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Descendants of William Samuel (Sam) Fessenden

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  William Samuel (Sam)4 Fessenden  (William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born March 04, 1830 in NY, and died February 06, 1897 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.  He married Elizabeth Tate 1859 in Victoria, TX.  She was born July 10, 1844 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX, and died November 15, 1920 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About William Samuel (Sam) Fessenden:

-- FACT #1 -: 1860 Carlos Rancho, Victoria Co., TX #447-468: FESSENDEN, W.S.; 28, saddler, NY; E., 16, f, TX.

-- FACT #1b -: 1870 Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX:  FESSENDEN, W.S., 40, fmr, 300/400; NY; Elizabeth, 24, keep house, TX; R.A., f, 7, TX; M. Amalie, f, 5, TX; Alice, f, 3, TX; Alfred, m, 1, TX

-- FACT #1c -: 1920 Bexar Co TX census, Feb 1920: 111 Ruiz St.: 369-398: CAMPBELL, Thomas M., 37, TnTnTn, machinist ? Signal Crew; Minnie, wife, 37, TxNyTx; Thomas E., son, 9, Tx; FESSENDEN, Elizabeth, m-in-law, 75, Wd, TxTxTn.

 

More About Elizabeth Tate:

-- FACT # 1 -: Elizabeth Fessenden appears as a widow on the 1900 Kerr Co TX census with children Edwin W. 30, Leroy 23, Minnie M. 21, Cora J. 17, and Joseph A. 13.

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr Co, TX

     

Children of William Fessenden and Elizabeth Tate are:

+      2            i.   Elizabeth Emily (Betty)5 Fessenden, born February 28, 1863 in Gonzales Co., TX; died December 02, 1919 in Eutopia, TX.

        3           ii.   Mary Frances Fessenden, born August 04, 1865.  She married Albin G. Jackson July 06, 1880 in Kerr Co., TX.

+      4           iii.   Alice Mae Fessenden, born April 02, 1867 in TX; died March 18, 1933 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

        5          iv.   Alfred Fessenden, born October 30, 1868.

        6           v.   William Edward Fessenden, born March 23, 1870; died 1910.

 

More About William Edward Fessenden:

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr Co., TX

 

        7          vi.   Laura Sarahann Fessenden, born June 20, 1873; died 1956.  She married William Gray Silvers.

+      8          vii.   Flora Fessenden, born February 10, 1875; died March 07, 1924 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

+      9         viii.   Leroy R. Fessenden, born September 28, 1876; died March 10, 1951.

+      10        ix.   Minnie Fessenden, born February 19, 1878 in TX.

+      11         x.   Guy (Walter) Fessenden, born January 02, 1881.

+      12        xi.   Cora Jane Fessenden, born October 22, 1882.

        13        xii.   Joseph Arthur (Joe) Fessenden, born April 22, 1887.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Elizabeth Emily (Betty)5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born February 28, 1863 in Gonzales Co., TX, and died December 02, 1919 in Eutopia, TX.  She married George Elijah (Gray) Silvers August 22, 1883 in Kerr Co., TX, son of Hiram Silvers and Mary Parker.  He was born August 1860 in TX.

 

More About Elizabeth Emily (Betty) Fessenden:

-- FACT #1 -: This family on the 1900 Atascosa Co TX cenus: George Silvers 37; wife Bettie E. 37; dau Clara E. 15; Alice M. 14; son Walter G. 10; Eli W. 5; Inez G. 2.

     

Children of Elizabeth Fessenden and George Silvers are:

        14          i.   Clara E.6 Silvers, born June 1884 in TX.

        15         ii.   Alice M. Silvers, born September 1885 in TX.

        16         iii.   Walter G. Silvers, born March 1890 in TX.

        17        iv.   Eli W. Silvers, born April 1895 in TX.

        18         v.   Inez G. Silvers, born April 1898 in TX.

 

 

      4.  Alice Mae5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born April 02, 1867 in TX, and died March 18, 1933 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married Eustace Benton (Ben) Nichols December 09, 1891 in Gillespie Co., TX, son of James Nichols and Mary Daniell.  He was born June 12, 1864 in Blanco, Blanco Co., TX, and died September 03, 1918 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About Alice Mae Fessenden:

-- FACT #1 -: 1931 San Antonio TX city directory shows Mrs. Alice Nichols living at 819 E. Cincinnati Ave. and also at the same address is Geo. F. & Mae E. Schmitt, daughter of Alice Fessenden & Eustace Benton Nichols.

-- FACT #2 -: Alice Mae Nichols was confirmed April 17, 1927 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 514 Santa Monica, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  Church records show she died of cancer on March 18, 1933; buried 19th in Mission Park Cemetery, 1700 S.E. Military, San Antonio, TX

Burial: March 19, 1933, Mission Burial Park, 1700 S.E. Military, San Antonio, TX - Bethany Garden Section; Block 6, Lot 251, space 11.

