Henry Hesson1

#16653, (4 September 1885 - 30 September 1943)
Relationship1st cousin of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Wesley Hesson1 (1856 - 1938)
Mother*Edna May Bridges1 (1862 - 1899)


Grace Hudson b. 1892, d. 1949
Birth*4 September 1885He was born on 4 September 1885 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.1 
15 June 1900He appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 in the household of Andrew Elihue Hesson and Nancy Emma Wright at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, nephew, age 13, b. IN Oct 1886, parents b. IN. [This identification of Henry as the son of John Wesley Hesson (Andrew's brother), and the Henry Hesson that married Grace Hudson in 1914, is speculative. The fact that Henry is listed before Sherman (also Andrew's brother), would argue against Henry being Sherman's son. In either case he would be Andrew's nephew. The Henry that is named in the marriage to Grace Hudson is given a birth date of 1 Sep 1886 in the register. Despite these doubts, this interpretation will be maintained until further evidence is discovered]; neis. James W (41) and America Hesson, fam. 191; George B (39) and Laura Hesson, fam. 190; William A (54) and Elizabeth Tuley, fam 189; Richard F (43) and Ester [Hesson] Kessner, fam. 185; Andrew J (43) and Nettie Hesson, fam. 183; Ira and Ethel Egleston, fam. 182.2 
Marriage*18 April 1914He married Grace Hudson, daughter of James M Hudson and Nancy Hereld, on 18 April 1914 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.3 
2 February 1920He appeared on the census of 2 February 1920 in the household of Nancy Hereld at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, son-in-law, age 33, b. and parents b. IN, farm laborer.4 
11 April 1930He appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 in the household of Nancy Hereld, son-in-law, age 42, farmer.5 
24 April 1940He and Grace Hudson appeared on the census of 24 April 1940 at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.6 
Death*30 September 1943He died on 30 September 1943 at Madison State Hospital, Jefferson Co., IndianaG, at age 58.7 
Burial*2 October 1943He was buried on 2 October 1943 at Hesson Cemetery, Gentryville, Spencer Co., IndianaG; (FindAGrave has bur. Bender Cemetery.)7 


  1. [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.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Andrew J (41) b. IN Sep 1862, parents b. IN, farmer; Nancy E (37), b. IN Mar 1863, parents b. IN, 3 children, 2 living; marr 14 yrs.
  3. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Spencer Co., 1912-1914, vol. 5, p. 556, img. 332/376. Henry Hesson, farmer, res. Gentryville IN, b. Spencer Co. 1 Sep 1886, son of J W Hesson, farmer, and Edna Bridges, deceased, both b. IN; and Grace Hudson, housekeeper, res. Gentryville IN, b. Spencer Co. May 1892, dau. of James M Hudson, b. KY, deceased, and Nancy Herold, housewife, b. KY, res. Gentryville IN; his first marr., her previous marr. ended 5 yrs. prior, death of spouse; lic. 17 Apr 1914, marr. 18 Apr 1914, by Perry Phillips, J.P.; return dated 20 Apr 1914.
  4. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Nancy B (48), wid., b. KY, father b. IN, mother b. AL, farm laborer.
  5. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Nancy Hudson (60), wid., b. KY, father b. IN, mother b. AL, farmer.
  6. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Henry (54), b.IN, WPA road worker; Grace (57), b. IN; res. same house in 1935.
  7. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Reg. No. 29024, roll 10, img. 2004/2981. Henry Hesson, b. Gentryville, Spencer Co. IN, 1 Sep 1884, son of Wesley Hesson and Edna Bridges; farmer, husb. of Grace, res. Gentryville, Spencer Co. IN; d. Madison State Hospital, Jefferson Co. IN, 19 May 1943, age 59y 29d, arteriosclerosis; inf. Madison State Hospital; bur. Hesson Cemetery, Gentryville IN, 2 Oct 1943, online Ancestry.com.