought of it first. The evidence of Charles' time involved is evident and hopefully someone will find useful info.

As most of you know, strange coincidences happen all the time in writing this newsletter. Charles had sent copies of a couple of old letters in his possession. One was from a Dr. Joseph A. Jester of Elk City, OK. Through my ad in that competing newsletter, the Jester Family News, I received a letter from the wife of the grandson of Dr. J. A. Jester. What luck!! Maybe they are in possession of some other letters that Dr. Joe received. I'm including both letters in this issue.

There have been a lot of new members since March. When I can get all the names entered into the computer, I will do a printout of all the names and ancestral codes. It will be nice to compare our growth.

Issue #9 will be out shortly, no definite date yet, hopefully by the middle of September or thebeginning of October. We need to get on with the story of Joshua Jester and the wills of Virginia Jean Livingston had sent. I was sort of leery about this at first with the names being listed as Jesper, but there are several similarities that are worth looking in to. It would be great if someone could see the original records to verify if the name Is Jesper or Jester.

Has anyone ever looked for legal name changes? Legal, I mean by going to court to change a name. Otherwise someone could just go to another place where they weren't known and use another name. Possible??!! Would this be in the state records or the county records?

Enough of my rambling for now, on with the news. By the way, my sincere thanks to everyone for all the good times I had these past few months.

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Letter from Charles Jester

23 July 1991
Dear Lynette,
Please excuse the silence, I have been trying to clean up the information a bit for you to use but as you can see, I can never seem to finish.

The lead you gave me on Nimrod has been fascinating and just as I thought I understood the movements, I found another Nimrod in Tennessee. There are probably more questions inferred than answered.

I first tried to break the text into blocks so you can use whatever parts you want. Then I tried to pack as much on the page as possible to save printing. Finally, I gave up.

Please excuse the typographical errors and feel free to edit as needed. In some cases, I have maintained the misspelling in order to keep the character of the language they used. In other cases, the misspelling is mine and serves absolutely no purpose. If you wish, you can mark this up as to what you wish to cut out and I will modify it for you.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Sincerely,

Signed / Charles Jester

Charles Jester (typed)

Jester Families Exchange 8:4

This is one of my infamous blunders. This page should have been inserted between what turned out to be pages 2 and 3. Please insert it there and renumber the pages on your copy. The expense of copying charges prohibits me from recopying in proper order. My apologies to Charles Jester of Memphis.

Lynette

(Editors Note: Since I was redoing the newsletters, I had the opportunity to fix this issue. The pages are presented in the proper order.]





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