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  • ID: I07560
  • Name: James BESSANT , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1839 in FL 1 2
  • Note:
    From Family File of Barbara Miller:
    Descendants of Abraham Bessent
    Generation No. 1

    1. ABRAHAM1 BESSENT was born 28 May 1763 in South Carolina, and died 26 September 1814 in St. Marys, Camden County, Georgia. He married ANN ??? [BESSENT] Abt. 1789 in North Carolina.

    More About ABRAHAM BESSENT:
    Burial: St. Marys Oak Grove Cemetery, Camden County, Georgia Military service 2: Seminole Indian War Sgt. Florida Militia

    Child of ABRAHAM BESSENT and ANN [BESSENT] is:
    2. i. JAMES2 BESSENT, SR., b. 1800, Camden County, Georgia.


    Generation No. 2

    2. JAMES2 BESSENT, SR. (ABRAHAM1) was born 1800 in Camden County, Georgia. He married ELIZABETH BRADDOCK 23 November 1824 in Duval County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM BRADDOCK and CHARLOTTE CHRISTOPHER.

    More About JAMES BESSENT, SR.:
    Military service: Private-Florida Militia in the Seminole Indian Wars (04:047)

    Child of JAMES BESSENT and ELIZABETH BRADDOCK is:
    3. i. JAMES "JINKS"3 BESSENT, JR., b. Bet. 1830 - 1839, Nassau County, Florida.

    Generation No. 3

    3. JAMES "JINKS"3 BESSENT, JR. (JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born Bet. 1830 - 1839 in Nassau County, Florida. He married (1) HANNAH HINES TISON 06 June 1855 in Holmes Island, Florida, daughter of LUTHER TISON and WINFRED HINES. He married (2) ELIZABETH HIGGINBOTTOM 30 May 1871 in Duval County, Florida. He married (3) HESTER GUNTER 17 May 1884.

    Notes for JAMES "JINKS" BESSENT, JR.: 1880 Duval County Federal Census

    92 111 Besant James WM 50 Head FL Sctl FL
    92 111 Besant Eliza WF 40 Wife FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant Jane WF 8 Dau FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant Mary WF 6 Dau FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant Belle WF 4 Dau FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant Abram WM 3 Son FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant William WM 1 Son FL FL FL
    92 111 Besant Moses WM 21 Son FL FL GA
    92 111 Besant James WM 19 Son FL FL GA
    92 111 Besant David WM 15 Son FL FL GA
    92 111 Besant Eliza WF 12 Dau FL FL GA


    More About JAMES "JINKS" BESSENT, JR.:
    Census: 1850, Broward District, Duval County Florida with his mother.

    More About HANNAH HINES TISON:
    Burial: Probably in an unmarked grave in the Tison-Dunn Creek Cemetery.
    Note 1: She was the ninth child of Luther and Winfred Tison

    Children of JAMES BESSENT and HANNAH TISON are:
    4. i. MOSES CHRISTOPHER4 BESSENT, b. 22 May 1856, St. Johns County, Florida; d. 12 October 1926, Baker County, Florida.
    5. ii. JAMES O. BESSENT, b. 12 December 1858, St. Johns County, Florida; d. 09 July 1930, Baker County, Florida.
    6. iii. ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN" BESSENT, b. 12 October 1865, St. Johns County, Florida; d. 08 May 1937.
    iv. DAVID H. BESSENT, b. Bet. 1867 - 1868, St. Johns County, Florida; m. DIANNA J. "DINA" SWEAT, 29 December 1887, Baker County, Florida.

    More About DIANNA J. "DINA" SWEAT:
    Note: Seen name as Dina, Deanna, Dianne J.

    7. v. ELIZABETH "OCIE" BESSENT, b. Bet. 1868 - 1869, St. Johns County, Florida.

