Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1,2

F, #46282, b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*20 Jun 1869 Mary was born at Rockbridge Co, VA, on 20 Jun 1869. Daughter of James & Mahala (Helms) Campbell.1,2 
Marriage*19 Jan 1887 She married Perry Thomas Bess at Craig Co, VA, on 19 Jan 1887. Perry T. Bess, age 19, single, b. Alleghany Co, par. Wm. B. & Rebecca E. Bess; Mollie Campbell, age 18, single, b. Craig Co, par. James & Mahala Campbell.2 
Census*6 Jun 1900 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 6 Jun 1900.3 
Num Child*6 Jun 1900 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess had 3 children, with 3 living at the time of the census in 1900.3 
Census19 Apr 1910 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Apr 1910.4 
Num Child19 Apr 1910 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess had 6 children, with 6 living at the time of the census in 1910.4 
Census26 Feb 1920 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 26 Feb 1920.4 
Census3 May 1940 Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell and Perry Thomas Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 3 May 1940.4 
Death*24 Jun 1945 Mary died on 24 Jun 1945 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 76.1 
Burial*27 Jun 1945 Her body was interred on 27 Jun 1945 at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.1,5 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
6 Jun 1900Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess and James Raymond Bess3
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley4
26 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess and Mary E. Bess4
3 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell4

Family

Perry Thomas Bess b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
Marriage*19 Jan 1887 She married Perry Thomas Bess at Craig Co, VA, on 19 Jan 1887. Perry T. Bess, age 19, single, b. Alleghany Co, par. Wm. B. & Rebecca E. Bess; Mollie Campbell, age 18, single, b. Craig Co, par. James & Mahala Campbell.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone.

Naomi L. Bess1

F, #46283, b. Dec 1887
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*Dec 1887 Naomi L. Bess was born in Dec 1887 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census6 Jun 1900 Naomi L. Bess appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Naomi L. Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
6 Jun 1900Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess and James Raymond Bess1
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley2

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Maude T. Bess1

F, #46284, b. Sep 1891
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*Sep 1891 Maude T. Bess was born in Sep 1891 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census6 Jun 1900 Maude T. Bess appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Maude T. Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
6 Jun 1900Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess and James Raymond Bess1
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley2

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

James Raymond Bess1

M, #46285, b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*28 May 1894 James was born at VA on 28 May 1894.2,1 
 He was the son of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census6 Jun 1900 James Raymond Bess appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 James Raymond Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.3 
Marriage*circa 1919 He married Minnie P. Chapman circa 1919.3,4 
Employment*Feb 1920 Occupation: teamster in Feb 1920 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA. Lumber.3 
Census*19 Feb 1920 James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Feb 1920.3 
EmploymentApr 1930 Occupation: laborer in Apr 1930 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.3 
Census21 Apr 1930 James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 21 Apr 1930.3 
EmploymentApr 1940 Occupation: truck driver in Apr 1940 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA. Highway department.3 
Census16 Apr 1940 James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 16 Apr 1940.3 
(informant) Death11 Jan 1951 James was informant for the death of Perry Thomas Bess at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, on 11 Jan 1951.2 
Residence*Aug 1982 James Raymond Bess resided at Rt 4, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, in Aug 1982.2 
Death*6 Aug 1982 James died on 6 Aug 1982 at VA Hospital, Salem, Roanoke Co, VA, at age 88.2 
Burial* His body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
6 Jun 1900Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess and James Raymond Bess1
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley3
19 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman3
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess3
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess3

Family

Minnie P. Chapman b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Marriage*circa 1919 He married Minnie P. Chapman circa 1919.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Minnie Lucille Bess Kemper, Covington (VA) Arritt Funeral Home, online at http://www.arrittfuneralhome.com/obituary/3320/, accessed May 2017.

Bonnie A. Bess1

F, #46286, b. circa 1901
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*circa 1901 Bonnie A. Bess was born circa 1901 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Bonnie A. Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census26 Feb 1920 Bonnie A. Bess appeared on the census of 26 Feb 1920 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley1
26 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess and Mary E. Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Rebecca L. Bess1

F, #46287, b. circa 1905
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*circa 1905 Rebecca L. Bess was born circa 1905 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Rebecca L. Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census26 Feb 1920 Rebecca L. Bess appeared on the census of 26 Feb 1920 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley1
26 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess and Mary E. Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Mary E. Bess1

