Hester Ann Wilson

1805–1882 (Age 77)
Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann Wilson was born on 3 March 1805, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, John Wilson, was 51 and her mother, Mary Bradley, was 51. She married Francis Abraham Montee on 3 February 1822, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 5 November 1882, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Abraham Montee
Hester Ann Wilson
Marriage: 3 February 1822
Emilene Montee
Mary Elizabeth Montee
Theodore Commodore Montee
William M. Montee
Edward David Montee
James Wilson Montee Sr
Nancy Montee
Charles Edward Montee
Francis Marion Montee
Catherine Montee
Hester Ann E. Montee
Cloyise Finley Montee

Spouse and Children

3 February 1822
Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States


    Emilene Montee


    Mary Elizabeth Montee


    Theodore Commodore Montee


    William M. Montee


    Edward David Montee


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 13

Illinois is the 21st state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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History of Francis Abraham Montee

FRANCIS ABRAHAM MONTEE came to Wyandot Co., Ohio in 1833. He purchased the Wyandot Flour & Saw Mill. He secured a lease on a site of the Broken Sword Creek & erected a saw mill. Being a lumberman b …

Sources (3)

  • Hester Montee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1860 US Census (Chalmers, McDonough, IL) - A (60 NY) & Esther (56 NY) Monter Household - 3 Children: Catherin (18 OH), Finley (12 OH), Nancy (22 OH) & her husband John Moose (23 PA) - Note: living next door to son, Edward (29 NY)
  • 1870 US Census (McDonough, Illinois) Montee (70 NY) & Hester, (64 NY) Montee Household - Hester (8 IL), Susan (5 IL) [NOTE: living next door to son Clois Finley (22 OH)]

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