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Cemeteries

  Abbottsville (Old)
  Abbottsville (New)
  Ansonia
  Beamsville
  Beech Grove
  Boyd (Old Brock)
  Brock (New)
  Byrd
  Coppess
  Crickbaum
  Dininger
  Dutch
  Earhart
  East Zion
  English
  Erisman
  Ft. Jefferson
  Gettysburg
  Greenlawn
  Greenmound
  Greenville
  Harris Creek (Old)
  Hartle
  Holsapple
  Holy Family
  Horn
  Infirmary
  Ithaca
  Mendenhall
  Mote
  Mt. Zion (Mississinawa)
  Mt. Zion (Neave Twp.)
  Nashville
  Newcomer
  Palestine
  Old Brick
  Otterbein
  Railroad
  Rose Hill
  St. Johns
  Sharpeye
  Shooks
  Snell
  Speelman
  Springhill
  Stelvideo
  Teegarden (New)
  Water Street
  West Branch
  Willowdell
  Yoder
2001-2014

George Kester, Sr (1777-1838)


George Kester, Sr. is the oldest burial by tombstone inscription in the Palestine Cemetery. His tombstone inscription: 
KESTER, George d. 5-10-1838 age 61yr 2d WAR 1812; 
Elizabeth d. 11-10-1838 age 61 years (same stone)

The Will of George Kester - dated 4-11-1838; proven 6-12-1838 (Darke Co, OH
Minute Book 4, page 408). Wife, Elizabeth, to live on plantation located in
SW Section 14, Township 11, Range 1 and to have rent from same during her
natural life. Rest of estate to be divided equally between sons and
daughters (not named). Executors: son, George Kester and son-in-law,
Michael Eby. Signed : George (his mark) Kester. Witnesses: John Ketring
and Abraham Weaver.