Gideon S. Hesson1

#1854, (circa 1822 - )
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Hesson2 (1781 - 1861)
Mother*Sarah Simpson2 (1791 - b 1861)


Jemima Harrison b. c 1824
Children 1.James M. Hesson11 (c 1843 - c 1898)
 2.Martha E. Hesson+11 (c 1844 - 1913)
 3.John Andrew Hesson12 (c 1848 - )
 4.Nancy Lavina Hesson+11 (1849 - 1929)
 5.Sarah Jane Hesson+13 (1856 - 1920)
 6.Mary M. Hesson+14 (c 1859 - 1927)
Gideon HESSON was born about 1822 in Kentucky. Spouse: Jemima HARRISON. Gideon HESSON and Jemima HARRISON were married on 16 Dec 1841. Children were: James M. HESSON, Martha E. HESSON, John Andrew HESSON, Nancy Lavina HESSON, Sarah Jane HESSON, Mary M. HESSON. (source: Harrier Genealogy.) 
Birth*circa 1822He was born circa 1822 at KentuckyG.3 
circa 1827He removed with John Hesson and Sarah Simpson to IndianaG circa 1827 from Kentucky.4 
1830He appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of John Hesson and Sarah Simpson at Grass Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; (head of hh ordered by first letter of surname.)5 
Marriage*5 December 1841He married Jemima Harrison on 5 December 1841 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.6 
29 August 1850He and Jemima Harrison appeared on the census of 29 August 1850 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; (neis. John and Sarah Hesson, fam. 283.)1 
20 August 1860He and Jemima Harrison appeared on the census of 20 August 1860 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; (neis. parents John and Sarah Hesson.)7 
5 September 1861He was named in the will of John Hesson on 5 September 1861 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.8
circa 1863He registered for the military draft circa 1863 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.9 
15 August 1870He appeared on the census of 15 August 1870 at Clark, Perry Co., IndianaG; (poss., as "Hessen," see children in citation; neis. dau. Nancy Lavina and John King, with Sarah Jane Hesson, fam. 212.)10 


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Gideon S (28), b. KY, farmer; Jemima (28), b. IN.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S245] Lewisjd38, compiler, "Lewis jd Family Tree"; online
  4. [S520] VWH, between births of Alfred and William.
  5. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. John (40-49); F (40-49) [Sarah]; 1 m 20-29 [Benjamin], 2 m 10-14 [John (actually at least 15), ____], 2 m 5-9 [Gideon, Samuel], 2 m <5 [Alfred, William]; 1 f 10-14 [Nancy], 1 f 5-9 [Margaret]; 11 total.
  6. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online, Spencer > 1818-1843 Volume 1, img. 115/252. Spencer Co. Marr. Rec., Vol. 1, p. 153. Gideon Hesson and Jemina Harrison, marr. 5 Dec 1841 by John D Cotton.
  7. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Gideon (37), b. IN, farmer; Jemima (36), b. IN.
  8. [S1631] Indiana Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999, online, Spencer > Will Record, Vol C, 1843-1847; Will Record Vol D, 1846-1854; Will Record, Vol 1, 1853-1880, img. 378/632. Will Record I, 1853-80, p. 103. Last Will of John Hesson of Spencer Co., 5 Sep 1861.
    Bequeaths to son Alfred M Hesson the farm on which he lives, being the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 23, Twp. 5 S, Range 6 W.
    Bequeaths to son John Hesson: (1) the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 22, Twp. 5 S, Range 6 W together with the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 22, Twp. 5 S, Range 6 W, altogether eighty acres; (2) the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 14, Twp. 5 S, Range 6 W, except eight acres off the north side of said tract extending east to west, containing thirty-two acres.
    Bequeaths to son Gideon M Hesson the eight acres excepted from the land bequeathed to John Hesson, and one mare.
    Bequeaths to daughters Margaret Brand, Elizabeth Wood and Nancy Tuley certain livestock and all of the household and kitchen furniture.
    Bequeaths to son Benjamin Hesson $200, to be paid by son Wm. C Hesson.
    Bequeaths to grandsons Franklin and Samuel Hesson, sons of Samuel Hesson, deceased, $200 each, to be paid by Alfred M Hesson.
    Witn. John Bender and (illegible). Proved and filed 19 Oct 1861
    (Note: not named are Thomas and Hannah, prob. deceased).
  9. [S564] U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, online, Indiana 1st CD, undated, img. 473/616. G. S. Hesson, res. Jackson T., farmer, b. KY, single.
  10. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Gideon S (48), b. KY, farmer, real estate value $300, personal estate $150; Elizabeth (38); family includes 3 Hesson children: Wilson (13), Lavina J (11) and Nancy M (11); and 5 Smith children: Isaac (9), William (9), Sarah E (6), Stephen A (4) and Ida L (1).
  11. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Jemina age 36 on Aug 20 1860.
  12. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  13. [S450], Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953/1965, original data Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1852-1953, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky, Death cert. of Sarah Jane Kincaid, dau. of Gideon Hesson and Jemima Harrison, 1920, q.v.
  14. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online, Gibson Co. 1920-1924, p. 35. James T Carpenter, age 76, b. Jeffersonville IN, son of George Carpenter and Erminda E S Kerr, "M of Way Dept. So. Shops"; and Maggie Cato, née Hesson, age 63, b. Spencer Co. IN, dau. of Gideon Hesson and Jemima Harrison; both res. Princeton IN, both 2nd marr., Princeton IN, 13 May 1921, by Roy N Cloyd, minister; witn. E O Bennett.