William John "John" Bess

William John "John" Bess

Male 1883 - 1966  (83 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William John "John" BessWilliam John "John" Bess was born 11 Oct 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess and Aretta "Eda" George); died 25 Dec 1966, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    William married Martha Ella "Ella" Hale 26 Mar 1905, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of James Lanus "Jimmy" Hale and Mary Lou Emma "Ammie" Watson) was born 9 Sep 1885, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 15 Sep 1936, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 17 Sep 1936, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Gaston Glade Bess was born 5 Apr 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 13 Apr 1985; was buried , Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida.
    2. Minah Belle "Minie" Bess was born 20 Oct 1907, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 12 Dec 1992, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Madie Lurine Bess was born 17 Dec 1909, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Oct 1992, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Emma Lucille "Lucille" Bess was born 23 Mar 1912, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Jul 1990.
    5. John David Truman "Red" Bess was born 17 Sep 1914, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 16 May 1990, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Robert Ferman Bess was born 26 Jun 1917, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1990, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Vivian Bess
    8. Hughie Denver Bess was born 17 Dec 1922, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Jan 2010, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount Zion Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Ella Mary Bess

    William married Ruby Mildred Johnson 1 Feb 1941, Alabama; divorced 17 Mar 1965, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Ruby (daughter of Robert Ernest Johnson and Ella Mae Ferrell) was born 13 Sep 1926, Cannon County, Tennessee; died 28 Feb 2016, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. William Joseph "Willy" Bess
    2. Walter Larry "Larry" Bess
    3. Mildred Magdalene Bess
    4. Jewell Moses "Moses" Bess
    5. Clementine Bess
    6. John Abraham Bess
    7. Charles John Daniel "Dan" Bess

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Henry "Wild Bill" BessWilliam Henry "Wild Bill" Bess was born 4 Jun 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Henry J(ohn) Bess and Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook); died 5 Aug 1937, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried , Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

    William married Aretta "Eda" George 9 Jan 1881, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Aretta (daughter of James "Jim" George and Mary "Polly" Dunn) was born 1848, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died Aft 1910, (Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Aretta "Eda" George was born 1848, (Wilson County) Tennessee (daughter of James "Jim" George and Mary "Polly" Dunn); died Aft 1910, (Tennessee).
    Children:
    1. Mary E. Bess was born 1881, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    2. 1. William John "John" Bess was born 11 Oct 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Dec 1966, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary D. Bess was born 1884, Tennessee.
    4. Delila Bess was born 1886, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Lollie Bess was born 1890, Tennessee.
    6. Aretta B. Bess was born 1890, Tennessee.
    7. Marrey Mannie Bess was born 5 Jan 1893, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Dec 1941, DeRossett, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried 16 Dec 1941, Smith Chapel Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cumberland County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry J(ohn) Bess was born 22 Sep 1824, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0Mar 1920, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried , Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Henry married Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook 5 Sep 1856, Wilson County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Robinson Crook and Delia Etheridge) was born 12 Oct 1829, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died 27 Sep 1894, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried , Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook was born 12 Oct 1829, (Wilson County) Tennessee (daughter of Robinson Crook and Delia Etheridge); died 27 Sep 1894, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried , Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess was born 4 Jun 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 5 Aug 1937, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried , Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
    2. Luster Bess
    3. FNU Bess

  3. 6.  James "Jim" George was born 1806, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died Aft 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    James married Mary "Polly" Dunn. Mary (daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth Bradley) was born 10 Mar 1806, Wilson County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried , George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary "Polly" Dunn was born 10 Mar 1806, Wilson County, Tennessee (daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth Bradley); died 20 Mar 1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried , George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Rebecca George was born 1836, (Wilson County) Tennessee.
    2. Kezziah George was born 0___ 1838, (Wilson County) Tennessee.
    3. Henry George was born 1840, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1928, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    4. James George was born 0___ 1840, (Wilson County) Tennessee.
    5. William H H George was born 0___ 1842, (Wilson County) Tennessee.
    6. 3. Aretta "Eda" George was born 1848, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died Aft 1910, (Tennessee).


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Robinson Crook was born 1801, Virginia (son of James Crook and Frances Robinson); died Bef 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Robinson married Delia Etheridge 5 Apr 1820, Wilson County, Tennessee. Delia was born 1805, Tennessee; died 1900, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Delia Etheridge was born 1805, Tennessee; died 1900, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook was born 12 Oct 1829, (Wilson County) Tennessee; died 27 Sep 1894, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried , Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Matthew Crook was born 1831, Tennessee.
    3. Tilman Crook was born 1840, Tennessee; died 1911.
    4. William Crook was born 1842, Tennessee.
    5. Washington Crook was born 1844, Tennessee; died 18 Mar 1922.
    6. Elender Crook was born 1846, Tennessee.
    7. Jeremiah Crook was born 1848, Tennessee.

  3. 14.  William Dunn was born 1790, (Virginia); died 1850, Wilson County, Tennessee.

    William married Elizabeth Bradley 11 Dec 1810, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born 1795, (Cumberland County) Virginia; died 1870, Wilson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Elizabeth Bradley was born 1795, (Cumberland County) Virginia; died 1870, Wilson County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary "Polly" Dunn was born 10 Mar 1806, Wilson County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried , George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. William Dunn was born 1810; died 1880.
    3. Thomas B. Dunn was born 1811; died 1900.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  James Crook was born 1760-1770 (son of George Crook and Sally Ethridge); died Bef 1850.

    James married Frances Robinson 24 Dec 1793, Brunswick County, Virginia. Frances was born 1770-1780, Virginia; died Aft 1850. [Group Sheet]


  2. 21.  Frances Robinson was born 1770-1780, Virginia; died Aft 1850.
    Children:
    1. 10. Robinson Crook was born 1801, Virginia; died Bef 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. John Crook


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  George Crook

    George married Sally Ethridge. [Group Sheet]


  2. 41.  Sally Ethridge
    Children:
    1. 20. James Crook was born 1760-1770; died Bef 1850.