religious independence, and crossed the Great Plains to reach it.
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The current focus is on identifying the parents and unknown siblings of George W. Jester b 1828/9 in OH. George married Martha Pulliam Oct 1857 in MO-Holt Co. They had 2 children, Julia b 1859 and Ruben Elliott b 1860. Martha died 1861. George m2 Mrs. Matilda Stembaugh. They had 2 children, John b 1868 and George Jr b 1870.
His father appears to be Elijah Jester found in OH-Jefferson Co in 1820 and 1830. I am speculating that this OH-Elijah Jester is the same Elijah Jester who is found in DE-Kent Co, and who was married to and divorced from Elizabeth Peterkin.
DE-Elijah is found in the 1800 and 1810 census of DE-Kent Co with his family, but Elizabeth is listed as head-of-household in 1820. In 1820 and 1830, Elijah appears in OH-Jefferson Co with a new family. OH-Elijah matches the age of the DE-Elijah.
There were 5 children in the family of OH-Elijah. Names of 3 are known: David W. b 1823, George W. b 1828/9, John W. b 1832. Based on census location, all of the children appear to have been born in OH-Jefferson Co. The name of OH-Elijah’s wife is not known; possibly it is Julia.
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