|. Frederick Nester, 1739 - 1836, s/o Frederick Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Frederick Nester,2 (Frederick,1)
. b 24 Apr 1739 Germany; apparently died in 1836 in Campbell Co, Tenn when he was removed from the RW pension rolls.
. Frederick was apparently living in Berks Co, Pa in 1766, when his son Jacob was born there He was Johann Frederich Nester, acc
. to Jacob's baptismal record.
. m(1) Maria Barbara ____, the mother of Jacob, proven by his baptismal record. Her last name has been listed by some as Parbakes/
. Parbares, but there is no evidence given for this, and unfortunately this last name has been spread around on many internet
. sites. I have found no one by that last name in any of the millions of names on many genealogy sites, and there is no one by
. that last name in the present national US phone index. "Parbares" is probably a misreading of the name Barbara. The only
. document containing her name is son Johann Jacob's baptismal record which only gave "Maria Barbara".
. m(2) Nancy (Ann) ____. She was "Nancy" in an 1810 deed in Montgomery Co, Va. She was "Ann" in an 1813 Pulaski Co, Ky
. m(3) 14 Jun 1814 Pulaski Co, Ky to Nancy Reynolds, Henry L. Mills surety. It is conceivable that this Nancy was the same per-
. son as the Nancy/Ann in the 1810 and 1813 deeds, and perhaps she was his common law wife whom he married. There is
. insufficient evidence to prove this either way. I recently visited the Pulaski Co courthouse (Mar 2010) and observed that
. the only current reference to this marriage is a typed version, listing "Francis" Nester, instead of Frederick Nester, the latter
. being reported in the past.
. Frederick moved to the Tryon/Rutherford Co area of NC in 1770's, where he entered service in the RW war.Â He moved to Mont-
. gomery Co, Va in the 1780's, and about 1810-11 moved to Pulaski Co, Ky.Â He later was in Pike Co, Ky, and then went to Camp-
. bell Co, Tenn in the early 1830's, where he filed a RW pension application, which outlined some details of his life.
. In summary, in his old age, Frederick lived in Pulaski Co, Ky, Pike Co, Ky, and Campbell Co, Tenn, the exact 3 counties where his
. daughters lived.
. 1775, Apr: Tryon Co, NC Court minutes, p 179, 13 Feb 1775: Robert Johnson deeded 50 acres to Frederick Neister. Deed Bk 2, p
. 162: Robert Johnson to Frederic Nester. (This tract would be in present Lincoln or Gaston Co)
. 1778, 15 Oct: Burke Co, NC land entry, #873, p 289: Frederick Reaster transferred 150 acres on N side of Gunpowder Creek to
. John Spencer.
. 1778, 30 Nov: Burke Co land entry #1089, p 358: Fredeick Neuster transferred 100 acres on Gunpowder Creek to John Spencer.
. 1783, 7 Oct: Burke Co land entry Bk 85, #1849, p 104: 300 acres on Gunpowder Creek for John Spencer, originally entered by
. Frederik Nester.
. 1782 Montgomery Co, Va tax list, Frederick Nester, 1 poll, no slaves.
. 1783, 10 May: Montgomery Co Plott Bk B, p 175: 150 acres on ridge dividing Underwood fork and Greasy Creek surveyed for
. Frederick Nestor.
. 1786, 22 Jun: Montgomery Co Plott Bk F, p 43: 200 acres on Pine branch surveyed for Frederick Nestor.
. 1787 Montgomery Co personal property tax list C: Frederick Nestor, no WM 16-21, no blacks < 16, 1 horse, 5 cattle.
. 1788, 11 Feb: Montgomery Co personal propert tax list C: Fredrick Nestor, no WM 16-21, no slaves, 1 horse.
. 1789, 27 Mar: Montgomery Co tax list: Frederick Nestor, living on ridge dividing Underwood Fork and Greasy Creek of New
. (River), no WM 16-21, no slaves, 2 horses.
. 1797, 29 May: Montgomery Co Deed Bk C, p 34-35 (rec May 1797): Roley and Milly Ann Jacobs sold 100 acres on Little River
. to Frederick Nester for 60 pounds.
. 1798, 28 Jun: Montgomery Co: Land Grant: Israel Lorton Grantee. 85 acres on the Pilot Mountain on the waters of Little River ad-
. joining Nathan Ratcliff, Elizabeth Dobbins, Frederick Nester, &c.
. 1800-06 Montgomery Co Land Bk: Frederick/Frederic Nester/-or, 100 acres 1800-04; 148 acres in 1805, and 169 acres in 1806.
. 1805, March Court: Montgomery Co Chancery Cause: Frederick Nester plaintiff vs Jonathan Elswick defendant. This involved a
. note for $20 to Solomon Acres (Akers) for 2 buschels of salt and 17 gallons of whiskey. This note was later transferred to
. Frederick Nester, who brought suit. Elswick asked that Acres and Nester be made defendants. This case began in Mar 1805
. and was settled in Sept 1805. Frederick's signature appears almost identical to the one in the 1810 deed, see image below.
