Hester Ann Bridges

#767, (5 November 1858 - 13 January 1934)
RelationshipAunt of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Silas B Bridges1 (c 1818 - 1869)
Mother*Harriet E Hesson1 (1838 - 1915)

Family

Richard Filmore Kessner b. bt 1855 - 1856
Children 1.Mamie Evelyn Kessner12 (1883 - 1953)
 2.Leo Warner Kessner+13 (1884 - )
 3.Bessie A. Kessner+13 (1889 - )
Hester Ann Bridges was also known as Esther. 
Her married name was Kessner. 
Birth*5 November 1858She was born on 5 November 1858 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.2 
20 August 1860She appeared on the census of 20 August 1860 in the household of Silas B Bridges and Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 2; (neis. Alfred and America Hesson, fam. 1212; John and Sarah Hesson fam. 1214.)3 
16 June 1870She appeared on the census of 16 June 1870 in the household of John Brand and Elizabeth Melissa Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; Elizabeth is prob. sister of Harriet Hesson Bridges as she had two of Harriet's children (Silas and Hester) in the 1870 census; nei. Henry Brand (incl. William Bridges, age 20.)4 
9 June 1880She appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 in the household of Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.5 
9 June 1880She appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 in the household of Benjamin Franklin Bridges and Elizabeth A. Cooper at Ohio Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, as Esther A, age 20, sister.6 
Marriage*21 September 1882She married Richard Filmore Kessner, son of Jacob Kessner and Betsy Thurman, on 21 September 1882 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.7 
15 June 1900She and Richard Filmore Kessner appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 at Gentryville, Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; (neis. John W Hesson; George B and Laura Hesson; Andrew and Nettie Hesson; Andrew and Nancy E Hesson.)8 
9 May 1910She and Richard Filmore Kessner appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; nei Silas A Bridges and mother Harriet fam 235.9 
7 February 1920She and Richard Filmore Kessner appeared on the census of 7 February 1920 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.10 
21 April 1930She appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 in the household of Bessie A. Kessner and James William Powell at Bender Road, Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, mother-in-law, age 71.11 
Death*13 January 1934She died on 13 January 1934 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, at age 75.2 

Citations

  1. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Death Rec. of Hester Ann Bridges (Esther Kessner), dau. of Silas Bridges and Harriet Hesson, 1934, q.v, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Certificate > 1934 > Roll 1 > img. 2651/3006, Reg. No. 2644. Esther Kessner, housewife, wid. of Richard Kessner, b. IN 5 Nov 1858, dau. of Silas Bridges and Harriet Hesson, both b. IN; d. Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., 13 Jan 1934, age 75y 2m 8d, myocarditis; inf. Mrs. Wm Powell, res. Chrisney IN; bur. Bender Cemetery, 15 Jun 1934.
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Silas (42), b. Ohio, farmer; Harriett (23), b. Indiana.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John (30), farmer; Elizabeth (24).
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Harriet Brown (43), widow, b. IN, father b. KY, mother b. LA; Silas (23), Ester (21), Edna (18), George (16), Sherman (14).
  6. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Benjamin F (36), farmer, b. IN, father b. OH, mother b. KY; Elizabeth A (39), b. NY.
  7. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Title: Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: C-1; Page: 14. [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFFF-GZW has Edna Bridges, not Hester Bridges]
  8. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Richard F (43), b. IN Jul 1856, father b. Germany, mother b. IN, farmer; Esther A (41), b. IN Nov 1858, parents b. IN, 3 children, all living.
  9. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Richard F (53), farmer, father b. Germany; Esther A (51).
  10. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Richard F (63), b. and mother b. IN, father b. unk., farmer; Esther A (61), b. and mother b. IN, father b. OH.
  11. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. William (44), b. and parents b. IN, marr. age 28, farmer; Bessie (39), b. and parents b. IN, marr. age 22.
  12. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, Marr. Rec. ofMamie Kessner, dau. of R F Kessner and Hester Bridges, and Truman Mottweiler, 1902, q.v.
  13. [S205] Ancestry.com James McKee, McKey, Mackey (1790-1820), online Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as James McKee, McKey, Mackey (1790-1820).