John Hess Family

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  • ID: I024
  • Name: George Henry Hess
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: MAR 1835 in Fayette County, Virginia
  • Death: 9 FEB 1903 in Ogden, Kansas
  • Burial: 11 FEB 1903 Ogden, Kansas
  • Note: George Henry Hess was born March 1835 in Fayette County, Virginia. Around 1850 he move to Indiana with his parents. On October 12, 1854 George married Bethany Ferguson in Putnam County, Indiana. This was Bethany second mariage, as she was married in 1847 to Noah W. Round when she was 16 years old. She divorce Noah in October 1854. About 1860 George and Bethany move to Douglas County, Illinois and in August 1862 George join the 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Company "E". On November 30, 1864 George was wounded by a gun shot to the right leg at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee. He was in the hospital at Nashville, Tennessee and on Desember 14, 1864 he was moved to the hospital at Jeffersonville, Indiana. He remain there and was mustered out in Louisville, Kentucky on May 30th ,1865. George and Bethany had four living children. The family remain in Douglas County, Illinois till about 1870 when they move to Southern Kansas, a year later they moved to Geary County, Kansas and then settled on a claim. In 1880 they moved to Junction City, Kansas and in 1884 they moved to Ogden, Kansas where they remain. On February 09, 1903 George pass away in Ogden. Bethany remain in Ogden and pass away in January 1921.

    Father: John Hess b: 1809 in Virginia
    Mother: Maria Shawyer b: 14 OCT 1811 in Fayette County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)

    Marriage 1 Bethany Ferguson b: 20 MAR 1831 in Union County, Indiana
    • Married: 12 OCT 1854 in Putnam County, Indiana
    1. Has No Children M.J Hess b: 1856
    2. Has Children Bethany Frances Hess b: 6 APR 1858 in Putnam County, Indiana
    3. Has No Children M.CT Hess b: APR 1860
    4. Has Children Mariah Alice Hess b: 12 APR 1860 in Douglas County, Illinois
    5. Has Children Eunice S Hess b: 10 JAN 1862 in Douglas County, Illinois
    6. Has Children George Sherman Hess b: 15 DEC 1864 in Douglas County, Illinois

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