John Bess

Male 1815 - 1876  (60 years)


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  • Name John Bess 
    Born 14 Mar 1815  (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [3
    Military CSA Veteran  [2
    Died 21 Feb 1876  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Centerhill Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I17666  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 

    Father John Bess,   b. Abt 1783, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lucinda LNU,   b. (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1820  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F8839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elenza Grundy "Linsey" Hill,   b. 1 Feb 1822, (Warren County)Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1901, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Euphrenia Bess,   b. 0___ 1838, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cora Jane Bess,   b. 8 Dec 1839, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1907, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. William Carroll Bess,   b. 10 Feb 1842, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1894  (Age 52 years)
     4. Sarah Isabelle Bess,   b. ~ 1844, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Israel Putnam Bess,   b. 29 Mar 1844, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1910, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Louisa Bess,   b. 29 Dec 1846, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1893, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     7. Nancy Louvica "Louvica" Bess,   b. 19 May 1849, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1937, Fountain, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Mary Ann "Polly" Bess,   b. 19 Apr 1851, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1923, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Bess,   b. 7 May 1852, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1916, Medical Springs, Union County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     10. Chatham C. Bess,   b. 11 Jul 1856, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1931, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. Minerva Bess,   b. 0___ 1859, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1932  (Age ~ 73 years)
     12. Catherine Jane Bess,   b. 27 May 1859, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1932  (Age 72 years)
     13. Carry Bess,   b. 26 Mar 1862, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1896, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     14. Arwood Bess,   b. 2 Apr 1867, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1897, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1815 - (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1876 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Centerhill Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Warren County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Mar. 14, 1815
      South Carolina, USA
      Death: Feb. 27, 1876
      Warren County
      Tennessee, USA

      Died at age 60. John was a Private with Company H Tennessee 16 Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War 1861-1865. Side served: Confederacy. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

      Married Ellenza Grundy Hill. Their children:
      Euphemia Ann Bess Rhea (1837-). Married Archibald Rhea on November 21, 1854 in Warren County, Tennessee.
      William Carroll Bess (1842-). Married Caroline Webb on May 20, 1860 in Warren County, Tennessee.
      Israel P. Bess (1844-1910). Died at age 66. Memorial #81967585.
      Sarah Bess (1845-).
      Louisa Bess (1846-).
      Lovica Bess Christian (1849-1937). Died at age 88. See link below.
      Mary Ann 'Polly' Bess Barnes (1851-1923). Died at age 71. See link below.
      Andrew Jackson Bess (1852-1916). Died at age 63. Memorial #15958596.
      Chatam Bess (1856-1931). Died at age 75. See link below.
      Minerva Catherine Bess Barnes (1859-1932). Died at age 72. See link below.
      Cary Bess Curtis (1862-1897). Died at age 35. See link below.
      Arwood Bess (1867-1897). Died at age 30. See link below.

      1870 United States Federal Census shows John living in District 6, Warren, Tennessee. John was 55 years old and living with Lenzy Bess, age 45.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Ellenza Grundy Hill Bess (1822 - 1904)*

      Children:
      Louisa Bess McGee (1846 - 1893)*
      Lovica Bess Christian (1849 - 1937)*
      Mary Ann Bess Barnes (1851 - 1923)*
      Chatam Bess (1856 - 1931)*
      Minerva Bess Barnes (1859 - 1932)*
      Cary Bess Curtis (1862 - 1896)*
      Arwood Bess (1867 - 1897)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Centerhill Cemetery
      Warren County
      Tennessee, USA

      Maintained by: Sherry Goolsby, Genealog...
      Originally Created by: Joe Blanton
      Record added: Dec 14, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 81967589

      end of profile [2]
    • 16 Sep 2007

      Posted By: John R. Cox
      Email:
      Subject: Re: John Bess and Lucinda ?/Researching
      Post Date: January 20, 2003 at 16:57:41
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/messages/384.html
      Forum: Bess Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/

      I am descended from John Bess and Elenza Grundy Hill through their daughter, Nancy Lovica. Following is family info for interested parties.

