William Hester Jr.

Brief Life History of William

When William Hester Jr. was born about 1791, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Hester Jr, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Martha Mary Frazier, was 33. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Mary Newberry.

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William Hester Jr.
about 1791–
Mary Newberry
Susana Hester
Susannah Hester
Nathaniel Hester
Anne Ganer Hester
Sarah Kate Hester
Daniel Hester
Jane Hester
Joseph Hester
John Thomas Hester

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    World Events (8)

    about 1791

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1792 · Capital City Moved

    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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