The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Rufus Alexander Bess & Jenetta Myers




Husband Rufus Alexander Bess

       Born: 9 Sep 1913 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 31 May 1939 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Bess Cemetery, Dunbar, Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Charles Mitchell Bess (1874-1945)
     Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Brown (1883-1933)


    Married: 




Wife Jenetta Myers

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Rufus Custer Bess & Virgie L. Covington




Husband Rufus Custer Bess

       Born: 28 Nov 1886 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 19 Apr 1976 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: Charles Hamilton Bess (1843-1912)
     Mother: Mary Ann Mitchell (1846-1901)


    Married: 11 Jan 1911 - Cabell County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1900 - Farm Laborer

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist. (Ed-60) #105-105




Wife Virgie L. Covington

       Born: 23 Oct 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 21 Oct 1936 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: John William Covington (1861-1936)
     Mother: Alice Laura Anderson (1865-      )





Children
1 M Charler Rush Bess

       Born: 1913 - West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Opal Virginia Frye (Abt 1909-      )



2 M Carl William Bess

       Born: 22 Sep 1914 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 18 Jul 1999 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Minnie Holmes (1914-      )
       Marr: 29 Jun 1935 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Spouse: Virginia Cosentino (1928-1987)
       Marr: 16 Jun 1953 - Fayette County, West Virginia



3 F Ila Frances Bess

       Born: 21 Jun 1916 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John William Murray (1915-      )
       Marr: 24 Dec 1937 - Fayette County, West Virginia



4 F Veda Mae Bess

       Born: 1917 - West Virginia
       Died: 11 Jun 1997 - Florida
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Leonard Stern (1913-      )
       Marr: 1 Jan 1936 - Fayette County, West Virginia



5 F Ida Bess

       Born: 30 Jan 1918 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Henry Gorman & Sarah Jane Bess




Husband Henry Gorman

       Born: Abt 1842 - Roanoke County, Virginia 82
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Gorman (      -      ) 82
     Mother: Mary (Unknown) Gorman (      -      ) 82


    Married: 16 Feb 1865 - Putnam County, West Virginia 82

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1880 - Try Mason County, West Virginia




Wife Sarah Jane Bess

       Born: Abt 1841 - Kanawha County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William H. Bess (1814-1869)
     Mother: Mary A. Moses (1806-1898)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #526-543



Children
1 F Mary E. Gorman

       Born: 18 Nov 1866 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M William M. Gorman

       Born: 1869 - West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 F Cora E. Gorman

       Born: 1871 - West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 M Charles E. Gorman

       Born: 1873 - West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 M Authur E. Gorman

       Born: 1878 - West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Sheridan Bryant Bess & Hester May Graham




Husband Sheridan Bryant Bess

       Born: 3 Apr 1866 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 13 Sep 1954 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: John Addison Bess (1837-      )
     Mother: Delilah Hicks (1845-1930)


    Married: 6 May 1887 - Putnam County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Leanah Maude Pullen (1883-1970) - 24 Jun 1905 - Lincoln County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #253-251

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Poca Dist. Pg42




Wife Hester May Graham

       Born: Abt Feb 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia 109
       Died: 25 Sep 1898 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: John E. Graham (Abt 1840-      )
     Mother: Ann E. (Unknown) Graham (Abt 1840-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Grant Dist. #107-107

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. Pg44



Children
1 M William Ernest Bess

       Born: 25 May 1888 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 10 Jul 1977 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - St. Patrick Cemetery, Scott Depot, Putnam Co, WV 990
     Spouse: Dora Catherine Murray (1890-1984)
       Marr: 25 Jun 1919 - Putnam County, West Virginia



2 M Clarence Bess

       Born: 7 Dec 1889 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 1902 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



3 F Effie Bess

       Born: 21 Jan 1892 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 28 Dec 1980 - Lincoln County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John Franklin Matthews (1888-1962)
       Marr: 27 Jun 1913 - Putnam County, West Virginia



4 F Maude B. Bess

       Born: 7 Jan 1894 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: Nov 1968
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James R. Deskins (1891-1943)
       Marr: 27 Mar 1920 - Logan County, West Virginia



