.         Matthew Ganey Nester, 1835 - 1925, s/o Jonathan Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

I2   Matthew Ganey Nester,5                                                                    I    (Jonathan,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
.
.        "Matt"  Some records give his name as "Madison".
.          b 11 Dec 1835 Knox Co, Tenn; d 13 Oct 1925 Carroll Co, Va, "age 89 yrs, 10 mos, 1 day, of lobar pneumonia, chronic myocarditits,
.              s/o Johnathan Nester and Polly Nester", bur John Goad Cem (Silverleaf Cem), Laurel Fork, Carroll Co.
.              See
pictures of his tombstone below, and of his family below.
.          m(1)(bond) 24 Apr 1852 Carroll Co to Elizabeth Semones (Bettie), b 1835 Va, d 17 Jan 1881 Carroll Co, d/o William Semones (s/o
.                   Isaac Semones and Mary Mickle) and Patience Largen (d/o
William Anson Largen and Nancy Dalton).
.          Wid, m(2) 29 Jan 1882 Carroll Co to Mary Ann Puckett, b 26 Jul 1862 Carroll Co, d 25 Apr 1933, "age 70 yrs, of cancer of cecum,
.                   d/o Churchill Puckett and Julia Puckett", bur John Goad Cem, d/o Churchwell Puckett and Julia Ann Marshall.
.                   See
picture of Mary's tombstone below.
.          Wid, Mary "Jane" Nester, d/o "Churchwell and Julia", m(2) 6 Jun 1928 Carroll Co to Joseph Jefferson McGrady, wid, b ca 1861
.                   Carroll Co, s/o Jackson McGrady (Jack) (s/o Lucy McGrady) and Hannah Thompson Cock (d/o Nathaniel Thompson and
.                   Hannah Buchanan, and wid of
James A. Cock (#126)).

.          1860 Carroll Co census, Dugspur, p 87, #567/571, Madison G. Nester,25 Tenn, farmer, $300, $81, Elizabeth,25 Va, Charity,7 Va,
.                   Andrew,6 Va, Jonathan,4 Va, Polly Ann,3 Va, Patience,6/12 Va.
.          1870 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 26, #184/185, Mathew G. Nester,36 Tenn, --, $200, Elizabeth,35 Va, Andrew,16 Va, Jona-
.                   than,15 Va, Patience,11 Va, Mathew G.,8 Va, Caroline,7 Va, William,4 Va, Christenia,1 Va.
.          1880 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 42A, #386/386, Matthew G. Nester,43 Va, clerk in store, Elizabeth,43 Va, Johnathan,23
.                   Va, works on farm, Matthew G.,16 Va, works on farm, Caroline,14 Va, William A.,11 Va, Kanawha B.,9 Va, Tilden,7 Va,
.                   Patience Semonis,67 Va (wid/div, mother-in-law).
.          1899, 15 May: Carroll Co, Va: pension application for soldiers wounded in the war between the states: Matthew G. Nester, age 64,
.                    served in Co I, 45th Regmt Va Infantry.  On 1 Oct 1861 contracted typhoid fever resulting in loss of use of right arm.
.                    See
image below.
.          1900 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 3, sheet 12A, #211/217, Matthew G. Nester Sr, Dec 1835 Tenn, farmer, Mary A., Jul
.                   1867 Va ( marr 18 yrs, 4 ch, 4 living), Laury, Sep 83 Va, Ada, Nov 87 Va, Charlie W., May 90 Va, Richard, Mar 75 Va.
.          1903, 17 Jul: Carroll Co, Va: pension application for soldiers wounded in the war between the states: Matthew G. Nester, age 66, b
.                    Knox Co, Tenn.  (per act of 2 Apr 1902)
.          1910 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 4, sheet 6A, #104/105, Mathew G. Nester,74 Tenn (2nd marr), farmer, general farm, Mary
.                   A.,47 Va (1st marr, marr 29 yrs, 5 ch, 3 living).
.          1920 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 7, sheet 12B, #137/137, Madison G. Nester,84 Tenn, farmer, general farm, Mary A.,57 Va.
.          1930 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 18-10, sheet 9A, #168/168, Mary A. McGrady,68 Va (wid, marr age 20, mother-in-law),
.                   living with Obediah and Ada Montgomery.

