Hester Lanius

Female1789–26 June 1834

Brief Life History of Hester

When Hester Lanius was born in 1789, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Johan Jacob Lanius, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Spickard, was 29. She married Phillip Cole on 29 September 1808, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 26 June 1834, in Washington, Missouri, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Washington, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Cole
Hester Lanius
Marriage: 29 September 1808
John Cole
William Funo Cole
Catherine D. W. Cole
Philip D. Cole
about 1814–1880
Andrew L Cole
Mary Hester Cole
Frederick Bates Cole

Sources (12)

  • Hetty Lanius, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Hester Lanius Cole, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hetty Lani* in entry for Philip Cole, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1808Botetourt, Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1789 · The United States Constitution

    Age 0

    Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.


    Age 14

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    German: Latinized (humanistic) form of an occupational name meaning ‘butcher’.

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

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