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Ancestors of Frank Curtis BEVERS

Generation No. 7

      96. Jacob LESTER, born 1725 in Henrico Co, VA; died Aft. 1790101. He was the son of 192. Henry LESTER. He married 97. Martha LEWIS.

      97. Martha LEWIS, died Aft. 1790101.

Notes for Jacob LESTER:
Notes stolen from another researcher:

Jacob Lester and his first wife are the oldest known ancestors of this
family history. They were probably born in Virginia sometime in the first
half of the 1700's. The name of Jacob's first wife is not known but it is
believed to that here maiden name was "Lewis", a name given to Lester men in
each generation since.
Jacob Lester lived in Chesterfield County, Virginia. This is southwest of
Richmond in a rural area. He was on the census of Chesterfield County in
1783 and 1790.
The revolutionary war records of Chesterfield County show that Jacob Lester
had 33 bushels of corn taken by the United States Army in 1781 and 275
pounds of beef in September 1781. No military record of Jacob has been
Jacob Lester was married for the second time about 1781 in Chesterfield
County, Virginia to Martha Miles, there were no children.

Find copy of the original Will. Transcriptions posted on internet vary on key names and dates.

Transcription of the Will of Jacob LESTER:

In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB LESTER, in Manchester Parish in the County of Chesterfield, being in perfect health and of sound mind and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament. And I leave to my beloved wife MARTHA LESTER, two negros, Cato and Jane, during her life or widowhood and at her death or remarriage, to return to two sons. Cato to LEWIS LESTER and Jane to JEREMIH LESTER, to them and their heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son LEWIS LESTER two negros, Sam and Bartley, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son JEREMIH LESTER, three negros, Samuel, John and Fan to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter, ELIZABETH WALTHAL, one negro named Edee and her increase and one negro boy named Isam to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter, ANN CLACK, one negro woman named Patt, she and her increase, one negro girl named Agg, to
her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my grand-son, JAIB Lester, one feather bed.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter MEALY LESTER one cow and one calf.

ITEM: I leave my crop and stock to be equally divided between my wife MARTHA LESTER and my sons LEWIS LESTER and JEREMIH LESTER.

ITEM: I leave to my wife MARTHA LESTER, all the rest of my household goods during her life or widowhood and at her death to be equally
divided between my two sons LEWIS LESTER and JEREMIH LESTER, and my desire is that all my wife makes or raises shall be her
own property.

In witness thereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal on this seventh day of December one thousand, seven hundred and ninety.

Jacob Lester


Isham Cheatham
George Patman (his mark)
Edith Patman (her mark)

The LESTER and CHEATHAM families are very close. There are members from each family who move from VA to GA at about the same time. Isham CHEATHAM was a witness on the 1790 will for the elder Jacob LESTER in VA. His son, Isham CHEATHAM is a witness on the will of Alexander LESTER in 1820 Oglethorpe Co, GA. Also, John L. LESTER, one of the "three orphans" of Jacob LESTER, marries Adaline CHEATHAM, daughter of Isham, in 1848. That's three generations closely connected. I expect there are even more family ties going further back in VA.
Children of Jacob LESTER and Martha LEWIS are:
  48 i.   Josiah LESTER, born Abt. 1750 in Henrico Co, VA; died 1777 in Henrico Co, VA; married Amelia CLARK.
  ii.   Lewis LESTER101, born 1755 in VA; married Rhoda RUSSELL.
  iii.   Jerimiah LESTER101, born 1756 in VA.
  Notes for Jerimiah LESTER:
Jerimih is listed as the son in Jacob's will. Is this the same person as Josiah?

  iv.   Elizabeth LESTER101, married WALTHAL.
  v.   Ann LESTER101, married CLACK.

      104. Nathaniel Benjamin BULLOCK102, born Bet. 1735 - 1738 in Granville Co, NC; died 1802 in Oglethorpe Co, GA. He was the son of 208. Richard BULLOCK III and 209. Nance Anne HENLEY. He married 105. Mary HAWKINS 12 Aug 1760 in Granville Co, NC.

      105. Mary HAWKINS102, born 1746 in Six Pound Creek, Granville Co, NC; died Sep 1830 in Oglethorpe Co, GA. She was the daughter of 210. John HAWKINS and 211. Mary WYATT.

Notes for Nathaniel Benjamin BULLOCK:
Revolutionary Soldier.

Seventeenth Report of National Daughters of the American Revolution.
91293. Bunch, Clement.

His grave is marked by the DAR.

He and Mary moved to GA about the time of the Revolutionary War.

Will probated 1830 in Oglethorpe Co, GA.
Children of Nathaniel BULLOCK and Mary HAWKINS are:
  52 i.   Hawkins BULLOCK, born 19 Mar 1764 in Warren Co, NC; died 01 Nov 1833 in Madison Co, GA; married Frances Roy GORDON 12 Mar 1789.
  ii.   Frances "Fanny" BULLOCK102, born Abt. 1771 in Warren Co, NC; married George ALLEN; born Abt. 1770 in NC.
  iii.   John BULLOCK102
  iv.   Clarissa BULLOCK102, born 1775 in Ninety Six, SC.
  v.   Marge BULLOCK102
  vi.   Elizabeth BULLOCK102
  vii.   Agnes "Aggy" BULLOCK102
  viii.   Robert BULLOCK102
  ix.   Wyatt BULLOCK102

      106. Alexander B. GORDON103, born in Michety Creek, Spartanburg Co, SC104; died Bef. Jul 1828 in Fair Forest, Oglethorpe Co, GA104. He was the son of 212. Thomas William GORDON and 213. Mary BUFFINGTON. He married 107. Susannah TERRELL.

      107. Susannah TERRELL105, born 03 Mar 1758106; died in Oglethorpe Co, GA106. She was the daughter of 214. Joel TERRELL and 215. Anna LEWIS.

Notes for Alexander B. GORDON:
On page 136 of The Georgians, Jeannette Holland Austin has this to say about Alexander Gordon: "Alexander Gordon, m. Susannah Terrel 8/30/1790, Wilkes Co., N.C. He bought land in Wilkes Co., Ga. from Nathaniel Bulloch and w., Mary, 400 acres on Kettle Creek, waters of Little River, adj. Joel Phillips, 8/21/1787. Listed on 1800 Oglethorpe Co. Ga. Census with two sons, four daus. and 17 slaves. WB B, p. 129, Oglethorpe Co. Ga. wills, Will of Alexander Gordon, 4/23/1813, pvd 7/2/1816, naming w., Susannah, son-in-law, Samuel Gardner, and dau. Frances Roy Bullock, w. of Hawkins Bullock. In 1796 Wilkes Co. he served an action for debt against Est. of Boswell Bridgeman. Alexander Gordon and w., Susannah, deeded 350 acres on Kettle Creek to Joel Terrell, 4/11/1788. William Pollard and w., Alecy, deed to Alexander Gordon, 350 acres on Kettle Creek, 10/22/1787."


Cause of Death: he was burned to death

Child of Alexander GORDON and Susannah TERRELL is:
  53 i.   Frances Roy GORDON, born 08 Jun 1772 in Wilkes Co, GA; died 12 Jul 1837 in Madison Co, GA; married Hawkins BULLOCK 12 Mar 1789.

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