.          issue:

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1.   Charity Nester, b 15 Mar 1853 Carroll Co.  Not listed in 1870 census.

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2.   Andrew Nester, b ca 1854-55 Va, d 15 Dec 1876 Carroll Co, "age 21 yrs, 4 mos, of consumption".
.                1872, 19 Apr: Carroll Co Deed Bk 10, p 589: Jonathan and his brother Andrew Nester given manumission by their father
.                          M. G. Nester.

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3.   Jonathan Nester, b 29 Aug 1856 Carroll Co, m Virginia Elizabeth Puckett.

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4.   Mary Ann Nester (Polly), b 13 Apr 1858 Carroll Co, d 1860's.

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5.   Patience Nester, b 4 Jan 1860 Carroll Co, d 4 Apr 1924 Carroll Co, bur John Goad Cem, m 15 Aug 1878 Carroll Co to her
.                mother's 3rd cousin
James A. Dalton (#617), b 6 Feb 1857 Carroll Co, d 15 May 1889 Carroll Co, bur John Goad Cem, s/o
.                Martin Jennings Dalton and Nancy V. Cochran.  Patience m(2) 5 Apr 1908 Carroll Co to William Anderson Compton (Billy), b
.                28 Dec 1839 Halifax Co, Va, d 9 Aug 1926 Carroll Co, bur Lee Cem, Tuggles Gap, Floyd Co, Va, s/o John Compon and Elizabeth
.                Anderson.  William had m(1) Luvina L. Moran (Vine), b 7 Mar 1944 Patrick Co, d 23 Sep 1906 Floyd Co, bur Lee Cem, d/o Elijah
.                Moran and Carolina Hall.  See
picture of Patience's tombstone below, which spells her last name "Comptons".  Also see picture
.                of William's and Luvina's tombstone below.

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6.   Matthew Ganey Nester, b Aug 1864 Carroll Co, m Mary Alice Bowman (Polly).

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7.   Caroline E. Nester, b 30 Aug 1865 Carroll Co.

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8.   William Anderson Nester (Bill Ance), b 13 Apr 1867 Carroll Co, m Mary Jane McPeak (Mollie).

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9.   Christenia Nester, b ca 1869-70 Va, d 27 Aug 1877 Carroll Co, "Christena, d age 7 of dipthera, d/o M.G. and Elizabeth Nes-
.                ter".

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10.   Allen Nester, b 9 Jun 1871 Carroll Co, m Millie Ann Nester.

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11.   Kanawha Bell Nester, b 27 Mar 1873 Carroll Co, d 4 Jun 1929 Carroll Co (14 Jan acc to stone), bur John Goad Cem, m 11
.                Aug 1891 Carroll Co to her 3rd cousin
Charles Wesley Goad (Charlie) (#J21), b 4 Aug 1868 Carroll Co, d 18 Feb 1939, bur
.                John Goad Cem, s/o Jackson Goad (Jack) and Susannah L. Sutphin (Susan) (d/o
John Wesley Sutphin (Wesley) (#211) and
.                Lucy Tolbert).  Her name was spelled Knawha on her tombstone but Kanawha in the census records, her own death rec, and the
.                death recs of all four of her children.

