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THE LESTER BRANCH
 
 
 
 
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS LESTER

 
 
 
Generation No. 1

1. Thomas Lester. He married Catherine Sowers on July 26, 1842 in Franklin Co., OH. She was born about 1818 in OH.

Marriage License ~ Thomas Lester & Catherine Sowers
1850 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Catherine Lester and Family
1850 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Catherine Lester and Family pg.2
1860 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Catherine Lester and Family

Thomas Lester and Catherine Sowers had the following children:
2. Elizabeth Jane Lester was born on October 18, 1839 in OH. She died on August 12, 1914 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married (1) Albert A. Hodge, son of George Hodge and Mary Anna ?, on May 24, 1855 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born in 1833 in OH. He died on February 21, 1863 in Nashville, TN. She married (2) David Dochterman on September 21, 1865 in Franklin Co., OH.
3. Stephen A. Lester was born on March 18, 1842 in OH. He died on June 15, 1915 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married Isabel Miller. She was born on October 1, 1855 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on March 26, 1930 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
(**) Malinda Lester was born on April 30, 1842 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on April 27, 1923 in Delaware, Delaware Co., OH. She married John Travis.
(**) Martha Ann Lester was born about 1844 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on July 27, 1901 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
(**) Thomas Lester was born about 1848 in OH (1900 Census).
 
 
 

Generation No. 2

2. Elizabeth Jane Lester was born on October 18, 1839 in OH. She died on August 12, 1914 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married (1) Albert A. Hodge, son of George Hodge and Mary Anna ?, on May 24, 1855 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born in 1833 in OH. He died on February 21, 1863 in Nashville, TN. She married (2) David Dochterman on September 21, 1865 in Franklin Co., OH.

Marriage License ~ Albert Hodge and Elizabeth Jane Lester
1860 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Albert A. Hodge and Family
Civil War Register of Deaths ~ Albert Hodge
U.S. Cemetery Interment Control ~ A.A. Hodge
Civil War Pension Index ~ Albert A. Hodge
Marriage License ~ David Dochterman and Elizabeth Hodge
1880 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Elizabeth Lester Hodge and Family
1890 U.S. Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War ~ Elizabeth Hodge
Death Certificate ~ Elizabeth Hodge Dochterman
Death Certificate (2) ~ Elizabeth Hodge Dochterman

Albert A. Hodge and Elizabeth Jane Lester had the following children:
(**) Thomas J. Hodge was born on November 7, 1857 in OH. He died on September 28, 1943 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate).
4. George Machant Hodge was born on March 5, 1859 in OH. He died on April 9, 1938 in Mifflin Twp, Franklin Co., OH. He married Hanna Agness Musselman, daughter of Jesse Musselman and Anne Elizabeth Miller, on December 13, 1883 in Pickaway Co., OH. She was born on October 22, 1867 in Duvall, OH. She died on February 8, 1924 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
5. Catherine A. Hodge was born on May 2, 1863 in Groveport, OH. She died on March 8, 1932 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married Isaac Musselman, son of Jesse Musselman and Anne Elizabeth Miller. He was born on April 21, 1861 in Lancaster, OH. He died on June 20, 1905.
 
 
 
 
3. Stephen A. Lester was born on March 18, 1842 in OH. He died on June 15, 1915 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH. He married Isabel Miller, daughter of Jacob Miller. She was born on October 1, 1855 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on March 26, 1930 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH.

1900 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Stephen A. Lester and Family
Death Certificate ~ Stephen A. Lester
Death Certificate ~ Isabel Lester

Stephen A. Lester and Isabel Miller had the following child:
(**) Edgar J. Lester was born on June 24, 1879 in Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH. He died on April 17, 1934 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate). He married Mamie Cuffman Ricketts, daughter of Simon Cuffman and Rilla Epps, on February 27, 1922 in Franklin Co, OH (Marriage License). She was born on Spetember 25, 1885 in Logan Co., OH.
 
 
 

Generation No. 3

Doris Hodge Palmer with parents Hanna Agness Musselman & George M. Hodge
 
 
4. George Machant Hodge was born on March 5, 1859 in OH. He died on April 9, 1938 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). He married Hanna Agness Musselman, daughter of Jesse Musselman (See Musselman) and Anne Elizabeth Miller (See Miller), on December 13, 1883 in Pickaway Co., OH. She was born on October 22, 1867 in Duvall OH. She died on February 8, 1924 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).

