Ancestors of Elmer B.

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Generation No. 1 1. Elmer B. Lester, born July 16, 1916 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died January 21, 1991. He was the son of 2. Isaac Lester and 3. Lucinda B. Bishop. He married (1) Margie I. Wheeler September 6, 1936 in Kentucky. She was born December 28, 1916 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky. Generation No. 2 2. Isaac Lester, born August 27, 1891 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died November 8, 1972 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He was the son of 4. Garrett Melvin Lester and 5. Rachel Green. He married 3. Lucinda B. Bishop December 29, 1910. 3. Lucinda B. Bishop, born June 15, 1894 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died November 15, 1975 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. Children of Isaac Lester and Lucinda Bishop are:
i. 1 ii. iii. Ruth Lester, born June 6, 1912 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; married Woodrow Arrington November 8, 1933 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; born December 28, 1912 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died May 24, 1994. Elmer B. Lester, born July 16, 1916 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died January 21, 1991; married Margie I. Wheeler September 6, 1936 in Kentucky. Quentin Lester, born February 8, 1925 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; married Mardrie M. Griffith; born May 22, 1928 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky.

Generation No. 3 4. Garrett Melvin Lester, born February 10, 1868 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died October 3, 1929 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was the son of 8. Isaac Lester and 9. Nancy Artha Sparks. He married 5. Rachel Green Abt. 1887. 5. Rachel Green, born September 1870 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died July 10, 1957 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Children of Garrett Lester and Rachel Green are:
i. ii. iii. Nollie Lester Leroy Lester, born August 1888 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; married Ina W. Wheeler; born October 1891 in Kentucky. Annolia L. Lester, born January 1890 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died Bef. 1976; married Amos L. Cordle September 21, 1904 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born October 1, 1884 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died October 23, 1973 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Isaac Lester, born August 27, 1891 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died November 8, 1972 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky; married Lucinda B. Bishop December 29, 1910. Nannie Jane Lester, born February 15, 1902 in Kentucky; died February 1986 in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio; married Howard CAMPBELL.

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Generation No. 4 8. Isaac Lester, born September 20, 1837 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died October 12, 1908 in Acadamy, West Virginia. He was the son of 16. William Harmon Lester and 17. Nancy

Rutha Bishop. He married 9. Nancy Artha Sparks February 4, 1858 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. 9. Nancy Artha Sparks, born June 7, 1837 in Big Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died December 9, 1918 in Lawrence County Kentucky. Children of Isaac Lester and Nancy Sparks are:
i. Walter Greenville Lester, born December 12, 1859 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died January 1, 1945 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky; married Joanna Baker April 5, 1878 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born June 1862 in Kentucky; died 1945 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky. David Lantford "Lanty" Lester, born May 4, 1860 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died January 16, 1934 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia; married (1) Nancy Rafe Cordle March 23, 1881 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born July 20, 1864 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died June 29, 1943 in Nettie, Nicholas County, West Virginia; married (2) Sally Steel Bet. 1905 - 1908; born Bet. 1865 - 1885. William George Lester, born April 8, 1862 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died August 3, 1930 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia; married Mary Rachel Cordle August 3, 1881 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born April 1863 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died October 5, 1912 in West Virginia. Rutha Elizabeth Lester, born August 27, 1865 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died June 11, 1929 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married John O. Cordle June 24, 1881 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born October 1861 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Garrett Melvin Lester, born February 10, 1868 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died October 3, 1929 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married Rachel Green Abt. 1887. Heaster Tory Lester, born March 17, 1880 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died January 5, 1964 in Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia; married Albert Lee Evans 1898; born October 1878 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