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12.   Richard Nester, b 4 Mar 1875 Carroll Co, d 4 Mar 1945 Carroll Co, bur John Goad Cem, m 17 Aug 1937 Carroll Co to Dora
.                Bell Largen Puckett, div, b 17 Oct 1878 Carroll Co, d 19 Jul 1964 Patrick Co, bur Puckett Memorial Church Cem, Hillsville,
.                Carroll Co, d/o
William Jackson Largen (John W.) (#116) and Mahala Evaline Marshall.  Richard and Dora separated.  Dora
.                had m(1) 22 Aug 1897 Carroll Co to Robert Lee Puckett, b 5 Dec 1869 Carroll Co, d 27 Feb 1928 Carroll Co, bur Puckett Memo-
.                rial Church Cem, s/o Duckworth Puckett and Elizabeth Puckett.  Dora had m(2) 18 Aug 1928 Carroll Co to James Abraham Col-
.                lins, b 18 Jan 1883 Carroll Co, d 10 Jun 1960 Roanoke, bur Puckett Memorial Church Cem, s/o Charles and Etta Puckett.  James
.                and Dora div 12 Mar 1936 Carroll Co.
.                See
pictures of Richard's, Dora's, Robert's, and James' tombstones below.
.                1918, 12 Sep: Luverne, Rock Co, Minn: WW I draft registration card: Richard Nester, b 4 Mar 1875, age 43; of R #3 Luverne;
.                          occup: farm laborer for R. B. Hinkley; nearest relative: M.G. Nester of Laurelfork, Va; described as tall, slender, blue
.                          eyes, sandy hair, stef hip.  See
image below.
.                1920 Loudon Co, Tenn census, 4th Dist, ED 153, sheet 4B, Richard Nester,44 Va, laborer, general farm, living with James M.
.                         Largen family.  This was
James Madison Largen (#431).
.                1930 census, Richard not located.
.                1940 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 18-8, sheet 5B, #87, Richard Nester,65 Va, farmer, farm, Dora B.,61 Va.

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13.   Fielden Nester, b 27 Aug 1877 Carroll Co, m(1) Mary Abigale Branscome (Abby), m(2) Luella Cox Turman.

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14.   Martha Ellen Nester, b 17 Jan 1881 Carroll Co, d 23 Dec 1915 Laurel Fork, of "tuberculosis of lungs", bur Lloyd Sutphin
.                Cem, m(1) 22 Nov 1901 Floyd Co to
Peyton D. Sutphin (#23223), b 12 May 1882 Va, d 19 Feb 1905 Floyd Co, bur Lloyd
.                Sutphin Cem, s/o Lloyd Xerxes Sutphion and Sarah Elizabeth Sutphin (Elizabeth) (d/o
William Jesse Sutphin (#181) and Sarah
.                Moles).  Martha m(2) 27 Dec 1906 Carroll Co to
William Porter Nester (Willie) (#E412), b 29 May 1887 Carroll Co, d Mar
.                1963 (SSDI 232-12-4420 NC or WVa), bur Whatcoat United Methodist Church Cem, Greenbrier Co, WVa, s/o her 2nd cousin
.                Charles M. Nester and Nancy E. Bowman (Lydia).  Willie had m(2) Captola Martin, m(3) Lucy Frances Ellen Thacker, and m(4)
.                Lena Susan Underwood.  See
picture of Martha's tombstone below.

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15.   Permelia Victorene Nester, b 21 Oct 1882 Carroll Co, d Oct 1893, "age 11, of scarlet fever, d/o Matthew G. and Mary A.".

