John Glover Estes

Male 1801 - 1856  (55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Glover Estes was born 16 Jan 1801, Chester County, South Carolina (son of William Estes, II and Sarah Tims); died 2 Feb 1856; was buried New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi.

    Notes:

    Birth: Jan. 16, 1801
    Chester County
    South Carolina, USA
    Death: Feb. 2, 1856

    Farmer

    Married Mary Atkinson Oct. 22, 1820. Ten children: William E.; Nancy E.; Joseph Ferdinand; Fielda Carolina Gillentine; John T.E. (killed in Civil War); Sarah Ann Odom; Amos A. (killed in Civil War); Festus Marion T.; Mary Ellen Gillentine; James Atkinson.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    William Estes (1768 - 1853)
    Sarah Tims Estes (1776 - 1849)

    Children:
    Fielda Carolina Estes Gillentine (1830 - 1881)*
    Mary Ellen Estes Gillentine (1845 - 1921)*

    Siblings:
    Joseph Tims Estes (1798 - 1825)*
    Elizabeth Estes Darby (1799 - 1850)*
    John Glover Estes (1801 - 1856)
    William Ellis Estes (1805 - 1882)*
    Charner Estes (1807 - 1875)*
    Ferdinand Estes (1809 - 1925)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    New Chapel Cemetery
    Evergreen
    Itawamba County
    Mississippi, USA

    Created by: Paul Armstrong
    Record added: Nov 14, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 61635852

    John married Mary Atkinson 22 Oct 1820. Mary was born 0___ 1802; died 0___ 1856. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Fielda Carolina Estes was born 11 Feb 1830; died 26 Oct 1881; was buried Keyes Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Estes, II was born 3 Mar 1768, Henry County, Virginia (son of William Estes and unnamed spouse); died 17 Mar 1853, Chester County, South Carolina; was buried William Estes Family Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.

    Notes:

    Birth: Mar. 3, 1768
    Henry County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Mar. 17, 1853
    Chester County
    South Carolina, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Sarah Tims Estes (1776 - 1849)

    Children:
    Joseph Tims Estes (1798 - 1825)*
    Elizabeth Estes Darby (1799 - 1850)*
    John Glover Estes (1801 - 1856)*
    William Ellis Estes (1805 - 1882)*
    Charner Estes (1807 - 1875)*
    Ferdinand Estes (1809 - 1925)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    William Estes Family Cemetery
    Chester
    Chester County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Karen Sanders
    Record added: Jun 08, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 111976292

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    The Family Cemetery is located in the Sandy River Section of Chester County, South Carolina on the Baton Rouge Road leading to Chester, near Highway 9. There are several other graves marked by field stones. This information was received from Mrs. Louise Kelly Crowder of Chester, South Carolina on April. 23, 1973. (This Cemetery is located near the home at 1607 Baton Rouge Rd., Chester, South Carolina)

    William — Sarah Tims. Sarah was born 13 Oct 1776, Chester County, South Carolina; died 17 Mar 1849, Chester County, South Carolina; was buried William Estes Family Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah Tims was born 13 Oct 1776, Chester County, South Carolina; died 17 Mar 1849, Chester County, South Carolina; was buried William Estes Family Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Glover Estes was born 16 Jan 1801, Chester County, South Carolina; died 2 Feb 1856; was buried New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Estes was born 0___ 1735 (son of Moses Estes and Elizabeth Jones); died 0___ 1780, Halifax County, Virginia, British Colony of America.

    Notes:

    There is no proof other than favorable dates & location for this marriage or issue ... DAH

    William — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 2. William Estes, II was born 3 Mar 1768, Henry County, Virginia; died 17 Mar 1853, Chester County, South Carolina; was buried William Estes Family Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Moses Estes was born 0___ 1711, King and Queen County, Virginia (son of Abraham Estes, The Immigrant and Barbara LNU); died 0___ 1787, Halifax County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 19 Jul 1787

    Notes:

    Moses came to live with Thomas Poor about 1721, so he was born about 1711 and Barbara his sister about 1713. This makes his mother’s age about 43 in 1713, so born about 1670 and married to Abraham probably about 1690/93.

    end

    Moses ESTES (1710-1788) of King + Queen Co, VA; Hanover Co, VA 1734-bf.1744; Amelia Co, VA 1744,1746,1747,1749,1751,1756,1758,1760,1764,1766,1768,1770,1771,1772;

    Halifax Co, VA 1772-1788; d.Halifax Co, VA [1,2,4,6,12,16,47,58,121,132,276,381,388,399,463,468,528,681,699,747,811,897,899,901,945,1009,1027,1100,1137,1251,1253,1260,1284,1320,1347]
    +Elizabeth ? (?1712-bt.1771/1782); c.1730; Amelia Co, VA 1771 [1,2,6,12,121,132,381,528,699,747,811,899,1100,1251,1347]

    (Moses married widow Elizabeth Talbot in 1782. He was previously married to another Elizabeth, surname uncertain, who was still alive in 1771. Some sources give her name as Elizabeth Webb, possibly born 1712)

    end

    On July 19th, 1787, something happened that no child ever wants to witness. Moses's father, Moses Sr. granted power of attorney and everything he owned to his son, Moses Jr., because he could no longer care for himself. That must have been a terribly sad day.

    I, Moses Estes Sr. unable to take care of such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me - give to my son Moses - grant full power of attorney - all stock of cattle except 1 white cow yearling, 1 white mare, 1 grey horse, 2 sows, 2 barrows, 2 goats, man's saddle, bridle tools, carpenters, coopers and plantation tools, all household furniture, tubs, pots, pails, kettles, butter pots and everything else in my estate - Moses Estes mark - William Powell, William Younger, Rachel Younger witnesses

    Moses Jr.'s father, Moses Sr. died a few months later, in late 1787.

    end

    Moses Estes
    Born about 1711 in King Queen, Co, Virginia, USAmap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Abraham Estes and Barbara (Unknown) Estes
    Brother of Phillip Estes, Sylvester Estes, Samuel Estes, Thomas Estes, Susannah (Estes) Poore, Mary Estes [half], Robert Estes, Abraham Estes II, Richard Estes, John Estes, Mary Estes [half], Elisha Estes, Sarah Estes, John Estes, Barbara Estes and Micajah Estes [half]
    Husband of Elizabeth (Jones) Estes — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of John Estes, William Estes and Moses Estes
    Died 1787 in Halifax, Virginia, USAmap
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    Categories: DNAeXplained | Estimated Birth Date.

    Moses Estes was the subject of research posted by Roberta Estes in her blog "DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy" (http://dna-explained.com/) titled Finding Moses Estes (1711-1787), 52 Ancestors #69, dated April 25, 2015.

    end

    Moses married Elizabeth Jones 0___ 1782. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Jones
    Children:
    1. John Estes was born 0___ 1732, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America; died 4 Oct 1825, Warren County, Kentucky.
    2. 4. William Estes was born 0___ 1735; died 0___ 1780, Halifax County, Virginia, British Colony of America.
    3. Moses Estes, Jr. was born 0___ 1742, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1813.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Abraham Estes, The Immigrant was born 0___ 1647, Nonington, Kent, England (son of Sylvester Estes and Ellen Martin); died 21 Nov 1720, King and Queen County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Linen Weaver
    • Also Known As: Abraham Eastes
    • Immigration: 20 Apr 1682, Lyndhaven, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1683, Kent County,Virginia Colony
    • Residence: 0___ 1704, King and Queen County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Summary

    Abraham Estes made an amazing journey in his lifetime. His life was certainly not without adventure. He was born during a war and his father may have given his life in the Kentish Uprising. In any event, he was orphaned when he was two years old, when his mother died. Had it not been for his mother’s will, we would never be able to tie Abraham to his family, because we have never been able to find his baptism records.

    Abraham’s first wife died and we presume there were no children. If Abraham immigrated in 1673, he and his wife were married less than a year and it would be a safe bet that she died in childbirth, along with the child. He sailed for America in the middle of a second war, encountering Dutch warships on both ends of the journey.

    In 1676, in Virginia, he would have been involved in some way in Bacon’s Rebellion, likely siding with Nathaniel Bacon against the government. If so, he was probably involved in the burning of Jamestown. This may well have been America’s first civil war.

    In 1683, in Virginia, Abraham signed a petition, a free man and we know that by 1704 he owned land in King and Queen County that he purchased (or inherited), not that he received as a land grant.

    Abraham Estes died in 1720 married to Barbara Estes, but there is not one single shred of evidence to suggest that his wife’s maiden name was Barbara Brock. That surname was introduced into the family line by a novel in the 1980s wherein the author utilized Estes historical characters and built upon those characters. It also didn’t help that Abraham Jr.’s daughter, Barbara Estes married Henry Brock. Unfortunately, Barbara’s surname, listed as Brock has been copied and recopied so many times that it has entered into the realm of urban legend. Regardless of how many times the story is retold, or copied and pasted, it won’t be accepted by serious researchers until some evidence, someplace, is found. To date, there is none. I am hopeful that as more Virginia Counties chancery suits are brought online by the Virginia State Archives that in some county, someplace, a document will surface that will identify Barbara Estes’s maiden name.

    In my opinion, the most likely place to find Barbara’s surname is among the petitioners on that 1683 petition. We know her family lived in Virginia and she would have had to live local to Abraham to have met him. Her father, brothers and perhaps uncles are most likely among the petition signers. Brock is not one of the surnames. Those surnames are:

    Abbott
    Arnold
    Blake
    Brae
    Bredings
    Burch
    Cammell
    Camwell
    Carter
    Cave
    Claiton
    Cockerham
    Coleman
    Conaway
    Cooke
    Davud
    Derham
    Didlock
    Dobbs
    Ey?
    Finney
    Gardner
    Gray
    Grilles
    Haile
    Hanes
    Harman
    Harper
    Holcomb
    Hopkins
    Lovey or Iovey
    Lumpkin
    Lylly
    Madison
    Major
    Middelton
    Newis
    Nichols
    Owen
    Parker
    Phillips
    Piggs
    Plunket
    Pollard
    Ramsey
    Richards
    Richardson
    Scandon(s)
    Shurly
    Smith
    Spencer
    Symore
    Taylor
    Vies
    Weston
    White
    Williams
    Wood
    Wyatt
    Yorke
    Beverly Fleet, a noted researcher, extracted these names when transcribing the 1683 petition in the Virginia Colonial Records in the 1930s and 1940s and provided her commentary , as follows:

    Of the 66 signatures on this petition, exactly half, 33, made marks. Not so bad considering the disturbed times in England and conditions in Virginia. The comment in regard to English education is made in that, contrary to the prevailing cavalier tradition, I believe that many of these men were of Cromwellian affiliation and came to Virginia to escape the hatred at home. If they were so Cavalier, then why did they come to this Godforsaken and wild country just after the Restoration? Not that there were not a plenty of gentlemen too, but the rank and file are always in the majority so far as numbers are concerned. This petition is a protest of the people against two or three of the upper class. Would to God that these men could have known just what happened exactly 100 years after they sent in their protest.

    In Abraham’s case, I doubt that he was Cromwellian, especially if his father died in the Kentish uprising siding against Cromwell and with the deposed King Charles. On the other hand, it’s a possibility I had never previously considered. If he was, for some reason, pro-Cromwell, it might well have alienated him from other family members who did support the deposed Charles and welcomed the reinstatement of his son, Charles II, known as “The Restoration,” in 1660. Kent was heavily pro-Charles and anti-Cromwell. It would seem to me that in 1660, Abraham, at age 12 or 13 would be too young to be politically thoughtful. However, Beverly Fleet may have been accurate in that many of the older men in Virginia may well have left in the late 1550s when Cromwell’s reign was coming to an end.

    Regardless of why Abraham left England, all of the thousands of American descendants need to be exceedingly grateful that he did, and survived, or we wouldn’t be here and who we are today. I asked David Powell who maintains the most comprehensive list of descendants that I’m aware of in his Estes/Eastes Pages, how many descendants Abraham has, and he indicated it was about 27,000. That’s just an amazing number, and we know we don’t have all of them.

    I asked David how many descendants that Nicholas Estes, the first proven Estes ancestor from Deal, born about 1495, with only one documented son in his will, has today. His answer? About 35,000. Of those, 27,000 are attributed to Abraham, another 6000 to the Northern US Estes line and a couple thousand in England. Just think how many there might really be if we knew how many children Nicholas actually had. Ironically, it’s the English line that really hasn’t been thoroughly documented – the descendants of those who stayed – and David is working on that now – so we may see this number rise significantly in the future.

    end

    Abraham Eastes, born 1647 at Nonington, Kent.[3,16]

    Abraham's birth record does not survive, however he was mentioned in his mother's will.[16] Was a linen weaver at Sandwich, Kent, by 1672.[16] Married Ann Burton (widow), 29/12/1672, at Worth, Kent.[3,16]

    Abraham emigrated to the American colonies, arriving in the parish of Lyndhaven (Old Westmoreland Co.), Virginia, on 20/4/1682.[17,18]

    Abraham settled in the parish of St Stevens in King and Queen County, Virginia, USA, where he died in 1720.[5] Married Barbara, 1684, at St Stevens, Virginia.[5,17] Barbara was born in either 1662 or 1667 in King and Queen, County, Virginia, USA, and died 1720 in Amelia County, Virginia.

    Children:

    Sylvester (1684),
    Samuel (1686),
    Thomas (1688-1744),
    Mary (1690),
    Susanna (1692),
    Robert (1695-1775),
    Abraham (1697-1759),
    Richard (1699-1744/1745),
    John (1701-1771),
    Elisha (1703-1782),
    Sarah (1710-1788),
    Moses (1710-1788) and
    Barbara (1712-1729), all of St Steven's, King and Queen County, Virginia, British American Colonies.[3,5,16]

    end

    ABRAHAM ESTES, born 1647 at Nonington, Kent, England.

    Abraham's baptism record does not survive, however he was mentioned in his mother's will. He was a linen weaver at Sandwich, Kent, by 1672. He married Ann Burton (a widow), 29/12/1672, at Worth, Kent.

    Abraham emigrated to the British colonies in North America, arriving in the parish of Lyndhaven (Old Westmoreland Co.), Virginia, on 20/4/1682. In 1683 he was living in New Kent Co, VA, before settling in the parish of St Stephen's, King and County, VA.

    In 1683 he was a signatory of a petition whilst in St. Stephen's Parish. In 1704 he paid quit rent on 200 acres in King and Queen County.

    Abraham died 21/11/1720, in King and Queen County, Virginia, leaving his estate to his wife, Barbara. Barbara made her will 25/11/1720, leaving part of the estate to several of her children and the remainder to Elisha Estes and Thomas Poor and wife Susanna, for the raising of Moses and Barbara, who upon their parents death's were raised by Thomas and Susanna Poor.

    end of note

    The Estes Family of England and Virginia

    The Estes are one of the great pioneer families of the United States. Numbered in their thousands they are are to be found in most parts of the country and a selection of their life histories would amply illustrate the history of America. They are to be found in the annals of the American Revolution, the expansion westwards and the Civil War and are representative of the whole social fabric from log cabin to Whitehouse! Though not among the great politicil families they produced a vice-presidential:candidate in Senator Estes Kefauver and a son-in-law on the bench to President Harrison, and they produced their own brand of tycoon in Billie Sol Estes. They were trail blazers, slave-owners and freers, Quakers. Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Baptists. They drowned in frozen rivers and were captured by Indians as children. They fought on both sides in the Civil War and nursed their dying countrymen in that conflict. Their traditional Biblical names shared place with those of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson and their family name, which is hardly known elsewhere, has become very much an American surname.
    While it is known that the ancestors of the American Estes came from Kent in England and while there is a strong belief that the family was ultimately of Italian origin, very little has been written about the English ancestors and the English branches of the family. Indeed, a great deal of speculation and incorrect information has been circulated over the last hundred years, both in America and England. Largely due to the researches of an English genealogist employed by Charles Estes. The American families have been exposed to the belief that they descend from a family named Este which, in turn, descended from the Marquis Francesco d'Este of Burgundy who settled in England after the death of his friend and patron Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The story has some credibility in that Francesco, a trained diplomat, may well have been in the service of the Duchess, widow of Charles, who was an English princess and known to be sympathetic to the English pretender Lambert Simnel who claimed to be her nephew. Nevertheless it seems strange that no record of Francesco appears to survive in the English State Papers.

    The English Estes, most branches of which had adopted the Eastes spelling by the mid-eighteenth century, perpetuated another variant of this story though they had Francesco's descendants remaining in Europe where some of them became Protestant-. a,-id fled to England to escape persecution. In garbled form of this story was given false authority by another English professional genealogist in the mid-nineteenth century who stated that two brothers, sons of the Baron d'Este, a descendant of the Marquis d'Este, were Huguenots and fled to England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. As the families of the two brothers can be traced back much earlier in Kent the story only makes sense if those who fled to England did so in the mid-sixteenth century when hundreds of Walloon and Fleming refugees fled from the Spanish Netherlands (the former Duchy of Burgundy) to escape the Inquisition. It makes even greater sense when we recall that the Flemings and Walloons were commonly referred to as Huguenots in later times.

    What we know of the English Estes is pieced together from a thorough examination of the parish registers and bishops transcripts available for Acrise, Ashford, Bucldand, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Elnam, Folkestone, Guston, Hythe, London, Lydden, Margate, Nonington, Northbourne, Ringwould, Ripple, Rotherhithe, St Margarets at Cliff, Sandwich, Sholden, Waldershare, Walmer, West Langdon, Wingham and Wooton. The greatest linking was only achieved in recent years by an experienced English researcher, Donald Bowler, but other researchers have contributed in fitting the genealogical jigsaw together.

