Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William Riley NESTER


            William Riley NESTER was born in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, July 18, 1858, and came to Hart Creek district before the organization of Lincoln county. He is a son of Daniel and Valeria (Brumfield) Nester, residents of Logan county. In Lincoln county, December 25, 1879, the Rev. Isaac Fry united in wedlock William R. Nester and Cora B. Perry. She was born in Logan county, August 7, 1860, and her parents, Isaac Granville and Sarah Ann (Clark) Perry, came to Lincoln county in 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Nester have been the parents of two children: James Lewis, born November 19, 1880, died the same day; Minnie Wirt, November 14, 1881. William Nester was president of the board of education for two years, and is its present secretary, in Hart Creek district, Lincoln county. He owns fifty acres of fine farming land between Big Hart and Little Hart creeks. The land is very productive and abounds in coal and iron ore, and is heavily timbered. Daniel J. Nester, brother of William R., resides with his mother on a farm adjoining William R. Nesterís land. The postoffice address of William and Daniel J. Nester is Hart, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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