Edna May Bridges

#769, (1862 - 1899)
RelationshipAunt of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Silas B Bridges1 (c 1818 - 1869)
Mother*Harriet E Hesson1 (1838 - 1915)


John Wesley Hesson b. 1856, d. 1938
Children 1.Henry Hesson8 (1885 - 1943)
 2.Walter Sylvester Hesson+9 (1889 - 1981)
 3.Roy R Hesson7 (1892 - 1895)
Her married name was Hesson. 
Birth*1862She was born in 1862 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.2 
17 June 1870She appeared on the census of 17 June 1870 in the household of Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 8; (son Silas and dau. Hester in John Brand (bro.-in-law) hh, p. 21, fam. 149; stepson Wyatt William in Henry and Hannah (stepdau.) household, fam. 148; nei. Wm Hesson (28) and Lydia (23), fam. 85.)3
9 June 1880She appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 in the household of Harriet E Hesson at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.4 
Marriage*26 February 1886She married John Wesley Hesson, son of William C. Hesson and Susanna Emmons, on 26 February 1886 at Spencer Co., IndianaG; or 31 Mar 1886, see IN Marr.5,6,1 
Death*1899She died in 1899. 
Burial*1899She was buried in 1899 at Hesson Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.7 


  1. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, John W Hesson, son of W C Hesson and Susan Emmons; and Edna M Bridges, dau. of Harriet Hesson and Silas Bridges; marr. 2 Sep 1882, Spencer Co. IN, by W L Nourse. Citations p. 14, no. 87; p. 146, no. 64;.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Harriet (32), b. IN.
  4. [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).
  5. [S178] Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive, online Ancestry.com, Name: John W Hesson; Spouse Name: Edna M Bridges; Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1886; Marriage County: Spencer; Source Title 1: Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office, Book 9, OS Page 183.
  6. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, John W Hesson; Marriage Date: Mar 31 1886; Marriage County: Spencer; Birth Date: abt 1856; Age: 30; Father Name: W; Mother Name: Susan Emmons. Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office; Book: C-1; Page: 146.
  7. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, shared ground grave marker. Hesson / Edna Bridges / Roy R 1892-1895 / John W 1856-1938. Narration: son of William & Susan (Emmons) Hesson; bur. Hesson Cemetery, Spencer Co. IN. Memorial 43977639, created and photo added by David Bays, maintained by Linda Dunlap.
  8. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online Ancestry.com, Henry Hesson, b. Spencer Co. IN, son of J W Hesson and Edna M Bridges; SSN 316-076-608 issued Mar 1938.
  9. [S117] Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920, online Ancestry.com, Hesson; Father: John W; Mother: Edna Bridges; County: Spencer; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 27 Sep 1889; Reference: Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive, Vol. 1, Letters A - K Inclusive, Book: R-3, Page: 19.