Your great great grandfather was named George Ivester, b. 1819 in Rutherford County, NC, died on 24 Dec 1887 in Habersham County, GA.
He married your great great grandmother Sarah Deal on 21 Oct 1858 in Habersham County, GA.I don't know her birtday, but she died 25 Sep 1904.
They had 13 children named: Rebecca A. b. 9 Sep 1844 William b. 1845 Nancy G. b.10 Aug. 1846 Fannie Jane b. 1 Aug 1850 Thomas Bell b. 15 April 1851 Pinkney Alston b. 15 Mar 1853 Sara b. 23 April 1855 George L. b. 1857 Edward A. b. 1859 Augustus B. b. 1861 Joseph Newton b. Aug 1866 Francis Young b. June 1867 Judge Hillier b. Nov 1871
He had a second wife named Nancy Whistenant, b. 1819 in York, SC and had two children named Elizabeth and John Newton.
George's parents were George Newell Ivester, b. 1779 in Rutherford County, NC and Anna Rucker b. 1795.George Newell Ivester was one of Hugh Isbister's son's.
Hugh Isbister (changed to Ivester when he came to America), wasborn in1755 in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.He came tothe U.S. in 1755 on a ship called the Marlborough, which docked inSavannah, Georgia.The name Isbister is a Viking name, although thereare several instances of the name in Liverpool, England.There are evensome instances of people having both names (ex: George Isbister Ivester)
When Hugh Isbister came to America, he came as an indentured servant.However, when he arrived, the man he was to have worked for had beentarred, feathered and run out of town as a "Loyalist."
Hugh was on his own and is pretty hard to track for a while.We do knowthat he fought in the Revolutionary War, for the British.Supposedlywhen he left Scotland, he was made to sign a loyalty oath.Before thewar, however, he was able to accumulate some property , because after thewar, it was confiscated because of his sympathies with the "Crown".
He was able to recoup, and bought more property in North Carolina.Thatis where his children and many of his grandchildren were born.
Hugh died fairly young...even though the exact date is not known.Afterhis death, his wife and oldest son, George, along with the rest of thefamily (except Jacob) moved to Georgia.Jacob stayed in North Carolinaand eventually moved to Missouri.