John LESTER I (1751-1825) and his wife Catherine PLICKENSTALVER (abt. 1759-1833) of Montgomery County, Virginia.
Although I have many descendants listed for this ancestral couple, I haven’t done very much research on them. This is mainly due to the fact that others have shared their extensive research:
In 1996 Marguerite Tise wrote “The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery County Virginia”
Copy available online: Tise’s book (pdf)
Barbara Reininger’s site on Floyd County, Virginia:
RootsWeb site which is at present offline (July 2018)
includes two pages on the Lester families of that county:
Lester page 1 (unavailable due to Ancestry taking down the RootsWeb private websites
Lester page 2 (idem)
Jerry Curtis Lester’s genealogy site:
Jerry Curtis Lester Genealogy – GEDCOM file:
Chad K. Flentje’s site:
The Lester Family
Marguerite Tise’s information has been used by many including Jerry Lester and Chad Flentje. Barbara Reininger cites Tise but uses mainly county and census records for Floyd County.
There are likely many more sites online with information on the LESTER family but the above were around when I first began doing genealogy research on the internet in 2000.
Seventeen years ago Marguerite wrote, in her book, “Intensive efforts have been made by family members and researchers over the years to locate John Lester’s father and ancestors in Pennsylvania, but with no success up to the present time.” It would be nice to be part of this discovery when it is made. Hopefully, it will not be another 17 years before this happens.
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