    The Estes of Kent were described as a "maritime" family and this may explain why the earliest appearances of the name are found scattered about the southern coast from Morwenstow in Cornwall (1558) to Harwich in Essex.' There was probably a link between the Estes of Harwich and Deal, both centres of Walloon refugee settlement, as the registers of St Leonard, Deal, list the burial on 31 August 1621 of Hugh 'Estie' of Harwich who was bound from Germinie [Netherlands] in a ship called the Sion of London [Zion, a typical Protestant name]. It is clear from the records of St Leonard that all variants of the name were used interchangeably, the earliest instances being as follows: Eastes (1581), Este (1601), Estis (1618) and Eastis (1726). John Estye, who became a freeman of Canterbury by purchase on 27 June 1562, was a shearman or maker of shears, an occupation closely associated with the Walloon textile industry. He was no doubt the same John Estey or Estye who was a clothworker mentioned in Canterbury records between 1571 and 1593.
    The first progenitor of the Deal family for whom we have reasonable records was Henry Este or Eagtes (b. about 1549 in Deal) who made his will as Henry Eastice, fisherman of Deal, on 13 April 1590. His widow Mary/Maria Rand Este (b. before 1575) was buried at St Leonards on 19 June 1601. The available evidence suggests that Henry and Mary had the following children:

    1. Richard of Deal, born 1578
    2. Henry of Deal, bapt. St Leonards 6 April 1581
    3. Mary, bapt. St Leonards 15 January 158617, buried St Leonards 29 December 1587
    4. Aron, bapt.. St Leonards 6 July 1589
    Henry left his 'pinasse' (two masted vessel) and other property to be shared equally between his three sons Richard, Henry and Aron who were all very young. His executor was his brother Robert who was probably the founder of the Ringwould branch. Robert of Ringwould had links with Deal through his son Matthew, the marriage of his grand-daughter Ellen with Moses Estes, grandson of Richard of Deal, and the fact that some of his family became mariners, like the Deal family.
    Robert of Ringwould married Ann Woodward at Sholden on 2 December 1591. He probably died about 1616. His widow Annie's will, dated 21 April 1630, was probated 9 June 1630 and gives certainty to the next generation. Their children were as follows:

    1. Matthew, bapt. Sholden 11 June 1592
    2. Sylvester,, bapt. Ringwould 26 September 1596
    3. Alice, bapt. 26 March 1597, married at Ringwould, 28 October 1628 Thomas Beane
    4. Matthew, born 1601, married at Deal 23 November 1620 Margaret Johnson
    and buried Deal 4 June 1621
    5. Robert, bapt. Ring-would 29 May 1603
    6. Thornas, bapt. Ring-would 2 June 1605 Susan, bapt. Ringwould 30 October 1608
    8. John, bapt. Ringwould 3 March 1610
    9. ?, an infant who died in 1616
    Most of the American families appear to descend from the eldest surviving child Sylvester and the fourth surviving child Robert, although the family of Richard Estes of Deal (born 1578) also had American connections. Several persons named Estes or one of its variants arrived in America before the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in England.
    A John Estes was brought to Virginia by Theodore Moyser in 1637 and another of that name was transported in 1659. Thomas Estes and his .wife Jane nee Jones were living in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1654 and James Estes or Estasse, probably a relation of Thomas, was living there in 1658. The early Estes could have come from the West Country rather than Kent though the most suitable candidate for Thomas would seem to be the second son of Robert of Ringwould, born in 1636. Sylvester Estes of Ringwould, sometime church warden, married Ellen Martin of Great Hardres on 24 November 1625. Ellen was of Waldershare according to her will of 1649. Sylvester had died before December 1667 when his daughter Ellen married. He left a large family:

    1. Robert, Senior, of Waldershare,bapt. Ringwould 10 September 1626, buried Waldersha're 23 June 1692 (ancestor of the Estes of Waldershare)
    2. Anne, bapt. Ring-would 25 November 1627
    3. Silvester (a daughter), bapt. Ringwould 31 May 1629 (afterwards Mrs Nash)
    4. Susan, bapt. Ringwould, 30 March 1631
    5. Thomas, bapt. Ring7would 20 January 1633 (ancestor of Estes of Acrise, etc.)
    6. Richard, bapt. Ring-would 5 October 1634 (ancestor of Estes and Eastes of Dover, West Langdon, St Margaret at Cliff and Guston)
    7. Mary, bapt. Ringwould 2 October 1636
    8. Anne, born in 1637
    9. Nicholas of Wingham, bapt. Nonington 9 December 1638
    10. Elizabeth, b. c.1640
    11. Ellen, bapt. Nonington 11 December 1642, married at Deal, 23 December 1667, Moses Estes of Deal as his second Wife.
    12. John, bapt. Nonington 29 December 1644
    13 Abraham, born in 1647

    The youngest child Abraham is an obvious candidate to be founder of the Virginia family. He was mentioned in his mother's will in 1649 and was a linen weaver in the old Walloon town of Sandwich, aged 25, when he married Ann widow of John Burton at Worth on 29 December 1672. Presumably Am died and he started a new life in Virginia. Family members who did not realise that Silvester was a woman could have assumed that Abraham was the youngest of seven brothers which may account for the American tradition that seven brothers had gone to America. The original claim was probably that Abraham was 'one of seven brothers' which later family members misconstrued to mean that they all came.

    That Abraham, son of Sylvester of Ringwould, was the Virginian ancestor is partly supported by the fact that Abraham Estes of Virginia named his son Sylvester as his executor, a position usually filled by the eldest son who was invariably named after his paternal grandfather. Although most of the listings of the children of Abraham and Barbara Estes do not place Sylvester first the most logical arrangement is that worked out by Margaret M. Hayes of Illinois, based on a close study of the Virginia records.It is as follows:

    1. Sylvester, b. c.1684, living in 1720
    2. Samuel, b. c.1686, married Rebecca
    3. Thomas, b.c.1688, d.1744, married c.1717 Ann Rogers who d. 1745
    4. Mary, b. c.1690 (Mrs. Thomas Watkins)
    5. Susanna, b. c.1692 (Mrs Thomas Poore)
    6. Robert, b. c.1695, d. Lunenburg Co. 13 April 1775, married c.1725 Mary
    7. Abraham, b.c.1697, d. before Feb. 1759, married (1) before 1717 Ann
    (2) c. 1740 Elizabeth Jeeter who d. 1774
    8. Richard, b. c.1699, d. Feb. 1774/5, married c.1727 Mary Yancy
    9. John, b. c.1701, married Elizabeth
    10. Elisha, b. c.1703, d. Henry Co. Virginia 1782 married before 1735 Mary Ann
    11. Sarah, b. c.1705, unmarried in 1720
    12 Moses, b. c.1710, d. 1788, married c.1731 Elizabeth.
    13. Barbara, b. c.1712, d. unmarried 1729
    We now return to Robert (b.1603), the English progenitor of the Estes of New
    England. Robert Estes of Ring-would married at Ringwould 31 January 1634 Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Wilson. Her sister Joan married Robert's brother Thomas on 21 November 1636. Robert and Dorothy had the following children.

    1. Robert, bapt. Ringwould 27 February 1635
    2. Thomas, bapt. Ringwould 23 October 1636
    3. Sylvester, bapt. Ringwould 9 September 1638
    4. Sarah, bapt. Ringwould, 22 March 1639/40
    5. child, b. 1643
    6. Matthew, b. Dover 28 May 1645, d. Salem, Massachusetts July 1723 (ancestor of one branch of the New England Estes)
    7. Richard, b. Dover 16 March 1647, d. (ancestor of the second branch of the New England Estes).
    Matthew Estes, a master mariner and master.of the Scituate-built sloop Unity of Boston in 1697-98, was already living in Dover, New Hampshire, when he married Philadelphia, widow of Edward Hayes, daughter of Ronald and Ann Jenkins, on 14 June 1676. He was living in Lynn as early as 1695 and died there on 9 July 1723. He was a member of the Society of Friends or Quakers." His brother Richard was also a Quaker and came to New England in 1684 where he married Elizabeth Beck at Dover , New Hampshire, on 23 April 1687. He lived mainly at Lynn and Salem though he is regarded as the founder of the Estes family of Hanover through his eldest son Matthew.
    The third family to have American connections was that of Richard of Deal. Richard married Agnes Dove at Ringwould on November 16 and was buried at St Leonards, Deal, on 21 February 1625/26. They had the following children.

    1. Richard, Junior, bapt. St Leonards, Deal 13 October 1605
    2. Annis, bapt. St Leonards 26 July 1618, married at Northbourne 1645 John Bowen
    Richard Estes, Junior, of Deal, married (1) at St Leonards 8 October 1627 Sara Norman, and (2) 31 March 1673 Mary Hyle or Hild, a widow. He was buried at St Leonards 31 May 1673. His will dated 27 May 1673 was probated 23 June 1673. He left the following children:
    1. Aaron, bapt. At St. Leonards 11 December 1631, a mariner, married at St Leonards 11 Apn'l 1653 Susanna Whetstone and had issue six children before he died about 1664. The eldest for the West lndies' and left Nicholas, also a mariner, was born in 1653 and married Elizabeth Sprusham at Canterbury in 1677.2 He is probably the same Nicholas Estes who was Lieutenant of the fireship Vulture in Her Majesty's Service who made his will on 20 June 1707 when'outward bound his real and personal estate to his wife Elizabeth." Aaron's fourth child Elizabeth was baptised at St Leonards 3 September 1660 and married Nathaniel Hatch of Boston, Massachusetts, at Deal on 9 October 1684, founding another American family.
    2. Sara, bapt. St Leonards 10 June 1633, married 4 December 1651 Stephen Mumbray
    3. Mary, bapt. St Leonards 28 June 1635, married 18 February 1656 Jeffrey Saffery of Lower Deal.
    4. Richard, junior, of Deal, bapt. St Leonards 19 February 1636, buried St Leonards 30 May 1663. He married Sarah Bridger of Sandwich in 1656 and had issue four children.
    5. John, bapt. St Leonards 18 November 1638, buried St Leonards 23 May 1646.
    6. Ann, b. in 1641, died young
    7. Moses, bapt. St Leonards 12 November 1643
    8. Samuel, also a mariner, bapt. St Leonards 14 December 1646, married Elizabeth Sillary at Ripple in 1666
    9. John, also a mariner in Her Majesty's Service, bapt. St Leonards 2 September 1649, buried St Leonards 27 November 1695. He married Sarah Banes at St Leonards 2 March 1673 and had eight children
    10. Ann, bapt. St Leonards, 16 November 1651, married at St Leonards 4 November 1669 John Bowen, a seaman, probably her cousin.
    The seventh child, Moses, is probably ancestor of Moses Estes who settled in Virginia in 1783. He married (1) at St Leonards 30 November 1663 Mary Mumbray who was buried St Leonards 29 November 1664 leaving an infant daughter Mary who died soon afterwards. He then married Ellen or Ella Estes, daughter of Sylvester and Ellen Estes of Ringwould and presumably full sister of Abraham Estes of Virginia." Moses died at Deal 19 March 1707/8 and was buried at St Leonards where there is a Memorial headstone carved with a skull and cross-bones and an hourglass." Ellen was buried at St Leonards 26 December 1729. Moses and Ellen had the following children:
    1. Richard, bapt. St Leonards 29 January 1667/8, buried St Leonards December 1668
    2. Constant, bapt. St Leonards 28 December 1669. She was buried at St Leonards 20 November 1708 where she was commemorated on her father's headstone
    3. Aaron, bapt. St Leonards 7 February 1671
    4. Samuel, bapt. St Leonards 28 February 1674/5.
    Samuel Estes married Ann Reed at St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London on 25 October'1704 and died in 1745. He had the following children:
    1. Moses, bapt. St Dunstans, Stepney on 22 August 17 1027
    2. Ann, bapt. St Dunstans, Stepney on 22 December 1713
    3. Samuel, bapt. St Leona.rds, Deal 25 November 1719
    4. Thomas, bapt. St Leonards 27 October 1721.
    Other Estes may have come independently to America but they did not proliferate like the original pioneers. Early this century a family of Eastes of Dutch nationality arrived from Holland; they were descendants of a Richard Eastes from England who had settled in the Netherlands. This sequence of events gives a strange twist to the myth of family origins. The English Estes family was not lawfully armigerous since none of them had registered Arms, and there is no evidence of an Estes family bearing Arms before the establishment of the College of Arms in 1483. There is evidence, however, that the Eastes of Kent used armorial insignia (a garb and three fleurs-de-lys) which tends to support their Walloon or Flemish origins, since burgher arms (i.e., arms assumed by the citizenry) were proudly displayed in the Netherlands. Many of the old Walloon and Herriing families introduced this custom to England though it was never officially recognised unless the bearers applied for registration. Usually these burgher arms had the simplicity of trade signs tending to symbolise the occupation of the bearer. A garb or sheaf, for instance, could be an indication that the bearer was a brewer. Robert Eastes who became a freeman of Canterbury by redemption in 1681, was a maltster." The Crest used by the Eastes of Ashford was Issuant from three fleurs-de-lys: a garb."
    The tombstone of Thomas and @lary Eastes in Guston Churchyard, Kent, erected in 1743, displays a coat-of-arms which was once thought to be that of the family: A chevron between two {fleurs de lys} in chief and a garb in base. For crest An arm holding a [fleur de lys]." On close inspection, however, these arms appear to be those of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers granted on 3 February 1569: Azure a chevron or, in chief a fleur-de-lys argent between two brick-axes palewise or, in base a brush also or. For crest On a wreath or and azure a dexter arm enibowed vested party per pale or and gules, cuffed argent, holding in the hand proper a brick-axe or.

    Anyone unacquainted with the Guild arms could be excused for confusing the brush in base as a garb as it is not a common heraldic charge. It was in fact a bundle of laths which are evidently indispensable in the tiling of roofs. Also the brickaxes (larger than the central fleur-de-lys) are so nondescript as to resemble the central section of the fleur-de-lys. Why the Arms should include a fleur-de-lys at all is not Clear except that they are often a symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary who may have been the saint to whom the early members of the fraternity made their VOWS.

    Thomas Eastes, son of Thomas and Mary, became a Freeman of Canterbury by marriage and as a Citizen and Bricklayer he would have believed himself entitled to use the Guild Arms on his father's tombstone especially as the Company had relaxed its rules after the Great Fire of London in 1666 to allow non-freemeil to enjoy all its City Privileges. It is possible, of course, that a misreading of the Arms on Thomas Eastes headstone was responsible for the family using armorial insignia displaying a garb and three fleurs-de-lys.

    Other families did not adopt Arms until the mid-nineteenth century, when they were made aware of the Arms of the Estes of Ferrara displayed on the coinage of Niccolo d'Este. The Eastes of Whitstable and Sydney assumed the quarterings of Niccolo and Leonello d'Este: 1 and 4. Azure three fleurs-de-lys or (bestowed upon the family by Charles VII in 1432) and 2 and 3. Azure an eagle argent, beaked, membered and crowned gules. These were substantially the same Arms used by the Marquis Francesco in Burgundy as on the reverse of his portrait by Roger van der Weyden in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, though the lily quarterings were surrounded by a bordure 'double indented or and gules'.

    It is intriguing that the Este arms assumed by some of the American families in modern times not only features the fleurs-de-lys quartering .vith the double indented bordure but also a garb." These arms are blazoned in Burke's General Armoury as follows: Azure, three fleurs-de-lis or, within a bordure parted per bordure dancetee over all, exterior argent, interior gules. For crest - A garb or, banded gules. These would appear to be the legitimate arms of a well-known family of Este in England whose ancestor was in the court of James I and changed the spelling of his name from East to Este at the king's suggestion because of the belief that they were a branch of the Estes of Ferrara." In the eighteenth century the head of this family was the Reverend Charles Este, a nephew of Dr Charles Este, Bishop of Waterford, and a noted literary figure described as 'the most extraordinary character of his time'." His eldest son Charles Lambton Este (1775-1841), a naval surgeon and fidend of Lord Nelson, moved to Paiis where he married Sophie Charlotte, the daughter of the banker Sir. Robert Smyth, fifth baronet and friend of Tom Paine, in 1803, and assumed the style and title of Charles Edouard, Baron D'Este.

    Although all the male members of this family have been styled Baron D'Este, the direct succession has been as follows:

    1. Charles Edouard, Baron D'Este 1775-1841
    2. Charles Michel Oscar, Baron D'Este 1809-1879
    3. Beresford Alfred, Baron D'Este,' born 1840
    4. Charles, Baron D'Este, born c.1873
    These assumed Barons remained loyal to the Church of England, took English brides and were even assumed to belong to the nobility of France being given an entry, for instance, in the Annuaire General Heraldique edited by Jules Wigniolle (Paiis, 1904). They no longer used the English arms, however, replacing them with the antique blazon of the Italian family: Dazur, a 1'aigle d'argent armee dor
    . It would be interesting to know what pedigrees they possess and whether or not there is any connection between them and the English and American Estes. The garb in their crest suggests that they may originally have come from the Netherlands also. There is always the possibility of course that Este was plain East (as West is West) or that Estis was Eustace. Niel Gunson is a historian by profession and holds the position of Senior Feflow in Pacific Histo a The Australian National University in Canberra. His earliest Australian ancestors (a great gre grandfather) arrived in 1842. His mother's family arrived in 1853. His maternal grandmother was the last to arrive from England in 1889 and it is through her that he is descended from the Estes (Eastes) family. He grew up in the Victorian countryside before going to school and university in Melbourne. He has always been interested in family history and has been a member of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (of which he is a Fellow) since 1949. He was editor of its magazine for 20 years and was also instrumental in founding the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra in 1966. He has written or edited several books relating to the Pacific and also a local history.

    NOTES

    I am greatly indebted to Donald Bowler of Canterbury, England, and Margaret M Hayes of Illinois for assistance with this paper. 1 would also like to thank Ma'ry Estes Beckham, Audrey Chappell, Tabitha Driver, Jesse Estes, Michael F. Gibbons and Mtty Estes Savage for their contributions.

    1. David Kirkpatrick Estes (1786-1876), Judge of the Superior Court of Ohio, married Lucy Harrison in 1819. Their last remaining descendant, Louise Harrison Reynolds, died in 1972.
    2. See 'Estes: Three-Sided Country Slicker', Fortune, July 1962, 166-70, 269-70, 275-76, 2-J S, 281.

