John LESTER I & Catherine PLICKENSTALVER

Door16John 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: http://tinyurl.com/lqffc52

Barbara Reininger’s site on Floyd County, Virginia:
http://tinyurl.com/barb-floyd
includes two pages on the Lester families of that county:
http://tinyurl.com/barb-lester1
http://tinyurl.com/barb-lester2

Jerry Curtis Lester’s genealogy site:
http://jerrylester.com/index.html

Jerry Curtis Lester Genealogy – gedcom file:
http://tinyurl.com/l4kksfk

Chad K. Flentje’s site:
http://tinyurl.com/flenlester

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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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

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