LAMBERT LESTER

Farmer, Point Pleasant Township (postofficc IXoseville): is a prosperous man of affairs who, beginning the battle of life for himself at the tender age of twelve years, has won a success of which he has a right to be proud.

He was born in Oreen County, Ind., January 11, 1839, a son of Thomas C, and Eliza (Hughen) Lester, natives of South Carolina. His father was horn August 3. 1818, a son of Peter R. aad Haney (O'Neil) Lester, also natives of the Palmetto State, and his greatgrandfather was James Lester, an Englishman, who married an Irishwoman, Eliza Hughen. was born December 31, 1813, a daughter of Samuel and Susan (Jones) Hughen who were of South Carolina nativity. Peter K. Lester emigrated from South Carolina to Indiana when his son, Thomas C.. was five years old. and was among the eatly pioneers in Green CotiBty.

When Thomas C. was married, his father gave him eighty acres of timber land, on White river, in Green County, on which he built a his house. He cleared the tract, purchased more land and died there in May, 1851, leaving four children. Those living are the subject of this sketch, and Mary, the wife of Walter Paine. His widow married William R. Hindman, October 5. 1854, and in October. 1856 removed with him and other members of of their houshold to Point Pleasant Township. Warren County. Mrs. Hicdwan moved to Seward County. Neb,, in 1885, and died there February 22. 1898, aged about eighty-six years.

In 1863 Lambert Lester made his first land purchase, forty acres in Section 13. He has since acquired other real estate holdings, and his wife is the owner of 160 acres, and together they possess about 360 acres. In Point Pleasant Township, October 14. 1869. Mr. Lester married Mary E. Disson. born in Green County. Ind.. April 13, 1849. a daughter of Eli and Jemima Boyd Dixson. and they have two daughters; Minnie J,, born February 1876. and Edna, born July 3, 1888. Mr. Lester and his family arr members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Politically Lester is a Democrat

 

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