Person:Abner Lester (1)

  • F.  Lester (add)
m. Abt 1750
  1. Abner Lester1745 - 1833
  2. Samuel LesterAbt 1750 -
  3. John Lester1752 - 1825
  1. William Calvin Lester1765 - Bef 1842
  2. Hannah Lester1773 - 1856
  3. Rebecca Arthur Lester1780 - 1854
Facts and Events
Name Abner Lester
Gender Male
Birth? 1745 Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Alt Birth[7] 8 Aug 1750 Montgomery, Virginia, United States
Marriage to Martha Rebecca "Patsy" Arthur
Military[2] From 1777 to 1778 Montgomery, Virginia, United StatesCAPT DANIEL TRIGG, MONTGOMERY CO MILITIA
Property[8] 17 Jun 1796 Montgomery, Virginia, United Statesreceived a grant of 326 acres
Residence[8] 24 Aug 1801 Indian Creek, Tazewell, Virginia, United Statespurchased 80ac in Russell Co. [now Tazewell County] , VA from Tho Hunt for 74 pounds on the North fork of Indian Creek
Census[9] 1810 Floyd, Kentucky, United StatesAbner Luster 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 16-25 and 1 female 45 and over.
Census[9] 1820 Floyd, Kentucky, United States Abner Lester living next door to his son-in-law, William King
Alt Death[9] 1822 Floyd, Kentucky, United States
Probate[9] 3 Jun 1822 Pike, Kentucky, United StatesWilliam King was the administrator of his estate. Heirs listed in will Sary King, Hannah Whitt, Rebecky Horton, James Lester, Martha Drake, J.B. Whitt.
Pension[8] 1832 applied for Revolutionary War Pension
Death[7] Jul 1833 Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Image Gallery
  1.   Find A Grave.

    No Findagrave memorial as of June 2011. cthrnvl

  2. 2.0 2.1 A201477, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.


  3.   Kegley, Mary B, and F. B. (Frederick Bittle) Kegley. Early adventurers on the western waters. (Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, c1995, 1998 (Marceline, Missouri : Walsworth Pub. Co.))
    VOL 1, P 150.

    (DAR Service Source)

  4.   Laningham, Anne Wynn, and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. Early settlers of Lee County, Virginia and adjacent counties. (Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, Inc., c1977)
    VOL 2, P 1181.

    (DAR Service Source)

  5.   Kegley, Mary B. Militia of Montgomery County, Virginia, 1777-1790. (Roanoke, Virginia: M.B. Kegley, c1975 (Roanoke, Va. : Copy Cat))
    PP 58 - 59.

    (DAR Service Source says Militia of Montgomery County, Virginia, 1777-1796 typo?)

  6.   United States. Court of Claims, and Guion Miller. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. (Washington [District of Columbia]).
  7. 7.0 7.1 McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Pension terminated 9 Jul 1833, Lunenburg Co., VA. * From the book, "Early
    Settlers of Lee County, Virginia, "Abner Lester was one of the early pioneers of
    Fincastle County, Virginia where he obtained land by grant. Abner settled on
    Pelham? Branch of Meadow Creek, a branch of Little Waters of the New River in
    Montgomery County where he resided for several years. Abner received a grant of
    326 acres 17 Jun 1796 in Montgomery County, VA, on Pulma? Branch of Meadow
    Creek, a branch of Little River waters, of New River adjoining Ezekiel Howard &
    Grant No. 34, pg 357. Sometime prior to 1801 Abner Lester moved to Russell
    County where he purchased land and settled for a few years." In 1832 Abner
    Lester applied for a Revolutionary War pension. From the Montgomery List of
    War Records: "Sworn of Captain Daniel Triggs Company 9, September 1777."
    Abnor Lester "24 Aug 1801 - Abner purchased 80ac in Russell Co., VA from Tho
    Hunt for 74 pounds on the North fork of Indian Creek, Deed Book 3, Pg 232. 3 Oct
    1809 - Abner (Abern) & Martha sold this 80ac to Rodd in Addison for 120 pounds
    from Floyd Co., VA, Deed Book 4, Pg 282. Land Grant Abstacts, "L" Surnames -
    Montgomery Co., VA, Submitted by June White. (Documents may be viewed at the
    Library of VA).
    These notes are from a webpage that is no longer online but was transcribed by Nancy Bishop for the Bishop_Bischoffresearch
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Abner Lester’s first or middle name IS NOT Alexander. Abner Lester and Alexander Lester are two (2) different people." Genforum post by Carol Sutherland