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The Levi Heysham and David Hissom of David Family

-The Family of Levi Heysham-

(22) Levi Heysham (1800)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762)

With so many of the family sharing the names of Thomas, John, Levi and David, it is often hard to tell which member of the family we're dealing with in any one document, especially when we're discussing Tyler county, West Virginia, where so many of the family lived. I have less faith than before that Levi truly existed. It hardly matters, of course, because even if he did exist, he had no heirs.

If he existed, he was born in about 1800 in Lower Smithfield township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania. Between 1800 and 1810 he moved to Westmoreland county with his father, David, and then, by 1820, had moved to Tyler County, West Virginia, then part of Virginia.

In the 1820 census of Tyler county, Virginia as Levi Hissem [hipem (Unknown) in Ancestry.com]. In the household were 1 man 16 to 26, Levi, 1 girl under 10, and a woman 16 to 26 years old, Levi's wife. This could not have been the son of Levi's uncle, Thomas Hissom, since that Levi was still living in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania at the time.

The following also suggests that Levi was David's son, as opposed to Thomas'. In the Tyler county Personal Property Tax List of 1825 were listed,

"Hissam? Thomas (the 2nd)
Hissam John
Hewit Daniel
Hughes Jackson
Hanes Nathan
Hains Robert (Exempt)
Hissam David
Hissam Jesse
Hissam Levi

Howel Daniel
Hains William
Hains Benjamin
Hanes John
Hissam Thomas (the 3rd)" - from the Tyler Count West Virginia Genealogy Project
This list is only somewhat alphabetical. While they all start with "H," I believe the groupings connote households. That is, of tax-paying adults living in the same residence. This makes sense, and supports my ideas about relationships, in the case of David, Jesse, and Levi - a father and his two adult (unmarried?) sons - and for Thomas (the 3rd) if we assume he was "Thomas of David," an adult son living in his own home, and probably married. See also the two groupings of Hains in the same light.

Levi Hissam was noted as failing to pay the Tyler County Poor Levy in 1825 - from the Tyler County Genealogy Project. The revenue law in Virginia provided that the county courts should provide an annual levy for the support of the poor. The money gathered was provided to the superintendent for the poor for distribution to "fit objects of charity" and helped maintain a poor house or poor farm.

In the 1830 census . . .

The following may be for our Levi, though I also included this reference under Levi Hissam of Thomas. Note this man lived next to David's son, Jesse, and used the Heysham surname.

“Deed of 09 October 1839, Tyler county, West Virginia, Jacob Lewis {Coffenberry} and Mary Lewis sold 75 acres to Levi Heysham for $50. Land adjoining William Trippet and Jesse Heysham on the waters of Middle Island Creek. Beginning at a white oak.” - from the Tyler County WV Deed Book 9 81+ SLC 854767

In the 1840 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Levi Heysham, aged 30 to 40; our Levi was about 40 at the time. This could also be for Thomas' son, Levi Hissam. In the household were one son under 5, 3 sons aged 5 to 10, and one son 10 to 15 years old. Amongst the women in the household were one daughter under 5, and one who was 5 to 10. There was also a woman, 30 to 40 years old, probably his wife. This was a much larger family thann I would have suspected. Jesse Hissem was four names below Levi in the census.

James Kelch, a researcher for that family, wrote in a blog post,

"In a deed dated dated 29 March 1843 Leonard Kelch from Tyler County, Virginia states that Leonard Kelch and his wife Jane of Tyler County sold land for $60 located on the waters of Middle Island Creek to Robert Hip and Levi Hissam and his wife."
While the spelling of Levi's name makes me think this was Thomas' son, the property was on Middle Island creek where Levi Heysham lived, see above. I have previously tied the Kelch family to Thomas' son since Levi Hissam, in the Missouri census 1850, was living with Jane, Mary and Ruth Kelch. There was also a marriage bond between Levi Hissam and Leonard Kelch (of Samuel) per the marriage of the latter with a Jane Hissam. Jane Kelch may be this woman.

-The Family of David Hissom-

(22) David S. Hissom (1805)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762)

Also as Hissam, Hissom, Hyssom, and Hisum. He was born between 1794 and 1805. The former if we believe the 1880 census and the latter if we trust the 1850 & 1860 census. He was born in Pennsylvania, though whether in Northampton or Westmoreland county depends on the date of his birth. According to a grandson's biography, below, he was born in Virginia, but I suspect that was an assumption based on where David grew up.

"His ancestry is English, but members of the family have been in this country since Colonial times. They first settled in old Virginia, where Mr. Hissom's grandfather, David, was born. As a young man he went to the Ohio Valley and for many years lived on a farm in Monroe County, Ohio, but spent his last days in Tyler County, West Virginia. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. His wife was a Miss Bowen, a native of Ohio."
Miss Bowen was Nancy Bowen, David's first wife.

In the 1810 census of South Huntingdon township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, was David's father, David Hissem. In the household were two boys under 10, probably David Jr. and Levi, another two who were 10 to 15, James and Jesse, 1 boy 16 to 25, Thomas, and a man 45 and over, David Sr., who would have been 48 years old. The women of the household included four girls under 10 and a woman 26 to 44, David's mother, Elizabeth Bush, who would have been about 43.

David's father moved the family down into "the Ohio Valley," probably following the Ohio river from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania to Tyler county, Virginia. This occurred sometime after 1810. In the years to follow many of the Hissom family would move to the other side of the Ohio river, to reside in Monroe county, Ohio.

David, like his brothers Joab and James, is said to have served in the War of 1812 against England. David's father, David Sr., had been a member of the Pennsylvania militia during the Revolution, as his grandfather had been in the French & Indian Wars, and undoubtedly regaled his family repeatedly with glorified tales from those days. It would have been surprising if his sons hadn't followed in his footsteps and volunteered as soon as the need arose. Note too that as a frontier community, the threat from the Indians, as agitated by the British, would have been uppermost in the settlers' minds.

A David Hissom served in a company assigned to the 6th Virginia Militia Regiment during the War of 1812. The service of David's elder brother, James, was also mentioned in the citation below.

". . . Co MD Mil
Hissam, James or James Hissom, SC-6538, srv Capt James H. Belsehe's Co 35th US Inf as Pvt
Hissey, Henry, Mary Ann (Lineberger) WC-433, m 25 Dec 1814 Baltimore Cty MD, sd 4 or 5 Jun 1840 or 41, srv Capt John Owings' Co MD Mil as a Pvt, wid lived Baltimore Cty MD 1850-71
Hissom, David Elizabeth, W0-41139, srv Capt P. Wells' Co VA Mil, see James Hissam
Histed, John, no pension, srv as a Capt in NY MIl, . . ." - from "Index to War of 1812 Pension Files" by Virgil D. White
Based on the spread of possible birth dates stated above, David Jr. would have been between 7 and 18 years old at the commencement of this war, and between 10 and 21 at its end. If it was the younger age, was this another case of a drummer boy serving, this time with his elder brother, James? Remeamber David's cousin, William Hissam of John, had been a drummer boy during the Revolutionary War, serving alongside his uncles. See also,
"S.O. 24084
W.O. 41139
Soldier: Hissom, David
Widow: Hissom, Elizabeth
Service: Capt. P. Wells' Co. Va. Mil." - from War of 1812 Pension Files

If this citation was, contrarily, for his father, David Sr., then we have another problem, the father being at the ripe age of 55, a little ancient to be a warrior. The Elizabeth cited may have been Elizabeth Bush, David Sr's wife, or Elizabeth Yost, David Jr's second wife; the wife at the time he was receiving his pension.

The War of 1812

Our second war with England had its origins in unrealized expectations from the War of Independence. Britain was not ready to fully recognize America as an independent nation; continuing to impress American sailors and failing to remove their troops from American soil. America for her part could not let go of the idea of incorporating the English colonies of Canada into the new republic.

The war, however, began badly. President Madison had appointed the 60-year old William Hull, the Territorial Governor of Michigan, as Brigadier General in charge of the Army of the Northwest. After a failed invasion of Canada in July, General Hull surrendered Fort Detroit to what he thought were superior forces. Detroit and all Michigan territory fell under British dominion. Hull was subsequently court-martialed and sentenced to be shot, though he was reprieved by the President.

The states bordering the Northwest territories, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, were understandibly paniced by British troops in U.S. territory and sought to raise arms to meet the threat. Washington created a new Northwestern Army under the command of William Henry Harrison, the future President.


The Virginia Militia in the War of 1812

As the result of early defeats, new military forces needed to be raised quickly. The frontier populace, shamed by the surrender of Hull, responded eagerly. The Virginia militia, organized by county, was called upon to organize a brigade for service in the Northwest Territories.

3 September 1812

"General Orders Issued by Governor James Barbour, September 3, 1812, Calling into the Field 1,500 Western Virginia Soldiers to Aid in Retrieving the Loss in the Northwest by the Surrender of General Hull.

In obedience to the request of the President of the United State, signified to the Secretary of War, by his letter bearing date the 1st current, I have thought it proper to require the following portion of the late requisition, agreeably to my orders of the 19th of April last, making in the aggregate 1500 men forthwith to take the field and repair to Point Pleasant, in the county of Mason, on the Ohio River, established hereby, as the place of General Rendezvous for the said detachment, viz:

The whole of the Infantry of the line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen, detached from the 10th and 20th Brigades.

Also the whole of the detachment of Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen,

From the 4th Regiment in Ohio county.
" " 14th Regiment in Hardy county.
" " 76th and 118th Regiments in Monongalia county.
. . .
" " 103d Regiment in Brooke county.
. . . This detachment will be under the command of:
Brigadier-General Joel Leftwich, of Bedford county.
. . .
Major David Scott, of the 4th Regiment, Ohio county." - from "The Soldiery of West Virginia" by Virgil Anson Lewis

The detachment was unofficially referred to as the [Western] Virginia Brigade.
"The brigade command was assigned to General Joel Leftwich, a Revolutionary War veteran from Bedford County. The brigade consisted of two regiments, the 1st and 2nd, commanded by Colonel John Connell of Brooke County, and Colonel Dudley Evans of Monongalia, respectively." - from "The Soldiery of West Virginia" by Virgil Anson Lewis

The Captain P. Wells mentioned in the citation above was probably Peregrine Wells, who served in the 4th/6th Regiment of Virginia Militia at Fort Norfolk circa 1814. James Hissom, David's third son, served in the 4th Regiment and later the 35th United State's Infantry, also at Fort Norfolk, at about this time. Both the 4th and 6th Virginia regiments had been raised in Ohio county, Virginia. If David and James had joined at the same time wouldn't they have been in the same unit?

Captain P. Wells

Laurie Ann Wells searched records of the War of 1812 and came up with a long list of Wells who served, including the following.
- Paschal Wells' Regiment, Virginia Militia - of Petersburg, Virginia.
- Peregrine Wells' Regiment, Virginia Militia - of Ohio county, Virginia.
- Perry Wells' Regiment, Virginia Militia
- Peyton Wells' Regiment, Virginia Militia - He was born in Dinwiddie in 1797 and died in Petersburg, Virginia in 1856.


Peregrine Wells

Sometimes known as Perry Wells. Peregrine Wells was born on 18 October 1789 in Ohio county, Virginia. He married Charlotte Miller on 22 July 1817. Peregrine Wells was listed in the Tyler county, Virginia Personal Property Tax List of 1825, along with Thomas and David Hissam, and their sons, John, Jesse, Levi and Thomas. In 1830 Peregrine was a delegate for Tyler county to the Virginia House of Delegates, with William Delashmutt. He died on 15 May 1878 in Tyler county, West Virginia.

Militia companies were typically raised within a county and identified by their Captain's last name and, hence, changed with each change in leadership. Companies forming a regiment did not necessarily come from the adjacent counties. Note that Ohio county was a "super county" from which a number of smaller counties were later split, including Tyler county.

A researcher, referencing "A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812" by Stuart Lee Butler, lists the following companies raised in Ohio county that served at different period during the war.

Ohio Capt. Benjamin Jeffrey 1st V.M. [1st Virginia Militia Regiment] Connell [Colonel John Connell, commanding] Sep 23 1812 - Apr 1813
Ohio Capt. Lewis Bonnett/Lt. Pergerine Wells 1st V.M. Connell Nov 21 1813 - Apr 2 1814
Ohio Capt. John Bonnett 6th V.M. Dickinson, [Major David] Scott, [Henry E.] Coleman Apr 25 - Aug 26 1814
Ohio Lt. Peregrine Wells 6th V.M. Dickinson, Scott, Coleman Apr 25 - Aug 26 1814
Ohio Capt. Samuel McClure Dragoons Alleghany Glades Feb 9 - Mar 11 1815
Ohio Capt. Herman Greathouse [4th Regiment] Norfolk Feb 9 - Mar 11 1815
Ohio Capt. William Irwin Light Infantry Norfolk Feb 9 - Mar 11 1816
Another list has Major Lewis Bonnett, who was either Lt. Wells' senior while with the 1st Virginia Militia regiment or the man he succeeded, as an officer in Colonel Archibald Wood's 4th Regiment. Lewis' date of rank for 7 February 1814.

Perigrine Wells' company served at Norfolk, Virginia. The following is a reference to an unknown veteran who was in Wells' company.

". . . from the 4th Regiment in the County of Ohio and attached to the 6th Regiment of Virginia Militia at Norfolk. Enlisted April 23, 1814 to August 27, 1814.
"Remarks - This roll includes a detachment formerly commanded by Lieutenant Perigrine Wells. Service pay $8.00 per month. Distance returning home to place of rendezvous in Ohio County - 520 miles. C. Co. 6th Regiment." - from "Cleggs of the Upper Ohio Valley" by Blaine Lamarr Clegg, 1923
If the men had to walk home 520 miles after being discharged then it's a good bet they were discharged in Norfolk, as is confirmed below.
"Muster Roll of Captain John Bonnett's Company from Ohio County. In Service at Norfolk in 1814.
Officers.
John Bonnett . . . Captain
James Ewing . . . 1st Lieutenant
Peregrine Wells . . . 2d Lieutenant
. . .
Privates.
. . .
[no Hissom shown]" - from "Biennial Report of the Department of Archaives and History of the State of Virginia"
John Bonnett was Lewis Bonnett's brother. The company of Capt. John Bonnet was under the command of Lieut. Col. Henry E. Coleman, 6th Regiment, from 30 May to 28 June 1814, when they last mustered. The 6th Virginia Militia had previously been commanded by Lieutenant Colonels Dickinson and Scott.

Uniforms of the Virginia Militia

"In his reminiscences, Captain Henry Brush described with precision what newly enlisted recruits wore during the War of 1812. Soldiers were outfitted for service in unbleached, tow-linen hunting shirts and trousers. On their heads they wore low-crown hats, on the left side of which were black cockades about two inches in diameter. A small silver eagle (about the size of a quarter) was fastened in the center of each cockade. Each soldier strapped a leather girdle around his waist, where he carried a tomahawk, a knife, a cartridge box, a bayonet, and a quart-sized tin canteen. He was armed with a musket and shouldered a linen knapsack with a blanket lashed to the top. Both were covered with oilcloth to protect them from wet weather. A soldier’s arms and pack together weighed about thirty-five pounds, and troops traveled an average of twenty-five miles a day on foot. Writing home to his wife, one soldier confessed: “My limbs were so stiff and sore at the end of each day’s march that I could hardly walk.”

"In response to complaints from militia officers about their bedraggled troops, Virginia governor James Barbour outlined new uniform requirements in January 1812. General officers, artillery, light artillery, and grenadiers stood out in cockaded hats, white cuffs, and epaulets. Cavalrymen wore distinctive black leather caps dressed on the crown with bearskin and a red and white plume. Riflemen wore purple linen hunting shirts and leather moccasins, while the main body of the militia donned blue hunting shirts festively trimmed with red fringe. Despite the governor’s official proclamation, any soldiers who had provided themselves with uniforms different from those specified in the regulations could wear them for six months, and many probably went to war in the everyday clothing in which they had enlisted." - from the Library of Virginia "Soldiers of the War of 1812"

I don't know when David joined his regiment, but meanwhile, in 1812, volunteers of the Western Virginia counties moved north into the Ohio territory.

The Virginia Militia in the War of 1812, cont.

The Western Virginia Brigade,

"a brigade of fifteen hundred men collected at Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the Great Kanawha river--"
Point Pleasant is where the Kanawha empties into the Ohio river, in Mason county, West Virginia. It is just downriver from Tyler county, West Virginia.
". . . marched away across the State of Ohio to render faithful service under General Harrison in the Valley of the Maumee river"
. . .
"The Brigade crossed the Ohio river, into the State of Ohio, October 20, 1812; and thus proceeded by way of Gallipolis, Gallia County; Chillicothe, Ross County; Circleville, Pickaway County; Franklinton, on Sciota river, opposite site of Columbus, Franklin County; Delaware, Delaware County; Marion, Marion County; Upper Sandusky, Wyandott County; Finley, Hancock County; and onward across the then terrible Black Swamp in what is now Wood County, to Fort Meigs, at the foot of the Maumee Rapids in the extreme north-western part of the State." - from "Biennial Report" by the West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1911
Of the passage a newspaper correspondent who accompanied the troop wrote,
"On that day we marched 30 miles under incessant rains; and I am afraid you will doubt my veracity when I tell you that in 8 miles of the best of the road it took us over our kness and often to the middle. The Black Swamp would have been considered impossible by all but men determined to surmount every difficulty . . . The same night we encamped on the very wet ground, but the driest that could be found, the rain still continuing. It was with difficulty we could raise fires; we had no tents; our clothes were wet, no axes, nothing to cook in, and very little to eat." - from "The Richmond Enquirer" of 13 April 1813
The Maumee river is on the far side of today's state of Ohio, cutting across the northwestern edge of the state and disgorging into Lake Erie at Toledo. The Western Virginians aided in the erection and defense of Fort Meigs, on the south bank of the river and well west of the lake. It was a large fort, enclosing 10 acres with 7 blockhouses and 75 cannon. This fort was, in April 1813 and again in July, unsuccessfully besieged by the British.

In January General Harrison ordered Leftwich's Virginia troops to "march without the least possible delay" to support General Winchester, who expected to be engaged by the British and their Indian allies on the River Raisin, south of Detroit, in southeastern Michigan. After a three-day forced march the Virginians arrived too late, Winchester having rashly left his defenses to attack the British, and suffering defeat on 22 January 1813. Though Winchester surrendered many of his men were killed the next day by the Indians.

Letter from Colonel John Connell to Governor James Barbour.

"You will have information before this reaches you that the Virginia Brigade have returned home without having it in their power to meet the enemies of our Country, and I hope without disgrace to their parent State.

The imprudent advance of General Winchester from the rapids completely defeated the object of the campaign, and left us so far in the rear of time that no other alternative presented itself to the Commander-in-Chief but to advance to the Rapids [of the Raisin] and there build a Fort sufficiently strong to protect the public stores; and from thence, if an opportunity offered, to attack the enemy . . . An attack from the enemy was expected, but they chose to content themselves with the advantage they had gained."

It is not clear, but apparently the Virginians returned to the region of the Maumee river. By April 1813 the terms of enlistment for the Brigade began to expire and by the end of the month all of the companies had been discharged, having marched back to the Ohio river before doing so. General Leftwich himself departed to command a militia unit in eastern Virginia.

The War of 1812, cont.

At the beginning of the war the United States made several attempts to invade Canada. Though each a failure, the attacks convinced London that an attack on the Chesepeake was necessary to take the pressure off the Canadian frontier. In December 1812 a fleet was ordered to sail from the West Indies station and it entered the bay in February 1813. This led to a general call-up of the Virginia militia. "Action in Virginia during the War of 1812 included Great Britain’s attempt in June 1813 to capture Norfolk and numerous raids on Virginia towns and plantations on Chesapeake Bay. The constant threat of attack kept Virginia militia active throughout the war until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814." - from the Introduction to the Virginia Military Dead Database.

Elements of the original 1,500 man Brigade, apparently volunteers, formed companies and marched east in answer to a British thrust into Chesapeake Bay, at the opposite end of the country.

"Companies from Virginia Counties now Embraced in West Virginia, Which Served at Norfolk and Other Places on the Atlantic Seaboard in the War of 1812"
. . .
6. Captain John Bonnett's Company from Ohio county.
. . .
9. Captain William Irwin's [Wheeling] Light Infantry Company from Ohio county." - from "The Soldiery of West Virginia" by Virgil Anson Lewis
From a review off the few records available, I think John Bonnett, his brother Lewis, and Peregrine Wells were all in command the same company at different times, and the company was attached variously to the 1st, 4th and 6th Virginia Militia regiments.

If David and James had served with the militia in the Ohio country, why would they volunteer for added service? I suppose as young men, none too eager to return to the plow and having failed to see action in battle, they craved to "see the elephant." This 19th century phrase expressed the excitement and anticipation of new sights and experiences, as well as the frustration and disappointment in their aftermath. The elephant was something you wanted to see, but few would want to see again.

Captain Bonnett's company probably marched out of their base at Fort Meigs and down the Maumee river to its confluence with Lake Erie, today's Toledo, where they could pick up the Great Trail, passing by Fort Sandusky, enroute to Fort Pitt, in Pittsburgh. In this trade center the company would take a rest, resupply, and blow off some steam. David and James probably visited with their Uncle John and his family in Pitt township.

From Pittsburgh they would travel down Braddock's road, east to Winchester, Virginia.

From Winchester, Pioneer's road led to Alexandria, on the Potomac river, where they could pick up the old King's Highway that led down the shore of Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk.

Captain John Bonnett's company arrived in Norfolk on 4 October 1813, too late to take part in the Battle of Craney Island, the only significant conflict in Norfolk during the war.

The War of 1812

Militia from Western Virginia served at Norfolk, Virginia and in Forts Norfolk and Nelson, the two masonry forts that guarded the inner harbor, and Camp Peach Orchard. While most of the militia units called up to defend the Chesepeake in 1813 were from coastal counties, some militias marched over 400 miles to reach the action - and when discharged were left to walk home.

Craney Island lies at the mouth of the Elizabeth river, north of Norfolk and Portsmouth. It was about 30 acres in area and rose only a few feet above the water. It was separated from the mainland by a strait that was fordable at low or half tide. Across this a temporary foot-bridge had been constructed. On the southeastern side of it, and commanding the ship channel, were entrenchments on which two 24, one 18, and four 6 pound cannon were planted. These formed the most remote outpost of Norfolk, and were the key to the harbor.

The Battle of Craney Island 22 June 1813

In February 1813 a British squadron under Admiral George Cockburn sailed into Chesapeake Bay. The defense of Norfolk was given to General Robert Taylor and fortifications on the outskirts of Norfolk and Portsmouth were hastily thrown up, including a small fort and redoubt on Craney Island.

The whole available force on the island when the British entered Hampton Roads in June 1813 consisted of two companies of artillery from Portsmouth of the Virginia State Artillery; Captain Roberts’s company of riflemen; and four hundred and sixteen militia infantry of the line, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Beatty, assisted by Major Andrew Waggoner. These were so situated that, if attacked and overpowered, they had no means for escape, and yet, as one of the newspapers of the day said, they were "all cool and collected, rather wishing the attack." These units were reinforced by 30 regulars from Fort Norfolk, 30 volunteer riflemen, 150 seamen, and 50 marines (from the USS CONSTELLATION), bringing the whole force to 737.

Early on the morning of 22 June the British launched an amphibious attack on the western side of the island. The Americans quickly relocated their artillery from the southeast to meet the new threat. The American fire was so deadly that the British, who outnumbered the Americans 3-to-1, eventually fell back with heavy losses. In the meantime an attack was launched on the other side of the island by a force of fifty British barges loaded with 1,500 troops. Again the American's quickly relocated their artillery and drove off the second, and last, attack.

Norfolk was saved from occupation, and Forts Norfolk and Nelson never had to engage the enemy, but the British force subsequently took and burned Washington, D.C.

The 6th regiment in which David served was commanded by Lt Col Dickinson, Lt Col David Scott until June 1814, Lt Col Henry E. Coleman from June to December 1814, and Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Booth to the end of the war in March 1815. After 12 Sep 1814 the 6th regiment came under the command of Colonel Joseph Goodwyn of the 35th Infantry of the US Army at Fort Norfolk. This was James Hissom's outfit. It was standard practice to mix regular Army units with the militia. This provided the militia with an example of discipline and "backbone" in the face of the enemy. However, there was no combat in the Norfolk area during this period.

"In March, 1814, the "principal part" of the 35th was stationed on Craney Island, and his memoirs [Lt Bolling's] confirm that the stationing of the 35th was due directly to the the Craney Island and Hampton battles in order "to meet an enemy who were daily expected to attack us..." - from the Memoirs of First Lieutenant Blair Bolling, 35th U.S. Infantry Regiment. Of note, Bolling mentions marching the Company, of which he had temporary command, into Fort Nelson, across from Fort Norfolk, indicating the apparent planned dispersal of the Regiment to cover the region of operations." - comments drawn from the Memoirs of First Lieutenant Blair Bolling, 35th U.S. Infantry Regiment - Courtesy of Blair W. Bolling (see below)
We know that James moved from the militia into the 35th U.S. Infantry in November 1814. Had David too? He's not on any of the musters I've seen, but it makes sense that he followed his elder brother. Note that "Virginia did not grant bounty land or pensions for military service in the War of 1812," per the Virginia State Archives, so if David got a pension as indicated in the citation above, then he must have had some period of service with the regulars.

In "the memorable winter of 1814-15" the Norfolk region was struck by a terrible plague which carried off many of the soldiers from Virginia's western mountains.

"On January 16, 1815, Col. Duncan McDonald wrote to Miller [William Miller, Governor of North Carlina] from Camp Peach Orchard near Norfolk, Virginia, where he was purchasing supplies for his brigade. The suffering of the troops there was "almost incredible": "about 600" had died since his arrival. Col. Richard Atkinson echoed McDonald's report in a February 1 letter to Miller, from Camp Defiance, also near Norfolk. Twenty had died since he arrived, and over 200 had died since their arrival in camp. That day 282 were reported sick, with 40 in the hospital. Measles seemed to be the scourge." - from "Citizen Soldiers in the War of 1812" by C. Edward Skeen

With the war over militia and army forces were discharged on 15 March 1815. Remember, while the constitution established a Navy, it only gave the Congress the right "to raise an army." That is, no "standing army" as we have today was contemplated. David and James would have been left to walk the long way home.

I'm guessing that David Jr. continued to live with his father until after 1820.

On 15 November 1824 David Hissam married Nancy [Knight] Bowen, the date per David's declaration for a pension in 1872.

In the 1830 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hisum. In the household were two boys under 5, probably William and Luther, one man aged 20-30, David, and one woman aged 20-30 years, Nancy. Note that David Jr's older brother, James, established his line of the family in Jackson township as well. It is just across the river from Tyler county, West Virginia. The family of David's elder brother, James, is thickly settled in Monroe county. Perhaps David and James became particularly close during their service at Norfolk.

Nancy, the wife of David Hissam, died on 30 March [August per Findagrave.com] 1838 and was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county, Ohio. Noted as "wife of David." She was 30 years old, born in about 1808. Nancy death may have been associated with the birth of her daughter, Rebecca, in 1838.

David Hissom married Elizabeth Yost, who had been widowed by a Mr. Bailey in 1834, on 12 March 1840 in Monroe county, Ohio.

The 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a David Hissam, living 'next-door' to James Hissam [James R. Heysham], his elder brother. In the household there was one boy under 5, ?, two boys 5 to 10, Peter and Henry, another two boys 10 to 15, William and Luther, and a man 30-40 years old, David. Women included a girl under 5, Elizabeth or Rebecca, and a woman 30 to 40 years old, Elizabeth.