    3. Col. John L. Vivian of London. Charles Estes, Estes Genealogies (Salem 1894), x, )dii. Two glaring typographical errors in the Introduction have been repeated in later histories of the family and should be corrected. Esteuse (p.viii) should read Estense and Ericolo (p.ix) should read Nicolo.

    4. The most complete account of Francesco in English is to be found in 'The Este Portrait by Roger van der Weyden' by Ernst H. Kantorowicz in his Selected Studies (New York 1965), 366-80.

    5. Apparently the antiquarian D. Benham who possessed a coin of Niccolo d'Este displaying the Este arms. The results of the 'research' were forwarded to Charles Eastes of Sandgate by his father William Eastes, of East Cliff Academy, Folkestone in a letter franked at Sandgate 3 April 1858. For more detail see Niel Gunson, 'The Obsession of the Estes', Ancestor 5 (1966) no.4, 111)8-46; 6 (1967) no.2, 45-49.

    See Niel Gunson, 'Boat People of the Sixteenth Century: the transformation of a multi-cultural society', The Ancestral Searcher vol.13 no.1 (March 1990), 4-19; John Peters, A Family From Flanders (London 1985).

    7. Unless otherwise indicated all genealogical details that follow are taken from parish registers.

    8. Joan Eustes of Deal, buried in 1561, was probably of this family. The name appears at Sholden as Esties (1591) and Estise (1592).

    9. I am indebted to Donald Bowler's notes on the freemen of Canterbury.

    10. According to his mother's will he was aged 20 when he died which suggests that the first born Matthew did not survive infancy.

    11. Early Estes arrivals in America have been documented by Kitty Estes Savage

    12. N.E. Snow and M.M. Jillson (Snow-Estes Ancestry 2 vols. Hillburn, New York 1939, II, 3) incorrectly confuse Sylvester with his grandson of the same name who died in January 1692/3. Ellen Estes' marriage records make it plain that she was a 'maiden, age 24, whose parents are dead in Deal'.

    13. Snow and Jillson incorrectly attach the Waldershare family to Robert (born 1635), the eldest brother of Matthew and Richard of New England.

    14. Family Bible entries rarely gave details of the marriage of siblings so a younger generation would only see the names.

    15. Others argue that Robert (b.1603), father of the New England pioneers, had seven sons, though this is equally hypothetical.

    16. Samuel's wife's name is given by Dr Lucille Dillinger Alexander, The Estes Family of Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas... Wayne N.J. 1990), 89.

    17. Dr Alexander (Estes Family, 88) is less certain about the identity of Thomas's wife but suggests Ann or Eliz. Ann Rogers. Several sources suggest that Thomas died in 1774 and cite Thomas's will in Crozier's Record of Spotsylvania Co VA, vol.i, 305. 18. The name of Elizabeth Jeeter was supplied by Deborah J. 1Gzer, a descendant of the second marriage.

    19. See generally Charles Estes, Estes Genealogies.

    20. A check of the surname indexes to the Digest Registers of births, marriages and burials at Friends House, London, by Tabitha Driver reveals that there are no Estes/Estis/Eastes entries for Kent Quarterly Meeting or for Hereford, Worcester & Wales Quarterly Meeting and no births or marriages for London & Middlesex Quarterly Meeting.

    21. See John S. Barry, Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass. '97ith Family Genealogies (Hanover 1853), 307-10, and Jedediah Dwelley and John F. Simmons, History of the Town of Hanover, Mass. (Hanover 1910), 176-84.

    22. Snow and Jillson (Snow-Estes Ancestry, II, 2) has Nicholas maldng a second marriage and dying in 1681 even though his sister Susanna mentions him in her will in 1697. Nicholas Estes of Thannington was probably Nicholas of Wingham.

    23. Original will in MS Collection, Society of Genealogists, London.

    24. For Moses Estes (b. 1732) and his descendants see Estes Trails, Vol. 11 no.4 (Spring 1991), 4-7.

    25. He was probably her second cousin once removed.

    26. Duncan W. Harrington, ed., Monumental Inscriptions ... St Leonard's Church, Upper Deal, Kent (Kent Family History Society Publication No.16, 1983), 28.

    27. Tlis family, like that of Robert and Dorothy of Dover, appears to have left Kent. American traditions suggest Wales as a temporary place of residence.

    28. Information from Alrs Amelia Jones of Alberquerque, New Mexico, 26 September 1988. Her father, William Thomas Eastes, came to New York from Holland in 1914.

    29. This Robert (1654-1704) was a grandson of Sylvester and Ellen, and a nephew of Abraham.

    30. Examples include the stationery of James Smith Eastes of Fairlawn. The Eastes of Ashford also had brewing connections.

    31. As blazoned in 1928 in Jekyn file, Elwyn Papers, MS Collection, Society of Genealogists.

    32. This discovery was made by Mrs Donald Bowler of Canterbury.

    33. John Bromley and Heather Child, The Arniorial Bearings of the Guilds of London (London 1960), 248.

    34. See Kantorowicz, Selected Studies, 370 and plate 36.

    35. See, for instance, May Folk Webb and Patrick Mann Estes, Cary-Estes Genealogy (Rutland, Vt 1939 R1979), 79 and armorial dustjacket. 37. Charles Este published his autobiography, My Own Life, in 1787.

    38. The precedent for name changes by Este, East and Eastes families was probably the adoption of the D'Este surname by the Duke of Sussex for his children by his morganatic wife in 1794. The following are some of the name changes: George Eastes of Bradford to George D'Este (1865), Herbert Hinton East East of Boughton House, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, to H.H. D'Este East (1895), Albert Victor Eastes to A.V. D'Este Eastes (after 1918), Clarence Sydney Stock, heir of the Eastes of Walthamstow, to C.S. d'Este Stock (@-.fter 1918), Da,.,id Eastes of North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, to David William D'Este (after 1946).

    39. Beresford D'Este, known as the Baron D'Este, was a planter and justice-of-the-peace in Fiji from 1870 until he returned to France.

    end

    Descendants of Abraham ESTES (1647-1720)
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    This chart contains the descendents of Abraham Eastes (1647-1720), who emigrated to the
    USA, setting in King & Queen County, VA, sometime in the 1670's. Information on prior
    generations, as well as parallel lines remaining in England can be found in the UK
    EASTES files. Information on the descendents of Richard & Matthew Eastes, who settled in
    the New England region, can be found in the 'Northern Estes' file. See below for url.

    éS David Powell, . Last revision: 8/10/2016

    WARNING: (*Please* read!!!!!!)
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    Reproduction for the purpose of financial gain is strictly prohibited.
    Redistribution of this material to a genealogical listing/service which resells or
    charges for access is also prohibited. The information contained is public domain, unless
    specified otherwise in the references section, and cannot, by international
    copyright law ("Intellectual Rights") be copyrighted by a third party. I make no
    claim regarding the accuracy of this chart; the original sources are not free from
    error and a degree of guesswork always is involved in genealogy. I have attempted to
    eliminate errors and uncertainties for those parts of the tree where duplicate
    records exist (where discrepancies have occurred with dates I have either gone with
    the majority or the source(s) I considered likely to be more accurate) and I have
    also checked the location and spellings of towns/counties when possible. Also note
    that the references vary in reliability, some have been carefully documented by the
    person listed in the reference, others are totally unsubstantiated/unsourced. Even the
    primary records and the well documented references are not to be accepted blindly in
    case of typographic/transcription errors; also while information on a given
    individual may be accurately known from primary records in some cases, information
    linking that individual to prior generations may be less certain. Finally, this
    chart is meant only as a guide, anyone finding extra generations of their line
    from this chart should verify the information either by personally evaluating the
    references or contacting those listed.

    NOTES: (*Please* read!!!!!!)
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    If you have arrived at this page via a search engine or you have been given the link
    by someone else, please bookmark the following URL for future reference (it also has
    links to other information on the Estes family including the ancestry of Abraham
    Estes, so is worth a visit):

    http://roots-boots.net/ft/estes.html

    If you find any mistakes or have information on individuals listed below (or
    additional information on those listed) please do not hesitate to forward that
    information to me so that it can be included in a future update. Remember - if you
    have found anything useful here it is because of the generosity of others with
    their information. My email address is:

    David Powell

    The family name, Eastes, has been spelt in *many* different ways. Eastes is
    the most common spelling in England and also one of the oldest. The Eastes of the USA
    (and Canada) are generally spelt Estes. Since this chart is following one of the
    American lines, I have adopted the Estes spelling here, even where another variant
    has been used (in most cases anyway).

    FORMAT:
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    The following chart is presented in a modified LDS "Ancestral File" report format
    that I have devised as being the most efficient way of recording the information
    that I want to include. Entries for ESTES descendents (all surnames are in capitals) are
    given in the following format:

    :.. John ESTES (1725-1778) of Caroline Co, VA; d.Caroline Co, VA
    :.. [15,16,23,48,53,57,71,86,121,132,172]

    The "." before the name are generation counters, to find John's parents move back
    up the chart until you find an entry with one less "." (that is ":. "). Children of
    John would be listed with an extra period (ie: ":... "). The number(s) in the
    "(___)" refer to the year of birth and the year of death. Where the date is known
    to within a year or two I have used the abbreviation "c.". Where the date is a rougher
    estimate, within 5-10 years or so, I have used "abt.". Other abbreviations I have used
    are "bf" for before, "bt" for between and "af" or "aftr" for after. The locations given
    after the dates are the places of birth and death ("d."), where known. In a few
    places I have used the notation "b&d.", meaning that the person was born and died in
    the same county. Where possible I have given the locations as the county. In some
    entries a "," replaces "of". The numbers in the square brackets, "[__]" are references,
    which can be found at the end of the chart. Where an event has occured in an
    "independent city", that is a city that lies geographically within a county but is
    not politically part of that county, I have generally given the event as occuring
    in the county.

    Additional information may be given for selected individuals. "Rev.War" means the
    individual fought in the US Revolutionary War. "C.War" means the person fought in
    the US civil war. "CSA" means the person fought in the civil war on the side of the
    Confederate States of America (CSA).

    Limited information on travel patterns are given for some individuals. Eg:
    "Bertie Co, NC 1734-1741" indicates records place the individual in Bertie Co, NC
    between the years 1734 and 1741. The person may have been in the county before and/or
    after these dates, however the figures given those which are documented. Note that
    in some cases an individual may appear to have moved, whilst in fact an existing
    county may have been split and the person is in the new county. Details for travel
    patterns are mainly taken from census records and tax lists.

    Spouses of Estes descendents are listed in a similar fashion, with the following
    format:

    :.. +Mary MARSHALL (1726-1772); 1746, Caroline Co, VA
    :.. d.Caroline Co, VA [16,23,48,53,71,86,121,132,172]

    The "+" indicates the individual is a spouse. Marriage details are listed in the
    format: "; date, location" and usually are located between the birth and death
    locations, if they are listed, as above.

    Note that birth and death details are generally not listed for spouses. If you wish
    further information on spouses, such as their ancestry, see the reference section
    for contact details of those who submitted the information or refer to the Estes
    email contacts page (http://roots-boots.net/ft/estes/emails.html). Please
    don't ask me for ancestry of Estes wives - I am only interested in Estes and their
    descendents.

    A "-" at the start of a line indicates a significant degree of uncertainity about
    placement, that is, a guess or unsubstantiated claim.

    "K & Q Co, VA" is King and Queen Co, VA. Standard two-letter USA state abbreviations are
    used in most cases.

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    ABRAHAM ESTES, born 1647 at Nonington, Kent, England. Abraham's baptism record
    does not survive, however he was mentioned in his mother's will. He was
    a linen weaver at Sandwich, Kent, by 1672. He married Ann Burton (a
    widow) on 29/12/1672, at Worth, Kent. Abraham emigrated to the British
    colonies in North America, arriving before 1682. On 20/4/1682 Lucy Keeling
    claimed headright for Abraham and 5 others, their passage to Virginia
    having previously been arranged and paid for by her deceased father,
    Thorowgood Keeling. Thorowgood died 8/1679, so it is probable Abraham either
    already arrived or his passage had been arranged prior to this. It was a common
    practice for wealthy residents in the America's to sponsor emigrants, who
    would then serve an indenture to pay off the cost of the voyage. The typical
    indenture lasted seven years, after which the emigrant would be free to marry
    and obtain his own property. Since Abraham was still in England by the start of
    1673 and was a "freeman" in Virginia by 1683, it is likely he voyaged to the
    America's around 1674/1675. According to an unsourced claim, Abraham arrived on
    the "Vana". It has been speculated that his first wife, Ann Burton, died
    enroute to Virginia, tho' there is no evidence. In 1683 he was living in New
    Kent Co, VA, before settling in the parish of St Stephen's, King and Queen
    County, VA. In 1683 he was a signatory of a petition whilst in St.
    Stephen's Parish. In 1704 he paid quit rent on 200 acres in King and
    Queen County. Abraham died 21/11/1720, in King and Queen County,
    Virginia, leaving his estate to his wife, Barbara. Barbara made her will
    25/11/1720, leaving part of the estate to several of her children and the
    remainder to Elisha Estes and Thomas Poor and wife Susanna, for the
    raising of Moses and Barbara, who upon their parents death's were
    raised by Thomas and Susanna Poor. Barbara's maiden name is a matter of some
    dispute. It has generally been claimed she was Barbara Brock, however there is
    no documentary evidence to support this.
    [All dates in English format, dd/mm/yyyy]
    - Taken mostly from http://www.roots-boots.net/ft/l-eastes.txt
    see references therein and also [276,317,463,627,1125] below.

    When did Abraham emigrate to Virginia? To date that question remains unanswered. There have
    been claims that he arrived on such-and-such ship at such-and-such date, but none of these
    claims can be verified and/or when checking the claimed sources, they are shown to be at best
    mistakes and at worst complete fabrications.

    One of the more recent claims was that Abraham arrived in Virginia in late 1673 or early 1674
    on the "Martha", which departed from London, England via Wales. The Captain was Abraham Wheelock
    and there were only three passengers on board, William Bobbet, Abraham Estes and John
    Skinner.[1433] That the "Martha" existed at the time and was captained by Abraham Wheelock
    appears to be reliably confirmed - the ship was a 'flyboat' and was a blockade runner. The
    Martha could carry 140 passengers but in this voyage appears to have carried mostly cargo - in
    an attempt to get through the Dutch blockade of Virginia.[1436] A proported painting of the ship
    by Jacob Knyff, made late 1673, hangs in the National Maritime Museum in London.[1434] Further,
    Abraham Wheelock filed a will 8/1673, prior to what he perceived as a perilous voyage although
    it does not state his destination.[1434] Wheeler evidently survived the voyage since he was alive
    in 1677.[1435]

    This all sounds great news for the descendents of Abraham, however all is not what it may seem.
    The sources for connecting Abraham Estes with the "Martha" alas do not stand up to closer
    scrutiny. One source helpfully states its source as "a book in Virginia section of Mesa Regional
    Family History Center".[1436] Not very helpful and in reality, impossible to verify. Another
    source gives a more detailed and, at first glance, conclusive source: "Cavaliers and Pioneers,
    Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 2: 1666-1695. Indexed by Claudia Grundman.
    Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1977, 609p, Nell Marion Nugent. Page: 146".[1434] An
    inspection of the page in question reveals, well, nothing.[1438] At best the source is wrong,
    at worst it is a fabrication. In fact "Cavaliers and Pioneers" lists land patents and deeds, it
    does not list passenger records! Another source is given for this claim - it was supposedly
    recorded in the family bible of Isham Drury Bobbitt Jr.[1436] How well does this source hold up?
    We will never know - the bible in question was destroyed sometime before 1840.[1437] Possibly a
    transcription was made before the bible was destroyed, but even if it was, one has to be more
    than a trifle skeptical of the validity of this source!

    The conclusion? Lacking any verifiable sources for the claim that Abraham arrived in Virginia
    on the "Martha" in early 1674, one must view the claim with a high degree of skepticism,
    especially in light of one source being destroyed before 1840 and the other making no reference
    to the "Martha" or Abraham at all (apart from a latter reference in 1682 to Abraham). Did Abraham
    arrive on the "Martha" early 1674? It's possible, but there's no evidence for it. Equally likely
    he could have arrived in 1675 on the "Mary" or flown to Virginia on a magic carpet!

