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From: "Mary Knight" <>
Subject: Re: [TNSMITH] amanda thomas
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:46:43 -0500


> From: <>
> Date: 9/26/2007 5:10:54 AM
> Subject: [TNSMITH] amanda thomas
> i have 3 spouses for her ,they are peter a hesson 1838-1927,clayton
hesson 1846-1928,john nelson hesson 1812-1872 is this correct.

No its not correct.
Amanda Thomas was only married once to Peter Aaron Hesson.
Peter Aaron's brother Clayton Hesson's wife was Martha Frances Thomas 1845
-1916. I have not placed her parents. Amanda had a sister Martha b. ca 1855
according to census info. 10 years after the birth year given for Martha F.
Hesson (wife of Clayton) in cemetery Records? This could possibly be
Amanda's sister but if so the age is off somewhere?
John Nelson Hesson's wife was Nancy A. Kemp and they were the parents of
Peter Aaron Hesson and Clayton Hesson.

Below is what I have for John Nelson Hessen & Nancy Kemp's Children. I
still have some questions about James B. "Jim" Hesson's children.
James B. Hesson is listed as widowed in 1900 Smith Co. living with his
parents. (see notes below)
He married Viola F. Jenkins in 1893. I have Violas death as February 21,
1899.
It doesnt look like James B. Hesson married Ada Moore until after 1900.
So who was the mother of Annie Mai Hesson born March 15, 1889 d. October
05, 1999. Viola Jenkins or Ada Moore. Looks like Annie would have been
born out of wedlock with either of these wives. Was James Hesson married 3
times? And where was Annie Mai Hesson in 1900 census?

Mary

Descendants of John Nelson Hesson


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN NELSON3 HESSON (ANDREW2, ARTHUR1) was born December 03, 1812 in
Tennessee, and died December 02, 1872 in Smith County, Tennessee. He
married NANCY A. KEMP Abt. 1834 in Probably Smith County, Tennessee,
daughter of SOLOMON KEMP and JUDA LANGFORD. She was born Bet. 1813 - 1815
in Tennessee, and died May 19, 1898 in Smith County, Tennessee.

Notes for JOHN NELSON HESSON:
1830 Smith Co. TN
Hessian John
1 male 30-40 (1790-1800)
1 female 5-10 (1820-1825)
1 female 30-40 (1790-1800)

Not sure if the above is John son of Andrew Hesson or John Brother of
Andrew Hesson?

1840 Smith Co. TN
Hessian John
1 male 0-5 (1835-1840)
1 male 20-30 (1810-1820)
1 male 60-70 (1770-1780) (Could this be Soloman Kemp?)
1 female 5-10 (1825-1830)
1 female 20-30 (1810-1820)
1 female 60-70 (1770-1780) (Could this be Juda Lankford or Hannah Unknown?)

1850 Smith Co. Census TN
Hesson John 37 b. TN (ca 1813)
Hesson Nancy 35 b. TN (Ca 1815) (Kemp)
Hesson Judy 15 b. TN (ca 1835)
Hesson Peter A. 11 b, TN (ca 1839)
Hesson Nancy A. 9 b. TN (ca 1841)
Hesson Leighton 6 b. TN (ca 1844)
Hesson Clayton 4 b. TN (ca 1846)
Hesson Andrew 72 b. NC shoemaker (father of John Hesson)
Hesson Peyton 1 b. TN (Ca 1849)

1860 Smith Co. TN
Hesson John W. 47 b. TN farmer
Hesson Nancy A. 19 b. TN
Hesson James S. 16 b. TN ( This may be Leighton (James Leighton?)
Hesson Clayton 14 b. TN
Hesson Richard 6 b. TN (Is this Rachel?)

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1860/0315b.gif
1860 census says Richard 6 year old male. Where is he in 1870 and where is
Rachel in 1860?

Wife Nancy A. Kemp was still living in 1860 but not listed in the census.
Was she missed in 1860? The Nancy A. listed is there daughter, she didnt
marry Allen Ballard until Oct. 1970.


1870 Smith Cdpg 73B
Hesson John 57 b. TN Farmer
Hesson Nancy 51 b. TN Housekeeper
Hesson Nancy A. 30 b. TN Weaving
Hesson Rachel 17 b. TN no occupation
Hesson John A. 9 b. TN at home
Hesson Clayton 21 b. TN farm labor
Hesson Martha 21 b. TN Weaving (Martha Thomas)

Cal's column, May 17, 1951
"John Hesson was killed one night many years ago on the Mima Gregory Hill
as he went home from Lafayette. We believe it was a First Monday when the
fatal accident occurred. He had remained rather late in Lafayette and on
his way home, which was on Paytons Creek, he rode under a stooping tree
and suffered fatal injuries, perhaps his neck having been broken by his
impact against the tree, which was located about seven miles east of
Lafayette and near the top of the Mama Gregory Hill. John had a son, Peter
Hesson, and maybe other children; but this is all we have on his offspring."

1880
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Nancy HERSON Self W Female W 60 TN Housekeeping NC NC
John A. HERSON Other S Male W 19 TN Farming TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 37A

Cemtery Records online have John listed as T. N. Hesson. I believe it has
been transcribed wrong?
HESSON, Nancy 19 May 1898 age abt 85
HESSON, T. N. 3 Dec 1812 - 2 Dec 1872



Children of JOHN HESSON and NANCY KEMP are:
i.JUDITH4 HESSON, b. Abt. 1835, Smith County, Tennessee; m. JOHN H.
SUTTON, May 18, 1853, Smith County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1832, Tennessee.

Notes for JOHN H. SUTTON:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnsmith/census/1860/315A.HTM
16 520 520 Sutton John 32 M Farmer
300 Tennessee
17 520 520 Sutton Juda 24 F
Tennessee
18 520 520 Sutton Wm 5 M
Tennessee
19 520 520 Sutton Nancy S. 4 F
Tennessee
20 520 520 Sutton John H. 3 M
Tennessee
21 520 520 Sutton Lucy 1 F
Tennessee


1870 Smith Co. TN
Sutton John 38 farmer 2,500 550 b. TN
Sutton Juda 37 b. TN
Sutton Nancy S. 16 b. TN
Sutton John H. 13 b. TN (listed as female)
Sutton Lucy 10 b. TN
Sutton Malveney 8 b. TN
Sutton George 6 b. TN
Sutton Ruffus 5 b. TN
Sutton Cleery S. 1 b. TN female

Is this John Sutton's family in 1880 census of Jackson Co. IL? I think so
but not sure.

1880
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
J. H SUTTON Self M Male W 47 TN Farmer NC VA
Julia SUTTON Wife M Female W 46 TN Keeping House TN TN
Nancy SUTTON Dau S Female W 24 TN At Home TN TN
A. C. SUTTON Dau S Female W 17 TN At Home TN TN
G. L. SUTTON Son S Male W 15 TN At School TN TN
R. C. SUTTON Son S Male W 13 TN At School TN TN
C. N. SUTTON Son S Male W 11 TN At School TN TN
Z. F. SUTTON Son S Male W 9 TN At School TN TN
H. B. SUTTON Son S Male W 5 TN At Home TN TN
J. H. SUTTON Son S Male W 23 TN Laborer- Farm TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place Somerset, Jackson, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254214
NA Film Number T9-0214
Page Number 66A


ii.PETER AARON HESSON, b. August 31, 1838, Tennessee; d. December 27,
1927, Smith County, Tennessee; m. AMANDA THOMAS, Bef. 1863; b. February 21,
1835, Tennessee; d. May 07, 1916, Smith County, Tennessee.

Notes for PETER AARON HESSON:
1870 Smith co. CD pg 67A
Hessen Peter 30 b. TN
Hessen Amanda 32 b. TN
Hessen Martha 8 b. TN
Hessen Henry 6 b. TN
Hessen Margaret 4 b. TN
Hessen Clayton 2 b. TN

1880 Smith
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Peter A. HERSON Self M Male W 41 TN Farmer TN TN
Amanda HERSON Wife M Female W 44 TN Housekeeping TN TN
Martha F. HERSON Dau S Female W 17 TN At Home TN TN
Henry C. HERSON Son S Male W 14 TN Farm Hand TN TN
Margaret HERSON Dau S Female W 12 TN TN TN
Clayton HERSON Son S Male W 10 TN TN TN
James B. HERSON Son S Male W 8 TN TN TN
Jesse P. HERSON Son S Male W 8 TN TN TN
Juda B. HERSON Dau S Female W 4 TN TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 36D


http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1900/095-02b.gif
Hesson Peter 61 b. Aug 1838 mar 41yrs
Hesson Amanda wife 64 b. Feb 1836 mar 41yrs 11 children 7 (or 9?) living
Hesson James B. son 29 b. Jan 1871 wd
Hesson Jesse P. son 29 b. Jan 1871 single
Hesson Juda B. daughter 23 b. Sep? 1896 single

James B. Hesson is listed as widowed here in 1900.
He married Viola F. Jenkins 1893. I have Violas death as February 21,
1899.
It doesnt look like James B. Hesson married Ada Moore until after 1900.
So who was the mother of Annie Mai Hesson born March 15, 1889. Viola
Jenkins or Ada Moore. Looks like Annie would have been born out of wedlock
with either of these wives. Was James Hesson married 3 times?



http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1910/119-04b.gif
Hesson Peter A. 71 1st mar. mar 51 yr
Hesson Mandy A. 75 1st mar 51 yrs 5 children 5 living (Amanda Thomas)

Next house
Hesson Clayton 62 1st mar. mar 43yr
Hesson Martha F.? wife 61 1st mar. mar 43yrs 1child 1living (Martha Thomas)
Hesson John C. 37 son 1st mar. mar 5yr
Hesson Altha B. 24 1st mar. mar 5yr 1child 1living (Altie (Alta) Duke)
Hesson Fred 9/12 grandson

Next house
Hesson Alex 38 1st mar 16yrs (Alexander son of James (Layton) Leighton
Hesson)
Hesson Nettie 34 wife 1st mar 16yrs 4 children 4 living (Nettie Jones)
Hesson Manson (or Marson?) 10? (18?) daug single
Hesson William A. 9 son
Hesson Bessie 6 dau
Hesson Jesse 2 son
Hesson Mary 74 mother

