Peter Lester

1760–1808 (Age 48)
Newberry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Lester was born in 1760, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Lester, was 32 and his mother, Catarina Daneford, was 28. He had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with Jane Matilda Ruble. He died in 1808, in Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Peter Lester
Jane Matilda Ruble
Mary Lester
James D. Lester
Patsy Lester
Sarah Lester
Willis Drayton Lester
Peter Ruble Lester
Rhoda Lester
Vincent Lester
Simpson Lester
Cinderella Lester
Jane Lester

Spouse and Children





    Willis Drayton Lester


    Peter Ruble Lester


    James D. Lester


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Lester





+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 16

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 26

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3 English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Brief Family History of Peter Lester

The following information is copied from page 59 of "The John Jones Family Genealogy" by Rita Jones Elliott printed May 1875 (formerly GS 929.273 J71e but not currently (2020) in the FamilySearch cata …

Sources (3)

  • Peter Lestre, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Peter Lester, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Lester - Published information: birth-name: Peter Lester

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