Search for content in message boards

BESS families in Missouri

BESS families in Missouri

David N. Bollinger (View posts)
Posted: 981972843000
I am the g-g-g-grandson of Jacob Bess.
He is believed to be the son of John Bess/Best and wife Catherine "Katie" Slinkard.

He married Susannah Haines.

He was a confederate solider in the civil

I am looking for any info. on this family.

David N. Bollinger
Wayne CO. MO.

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Posted: 999842726000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1063594310000
Surnames: Bess, Hahn, Hawn, Craddock
David... I'd like to correspond with you, as I *believe* that we are cousins.

Jacob Bess (1829-1908) married Ann (or Anna) Hawn/Hahn (not Haines)... He was first married to Elmira Byrd.

This is what I have for his children:

Descendants of Jacob Bess, Jr.

1 Jacob Bess, Jr. 1829 - 1908
+Elmira Byrd - 1860
2 Mary Jane Bess 1851 - 1916
+Fayette Burns
2 Edward Worchester Bess 1855 -
+Martha Watts
2 Barbara Catherine Bess 1857 -
+Andrew Whitener
2 George W. Bess 1859 -
+Florrie Daniels
*2nd Wife of Jacob Bess, Jr.:
+Ann Hawn 1837 - 1880
2 Geraldine Bess
2 Samuel Daniel Bess 1863 - 1933
+Hope Zimmerman
2 Isadora Bess 1867 -
+Samuel Lanpher
2 Laura Ann Bess 1869 -
+John Dollar
2 Avery Jacob Bess 1872 -
+Josephine Ellen Minter
2 Dines Bess 1874 -
+Hattie Bell Minter

Is this the line you are referring to?

Ann Hawn was the daughter of David Hahn and Emelia Craddock. I am descended from Emelia's brother, Thomas Elmore Craddock (jr) (1819-1883)

My e-mail is

Barbara Craddock Pike

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Posted: 1090753855000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bess
Looking for info on grparents Henry Lee and Eva Mae Jones Bess. My Dad was Robert Lee Bess from Berkeley Mo, around St Louis. Other siblings Delores Jean, Wanda Rose, Nancy Louise. I believe grdad family hails from the Bootheel of MO, possibly Ak. Anything would help. Unknown names prior to them.

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Barbara Anita LEE (View posts)
Posted: 1093911701000
Classification: Query
I have children listed from John BEST sr (born in 1751) with John BESS jr listed as married to Katie SLINKARD from a genealogy on the John Bess jr Family compiled from Osa BESS in 1977--let me know if this will help if you want a snail mail copy
Barbara Anita Scurry LEE

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Posted: 1156020601000
Classification: Query
Hi Barbara

I'm looking for any information on John Bess Jr. Family.
If you have any information I would really appreciate the help.

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Posted: 1192062861000
Classification: Query
I am just now reading your post, but we might be cousins as well. Jacob Bess is my GGG Grandfather. Our line goes from Jacob to Edward Bess to William Lafayette Bess who is my G Grandfather. We are trying to work on the Byrd side of the family now and are stuck on Elmira Byrd. Would you know what her parents names are?

Clare in Texas

Re: BESS families in Missouri

Posted: 1221938751000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bess
David, write me at and I will give you the information I have collected on this family.
per page

Find a board about a specific topic