.  William Franklin Nester, 1848 - 1915, s/o Squire James Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

C21   William Franklin Nester,6                                                                C2   (James,5,William,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2)
.
.             "Crip Will"
.               b 28 Nov 1848 Carroll Co, Va; d 11 Feb 1915 Laurel Fork, "age 69 y, 2 mos, 13 d", bur Webb Cem, Carroll Co.  If his age at death
.                  and the death date are correct, his birth date would be 28 Nov 1845.  From the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Death Rec:
.                "Brother Fayette Nester died Dec 1915, age 62 yrs, 9 mo, 28 days" - the dates don't match exactly, but no other likely candi-
.                  dates.)  See
picture of his tombstone below, which gives dates 1850 - 1915.  The birth year on the stone is inconsistent with
.                  dates given by the census records: he was age 3 in 1850, age 14 in 1860, age 22 in 1870, age 30 in 1880, b Nov 1848 acc to the
.                  1900 census, and age 62 in 1910.
.               m(1) 2 Feb 1871 Carroll Co to his 2nd cousin Mildred Ann Goad (Milly), b ca 1853-57 Carroll Co, d 9 Dec 1879 Carroll Co, "age
.                        22, in childbirth", d/o
Isaac Goad (Ike) (#F) and Susannah Dalton (Susan).
.               Wid, m(2) 24 Nov 1880 Carroll Co to his 5th cousin Sarah Jane Goad (Jane), b 21 Mar 1858 Carroll Co, d Sep 1898, d/o
Henry
.                        Robert Goad (Black Bob) (#G3) and Amey Semones.

.               1870 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 26, William M. Nester,22 Va, farmer, living with James Nester Sr.
.               1880 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 33C, #217/217, William Nester,30 Va (wid/div), (no occup), Henry Taylor,7 Va, Sarah
.                        Dove,5 Va.
.               1900 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 3, sheet 4A, #62/63, William F. Nester, Nov 1848 Va (wid), farmer, Dosca A., Apr 83
.                       Va, Ira B.C., Dec 85 Va, Cara A, May 87 Va, Sam R., Sep 89 Va, Esau C., Dec 90 Va.
.               1910 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 4, sheet 14B, #285/288, William F. Nester,62 Va (wid), farmer, general farm, Carrie A.,
.                        22 Va.

.               issue:

C211       
1.   Henry Taylor Nester, b 4 Aug 1872 Carroll Co, m Rebecca Jane Dickerson.

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2.   Sarah Dove Nester (Dove), b 11 Feb 1875 Carroll Co, d 16 Jan 1967 Carroll Co (SSDI 228-72-7454 Va), bur Floyd Webb
.                     Cem, m 1 Oct 1896 Carroll Co to her father's 3rd cousin
Adam Goad (#B22), b Feb 1872 Carroll Co, d 5 Mar 1959 Carroll
.                     Co, bur Floyd Webb Cem, s/o Henderson Goad and Julia Ann Webb.

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3.   (son) Nester, b 6 Jul 1877 Carroll Co.

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4.   (son) Nester, b 1 Dec 1878 Carroll Co.

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5.   (son) Nester, b and d 12 Dec 1879.

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6.   Doskia Adaline Nester (Dosky), b 20 Dec 1881 Carroll Co acc to Carroll Co b rec (b 12 Oct 1881 acc to tombstone, Oct
.                     1883 acc to 1900 census), bur James Gardner Cem, d 25 Sep 1961 Carroll Co, m 14 Jan 1904 Carroll Co to her mother's 2nd
.                     cousin
Woodson Goad (#N22), b 4 Jun 1887 Carroll Co, d 4 Jun 1937, bur James Gardner Cem, s/o Henry Goad and Savira
.                     Jane Goad (Jennie).  Woodson and Doskia were bur in Gardner Cem.

C212       
7.   Ira Branson Coltrane Nester (Coltrane), b 30 Jan 1884 Carroll Co, m(1) Rachel Gardner, m(2) Josie Griffin.

C213       
8.   Cara Ann Nester (Carrie), b 2 Apr 1885 Carroll Co, m James A. Marshall.
.                     She was b May 1887 acc to 1900 census)
.                     Moved to Patrick Co, Va.

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9.   Samuel Rhineheart Nester (Sam), b 16 Nov 1888 Carroll Co, m(1) Christina E. Goad (Tina), m(2) Mary Agnes Dalton
.                     Coulson (Agnes).

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10.   Esau Conklin Nester, b 7 May 1891 Carroll Co (b Dec 1890 acc to 1900 census), d 5 Feb 1983 Carroll Co (SSDI 236-10-
.                     4218 WVa), bur Gardner Cem, m 10 Jun 1911 Carroll Co to Jessie Gardner, b 2 Nov 1884 Carroll Co, d 20 Jun 1960 Carroll
.                     Co, bur Gardner Cem, d/o Thomas C. Gardner and Elizabeth Banks.  See
picture of Esau's and Jessie's tombstone below.
.                     Esau's LR: Hillsville, Carroll Co 24343.
.                     1917, 5 Jun: Hillsville, Carroll Co, Va: WW I draft registration card: Esaw Nester, b 26 May 1890 Hillsville, age 27; of Hills-
.                               ville; occup: farmer; married; described as medium height, slender build, blue eyes, brown hair.  See
image below.
.                     1920 McDowell Co, WVa census, Big Creek Dist, ED 49, sheet 3B, #60/64, Esaul Nester,29 Va, miner, coal mine, Jessie,35
.                              Va, Mays Ogles,24 Va, boarder, miner, coal mine.
.                     1930 McDowell Co census, Big Creek Dist, ED 12, sheet 15B, #97/99, Esau Nester,41 Va (marr age 21), manager, retail gro-
.                              cery store, Jessie,45 Va (marr age 26), Bradford Dickens,10 WVa, boarder, Ola Good,29 Va, servant, Robert Clark,32
.                              WVa, boarder, doctor, private physician.
.                              [Esau raised
Bradford Lowell Dickens (#4623).]
.                     1940 census, family not located.
.                     1942, 27 Apr: Spencer Co, WVa: WW II draft registration card: Esau Conklin Nester, b 1 May 1890 Hillsville, Va, age 51; of
.                               Coalwood, McDowell Co, WVa; contact: Mrs E.C. Nester; employed by ..rtan Coal Co, Coalwood; desriibed as 5' 7",
.                               151 lbs, blue eyes, gray brown hair, light complexion.  See
image below.

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11.   (dau) Nester, b Sep 1894 Carroll Co.

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12.   Clyde Nester, d Sep 1898, of diphtheria.

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13.   (twins) Nester, d Sep 1898, of diphtheria.






.              Ref:  1.   Nora M. Nester Largen's notes.
.                       2.   Essie Spence Goad's notes.
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.  Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
.     Added by Donna Sutphin Armentrout