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Re: Hugh (Isbister) Ivester - N.C. > GA
Posted by: Jeff Ivester Date: December 13, 1999 at 16:09:26
In Reply to: Re: Hugh (Isbister) Ivester - N.C. > GA by Kathy Morgan of 222

Your great great grandfather was named George Ivester, b. 1819 in Rutherford County, NC, died on 24 Dec 1887 in Habersham County, GA.

He married your great great grandmother Sarah Deal on 21 Oct 1858 in Habersham County, GA. I don't know her birtday, but she died 25 Sep 1904.

They had 13 children named:
Rebecca A. b. 9 Sep 1844
William b. 1845
Nancy G. b.10 Aug. 1846
Fannie Jane b. 1 Aug 1850
Thomas Bell b. 15 April 1851
Pinkney Alston b. 15 Mar 1853
Sara b. 23 April 1855
George L. b. 1857
Edward A. b. 1859
Augustus B. b. 1861
Joseph Newton b. Aug 1866
Francis Young b. June 1867
Judge Hillier b. Nov 1871

He had a second wife named Nancy Whistenant, b. 1819 in York, SC and had two children named Elizabeth and John Newton.

George's parents were George Newell Ivester, b. 1779 in Rutherford County, NC and Anna Rucker b. 1795. George Newell Ivester was one of Hugh Isbister's son's.

Hugh Isbister (changed to Ivester when he came to America), was born in 1755 in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. He came to the U.S. in 1755 on a ship called the Marlborough, which docked in Savannah, Georgia. The name Isbister is a Viking name, although there are several instances of the name in Liverpool, England. There are even some instances of people having both names (ex: George Isbister Ivester)

When Hugh Isbister came to America, he came as an indentured servant. However, when he arrived, the man he was to have worked for had been tarred, feathered and run out of town as a "Loyalist."

Hugh was on his own and is pretty hard to track for a while. We do know that he fought in the Revolutionary War, for the British. Supposedly when he left Scotland, he was made to sign a loyalty oath. Before the war, however, he was able to accumulate some property , because after the war, it was confiscated because of his sympathies with the "Crown".

He was able to recoup, and bought more property in North Carolina. That is where his children and many of his grandchildren were born.

Hugh died fairly young...even though the exact date is not known. After his death, his wife and oldest son, George, along with the rest of the family (except Jacob) moved to Georgia. Jacob stayed in North Carolina and eventually moved to Missouri.


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