I am researching men with the surname Pestenbustle who are listed on Isaac Russell's
list of militia from July 21 to October 25, 1779. I believe these men may have moved on
to Tennessee. We have ancestors with the name Pesterfield that family stories say were of
German origin and changed their German name to Pesterfield. No one has a record of them
before around 1800 in Blount Co, TN.
In the early census we have Henry Pesterfield Sr. b. 1760, Henry Pesterfield Jr., b. 1780.
On the roll for Isaac Ruddle's milita company in 1799 are Henry Pestenbustle, Andrew
Pestenbustle, Leonard Pestenbustle, and Henry Pestenbustle Jr.
If anyone has any additional information or hints about these individuals, I would be most
Diana M. Goldenberg