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Sergeant William Carroll Hester

Sergeant William Carroll Hester

Male 1829 - 1908  (79 years)

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  • Name Sergeant William Carroll Hester  [1, 2
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 14 Oct 1829  Franklin Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1850  Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 1850  Dist. 6, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    With parents Roling and Lucinda (Richardson) Hester, eight siblings and two uncles 
    Civil War Veteran Sep 1862 - Apr 1865  [3, 4
    Co. E, 4th Alabama Cavalry CSA 
    Residence 1867  Precinct 1, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Election district 42 
    Census 1870  Twp. 6 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Frankfort P.O. 
    Occupation 1870  Twp. 6 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1870  Twp. 6 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    With wife Jane (Bolton), eight children and a brother-in-law 
    Census 1880  Twp. 10 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Enumeration District 88 
    Occupation 1880  Twp. 10 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1880  Twp. 10 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    With wife Jane (Bolton), four children, brother James T, father Roling 
    Census 1900  Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Enumeration District 6-23 
    Occupation 1900  Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miller 
    Residence 1900  Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    With wife Jane (Bolton), a brother and three boarders 
    Died 21 Nov 1908  Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Franklin Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Greenhill-Ezzell Cemetery
    Sgt William Carrol Hester (1829 - 1908) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Sgt William Carrol Hester (1829 - 1908) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes portraits, biographical information and headstone photo.

    Maintained by: My Roots
    Originally Created by: Bev
    Record added: Jan 07, 2005
    Find A Grave Memorial# 10287732
    Notes 
    • Sgt. William Carroll Hester, born 14 Oct 1829 in Franklin County, Alabama; died 21 Nov 1908 Franklin County Alabama. He married 23 Sep 1852 to Jane Bolton, daughter if Benjamin Littleberry Bolton and Emoline Elizabeth Jones. William Carroll and Jane Hester are buried in Greenhil-Ezzell Cemetery, Franklin County Alabama. They were the parents of :

      1. Robert Carroll Hester (b.7 Jun 1853, d. 22 Sep 1942), married Martha Adeline Bolton.

      2. Chesley Amos Hester (b. 3 Mar 1855, d. 1 Jan 1944), married Amy Elizabeth Rickard.

      3. Joseph Porter Hester (b. 17 Apr 1858, d. 26 Apr 1927), married 1st Kizya Ann Johnson, married 2nd Ann Rosetta (Massey) Tyra.

      4. Druciller Victoria Hester (b. 4 Oct 1859, d. 9 Oct 1942), married Benjamin Hammon Johnson, Son of William J. and Nancy Jane Morris.

      5. Lucinda Emeline Eliza Hester (b. 12 Jan 1862, d. 28 Jun 1941), married William Garrisson Brown, son of Joseph Brown and Catherine Ezzell.

      6. William Jehu Hester (b. 18 Aug 1864, d. 21 Oct 1859), married Jessie Rhoda Jones.

      7. Leora Etta Hester (b. 8 Jan 1867, d. 13 Apr 1959), married Levi Mitchell Rickard.

      8. Roland Arthur Hester (b. 16 May 1869, d. 12 Nov 1951), married Molsey Elizabeth Flanagan, daughter of James Alexander Flanagan and Miranda King.

      In 1922, William Carroll Hester's widow received a Confederate Pension from the State of Alabama. The only property listed was 145 acres she owned in Franklin County, Alabama which was then worth $1500.00. His tombstone records his service in Company G, but it is known that he enlisted Sept. 1862 in Company E and served until surrender.
    • Wartime Letter From William Carroll Hester

      (Thanks to Patricia Cooper and Robert Williams for forwarding this)


      April 18th. 1864

      Dear beloved wife
      I take my pen in hand to let you know how I am getting along I am well as present and a doing very well I hope when these few lines come to hand once more we are at Hill Burrogh on the Rail Road about tenn mils from Decatur they say there are seven thousand yankys in Decatur we saddle up this morning to go hav a fight the yankys went bac and did not hav any fight. I expect we will hav fighting to do hear we left Georgia the 6th of Aprile and got hear the 16th all of our boys ar well S R and R B are well and a doing very well I would to hear from you very well to know how your Pa was geting along with his crop I would like to know what J A BOLTON sas a doing I want to know what all is a going on in the contry. I hant received but one letter sinc I was at home I want to see you very bad I dont know when I will get to come home to see you the yankys is as thick as black birds up hear. my prays is for peace once more in our land so we can liv togher as we have once before I want you to do the same and pray to God to pardon our sins and your Dear Husband will do the same writ soon as no more only I remain your tru Husband untill death
      Wm. C HESTER the 4th Ala. Cav Co. E
      Johns Brigade Capt. E J Oden Company
    • Probate records of Franklin Co., Alabama are available online in Family History Centers (26 Sep 2017)
    Person ID I032  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  [9
    Married 11 Dec 1828  Maury Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    • Officiated by Alex Johnson, J.P. [9]
    Family ID F023  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Bolton,   b. 25 Apr 1835, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1925, Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1852  [4, 8
    Photos
    Hester, William C and Bolton, Jane - Portrait c. 1900
    Hester, William C and Bolton, Jane - Portrait c. 1900
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F033  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hester, William C - Portrait c. 1863
    Hester, William C - Portrait c. 1863
    Hester, William C - Portrait c. 1890
    Hester, William C - Portrait c. 1890

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S07808] Hester Family Bible (transcript), William H. Hester et al..

    3. [S40191] Find a Grave, Jim Tipton, founder, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 35604421 (Reliability: 2), 21 Oct 2010.

    4. [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., imgs. 708-9 (Reliability: 2), 30 Jan 2018.

    5. [S69] Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Records, Alabama Department of Archives and History, (Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Archives and History) (Reliability: 3), 29 Oct 2014.

    6. [S34634] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), fam. 46, p. 8, Twp. 6 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 05 May 2010.

    7. [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. 98, p. 14, ED 88, Twp. 10 Range 13, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 31 Mar 2010.

    8. [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. 104, p. 262A, ED 6-23, Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 19 Mar 2010.

    9. [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.