William Lester 12
- Born: 1765, Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania, USA
- Marriage (1): Rachel Bishop on 26 Mar 1786 in Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania, USA
- Marriage (2): Unknown
- Died: Bef 1861
From "Families of Wyoming County":
"William Lester was born abt. 1760, possibly in Montgomery County, Va. He may be the William Lester who married Rebecca Bishop Skaggs 26 May 1786 in Montgomery County. His parents were listed as Abner and Martha Lester. Rebecca's parents were listed as Ruth Bishop, wife of John Bishop."
William owned land "lying on Dandy (sic) (probably should read Sandy or Tug Fork of the Big Sandy) River in the County of Logan and Tazewell Counties. Viz. Beginning at the mo th of Four Pole Creek and running down to the river to the deep ford of the river and out the lines of a survey made for William Lester and Michael Charles"
William died prior to 1842. His heirs sold their interest in this parcel to Thomas Mullins on July 22, 1842. Deed recorded in the Clerks office of Tazewell County, April 28, 1843.
This parcel of land is in what is now McDowell County, W.Va . near the town of Mohawk.
There was a William Lester living in WyomingCounty, W.Va. i n 1850. He was born in North Carolina and was in his 70's. This William MAY be related but at this time the connection is not known. Many of his descendants live in the Bail eysville area of Wyoming county.
William married Rachel Bishop, daughter of Hans Johannes Bishop and Ruth Elkins, on 26 Mar 1786 in Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania, USA. (Rachel Bishop was born about 1768 in McDowell, Highland, Virginia, USA.)