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16.   Laura Alice Nester (Laury,Alice), b 14 Sep 1883 Carroll Co, d 18 Sep 1953 prob Idaho, bur Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise,
.                Ada Co, Ida, m 1 Jan 1904 to Morris B. Lamb, b 17 Nov 1881 Kans, d 11 Oct 1965, bur Cloverdale Memorial Park.  See
pictures
.                of Laura's and Morris' tombstones below, and image of his obituary below.
.                Some sources claim that her given name was Laura A. Green Nester, and that she m(2) ____ Marshall, but there is no evidence
.                for either of these in the available records.
.                1910 Canyon Co, Idaho census, West Nampa Pct, ED 106, sheet 20A, #331/364, Morris Lamb,27 Colo, farmer, stock farm,
.                         Laura,23 Colo (marr 6 yrs), Donald,5 Ida, Ada,1 8/12 Ida, plus one f arm hand.
.                1910 Canyon Co, Idaho census, South Nampa Pct, ED 103, sheet 18B, #395/405, Morris B. Lamb,28 Kans, manager, farm,
.                         Laura,26 Va (marr 7 yrs, 2 ch, 2 living, Va,Va), Donald,5 Ida, Ada,2 Ida.
.                1918, 12 Sep: Caldwell, Canyon Co, Idaho: WW I draft registration card: Morris B. Lamb, b 17 Nov 1881, age 36; of RFD #3,
.                          Caldwell; occup: farming; nearest relative: Laura A. Lamb; etc
.                1920 Canyon Co census, Homestead Pct, ED 43, sheet 12B, #171/172, Morris Lamb,38 Kans, farmer, general farm, Laura,37
.                         Va (Tenn,Va), Hugh,15 Ida, Ada,11 Ida.
.                1930 Canyon Co census, Homestead Pct, ED 14-30, sheet 5A, #96/101, Morris B. Lamb,48 Kans (marr age 22), farmer, farm,
.                         Laura A.,46 Va (marr age 20, Tenn,Va), Hugh,25 Ida, laborer, farm.
.                1940 Canyon Co census, Homestead Pct, ED 14-32, sheet 6B, #127, Morris B. Lamb,58 Kans, farmer, farm, Laura A.,56 Va,
.                         Hugh N.,35 Ida.
.                issue:
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a.   Hugh N. Lamb, b 3 Oct 1904 Boise, Canyon Co, Ida, d 15 Jul 2001 (SSDI 518-24-8080 Ida).  His LR: Caldwell, Canyon
.                      Co, Ida 83605, m Hazel Greenfield.  (Donald in 1910 census, but Hugh N. in SSDI)
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b.   Ada Lamb, b 24 May 1908 Ida, d May 1994 (SSDI 518-07-6316 Ida), m ____ Hamilton.  Her LR: Caldwell, Canyon Co
.                      83605.

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17.   (son) Nester, b 13 Feb 1885 Carroll Co, d 14 Feb 1885, "age 1 day, s/o M.G. and Margaret".