      Descendants of John Bess

      1 John Bess b: March 14, 1815 in South Carolina d: Feb. 21, 1876 in Warren Co., TN
      +Elenza Grundy Hill b: Feb. 01, 1822 in TN d: Nov. 01, 1901 in Warren Co., TN

      2 Euphenia Bess b: 1838 in TN

      2 Cora Jane Bess b: Dec. 08, 1839 in TN d: July 22, 1907 in Warren Co., TN
      +Andrew Jackson Barnes b: Feb. 16, 1835 m: Feb. 21, 1856 in Warren Co., TN d: May 31, 1910 in Warren Co., TN

      2 William C. Bess b: 1842 in TN
      +Caroline Webb b: 1840 in TN m: May 19, 1860 in Warren Co., TN

      2 Israel Putnam Bess b: March 29, 1844 in TN d: October 01, 1910 in Warren Co., TN
      +Balzora W. Dearing b: June 10, 1840 m: Jan. 02, 1869 in Warren Co., TN d: Feb. 08, 1892 in Warren Co., TN
      *2nd Wife of Israel Putnam Bess:
      +Maria Elizabeth Robertson m: Nov. 21, 1892

      2 Sarah Isabel Bess b: 1845

      2 Louisa Bess b: Dec. 29, 1846 in TN d: May 28, 1893 in Warren Co., TN
      +Archibald C. McGee b: 1842 in TN m: Sept. 27, 1864 in Warren Co., TN

      2 Nancy Lovica Bess b: May 19, 1849 in Warren Co., TN d: May 12, 1937 in Fountain, El Paso Co., Colorado
      +William Britton Christian b: May 18, 1839 in Warren Co., TN m: June 28, 1869 in Warren Co., TN d: Feb. 22, 1917 in Fountain, El Paso Co., Colorado

      2 Mary Ann "Polly" Bess b: April 19, 1851 in TN d: Jan. 17, 1923 in Warren Co., TN
      +Isaac Barnes b: Aug. 12, 1829 in TN m: May 09, 1880 d: June 10, 1915 in Warren Co., TN

      2 Andrew John "Jack" Bess b: 1853 in TN d: Jan. 10, 1916 in Medical Springs, Union Co., Oregon
      +Angie D. ??? b: 1856 in TN

      2 Chatham C. Bess b: July 11, 1856 in TN d: October 26, 1932 in Warren Co., TN
      +Rosia Hobbs b: October 09, 1861 in TN d: Dec. 08, 1930 in Warren Co., TN

      2 Catherine Jane Bess b: May 27, 1859 in TN d: April 18, 1932
      +Campbell Barnes b: June 13, 1852 in TN m: 1876 d: May 18, 1926 in Pueblo, Colorado

      2 Arwood Bess b: April 02, 1867 in TN d: Dec. 14, 1897 in Warren Co., TN
      +Alice Grove b: May 21, 1851 in TN m: Jan. 15, 1889 d: April 02, 1890 in Warren Co., TN
      *2nd Wife of Arwood Bess:
      +Temperence Ann Bouldin b: March 07, 1870 m: Nov. 08, 1896 d: May 09, 1899 in Warren Co., TN

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  • Sources 
    1. [S23190] Thomas Jefferson Barnes, 1883-1956, noted Warren County Historian; (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S11334] "PVT John Bess", Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81967589, retrieved, recorded & uploade.

    3. [S23] 1850 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed from a microfilm copy of the original, p. 73 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S315] Thomas Jefferson Barnes, 1883-1956, noted Warren County Historian.

    5. [S83] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 2 - Annotated, Cemeteries G-L" by, p. 156 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4269] "The Warren County Story",by Eugene M. Wiseman,copyright 1995., p. 230.

    7. [S11333] David Spivey, a BESS registry & commentary, http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/messages/217.html, retrieved, recorded &.

    8. [S45914] John R. Cox | 20 Jan 2003 | http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/messages/384.html.