Here's a combination of data from Wayne Walker's files, and some of my own research. Not sure if this will clarify or obscure, but I believe it provides the 1857 (not 1858) marriage date for Samuel and the woman I would dub, Margaret Jane Burns, as well as some of their descendants. I am afraid the link across the Atlantic data is not within my grasp, but here is data that may help flesh out some of the family connections.
1. George JESTING He lived in Clements with his wife Elizabeth.
Married 1st day Feb 1827, by banns, by Rev. Sampson BUSBY, Methodist, George JESTINGS, AND, Elizabeth BUSKIRK, both of Annapolis. (Bridgetown Methodist and Presbyterian United Circuit Marriage Register, 1815-1967, NS Film 11252)
2 i. William JESTINGS; b.c. 1830;
ii. James Edward JESTING; b. 28 Aug 1844; bpt. 11 Jul 1854 in Annapolis; sources: (1) St. George and St. Andrew's Parish Register Annapolis;
2. William JESTINGS (George) "Married 29 Dec 1853 by Rev. J. RING, William JESTINGS, AND, Miss Jane STEALS. (The Christian Messenger, 12 Jan 1854) Bond and cover dated 20 Dec 1853, by Rev. Jarvis RING, Baptist, of Bridgetown, between William W. JESTINGS, bachelor, farmer of Annapolis, AND, Miss Jane STEALS, spinster of Annapolis. Cosigner: Robert PETTIT, farmer of Annapolis." (Annapolis County Marriage Bonds and Licences 1853, no. 393)
"married 29 Nov 1880 at Annapolis, by license, Baptist, William JESTINGS, aged 50, widower, farmer, of Round Hill, born in Bentville, son of George and Elizabeth JESTINGS, farmer, AND Peninah TINKHAM, aged 33, spinster, of and born in Yarmouth, daughter of Jacob and Margaret TINKHAM, farmer" (Annapolis County Marriage Register, page 123, no.88).
Unsure of following:
Married 12 Nov 1857 (could THIS be 1858 marriage, and Jane be a Margaret Jane?), at Bridgetown, Samuel JESTINGS, farmer at Tupperville, AND, Jane BURNS. Child: James, born 21 May 1870 at Tupperville. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Round Hill Births, 2nd Q, 1870) Indeed, based on LDS website, it shows 12-Nov-1857 as marriage date at Round Hill for Samuel and MARGARET. ("Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949") Children, then, aside from James, would very likely include:
Agnes Edith Jestings, b. 08-May-1865, married a Mr. Weaver, and she died 31-Jan-1944 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
A Menetta Jestings, b. 20-Aug-1866, Round Hill, d/o of Samuel and Margaret. Son, James, b. 1870, listed as son of Samuel and Jane, is the James S., aged 10 months in the 1871 census for Carleton Corner, Annapolis Co, NS. Here is the family in 1871:
Samuel Jestings 36
Margaret Jestings 40
Carles M Jestings 12 (Charles)
Ellea Jestings 10
Burnard Jestings 8 (Barnard)
Margaret Jestings 6
Menetta Jestings 4
James S Jestings 10 months
10 years later (1881 census) in Annapolis Royal:
Samuel Jesting 46
Margaret Jesting 49
Charles Jesting 22
Barnard Jesting 19
Margaret Jesting 16
Nettie Jesting 14 (Menetta)
James Jesting 10 (ends up marrying a Margaret Stewart, b. Jul-1866, Ireland) @1895. James had moved to US @18888, and in 1900, is found in Newport, RI, USA, daughter of McCartney Stewart, b. Dec-1831. James and Margaret had Charles A?. Jestings, and Annie. Charles b. 07-Nov-1896, Newport, RI, d. 16-Jan-1989, Newport, RI, his son, Charles Stewart Jestings, b. 05-May-1927, d. 18-Feb-2006, Middleton, RI, USA his grandson, Charles Stewart Jestings, Jr., b. @1963)
Lizzie Jesting 6
Married 10 Oct 1853? at Round Hill, William JESTINGS, farmer at Round Hill, AND, Jane BURNS. Child: Frederick B., born 6 Feb 1873 at Round Hill. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Round Hill Births, 4th Q, 1873) - Worried about the Jane BURNS connection.
