Samantha Bess

Female 1856 - 1913  (~ 56 years)

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  1. 1.  Samantha Bess was born 0Jul 1856, (Warren County) Tennessee (daughter of Thomas "Tom" Bess and Mary "Polly" Ellis); died 17 May 1913; was buried , Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.


    Birth: Jul., 1856
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: May 17, 1913
    Davidson County
    Tennessee, USA

    Daughter of Thomas Bess and Mary Pollie Ellis, Samantha married Frank P. Arnett July 5, 1873 at Rutherford, Tennessee. Frank died in 1884 (place of burial unknown).

    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Davidson County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Mitzi Fay
    Record added: Dec 22, 2015
    Find A Grave Memorial# 156284549

    Samantha married Frank Arnett 5 Jul 1873, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Frank died 0___ 1884. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas "Tom" Bess was born 0___ 1825, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1830, (Warren County) Tennessee


    Proposed Change: Thomas "Tom" Bess (I33483)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family

    Description: Thomas Bess' first wife was Mary Polly Ellis. They had three children - the two you have listed (Nancy and William) and also a daughter Samantha (1856-1913) who is my 2x great grandmother. Samantha married Frank Arnett. You can see all of this in my public family tree called "Arnett Family of Nashville."

    His second wife was Frances "Franky" Webb Mullican (widow of Allen Mullican). Thomas and Franky married in 1859 and had three children:

    John Buckner Bess (1862-1880)
    Mary Bess (1865-1909)
    Henry Jackson Bess (1870-1951)

    Franky also had children from her first marriage: Thomas Mullican and Parlee Mullican.

    I would very much like to figure out who Thomas Bess' father was but so far, no luck.

    Lori Tigert

    Thomas married Mary "Polly" Ellis. Mary was born 0___ 1826, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Mary "Polly" Ellis was born 0___ 1826, Tennessee.


    Look at the number of children ...

    Name: Thomas Bess
    Titles and Terms:
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1860
    Event Place: Warren, Tennessee, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 13
    Race: White
    Race (Original): [Blank]
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Page: 97
    Household ID: 715
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M653
    Affiliate Film Number: 1274
    GS Film Number: 805274
    Digital Folder Number: 005171452
    Image Number: 00101

    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Tom Bess M 30 Tennessee
    Franky Bess F 30 Tennessee
    Thomas Bess M 13 Tennessee
    Mary Bess F 12 Tennessee
    Edy Bess F 10 Tennessee
    James Bess M 9 Tennessee
    Elizabeth Bess F 7 Tennessee
    Nancy Bess F 5 Tennessee
    Sarah Bess F 3 Tennessee

    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Thomas Bess in entry for Tom Bess, 1860.

    John Ellis witnessed the last will & testament of Jesse Webb, Sr. (1760-1835), view the record at There could be a kinship between Mary & John Ellis...DAH

    1. Nancy E. Bess was born 0___ 1846, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. William M. Bess was born 1848-1849, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 May 1935, Joelton, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried 27 May 1935, Oakland Church Cemetery, Joelton, Davidson County, Tennessee.
    3. 1. Samantha Bess was born 0Jul 1856, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 17 May 1913; was buried , Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.