James Harvey Bessent
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Born in Dyer, Tennessee, USA on 5 Jun 1858 to Pleasant R Bessent and Margaret Martha Parrish. James Harvey married Mary Etter Smith and had 10 children. He passed away on 20 Mar 1919 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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Surname meaning for "Bessent"
English: from Middle English besant, the name of a gold coin (via Old French from Latin (nummus) byzantius, so called because it was first minted at Byzantium). The surname arose as a metonymic occupational name for a minter or moneyer or else as a nickname for a man who was considered to be rich or miserly.