F, #46288, b. circa 1907
FatherPerry Thomas Bess1 b. 5 Jun 1868, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherMary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell1 b. 20 Jun 1869, d. 24 Jun 1945
Birth*circa 1907 Mary E. Bess was born circa 1907 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell.1 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Mary E. Bess appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census26 Feb 1920 Mary E. Bess appeared on the census of 26 Feb 1920 in the household of Perry Thomas Bess and Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
19 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Naomi L. Bess, Maude T. Bess, James Raymond Bess, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess, Mary E. Bess and Elizabeth Fridley1
26 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAPerry Thomas Bess, Mary Louise 'Mollie' Campbell, Bonnie A. Bess, Rebecca L. Bess and Mary E. Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Jesse M. Bess1

M, #46289, b. circa 1901
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*circa 1901 Jesse M. Bess was born circa 1901 at VA.1 
 He was the son of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census22 Apr 1910 Jesse M. Bess appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
22 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Jesse M. Bess, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess and Lora May Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Ella Alberta Bess1,2,3

F, #46290, b. 20 Aug 1902, d. 8 Dec 1992
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*20 Aug 1902 Ella was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 20 Aug 1902.3,1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census22 Apr 1910 Ella Alberta Bess appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Ella Alberta Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1921 She married Estel Byron Tucker circa 1921.1,2 
Census*21 Apr 1930 Ella Alberta Bess and Estel Byron Tucker appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 21 Apr 1930.1 
Census1 May 1940 Ella Alberta Bess and Estel Byron Tucker appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 1 May 1940.1 
(informant) Death4 Feb 1964 Ella was informant for the death of Estel Byron Tucker at Alleghany Mem Hosp, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 4 Feb 1964.4 
Death*8 Dec 1992 Ella died on 8 Dec 1992 at Alleghany Co, VA, at age 90.
Low Moor - Ella Bess Tucker, 90, of Brian Center Nursing Home in Low Moor, died there Tuesday.
She was born August 20, 1902 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hepler Bess.
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, Estel B. Tucker, in 1964; two daughters, Helen Wright and Mary Tucker, two sons, Benny Tucker and Everette Tucker; four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Samantha) Wright of Covington, Mrs. Clara Wolfe of Richmond, Mrs. Daniel (Myrtle) Hepler of Route 4, Covington, and Mrs. Junior (Reba) Caldwell of Low Moor; five sons, Joseph Tucker of Covington, Cyrus "Jack" Tucker, Leonard Tucker and Danny Tucker, all of Route 4, Covington, and Lonnie Ray Tucker of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pierce of Covington and Mrs. Ida Arthur of Route 4, Covington; three brothers, Stanley Bess and Floyd Bess, both of Covington, and Lewis Bess of Seattle, Wash; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. J. B. Broughman officiating.
Interment will be made in Lone Star Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home.3,5 
Burial*11 Dec 1992 Her body was interred on 11 Dec 1992 at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
22 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Jesse M. Bess, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess and Lora May Bess1
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAEstel Byron Tucker, Ella Alberta Bess, Joseph Eaken Tucker and Helen A. Tucker1
1 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAEstel Byron Tucker, Ella Alberta Bess, Joseph Eaken Tucker and Helen A. Tucker1

Family

Estel Byron Tucker b. 28 Jan 1888, d. 4 Feb 1964
Marriage*circa 1921 She married Estel Byron Tucker circa 1921.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  3. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  4. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  5. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Beulah Gladys Bess1,2

F, #46291, b. 2 Jan 1907, d. 5 Nov 1987
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*2 Jan 1907 Beulah was born at VA on 2 Jan 1907.3,1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census22 Apr 1910 Beulah Gladys Bess appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Beulah Gladys Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage* Beulah Gladys Bess married Floyd Steven Paxton.1 
Census*2 May 1940 Beulah Gladys Bess and Floyd Steven Paxton appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 2 May 1940. Also enumerated in this household was Dewey Paxton, stepson, age 16, b. VA. Was this a son of Floyd's from his first marriages? (i.e. step-son to Beulah, who was informant in the census).1 
(informant) Death26 Apr 1958 Beulah was informant for the death of Floyd Steven Paxton at Alleghany Co, VA, on 26 Apr 1958.3,4 
Residence*Nov 1987 Beulah Gladys Bess resided at Rt 4, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, in Nov 1987.3 
Death*5 Nov 1987 Beulah died on 5 Nov 1987 at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 80.3 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
22 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Jesse M. Bess, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess and Lora May Bess1
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAFloyd Steven Paxton, Beulah Gladys Bess, Henry Lee Paxton, William Lewis Paxton and Wannie Eugene Paxton1

