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A.C. Lester, s/o Joseph E. & Elizabeth (Phillips) Lester

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11 Oct 2013 12:31 #1376 by Mamie
Newton County.

A. C. LESTER, farmer, is a native of Parke County, Ind., was born February 10, 1823, and is a son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth (Phillips) Lester, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of North Carolina. They were pioneers of their county, and their neighbors Were Indians, one of whom made his home with Joseph Lester, who died on the homestead in 1832, as did Mrs. Lester, in 1848. Our subject's youth was passed in the wilds of his native county. In 1843, in Vermillion County, Ind., he married Miss Malinda, daughter of Philip French, and a native of Butler County, Ohio. By said union were born eight children — Adaline, Henrietta, Stanton P., Sarah O., Felix, Mary, John (deceased), and Flora. Mr. Lester rented land for three years in Vermillion County, afterward in Newton County for one year, and later pre-empted his present farm of 160 acres, which he improved by tree-planting, particularly walnut trees; he has also 500 rods of hedge, a good grapery, and some of the best fencing in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Lester are members of the Church of God, of which the former has been an Elder and Deacon for many years. 

Source: Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, published by F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1883; Pg. 781

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