|. William Nester, 1825 - 1901, s/o Daniel Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
G3 William Nester,5 G (Daniel,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
. b 20 Dec 1825 "Floyd" Co (Montgomery Co), Va; d 9 Apr 1901 Shenandoah Co, Va, bur Union Forge Cem, Edinburg, Shenandoah
. Co. See picture of William and Barbara Nester below.
. m 30 Aug 1858 Shenandoah Co, Va to Barbara Ann Holler (Annie), b 1 Apr 1829 Va, d 22 Oct 1902 Lantz Mill, Shenandoah Co,
. bur Union Forge Cem, d/o Peter Hollar and Magdalene (Sallie Dake acc to 1890 document below). Barbara had m(2) ____ Duffy,
. who "abandoned her", and had the older children Mary and Jennie by him. Marriage date was 25 Aug 1857 acc to 1890 docu-
. ment below.
. William Nester attended the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Stanton Va, and then went to Shenandoah Co, Va, where he
. married Barbara Holler, had two more children, and spent the remainder of his life there. One of his granddaughters said that Wil-
. liam "had another family down south" and this statement plus other reasoning led me to think he may have been the same person
. as his brother Jacob, who disappeared after his 1856 marriage. The main reasoning was that he gave his age as 12 and birth year
. as 1837 when he enrolled in the VSDB, and the 1850 census shows William Nester, age 13, living in the VSDB, although Jacob,
. age 13, was living at home with his parents Daniel and Elizabeth. However other documents prove that William was born in 1825
. and was definitely not the same person as Jacob. His parents apparently gave a wrong younger age at the time of William's enroll-
. ment at the VSDB in order for him to qualify for admission.
. History of The John Miley Maphis House at Lantz Mill, Va (where the Nester family lived)
. Map of the Madison Magisterial District, Liberty Furnace, Columbia Furnace, Edinburg, Lantzs Mill Right
. 1849 Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (VSDB), Record #102: William Naster; Date Admitted: Nov 10, 1849; Age Admitted:
. 12; Sex: M; Place of Birth: Floyd Co, Va; Date of Birth: Dec 20, 1837; Father's Name: Daniel Naster; Mother's Name: Eliza-
. beth Naster; Residence: Hillsville; County: Carroll; State: Va; Other Deaf Relatives: Nancy, No 103 (William's sister): Cause
. of Deafness: Born deaf; Date Dismissed: June 25, 1856; Married To: Married a speaking woman; Died: April 8, 1901.
. Remarks (VSDB rec): Lived in Floyd Co. later in life. Married a hearing woman at Lantz's Mill, Shenandoah Co.
. See separate page for this card.
. 1850 Augusta Co, Va census, p 314 (Image 209), D&D& Blind Institution, #1434/1434, William Nestor,13 Va (deaf & dumb).
. (his sister Nancy Nester,7 Va (D & D) listed on the next page)
. 1850 Shenandoah Co, Va census, p 9, #123/123, Peter Hollar,60 Va, $800, Magdalene,55 Va, Peter Jun,30 Va, Henry,26 Va, Bar-
. bara A.,22 Va, William H.,9 Va, Mary (?J.) (?Keifer),5/12 Va.
. 1856, 25 Jun: William was dismissed from the VSDB.
. 1860 Shenandoah Co census, Lantz Mill Dist, p 176, #1191/1189, Henry Hollar,30 Va, farmer, $800, $150, William Nestor,35 Va,
. farmhand, $400, $250 (deaf & dumb), Barbara Nestor,28 Va, Jane Hollar,10 Va, Lydia Hollar,8 Va, Peter Hollar,35 Va, farm-
. hand, $400, --.
. 1870 Shenandoah Co census, Madison Twp, Lantz Mill, p 6. #48/48, William Nester,40 Botetourt Co (deaf & dumb), farmer,
. $300, $100, Barbara Nester,40 Shenandoah Co, Mary J. Hottel,19 Shenandoah Co, Virginia Hottel,16 Shenandoah Co, Isa-
. bella Nester,8 Shenandoah Co, John Nester,6 Shenandoah Co, Henry P. Hottel,31 Shenandoah Co, laborer, $300, --, Peter
. Holler,42 Shenandoah Co, laborer, $300, --.
. 1880 Shenandoah Co census, Madison Twp, p 433C, #193/197, William Nester,55 Va (deaf & dumb), farmer, Annie,53 Va (deaf &
. dumb), Bell,19 Va (cannot write), John,16 Va, farm hand, Peter Hollar,55 Va (bro-in-law), farmer.
