|. Matthew Ganey Nester, 1864 - 1936, s/o Matthew Ganey Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I23 Matthew Ganey Nester,6 I2 (Matthew,5,Jonathan,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
. b Aug 1864 Carroll Co, Va; d 17 Jul 1936 Willis, Floyd Co, Va, bur DeHart (Family) Cem, Meadows of Dan, Patrick Co, Va.
. m 23 Dec 1889 Floyd Co, Va to Mary Alice Bowman (Polly), b Oct 1859 Floyd Co, d 3 Feb 1948 Willis, bur DeHart Cem, d/o
. Samuel Bowman and Hannah Cock (d/o Squire John C. Cock (#12)).
. 1900 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork Dist, ED 12, sheet 9B, #154/155, Matthew G. Nestor, Aug 1864 Va, farmer, Mary A., Oct
. 1859 Va (marr 10 yrs, 5 ch, 5 living), Elizabeth, Oct 90 Va, Nancy J., Nov 91 Va, Zebudee, May 94 Va, Eliza A., Jan 95 Va,
. Sarabelle, Jun 99 Va.
. 1910 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork Dist, ED 44, sheet 10A, #145/146, Matthew G. Nester,46 Va, farm laborer, working out,
. Mary,53 Va (marr 22 yrs, 7 ch, 6 living), Adeline,19 Va, Eliza,15 Va, Laura,12 Va, Frances,11 Va, Nancy,18 Va.
. 1920 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, ED 89, sheet 2A, #14/15, Matthew G. Nester,57 Va, farmer, general farm, Mary,60 Va, Nacy,
. 25 Va, Zebudee,24 Va, engineer, stationary, Liza,22 Va, farm, laborer, Laura,21 Va, farm, laborer, Hanner L.,15 Va, farm,
. laborer, Estel L.,2 3/12 Va (grandson).
. 1930 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, ED 32-2, sheet 10B, #198/199, Mathew G. Nester,65 Va (marr age 21), farmer, general farm,
. Marry A.,70 Va (marr age 30), Eliza E. Turman,37 Va (div, dau), Estel L.,12 Va (son), Paul Turman,8 Va (grandson).
. 1930 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 18-5, sheet 7A, Mary A. Nester,81 Va (mother-in-law), wid, living with Greely D. and
. Francis Webb.
. 1940 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, ED 18-5, sheet 7A, #109, Mary A. Nester,81 Va (wid, mother-in-law), living with Greely D.
. and Francis Webb.
. 1. Elizabeth Adaline Nester (Adaline), b 4 Oct 1890 Patrick Co ("Elizabeth A., d/o G.M. and Elizabeth"), d 16 May 1966 Pat-
. rick Co, bur Thomas Grove Cem, Floyd Co, m 21 Nov 1912 Floyd Co to William H. McAlexander, b 23 Jun 1891 Woolwine,
. Patrick Co, Va, bur Thomas Grove Cem, s/o Asa and Caroline McAlexander.
. See picture of her tombstone below, giving a birth year of 1888.
. a. Mary Allice McAlexander, b 5 Nov 1913 Floyd Co.
. b. Freeda L. McAlexander, b ca 1915-17 Va, m 21 Nov 1938 Carroll Co to Alver Pershing Young, b ca 1917, s/o Elmer L.
. Young and Jettie Robinson.
. c. Lillian Beatrice McAlexander, b 16 Jun 1918 Floyd Co.
. d. Hazel McAlexander, b ca 1918 Floyd Co, m 22 Dec 1939 Bedford Co (reg Henry Co) to Lewis Roberts, b ca 1908, s/o
. James Sidney Roberts and Mary Morgan.