    Children of JAMES BESSENT and ELIZABETH HIGGINBOTTOM are:
    vi. MINNIE4 BESSENT, b. Abt. 1872; m. LLOYD SPIERS, 07 August 1890, Duval County, Florida.
    vii. MOLLIE BESSENT, b. Abt. 1874.
    viii. ISABELL INCE BESSENT, b. 20 November 1875; m. JOSEPH OSCEOLA PICKETT, 26 December 1897.
    ix. ABRAHAM FORREST BESSENT, b. 07 July 1878; d. 26 September 1961; m. MERRY M. MOOR, 26 October 1910.

    More About ABRAHAM FORREST BESSENT:
    Military service: Registered for the 1917-1918 Draft in Duval County, Florida

    x. WILLIAM ALEXANDER BESSENT, b. 17 April 1880.

    More About WILLIAM ALEXANDER BESSENT:
    Military service: Registered for the 1917-1918 Draft in Duval County, Florida


    Generation No. 4

    4. MOSES CHRISTOPHER4 BESSENT (JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 22 May 1856 in St. Johns County, Florida, and died 12 October 1926 in Baker County, Florida. He married EMMA LOUISE DRAWDY 22 May 1888 in Baker County, Florida, daughter of CORNELIUS DRAWDY and CHARITY ROWE.

    More About MOSES CHRISTOPHER BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    More About EMMA LOUISE DRAWDY:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    Child of MOSES BESSENT and EMMA DRAWDY is:
    8. i. RUTH ELIZABETH5 BESSENT, b. 12 October 1898; d. Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

    5. JAMES O.4 BESSENT (JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 12 December 1858 in St. Johns County, Florida, and died 09 July 1930 in Baker County, Florida. He married MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ROWE 28 May 1882 in Baker County, Florida, daughter of ROBERT ROWE and LOU PENDARVIS.

    Notes for JAMES O. BESSENT:
    1900 Baker County Census

    25A 37 BESSENT, JAMES O. HH W M 41 FL
    25A 38 BESSENT, MARY ELIZABETH WF W F 38 FL
    25A 39 BESSENT, CALLAS SON WM 13 FL
    25A 40 BESSENT, CLARENCE SON WM 11 FL
    25A 41 BESSENT, RAITY DAU WF 7 FL
    25A 42 BESSENT, OSCAR SON WM 6 FL
    25A 43 BESSENT, NELLIE DAU WF 3 FL



    More About JAMES O. BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    More About MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ROWE:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    Children of JAMES BESSENT and MARY ROWE are:
    i. BESSIE5 BESSENT, b. 04 November 1883, Baker County, Florida; d. 24 December 1884, Baker County, Florida.

    More About BESSIE BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    ii. LONNIE BESSENT, b. 09 March 1885, Baker County, Florida; d. 09 October 1886, Baker County, Florida.

    More About LONNIE BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    iii. CALLAS LEONARD BESSENT, b. 05 May 1887, Baker County, Florida; d. 29 July 1951; m. NORMA MARCELINE ROBERSON.

    More About CALLAS LEONARD BESSENT:
    Military service: Registered for the 1917-1918 Draft in Duval County, Florida
    Occupation: Railroad man
    Religion: Church Of Christ

    iv. CLARENCE BESSENT, b. 1889, Baker County, Florida.
    v. RAITY BESSENT, b. 1893, Baker County, Florida.
    vi. OSCAR J. BESSENT, b. 1894, Baker County, Florida; d. 09 February 1942.

    More About OSCAR J. BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida
    Military service: WWII - Wagoner 324 Infantry Florida, 81st Division

    vii. NELLIE BESSENT, b. 1897, Baker County, Florida.
    viii. GUSSIE C. BESSENT, b. 19 December 1898, Baker County, Florida; d. 23 December 1899, Baker County, Florida.

    More About GUSSIE C. BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    ix. MARY BESSENT, b. 30 October 1900, Baker County, Florida; d. August 1976, Williston, Alachau County, Florida; m. SMITH.

