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Re: Jacob Tester and Nancy Jane Dalton
Posted by: Amber Lawson Salmons (ID *****0924) Date: July 20, 2008 at 17:27:09
In Reply to: Re: Jacob Tester and Nancy Jane Dalton by Kelly Brown of 272

Maybe I can help with information on John Miles Tester, I am his great granddaughter through his son Oliver Benjamin Tester b: 14 Feb 1916 Wolfe, Kentucky d: 5 Dec 1980 Hamilton, Butler, Ohio. Oliver is from his marriage to Maude B Murphy, he was married twice possible three. He had children from first wife Elizabeth Halsey and then with Maude B Murphy(have all children from both marriages, I think, more keeps cropping up). John Miles was born 26 Feb 1859 and died 3 Jun 1940 Wolfe County Kentucky, he was a Lawyer. My grandfather was married to Pansy Maxine Madden b: 30 Jul 1920 Wolfe County, Kentucky d: 22 Feb 2007 Middletown, Butler, Ohio. They had 4 children before their divorce in 1946 Middletown, Butler, Ohio: John Lee Tester 4 Oct 1939 Wolfe Ky-d: 27 Mar 1989 Littleton, Co (brain tumor), Mary Jo (my mom) 25 Nov 1940- 23 Jun 2005 Lexington, Fayette, Ky (auto accident), Oliver "Benny" Tester Feb 1942 d: 26 Dec 1975 Chicago, Illinois (heart disease), Donald Ray b: 1942 Wolfe Ky - 1946 (heart disease) Middletown, Butler, Ohio.
Also information on the Dalton side-my grandmother is the granddaughter of Silas Dalton and Mary Buchanan- Silas is related to your Dalton side, he is the son of William Dalton and Emily J Taylor. I do have information regarding this side also. If I can be of any help please email me at
It really is hard to find any information about the Tester side. I do have pictures also of John Miles Tester and his children and one about 1 year or so of when he died.
By the way John W that was John Miles father was born in 1828 Kentucky and died after 1880 Ky and he was married to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rose b: 7 Feb 1835 Fayette NC- d: after 1880 Wolfe Kentucky. My grandmother told us a story regarding him also, she heard it from Maude Murphy Tester who got it from John Miles. Seems that John W took his family to Missouri before the Civil War, went back to Ky and enlisted when he returned from the Civil War to return his family to Ky, he found his wife pregnant. He was at war from 1861 through out the war 1865. Don't know how true the story is but I do know he was serving in the war until 1865 and they had a child in 1865, the child was Austin. John Miles siblings are listed has: William 1861, James 1854, Austin 1865, Rose E 1868, Mary 1855-1856 Powell, Kentucky and unnamed baby 1 oct 1857 Powell, Ky, I have a census showing that John married to Lizzie had his sister Elizabeth White living with them at one time. So if I can be of help or if anyone can tell me who Benjamin Tester 1800 Tn is, I was told that he was John W father, if anyone might have some pictures of any of the above mentioned people I would love to see them or if anyone would like copies of my pictures I would gladly email them to you.
Thank You
Amber Lawson Salmons

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