. 2. Nancy Jane Nester, b Nov 1891 Patrick or Floyd Co, d 17 Dec 1936 Morganton, Burke Co, NC, "age 43 yrs, of cardio renal
. disease, d/o Matthew Nester and Polly Bowman, marr to Fred Moore, of Reidsville, NC", bur Broughton Hospital Cem, Mor-
. ganton, m 7 May 1921 Floyd Co to Frederick Lee Moore (Fred), wid, b 28 May 1882 Washington Co, Va, d 17 Aug 1942
. Danville, Va, bur Highland Burial Park, Danville, s/o Giles Preston Moore (Preston) and Nancy Margaret Williams (Maggie).
. Fred had m(1) 12 May 1903 Washington Co to Julia May Reedy, d 26 Feb 1920 Emory, Washington Co, Va, d/o John Andrew
. Reedy and Elizabeth Pruett/Pruitt (Lizzie), and they had 6 children.
. See Nancy's death certificate image and picture of her tombstone below.
. 1910 Floyd Co census, Nancy Nester,18 Va (dau), living with Matthew G. Nester.
. 1920 Floyd Co census, Nacy Nester,25 Va (dau), living with Matthew G. Nester. (Her name in this census is clearly Nacy,
. even though the ancestry.com index says "Lucy".)
. 1930 Burke Co, NC census, Morganton Twp, North Carolina State Hospital for the Insane, ED 12-21, sheet 6B, line 79, Nancy
. Moore,37 Va (married), inmate, domestic, State Hospital. (Fred and some of the children not located).
. 1940 Rockingham Co census, Reidsville Twp, Reidsville, ED 79-30, sheet 15A, 2 Allison, #250, Fred Moore,59 NC (wid), car-
. penter, construction, living with Edward Cox family.
. a. Maggie L. Moore, b 2 May 1922 Willis, Va, d 27 Sep 1991 Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC (SSDI 242-28-9810 NC), bur
. Greenwood Cem, Reidsville, m 28 Dec 1954 Reidsville to Lyttwood Cobb (Lytt), b 25 Aug 1911, d 29 Jul 1964, bur Green-
. view Cem. Maggie's LR: Reidsville, Rockingham Co 27320. See picture of her tombstone below.
. ? 1930 Scott Co, Va, Estillville Dist, Scott County Poor Farm, ED 85-6, sheet 3B, #50/50, Maggie,9 Va, inmate, listed with
. Lureny Ramey family.
. 1940 Guilford Co, NC census, Madison, ED 41-110, sheet 7B, #104, Maggie Moore,17 Va, laborer, farm, livng with Willis
. and Maud Chrismon family. (Maggie was living in Reidsville, Rockingham Co in 1935.)
. b. Clarence Edward Angle, b 24 Jan 1924 Va, d 29 Oct 1969 Greensboro, Guilford Co, NC (SSDI 241-28-3266 NC), "age 45
. yrs, of R temporal lobe hemorrhage, R middle cerebral aneurysm, s/o Frederick Lee Moore and Nancy Nester", bur Grand-
. view Cem, Reidsville, NC, m 9 Nov 1946 Reidsville to Edna Earle London. See image of his death certificate below, infor-
. mant Mrs Edna L. Angle.
. Clarence was raised by Reid and Celia Ann Angle and he took their name.
. 1930 Rockingham Co census, Reidsville, ED 79-22, sheet 2B, 46 Edna St, #31, Celia Angle,36 NC (div), weaver, cotton mill,
. Homer,16 NC, weaver, cotton mill, Clarence Moore,5 NC, boarder.
. 1940 Clarence not located.
. c. Ellis Thomas Moore, b 5 Feb 1925 Va, d 6 Dec 1977 Somerset, Somerset Co, Pa (not in SSDI), m 1 Mar 1946 Edna Marie
. Ferner (Marie), b ca 1925, d/o Joseph Ferner and Etta Butler.
. 1940 census, Ellis not located.
