William W Kester

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

The Life 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 3 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 Kester
Sarah Permilla Kester
Charlotte Kester
Olive E. Kester
J. Kester
Harriet Alice Kester
John Wm. Kester
Clara Kester
Helen Pette Kester

Spouse and Children

19 September 1841
Delaware, Ohio, United States


    Charles Kester


    Sarah Permilla Kester


    Charlotte Kester



    J. Kester


+4 More Children

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+1 More Child

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

Perhaps Dutch: see Keister .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm W Kester, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Canon in household of David Spicer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William W Kester, "United States Census, 1880"

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