. 1801, 6 Mar: Montgomery Co Plott Bk E, p 479: 69 acres on Little River surveyed for Frederick Nester.
. 1810 Montgomery Co, Va census, p 10, Frederick Nester, 00001-00001-00.
. 1810, 15 Sep: Montgomery Co, Va Deed Bk E, p 49-50: Frederic and Nancy Nester sold 100 acres on Little River to John Carmikle
. for $500. Frederick affixed a very detailed signature in German, but in a dialect that the Univ of Louisville German dept was
. unable to decipher, other than to say the name did not read "Nester" and that the middle part of the signature can be inter-
. preted as "von". See image below. A more recent interpretation (see below) is that this reads "Fiedrich ??? est....".
. 1810, 24 Dec: Pulaski Co, Ky Deed Bk 2, p 203-04: Thomas Richardson and wife Nancy deeded 100 acres on Flat Lick Creek of
. Buck Creek to Frederick Nester for $300. Both parties of Pulaski Co.
. 1806-14: Pulaski Co, Ky Deed Bk 2: Indentures #375, #245, involving Frederick Nester.
. 1811 Pulaski Co tax list, Frederick Nester, 100 acres and 50 acres on Flat Lick, 1 WM > 21, 2 horses.
. 1812 Pulaski Co tax list, Frederic Nester, 100 acres and 50 acres on Flat Lick, 1 WM > 21, 2 horses.
. 1813, 30 Jan: Pulaski Co Deed Bk 2, p 285-86: Frederick Nester and wife Ann deeded 100 acres on Flat Lick Creek of Buck Creek to
. Larking Phelps for $400. Both parties of Pulaski Co. Ann relinquished her right of dower to the land.
. 1820 census, Frederick not located.
. 1822 Pulaski Co tax list, Nancy Nester.
. 1830 Pike Co, Ky census, Pike City, p 377, Frederick Nester, 00000000001-011001. (male age 80-90)
. 1832, 11 Dec: James Chitwood filed for RW pension in Campbell Co, Tenn. Frederick Nester Esq was listed as one of his neigh-
. bors "who can testify to his character for vearcity and their belief of his services as a soldier". This application was sworn to
. and subscribed in open court by Frederick Nester. James Chitwood's land patent was in Pulaski Co, Ky (the part that later
. became Whitley Co, Ky. This was in a portion that became part of Campbell Co, Tenn (the part that became Scott Co when
. Campbell Co was subdivided), when the state line was resurveyed.
. 1833, 10 Sep: Campbell Co, Tenn: Frederick Nester applied for a pension (#S1572) for his service in the RW War.
. See next page for copy of his pension: nester11a1
. He entered Capt Johnson's company of drafted militia men from Rutherford Co, NC. He later served under various Captains,
. including Capt Connally (prob Capt Henry Connelly (#D), who was an ancestor of this author's mother).
. His service was described as: "Drafted May 1781 until Dec 81, private for 3 mos, 15 days, teamster for 2 mos, 2 mos, and 3
. mos, totalling 10 mos 15 days. Served under Capt Clark, Col Grimes, Genrl Edmonson, waggonmaster Genrl Green; age at
. present 93 years, abode was Burke Co, N.Carolina when he entered service; Proof by which the declaration is supported: The
. Judge certifies to the medsbility of evidence but the names of the evidence is not in his certificate."
. See next page: nester11a1.
. 1835: Frederick Nester was on a Campbell Co, Tenn list of pensioners, private, $35/yr, NC militia, placed on roll 17 Oct 1833, age
. issue: (mother of the dau's not proven)
11 1. Jacob Nester, b 14 Mar 1766 Berks Co, Pa, m(b) 2 Jun 1789 Montgomery Co, Va to Catherine Goad.
. Acc to Daniel Schumacher's Baptismal Records published in "Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society", Vol 1, 1968,
. p 318: "Johann Jacob Nester, b 14 Mar 1766, bapt 28 Mar 1766, Good Friday in Allemangel, s/o Johann Frederich and Maria
. Barbara Nester, sponsors Jacob and Regina Frey". This was also recorded in the records of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary,
. Gettysburg, Adams Co, as s/o Johann Friderich and Maria Barbara Nester, sponsors Jacob and Regina Catharina Frey.
. Jacob lived out his life in Montgomery Co, Va.
1a 2. Mary Nester, prob b ca 1770, m(b) 24 Aug 1789 Montgomery Co, Va to Jonathan Richardson, prob b ca 1770 Montgomery Co,
. d 15 Aug 1816 Pulaski Co, Ky.
. They moved to Pulaski Co, Ky.
1b 3. Sarah Nester (Sally), b ca 1770 Va, m(b) 6 Sep 1803 Montgomery Co, Va to Jeremiah Ratliff, b ca 1780 Va, s/o Nathan Ratliff
. and Polly Farmer.
. Moved to Pike/Floyd Co, Ky, and later to Wayne Co, Va (now WVa).