. 1886, 24 Apr: Shenandoah Co Deed Bk 27, p 122-23 (rec 26 Apr): Peter Hollar Jr, William Nester and Barbara of Shendoah Co to
. John R. and Isabel Nester, heirs of Wm and Barbara, for $600, for a tract of land in Shanandoah Co (11 acres, 3 quarters,10
. poles). This land was previously owned by Peter Hollar, and conveyed to Peter Hollar Jr and Barbara as his heirs.
. 1890, 28 Oct: William and Barbara filled out a form detailing their marriage, birthdates, parents, siblngs, etc. This states he was
. born in 1825, which is consistent with the 1900 census and his age of "76" when he died in 1901. This document also says
. he was the 3rd child in the family. See separate page for this 4 page document.
. 1900 Shenandoah Co census, Madison Dist, ED 79, sheet 9B, #183/183, William Nestor, Dec 1825 Va (can read, can write, cannot
. speak English), (no occup), Barbara, Apr 1835 Va (marr 40 yrs, 1 ch, 1 living, can read, can write, can speak English), Isabel,
. Nov 1860 Va.
. 1901, 15 Apr: "The Goodson Gazette": Wednesday Morning. "Mr Nestor had been in bad health for some time. He was born in
. Floyd County, Va, was educated in the Institute for deaf mutes at Staunton, came here before the war and married Barbara
. Hollar, who survives him. Mr Nestor was 76 years of age. Ex resident of Lantz's Mill, who was educated at this school in
. the fifties, died Tuesday, the 9th of April, leaving a wife and two children."
. issue (of Barbara Hollar Nester, born prior to her marriage to "William", and hence these are not descendants of William Nester,
. but are half-siblings of John R. and Isabelle Nester, below; they were adopted by William Nester):
. 1. Mary Jane Nester, b 5 Feb 1849 Shenandoah Co, Va, d 24 Nov 1911, m 8 Jan 1874 Shenandoah Co ("age 22, d/o Wm and
. Barbara Nestor") to Zebadee Fadeley (Zeb) ("Fadely" in marr rec), b 17 Jun 1851 Shenandoah Co, d 20 Sep 1922, s/o Augus-
. tine Hage Fadely and Mary Jane Hollar. See pictures of Mary and of their tombstone below.
. a. Samuel L. Fadeley, b 10 Dec 1872 Va, d 27 Aug 1924, m Annie Lee Hollar, b 5 Apr 1874 Shenandoa Co, d 23 May 1943.
. b. Minnie Virginia Fadeley, b 1 Jan 1875 Lantz Mill, d 21 Aug 1950 Woodstock, m Walter Dallas Hollar, b 21 Mar 1877,
. d 6 Aug 1965, s/o Isaac Hollar and Elizabeth Marshall.
. c. William Henry Fadeley, b 20 Sep 1876 Lantz Mill, d 14 Apr 1957, m Carrie Virginia Richard, b 18 Jun 1877, d 12 Sep
. d. Frank David Fadeley, b 1 Mar 1878, d 27 Mar 1973, m Maggie Jane Shipp, b 21 Jun 1878, d 16 Nov 1965.
. e. Mollie Cathy Fadeley, b 22 Apr 1880, d 21 Jan 1967, m Bernard Eugene Coffelt, b 8 Aug 1880 Shenandoah Co, d 15 Jul
. 1948, s/o Joseph Calvin Coffelt and Ellen Virginia Hollar (Jennie).
. f. Delbert C. Fadeley, b 26 Sep 1882 Shenandoah Co, d 7 Oct 1972 Edinburg (SSDI 223-50-3292 Va), m Vallie Regina Cof-
. felt, b 10 Nov 1876, d 5 Sep 1959, d/o Gideon Coffelt and Mahala Haus. Delbert's LR: Edinburg, Shenandoah Co 22824.
. g. Clara Belle Fadeley, b 24 Jan 1893 Lantz Mill, d 21 Jan 1949, m Charles August Hisey, b 7 Feb 1889 Woodstock, d 29
. Apr 1956, s/o Samuel Augustus Hisey and Frances Katherine Miller.
. 2. Lydia Virginia Nester (Virginia,Jennie), b 18 Dec 1853 Shenandoah Co, d 20 Mar 1919 Edinburg, Shenandoah Co ("d/o Wil-
. liam Nester and Barbra Hollar, d of stomach cancer"), bur Union Forge Cem, Edinburg, m 14 Dec 1873 Shenandoah Co to
. George F. Coffelt, b 5 Apr 1852 Shenandoah Co, d 7 Jun 1932 Edinburg, s/o John Coffelt and Christina Coffman.
