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
1797–1850
Susana Hester
1816–
Susannah Hester
1816–
Nathaniel Hester
1821–1868
Anne Ganer Hester
1822–
Sarah Kate Hester
1824–1888
Daniel Hester
1830–1862
Jane Hester
1833–
Joseph Hester
1836–1865
John Thomas Hester
1838–1873

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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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