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hisum, a 45 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Elizabeth, 38, Henry, a 19 year old farmer, Elizabeth, 16, Rebecca, 12, John, 7, Hannah, 6, and Peter, a 17 year old farmer, all born in Ohio. Why was Peter listed out of order? I suspect that Peter was not a member of the family, but a hired laborer living in David's home.

In 1855 David Hissom requested a warrant for Bounty Land, request #32975 [1 or 7?], for his service in the War of 1812. This was rejected.

The following must be David, and his elder brother James, using the surname spelling of Hyssom. Both lived in Monroe county, but this does appear to be a little spirited for men of their age; David was 52 and James 64.

"Clarington, O., Aug 21st 1857

Mr. Editor:- In a recent number of the “Spirit” there is an account given of one SAMUEL BEARGY, in connection with his father’s death.

On yesterday David Hyssom, in company with his brother, James Hyssom, came to our place in pursuit of some one, as they said, who had stolen a horse from the former, the night previous. They were walking and had heard of him frequently along the road where he had stopped endeavoring to sell the horse. At John Muhleman’s Esq, he had harness put on the horse, and tried whether he would work. Learning that he was but little in advance, James H. Ray and Martin Troy started in persuit [sic] of him, and near the foot of Fish Creek Island over took him. Mr. Ray being somewhat in advance rode up along side of him, took the horse by the bridle and the man by the shoulder. There upon something of an encounter ensued, in which the latter (as Mr. Ray did not design injuring him) was likely to prove too much for him, but by using the necessary force he was captured. Mr. Troy coming up in the mean time, they brought him back to Clarington, and to day has had an examination before me, and in default of bail was committed to jail.

But who should it turn out to be but the aforesaid Samuel Beargy!

Jacob T. Morrill" - from the "Spirit of Democracy" 26 August 1857
Fish Creek Island is a 48 acre island on the Ohio River, between Ohio and West Virginia.

In the 1860 census of Sardis post office, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hisson, a 55 year old farmer, born in Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Elisabeth, 48, and children, Luthur, a 30 year old in boating, John, a 17 year old farm laborer, Hannah, 15, and David, 13, all born in Ohio. Also living with him were Sarah Hisem, 9, David, 4, and Henry, a 28 year old farmer, born in Ohio. Why was Henry using a different spelling of the name? Can we assume that Sarah and David were his children, perhaps of a recently deceased mother? There was also an Anne Hisson, 4, living with the Sally Calvin [Colvin?] family, also in Sardis.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township as David S. Hissom, a 68 year old farm laborer, of Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Elizabeth, 60, of Ohio, and a son, David Y. [for Yost?], 23, a steamboat hand.

David attempted to get a pension for his service in the war, based on a new pension law enacted in 1871. The pension amounted to $8 a month. David submitted a Declaration for Pension,

"On this 21 day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one personally appeared before me Judge of the Probate Court a Court of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, David Hissom, aged 73 years [born in 1798], a resident of Jackson Twp, County of Monroe State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married, that his wife's name was Nancy Knight to whom he was married at Monroe Co Ohio, on the 15th day of November 1824; that he served the full period of sixty days in the Militery service of the United States in the war of 1812; that he is the identical David Hissom who volunteered in Captain Cooks company, [blank] regiment, [blank] brigade, [blank] division, at Middelbourne, Va, the Fall of 1813 and was honorably discharged at Pickaway Ohio in the Spring of 1814; that he was a private that his time of Service was about 8 months that more than half the Service was performed at Tippacanoe Ohio balance of it Mostly at Pickaway Ohio that his Service was Chiefly Scouting and guard duty that he never applied for or need a land warrant and that his discharge is lost.
David Hissom X his mark
. . .
W. J. Sinclair, Probate Judge"
I've always thought that Nancy Bowen was David's first wife. Perhaps she was previously married. It wouldn't be a surprise if she was originally a Knight, and a sister of Lavinia Knight, the wife of David's brother, James Hissom, who also lived in Monroe county, Ohio. Tippecanoe, Ohio was the site of a battle in 1811, a significant defeat for Tecumseh's Indian confederation. It is located in Harrison county, in eastern Ohio.

More importantly, who was Captain Cook and what happened to Peregrine Wells? As we'll see in later documents relating to his pension request, David varied in his account of his service over time and claimed, at various points, to have served in a plethora of outfits.

Another document in this file relates the claim of David Hissom of Wittens Post Office, Monroe county, Ohio,

"Alledged service: That he served in Captain Bannard's [Barnard?] Comp. Indiana Mil. War 1812. Also that he served under Capt. Cooks Virg. Mil; Capt. Cook Ind Mil; William Johnson Virg Mil or Capt or Lieut Pergerine F. Wells Virg Militia.

Record evidence of service: There are no Rolls of Captain Bannard's Comp. of Indiana Militia War 1812 on file. Third Aud. [audit] reports that the name of David Hissom is not born [sic] on the Rolls of Capt. or Lieut. Peregrine F. Wells Comp. Virg. Mil. No Rolls off Capt. Cook Ind. Mil. No Rolls of Capt. Cook Virg. Mil. No Rolls of Captain William Johnson Comp. Virg. Mil

Proof of identity: By the testimony of Wm Read and J.M. Goodwin, witnesses to declaration.

Rejected on the ground that there is no evidence of the organization in which individual service is alleged. July 22 1879."
Was David confused about where and with whom he served or was he claiming service with all the units mentioned? It wasn't that long a war. In yet another document David claimed that he "served in Capt. Wm Johnsons company of Virginia militia and in Capt. John Gibson & John Cooks Indiana militia." Where did Gibson come from? I have not been able to find any of these men or these units.

His request was rejected.

"No. 24084
Act of February 14, 1871.
War of 1812.
David Hissom
Monroe county, Ohio
Capt. Barnent, Indiana Mil.
or Capt. Cooke, Indiana Mil.
or Capt. Wells, Virginia Mil.
Discharged Spring of 1814
Received Aug 30th, 1871
Rej [Rejected] 10 April 1873
No service
. . .
Oct 10, 78 To Atty R.W. Fitzgerald that unless better evidence of service can be filed office declines to re-open." - from the War of 1812 Pension files

In a declaration David made on 29 July 1872, in support of his pension request, David gave his age as 76. That is, he claimed to have been born in 1796. The 1872 declaration also said of his service that,

". . . he is the identical David Hissom who volunteered in Captain Cook company, A [company A] 2 [nd] regiment Indiana Vols Col Johnson brigade, Harrison's division at Jeffersonville, Indiana on the [blank] day of Nov. 1813 and was honorably discharged at Upper Sandusky, O. on the [blank] day of 1814; that he was drafted at Tyler Co Va. Capt Wm Johnson, Went with the Co to Jeffersonville Ind where he volunteered with a recruiting officer named John Gibson was sent to Tipacanoe and attached to Co A Capt Cook Ind. Regt Ind Vols. Went with Co to Upper Sandusky and was discharged after a service of about eight months. That he revokes a power of Atttorney given to Warren Hallister for the reason that he has removed away . . . That about the year 1817 he left his discharge at his father's house and went to Ohio where he has ever since resided. That he aftewards returned to his father's house in search of his discharge but was never able to find it.
David Hissom X
Previously David claimed that he was discharged in Pickaway, Ohio. Here he says Upper Sandusky. These places were not close. As in the last documents, he adds new details with each submission. That doesn't mean he's lying, but it would be better if he had just one story.

On 20 November 1877, in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia, David made another declaration.

"David Hissem personally appeared before me Robert Henderson and made oath that in the War of 1812 he received a gunshot in the left leg between the knee and ancle [ankle] and have recently taken bones from the wound.
David Hissem X his mark
Sworn and subscribed before me on the above date. Robert Henderson Justice Tyler Co W Va" - from War of 1812 Pension Files
It would be better if a doctor corraborated this. David's brother, James Hissom, also made a statement sworn before Judge Henderson.
"A few days after the close of the War of 1812 I was in Sistersville Va at that time. I saw Captain Perry Wells. Asked him when he got back. He told me last week and also told me that David Hissom had got back. I know that David Hissom was a Soldier in the War of 1812. I was at Norfolk the most of my time in the [garbled] war. And acted Quarter-master runner. I will be one hundred years of age the 14th day of January next. David was at Tipacanoe.
James Hissom X his mark"
Note that the War of 1812 formally ended in December 1814 with the signing of a peace treaty. It took two months for news of the treaty to reach America. James was not discharged from the army in Norfolk until 15 March 1815. Afterwards he was left to walk home. What's the best estimate of when he could have made it back home?

The next day, on 21 November 1877, another statement was sworn, this time in front of Justice Jackson Haught in Cochransville.

"I do hereby certify that I have been Personally acquainted with David Hissom from a little Child up to the Present time and know that he was in the War of 1812.
Frances Danff"

On 9 September 1878 James Hissom provided further testimony.

"James Hissom, who being duly sworn, states on oath that, I was a Soldier of the War of 1812. And I know that David Hissom was a Soldier of the War of 1812. In Captain Perry Wells Company. I Saw David Hissoms discharge and told him to take care of it for it would be of some account to him some time. And I know that this is the identical David Hissom. That he testifies from personal knowledge and has no interest in his pension claim. That his Post Office address is Trail run Post Office Monroe couunty Ohio.
James Hissom X his mark"
At this point, what has happened to David's other service? On 20 December 1878 another sworn statement, this time by John B. Clutter, said,
"Our father was in the war of 12 his Name was John Clutter and we have hared [heard] him state that David Hisom was with them in the service and we have hared father and David Hysom talk over things that happened while in the Service and it has Been the talk Ever since our Recollection that he was in the war of twelve and we further say that David Hysom is the man whose word can be relied on for truth and Verasity."

In the 1880 census for Lincoln township, Tyler county, West Virginia as David Hissam, an 86 year old toll gate keeper, of Pennsylvania. Living with him was his wife, Elizabeth, 69, of Ohio. Did he move back across the Ohio river? The census shows his father came from Pennsylvania and his mother from Germany. The latter is anomolous, but is it possible that David equated the Dutch heritage of his mother, Elizabeth Busch, with the German, which was not uncommon at the time; i.e., the Pennsylvania Dutch, who are German.

David Hissom died on 9 March 1881. Subsequently his widow, Elizabeth, attempted to get a warrant for bounty land for herself based on David's war service.

"No. 41139
Service Pension.
War of 1812.
Act of March 9 1878
Elizabeth Hissom
Wittens P.O. Ohio
Widow of David Hissom
Capt. Peregrine [lined out] Wells Co.
Va. or Ohio [latter lined out] Mil.
Died March 9, 1881
Received May 9 1881
Rejected June 6/81
No evidence of service found. Correct service required." - from War of 1812 Pension Files
David had lost, or never kept, his discharge papers and there was no muster for Peregrine Wells' company on record. The line out of Peregrine, above, corrects Elizabeth's mistaken impression that David's commander was a Capt Peregrine.

The Pension Act of 1871 and 1878

The 1871 Act authorized pensions to Soldiers that served in the War of 1812 for at least 60 days, or to their spouses if they were married prior to the ending of the war in 1815. The Act of March 9, 1878, revised the pension laws to allow Soldiers that served for 14 days of the war and widows of said Soldiers to be authorized a pension.

On 2 May 1881 Elizabeth Hissom made a declaration in support of a pension on behalf of David Hissom. She noted that her maiden name was Elizabeth Yost, but that she had previously been married to a Mr. Bailey, who died 3 June 1834. She married David Hissom on 12 March 1840 in Monroe county, Ohio. Also, that David's first wife had been Nancy Knight, who died on 30 March 1838 in Monroe county, Ohio.

In 1887 the request for a pension or bounty land for David was again rejected. Once again, the Pension Office wanted proof, a muster or the sworn testimony of two men who served in the same unit as David. What David, and later his family, provided were statements by friends who were sure that he had served, but in rather vague terms. So, did David serve during the war? I couldn't say. It might have been better if he hadn't claimed to have served in so many different units.

The children of David Hissam and Nancy Knight Bowen were:
(23) William S. Hissom (1828)
(23) Luther Hissam (c1829)
(23) Henry Hissem (1830)
(23) Peter Hisum (1833)
(23) Elizabeth Hisum (1835)
(23) Rebecca Hisum (1838)

The children of David Hissam and Elizabeth Yost were:
(23) John Hissom (1844), no male heirs after generation (24)
(23) Hannah Hisum (1845)
(23) David Y. Hissom (1847), no male heirs

-The Family of William Hissom-

(23) William S. Hissom (1828)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805)

He was born in Monroe County on 25 September 1828, the son of David S. Heysham/Hissam and Nancy Bowen. The following is from the biography of William's grandson, (24) John L. Hissom.

"His ancestry is English, but members of the family have been in this country since Colonial times. They first settled in old Virginia, where Mr. Hissom's grandfather, David, was born. As a young man he went to the Ohio Valley and for many years lived on a farm in Monroe County, Ohio, but spent his last days in Tyler County, West Virginia. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. His wife was a Miss Bowen, a native of Ohio. Their son, William S. Hissom, was born in Monroe County in 1828, and for many years conducted his farm in that county, but in 1888 moved to Tyler County, West Virginia, and continued farming there until his death in 1900. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and a democrat in politics. He married in Monroe County, Sarah A. Hubbard, who was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, and died in Tyler County in 1890. Their children were six in number: Manford C., a farmer in Clarington, Ohio; Oscar E., a steamboat mate who died at East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1916; John L; Alvin D., a farmer in Tyler County; Hattie Elizabeth, who died in Tyler County, wife of Robert 0. Gathers, a farmer; and Ephraim T., a farmer who died in Tyler County in 1900." - from "The History of West Virginia, Old and New," published in 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 37-38.

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio there was a William Hisum, 21 years old, working as a laborer on the farm of Joseph Dorn. He married Sarah Anne Hubbard. Sarah was born in Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, on 28 February 1832.

Sometime between 1856 and 1859 William moved to Des Moines, Lee county, Iowa. In the 1860 census he was listed as William Hissam, a 22 year old farmer, born in Ohio. He had personal property worth $50, but no real estate. Living with him were his wife, Sarah, 27, born in Pennsylvania, and sons Manford, 4, born in Ohio, and Oscar, 1, who was born in Iowa.

Things apparently didn't work out for William in Iowa because as early as 1862 he had moved back east to Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1870 census of Monroe county he was listed as William S. Hissom, a 39 year old farmer. That this is the same William as in the 1860 census as confirmed by his childrens' names. I can't believe there were multiple Manford Hissom's. Living with William were his wife, Sarah A., 39, Manford [D?], 14, born in Ohio, and Oscar, 12, born in Iowa, both working on the farm, John, 8, Alvin G., 4, and Harriet E., 2. The latter three were born in Ohio.

In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as William Hissom, a 52 year old farmer, of Ohio. His parents were from Virginia. Living with him are his wife, Sarah A. 48, born in 1832 in Pennsylvania to parents from Connecticut and New York, Manford C., 23, Oscar E., 21, John L., 18, the boys all working as farm hands, Alvira [Alvin], 14, Hattie, 12, and Ephraim T. [H, F?], 9. William was living close by both James R. Hissom and David A. Hissom, his nephews, sons of Elson Hissom.

In about 1888 he moved back to Tyler County, West Virginia and continued farming there until his death.

William Hissom died on 23 December 1899. He died of Typhoid fever, which also took his son Ephraim, and Ephraim's wife, Ada Mae. William was buried in Williamson-Zion II Cemetery, Friendly West Virginia. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and a Democrat in politics. Sarah Anne died in Tyler County on 4 February 1892.

Their chidren were,
(24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)
(24) Oscar Ellsworth Hissom (1859)
(24) John L. Hissom (1862)
(24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)
(24) Hattie Elizabeth Hissom (1868)
(24) Ephraim F. Hissom (1870)

(24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

A farmer living in Clarington, Ohio, he was born on 1 December 1856 in Ohio. Manford Hissam was living with his parents in Des Moines, Iowa at the time of the 1860 census. He was still living with his parents during the 1870 and 1880 Monroe county census as Manford C. Hissom.

He married Slenia V. Dunn. Selenia was born in November 1860 in Ohio.

In the 1900 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Manford C. Hissom, a 42 year old farmer, living next door to Charles B. Hissom. Living with him were his wife, Salina, 39 [November 1860], and children, Leslie K. [male], 11 [April 1889], and Mamie S., 6 [May 1894].

By the time of the 1910 census he had moved across the Ohio river and was living in Salem township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1920 census of Clarington township, Monroe county, Ohio as M. C. Hissom, a 62 year old farmer. Living with him was his wife, Salana, 59. He was back in Salem township at the time of the 1930 census with his wife, now spelled Slenia.

Manford C. Hissom, the son of William S. Hissom and Sarah Hubard, and husband of Salana Hissom, died on 10 March 1934 in Salem, Monroe county, Ohio per death certificate 18647. His daughter, Mamie Knowlton, was the informant. He was buried in the Clarington cemetery in Clarington, Monroe county, Ohio.

I don't see Selenia in the 1940 census.

His children were,
(25) Leslie K. Hissom (1889)
(25) Mayme Sara Hissom (1894)

(25) Leslie K. Hissom (1889)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)

Leslie K. Hissom, the son of C. Hissom, a farmer, and his wife Selenia, was born on 24 April 1889 in Long Reach, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Leslie K. Hissom [male], 11 [April 1889], living with his parents, Manford C. and Salina V. Hissom.

In the 1910 census of Salem township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lesley K. Hissom, 20, with no occupation. Of West Virginia. He was living with his parents, Manford and Selena.

Leslie Hissom, a single man 28 years old, of Clarington, Ohio registered for the draft on 3 May 1917. He worked for the East Ohio Gas Company of Danville, Ohio. He was described as tall and stout, with blue eyes and brown hair.

He was listed in "Ohio Military Men, 1917-18" as Leslie Hissom of Clarington, Ohio. He enlisted in Woodsfield, Ohio on 4 October 1917 at the age of 28 1/2. He was assigned to company F of the 308th Engineers to 28 February 1918. He was then assigned to company D of the 19th Engineers to 8 February 1919 - this may have been as part of the army of occupation. He served as a Private in the American Expeditionary Forces from 29 March 1918 to 21 March 1919. He was honorably discharged on 14 April 1919.

The 308th Engineers Battalion

An element of the 83rd "Ohio" Division, the 308th was made up mainly of men recruited from Ohio. They trained at Camp Sherman in Chillicothe, Ohio. In France they built roads and bridges, and cleared minefields. They were a combat organization and served in many battles. At left soldiers of the 308th are filling holes in a road caused by the heavy traffic of war. On the right side of the photo soldiers are making little stones out of big ones.

In the 1920 census of Cuyahoga Falls, Summit county, Ohio as Leslie Hissom, a 27 year old "live walker' for the Ohio gas company. I suppose this meant he inspected overland gas lines. He was single and a boarder in the house of James Sutton.

Leslie Hissom married Mabel A. Criswell.

In the 1930 census of Canton, Stark county, Ohio as Leslie K. Hissom, a 39 year old chief clerk for the Gas company. Living with him was his wife, Mabel A., 19, of West Virginia. They had no children at this date.

In the 1940 census of Canton, Stark county, Ohio as Leslie K. Hissom, a 51 year old foreman at the Gas Company. Living with him was his wife, Mabel, 30, both of West Virginia.

Leslie K. Hissom, 53, of Clarington, Monroe county, Ohio registered for the draft in WWII. He still worked for the East Ohio Gas company of Cleveland.

Leslie K. Hissom, the son of Manford C. Hissom and Selenia Dunn, and the wife of Mabel A. Hissom, a foreman of the East Ohio Gas company, died of second and third degree burns and traumatic shock on 30 July 1944 in Belmont county, Ohio. In the Lima News, a newspaper of Lima, Ohio, it was reported on 2 August 1944 that Leslie K. Hissom, 55, of Clarington, Ohio, a company foreman, had died the day before in a Wheeling, West Virginia hospital. He had been fatally injured in a gas line explosion near Armstrong Mill, Ohio, which had also critically burned two men and hospitalized four others. Fumes were believed to have collected in a low section of a 20-inch main of the East Ohio Gas company line where it dipped beneath Captina creek and that the blast was set off by a spark from a passing auto.

Leslie K. Hissom was buried in the Clarington cemetery, Monroe county, Ohio.

(25) Mayme Sarah Hissom (1894)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)

Mamie S. Hissem, the daughter of M.C. Hissem, a farmer of Long Reach, and his wife Selenia, was born on 22 May 1894 in Long Reach [Friendly?], Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Maie S. Hissom, 6 [May 1894]. In the 1910 census of Salem township, Monroe county, Ohio as Mamie Hissom, 15, of West Virginia.

Mamie Sarah Hissom married Elmer Ellsworth Knowlton, the son of John W. and Mary E. Martin Knowlton of Friendly, West Virginia, sometime before the 1920 census. He was a telegraph operator for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. She died on 16 November 1959. Elmer died in 1973.

Their child was Dale Hissom Knowlton.

(24) Oscar Ellsworth Hissom (1859)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

Oscar, the son of William S. Hissom and Sarah Anne Hubbard, was born in 1859 in Des Moines, Iowa during his parent's short sojourn there. In the 1860 census as Oscar Hissam, 1, of Iowa. The family moved back east by 1862, to Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio he was 12 years old, and born in Iowa. He was living with his parents, William S. and Sarah A. Hissom, and siblings, Manford D. [?], 14, John, 8, Alvin G. [D?], 4, and Harriet E., 2. He was 21 at the time of the 1880 census and still living with his parents, William and Sarah A. Hissom.

Oscar Hissom [Hisom] married Marinda E. Wright on 6 March 1884 in Monroe county, Ohio. Her father, William Wright, was a witness. Her mother was Ellen. She may have died in the birth of her second child, Regina, who was born on 15 January 1889.

Oscar next married Rebecca Jane Thompson on 9 February 1889 in Washington county. Rebecca was born in 1870, perhaps the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Rowles Thompson of Washington county. For a short period around 1893 they lived in Pennsylvania.

Circa 1893 Oscar E. Hissom as an Assistant Dam Tender, born in Iowa, appointed to Ohio, where employed Davis Island Dam, Ohio River - from "Official Register of the United States" of 1893. A dam tender, as might be imagined, cared for the maintenance and operation of river dams.

In the 1900 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Oscar E. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 41 year old [April 1859] steam boat mate, of Iowa. Living with him were his wife, Rebecca J., 30 [May 1870], of Ohio, and children, Howard E., 6 [September 1893], of Pennsylvania, and Roy, 3 [July 1896], and Reginia, 1 [June 1899], of Ohio.

In the 1910 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Oscar Hissom, a 51 year old steamboat mate. Living with him were his wife, Rebecka, 40, and children, Howard, a 16 year old cigar maker, Roy, 13, Regina, 11, and Ralph, 9.

Oscar was involved in the sinking of a steamboat.

"Sinking of the H. K Bedford
Parkersburg Sentinel
February 28, 1912

The steamer H. K. Bedford [right], one of the oldest packets on the Ohio river, and which has been operating in the upper river and in the trade affecting Parkersburg for the past nineteen years, was sunk opposite Ralph Bean's landing near Reno [at Willow Island], three miles above Marietta, about 11:40 o'clock, Tuesday night.

The boat had about one hundred tons of freight aboard, most of which had been taken on at Marietta, the balance having been taken on here and at Williamstown, about five tons being taken from here. The cause of the accident is not exactly known, although it is thought to be due to a hog chain breaking, and caused the hull to break near the first stanchion.

Left Here Tuesday Afternoon.

The boat left here at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, with Captain Henry Kraft, of Belpre, in command, Captain Ed Sims, of Wheeling, at the wheel; Oscar Hissam, of New Matamoras, and Lewis Richey, of Whittens Landing, as mates; Morton Harper, of Marietta, as clerk; Dude Petty of Parkersburg, chief engineer; Geo. M. McElhose, of Marietta, second engineer; William Gray, of Parkersburg, and Ben Joy, of Sardis, as firemen.

. . .
The ship was owned by the Pittsburgh and Parkersbug Packet Company and operated between Parkersburg and Pittsburgh.

The steamship KANAWHA sank in January. "Another hero of the Kanawha was Oscar Hissem, a mate. Hissem has been in seven steamboat disasters [!], including that of the steamer City of Parkersburg on the night of Feb. 4, 1913. He says that the Kanawha sank quicker than any other boat of which he ever heard." - from the Charleston Mail of 12 January 1916. By the way, the CITY OF PETERSBURG hit dam #26 on the Ohio river and sank. It was refloated and repaired, continuing in service until it struck a submerged barge at Russell, Kentucky in the spring of 1918 and sank.

Wreck of the Kanawha

The steamer "Kanawha" left Pittsburgh just before dark on the evening of January 4, 1916. She had recently been overhauled at the Parkersburg Docks and the passengers and crew had no cause to fear that the boat was not equal to the task of completing her regular trip safely to Charleston. The pilots, engineers and mates were all well qualified and mature men. Fred Hoyt had made 130 round trips between Pittsburgh and Charleston over a period of three years. Even though the Ohio River presented a foreboding scene running high and fast, Hoyt felt confident that this would be another routine trip. For reasons unknown a big metal lifeboat had been removed from the boat a few weeks prior to January 4th and the packet was now running without all of its usual lifesaving apparatus.

After steaming through the frigid night for 172 miles the "Kanawha" reached Marietta, Ohio on a blustery midwinters day and there fate would set into motion the first of a series of events that would eventually lead to the end of the "Kanawha".

Henry Best owned the wharfboat at Marietta and he wanted two barrels of lubricating oil delivered to the landing at Little Hocking, Ohio. He declared that this was a rush order and had to be delivered. Captain Brady Berry had protested to Henry that the stop at Little Hocking would be difficult and dangerous especially with the high wind and the construction of Lock 19 opposite the village. Best was adamant, however and Berry did not argue further.

Fred Hoyt looked out on the Marietta Landing and saw his mother waiting to see him for a few minutes. He quickly reached her side and as they talked she spoke of her concern for her son and her premonition of an impending disaster unless Captain Berry tied the "Kanawha" up.

Fred Hoyt looked out across the river and understood his mother's concern. There were heavy swells running and the river was at a 30-foot stage. For a moment he thought about taking his mother's advice and then decided that she was just overly concerned. Bidding her a reluctant farewell he reboarded the packet and they headed downstream to Parkersburg.

Upon arriving at Parkersburg, Tom Sams, the cook, walked down the landing gangway and headed for the B & O Train depot. He had told Captain Berry that he was frankly scared and just couldn't go on.

Fred Hoyt knew a Mrs. Fitzpatrick and her six-year-old son were scheduled to leave the boat at Lee Creek near Belleville, West Virginia, but he realized that the low bottom at Lee Creek would be flooded and she would have to get off at Belleville or even Reedsville, Ohio. He suggested to Mrs. Fitzpatrick that it might be advisable for she and her son to spend the night in Parkersburg and take the morning train home. Mrs. Fitzpatrick declined. A fateful decision on a fateful day for within a few hours she and her son would be among the victims.

From Parkersburg to Little Hocking required less than a hour and by 7:00 p.m. the graceful vessel had landed the fateful two barrels of oil and was trying to get back into the main stream. The "Kanawha" was known for her good handling but the combination of the swift current and the high wind was just too much for her--in a moment she was broadside to the waves and Captain Berry had to try a difficult manuever to bring her back on course. The river was so high that Lock 19 was completely submerged but that in itself was not a problem. The light draft packet could have safely run across the lock walls but the barely submerged light towers on each side of the lock were another matter.