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    : Abraham ESTES (1647-1720) of Nonington, Kent Co, England; to King & Queen Co, VA, by 1683;
    : d.King & Queen Co, VA [1-4,6,12,16,47,57,84,91,121,132,207,219,276,463,627,1284]
    : +Ann BURTON (?-c.1674?) of Worth, Kent, 1672; Sandwich, UK [1-4,6,12,16]
    : +Barbara ? (1662/1667-bf.1769) of King & Queen Co, VA; c.1684; d.Amelia Co, VA;
    : will probated by 1769 [1-4,6,12,16,47,57,91,121,132,207,276,463,617,1125,1284]
    :. Sylvester/Sylvistas ESTES (abt.1684-aftr.1754) of King & Queen Co, VA; K&Q Co, VA: 1722;
    :. Bertie Co, NC 1734-1741; Northampton Co, NC (formed from Bertie Co, NC) 1754
    :. [1-2,4,6,12,47,83,132,206,212,219,276,317,422,446,463,1284]
    :. (was the executor of his father's will[1], so presumably the eldest child. May have been
    :. the Samuel Estes who appeared in Spotsylvania Co, VA in 1728 with wife Rachel)
    :. +?
    :.. Ephraim ESTES (abt.1712-1781) of King & Queen Co, VA; to Bertie Co, NC by 1734; to
    :.. Bute Co, NC/Granville Co, NC 1740-1780 (formed from Bertie Co); d.Granville Co, NC;
    :.. Rev.War (Bute Co, NC was formed from Granville Co, NC 1764 & dissolved 1779)
    :.. [83,132,170,206,212,219,265,306,317,318,356,418,445,451,516,580,714,782,783,789,793,1254,1333]
    :.. +Sarah ? (1725-bt.1772/1781); abt.1740, Granville Co, NC
    :.. [83,170,212,219,306,356,445,451,714,783,793]
    :.. (Ephraim and several of his sons appear in many records with Aaron Fussell and his
    :.. family. Was Ephraim's wife Sarah Fussell? [1333] states her name was Sarah Rose Zachary,
    :.. however it contains errors & is unsourced.)
    :... Elizabeth ESTES (abt.1740-aftr.1800) of Granville Co, NC; d.Orange Co, NC [212,274,451]
    :... +William STROUD (1732-aftr.1786) of Brunswick Co, VA;c.1755, Granville Co, NC [274,451]
    :.... Margaret STROUD (1756-1816) of Orange Co, NC; d.Sumner Co, NC [451]
    :.... +William DOUGLAS; 1776 [451]
    :.... John STROUD (1758-1831) of Granville Co, NC; d.Orange Co, NC [451]
    :.... +Delilah BRYANT; 1779, Chatham Co, NC [451]
    :.... Frances STROUD (1761) of Granville Co, NC; d.Sumner Co, TN [451]
    :.... Mary STROUD (1763) of Orange Co, NC [451]
    :.... Sarah STROUD (1765) b&d.Granville Co, NC [451]
    :.... Anderson STROUD (1768) of Granville Co, NC [451]
    :.... William B. STROUD (1771-aftr.1839) of Orange Co, NC; d.Warren Co, TN [451]
    :.... +Nancy STUBBLEFIELD; 1793, Hawkins Co, TN [451]
    :.... Elizabeth STROUD (1773) of Granville Co, NC; d.Cumberland Co, NC [451]
    :.... Marshall STROUD (1775) of Granville Co, NC; d.Warren Co, TN [451]
    :.... Thomas B. STROUD (1778-1838) of Orange Co, NC; d.Warren Co, TN [451]
    :.... +Hannah ROBERTSON [451]
    :.... Dixon STROUD (1780) of Granville Co, NC [451]
    :... Ephraim ESTES Jr. (1741-1784) of Granville, Co, NC; Orange Co, NC, 1776-1781;
    :... d.Orange Co, NC [212,265,451,783,791]
    :... +Sarah BENNETT (?-aftr.1783) [783]
    :.... Ephraim ESTES III (1763) of Orange Co, NC; left Orange Co, NC bf.1790 [451,783,791]
    :.... +Mary WOODY; 1788, Orange Co, NC [451,783]
    :.... Nathaniel ESTES (c.1766) of Orange Co, NC [265,451]
    :.... Mary ESTES (1781) of Orange Co, NC [451]
    :... Sarah ESTES [ESTRIDGE] (c.1749-c.1820) of Bute/Granville Co, NC; d.Orange Co, NC [793]
    :... +Thomas CATE/CATES (1733) [793,794]
    :.... Frances CATES (1772) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Moses CATES (c.1774) of Orange Co, NC [793,794,1102]
    :.... +Hannah BRADFORD; 1795, Orange Co, NC [794,1102]
    :.... Martha CATES (1774) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Hulda CATES (1775) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Winny/Winifred CATES (1776) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Milly/Mildred CATES (1778) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... John B. CATES (1779) of Orange Co, NC [793,794]
    :.... +Nancy BECK; 1804, Orange Co, NC [794]
    :.... Ephraim Estridge CATES (bt.1780/1784) of Orange Co, NC [793,794]
    :.... +Rebecca LINDSEY; 1803/1804, Orange Co, NC (marriage recorded twice) [794]
    :.... Tabitha CATES (1782) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Elizabeth CATES (1874) of Orange Co, NC [793]
    :.... Thomas Sykes CATES (1785) of Orange Co, NC [793,794]
    :... John ESTES (1750-1809) of Granville Co, NC; Bute Co NC 1769-1779; Granville Co, NC 1779;
    :... Warren Co, NC 1787-1793; Granville Co, NC 1800; d.Granville Co, NC
    :... [170,212,219,274,356,436,451,516,525,714,779,782,783,788,789,812,1254,1330]
    :... (Note: John had not moved from 1769-1793, Bute Co was formed from Granville Co &
    :... Warren Co. was formed from Bute Co. Throughout this time John lived on the one
    :... property on Sandy Creek. After 1793 when John sold his Sandy Creek property, he
    :... evidently moved to the shrunken Granville Co. where he died)
    :... +Sarah BENNETT (1755-c.1815) of Granville Co, NC; c.1770
    :... [170,212,274,387,436,451,516,525,714,779,1330]
    :... (niece of Sarah Bennett below who married Richard Estes Jr [387])
    :.... Nathaniel ESTES (1770-c.1845) of Bute Co, NC; Warren Co, NC 1792;
    :.... 1810 Granville Co, NC; 1820-1840 Wake Co, NC; d.Wake Co, NC
    :.... [212,274,278,436,451,516,525,714,779,781,783,808]
    :.... +Nancy ? (1774-1850's) of Granville Co, NC; d.Wake Co, NC [212,278,451,525]
    :..... James Bradley ESTES (1793-1861) of Granville Co, NC; Wake Co, NC 1830; to GA c.1837;
    :..... Troup Co, GA 1840, Meriwether Co, GA 1850, Carroll Co, GA 1853-1860; d.Carroll Co, GA
    :..... [212,234,270,386,390,458,518,516,519,573,583,584,776,779,791,808,1062,1216]
    :..... (Evidence is circumstantial for James being the s/o Nathaniel)
    :..... +Lucy FULLER (c.1793-bt.1871/1880); 1813, Granville Co, NC
    :..... d.Meriwether Co, GA [212,234,270,386,390,458,516,518,519,583,584,776,779,1062]
    :...... Kimbrel ESTES (c.1815-1860) of Granville Co, NC; Troup Co, GA 1840; d.Troup Co, GA
    :...... [234,270,452,516,519,561,573,583,584,623,702,1216]
    :...... +Rebecca CALDWELL (1818-1897) of Troup Co, GA; 1837, Troup Co, GA;
    :...... d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,270,452,519,561,583,584,623,702,1072,1216]
    :....... Andrew Jackson ESTES (1839-1922) of Troup Co, GA; Cherokee Co, AL 1867,1870,1880;
    :....... d.Baldwin Co, GA; CSA [234,516,519,561,583,584,1072,1216]
    :....... +Vernon Malissie CLARK (1839-1913); 1864, Harris Co, GA [234,252,519,561,584,1072]
    :........ Joanna Elizabeth ESTES (1865-1946) of Troup Co, GA;
    :........ d.Calhoun Co, AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ +James Allen WHITE (1856-1939) [234,561]
    :........ Atara Sarah ESTES (1867-1942) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561,1072]
    :........ +Thomas W. SHORT (1862-1934); 1884, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Rebecca Frances ESTES (1868-1950) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ +Cyrus HOUSE (1861-1896); 1885, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Thomas Franklin HATCH (1845-1935); 1909; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Pennie Lee ESTES (1870-1956) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ Lonas Debora ESTES (1872-1951) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561,1072]
    :........ +Joseph W. WOODS (1866-1931); 1891, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +John Bradford WOODS (1863-1939); aftr.1933; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Estellous Marcellous ESTES (1875-1951) of Cherokee Co, AL;
    :........ d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561,1072]
    :........ +James Daniel DEMPSEY (1873-1944); 1891, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Olleander ESTES (1876-1960) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ +John Thomas ALLRED (1872-1932); 1894, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Kim ESTES (1879-1964) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Haralson Co, GA [234,561,1072]
    :........ +Clara Emma Taullah LONG (1879-1954); 1900, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Austin Aulsey ESTES (1880) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.SC [234,561]
    :........ +Bennie Tabitha VOLES (1882); 1900, Haralson Co, GA; d.NC [234,561]
    :........ +Lula WINSTEAD; bf.1932 [561]
    :........ Victory McElroy ESTES (1883-1959) of Cherokee Co, AL;
    :........ d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561,604]
    :........ +Amanda Frances HUFF (1882-1962); 1902, AL; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,604]
    :......... George Daniel ESTES (1909-2001) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Haralson Co, GA [604]
    :....... +Millie TANNER (1873-1917); 1892, Haralson Co, GA [234,519,561,584]
    :........ Martha ESTES (1895-1981) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Steele, AL [234,252,561]
    :........ +Jesse BEAUTENBAUGH; 1917, Polk Co, GA [234,252,561]
    :........ Judge Crisp ESTES (1895-1984) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Fulton Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Nellie DERRING; 1914, Haralson Co, GA; d.Cobb Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Frank L. Stanton ESTES (1896-1964) of Haralson Co, GA;
    :........ d.Fulton Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Cora C. DAVIS (1896-1985); 1919, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Mary ESTES (1897-1984) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Rossville, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Henry HILTON; 1915, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Lawton General ESTES (1898-1967) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Ida PUCKETT (1897-1931) of Polk Co, GA; 1916, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Effie Peek HAYES (1899-1992); 1932, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Delie ESTES (1899-1973) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Etowah Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +John Ody WADDELL (1901-1963); 1918, Polk Co, GA; d.AL [234,561]
    :........ Amillie ESTES (1901-1984) of Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +William Luther SWEAT (1900-1963); 1918, Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Obar ESTES (1903-1986) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Othal Elijah WADELL (1903-1975); 1924, Etowah Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Ona ESTES (1905-1990) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Walter L. ELDER (1900-1986); 1921, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ George G. ESTES (1906-1983) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Spalding Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Connie Mae RAMPLEY (1908-1986); d.GA [561]
    :........ Lona ESTES (1909-1978) of Haralson Co, GA; d.Sand Mountain, AL [234,561]
    :........ Abraham Lincoln ESTES (1913-1973) b&d.Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Jewell GILLEY (1913-1992); 1934, Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Leaner ESTES of Haralson Co, GA [234,561]
    :....... +Leola GREER; 1918, Haralson Co, GA [234,561,584]
    :....... Joshua ESTES (c.1840-1864) of Troup Co, GA;
    :....... d.Marengo Co, AL; CSA [234,452,464,584,704,1216]
    :....... +Frances HART (1841); 1860, Troup Co, GA [234,452,464,561,584,704]
    :........ Bennet ESTES (ESTRIDGE) (1862) of Troup Co, GA [234,452,464,561]
    :........ +Mary Etta PROPHITT (1866-1890); 1884, Troup Co, GA [452]
    :......... Minnie ESTES (1886) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... James ESTES (1888) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Ethel ESTES (1889) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Jesse ESTES (1894) of GA/AL [464]
    :........ +Clara ?; c.1905 [464]
    :......... Gladdis ESTES (1906) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Helfin ESTES (1908) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Jeraldine ESTES (1910) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Nina M. ESTES (1915) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Andrew J. ESTES (1919) of GA/AL [464]
    :........ Dixie ESTES (EASTRIDGE) (1863-1925) of Troup Co, GA;
    :........ d.Lee Co, AL [234,452,464,561,704]
    :........ +Susan Alice KOON (?-1900); 1883, Troup Co, GA [464,704]
    :......... Avil Gaffner EASTRIDGE (1885-1960) of Harris Co, GA; d.Lee Co, AL [464,704]
    :......... +Lola Bell HODNETT; 1901, Troup Co, GA [464]
    :.......... James Kay EASTRIDGE (1903-1971) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... +Alice Gertrude SIMPSON; 1926, Troup Co, GA [464]
    :.......... Alice Mae EASTRIDGE (1904) of Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... +John STANFIELD [464]
    :.......... Lillian Fannie EASTRIDGE (1906) of Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... Roy Lee EASTRIDGE (1907-1908) of Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... Robert Gaffner EASTRIDGE (1909-1989) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... +Ruby Beatrice WILLIAMS; 1932, Chatham Co, GA [464]
    :.......... George Willie EASTRIDGE (1911-1934) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... Alton Richard EASTRIDGE (1913-1993) of Chambers Co, AL; d.Lee Co, AL[464]
    :.......... +Flora Ilene CLIFTON; 1933, Troup Co, GA [464]
    :.......... Dixie Lee EASTRIDGE (1915-1968) of Chambers Co, AL;
    :.......... d.Tallapoosa Co, AL [464]
    :.......... +Elizabeth Loneta McDANIAL [464]
    :.......... John Wesley EASTRIDGE (1917-1930) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... Mary Emma EASTRIDGE (1920-1934) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :.......... Minnie Ella EASTRIDGE (1927-1985) of Chambers Co, AL;
    :.......... d.Tallapoosa Co, AL [464]
    :.......... +Terry McCULLARS; 1945, Troup Co, GA [464]
    :......... Orrie Mae EASTRIDGE (1888-1962) of Troup Co, GA; d.Muscogee Co, GA[464]
    :......... +Herschel Virgil DAVIS; 1911 [464]
    :......... Walter Lee EASTRIDGE (1891-1970) of Chambers Co, AL; d.FL [464]
    :......... Clara Vandora EASTRIDGE (1894-1941) of Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :......... +John Oscar CHILDERS; 1916 [464]
    :......... Mary Lou EASTRIDGE (1897-1988) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :......... +Charlie Frank CHILDERS; 1916 [464]
    :......... Carey Jefferson EASTRIDGE (1898-1878) b&d.Chambers Co, AL [464]
    :......... +Odessa CHASE; 1915 [464]
    :......... +Mary HARPER [464]
    :........ +Cassie KOON; 1902, Troup Co, GA [464,704]
    :......... Talmadge Nathan EASTRIDGE (1903) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Annie Lillian EASTRIDGE (1905) of GA/AL [464]
    :......... Eunice EASTRIDGE (1909-1984) b&d.Lee Co, AL [464]
    :......... +Charlie OGLE; 1925 [464]
    :......... Kate EASTRIDGE (1914-1980) of Lee Co, AL [464]
    :......... +Eugene MIZELL [464]
    :....... Frances ESTES (1841) of Troup Co, GA [519,584,1216]
    :....... Isaiah H. ESTES (1844-1912) of Troup Co, GA; Cleburne Co, AL [234,561,583,584,1216]
    :....... +Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN (1850-1908); 1869, Cleburne Co, AL [234,561,584]
    :........ Mary ESTES (1870-bf.1880) of Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Nora B. ESTES (1871) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +John W. JACKS (1865); 1888, Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ David L. ESTES (1873-1902) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Nancy J. ? (1878) of AL [234,561]
    :........ Henchie E. ESTES (1874-1876) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Catherine ESTES (1877-1951) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +David ROBERTS; bf.1900 [234,561]
    :........ +James Asberry COPPOCK (1860) of AL; 1907 [234,561]
    :........ Martha P. ESTES (1879-1955) of Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Charlie SMITH (1878-1967); d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ James L. ESTES (1883-1945) of Cleburne Co, AL; d.Calhoun Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Amanda Lee SNIDER (1893-1987); d.Calhoun Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ John Wesley ESTES (1884-1978) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Martha A. COPPOCK (1890-1953); d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Cora B. ESTES (1889-1973) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +John D. BLANTON (1883) of TN [234,561]
    :....... Lucy Ann ESTES (1845-1912) of Troup Co, GA; d.Carroll Co, GA
    :....... [234,252,270,274,561,583,584,1216]
    :....... +? JACHRAN [252]
    :........ John/James JACHRAN (to ESTES) (1865-1930) of GA/AL;
    :........ d.Muskogee OK [234,252,561]
    :........ +Offie Blanche YOUNG (1876-1966) of Hart Co, KY [561]
    :........ David JACHRAN (1866) of GA/AL [234,561]
    :....... +James William WHITTEN (1849) [234,252,274,561,584]
    :........ William WHITTEN (ESTES) (1870-1943) of GA/AL; d.Sherman, TX [234,252,561]
    :........ +Annie Stella SMITH (1878-1938); 1894, Sherman, TX [234,561]
    :........ Mary WHITTEN (1873) of GA/AL [234,561]
    :........ +William L. MARTIN; 1891, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Alonzo/Alonza WHITTEN (1877-1942) of GA/AL; d.Ok. City, OK [234,561]
    :........ +Mary GUTHRIE [234,561]
    :........ +Jennie ESTES; 1897, Etowah Co, AL [234]
    :....... John Wesley ESTES (1850-1920) of Troup Co, GA; Cherokee Co, AL 1880;
    :....... d.DeKalb Co, AL [234,270,312,561,584,1072,1216]
    :....... +Nancy Elizabeth TEAGUE (1845-1917); 1869, Cleburne Co, AL [234,312,561,584,1072]
    :........ Annie J. ESTES (1870-1874) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Franklin Edgar ESTES (1872-1936) of Cleburne Co, AL; d.Cherokee Co,AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ +Lola COTHRAN (1873); 1895, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ James J. ESTES (1874-1876) b&d.Cleburne Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Alfred Wesley ESTES (1876-1959) of Floyd Co, GA; d.DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,561,1072]
    :........ +Edna Lucy RYAN (1882); 1899, DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,561]
    :......... Elbert Roscoe ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312]
    :......... Florence Lucille ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312,485]
    :......... +Gordon G. GILBERT; 1929, DeKalb Co, AL [485]
    :......... Gilbert ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312]
    :......... Curtis Hughey ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312,485]
    :......... +Mattie L. ADDISON; 1927, DeKalb Co, AL [485]
    :......... Tressie Mae ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312]
    :......... Herbert Ryan ESTES of DeKalb Co, AL [312]
    :........ William Buchanan ESTES (1877-1945/1963) of AL; d.GA/LA [234,509,561,1072]
    :........ +Minnie Merle MILLER (1879-1931); 1898, Cherokee Co, AL [234,509]
    :......... Jessie Marie ESTES (1899) of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Hazel Christine ESTES (1901) of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Ruby Velma ESTES of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Willie Myrl ESTES (1906) of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Beatrice Elizabeth ESTES (1911) of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Tommy Ralph ESTES (1919) of GA/AL [509]
    :......... Ray ESTES (1919-1919) of GA/AL [509]
    :........ Harriet ESTES (1879) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,1072]
    :........ John K. ESTES (1881-1954) of AL; d.DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,561]
    :........ +Josie O. ROBBINS (1886-1964); 1902, DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,561]
    :........ Sarah E. ESTES (1883) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Sam DOBBS (1880-1959); 1904, DeKalb Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Dock E. ESTES (1886-1963) of AL; d.DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,485,561]
    :........ +Hattie H. POWELL (1887-1882); 1905, DeKalb Co, AL [234,312,485,561]
    :........ Alrerna ESTES (1888-1892) of ?Cherokee Co, AL [234]
    :....... James M. ESTES (1852) of Troup Co, GA; Cherokee Co, AL 1880 [234,270,561,584,1072,1216]
    :....... +Nancy Elizabeth PATTY (1849) of GA; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,584,1072,1216]
    :........ infant ESTES [234]
    :....... Martha Ann ESTES (1855-1913) of Troup Co, GA; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,584,1216]
    :....... +Francis Marion PATTY (1858-1917); d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,584]
    :........ James Jasper PATTY (1879-1962) of Cherokee Co, AL;
    :........ d.Washington, DC [234,561]
    :........ +Eulee PATTY (1909) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,252,561]
    :........ +Josephine MARTINES [234]
    :........ Sarah E. PATTY (1880-1941) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +William Larkin FINCH (1869) of GA; 1901, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Margarett Lee PATTY (1882-1967) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Jonathan PRATER; 1903, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Annie Rebecca PATTY (1886) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Henry BARKLEY (1869) of AL; 1905, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ John Augustus PATTY (1888-1967) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Essie CAMERON; 1915, Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Marion Edgar PATTY (1889-1962) of Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Minnie Lee HARDY; 1906, Talladega Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ Martha Maybell PATTY (1896-1922/1928) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +? HILTON [234,561]
    :....... Buchanan H. ESTES (1857-1918) of Troup Co, GA; d.Etowah Co, AL [234,561,584,1216]
    :....... +Carrie ? [234,561,584]
    :........ Emma ESTES (1876) [234,561]
    :........ Sarah Jane ESTES (1877) [234,561]
    :........ Anna ESTES (1879) [234,561]
    :....... +Jane McLEOD (1862-1901); 1889, AL [234,561,584]
    :....... Elizabeth ESTES (1857-aftr.1920) of Troup Co, GA; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,252,561,1216]
    :....... +John Edward SIMMONS (1855-aftr.1920) of AL [234,252,561,1216]
    :........ Avery M. SIMMONS (1876-1881) of AL; d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Ethel SIMMONS (1877) of GA [234,561]
    :........ +Joe GARRETT (1877); 1897, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Mary Tullah SIMMONS (1881-1971) of GA; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,252,561]
    :........ +Holston L. CONOWAY (1881); 1905, Floyd Co, GA [234,252,561]
    :........ Eldale J. SIMMONS (1883) of GA [234,561]
    :........ +Luther F. WARD; 1908, Floyd Co, GA [561]
    :........ James B. SIMMONS (1885-1936) of GA; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561]
    :........ +Nora E. WOOD (1891-1955); 1909, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ John William SIMMONS (1889-1972) of GA [234,561]
    :........ +Ellie SHUMAKE (1895); 1910, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :....... Sarah Lorrar ESTES (1858/1862-1944) of Troup Co, GA;
    :....... d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561,584,1216]
    :....... +James W. MATTHEWS (1853-1899); c.1877; d.Cherokee Co, AL [234,561,584,1216]
    :........ George MATTHEWS (1878) [234,561]
    :........ Viola M. MATTHEWS (1879-1955); d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +William W. BARNETT (1877-1969); 1901, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Martha MATTHEWS (1884-1961); d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +James B. EDGE (1884-1964); d.Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ Etta MATTHEWS (1887) of Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Almon G. MITCHELL (1885-1962); 1906, Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :....... +William R. KING (1856-1937); 1891; d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561,584,1216]
    :........ infant KING [561]
    :........ Sammie KING (1892) of Polk Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Cora WOOD (1892-1982); 1913, Polk Co, GA [561]
    :........ Charles W. KING (1898-1981); d.Floyd Co, GA [234,561]
    :........ +Clarice N. HORTON; 1920, Floyd Co, GA [561]
    :...... David ESTES (1818-1890) of Granville Co, NC; Troup Co GA, 1840, Meriwether Co,
    :...... 1850-1860; d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,270,386,516,518,583,584,622,702,1216]
    :...... +Elizabeth Ann CALDWELL (1815-1880); 1839, Troup Co, GA [234,270,516,518,584,622,702,1216]
    :....... Kimbal ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA; d.young [270]
    :....... Matthew ESTES (1842-1909) of Meriwether Co, GA; d.Rusk Co, TX;
    :....... CSA [234,516,518,584,621,700,1216]
    :....... +Mary Typhena SIBLEY (1842-1872); 1866, Meriwether Co, GA [234,583,584,700]
    :........ Aaron ESTES (c.1868) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ William Freeman ESTES (c.1868) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... +Nancy E. KEELING/KILAN (1841); 1872 [234,621]
    :........ John ESTES (1875) [234]
    :........ +Leota ? [234]
    :......... Lois L. ESTES (1898) [234]
    :........ Elizabeth ESTES (1877) [234]
    :........ +George EATON [234]
    :......... Rosa Mae EATON (1897-1978) [234]
    :......... J. L. EATON [234]
    :......... J. M. EATON [234]
    :......... Exa EATON [234]
    :....... Lucy ESTES (1844-1912) of Meriwether Co, GA; d.Rusk Co, TX [234,516,518,583,584,1216]
    :....... +James K. Polk MAXWELL; c.1868 [234,584,1216]
    :....... Mourning ESTES (1846-1916) of Meriwether Co, GA; d.Rusk Co, TX [234,516,518,584,1216]
    :....... +Isaac Richard THRASH [234,584,1216]
    :....... James B. ESTES (1848-1935) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,516,518,519,584,1216]
    :....... +Martha Ann O'NEAL (1845-1891); 1868, Meriwether Co, GA [234,584]
    :........ Lenora ESTES (1870) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Lelula ESTES (1871) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Atley ESTES (1872-1947) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Mary A. W. ? [234]
    :......... Jimmie ESTES (1879-1974) [234]
    :......... +Homer Lewis WYCHE [234]
    :......... Mary E. ESTES (1899) [234]
    :......... Annie ESTES (1900) [234]
    :......... Agnes Maude ESTES (1901) [234]
    :......... Glenn ESTES (1902) [234]
    :......... Vesta Mae ESTES (1904) [234]
    :......... Howell ESTES (1907) [234]
    :......... Grace ESTES (1909) [234]
    :........ Matthew ESTES (1876) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Sarah E. ESTES (1879) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Willie Edward ESTES (1881-1946) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Nettie KNIGHT [234]
    :........ Minnie ESTES (1882) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Annie ESTES (1885) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... +Hulon MASON; 1891, Meriwether Co, GA [234,584]
    :........ Mattie Lee ESTES (1892) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Loyd ESTES (1895) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... Tempie A. E. ESTES (1849-bf.1852) of Meriwether Co, GA [516]
    :....... Lizzie (Elizabeth) ESTES (1850) of Meriwether Co, GA [519,584,1216]
    :....... Sarah ESTES (1851/1854) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,583,584,1216]
    :....... Cynthia Tempie ESTES (1852-1925) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,518,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... David ESTES (1853) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... +Isory HOWARD; 1871, Meriwether Co, GA [584],1216
    :....... +Emma BROWN; 1883, Meriwether Co, GA [584,1216]
    :....... Caroline ESTES (1856-1862) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... Martha ESTES (1856-1907) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... John Wesley ESTES (1857) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... +Sarah PARKER; 1875, Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... Pennie ESTES (1858-1911) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,583,584,1216]
    :....... +George S. WOOSTER (1858-1912); 1884, Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :...... John Wesley ESTES (1819-1880) of Granville Co, NC; Troup Co, 1840, Meriwether
    :...... Co, GA 1850-1860; d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,252,270,386,458,518,583,584,1216]
    :...... +Martha Frances ROBERTS (1817-1852) of SC; 1842, Meriwether Co, GA
    :...... [234,252,270,386,516,518,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... Mary Ann ESTES (1843-1907) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,516,518,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... +Lewis A. EDWARDS (1848-1910); 1872, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584,1216]
    :....... Lucy Ann ESTES (1845-1907) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,516,518,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... +William James CLARK (1848-1944); 1872, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584]
    :........ Mattie J. CLARK (1872) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Josephine Savannah CLARK (1874-1958) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Mary L. CLARK (1876) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Lizzie E. CLARK (1878-1981) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ James W. CLARK (1880) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Henry J. CLARK (1882-1907) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Louis Cleveland CLARK (1885-1965) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Warren P. CLARK (1886-1886) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Ella L. CLARK (1888-1888) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... James W. ESTES (1847-1932) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,516,518,584,1216]
    :....... +Mary Etta O'NEAL (1849-1922); 1869, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584]
    :........ William Nathaniel ESTES (1872-1944) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Blanche THRASH; c.1893, Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Royce Nathaniel ESTES (1894-1982) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... James ESTES (1896) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Eleanor ESTES (1899-1979) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Cathlene ESTES (1902) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Joseph ESTES (1905) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Hewlet Hall ESTES (1907-1978) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Alexander Franklin ESTES (1875-1926) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Azalee VAUGHAN [234]
    :........ Joseph L. ESTES (1876-1949) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Eula Opal AYCOCK [234]
