William W Kester

5 December 1819–30 April 1901 (Age 81)
Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William W

When William W Kester was born on 5 December 1819, in Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Kester Jr, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Bonnell, was 26. He married Susan Rosette Washburn on 19 September 1841, in Delaware, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. He died on 30 April 1901, in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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William W Kester
Susan Rosette Washburn
Marriage: 19 September 1841
Charles Murray Kester
Sarah Permilla Kester
Charlotte Kester
Olive E. Kester
Harriet Alice Kester
Dr John William Kester
Clara J Kester
Helen Pette Kester

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  • Marriage
    19 September 1841Delaware, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 5
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch (also Van Kester) and German: habitational name from any of the places with a name formed with kester, from Latin castra ‘army camp’, like Kester in Belgian Brabant or Kesteren in the Betuwe.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Wm W Kester, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William W. Kester, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Wm W Kester, "United States Census, 1860"

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