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Generation No. 5 16. William Harmon Lester, born August 5, 1813 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died December 12, 1897 in Big Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was the son of 32. Jesse Lester and 33. Nancy or Margaret Collins or Drake. He married 17. Nancy Rutha Bishop September 6, 1832 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia. 17. Nancy Rutha Bishop, born April 5, 1813 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died June 10, 1883 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 34. David Bishop and 35. Elizabeth Wolford. Children of William Lester and Nancy Bishop are:
i. Harvey James Lester, born September 8, 1834 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died February 3, 1922 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married Mary Sparks May 11, 1854 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born November 26, 1836 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died May 16, 1929 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky. David Jesse Lester, born July 24, 1835 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died April 16, 1904 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married (1) Sarah Ann Skaggs November 1865 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born August 21, 1845 in Skaggs, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died June 22, 1890 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married (2) Regina Ann Moxley Rosebury Abt. 1893; born October 2, 1862 in Kentucky; died July 23, 1930 in Kentucky. Isaac Lester, born September 20, 1837 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died October 12, 1908 in Acadamy, West Virginia; married Nancy Artha Sparks February 4, 1858 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Margaret Lester, born January 5, 1839 in Tazewell County, Virginia; died September 4, 1925 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married John Lyon April 8, 1858 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born September 26, 1836 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died August 28, 1916 in Johnson county, Kentucky. Moses Lester, born 1841 in Tazewell County, Virginia; died Bef. 1870. Katherine Lester, born March 30, 1845 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died April 24, 1928 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky; married (1) Martin Skaggs; married (2) Martin Hashew Skaggs May 7, 1864 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky; born January

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1, 1842 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died May 14, 1928. Nancy Lester, born March 30, 1847 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; died August 19, 1925 in Roscoe, Elliott County, Kentucky; married Lewis C. Skaggs August 25, 1864 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born August 21, 1845 in Skaggs, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died February 20, 1912 in Roscoe, Elliott County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Lester, born September 23, 1850 in Skaggs, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died June 1, 1915 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky; married James H. Skaggs April 19, 1867 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky; born March 22, 1845 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died June 6, 1924 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky. William Jefferson Lester, born May 31, 1852 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; died July 26, 1921 in Barn Rock, Kentucky; married (1) Sarah Ann Skaggs; born August 21, 1845 in Skaggs, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died June 22, 1890 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married (2) Sarah V. Skaggs November 25, 1875 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born July 31, 1858 in Big Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died November 15, 1908. Rebecca Lester, born September 1854 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married (1) Beeda Keaton; married (2) Moveta Keaton June 27, 1872 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born August 2, 1854 in Kentucky; died January 7, 1917 in Johnson county, Kentucky. Matilda Lester, born July 23, 1859 in Big Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky; died May 30, 1887; married William Skaggs April 11, 1877 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born in Lawrence County Kentucky; died November 15, 1929 in Johnson county, Kentucky.

Generation No. 6 32. Jesse Lester, born Abt. 1779. He was the son of 64. Thomas Lester and 65. Sytha ?. He married 33. Nancy or Margaret Collins or Drake August 24, 1800 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. 33. Nancy or Margaret Collins or Drake Children of Jesse Lester and Nancy Drake are:
i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. 16 viii. Mary Lester, born 1801; married Squire Johnston. Thomas A. Lester, born 1803; married Margaret Drake; born 1811 in Russell County, Virginia; died in ?. Harvey Lester, born Abt. 1806 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Aft. August 15, 1885 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; married Catherine Bishop June 1, 1826 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; born January 15, 1809. Martha Lester, born 1808 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died March 11, 1884 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; married (1) Isaac Johnson; married (2) Moses Asbury March 26, 1826 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Sarah Lester, born 1810 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia. Lindsey O. Lester, born January 1, 1811 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died 1882 in Kentucky; married (1) Margaret Gillespie December 24, 1840 in Tazewell County, Virginia; married (2) Nancy Sturgill Pennington Bef. 1854. James Henry Lester, born June 13, 1812 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died April 14, 1887 in Lester's Cove, Tazewell County, Virginia; married Jerusha Jane Asbury October 24, 1839 in Tazewell County, Virginia. William Harmon Lester, born August 5, 1813 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died December 12, 1897 in Big Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky; married Nancy Rutha Bishop September 6, 1832 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia.