    :......... infant ESTES (1916) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Henry Richard ESTES (1878-1952) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Bessie CROUCH; c.1905, Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Henry Richard ESTES Jr. (1906-1907) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Mary E. ESTES (1908) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Wesley ESTES (1909) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :......... Lamar Crouch ESTES (1910-1911) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Mattie A. ESTES (1880) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Robert J. ESTES (1884-1884) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Eddie B. ESTES (1888-1975) of Meriwether Co, GA; d.West Point, GA [234]
    :........ +Idella POWELL [234]
    :........ Maude P. ESTES (1893-1895) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... Nathaniel ESTES (1852-1930) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... +Mary Jane CLARK (1850-1903); 1871, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584]
    :........ Harvey Ola ESTES (1872-1888) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Mary Elizabeth ESTES (?1872-1962) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +James Hezekia ALMON; 1896 [234]
    :........ William James ESTES (1875-1935) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Bessie BLAKELY; 1896 [234]
    :........ Arrie Lillie ESTES (1877-1963) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Enoch Callaway THRASH; 1893 [234]
    :........ Fannie Lou ESTES (1880-1980) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Frank C. STROZIER; 1901 [234]
    :........ Henry Earnest ESTES (1882-1948) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Bessie GAY [234]
    :........ Author George ESTES (1885-1949) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Sallie Frances MANN; 1911 [234]
    :......... Jane ESTES [234]
    :........ Jimmie ESTES (1889-1978) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Joseph M. THRASH [234]
    :....... +Nancy Jane SMITH; 1903, Coweta Co, GA [519,584]
    :...... +Martha Frances ROBERTS (1827-1872); niece of above; 1854, Meriwether Co, GA
    :...... [234,252,270,386,519,584,1216]
    :....... David M. ESTES (1855-1931) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,458,519,584,1216]
    :....... +Ida T. O'NEAL (1859-1939); 1876, Meriwether Co, GA [234,458,519,584]
    :........ Lucy E. ESTES (1880) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Lubie Singleton ESTES (1881) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,458]
    :........ +Mattie Popie OWENS [458]
    :......... Melvin Christopher ESTES (?-1952) of Meriwether Co, GA; d.Swisher Co, TX[458,1003]
    :......... +Elsie Linnie BLACKSTONE (?-1983); d.Potter Co, TX [1003]
    :.......... Lubie Gay ESTES [1003]
    :.......... Shelby Jean ESTES [1003]
    :.......... Melvin Christopher ESTES Jr. [1003]
    :.......... Thomas Owen ESTES [1003]
    :......... Travis ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA [458]
    :......... Reinder ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA [458]
    :......... Ann ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA; to TX [458]
    :......... +? WHEELER [458]
    :......... Lubie Hugo ESTES (1917) of Meriwether Co, GA [458]
    :......... +Elsie May ROBERTS (c.1920) of Chambers Co, AL [458]
    :........ Louise ESTES (1883-1954) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Warner Nathaniel ESTES (1889-1963) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Calvin ESTES (1890-1963) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Kiser B. ESTES (1893-1970) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... Sarah ESTES (1857) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... +Rufus M. ARGROVES; 1878, Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... Kimbal/Kimbell ESTES (1859-1938) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584,1216]
    :....... +Zillah MILLER (1858-1928); 1880, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584]
    :........ Walter E. ESTES (1880-1950) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ +Donnie Lee WALKER; c.1903 [234]
    :......... Lonza ESTES (1904) [234]
    :......... William H. ESTES (1905) [234]
    :......... George K. ESTES (1907) [234]
    :......... Bessie J. ESTES (1910) [234]
    :........ Matthew ESTES (1890) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ J. Colquitt ESTES (1892-1947) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Frances ESTES (1893) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Sulie G. ESTES (1899-1921) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... Pennie May ESTES (1862-1936) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... +William Henry CLARK (1865-1942); 1885, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... Caroline ESTES (1863-1939) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... +Jefferson FULLER (1861-1911); 1880, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... John Wesley ESTES (1866-1943) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,386,584,1216]
    :....... +Sarah Isabella WYCHE (1873-1909); 1891, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584]
    :........ Edward Harvey ESTES (1892-1979) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Mary Louisa ESTES (1895-1896) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Pearl Elizabeth ESTES (1897-1912) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Horace ESTES (1900-1992) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ John Vernon ESTES (1902-1985) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Aubrey ESTES (1905) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Sarah Luryetta ESTES (1907-1908) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Jim Franklin ESTES (1907-1908) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... +Elvie BIRD (1885-1974); 1909, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584]
    :........ male ESTES (1910-1910) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Alton D. ESTES (1911-1992) of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Lois ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Ruth ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :........ Charles ESTES of Meriwether Co, GA [234]
    :....... Matthew ESTES (1868-1870) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... J. P. W. ESTES (1869-1871) of Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... Willie ESTES (1871-1957) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584,1216]
    :....... +Hattie A. HOWARD (1875-1968); 1892, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584,1216]
    :...... +Irene Elizabeth MILLER (1843-1920); 1873, Meriwether Co, GA
    :...... [234,270,519,583,584,1216]
    :....... William ESTES (1874-1874) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [519,584,1216]
    :....... Emma ESTES (1875-1931) b&d.Meriwether Co, GA [234,584,1216]
    :....... +William A. TODD (1868-1927); 1890, Meriwether Co, GA [234,519,584,1216]
    :...... Caroline ESTES (1821/1824) of Granville Co, GA; d.Carroll Co, GA
    :...... [270,518,519,573,623,702,1216]
    :...... +Larkin WALKER (1813-1859); 1838, Troup Co, GA; to Carroll Co, GA [270,573,623,702,1216]
    :....... John W. WALKER (1839) of GA [573]
    :....... Sarah A. WALKER (1842) of GA [573]
    :....... Mary A. WALKER (1843) of GA [573]
    :....... James WALKER (1845-bf.1860) of GA [573]
    :....... Nancy WALKER (1846) of GA [573]
    :....... Singleton WALKER (1848) of GA [573]
    :....... David WALKER (1850) of Meriwether Co, GA [573]
    :....... Larkin WALKER (1853) of Meriwether Co, GA [573]
    :....... Samuel WALKER (1855) of Carroll Co, GA [573]
    :....... William WALKER (1859) of Carroll Co, GA [573]
    :...... Nathaniel ESTES (1827-1863) of Granville Co, NC; Meriwether Co, GA 1850-1853;
    :...... to AL; CSA; d.LA (civil war) [270,386,516,518,573,584,1062]
    :...... Penny ESTES (bt.1825/1830) of NC [270,573,1063]
    :...... +? FULLER [270,573]
    :...... Elizabeth ESTES (1833) of NC; Meriwether Co, GA 1850; Carrol Co, GA 1870;
    :...... Haralson Co, GA 1880 [1062,1063,1190]
    :...... +George W. MAXWELL (1824) of GA; 1848, Meriwether Co, GA [1062,1063,1190]
    :....... Joseph Britlove MAXWELL (1851-1926) of Meriwether Co, GA [1062,1190]
    :....... +Mary Didemea TURNER (1858-1901) [1062,1190]
    :........ Ada Randall MAXWELL (1890-1969) [1190]
    :........ +Arthur H. WEBB; 1907, Carroll Co, GA [1190]
    :......... Helen Louise WEBB (1909-1988) [1190]
    :........ +Emmit M. THOMPSON [1190]
    :....... Alice MAXWELL (1853) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Georgia A. MAXWELL (1856) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Muscoe P. MAXWELL (1858) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... +Melissa ? (1859) of GA [1063]
    :....... Charles MAXWELL (1860) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Augustus MAXWELL (1865) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Monroe MAXWELL (1867) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Ida MAXWELL (1870) of Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :....... Nuton MAXWELL (1874) of ?Carroll Co, GA [1063]
    :..... John S. ESTES (c.1797) of Granville Co, NC;
    :..... Wake Co, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 [212,213,278,516,525,781,791,808,1216]
    :..... +Martha "Patsy" PEACE (1800-bf.1830) of NC; 1817, Granville Co, NC [212,213]
    :...... Nathaniel H. ESTES (1819-aftr.1883) of Granville Co, NC; Benton Co, AL 1850;
    :...... Calhoun Co, AL 1860; Madison Co, AL 1872-1883 [212,213,516,563,616,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :...... +Margaret Sarah AIKEN (1825); 1845, Granville Co, NC [213,516,563,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :....... Martha Etta ESTES (1846-1911) of Granville Co, NC; Cherokee Co, AL 1880;
    :....... d.Hood Co, TX [213,274,516,843,1072,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :....... +Robert Hillman HOLMES (1840-1917); 1863, Calhoun Co, AL; CSA [213,274,843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ Rufus Monroe HOLMES (1865-1957) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274,843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Florence DIGGS (1865-1923) of AL [843,1077,1408]
    :........ Willie Lewis HOLMES (1866-1942) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.AL [843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Emma HANSON (?-1937) [843,1077,1408]
    :........ Edna HOLMES (1869-1938) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.Hood Co, TX [843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Thomas TIDWELL (1861-1942); d.Hood Co, TX [843,1077,1408]
    :........ James Forney HOLMES (1871-1956) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.Greyson Co, TX [843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Ella Vassey TRAMMELL (1873-1893); d.Cherokee Co, AL [843,1077,1408]
    :........ +Ada STEWART [843,1077,1408]
    :........ Della Van HOLMES (1872-1957) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.San Diego Co, CA [843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Henry D. WILSON [843,1077,1408]
    :........ +A. H. MORRISON [843,1077,1408]
    :........ Cindarilla HOLMES (1876-1918) of Cherokee Co, AL;
    :........ d.Calhoun Co, AL [274,843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Doy Dailey GARRETT (1876-1967); 1895, Calhoun Co, AL [274,1077,1408]
    :........ Wylie H. HOLMES (1879-1953) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Potter Co, TX [843,1072,1077,1408]
    :........ +Ella Mae GARRETT (1879-1903); 1897, Calhoun Co, AL [843,1077,1408]
    :........ +Martha Etta HUFFSTUTLER (1873-1932); 1904, Hood Co, TX [843,1077,1408]
    :........ +Adie Smallwood HICKS; 1934, Collin Co, TX [843,1077,1408]
    :........ Etta Laura HOLMES (1881) of Cherokee Co, AL [843,1077,1408]
    :........ +Robert Moses GARNER [843,1077,1408]
    :....... William Franklin ESTES (1849-1903) of Granville Co, NC;
    :....... d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,516,616,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :....... +Roann Jarutha ROBERTSON (1863-1943); 1880, Etowah Co, AL;
    :....... d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,274,1077,1408]
    :........ Benjamin Collien ESTES of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ +Pearlee A. Rosebud DOCKINS [1077,1408]
    :........ Maggie ESTES of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ +? VEBABLE [1077,1408]
    :........ Sarah Ann ESTES (1881) of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ Mary Caroline ESTES (1886) of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ +? PEARSON [1077,1408]
    :........ George Nathaniel ESTES (1890) of Calhoun Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ Joseph E. ESTES (1895) of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :........ Clarence ESTES (1899) of Cherokee Co, AL [1077,1408]
    :....... John Wesley ESTES (1855-1920) of Benton Co, AL;
    :....... d.Jefferson Co, AL [213,274,563,616,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :....... +Mary Ida Louise SMITH (1860-1928); 1884, Etowah Co, AL [213,274,563,1077,1392,1408]
    :........ Cora Lee ESTES (1887) of Calhoun Co, AL [274,1077,1392,1408]
    :........ Maude ESTES (1889) of Calhoun Co, AL [274,1077,1392,1408]
    :........ James Powell ESTES (1892-1943) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.Jefferson Co, AL [274,1077,1392,1408]
    :........ +Laura Elizabeth SUMERLIN; 1915, Jefferson Co, AL [274,1077,1408]
    :....... Mary Isabella ESTES (1859-1903) of Benton Co, AL;
    :....... d.Calhoun Co, AL [213,274,516,1077,1216,1392,1408]
    :....... +James Pleasant SHAW (1856-1923); 1877, Etawah Co, AL [274,1077,1408]
    :...... James Arthur ESTES (1821-1893) of Granville Co, NC; Benton Co, AL 1850;
    :...... Cherokee Co, AL 1860,1870,1873,1880; d.Cherokee Co, AL [212,213,516,616,1072]
    :...... +Martha Harriet HOLMES (1823-1889); 1848, Wake Co, NC [213,516,1072]
    :....... Gertrude ESTES of Wake/Granville Co, NC [274]
    :....... Virginia Blount ESTES (1849-1932) of Granville Co, NC [213,274,516]
    :....... +Van DAVIS (1849) of SC [213,274]
    :....... Emily Caroline ESTES (1851-aftr.1910) of Benton Co, AL [213,274,1072]
    :....... +Winston M. HARVEY; 1894, Cherokee Co, AL [213]
    :....... Sanders ESTES (1853) of Cherokee Co, AL; Cherokee Co, Al 1870 [213,516]
    :....... Henry Thomas ESTES (1854) of Cherokee Co, AL [213]
    :....... +Cynthia COBB [213]
    :........ George W. ESTES (1877) [213,274]
    :........ +Belle WALLACE (1884-1944) [274]
    :....... Ira Wyeth ESTES (1857-1937) of Cherokee Co, AL; Madison Co, AL 1899;
    :....... Greer Co, OK 1900; d.Jackson Co, OK [212,213,516,616,1072]
    :....... +Mary Cecily RICKS (1866-1949) of GA; d.Jackson Co, OK [213,274,516]
    :........ Bernice A. ESTES (1882) of Cherokee Co, AL [213,516]
    :........ +Jesse ? [213]
    :......... infant ESTES [213]
    :......... Barnett ESTES [213]
    :......... Ira ESTES [213]
    :........ infant ESTES of Cherokee Co, AL [213]
    :........ infant ESTES of Cherokee Co, AL [213]
    :........ Van E. ESTES (1889-1979) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Jackson Co, OK [213,516]
    :........ +Viola ? [213]
    :......... Betty Ruth ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Dorothy ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Edith ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Elinore ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Juanita ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Mary Lou ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Van E. ESTES Jr. of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... infant ESTES (1919-1919) of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :........ Alva H. ESTES (1890-1972) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Jackson Co, OK [213,516]
    :........ +Selma ? [213]
    :......... Clyde ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Florita ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... Herman ESTES of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :......... infant ESTES (1914-1914) of Jackson Co, OK [213]
    :........ Ausie H. ESTES (1892-1977) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Jackson Co, OK [213,516]
    :........ +? SAWYER [213]
    :......... no issue [213]
    :........ John Arthur ESTES (1895) of Cherokee Co, AL [213,516]
    :........ +?
    :......... Dewey ESTES [213]
    :......... Dorine ESTES [213]
    :......... Francis ESTES [213]
    :........ Ernest Otto ESTES (1897-1975) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Lubbock Co, TX [213,516]
    :........ +Mary KAISER; 1918, OK [213]
    :......... Clara Estes ESTES (1919-1994) of Creek Co, OK; d.Del Norte Co, CA [213]
    :......... +Paul Elmo TANKERSLEY; 1938, Taos Co, NM [213]
    :........ +Geneva Paul GREER; 1935, Terry Co, TX [213]
    :....... Samuel Bumpers ESTES (1859) of Cherokee Co, AL [213,1072]
    :....... +Ela ? [213]
    :...... Samuel Peace ESTES (1824-1899) of Granville Co, NC; Benton Co, AL 1850;
    :...... Cherokee Co, AL 1859,1860,1880; d.Cherokee Co, AL [212,213,516,562,616,1072]
    :...... +Amanda MANGUM (1825-1907); 1845, Granville Co, NC;
    :...... d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,516,562,1072]
    :....... Isaac Newton ESTES (1846-1936) of Granville Co, NC;
    :....... d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,245,516,1072]
    :....... +Letetia M. BOOZER (1849-1924); 1867, Cherokee Co, AL [213,245,1072]
    :........ Rebecca C. ESTES (1868-1954) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,274,1072]
    :........ +Jordan C. GILLEY; 1890, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Amanda H. ESTES (1870-1966) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,1072]
    :........ +William Henry ALLEN (1855-1943); 1890, Cherokee Co, AL [245]
    :......... Newton Memory ALLEN (1891-1968) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [245]
    :......... +Mary Ella SMITH [245]
    :......... Sutibia J. ALLEN (1892) of Cherokee Co, AL [245]
    :......... +Elton B. TAYLOR; 1912, Cherokee Co, AL [245]
    :......... Joel Franklin ALLEN (1894-1982) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,274]
    :......... +Claudia Jo ESTES (below) [252,274]
    :......... +Sula ESTES (below); 1915, Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,274]
    :......... David Emmette ALLEN (1897-1969) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,252]
    :......... +Annie M. SEWELL; 1927, Cherokee Co, AL [245,252]
    :......... Mary Sue Letia Estes ALLEN (1904) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :........ William David ESTES (1871-1942) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,616,1072]
    :........ +Ada COLEY; c.1891 [252]
    :........ +Arminda E. CUNNINGHAM; 1930 [252]
    :........ Joel Hampton ESTES (1873-1895) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,1072]
    :........ Luther N. ESTES (1875-1953) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,274,1072]
    :........ +Mary Jane Isabella COLEY; 1896, Etowah Co, AL [252]
    :......... Herbert ESTES (1898) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... +Nora WOOD; 1918, Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Cora Viola ESTES (1901) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Mary Lou ESTES (1904) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :........ +Catherine S. ADKINS; 1904 [274]
    :........ Hester W. ESTES (1877-1901) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,1072]
    :.........+Jessie J. WESTON; 1900, Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... infant ESTES (1901-1901) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :........ Samuel Henry ESTES (1879-1925) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,274,1072]
    :........ +Inez SMITH; 1899, Cherokee Co, AL [252,274]
    :........ Martha Della ESTES (1881-1884) of Cherokee Co, AL [245]
    :........ Cora Belle ESTES (1883-1960) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [245,252]
    :........ +William Elmer DAVIS; 1903, Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... infant DAVIS (1904-1904) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Velma DAVIS (1906) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Nettie Belle DAVIS (1913) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :........ James Franklin ESTES (1886-1975) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,252,274]
    :........ +Maude Viola WEST; 1906, Calhoun Co, AL [252,274]
    :......... Jessie Cornelius ESTES (1907-1984) of Calhoun Co, AL [252]
    :......... Thurman Hubert ESTES (1909-1977) of Calhoun Co, AL [252]
    :......... William Casper ESTES (1910) of Calhoun Co, AL [252]
    :......... Orville Edwin ESTES (1918-1945) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.WW2, Germany [252]
    :........ Nora Edie ESTES (1887-1959) of Cherokee Co, AL [245,274]
    :........ +Noah C. ESTES (see below); 1906, AL [252,274]
    :......... Paul E. ESTES (1908-1995) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Gertie Mae ESTES (1909-1978) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Cora Ethel ESTES (c.1916) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :......... Lillie V. ESTES (c.1918) of Cherokee Co, AL [252]
    :....... Eugenia Dutch ESTES (1848-1938) of Wake Co, NC; d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,516,1072]
    :....... +David H. DAVIS (1851); 1869, Cherokee Co, AL [213,1072]
    :........ Newton Wesley DAVIS (1869-1925) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.FL [274,1072]
    :........ +Arminda E. CUNNINGHAM (elsewhere for 2nd marriage) [274]
    :........ Mary Clementine DAVIS (1871-1947) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +James T. PAYNE; 1900, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ William J. DAVIS (1873-1961) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Ida L. CUNNINGHAM; 1898, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :......... Winnie Lee DAVIS (1898-1989) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :......... +Daniel Edward ESTES (elsewhere); 1917, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :......... Clyde V. DAVIS (1901-1939) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :......... +Hiram Clifford ESTES (below); 1913, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Samuel DAVIS (1876) of Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Maggie McINTYRE; 1899, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Emily L. DAVIS (1878-1942) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Thomas Ezekiel COLEY; 1894, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Laura A. DAVIS (1880-1964) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Dode A. BRADLEY; 1896, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Ellis Hale DAVIS (1883) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Lillie DAVIS (1886) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Hugh CUNNINGHAM; 1909, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Van Webster DAVIS (1889-1980) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Maude JOHNSON; 1910, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :....... Napolean Jasper ESTES (1850-1934) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,252,274,516,616,1072]
    :....... +Julia Ann COLLINS (1858-1935); d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,252,274,1072]
    :........ James Forster ESTES (1876-1967) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Zula E. CUNNINGHAM; 1901, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Hettie W. ESTES (1878-1961) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Ollie SMITH; 1910, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Sadie Pearl ESTES (1879-1908) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274,1072]
    :........ +Taylor N. CHANDLER; 1900, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ William Berry ESTES (1881-1964) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Minnie Jane CHANDLER; 1906, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ John Tillman ESTES (1883-1969) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Rachel Amanda PEACE; 1916, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Noah Cleveland ESTES (1885-1959) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [252,274]
    :........ +Norah Edie ESTES (above); 1906, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Samuel Gordon ESTES (1888) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Pearl JOHNSON; 1911, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Hiram Clifford ESTES (1891-1971) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Clyde V. DAVIS (above); 1913, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Calvin Oats ESTES (1894-1967) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Tevis EUBANKS; 1918, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Daniel Edwards ESTES (1895-1984) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Winnie Lee DAVIS (above); 1917, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Pattie ESTES (1898) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :....... William Duncan ESTES (1852-1942) of Benton Co, AL; d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,616,1072]
    :....... +Emily Prudence PEACE; 1882, Calhoun Co, AL [213,274]
    :........ Allie Patterson ESTES (1882-1885) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Claudia Jo ESTES (1885-1973) of Calhoun Co, AL; d.Cherokee Co, AL[252,274]
    :........ +Joel Franklin ALLEN (above) of Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Bertha A. ESTES (1887-1972) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Coke C. LOVE; 1926, Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Samuel Floyd ESTES (1889-1963) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Mary E. Studdard (1896-1981) of Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Sula ESTES (1893-1948) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [252,274]
    :........ +Joel Franklin ALLEN (above); 1915, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Wiley Mangum ESTES (1896-1972) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Rosie JOHNSON; 1919, Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Willie Winston ESTES (1901-1976) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Inez Faye IVY; 1927, Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :....... Kavanaugh Foster ESTES (1854-1941) of Cherokee Co, AL [213,274,616,1072]
    :....... +Adell Areni ADAMS; 1883, Cherokee Co, AL [213,274]
    :........ Effie L. ESTES (1884-1978) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Willis Alexander FARRAR; 1904, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Samuel Aken ESTES (1888) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Virginia S. MORRISON; 1914, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Frank Newton ESTES (1890-1976) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Lou Addie SEXTON; 1913, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Liza Annie ESTES (1893-1974) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Hugh SALMON (1896) [274]
    :........ Lizzie F. ESTES (1896) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +William H. COLEY (1896-1932) of Etowah Co, AL [274]
    :........ Walter ESTES (1903) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Minnie L. BEARD; 1930 [274]
    :........ +Nellie SMITH [274]
    :....... Sarah Frances ESTES (1856-1902) of Benton Co, AL; d.Cherokee Co, AL[213,274]
    :....... +John Franklin PEACE; 1878, Calhoun Co, AL [213,274]
    :........ Samuel Easter PEACE (1879-1959) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Emma L. BEARD; 1901, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Alice Amanda PEACE (1882-1956) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Charley F. HANEY; 1904, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Taylor N. CHANDLER; 1909, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Daisy Evidene PEACE (1885-1966) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Isaac Newton FARRAR; 1904, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ William Brosco PEACE (1887-1887) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Henry Osco PEACE (1887-1887) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Eda Catherine PEACE (1888-1913) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ infant PEACE (1890-1890) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Early Thomas PEACE (1891-1970) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Jefferson Co, AL[274]
    :........ +Tommie HARDIN; 1913, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Nellie Ellen PEACE (1897-1980) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +William Chester BEDWELL; 1914, Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Arthur J. GIBSON [274]
    :....... Martha Helen ESTES (1859-1950) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,252,274,1072]
    :....... +James Buchannan COLLINS (1856-1925); aftr.1880 [252,274]
    :........ Beulah COLLINS (1883-1916) of Cherokee Co, AL; d.Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Sula COLLINS (1893) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +John Brewster BOX; 1908, AL [274]
    :........ John Pelham COLLINS (1886-1968) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Betty Annie JOHNSON (1894-1945) [274]
    :........ Lila Amanda COLLINS (1888-1962) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +Will NORTON [274]
    :........ +William B. PENNY (1862-1931) of Calhoun Co, AL [274]
    :........ Laura Evaline COLLINS (1889-1977) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Mary Ann Margaret COLLINS (1891-1916) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ +John Franklin ADERHOLD; 1911, AL [274]
    :........ Samuel Jones COLLINS (1894-1918) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Lula Florence COLLINS (1889-1962) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........ Ellen Gertrude COLLINS (1901-1978) of Cherokee Co, AL [274]
    :........+Vernie C. COLLIER (1901) [274]
    :....... Mary Alice ESTES (1862-1920) b&d.Calhoun Co, AL [213,274,1072]
    :....... +William B. PENNY; 1883, Calhoun/Cherokee Co, AL [213,274]
    :....... Joanna Florence ESTES (1864-1952) b&d.Cherokee Co, AL [213,274,1072]
    :....... +James D. JENKINS; 1911, Cherokee Co, AL [213,274]
    :..... +Sarah ? (1800-bt.1850/1860) of NC; Wake Co, NC 1850 [212,278,516,791,808]
    :...... Lucas ESTES (1839) of Wake Co, NC; Wake Co, 1870 [212,278,516,791,808]
    :..... +Mahala ? (1816) of NC [808]
    :...... Frances ESTES (1854) of Wake Co, NC [808]
    :...... Thomas ESTES (1856) of Wake Co, NC [808]
    :...... Elizabeth ESTES (1858) of Wake Co, NC [808]
    :..... Martha "Polly" ESTES (1804) of Granville Co, NC [212,274,923]
    :..... +Abner B. PEACE (1802-1886); 1822, Wake Co, NC; 1850, Wake Co, NC [212,274,923]
    :...... John C. PEACE (1835) of Wake Co, NC [212,274]
    :...... James N. PEACE (1836) of Wa