. d. Dorothy Rachel Moore, b 23 Apr 1928 Dry Fork, Pittsylvania Co, Va, d 13 Apr 2005 Saginaw, Mich (SSDI Mich), bur
. Mt. Olivet Cem, m 6 May 1944 Greensboro, NC to Eugene John Bricault I, b 7 Jun 1912 Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Mich, d 15
. Mar 1974 Saginaw Co (SSDI 369-10-7228 Mich).
. Dorothy's LR: Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Mich 48603. Eugene's LR: same 48601.
. She lived in Greensboro, NC with her foster family David Lee "Gus" Tallant and wife Ethel.
. 1930 Rockinham Co, NC census, Reidsville Twp, ED 79-24, sheet 22B, #420,445, Columbia C. Custer,35 Va (marr age 20),
. manager, gas plant, Minnie,32 Va (marr age 17), Rex,13 Va, Ethel,9 Va, Carty J.,5 Va, Dorothy Moore,2 NC (adopted
. dau). (This was actually Columbus Custer.)
. 1930 Rockingham Co, Reidsville Twp, Reidsville, ED 79-22, sheet 26A, 38 Paradise Alley, #491/510, D.L. Tallant,37 NC
. (marr age 19), laborer, cotton mill, Ethel,34 NC (marr age 15), Kathleen,15 NC, Earl,13 NC, Jessie M.,10 NC.
. 1940 Guilford Co census, Friendship Twp, Guilford College, ED 41-8, sheet 15A, #257, Robert E. Tallant,23 NC, (occup
. illegible), Myrtle M.,24 NC (wife), button hole maker, overall plant, Ethel,44 NC (wid), Dorthy,11 NC (sister).
. (Ethel and Dorothy were living in Danville, Va in 1935.)
. (1) Susan Rachel Bricault, m Silvestro Borrello (Silvio).
. (2) Eugene John Bricault II, m Laura Victoria LaJoice.
. (3) Rosemary Bricault, b 1949, m Joseph Albert Lofaro, b 1949.
. (a) Joseph Nicholas Lofaro (Joe), b 1971. Of Saginaw, Mich.
. (b) Julie Ann Lofaro, b ca 1973.
. (4) Marsha Anne Bricault, m Albert Thomas Lofaro, brother of Joseph above.
. (5) William Joseph Bricault, m Robin Wesson.
. 3. Eliza A. Nester (Liza), b 15 Dec 1895 Floyd Co (b Jan 1895 acc to 1900 census), d 6 Dec 1977 (SSDI 228-72-5010 Va), bur
. DeHart Family Cem, Floyd Co, m 18 May 1921 Floyd Co to Sylvester Montague Turman, wid, b 30 May 1879 Patrick Co,
. s/o Landon Turman. Poss Montague Turman, age 1, s/o Landon and Mary E. Turman in Carroll Co, in 1880. Silvester Mon-
. tague Turman, b 30 May 1879, was living in Meadows of Dan, Patrick Co, with wife Sarah Lona Turman, acc to his WW I
. draft registration card. He was Sylvester Montigue Turman, b 33 May 1879 Patrick Co, with contact Mrs. Callie Turman in his
. WW II draft registration card. Eliza and Sylvester div by 1930. She took back the Nester name by 1940.
. Eliza's LR: Stuart, Patrick Co 24171.
. 1930 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, ED 32-2, sheet 10B, #198/199, Eliza E. Turman,37 Va (div, dau), Paul Turman,8 Va (gs),
. living with Matthew G. Nester.
. 1940 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, ED 32-4, sheet 2A, #30, Eliza Nester,43 Va, operator, farm, Paul,17 Va (son), laborer,
. farm, Harvey,9 Va (son), Estel,22 Va (nephew), laborer, farm.
. a. Paul Edgar Turman, b 1 May 1922 Floyd Co, d 25 May 1983 Galax, Va (SSDI 232-34-0706 WVa or NC).
. His LR: Willis, Floyd Co 24380.
. b. Harvey Ervel Nester, b 12 Jun 1930 Floyd Co. No further record after 1940 census.
