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1.Bryant LESTER, Sr was born about 1730 in Montgomery Co, VA. He died
about 1796 in Lunenburg Co, VA. His will was dated 5-25-1795 and his
probate, 6-9-1796.
Bryant married Sarah WINBUSH around 1750 in Lunenburg Co, VA. Sarah
was born around 1732 in Montgomery Co, VA and died about 1788 in
Lunenburg Co, VA.
 
Bryant and Sarah had the following children:
2. M i Fredrick LESTER
3. M ii Archibald LESTER
4. M iii Ermin LESTER
5. M iv Samuel LESTER
6. F v Martha LESTER
7. F vi Sally LESTER
8. F vii Rebecca LESTER
9. M viii John LESTER
+10. M ix Abner Alexander LESTER was born 8-8-1750 and died 7-1833
11. M x Henry LESTER
12. M xi Bryant LESTER, Jr.
     marrried Alice Hooper on 5-28-1753
 
 
10.Abner Alexander LESTER (Bryant, Sr.) was born on 8-8-1750
in Lunenburg Co., VA and died 7-1833 in Williamson Co, TN.
Abner married Martha ARTHUR,daughter of Gabriel ARTHUR and Hannah Rebecca UNKNOWN about 1770 in Montgomery Co, VA.
Martha was born in 1753 in Montgomery Co, VA and died about 1810 in VA
 
Abner and Martha had the following children:
+13 M i James Harvey LESTER was born in 1767 and died 11-1843.
14 M ii William Calvin Gilford LESTER was born 10-3-1771 in Mongomery Co, VA.
15 F iii Hannah LESTER was born 11-1-1772.
16 F iv Martha LESTER was born 5-28-1777.
17 F v Rebecca Arthur LESTER was born 2-9-1780  in Mongomerty Co, VA and died 6-28-1854 in Carter, KY.
18 F vi Sarah LESTER was born in 1799 in VA.
 
 
13.James Harvey LESTER (Abner Alexander, Bryant, Sr.) was born in 1767 in Montgomery Co, VA and died in November 1843 in Tazwell Co, VA.
James married Mary ELSWICK, daughter of John ELSWICK III and Susanna UNKNOWN, on 6-5-1792 in Botetourt Co, VA. Mary was born on 10-1-1769.
 
James and Mary had the following children:
+19 F i Elizabeth 'Betty' LESTER was born in 1800 and died in 1850.
20 M ii John LESTER was born in 1797 in Wythe Co, VA.
+21 M iii Edmund LESTER was born in 1806 in Floyd Co, KY.
 
 
19.Elizabeth 'Betty' LESTER(James Harvey, Abner Alexander, Bryant, SR.) was born in 1800 in Tazwell Co, VA and died in 1850 in Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA.
Elizabeth married Jacob STILTNER, son of Charles Fredrick STILTNER and Marion WIDENER, on 4-18-1820 in Floyd Co, VA. Jacob was born on 5-14-1798 in Washington CO, VA and died in 1884 in Buchanan Co, VA.
 
Elizabeth and Jacob had the following children:
22 F i Katherine STILTNER was born 10-29-1814 and died 1-7-1920.
23 F ii Nancy A. STILTNER was born in 1820.
Nancy married Samuel FIELDS on 10-29-1846 in Tazwell Co, VA.
24 F iii Susannah STILTNER was born in 1822.
Susannah married Moses RATLIFF on 4-5-1848 in Pike Co, KY.
25 M iv Elias STILTNER was born in January 1826.
26 F v Sarah STILTNER was born on 3-7-1826 and died in December 1915.
27 M vi Charles C. STILTNER was born in 1829 and died on 9-4-1886.
28 F vii Delilia STILTNER was born in 1932.
29 F viii Mary Polly STILTNER was born in 1834.
30 M ix Jacob R. STILTNER was born in 1836.
Jacob married Lucinda CHILDRESS on 8-8-1856 in Tazwell Co, VA.
31 F x Elizabeth 'Betsy' STILTNER was born in 1838.
Elizabeth married (1) Jacob STILTNER, son of John E. STILTNER and Pricey LESTER. John was born in 1879.
Elizabeth married (2) John D. JUSTICE, son of Alexander JUSTICE and Margaret KING, on 5-11-1866 in Buchanan Co, VA. John was born in 1826.
 
 
21.Edmond LESTER (James Harvey, Abner Alexander, Bryant, Sr.) was born in 1806 in Floyd or Pike Co, KY and died on 12-22-1895 in Buchanan Co, VA
Edmond married Sarah Sallie Stiltner, daughter of Charles Fredrick STILTNER and Marion WIDENER, on 9-11-1825 in Pike Co, KY. Sarah was born in 1802 in Washington Co, VA.
 
