Hezekiah RESTER was the son of Frederick RESTER and Mary Ann Goleman, grandson of David RESTER and Barbara (--?--) and great-grandson of Frederick RESTER and Louisa DENMARK. Hezekiah was born about OCT 1850 in Mississippi and died sometime before 23 JUN 1893 and according to one of his great-granddaughters he is buried on private land in Harrison County, Mississippi. She helped to keep his grave clean when she was a young child. Hezekiah can be found on the 1850 census for Harrison County, Mississippi, as Isaciah age 1 month with his parents, Frederick and Mary Ann RESTER. He can be found on the 1870 census for Hancock County, Mississippi as Hezekiah age 19 with his father and siblings, Emaline age 17, Fred age 15, Louise age 14 and Elizabeth age 12. He married Jeanette P. HICKMAN (I have NOT been able to find a marriage record for them.). She was born about 1852 in Mississippi and died on 7 AUG 1899 in Hancock County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Samuel HICKMAN and Mary (Polly) BOND. Hezekiah and Jeanette had only 3 children. They were; 1.) Mary Rosella RESTER b. 16 AUG 1872 in Hancock County, Mississippi and d. 13 NOV 1937 in Hancock County, Mississippi, and she married on 29 JUL 1889 in Hancock County, Mississippi to John PERKINS b. 23 JUN 1857, d. 19 DEC 1933. 2.) F. Wilson RESTER b. 17 OCT 1874 in Mississippi, d. 25 JUL 1963 in Harrison County, Mississippi, and he married on 28 JUN 1893 in Harrison County, Mississippi to Mrs. Martha (SMITH) MILLER b. 12 JUN 1874, d. 1 FEB 1931. I have not found his first name to be Frederick. Only on his marriage record is his first name initial listed as F., on all other records his is referred to as Wilson. 3.) Rankin RESTER, his birth date is not known and he died sometime before 21 AUG 1894.
F. Wilson RESTER and Martha (SMITH) MILLER had 8 children, they were; 1.) Malissa RESTER, b. 3 MAY 1894, d. JUL 1984, m. Joseph C. JONES. 2.) Ella RESTER, b. 25 DEC 1895, d. 12 JUN 1949, m. Charlie Woodward PERKINS. 3.) Burdic RESTER, b. 25 OCT 1897, d. 9 DEC 1965, m. Emma Line PERKINS. 4.) Martha RESTER, b. OCT 1899, d. bef. 1910. 5.) Mollie RESTER, b. abt. 1902, d. abt. 1930, m. Otho ANDERSON. 6.) Rankin RESTER, b. abt. 1903, d. aft. DEC 1967, m. Ople BROGDON. 7.) Bertha RESTER, b. 6 MAR 1910, d. 2 NOV 1983, m. 1st. to Atlan J. MORAN and 2nd to Avery NIOLET. 8.) Etha RESTER, d. 6 MAR 1910, d. 15 DEC 1967, m. Leroy NORTHRUP. Bertha and Etha were twins.