I231 4. Zebudee Nester (Zeb), b 9 May 1896 Floyd Co, m Myrtle Lee Harrelson.
. (b 10 May 1894 acc to his WW I draft reg card and b 10 May 1896 acc to his WW II draft reg card)
. Not listed with family in the 1910 census.
. Moved to Greenbrier Co, WVa, and NC. His family apparently moved to Baltimore, Md.
. 5. Laura Belle Nester, b 11 Jun 1899 Floyd Co, d 8 Apr 1984 Rocky Mount, Franklin Co, Va (SSDI "b 2 Jun" 229-72-3173 Va),
. bur Nancy Dalton Cem, Mabry Mill, Floyd Co, m(1) 3 Mar 1921 Floyd Co to Josiah Whitfield Dalton (Whitt), wid, b 19 Aug
. 1854 Pittsylvania Co, d 11 Apr 1937 Floyd Co, s/o James E. Dalton and Mary J. Guge. Josiah had m(1) 7 Nov 1876 Floyd Co
. to Nancy Eveline Ayers, b 10 Jun 1851 Floyd Co, d 16 Mar 1920 Floyd Co, bur Nancy Dalton Cem, Floyd Co, d/o Irvin Ayers
. and Sarah Dickerson. Josiah is not descended from William Dalton of Grayson Co, Va.
. Laura Belle Nester Dalton, m(2) 29 May 1953 Patrick Co to Romulus Marion Robertson, b 8 Oct 1881 Patrick Co, d 24 Sep
. 1964 Mt Airy, Surry Co, NC, bur Barnard (Isham Barnard) Cem, Patrick Co, Va, s/o William J. Robertson and Mary Jane
. Shelor (Jane). See his NC death certificate. He was listed in the 1910 Patrick Co census with wife Susan A. Not located in
. 1920 and 1930.
. Laura m(3) William Irby Marshall (Erbie), b 4 Nov 1885 Va, d 16 Jul 1972 Martinsville (SSDI 224-16-1274 Va, bur Lewis Fam-
. ily Cem, Vesta, Va, s/o Elzie and Samantha Marshall.
. Laura's LR: Rocky Mount, Franklin Co, Va 24151. William's LR: Vesta, Patrick Co 24177.
. The informant for her death certificate was Ernest Dalton. This said she was bur in Dalton Cem, Meadows of Dan.
. 1918, 12 Sep: Stuart, Patrick Co, Va: WW I draft registration card: Romulus Marion Robertson, b 8 Oct 1881, age 37; of Kibler,
. Patrick Co; occup: farming; nearest relative: S.E. Robertson; described as medium height, blue eyes, auburn hair.
. 1930 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork Dist, ED 32-2, sheet 9B, #170/171, Josiah W. Dalton,75 Va (marr age 22), farmer, general
. farm, Laura B.,32 Va (marr age 22), Andrew G.,7 Va, Earnest E.,6 Va, Edna R.,2 5/12 Va, Calvin C.,1 3/12 Va.
. 1940 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork Dist, ED 32-4, sheet 8A, #150, Laura B. Dalton,41 Va (wid), operator, farm, Irene,8 Va,
. Minnie E.,5 Va, Nellie M.,4 Va. (Older 4 children not located.)
. a. Gordon Andrew Dalton, b 19 Jun 1922 Va, d 6 Nov 2005 (SSDI Va), m 20 Aug 1942 Floyd Co to Clova Maude Bolt, b 3
. Dec 1917, d Dec 1977 (SSDI 227-30-7278 Va), d/o Martin Bolt and Virginia Moles.
. Gordon's and Clova's LR: Riner, Montgomery Co 24149.
. (1) Lareda Gay Dalton, b 1952 Floyd Co, m 12 Feb 1972 Floyd Co to Theron Russell Quesenberry, b 1952, s/o Chester
. Victor Quesenberry and Treva Mae Quesenberry.
