Hester Jane Hildreth

4 January 1861–1930 (Age 69)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hester Jane

When Hester Jane Hildreth was born on 4 January 1861, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, her father, Pearson Miller Hildreth, was 41 and her mother, Lucinda M. Brock, was 36. She married John Bell Gunnels on 14 December 1890. She lived in Magisterial District 1 Albany, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Huntersville, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died in 1930, in Albany, Clinton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69.

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John Bell Gunnels
Hester Jane Hildreth
Marriage: 14 December 1890

Spouse and Children

14 December 1890

Parents and Siblings

    Pearson Miller Hildreth





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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern English: probably from a Middle English personal name, perhaps a variant of Eldridge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hester J Gunnels in household of John B Gunnels, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hester J Hildreth in household of Loucinda Hildreth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hester J Gunnels in household of John B Gunnels, "United States Census, 1930"

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