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Franklin William Nester
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1833
Carroll County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1913
Lone Elm
Anderson County
Kansas, USA

Franklin Nester enlisted at Carroll County, Virginia with the Confederacy on July 24, 1862. He was listed as a resident of Morgan County, Kentucky. He is listed as being 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair, grey eyes, and a dark complexion. His brother Aaron is listed as having enlisted September 22, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee although he was a resident of Carroll County, Virginia. He is listed as being 5 feet 10 inches, with dark hair, grey eyes, and light complexion.
Name: Franklin W. Nester
Company: E
Unit: 30 Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate

History of the 30th SS Battalion, Virginia.
Fought on 16 Feb 1862 at Fort Donelson, TN.
Fought on 17 Jul 1862.
Fought on 15 Aug 1862 at Roane County, WV.
Fought on 31 Aug 1862 at Lewisburg, TN.
Fought on 10 Sep 1862 at Fayetteville, WV.
Fought on 15 Nov 1862 at Elk River, TN.
Fought on 15 Nov 1862.
Fought on 5 Jan 1863.
Fought on 24 Apr 1863 at Raleigh, WV.
Fought on 16 Sep 1863 at Atheneum Prison, Wheeling, WV.
Fought on 18 Sep 1863 at Montgomery Hospl, VA.
Fought on 1 Oct 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 12 Oct 1863 at Scott County, VA.
Fought on 15 Oct 1863 at Washington Co, VA.
Fought on 17 Dec 1863 at Craig County, VA.
Fought on 19 Dec 1863 at Roanoke County, VA.
Fought on 1 Mar 1864.
Fought on 9 May 1864 at Cloyd's Mountain, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at New Market, VA.
Fought on 25 May 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, VA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 1 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 2 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 4 Jul 1864 at Martinsburg, WV.
Fought on 7 Jul 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 8 Jul 1864 at Maryland Heights, MD.
Fought on 9 Jul 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 11 Jul 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 13 Jul 1864 at Libby Springs, VA.
Fought on 14 Jul 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 15 Jul 1864 at Leesburg, VA.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Beverly, WV.
Fought on 24 Jul 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 24 Jul 1864 at Kernstown, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Opequan, VA.
Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Harrisonburg, VA.
Fought on 25 Sep 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 26 Sep 1864 at Harrisonburg, VA.
Fought on 30 Sep 1864 at Swift River, VA.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Ninevah, VA.
Fought on 15 Jan 1865
Fought on 2 Feb 1865 at Waynesboro, VA.
Fought on 15 Feb 1865 at Waynesboro, VA.
Fought on 2 Mar 1865 at Waynesboro, VA.
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Per Civil War Records he was captured March 2, 1865, most likely at the Battle of Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia and is listed on a roll of Prisoners of War for Fort Delaware captured by Major General Sheridan, received March 12, 1865 from Winchester, Virginia. He was released June 20, 1865, listed as dark complexion, brown hair, gray eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall. Listed as a resident of Carroll County, Virginia.
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Obituary
The Iola Register, Iola, Allen, Kansas, Tuesday, December 23, 1913, Page 9
S. W. Nestor, 80 years old and who has been ill for several months died yesterday about noon at his daughter's home in Concreto. He is survived by seven children. Funeral services were held at ten o'clock this morning at the remains were shipped to Kincaid for interment. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Nester (1793 - 1842)
  Mary Goad Nester (1790 - 1859)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Back Nester (1847 - 1893)
  Elizabeth Ann Cooper Nester (1858 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Zion Nester (1866 - 1942)*
  James Franklin Nester (1877 - 1938)*
  Dollie Bell Nester Dunn (1881 - 1958)*
  Blanche M Nester Ashley (1883 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Aaron Grissom Nester (1821 - 1908)*
  Squire James Nester (1823 - 1899)*
  Catherine Nester Goad (1824 - 1890)*
  Mary Jane Nester Wages (1825 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth Louisa J. Nester Goad (1832 - 1897)*
  Franklin William Nester (1833 - 1913)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Franklin Nester
Nov. 18, 1833
Dec. 22, 1914
 
Burial:
Kincaid Cemetery
Kincaid
Anderson County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Landis Bender
Originally Created by: DK Paddock
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44229742
Franklin William Nester
Added by: Landis Bender
 
Franklin William Nester
Added by: DK Paddock
 
 
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