Hiester was born in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1745. After attending school, he entered the lumber business with his father in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married Hannah Pawling and fathered seven children.
During the Revolutionary War, he volunteered for service with the Pennsylvania Militia and was commissioned a captain. He was later promoted to colonel. After the war, he was elected a major general in the Pennsylvania Militia.
He died in Goshenhoppen, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1821.
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from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
alongside: Robert Jenkins and Matthias Richards
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