Marriage License ~ George Hodge & Hannah Musselman
1900 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George Machant Hodge and Family
1900 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George Machant Hodge and Family pg. 2
1910 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George Machant Hodge and Family
1920 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George Machant Hodge and Family
Death Certificate ~ Hannah Hodge
1930 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George Machant Hodge with Edward Wassmuth Family
Death Certificate ~ George Machant Hodge
Columbus, OH, April 9, 1938 ~ "Columbus Dispatch" ~ Obit of George M. Hodge

George Machant Hodge and Hanna Agness Musselman had the following children:
(**) Carrie May Hodge was born on April 30, 1883 in Duvall, OH. She died on September 23, 1922 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate)(Gravesite). She married Dee Nagle. He was born on December 5, 1883. He died on February 12, 1961.
6. Elizabeth Ethel Hodge was born on May 23, 1885 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on July 12, 1962. She married John William Yantis, son of John Wesley Yantis and Mary Elizabeth Carver, on April 15, 1903 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born on November 20, 1880 in Genoa Twp., Delaware Co., OH. He died on July 25, 1957 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH.
(**) Edward A. Hodge was born on January 13, 1888 in Groveport, OH. He died on December 29, 1936 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate).
(**) Gertrude Hodge was born on January 14, 1891 in OH. She died on September 22, 1970 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). She married Roy V. Langbein on October 4, 1909 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born on March 31, 1891 in Omaha, NE. He died on July 17, 1967.
7. Frances Marie Hodge was born on Aptil 18, 1898 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She died on October 29, 1973 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married (1) Edward Then on November 16, 1916 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was born in 1894. He died on January 14, 1920 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married (2) Edward Wassmuth about 1920. He was born on April 15, 1899 in OH. He died on July 2, 1976.
(**) Doris Evaline Hodge was born on November 17, 1901 in Columbus, OH. She died on March 21, 1969 in Blacklick, OH (Gravesite). She married Walter H. Palmer on December 18, 1922 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born on June 7, 1904 in Hartford, OH. He died in 1994 (Gravesite).
 
 
 
 
5. Catherine Alice Hodge was born on May 2, 1863 in Groveport, OH. She died on March 8, 1932 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). She married Isaac Musselman, son of Jesse Musselman (See Musselman) and Anne Elizabeth Miller (See Miller). He was born on April 21, 1861 in Lancaster, OH. He died on June 20, 1905 in Reese, Hamilton Twp, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).

Death Certificate ~ Catherine Musselman

Isaac Musselman and Catherine A. Hodge had the following children:
(**) Jesse A. Musselman was born on October 3, 1885 in Pickaway Co., OH. He died on May 3, 1938 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate)(Gravesite). He married Mamie G. Burke. She was born on July 26, 1890 in OH. She died on December 25, 1965 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).
(**) Walter Musselman was born on October 3, 1893. He died on April 14, 1895 (Gravesite).
 
 
 

Generation No. 4

6. Elizabeth Ethel Hodge was born on May 23, 1885 in Groveport, Franklin Co., OH. She died on July 12, 1962 (Gravesite). She married John William Yantis, son of John Wesley Yantis (See Yantis) and Mary Elizabeth Carver (See Carver), on April 15, 1903 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born on November 20, 1880 in Genoa Twp., Delaware Co., OH. He died on July 25, 1957 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).

Ohio County Births ~ Lizzie E. Hodge
Marriage License ~ John William Yantis & Elizabeth Hodge
1900 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ John Willian Yantis and Family
1910 Census ~ Madison Co., OH Census ~ John William Yantis and Family
1920 Census ~ Delaware Co., OH ~ John William Yantis and Family
1930 Census ~ Delaware Co., OH ~ John William Yantis and Family
1940 Census ~ Hocking Co., OH ~ John William Yantis and Family