    More About MARY BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida
    Social Security No: 267-96-7046 issued in Florida

    6. ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4 BESSENT (JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 12 October 1865 in St. Johns County, Florida, and died 08 May 1937. He married GEORGIA ANN "GEORGIE" ROWE 25 December 1887 in Baker County, Florida, daughter of ROBERT ROWE and LOU PENDARVIS.

    Notes for ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN" BESSENT:
    1900 BAKER COUNTY CENSUS

    31B 70 BESSENT, ADOLPHUS BENJAMIN HH W M 34 FL
    31B 71 BESSENT, GEORGIE ANN WF W F 29 FL
    31B 72 BESSENT, MARY DAU W F 12 FL
    31B 73 BESSENT, HELEN DAU W F 9 FL
    31B 74 BESSENT, ARNOLD SON W M 7 FL
    31B 75 BESSENT, ADOLPHUS SON W M 5 FL

    More About ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN" BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    Notes for GEORGIA ANN "GEORGIE" ROWE:
    Georgie Rowe, daughter of Robert L. and LaVille Rowe, was married to Adolphus Bessent. Georgie and Adolphus Bessent had 6 children - sons, Arnold, Dorsey, and Tabor, and 3 daughters Mamie, Helen, and Mildred. Arnold and Tabor are dead. They were on the Jacksonville Police Force. Mamie and Helen are now dead. Helen was married to Frank Riggs. Helen and Frank had 1daughter. Aunt Georgie died a few months ago. - Richard B.
    Sanders-12/21/1957

    More About GEORGIA ANN "GEORGIE" ROWE:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    Children of ADOLPHUS BESSENT and GEORGIA ROWE are:
    i. MAMIE F.5 BESSENT, b. 14 October 1888, Baker County, Florida; d. 31 January 1906, Baker County, Florida.

    More About MAMIE F. BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    9. ii. ADOLPHUS L. BESSENT, SR., b. 18 February 1895, Florida; d. 27 October 1940, Florida.
    iii. CHRISSIE L. BESSENT, b. 15 July 1898, Baker County, Florida; d. 08 September 1899, Baker County, Florida.

    More About CHRISSIE L. BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    10. iv. GEORGE LINDLEY BESSENT, SR., b. 14 October 1901; d. 13 March 1952.
    v. NAPOLEON BESSENT, b. 09 November 1908, Baker County, Florida; d. 10 November 1910, Baker County, Florida.

    More About NAPOLEON BESSENT:
    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, MacClenny, Florida

    7. ELIZABETH "OCIE"4 BESSENT (JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born Bet. 1868 - 1869 in St. Johns County, Florida. She married JAMES E. BURNEY Abt. 1885, son of JOEL WINGATE and POLLY BURNEY.

    Children of ELIZABETH BESSENT and JAMES BURNEY are:
    i. MARGARET5 BURNEY.
    ii. DAVID BURNEY.
    iii. MARY BURNEY, m. SIDNEY HIGGINBOTHOM.
    iv. JESSE BURNEY.
    v. ELIZA BURNEY.
    vi. WILLIE BURNEY.
    vii. JOHN BURNEY.
    viii. LIZZIE BURNEY, b. April 1898.


    Generation No. 5

    8. RUTH ELIZABETH5 BESSENT (MOSES CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 12 October 1898, and died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. She married JESSE JAMES HARVEY in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

    More About JESSE JAMES HARVEY:
    Military service: Registered for the 1917-19118 Military Draft in Duval County, Florida
    Occupation: Fire Chief

    Children of RUTH BESSENT and JESSE HARVEY are:
    11. i. DOROTHY "DOT"6 HARVEY, b. Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
    ii. RUTH EVELYN HARVEY, m. HANES H. MCQUAIG.

    9. ADOLPHUS L.5 BESSENT, SR. (ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 18 February 1895 in Florida, and died 27 October 1940 in Florida. He married (1) MAUDE PADGETT. He married (2) ALICE PRESCOTT 29 September 1920, daughter of JESSE PRESCOTT and LUE CARTER. He married (3) MARY ADDISON Aft. 1925.

