.           David Crockett Nester, 1826 - 1883, s/o Daniel Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

G2   David Crockett Nester,5                                                                      G   (Daniel,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
.
.          "Crockett"
.            b 13 Jun 1826 Va; d 1 Feb 1883 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, Ill (suicide by hanging), age 56 yrs, 7 mos, 8 d, bur Showalter
.                (Turner) Cem, now known as Bell Cem, Philadelphia, Cass Co.  See
pictures of  him and of his tombstone below.
.            m 20 Oct 1848 Floyd Co, Va to Sarah Elizabeth Mangus (Elizabeth), b 6 Jul 1826 Roanoke, Va, d 12 Jul 1914 Philadelphia, Cass
.                Co, Ill, d/o John Mangus and Hannah Showalter, bur Showalter (Turner) Cem.

.            1850 Carroll Co, Va census, 11th Dist, p 326, #126/126, Crockett Nester,25 Va, farmer, $100, Elizabeth,23 Va, Armstead,7/12 Va.
.            1855 Cass Co, Ill census Twp 18, p 28, Crocket Nester, 4 males < 10, 1 male 20-30, 1 female, 20-30.
.            1860 Cass Co, Ill census, Chandlerville, Cass, p 154, Crockett Nester,33 Va, farmer, $800, $1000, Elizabeth,33 Va, Amsterd A.,10
.                     Va, John B.,8 Va William H.,7 Va, Joseph,5 Va, Matilda A.,3 Va, Martha,11/12 Va.
.            1865 Cass Co census, Chandlerville, p 27, Crocket Nester, 4 males < 10, 2 males 10-20, 1 male 40-50, ?3 females < 10, 1 female
.                     40-50.
.            1870 Cass Co census, Chandlerville Pct, p 370, #49/49, Crocket Nester,42 Va, farmer, $4800, $1150, Elizabeth,42Va, Amstead,24
.                     Va, farm hand, John B.,19 Va, farm hand, William,17 Va, Joseph,15 Ill, Matilda,13 Ill, Martha,11 Ill, Sarah,9 Ill, Aaron,7 Ill,
.                     Crocket,6 Ill, Daniel,4 Ill.
.            1880 Cass Co census, Twp 18, Range 9, p 674B, #241/244, Crocket Nestor,54 Va, farmer, Elizabeth,52 Va, Elizabeth,19 Ill, Aaron,
.                     17 Ill, farm work, Crockett,15 Ill, farm work, Daniel,13 Ill, farm work, James,7 Ill.
.            1900 Cass Co census, Princeton Pct, ED 12, sheet 8A, #137/137, Elizabeth Nester, Jul 1826 Va (mother, wid), living with James    
.                     M. Nester.
.            1910 census, Elizabeth not located, unless she is the one mentioned in the note below.

.            issue:

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1.   Amsterdam A. Nester (Amsterd,Armstead), b 28 Mar 1850 Carroll Co, Va, m(1) Mary Francis Greenwood, m(2) Margaret
.                  Ellen Greenwood.  His tombstone gives his birth date as 28 Mar 1851 and the 1900 census gives Mar 1849.

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2.   John Boston Nester, b 15 Jun 1851 Carroll Co, m(1) Elizabeth Ann Culbertson Bonham, m(2) Ida M. Brown White, m(3) Car-
.                  rie MayWard.  His tombstone gives a birth date of 15 Jun 1850 which is inconsistent with his brother Amsterdam's birth date.
.                  Moved to McPherson Co, Kans, Kay Co, Okla, and Jackson Co, Kans.

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3.   William H. Nester, b 3 Jun 1853 Va, d 1883-85.  Single.
.                  1880 McPherson Co, Kans census, Mound Twp, ED 272, sheet 1A, #3/3, W.H. Nester,27 Ill (f and m b Va), servant with Rob-
.                           ert and Lucinda Hughett.  (This was William's 1st cousin's son
Robert Hughett (#242)).

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4.   Joseph E. Nester (Joe), b 28 Feb 1855 Chandlerville, Virginia Pct, Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, m Sarah Adaline Carr.
.                  Moved to McPherson and Cheyenne Co's, Kans.

.            
5.   Matilda Ann Nester, b 16 Jul 1857 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, d 6 Sep 1874 Cass Co, bur Bell Cem, "17 years 1 mos 20
.                  days, daughter of C and E Nester".  See
picture of her and infant son's tombstone below.