Family

Floyd Steven Paxton b. 2 Feb 1891, d. 26 Apr 1958
Marriage* Beulah Gladys Bess married Floyd Steven Paxton.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,, Floyd Steven Paxton.
  3. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  4. [S2838] Social Security Administration., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Lora May Bess1,2

F, #46292, b. 10 May 1909, d. 7 May 1986
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*10 May 1909 Lora was born at VA on 10 May 1909.
1910 census age 11/12.1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census22 Apr 1910 Lora May Bess appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Lora May Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1926 Lora May Bess married George David Kimberlin circa 1926.1 
Census*2 May 1930 Lora May Bess and George David Kimberlin appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 2 May 1930.1 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: mail carrier in Apr 1940 at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA. Rural route.1 
Census*15 Apr 1940 Lora May Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, on 15 Apr 1940.1 
Residence*May 1986 She resided at Rt 4, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, in May 1986.2 
Death*7 May 1986 Lora died on 7 May 1986 at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 76.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
22 Apr 1910Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Jesse M. Bess, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess and Lora May Bess1
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
2 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAGeorge David Kimberlin and Lora May Bess1
15 Apr 1940Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VALora May Bess1

Family

George David Kimberlin b. 12 Apr 1894, d. 12 Oct 1939
Marriage*circa 1926 She married George David Kimberlin circa 1926.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

Lena Juanita Bess1,2

F, #46293, b. 30 Dec 1910, d. 29 May 1994
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*30 Dec 1910 Lena was born at VA on 30 Dec 1910.3,1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Lena Juanita Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage* She married John Ray Pierce Sr.4,1 
Census*22 Apr 1940 Lena Juanita Bess and John Ray Pierce Sr appeared on the census as head of household at Covington Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 22 Apr 1940.1 
Residence*8 Dec 1992 Lena Juanita Bess resided at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 8 Dec 1992.5 
Death*29 May 1994 Lena died on 29 May 1994 at Alleghany Co, VA, at age 83.6 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
22 Apr 1940Covington Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJohn Ray Pierce Sr and Lena Juanita Bess1

Family

John Ray Pierce Sr b. 22 Apr 1904, d. 19 Mar 1981
Marriage* She married John Ray Pierce Sr.4,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Lena Juanita Bess Pierce, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  3. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  5. [S237] Obituary, gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  6. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

William Douglas Bess1,2

M, #46294, b. 30 Sep 1912, d. 14 Nov 1977
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*30 Sep 1912 William was born at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co, VA, on 30 Sep 1912.3,1,2 
 He was the son of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 William Douglas Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 William Douglas Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*12 Oct 1939 He married Ethel Llewlyn Tucker at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co, VA, on 12 Oct 1939.
William Douglas Bess, age 27, single, b. Clifton Forge, res. Clifton Forge, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Hepler, farmer; Ethel Llewlyn Tucker, age 21, single, b. Clifton Forge, res. Clifton Forge, par. Walter J. Tucker & Clara Tingler; md by T.C. Cales at Clifton Forge.2 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: farm laborer in Apr 1940 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Census*16 Apr 1940 William Douglas Bess and Ethel Llewlyn Tucker appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 16 Apr 1940.1 
(informant) Death29 Jun 1950 William was informant for the death of Mary Jane Hepler at C&O Hospital, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co, VA, on 29 Jun 1950.3 
Death*14 Nov 1977 William died on 14 Nov 1977 at Rt 4, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 65.3 
Burial* His body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAWilliam Douglas Bess and Ethel Llewlyn Tucker1

Family

Ethel Llewlyn Tucker b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 22 Oct 2000
Marriage*12 Oct 1939 He married Ethel Llewlyn Tucker at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co, VA, on 12 Oct 1939.
William Douglas Bess, age 27, single, b. Clifton Forge, res. Clifton Forge, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Hepler, farmer; Ethel Llewlyn Tucker, age 21, single, b. Clifton Forge, res. Clifton Forge, par. Walter J. Tucker & Clara Tingler; md by T.C. Cales at Clifton Forge.2 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  3. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

Melvin Stanley Bess1

M, #46295, b. 22 May 1914, d. 27 Mar 2003
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*22 May 1914 Melvin was born at VA on 22 May 1914.2,1 
 He was the son of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Melvin Stanley Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Melvin Stanley Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage* Melvin Stanley Bess married Orpah Tolley Tucker.1 
Employment*May 1940 Melvin's occupation: Back tender, paper mill at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, in May 1940.1 
Census*2 May 1940 He and Orpah Tolley Tucker appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 2 May 1940.1 
Residence*8 Dec 1992 Melvin Stanley Bess resided at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 8 Dec 1992.3 
Death*27 Mar 2003 Melvin died on 27 Mar 2003 at age 88. Last residence: Covington, VA.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess1
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAMelvin Stanley Bess and Orpah Tolley Tucker1

Family

Orpah Tolley Tucker b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 24 Jan 1997
Marriage* Melvin Stanley Bess married Orpah Tolley Tucker.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S237] Obituary, gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.

