America Kilby

7 September 1858–June 1894 (Age 35)
Reddies River Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of America

When America Kilby was born on 7 September 1858, in Reddies River Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Abraham Ben Kilby Jr, was 42 and her mother, Naomi Serena Dancy, was 41. She married Harvey Lester on 1 April 1875, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died in June 1894, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Webbville Cemetery, Webbville, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States.

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Harvey Lester
America Kilby
Marriage: 1 April 1875
Nancy Jane Lester
Jane N. Lester
Linzy Lester
Reba Lester
Con Lester

Spouse and Children

1 April 1875
Lawrence, Kentucky, United States


    Nancy Jane Lester


    Jane N. Lester


    Linzy Lester



    Con Lester


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Cilebi. It was probably originally named with the Old English elements cild ( see Child ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Compare Chilton . The second element was then replaced some time after the Danish invasions by the Old Norse form býr.

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

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Story Highlight

William Warren Webb's Will 1783

Orange County, Virginia Will Book 3, page 65-66. Will of William Webb I give my daughter, Ann Gatewood. . . my son, John C Webb . . my son, William Cr. Webb. .. my daughter Martha Watkins . . my gr …

Sources (3)

  • America Lester in household of L. Hary Lester, "United States Census, 1880"
  • America Kilby in household of Ben Kilby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • America Kilby in household of Abram Kilby, "United States Census, 1870"

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