34. David Bishop, born November 17, 1772 in Montgomery County Virginia; died December 20, 1861 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky. He was the son of 68. Hans Johannes Bischoff and 69. Ruth Elkins. He married 35. Elizabeth Wolford February 20, 1801 in Tazewell County Virginia. 35. Elizabeth Wolford, born 1783 in Montgomery County Virginia; died 1865 in Lawrence County Kentucky. Children of David Bishop and Elizabeth Wolford are:
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Larkin Bishop, born February 1801 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Aft. 1880 in Wyoming County, West Virginia; married (1) Ester McGuire October 7, 1824 in Tazewell County Virginia; born Bet. 1801 - 1805; married (2) Mary Polly Clevinger December 1, 1826 in Tazewell County, Virginia; born Abt. 1802 in Virginia; married (3) Matilda Jackson September 8, 1863 in Wyoming Co West Virginia; born Abt. 1799 in Kentucky. John Bishop, born 1803; married Mary Polly Asbury January 1, 1830 in Tazewell County Virginia; born Abt. 1810 in Tazewell County Virginia; died June 26, 1877 in Lawrence County Kentucky. Rebecca Bishop, born May 1804 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died August 10, 1876 in Wayne County, West Virginia; married Aaron Asbury February 23, 1826 in Tazewell County Virginia; born 1801. Catherine Bishop, born January 15, 1809; married Harvey Lester June 1, 1826 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; born Abt. 1806 in Paint Lick, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Aft. August 15, 1885 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky. Nancy Rutha Bishop, born April 5, 1813 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died June 10, 1883 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; married William Harmon Lester September 6, 1832 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia. David Bishop, born Bet. 1816 - 1818 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Abt. 1891; married (1) Sarah Johnson March 16, 1837 in Taylor County, West Virginia; born 1816 in Virginia; died July 1879 in Wyoming County, West Virginia; married (2) Mary Willis March 4, 1881 in Wyoming County, West Virginia; married (3) Vinnie Annie Surilda Webb June 9, 1887 in McDowell County, West Virginia; born March 21, 1843 in Webb Flats, Virginia; died January 25, 1934 in Wyoming County, West Virginia. George B. Bishop, born 1818; married Elizabeth Swan; born November 10, 1834 in Cabell County, West Virginia; died May 27, 1899 in McDowell County, West Virginia. Mary Jane Bishop, born Bet. 1820 - 1825; married Daniel Harmon; born April 10, 1839 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Henry Bishop, born 1824 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died March 1880 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia; married Lucinda Johnson June 23, 1844 in Wyoming County, West Virginia; born Abt. 1827 in Virginia. Thomas Adams Bishop, born Bet. 1825 - 1826 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Aft. 1890; married (1) Sarah Castle March 16, 1851 in Lawrence County Kentucky; born Bet. 1825 - 1831; married (2) Lydia Lemaster December 5, 1887 in Lawrence County Kentucky. Gatha Bishop, born April 4, 1827 in Tazewell County, Virginia; died March 25, 1891 in Keystone, McDowell County, West Virginia; married Elizabeth Swan April 5, 1853 in Lawrence County, Kentucky; born November 10, 1834 in Cabell County, West Virginia; died May 27, 1899 in McDowell County, West Virginia. Joseph Bishop, born Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia; died Abt. 1861; married Jane Stephenson February 1, 1849 in Tazewell County, Virginia; born Bet. 1824 1832.

Generation No. 7 64. Thomas Lester, born Abt. 1750. He married 65. Sytha ?. 65. Sytha ? Children of Thomas Lester and Sytha ? are:
i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. John S. Lester, born Abt. 1772. Thomas H. Lester, born September 18, 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died June 3, 1858 in Washington County, Indiana; married Isabella Hay Abt. 1805 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; born March 20, 1785. Daniel Lester, born Abt. 1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died Abt. 1845 in Wayne County, Missouri; married Milly Flowers March 16, 1795 in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. William B. Lester, born Abt. 1776; married Isabella Lapsley August 23, 1798 in Garrard County, Kentucky. Sarah Ann Lester, born December 25, 1776 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; married William Easley. Abraham Lester, born Abt. 1777; married Jane ?.

