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Richard KESTER
Phoebe BROWN
Husband:  Richard KESTER
Birth:  1772/3, NJ
Death:  ca. 1852, Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  17 Sep 1800, Grayson Co., VA
Wife:  Phoebe / Phebe BROWN
Birth:  1770-75, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  ca. 1842, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James BROWN
Children born in Grayson Co., VA:
  1.  Deborah KESTER, b. 1801/2; d. 16 Jun 1859, Surry Co., NC; m. David CAIN (b. 1797/8, NC)
  2.  Sarah "Sally" KESTER, b. ca. 1807
  3.  Eli KESTER, b. ca. 1808; d. 1841; m. 2 Jun 1831, Grayson Co., VA, Elizabeth DAVIS
  4.  Martha "Patsy/Patsey" KESTER, b. 1810
  5.  Rebecca KESTER, b. 1817/8
  6.  Lurana "Lurany" KESTER, b. 25 Jun 1819; d. 7 Nov 1883
  7.  (Daughter A) KESTER, b. 1820
  8.  (Daughter B) KESTER, b. 1820-25
  9.  Jonathan M. KESTER, b. 11 Feb 1822; d. 14 Jul 1897
10.  (Son A) KESTER, b. 1825
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Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Kester, Richard Brown, Phebe Sep 17, 1800 Grayson Co.

2.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the 1800 VA census was lost.

3.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the 1810 Grayson County schedules were lost.

4.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 13 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1820 VA Grayson Co. Roll M33_131 p. 49/242/1016 Ln. 3 of K's Kester Richd 010001-31101-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Eli (b. ca. 1808)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Richard (b. 1772/3)
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Lurana (b. 1819)
= Rebecca (b. 1817/8)
= Martha (b. 1810)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Sarah (b. ca. 1807)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Deborah (b. 1801/2)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Phoebe
1 person engaged in agriculture

5.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #41-42 of 86 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1830 VA Grayson Co. Roll M19_190 p. 265 Ln. 2 of K's Kester Richd 110 010 010 - 013 000 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son A
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Jonathan (b. 1822)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Eli (b. ca. 1808)
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = Richard (b. 1772/3)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
3 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter A
= Lurana (b. 1819)
= Rebecca (b. 1817/8)
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Phoebe

6.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21-22 of 110; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1840 VA Grayson Co. Eastern Dist. Roll 555 pp. 282B-283A Ln. 30 Richard Kester 000 200 001 - 000 100 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:¤-
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Son A
= Jonathan (b. 1822)
1 male 60-69 1770-1780 = Richard (b. 1772/3)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter B
1 person employed in agriculture

7.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #102 of 130):  11th Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 369A, 759/759, enumerated 11 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Elisha Jones 33 M   farmer   NC
Rebecca   " 33 F       Va
Julian    " 10 F       Va
Eli       "  9 M       Va
Isaac     "  4 M       Va
Charity M "  2 F       Va
Richard Kester 77 M   none   New Jersey
Richard KESTER is Rebecca's widowed father.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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