Peter Lester

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Lester was born in 1760, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Lester, was 46 and his mother, Caterina 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

Sources (3)

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

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

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

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

English: habitational name from Leicester, which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore ‘the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)’ + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.

English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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