At 7:20 p.m. in the pitch dark as Captain Berry struggled to "right" the boat, the "Kanawha" smashed into the lower tower. Fred Hoyt had just started for the Texas deck and was talking to Lloyd Gee, a steward when the collision occured. Both men were nearly thrown from their feet and Hoyt remarked: "Lloyd, I fear she won't stand that!"

The tower had burst a fearful hole in the starboard side of the wooden hull just forward of the boilers. Hoyt raced out to the forward boiler deck and felt the boat tilt crazily as if to capsize. He looked back toward the ladies cabin and saw four or five women.

He considered rushing back to advise them to leave the cabin and take position at the guard rails. At that moment the generator was drowned out and the lights went off. In the awful darkness Hoyt jumped over the port rail and slid down the bull rails as the boat steadied herself for a moment.

The young clerk felt hot steam sweeping over him as the furnaces died out and then ice water swirling above his knees. Realizing that his only hope was to get higher up on the boat he climbed onto the boiler deck rail and gained a handhold on the edge of the roof. Two crewmen dragged him up to a narrow part that was not submerged. The group of five men gathered there suddenly realized that the "Kanawha," although sunk to her roof, was still afloat. Hoyt later surmised that it was probably the thousands of empty egg crates and chicken coops in the hold that gave the boat bouyancy. By this time most everyone trapped in the lower areas of the boat had drowned. Many of them had no doubt been trapped in their staterooms by jammed doors as the twisting hull distorted the frames.

The crew and surviving passengers were crowded around the one available yawl abreast of the pilothouse. The other lifeboat had been fouled and sunk on the opposite side. Hoyt's thoughts went back to the big metal lifeboat that had been left in Pittsburgh and he bitterly remembered his mother's pleas to leave the packet at Marietta.

No one had managed to save a light of any kind and the sheer terror of this situation defys the imagination. Later powerful criticism was directed at the rank and file of the "Kanawha" crew who apparently saved themselves without regard to passengers as many of them were the first ashore.

Hoyt and his companions felt new terror grip them when the hull shuddered and jolted as she ran aground on the rock dike at the head of Newberry Island. The wreck of the "Kanawha" had swiftly covered the two miles from Lock 19 and as she paused on the dike one of the hero's of the tragedy arrived on the scene.

Harold B. Wright, a young Lock 19 employee, had immediately set out after the "Kanawha" in a big U. S. Corps of Engineers yawl. He took into shore two or more loads of survivors and left Hoyt and the others with a lantern which gave them courage. Hoyt heard one of his companions commence to curse and pray. The young man that lost his nerve that night survived and went on to become a local politician in Mason County, West Virginia. Harold B. Wright was to later become a riverboat captain and retire from the river in the 1980's.

While awaiting their turn in the lifeboat, Hoyt and the others could feel the hull grinding on the rocks under the force of the thousands of tons of rushing water. The miserable group was about to face the most incredible and heart stopping moment of that tragic night.

Suddenly, with a sickening lurch, the hull began to capsize completely. These five men had to somehow crawl around the boat from their perch on the roof as the packet rolled over to a new place of safety on the bottom of the hull. With precision born of the fear of death they backed down the stationaries and after the boat had finished her roll they were still five in number and without a scratch.

This "turn turtle" motion had wrenched the boilers free and they were later found at the foot of Newberry Island.

Mercifully the wind slacked off and a mild rain began. It was two miles to Mustapha Island which was to be the last resting place of the "Kanawha". Hoyt could feel the hog chains dragging along the bottom and several sharp lurches nearly dislodged him. At the head of Mustapha Island, at long last, Hoyt and several others were taken aboard the packets lifeboat and they made shore.

The broken remains of the "Kanawha" drifted on with two men still clinging to the hull, Captain Berry and an old cabin boy. They were saved when the wreck went aground for the last time. It was 9:15 p.m.--two short hours since the disaster began.

The B & O Railroad ran a special train from Parkersburg to pick up survivors strung out along the shore.

Hoyt and others took refuge in a small cottage where they were warmed up in front of a roaring fire. To him it seemed a "luxury lodge" and he soon was able to send a wire to his mother in Marietta to say that he had survived. Movie theatres in Marietta had already begun flashing news on the screens that the "Kanawha" had sunk.

As so often happens after such a tragic event, the unexplainable is explained by superstitions or become the basis for the beginning of new superstitions. Prior to the final trip of the "Kanawha," while repairs were being made to the smoke-stacks, the spreader-bar with its decorative star was removed. When it was replaced, the star was upside down and this is the way it was on that last trip when the "Kanawha" sank and turned bottom up.

Oscar died in East Liverpool, Ohio on 06 May 1916 and was buried in the Riverview Cemetary. He was 57 years old.

East Liverpool, Ohio

The town lies in the Ohio river Valley, on the river in Columbiana County, across from Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia, and just a few miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It is positioned at the point where the states of Ohio, Pennslyvania, and West Virgina meet. Eastern Indian tribes, including several Iroquois groups, occupied the land before it was purchased by Isaac Craig under the terms of the Land Act of 1796. On July 1, 1800, Thomas Fawcett purchased approximatly 1100 acres from Mr. Craig. Fawcett, his wife and eight children settled in an area with few residents that could have been classified as a frontier. Although Fawcett named the town St. Clair, in honor of Authur St. Clair, Govenor of the Northwest Territory at the time, it was christened Fawcettstown by its residents and other local people. The town was named Liverpool by a nostalgic English potters who migrated here and in 1834 incorporated as East Liverpool because of a town in Medina County, Ohio was already named Liverpool.

In 1839-1840, James Bennett, a trained English potter, fathered the chief industry of East Liverpool as we know it - Pottery. Although other individuals had used the natural clay resources to produce pottery, Bennett was the first to successfully manufacture and market this product. Potting in those days was a rugged operation; all work was done by hand and "throwing" on a potters wheel was the only method of forming the ware. The "boss" would then market it in wagons around the countryside or on trading boats down the Ohio River. He would trade his wares for anything he felt that he could dispose of back home in East Liverpool. Upon returning from a successful trip the "help" would be paid with these bartered goods and work would begin on another kiln (pronounced 'kill') of ware. Other potteries sprang up with rapidity and the city became known as "Crockery City" and was the only community in the United States wholly devoted to the manufacture of pottery.

Today, East Liverpool and the surrounding area which includes the communities of East Liverpool, Calcutta and Wellsville, Ohio and Chester and Newell in West Virginia. They still rely on the pottery industry but the monopoly no longer exists. New enterprises have added a diversity of products.

The Al [Alfred?] Hissom Roofing and Construction Company is located in East Liverpool. The current president appears to be Mark T. Hissom. Mark is on the Mayor's Design and Review Board. Elaine Hissom [Mark's wife?] is on the city Board of Health, the Board of Zoning Appels, and is the secretary of the Board of Housing Appeals.

In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Ward 1, Columbiana county, Ohio as Rebecca Hissom, a 49 year old widow from Ohio. Her children were Howard, 26, of Pennslyvania, a craneman in the steel works, Regina, 20, single, of Ohio, a dresser in the pottery, and Ralph, 19, single, of Ohio, a mould runner in the pottery. Their father was from Iowa.

In the 1921-1926 city directories of East Liverpool as "Hissom Rebecca J (wid Oscar E), h 855 Penna av." In 1929 Rebecca was living at 1060 Rairoad, East Liverpool.

Rebecca died on 15 July 1929 and was buried in the Riverview Cemetary, next to Oscar.

Oscar's children were,
(25) Belvy Ann Hissom (1884)
(25) Regina Hissom (1889)
(25) Howard Ellsworth Hissom (1893)
(25) Roy T. Hissom (1896)
(25) Ralph Willard Hissom (1901)

(25) Belvy Ann Hissom (1884)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

Belvy Ann Hissom, the daughter of Oss [sic] Hissom and Marinda Wright, was born on 21 September 1884, in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, a "miracle" baby if you check her parents' marriage date. She must have died young.

(25) Regina Hissom (1889)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

She was born on 15 January 1889 in New Matamoros, Washington county, Ohio, apparently a child of Marinda's. In the 1900 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Regina Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 1 [June 1899], of Ohio. In the 1910 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Regina Hissom, 11. In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Ward 1, Columbiana county, Ohio as Regina Hissom, a 20 year old dresser in the pottery, living at home with her widowed mother, Rebecca.

Regina Hissom, 26, married Eugene Gilkison, 25, on 11 December 1925 in New Cumberland, West Virginia. The Reverend Anthony B. Bamford officiated at the wedding.

(25) Howard Ellsworth Hissom (1893)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

Howard Hissom, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thompson, was born on 6 September 1893 in Grandview, Washington county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Howard E. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 6 [September 1893], of Pennsylvania. His parents were Oscar E. and Rebecca J. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Howard Hissom, a 16 year old cigar maker, living with his parents.

Howard Ellsworth Hissom, 22, a barber, the son of Oscar Hissom, a steamboatman, and Rebecca Thompson, married Mary McElfresh, 21, a clerk, the daughter of Wm. H. McElfresh (deceased) and Nora Bayer, on 6 October 1915 in Kittanning, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania.

Howard Ellsworth Hissom [Hissam in Ancetry.com] of East Liverpool, Ohio, a 23 year old barber [looks like basher], registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. He was described as of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair. He requested an exception based on his wife.

In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Ward 1, Columbiana county, Ohio as Howard Hissom, a married, 26 year old craneman in the steel works, living at home with his widowed stepmother, Rebecca, as were his siblings, Regina and Ralph. Where was Howard's wife? Had she died already?

The Steel Industry in East Liverpool

During the twentieth century, new businesses emerged in East Liverpool. Among the more important ones was National Drawn Steel. Prior to World War II, Crucible Steel purchased National Drawn Steel. East Liverpool proved to be an excellent site for a steel company due to the abundance of iron ore and coal in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. During World War II, Crucible Steel made bullet casings for the United States military.

In the 1921-1926 city directories of East Liverpool as "Hissom Howard E, millwkr, res 855 Penna av." This was the same address as his mother, Rebecca. In the 1929 city directory of East Liverpool as "Hissom Howard E (Margt) ladleman h855 Pennsylvania av."

Howard Hissom, 30, married Margaret Deshler, 29, on 26 April 1923 in Wellsburg, Brooke county, West Virginia. The Reverend Robert B. Hill officiated at the wedding.

In the 1930 census of East Liverpool as Howard Hissom [Hissam in Ancestry.com], a 36 year old crane man in the steel mill, of Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Margaret, 36, of Pennsylvania, son, Robert, 6, of Ohio, and brother, Ralph, a 29 year old batter out [?] in the pottery, of Ohio.

In the 1931-1939 city directories of East Liverpool as "Hissom Howard E (Margt M) cranemn P C S Co h855 Pennsylvania av," or simply as a millworker.

In the 1940 census of East Liverpool as Howard E. Hissom, a 46 year old Ladle Craneman at the Steel Mill. Living with him were his wife, Margaret M., 46, and children, Robert C., 16, and Donna M., 6.

Howard Ellsworth Hissom, 48, of 855 Pennsylvania Avennue, East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio registered for the draft in WWII. Howard worked at the Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Beaver county, Pennsylvania, below. Margaret was his wife. Midland is about 4 miles east of East Liverpool, up the Ohio river.

Margaret Hissom was member of a women's relief committee to aid poor and needy in October 1951 in East Liverpool. She died on 22 September 1953.

Howard E. Hissom died on 8 December 1972 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio and was buried in the Columbiana County Memorial Park cemetary. The children of Howard and Margaret were,
(26) Robert Clair Hissom (1924)
(26) Donna Hissom (c1934)

(26) Robert Clair Hissom (1924)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893)

Robert Clair Hissom, the son of Howard E. Hissom and Margaret Deshler, was born on 27 January 1924 in Ohio. In the 1930 census of East Liverpool as Robert Hissom [Hissam in Ancestry.com], 6, of Ohio. In the 1940 census of East Liverpool as Robert C. Hissom, 16, living at home with his parents, Howard E. and Margaret M. Hissom.

A Robert C. Hisson [sic], born in 1924, enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps on 12 December 1942. He was single and had 4 years of high school. He was 69 inches tall and weighed 134 pounds. Robert C. Hissom, serial number 13170918, MOS 940 (Aerial Photographer), was in 764th Squadron, 461st Bomb Group (H). They flew the B-24 Liberator.

On 18 January 1944 Staff Sergeant Robert C. Hissom, Photo Lab Chief, flew as one or four passengers with Crew #13 in B-24H s/n 42-52458. Second Lieutenant Robert M. Sayre was the pilot. This was the squadron's trans-Atlantic flight to Torretto Airfield, Italy, so Robert was not a member of the crew. This aircraft was the "Chippiedall," later lost to enemy fighters on 11 June 1944 over the Giurgiu oil storage facility in Romania. Torretto was in southern Italy, near the Adriatic coast and the town of Cerignola.




The 461st Bomb Group (H)

The group was constituted in May 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group and activated on 1 July at Wendover Field, Utah. The 461st deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in February 1944, the air echelon flying B-24's via the South Atlantic transport route, stopping in North Africa before joining the ground echelon in Italy. It was assigned to the 49th Bombardment Wing of Fifteenth Air Force at Torretto Airfield, Italy, in late February.

The group began combat operations in April, engaging in long range strategic bombardment operations of Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe. The 461st BG conducted Oil Campaign of World War II operations against Brux, Blechhammer, Moosbierbaum, Vienna, and Ploie?ti. It hit artillery positions in support of the invasion of Southern France in August 1944 and flew supply missions to France in September. The group aided the Allied offensive in Italy in April 1945 by attacking gun emplacements and troop concentrations.

Most squadron personnel were demobilized in Italy in May 1945.










The Aerial Photographer

Bomb strike photos often gave incomplete coverage of bomb bursts, adversely affecting the Bomb Damage Assessment. This led to the creation of an added crew member called the Aerial Photographer. These photographers were "extra" crew members and often flew with a different crew every time they went out. The photo to the right is by a 461st BG photographer.

The Air Corps also built Photo B-24's, dedicated to this mission.

Note that there is a Robert C. Hissom of Rolla, Missouri who is not our man, though they are of similar ages.

Robert looks to be one of those young men, returning from the war, who took advantage of the GI Bill and earned an engineering degree at an unknown college.

Robert C. Hissom, a 27 year old engineer, the son of Howard E. Hissom and Margaret Deshler, married Laura J. Bailie, a 21 year old waitress, the daughter of Kirb Bailie and Mildred Martin, on 3 July 1951 in Cuyahoga county, Ohio.

A Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hissom of Salem Ohio were the parents of Jay A. Hissom, who married Kathy L. Cook on 28 September 1991. A Robert C. Hissom, born in January 1924, lived in Salem, Columbiana county, Ohio.

Robert C. Hissom later lived in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Laura J. Hissom died in 1995. Robert's children were,
(27) Mark Andrew Hissom (1958)
(27) Jay Alan Hissom (1961)

(27) Mark Andrew Hissom (1958)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893) (26) Robert Hissom (1924)

Of Salem, Ohio. Mark Andrew Hissom was born on 4 April 1958. He attended Salem High School. He married Jill Ann Diamond on 9 June 1979. He lived in South Carolina (with his parents?), Anchorage, Alaska, and Dallas, Texas. Mark's children are,
(28) Aryn Barbara Hissom (1988), a teacher who was born on 25 June 1988
(28) Jordyn C. Hissom (c1990)
(28) Kyle Andrew Hissom (1994), born on 21 March 1994 in Ohio

(27) Jay Alan Hissom (1961)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893) (26) Robert Hissom (1924)

Jay A. Hissom was born on 30 August 1961. He attended Salem High School.

From a page of announcements of "People in Service": "Jay Alan Hissom, 30, 5250 Columbia Rd., North Olmstead, manager, and Kathy Leigh Cook, 28, 410 Berkshire Rd., Elyria, assistant manager." - from the 10 October 1991 Chronicle Telegraph of Elyria, Ohio.

"Kathy L. Cook and Jay A. Hissom were united in marriage Sept. 28 in St. Paul United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kevan Franklin officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Cook of 410 Berkshire St., Elyria, and Mr. and Mrs. Preston Cook, of 9995 E. River, Elyria. Mr. And Mrs. Robert Hissom of Salem, Ohio are the bridegroom's parents . . . Mark Hissom served as best man for his brother." - from the 15 October 1991 Chronicle Telegraph of Elyria, Ohio.

Jay's children may be,
(28) Tyler R. Hissom
(28) Ashley Hissom

(26) Donna Hissom (c1934)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893)

In the 1940 census of East Liverpool City, Columbiana county, Ohio as Donna M. Hissom, 6, living with her parents, Howard E. and Margaret M. Hissom.

In a 7 November 1951 East Liverpool newspaper it was noted that "Miss Donna Hissom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hissom, 855 Pennsylvania Ave, underwent a tonsillectomy Tuesday at City Hospital." She was the President of the "Younger Set Sewing Club."

I lose track of Donna after this.

(25) Roy Thompson Hissom (1896)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

Roy Hissom, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thompson, was born on 29 July 1896 in Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Roy Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 3 [July 1896], of Ohio, living with his parents, Oscar E. and Rebecca J. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Roy Hissom [Hissone in Ancestry.com], 13.

Roy Hissom, 21, registered for the draft on 5 June 1918 and listed his mother, Rebecca, as his next of kin. He was working at the E. L. Steat & B. V. Trae company of East Liverpool. His eyes were brown and his hair dark brown. His father's birthplace was listed as, "Not Certain location-Iowa."

Roy Thompson Hissom, 22, married Bessie Alfredetta Hill, 26, on 14 August 1918 in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia.

He enlisted in Wellsville, Ohio on 5 September 1918 and was discharged on 13 December 1918. He doesn't appear to have gotten any further than the Deport Brigade. In "Ohio Military Men, 1917-18" as Roy T. Hissom, of 847 Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool, Ohio.

In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio as Roy Hissom a 24 year old street car conductor. Living with him were his wife, Bessie, 29, of Pennsylvania, and daughter, Doris, 3/12, of Ohio.


A Trolley from across the river in Newell, West Virginia

In the 1921 city directory of East Liverpool as "Hissom Roy T (Bessie), cond, h 1544 Globe." In 1924 he was a conductor for the S E L & B V T Co. Not much has changed by the time of the 1929 directory.

I'm not sure how this fits in, but I have a Bessie Hill Hissom who, with her sister Laura Hill, both of 1581 Globe street, East Liverpool, Ohio, sailed home from Europe on the CARMANIA on 4 August 1928. Both women had been born in Esther, Beaver county, Pennsylvania. This is our Bessie, as shown by her address in the 1930 census, below. I never thought a street car conductor could make enough money to send his wife on a European vacation.

In the 1930 census as Bessie Hissom, a 39 year old pottery decorator, living alone, on Globe street, though still shown as married, not widowed. Little Doris had died in 1925. I suspect Roy had been hospitalized for the insanity which began in 1929. Note that the last year Roy had worked as a street car conductor was 1929.

Roy T. Hissom, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thompson, and husband of Bessie Hill, died on 02 May 1933 of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, with a contributory cause of Insanity (Dementia Praecox), which had begun in 1929. Per his death certificate he was a street car conductor for the Electric Railway. He was buried in the Riverview Cemetary in East Liverpool.

Mrs. Bessie Hissom, 43, a widow and a potter, the daughter of Sanford C. Hill and Rachel McDole, married John G. Hill, 42, a widower and a potter, the son of Grant M. Hill and Jennie Colson, on 17 January 1934 in Columbiana county, Ohio. The Reverend Frederic A. Dean officiated at the wedding. Bessie had been born on 12 December 1890 and John was born on 15 November 1891. Both were residents of East Liverpool.

The children of Roy Hissom,
(26) Doris Hissom (1919)

(26) Doris Hissom (1919)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Roy T. Hissom (1896)

In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio as Doris Hissom, 3/12. There is a tombstone in the Riverview cemetery for "Hissom, Doris Rebecca d/o Ray [sic] 28 September 1919-29 December 1925."

(25) Ralph Willard Hissom (1901)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

Ralph Willard Hissom, the son of Oscar Ellsworth Hissom, a 41 year old riverman, and Rebecca Jane Thompson, 30, was born on 26 October 1900 in Grandview, Washington county, Ohio. In the 1910 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Ralph Hissom, 9. In the 1920 census of East Liverpool, Ward 1, Columbiana county, Ohio as Ralph Hissom, a 19 year old mould runner in the pottery, living at home with his widowed mother, Rebecca.

In the 1921 city directory of East Liverpool as "Hissom Ralph W, potter, res 855 Penna av." He was living with his widowed mother, Rebecca, and brother, Howard. In 1924 he was living at the same place with his wife, Margaret. In 1926 Ralph had become a conductor. No wife was listed for him.

In the 1930 census of East Liverpool as Ralph Hissom [Hissam in Ancestry.com], a 29 year old batter out [?] in the pottery, of Ohio. He was living with his brother, Howard and his family.

In the 1931 city directory of East Liverpool as "Hissom Ralph W (Mary A) potter h1807 Ohio av."

In the 1940 census of Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia as Ralph Hissom, a 39 year old batter out in the [garble]. Living with him was his wife, A. Mary, 37, and son, George W., 8.

Ralph W. Hissom, 61, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thompson, and husband of Mary Hissom, died of Thrombosis of the left Basilar Artery on 14 December 1961 in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. Ralph W. and Mary A. Hissom made a will, devising their estate to George W. Hissom.

Ralph's son was
(26) George William Hissom (1931)

(26) George William Hissom (1931)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Ralph Willard Hissom (1901)

George William Hissom was born on 19 August 1931 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio. George William Hissom, 27, the son of Ralph and Mary Hissom, married Evelyn Mae Raper, 25, the daughter of Fred Martin Raper Sr. and Addie S. Williamson, on 4 April 1959 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. The Reverend Elden R. DeVore officiated at the wedding. Evelyn was born on 25 July 1933

Evelyn died in 1994. George died on 6 October 2005 at the age of 74.

George W. Hissom of Paden City is associated with Leathia Anamae (a second wife? married circa 1998), Brian Scott and Brent William Hissom. His children were,
(27) Brian Scott Hissom (c1963)
(27) Brent William Hissom (c1968)

(27) Brian Scott Hissom (c1963)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Ralph Willard Hissom (1901) (26) George William Hissom (1931)

Of Lincolnton, North Carolina, a family therapist. His wife is Debra Kay Richmond, the daughter of Charles M. Richmond of Judson, West Virginia, who he married circa 1987.

"Brian S. Hissom, MA, LPC, NCC
Director

Mr. Hissom holds Bachelor and Master of Art's degrees in Counseling from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and is a Certified Rational Emotive Therapist, trained by the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in working with adolescents and adults who have emotional, behavioral, and relationship difficulties. His practice also has a special emphasis on helping individuals with chronic pain and medical problems. He provides pre-surgical assessments for candidates for bariatric and pain management surgeries. In addition to his private practice he is also co-founder of Employee Assistance Resources, an Employee Assistance Program business, established with Gary S. Indenbaum, Ph.D. in Hickory, NC in 2002.

Mr. Hissom served from 1987 to 1996 as a Counselor for a Pain Management and Work Rehabilitation program at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC. He also was the Director of that department from 1992 until his departure to begin private practice full time in 1996. While at Frye Regional Medical Center he also organized and served as the first Director of the Coordinated Out-patient Services for patients with traumatic brain injury. Mr. Hissom has been in private practice since 1991, serving at Lifeworks in Morganton, NC until 1996 and Counseling & Psychology Resources in Hickory from 1996 until 2006."

(27) Brent William Hissom (c1968)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Ralph Willard Hissom (1901) (26) George William Hissom (1931)

Brent W. Hissom went to East Liverpool high school and lives in that town today. His wife may be Anna Johnson, though I believe he is divorced. I also believe he has two daughters.

























(24) John L. Hissom (1862)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

John L. Hissom, the son of William S. Hissom and Sarah Anne Hubbard, was born on 28 June 1862 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1870 census as John Hissom, aged 8, living at home with his folks, William S. and Sarah A. Hissom. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John L. Hissom, an 18 year old farm hand, born in Ohio, living at home with his parents, William and Sarah A. Hissom.

John attended the Monroe county Normal school at Woodsfield, the county seat. A normal school is created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose is to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name. John graduated in 1884 and in his first year taught at Mount Zion School in Monroe county. This was located on Route 800 was about two miles west of Route 7 on land originally owned by Kines Tuel.

John L. Hissom married Eva A. Wright on 13 January 1886. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright. Elias Barker, Justice of the Peace, officiated at the wedding.

From 1885 to 1888 John taught at the Mount Aetna [Etna] School in Monroe county, Ohio. This school stood at the head of Dogskin Run probably on what is now the Esmyer Farm about one half mile northeast of Locust Grove Church.

John then moved across the river to Tyler county. Over the years John taught and was a principal at various schools in Tyler and Pleasants counties.

Effa [Eva] A. Hissom, of Ohio, the daughter of W. & E. Wright, and wife of John L. Hissom, died of dyspepsia on 18 November 1889 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She was just 24 years, 8 months old. Eva's mother-in-law, Sarah A. Hissom, was the informant. Dyspepsia normally refers to indigestion, but in the 19th century the failure of normal digestion to occur in the alimentary canal was a cause of death. These could also be symptoms of a heart attack.

John L. Hissom, 30, married Lottie J. Craig, 20, the daughter of Daniel Craig and Melinda Bayne, on 16 April 1892 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She was born on 9 December 1871 in Swarts, Greene county, Pennsylvania. The Reverend Thomas Way officiated at the wedding. Lottie is a contraction of Charlotte. In the 1880 census of Morris township, Greene county, Pennsylvania was Daniel Craig, a 45 year old farmer. Living with him was his wife, Malinda, 43, and, amongst five children, Charlotte Craig, 8. The census was taken in June 1880, when Lottie would have still been 8 years old.

In 1899 John L. Hissom was the principal of St. Marys School - from "A History of Pleasants County, West Virgnia." At right is St Marys High School, in Pleasants county. I suspect John taught here. His daughter Nora attended this school 1903 to 1907. The photograph is dated circa 1907.

In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as John L. Hissom, a 40 year old [May 1860] school teacher. Living with him were his wife, Lottie, 28 [May 1872], and children, Mildred, 13 [June 1887], Nora, 11 [June 1888], William, 7 [June 1892], and Olin, 5 [July 1894], all born in West Virginia. Mildred and Nora were the children of Eva Wright while William and Olin were the children of Lottie Craig. Pleasants county is just southwest of Tyler county, and also lies on the Ohio river. St Marys is the largest town in the county.

John retired from teaching in about 1902 and for the next year was the editor of the St. Marys Oracle, the Pleasants County newspaper. The paper is still in existence today.

In 1903 he started a coal and lumber business.

"The most important business changes of the year were . . . and John L. Hissom retiring from the Oracle and entering the lumber business with Stephen M. Riggs." - from "A History of Pleasants County, West Virginia"
He prospered, becoming a stockholder in the Pleasants County Bank and of the Telephone Company, which he was instrumental in founding. He also owned considerable real estate, including a farm.

In the 1910 census of St Marys Ward 2, Pleasants county, West Virginia as John L. Hissom [Hessin in Ancestry.com], a 47 year old lumberman with his own mill, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Lottie [Lattie in Ancestry.com], 38, of Pennsylvania, and children, Millie, a 23 year old telephone operator, of Ohio, and Nora, 21, William C., 16, and Olin S., 15, of West Virginia.


St Mary circa 1929, looking upriver

"In June [1913] John L. Hissom bought the interest of his partner, Stephen M. Riggs, in the lumber mill, and moved it to its present locatioon of Barkwill street, near the court house." - from "A History of Pleasants County, West Virginia."

In the 1920 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as John L. Hissom, a 56 year old lumberman at a plaining [sic] mill. Living with him were his wife, Lottie J., 48, and son, Olin, a 25 year old auto mechanic at a garage.

