When James D Estes was born on 10 August 1851, in Anderson, Grimes, Texas, United States, his father, James M. Estes, was 24 and his mother, Minerva Jane Clark, was 23. He married Nancy Jane Donahoe on 28 December 1870, in Lampasas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brazos, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 2, Lampasas, Texas, United States in 1880. He died in 1882, in Lampasas, Texas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Naruna, Burnet, Texas, United States.
English: topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’, denoting someone ‘from the east’ or someone living in the eastern part of a village or settlement. Today the name is still pronounced as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.
History: This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover, England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).