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View Tree for Hannah LesterHannah Lester (b. Abt. 1773, d. August 23, 1856)

Hannah Lester (daughter of Abner Alexander Lester and Martha "Patsy" Arthur) was born Abt. 1773 in VA, and died August 23, 1856 in Carter Co., KY. She married (1) Jeremiah Scaggs. She married (2) Edmund Whitt on Abt. 1800, son of Rev. Richard Whitt and Susannah Skaggs.

 Includes NotesNotes for Hannah Lester:
1850 United States Federal Census Record
about Hannah Whitt
Name: Hannah Whitt
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: abt 1773
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Carter, Kentucky

This information was taken from the book Whitt - Johnson History by J.B. Whitt (c. 1998)

Edmund Whitt and wife Hannah Lester Whitt are probably buried in the Whitt Cemetery at Ibex , Carter County, KY. There are no tombstones for either one of them.

Hannah already had five known children by Jeremiah Scaggs, and had at least five known additional children by Edmund Whitt.

On 27 October 1801 a deed was filed in Russell County, Virginia (Book 3, page 249) for 48 acres of land on the Spurs of Clinch Mountain transfered from John and Jesabel Horton to Hannah Whitt and her heirs born of her marriage to Jeremiah Scaggs, deceased, the sum of $30 having been previously paid by Jeremiah Scaggs.

On 20 November 1819 the 48 acre tract deeded to Hannah Whitt in 1801 was sold to John Scaggs of Russell County, Virginia, for $10. The sellers are listed as Hannah and Edmund Whitt and all her children by her first marriage to Jeremiah Scaggs togehter with their spouses, all of Tazewell County, Virginia. (Deed Book 6, page 289)

Recorded on 7 November, 1838, Edmund and Hannah Whitt sold 65 acres in Lee County, Virginia (Deed Book 8, pages 79-80) to Elkanah Flannery for $600. This land was on Dry Branch, called Camp Branch, in Yocum's Station.

Apparently at or near the same time, recorded on 26 October 1838, Edmund Whitt bought 200 acres of land in Carter County, Kentucky for $600. (Book A, page 27.) This purchase was probably made at the same time as the above sale, as he sold land in Lee County, Virginia for $600 and bought land in Carter County, Kentucky for $600.

On 26 October 1839, Edmund Whitt sold the 200 acres in Carter County, Kentucky to John Fultz. (Carter County Deed book 9, page 87.) He owned other land there and was still living in Carter County, Kentucky, where he and the family were listed on the 1840 census.

On 3 May 1843, Edmund Whitt sold 300 acres in Carter County, Kentucky to his sons, Richard P. Whitt and Abijah Whitt. Edmund is listed on the 1850 census with Hannah.


More About Hannah Lester:
Burial: Unknown, Whitt Cemetery in Ibex, Carter Co. KY.

More About Hannah Lester and Edmund Whitt:
Marriage: Abt. 1800

Children of Hannah Lester and Edmund Whitt are:
  1. Rebecca Whitt, b. Abt. 1803, Russell County, VA, d. March 25, 1884, Carter Co., Kentucky.
  2. +Richard P. Whitt, b. December 08, 1806, Russell County, VA, d. July 19, 1872, Carter Co., Kentucky.
  3. Abijah Whitt, b. January 23, 1809, Russell County, VA, d. August 29, 1893, Carter Co., Kentucky.
  4. Linney - Susannah Whitt, b. Abt. 1813, Russell County, VA, d. April 02, 1855, Little Sandy, Carter, County, KY.
  5. Lavisa Whitt, b. July 22, 1819, Russell County, VA, d. March 18, 1907, Carter Co., Kentucky.
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