John's biography.

"(24) John L. Hissom. Many residents of Tyler and Pleasants counties recall when John L. Hissom was one of the most popular school men in these sections, and his last school work was done at St. Marys. When he left the school room he took up the lumber business and now has the only business of the kind in Pleasants County, and has an extensive trade both retail and wholesale. In other ways Mr. Hissom has been a man of leadership and influence in this section of the state.

His ancestry is English, but members of the family have been in this country since Colonial times. They first settled in old Virginia, where Mr. Hissom's grandfather, David, was born. As a young man he went to the Ohio Valley and for many years lived on a farm in Monroe County, Ohio, but spent his last days in Tyler County, West Virginia. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. His wife was a Miss Bowen [not known as either a wife of James or David Heysham], a native of Ohio. Their son, William S. Hissom, was born in Monroe County in 1828, and for many years conducted his farm in that county, but in 1888 moved to Tyler County, West Virginia, and continued farming there until his death in 1900. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and a democrat in politics. He married in Monroe County, Sarah A. Hubbard, who was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, and died in Tyler County in 1890. Their children were six in number: Manford C., a farmer in Clarington, Ohio; Oscar E., a steamboat mate who died at East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1916; John L; Alvin D., a farmer in Tyler County; Hattie Elizabeth, who died in Tyler County, wife of Robert 0. Gathers, a farmer; and Ephraim T., a farmer who died in Tyler County in 1900.

John L. Hissom was born in Monroe County June 28, 1862, and was reared and educated there. He attended rural schools, a normal school at Woodsfield, and in the winter of 1884 taught his first winter term in Mount Zion School in his native county. The following four years he was in the Mount Aetna School in the same county, after which he came to West Virginia, and during 1889-90 presided over the Star School in Tyler County, for one term was principal of the school at Friendly, and for six terms was teacher of Oak Grove. His first teaching in Pleasants County was one term at Pleasants Ridge, and then for three years he was principal of the graded schools at St. Marys. For a year after he retired from educational work Mr. Hissom was editor of St. Marys Oracle, the oldest paper in Pleasants County.

Then, in 1903, he established his present business as a retail and wholesale dealer in lumber, and carries a complete and well selected stock of lumber and building materials, owning his offices and yards at Barkwill and Court streets. Mr. Hissom is also a stochkolder in the Pleasants County Bank and is a stockholder and secretary of the United Telephone Company at St. Marys. He owns considerable real estate, including his modern home on Court Street and a farm in Tyler County.

Mr. Hissom acted for two years as a member of the City Council at St. Marys. He is a democrat, a steward in the Methodist Protestant Church, is a past grand of St. Marys Lodge No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of the Knights of the Maccabees. It should also be said to his credit that during the war he used his financial means to support the Government and took part in the various local patriotic drives. Moreover, one of his sons was fighting the German Kaiser in France.

In 1885, in Monroe County, Mr. Hissom married Miss Eva Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, now deceased. Her father was a farmer. Mrs. Hissom died in Tyler County in 1889, and was survived by two daughters: Miss Nellie T., who died at the age of thirty-one, and Nora D., wife of Jack B. Horner, a mill worker at Washington, Pennsylvania. In 1891, in Tyler County, Mr. Hisson married Miss Lottie J. Craig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Craig, now deceased. By this marriage Mr. Hissom has two sons, William C. and Olin S. William, who was born June 20, 1892, was educated in the schools at St. Marys and is associated with his father in business. He married Ethel Adams, a native of Pleasants County, and their three children are Kathryn, born January 17, 1913; Billie, born September 10, 1915, and Charles, born July 4, 1919. The second son, Olin, was in France twelve months with the Expeditionary Forces, participated in the Argonne Drive, and was mustered out with the rank of sergeant. He now is connected with the lumber business." - from "The History of West Virginia, Old and New," published in 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 37-38.

In the 1930 census of Saint Marys township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as John L. Hissom a 67 year old manager of a lumber yard. Living with him was his wife, Lottie J., 58.

Lottie J. Hissom, 60, who was born on 9 December 1871, the daughter of Daniel Craig and Melinda Bayne, died on 19 May 1932, in Pleasants county. Her husband, J.L. Hissom, was the informant.

John L. Hissom, of Ohio, a retired lumber man, born on 28 June 1862, the son of William Hissom and Sarah Hubbard, and husband of Lottie J. Craig, died at the age of 77 of a sarcoma of the kidney, on 26 September 1939 in St Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia, at the age of 77. The informant was his son, Olin Hissom.

The children of John L. Hissom and Eva Wright were,
(25) Millie T. Hissom (1887)
(25) Nora Deen Hissom (1888)

The children of John L. Hissom and Lottie J. Craig were,
(25) William Craig Hissom (1893)
(25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894)

(25) Millie T. Hissom (1887)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862)

Millie T. Hissom, the daughter of J.L. Hissom and Eva A. Wright, was born in June 1887 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Mildred Hissom, 13 [June 1887]. In the 1910 census of St Marys Ward 2, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Millie Hissom [Hessin in Ancestry.com], a 23 year old telephone operator, of Ohio.

She died at the age of thirty-one. Her obituary:

"MISS MILLIE HISSOM
Died November 1917

Miss Millie Hissom departed this life on Tuesday evening at her home on Washington street after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hissom of this city, one sister, Mrs. J. B. Horner, Washington, Pa., and two brothers, Wm. C. of this city and Olin S. Hissom of the U. S. Army stationed at Camp Lee, Va."

(25) Nora Deen Hissom (1888)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862)

Nora Deen Hissom, the daugher of J.L. Hissom, a farmer, and his wife Effa [Eva] A., was born on 25 June 1888 in Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Nora Hissom, 11 [June 1888], living with her father, John L., and step-mother, Lottie. She graduated from St. Mary High School in 1907. In the 1910 census of St Marys Ward 2, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Nora Hissom [Hessin in Ancestry.com], 21, of West Virginia.

Nora D. Hissom, 22, married Jackson B. Horner, 23, a mill worker, in Washington, Pennsylvania on 28 September 1910. The Reverend B.M. Mitchell officiated at the wedding.

Nora D. Hissom Horner, who was born on 25 June 1888, died on 30 October 1968 and was buried in Saint Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia. Jackson had died in 1960.

(25) William Craig Hissom (1893)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862)

William C. Hissom, the son of John L. Hissom, a farmer of Big Buffalo, born in Monroe county, Ohio, and his wife Lottie [Lottey] J. [Craig], was born on 20 June 1893 in Litle Mills, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as William Hissom, 7 [June 1892], born in West Virginia. In the 1910 census of St Marys Ward 2, Pleasants county, West Virginia as William C. Hissom [Hessin in Ancestry.com], 16, of West Virginia.

William was educated in the schools at St. Marys, West Virginia. William was associated with his father in the lumber yard business.

William "married Ethel May Adams, a native of Pleasants county" - from the biography of William's father, John L. Hissom. She was born on 19 April 1891, the daughter of Michael Adams and Jane Cunningham, of Pleasants County.

He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917, a 23 year old laborer. He claimed a deferment on account of his wife and two children. He was employed by his father, J.L. Hissom and was living in St Marys. He was described as tall, with a medium build, with brown eyes and dark brown hair.

In the 1920 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as William C. Hissom, a 26 year old teamster working in a lumber yard. Living with him were his wife, Ethel, 28, and children, Kathryn, 5 11/12, William Jr., 4 4/12, and Charles E., 6/12.

In the 1930 census of St. Mary's township, Pleasants county, West Virgina as William C. Hissom, a 38 year old salesman at the lumberyard. Living with him were his wife, Ethel M., 38, and children, Katherine M., 16, William C., 14, Charles E., 10, and Ethelda J., 7 1/3.

William Craig Hissom, 49, who was born on 20 June 1893, registered for the draft again in 1942. His wife was Ethel.

Ethel May Hissom, 72, died of a cerebral thrombosis on 16 March 1964 in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia and was buried in the Union Cemetary, Pughtown, West Virginia. Her son, Charles E. Hissom, was the informant.

William C. Hissom, a widower, died on 5 May 1966 at the age of 72 in Cleveland, Ohio. His obituary [a snippet that may be out of order],

"William C. Hissom, formerly of New Cumberland, died this morning at University Hospital. He had been living with a son, Charles Hissom of Mentor, Ohio. His wife, Mrs Ethel May Hissomm died March 16, 1964 . . . of Mentor, who died Thursday morning at University Hospital, Cleveland. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Pughtown. Mr. Hissom was bom in St Marys W. Va., June 20. 1893, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hissom. He had resided in this community for 25 years. He retired in 1958 from the Midland Works of the Crucible Steel Co. His wife, Mrs. Ethel May Hissom, died in March 14. He is survived by two sons, Charles Hissom, with whom he resided, and William Craig Hissom Jr. of Dundalk, Md.; a daughter, Jane Baumgardner of Wheeling; a brother, Olin Hissom and a sister, Mrs. Nora Horner, both of St. Mary's; 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild . . ." - from The Evening Review of East Liverpool, Ohio of 6 May 1966
He was buried in the Union Cemetary, with Ethel.

William's children were,
(26) Kathryn M. Hissom (1913)
(26) C. Mae Hissom (1914), the daughter of W. C. Hissom and Ethel M. Hissom, born 19 January 1914 in St. Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia
(26) William "Billie" Craig Hissom Jr. (1915)
(26) Charles E. Hissom (1919)
(26) Ethelda Jane Hissom (1922)

(26) Kathryn M. Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

Kathryn, Katherine, or Catherine, was born on 17 January 1913. In the 1920 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Kathryn Hissom, 5 11/12. In the 1930 census of St. Mary's township, Pleasants county, West Virgina as Katherine M. Hissom, 16, living at home with her parents, William C. and Ethel M. Hissom.

Catherine Mae Hissom, 23, married Larnie Elmer Yergin, 21, on 13 March 1937 in Pleasants county, West Virginia. The Reverend A.B. Minamyer officiated at the wedding.

Catherine Mae Yergin died on 13 August 1960 and was buried in New Manchester, Hancock county, West Virginia. This may not be the right woman as Catherine was born on 19 January 1914, not 17 January 1913. However, I can't remember where I got that 1913 date.

(26) William "Billie" Craig Hissom Jr. (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

William Craig Hissom Jr., the son of Wm. Hissom and Ethel Adams Hissom, was born on 10 September 1915 in St. Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as William Hissom Jr., 4 4/12. In the 1930 census of St. Mary's township, Pleasants county, West Virgina as William C. Hissom, 14, living at home with his parents, William C. and Ethel M. Hissom.

William Hissom Jr., 21, married Helen Azalee Vincent, 18, the daughter of W.G. Vincent, on 7 November 1936 in Parkersburg, Wood county, West Virginia. Helen's father provided consent for the marriage. The Reverend Alfred E. Bennett officiated at the wedding.

In the 1940 census of Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania as William Hissom, a 24 year old automobile mechanic working in a garage. Living with him were his wife, Ellen, 21, and daughter, Marie, 8/12. In 1935 they had been living in St Marys.

William C. Hissom Jr., of West Virginia, enlisted in the Army as a Private at Fort Meade, Maryland on 10 April 1944. He was married, had three years of high school and was rated as an "electrician automotive or automobile mechanic."

William Hissom, who was born on 10 September 1915, died in June 1984 in Baltimore, Maryland. His children were,
(27) Ida Marie Hissom (1939), was born in Pleasants county, West Virginia in 1939.

(26) Charles Edward Hissom (1919)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

He was born on 4 July 1919 in St Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Charles E. Hissom, 6/12. In the 1930 census of St. Mary's township, Pleasants county, West Virgina as Charles E. Hissom, 10, living with his parents, William C. and Ethel M. Hissom.

Charles Hissom, 21, the son of William and Ethel Hissom, married Betty [Jane] Baker, 20, the daughter of Charles and Bessie Baker, in 1940 in Marshall county, West Virginia. Bessie B. Baker, the bride's mother, gave consent for the wedding. The Reverend J.H. Carson officiated at the wedding. Betty was born on 26 March 1920 in Glendale, West Virginia.

I have a Private Charles E. Hissom who enlisted in the Marine Corps on 2 September 1943. It's interesting that Charles' wife, Betty, was seven months pregnant at the time. I would think that Charles had to have volunteered. I can't imagine the draft board taking him under those circumstances. In October 1943 he was in the 7th Recruit battalion at Parris Island, South Carolina. In October 1944 he was attending amphibian operator and maintenance schools. In January 1945 he mustered with the 3rd Armored Amphibious Battation (Prov) in the Pacific theater of the war.

3rd Assault Amphiban Battalion

The 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion was originally activated 16 September 1942 at San Diego, California, as 3D Amphibian Tractor (Amtrac) Battalion and assigned to the 3D Marine Division. During December 1942, the battalion relocated from San Diego a short distance up the coast to Camp Pendleton. After training for a few months, the battalion then deployed in February-March 1943 to Auckland, New Zealand in preparation for combat in the Pacific theater.

During World War II, the battalion was primarily armed with Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT), specifically the LVT-2 also known as "WATER BUFFALOS." The battalion fought in the following combat actions:
- Bougainville with 124 LVT-1s
- Guam with 193 LVT-2s and LVT-4s
- Iwo Jima with 90 LVT-2s, see Battle of Iwo Jima - LVT Museum for a description of the role of th LVT in this action.

For its actions in World War II 3D Amphibian Tractor Battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation Streamer, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Streamer With Four Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal Streamer.

At the conclusion of World War II the battalion redeployed in March 1945 to Maui, territory of Hawaii and then relocated during February 1946 back to Camp Pendleton, California. It was deactiviated several months later on 1 May, 1946.

The LVT-2 Water Buffalo

Compared to the LVT-1, this new model was a real step forward. It was designed to have better seaworthiness and, at the same time, better terrain characteristics thanks to two features. These were the much improved M3A1 powertrain, relocated to the back of the hull, and bolted-on aluminium track grousers (track cleats), designed to improve maintenance in the field. Indeed, sea water corrosion and the crossing of edgy reefs, quickly worn out these pieces. The main central compartment was left open and could carry 24 infantrymen and their equipment (5,950 lbs cargo capacity). The front driver compartment was revised. Heavy gun ports were available over the rear of the front cabin, and on each side of the main compartment, manned by infantrymen. Usually, the armament combination comprised two heavy cal.50 (12.7 mm) M2HBs at the front and two cal.30 (7.62 mm) M1919A4s aft, replaced later by masked M2s.

In January 1946 Corporal Charles E. Hissom was in the Discharge Section, Separation Company, at Bainbridge, Maryland.

After the war Charles went to work as a machinist for the Cleveland Crane and Engineering company in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Charles Edward Hissom, of West Virginia, died on 1 November 1990 at the age of 71 in Mentor, Lake county, Ohio. He was married at the time and noted to be a machinist in the "motor vehicle dealers" industry. I suppose that means he was an auto mechanic at the dealership. His obituary:

"CHARLES E. HISSOM
Died Nov 1, 1990

Charles "Pete" E. Hissom, 71, of Mentor, 0., died Nov. 1 at his home.

He was born July 4, 1919, in St. Marys and had lived in West Virginia before moving to Mentor 34 years ago. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Marys High School.

He retired as a machinist from the former Cleveland Crane and Engineering in Wickliff with more than 30 years of service and was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of North Mentor Centenary Church and Quarter Century Club with Cleveland Crane and Engineering and formerly served on the Mentor Fire Department as a captain for 26 years.

Survivors include his wife. Betty (Baker); two sons, Randy of Nazareth, Pa. and Rick of Coconut Creek. Fla.; one daughter. Mrs. Leonard (Becky) Bieder of Mentor; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held Nov. 4 with the Rev. Martha Mathatas of North Mentor Centenary Church and the Rev. Barbara Rosenberry officiating.

Burial was in Mentor." - from the Oracle of 28 November 28, 1990

Betty Jane Baker Hissom died in 1991. Charles Edward Hissom, a Marine, had three children with his wife, Betty Jane Baker.
(27) Rebecca Rae Hissom (c1941)
(27) Richard Fair Hissom (1943)
(27) Randall Day Hissom (1943)

(27) Rebecca Rae Hissom (c1941)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892) (26) Charles Edward Hissom (1919)

Rebecca Rae Hissom married Leonard Ronald Bieder. Of Mentor, Ohio.

(27) Richard Fair Hissom (1943)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892) (26) Charles Edward Hissom (1919)

Richard Fair Hissom, the son of Charles and Betty Hissom, a twin, was born on 30 December 1943 in Marshall county, West Virginia. Of Coconut Creek, Florida. He married at least twice. Charles Ross' mother was Mary Ruth Pongrass of Oklahoma. Richard's wife at the time of his death was Carole M. Richard died on 24 June 2003.

"Mr. Richard Fair Hissom of Lakeland [Florida] died of a heart attack Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss. He was 59. Born in Glen Dale, W.Va., on Dec. 30, 1943, he came to Lakeland from Brooksville two years ago. He was a truck driver. He was a former Army National Guard Reservist. He was a member of Kathleen United Methodist Church. Mr. Hissom is survived by his wife, Carole Hissom; son, Ross Hissom, Brooksville; daughters, Jennifer Hughes, Willoughby, Ohio, Kimberly Novak, Perry, Ohio; sister, Beckey Bieder, Mentor, Ohio; stepdaughters, Donna Weaver, Deerfield Beach, Dian Stokey, Brooksville, Kathleen Piantanida, Eatontown, N.J.; 10 grandchildren."
(28)Charles Ross Hissom (1969), born on 10 February 1969 in Ohio, of Brooksville, Florida. This appears to be Charles Ross Hissom, with 4 Felony warrants. Well, innocent until proven . . .
(28)Jennifer Hissom, married a Hughes, of Willoughby, Ohio
(28)Kimberly Hissom, married a Novak, of Perry, Ohio

(27) Randall Day Hissom (1943)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892) (26) Charles Edward Hissom (1919)

Randall Day Hissom, the son of Charles and Betty Hissom, a twin, was born on 30 December 1943 in Marshall county, West Virginia. Of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. His wife's name was Nancy. He died on 23 August 2001, at the age of 57. He may have a son,
(28)Marshall Hissom

(26) Ethelda Jane Hissom (1922)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

She was born in 1922. In the 1930 census of St. Mary's township, Pleasants county, West Virgina as Ethelda J. Hissom, 7 1/3.

This may be Jane Baumgardner, of Wheeling, the daughter of William C. Hissom.

(25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862)

Olinn [looks like Oliss] S. Hissem, the son a J.L. Hissem, a farmer of Long Reach, and his wife Lottie J., was born on 3 [8?] October 1894 in Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Olan Hissom, 5 [July ? 1894], born in West Virginia. In the 1910 census of St Marys Ward 2, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Olin S. Hissom [Hessin in Ancestry.com], 15, of West Virginia.

Olin graduated from St. Marys High School in 1914.

Olin S. Hissom, 22, of St. Marys, West Virginia registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. These papers indicate that he was born on 3 October 1894 vice the July shown in the 1900 census. He was a laborer working for the Ohio Valley Refg. [refining?] Company. He was single, but was claiming an exemption for "have application master reserve quarter." I think this means he had applied to be a member of the armed forces reserves, perhaps as a quartermaster. He was described as being tall, with a medium build, with brown eyes and hair.

Olin joined the Army.

"The first contingent of conscripted men from this county was sent on September 5 for training at Camp Lee, near Petersburg, Virginia. They were Olin S. Hissom, Arja Morgan and Ralph Core. This was five months after the declaration of a state of war . . . In October Olin Hissom was made corporal of Battery A, 314th Field Artillery . . ." - from "A History of Pleasants County, West Virginia" by Robert L. Pemberton
When his sister, Millie, died in November 1917 he was at Camp Lee, Virginia. He was in France for twelve months with the Expeditionary Force where he participated in the Argonne Drive.

314th Field Artillery

"Hissom, Olin S, Sgt, St. Marys, WV" - from muster report of Battery A. See History of the 314th Field Artillery.

"Memories of Battery A

Battery "A", the first battery of the 314th F. A. to be organized, consisted at its birth of Capt. J. Howard Eager and eight lieutenants, whose names appear in the Resume. Several days later the enlisted personnel came into being by the assignment of Sergeant Nourse. Then came the first ten per cent, the flower of the draft, and they were all assigned to "A". A battery of decidedly second-hand three-inch pieces arrived at about the same time. This was promptly appropriated by our Regiment and the flower of the draft had this care added to their already numerous ones.

Drawing clothes, drilling, moving, policing, road building, gun cleaning and guard duty kept the battery occupied until one day realized that instead of being practically the whole regiment, they were only a small part of the First Battalion which was commanded by Capt. J. Howard Eager while the battery was entrusted to the tender mercies of Lieut. Leisenring.

In December of 1917, Lieut. Lott succeeded Lieut. Leisenring in command of the battery. He started the regime of hard training which was later to stand the organization in such good stead. It was in January that a number of the non-coms were sent to the Third 0. T. C. at Camp Lee.

As soon as the weather cleared somewhat we began our real artillery drill with guns and horses. We had the misfortune to have charge of the three-inch guns, of which there were still only four in the brigade, and also of the horses of the battalion, some fifty in number.

Battery "A" lived up to its reputation as a hard working outfit in caring for the horses and material, and everafter, if assistance was needed in repairing guns or riding unmanageable horses, recourse would be had to Mechs. Spedder and Barnes, or to our notorious Stable Sgt. Saleno, or our Tough rider, Meadows.

Saleno had a happy faculty for picking up property of various sorts. He was the terror of all the other battery commanders who were constantly missing things from saddles and horses to feed-bags and stable brooms. In fact, Colonel Ferris, on the eve of our departure for Newport News, caused considerable excitement by making us open all our boxes of horse equipment as he was short a feed bag and he suspected Saleno of appropriating it. But the feed-bag was too well concealed. Saleno still holds it as one of his most cherished souvenirs.

In April, Lieut. Lott, later Major Lott, left for Ft. Sill, and Lieut. McLaughlin assumed command of the battery. He is remembered with great respect and admiration by the whole battery and we were all greatly shocked when we learned of his death in action near Nantillois in October, 1918. Under his able leadership we went for target practise to Dutch Gap and there had our first experience with tents and train and mud; the two last we were to meet later in great abundance, but happily we were ignorant of that, or else it is rumored, our roll would have shown a number of AWOL's before leaving for France.

It should be stated in passing, that we had the honor of firing the first shot in target- practice on the Rifle Range at Camp Lee.

Lieut. Melnicker returned to us in April from Ft. Sill and he seemed to have assimilated everything taught there.

The month of May was chiefly spent in turning in equipment, drawing new clothes, etc., and in constructing, painting and marking packing boxes for our trip overseas, and in circulating rumors as to the date of our probable departure, which was the universal occupation of all from 1st Sergt. to the humble K. P.

Few will forget the last days at Camp Lee, the departure for Newport News early in the morning before sunrise and the wait on board the America for the start of our trip. The trip over was an experience in every sense of the word. Mingled with thoughts of rabbit meat are those of the ocean, sea-sickness and long vigils on deck at sunrise and sunset when we were in the submarine zone. Although one night out from Brest we had a submarine scare, none were actually sighted, and we were all delighted to see the beautiful country, which looked very good after a fourteen days' voyage on a crowded ship.

After tossing pennies to our heart's content to the crew of a French tug and getting much amusement from their resulting scrambles, we landed at Brest and marched for what seemed miles up to Pontanazen Barracks. Here, although we were much confined, we had our first experience with French money, strawberries, and last, but not least, French wash-women. We were all glad to get away from Pontanazen, and when we arrived at Redon, although billeted in an open field for the first night, we thought we had reached a paradise, comparatively speaking.

Battery "A" shared with part of "B" Battery, a large old "Chateau" about a mile and a half from the town, and for this reason, missed many of the social opportunities enjoyed by the rest of the regiment, although certain of our members, it is is rumored, were not lacking in friends and they were able to make an average for the Battery which compared favorably with that of the other organizations. Our work was hard here.

We got the French Soixante Quinze, and also horses of the same species; the less said of them the better. We had gun drill and equitation, and after a time, manoeuvres, and in July were ready to leave for Meucon for our firing instruction. No story of our stay at Redon would be complete without mention of the party Captain Lott tendered to the Battery. From every viewpoint, it was a great success.

Our hike to Meucon was interesting and a taste of what we were to get later under actual campaign conditions. At Meucon we fired a great deal and perfected the working of the Battery as a unit and before we realized it, in the middle of September were ready to leave for the front. We were the last Battery of the Regiment to leave, and, clue to a change in plans, landed just beyond Souilly, near Verdun, where we were in reserve for the St. Mihiel operation. Our services were not needed here, so we moved to the Bois-de-Ville, just to the West of Verdun; we got ammunition and moved forward to Le Mort Homme on the line, prepared for the starting of the offensive on September 26th. We registered on the 24th, being the first Battery to fire upon the enemy, and on the 26th early in the morning, fired our barrage to support the Infantry attack. We were with our own division here.

That same afternoon we moved up to Hill No. 281, where we stayed several days. In coming up to this position our limbers were fired upon by machine guns from Boche planes, several of our horses being wounded. Next we moved to the Bois-d'en-De'la, where we did considerable firing and from which position we supported the 33rd Division Infantry, our own having been relieved.

Our next move was to Septsarges, where we stayed a week and then went on to Nantillois. All of us will remember this position as the most uncomfortable we occupied. There it was that Capt. McLoughlin and Lieut. Ober were killed, although our Battery was fortunate in escaping any fatal casualties. We were at Nantillois two weeks and the good work of the echelon in keeping the battery supplied with ammunition and food must be mentioned.

After a Thanksgiving dinner of "gold-fish" we were able to leave the war zone, and embarking at Hunsur-Meuse, finally landed at Ancy le Franc and marched to Lezinnes and thence to Argentenay, which was to be our home for the winter. Here we settled down to a rest, which was somewhat marred by the arrival of some ninety horses to care for during the winter.

During this period, and in fact until we sailed in May, the only topic of interest was "When do we sail for home?"

In April we moved to the Le Mans, being billeted in Chateau du Loire, quite a good sized town, according to French standards. In May we left for Brest and after a memorable ride, our last in the 40 hommes, 8 che vaux, box cars, duly arrived at Pontanazen again.

We embarked on the "Zeppelin," arrived at Newport News on the 28th of May, spent a few days at Camp Stuart and then proceeded to Camp Lee, up the James in a steamboat to City Point and then to camp by rail. The few days at Lee were notable for a fare-well dinner with much ice cream, and a great deal of paper work connected with our discharges. In this, practically half of the Battery were drafted for clerical assistance, and at last it was finished."


SS ZEPPELIN

As her name implies, the ZEPPELIN was originally built for a German steamship line, but World War I broke out before she could enter service. After the war she was taken as a war prize and was eventually handed over to the U.S. Navy to convoy troops home from Europe. She made two round-trip voyages with 15,800 American soldiers. In 1920 she was given to the British who sold her to the Orient Steam Navigation Company.

Olin S. Hissom of Battery A, 314th Field Artillery was mustered out with the rank of Sergeant.

In the 1920 census of Washington township as Olin Hissom, a 25 year old auto mechanic at a garage, living at home with his folks.

Olin S. Hissom, 25, of Pleasants county, married Nellie May Russell, 22, of Pennsylvania, the daughter of Alexander Russell and Margaret A. Lambing, on 23 June 1920. She was born on 1 December 1897 and had graduated from St. Mary's High School a year behind Olin, in 1915.

Olin was later connected with the lumber business, probably in business with his father. In the 1930 census Olin, 35, was living in St. Mary's, Pleasants county, West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Nellie M, 32, and son, James A. [sic], 5. Olin was an operator at a pressing shop [?].