 

More About Eustace Benton (Ben) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1920 Bexar Co TX; Jan1920, 1055 Ruiz: SCHMITT, George F., 29, TxTxGer, Baker; Mae E., wife, 25, TxTxTx; Alice M., dau, 9, Tx; Freda E., dau, 7, Tx; Freddie G., son, 6, Tx; Doris E., dau,  3 9/12, Tx; NICHOLS, Alice, m-in-law, 52, Wd., TxNyTx.

-- FACT #2 -: E.B. Nichols married Alice Fessenden in Gillespie Co., TX 12-9-1891.  A researcher shows Alice Fessenden married Allen Nichols 1901.  This is incorrect, she and Eustace Nichols were living in the same household on the 1918 San Antonio city directory.

-- FACT #2b -: E.B. Nichols was a sponsor at the Baptism of William M. Nichols & Lottie Semlinger's son, Martin Eustace Nichols at St. John's Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX in 1912.

-- FACT #3 -: 1916 San Antonio, TX city directory shows:  Eustace B. Nichols; carp.; r 909 N. Navidad with Alice listed. Daughter Mae & Geo. F. Schmitt lived 1055 Ruiz.  He was a baker Bailie Bkry Shop.

-- FACT #3b -: 1917 San Antonio, TX city directory shows:  Eustace B. Nichols, carpenter, living 909 N. Navidad and Alice in the household.  Dau. Mae & Geo. F. Schmitt still live 1055 Ruiz.

-- FACT #3c -: 1918 San Antonio, TX city directory shows:  Eustace B. Nichols, carpenter, living 909 N. Navidad and Alice in the household.

-- FACT #3d -: 1920-21 San Antonio, TX city directory shows:  only Alice Nichols, listed wid E.B. and she is living 1055 Ruiz.  Also at the same residence is George Schmitt, baker Bailie Bkry Shop, but daughter Mae Nichols-Schmitt is not listed.

-- FACT #3e -: 1929-1930 San Antonio, TX City directory shows:  NICHOLS, Alice (wid Eustace) r 1719 W Poplar.  Living at this same address is Geo. F. & Mae Schmitt, Alice M. Schmitt, Freda E. Schmitt & Geo. F. Smitt, Jr.

-- FACT #3f -: 1931-1932 San Antonio City Directory shows:  Mrs. Alice Nichols r 819 Cincinnati Ave & Geo. F. Schmitt (Mae E.) clk Sommers Drug #4 h 819 Cincinnati av.  Mae must have been missed off the earlier directories.

Burial: September 04, 1918, Mission Burial Park, 1700 S.E. Military, San Antonio, TX - Bethany Garden Section,  Block 6, Lot 251, Space 12.

     

Child of Alice Fessenden and Eustace Nichols is:

        19          i.   Mae E. (Elizabeth?)6 Nichols, born Abt. 1892.  She married George Fred Schmitt I Abt. 1909; born May 07, 1890; died March 21, 1967 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About Mae E. (Elizabeth?) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1910 Bexar Co TX census:  Part II pg 228B; 727-496-526; N. Cobera Dr.:  Schmitt, George F.; age 19; m1x 0yrs.; TX TX GER; Baker: Mae; wife; age 15; m1x 0yrs.; TX TX TX

-- FACT #1b -: 1920 Bexar Co TX census: 1055 Ruiz St; 1055-252-286:  SCHMITT, George F., 29, TX TX GER, Baker; Mae E., wife, 25, TX TX TX; Alice M., dau, 9, TX; Freda E., dau, 7, TX; Freddie G.,son, 6,TX; Doris E.,dau, 3 9/12; NICHOLS, Alice, m-in-law, 52, wd, TX NY TX.

-- FACT #1c -: 1930 San Antonio, Bexar Co TX: SCHMITT, George F., 38, m@19, TX GER US, Baker; Mrs. Mae E., wife, 36, m@15, TX TX TX; Alice M., dau, TX; G. Fred Jr., son, 16, TX, Baker; Doris E., dau, 14, TX; NICHOLS, Alice Mrs., mother, 60, Wd, TX NY TX

-- FACT #2 -: Geo. F. & Mae E. Schmitt are listed in the 1931 San Antonio TX city directory.  His occupation is clerk Sommers Drug No. 4; their home address is 819 E. Cincinnatti.  Also at the same address is Mrs. Alice Nichols.

 

More About George Fred Schmitt I:

-- FACT #1 -: George Schmitt joined the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 514 Santa Monica, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX in August 1926.  He let his membership lapse.

