George Knight Hester collection
Scope and Contents
The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America, settlement in the Northwest Territory (now Clark County, Indiana), conflict with Native American groups, including the infamous Pigeon Roost Massacre (1812), and life as a Methodist circuit-riding preacher. The 41-page typed booklet of Hestor family letters begins with an 1858 letter and ends with an 1890 letter. From pages 35 to 41, there is a narrative history of the Hester family, beginning with their departure from Amsterdam in 1771, and arrival in Philadelphia, where they became indentured servants to pay their passage. Children with their dates of birth are recorded.
- 1851, 1926
- Hester, Francis A. (Person)
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Items in the collection.
Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2009. Accessed july 1, 2015.
Findagrave.com. "Rev George Knight Hester." Find a Grave database, May 14, 2011. Accessed July 1, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HES&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=17&GScntry=4&GSsr=2801&GRid=69837278&.
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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- Charlestown (Ind.)
- Clark County (Ind.)
- Delaware Indians
- Family history
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
- Hester family
- Indiana -- History -- Indians, 1816-1899
- Indians of North America -- Treaties
- Methodist ministers -- Biography
- Methodist preaching
- Pigeon Roost Massacre, 1812
- Pioneers -- Indiana -- Correspondence
- Potawatomi Indians
- Race prejudice
- Shawnee Indians
- George Knight Hester collection
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