.       Jonathan Nester, 1856 - 1938, s/o Matthew Ganey Nester
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

I22   Jonathan Nester,6                                                                                  I2   (Matthew,5,Jonathan,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2)
.            b 29 Aug 1856 Carroll Co, Va; d 30 Jan 1938 Glace, Monroe Co, WVa, "age 81 yrs, 5 mos, 1 day, of chronic interstitial nephritis,
.               s/o Mathew Nester and Elizabeth Semonis", bur Nester Cem, Glace, Monroe Co.
.               See his death certificate
image below, informant Montague Nester.
.               He was
Johnson Nester in the 1920 census and Johnson J. Nester in son George's WW I draft registration card.
.            m 31 Mar 1881 Carroll Co to Virginia Elizabeth Puckett, b 9 Mar 1858 Carroll Co, d 5 Jun 1947 Ind, bur Dale Cem, Connersville,
.                Fayette Co, Ind, d/o Mary A. Puckett (Polly) (d/o Sarah Puckett).  Virginia's mother was Polly A. Dickerson, b Apr 1834 Va,
.                living with Jonathan and Virginia in the 1900 census.  See
picture of Virginia's tombstone below.

.            1890 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, Jonathan Nester,33, Virginia,30, George A.,6, Harvey,6, Mollie,4.
.            1900 Floyd Co census, Court House Dist, ED 14, sheet 4A, #57/57, Jonathan Nester, Aug 1856 Va, farm laborer, Virginia, Mar
.                     1858 Va (marr 19 yrs, 9 ch, 9 living), George A., Jan 82 Va, farm laborer, Harvey, Apr 83 Va, farm laborer, Mollie, Apr 1855
.                     Va, Mantague, Nov 86 Va, Rosetta, Sep 89 Va, Elijah R., Mar 91 Va, Everett, Jun 93 Va, Sarah A., May 94 Va, Nancy K.,
.                     Jan 97 Va, Polly A. Dickerson, Apr 34 Va (m-in-law, wid, 5 ch, 3 living).
.            1910 Monroe Co, WVa census, Sweet Springs Dist, ED 102, sheet 7B, #113/119, Johnathan Nester,53 Va, farmer, general farm,
.                     Virginia,51 Va (marr 29 yrs, 11 ch, 11 living), George A.,28 Va, laborer, odd jobs, Harvey D.,27 Va, laborer, odd jobs, Mol-
.                     lie,24 Va, Montague,23 Va, laborer, odd jobs, Elijah R.,19 Va, John E.,16 Va, Sarah A.,15 Va, Nancy K.,13 Va, Forest D.,
.                     7 Va, Jessie M.,4 Va.
.            1920 Monroe Co census, Gap Mills Twp, ED 124, sheet 6B, #96/96, Johnson Nester,63 Va, farmer, general farm, Virginia,56 Va,
.                     Rosa,27 Va, Forest T.,16 Va, Jessie M.,14 Va, Elbert Daulton,2 3/12 WVa (grandson).
.            1930 Monroe Co census, Sweet Springs Dist, ED 32-7, sheet 7B, #147/147, John Nester,74 Va (marr age 25), laborer, add  job,
.                     Virginia,72 Va (marr age 22), Rosette,39 Va, Forest,27 Va (marr age 25), laborer, add job, Eva,20 WVa (marr age 18, dau-in-
.                     law), Conrad,2 2/12 WVa (grandson).
.            1930 Alleghany Co, Va census, Covington Dist, ED 3-10, sheet 6A, #86/93, Jonathan Nester,73 Va (father-in-law, marr age 23),
.                     (no occup), living with Mason J. Vance.
.            1940 Monroe Co census, Second Creek, ED 32-4, sheet 22B, #371, George A. Nester,58 Va, farmer, farm, Virginia,82 Va (wid),
.                     Rozetta,50 Va (sister).

.            issue:

1.   George Anderson Nester, b 11 Jan 1882 Hillsville, Carroll Co, Va, d 10 Dec 1940 Glace, Monroe Co, of "organic heart
.                  trouble, arteriosclerosis", bur Nester Cem, Glace.  Single.  See his death certificate
image below, informant M. O. Nester.
.                  1918, 9 Sep: Union, Monroe Co, WVa: WW I draft registration card; George Nester, b 11 Jan 1882, age 36; of Glace, Monroe
.                            Co; occup: laborer, Interland Ordnance Co; nearest relative: Mr Johnson J. Nester; described as tall, medium build, blue
.                            eyes, brown hair.
.                  1920 census, George not located.
.                  1930 census, George not located.
.                  1940 Monroe Co census, Second Creek, ED 32-4, sheet 22B, #371, George A. Nester,58 Va, farmer, farm, Virginia,82 Va
.                           (wid), Rozetta,50 Va (sister).
.                  1942, 24 Apr: Monroe Co Deed Bk 79, p 40-41: Heirs of G.A. Nester conveyed 61.25 acres in Second Creek Dist, owned by
.                            G.A. Nester, dec, to F.D. Nester for $1.00.

