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The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Charles Hamilton Bess & Mary Ann Mitchell




Husband Charles Hamilton Bess

       Born: 2 Dec 1843 - Montgomery County, Virginia 2,352
       Died: 1 Dec 1912 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 352
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Nash Leslie Bess (1819-1875)
     Mother: Mary Ann R. Layne (Abt 1822-After 1880)


    Married: 9 Aug 1866 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 18

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1900 - Farmer

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist. #117-117

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV So. Union Dist. Pg13

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist. (Ed-60) #105-105

Military, Bef 1865 - Co. D, 2ND WV Cav.




Wife Mary Ann Mitchell

       Born: 18 Oct 1846 - Logan County, Virginia 2,352
       Died: 3 Sep 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 352
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co. WV


     Father: Micajah G. Mitchell (1809-1868)
     Mother: Mary Frances Elkins (1827-1886)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Boone Co, VA #256-256

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist. #117-117

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV So. Union Dist. Pg13

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist. (Ed-60) #105-105



Children
1 M George Philip Bess

       Born: 30 Apr 1867 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 18 Sep 1943 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Anderson Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Isabell I. Anderson (1876-1959)
       Marr: 24 Jul 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



2 M John W. Bess

       Born: 7 Jul 1868 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 12 Jun 1939 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Bess (1868-Bef 1930)
       Marr: Not On Cd #241



3 F Lydia L. Bess

       Born: 22 Mar 1870 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 18 Dec 1936 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: George W. Spradling (Abt 1871-      )
       Marr: 6 Jul 1890 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



4 F Mary Frances Bess

       Born: 9 Feb 1872 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 1940
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Albert Jenkins Dunlap (1863-1941)
       Marr: 27 Feb 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



5 M Charles Mitchell Bess

       Born: 31 Jan 1874 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 20 Apr 1945 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Brown (1883-1933)
       Marr: 14 Feb 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



6 M Benjamin Franklin Bess

       Born: 2 Dec 1875 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 149
       Died: 18 Oct 1956 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Grandview Memorial, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Laura Belle Garnett (1885-1943)
       Marr: 1 Jun 1902 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



7 F Ada Gertrude Bess

       Born: 8 Jan 1878 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 29 Mar 1940 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Thomas Henry Glass (1856-1947)
       Marr: 8 Dec 1895 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  1 



8 F Anna R. Ardella Bess

       Born: 30 Mar 1880 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 149
       Died: 11 Aug 1969 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2
     Buried:  - Grandview Memorial, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Peter Vincent Burford (1872-1958)
       Marr: 17 Dec 1896 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



9 F Emma Ella Bess

       Born: 15 Jun 1882 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 24 Apr 1961 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Arthur K. Stover (1879-1956)
       Marr: 9 Mar 1902 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



10 F Fannie Emily Bess

       Born: 17 Aug 1884 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Chris Giles (1884-      )



11 M Rufus Custer Bess

       Born: 28 Nov 1886 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 19 Apr 1976 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Virgie L. Covington (1892-1936)
       Marr: 11 Jan 1911 - Cabell County, West Virginia



12 M Archibald Harless Bess

       Born: 10 Oct 1889 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 1959 - Ohio
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Esther Spaulding (Abt 1894-      )
       Marr: 6 Jul 1909 - Putnam County, West Virginia




Wife's General Notes

Per 1900 Kanawha Co, WV census: she had given birth to 12 children, of whom 12 were still alive.


General Notes for Child Mary Frances Bess

Per 1900 Kanawha Co, WV census: she had given birth to 4 children, of whom 4 are still alive.


General Notes for Child Ada Gertrude Bess

Per 1900 Kanawha Co, WV census: she had given birth to 2 children, of whom 1 was still alive.
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Charles Howard Bess & Mabel V. Westfall




Husband Charles Howard Bess

       Born: 25 Mar 1911 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 4 Aug 1981 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: Charles Mitchell Bess (1874-1945)
     Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Brown (1883-1933)


    Married: 

Other Spouse: Ethel Carte (1907-1979) - 15 Feb 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia




Wife Mabel V. Westfall

       Born: 15 Nov 1910
       Died: 4 Aug 1981 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


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Charles Howard Bess & Ethel Carte




Husband Charles Howard Bess

       Born: 25 Mar 1911 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 4 Aug 1981 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: Charles Mitchell Bess (1874-1945)
     Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Brown (1883-1933)


    Married: 15 Feb 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Mabel V. Westfall (1910-1981)




Wife Ethel Carte

       Born: 16 Feb 1907 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 20 Apr 1979 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


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Charles L. Bess & Mary Whistman




Husband Charles L. Bess

       Born: Abt 1836 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Hamilton Bess (1803-After 1880)
     Mother: Rebecca King (1795-Bef 1870)