John William Yantis and Elizabeth Ethel Hodge had the following children:
(**) Katherine Alice Yantis was born on March 6, 1904 in Franklin Co., OH. She died in April 1974 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. She married (1) Arthur Moore on May 6, 1922 in Delaware Co., OH (Marriage License). He was born on August 23, 1896 in Adams Co., OH. He died on May 22, 1924 in Delaware Co., OH (Gravesite). She married (2) Lawrence Debo. He was born on November 16, 1895. He died in August 1975 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH.
8. George W. Yantis was born on June 6, 1906 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He died in August 1958 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. He married Florence Bell Reams, daughter of Frank Reams and Virginia Henry, on July 2, 1927 in Delaware Co., OH. She was born on June 10, 1908 in Delaware Co., OH. She died on December 23, 1996 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
9. Mary Josephine Agnes Yantis was born on October 5, 1908 in Madison Co., OH. She died on January 6, 1964 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. She married Donald H. Sanford, son of Frank Alva Sanford and Amanda McElwee, on October 23, 1926 in Delaware Co., OH. He was born on May 6, 1903 in Center Village, Delaware Co., OH. He died on June 15, 1994.
(**) Ella Madeline Yantis was born on September 18, 1920 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married (1) ? Lapeer. She married (2) Russell Oreal Bevelhymer, son of Robert A. Bevelhymer and Lena L. Myers, on November 19, 1927 in Delaware Co., OH. He was born on February 18, 1902. He died on July 20, 1978 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite). She married (3) James Mulligan, son of James Mulligan and Theresa Kale, on July 8, 1934 in Franklin Co., OH (Marriage License). He was born on May 30, 1906 in Richwood, OH. She married (4) Arthur Parker, son of Jessie James Parker and Fannie Dooley, on April 16, 1938 in Franklin Co., OH (Marriage License). He was born on January 15, 1908 in VA.
10. John William Yantis was born on July 11, 1913 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on December 6, 1950 in Marion Twp., Franklin Co., OH. He married Ethel Matilda Lee, daughter of Storrs Johnson Lee and Mary Myrtle Myers, on August 12, 1939 in Licking Co., OH. She was born on July 5, 1919 in Alexandria, OH. She died on February 21, 1972.
11. Frank Russel Yantis was born on June 16, 1916 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on November 15, 1976 in Newark, Licking Co., OH. He married Violet Virgina Bishop, daughter of Harold Lee Bishop and Thelma Gladys Inskeep, on November 1, 1941 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She was born on July 11, 1923 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp., Union Co., OH. She died on August 13, 1998 in Johnstown, Lidking Co., OH.
(**) Robert Detwiler Yantis was born on July 20, 1918. He died in June 1975.
12. Hubert Elwood Yantis was born on July 29, 1920 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on May 9, 2004 in Westerville, Delaware Co., OH. He married Eda Varona, daughter of Patsy Varona and Mary Thomas, on October 8, 1948 in Franklin Co., OH. She was born on May 22, 1917 in Follansbee, WV. She died on June 12, 2011 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH.
(**) Arline Wanda Yantis was born on March 8, 1925 in Berlin Twp, Delaware Co., OH. She died on July 21, 1947 in Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate)(Gravesite).
(**) Gladys Lavaun Yantis was born on February 2, 1926 in OH. She married Blenn Roof, son of Blenn Roof and Leona May Robinson (Marriage License).
 
 
 
 
7. Frances Marie Hodge was born on April 18, 1898 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She died on October 29, 1973 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). She married (1) Edward Then on November 16, 1916 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was born on January 14, 1894 in Columbus, OH. He died on January 14, 1920 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). She married (2) Edward Wassmuth about 1920. He was born on April 15, 1899 in OH. He died on July 2, 1976 (Gravesite).

Death Certificate ~ Edward Then
1930 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Edward Wassmuth and Family

Edward Then and Frances Marie Hodge had the following children:
(**) Helen B. Then was born in 1917 in OH. She died in 1994. She married Harry Jacobs.
(**) Edna M. Then was born in 1918 in OH. She died in 1992. She married Paul Weibel.

Edward Wassmuth and Frances Marie Hodge had the following children:
(**) Margaret F. Wassmuth was born about 1921 in OH.
(**) Minnie B. Wassmuth was born about 1923 in OH.
(**) Louise A. Wassmuth was born about 1925 in OH.
(**) Edward Wassmuth was born on June 18, 1926 in OH. He died on April 20, 1979.
(**) Russel J. Wassmuth was born about 1928 in OH.
 