In 1933 he was employed in the Post Office.

In the 1940 census of St Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Olin S. Hissom, a 45 year old mail clerk at the post office. Living with him were his wife, Nellie R., 42, son, James O., 16, mother-in-law, Margarita A. Russell, 78, and two lodgers.

Olin Sellers Hissom, 47, of St. Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia, registered for the draft again on 27 April 1942. This document also shows that he was born on 3 October 1894. His next of kin was Mrs. Nelle Hissom, his wife. He was working for the Post Office of St. Marys. He was 5'11'' and weighed 200 pounds. He had grey eyes and brown hair.

Olin Sellers Hissom, a retired postal employee, the son of John L. Hissom and Lottie Craig, died of emphysema on 10 January 1968 in Pleasants county, West Virginia. His wife was Nellie Russell Hissom. Nelle died on 8 April 1997. Her obituary:

"Nelle Russell Hissom Died April 8, 1997
Nelle Russell Hissom, 99, of Springfield, Mo., and formerly of St. Marys, died April 8 in Springfield. She was born in Noblestown, Pa., to the late Alexander and Margaret Lambing Russell. She was a 1915 graduate of St. Marys High School and possibly the oldest living alumnus. She was a member of American Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary, St. Marys Chapter 31 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Grace Episcopal Church in St. Marys. She is survived by one son, James O. Hissom of Cincinnati; three granddaughters, Judy Billings and Janice Hendrix, both of Springfield, and Jill Kendle of Fort worth, Texas; one sister, Audrey McCarrier of Wichita, Kan.; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin S. Hissom, in 1968; five brothers; and five sisters. Services were Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev William Reed Wood, Jr. officiating. Burial was in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the McCollum Fund, Grace Episcopal Church, 317 Riverside Drive, St. Marys, WV 26170."
Their children were,
(26) James Olin Hissom (1923)

(26) James Olin Hissom (1923)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894)

James Olin Hissom, the son of Olin Hissom and Nelle Russell, was born in 1923 in St. Mary's, West Virginia. In the 1930 census of St. Mary's, Pleasants county, West virginia as James A. [sic] Hissom, 5.

In the 1940 census of Saint Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia as James O. Hissom, 16, of West Virginia. He was living at home with his parents, Olin S. and Nellie R. Hissom. His grandmother, Margarita A. Russella 78 year old widow, was there as well.

James attended St. Mary's High School, graduating in 1941.

James O. Hissom enlisted in the Navy on 3 November 1942, and attended the Navy's School of Music from December 1942 to November 1943. On 30 November 1943 Mus.3c [Musician Third Class] James Olin Hissom mustered onboard USS CALIFORNIA BB-44, in Bremerton, Washington. I assume the battleship was undergoing repairs. James had reported onboard on 29 November 1943. He remained onboard to 1 February 1946.

USS CALIFORNIA

In 1940 CALIFORNIA switched her base to Pearl Harbor On 7 December 1941 she was moored at the southernmost berth of "Battleship Row" and was with other dreadnoughts of the Battle Force when the Japanese launched their aerial attack. As she was about to undergo a material inspection, watertight integrity was not at its maximum; consequently the ship suffered great damage when hit. At 0805 a bomb exploded below decks, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing about 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the inrushing water could not be isolated and CALIFORNIA settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded. On 26 March 1942 CALIFORNIA was refloated and dry docked at Pearl Harbor for repairs. On 7 June she departed under her own power, for Puget Sound Navy yard where a major reconstruction job was accomplished, including improved protection, stability, AA battery, and fire control system.

CALIFORNIA departed Bremerton 31 January 1944 for shakedown at San Pedro, and sailed from San Francisco 5 May for the invasion of the Marianas. Off Saipan in June, she conducted effective shore bombardment and call fire missions. On 14 June she was hit by a shell from an enemy shore battery which killed one man and wounded nine. Following Saipan, her heavy guns helped blast the way for our assault force in the Guam and Tinian operations (18 July-9 August). On 24 August she arrived at Espiritu Santo for repairs to her port bow damaged in a collision with her sister ship, the USS TENNESSEE (BB-43).

On 17 September 1944 CALIFORNIA sailed to Manus to ready for the invasion of the Philippines. From 17 October to 20 November she played a key role in the Leyte operation, including the destruction of the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Surigao Strait (25 October). On 1 January 1945 she departed the Palaus for the Luzon landings. Her powerful batteries were an important factor in the success of these dangerous operations driven home into the heart of enemy-held territory under heavy air attack. On 6 January while providing shore bombardment at Lingayen Gulf she was hit by a kamikaze plane; 44 of her crew were killed and 155 were wounded. Undeterred she made temporary repairs on the spot and remained carrying out her critical mission of shore bombardment until the job was done. She departed 23 January for Puget Sound Navy Yard, arriving 15 February, for permanent repairs.

CALIFORNIA returned to action at Okinawa 15 June 1945 and remained in that embattled area until 21 July. Two days later she joined TF 95 to cover the East China Sea minesweeping operations. After a short voyage to San Pedro Bay, P.I., in August, the ship departed Okinawa 20 September to cover the landing of the 6th Army occupation force at Wakanoura Wan, Honshu. She remained supporting the occupation until 15 October, then sailed via Singapore, Colombo, and Capetown, to Philadelphia, arriving 7 December. She was placed in commission in reserve there 7 August 1946: out of commission in reserve 14 February 1947; and sold 10 July 1959. She was scrapped later that same year.

After leaving CALIFORNIA James was stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He was discharged in November 1948 as an MV1, Musician First Class.

James married Alice Frances McConkey in November 1948, that is, as soon as he was able.

"Alice Frances Mcconkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ewing McConkey of Highland Park, formerly of Kennett square, to Mr. James Olin Hissom at the . . ." - from The Morning News of Wilmington, Delaware of 9 November 1948
Alice was born in 1923.

A biography:

"Band Directors -
James O. Hissom 1554 Spring Lawn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223. Born 1923, St. Marys, West Virginia St. Marys High School, May 1941. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, November 1942.
Attended USN School of Music December 1942 to November 1943.
Served aboard the USS California in the Pacific Theatre December 1942 to January 1946.
Stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard February 1946 to November 1948. Location of Service: Washington, DC; Long Beach, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Guam (Mariana Islands); Philippines; [Saipan] and Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Cape Town, South Africa; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Musician First class
BSEd in 1952 and a MED in 1953 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Taught at Haydenville, Ohio Elementary School, 1951 - 1952 (part time).
Director of Bands in the City School District of Jackson, Ohio from 1953 to 1960
Director of Bands at NCH City Schools from 1960 to 1983.
Retired, July 1, 1983."


For his masters, James produced the required thesis:

"HISSOM, JAMES O. The development of the tuba as a solo and ensemble instrument." - from "Master's Theses in Education" 1954"

James' wife, Alice, died in 1966. James' second wife was Quinetta Jane Brown Cooper.

"Marriage license: James O. Hissom and Quinetta J. Cooper, St. Petersburg."
Or maybe she wasn't. James' obituary says his second wife was Beverly Carr.

As a teacher and band leader, James touched the lives of many young people. The following is a tribute by one of his ex-students.

"This is dedicated to Mr. James O. Hissom, affectionately known as "Sir".

Sir was my band director from the 5th through 12th grades in the North College Hill school system in Cincinnati, Ohio. Early on in my music career, because of his patience, I was able on occasion to blurt out a few offensive licks on my instrument. My assumption was that he must have had some hope that one day this rancid din might someday bear some resemblance to music.

As my school years progressed I learned how to actually read music and to play through a piece and get at least half of the notes right. Additionally, and this was a major advancement for me, my arms had finally become long enough so I could open my trombone spit valve without using my foot!

I learned much from Sir: how to read music, when to play loud and when to play soft, how to breathe correctly, when and how to put oil on my slide, and all the other mechanics necessary to get a series of benign sounds out of approximately nine feet of bent innocuous brass tubing.

The most important thing I learned from Sir, by way of his contagious enthusiasm, was the love of music. Music is a quality of life determinant. My quality of life is exuberant because I play and love music. You, Sir, taught me this!"

James was still going strong in 2014, at the age of 90.

"Former North College Hill High School band director James O. Hissom will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 4, [2014] with an open house in the NCH HS cafeteria from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Hissom was band director at North College Hill High School from 1960-1983. Band, majorette and Trojanette Alumni from those years are cordially invited to attend." - from

James O. Hissom died on 16 June 2016 and was buried in the Arlington Memorial Garden in Mount Healthy, Hamilton county, Ohio. His obituary

"James was the loving husband of Beverly (nee Carr) and the late Alice (nee McConkey); loving father of Judith (Jim) Billings, Janice Hendrix, Jill (Greg) Kendle; step father of Debra (Scott) Calardo and Joseph (Leigh Ann) Carr; grandfather of Joshua (Jessica) Kendle, Jocelyn (Ben) Knust, Jordan (Jennifer) Kendle, Joy Kendle, Matthew (Julie) Hendrix, Jason (Rachel) Hendrix, Betsy (Adam) Howes, step grandfather of Katie (Corey) Mitchell, Amy (Jeff White) Carr, Chrissy Carr, Joe Carr, Jake Carr; great grandfather of Daniel James Hendrix and Caroline Howes; and step great grandfather of Andrew Mitchell, Henry J. Mitchell, Alex Winborn and Allison Winborn. James passed away on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the age of 92."

Per Nicolette Heesom, of Hull, England: "James Olin Hissom has a 34/37 match with my brother's Y-DNA." You know I've seen a set of DNA results for a "Hissom" with no given name not knowing who that might be for . . . James' test results are one of the proofs of the Hissam/Hissem/Hissom familys' origins in northern England.

The children of James and Alice were,
(27) Judy Ann Hissom (1949)
(27) Janice Lynn Hissom (1955)
(27) Jill Ellen Hissom (1958)

(27) Judy Ann Hissom (1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894) (26) James Olin Hissom (1923)

"Judy Hissom, daughter of a former St. Marys resident, James O. Hissom and Mrs. Hissom, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olin S. Hissom, recently portrayed the lead, Maria, in the North College Hill, Ohio spring musical, "Sound of Music." - from The St Marys Oracle of 1 July 1965. She married James McCall Evans. Second she married James Hopkins Billings III.

(27) Janice Lynn Hissom (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894) (26) James Olin Hissom (1923)

She married Eugene Michael Hendrix. They had three children.

(27) Jill Ellen Hissom (1958)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John L. Hissom (1862) (25) Olin Sellars Hissom (1894) (26) James Olin Hissom (1923)

She married Gregory Scott Kendle. They had four children.

(24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

"He was referred to as "A.D." by everyone," according to his grandson, Bill Fiest. He was born on 22 March 1866 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Alvin G. Hissom, aged 4, living at home with his parents, William S. and Sarah A. Hissom. His middle initial looks more like G than D. Alvin G. [sic] Hissom was 14 at the time of the 1880 census of Jackson township.

Sometime after this Alvin moved across the Ohio river to Tyler county, West Virginia.

Alvin D. Hissem [sic] married Lizzie J. Wilhelm, the daughter of John and Hester Wilhelm, on 10 October 1888 in Tyler county, West Virginia. There is a tombstone in the Oak Grove cemetary of Tyler county for a Lizzie J. Hissom annotated as "w/o A.D. Hissom." She was born on 23 January 1869 and died on 22 November 1897, of consumption, though Bill Friest says it was in a flu epidemic. A.D. is Alvin David.

After Lizzie's death Alvin married Lucy Jane Miller. She was born in September 1878 in West Virginia.

In the 1900 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alvin D. Hissom, a 34 year old teamster. Living with him were his wife, Lucy J., 21 [September 1878], and children, Charles B., 12 [January 1889], Harlie D., 8 [February 1892], and Garnett F., 5 [August 1894]

In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alford D. Hissam [sic], a 44 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Lucy, 31, and children, Garnett. F., 14, Laura R., 9, Von [a daughter], 7, Muriel, 5, Malin C. [a son], 2, and Ruth, 1 1/12, all of West Virginia. This was Alvin's second marriage and Lucy's first. She had 5 children, all still living.

In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alvin D. Hissam [sic], a 53 year old farmer. Living with him are his wife, Lucy J., 41, daughters Vaughn, 17, Muriel, 15, Ruth E., 10, Lottie L., 8, and sons Cecil M., 12, Clyde, 6, James W., 4, and Donald L., 2.

In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alvin D. Hissom [Alven D.Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 64 year old truck farm laborer, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife Lucy J., 51, and children, Vaughn, 27, who worked in a glass factory, Ruth E., 21, who worked in a pottery, Clyde J., 17, James W., 14, Donald L., 11, and Betty L., 7, all of West Virginia. Also living with them were grandchildren, Beulah L., 8, and Carl J., 5. I don't know whose childen these were.

Alvin died on 18 August 1938. He was buried in the Northview cemetery in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. His son, Donald Lewis Hissom, who was killed during World War II, is buried there as well. Why is Alvin's name misspelled below?

In the 1940 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Lucy Hissom, a 60 year old widow. Living with her were her children, Vaughn, a 36 year old chipper at the pottery, James, a 24 year old in the clay room of the pottery, Donald, 22, also in the clay room, Betty, 17, and grandchildren, Robert Crother, a 19 year old in the clay room, Beulah Hissom, 18, and Carl Hissom, 15.

Lucy Jane Miller Hissom died in 1962 and was buried next to Alvin.

A.D.'s children with Lizzie J. Wilhelm were,
(25) Charles B. Hissom (1890)
(25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)
(25) Sytha Hissom (1893)
(25) Garnett F. Hissom (1895)
(25) George Willard Hissam (1897)

A.D.'s chidren with Lucy Jane were,
(25) Lora Blanche Hissom (1900)
(25) Vaughn Hissam (1902)
(25) Muriel Hissam (1905)
(25) Cecil Malin Hissom (1907)
(25) Unknown Hissom (1908), the son of A.D. and Lucy Hissom, was born on 11 March 1908 in Everett, Tyler county, West Virginia
(25) Ruth Evelyn Hissom Reed (1909)
(25) Lottie L. Hissom (1912)
(25) Clyde Jones Hissom (1913)
(25) James William Hissom (1915)
(25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918)
(25) Betty Lois Hissom (1923)

(25) Charles Barnard Hissom (1890)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Charles Hissam, the son of Alvin D. Hissam, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth, was born on 10 January 1890 in Union township, Tyler county. In the 1900 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Charles B. Hissom, 12 [January 1889-sic].

In the 1910 census of Moundsville, Marshall county, West Virginia as Charles Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 20 year old tool dresser in the oil field, of West Virginia. He was a boarder, as was his brother, Harley, in the house of Lydia Trimble. Harley, 18, was working at a stamping company as a warbelizen [garbled?].

Charles married Susie Allen in about 1915.

In 1916/7 Charles moved to Oklahoma, following the oil business. Per Bill Feist,

"Bernard was in the oil fields, passed away in IL., and his son resides in Oklahoma. His son is probably in his late 70' or early 80's now. I haven't seen him since I was a kid."

Charles Hissom, 27, who was born in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia, registered for the draft on 5 Jaune 1917 in Billiter, Creek county, Oklahoma. He was an oil field driller working for the Metropolitan Oil Company. He requested a deferment based on his wife and son.

In the 1920 census of Tiger township, Creek county, Oklahoma as Charles Hissom [Nisson in Ancestry.com], a 31 year old driller with an oil company. Living with him were his wife, Sussie, 26, and son, Willard, 4, of West Virginia.

In the 1930 census of Enid, Garfield county, Oklahoma as Charles B. Hissom, a 40 year old oil well driller. He and his parents were from West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Susie N., 37, and children, Willard L., 14, and Randall C., 9.

In ther 1932 city directory of Enid, Oklahoma as "Chas B Hissom (Susie) driller h706 E Chestnut av." In the 1935 city directory of Tulsa, Oklahoma as "Hissom Chas B (Susie) oil driller r317 S Elwood." Susie was a cook at 224 S Nogales av. I suppose that was a restaurant. The area looks residential now. Willard was living at home with his parents.

In ther 1940 census . . .

There is a Hissom school in Tulsa, a Hissom drilling company that was involved in a lawsuit in 1931, a Hissom Oil company, and a Hissom landfill in Sand Springs. However, if these were named in honor of anyone, that would be Wiley B Hissom, the son of James G. Hissom of the James Heysham of David branch. He was the president of the drilling company, and spouse of Ethel B.

Charles Hissom died in May 1963 in Illinois. His children were,
(26) Willard Lamar Hissom (1915)
(26) Randall Charles Hissom (1920)

(26) Willard Lamar Hissom (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889)

Willard was born on 2 May 1915. In the 1920 census of Tiger township, Creek county, Oklahoma as Willard Hissom [Nisson in Ancestry.com], 4, of West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Enid, Garfield county, Oklahoma as Willard L. Hissom, 14, living with his parents, Charles B. and Sarsie M. Hissom.

Willard L. Hissom enlisted in the Army as a Private on 14 January 1942 at Camp Grant, Illinois. He was a single man, with 3 years of high school. He was a well driller, 69 inches tall and weighed 176 pounds. He appears to have served in the 513th Anti-Aircraft Artillery. This unit was activated on 10 June 1943. The unit got their training at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas. They were sent to Leyte island, in the Philippines. Sergeant Willard L. Hissom was in Battery B.

Willard Lamar Hissom, the son of Charles Hissom and Susie Allen, married Annabelle Calender, the daughter of Arthur Calender and Gertrude Hampton, on 14 October 1955 in Orleans parish, Louisiana.

Willard L. Hissom married Estefant Soto [also as Estefani Woolson] on 9 February 1964 in Imperial county, California.

Willard Lumar [sic] Hissom then married Novella M. Hill [or Freeman] on 25 September 1976 in Clark county, Nevada. Willard Hissom subsequently divorced Novella M. Freeman on 18 July 1978 in San Bernardino county, California.

Willard L. Hissom lived in Spokane, Washington and in Phoenix, Arizona from 1998 to 1999.

There is a reference to a Willard L. Hissom, a claimant in the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA), Twin Falls, Idaho. The SRBA is a statutorily-created lawsuit to inventory all surface and ground water rights in the stream system. Claimants filed claims for all uses of water (surface water, groundwater, agricultural, industrial, hydropower, aquaculture, municipal and federal reserved rights).

Willard L. Hissom died on 20 April 1999 in Spokane, Washington. His son was,
(27) Charles B. Hissom (c1945)

(27) Charles B. Hissom (1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889) (26) Willard L. Hissom (1915)

There is a Charlie B. Hissom living in Spokane, Washington today who is associated Willard L. Hissom. I'm pretty sure this is Willard's son, his brother's obituary speaks of a "nephew Charles Hissom of Spokane, Wa."

Charles is a model airplane enthusiast. He may be the grandson of Charles B. Hissom. If so, he was probably born around 1945. His wife is Paula B., who is a Spokane county court clerk. Charles died on 16 July 2014. His obituary,

"Charles B. Hissom, of Spokane, went Home to his Lord, July 15, 2014, while fishing in Brewster, Wa.

Charles loved life to the fullest and loved sharing time with his wife, Paula, three beautiful daughters, Jamie, Stacey, Kellie; and his four loving and young grandsons.

Charlie retired from Franz Bakery, in Spokane, Wa., where he was the Assistant Chief Engineer."
His daughtters,
(28)Jamie Lee Hissom
(28)Stacey Lynn Hissom, she first married a Newman and later Paul Evenson
(28)Kellie Renee Hissom (c1983)

(26) Randall Charles Hissom (1920)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889)

Randall Charles Hissom, the son of Charles and Susannah Hissom, was born on 8 June 1920 in Hundred, West Virginia - from his obituary. In the 1930 census of Enid, Garfield county, Oklahoma as Randall C. Hissom, 9, the son of Charles B. and Sarsie M. Hissom.

Randall C. Hissom, 21, residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, married Naomi Ransom, 21, residing in Biggs, Oklahoma, on 17 March 1941 - from their marriage certificate. Randall was still living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1994.

By 2007 Randall was living in Hemet, California. Randall Charles Hissom, the son of Charles and Susannah Hissom, and brother of Willard, died on 18 February 2011 in Hemet, Riverside county, California, at the age of 90. He was buried back in Tulsa. His obituary,

"Randall Charles Hissom passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 18, 2011, in Hemet, CA, at age 90. Randall was born on June 8, 1920, in Hundred, W. VA, to Charles and Susannah Hissom and lived in Texas, West Virginia, Illinois and Oklahoma as a child while his father worked on oil rigs.

It was in Oklahoma that Randall met his beloved wife of 64 years, Naomi. They married on March 14, 1941, and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

During World War II, Randall graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics as an aircraft mechanic and built airplanes at Spartan Aircraft Company. After the war ended, he worked at Sun Oil Company in the lab, where he retired after 38 years.

Randall enjoyed aviation, astronomy, history, woodworking and spending time in his yard. He was a longtime member of Sandusky Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa where he had many lifelong friends.

Randall moved to Hemet, California in 2007, to be closer to his daughter, Diana.

Randall is survived by his daughter, Diana Rogers and husband, Jon of Hemet, CA; granddaughter, Karen Schneekluth and husband, Curk of Carlsbad, CA; grandson, Erich Watson and wife, Toria of La Mesa, CA; greatgrandsons Christopher, Alec and Eric Schneekluth of Carlsbad, CA, and Jesse and Nathan Watson of La Mesa, CA, nephew Charles Hissom of Spokane, WA; niece, Claudette Pritchard of Claremore, OK and other family members.

He is predeceased in death by his wife, Naomi; both of his parents; and brother, Willard Hissom." - from the Tulsa World of 25 February 2011.

His children were,
(27) Diana Hissom (c1950)

(27) Diana Hissom (c1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889) (26) Randall Charles Hissom (1920)

She married Jon Rogers of Hemet, California.

(25) Harlie David Hissom (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Harlie D. Hissom, the son of Alvin D. and Lizzie Hissom, was born on 6 February 1892 in Friendly, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Harlie D. Hissom, 8 [February 1892], living with his father, Alvin D. Hissom, and step-mother, Lucy J.

In the 1910 census of Moundsville, Marshall county, West Virginia as Harley Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], an 18 year old working for a stamping company as a warbelizen [garbled?], of West Virginia. He was a boarder, as was his brother, Charles, in the house of Lydia Trimble.

Harlie Hissom, the son of Alvin D. Hissom and Lizzie Wilhelm, married Clara Mason, the daughter of Christopher Mason and Melissa Weed, on 19 November 1913 in Vinton county, Ohio.

In the 1916 city directory of Columbus, Ohio as "Hissom Harley D, blksmth, h 142 E 3d av." In the 1917 directory as "Hissom Harley D, hlpr, h 973 N 4th."

Harley Decator Hisson [sic], 25, born 6 February 1892, registered for the draft in Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio. He was a "tempering man" at the Jeffrey Manufacturing company. He had a wife and two children, and was described as tall and slender, with gray eyes and red hair. He signed his name as Harlie Hissom.

In the 1919 city directory of Columbus, Ohio as "Hissom Harley D blksmth h973 N 4th."

In the 1920 census of Columbis township, Franklin county, Ohio as Harley D. Hissom, a 27 year old blacksmith. Living with him were his wife, Clara L., 25, and children, Ruth G., 7, and Helen L., 4.

In the 1925 city directory off Columbus, Ohio as "Hissom Harley D (Clara) blksmth h959 Sullivant av."

In the 1930 census of Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio as H.D. Hissom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], a 37 year old machinist in a foundary, of West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Clara, a 38 year old proprietor of a beauty parlor, and children, Ruth, an 18 year old secretary in a Life Insurance company, and Helen, 15, of Ohio.

In the 1932 city directory of Columbus, Ohio as "Hissom Harley lab r1237 Indianola av." Living separately were "Hisson [sic] Clara L Mrs h58 1/2 Rodgers av" and "Hisson Ruth G clk Glen Falls Ins Co r58 1/2 Rodgers av." Apparently Harley and Clara divorced.

Harley Dave Hissom married Jennie Beatrice Cahill [Dague], the daughter of Levi Dague and Jeanette Campbell, in 1936 in Wood county, West Virginia. FindaGrave.com says her name was Jennie Beatrice Dague Carmen. She had other husbands, Victor Swickard, William Cahill, Edward Blair, Harley Hissom, and Walter Carmen. Apparently she married the latter in 1937, just a year after marrying Harley.

Harley Dave Hissom, 50, born 6 February 1892, registered for the WWII draft in Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio. His wife was Lucy [?]. He was still working for the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company. Why the change from Decatur to Dave?

Harley David Hissom, the son of Allen [sic] D. Hissom and Lucy Wilhelm, and the husband of Clara M. Hissom, born on 6 February 1893, died on 20 January 1945. He was buried in Columbus, Ohio.

Harley's children were,
(26) Ruth G. Hissom (1912)
(26) Helen L. Hissom (1916)

(26) Ruth G. Hissom (1912)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)

Ruth G. Hissom was born on 15 February 1912 in Starr, Ohio. In the 1930 census Ruth was an 18 year old secretary in a Life Insurance company. Ruth G. Hissom, a 22 year old stenographer, the daughter of Harley D. Hissom and Clara L. Mason, married Victor P. Staudt, a 25 year old purchasing agent, the son of J.W.A. Staudt and May Watters, on 19 September 1934 in Franklin county, Ohio. Victor was born on 13 April 1909 in Canton, Ohio.

(26) Helen L. Hissom (1916)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)

I don't have anything for Helen after the 1930 census.

(25) Syntha Hissom (1893)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Syntha Hissom, the daughter of A.D. and Lizzie Hissom, was born on 23 October 1893. In the Oak Grove cemetary there is a tombstone for Sytha Hissom, born "Oct 23, 1892," died "Oct 9, 1897," "d/o A.D. & Lizzie."

Bill Feist says that she died in a flu epidemic, along with her mother and younger brohter. The following is from the Register of Deaths for Tyler county.

"Lizzie Hissom, 27, the child of John & Hester [Wilhelm], died of consumption on 22 November 1897
Willard Hissom, 7 months, the child of A.D. & Lizzie, died of brain fever on 7 November 1897
Syntha Hissom, 3 years, 11 months, the child of A.D. & Lizzie, died of brain fever on 9 October 1897"
Brain fever may describe a number of ailments resulting in an inflammation of the brain. In the 19th century it also included fevers such as typhus and temporary insanity/nervous breakdown.

(25) Garnett F. Hissom (1895)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Garnett Hissem, the son of A.D. Hissem, a farmer, and his wife Lizzie, was born on 6 August 1895 [1896 in his draft registration] in Buffalo, Tyler county, West Virgnia. In the 1900 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Garnett F. Hissom, 5 [August 1894], living with his father, Alvin D. Hissom, and step-mother, Lucy J. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Garnett F. Hissam [sic], 14, of West Virginia.

He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 as Garnet F. Hissom, a 21 year old single man, employed as a bridge man for the B&O railroad in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was living in Friendly, West Virginia. He was described as tall and slender, with black hair and eyes.

Garnet Fletcher Hissom enlisted on 26 July 1918, a Private in the 243rd Ambulance company, of the 11th division. The 11th included thd 21st and 22nd Infantry brigades, and the 17th, 63rd, 71st and 72nd Infantry regiments. The division saw no service, only shipping out for England on 25 October 1918, just a couple of weeks before the war ended. Garnet was "H.D." [honorably discharged] on 20 January 1919. I suspect he was a driver, just like Ernest Hemingway.

Garnet Fletcher Hissom, 24, married Violet Mae Patterson, 21, the daughter of James and Sarah Patterson, on 27 October 1919 in Brooke county, West Virginia. The Reverend W.E.E. Barcus officiated at the wedding.