Edmond and Sarah had the following children:
32 F i Rebecca LESTER
+33 M ii Michael LESTER was born in 1826.
34 F iii Mary LESTER was born in 1827.
+35 M iv Jacob R. LESTER was born in April 1827.
36 M v Elisha LESTER was born in 1832.
37 M vi Joeseph LESTER was born in 1834.
38 F vii Nancy LESTER was born in 1836.
39 M viii Ramey LESTER was born in 1838.
40 M ix Alexander LESTER was born in 1840.
41 M x James H. LESTER was born in 1840 in Tazwell Co, VA.
James married Mary J. Stiltner, daughter of David Dod STILTNER and Malinda LANE, on 7-25-1877 in Buchanan Co, VA. Mary was born in Taz.Co
 
 
33.Michael LESTER (Edmond, James Harvey, Abner Alexander, Bryant, Sr)
was born in 1826.
Michael married Malinda Stiltner, daughter of Fredrick Charles STILTNER and Sarah Deel, on 10-2-1845 in Tazwell Co, VA. Malinda was born on 7-7-1822 in Tazwell Co, VA and died on 1-12-1919 in Buchanan Co, VA.
 
Michael and Malinda had the following children:
+42 M i Levi LESTER was born on 5-1-1846 and died on 1-6-1933.
43 M ii Riley LESTER was born in 1847.
+44 M iii Miles Jack LESTER was born in 1852 and died in Sept. of 1849.
45 F iv Martha J. LESTER was born in 1850 in Buchanan Co, VA.
Martha married William A. MCFARLAND, son of Augustus MCFARLAND.
46 F v Sarah A. LESTER was born in 1855.
47 M vi James H. LESTER was born on 9-10-1855 and died on 1-26-1920.
48 M vii Fredrick LESTER was born in 1857 in Buchanan Co, VA and died on 2-4-1862 in Buchanan Co, VA.
49 M viii Jackson LESTER was born in Oct. 1860.
50 M ix William Melburn J. LESTER was born in 1861 in Buchanan Co, VA.
51 M x Allen LESTER was born in 1861 in Buchanan Co, VA and died on
3-5-1862 in Buchanan Co, VA.
52 M xi Ramey LESTER was born on 1-2-1867 in Buchanan Co, VA and died  on 3-19-1948 in Buchanan Co, VA.
53 F xii Mary Polly LESTER was born in January 1870 in Buchanan Co, VA
Mary married Green DOTSON.
 
 
35.Jacob R. LESTER was born in April 1827 in VA.
Jacob married (1) Sarah TAYLOR. Sarah was born in 1830.
 
Jacob and Sarah had the following children:
54 F i Mary LESTER was born in 1850 in Buchanan Co, VA.
55 F ii Sarah LESTER was born in 1852 in Buchanan Co, VA.
56 F iii Jane LESTER was born in 1855 in Buchanan Co, VA.
57 F iv Charity LESTER was born in 1858 in Buchanan Co, VA.
58 M v Alexander LESTER was born in 1862 in Buchanan Co, VA.
59 M vi Joeseph LESTER was born in 1864 in Buchanan Co, VA.
60 F vii Chaleton LESTER was born in Jan. 1865 in Buchanan Co, VA.
61 F viii Liza Lydia LESTER was born in Mar. 1870 in Buchanan Co, VA.
62 F ix Wyrene LESTER was born in Oct. 1873 in Buchanan Co, VA.
63 M x Jacob LESTER was born in 7-1875 in Buchanan Co, VA.
 
Jacob R. LESTER married (2) Lucy MATNEY.
 
 
42 Levi LESTER was born in Nov. 1853.
Levi married Amanda J. BAKER, daughter of Andrew BAKER and Harriet SMYTH, in 1872 in Buchanan Co, VA.
 
Levi and Amanda had the following children:
64 M i James C. LESTER was born on 2-28-2872 and died on 9-21-1956.
65 F ii Malinda LESTER was born on 10-21-1872 and died on 3-3-1936.
66 F iii Harriat LESTER was born in 1873.
+67 M iv James Harve LESTER was born in 1875 in Buchanan Co,VA and died on 9-4-1961 in Buchanan Co, VA.
68 F v Lysia LESTER was born on 3-17-1877 and died on 11-29-1960.
69 F vi Sarah LESTER was born in 1878.
70 F vii Nancy LESTER was born in 1879.
71 M viii Riley LESTER was born on 5-27-1879 and died on 2-15-1918.
72 M ix John H. LESTER was born on 8-7-1881 and died on 6-30-1956.
73 M x William Anderson LESTER was born on 5-7-1883 and died on 10-23-1938.
74 M xi George McClellan LESTER was born on 3-7-1886 and died on 2-29-1920.
75 F xii Mary A. LESTER was born on 1-1-1888 and died on 1-4-1966.
76 F xiii Arminta LESTER was born on 7-14-1889 and died on 7-19-1964.
77 F xiv Missouri LESTER was born in 1890 and died in 1890.
78 M xv Levi LESTER was born on 10-12-1891 and died on 9-29-1912.
Levi married Sophie UNKNOWN in 1910.
79 F xvi Amanda LESTER was born on 2-6-1894 and died on 10-1-1961.
80 F xvii Dora LESTER was born on 12-11-1896 and died on 12-30-1912.
81 M xviii Cornelius LESTER was born on 7-18-1899 and died on 12-1-1901.
82 M xix Lee LESTER was born in May 1906 and died in Jan. 1907.
83 M xx Greeley LESTER was born in 1908 and died on 1-19-1912.

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