. See pictures of Lydia and George and of their tombstone below.
. a. Rosanna May Coffelt, b 25 Nov 1874 Edinburg, Va, d 5 Sep 1928 Edinburg, m 29 Dec 1904 Shenandoah Co to John
. Henry Stickley, b ca 1877 Shenandoah Co, s/o Jno H. and Mary Stickley.
. b. David Oscar Coffelt, b 3 Oct 1878 Shenandoah Co, d 20 Sep 1961 Va, m 6 Sep 1903 Shenandoah Co to Ida May Grim, b
. ca 1878 Shenandoah Co, d/o Sallie Grim.
. c. Noah Cameron Grim (Cameron), b 30 Oct 1881 Shenandoah Co, d 2 Apr 1956 Staunton, Va. Single.
. d. Daisy Virginia Coffelt, b 3 Jul 1883 Edinburg, d 4 Jan 1947, m(1) Fletcher Webb, m(2) Lewis Ryman.
. e. Mary Magdaline Coffelt, b 12 May 1885 Lantz Mill, d 16 Jul 1936 Edinburg, m 9 Mar 1910 Shenandoah Co to Franklin
. Stoneburner (Frank), wid, b ca 1876 Shenandoah Co, s/o William H. and Margaret Stoneburner.
. f. Chauncey Monroe Coffelt, b 3 (?23) Oct 1887 Edinburg, d 20 Oct 1963 Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio, m Mary ____.
. He was "Chaunce" in the Ohio death index.
. g. Zella Blanche Coffelt (Blanche), b 4 Aug 1893 Edinburg, d 21 Jul 1981 Greenbelt, Md (SSDI b Aug "1892" 224-64-9792
. Va), m 9 May 1915 Edinburg to Grover Lee Joseph, b 17 Sep 1880 Mount Clifton, Shenandoah Co, d 27 Mar 1958 Mount
. Clifton, s/o Abner Joseph and Elizabeth Ann Arey (Bettie). Zella's LR: Md 20811.
. (1) Jessie Virginia Joseph, b 3 Feb 1916 Mount Clifton, d 22 Sep 1980 Laurel, Md (SSDI 579-28-2093 DC), m 3 Sep
. 1943 Washington, DC to Francis Edward Barber, b 22 Dec 1919 Washington DC (or Rockingham Co), d 8 Apr 1970
. Cheverly, Md (SSDI 577-28-7245 DC). Her LR: Md 20811.
. (a) William Lynn Barber (Bill), b 1953 Harrisonburg, Va. (See Ref below)
. h. Angie Rebecca Coffelt, b 23 May 1897 Edinburg, d 30 May 1985 Md (not in SSDI), m 3 Dec 1916 to Oscar J. Estep.
. issue: (of William and Barbara)
. 3. Isabelle H. Nester (Belle), b 14 Nov 1860 Va, d 19 Oct 1920 Lantz Mill, Shenandoah Co, bur Union Forge Cem, Edinburg.
. See pictures of her and of her tombstone below.
G31 4. John Robert Nester, b 1 Nov 1863 Shenandoah Co, Va, m(1) Elizabeth Ann Bowman (Lizzie), m(2) Bessie L.Thompson.
. Ref: 1. William Lynn Barber (Bill) of Laurel, Md, email: email@example.com
. He is a gs of Zella Blanche Coffelt, above.
. 2. www.findagrave.com, info by Billy Barber and Norman P. Miller. This has obit for Lydia Virginia Nester Coffelt.
|. William and Barbara Nester
. Picture courtesy of William L. (Bill) Barber to author
. (this is a better copy from the Shenandoah Co, Va website)
|. Lydia Virginia Nester Coffelt
. Picture courtesy of William L. (Bill) Barber
. (on Shenandoah Co, Va website)
|. George F. Coffelt
.Picture courtesy of William L. (Bill) Barber
. (on Shenandoah Co, Va website)
|. Picture from www.findagrave.com
. Added by CF Wagniere
|. Picture from www.findagrave.com
. Added by FDP
|. Picture from www.findagrave.com
. Added by Norman P. Miller
|. Isabelle Nester and Mary Nester Fadeley
. Picture from www.findagrave.com
. Added by Billy Barber