In the 1920 census of Cross Creek, Brooke county, West Virginia as Garnet F. Hissom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], a 24 year old laborer in the steel mills, of West Virginia. Living with him was his wife, Violet, 19, of Pennsylvania. They were living with his in-laws.

In the 1930 census of Holidays Cave, Brooke county, West Virginia as Garnet F. Hissom [Jarnnet F. Hesson in Ancestry.com], a 34 year old laborer in the steel mills, of West Virginia. Living with him was his wife, Violet M., 28, and children, Ernest F., 5, and Ruth I., 2 1/12.

Garnet Fletcher Hissom died on 6 March 1931. He was buried in the Chesnut Ridge cemetery in Weirton, West Virginia. His widow applied for a headstone from the government based on his war service.

In the 1940 census of Hollidays Cove, Brooke county, West Virginia as Violet M. Hissom, a 38 year old widow, a "header girl" at a can [car?] factory. Living with her were her children, Earnest F., 15, Ruth Irene, 12, and James W., 9.

A Violet Hissom, born on 8 July 1901, died in August 1982 in Weirton, Hancock county, West Virginia.

Garnett's children were,
(26) Ernest Fletcher Hissom (1924)
(26) Ruth I. Hissom (1927)
(26) James W. Hissom (1930)

(26) Ernest Fletcher Hissom (1924)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894)

Earnest Fletcher Hissom, the son of Garnet F. Hissom and Violet Patterson, was born on 11 May 1924 in Holidays Cove, Brooke county, West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Holidays Cave, Brooke county, West Virginia as Ernest F. Hissom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], 5. In the 1940 census of Hollidays Cove, Brooke county, West Virginia as Earnest F. Hissom, 15, living at home with his widowed mother, Violet M. Hissom, 38, and siblings.

Ernest F. Hissom, who was born in about 1924 in West Virginia, enlisted in the Army as a Private on 4 June 1943. He was single with 3 years of high school.

He lived in Weirton, West Virginia, Silver Springs, Maryland, and, Cary, Wake county, North Carolina.

Ernest F. Hissom died on 25 June 2013.

(26) Ruth Irene Hissom (1927)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894)

Ruth Irene Hissom was born on 20 August 1927. In the 1930 census of Holidays Cave, Brooke county, West Virginia as Ruth I. Hissom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], 2 1/12. In the 1940 census of Holidays Cove, Brooke county, West Virginia as Ruth Irene Hissom, 12. She was living with her widowed mother, Violet M., a 38 year old header girl at a car [can?] factory, and brothers, Ernest F., 15, and James W., 9.

Ruth married a Scurti [either Ernest or Anthony]. She died on 12 January 2003 in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio.

(26) James W. Hissom (1930)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894)

James was born on 27 August 1930 the "s/o Garnett and Violet Patterson Hissom" per his tombstone. In the 1940 census of Hollidays Cove, Brooke county, West Virginia as James W. Hissom, 9, living at home with his widowed mother, Violet M.

James was a Marine during the Korean War. Afterwards he spent over 25 years as a Pipefitter in the Steel Works department of the National Steel Corporation.

He married Anna Rose Palma, the daughter of Antonio and Adela Gabriele Palma, on 7 April 1953 in Follansbee, West Virginia - from Findagrave.com.

James died on 23 November 2004 in Weirton, Hancock county, West Virginia and was buried in the St. Paul cemetary. From his obituary:

"James W. Hissom, 74, of Weirton, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at D & D Quality Care Home, Weirton [West Virginia]. He was retired from National Steel Corp. as a pipefitter in the Steel Works Dept. He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Weirton, a son of the late Garnett and Violet Patterson Hissom. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Scurti. He was a member of the Weirton Free Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War, V.F.W. Post No. 2716, and the 25 Year Club, Weirton Steel Corp. Surviving are his wife, Anna Palma Hissom, whom he married April 7, 1953, in Follansbee, W.Va.; one son, James A. Hissom and his wife, Kim, of Erie, Pa.; one brother, Ernest Hissom, of Cary, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Sara and Rachael."
Anna died on 14 February 2006. From her obituary:
"Anna Rose Hissom, 74, of Weirton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Erie, Pa. She was retired from Hancock County Schools as a food server. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Follansbee, W.Va., a daughter of the late Antonio and Adela Gabriele Palma. She also was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hissom, whom she married April 7, 1953, in Follansbee, and who died Nov. 23, 2004; one brother, Dr. Bernard Palma; three sisters, Angela Porecca, Natalie Pompa, and Mary Palma; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Hissom Scurti. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Weirton. Surviving are one son, Dr. James A. Hissom and his wife, Kim, of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, Dominic Palma and his wife, Lorraine, of Weirton, and James Palma and his wife, Mary, of Forest City, N.C.; one sister, Rose Goettel, of Follansbee; two granddaughters, Sara and Rachael Hissom, of Erie, Pa.; and one brother-in-law, Ernest Hissom, of Cary, N.C."

James and Anna's son was,
(27) James A. Hissom (c1960)

(27) James A. Hissom (c1960)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894) (26) James W. Hissom (1930)

Of Erie, Pennsylvania. He married Kim and had two daughters, Sara and Rachael. He is a dentist practicing in Erie, Pennsylvania. His children are,
(28) Sara Hissom
(28) Rachel N. Hissom

(28) Sara Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894) (26) James W. Hissom (1930) (27) James A. Hissom (c1960)

(28) Rachel Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894) (26) James W. Hissom (1930) (27) James A. Hissom (c1960)

(25) George Willard Hissam (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Willard Hissam, the son of A.D. Hissam, a farmer, and his wife Lizzie J. [Wilhelm], was born on 27 March 1897 in Evert, Tyler county, West Virginia.

In the Oak Grove cemetary is a tombstone for "George W. Hissom," born "Mar 27, 1897," died "Nov 7, 1897," "s/o A.D. & Lizzie." He was the last child of Lizzie Hissom, who died on 22 November 1897. Known as Willard Hissom, with the same dates of birth and death, in the West Virginia Death Index. Both he, his sister, and his mother died about the same time, supposedly in a flu epidemic. The following is from the Register of Deaths for Tyler county.

"Lizzie Hissom, 27, the child of John & Hester [Wilhelm], died of consumption on 22 November 1897
Willard Hissom, 7 months, the child of A.D. & Lizzie, died of brain fever on 7 November 1897
Syntha Hissom, 3 years, 11 months, the child of A.D. & Lizzie, died of brain fever on 9 October 1897"
Brain fever may describe a number of ailments resulting in an inflammation of the brain. In the 19th century it also included fevers such as typhus and temporary insanity/nervous breakdown.

(25) Lora Blanche Hissom (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Or Lori, Laura. Lora B. Hissom, the daughter of A.D. Hissom and Lucy Miller, was born on 11 December 1900 in Tyler county, West Virginia - from her birth certificate. She was the first child of Lucy Jane Miller. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Laura R. Hissam, 9, of West Virginia, living with her parents, Alfred D. and Lucy Hissam.

Lora Blanche Hissam, 21, of Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia, married William Rufus Crothers, 21, of Marietta, Washington county, Ohio, on 21 July 1919 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Reverend J.L. Fischer officiated at the wedding. William was born in Washington county, Ohio. As you'll see below, both lied about their ages. William was actually 17 and Lora 18.

I haven't yet found record of William's birth, parents, where he resided before he married Lora, or what happened to him after 1920 except that by 1932 both he and Lora were deceased.

In the 1920 census of Marietta, Washington county, Ohio as William Crothers, an 18 year old common laborer, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Laura, 19, of West Virginia.

On 16 December 1920 they had a child, Robert William Crothers - from Robert's obituary in the Observer-Reporter of 12 March 1976. Lora and William later divorced, or William died, and Lora married Thomas D. Shank [Shanks], a miner, per Bill Feist. Heather Hewitt left a message board comment,

"Robert William Crothers born Dec 1920 to Lora Blanch (Hissom) Crothers. She later married Thomas D. Shank who adopted Robert. He kept the legal name of Crothers but went by "Shanks".

By age 12 Robert was placed under guardianship of Lucy and Alvin Hissom and his parents were listed as deceased. He attended high school in Sisterville under the last name Shanks.

Sometimes he lived with Ruth (Hissom) and Ross Reed."
Bill Feist writes,
"Muriel and Lorie (sp..) I know little of. One of the two, Lorie I believe, had a boy, Robert Crothers....sometimes called Robert Shanks after an adoptive father. He had a son and a daughter. Robert, his son, was a Army 2Lt killed in Vietnam. I don't know the whereabouts of the daughter although I believe she was recently in touch with Marlene Batdorf looking for info. Robert Crothers/Shanks stayed with A.D. and Lucy sometimes, and was enrolled in the Sistersville High School as Robert Shanks. (The Hissom family lived in Paden City, Tyler County, so the children had to go to High School in Sistersville.)."

In the 1930 census of Grant, Monongalia county, West Virginia as Thomas D. Shank, a 27 year old machinist in a railroad shop. Living with him was his wife, Lora B., 29, and adopted son, Robert W. Shank, 9.

Laura B. Shank, the daughter of A.D. Hissom and Lucy Miller, and the wife of Thomas D. Shank, died of a coronary embolism on 17 August 1932 in Mona, Monongalia county, West Virginia. G.R. Maxwell M.D. of Morgantown was the informant.

In the 1940 census of Paden City, West Virginia was Lora's son, Robert Crother [sic], a 19 year old in the clay room of the pottery. He was living with his grandmother, Lucy Hissom, a 60 year old widow, and a bunch of unmarried uncles and aunts.

(25) Vaughn Hissam (1902)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Vaugn Hissam, the daughter of A.D. Hissam, a farmer, and his wife Lucy, was born on 28 October 1902 in Everett, Tyler county, West Virginia. I believe it's Bill Feist that refers to her as Vaughn Louis Hissom. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Von Hissam, a 7 year old daughter, of West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Vaughn Hissam, a 17 year old daughter.

According to Bill Feist, Vaughn had two children, Beulah and Carl, between 1922 and 1925. Since they carried the Hissom surname I assume Vaughn was not married to their father. Bill also indicates that she may have had the married surname of Northcraft. However, I don't have any records to support that.

In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Vaughn Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 27, who worked in a glass factory. She was living on her own in Paden City, West Virginia.

In the 1940 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Vaughn Hissom, a 36 year old chipper at the pottery. She was living at home with her mother, Lucy Hissom, a 60 year old widow.

I have a Vaughn Hissom living in Paden City, West Virginia as late as 1997 per the phone records.

According to Bill Fiest, Vaughn's children were Buleah and Carl. Both were listed in the 1940 census of Paden City, West Virginia, living with their grandmother, Lucy Hissom, a 60 year old widow. Beulah Hissom as 18 years old and Carl Hissom, 15. Of those listed on the census, Vaughn was the only daughter old enough to be their mother. Does this mean both were illegitimate?

Vaughn's chidren may have been,
(26) Beulah [Hissom] (1922)
(26) Carl [Hissom] (1925), there is a Carl Ivan Hissom, born on 10 April 1924 in Tyler county, West Virginia, and died 7 July 1999 in Mercer, West Virginia. He was buried in the Northview cemetery in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West

(25) Muriel Hissam (1905)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Muriel Hissam [sic], 5, of West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Mureil Hissam [sic], 15.

I have a Muriel J. Hissom who died on 20 August 1924 in Monroe county, Ohio - from "Ohio Deaths." She was just 19 years old, and apparently unmarried. Marlene Batdorf calls this child Merle.

In the obituary for both Muriel's brother, James William, and her sister, Ruth Reed, she is referred to as Merle Morgan, however I haven't been able to find a marriage or children for her.

(25) Cecil Mahlon Hissom (1908)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Or Cecil Malin. Cecil Mahlon Hissam, the son of A.D. and Lucy Hissam, was born on 4 August 1907 in Everett, Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Malin C. Hissam [sic], [a son], 2, of West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Cecil M. Hissam [sic], 12.

He married Ina May Franks. According to his sister, reported second-hand, they were not married.

Cecil died in a mine accident near Wellsburg, West Virginia in 1926, only 19 years old. He was marked as single on his death certificate. His tombstone is in the Oak Grove cemetary, Tyler county, West Virginia, "Hissom, Cecil M., born 1907, died 1926." "Cecil Hissom of Jefferson county, Ohio died on 14 January 1926" - from "Ohio Deaths."

Ina then married Welda L. Thorne of East Liverpool, who raised Cecil's child.

In the 1930 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Ina M. Thorn, 21, a married woman, with no occupation. She had been first married when she was 18. She was living with her parents, James M. 49, and Cora D. Franks, 46. Her son, Alfred G. Hissom, 4, was living them as well.

In the 1940 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Ina Thorn, 32, the wife of Welda Thorn, 45. Living with them was a step-son, Alfred Hissom, 14. Why weren't Welda and Ina living together in 1930?

Ina Mae Thorn died in 1980 at the age of 71.

Cecil's son was,
(26) Alfred Gale Hissom (1926)

(26) Alfred Gale Hissom (1926)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908)

Or Alford. Of East Liverpool, Ohio. Alfred G. Hissom was born on 18 February 1926. He was the son of Cevil M. Hissom and Ina May Franks. In the 1930 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alfred G. Hissom, 4. He was living with his mother, Ina M. Thorn, 21, and his grandparents, James M., 49, and Cora D. Franks, 46. In the 1940 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alfred Hissom, the 14 year old step-son of Welda, 40, and Ina Thorn, 32.

Alfred Hissom married Joan Frances McDermott. However, I don't have any documentation for this.

Alfred was a roofer, and liable to the injuries that were part of the trade.

"City Man Escapes Serious Injusry in 2-Story Roof Fall: A Mapelwood roofer escaped with only minor injuries when he fell two stories from the roof of a Wellsville home Monday evening. Alfred G. Hissom, 32, of Richardson and Wood Aves. was treated at City Hospital for a laceration of the wrist. He said today he was unable to go to work because he was bruised and sore. Hissom said he had started to climb onto the roof from a plank supported by ladder jacks when he slipped an fell. He said he just "relaxed" when he felt himself going. Hissom said he land on his side and then rolled." - from The Evening Review of East Liverpool of 16 September 1958.
Alfred died on 3 August 1999 in Columbiana county, Ohio. From his obituary:
"He was born on 18 February 1926, in Friendly, West Virginia, the son of the Cecil M. Hissom and Ina May Franks Thorne. A lifelong area resident, he had owned and operated Al Hissom Roofing and Construction since 1960. He was a veteran of World War II [as an SM2], serving on the LST 261 landing craft with the U. S. Coast Guard."

LST 261

Tank Landing Ship 261 (LST 261), of the LST-1 class, was launched on 23 January 1943 and entered commissioned service on 22 May 1943 under the command of LCDR L. I. Reilly, USCG. She sailed from Norfolk on 27 July 1943 en route to Oran, Algeria, arriving there on 20 August 1943, with LST Group 10 for Bizerte, Tunisia, arriving on 23 August 1943. On the 31st she got underway to join convoy MKS-23. On 9 September 1943, she carried tanks and troops from Sicily to Tarento and the east coast of Italy, making the farthest north landing on that coast at Manfredonia, near Foggia, Italy, in company of mixed British and American LSTs. [LST4, a sister-ship, is pictured below]

Subsequently in November, 1943, with nine other LSTs, she proceeded through the Suez Canal, being the first American man-of-war to enter the canal since the outbreak of the war. Carrying U. S. Army units and the LCT-449 and crew to India to participate in the invasion of Burma, LST-261 was held up at Ceylon due to main engine trouble. She was the first American ship-of-war to enter Colombo, Ceylon, in World War II. After waiting for six weeks for a repair part that never arrived, she was ordered to return to England. On only one engine, and unescorted, she retraced her track over the Indian Ocean and through the Suez Canal, still with LCT-449 [Landing Craft Tank] on her deck, and proceeded to England.

Arriving in England on 21 February 1944 she proceeded to various Irish, Scotch and South England ports readying for the Normandy Invasion, ending up at Harwich on the east coast, again under the British in a mixed group of LSTs, half-American and half-British. Sailing from Harwich on 5 June 1944, for the invasion of Normandy, she arrived off Arromanche on D-Day, 6 June 1944, carrying between five and six hundred men, including "Montegomery's Desert Rats," and tankers of British 8th Army fame. From then on she made altogether 52 channel crossings, carrying all types of equipment and men, British, Belgian, French and American to France. She was bombed without damage; took a mine close aboard on the port quarter, necessitating some hand steering to get back to England; had some casualties on her main deck who later got their Purple Hearts; and was rammed by a British merchantman in a dense fog. This laid her up 19 days for repairs just outside London.

Departing Falmouth, England, on 7 June 1945, one one year and a day after the Normandy invasion, she arrived at Norfolk on 20 June 1945 and New York on the 28th. She remained at New York until 20 September 1945 for availability, after which she proceeded to sail for New Orleans. She took part in the Navy Day Celebration at Louisville, Kentucky. On 2 November 1945, she departed Louisville for New Orleans, having been visited by 41,000 people.

She was decommissioned at New Orleans on 22 February 1946. She was struck from the Naval Register on 28 March 1946 and sold for scrap on 10 November 1947 to the Biloxi Boat Wrecking Company in Biloxi, Mississippi.

She was 328 feet long and had a displacement of 3,880 tons fully loaded. She had a crew of about 120 and could carry 163 troops. Her load-out included 2 to 6 LCVP landing craft and an armament of five to seven 40mm, six 20mm, two .50-cal, and four .30 cal guns.

Al was "A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, where he was in the choir, he also held membership in the East Liverpool Area Chamber of Commerce, National Foundation of Independent Businesses, Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America, Ohio Chapter of the LST Association, the U. S. LST Association and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

Of the roofing company, "What began more than 45 years ago as a roofing business has grown today to be one of the leading roofing, general construction, renovation and remodeling contractors in the Tri-State Area—Al Hissom Roofing and Construction Co. of East Liverpool. Al Hissom started the business in 1960. Today, his son Mark, who had worked with his father since 1973, continues the family tradition. The years of experience that Mark and his father have put together means that when you call Hissom Roofing, you’re getting a company that stands for quality and service with you in mind."

Al died on 3 August 1999 and was buried in the Riverview cemetary. He is survived by his wife, Joan Frances McDermott Hissom, whom he married on 21 September 1945; four daughters, Patricia Ann Hissom of Lakewook, Mrs. Edward (JoAnne) Garcia and Mrs. William (Kathleen Marie) Porter of East Liverpool and Mrs. Nick (Teresa Lynn) Marella of Cleveland; two sons, Alfred Jim Hissom of Chester and Mark Thomas Hissom of East Liverpool; a sister, Willaveene Thorne of Wellsburg, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

His children were,
(27) Patricia Ann Hissom
(27) JoAnne Hissom
(27) Kathleen Marie Hissom
(27) Teresa Lynn Hissom
(27) Alfred James Hissom (c1946)
(27) Mark Thomas Hissom (c1949)

(27) Patricia Ann Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

Of Lakewook.

(27) JoAnne Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

She married Edward Garcia.

(27) Kathleen Marie Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

She married William Porter of East Liverpool.

(27) Teresa Lynn Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

She married Nick Marella of Cleveland.

(27) Alfred James Hissom (c1946)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

Of Chester and New Cumberland. Alfred James Hissom was born in August 1946. He owns and operates a taxi firm, the Tri State Cab Company, in Hancock county, West Virginia [or East Liverpool, Ohio]. AlfredJ. Hissom married was Susan Kathleen McGeehan on 4 November 1972 in Columbiana county, Ohio.

Susan died on 19 February 2016. Her obituary,

"Susan Kathleen “Kathy” McGeehan Hissom, 66, longtime resident of her beloved hometown of Chester, WV went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9:29 p.m., surrounded by her children.

Born in East Liverpool on July 29, 1949, she was the first child born to the late Richard “Dick” McGeehan and Wanda Dawson McGeehan. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, and a grandson, Alexander Douglass Porter.

A lifetime Chester resident, Kathy was a 1967 graduate of Oak Glen High School. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. An avid reader, she loved to watch movies, and was an incredible baker.

She is survived by three children: Mark V. Hissom and his wife, Shawna, of Pickerington, OH; Maggie Porter and her husband, Jason, of Hilliard, OH; and Michael Hissom and his wife, Jamie, also of Hilliard. She is also survived by six grandchildren that gave light to her world: Bethany and Gabe Porter, Mark and Raegan Hissom, and Colleen and Caitlin Hissom. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters whom she deeply loved: Tom and Vikkii McGeehan, Joyce and Ashvin Brothers, Vince and Sherrie McGeehan, Dan and Cathy McGeehan, Marcie and Mike Martin, Jane and Ken Moran, Amy and Mitch Porter, along with 17 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews."

I wonder why there's no reference to Alfred? Alfred and Susan's chidren are,
(28) Mark Vincent Hissom (1973), wife Shawna Bailey, of Pickerington, Ohio. Shawna is a teacher at Pickerinngton Elementary school.
- (29) Mark and Raegan Hissom
(28) Margaret Ann Hissom (1974), husband Jason Porter, of Hilliard, Ohio
- (29) Bethany and Gabe Porter
(28) Michael T. Hissom (c1978), wife Jamie M. Chase, the daughter of Edward James Chase Jr., of Hilliard, Ohio
- (29) Colleen and Caitlin Hissom

(27) Mark Thomas Hissom (c1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

Of East Liverpool. He is running the firm founded by his father in 1960, Al Hissom Roofing and Construction, as of 1990. He is a member of the East Liverpool city Design and Review board. He married Elaine Roanel, who is a member of many of the city's boards. Their children are,
(28) Courtney Roanel Hissom (c1982), marriage license, 2016: "Bryan Jones Brooks, 49, Youngstown, laborer, and Courtney R. Hissom, 34, East Liverpool, officer manager"
(28) Joseph J. Hissom (c1983)
(28) Joshua Hissom (1985)

(28) Joshua Mark Hissom (1985)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908) (27) Mark Thomas Hissom (c1949)

Joshua Mark Hissom, the son of Mark Hissom, was born on 17 June 1985. An athlete at East Liverpool's Potter high school, in wrestling, soccer and softball, in about 2002. He graduated from East Liverpool High School in 2004. "Lance Cpl. Joshua Mark Hissom, son of Mark and Elaine Hissom of East Liverpool, fulfilled his ambition to become a Marine just after high school." Corporal Joshua M. Hissom has a Myspace page for those of you who have access.

Currently living in East Liverpool. Joshua M. Hissom married Ashley M. Angus on 18 June 2005. They may have divorced, circa 2008.

(25) Ruth Evelyn Hissom (1909)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Ruth E. Hissam, the daughter of A.D. and Lucy Hissam, was born on 11 March 1909 in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Ruth Hissam [sic], 1 1/12, of West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Ruth E. Hissam [sic], 10. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Ruth E. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 21, who worked in a pottery.

Ruth Evelyn Hissom, 22, married Denzel Ross Reed, 24, on 25 July 1931 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. The Reverend C.C. Lanham officiated at the wedding. Per Bill Feist,

They had no children but did adopt and raise Ronald Augustus Reed of Sistersville, WV."
Denzel Ross Reed died in 1987. Ruth E. Hissom Reed died in 2003

(25) Lottie Lavada Hissom (1912)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Lottie Lavada Hissam, the dauther of A.D. and Lucy Hissam, was born on 30 May 1911 in "Near" Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Lottie L. Hissam [sic], 8.

Bill Feist says, "Lottie had two children: Kenneth Sinclair and Ruth Arlene (Sinclair) Johnson. Lottie was married to a Arthur Sinclair (Wood County WV). Kenny died years ago as a result of a stock car racing accident. He had 4 possibly 5 children who live in the Williamstown WV area. His sister Ruth had two daughters, Joan and Jackie. Joan lives in Belpre, OH, Jackie lives in NJ."

(25) Clyde Jones Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Also as Clyde Jay. Clyde Jones Hissom, the son of Alvin Hissom, a 48 year old farmer, and Lucy Jane Miller, a 34 year old housewife, was born on 28 May 1913 in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Clyde Hissam [sic], 6. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Clyde J. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 17, of West Virginia.

First, Clyde Hissom, 18, the son of A.D. Hissom, married Ruth Lucille Bolen, 17, the daughter of Calvert Wesley Bolen and Amanda Jane Price, on 10 January 1931 in Wetzel county, West Viginia. The Reverend J.A. Rickey officiated at the weddings. They must have divorced because Ruth later married George Glendening.

In the 1940 census of Paden, Wetzel county, West Virginia as Clyde Hissom, a 26 year old caster in a pottery. Living with him was his wife, Lucille, a 26 year old stamper in a pottery.

Second, Clyde Hissom, the son of Alfred [sic] Hissom and Lucy Miller, married Mary [Ester] Moskal, the daughter of George Moskal and Catherine Hrinko on 13 June 1942 in Library, Washington. Mary was born in 1911. They had one child and then divorced.

Third, Jay Clyde Hissom, 51, born on 28 May 1913, a divorced man, the son of Al D. Hissom (dec'd.) and Lucy Miller, married Lois W. [Waneta Ausmus] Daniels, 40, born on 19 June 1924, a divorced woman, the daughter of Fred Ausmus (dec'd.) and Maude Jacops (dec'd.), on 23 July 1964 in Williamstown, West Virginia. The Reverend Wilbur R. Hardin officiated at the wedding. Lois' first husband was Bernard F. Daniels, whom she married in 1946.

Lois Ausmus Hissom died in April 1972 in Paden City, West Virginia.

Fourth, a possible wedding: "Clyde J. Hissom of Paden City, and Mary M. Heatherington, 236 Carolina Ave., Chester." - from the Weirton Daily Times of 7 April 1975.

In recent records Clyde appears to be married to a Frances H. (1912). Bill Friest believes that Clyde married seven times! There's a man that doesn't learn from experience. Bill says that Niles Dean Hissom, below, was the son of Clyde and Mary.

Clyde J. Hissom died on 27 March 1989 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia. In the Friendly, West Virginia cemetary are,

Clyde J. Hissom, 1913-1989
Frances H. Hissom, 1913-1996
The son of Clyde and Mary was,
(26) Niles Dean Hissom (1943)

(26) Niles Dean Hissom (1943)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913)

Niles Dean Hissom was born on 2 March 1943 in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. He graduated from Paden City High School in 1961 and attended Salem College in 1962 in Salem, Virginia.

Niles Dean Hissom, 20, the son of Clyde and Mary Hissom, married Betty Jo Probst, 19, the daughter of Billy Gene Probst and Pearl, on 16 November 1963 in Paden City, Wetzel county. The Reverend Carl Baker officiated at the wedding. Betty Jo was born on 9 November 1944 in New Martinsville.

Niles is a minister of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ at New Martinsville, West Virginia. I also have a Niles Hissom of Hissom Refrigeration in New Martinsville, West Virginia. His children were
(27) Ann Christine Hissom (c1973)
(27) Richard Dean Hissom (c1973)

(27) Ann Christine Hissom (c1973)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913) (26) Niles Dean Hissom (c1943)

She married George Leonard Moore.

(27) Richard Dean Hissom (c1973)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913) (26) Niles Dean Hissom (c1943)

Rick. Of New Martinsville. He married Alicia Lynn McCaskey, the daughter of Wayne McCluskey and Sarah Malcolm of New Martinsville, West Virginia. Their son was Brantley. Alicia McCaskey graduated from Magnolia high school in 1987 and from West Virginia Northern Community College with a degree in Banking. Alicia is the chairman of the Magnolia Golf Team.

Rick and Alicia have a single child, Brantley. Richard and Alicia pictured to the right.

