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The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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William H. Bess & Mary A. Moses




Husband William H. Bess

       Born: 1814 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 2 Mar 1869 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


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


    Married: 11 Feb 1835 - Montgomery County, Virginia 39

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Shoemaker

Occupation, 1870 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #526-543

Census, 1860 - Putnam Co, VA Per Index

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #239-237




Wife Mary A. Moses

       Born: 1806 - Montgomery County, Virginia 115
       Died: Sep 1898 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #526-543

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #239-237



Children
1 M John Addison Bess

       Born: 1837 - Montgomery County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Delilah Hicks (1845-1930)
       Marr: 23 Jan 1863 - Putnam County, Virginia  104 



2 F Mary Ann Bess

       Born: Abt 1836 - Alleghany County, Virginia 115
       Died: Mar 1866 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Alexander L. Thacker (1840-1908)
       Marr: 23 Nov 1859 - Lawrence County, Ohio



3 M William D. Bess

       Born: Abt 1839 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Harriet McDowell (Abt 1842-1910)
       Marr: 1 Aug 1866 - Gallia County, Ohio



4 F Sarah Jane Bess

       Born: Abt 1841 - Kanawha County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Henry Gorman (Abt 1842-      )
       Marr: 16 Feb 1865 - Putnam County, West Virginia  82 



5 F Elizabeth Bess

       Born: Abt 1843 - Alleghany County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 



6 M Isaac N. Bess

       Born: Dec 1847 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary A. Bess (1851-      )
       Marr: 13 Aug 1873 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



7 M Charles F. Bess

       Born: Abt 1852 - Putnam County, Virginia 109
       Died: 
     Buried: 



8 M James Alexander Bess

       Born: 24 Oct 1854 - Putnam County, Virginia
       Died: 5 Jul 1920 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Ellen McDowell (1860-1930)
       Marr: Bef 1883  41 



9 M Henry Clay Bess

       Born: 5 May 1859 - Putnam County, Virginia
       Died: 28 Jul 1936 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Belle Lewis (1867-      )
       Marr: 26 Mar 1884 - Cabell County, West Virginia




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William H. Bess & Rebecca Hamilton




Husband William H. Bess

       Born: Abt 1777 - Botetourt County, Virginia 352
       Died: After 1860 - Alleghany County, Virginia 352
     Buried: 
    Married: 25 Apr 1799 - Botetourt County, Virginia 352




Wife Rebecca Hamilton

       Born: Abt 1784 - Pennsylvania 352
       Died: After 1860 - Alleghany County, Virginia 352
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Hamilton Bess

       Born: 1803 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: After 1880
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Rebecca King (1795-Bef 1870)
       Marr: 28 Jan 1823 - Alleghany County, Virginia



2 M Henry Bess

       Born: 1805 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Eleanor Oiler (1808-      )
       Marr: Not On Cd #229



3 M Joseph Bess

       Born: 1808 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Jane (Unknown) Bess (      -      )
       Marr: After 1828 - Not On Cd #229



4 M John Bess

       Born: 1810 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Jane Humphrey (Abt 1813-      )
       Marr: 11 Jul 1836 - Jackson County, Ohio
     Spouse: Elizabeth Gillenwater (      -      )
       Marr: 21 May 1848 - Scioto County, Ohio



5 F Rebecca Bess

       Born: 1811 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John Oiler (      -      )
       Marr: 18 Aug 1833 - Not On Cd #229



6 F Jane Bess

       Born: 1813 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



7 M William H. Bess

       Born: 1814 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: 2 Mar 1869 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary A. Moses (1806-1898)
       Marr: 11 Feb 1835 - Montgomery County, Virginia  39 



8 M Christopher Bess

       Born: 1816 - Botetourt County, Virginia
       Died: Abt 1843 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mariah Moses (      -      )
       Marr: 9 Oct 1837 - Montgomery County, Virginia



9 M Nash Leslie Bess

       Born: 2 Apr 1819 - Botetourt County, Virginia 352
       Died: 30 Aug 1875 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 352
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Ann R. Layne (Abt 1822-After 1880)
       Marr: 21 Oct 1840 - Montgomery County, Virginia  121 




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William Henry Bess




Husband William Henry Bess

       Born: 2 Mar 1832 - Virginia
       Died: 18 Mar 1894
     Buried: 


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


    Married: 15 Aug 1865 - Alleghany County, Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Laborer

Census, 1850 - Alleghany Co, VA #237-238




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Wilsonia M. Bess

       Born: 17 Nov 1867 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 8 Feb 1971 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: George Washington Wolfe (1860-1937)
       Marr: 1 Jul 1882 - Alleghany County, Virginia



2 M Perry Thomas Bess

       Born: 5 Jun 1868 - Virginia
       Died: 13 Jan 1951
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Louise Campbell (1869-1945)
       Marr: 19 Jan 1887



3 F Mary Emaline Bess

       Born: 29 Feb 1872 - Virginia
       Died: 29 Jun 1940
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Josiah Cyrus Helms (      -      )
       Marr: 10 Dec 1889



4 F Irridessa A. Bess

       Born: 1874 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 M Henry Elkin Bess

       Born: 30 Mar 1876 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 5 Feb 1958 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Jane Hepler (1881-1950)
       Marr: 7 Mar 1900 - Alleghany County, Virginia