5 M Ivin Bess

       Born: 14 Jun 1896 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 1913 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



6 F Hazel Bess

       Born: 2 Jul 1898 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: Sep 1898 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 




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Sheridan Bryant Bess & Leanah Maude Pullen




Husband Sheridan Bryant Bess

       Born: 3 Apr 1866 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 13 Sep 1954 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: John Addison Bess (1837-      )
     Mother: Delilah Hicks (1845-1930)


    Married: 24 Jun 1905 - Lincoln County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Hester May Graham (Abt 1870-1898) - 6 May 1887 - Putnam County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #253-251

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Poca Dist. Pg42




Wife Leanah Maude Pullen

       Born: 10 Aug 1883 - Lincoln County, West Virginia
       Died: 12 Aug 1970 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Carl Lewis Bess

       Born: 28 Mar 1907 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 22 Jun 1974 - Putnam County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Irma Oral Adkins (1910-1995)
       Marr: 13 May 1931 - Lincoln County, West Virginia



2 M Clyde Lovell Bess

       Born: 10 Dec 1908 - Lincoln County, West Virginia
       Died: 26 Jan 1991 - Cabell County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Carrie Mae Madden (1914-1988)
       Marr: 5 Oct 1940 - Lincoln County, West Virginia




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Thaddeus Harold Bess & Opal Griggsley




Husband Thaddeus Harold Bess

       Born: 9 Mar 1900 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: Feb 1969 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Ward Cemetery; Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Thomas Henry Bess (1848-1924)
     Mother: Virginia B. Frame (Abt 1863-      )


    Married: 

Other Spouse: Bessie O. Snodgrass (Abt 1900-      ) - 31 Mar 1918 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Jessie L. Cole (1906-After 1996) - 24 May 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia




Wife Opal Griggsley

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Charles Wesley Bess

       Born: 29 Apr 1925 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 21 Jun 1990 - Cleveland, Ohio
     Buried: 




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Thaddeus Harold Bess & Bessie O. Snodgrass




Husband Thaddeus Harold Bess

       Born: 9 Mar 1900 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: Feb 1969 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Ward Cemetery; Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Thomas Henry Bess (1848-1924)
     Mother: Virginia B. Frame (Abt 1863-      )


    Married: 31 Mar 1918 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Opal Griggsley (      -      )

Other Spouse: Jessie L. Cole (1906-After 1996) - 24 May 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia




Wife Bessie O. Snodgrass

       Born: Abt 1900 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 M James E. Bess

       Born: 13 Apr 1919 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
       Died: 14 Nov 1996
     Buried: 




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Thaddeus Harold Bess & Jessie L. Cole




Husband Thaddeus Harold Bess

       Born: 9 Mar 1900 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: Feb 1969 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Ward Cemetery; Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Thomas Henry Bess (1848-1924)
     Mother: Virginia B. Frame (Abt 1863-      )


    Married: 24 May 1930 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Other Spouse: Opal Griggsley (      -      )

Other Spouse: Bessie O. Snodgrass (Abt 1900-      ) - 31 Mar 1918 - Kanawha County, West Virginia




Wife Jessie L. Cole

       Born: 1906
       Died: After 14 Nov 1996
     Buried: 


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Henry Kellan & Theda Vivian Bess




Husband Henry Kellan

       Born: 1909
       Died: 7 Feb 1997 - Florida
     Buried: 
    Married: 20 Jul 1934 - Fayette County, West Virginia




Wife Theda Vivian Bess

       Born: 12 Apr 1917 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Robert Harold Bess (1892-1981)
     Mother: Cecelia King (1897-1969)




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John Ramey & Thelma Oreal Bess




Husband John Ramey

       Born: 11 Apr 1918 - Kentucky
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 1 Aug 1935 - Fayette County, West Virginia




Wife Thelma Oreal Bess

       Born: 16 Apr 1916 - Fayette County, West Virginia
       Died: 16 Feb 1980 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried:  - Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Kanawha Co, WV


     Father: Edward Columbus Bess (1867-1945)
     Mother: Callie Massey (1873-1941)




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