(28) Richard Brantley Hissom (c2003)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913) (26) Niles Dean Hissom (c1943) (27) Richard Dean Hissom (c1973)

Brantley goes to Magnolia High School in New Martinsville, class of 2014.

(25) James William Hissom (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

James Hissam, the son of A.D. and Lucy Hissam, was born on 9 September 1915 in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as James W. Hissam, 4, living with his parents, Alvin D. and Lucy J. Hissam. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as James W. Hissom, 14, of West Virginia.

In the 1940 census of Paden City, Tyler county, West Virginia as James Hissom, a 24 year old clayman in a pottery, living at home with his widowed mother, Lucy. The pottery was in operation from 1914 to 1963. A group of business men out of Pittsburgh had planned to form a land company, lay out a town, invite new industries to locate there, and reap the resulting profits. They eventually purchased land, owned by a man named Paden, bordering the Ohio river. They plotted the town and named it Paden City in honor of the original owner. When the work of organization was successfully under way, the company formed the town's first industry, the Paden City Pottery Company. See Paden City Pottery for more information.


Paden City, circa 1915

James Hissom, 25, the son of A.D. and Lucy Hissom, married Pearl Neff, 22, the daughter of Clarence and Tena Neff, on 28 June 1941 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia. The Reverend A. C. Riffe officiated at the wedding. Pearl was born on 10 February 1919 in Paden City, West Virginia.

James W. Hissom, born in West Virginia in about 1915, enlisted in the Army as a Private on 30 June 1945. He would have been 30 years old. I wonder why he waited so long to sign up? James was shown to be married, with a grammar school education. He served as a Corporal with the 5th Air Force. This unit served in the southwest Pacific with its headquarters in Australia - nice duty if you can get it. I doubt that, with training, James arrived in theater before the war ended. He was discharged on 19 July 1946.

According to Bill Feist,

"They had 4 children, Carol, Barbara, Connie and Roger. The girls are still alive, but Roger, 4 months younger then me, 68 yrs, died of lukemia about 10 years ago."
Pearl V. Hissom died on 29 April 2006 in Tyler county, West Virginia. James died on 27 June 2008. His obituary,
"James William Hissom, 92, of New Martinsville Health Care Center, New Martinsville, formerly of 5th Street, Middlebourne, departed this life Friday June 27, 2008 in the facility. He was born September 9, 1915 in Friendly, WV a son of the late Albert [sic] D. and Lucy J. Miller Hissom.

James was a retired employee of Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, OH. He was a U. S. Army Airforce Veteran having served in WW II. He was a member of the Middlebourne Chuch of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Pearl Virginia Neff Hissom in 2006. A son Roger Hissom in 1993. Three brothers; Cecil, Clyde and Donald Hissom. Three half brothers; Charles, Harley and Garnet Hissom. Five sisters; Lora Carothers, Merle Morgan, Lottie Sinclair, Vaughn Hissom and Ruth Reed. A son in law Donald Martin in 2001.

He is survived by three daughters; Carol S. Martin, Belmont, WV, Barbara (Tom) Davis, Middlebourne and Connie Shreves, Sistersville. A sister Betty Fiest, Sistersville. Seven grand children and fourteen great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne 6 - 9pm Sunday where services will be held 11:00 am Monday with Evangelists Niles Hissom and Danny Allen officiating. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville. Military rites by VFW Post, 6327, Sistersville, VFW Post 4634, New Martinsville, American Legion Post, 67, Sistersville, American Legion Post, 86, Paden City and American Legion Post, 28, New Martinsville."

James was buried with Pearl at the Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia.

James' children were,
(26) Roger Allen Hissom (1942)
(26) Carol S. Hissom
(26) Barbara Hissom
(26) Connie Hissom

(26) Roger Allen Hissom (1942)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) James William Hissom (1915)

Roger was born on 25 February 1942. He married Wilma L. Dyvad on 21 January 1963 in Marin county, California. Next he married Patsy J. Langsdorf on 16 June 1984 in Monroe, Ohio. Finally, he married Cheryl L. Persinger on 28 April 1990 in Monroe, Ohio.

Bill Fiest wrote,

". . . another cousin, now deceased, Roger Allen Hissom, whose Air Force career pretty much was the same as mine except he was a Flight Engineer."
His grave marker shows that he was an A2C, Airman Second Class, and served in Vietnam. From a newspaper article I can't access,
"Roger Allen Hissom, 20. Box 120 Mount Tamalpais Air Force Station." - from the Daily Independent Journal of San Rafael, California of 24 January 1963
Mount Tamalpais, a high peak in Marin county, near San Francisco, was Cold War-era air defense radar site.

Roger A. Hissom died on 2 December 1993, at the age of 51. His last residence was Paden City, West Virginia.

(26) Carol S. Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) James William Hissom (1915)

She married a Martin, of Belmont, West Virginia

(26) Barbara Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) James William Hissom (1915)

She married Tom Davis, of Middlebourne, West Virginia.

(26) Connie Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) James William Hissom (1915)

She married a Shreves, of Sistersville, West Virginia.

(25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Donald Lewis Hissom, the son of Alvin D. Hissom, a 52 year old farmer, and Lucy Jane Miller, a 38 year old housewife, was born on 19 November 1918 in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Donald L. Hissam [sic], 2. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Donald L. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 11, of West Virginia.

In the 1940 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Donald Hissom, a 22 year old working in the clay room of the pottery. He was living at home with his widowed mother, Lucy Hissom, 60, and siblings.

Donald married Lucy Jane Mitchell, per Marlene Batdorf and Donald's sister, Betty L. Hissom Fiest. Or, it might have been Martha Jane Robinson per Terena Christiansen Hissom, see below.

Donald L. Hissom served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant, a bombardier in the 366th Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, of the 8th Air Force. He was killed in action when his aircraft, commanded by Flight Offier Fisher, was shot down on 14 October 1943 over Schweinfurt, Germany. A post-war report by a crewmember stated that their aircraft was straggling behind,

"Approaching the Rhine, the four ship high squadron of the 305th was still trying to catch up to the lead squadron . . . FW 190's and Bf 109's came at Fisher's B-17 head-on, abreast in six and eight ship sections. Fisher lost power on one engine and began to have trouble controlling the aircraft . . . The fighters continued to rake the bomber with cannon fire . . . The pilot continued to have extreme difficulty controlling the aircraft. The intercom was now inoperative so Fisher rang the alarm bell for the crew to abandon ship . . . In the nose section, the Navigator, Lieutenant Carl H Booth, Jr, and Staff Sergeant Donald L. Hissom, the toggler [bombardier], were trying to open the nose hatch. Bush was informed by Booth and Hissom the hatch would not open . . . In the meantime, both Bush and Hissom gave up trying to uncover the nose hatch, and decided to head for the bomb bay. As the two of them reached the cockpit, Bush was crawling through the top turret into the bomb bay. He stood there for a moment, noticed the bomb still in the racks, and could see Hissom and Booth getting ready to join him. He then passed out from anoxia, and feel in the open bomb bay."
The remains of Donald L. Hissom were found near the wreckage of the aircraft. His cause of death was never determined. Staff Sergeant Hissom was last seen standing next to Lieutenant Booth. Note, however, that Booth's remains were never found.

According to the Missing Air Crew Report, it was unknown whether Donald bailed out. According to 1st Lt Bush, the Co-Pilot, "Right before I bailed out the Nav & Bomb were in the cockpit and ready to bail, they were both OK." However, the Pilot, Lt Fisher, said, "After the fighters hit interphone was out & alarm bell was only means of warning them to bail out."

I have a Donald L. Hissom listed amongst those West Virginians listed a killed or missing in action during World War II. He was just shy of 25 years old.

"The war department Saturday announced names of West Virginia soldiers killed in action . . . Europe: . . . Staff Sgt. Donald L. Hissom, mother Mrs. Lucy J. Hissom, Rural St., Paden City." - from The Charleston Daily Mail of 21 May 1944
Why did they wait so long to make the announcement? And, why mention the mother, but not the wife?

305th Bomb Group

The 305th, part of the 8th Air Force, consisted of four flying squadrons, the 364th, 365th, 366th and 422nd.

The 305th Bomb Group was activated 1 March 1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah, where they trained until 2 March 1943. They then moved to Geiger Field, Washington for intensive training at Muroc Lake AB, California from the 29th June to 20th August 1942. The group received the new B-17F bombers, and left for the United Kingdom in October 1942 via the presque Isle, and Gander to Prestwick.

The group was formed at RAF Grafton Underwood as part of 1st Air Division, 40th Combat Wing. The group was assigned the group tail code "Triange-G". At Grafton Underwood, the group began combat on 17 November 1942.

The Group moved to Chelveston between 7 and 9 December 1942. Previously the group had flown 5 missions from their temporary base of Grafton Underwood. The first two of these missions were called 'Diversions', also known as decoy missions which were flown to the enemy coastline to attract enemy fighters away from the main attacking force. The last mission from Grafton on the 6th December saw the first casualties, of the William Prentice crew, only one of the crew survived.

The commander of the 305th at that point was the greatly respected General Curtis Emerson LeMay. During his time, LeMay was perfecting the 'Bomber Combat Box Formation' designed to give maximum fire power against enemy fighters and having bombers at staggered altitudes to create difficulty for enemy anti aircraft fire from the ground. Targets set at this stage in the war were mostly against enemy fighter airfields and the French coastlines, but also U-Boat Pens.


14 October 1943: "Black Thursday," The Second Raid on Schweinfurt

The aim of the American-led mission was a strategic bombing raid on ball bearing factories in order to reduce production of these vital parts for all manner of war machines. American wartime intelligence claimed the first Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission in August had reduced bearing production by 34%. A planned follow-up raid had to be postponed to rebuild American forces, which had suffered heavy losses.

As the squadrons rebuilt, plans for the return mission were modified based on the lessons learned. Planners added additional fighter escorts to cover the outward and return legs of the operations, and sent the entire force against Schweinfurt alone, instead of splitting the force with targets in Regensburg. Despite these tactical modifications, a series of minor mishaps combined with the ever-increasing efficiency of the German anti-aircraft efforts proved to be devastating. Of the 291 B-17 Flying Fortresses sent on the mission, 60 were lost outright, another 17 damaged so heavily that they had to be scrapped, and another 121 had varying degrees of battle damage.

The day of the mission the takeoff proceeded without incident, but conditions began to unravel shortly after the bombers climbed above the overcast. Because the 305th Bomber Group could not locate the 40th Combat Wing to take its assigned position, the 305th was forced to link with the 1st Wing. The 40th Combat Wing, now composed only of the 92nd and 306th bomber groups, tagged along with the 41st Wing.

When the bombers of the 305th crossed the coastline they were met by masses of German fighters who made repeated attacks.

"The opening play is a line plunge through center," mission commander Peaslee later told Martin Caidin, author of the 1960 book Black Thursday. "The fighters whip through our formation, for our closing speed exceeds 500 mph. Another group of flashes replaces the first, and this is repeated five times, as six formations of Me-109s charges us …. I can see fighters on my side … their paths marked in the bright sunlight by fine lines of light-colored smoke as they fire short bursts. It is a coordinated attack … their timing is perfect, their technique masterly."
The 305th Bomb Group lost 13 of its 15 B-17s with minutes, the most losses of any Bomb Group participating in the raid.

There is a book dedicated to the 305th and the Second Schweinfurt raid, "Wrong Place! Wrong Time!" by George C. Kuhl.


B-17F-35-DL Flying Fortress; 42-3195 KY-O

The aircraft was built by Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California under licence from Boeing. It was delivered to Cheyenne on 17 March 1943 and landed at Presque Isle on 27 April 1943. It was assigned to the 366th Bomb Squadron at Chelveston on 22 June 1943.

Combat experience with the B-17F revealed that it was vulnerable to attack by fighter aircraft from the lower front quadrant. Armor plate and flak curtains were not well-positioned and few of the aircraft's guns could sweep this area. Later, though not in time for the Schweinfurt raid, field modifications were made adding armor protection and increasing the number of forward firing machine guns fitted into the nose cone or from windows cut into the side of the nose. These issues were not resolved until the introduction of the B-17G which had a chin turret with two 0.50-inch machine guns.

Aircraft 42-3195 went Missing in Action on 14 October 1943 during the second raid on Schweinfurt, Germany.

Six crewman were made prisoners of war: Pilot: Verl Fisher, Co-pilot: Clinton Bush, Radio Operator: Harvey Bennett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clinton Bitton, Waist gunner: Loren Fink, and Tail gunner: George LeFebre.

Four crewman were killed in action: Navigator: Carl Booth {body never recovered}, Bombardier: Don Hissom, Ball turret gunner: Harry Insdorf, and Waist gunner: Tom Therrien.

The aircraft crashed in Wildenrath [Waldenrath], near Geilenkirchen, 17 miles North of Aachen, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 916. Wildenrath is on the border with the Netherlands - the aircraft didn't get that far. There is a memorial to the aircraft and crew in the town.

Donald Lewis Hissom was buried in the Northview cemetery in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia.

Donald and Lucy had a son,
(26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (1941)

(26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (1941)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918)

Donald Mitchell Hissom was born on 21 May 1941. His middle name is, I assume, from the surname of his mother, Lucy Jane Mitchell. Donald Mitchell Hissom graduated from Fort Knox High School, in Kentucky. He married Shirlon Ann Ford. He lived for a time in Columbus, Georgia and later settled in Ormond Beach, Florida. I think he is deceased.

His son was,
(27) Donald Lewis Hissom Sr. (1965)

(27) Donald Lewis Hissom Sr. (1965)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918) (26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (1941)

Donald Lewis Hissom was born on 23 September 1965. Bill Fiest wrote,

"I have a cousin Donald Lewis Hissom who resides in Columbus GA who retired from the Army. And another cousin, now deceased, Roger Allen Hissom, whose Air Force career pretty much was the same as mine except he was a Flight Engineer. Donald's father [he means grandfather], Donald Lewis Hissom, was killed in WWII. He was a bombadier."

Donald Hissom married Terena Jane Christiansen. Terena was born on 29 March [that's my birthday!] 1971. She wrote to me recently.

"I am Terena Christiansen Hissom, I was married to Donald Lewis Hissom Sr.(dob-09-23-1965) My children by him are Donald Lewis (DJ) Hissom JR. (dob-12/08/1989) and Dylan Chad Hissom (dob-03/29/1993). His parents are Donald Mitchell and Shirlon Ann Ford Hissom. His grandparents are Donald Lewis Hissom (mia WWII) and Martha Jane Hissom Robinson. It is my understanding that this branch is from near the Wheeling, West Virginia area. There is no relation between the Hissom's and the child that I gave up for adoption in 1989. I would be happy to put you in touch with my ex-husband and his family if you wish."

Donald's children were,
(28) Donald Lewis Hissom Jr. (1989)
(28) Dylan Chad Hissom (1993)

(28) Donald Lewis Hissom Jr. (1989)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918) (26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (1941) (27) Donald Lewis Hissom Sr. (1965)

"DJ." He was born on 8 December 1989. Most recently living in Franklin Square, New York.

(28) Dylan Chad Hissom (1993)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918) (26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (1941) (27) Donald Lewis Hissom Sr. (1965)

He was born on 29 March 1993.

(25) Betty Lois Hissom (1923)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Betty Lois Hissom was born on 29 October 1923 in Friendly, West Virginia, per her marriage license. She was the daughter of Alvin David Hissom and Lucy Jane Miller. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Betty L. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 7, of West Virginia. Sometimes called Betty Lee. She married Jack Fiest.

In the 1940 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Betty Hissom, 17. She was living with her widowed mother, Lucy Hissom, 60, siblings, Vaughn, a 36 year old chipper at the pottery, James, a 24 year old in the clay room of the pottery, and Donald, 22, also in the clay room, and grandchildren, Robert Crother, a 19 year old in the clay room, Beulah Hissom, 18, and Carl Hissom, 15.

Bill Feist says, "My mother did not have a birth certificate on record. Lottie and Ruth her sisters insisted she was born in 1922. She always believed she was born in 1923. HOWEVER, when the dust settled, the sisters certified her birth as 1922 and she recently celebrated her 87th birthday. Mom graduated from Sistersville High School in 1941. Her niece, Buleah, who lived with mom and her family, was a year ahead of her in High School and graduated in 1940. Most thought they were sisters."

Betty Hissom, 18, the daughter of A.D. and Lucy Hissom, married Jack Fiest, 20, the son of Albert and Mary Fiest, on 30 April 1941 in Tyler county, West Virginia. The Reverend W.C. Harold officiated at the wedding. Jack was born on 14 January 1921 in Sistersville, West Virginia. Their mothers, Lucy Hissom and Mary Fiest, provided the information in the marriage certificate.

(26) William "Bill" Darrell Feist (1942)

He was born 1942 in Paden City, Tyler County, West Virginia, and grew up and went to school in Sistersville. He was a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and retired from the Air Force. He currently lives in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia. He is a contributor to this document.

Bill wrote me recently,

Steve,

I just finished reading about your family and note quite a few simularities:
a. My middle name is Darrell
b. I retired from the Air Force as an E-9, Chief Master Sergeant.
c. I was a Loadmaster on C-124's, C-133, C-130, C-141, C-5 and 747's. My flight log shows slightly over 26,000 hours (Ha...a lot of coffee drinking!)
4. My air force career spanned over 24years. I received my degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Dayton FL campus.
5. I have lived in Iowa (Clive, suburb of Des Moines), and retired at Offutt AFB in Omaha.

I have a cousin Donald Lewis Hissom who resides in Columbus GA who retired from the Army. And another cousin, now deceased, Roger Allen Hissom, whose Air Force career pretty much was the same as mine except he was a Flight Engineer. Donalds father, Donald Lewis Hissom, was killed in WWII. He was a bombadier.
Finally, I flew Navion's, T-34's and Cherokees with the aero clubs.

More recently Bill gave me a big update on the family, including, "I have a son, William Derek Fiest, New Martinsville WV. He has a son Daniel Lee Kane Fiest. Daniels Mother is Bonnie Richeson. I have a younger brother, Jack Richard Fiest, born 9 March 1945, who lives in Dalton, GA. He has a son Chad Fiest who lives in Calhoun GA. Jack graduated from Salem College and recently retired from Dow Chemical."

(24) Hattie Elizabeth Hissom (1868)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

In the 1870 census of Monroe county, Ohio as Harriet E. Hissom, 2, living with her parents, William S. and Sarah A. Hissom. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hattie Hissom, 12, living with her parents, William and Sarah A. Hissom.

Hattie E. Hissem, 20, of Monroe county, Ohio, married Robert O. Cathers, 20, of Tyler county, West Virginia, on 30 August 1888 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She died in Tyler County. The Reverend Thomas Way officiated at the wedding. Robert Orn Cathers was the son of Orion Cathers and Sarah Phillips.

Harietta E. Cathers died of consumption on 14 March 1902 in in Long Reach [or Friendly], Tyler county, West Virginia at the age of 33. Her parents were W & S Hissam. Robert Orn [Orion?] Cathers died on 24 June 1925 in Tyler county at the age of 57.

(24) Ephraim F. Hissom (1870)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

Ephraim H. Hysom, the son of Wm. and Sarah A. Hysom, was born on 7 September 1870 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ephraim [middle initial impossible to read] Hissom, 9, the son of William and Sarah A. Hissom. A farmer. Ephraim F. Hissam, 26, married Ada M. Patterson, 23, on 7 April 1897 in Tyler county, West Virginia. Ada, the daughter of J.W. Patterson, was born in Madison county, Indiana. The Reverend Thomas Way officiated at the wedding.

Ephraim and Ada died, of Typhoid Fever, in Tyler County in 1899/1900, see below. I haven't yet found a record of their birth, however.

I recently got an email from a descendent of Ephraim.

"First of all let me say that your site on the Heysham/Hisam/Hissom.... is fantastic. I have been trying to put the pieces together on this side of my family forever. My family line spells this as Hissom. My family does come from the David Heysham/Hissam (born 1762) branch. My great-grandfather was Ephraim Hissom. He did marry Ada Mae Patterson in 1897 in West Virginia. They had a daughter, Frona Mae Hissom who was orphaned in 1899 when both Ada and Ephraim died in West Virginia, along with Ephraim's father, William S. Hissom, (died December 1899 or January of 1900) of Typhoid Fever. Frona was raised by her maternal grandparents, John W. and Martha (Gregg) Patterson. Frona went to Baker, Oregon in 1919 and married Walter Gilman Brown on September 28, 1921. My mom was born on April 3, 1924 and married my father Walter T. Gwin on July 4, 1947. These dates are all accurate as I have copies of birth, wedding, and death certificates.

Ephraim was a brother to John L. Hissom of whom the biography is about. Since John L. Hissom's father was William, not his grandfather, this does make the reference in the biography about John L Hissom's grandfather being David, correct. Therefore, this does add credibility to Marlene Batdorf's claim that William S. Hissom was the son of David Hissam/Heysham and not James.

The biography came from "The History of West Virginia, Old and New", published in 1923 ( I believe that this source got most if not all the information from John L. Hissom), The American Historical, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 37-38. The biography lists the children of William S. Hissom as: Manford C, Oscar E, John L (of whom the biography is about), Alvin D, Hattie Elizabeth, and Ephraim.

I hope this helps with the issue of who William Hissom's father was. I believe that it was David.

Again thanks for one of the best genealogical sites!"
In answer to a question, she further wroter.
"As far as I have ever heard, Frona Mae Hissom was the only child of Ada Patterson Hissom and Ephraim Hissom. They were married in April of 1897 in West Virginia. Frona Mae was born on January 19, 1899. Ephraim and Ada had been married less than two years when Frona was born. If they did have another child, he would have had to have been conceived and born before Frona. If Jacob was their child, and still living, he would have been taken out of West Virginia to live with surviving family members. This could be possible, but I have no record of where he went after Ada and Ephraim's deaths in 1899. Is it possible that he died along with his parents? There seems to be some family stories that the Pattersons and Hissoms did not get along. I know that John W. Patterson ran off with Martha [Gregg] when she was quite young and they conceived two children out of wedlock; I do not know if this was well received by the Hissom family! My Uncle Raymond Brown traveled to West Virginia years ago, but no one on the Hissom side would talk to him. It was thought that John L. Hissom might have taken the farm and taken all of the inheritance when his father William died and cheated Frona and others. John L. turned out to be the only successful survivor from his immediate family. No one wanted or maybe did not have the means to take Frona on the Hissom side. John W. Patterson had to travel from Indiana to West Virginia to get Frona. No one knows how he accomplished this. My grandmother Frona, died when I was 4 months old, so I never got to know her, but from the stories I have been told, she was an adventurous fun loving person. But, she never talked about her family..at all. She left John and Martha Patterson at 19 years of age to travel by herself to Baker, Oregon. As far as I know, she never returned to West Virginia."

(25) Frona Mae Hissom (1899)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Hissom (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Ephraim F. Hissom (1870)

Per a descendant, see above, Frona Mae Hissom was the daughter of Ada Patterson and Ephraim F. Hissom, born on 19 January 1899. Another descendant writes,

"My maternal grandmother was Frona Mae Hissom, born I believe in West Virginia, or at least lived there at the time of her parent's death - I have never found out who they were, she was orphaned at a young age. She moved to Oregon at around age 18 and married my grandfather, Walter Gilman Brown. I believe she was born ~1898 and died ~1951. I sure would like to unravel this mystery in my family tree - I am delighted to see the Hissom surname mysteries beginning to be solved. I would appreciate any more information, and maybe this information helps one of you." - from srday
Yet another descendant writes,
"My maternal grandmother's name was Frona Mae Hissom . . . Frona's parents, Ada Patterson and Ephraim F. Hissom died from I believe Typhoid fever when my grandmother, Frona, was very young. She was raised by Patterson grandparents, and the Hissom side of the family never had anything to do with her and never corresponded with her or any of her family. I can find nothing on Ephraim Hissom anywhere. I would be very interested in any other information you might have!" - from dizzielday
And another,
" My grandmother, Frona Mae Hissom was born 1898 in West Virgina. Ada and Ephraim died in late 1899 early 1900 from Typhoid Fever. Frona was raised by her maternal grandparents and lost all contact with the Hissom Line. Frona moved to Baker City, Oregon around 1919 and married Walter G. Brown in 1921. My mom Laura Arlene Brown was born on April 3, 1924 . . ." - from, I think, dizzielday

Frona Hissom, a 22 year old stenographer, married Walter Gilman Brown, a 36 year old merchant, on 28 September 1921 in Baker county, Oregon - from "Marriages of Baker County 1862-1967" and "Oregon County Marriages 1851-1975." No parents were listed on Frona's marriage certificate.

(25) Jacob Samuel Hissom

I don't remember where I found mention of this child.

(23) Luther Hissam (c1829)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Luther was born in about 1829, probably in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1830 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio was his father, David Hisum. In the household were two boys under 5, probably William and Luther, one man aged 20-30, David, and one woman aged 20-30 years, Nancy Bowen. Luther's mother died in 1838, when he was only 9 years old.

By 1840 Luther's father had married again, to Elizabeth Yost. In the 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio was his father, David Hissam. In the household were, amongst others, two boys aged 10 to 15, William and Luther.

I haven't found Luther in the 1850 census. He would have been 20 years old at that time, so he may have been a laborer living at the home of his employer. Note that at about this time there was also a Luther Hissom, the son of (23) Thomas Hissom (1828), who was born in Monroe county, Ohio in 1851.

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luthur Hisson, a 30 year old with an occupation of boating. He was living at home with his father, David, and step-mother, Elizabeth. Note that his brothers, Henry, John and David, were also boatmen at one time or another.

In the 1870 census . . .

Luther Hissam, the son of David and Nancy [Bowen] Hissam, married Angie Olson [Oleson], the daughter of H. and Elsie Olson, on 24 December 1870 in La Crosse, Wisconsin - from Wisconsin County Marriages, 1836-1911. How/why was Luther in Wisconsin? Clearly this is the right man, based on his parents' names. Angie was born in Sweden in about 1848 and had emigrated to Minnesota with her parents in 1854. How did Luther and Angie come to meet?

"Her [Angie's] former husband, Luther Hissam, died in Ohio on 28 Jan 1872." - from a footnote on a webpage dedicated to Gilman King McKusick
Luther and Angie had no children.

In the 1880 census of Marine township, Washington county, Minnesota as Angie Hissam, a 32 year old [1848] dressmaker, of Sweden. She was a widow living with her mother, Elsy Oleson [Elby in Ancestry.com], 51 [1829], of Sweden, and brother, Henry W., 22 [1858], of Minnesota.

In 1890/1 Angie Hissam was boarding, alone, at 590 Martin street, in St. Paul. - from the "St. Paul, Minnestora City Directory, 1889-91."

In the 1895 state census of Marine township, Washington county, Minnesota as Angie Hissom, 47, of Sweden [no occupation listed].

In the 1900 census of Marine township, Washington county, Minnesota as Angie Hissom [Augie in Ancestry.com], a 52 year old widow [January 1848], of Sweden. She was living with her mother, Elsie Olson, a 71 year old widow [April 1829], of Sweden. Angie had no children while Elsie had 6, of whom 5 were still living. They had both emigrated to America in 1850 [sic].

In the 1905 state census of Marine Mills, Washington county, Minnesota as Angie Hissom, a 57 year old dressmaker, of Sweden. She had been a resident for 51 and 7/12th years; that is she emigrated in 1853/4.

In the 1910 census of Marine township, Washington county, Minnesota as Ange Hissam, of Sweden. Her age does show as 6 and Ancestry.com dutifully shows her year of birth as 1904, but clearly as a widow with no children this doesn't make sense. it should have shown 62. This document shows that she emigrated in 1854.