.            
6.   Martha Jane Nester, b 26 Aug 1859 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, d 30 Nov 1944 Beardstown, Cass Co, bur Walnut Ridge
.                  Cem, Virginia, Cass Co, m 24 Jun 1878 Cass Co to Baxter A. Armstrong, b 15 Jul 1845 Omagh, Co Tyrone, Ireland, d 27 Nov
.                  1928 Virginia, Cass Co, bur Walnut Ridge Cem, s/o Robert Armstrong and Mary Shull.
.                  See
picture of Martha's and Baxter's tombstone below.
.                  issue:
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a.   Anna Mary Armstrong (Mary), b 25 Jul 1881 Chandlerville, Cass Co, m 1910 to Alden Miller.
.                  
b.   Joseph Carl Armstrong, b Jun 1885 Ill.
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c.   Daniel Crocket Armstrong, b 24 Mar 1886 Chandlerville, d 26 Aug 1939 Beardstown, Cass Co, m 29 Sep 1909 to Elva
.                        Clara Miller, b 24 Jul 1886, d 21 Mar 1974 (SSDI 360-48-6745 Ill).  Elva's LR: Beardstown, Cass Co 62618.
.                        issue:
.                        
(4)  Ernest Lloyd Armstong, b 2 Jul 1915, d 5 Aug 1998 (SSDI 355-09-8692 Ill), m Thelma Edith Lyons, b 25 Jun 1915, d
.                               9 Sep 2003 (SSDI 350-32-0373 Ill).   Ernest'a and Thelma's LR: Galatia, Saline Co, Ill 62935.
.                               issue:
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(b)  Anita Sue Armstrong (Sue), b 1938, m 10 Aug 1958 to Richard Morrison Eslinger, b 27 Nov 1928, d 18 Feb
.                                      2000 (SSDI 334-22-8094 Ill).  His LR; Bonita Springs, Lee Co, Fla 33923.
.                                      He was a Brigadier General in the Illinois National Guard. See his
picture below.
.                  
d.   William Amos Armstrong (Willie), b 7 Oct 1889 Chandlerville, d 1955 Walnut Ridge, Cass Co, m 17 Jul 1913 to Eva
.                        Mae Miller (Evie), b ca 1896 Ill.  She was poss the one b 16 Apr 1896, d Oct 1979 (SSDI 320-56-5436 Ill), with LR: East
.                        Peoria, Tazewell Co, Ill 61611.
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e.   B. Martha Armstrong, b and d 7 Oct 1889 Chanderville.
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f.   Albert John Armstrong, b Apr 1892 Chandlerille, d Quincy, Adams Co, Ill.  Single.
.                  
g.   Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong (Elizabeth,Lizzie), b Feb 1894 Chandlerville, m Ernest Lowden, b Apr 1892 Ill, s/o James
.                        M. and Ida M. Lowden.
.                  
h.   Elsie Anna Armstrong (Addie), b 14 Mar 1897 Chandlerville, d Oct 1976 (SSDI 332-10-8864 Ill), m Russell McGovern,
.                        b 3 Apr 1896 Ill, d Aug 1964 (SSDI 318-16-8605 Ill).  Her LR: Quincy, Adams Co, Ill 62301.
.                  
i.    Bertha Matilda Armstrong (Tillie), b 23 Mar 1899 Chandlerville, d May 1979 (SSDI 359-05-1985 Ill), m Ralph Feaman.
.                        He was poss Ralph L. Feaman, b 22 Apr 1894, d 28 Oct 1982 (SSDI 714-09-5492 RR).
.                        Her LR: Tucson, Pima Co, Ariz 85710.
.                  
j.   (inf) Armstrong, b and d 8 May 1902 Chandlerville.

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7.   Sarah Elizabeth Nester (Elizabeth), b 11 Apr 1861 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, d after 1953, m 1 Mar 1883 Virginia,
.                  Cass Co to Charles E. Hicks, b Feb 1844 Ill, d before 1920.  Of Palisade, Colo in 1916.
.                  issue:
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a.   Charles A. Hicks (Charlie), b Nov 1882 Ill.
.                  
b.   Russell Hicks, b Jul 1885 Ill, m Mary A. ____, b ca 1892 Kans.
.                  
c.   Robert A. Hicks, b Sep 1887 Ill, m ____ McCully, d before 1920, d/o Nola McCully.
.                  
d.   Oscar Lee Hicks, b 14 Mar 1891 Mo, d 14 Apr 1982 Guadalupe Co, Tex (SSDI 521-50-0698 Colo).
.                        His LR: Seguin, Guadalupe Co, Tex 78155.
.                  
e.   Elsie Hicks, b Jul 1893 Mo.
.                  
f.   Stella I. Hicks, b Jul 1898 Okla.
.                  
g.   Luther G. Hicks, b ca 1903 Okla.

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8.   Aaron T. Nester, b 28 Jun 1863 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, m Edith Carr.
.                  Moved to Arapohoe and Weld Co's, Colo.

.            
9.   Crockett Nester, b 6 Nov 1864 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, d after 1900.

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10.   Daniel Nester, b 18 Oct 1866 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, m Lula V. C. Woods.
.                  Moved to Logan Co, Ill and Pettis Co, Mo.

.          
11.   (son) Nester, d 14 Aug 1870 Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co (less than 1 yr old), bur Bell Cem, "son of C and E Nester".
.                  See
picture of his and Matilda's tombstone below.

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12.   James Madison Nester, b 8 May 1873 Chandlerville, Panther Creek Twp, Cass Co, m Mary Alice Arthalony.
.                  Moved to Cheyenne and Sherman Co's, Kans.






.           Note: Unidentified, unless this is Crockett's widow Elizabeth, with wrong age, and working in her 80's, or this may be Margaret
.                     Ellen Nester, wid of
Amsterdam A. Nester (#G21), who isn't otherwise located:
.                     1910 Cass Co census, Virginia Pct, Virginia City, ED 29, sheet 14A, #327/340, Elizabeth Nester,45 Ill (wid), cook, hotel.


.           Ref:  1.   LDS records, from Jo Clare Mangus of Goodland, Kans.
.                    2.   Sue Eslinger's notes.
.                    3.   Faye Finkelnburg's notes.  She provided the pictures below, which originally came from Frances Nester Schindler.
.
David Crockett Nester
picture courtesy of
Frances Nester Schindler

The identity of this person
was theorized to be Crockett
Nester Jr, but the style of his
tie means this picture was the
1850s or 60s, not the 1880s or
90s, so it must be Crockett Sr.
.             Crockett Nester's tombstone
.  picture courtesy of Frances Nester Schindler
.     Brigadier General Richard Morrison Eslinger
.  Picture courtesy of Anita Sue Armstrong Eslinger
.  Picture from www.findagrave.com
.              Added by Debra
.  Picture from www.findagrave.com
.         Added by Roger Jockisch