 
 

Generation No. 5

8. George Wesley Yantis was born on June 6, 1906 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He died on August 26, 1958 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). He married Florence Bell Reams, daughter of Frank Reams and Virginia Henry, on July 2, 1927 in Delaware Co., OH. She was born on June 10, 1908 in Delaware Co., OH. She died on December 23, 1996 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).

Marriage License ~ George W. Yantis & Florence Bell Reams
1930 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ George W. Yantis and Family

George Wesley Yantis and Florence Bell Reams had the following children:
(**) George Wesley Yantis Jr. was born on February 11, 1932 in OH. He died on December 27, 1975 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH (Gravesite).
(**) Phillip Michael Yantis was born on February 6, 1940 in OH.
 
 
 
 
9. Mary Josephine Agnes Yantis was born on October 5, 1908 in Madison Co., OH. She died on January 6, 1964 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). She married Donald H. Sanford, son of Frank Alva Sanford and Amanda McElwee, on October 23, 1926 in Delaware Co., OH. He was born on May 6, 1903 in Center Village, Delaware Co., OH. He died on June 15, 1994 (Gravesite).

Marriage License ~ Donald H. Sanford & Mary Josephine Yantis
1930 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Donald Sanford and Family
1940 Census ~ Franklin Co., OH ~ Donald Sanford and Family

Donald H. Sanford and Mary Josephine Agnes Yantis had the following children:
(**) Donna Ruth Sanford was born on May 13, 1928 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. She died on June 5, 1930 in Westerville, Blendon Twp, Franklin Co., OH (Death Certificate)(Gravesite).
(**) Edward L. Sanford was born about 1930 in OH.
(**) Richard Sanford was born about 1933 in OH.
(**) Paul Sanford was born on January 15, 1935 in OH. He died on December 11, 2004 in Bucks Co., PA.
 
 
 
 
10. John William Yantis was born on July 11, 1913 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on December 6, 1950 in Marion Tp., Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite). He married Ethel Matilda Lee, daughter of Storrs Johnson Lee and Mary Myrtle Myers, on August 12, 1939 in Licking Co., OH. She was born on July 5, 1919 in Alexandria, OH. She died on February 21, 1972.

Marriage License ~ John William Yantis and Ethel Matilda Lee
Death Certificate ~ John William Yantis

John William Yantis and Ethel Matilda Lee had the following children:
(**) Allison Eugene Yantis was born on August 12, 1941 in OH.
(**) Myrtle Yantis.
 
 
 
 

          

Frank Russel Yantis
 
 
11. Frank Russel Yantis was born on June 16, 1916 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on November 15, 1976 in Newark, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite). He married Violet Virginia Bishop, daughter of Harold Lee Bishop (See Bishop) and Thelma Gladys Inskeep (See Inskeep), on November 1, 1941 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She was born on July 11, 1923 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp., Union Co., OH. She died on August 13, 1998 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite).

Birth Certificate ~ Violet Virginia Bishop
Marriage License ~ Frank Russel Yantis & Violet Virginia Bishop
Obituary ~ Frank Yantis
Death Certificate ~ Violet Virginia Bishop Yantis

Frank Russel Yantis and Violet Virginia Bishop had the following children:
(**) Ronald James Yantis was born on May 18, 1942 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. He died on October 2, 2019 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Cremated).
(**) (Private).
(**) Philip Lee Yantis was born on August 4, 1944 in Galena, Genoa Twp, Delaware Co., OH. He died on May 30, 1956 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite).
(**) Donald Russell Yantis was born on January 10, 1947 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. He died on November 22, 2007 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AL (Cremated). He married (1) Jean A. ? He married (2) Diana Louise Grover. She was born on June 2, 1952. She died on August 21, 2018 in AL (Cremated).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
12. Hubert Elwood Yantis was born on July 29, 1920 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on May 9, 2004 in Westerville, Delaware Co., OH. He married Eda Varona, daughter of Patsy Varona and Mary Thomas, on October 8, 1948 in Franklin Co., OH. She was born on May 22, 1917 in Follansbee, WV. She died on June 12, 2011 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH.

Marriage License ~ Hubert Elwood Yantis & Eda Varona Guzzetta

Hubert Elwood Yantis and Eda Varona had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
(**) No further information on this individual.  
 

 
 
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