William S Hesson

#2706, (circa 1859 - 1898)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*William C. Hesson (c 1828 - b 1881)
Mother*Susanna Emmons (c 1831 - )


Flora Belle Bryant b. 1866, d. 1941
Child 1.Armen Hesson7,8 (1892 - 1972)
Birth*circa 1859He was born circa 1859 at Spencer Co., IndianaG
16 August 1860He appeared on the census of 16 August 1860 in the household of William C. Hesson and Susanna Emmons at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.1 
14 June 1870He appeared on the census of 14 June 1870 in the household of William C. Hesson and Susanna Emmons at Gentryville P.O., Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 11; nei. bro. John and Junetta, fam 127; Wm Emmons fam 124.2 
9 June 1880He appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 in the household of William C. Hesson and Susanna Emmons at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 21; (neis. Benj. and Rebecca Hesson, fam. 89; Robt and Martha Tuley, fam. 91.)3 
28 September 1881He was mentioned in the will of William C. Hesson on 28 September 1881 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.4 
Marriage*26 March 1891He married Flora Belle Bryant, daughter of Mason B Bryant and Clara A _____, on 26 March 1891 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.5 
Burial*1898He was buried in 1898 at Hesson Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.6 
Death*1898He died in 1898 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.6 


  1. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. William (33); Susannah (25).
  2. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. William C (42), farmer, b. IN; Susana (39), b. IN.
  3. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. William C (51), b. IN, parents b. ?; Susanna (48), b. IN, parents b. NC.
  4. [S1435] Spencer County Will Records 1833-1933 (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, microfilmed ca. 1985), Vol. 2, p. 48-49, img 53/660. William C Hesson; gives to wife "in lieu of her interest in my lands the home farm on which we now reside," 80 acres, the NE ½ of Sec. 22, Tshp. 5 [sic] Range 6 [sic]; also all personal property, to be disposed of for the benefit of the children; if she should marry, the land and personal property to be divided equally among "my heirs, namely: Nancy E, John W, William S, Andrew E, Lazuras S, Milton G, Mathias J and Thomas H Hesson; notes that he is standing surety for John W for the amount of $54. Daniel Hesson appointed executor. Signed by W C Hesson and Susanna Hesson his wife, 28 Sep 1881; witnesses William J Collier and Robert j Tuley. Proved 8 Dec 1881, recorded 13 Dec 1881. Online Ancestry.com.
  5. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Belle Bryant; spouse: W S Hesson; Marr: 26 Mar 1891, Spencer Co. Spencer County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Roc; Book: 10; Page: 257.
  6. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, shared ground marker. Hesson / Flora B 1867-1941 / William S 1858-1898. Narration: Flora, dau. of Mason B. and Clarissa Phillips. Memorial 43977473, created and photo added by David Bays, maintained by Linda Dunlap.
  7. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Spencer Co., 1912, vol. 4, p. 515, img. 9/53. Armen C Hesson, farmer, b. Spencer Co., 16 Dec 1890, son of William S Hesson, deceased, b. Spencer Co., and Flora D Bryant, housekeeper, b. and res. Spencer Co.; and Ellen Cohoon, houseworker, b. and res. Spencer Co. 1 Nov 1893, dau. of James Cohoon, farmer, and Malinda Wire, houseworker, both b. and res. Spencer Co.; lic. 22 Feb 1912, marr. 23 Feb 1912, by Perry Phillips, J.P.
  8. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. in hh of John Wesley Hesson, step-son.