22nd Virginia Infantry, Appalachia, Christiansburg, Confederate Army, farming, genealogy, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Isaac B. Lester, Leanza F. Lester, Lewis I. Lester, Little Cub Creek, Mary E. Lester, Matilda M. Lester, North Spring, Pleasant Lester, R.A. Brock, Richmond, Superintendent of Schools, timbering, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, Wyoming County
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Isaac B. Lester, who resided at North Spring, West Virginia:
Is one of the most highly respected citizens of Wyoming county. Having been appointed superintendent of public schools, he served with honor and integrity that proved him well worthy of the trust; his term of office having expired, he was reappointed and continued to hold the office during five consecutive terms. When the civil war broke out he espoused the Southern cause, and enlisted in the Confederate army, Aug. 2, 1861, in Co. G, 22d Va. V.I.; during the first year was promoted to adjutant of regiment; served till the close of the war and received honorable discharge at Christiansburg, Va., 1865; had taken part in 37 pitched battles besides sieges and skirmishes. The subject of this record was born in Wyoming county, W.Va., Sept. 24, 1833, and in that county on the 5th of January, 1854, was happily married to Mary E. Godfrey, who was born in the same county June 7, 1833. Of this marriage have been born Pleasant, born Nov. 21, 1855, now married; Lewis I., Oct. 28, 1857, now married; Matilda M., born Dec. 2, 1880, died Aug. 5, 1881; Leanza F., born March 13, 1865, resides with parents. Mr. Lester is engaged in conducting his farm and in attending to his numerous interests as owner of large and valuable coal and timber lands, besides his handsome home on Little Cub Creek, where he resides with his family. His post office address is North Spring, Wyoming county, West Virginia.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 834-835.