    Birth:
    in Fordwich...

    Occupation:
    in Sandwich, Kent, England

    Immigration:
    Lacking any verifiable sources for the claim that Abraham arrived in Virginia on the "Martha" in early 1674, one must view the claim with a high degree of skepticism, especially in light of one source being destroyed before 1840 and the other making no reference to the "Martha" or Abraham at all (apart from a latter reference in 1682 to Abraham). Did Abraham arrive on the "Martha" early 1674? It's possible, but there's no evidence for it. Equally likely he could have arrived in 1675 on the "Mary" or flown to Virginia on a magic carpet! ... http://www.roots-boots.net/ft/estes-ab.txt

    Abraham married Barbara LNU 29 Dec 1682, King and Queen County, Virginia. Barbara was born 1662-1670, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1720, Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, A British Colony of America. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Barbara LNU was born 1662-1670, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1720, Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, A British Colony of America.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Barbara Brock
    • Will: 25 Nov 1720

    Notes:

    Barbara's maiden name is a matter of some dispute. It has generally been claimed she was Barbara Brock, however there is no documentary evidence to support this.

    end of comment

    Slavery in Virginia was not yet institutionalized. It wasn’t until 1720, about the time Abraham and Barbara died, that Virginia passed a law relegating slaves to "personal property" status, meaning they could be bought and sold and were never free.