    More About ADOLPHUS L. BESSENT, SR.:
    Military service: Registered for the 1917-1918 Draft in Duval County, Florida
    Social Security No: 261-05-1435

    More About ALICE PRESCOTT:
    Burial: Longbranch Cemtery, Clay County, Florida

    Child of ADOLPHUS BESSENT and ALICE PRESCOTT is:
    12. i. DANIEL B.6 BESSENT, b. 04 September 1922; d. 20 June 1969, Quakerstown. Pennsylvannia.

    Children of ADOLPHUS BESSENT and MARY ADDISON are:
    13. ii. ADOLPHUS L "JUNIOR"6 BESSENT, JR., b. 19 December 1935; d. 03 June 1997.
    iii. HERSCHEL BESSENT.
    14. iv. GEORGE EDWARD BESSENT, b. 16 January 1939, Duval County, Florida; d. 13 September 1998, Duval County, Florida.
    v. JUANITA " ANITA" BESSENT.
    vi. EVELYN BESSENT.
    vii. LAVOHN BESSENT.

    10. GEORGE LINDLEY5 BESSENT, SR. (ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 14 October 1901, and died 13 March 1952. He married EDNA MAE TAYLOR.

    Child of GEORGE BESSENT and EDNA TAYLOR is:
    15. i. GEORGE LINDLEY6 BESSENT, JR..


    Generation No. 6

    11. DOROTHY "DOT"6 HARVEY (RUTH ELIZABETH5 BESSENT, MOSES CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. She married WILLIAM R. HALIBURTON, SR. in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

    Children of DOROTHY HARVEY and WILLIAM HALIBURTON are:
    i. WILLIAM R.7 HALIBURTON, JR., b. Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
    16. ii. JAMES HALIBURTON, b. Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

    12. DANIEL B.6 BESSENT (ADOLPHUS L.5, ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 04 September 1922, and died 20 June 1969 in Quakerstown. Pennsylvannia. He married CLARA MAY STRICKLAND.

    Child of DANIEL BESSENT and CLARA STRICKLAND is:
    i. ERNEST EUGENE7 BESSENT, m. CYNTHIA ANN "CINDY" AKERS.

    13. ADOLPHUS L "JUNIOR"6 BESSENT, JR. (ADOLPHUS L.5, ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 19 December 1935, and died 03 June 1997. He married MARGARET FAULK.

    Notes for ADOLPHUS L "JUNIOR" BESSENT, JR.:
    BESSENT - Funeral services for Adolphus ``Junior'' Bessent, 61, who died Tuesday June 3, 1997, will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM in George H. Hewell and Son Northside Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Griffis officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday (Today) from 6-8 PM at the Funeral Home. Mr. Bessent was a native of Jacksonville, FL. and a life long resident. He is survived by; his wife of 40 years, Margaret Bessent; 3 daughters, Marilee Dyches (Wayne), Bobbie Lynn Singletary (Dalton), and Natalie Easterling; a son, James Adolphus Bessent, Sr. (April); 3 sisters, Juanita Catlett (Aldwyn), Evelyn Drury (Bob), and Lavohn Crews (Marvin); 2 brothers, Hershel Bessent (Anita) and Edward Bessent (Vivian); 9 grandchildren; a dear friend, Clyde Strickland and many loving friends and relatives. Serving as active Pall Bearers; Dalton Singletary, Wayne Dyches, Kristopher Bessent, Robbie Register, Larry Bessent and Jeff Bessent; Alternate Pall Bearers will be Hershel and Edward Bessent. (Jacksonville Timies-Union)


    More About ADOLPHUS L "JUNIOR" BESSENT, JR.:
    Social Security No: 266-48-1993

    Children of ADOLPHUS BESSENT and MARGARET FAULK are:
    i. MARILEE7 BESSENT.
    ii. BOBBIE LYNN BESSENT.
    iii. NATALIE BESSENT.
    iv. JAMES ADOLPHUS BESSENT, SR..