Surely this is the same William shown in 1881 Canada Census at Annapolis Royal, Ann. Co, NS, as follows:
William Jestings 51
Boninck Jestings 33
Edward Jestings 24
John Jestings 20
Isabella Jestings 17
...Na Jestings 14
Ester Jestings 11
Frederick Jestings 8 (here is, I believe, the Frederick B. (Burns?) Jestings, b. 06-Feb-1873)
There are surely many ties to East Machias, Washington County, ME, USA.
In fact, Samuel G. Jestings, widower, b. Apr-1836, Canada/Eng, is found there in 1900 census, living with James Q. Burns, b. @1837, NS, and wife Susan, b. @1839, NS, with some of their family. Then back in Annapolis Co, NS for 1901, living with William and Margaret Wood (unsure if/how related).
UNSURE how related, but likely NOT another son of George and Elizabeth, since they were married in 1827:
Joseph JESTINGS He was a shoemaker living in Clements with his wife Elizabeth LeCAIN.
Married 9 Feb 1843. Joseph JESTINGS of the Parish of St. Luke's, Annapolis and Elizabeth LeCAIN of the Parish of Clements were married 9 Feb 1843 at her father's house by license (St. Clements Anglican, Marriage Register, page 7, no. 19) Bond 9 Feb 1843, Joseph JESTINGS, AND, Elizabeth LeCAIN. cosigner: Thomas LeCAIN. Rev. GODFREY signed bond. (Nova Scotia Marriage Bonds 1843)
"Joseph JESTINGS of St. Clements, aged 34 years, was buried 17 Jul 1854" (St. Clements PR3, p.15, no.113).
"married 25 Feb 1880 at Lake LaRose, by license, Church of England, William J. TEWDALE, aged 49, widower, farmer, of Lake LaRose, born in England, son of John and Isabella TEWDALE, miller, AND Susan JESTINGS, aged 37, spinster, of Lake LaRose, born in Clementsport, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker" (Annapolis County Marriage Register, page 118, no.16).
i. Susan Elizabeth JESTINGS; b. 14 Aug 1843; "Susan Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 14 Aug 1843, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); (originally thought this must be the Susan L. Jestings BURNS, who married James A. Burns and appears also in East Machias, ME., but in 1900 US Census that Susan L. shows DOB as Jan-1839. - needs more work, most likelyk)
ii. Martha Maria JESTINGS; b. 27 May 1845; "Martha Maria, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 27 May 1845, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); "Martha JESTINGS of Clements, in her 17th year, was buried 10 Jul 1861" (St. Clements PR3, p.25, no.193);
iii. George A. JESTINGS; b. 20 Mar 1847; "George A., son of Joseph and Elizabeth JESTINGS, shoemaker, of Clements, b. 20 Mar 1847, bpt. 9 Mar 1850" (St.G&St.A PR1, p.28/29); "George JESTINGS of Clements, in his 14th year, was buried 6 Jul 1861" (St. Clements PR3, p.24, no.192);
iv. Sarah L. JESTINGS; b. 15 Apr 1849; "Married 3 Oct 1867 at Clements, by licence, by Rev. G.D. COX, Baptist; James
HUBLEY, aged 22, bachelor, farmer, of Milford, born in La Have, son of Jacob HUBLEY, farmer, AND, Sarah JESTINGS, aged 17, spinster, of Milford, born in Clements, daughter of Joseph JESTINGS, farmer. (Annapolis County Marriage Register 1867-68, page 20, no. 11) (Annapolis Co., Annapolis Marriages and Licences, sheet 63, 1867) Married at Baptist Parsonage, Clements. Bond dated 3 Oct 1867, cosigner: George HARNISH of Milford. (Annapolis County Marriage Bonds and Licences 1868, no. 11) (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Annapolis County, Annapolis Licenses, 1867, sheet 62; Marriages, 1867, sheet 63) He was a
labourer at Milford. Child: Sharlot Ann, born 2 Sep 1868 at Milford. (Registrar Quarterly Returns, Milford Births, 1st Q, 1869) Married 3 Oct 1867 at Clements by Rev. G.D. COX, James HUBLY, AND, Sarah JESTINGS, both of Milford. (The Christian Messenger, 23 Oct 1867)