6 F Dovie Bess

       Born: 12 Oct 1881
       Died: 29 Oct 1964
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James Harve Helmintoller (1878-      )
       Marr: After 1901




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William Jesse Bess & Octavia Fannie Bowman




Husband William Jesse Bess

       Born: 15 Jul 1854 - Tazewell County, Virginia
       Died: 16 Oct 1903 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


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


    Married: 23 Jun 1880 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #151




Wife Octavia Fannie Bowman

       Born: 1 Jun 1862 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 19 Jan 1946 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: Toliver Ralph Bowman (Abt 1807-      ) 2
     Mother: Sarah M. Crouch (Abt 1833-Bef 1865)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Wash. Dist. Pg1



Children
1 M William Gaston Bess

       Born: 15 Oct 1881 - Cabell County, West Virginia
       Died: 12 Jul 1900 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



2 F Katherine Ann Bess

       Born: 6 Jan 1883
       Died: 11 Nov 1970 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James Thomas Ward (1883-1958)
       Marr: After 1900



3 M John Merrill Bess

       Born: 12 Dec 1885
       Died: 1894
     Buried: 



4 M Frazier Dean Bess

       Born: 19 Apr 1888 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 9 Oct 1931 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



5 F Della Lida Bess

       Born: May 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 13 Jul 1869 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Seneca Forest Eskew (1885-1960)
       Marr: 2 Jul 1910 - Boyd County, Kentucky



6 M Lawrence Hughlin Bess

       Born: 26 Jun 1894 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 11 May 1985 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Beulah H. Jordan (1899-1987)
       Marr: 16 Jun 1920 - Scioto County, Ohio



7 M Alexander Bess

       Born: 19 Jul 1897 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 26 Oct 1989 - Maryland
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Bertha Ellen Dunfee (1906-1923)
       Marr: 20 Jun 1923 - Lawrence County, Ohio



8 M Walter Ervin Bess

       Born: 15 Mar 1901 - Cabell County, West Virginia
       Died: 22 Dec 2000 - Ohio
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Dorothy Elizabeth Knapp (1908-      )
       Marr: 20 Sep 1927 - Greene County, Ohio



9 M Clifford Walden Bess

       Born: 30 Jan 1904 - Cabell County, West Virginia
       Died: 25 Nov 1957 - Kentucky
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Eva Lucille Smith (Abt 1910-      )
       Marr: 29 Dec 1931 - Boyd County, Kentucky




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William Luther Bess




Husband William Luther Bess

       Born: Abt 1861 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James C. Bess (1833-      )
     Mother: Harriet Smith (1835-      )


    Married: 18 Aug 1888 - Not On Cd #241

Other Spouse: Molly Deyerle (      -      ) - After 1890

Other Spouse: Mary E. (Unknown) Bess (1872-1936) - Abt 1892




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Fred Bess

       Born: 1 Mar 1890
       Died: 5 Jun 1961
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Ellen Barns (      -      )




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William Luther Bess & Molly Deyerle




Husband William Luther Bess

       Born: Abt 1861 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James C. Bess (1833-      )
     Mother: Harriet Smith (1835-      )


    Married: After 1890

Other Spouse: Mary E. (Unknown) Bess (1872-1936) - Abt 1892




Wife Molly Deyerle

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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William N. Bess & Mary Liston




Husband William N. Bess

       Born: 25 Apr 1875 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 12 Jul 1934
     Buried:  - Jefferson County, Ohio


     Father: George Payne Bess (1847-1900)
     Mother: Susannah A. Comer (1854-1927)


    Married: After 1895

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Poca Dist. Pg42




Wife Mary Liston

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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George Washington Wolfe & Wilsonia M. Bess




Husband George Washington Wolfe

       Born: 10 Dec 1860 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 21 Jul 1937 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 
    Married: 1 Jul 1882 - Alleghany County, Virginia




Wife Wilsonia M. Bess

       Born: 17 Nov 1867 - Alleghany County, Virginia
       Died: 8 Feb 1971 - Alleghany County, Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: William Henry Bess (1832-1894)
     Mother: 




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Drury C. Spurlock & Jane Bethel




Husband Drury C. Spurlock

       Born: 23 Apr 1767 - Virginia 992
       Died: Abt 1837 - Warren County, Tennessee 992
     Buried: 


     Father: John Spurlock (Abt 1730-Abt 1793)
     Mother: Mary? (Unknown) Spurlock (      -      ) 992


    Married: Abt 1827 - Warren County, Tennessee 992

Other Spouse: Olive Clair (      -      ) 992 - 4 Oct 1791 - Montgomery County, Virginia 992




Wife Jane Bethel 992

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Silas Betts & Angeline (Unknown) Betts




Husband Silas Betts

       Born: Abt 1823 - Virginia 487
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 15 Jul 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Wirt Co, VA #280-280




Wife Angeline (Unknown) Betts

       Born: Abt 1826 - Virginia 487
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Wirt Co, VA #280-280



Children
1 M Jasper Betts

       Born: Abt 1843 - Virginia 487
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 F Salina Betts

       Born: Abt 1845 - Virginia 487
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M John Betts

       Born: Abt 1848 - Virginia 487
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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