Elizabeth Hesson1

#3919, (2 October 1779 - 6 February 1852)
Father*Wendel Hesson1 (1737 - 1825)
Mother*Catherine Hull1 (1744 - 1819)
Birth*2 October 1779She was born on 2 October 1779 at MarylandG.2 
20 April 1791She appeared on the census of 20 April 1791 in the household of Wendel Hesson and Catherine Hull at Frederick Co., MarylandG; (poss; nei. Baltzer; sheet 202 has Frederick Heffner and Frederick Jr; sheet 203 has Michael Heffner and Michael Jr; count begins on sheet 156.)3 
1820She appeared on the census of 1820 in the household of Wendel Hesson at Taney Town Election Dist., Frederick (now Carroll) Co., MarylandG, age 26-44; neis. Balzer (45+), Peter (26-44), Daniel (26-44) Hesson; Peter and Daniel sons of Wendle or Baltzer.4 
10 January 1824In Wendel Hesson's will dated 10 January 1824, Elizabeth Hesson was named as an heir.1
Probate5 March 1827She received a distribution from the estate of Wendel Hesson on 5 March 1827 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.5 
Death*6 February 1852She died on 6 February 1852 at MarylandG at age 72.2 
Burial*9 February 1852She was buried on 9 February 1852 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Co., MarylandG; est. date.6,2 


  1. [S1274] Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999; images (not indexed). Prerogative Court, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland, online FamilySearch.org, Frederick Co., Wills 1822-1828, vol. 3, Folio 386, image 205/339. Handwritten transcription. "I Vendel Hesson of Frederick County in the state of Maryland.." Directs the executors to sell his plantation, "it being part of a tract called the Resurvey on Hollow Spring part of a tract called Unity part of a tract called Lemons Choice a tract called Ground Oak Hill a tract called Red Stone a tract called Turkey Hill a tract called Resolution and a tract called Hesson Range lying contiguous to each other and containing together two hundred and forty acres of land more or less." Directs the executors to sell "all my personal estate except what is hereafter devised and the money arising from the sales of my real and personal estate I give and bequeath to my children share and share alike." Then names the children (all Hesson): Andrew, Daniel, Baltzer, Abraham, John, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth and Margaret. Gives "my grand children of my son Jacob" an equal share. Daughters to receive one cow, one bedstead, bed and bedding complete, one hay and two bushels of wheat, and one chest, in addition to their equal share. Appoints sons John and Peter as executors. mark and seal Vendle Hesson, 10 January 1824. Witnesses James Mark, John Hull and Abraham Hull.
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old standing grave marker. Elizabeth Hesson, b. 2 Oct 1779, d. 6 Feb 1862, aged 72y 1m 4d. Narrative: dau. of Wenel Hesson and Catherine Hull; bur. Saint Marys Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Co. MD. Memorial 21040890, created by CM, photo added by Beckey Russell & Family.
  3. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.com. Wendle Hesson; 4 m (<16) [John, Peter, ____, ____], 4 M (16+) [Wendle, Andrew, Daniel, Abraham]; 4 F/f [Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaret, ____].
  4. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Wendel (45+); 3 f (26-44) [Margaret ~35, Elizabeth ~41, ____].
  5. [S1274] Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999; images (not indexed). Prerogative Court, Hall of Records, online FamilySearch.org, Frederick Co., Administration Accounts 1827, vol. 3. Handwritten transcription. Statement of Peter Hesson, executor of the estate of Wendel Hesson. Has paid or secured to be paid equal sums of $228.716 to (all Hesson): Andrew, Daniel, Baltzer, Abraham, Peter, Catharine, Elizabeth and Margaret. Also "representatives of John Hesson dec ?" and "representatives of Jacob Hesson, dec'd to wit" William, George, Elijah, Elizabeth and Susan.
  6. [S781] St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (Silver Run) Cemetery Markers, online www.stmaryselc.org/pagehistory.html, ln 461, aged 72y 4m 14d.