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From: "Sandra Harris" <>
Subject: [CAFresno] Jonathan ESREY in the History of Fresno, Tulare and Kern
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 23:03:56 -0700
from the county history book - please note - correct call number is 979.48
Jonathan ESREY was born in Clark County ILapr30 1831. His grandfather was of
English parents and emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia PA, where
he became a large property owner, was an importer of blooded cattle and
engaged in farming.
His son, Jesse ESREY, father of Jonathan, was born in PA. He married Hannah
FOSTER, a native of KY. Her ancestors were participants in the Revolutionary
They had nine children, five still living. Jonathan was the 7th born. At 9
years of age the family moved to MO. When he was 19 he crossed the plains to
CA with two of his brothers, taking 108 days making the journey from St.
Joseph, MO to the Sacramento Valley. His brothers were James and Justin.
James returned to MO, Justin stayed in CA.
In 1856 they sold out their mining concerns in El Dorado County and went to
Santa Clara County.
In 1857 Jonathan moved to the King's river, near Lemoore (Tulare co) and was
among the first settlers there. David Burris, a prominent early settler,
lived sixteen miles away.
In April, 1871, he married Mrs. Sarah WINSET, a native of MO. They had four
all born near Lemoore.
By her former husband Mrs. ESREY also has five children.
Justin E. ESREY age 33 died Kern County 4-7-1912
Sarah A. ESREY age 84 died Kings County 2-9-1922
ESREY GEORGE N 01/20/1872 WISSETT ESREY M CALIFORNIA SAN JOAQUIN
ESREY ROBERT J 10/17/1876 WINSETT M CALIFORNIA KINGS 03/03/1963
550-24-2299 86 yrs
WINSET CLAYTON 08/27/1869 MCCORD WINSET M IOWA SONOMA 10/30/1940
WINSET VERNIA J 02/12/1873 MCCORD WINSET M IOWA SONOMA 03/05/1947
Census Place:Lemoore, Tulare, California
Source:FHL Film 1254085 National Archives Film T9-0085 Page 87A
H. Robert WINSETTSelfMMW66TN
Occ:FarmerFa: NCMo: VA
Occ:Keeps HouseFa: TNMo: KY
Louis D. WINSETTSonMMW29MO
Occ:FarmerFa: TNMo: TN
Occ:At HomeFa: ILMo: IL
Occ:At HomeFa: TNMo: TN
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