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Capt William H. Lester
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1790
Burke County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 18, 1872
Thomas County
Georgia, USA

Son of John Lester (born abt 1746 in Leicestershire, England) and Mary Marley.

Captain William Lester of Georgia moved to Leon County around 1850 at the age of 53 and established Oaklawn Plantation. By 1870, Capt. Lester owned 5000 acres of land in Texas, Georgia, and Florida.

Married Rhoda Jemison in Alabama in 1804. Father of William Humphrey, Jr., Artamesia "Artie" Frances, Robert Ezekiel, Harriet "Hattie" M., Sarah Margaret, Molly Mitchell and John Samuel.

He was also reported to have been involved with a vigilante group in Georgia in the mid - 1830's called "The Regulators"

Note: Originally interred at the Lester Family Cemetery at Oaklawn Plantation in Bradfordville, located at Bannerman Road and Thomasville Road. Burials at from the Lester Family Cemetery were reinterred at Oakland Cemetery in October, 1999, prior to commercial development of the property. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rhoda Jemison Lester (1804 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  William Humphrey Lester (1835 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
Plot: 3 / SEC 12 / 6
 
Created by: MaggiMay
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51698704
Capt William H. Lester
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Capt William H. Lester
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Capt William H. Lester
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