Tennessee Prison Records
Hazard Kesterson

Transcribed and Edited by Paul W. Lemasters
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KESTERSON, Hazard (#86). When Received: March 8, 1833; Crime: Petit Larceny; From What County: Anderson; Age: 52; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 1 year; Where Born: Virginia; When Discharged: June 16, 1833; By What Authority: Died of Cholera. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. Hazard KESTERSON was received into the Penitentiary on the eighth March one thousand eight hundred & thiry three. Grey hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion, Forty two years of age. Born in Amherst County, Virginia & brought up in Augusta C[ount]y, Va. He has a wife and 10 children, 7 of which & his wife reside in Anderson County, Tennessee. He has two children married & living in Virginia, a daughter & son. The daughter married James LeMAR. He has two borhter in Virginia Benjamin & Willis residing near Augusta & one in Anderson C[ount]y, Tenn Sylvanus KESTERON. He has a scar on the top of the left Knee caused by a cut from an axe & one on the ancle [ankle] bone of the right foot. He has generally followed Farming. Was found guilty of Petit Larceny at the Circuit Court of Anderson County & Sentenced to One years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. Hazard KESTERSON died of Cholera on the 16th day of June 1833. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45, Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, p. 85.

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