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From: "Lona's Mail" <>
Subject: Re: Jester Yester Jestor Gester Gestor, etc.
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 15:53:57 -0600
I saw your e-mail and I'm searching for my ggggrandparents Reynolds and
Elizabeth Carney Laughlin. The following is one of their sons. Are you
familiar with this Jester/Laughlin line?
Elias Laughlin, in his application for a Civil War pension, said he was
married to Della or Dulana Jester. They were married Aug. 1861 in East
Elizabeth, Pa and had the following children
Charles Louis Laughlin born Dec. 27, 1861
Elias Laughlin born May 17, 1866
William Laughlin born Feb. 20, 1868.
In Elias's pension papers he gives his address as Massillon, No. 7 Lake St.
Stark County, Ohio. He died Oct. 17, 1918 at a State Soldiers' Home,
Sandusky, Ohio. I don't know when his wife died or any more information on
I found this in the 1850 Census Elizabeth Borough, Pa. Aug. 16, 1850
Lewis Jesture (or Jestore) 36 or 56 M Lawyer Vale of Real Estate 500 Born
Mary Ann 46 F Born Pa
Sarah 14 F Born Pa
Margaret 12 F Born Pa.
Lauria (hard to read) 11 F born Pa.
Deluna or Delana 9 F born Pa.
Charles 6 M born Pa.
There are other Jesture's living in Allegheny County, Pa - Jefferson Twp. if
you are interested.
Researching the following:
- In PA. - Carney, Carson, Chaney, Clouse, Corbitt, Critchlow, Graham,
Gregg, Hamilton, Hohn, Laing, Laughlin, Leech, McLeod, Morgan, Muir,
Mullholland, Myers, Rebolt, Smith, Strong, Wagoner
- In Scotland - Brown, Henderson, Lumsdale, Lumsden, Mitchell, Morrison,
- In LA. - Tanner, Herlevic and numerous Cajun lines
> This family was in the US (VA) by 1704, but cannot be tracked back to
> Scotland or Ireland (and it is believed they were from one or the other,
> from England). There are Yester family members near Aberdeen in the
> but not before that which can be found. There are no Jester family
> to be found anywhere except later and in England. If anyone has any
> information in the Ulster colony on this name or a name similar, please do
> advise. Thanks,