Jonathan Kester

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Kester was born on 19 February 1823, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Kester Jr, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Bonnell, was 30. He married Hannah Margaret Singer on 18 April 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Westfield, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Cardington Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1888, in Cardington, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cardington, Morrow, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Kester
1823–1888
Hannah Margaret Singer
1831–1915
Marriage: 18 April 1852
Clark Delbert Kester
1854–1934
Harriett E. Kester
1856–
Flora Elena Kester
1863–1900
Arabelle Kester
1866–1887
Geneva Kester
1868–1936

Sources (17)

  • Jonathan Hester, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonathan Kester, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Jonathan Kester, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

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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