You've found them! (I'm looking for the family of William Thomas Hester b. 2/05/1897 d. 8/23/1973 from Smiley, TX married to Viola Mae Yates on 8/25/1924.
His parents were George Washington Hester II born in Mississippi and married to Willie Olivia Jones 12/23/1891 in Gonzales County. She was from Cuero, TX and died in 1933.
His grandparents were George Washington Hester I who owned a plantation. All I know is that this George left Mississippi when he was 13 yrs. old after the Civil War and his plantation had been burned down and headed for Texas.)
Thanks so much! That definitely helps.
I can't seem to connect the second set of records for Dewitt County, 1870.
Now ... is it possible to go further back and try to find George Washington Hester the 1st or Senior or I??