Fullen Lester

1839–1897 (Age 58)
Paintlick, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Fullen

When Fullen Lester was born in 1839, in Paintlick, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas A. Lester, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Drake, was 27. He married Angeline Gillespie Lester on 14 December 1860, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 7 August 1897, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Fullen Lester
Angeline Gillespie Lester
Marriage: 14 December 1860
John Lester
Amanda A Lester
Margaret Ellen Lester
Angeline Lester
Augustus Spillar Lester
Mary B Lester
James Thomas Lester
Indiana Jane Lester
Jerusha Olive Lester
Emanuel Frazier Lester
Narcia A Lester

Spouse and Children

14 December 1860
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


    John Lester


    Amanda A Lester


    Margaret Ellen Lester


    Angeline Lester


    Augustus Spillar Lester


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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 22

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3 English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fullen Lester, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fullen Lester, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fullen Lester in household of Thos Lester, "United States Census, 1860"

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