Floyd Preston Bess1,2

M, #46296, b. 24 Apr 1916, d. 22 May 2003
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*24 Apr 1916 Floyd was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 24 Apr 1916.3,1,2 
 He was the son of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Floyd Preston Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Floyd Preston Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*3 Jul 1936 He married Lucy Mae Jones at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 3 Jul 1936.
Floyd Preston Bess, age 20, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Jordan Mines, par. Henry E. & Mary Bess, papermaker; Lucy Mae Jones, age 17, single, b. Augusta Co, VA, res. Covington, par. n/a & n/a Jones; md by H.S. Coffey at Covington.2 
Employment*May 1940 Occupation: laborer in May 1940 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA. Paper mill.1 
(Witness) Census2 May 1940 Floyd Preston Bess appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Residence*8 Dec 1992 Floyd Preston Bess resided at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 8 Dec 1992.4 
Death*22 May 2003 Floyd died on 22 May 2003 at Henrico Co, VA, at age 87.5 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess1
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess1
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Floyd Preston Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Mary Alpharetta Bess, Joseph Eaken Tucker and Lucy Mae Jones1

Family

Lucy Mae Jones b. circa 1919
Marriage*3 Jul 1936 He married Lucy Mae Jones at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 3 Jul 1936.
Floyd Preston Bess, age 20, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Jordan Mines, par. Henry E. & Mary Bess, papermaker; Lucy Mae Jones, age 17, single, b. Augusta Co, VA, res. Covington, par. n/a & n/a Jones; md by H.S. Coffey at Covington.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  3. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  4. [S237] Obituary, gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  5. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Ida Florence Bess1,2

F, #46297, b. 12 Mar 1918, d. 23 Apr 1994
FatherHenry Eakin Bess2 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler2 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*12 Mar 1918 Ida was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 12 Mar 1918.1,2 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.2 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Ida Florence Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Ida Florence Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
Marriage* Ida Florence Bess married Harry F. Wright.2 
Census*3 May 1940 Ida Florence Bess and Harry F. Wright appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 3 May 1940.2 
Marriage*31 Jan 1964 She married Ledford Reed Arthur at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 31 Jan 1964.
Ledford Reed Arthur, age 40, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. Potts Creek, res. Covington, par. George Arthur & Pearl Potley, pulp wood cutter, self employed; Ida Wright nee Bess, age 46, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. Alleghany Co, res. Rt 4, Covington, par. H.E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler; md by Ralph D. Richardson at Covington.3 
Residence*8 Dec 1992 Ida Florence Bess resided at Rt 4, Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 8 Dec 1992.4 
Death*23 Apr 1994 Ida died on 23 Apr 1994 at Alleghany Co, VA, at age 76.5 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess2
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess2
3 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHarry F. Wright and Ida Florence Bess2

Family 1

Harry F. Wright b. circa 1912
Marriage* She married Harry F. Wright.2 
Children

Family 2

Ledford Reed Arthur b. circa 1924
Marriage*31 Jan 1964 She married Ledford Reed Arthur at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 31 Jan 1964.
Ledford Reed Arthur, age 40, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. Potts Creek, res. Covington, par. George Arthur & Pearl Potley, pulp wood cutter, self employed; Ida Wright nee Bess, age 46, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. Alleghany Co, res. Rt 4, Covington, par. H.E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler; md by Ralph D. Richardson at Covington.3 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  4. [S237] Obituary, gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  5. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

Lewis Layman Bess1,2

M, #46298, b. 14 Oct 1919, d. 21 Jun 1996
FatherHenry Eakin Bess2 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler2 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*14 Oct 1919 Lewis was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 14 Oct 1919.1,3,2 
 He was the son of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.2 
(Witness) Census8 Mar 1920 Lewis Layman Bess appeared on the census of 8 Mar 1920 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Lewis Layman Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
Employment*May 1940 Occupation: laborer in May 1940 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA. Road construction.2 
(Witness) Census2 May 1940 Lewis Layman Bess appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
Marriage*1 Feb 1941 He married Tessie Lee Johns at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 1 Feb 1941.
Lewis Layman Bess, age 21, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Covington, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler, laborer; Tessie Lee Johns, age 20, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Low Moor, par. T.D. Johns & E.B. Branham; md by J.M. Jewell at Covington.4 
Residence*8 Dec 1992 Lewis Layman Bess resided at Seattle, King Co, WA, on 8 Dec 1992.5 
Death*21 Jun 1996 Lewis died on 21 Jun 1996 at King Co, WA, at age 76.6 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Mar 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Ella Alberta Bess, Beulah Gladys Bess, Lora May Bess, Lena Juanita Bess, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess and Lewis Layman Bess2
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess2
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Floyd Preston Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Mary Alpharetta Bess, Joseph Eaken Tucker and Lucy Mae Jones2

