Henry J(ohn) Bess

Male 1824 - 1920  (95 years)


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  • Name Henry J(ohn) Bess 
    Born 22 Sep 1824  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1830  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Residence 1880  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9
    Residence 1900  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1920  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 0Mar 1920  Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Alt Death Aft 1920  (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10, 11, 12
    Occupation Farming  [13
    Military Civil War Veteran (Union)  [5, 12, 14
    Buried Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12, 15
    • death date not cited...
    Person ID I31581  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2019 

    Family 1 Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook,   b. 12 Oct 1829, (Wilson County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1894, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1856  Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 16
    Residence (Family) 1860  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess,   b. 4 Jun 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1937, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Luster Bess
     3. FNU Bess
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F11472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha J(ane) Corley,   b. 20 Mar 1836, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1910, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1896  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F11474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1824 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1830 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1856 - Wilson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1860 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1870 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1896 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Mar 1920 - Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - Aft 1920 - (DeKalb County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Sep. 22, 1824
      DeKalb County
      Tennessee, USA
      Death: Mar., 1920
      Liberty
      DeKalb County
      Tennessee, USA

      He was a soldier in Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA.

      Family links:
      Spouses:
      Mary Elizabeth Crook Bess (1829 - 1894)
      Martha J. Corley Bess (1836 - 1910)

      Children:
      William Henry Bess (1858 - 1937)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Dismal Cemetery
      Smithville
      DeKalb County
      Tennessee, USA

      Created by: Paula Via
      Record added: Apr 05, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 67923200

      end of profile [5]
    • David,

      I just found this in my email. Do you have this? Do any of the dates work with what you do have? Thought I'd send it just in case you didn't have it.
      Hope you and Sheila are doing well. Are you going to get to come to Tennessee later in the fall? Hope you can.
      Love you,
      Christine

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: BerBratBessblomandnet
      To: Barbara Baylis ; Christine Cornett ; Kathy Tugman ; homeinspect@blomand.net
      Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:44 PM
      Subject: more info on Henry Bess

      I found an old email from Robert White (RobWhite@dekalb.net ) from 1999. This is what it said:

      I don't find a lot to answer your DeKalb Co. inquiry with, hope someone else can help you more. In the 1860 Census, Henry, age 30, and his wife, Elizabeth, age 25 are living in the northwest part of Dekalb Co. in the Helton Creek area, with their two year old son William. They also have living in their household Delia Crook, a 55 year old widow, and her children, Washington, 18, Ellen, 15 and Jermiah, 12. I do not know if they are any relationship.

      In 1870, Henry, now shown as age 45 and his wife, Elizabeth, 35, are living in the Dry Creek area (4th district). This area is south of the present towns of Dowelltown and Liberty. It lies in the central western part of the county. Their son William is now 12 years old.

      In 1880, Henry now 54, and Elizabeth, now 45, are still on Dry Creek and son, William is 22 year old widower. There is an erasure after his name on the census records (for what I do not know). He has two children, Ellen age 3 and James H. age 1.

      Henry is the only Bess listed in these three census. In 1850 there is a Finus Bess, age 21 at Blue Springs in the southern part of the county. There is a Phinies Bess age 21, Henry J. Bess, age 17 and Eliabeth Bess, age 16 and Caroline Bess, age 12 all living with John Bayne (Bain) at Belk in the southern part of the county. There is a William Bess age 31 with wife Mary, age 25 and a daughter Sarah age 11 months living in the northeast part of the county at Sligo on the Caney Fork River. They have living with them, Nancy Willis, age 65. I do not know if she is a relative.

      Henry J. Bess is buried in the Dismal Cemetery about 2 miles north of Dowelltown. His tombstone has a birth date of Sept. 22, 1824 but no death date. Buried beside him is Mary E. Bess born Oct. 12, 1829 and died Sept. 27, 1894. These may be for your Henry and Elizabeth. In the same cemetery there is a Martha, wife of Henry Bess, born March 20, 1836, died March 15, 1910. Amazingly, these seem to be the only Bess tombstones in Dekalb Co.

      My great grandfather, James Harrison White, was 1st Lieutenant of the (?) F, 4th Tenn. Mtd. Infantry. The U.S. mounted infantry groups that were raised here in Dekalb Co. mostly were raised for the purpose of overcoming the confederate guerilla bands operating in the area (which it did.)

      I could kick myself since I did not have this info with MY BOOK I keep info in!!!!

      end of comment [15]
    • He was a Union Soldier in Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA. ... ... http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/rosters/minf/minf4/coe1.html

      Bad Luck - I have the 1860 DeKalb Co. Census, however, I am missing page 145 where Henry is enumerated...DAH
      More Bad Luck - 1870 DeKalb census, "Bess" cited on page 56, however, there is no listing for "Bess" on page 56...DAH

      end of report [12, 19]
    • Both parents born in Tennessee...

      end of message [1, 2]
    • Name: Henry Bess
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1880
      Event Place: District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
      District: ED 28
      Gender: Male
      Age: 54
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race (Original): W
      Occupation: Farmer
      Relationship to Head of Household: Self
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1826
      Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Note:
      Sheet Letter: A
      Sheet Number: 149
      Sheet Number and Letter: 149A
      Household ID: 13186628
      Person Number: 0
      Volume: 1
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T9
      Affiliate Film Number: 1252
      GS Film Number: 1255252
      Digital Folder Number: 005162355
      Image Number: 00303


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Henry Bess Self M 54 Tennessee, United States
      Elizabeth Bess Wife F 45 Tennessee, United States
      William Bess Son M 22 Tennessee, United States
      Ellen Bess Granddaughter F 3 Tennessee, United States
      James H Bess Grandson M 1 Tennessee, United States



      Citing this Record:
      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD79-5ZG : 15 July 2017), Henry Bess, District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 28, sheet 149A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1252; FHL microfilm 1,255,252.

      end of census record [9]
    • Name: Henry Bess
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1860
      Event Place: 11th District, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 30
      Race: White
      Race: [Blank]
      Occupation:
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1830
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Page: 175
      Household ID: 1228
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: M653
      Affiliate Film Number: 1247
      GS Film Number: 805247
      Digital Folder Number: 005171426
      Image Number: 00341


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Henry Bess M 30 Tennessee
      Elizabeth Bess F 25 Tennessee
      William Bess M 2 Tennessee
      Delia Crook F 55 Tennessee
      Washington Crook M 18 Tennessee
      Ellen Crook F 15 Tennessee
      Jeremiah Crook M 12 Tennessee

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TH-V88 : 12 December 2017), Jeremiah Crook in entry for Henry Bess, 1860.

      end of this census record [7]

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    6. [S13463] William Henry Bess, Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87139123/william-henry-bess, abstracted by Dav.

    7. [S13466] Henry Bess, United States Census, 1860, Citing this Record.

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    19. [S30] David A. Hennessee, HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler, 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401, 561.832.6612, info@c.