2.   Harvey Deskin Nester, b 12 Apr 1883 Carroll Co, m Eria Belle Vance (Erie).

3.   Mollie Lou Nester, b 18 Apr 1885 Floyd Co, d 2 Mar 1952 Huntington, Cabell Co, WVa, "age 67, of cerebral hemorrhage,
.                  chronic myocarditis, manic depressive psychosis, d/o Jonathen Nester and Elizabeth Puckett", bur Woodmere Memorial Park,
.                  Huntington, m 7 May 1913 Monroe Co to Albert Lee Bolt, b 19 Aug 1881 Carroll Co, Va, d 27 Aug 1961 Clifton Forge,
.                  Alleghany Co, Va, bur Green Hill Cem, Union, Monroe Co.  His name was Andrew Largen Bolt in the marr rec, Andrew Lee
.                  Bolt in his WW I draft card, but Albert Lee Bolt in his WW II draft card and in his death rec, informant Helen Bolt, daughter.
.                  Andrew was supposedly s/o
Lucinda Largen (Cindy) (#43).  He was s/o Thomas J. Bolt and Lucy Largen acc to his SS
.                  application.
.                  See
image of Mollie's death certificate below, informant Mrs Helen Bolt.
.                  1917/18: Union, Monroe Co, WVa: WW I draft reg card: Andrew Lee Bolt, b 19 Aug 1881, age 37; of Glace, WVa; occup: lum-
.                           berman for WVa Pulp and Paper Co, Cass, WVa; nearest relative: Mrs Mollie L. Bolt; described as tall, medium build, blue
.                           eyes, brown hair.
.                  1920 Monroe Co census, Gaps Mills Twp, ED 124, sheet 7A, #103/103, Andrew Bolt,34 Va, laborer, lumber camp, Mollie,34
.                           Va, Hellen M.,2/12 WVa.
.                  1930 Monroe Co census, Second Creek Dist, ED 32-4, sheet 6A, #114/114, L. Albert Bolt,49 Va (marr age 32), laborer, odd
.                           jobs, Mollie L., 45 Va (marr age 28), Hellen M.,11 WVa.
.                  1940 Monroc Co census, Union Dist, Union, ED 32-9, sheet 2A, Pump St, #26, Mollie L. Bolt,54 Va, cook, W.P.A. school hot
.                           lunch, Helen M.,20 WVa, secretial, county agents office.  [Andrew/Albert not located.]
.                  1942, 27 Apr: Pulaski, Pulaski Co, Va: Albert Lee Bolt, b 19 Aug 1881 Hillsville, Va, age 61; of 239 Commerce St, Pulaski, Pul-
.                            aski Co, Va; contact: Miss Helen Bolt, 1219 Quarrier St, Charleston, WVa; described as 5' 10 1/2", 176 lbs, blue eyes,
.                            bald, ruddy complexion.
.                  issue:
a.   Helen Marie Bolt, b 21 Apr 1919 WVa, d 16 Feb 2002 (SSDI 233-24-8578 WVa), m ____ Nichols.
.                        Her parents listed as Albert L. Bolt and Mollie L. Nester in her original SS application.
.                        She was a deputy US Marshall and lived in Charleston, WVa.  Her LR: Fort Myers, Lee Co, Fla 33912.

4.   Montague O. Nester, b 8 Nov 1886 Floyd Co, m Virginia Huffman (Jennie).
.                  (b 8 Nov 1887 acc to his WW II draft reg card)

5.   Rosetta Nester (Rosa), b 29 Sep 1889 Floyd Co, d 26 Mar 1946 Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co, WVa, "age 56 yrs, 5 mos, 27
.                  days, of uremia, arterio sclerotic heart disease, chronic nephritis, d/o Johnathan Nester and Virgilnia Puckett", bur Nester Cem,
.                  Glace.  Single.  See
image of her death certificate below, informant M.O. Nester.  She was "Rodetta Nester" in her death
.                  notice, see below.

6.   Elijah Reed Nester (Reed), b 12 Mar 1891 Floyd Co, m(1) Isa Leona Dawson, m(2) Martha Burch Webb.
.                  Moved to Lawrence Co, Ohio and Greenup Co, Ky.

7.   John Everette Nester (Everette), b 21 Jun 1892 Floyd Co, m Lillian Bertie Hylton (Birdie).
.                  Moved to Greenbrier and Fayette Co's, WVa.

