The earliest person in this line was evidently an immigrant to Virginia named Francis Hester.   

First, let’s examine the claims of a purported family Bible which appears to contain more theory than fact.

The first four generations of this family in the colonies were:

MIldred Hester, a daughter of Francis Hester, married Solomon Hayes in Granville County, North Carolina and migrated first to Tennessee and in the late 1840s to Titus County, Texas.  They were among my paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents.