William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess

William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess

Male 1858 -

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  • Name William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess 
    Born 0___ 1858  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 0___ 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 0___ 1880  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 0___ 1930  (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Also Known As William Henry Bess  [7
    Census Name W. H. Bess  [7, 10
    Person ID I31583  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Henry J(ohn) Bess,   b. 22 Sep 1824, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 97 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook,   b. 12 Oct 1829, (DeKalb 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 (~ 1850)  (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F11472  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Delaney Edge,   b. 0___ 1855, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1876  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • by A. B. Cheatham, JP
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1910  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1920  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Ellen Bess,   b. 0___ 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James H(enry) Bess,   b. 0___ 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 May 2017 
    Family ID F11473  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Aretta "Eda" George,   b. 0___ 1853, (Wilson County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jan 1881  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • by P. C. Bluhm, JP
    Children 
     1. William John "John" Bess,   b. 11 Oct 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1966, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Delila Bess,   b. 0___ 1886, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marrey Mannie Bess,   b. 0___ 1892, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1941, DeRossett, Cumberland County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Lollie Bess,   b. 0___ 1890, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 May 2017 
    Family ID F11475  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Julia LNU,   b. 0___ 1896, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [7, 14
    Last Modified 26 May 2017 
    Family ID F12271  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1858 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1870 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1876 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1880 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1880 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1881 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1910 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1920 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1930 - (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Wild Bill' Bess (1858-
    "Wild Bill" Bess (1858-
    Photo provided by his grandson, Dan Bess

  • Notes 
    • Enumerated as a "widower" in his father's household during the 1880 DeKalb census...DAH [15]
    • Enumerated in his household during the 1920 DeKalb Co. census is

      Daniel Crook, b. 1904, grandson. [16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S44606] United States Census, 1880 for Henry Bess.

    2. [S48402] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNP2-BSZ.

    3. [S51085] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD85-VX7 : accessed.

    4. [S45906] Mike & Christine Bess Cornett | 30 Sep 2012 | homeinspect@blomand.net.

    5. [S8576] "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD85-VX7 : acc.

    6. [S8577] "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD79-5ZG : acc.

    7. [S8578] "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNP2-BSZ : acc.

    8. [S48403] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD79-5ZG.

    9. [S48405] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SPQ5-JP9.

    10. [S44607] United States Census, 1920 for W H Bess.

    11. [S44606] United States Census, 1880 for Henry Bess, 82.

    12. [S51086] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD79-5ZG : accessed.

    13. [S36386] "Marriages Recorded In DeKalb County Tennessee 1848-1900",by Jorene Washer, 108.

    14. [S45931] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNP2-BSW.

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

    16. [S45908] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNP2-BS7.