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Jesse Lester, born Abt. 1779; married (1) Ann Minter; married (2) Nancy or Margaret Collins or Drake August 24, 1800 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Elizabeth Lester, born Abt. 1779. Jane Lester, born Abt. 1781. Sytha Lester, born 1787 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; married John Hines December 22, 1802 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

68. Hans Johannes Bischoff, born April 7, 1731 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz; died July 30, 1806 in Montgomery/Floyd County Virginia. He was the son of 136. Hans Jakob Bischoff and 137. Anna Catharina Rauch. He married 69. Ruth Elkins Bet. 1772 - 1776 in Probobly Montgomery County, Virginia. 69. Ruth Elkins, born Abt. 1728. She was the daughter of 138. Ralph Elkins and 139. Frances Brown. Children of Hans Bischoff and Ruth Elkins are:
i. 34 ii. iii. Darky Gothrin, born in Montgomery County, Virginia; married Owen O'donnell February 20, 1796 in Montgomery County, Virginia; born Bet. 1771 - 1880 in Tazewell County, VA; died Bet. 1830 - 1840. David Bishop, born November 17, 1772 in Montgomery County Virginia; died December 20, 1861 in Blaine, Lawrence county, Kentucky; Stepchild; married Elizabeth Wolford February 20, 1801 in Tazewell County Virginia. Rachel "Rebecca" Skaggs Bishop, born Bet. 1766 - 1768; Stepchild; married William Calvin "Guilford" Lester March 26, 1786 in Montgomery County Virginia; born 1765 in Montgomery County Virginia; died Abt. 1843 in Tazewell County Virginia.

Generation No. 8 136. Hans Jakob Bischoff, born November 17, 1704 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz, Germany (West Germany); died March 28, 1739 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz, Germany (West Germany). He was the son of 272. George Hinnrich Bischoff and 273. Anna Christinia Franzmann. He married 137. Anna Catharina Rauch February 17, 1720/21 in Oberhausen Germany. 137. Anna Catharina Rauch, born Abt. 1705 in Desloch, Hundsback, Rhine Pfalz, Germany; died Aft. 1747. She was the daughter of 274. Theobold Rauch. Children of Hans Bischoff and Anna Rauch are:
i. ii. iii. iv. 68 v. Matthias Bischoff, born December 27, 1723. Johan Jacob Bischoff, born October 17, 1724 in Oberhausen, Germany; died September 5, 1784 in Hagerstown, Maryland; married Margaret Church; born Abt. 1729 in Germany; died Aft. 1784 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hans Michel Bischoff, born January 10, 1725/26. Franz Michel Bischoff, born April 28, 1728; married Anna Elizabeth Schmidt April 18, 1758 in First Reformed Congregation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hans Johannes Bischoff, born April 7, 1731 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz; died July 30, 1806 in Montgomery/Floyd County Virginia; married (1) Margaretha Overmeyer Abt. 1750 in Possibly In PA, MD, VA, Or Germany; married (2) Ruth Elkins Bet. 1772 - 1776 in Probobly Montgomery County, Virginia. Gorg Heinrich Bischoff, born November 10, 1734. Anna Christina Bischoff, born September 18, 1738 in Germany; died October 7, 1738 in Germany.