-- FACT #2 -: 1910 Bexar Co TX census:  pg 118B; 727-496-526; N. Cobera Dr.:  Schmitt, George F.; age 19; m1x 0yrs.; TX TX GER; Baker: Mae; wife; age 15; m1x 0yrs.; TX TX TX

 

Children of Mae Nichols and George Schmitt are:

        2            i.   Alice May8 Schmitt, born June 27, 1910 in TX; died October 1993 in Westwego, Jefferson, LA.  She married Emil Gutz; born March 09, 1907; died October 1985 in Westwego, Jefferson, LA.

        3           ii.   Freda E. Schmitt, born 1913.  She married ---- Voss.

+      4           iii.   George Fred (Freddie) Schmitt II, born 1914; died July 31, 1984 in Llano Co., TX.

        5          iv.   Doris E. Schmitt, born 1916.  She married ---- Kinsley.

        6           v.   Geraldine E. Schmitt, born 1922.  She married Jerry TinBroek

+    4.  George Fred (Freddie)8 Schmitt II (Mae E. (Elizabeth?)7 Nichols, Eustace Benton (Ben)6, James Wilson (Jim)5, George Washington4, David3, Solomon R.2, Solomon1) was born 1914,  and died July 31, 1984 in Llano Co., TX.  He married Dorothy Fay Maltsberger. 

 

More About George Fred (Freddie) Schmitt II:

-- FACT #1 -: A Dorothy Schmitt appears on the SS Death Index:  b. Aug. 4, 1915; died Dec 1975; last res. Mission, Hidalgo, TX 78572; issued Iowa.

     

Children of George Schmitt and Dorothy Maltsberger are:

        7            i.   Dorothy Ellen9 Schmitt, born December 26, 1934 in Bexar Co., TX.

        8           ii.   George Fred Schmitt III, born July 14, 1942 in Bexar Co., TX.

        9           iii.   William Benton Schmitt, born July 04, 1944 in Bexar Co., TX.

        10        iv.   Robert Earl Schmitt, born August 24, 1948 in Bexar Co., TX.

 

 

      8.  Flora5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born February 10, 1875, and died March 07, 1924 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married Liberty Lisbon New.  He was born August 1860 in TX, and died October 1953 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About Flora Fessenden:

-- FACT #1 -: This family appears on the 1900 Kerr Co TX census:  Liberty L. New 39; wife Flora 25; children Katherine E. 6; Bessie E. 2.

-- FACT #1b -: 1920 Bexar Co TX; 909 Arber Place, 138-147: NEW, Liberty L., 54, TxMsTx, house carpenter; Flora, wife, 42, TxNyTx; Bessie, dau, 22, Tx; Ruth, dau, 8, Tx.

     

Children of Flora Fessenden and Liberty New are:

        20          i.   Katherine E.6 New, born October 1893 in TX.

        21         ii.   Bessie E. New, born July 1897 in TX.

        22         iii.   Ruth New, born 1912.

 

 

      9.  Leroy R.5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born September 28, 1876, and died March 10, 1951.  He married Millie Eleanor (Ella) Lackey September 1900 in Kerr Co., TX, daughter of Green Lackey and Lucinda Zumwalt.  She was born May 08, 1884, and died 1961 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About Leroy R. Fessenden:

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr Co, TX

 

More About Millie Eleanor (Ella) Lackey:

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr Co., TX

     

Children of Leroy Fessenden and Millie Lackey are:

        23          i.   Gladys L.6 Fessenden, born October 05, 1903; died August 28, 1982.  She married Elmo Staudt.

 

More About Gladys L. Fessenden:

Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

 

        24         ii.   Lois M. Fessenden, born 1909; died August 08, 1966.  She married ---- Carpenter.

 

More About Lois M. Fessenden:

Burial: San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

 

 

      10.  Minnie5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born February 19, 1878 in TX.  She married Thomas M. Campbell.  He was born 1883 in TN.

 

More About Minnie Fessenden:

-- FACT #1 -: 1920 Bexar Co TX census, Feb 1920: 111 Ruiz St.: 369-398: CAMPBELL, Thomas M., 37, TnTnTn, machinist ? Signal Crew; Minnie, wife, 37, TxNyTx; Thomas E., son, 9, Tx; FESSENDEN, Elizabeth, m-in-law, 75, Wd, TxTxTn.

     

Child of Minnie Fessenden and Thomas Campbell is:

        25          i.   Thomas E.6 Campbell, born 1911.

 

 

      11.  Guy (Walter)5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born January 02, 1881.

     

Child of Guy (Walter) Fessenden is:

        26          i.   Claud6 Fessenden.

 

 

      12.  Cora Jane5 Fessenden (William Samuel (Sam)4, William Fenimore3, Thomas2, Nicholas1) was born October 22, 1882.  She married Brooks Surber. 

     

Child of Cora Fessenden and Brooks Surber is:

        27          i.   James6 Surber.

 


 

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