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Private Roland Benton Hester

Private Roland Benton Hester

Male 1840 - 1900  (60 years)

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  • Name Private Roland Benton Hester  [1, 2, 3
    Title Private 
    Born 20 May 1840  Franklin Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • This census shows his name as "Robert" while his brother Robert is listed as "Roling." The census taker botched a number of other names in this family as well
    Residence 1850  Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    With parents Roling and Lucinda (Richardson) Hester, eight siblings and two uncles 
    Census 1860  Eastern Subdiv., Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Frankfort P.O. 
    Occupation 1860  Eastern Subdiv., Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 1860  Eastern Subdiv., Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    With parents Roling and Lucinda (Richardson) Hester and five siblings 
    Civil War Veteran 28 Mar 1861 - 01 Apr 1862  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private, Co E, 2nd Alabama Infantry 
    Census 1870  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Frankfort P.O. 
    Occupation 1870  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 1870  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    With parents Roling and Lucinda (Richardson) Hester and two brothers 
    Census 1880  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Enumeration District 89 
    • Listed as "Robt J Hester"
    Occupation 1880  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farm worker 
    Residence 1880  Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    In the home of brother Robert M Hester, with a sister, two nieces and son Arthur M Hester 
    Census 1900  Pikeville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Enumeration District 6-68 
    Occupation 1900  Pikeville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1900  Pikeville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    With wife Mahala C (Stone) Hester and four daughters 
    Died 11 Oct 1900  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Hester Plot
      Terrell Cemetery [4]
    Roland Benton Hester (1840 - 1900) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Roland Benton Hester (1840 - 1900) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes headstone photo.

    Maintained by: Johnna Hirigoyen
    Originally Created by: preston malone
    Record added: May 16, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 52464588
    Notes 
    • Roland Benton Hester was born May 20 1840 Franklin County Alabama, the fifth child of Roling Hester and Lucinda Richardson. He died 11 Oct 1900 in Hamilton, Alabama. He married 1st "Welty" (or Wealtha) Ann Malone. They had one son, Arthur McGara Hester (b. June 1 1872). After 1st wife passed away, Roland married Eva Malone, but soon Eva deceased and Roland took yet another wife, Susie Ann Cantrell (1856-1891) of Marion County, Alabama. To this third marriage was born three sons and one daughter: Garland Benton Hester (died as an infant); Rachael Lucretia Hester (1885-1935; married 1904 to Robert Charles Duncan, Jr.); William Chesley Hester (died as infant); and Moorman Sacratus Hester (died as infant).

      After 3rd wife, Susie Ann passed away on 28 June 1891, Roland married ( 17 Mar, 1892 Shottsville, AL) Mahala Caroline Stone (b. Mar 18, 1854-d. 1937) also of Marion Co., Alabama (daughter of John Lyle Stone). To this 4th marriage was born two daughters, Huldah Jane Hester (1895-1914; married Phillip Edgar Ritch)and Mary Ann Hester (1897-1976; married George Madison Gann). Roland's widow, Mahala, in July 1908, received a Confederate pension for his faithful service to the Confederacy. Eight years after his death, Mahala owned 40 acres in Marion County, one mare with two colts, a cow with calfs, one hog, a clock, and a horse wagon. Total property value: $227.00.
    • Not found in Marion Co., Alabama online probate records (20 Oct 2015)
    Person ID I013  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 

    Father Roling Hester,   b. 23 Jan 1807, Granville Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1882, Franklin Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Richardson,   b. 9 Dec 1805, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1875, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage License 10 Dec 1828  Maury Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Married 11 Dec 1828  Maury Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    • Officiated by Alex Johnson, J.P. [10]
    Family ID F023  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Weltha A Malone,   b. 1850, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 01 Jun 1872  (Age 22 years) 
    Children 
     1. Arthur McGara Hester,   b. 1 Jun 1872, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1911, Beat 1, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F020  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Eva Malone,   b. 1862, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F021  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Arthusa Cantrell,   b. 1856, Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1891  (Age 35 years) 
    Children 
     1. Garland Benton Hester,   b. 06 Feb 1883,   d. 30 Mar 1883  (Age 0 years)
     2. Rachel Lucretia Hester,   b. 10 Jun 1885, Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1936, Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. William Chesley Hester,   b. 28 Aug 1889,   d. 01 Apr 1890  (Age 0 years)
     4. Moorman Socratus Hester,   b. 29 Mar 1891,   d. 01 Jul 1891  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F022  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Mahala Caroline Stone,   b. 18 Mar 1854, Bull Mountain, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1937, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage License 17 Mar 1892  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Married 21 Mar 1892  Shottsville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    • Officiated by J D Stell, Minister of the Gospel
    Children 
     1. Lucinda Hester,   b. 19 Mar 1893, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1900, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. Huldah Jane Hester,   b. 28 Mar 1895, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1977, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Mary Ann Hester,   b. 13 Jan 1897, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1976, Flint, Genesee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Photos
    Hester, Roland B - Family Portrait c. 1898
    Hester, Roland B - Family Portrait c. 1898
    (left to right) Roland Benton Hester, Rachel Lucretia Hester (standing, holding a picture of Arthur McGara Hester), Lucinda Hester, Mahalia Caroline (Stone) Hester, Mary Ann Hester, Hulda Jane Hester, Margaret Caroline (Jaggers) Stone
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F013  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hester, Roland B - Portrait c. 1890
    Hester, Roland B - Portrait c. 1890

  • Sources 
    1. [S07808] Hester Family Bible (transcript), William H. Hester et al..

    2. [S157] Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Ancestry.com, (Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History), Alabama Confederate Pension Applications, Herring, C. H. - Hicks, K. G. A., img. 632 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 2018.

    3. [S40178] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), fam. 576, p. 79, Eastern Subdiv., Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 29 May 2010.

    4. [S40191] Find a Grave, Jim Tipton, founder, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 52464588 (Reliability: 2), 15 Feb 2013.

    5. [S10177] Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974, Alabama Department of Public Health, FHL US/CAN Film 1908537, #28343 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jul 2009.
      Rachel Lucretia (Hester) Duncan's death certificate shows father's birth place as Franklin Co., Alabama.

    6. [S34621] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), fam. 761, p. 226A, Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 19 Jul 2010.

    7. [S34634] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), fam. 2, p. 1, Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 04 May 2010.

    8. [S34622] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), fam. 113, p. 13, ED 89, Twp. 6 Range 12, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 20 Nov 2013.

    9. [S34623] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900), fam. 80, p. 266A, ED 6-68, Pikeville, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 19 Mar 2010.

    10. [S40218] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008), Maury Co., 1829, p. 108 (Reliability: 3), 11 May 2012.

    11. [S01863] Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Dodd, Jordan R, et. al., (Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx) (Reliability: 2), 04 Nov 2010.

    12. [S12597] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research (Reliability: 3), 04 Nov 2010.