    Abraham died on November 21, 1720 or 1721. There is a discrepancy in the year within the documents themselves. At that time, Abraham’s wife, Barbara, was living, and made her will as well, apparently 4 days later. We don’t know if she made her will at that time because she too was ill, which was the typical reason or if other forces were at play. For example, she could have made her will simply because there was a lawyer available and she was already involved in settling her husband’s estate, or she could have made her will because someone was afraid if she didn’t, they wouldn’t get their fair share. She could also have made her will because she wanted to be positive that her youngest children would be taken care of, especially Barbara who was clearly a very dependent “special needs” child. The only clue we have is that Abraham’s wife, Barbara, apparently died very shortly thereafter. This must have been exceedingly difficult for their children, especially those who were still at home, Moses and Barbara (the daughter) who may not have had the capacity to understand – to lose both parents, possibly in a matter of days.

    From the chancery suit:

    Your orator Moses Eastis that in the year of our lord 1721 on the 21st day of Nov your orator’s late father Abraham Eastes departed this life after making and constituting in writing his last will and testament and thereby after specifically leaving? part of his estate did give or further lend his who personal estate to his wife Barbara during her natural life and to be disposed of amongst his children then living as she might think proper.

    Note that it says two things. First, “his children” and second, “as she might think proper.”

    Here’s what Barbara’s will said, again, from the chancery suit:

    He further stated? that the said Barbara Eastes agreeable to the trust and in the presence aforesaid reposed in her by your orator’s father on the 25th day of Nov. 1720 she made in writing her last will and testament in writing and surety? after giving an inconsiderable part of her aforesaid husband’s estate to several of her children therein mentioned directly that the remainder should remain in the hands of her executor Elisha Eastes, Thomas Poor and Susana his wife for the sole benefit of your orator and Barbara Eastes your orator’s sister whom she concluded were incapable of getting their living. But with a precise that they should become an ? in their leave? or either of them should die then the same to be equally divided amongst Sylvester, Thomas, Elisha, Robert, Richard, John, Moses Eastes, Martha Watkins, Susana Poor and Sarah Eastes or the survivors of them as by the said last will and testament will more fully appear reference being that there to and to which your orator for greater certainty refer and on the day of departed this life without altering or revoking the will.

    It’s hard to know why Barbara made her will, but what we do know is that Moses and Barbara, her two youngest children began living with Thomas Poor and his wife, Susanna, in 1721, per the depositions in the chancery suit.

    This tells us that Barbara died not long after Abraham, perhaps within a few days. She was only about 50. She may have had the same illness as Abraham. We do know that there was a severe smallpox epidemic in Boston in 1721, killing upwards of 6000 and causing the entire population of the city to flee, bringing smallpox to the rest of the thirteen colonies.

    This lawsuit also gives us hints as to Barbara’s age. Her youngest child was Barbara who was born about 1713. She was disabled and epileptic – perhaps a Downs child – very commonly found in the youngest child to older mothers. Barbara was the last child born, so if we presume Barbara, the mother, was about age 43, that puts her birth at about 1670, and her marriage to Abraham about 1690, give or take a couple of years.

    Several children were mentioned in Barbara’s will, which is referenced in the lawsuit. Unfortunately, her will is missing and has been for years, along with Abraham’s from the Amelia County lawsuit. It was referenced in the 1940s by researchers, and fortunately, the pleadings in the suit summarize the contents of the will.

    Barbara lists the following 11 children in her will. I’ve included a summary of what we know about each one.

    Sylvester – wife unknown, by 1722 owned land in King and Queen County, moved to Bertie Co., NC by 1734 and was in Granville Co., NC by 1744, Northampton Co., NC by 1754.
    Thomas – married Ann Rogers, died in Caroline County, VA in1745.
    Elisha – married Mary Ann Mumford, was the executor of his father’s estate in 1720, lived in Amelia County as late as 1770, died in Henry County, VA in 1782.
    Robert – married Mary “Millie” Smith, moved to Lunenburg County where he died in 1775.
    Richard – married Mary Yancy, died in 1741/1742 in Hanover County.
    John – married Elizabeth “Nutty” Pickett, died in 1765/1770 in Louisa County, VA.
    Moses – born 1701, was one of two minor children upon the death of Abraham, married Elizabeth, surname unknown by whom he had children, and died in 1787 in Halifax County, VA.
    Sarah – married James Young sometime after her mother’s death in 1721 – no further information.
    Barbara – died as a child.
    Martha Watkins – Also noted as Mary by some, husband Thomas Watkins. No further information.
    Susana Poor – husband Thomas Poore, had daughter Elizabeth, born about 1710, who married a Harris and Mary who married Zachariah Williams
    The bolded children are females who may have had daughters that could have descendants today, through all females, who would be candidates for mitochondrial DNA testing.

    The Estes family was very fortunate. According to the Virginia History series, if a child lived past 20, their life expectancy was about 40 years, but half of the children didn’t survive. This is one reason why the colonies were so dependent on immigration.

    If Barbara married Abraham in 1690 and had a child every other year, this would be just about perfect, although the only two children appearing to be underage in 1721 were Moses and Barbara, which suggest the other 9 were age 18 by 1721, or born before 1703. Nine children born every two years suggests births beginning about 1785.

    There are two other children believed to be Abraham’s, a son, Abraham, and a son Samuel. Evidence for Samuel being a son is somewhat sketchy, but evidence that Abraham was Abraham’s son is rather convincing, including the same first name and the fact that it appears that Abraham may have wound up with Abraham Sr.’s land. It was not unusual in that time and place for the eldest son to inherit all of the land, sometimes by conveyance prior to the parent’s death, and then not be mentioned in the will.

    Regardless of why, neither Abraham nor Samuel were mentioned in Barbara’s will.

    If Abraham and Samuel were Barbara’s children, they were probably the oldest males.

    Given that Abraham immigrated in 1673, and was not married to Barbara until about 1690, it’s certainly possible that he was married in Virginia prior to marrying Barbara. In fact, it would be unlikely that Abraham remained single this entire time, even if he did serve an indentured servitude for 7 years, a possibility that has been debated within the Estes family for years.

    What we don’t know from the lawsuit or any other documentation of any kind about Barbara, the wife who died in 1721 and the mother of most of Abraham’s children, is her surname.

    Given that New Kent and King and Queen are burned counties, and there is absolutely no evidence that Abraham and Barbara ever lived in any other location, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, indicating Barbara’s surname or parents.

    However, when you look on Ancestry.com, her surname is listed in all the trees as Brock, and that is absolutely incorrect. Or maybe better stated, there is not one shred of evidence anyplace that her surname is Brock. Nada – not one. If you find one, please, PLEASE send it to me! By the way, evidence is not someone else’s tree or contributed family information. Evidence is a Bible, a tax list, a deed, a will, a lawsuit – something of that nature. Personally, I’m still hoping for that Bible on e-bay:)

    The Brock surname seems to have attached itself to Barbara in the 1980s when a historical fiction book that included the Estes family was published and assigned Brock as Barbara’s surname. It also doesn’t help any that Abraham’s probable son, Abraham, had a daughter, Barbara, who married Henry Brock, so indeed there was a Barbara Brock in the family, although she was Barbara Estes Brock, not Barbara Brock Estes – and two generations later. Those pesky details!!!

    DNA evidence isn’t going to help us find Barbara’s surname, unfortunately.

    However, there is one other possible DNA avenue to learn more about Barbara Not Brock Estes. She did have daughters, although we have no information about two of those daughters after they married. If they survived, they surely had children – and possibly daughters.

    Anyone who descends through all females from Barbara carries her mitochondrial DNA. Her mitochondrial DNA will tell us about her heritage – where her people came from – England perhaps? Native American? If we can find her mitochondrial DNA, we will have that answer. Barbara had three daughters. Of those, we know little about 2, but the third daughter had at least 2 daughters, so there is hope that some descendant today descends from Barbara through all females. I have a DNA testing scholarship for the first person with proof of their descent from Barbara through all females!!!

    end

    Birth:
    At St. Stephen's Parish. All of the colonies had a total population in 1660 of 75,000 people, in 1670 of 112,000

    Notes:

    Married:
    At St. Stephen's Parish. In 1700, King and Queen County had a population of 4,206 people, was the most populous and based on its tobacco production, also the wealthiest.

    Children:
    1. Sylvester Estes was born ~ 1684, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died Aft 1754, Northampton County, North Carolina.
    2. (Samuel Estes) was born ~ 1686, King and Queen County, Virginia.
    3. Thomas Estes was born 0___ 1688, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 14 Jun 1745, Caroline County, Virginia.
    4. Mary Estes was born ~ 1690, King and Queen County, Virginia.
    5. Susanna Estes was born Bef 1692, King and Queen County, Virginia; died Aft 1754.
    6. Elisha Estes was born ~ 1693, King and Queen County, Virginia.
    7. Robert Estes was born ~ 1695, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1775.
    8. Abraham Estes, Jr. was born Bef 1697, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1759, (King and Queen County, Virginia Colony).
    9. John Estes, Sr. was born ~ 1701, St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia; died ~ 1766.
    10. Sarah Estes was born ~ 1705, King and Queen County, Virginia.
    11. 8. Moses Estes was born 0___ 1711, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1787, Halifax County, Virginia.
    12. Barbara Estes was born 0___ 1712, King and Queen County, Virginia; died 0___ 1729.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Sylvester Estes was born 0___ 1596, Ringwould, Kent, England; was christened 26 Sep 1596, Ringwould, Kent, England (son of Robert Estes and Anne Woodward); died 16 Jan 1691, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Church Warden
    • Religion: Church of England
    • Also Known As: Silvester Estey

    Notes:

    For more on Sylvester's history with photos, go to this link:

    http://dna-explained.com/2014/08/03/sylvester-estes-1596-c1647-sometimes-churchwarden-52-ancestors-31//

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    more...

    Sylvester Eastes, husbandman and yeoman? of Ringwould, Kent,[1,16] and churchwarden,[3] baptised 26/9/1596 at Ringwould, Kent.[1-3,10,11] Died before 1649, at Ringwould, Kent.[1-3,16] Married Ellen or Helen Martin, 24/11/1625, at Ringwould, Kent.[1-3,12] Ellin was born about 1600 at Great Hadres, Kent,[3] and died in 1649 at Ringwould, Kent.[2,3] According to Ellen's will, she was born at Waldershare, but at her marriage, she gave her origin as Great Hadres.[3,4]

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    Birth:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Christened:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Occupation:
    The fact that Sylvester was a churchwarden at some time(s) in his life indicates that he was a trusted and well-respected member of the community.

    What does a churchwarden do? They are a volunteer or lay official with responsibilities of maintaining the church and churchyard, making or paying to have repairs made, keeping the peace, caring for the poor and setting a good example for the rest of the flock. Some churchwardens also collected taxes from anyone who owned or rented property and were responsible for coordinating the maintenance of roads within the parish. Two church wardens were selected each year, one by the minister and the second by the people. The vestry, typically made up of the wealthy landowners in each parish, determined the responsibilities of the churchwarden in their parish. The churchwarden and the overseer of the poor, if they were separate people, were typically amongst the prominent men of the parish. In towns, churchwardens were generally of the merchant class, and in rural areas, of the yeoman class.

    Buried:
    probably at St. Nicholas Church...

    Died:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Sylvester married Ellen Martin 24 Nov 1625, Ringwould, Kent, England. Ellen was born 0___ 1600, Waldershare, Kent, England; died 0___ 1649, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Ellen Martin was born 0___ 1600, Waldershare, Kent, England; died 0___ 1649, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Ellin Martin
    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1600, (Upper) Hadres, Kent, England
    • Will: 5 Apr 1649, Waldershare, Kent, England
    • Probate: 6 Dec 1651, London, Middlesex, England

    Notes:

    View her story by Roberta J. Estes:

    http://dna-explained.com/2014/04/14/ellin-martin-c-1600-1649-a-bride-in-ringwould-kent-52-ancestors-15/

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    more...

    His mother, Ellen (Ellin) Martin Estes was living in Waldershare, probably in the household with her oldest son. On April 5th, 1649, she wrote her will, saying she was a widow, and dividing her worldly goods between her children.

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    more...

    Translation of Ellin’s Will:

    In the name of God, Amen, the fifth day of April 1649, I, ELIN ESTES [sic] of the parish of Waldershire [sic] in the County of Kent widow, being sick in body but in perfect memory thanks be given to God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following,

    First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God hoping by the mercy and merits of Jesus Christ to enjoy Everlasting life and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.

    First, I give to my son, THOMAS ESTES, twenty pounds of current money of England to be paid to him as followeth, that is to say, ten pounds at his age of twenty and one years of age and ten pounds when my youngest child shall come to the age of twenty and one years.

    Item, I give to my son, RICHARD ESTES, the sum of five pounds when he shall attain to the age of twenty and one years.

    Item, I give to my son, NICHOLAS ESTES, fifteen pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of twenty and one years.

    Item, I give to my son, JOHN ESTES, twelve pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of one and twenty years.

    Item, I give to my son, ABRAHAM ESTES, the sum of twelve pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain to the age of one and twenty years.

    Item, I give to my daughter, ANNE ESTES, twelve pounds to be paid to her at her age of four and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen.

    Item, I give to my daughter, SILVESTER NASH, five pounds when my youngest child cometh to the age of twenty and one years.

    Item, I give to my daughter, SUSAN ESTES, the sum of twelve pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain to the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen.

    Item, I give to my daughter, MARY ESTES, ten pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain to the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen.

    Item, I give to my daughter, ELIZABETH ESTES, ten pounds to be paid to her [next few words crossed through but said: “when she shall attain”] at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen.

    Item, I give to ELLIN ESTES, my daughter, ten pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain to the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen.

    And I do nominate and appoint ROBERT ESTES, my son, whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I give to my said son, ROBERT ESTES, all my goods, chattels and household stuff paying my debts and legacies and funeral expenses.

    In witness that this is my last Will, I do hereby publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of those whose names are hereunder written:

    Thomas Jenkin, John Peers

    Ellin Estes, her mark

    Birth:
    Map of Waldershare... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldershare

    Alt Birth:
    Upper Hardres /h?rdz/ is a village and civil parish south of Canterbury in Kent, England

    Probate:
    before Sir Nathaniel Brent, Knight, doctor of laws and Master or keeper of the Prerogative Court...

    Died:
    The village of Ringwould was first recorded more than 200 years before the Domesday survey, in an Anglo-Saxon Charter dated 861 AD under the name of Roedligwealda (the forest of Hredel’s people). The site of a Roman period farm has been identified close to the present Ripple windmill; which is in the parish, although metal detector finds and other relics which have been found, suggest that the area was populated well before the Roman invasion. The oldest coin ever found in England was discovered by a metal detectorist working close to Ringwould. It seems probable that the village was established sometime during the Anglo-Saxon period, probably in the 6th century AD, and certainly well before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

    The village of Ringwould has about 350 residents and is about the size today that it was when our ancestors lived nearby or in the village itself.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Children:
    1. 16. Abraham Estes, The Immigrant was born 0___ 1647, Nonington, Kent, England; died 21 Nov 1720, King and Queen County, Virginia.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Robert Estes was born 0___ 1555, Fordwich, Nonington, Kent, England (son of Sylvester Estes and Joan LNU); died 0___ 1616, Fordwich, Nonington, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Mariner
    • Also Known As: Robert Eastes
    • Also Known As: Robert Eastye

    Notes:

    Roberta J. Estes, DNA Genealogist presents a beautifully written history of Robert Eastes(1555-1616) published July 27, 2014, entitled, "Robert Eastes (1555-1616), Householder in Ringwould, 52 Ancestors #30"

    View her commentary with photos:

    http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/27/robert-eastes-1555-1616-householder-in-ringwould-52-ancestors-30/

    end

    The Estes Family of England and Virginia

    Website: http://www.angelfire.com/pe/shirleyspage/estes.html

    This monograph is written by Shirley Jean

    The Estes are one of the great pioneer families of the United States. Numbered in their thousands they are are to be found in most parts of the country and a selection of their life histories would amply illustrate the history of America. They are to be found in the annals of the American Revolution, the expansion westwards and the Civil War and are representative of the whole social fabric from log cabin to Whitehouse! Though not among the great politicil families they produced a vice-presidential:candidate in Senator Estes Kefauver and a son-in-law on the bench to President Harrison, and they produced their own brand of tycoon in Billie Sol Estes. They were trail blazers, slave-owners and freers, Quakers. Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Baptists. They drowned in frozen rivers and were captured by Indians as children. They fought on both sides in the Civil War and nursed their dying countrymen in that conflict. Their traditional Biblical names shared place with those of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson and their family name, which is hardly known elsewhere, has become very much an American surname.

    While it is known that the ancestors of the American Estes came from Kent in England and while there is a strong belief that the family was ultimately of Italian origin, very little has been written about the English ancestors and the English branches of the family. Indeed, a great deal of speculation and incorrect information has been circulated over the last hundred years, both in America and England. Largely due to the researches of an English genealogist employed by Charles Estes. The American families have been exposed to the belief that they descend from a family named Este which, in turn, descended from the Marquis Francesco d'Este of Burgundy who settled in England after the death of his friend and patron Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The story has some credibility in that Francesco, a trained diplomat, may well have been in the service of the Duchess, widow of Charles, who was an English princess and known to be sympathetic to the English pretender Lambert Simnel who claimed to be her nephew. Nevertheless it seems strange that no record of Francesco appears to survive in the English State Papers.