1c 4. Charity Nester, b 1770's, m(b) 2 Jun 1795 Montgomery Co, Va to Stephen Elswick, prob s/o Jonathan Elswick, whose will
. was probated 1828 Montgomery Co.
. They moved to Anderson Co, Tenn, then Campbell Co, Tenn.
. Unidentified Nesters mentioned in documents in Pulaski and Pike Co's, Ky, who are likely related to Frederick Nester, either issue
. of his 3rd wife or of an unidentified daughter or unidentified son. Three young females were living with Frederick in 1830, but they
. weren't with him in 1810. There was an "Israel" Nester in Capt William Love's Co of Montgomery Co militia, on an undated list,
. but between 1777-90. Either this is another s/o Frederick or a misreading of the name Jacob. Also the mother of Daniel Nester
. (#J), b ca 1831 Va, of Logan Co, Va (WVa), was supposedly an orphaned Nester girl, who could be related to this family. All
. together, all of these unidentified Nesters in the area were Frederick Nester or his daughters lived indicate that he had one or more
. currently unidentified sons or daughters.
. 1. John Nester, b ca 1815. John may have been a gs/o Frederick Nester, by an unidentified daughter.
. 1820, Mar: Pulaski Co Deed Bk 4, p 235-36: Apprenticeship indenture (#232) between William Fox, county clerk, on behalf of
. John Nester, orphan of ____ Nester, and Coventon Lewis. John Nester, age 5 yrs, was bound to Lewis until age 21.
. John not located in any census.
. 1820 Pulaski Co census, p 194, Covington Lewis, 111101-01001.
. 1830-50 census', family not located.
. 2. Sarah Nester. Poss the female, age 30-40, listed with Frederick Nester in 1830. Not a dau of Frederick, since his dau Sarah
. was married to Jeremiah Ratliff. This female could be Sarah, or Frederick's 3rd wife Nancy. Sarah could be the widow of an
. unidentified son of Frederick.
. 1835, Mar: Pike Co Order Bk B, p 181: Sarah Nester vs John Sword.
. 1835, 6 Jun: Pike Co Order Bk B, p 237: Subpoena issued for Sally Nester to appear at next term to show cause why her child
. Polly should not be bound out. (Like the orphan John Nester, mentioned in the 1820 Pulaski Co document above, I don't
. know who Sally and Polly were, but there is a high probability that they were related to Frederick Nester, as there were 2
. young females listed in his 1830 Pike Co census entry, in addition to a female age 30-40.)
. No further record.
. a. Polly Nester. Possibly the female, age 5-10, living with Frederick Nester in 1830.
K2 ? b. Catherine Nester, b ca 1815 Tenn, m Arnold Perry.
. Possibly the female, age 10-15, living with Frederick Nester in 1830.
. Lived in Logan and Wayne Cos, Va (WVa). The 1880 census stated that both of Catherine's parents were born in NC.
. No evidence linking Catherine to Frederick Nester, but Frederick's dau Sally Nester Ratliff was living in Wayne Co, WVa in
. 1850, as was Catherine Nester Perry.
. Other early unidentified Nesters in Va, NC area:
. 1. Sophie Nester, b ca 1774 Rowan Co, NC, d 28 Mar 1847 Rowan Co, m 20 Apr 1794 Rowan Co to George Whicker.
. (IGI record)
. ? 2. Savaney Nester, b ca 1764, of Pa, m 18 Jan 1785 Greenbrier Co, Va to Andrew Kissinger, b 1766 Pa, s/o Mathias Kissinger
. and Judith Tassena. (IGI record) Another record says Andrew Kessinger, b 25 Dec 1756 Lancaster Co, Pa, m 18 Jan 1785
. Greenbrier Co to Sovena Nossman. Yet another record says this was Sivenoy (or Sophia) Nosler, d/o Sebastian or Boston Nos-
. 1810 Giles Co, Va census, p 15, Andrew Kessinger, 30201-11101-00.
. Note: 1. Frederick's pension application is online at: www.usgennet.org/usa/tn/county/campbell/_sgt/mbmd__1.htm
. Also at: http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s1572.pdf
. 2. Some internet sites still list Frederick Nester (#B) as a s/o the above Frederick. This bogus claim comes from a list of
. children for Frederick that was speculatively created over 25 years ago, with absolutely no evidence. This appears to
. have been a confusion of the parentage of Frederick's grandson Frederick Nester, s/o Johann Jacob Nester.
. 3. "Frederick Nester (ca 1709 - 1782) Of Berks County, Pennsylvania, And Descendants", May 2003, Michael D. Nestor,
. p 1-2. To order a copy of this: Book Order.
|A more recent interpretation of the above signature of Frederick Nester by Karen Higgins, a genealogist in Chester Co, Pa, is
that his signature in old German script can be read as "Fiedrich ? ? ? est...." He omitted the 1st "r" in his first name. The capital
beginning his last name does not look like a Gernan N, but closer to a sloppy V or W. The last "er" may have been lost as he
scribbled out the end of his last name.