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Maskell Madison Jester + Margaret Brazelton
Henry Haworth + Elizabeth Boyd
Little Berry Hughes Sr + Mary Walker
John Brazelton Jesterabt 1806 -- abt 1879avatar
Margaret Haworthabt 1805 -- abt 1854avatar
Little Berry Hughes, Jr19 JAN 1808 -- 25 APR 1858avatar
Nancy Ward15 OCT 1809 -- 15 JUN 1896avatar
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Marriage20 DEC 1860

Wm M Jester

William Madison Jester

Birth27 JAN 1834
Death25 MAY 1920
Cause: epilepsy
Aged: 86.3 years



William Madison Jester was born January 27, 1843, in the State of North Carolina, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nannie M. Jones, in Harrisonville, Mo., on Tuesday, May 25, 1920, at 6 o’clock a.m., at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 29 days.

In the year of 1860, Mr. Jester was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Hughes, who still survives him and to this union nine children were born--three boys, one of whom died in infancy, and six girls, who are as follows: Ed Jester, living near Garden City, this county; John L. Jester, Lone Tree, this county; Mrs. Nannie M. Jones and Mrs. Jacob H. Davis, both of Harrisonville; Mrs. Richard D. VanCamp, living east of Harrisonville; Mrs. Charles R. Duncan, living near Lisle, this county; Mrs. John H. Duncan of Freeman, this county, who died at her home on December 5, 1918, and Mrs. Clinton Swogar, of near Freeman, who died at her home March 29, 1919. He is also survived by 43 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. All of the children were at his bedside, at the time of his death.

Funeral services were conducted at the family home by the Rev. George R. Scroggs, former pastor of the Harrisonville Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday afternoon of this week, and burial was made in Orient Cemetery, this city.

This estimable family has a host of friends in Harrisonville and Cass county, who will extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives, in which the DEMOCRAT joins.

Those from a distance, who were here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. C. C. Marriott, a sister of Mrs. Jester, of Versailles, Mo.; Mrs. Peter Hughes, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Jester, of Stover, Mo., and Mrs. O.E. McDanel, a granddaughter also of Versailles, Mo. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers.-Cass County Democrat-Missourian May 27 1920

Mary E Hughes Jester

Mary Elizabeth Hughes

Birth16 JAN 1839
Death11 DEC 1921
Cause: nephritis
Aged: 82.9 years



As the clock struck nine last Sunday morning, December 11, 1921, in the home of Mrs. Nannie M. Jones, in the northeastern part of Harrisonville, her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jester, fell on blessed sleep. The transition from wakefulness to sleep was a quiet as the entrance of a tired child into Dreamland. She had been sick for some time. On September of this year, she had suffered a heavy stroke of paralysis. Three weeks ago she went down to her bed. Increasing weakness crept upon her, until she could no longer battle with the enemy. She now rests from her sufferings and her Immortal Spirit abides in the presence of God.

Mrs. Jester was born in the State of Tennessee, January 14, 1839. With her parents, she came to Missouri, when a child, 12 years of age. The family settled in Morgan County. Her parents were Mrs. And Mrs. Berry Hughes, citizens of creditable standing in their home community. She was married December 21 1860 to William M. Jester. The young couple began housekeeping in the county where they were wed. In 1882, they moved to Cass County, Missouri, where they both finished their earthly careers, he having died one year ago.

Nine children came into the home of this good woman--three sons and six daughters. Six of this number of still living, as follows: G. E. (Ed) Jester of near Harrisonville; John L. Jester of California; Mrs. Nannie M. Jones, Mrs. Jacob H. Davis, and Mrs. Richard D. VanCamp, all of Harrisonville and community and Mrs. Charles R. Duncan of near Lisle, this county. She was the grandmother of 42 children, and the great-grandmother of 26. Two sisters also survive--Mrs. C. C. Marriott of Versailles, Mo., and Mrs. M. P. Hughes of Stover, Mo.

Sister Jester became a Christian in early life. She united with the Presbyterian Church in Morgan County, Missouri. The FAITH begotten in her heart, in this long-age time grew with the passing years. While living with her daughter in Harrisonville, Mrs. Nannie M. Jones, she linked her religious interests with the First Baptist Church. In her going, the children lose a kind mother, and those who could claim her friendship, surrender a warm friend.

Funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter, where she died, on Tuesday afternoon, December 13, at 3 o’clock, being in charge of the Rev. George C. Monroe of Harrisonville. The body was taken to the Orient Cemetery for interment. George C. Monroe Baptist Preacher (Harrisonville Study)

The Cass County Democrat-Missourian, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, Thursday, December 15, 1921

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Nancy "Nannie" Margaret 

03 OCT 186120 OCT 1930  MO, Morgan Co, Versailles Thomas Porter Jones 

John Little Berry 

25 MAY 186629 DEC 1923  MO, Morgan Co Clara Alice Smith 

George Edwin "Ed" 

16 JAN 186926 JUL 1968  MO, Morgan Co, Versailles Cora Anne Hudson 

Salena Taylor 

4 FEB 187229 MAR 1919  MO Clinton Swogar 

Emma Eleanor 

27 NOV 187417 NOV 1948  MO, Morgan Co Jacob "Jake" Henry Davis 

Minnie Belle 

8 NOV 187827 SEP 1960  MO, Morgan Co Richard D VanCamp 

Willie Elizabeth 

7 NOV 18825 DEC 1918  MO, Cass Co, Harrisonville John Hamilton Duncan 

Kathryn Alice 

14 SEP 18855 SEP 1956  MO, Cass Co Charles Roy Duncan 
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  1. Findagrave
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  3. Website:Missouri Digital Heritage:Death Records Certificates;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920
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