Family

Tessie Lee Johns b. circa 1921
Marriage*1 Feb 1941 He married Tessie Lee Johns at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 1 Feb 1941.
Lewis Layman Bess, age 21, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Covington, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler, laborer; Tessie Lee Johns, age 20, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Low Moor, par. T.D. Johns & E.B. Branham; md by J.M. Jewell at Covington.4 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  5. [S237] Obituary, gravestone: Ella Bess Tucker, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.
  6. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2002.

Retha Agnes Bess1,2

F, #46299, b. 19 Jun 1921, d. 15 Feb 1985
FatherHenry Eakin Bess2 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler2 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*19 Jun 1921 Retha was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Jun 1921.3,2,1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.2 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Retha Agnes Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.2 
Marriage*19 Jun 1939 She married Alfred Lee Hepler at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Jun 1939.
Alfred Lee Hepler, age 21, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Earlhurst, VA, par. Harvey Lee Hepler & Mary Ada Reynolds, laborer; Retha Agnes Bess, age 18, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Jordan Mines, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler; md by W.C. Richards at Covington.1 
Census*2 May 1940 Retha Agnes Bess and Alfred Lee Hepler appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 2 May 1940.2 
Death*15 Feb 1985 Retha died on 15 Feb 1985 at age 63. Last residence: Ninety Six, Greenwood Co, SC.3,4 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.4 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess2
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAAlfred Lee Hepler and Retha Agnes Bess2

Family

Alfred Lee Hepler b. circa 1918
Marriage*19 Jun 1939 She married Alfred Lee Hepler at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Jun 1939.
Alfred Lee Hepler, age 21, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Earlhurst, VA, par. Harvey Lee Hepler & Mary Ada Reynolds, laborer; Retha Agnes Bess, age 18, single, b. Alleghany Co, res. Jordan Mines, par. Henry E. Bess & Mary Jane Hepler; md by W.C. Richards at Covington.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Retha Agnes Bess Hepler, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed March 2017.

Mary Alpharetta Bess1,2

F, #46300, b. 9 Oct 1922, d. 13 Nov 1987
FatherHenry Eakin Bess1 b. 30 Mar 1876, d. 5 Feb 1958
MotherMary Jane Hepler1 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 29 Jun 1950
Birth*9 Oct 1922 Mary was born at Alleghany Co, VA, on 9 Oct 1922.2,1 
 She was the daughter of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler.1 
(Witness) Census1 May 1930 Mary Alpharetta Bess appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census2 May 1940 Mary Alpharetta Bess appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 in the household of Henry Eakin Bess and Mary Jane Hepler at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*24 Jun 1973 She married Earl M. Lockhart at Hammond, Lake Co, IN, on 24 Jun 1973.
Earl M. Lockhart, age 63, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. VA, res. 337 Nobel St, Gary, IN, transportation; Mary A. Bess, age 50, single, b. VA, res. 515 North Rockbridge St, Covington, VA, waitress; md by Carver Tinsley at Hammond.3 
Death*13 Nov 1987 Mary died on 13 Nov 1987 at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 65. Informant was "daughter".4 
Burial* Her body was interred at Alleghany Co, VA, at Persinger Memorial Cemetery.4 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1 May 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, William Douglas Bess, Melvin Stanley Bess, Floyd Preston Bess, Ida Florence Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Retha Agnes Bess and Mary Alpharetta Bess1
2 May 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAHenry Eakin Bess, Mary Jane Hepler, Floyd Preston Bess, Lewis Layman Bess, Mary Alpharetta Bess, Joseph Eaken Tucker and Lucy Mae Jones1

Family

Earl M. Lockhart b. circa 1910
Marriage*24 Jun 1973 She married Earl M. Lockhart at Hammond, Lake Co, IN, on 24 Jun 1973.
Earl M. Lockhart, age 63, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. VA, res. 337 Nobel St, Gary, IN, transportation; Mary A. Bess, age 50, single, b. VA, res. 515 North Rockbridge St, Covington, VA, waitress; md by Carver Tinsley at Hammond.3 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
  4. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.