8.   Sarah Ann Nester, b 1 May 1894 Floyd Co, d 11 May 1969 Alleghany Co, Va, bur Vance Cem at Ogle Creek, Covington,
.                  Va, m 6 Jan 1915 Monroe Co, WVa to James Mason Vance (Mason), b 17 Mar 1887 Callaghan, Alleghany Co, Va, d 21 Apr
.                  1964 Alleghany Co (SSDI 226-28-2687 Va), bur Vance Cem at Ogle Creek, s/o James H. Vance and Emma Jane Boggs.
.                  1920 Pocahontas Co, WVa census, Marlinton, ED 140, sheet 11A, #204/191, J.M. Vance,32 Va, farmer, Sarah,25 Va.
.                  1930 Alleghany Co, Va census, Covington Dist, ED 3-10, sheet 6A, #86/93, Mason J. Vance,40 Va (marr age 28), operator, gen-
.                           eral farm, Sarah A.,35 Va (marr age 20), Beulah Va,10 WVa, Emanuel M.,4 11/12 Va, Alvin J.,8/12 Va, Jonathan Nester
.                           73 Va (father-in-law, marr age 23), (no occup).
.                  1940 Alleghany Co census, Covington Dist, ED 3-12, sheet 2A, #22, Mason J. Vance,53 Va, farmer, farm, Sarah A.,45 Va,
.                           Beulah V.,20 WVa, Manuel E.,14 Va, Alvin J.,10 Va.
.                  issue:
a.   Beulah Virginia Vance, b ca 1920 Marlenton, WVa, m 25 Apr 1942 Alleghany Co to Thomas C. Rhodes, b ca 1899 Rock-
.                        bridge Co, Va, s/o J. W. Rhodes and Lucy Blackburn.
b.   Emmanuel Mason Vance (Manuel), b 30 May 1925 Alleghany Co, d 16 Sep 1996 (SSDI 226-26-8711 Va), m 24 Jan
.                        1953 Alleghany Co to Phyllis Jean Sampson, b ca 1931, d/o Leonard Eugene Simpson and Viola Elizabeth Howard.
.                        His LR: Covington, Va 24426.
c.   Alvin Jonathan Vance, b 1929 Alleghany Co, m 27 Dec 1954 Giles Co to Allie Sue Wade, b ca 1933, s/o Willie Franklin
.                        Wade and Bessie Jane Workman.

9.   Nancy Kate Nester, b 15 Jan 1897 Floyd Co, d 22 Sep 1917 ("9" days after son Lewis born), bur Nester Cem, m 6 Jan 1915
.                  Monroe Co to
Claude Swanson Dalton (#34223), b 30 Apr 1896 Carroll Co, Va, d 19 Jan 1973 (SSDI "b 1 May" 234-12-
.                  1100 WVa), bur Keaton Cem, Greenville, Monroe Co, s/o Mack Nealy Dalton and Henrietta M. Webb (d/o
William Richard
.                  Webb (#122)).  Claude m(2) 28 Jun 1922 Greenbrier Co to Rosa N. Vance (Rossie), b 17 Aug 1903 Greenbrier Co, d 1 Jan 1998
.                  (SSDI 233-70-0619 WVa), bur Keaton Cem.
.                  Claude's LR: Lindside, Monroe Co, WVa 24951.  Rossie's LR: Daniels, Raleigh Co, WVa 25832.
.                  See
picture of Claude's and Rossie's tombstone below.               

10.   Forrest DeTroy Nester (Troy), b 11 Mar 1903 Floyd Co, m Eva Jane Largen.
.                  Moved to Fayette Co, Ind.

11.   Jesse McCoy Nester (Red), b 10 Oct 1905 Floyd Co, m(1) Catherine Alice Honaker, m(2) Dessie Mae Steele Dalton.
.                  Moved to Greenbrier Co, WVa and Fayette Co, Ind.

.            Ref:  1.   Jody Goad's
.                     2.   Joan Kegley's email:
.                     3.   Delton Keith Nester's email: UNHRA@aol.com, with info from Eva Jane Nester's family bible, plus obits for Richard F.
.                           Largen and Nancy Joanna Largen.
.                     4. "
Sunday Register" (Beckley, WVa), 31 Mar 1946: Nester Funeral Held on Friday.  Ronceverte.  Funeral services were held
.                           at 11 a.m. Friday for Miss Rodella Nester, who died on Tuesday at her home at Ronceverte, aged 56 years.  The services
.                           were at the home of her brother, the Rev. M.O. Nester, at Harls Run near White Sulphur, and burial was made in the Nes-
.                           ter cemetery near Glace.  Deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Virginia Nester, of Ronceverte; two sisters and six
.                           brothers.
.                     5.   
www.findagrave.com, info by Rickey "Rick" Boult; Sally Miller; j stockwell; Donna Sutphin Armentrout.
.  Picture from www.findagrave.com
.            Added by Shannon   
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.          Added by Sally Miller