. (2) Venston Thomas Dalton, b 1943 Floyd Co, m 13 Jun 1961 Floyd Co to Peggy Jean Sutphin, b 1940 Floyd Co, d/o
. Garney Jackson Sutphin (s/o John Thomas Sutphin (#14313)) and Beatrice Duncan. Peggy m(2) 27 Feb 1965 Floyd
. Co to Franklin Dura Keith, b ca 1943 Floyd Co, s/o Dura Keith and Lizena Mae Sutphin (d/o Erastua Peyton Sutphin
. (Peyton) (#2252)).
. (3) Wanda Jean Dalton (Jean), b 1955 Patrick Co, m 29 Sep 1978 Radford to Michael James Cox, b 1952, s/o Ples Cox
. and Annie Geraldine Holbrook.
. b. Ernest Edwin Dalton, b 1923 Floyd Co.
. c. Edna Ruth Dalton, b 1927 Floyd Co, m 9 Mar 1945 Tazewell Co, Va to Robert C. Byrd, b ca 1919 Pocahontas Co, Va, s/o
. Marvin Byrd and Polly Spurling.
. d. Calvin Curtis Dalton, b 1928 Floyd Co.
. e. Cassie Irene Dalton, b 23 Oct 1931 Floyd Co, d 8 Feb 2018 Pocahantas, Va, bur Swim Cem, Peel Chestnut Mountain,
. m(1) 19 Oct 1946 Tazewell Co to Charles Byrd, b ca 1925, s/o Marvin Byrd and Lottie Hamilton. Cassie m(2) 25 Apr
. 1985 Tazewell Co to George Leroy Wise, b 1910, s/o Charles William Wise and Mary Magdalene Hogston.
. See Cassie's picture below.
. (1) Judy K Byrd, m Mike Gibson. Of Pocahontas in 2018.
. (2) Beulah Lynn Byrd, m James Mitchell. Of Pocahontas in 2018.
. (3) Tommy Lee Byrd, m Ruth ____. Of Yards, Va in 2018.
. (4) Donald Allen Byrd. Of Pocahontas in 2018.
. (5) Deborah Diane Byrd, m Edward Sandifer. Of Abbs Valley in 2018.
. (6) Douglas Wise Byrd, m Donna ____. Of Bluefield, WVa in 2018.
. (7) Delores Byrd, m ____ Beatty. Of Newark, Del in 2018.
. f. Minnie Evelyn Dalton, b 1934 Floyd Co, m 7 Dec 1956 Patrick Co to Benjamin Harrison Hensley, b ca 1931, s/o Benja-
. min Hensley and Bertie Mae Haney.
. g. Nellie Marie Dalton, b 1936 Floyd Co, m 26 Feb 1951 Patrick Co to Wilburn Bowman, b ca 1921, s/o Robert Tyra Bow-
. man and Reely Light.
I232 6. Frances Hanna Nester, b 2 Mar 1902 Carroll Co, m(1) Doctor Greely Webb (Greely), m(2) James Henderson Moles.
. Following is a grandson of Matthew Nester, parents not proven:
. 7. Estell Lee Nester, b 21 Jun 1917 Willis, Floyd Co, d 8 Jul 1979 (SSDI 225-22-3156 Va), bur Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens,
. Roanoke, Va, m Hazel ____. Estell's death record lists wife Hazel.
. He was s/o "William Nester and Nancy Bowman" acc to his social security application. The descendants of Nancy Jane Nester
. above deny that he was her child, or at least, have never heard of him. The name William Nester doesn't fit this or any known
. family. Estel was listed as nephew of Nancy's sister Eliza in 1940, so by deduction he would likely be s/o Laura or Frances, if
. not Nancy's.
. 1920 census, Estel L.,2 3/12 Va (son), living with Mathew B. Nester.
. 1930 census, Estel L.,12 Va (grandson), living with Mathew G. Nester.