    The English Estes, most branches of which had adopted the Eastes spelling by the mid-eighteenth century, perpetuated another variant of this story though they had Francesco's descendants remaining in Europe where some of them became Protestant-. a,-id fled to England to escape persecution. In garbled form of this story was given false authority by another English professional genealogist in the mid-nineteenth century who stated that two brothers, sons of the Baron d'Este, a descendant of the Marquis d'Este, were Huguenots and fled to England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. As the families of the two brothers can be traced back much earlier in Kent the story only makes sense if those who fled to England did so in the mid-sixteenth century when hundreds of Walloon and Fleming refugees fled from the Spanish Netherlands (the former Duchy of Burgundy) to escape the Inquisition. It makes even greater sense when we recall that the Flemings and Walloons were commonly referred to as Huguenots in later times.

    What we know of the English Estes is pieced together from a thorough examination of the parish registers and bishops transcripts available for Acrise, Ashford, Bucldand, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Elnam, Folkestone, Guston, Hythe, London, Lydden, Margate, Nonington, Northbourne, Ringwould, Ripple, Rotherhithe, St Margarets at Cliff, Sandwich, Sholden, Waldershare, Walmer, West Langdon, Wingham and Wooton. The greatest linking was only achieved in recent years by an experienced English researcher, Donald Bowler, but other researchers have contributed in fitting the genealogical jigsaw together.

    Robert of Ringwould married Ann Woodward at Sholden on 2 December 1591. He probably died about 1616. His widow Annie's will, dated 21 April 1630, was probated 9 June 1630 and gives certainty to the next generation. Their children were as follows:

    1. Matthew, bapt. Sholden 11 June 1592
    2. Sylvester,, bapt. Ringwould 26 September 1596
    3. Alice, bapt. 26 March 1597, married at Ringwould, 28 October 1628 Thomas Beane
    4. Matthew, born 1601, married at Deal 23 November 1620 Margaret Johnson and buried Deal 4 June 1621
    5. Robert, bapt. Ring-would 29 May 1603
    6. Thornas, bapt. Ring-would 2 June 1605 Susan, bapt. Ringwould 30 October 1608
    8. John, bapt. Ringwould 3 March 1610
    9. ?, an infant who died in 1616

    end

    Robert Eastes, a mariner,[1,18] born 1555 at Deal.[1,2,8] Died
    c.1616 at Ringwould, Kent.[1,2] Married Anne Woodward, 2/12/1591 at
    Sholden, Kent.[1,2,4,9,18] Anne was born about 1574,[5] made a will
    21/4/1630 which was probated 9/6/1630,[4] and was buried 18/5/1630
    at Ringwould.[1,2] Robert and Anne spent the first few years of
    their married life at Sholden, moving to Ringwould about 1595.[3]

    Children of Robert Eastes and Anne Woodward:

    i. Matthew Eastes, baptised 11/6/1592 at Sholden, Kent.[4,8] Died as an infant.

    ii. Sylvester Eastes, baptised 26/9/1596 at Ringwould, Kent.[1,2,4,8,10,18]

    iii. Alice Eastes, baptised 26/3/1597 at Ringwould, Kent.[4,11] Married Thomas Beane, 28/10/1628 at Ringwould, Kent[4,12]
    Children: Christopher (1628), Richard (1632) of St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, Mary (1636) of Great Mongeham, Kent, Sarah (1638) of Westminster, London, Judith (1642) and Thomas (1643) of All Hallows Staining, London.[12]

    iv. Matthew Eastes, mariner,[19] born 1601, Ringwould, Kent.[4,8,13] Died 1621, buried 4/6/1621, St Leonards, Deal, Kent.[4,19] Married Margaret Johnson, 23/11/1620, Deal, Kent.[4,20] Margaret died 1622 and was buried 15/10/1622, St Leonards, Deal, Kent.[19]
    Children: Martha (1621) of Deal, Kent, and William (1621-1687) of Ringwould, Kent.[7]

    v. Robert Eastes, baptised 29/5/1603, Ringwould, Kent.[4,14,16] Married Dorothy Wilson, 31/1/1634, Ringwould, Kent.[4,12,16]
    Children: Robert (1635), Thomas (1636), Sylvester (1638), Sarah (1640),[4,6,7,12] infant (1643) of Ringwould, Kent,[4] Matthew (1645-1723) and Richard (1647-1737), both born at Dover, Kent and died in the USA.[4,12]

    vi. Thomas Eastes, baptised 2/6/1605 at Ringwould, Kent.[4,8,15] Died 1671, at Ringwould, Kent.[6,7] Married Joan Wilson, 21/11/1636, at Ringwould, Kent.[4,12] Joan died 1672, at Walmer, Kent.[7]
    Children: John (1642), John (1645), Joan (1645) and Robert (1647) of Ringwould, Kent.[6]

    vii. Susan Eastes, baptised 30/10/1608 at Ringwould, Kent.[4,16]

    viii. John Eastes, baptised 3/3/1610 at Ringwould, Kent.[4,8,17] Spent the latter years of his life in poverty, living on parish assistance.[1] Died 1684, at Ripple, Kent.[7] Married unknown.
    Children: John (1642) of Eastry, Kent.[7]

    ix. male Eastes, born 1616 at Ringwould, Kent.[4] Died at birth.[4,8]

    end

    Birth:
    Map & History of Fordwich ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordwich

    Robert married Anne Woodward 2 Dec 1591, Sholden, Kent, England. Anne was born 13 Apr 1572, Sholden, Kent, England; died 17 May 1630, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried 18 May 1630, St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Anne Woodward was born 13 Apr 1572, Sholden, Kent, England; died 17 May 1630, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried 18 May 1630, St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 4 Apr 1630, Ringwould, Kent, England
    • Probate: 6 Jun 1630, Ringwould, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Anne Woodward Estes, the Mariner’s Widow, 52 Ancestors #16
    Posted on April 18, 2014

    Anne or Ann Woodward married Robert Estes, a mariner, in St. Nicholas Church in Sholden on December 2, 1591, a Monday. Given when she married and her age when she last bore children, she would have been born around 1573 or so.

    We don’t know a lot about Anne, we don’t know who here parents were and we know nothing of her early life, before she married. We do know that the Woodward family would have been members of the St. Nicholas of Sholden church at that time, and that if her marriage record exists, surely other church records exist as well. Her parents and perhaps her birth are surely recorded here.

    St Nicholas Sholden

    St. Nicholas was constructed in the 1200s and portions of the original church remain. It is located on the original Sandwich/Deal road which passed right through what is now the graveyard with the doorway being on the north side of the church, now enclosed. The present road was constructed in 1795, so after Anne was long buried in Ringwould.

    This church was heavily damaged during WWII, in April 1941, but in the nave, some of the original components still remain, believed to date from 1070-1120. The church was not reopened until 1947 when repairs were complete. The bell tower and north isle were added in 13th and 14th centuries when the church was only a few hundred years old.

    Here is the Shoulden church in 1918 before it was damaged in WWII, but it is surely more beautiful today.

    St Nicholas Sholden 1918

    St Nicholas Sholden door

    The bride would have come in from the rear of the church, through these doors, and would have walked down this aisle, unless she entered from the now converted original porch, shown below. This porch would be a remnant of the time when the road passed through the churchyard on this side of the church. Today, this is the “back” but at one time, it was the front.

    St Nicholas Sholden original porch

    She would have proceeded to the nave, where she and Robert would have been married, hopefully on a bright sunny day like the day was when we visited in September 2013.

    The first child born to Robert and Anne Woodward Estes was born and baptized in Shoulden, but in 1595, they moved down the road a few miles to Ringwould where they would become members of St. Nicholas church there, and where they would live the rest of their lives. There are no Woodward records in that church, so Sholden was definitely the home church of the Woodward family.

    The baptismal font in which Anne’s first child was baptized still exists today. The basin and stem are 14th and 15th century, respectively.

    St Nicholas Sholden bapistry crop

    1. Matthew Eastes, baptized 11 June 1592 at Sholden, Kent, died as an infant.

    2. Sylvester Eastes, baptized 26 September 1596 at Ringwould, Kent;

    3. Alice Eastes, baptized 26 March 1597 at Ringwould, married Thomas Beane, 28 October 1628 at Ringwould. They had children Christopher (1628); Richard (1632) of St. Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent; Mary (1636) of Great Mongeham, Kent; Sarah (1638) of Westminster, London; Judith (1642); and, Thomas (1643) of All Hallows Staining, London. The bolded entries reflect possibilities for mitochondrial DNA testing of descendants.

    4. Matthew Eastes, mariner, born 1601, Ringwould, Kent, died 1621, buried 4 June 1621, St Leonard’s, Deal, Kent, he married Margaret Johnson, 23 November 1620, Deal, Kent. Margaret died and was buried 15 October 1622, St Leonard’s, Deal, Kent. Children: Martha (1621) of Deal, Kent, and William (1621-1687) of Ringwould, Kent.

    5. Robert Eastes, Jr. was baptized 29 May 1603, Ringwould, Kent, he married Dorothy Wilson, 31 January 1634, Ringwould, Kent. Children: Robert (1635), Thomas (1636), Sylvester (1638), Sarah (1640), infant (1643) of Ringwould, Kent, Matthew (1645-1723) and Richard (1647-1737), both born at Dover, Kent and died in America. This is the “Northern Estes” line that settled in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

    6. Thomas Eastes, baptized 2 June 1605 at Ringwould, Kent, died in 1671, at Ringwould, Kent, he married Joan Wilson, 21 November 1636, at Ringwould, Kent.

    7. Susan Eastes, baptized 30 October 1608 at Ringwould, Kent.

    8. John Eastes, baptized 3 March 1610 at Ringwould, Kent, he spent the latter years of his life in poverty, living on parish assistance. John died in 1684, at Ripple, Kent.

    9. (Male) Eastes, born in 1616 at Ringwould, Kent, died at birth.

    ISt Nicholas Sholden interior

    The church is beautiful, inside and out.

    St Nicholas Sholden cemetery

    Since we don’t know who Anne’s parents were, but we do know that this was her home church, I surely have to wonder if they are buried in this very hallowed ground. They must surely be here. Perhaps her grandparents too, and siblings. Even after Anne and Robert Estes moved, Anne was surely back in this church regularly throughout her lifetime.

    The church records at St. Nicholas of Ringwould tell us about her children’s baptisms, beginning in 1596. She had additional children in 1598, 1605, 1608 and in 1610 according to church records, and then 1616 happened. It was a terrible year for the Estes family, and for Anne in particular. She and Robert had been married for 25 years. They had several children at home ages, 6 through 20. Anne was pregnant again, expecting her last child, given that she was about 43 years of age. But then tragedy struck. On November 4th, Robert Eustace, householder, was buried. And then 3 days before Christmas, a baby girl was born, and died, before she could be baptized.

    Anne was left with 5 children and no husband. Fortunately, her eldest 2 children were males. That’s probably all that saved her. Five years later, her son, Matthew, a mariner, age 20, would die as well, followed by his wife a year later. Who raised their baby? Did Anne take that child to raise as well?

    Nov. 4, 1616 – Robert Eustace, householder buried

    Dec. 22, 1616 – daughter of Robert Eustace, not baptized, buried

    St Nicholas Ringwould entrance

    In 1625, Anne’s children began to marry in this church.

    Her son Sylvester Estes was the first, marrying Ellen Martin. That must have been a joyful day, and the next year would welcome Ellen’s first child into the world, baptized there as well, from the same baptismal font in which Anne’s own children had been baptized.

    St Nicholas Ringwould bapistry

    More grandchildren arrived and in 1628, her daughter was married as well.

    And then there is this solemn entry for Anne’s own death in 1630.

    May 18, 1630 – Anne Esties, widdowe, buried

    Anne must have been ill, because she made a will on April 4, 1630. It was probated June 9, 1630. Estes researcher Don Bowler found it years ago, but when it was requested from the UK National Archives, they reported that it doesn’t exist. Perhaps Estes was spelled in some odd way.

    Anne, Robert and their daughter born in 1616 are all buried in the churchyard at St. Nicholas of Ringwould. Their son Matthew who died in 1621 may be buried here too, assuming he didn’t drown. That could have been Robert’s fate as well. Both men were mariners.

    St Nicholas Ringwould cemetery

    Perhaps they are buried someplace near this centuries old yew that stands silent sentry over generations of Estes descendants of Robert, the mariner, who died in 1616 and Anne, his wife who died in 1630. This yew would have seen their burials.

    St Nicholas Ringwould yew

    There is a Woodward DNA project, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone who has tested that can track their lines back to Kent. I’ll gladly offer a scholarship to any Woodward male from this Kent line. I would also be very interested in obtaining the transcribed church records from Sholden in Deal in order to determine the parents of Anne Woodard.

    I would also love to offer a scholarship for mitochondrial DNA testing for anyone who descends from Anne through all females to the current generation. If we can determine her parents and siblings, she may also have sisters who may have eligible descendants today. Alice had 2 daughter, but nothing is known of Susan aside from her baptism record. Alice is the only female to survive long enough to marry and reproduce. Alice had 3 daughter, Mary, Sarah and Judith born in 1636, 1638 and 1642. We know nothing about what happened to these daughters. Maybe they are lurking in your tree???

    end

    Birth:
    Sholden Map... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholden

    Will:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Probate:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Died:
    Map & History of Ringwould... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwould

    Notes:

    Married:
    at St. Nicholas Church

    Map & History of Sholden... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholden

    Children:
    1. 32. Sylvester Estes was born 0___ 1596, Ringwould, Kent, England; was christened 26 Sep 1596, Ringwould, Kent, England; died 16 Jan 1691, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Sylvester Estes was born 0___ 1522, Deal, Kent, England (son of Nicholas Estes and Anne LNU); died 0___ 1579, Ringwould, Kent, England; was buried 7 Jun 1579, St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Mariner
    • Also Known As: Sylvester Eastye

    Notes:

    Roberta J. Estes, DNA Genealogist presents a beautifully written history of Sylvester Estes (c1522-1579) published July 19, 2014, entitled, "Sylvester Estes (c1522-1579), Fisherman of Deal, 52 Ancestors #29"

    View her commentary:

    http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/19/sylvester-estes-c1522-1579-fisherman-of-deal-52-ancestors-29/

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    Sylvester saw a lot of changes in his lifetime. His father died when he was 11 or 12, leaving his mother a widow. Sylvester may well have been apprenticed to the mariners to learn a trade in order to be able to support himself, and possibly his widowed mother and younger siblings as well.

    Changes were afoot in England itself as well. England was in the process of politically becoming a Protestant nation with the King at the head of the church, instead of a Catholic nation with the Pope at the head of the church. In the 1530s, Henry VIII wanted to remarry because his wife did not produce a male heir, and his Catholicism prevented that, especially when the Pope refused to annul his marriage. As a result Henry renounced Catholicism and became Protestant, ordered the destruction of all things Catholic, such as monasteries and abbeys. The churches “became” Protestant overnight, along with their parishioners. In some places, of course, there was strong resistance and the resisters were called ‘recussants.’ That did not seem to be a problem in Kent.

    In addition to the national issues, there were local and regional problems to contend with as well.

    In October 1536, when Sylvester would have been about 14, four Flemish ships entered the Downs, landed and plundered the local boats of their “herrings, hogbushes, arrows and beer.” A few days later, those same ships robbed a Deal fishing boat of its entire catch and then sent a pinnace ashore on St. Leonard’s Day (November 6 and feast day at Deal’s St. Leonard’s church) to cut the cable of Captain Rychardson’s boat and tow it away. Rychardson’s inventory of his losses reflects a typical fishing boat of the time – two long bows, sheaves of arrows, barrels of beer, bread, candles, boots and bonnets. Sylvester’s ship probably was provisioned with the same things.

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    Based on church records, we know that Sylvester and Jone had 3 children. It’s likely that they had several more who may have died or not been reflected in the records. If they were married about 1545 and Jone died in 1561, according to the burial record, they would have had 16 years as a married couple to produce offspring, so they could have been expected to have had approximately 8 children. The births of those children would only have been recorded in church records after 1559. This suggests that there are several children born, and probably buried, as children. However, given that daughter Jone was married in Ripple in 1563, it wouldn’t hurt to check the Ripple church records to see if Sylvester and Jone’s children were baptized there. Marriages traditionally took place in the bride’s church, although just two years earlier, Jone’s mother, Jone, was buried at St. Leonard’s in Deal.

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    Buried:
    In the Ringwould church records, Sylvester’s burial is the very first Estes record, recorded thus:

    Jan. 7, 1579 - Silvester Eastye buried

    His grave is unmarked ...

    Died:
    The village of Ringwould was first recorded more than 200 years before the Domesday survey, in an Anglo-Saxon Charter dated 861 AD under the name of Roedligwealda (the forest of Hredel’s people). The site of a Roman period farm has been identified close to the present Ripple windmill; which is in the parish, although metal detector finds and other relics which have been found, suggest that the area was populated well before the Roman invasion. The oldest coin ever found in England was discovered by a metal detectorist working close to Ringwould. It seems probable that the village was established sometime during the Anglo-Saxon period, probably in the 6th century AD, and certainly well before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

    The village of Ringwould has about 350 residents and is about the size today that it was when our ancestors lived nearby or in the village itself.

    Sylvester married Joan LNU 0___ 1545, Deal, Kent, England. Joan was born (Deal) Kent, England; died 0___ 1561, (Deal) Kent, England; was buried 16 May 1561, St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  Joan LNU was born (Deal) Kent, England; died 0___ 1561, (Deal) Kent, England; was buried 16 May 1561, St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Jone Eustes

    Notes:

    Buried:
    at St. Leonard’s Church in Deal, Kent. Her grave is not marked. Tombstones were not being used at that time in history.

    Children:
    1. Jone Estes was born 0___ 1547, Deal, Kent, England.
    2. Henry Estes was born 0___ 1549, Deal, Kent, England.
    3. 64. Robert Estes was born 0___ 1555, Fordwich, Nonington, Kent, England; died 0___ 1616, Fordwich, Nonington, Kent, England; was buried St. Nicholas Church, Ringwould Cemetery, Ringwould, Kent, England.