Richard Paul LESTER

Born: 30 Nov 1832, Gwinnett County, Georgia
Died: 1902, Covington, Newton County, Georgia
Spouse: Mary Jane Waddell
Buried: Southview Cemetery, Covington, Newton County, Georgia
Unit: Co. E, 14th Georgia Infantry (Capt. - Colonel)
Joined: 4 Jul 1861, Cumming, Georgia
Father: Richard Henry Lester
Mother: Mary Minor Sims
Elected Major on 8 Nov 1862.
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 10 May 1863.
Promoted to Colonel 8 May 1864.
Surrendered the Regiment on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

1850 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 232B
1860 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 375
1870 Census: Whitfield County, Georgia, page 66A
1880 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 370D
1900 Census: Covington, Newton County, Georgia, page 16B

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