. 1940 Floyd Co census, Burks Fork, ED 32-4, sheet 2A, #30, Estel,22 Va (nephew), laborer, farm, living with Eliza Nester.
. 1941, 7 Oct: Estel Lee Nester's Social Security application. See image below.
. 1942, 28 Dec: Roanoke, Va: US World War II Army Enlistment Record: Estel L. Nester, b 1917, of Floyd Co, Va, enlisted
. for the duration of the war, ht 65, wt 134.
. Ref: 1. Essie Spence Goad's notes.
. 2. "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips...", 1989, Elza B. Cox, p 299, 483, 530, 595.
. 3. www.findagrave.com, info by Suzannah McCuen, with following info for Nancy Nester Moore:
. Nancy is the daughter of Matthew Ganey Nester, Jr and Mary A "Polly" Bowman. She was born in Floyd county, VA
. and is a sister to Elizabeth, Zebudee, Larabelle and Frances Nester. Nancy married widower, Frederick Lee Moore and
. they lived in Reidsville, Rockingham county, NC. Mr. Moore had 6 children by his first wife. He and Nancy have a son,
. Clarence Edward Angle, born in 1924 in VA whose name would suggest he was put up for adoption but he lists these
. parents on his death certificate. They are also the parents of Dorothy Rachel Moore Bricault, born in 1928 in VA.
. Nancy was admitted to the asylum at age 36, in late 1929. She died of cardiorenal disease just before Christmas 7 years
. later. Her parents' names are given on her death certificate.
. 4. Joseph N. Lofaro (Joe)'s email: email@example.com He is a grandson of Dorothy Rachel Moore Bricault above.
. He supplied the images of Frederick Nester's baptismal record from Germany.
. 5. "Saginaw News", Apr 2005: obit for Dorothy R. Bricault, 76, d/o Frederick and Nancy Moore. Preceded in death by her
. husband Eugene John Bricault I, and survived by children Susan Rachel Borrello, Eugene John Bricault II, Rosemary
. Lofaro, Marsha Anne Lofaro, and William Joseph Bricault, and 15 gc, 20 ggc, and one gggc.
. 6. Sharon Hill's website.
. 7. www.findagrave.com, info by David Clay.
. 8. wc.rootsweb.com, info by Earl, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
. 9. www.findagrave.com, info by Donna Sutphin Armentrout.
. 10. www.findagrave.com, info by Suzannah McCuen and Dona & Doug Moore.
. 11. http://obituaries.bdtonline.com/obituary/cassie-wise-1027687316
. Cassie Byrd Wise, 86, of Pocahontas, VA passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her home. Born in Meadows of
. Dan, VA she was the daughter of the late Josiah Whitfield and Laura Nester Dalton. In addition to her parents she was
. preceded in death by her first husband Charles Byrd and second husband George Wise; two children Cecil Ray Byrd and
. Carolyn Jean Byrd; brothers Kelse, Gordan, Calvin and Ernest Dalton and sisters Edna Byrd, Nellie Bowman and Minnie
. Harrison. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy K Gibson and husband Mike of Pocahontas, VA,
. Beulah Lynn Mitchell and husband James of Pocahontas, VA, Tommy Lee Byrd and wife Ruth of Yards, VA, Donald
. Allen Byrd of the home, Deborah Diane Sandifer and husband Edward of Abbs Valley, VA, Douglas Wise and wife
. Donna of Bluefield, WV and Delores Beatty of Newark, DE; eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and
. one great great grandchild and one special grandchild; special friends Joyce Sarver, Karen Lafon, Tish Eastridge and Vir-
. ginia Jeffery. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in
. Pocahontas, VA with the Rev. Mike Gibson officiating and son Tommy Byrd presenting the Eulogy. Friends may call
. Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, VA from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Internment will
. follow at the Swim Cemetery on Peel Chestnut Mountain. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandson....
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