Next house
Hesson Harvey 29 1st mar. mar 17yr (Harvey Allen son of James (Layton)
Leighton Hesson)
Hesson Mary E. 34 1st mar. mar 17yr 3 children 3 living (Mary Etta Jones)
Hesson Bessie 15 dau
Hesson Lessie 15 dau
Hesson Mary A. 13 dau


iii.NANCY ANN "PUSS" HESSON, b. March 12, 1840, Smith County, Tennessee;
d. January 04, 1929, Pleasant Shade, Smith County, Tennessee; m. ALLEN
BALLARD, October 09, 1870, Smith County, Tennessee; b. August 29, 1845,
Smith County, Tennessee; d. February 13, 1913, Pleasant Shade, Smith
County, Tennessee.

Notes for ALLEN BALLARD:
Living with his grandmother Nancy Ballard widow of James Ballard, in 1870
census of Smith co. TN
1870 Smith Co.cdpg 73B
Ballard Nancy 70 b TN housekeeping
Ballard Eliza 35 b. TN weaving
Ballard Allen 24 b. TN farmer ( Allen C. Ballard, Grandson son of James)

1880
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Allen BALLARD Self M Male W 34 TN Farmer TN TN
Nancy A. BALLARD Wife M Female W 40 TN Housekeeping TN
TN
James BALLARD Son S Male W 4 TN TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 37A

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1900/092-07a.gif
Ballard Allen Aug 1845 54 mar 30
Ballard Nancy wife Mar? 1840 60 mar 30 1ch 1liv
Ballard Lisy Aunt Mar 1830? 70y single

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1910/119-01b.gif

iv.JAMES (LAYTON) LEIGHTON HESSON, b. Abt. 1844, Smith County, Tennessee;
m. MARY "POLLY" PATTERSON, Abt. 1863; b. Abt. 1840, Macon County,
Tennessee; d. Aft. 1910.

Notes for JAMES (LAYTON) LEIGHTON HESSON:
1870 Macon Co. TN
Hesson James L. 26 farmer -300 b. TN
Hesson Mary 26 HK b. TN
Hesson William A. 6 b. TN
Hesson Nancy E. 5 b. TN
Hesson Harvey A. 5 mo. b. TN

1880
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James L. HERSON Self M Male W 35 TN Farmer TN TN
Mary HERSON Wife M Female W 40 TN Housekeeping AL TN
William E. HERSON Son S Male W 14 TN At Home TN TN
Nancy E. HERSON Dau S Female W 13 TN At Home TN TN
Harvy A. HERSON Son S Male W 11 TN At Home TN TN
Alaxander HERSON Son S Male W 8 TN TN TN
Rachel J. HERSON Dau S Female W 6 TN TN TN
John HERSON Son S Male W 2 TN TN TN
Thomas HERSON Other S Male W 11M TN TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 37A


v.CLAYTON HESSON, b. October 17, 1846, Smith County, Tennessee; d. May
17, 1928, Smith County, Tennessee; m. MARTHA FRANCES THOMAS, Bef. 1870; b.
March 25, 1845, Smith County, Tennessee; d. September 12, 1916, Smith
County, Tennessee.

Notes for CLAYTON HESSON:
1880 (I think this should be Clayton? LDS transcribed as Laton but the also
got the last name wrong.)
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Laton HERSON Self M Male W 34 TN Farmer TN TN
Martha F. HERSON Wife M Female W 32 TN Housekeeping TN
TN
John C. HERSON Son S Male W 7 TN TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 37A

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1900/095-02b.gif
Hesson Clayton Oct 1846 53 mar 33y
Hesson Martha F. Mar 1848 52 mar 33y 1ch 1liv
Hesson John C. son Dec 1872 27 single

vi.PEYTON HESSON, b. Abt. 1849, Smith County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1850 -
1860, Smith County, Tennessee.
vii.RACHEL HESSON, b. December 01, 1854, Smith County, Tennessee; d.
October 19, 1929, Smith County, Tennessee; m. JOHN H. SMITH, September 03,
1874, Smith County, Tennessee; b. February 04, 1852, Smith County,
Tennessee; d. December 05, 1929, Smith County, Tennessee.

Notes for JOHN H. SMITH:
1880 (living next to his father)
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John H. SMITH Self M Male W 28 TN Farming TN TN
Rachel SMITH Wife M Female W 24 TN Housekeeping TN TN
Elisabeth SMITH Dau S Female W 5 TN TN TN
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Source Information:
Census Place District 6, Smith, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255280
NA Film Number T9-1280
Page Number 37B

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/smith/census/1900/095-03b.gif
1910 Smith Co. cd 115-01b
Smith John H. 58 b. TN mar 36 yrs
Smith Rachel 54 mar 36 yrs 6 children, 3 living

I only have one child (Elizabeth) listed for them. According to 1900 census
Rachel had 6 children and 3 were still living in 1900

viii.JOHN A. HESSON, b. Abt. 1861, Tennessee.





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