Mary M. Hesson1

#1893, (circa 1859 - 29 December 1927)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Gideon S. Hesson2 (c 1822 - )
Mother*Jemima Harrison2 (c 1824 - )

Family 1

Jacob Cato b. 1852, d. 1901
Children 1.Lettie Cato+10 (1876 - )
 2.Charles M Cato11 (1878 - )
 3.Mary Ellen Cato11 (1885 - )
 4.Oscar R Cato11 (1888 - )
 5.Ralph C Cato11 (1897 - )

Family 2

James T Carpenter b. c 1845
Her married name was Cato.3 
Her married name was Carpenter.2 
Birth*circa 1859She was born circa 1859 at IndianaG.1 
20 August 1860She appeared on the census of 20 August 1860 in the household of Gideon S. Hesson and Jemima Harrison at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG; (neis. parents John and Sarah Hesson.)4 
Marriage*23 December 1875She married Jacob Cato on 23 December 1875 at Dubois Co., IndianaG.3 
1 June 1880She and Jacob Cato appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Patoka Twp., Dubois Co., IndianaG.5 
9 June 1900She and Jacob Cato appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Race Street, Princeton, Gibson Co., IndianaG.6 
15 April 1910She appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Edgar Austin at Hart Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG, as Mary M Cato, cousin, age 53, b. and parents b. IN, private housekeeper, 4 children, all living [1900 had 5 children, all living].7 
10 January 1920She appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 at 1121 Race Street, Princeton, Warrick Co., IndianaG.8 
Marriage*13 May 1921She married James T Carpenter on 13 May 1921 at Princeton, Gibson Co., IndianaG.2 
Death*29 December 1927She died on 29 December 1927 at Gibson Co., IndianaG.9 


  1. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Jemina age 36 on Aug 20 1860.
  2. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), 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.
  3. [S30] Indiana Marriages 1780-1992 [index], online, Jacob Cato and Mary M Hesson, marr. Dubois Co., 23 Dec 1875. Citing FHL film 434924, p. 204.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Gideon (37), b. IN, farmer; Jemima (36), b. IN.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Jacob (28), b. and parents b. IN, farmer; Maggie (24), b. and parents b. IN, keeping house.
  6. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Jacob (47), b. IN Oct 1852, parents b. IN, farmer; Mary M (42), b. IN Dec 1857, parents b. IN, 5 children, all living; marr. 24 yrs.
  7. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Percy (32), wid., b. and mother b. IN, father b. OH, farmer.
  8. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Maggie Cato (63), wid., b. and parents b. IN, boarding house partner [with dau.].
  9. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Death No. 37589. Mary Margaret Carpenter, b. IN 23 Dec 1857, dau. of Gideon Hesson, birthplace unk., and Jemima Harrison, b. IN; housewife, wife of J T Carpenter; d. Princeton, Patoka Twp., Gibson Co. IN, 29 Dec 1927, age 70y 6d, chronic bronchitis; inf. Jas. T Carpenter; bur. Maple Hill 31 Dec 1927, online
  10. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.