Sally Ann Hester

3 January 1811–16 August 1882 (Age 71)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Sally Ann

When Sally Ann Hester was born on 3 January 1811, in Georgia, United States, her father, Abraham Hester, was 61 and her mother, Elizabeth Norman, was 56. She married Thomas Edington in 1826, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Meigs County Courthouse, Meigs, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 16 August 1882, in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Thomas Edington
Sally Ann Hester
Marriage: 1826
Elizabeth Eddington
Lucinda Adeline Eddington
Asenath Ann Eddington
Cynthia Ann Edington
Mahala Alvira Edington
James Samuel Eddington
William R Edington
Louisa Evangeline A Edington
Emily Arminta Edington
Frances Malinda Edington
Roda Scrider Edington

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Edington



South Carolina, United States


    Elizabeth Eddington


    Lucinda Adeline Eddington


    Asenath Ann Eddington


    Cynthia Ann Edington


    Mahala Alvira Edington


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hēster.2 Irish (mainly County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sally Ann Edington in household of Thomas Edington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Hester in entry for Francis Milindia Mcdiuglon, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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