Amanda Magnolia Hester

28 May 1867–27 March 1949 (Age 81)
Caswell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Amanda Magnolia

When Amanda Magnolia Hester was born on 28 May 1867, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, her father, Dr. James Robert Hester, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Mae Russell, was 27. She married Thomas Preston Featherston on 13 November 1884, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Hightowers Township, Caswell, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Hightowers, Caswell, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 27 March 1949, in Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Preston Featherston
Amanda Magnolia Hester
Marriage: 13 November 1884
Mae Elizabeth Featherston
Willie Lee Featherston
Hallie Celeste Featherston
Annie Ora Featherstone
Robert Lee Featherstone
George Thomas Featherstone
Mamie Allan Featherston
Hulda Magnolia Featherston
Sallie Sue Featherston
Bertha Virginia Featherston
Julie Featherston
Albert C Featherston
Charles McIver Featherston

Spouse and Children

13 November 1884
Orange, North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Dr. James Robert Hester


    Nancy Mae Russell





    Morris Willis Hester


    Celestia "Leslie" Stelia Hester


    Emma Ora Hester


    Benjamin Twilly Hester


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 10

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (3)

  • Amanda M Featherstone in household of Thomas P Featherstone, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda M Featherstone in household of Thomas P Featherstone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie Featherstone in household of T P Featherstone, "United States Census, 1910"

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