    14. GEORGE EDWARD6 BESSENT (ADOLPHUS L.5, ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born 16 January 1939 in Duval County, Florida, and died 13 September 1998 in Duval County, Florida. He married VIVIAN ??? [BESSENT].

    Notes for GEORGE EDWARD BESSENT:
    BESSENT - Funeral services for George Edward Bessent, 59, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998 will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in the chapel of George H. Hewell and Son Northside Funeral Home, 4747 Main St., Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm Till 8:00pm, Tuesday (today) at the funeral home. Born January 16, 1939, he was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He was a member of Dinsmore United Methodist Church. Mr. Bessent is predeceased by a son, Mark Edward Bessent, his parents, 6 brothers, and 1 sister. His survivors include, a wife of 39 years, Vivian Bessent; 2 daughters, Sheryl Jordan (Jim) and Pamela May (Bob); 3 sisters, Anita Catlett, Lavohn Crews and Evelyn Drury; a Brother, Herschel Bessent; and 2 grandchildren, Jenifer Higginbotham and Charles Edward Higginbotham (Angel).


    More About GEORGE EDWARD BESSENT:
    Burial: Evergreen Cemetery

    Children of GEORGE BESSENT and VIVIAN [BESSENT] are:
    i. MARK EDWARD7 BESSENT.
    ii. SHERYL BESSENT.
    iii. PAMELA BESSENT.

    15. GEORGE LINDLEY6 BESSENT, JR. (GEORGE LINDLEY5, ADOLPHUS "BENJAMIN"4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1). He married VICKI EDITH ROOK.

    Children of GEORGE BESSENT and VICKI ROOK are:
    i. VICTOR LINDLEY7 BESSENT.
    ii. DARRELL ANTHONY BESSENT.


    Generation No. 7

    16. JAMES7 HALIBURTON (DOROTHY "DOT"6 HARVEY, RUTH ELIZABETH5 BESSENT, MOSES CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES "JINKS"3, JAMES2, ABRAHAM1) was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. He married BARBARA DOERR Abt. 1975.

    Child of JAMES HALIBURTON and BARBARA DOERR is:
    i. HEATHER LEIGH8 HALIBURTON, b. Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.




    Father: James BESSANT b: 1800 in SC
    Mother: Elizabeth BRADDOCK b: 1 MAY 1806 in Nassau Co, FL

    Marriage 1 Hannah Hines TISON b: 15 JAN 1831 in Effingham Co, GA
    • Married: 8 JUN 1855 in Duval Co, FL 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Moses BESSANT b: 22 MAY 1856 in Duval Co, FL
    2. Has No Children James BESSANT III b: ABT. 1861 in Duval Co, FL
    3. Has No Children David BESSANT b: ABT. 1865 in Duval Co, FL
    4. Has No Children Eliza BESSANT b: ABT. 1868 in Duval Co, FL

    Marriage 2 Eliza ? b: ABT. 1840 in FL
    • Married: ABT. 1871
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jane BESSANT b: ABT. 1872 in Duval Co, FL
    2. Has No Children Mary BESSANT b: ABT. 1874 in Duval Co, FL
    3. Has No Children Belle BESSANT b: ABT. 1876 in Duval Co, FL
    4. Has No Children Abram BESSANT b: ABT. 1877 in Duval Co, FL
    5. Has No Children William BESSANT b: ABT. 1879 in Duval Co, FL

    Sources:
    1. Title: US Census, 1850, Duval Co, FL
      Page: p 104b, Broward's Distr, HN 16, FN 16, Oct 21, 1850
      Text: James Bessant, age 11, M, b FL.
    2. Title: US Census, 1880, Duval Co, FL
      Page: p 11, Prec 3, Jun 24, 1880, HN 92, FN 111
      Text: age 50, b FL, father b Scotland, mother b FL
    3. Title: Duval Co Marriage Record
      Page: Book 01, p 244
      Text: Ceremony performed by John Broward, J.P.

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