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18.   Sorato Ada M. Nester (Ada), b 2 Nov 1886 Carroll Co, d 5 Feb 1975 Carroll Co (SSDI 225-92-2484 Va), bur Wilkerson
.                Memorial Cem, Hillsville, (m bond only 1903 with C.D. Bowman), and m 19 Aug 1905 Carroll Co to Obadiah D. Montgomery
.                (Oba,Obie), b 18 Aug 1886 Carroll Co, d 1 Apr 1972 (SSDI 229-50-8520 Va), bur Wilkerson Memorial Cem, s/o John Floyd
.                Montgomery and Mary Laura Howell.  Ada's and Oba's LR: Hillsville, Carroll Co 24343.
.                See
picture of Ada's and Obie's tombstone below.
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a.   Nona Etta Montgomery, b 19 Nov 1910 Va, d 21 Jul 1989 (SSDI 223-84-9874 Va), bur Greasy Creek Cem, Willis, Floyd
.                      Co, m 7 Aug 1926 Carroll Co to
Carvie Lee Goad (#M323), b 29 Apr 1907 Carroll Co, d 18 Aug 1999 (SSDI 224-24-0290
.                      Va), bur Greasy Creek Cem, s/o Luther Goad and Lydia Emma Turman.
.                      Nona's and Carvie's LR: Willis, Floyd Co 24380.
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b.   Coy Cecil Montgomery, b 30 Nov 1913 Carroll Co, d 9 Feb 2005 (SSDI Ohio), m 28 Jun 1947 Carroll Co to Delphia Irene
.                      Hall, b ca 1922 Carroll Co, d/o Wyatt Hall and Stella Bowman.  Coy's LR: Woodlawn, Carroll Co 24381.
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c.   (son) Montgomery, b "28" Apr 1916, d 28 Apr 1916 Laurel Fork, "age 2 d, of birth trauma, protracted labor", bur M. Nes-
.                      ter Cem.
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d.   Delphia Gay Montgomery, b 23 Mar 1919 Carroll Co, d 15 Apr 1978 (SSDI 229-36-6368 Va), bur Reece Cem, m 13 Jul
.                      1939 Carroll Co to
Coda Wilbur Nester (Cody) (#C1353), b 11 Oct 1917 Carroll Co, d 11 Aug 1993 Roanoke (SSDI 228-
.                      26-5562 Va), bur Reece Cem, s/o her 3rd cousin Delmon Lee Nester and Lenora Ettra Moore (Nora).
.                      Delphia's and Cody's LR: Dugspur, Carroll Co 24325.
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e.   Dewey Morris Montgomery (Morris), b 8 Oct 1921 Carroll Co, d 17 Feb 2010 (SSDI Va), m 5 Jun 1944 Carroll Co to
.                      Odessie Sybol Vass (Sybol), b ca 1927 Carroll Co, d/o Joseph Vass and Ocra McGrady.
.                      Dewey's LR: Hillsville, Carroll Co 24343.
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f.    Iona Belle Montgomery, b 7 Jul 1924 Carroll Co, d 11 Jul 2012 Galax, Va (SSDI Va), bur Wilkinson Memorial Cem, m 25
.                      May 1946 Carroll Co to Cecil Worrell, b ca 1924 Carroll Co, s/o John W. Worrell and Fannie Whitt.
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g.   Mary Etta Montgomery, b 7 Dec 1928 Carroll Co, d 22 May 2016, bur Wilkinson Memorial Cem, m 18 Dec 1948 to William
.                      Elmo Collier (Elmo), b 20 Jun 1927 Va, d 27 Mar 2011 Carroll Co (SSDI Va), bur Wilkinson Memorial Cem, s/o
William
.                      Bryan Collier (Bryan) (#12222) and Daisy Dewey McPeak.  William's LR: Hillsville, Carroll Co 24343.
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h.   Eldridge E. Montgomery, b 17 Jun 1931 Carroll Co, d 22 Apr 2001 Carroll Co (SSDI 231-32-9567 Va), bur Wilkinson
.                      Memorial Cem, m 5 Nov 1955 York, SC to Wannie Vanada Dalton, b 8 Jul 1936 Carroll Co, d 31 Jul 1986 Richmond, Va (not
.                      in SSDI), bur Dalton Hill Cem, d/o
James Sexton Dalton (#1411) and Cora Dell Gravely.  Eldridge and Wannie div 25 Apr
.                      1985 Carroll Co.  Eldridge m(2) Ella Bartlett.
.                      His LR: Galax, Va 24333.

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19.   Charles Walker Nester (Elder,Walker), b 19 May 1890 Carroll Co, m Cleora Ellen Newman (Ora)



.           Matthew also had 5 children by his 1st cousin
Rebecca A. Nester (#E8):

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1.   Sarah Nester, b 23 Feb 1870 Carroll Co (acc to tombstone), b 2 Oct 1868 acc to Carroll Co birth rec), m Victor Harmon Combs.
.                 More info on her family on the page for Rebecca A. Nester.

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2.   Robert Fountain Nester (Fountain), b 28 Jun 1876 Carroll Co, m Arretta Goad.

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3.   Garland Hale Nester, b Nov 1877 Carroll Co, m(1) Louisa Eda Goad, m(2) Mary Goad.

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4.   William Lee Nester (Lee), b 28 Feb 1882 Carroll Co, m Izula Montgomery.

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5.   Everett S. Nester (Ebb), b 19 May 1885 Carroll Co, d in WVa in coal mine accident and bur there.







.            Ref:  1.   Essie Spence Goad's notes.
.                     2.   AWT submitter:
phil@sum.net Info on Martha Ellen Nester family.
.                     3.   Sharon Minton's notes.
.                     4.   Jean Waldman's notes.
.                     5.   Sharon Hill's
website.
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