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138. Ralph Elkins, born Abt. 1700 in Stafford Or Richmond County, Virginia; died in Henry County, Virginia. He was the son of 276. Richard Elkins and 277. Elizabeth Bryant. He married 139. Frances Brown. 139. Frances Brown, born in Stafford Or Richmond County, Virginia; died in Henry County,

Virginia. She was the daughter of 278. Maxfield Brown and 279. Sarah Newman. Children of Ralph Elkins and Frances Brown are:
69 i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. Nathanial Elkins, born Abt. 1720. Ruth Elkins, born Abt. 1728; married (1) John Skaggs; married (2) Hans Johannes Bischoff Bet. 1772 - 1776 in Probobly Montgomery County, Virginia. Ralph Jr. Elkins, born Abt. 1729 in King George County, Virginia; died Aft. 1782 in Montgomery County, Virginia; married Mary ?. Richard Elkins, born Abt. 1732. Hannah Elkins, born March 26, 1732 in King George County, Virginia; died Abt. 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky; married Edward "Ned" Pedigo; born December 15, 1730 in Balitmore, Maryland; died April 26, 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky. Jesse Elkins, born Abt. 1733. Mary Phoebe Elkins, born Abt. 1734 in King George County, Virginia; died Aft. 1823 in Henry County, Virginia; married Robert "Robin" Pedigo 1754 in Henry County, Virginia; born Abt. 1728 in Balitmore, Maryland; died December 1821 in Henry County, Virginia. James Elkins, born Abt. 1735 in King George County, Virginia; died Aft. 1805 in Patrick County, Virginia; married Catherine ?.

Generation No. 9 272. George Hinnrich Bischoff, born May 10, 1677 in Oberhausen, Am Nahe, Rheinland Pfalz, West Germany; died October 18, 1706 in Oberhausen, Krueznach, Germany. He was the son of Hans Jakobs Bischoff. He married 273. Anna Christinia Franzmann June 13, 1702 in Reformed Lutheran Church, Boos Village, Rheineland Pfalz, Germany. 273. Anna Christinia Franzmann, born January 3, 1675/76 in Zucihucham, Boos, Rheinland Pfalz, West Germany; died September 16, 1737 in Oberhausen Germany. She was the daughter of Georg Michel Franz and Christinia Corper. Children of George Bischoff and Anna Franzmann are:
136 i. ii. iii. iv. Anna Apolina Bischoff, born March 16, 1702/03. Hans Jakob Bischoff, born November 17, 1704 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz, Germany (West Germany); died March 28, 1739 in Oberhausen, Rheineland/Pfalz, Germany (West Germany); married Anna Catharina Rauch February 17, 1720/21 in Oberhausen Germany. Georg Hinnrich Bischoff, born March 27, 1706; died May 17, 1709 in Germany. Adam Bischoff, born April 13, 1707 in Germany, Reportedly Came To America In 1740.

274. Theobold Rauch Child of Theobold Rauch is:
137 i. Anna Catharina Rauch, born Abt. 1705 in Desloch, Hundsback, Rhine Pfalz, Germany; died Aft. 1747; married Hans Jakob Bischoff February 17, 1720/21 in Oberhausen Germany.

276. Richard Elkins, born Abt. 1669 in Stafford County, Virginia; died Abt. 1733 in King George County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Elkins and Mary ?. He married 277. Elizabeth Bryant. 277. Elizabeth Bryant, born Aft. 1669. She was the daughter of Richard Bryant and Ann. Children of Richard Elkins and Elizabeth Bryant are:
i. ii. 138 iii. John Elkins, died 1751 in King George County, Virginia. Richard Elkins, born Abt. 1698 in Stafford County, Virginia; died May 1, 1751 in King George County, Virginia; married (1) Mary; married (2) Mary Gallop March 7, 1721/22 in Orange County, Virginia; born Abt. 1700 in Stafford County, Virginia. Ralph Elkins, born Abt. 1700 in Stafford Or Richmond County, Virginia; died in Henry County, Virginia; married (1) Frances Brown..

278. Maxfield Brown He married 279. Sarah Newman. 279. Sarah Newman Child of Maxfield Brown and Sarah Newman is:
139 i. Frances Brown, born in Stafford Or Richmond County, Virginia; died in Henry County, Virginia; married Ralph Elkins.

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