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  • The Wilson / Hester Genealogy from Bladen and Richmond Counties, NC
    as we know them All information gathered here is credited to Deena Rose Moore Without her efforts and hard work this site would not be possible Inside she traces the roots of Dellie Steven and Tine Hester Wilson Both past and present This site best viewed with Internet Explorer at 800x600 resolution Java Script should be enabled and you should have the latest version of the free Shockwave Player to

    Original URL path: http://wilson-hester-genealogy.com/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Denna's Story
    her if she had any files on the Daniel Edmond Hester family or James D Wilson She sent me some pages from a file being collected by Alice Carter and a file from Sam T Pait Sr Several of the names provided valuable links to the people I was searching for I exchanged some information with Alice Carter and forwarded through Billie some information to be sent to Sam T Pait Sr Finally I had enough names and links to broaden my search There are numerous books that give the roster of soldiers in the civil war These proved valuable in gathering personal information on several of the people I had identified as belonging in the family tree Then I found the microfilm What a find I found documents giving physical descriptions on some of my soldiers These people were becoming more than names in history There were books that included excerpts from old newspaper accounts records of mortality rates giving listing cause of death These books gave me great insight in to the living conditions during the late 1700 s and early 1800 and up to the civil war I read accounts of community meetings court documents searched land deeds and poured through cemetery records I finally hit a stumbling block I thought I could go no further My word processor died an ugly death the shop kept it three months and never repaired it I purchased a new processor but now had lost the zeal I once had I went about a year and did nothing to add to the history I had Earlier I had submitted a small amount of information to Billie Evans to be included in the Heritage Book the Historical Society was publishing Shortly after the book came out Sue Wilson Oldenburg contacted me She had a copy of Mary Comfort Wilson s application for widows pension and a document for James D Wilson dividing his land up after his death Would I like to have them Would I Of course It was the kick I needed to get me back in the saddle again About six months later I broke down and purchased a computer I tried entering the info in without a program I purchased a cheap program but found it did not serve the purpose Sue recommended a certain program which I purchased and began entering all the data I had written by hand on scraps of paper and spiral bound books This was no easy task In the beginning the purpose of compiling the information was to see how far I could go back The more I read about the Hester s and Wilson s in Bladen County the more alive they became I wanted to share it with the rest of the kinfolk Christmas of 1999 I was at Aunt Margie s house Cousin Russell was there visiting Previously I had sent Margie a copy of the history in the draft stage and ask for additions and corrections I

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