Gideon Rester

Maleabout 1790–about 1834

Brief Life History of Gideon

When Gideon Rester was born about 1790, in North Carolina, United States, his father, George Frederick Rester Jr, was 11788 and his mother, Louisa Lavinia Denmark, was 23. He married Sarah Ann Mason in 1808, in Bulloch, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1834, in Washington, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Rester Cemetery, Varnado, Washington, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Rester
Sarah Ann Mason
Marriage: 1808
Mary Ann Rester
Jane Rester
William George "Washington" Rester
Permelia Rester
Liberty Rester

Sources (4)

  • Gideon Rester, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Gideon Rester, "Find A Grave Index"
  • RESTER FAMILY HISTORY (Gideon Rester traveled to Washington Parish, Louisiana)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1808Bulloch, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1792 · Capital City Moved

    Age 2

    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.


    Age 13

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    German (Bavaria): from a derivative of Middle High German reste ‘rest, resting place’, originally a nickname for someone who took a rest on a military expedition.

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Röster (see Roster 2).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Brief history of Gideon Rester

    Posted 06 Nov 2007 by roadcox ( Gideon Rester born 1784 Bulloch Co. GA. Married 1808 in Bulloch Co. to Sarah Mason. Gideon is thought to have gone to Perry Co. MS. with his Uncle, Isaac …

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