Looking for any information on a Captain J. C. Lester and R. J. Lester, Mariner, believed to be the son of J. C. Both resided at 13 Line Street, Charleston, South Carolina according to the City Directory of 1868. This Lester family possibly also included: (1) "E. Lester" believed to be a spouse or brother of one of the Lester men who resided in Charleston, SC in 1868; and less likely included (2) a "Mary Lester," b. ca. 1850 in SC and was listed in Charleston 1870 Fed. census as 20 yr. old Mulatto domestic servant b. in SC.
J.C. and R.J. Lester only resided in Charleston SC for a brief time, as neither are listed in 1867 nor 1869 city directories probably due to their maritime profession.