John Bess

Male 1840 - 1893  (53 years)


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  • Name John Bess 
    Born 8 May 1840  (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [3
    Military CSA Veteran  [4
    Died 5 Aug 1893  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Centerhill Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I18720  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Eli Bess,   b. 0___ 1815, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Leah Florence Killian,   b. 0___ 1816, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 0___ 1833  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F11362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Temperance Ann "Tempie" Williams,   b. 5 Jun 1848, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1933, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1867  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Bess,   b. 1 May 1868, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1956, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Laura Jane Bess,   b. 3 Dec 1873, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1947, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Suella Bess,   b. 9 Jun 1878, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1974  (Age 96 years)
     4. Margrett Leear Bess,   b. 0___ 1881, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1959, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. Grover Cleveland "Cleveland" Bess,   b. 7 Sep 1884, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1964, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F6543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1840 - (Warren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Aug 1867 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1893 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Centerhill Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: May 8, 1840
      Death: Aug. 5, 1893

      Bess, John Pvt.
      "H" Co. TN 16th Infantry

      Enlisted 5/18/61. Still on muster rolls as of 4/64.
      b. 5/8/1840
      d. 8/5/1893.
      Son of Eli and Lear Killian Bess.
      Husband of Tempiean Williams, 6/5/1848 - 12/5/1933.
      Married 8/9/1867.



      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Tempiean Williams Bess (1848 - 1933)*

      Children:
      Mary Bess Brown (1868 - 1956)*
      Laura Jane Bess Taylor (1873 - 1947)*
      Suella Bess Taylor (1878 - 1974)*
      Margrett Leear Bess Taylor (1881 - 1959)*
      Grover Cleveland Bess (1884 - 1964)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Centerhill Cemetery
      Warren County
      Tennessee, USA

      Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
      Originally Created by: Bev
      Record added: Mar 20, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 18535418 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S24670] 1880 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed by Robert A. C. Hillis, Jr., 1988., p. 139 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S11346] "Pvt John Bess (1840-1893)", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bess&GSfn=john&GSb.

    3. [S123] 1880 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed by Robert A. C. Hillis, Jr., 1988., p. 139 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S45923] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bess&GSiman=1&GScid=1971671&GRid=18535418&.

    5. [S83] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 2 - Annotated, Cemeteries G-L" by, p. 164 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S44484] United States Census, 1850 for Eli Bess (HH) in.

    7. [S45937] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SRJF-3WM.

    8. [S1655] "Warren County,Tennessee Marriage Records:1852-1900", compiled & printed by Fred Clark,RR 1 Box 9-B, Ridge Road, Quebeck, p. 11 (Reliability: 3).