John Bess

Male Abt 1783 -


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  • Name John Bess 
    Alt Birth 0___ 1780  [1
    Born Abt 1783  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Issie John Bess  [1
    Also Known As John Bass  [4
    Person ID I24998  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Family 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  [2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1820  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Basil Bess,   b. 0___ 1804, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1881, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. 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)
     3. John Bess,   b. 14 Mar 1815, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1876, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Rose Ann Bess,   b. 0___ 1815, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1851, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     5. Wiley R. Bess,   b. 14 Mar 1817, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1883, Montague County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F8839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1783 - Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1820 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Posted By: Dave Spivey
      Email:
      Subject: Re: John Bess and Lucinda ?/Researching
      Post Date: November 12, 2000 at 18:07:09
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/messages/217.html
      Forum: Bess Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bess/

      Gary, Liz and I have already connected elsewhere. Wiley R. Bess and Susannah Killian are my GGGrandparents on my mothers side. I wanted to put this on in case you hadn't seen it. This is from a book called the Warren County Story by Eugene M. Wisemann.

      The Warren County Story

      Warren County Tennessee. Clayton Library, Houston Texas. Gen 976.8 W814 Warre Tenn Page 230

      Bess Family

      John Bess was born between 1780 and 1790 and lived in Spartansburg, South Carolina by 1800. He married Lucinda____, and had 5 known children, the first 4 born in South Carolina, then to Tennessee between 1815 and 1820, and listed in the Warren County Census as John Bass, and in the same census his older son is listed as Bazel Bass. His children were:

      (1) Basil (Bazel) Bess, born 1804-06, SC married Polly (Mary) Johnson, born 1787 SC and had a son John born 1834 in Tennessee.

      (2) Eli Bess, born abt 1813, married Lear (Lehar/Leah) Florence Killian(m), who was born abt 1816 in North Carolina, daughter of Daniel Killian and sister of Ambrose Killian., they had 16 children: Mary 1833, Nancy 1836, Alias/Alvin/Alice 1843, Wiley 1845; Sarah J 1847; Martha 1849; Lucas 1850; Medley Caroline 1851; Cara (Cora) 1853; Ephenia 1854; Rufus Dock 1856; Andrew Jackson 1857; Cora 1859;

      (3) John Bess, born 1815, married Elenza Grundy Hill, born 1822 in Tennessee, daughter of Polly Johnson: 13 children were born of this couple: Euphemia 1837; Cora J. 1839; William Carroll 1846; Israel P (Isabel) 1844; Sarah 1846; Louisa 1846; Louvisa 1849; Mary Ann ‘Polly’ 1851; Andrew Jackson 1853; Chatham 1856; Catherine 1859; Carrie (Cora) 1862, Arwood 1867.

      (4) Rose Anna Bess born 1815, S.C.married John L. Roberts, born 1812, S.C. son of Issac Roberts and had 5 children: Malinda J 1839; Wiley Grundy 1841; Dialtha (Dialfa) 1844; Asaline (Azille) 1844; John Wiley 1846; Isaac Washington 1847.

      (5) Wiley (Wylie) R. Bess, born abt 1820 in Tennessee, married Susanna or Susan ---born 1827, Tennessee, and had 12 children, the first 3 born in Tennessee, the last born in Arkansas. Isabell 1846; Bravanna 1847; Lucinda J. 1849; Cora 1853; Betty 1856; Dethia 1857; Isaac 1858; Hobson (Lawson) 1860; Martha/Mary 1862; Jefferson 1864; Josephine 1867; William C 1869.

      Civil War Info Page 309.
      Company ‘H’ 16 Regiment. Included men from both Warren and Grundy Counties
      4th Sargent R.B.Bess
      Privates. John Bess, Wilen Bess, Russell Bess, Alius Bess. Russell Bess killed in service.

      end of registry

      [4]
    • Bess Family Surname DNA Project - Results... http://www.familytreedna.com/public/bess/default.aspx?section=results

      end of comment [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11342] "Issie John Bess", Profile, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilyS.

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

    3. [S46121] http://www.familytreedna.com/public/bess/default.aspx?section=results.

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