    Married: 25 Jan 1866 - Alleghany County, Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Alleghany Co, VA #237-238




Wife Mary Whistman

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Charles Lewis Bess & Ethel Perry




Husband Charles Lewis Bess

       Born: 23 Apr 1903 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 27 May 1976 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: Edward Columbus Bess (1867-1945)
     Mother: Callie Massey (1873-1941)


    Married: 18 Jun 1930 - Fayette County, West Virginia




Wife Ethel Perry

       Born: 18 Aug 1910 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Charles Lewis Bess & Maggie Napier




Husband Charles Lewis Bess

       Born: 14 May 1865 - Boone County, West Virginia 149
       Died: 15 Sep 1927 - Summers County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: James Alexander Bess (1842-1918) 32
     Mother: Nancy Cook (Abt 1840-1868)


    Married: 13 Mar 1889 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV So. Union District Pg13




Wife Maggie Napier

       Born: 11 Nov 1870 - Lawrence Or Boyd County, Kentucky
       Died: 21 Feb 1937 - Mineral County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Herman E. Bess

       Born: 1893 - West Virginia
       Died: 12 Apr 1968 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



2 M Robert William Bess

       Born: 5 Jun 1897 - Summers County, West Virginia
       Died: 22 Dec 1964 - Mineral County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Margaret Brownlee Johnson (1906-1965)
       Marr: Bef 1930  41 




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Charles Mitchell Bess & Margaret Elizabeth Brown




Husband Charles Mitchell Bess

       Born: 31 Jan 1874 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 20 Apr 1945 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Charles Hamilton Bess (1843-1912)
     Mother: Mary Ann Mitchell (1846-1901)


    Married: 14 Feb 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV South Union District Pg13




Wife Margaret Elizabeth Brown

       Born: 1883 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 26 Aug 1933 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Ralph Brown Bess

       Born: 27 Sep 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 4 Jan 1972 - Clay County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Goldie Edith Stewart (1910-1991)
       Marr: 12 Mar 1926 - Clay County, West Virginia



2 F Clella Opal Bess

       Born: 1904 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Buel Raynes (Bef 1905-      )
       Marr: 21 Jun 1925 - Fayette County, West Virginia



3 F Nellie Mae Bess

       Born: 22 Jul 1906 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: Oct 1995 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Ralph Burkholt (      -      )
       Marr: 22 Sep 1925 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Spouse: (Unknown) Adkins (      -      )
       Marr: After 1925



4 M Vernon Victor Bess

       Born: 25 Oct 1908 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 23 Nov 1983 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



5 M Charles Howard Bess

       Born: 25 Mar 1911 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 4 Aug 1981 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mabel V. Westfall (1910-1981)
     Spouse: Ethel Carte (1907-1979)
       Marr: 15 Feb 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



6 F Mary Ellen Bess

       Born: Abt 1912
       Died: 12 Jun 1930 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Bruce Unrue (1913-1990)
       Marr: 23 Dec 1933 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



7 M Rufus Alexander Bess

       Born: 9 Sep 1913 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 31 May 1939 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV
     Spouse: Jenetta Myers (      -      )



8 F Edith Marie Bess

       Born: Abt 1917 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 15 Jun 1999 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV
     Spouse: (Unknown) Honaker (      -      )
       Marr: Abt 1938
     Spouse: Galford Charles Simmers (      -      )
       Marr: 13 Oct 1945 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



9 F Thelma L. Bess

       Born: 3 Apr 1918 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



10 F Mildred Louise Bess

       Born: 20 Aug 1921
       Died: 1 Mar 1997 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV
     Spouse: John C. Craig (1908-1993)



11 F Wanda Lee Bess

       Born: 22 Jun 1925 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 22 Jun 1925 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried: 




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Chester Bess & Mamie Ellen Chapman




Husband Chester Bess

       Born: 31 Jan 1913 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Achilles Clive Bess (1868-1940)
     Mother: Adaliza Wallace (1880-1948)


    Married: 9 Jul 1943 - Putnam County, West Virginia




Wife Mamie Ellen Chapman

       Born: 1920 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Christopher Bess & Mariah Moses




Husband Christopher Bess

       Born: 1816 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: Abt 1843 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: William H. Bess (Abt 1777-After 1860)
     Mother: Rebecca Hamilton (Abt 1784-After 1860)


    Married: 9 Oct 1837 - Montgomery County, Virginia




Wife Mariah Moses

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Claude Freasure Bess & Edith B. Poff




Husband Claude Freasure Bess

       Born: 27 Aug 1914 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Robert Harold Bess (1892-1981)
     Mother: Cecelia King (1897-1969)


    Married: 27 Mar 1937




Wife Edith B. Poff

       Born: 15 Mar 1917
       Died: 22 Jul 2000 - Fayette County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


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