Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Abner Lester O

Abner Lester  was one of the Early Pioneers of Fincastle County, VA.  He received land by grant and settled in Montgomery County , Virginia .  Abner served in the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Service:   Captain Daniel Trigg ’s Company.  He was swon in on 9 Sept 1777.

Prior to 1801, the family movd to Russell County, VA and settled for a few years.  Around 1809 he moved to Floyd County, Kentucky and later sodl his Russell County property.

Abner Lester  m. Martha (believed to be Arthur ) .  Abner & Martha ( Arthur ) Lester  had four (4) children:

1.      William Lester , m. 26 Mary 1786, Montgomery County , VA to Rebecca Skaggs .
Hannah Lester , b. abt. 1772-1773; m. Jeremiah Skaggs
Rebecca Lester , . 9 Feb 1780; m. Travis Horton
Martha Lester , b. 29 May 1783; d. ca. Oct 1859, Tazewell Co., VA; m. 12 Feb 1793 to John Drake , b. aft. 22 Apr 1820, Tazewell Co., VA

Hannah Lester

2.  Hannah Lester , daughter of Abner & Martha (Arthur) Lester , b. abt.1 772-1773; d. Carter County, KY; m 1st 1 Nov 1788, Montgomery County, VA to Jeremiah Skaggs , son of Zachariah & Ann ‘Nanny’ Skaggs , b. Pittsylvania County, VA; d. 1798, Russell County, VA.  She married 2nd to Edmund Whitt .  See Skaggs.