Elizabeth Hester

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hester was born about 1795, in Weston Longville, Norfolk, England, her father, Zachariah Hester, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Frazier, was 35. She married John Bates on 22 January 1816, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 1825, in North Carolina, United States.

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John Bates
Elizabeth Hester
about 1795–1825
Marriage: 22 January 1816
Mary Polly Hester
John Bates Jr
Samuel John Bates

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Hester - Government record: birth: about 1795; Granville, North Carolina, United States
  • Elizabeth Hestor in entry for Alexander Clarke and Mary Hestor, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Hester - Government record: birth-name: Elizabeth Hester

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hēster, Middle High German heister ‘young tree (especially beech or oak)’. Compare Heister .

English: variant of Easter with prosthetic H-.

Irish (Mayo and Roscommon): possibly a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’, a personal name of unexplained etymology. However, without any early bearers in Gaelic sources, it may simply be the English name in Ireland.

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

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