Thomas H Lester

Male1746–1787

Brief Life History of Thomas H

When Thomas H Lester was born in 1746, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, David Lester, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Hamilton, was 39. He died in 1787, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

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Thomas H Lester
1746–1787
Sytha Winbush Lucas
1748–1800

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  • Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Lester abt 1788 Pittsylvania, VA
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811

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1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 12

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1776

Age 30

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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