Angie Olson Hissam married Gilman King McKusick in Stillwater, Minnesota on 25 September 1913. Angie died on 16 January 1940 in Nicollet county, Minnesota.

(23) Henry Hissem (1830)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Henry was born on 10 August 1830 in Monroe county, Ohio. However, his cemetery records indicate a birth date of 10 August 1825. This, I believe, is clearly wrong. The death register shows Henry as aged 64 at the time of his death in 1894.

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry Hisum, 19, born in Ohio and living with his parents, David and Elizabeth.

Henry married in about 1850/51, but sometime between 1856 and 1860 his wife died. As you'll read below, I think this might have been Eliza Colvin. However, I've been told that

"Eliza Colvin married Jacob Rowles. I have a theory on Henry's first wife, however. As you noted, Henry's daughter, Ann, was living with Hanson and Sally Colvin in 1860. Hanson and Sally had a female child, according the 1840 census, who would have been born between 1825-1830. Her name isn't recorded anywhere, but she would be of the right age to be the first wife of Henry Hissom. If that's the case, then Ann Hissom was living with her Colvin grandparents in 1860. Of course, there's no proof of this. But I did want to point out that Eliza Colvin wasn't her mother."
So, it was a Colvin daughter, as yet unidentified.

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry Hissem [Hisern or Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 28 year old farmer, born in Ohio. He was still living with his parents, David and Elisabeth, who, along with their other children, were surnamed Hisson in the census. Now, however, Henry had two motherless children, Sarah, 9, and David, 4. Another daughter, Anne Hisson, 4, was living with the Sally Colvin family, also in Sardis. This probably means that Henry's first wife had been a Colvin, her family taking responsibility for one of her children.

At the time of the 1860 census Sally Colvin was 54 years old, and born in Virginia. Her children, all born in Ohio, were Robert, 23, Charles [?], 17, Marshall, 15, Emily, 14, and Alexandria [a boy], 12. In the 1850 census a "Sarah" Colvin [Calvin in Ancestry.com], 44, was living "next-door" to the Thomas Hisom family [with Mary and Blanck], who I have as the son of (22) James R. Heysham (1785). Sarah's children were George, 16, born in Ohio, Robert, 14, born in Virginia, Marshall, 8, Emily, 5, and Alexander, 2. So, clearly this was our Sally. This indicates they moved from Virginia to Ohio sometime between 1834 and 1836. A William Colvin, 24, of Virginia, lived next-door to her and was perhaps another son. But who was Henry Hissem's wife? Next-door to William Colvin were Sophia Calvin, 43, of Virginia, and children Eliza, 16, of Pennsylvania, and Charles, 14, and Roseberry [a son], 8, of Ohio. Eliza looks promising, though I wonder why her mother, Sophia, didn't take Ann Hisson in 1860. Sophia was still living in the region at that time with her son, Raspberry [great name].

David's second wife, who he probably married in about 1864, was Zenda Vesta Umensetter. She was born in about 1842, in Ohio, the daughter of John C. Umensetter, of Maryland, and Matilda Shook, of West Virginia - per Susan Sunyan, 9 January 2005, Ancestry.com message board.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 39 year old farm laborer. Living with him were his wife, Vesta, 28, and children, Sarah, 16 [who ought to be 19], who "help's step mother," Ann, 14, who "helps mother [?]," David, a 12 year old farm laborer, Nancy J., 6, and Eva, 5. The latter two were Vesta's children. All the children were listed as born in Ohio.

In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry Hissam, a 50 year old boat man. Note that two of his younger brothers, John and David Jr., were also boatmen at this time. He was born in Ohio and his parents in West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Vesta, 38, and children Nancy, 17, Eva M., 15, and Charles, 4.

Vesta died after 1880.

Henry then married Gertrude Traugh, the daughter of Jonathan Traugh and Judith Davis, probably in 1882, in Tyler county, West Virginia. Gertrude was born on 10 July 1862 in Doddridge county, West Virginia. He seems a bit old for Gertrude, he was 52 and she was 20. A bit old too to be having children . . .

Henry and Gertrude lived in Monroe county, Ohio circa 1886 when their second child was born there.

Henry Hissam, a teamster, died of Rheumatism on 17 December 1894, aged 64, in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia. He was buried in the Lazear Chapel cemetery in Kidwell, Tyler county on 18 December 1894. His daughter Sophrena was buried in the same cemetery.

Gertrude Hissam then married Joel Fitz Randolph on 16 October 1895. She died on 10 April 1935 in Clarksburg, Harrison county, West Virginia.

Henry's children were,
(24) Sarah Hissom (1851)
(24) Ann R. Hissom (1855)
(24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)
(24) Nancy J. Hissom (1864)
(24) Eva Mae Hissom (1865)
(24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)
(24) George Hissom (1881), the son of Henry Hissom and Venda Hummensetter [sic], born 10 May 1881, died the same day
(24) Sophrona B. Hissam (1883)
(24) Judith Myrtle Hissom (1886)

(24) Sarah Hissom (1851)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Sarah Hisem, 9, living with her father, Henry, in the house of her grandparents, David and Elisabeth. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Sarah Hissom, 16 [who ought to be 19], who "help's step mother.

Sarah Hyssom married Consignee Tuel on 16 March 1871 in Monroe county, Ohio; "consent of parents on file". William Dorff, Justice of the Peace, officated at the wedding. They had at least two children, Ellen Agatha Tuel and Theodosia Tuell.

I suspect that Sarah died and Consignee married Mary C. Ankrom in 1895.

(24) Ann R. Hissom (1855)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

Ann was born on 4 September 1855 in Ohio - from her tombstone. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Anne Hisson, 4. She was living with the Sally Colvin family, also in Sardis. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ann Hissom, 14, living at home with her father, Henry, and his second wife, Vesta. Her occupation was listed as "helps [step] mother."

Anna R. Hissom married Kinee Tuel on 22 July 1876 in Monroe county. He was born on 31 October 1855 [or 1854] in Ohio, the son of Daniel Tuel and Diana Knight. He was the brother of Consignee Tuel, who married Sarah Hyssom, and Gratia Tuel, who married John Hissom, both above.

Ann died on 2 May 1888 in Monroe county, Ohio at the age of 32. Ann R Hissom Tuel was buried in the Mehrley cemetery in Monroe county, Ohio. They had no children. Kinee then married Mary Frances White on 14 June 1892 in Monroe county. Kinee died in 1930 in Tyler county, West Virginia at the age of 75.

However, Marlene Batdorf emailed with the following.

Hi Steve, I wanted to send you some records showing that Ann Hissom and Kinee Tuel did have children.

birth record for Charles William Tuel Monroe County Birth records from cd #2 put out by the historical society pg 410- 411

Tuell C W 1880 Mar 8 Jackson Monroe K Tuel & Anna Hissom
Reported by J R Hissom

Death record for Charles Tuel

State of Ohio certificate of Death # 71773

Death Record Detail
Name: Charles W Tuel
Sex: male
Death Date: Nov 13 1926
Death Place: Jackson Monroe Ohio
Age at Death: 46y 6m 11d
Burial Place:
Burial Date: Nov 15 1926
Cemetery: Mehrley
Undertaker: R T Campbell
Funeral Home:
Birth Date: May 2 1880 * differs from birth record
Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: married
Spouse:
Occupation: Lease? Foreman
Address:
Residence:
Mother: Anna Hissom
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Father: Kine Tuel
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Informant: Mrs. Chas Tuel
Death Cause: accidental death by breaking the neck in a fall
Date of onset:
Contributory causes:
Date of on set:
External causes:
Signed: R M Thornberry

Marriage record for Lillian Tuel in Monroe County Marriages book by Wes Cochran pg 232
this would make her born abt 1886

Ludolph Charles 21 Monroe
Tuel Lillian 16 Newport; Monroe
C & Mary (Ahrens)
Kine & Anne (Hissom) 24 Sep 1902

1880 census shows a daughter Virginia Tuel
Name: Virginia Tuel
Residence: Lincoln, Tyler, West Virginia
Birthdate: 1877
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Kinee Tuel
Father's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Mother's Name: Ann R. Tuel
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 3 years
Occupation:
NARA Film Number: T9-1414
Page: 109
Page Character: A
Entry Number: 1032
Film number: 1255414
Collection: United States Census, 1880

I found an adopted son for Kinee and Mary Frances White from cd # 3 Monroe County Birth records pg 204
Tuel Clarons (Clarence) Herbert 1900 Mar 2 West Virginia Tyler Sisterville K Tuel (Adopted) Mary White (Adopted)

(24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

David C. Hissom was born in Ohio on 16 June 1857 - from his tombstone. From the birth certificate of his son, Benjamin, his middle was Crocket. So he was Davey Crocket? I have, however, seen this name rendered as Crock as well.

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hisem [Hisern in Ancestry.com], 4, living with his father, Henry, in the house of his grandparents, David and Elisabeth Hisson. His mother, possibly Eliza Colvin, had died by this time.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, a 12 year old farm laborer and son of Henry Hissom. He was listed as born in Ohio. By the way, there were 4 David Hissom's in this census of Jackson township; his grandfather, David S. Hissom, born in Pennsylvania, his uncle, David Hissom, his cousin, Elson's son, David Hissom, and himself.

In the 1880 census . . . David was probably working as a farm laborer at this time, but I haven't been able to find anyone named David in Monroe county, Ohio or Tyler county, West Virginia in 1880 who was born in 1857, plus or minus a couple of years, and could possibly be our man.

David moved across the river to Tyler county, West Virginia no later than 1885, where he married Maggie Lucinda Leach.

David C. Hissem, age 28, born in Monroe county, Ohio married Maggie L. Leach, age 18, born in Monroe county, Ohio on 22 June 1885 - from "Tyler county, West Virginia Marriages, 1852-1890"
The Reverend W.L. Oliver officiated at the wedding. Maggie, the daughter of Benjamin F. Leach and Cathryn Walters, was born on 30 June 1868 in Guernsey, Ohio - from her death certificate.

David and Maggie lived in West Virginia for the next 10 years, but between 1896 and 1900 they moved back and forth between Tyler county and Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David C. Hissom, a 42 year old farmer, of Ohio. He was living "next door" to his cousin, James G. Hissom. Living with him were his wife, Maggie, 32, of Ohio, and children, Bertie F., 13 [January 1887], Katie, 10 [March 1890], and Henry F., 8 [September 1891], all of West Virginia, Calvin C. [Car ah in Ancestry.com], 3 [July 1896], of Ohio, and Albert M., 6/12 [January 1900], of West Virginia.

After this they once again moved to West Virginia.

David C. Hissom died from typhoid [another reference says consumption] on 5 December 1908 in Tyler county, West Virginia. He was a 51 year old laborer. David was buried in the Middlebourne cemetery in West Virginia.

In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Maggie Hissam, a 42 year old widow, of Ohio. Living with her were her children, Birdie, 23, Katie, 21, and Henry, 18, of West Virginia, Calvin, 12, of Ohio, Albert, 10, of West Virginia, Alston [Austin], 6, of Ohio, and Winsola, 4, of West Virginia. Maggie was listed as having 9 children, 7 of whom were still living. No one in the family had an occupation listed.

In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Margaret L. Hissom, a 50 year old widow working as a laundress. Living with her were her children, Katie J., 30, Henry, 28, Albert J. [sic], 19, Austin D. [sic], 16, and Pearl M. [this is Winsola], 13, and a grandson, Hughie L., 5.

In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as Margaret L. Hissom, a 62 year old widow. Living with her were her children, Henry F., a 38 year old cook in the Carnival. He had married at the age of 27, but there is no sign of his wife; James A. [Albert], 30, with no occupation, Alston D., 28, with no occupation, and Pearl W., 24. Alston and Pearl were born in Ohio, Henry and James were born in West Virginia.

Margaret Lucinda Hissom, the widow of David C. Hissom, died on 17 June 1931 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She was 63 years old. She was buried in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia, along with her husband, David. The informant for Margaret's death certificate was her son, Ben A. Hissom.

David's children were,
(25) Bertie F. Hissom (1887)
(25) Katie J. Hissom (1889)
(25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)
(25) Calvin Claude & Alvin Hissom (1897)
(25) James Albert Madison Hissom (1900)
(25) Benjamin Alston Hissom (1903)
(25) Pearl Winsola Hissom (1906)

(25) Bertie F. Hissom (1887)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Also known as Birdie. She was born in West Virginia on 1 January 1887 - from her tombstone. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Bertie F. Hissom, 13 [January 1887]. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Birdie Hissam, 23.

Birdie Hissom, 25, married W. T. Eddy, 32, on 28 September 1912 in Elk View, Kanawha County, West Virginia. The Reverend T.E. Melton officiated at the wedding. Birdie died of a cerebral abcess on 30 May 1913 in Charleston, West Virginia. She was just 26 years old. Birdie Hissom Eddy was buried in the Middlebourne cemetery in Tyler county, West Virginia..

(25) Katie J. Hissom (1889)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Her name was Catherine Jean Hissom. Katie J. Hissom the daughter of D. C. Hissom, a farmer, and his wife Maggie, was born on 5 April 1889 in Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia [6 April per her death certificate]. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Katie Hissom, 10 [March 1890]. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Katie Hissam, 21.

In January 1915 Katie had an illegitimate child, Lee Hugh Hissom. No father's name was listed for the birth. In the 1920 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Katie J. Hissom, a 30 year old waitress for a private family, living in her mother's house. Living with her may be her [illegitmate?] son, Hughie L., 5.

Katy Hissom, 32, of Tyler county, West Virginia, married Benton C . [Clark] LeMasters, 33, of Wetzel county, West Virginia, the son of Joseph F. Lemasters and Elizabeth Ann Pitts on 28 July 1921. Benton was born on 4 April 1888. The Reverend Samuel C. Jones officiated at the wedding.

Katie Jane Lemasters, the daughter of David Hissom and Maggie Leach, died of a ruptured peritoneum on 10 December 1921 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia, at the age of 32. This was just 4 1/2 months after their marriage.

I do have a child for the couple, Wilbert Ray Lemasters, the son of Clark Lemasters and Kathrine Hissom. He was born on 5 December 1921 and died on 18 October 1958, at the age of 36, in Wetzel county, West Virginia. The date of Wilbert's birth implies two things, his mother probably died from complications of the childbirth and she was almost 5 months pregnant when she and Benton married.

Note that Joseph A. Hissam, of the Thomas Hissom Line, married Clara V. Lamasters in 1886, so the families were close. Benton died on 15 April 1967.

(26) Hughie L. [Hissom] (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Katie J. Hissom (1890)

Lee Hugh Hissom, the son of an unnamed father and Kathern [sic] Jane Hissom, 23, was born on 4 January 1915 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virgina - from "Delayed Births-Tyler Count, W.Va." Katie's aunt, Pearl Piatt, provided this information on 21 March 1942. It was a commonplace for missing birth certificates to be replaced in this mannter in support of the World War II draft. Lee's marriage certificate indicates he was born in 1914.

In the 1920 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Hughie L. Hissom, 5, of West Virginia, the grandson of Margaret Hissom. Hugh's mother, Katie, also living with Margaret at this time, married Benton Clark LeMasters in 1921. Katie died in December 1921, just days after the birth of Hugh's half-brother, Wilbert Ray Lemasters.

In the 1930 census of Woodsfield Village, Monroe county, Ohio as Hughie Hissom, 16, of Ohio [sic], a resident in the Monroe County Children's Home. There was also a Herburt Hissom, 10, of Ohio, living at the home. Could they have been brothers? The heads of the orphanage, called the warden and matron, were a John W. and Narcissus J. Lafferre. Why didn't his grandmother, Margaret L. Hissom, take Hughie in? She didn't die until 1931.

Monroe County Children's Home

The Children’s Home was a county institution for the care of orphan children. The building was constructed in 1888 at a cost of $17,000. It provided clothes and tuition to children under the age of 16 years. In 1906 the Superintendent of the facility was G. W. Pugh. The building was located on the site of the present day Monroe County Public Library on Eastern Ave.

In the 1940 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Lee Hissom, a single, 25 year old salesman for an advertising company. On 1 April 1935 he had been living in Detroit, Michigan. He had completed 8 years of schooling.

Lee Hugh Hissom, 27, the son of Kathryn Jane Hissom "(Both parents dec'd)", married Lucy Virginia Billeter, 20, the daughter of Lewis and Josephine Billeter, on 22 September 1941 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia. The Reverend T.C. Adams officiated at the wedding. Lucy was born on 19 November 1921.

Lee H. Hissom, who was born on 4 January 1915 in Ohio [sic], died on 14 November 1978 in Los Angeles, California.

(26) Herbert [Hissom] (1920)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Katie J. Hissom (1890)

In the 1930 census of Woodsfield Village, Monroe county, Ohio as Herburt Hissom, 10, of Ohio, a resident in the Monroe County Children's Home. There was also a Hughie L. Hissom, 16, of Ohio, living at the home. Could they have been brothers? The list was not alphabetical nor were the boys next to each other in the list.

I have a Herbert S. C. Hissom, born in 1920, who enlisted in the Army as a Private on 27 November 1942 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He was single, with a grammar school education. He was 68 inches tall and weighed 123 pounds. I also have a Herbert S. Hissom, of West Virginia, born 2 September 1918, served in the US Army in WWII, and died on 15 July 1988. His wife was Peggy Ann Hissom. Both were buried in a Miami, Florida cemetery.

(25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Henry F. Hissam, the son of D.C. Hissam, a farmer, and his wife Maggie, was born on 17 September 1891 in Lincoln township, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry F. Hissom, 8 [September 1891], living with his parents, David C. and Maggie L. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Henry Hissam, 18.

Henry Franklin Hissom registered for the draft on 5 June 1917, at the age of 26. He was a single man, living in Middlebourne, West Virginia. He was a waiter by trade, but was then unemployed. He noted that his mother was dependent upon him. He described himself as short and slender with black hair and black eyes.

In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Henry Hissom, a 28 year old waiter in a hotel, living at home with his widowed mother.

Henry F. Hissam, a 27 year old oil field laborer, the son of D.C. Hissam and Maggie Leach, married Stella A. Bellville, 17, the daughter of W. M. Bellville, on 13 March 1921. The Reverend W.E. Crall officiated at the wedding. Note that Henry was actually 30 years old. Stella Anna Hissom was the daughter of William Bellville and Nancy Shinn.

In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry F. Hissom, a 38 year old cook in the Carnival. He was living at home with his mother, Margaret L. Hissom, a 62 year old widow. There was no sign of his wife in the census nor of his children, but he was shown as married. In Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia, just across the river from Monroe county, was Ronald Rose, a 33 year old farmer, and wife Stella A. Rose, 24. Living with them were step-son Melvin L. Hissam, 8, and step-daughter, Belvia S. [maybe L] Hissam, 6. Where was Clyde? Ronald and Stella both listed their first marriage as occurring 3 years earlier. Was Stella A. Rose our Stella? If so, she should have been 26 or 27 years old and her first marriage should have been recorded as 9 years earlier.

In the 1940 census of Union district [Bens Run, Shiloh], Tyler county, West Virginia as Stella Hissom, a 36 year old married woman [not widowed or divorced]. Living with her were her children, Melvin Hissom, an 18 year old laborer, Belvia, 16, and Clyde, 14.

Henry Franklin Hissom, the son of Crock Hissom and Margaret Leach, died, in bed, of a heart attack on 1 January 1941, at the age of 49, in Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio. Henry was on Relief at the time. His wife was Anna [Stella's middle name]. A Mrs. Pearl Piatt was the informant. Pearl was Henry's Aunt; see the birth announcement for the son of Henry's sister, Katie Jane, above.

Stella Anna Hissom, 36, of Belpre, Washington county, Ohio, once previously married, the daughter of William Bellville and Nancy Shinn, then married Clair Haas, a 41 year old laborer, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Haas, on 17 February 1941. Stella didn't wait long, did she?

Henry's children were,
(26) Melvin Leroy Hissom (1922)
(26) Belvia Hissom (1923)
(26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

(26) Melvin Leroy Hissom (1922)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)

Melvin L. Hissom who was born on 23 March 1922, in West Virginia, the son of Henry F. Hissom and Stella Bellville. Might Evie be a preferred middle name or pet name of Stella's?

In Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia was Ronald Rose, a 33 year old farmer, and wife Stella A. Rose, 24. Living with them were step-son Melvin L. Hissam [sic], 8, and step-daughter, Belvia S. [maybe L] Hissam, 6. Where was Clyde? Ronald and Stella both listed their first marriage as just 3 years earlier. This was while his father was in the Carnival.

In the 1940 census of Union district [Bens Run, Shiloh], Tyler county, West Virginia as Melvin Hissom, an 18 year old laborer. He was living with his mother, Stella Hissom, a 36 year old married woman [not widowed or divorced], and his siblings, Belvia, 16, and Clyde, 14.

Melvin L. Hissom, born in 1922, of Hancock county, West Virginia enlisted in the Army as a Private on 13 October 1942. His records indicate that he had one year of high school, and was single without dependants at the time.

Melvin Hissom, a 24 year old millworker, the son of Henry Hissom, deceased, and Stella Melvill [Bellville?], married Jean Smith, 20, the daughter of John Smith and Ella Ebling, on 14 August 1946 in McKeesport, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer in the pottery industry.

Melvin died on 04 November 1990 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio, aged 68, and was buried in the Locust Hill cemetery.

His children were,
(27) Melvin Richard "Butch" Hissom (1948)
(27) Nancy Jean Hissom (1949)
(27) Debra "Debbie" Ann Hissom (c1950), of Chester, W.Va.
(27) David Hissom (1955)

(27) Melvin Richard "Butch" Hissom (1948)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Melvin Leroy Hissom (1922)

Melvin Richard Hissom, the son of Melvin Leroy Hissom and Jean LaVerne Smith, was born on 15 May 1948 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. I have a Butch Hissom who attended Brady Lake Elementary school from 1953 to 1962.

Melvin Richard Hissom, 21, married Jo-Ann Lyons, 23, the daugther of John Lyons and Alice Caroline Ferguson, on 27 January 1970. She was divorced.

Melvin Richard Hissom died on 6 June 2008 and was buried in Calcutta, Columbiana county, Ohio. His obituary:

"Melvin R. "Butch" Hissom, 60, of Clarkson Road died Friday, June 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at his home following a three month illness.

Born May 15, 1948, in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Jean and Melvin L. Hissom, he was an area resident most of his life.

He worked at Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. which later became LTV Steel in Aliquippa, Pa., and most recently at the Department of Defense at the Charles E. Kelly Support Facility.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he was graduated from Oak Glen High School in 1966, a member of the first graduating class to attend a full three years at the high school.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived at home by his wife, JoAnn Hissom, whom he married Jan. 27, 1970.

Also surviving are two sons, William Hissom at home and Brent Allen Hissom of East Liverpool.

There are two granddaughters, Destiny Hissom and Kelly Hissom, both of East Liverpool.

A sister, Debbie Hissom of Chester, W.Va., and a brother, David Hissom and his wife, Lois, of Chester, survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jean Hissom.

Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor John Smith, a cousin of Mr. Hissom, will conduct a funeral service Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by the Tri-State Veteran's Burial Group."

His children were,
(28) William Hissom (c1971), known as Bill, of Chester, unmarried
(28) Brent Allen Hissom (c1972), of East Liverpool, attended Paden City High School 1981-1985, his children are Destiny and Kelly.

(27) Nancy Jean Hissom (1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Melvin L. Hissom (1922)

From a tombstone at the Locust Hill cemetary, "Hissom, Nancy Jean d/o Melvin 18 November 1949-15 December 1949."

(27) David W. Hissom (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Melvin L. Hissom (1922)

David was born on 27 August 1955. His wife was Lois L. Rice, a registered nurse. He died on 10 September 2011. Of Chester, West Virginia. He also lived in New Cumberland and Newell, West Virginia, and Lisbon, Ohio. They have two children,
(28) Anita Hissom
(28) Willard "Buzz" Hissom

(26) Belvia Lucinda Hissom (1923)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)

Belvia L. Hissom was born on 7 November 1923 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia. In Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia, just across the river from Monroe county, was Ronald Rose, a 33 year old farmer, and wife Stella A. Rose, 24. Living with them were step-son Melvin L. Hissam, 8, and step-daughter, Belvia S. [maybe L] Hissam, 6. Where was Clyde? Ronald and Stella both listed their first marriage as just 3 years earlier.

In the 1940 census of Union district [Bens Run, Shiloh], Tyler county, West Virginia as Belvia Hissom, 16. She was living with his mother, Stella, a 36 year old married woman [not widowed or divorced], and his siblings, Melvin, an 18 year old laborer, and Clyde, 14.

Belvia Hissom, the daughter of Henry Hissom and Stella Bellville, married John Domino, the son of Michael Domino and Josephine Pelsch, on 5 September 1942 in McKeesport, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.

Belvia may have been widowed [during WWII?].

"DOMINO, Belvia Lucinda married in 1949 in Hancock, West Virginia, United States a groom named Lawrence E Coleman." - from the Sortedbyname.com genealogy website
Belvia then married Lawrence Coleman on 22 January 1949. Belvia L. Hissom Coleman died on 5 August 2012 in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio. Her obituary,

"Chester, W.Va. - Belvia L. Coleman, 88, of Chester passed away on Sunday August 5, 2012 at Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville following a brief illness.

Born on November 7, 1923 in Middlebourne, W.Va; she was a daughter of the late Henry F. and Stella Anna Bellville Hissom.

Lucy, as she was affectionately referred to by her loving husband, Lawrence "Chub" Coleman who died on November 10, 2011 and who she married on January 22, 1949 was a homemaker and a Nazarene by faith.

In addition one daughter, Linda Marie Coleman, and two brothers, Melvin and Clyde Hissom also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Powell and her husband Jon of East Liverpool, one granddaughter, Kimberly Noll and one great granddaughter, Haley Noll."

(26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)

Clyde L. Hissom, the son of Henry Hissom and Stella Bellville, was born on 22 December 1925 in West Virginia. In the 1930 census . . . this was while his father was a cook in the Carnival so he was probably living with his grandparents. Clyde's siblings were living with a Ronald and Stella Rose in Tyler county, West Virginia.

In the 1940 census of Union district [Bens Run, Shiloh], Tyler county, West Virginia as Clyde Hissom, 14. His was living with his mother, Stella, a 36 year old married woman [not widowed or divorced], and his siblings, Melvin, an 18 year old laborer, and Blevia, 16. Clyde's father, Henry, died the next year, in 1941.

Clyde had 10 years of schooling. Clyde L. Hissom married Josephine Harvey, the daughter of William Harvey and Josephine Perkins, on 24 November 1947. [There are a couple of stray newspaper references in 1968 to a Mrs. Clyde (Lois) Hissom of East Liverpool, but this doesn't appear to be the right person. I have a Lois Hissom, born on 19 June 1924, who died in April 1972 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia.]

Clyde was a laborer in the pottery industry (who in East Liverpool wasn't?). He also served in the Navy. He died on 30 April 1995 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio at the age of 69 and was buried in the Locust Hill cemetery. His mother was a Bellvville.

Josephine Harvey Hissom died on 12 April 2008. Her obituary,

"East Liverpool — Josephine H. Hissom, 80 of East Liverpool, was surrounded by her loving family as she passed peacefully on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the East Liverpool City Hospital. A daughter of the late William and Josephine Perkins Harvey, she was born on May 17, 1927, in Belmont County, Ohio. Josephine retired in 1991 after 34 years of service from the Homer Laughlin China Company where she last worked as a utility girl in the Bisque warehouse. A Nazarene by faith she was a member of the GMPPAW international union. Her husband Clyde L. Hissom whom she married on Nov. 24, 1947, preceded her in death along with two sons, Roger and Gary Hissom; a grandson, Christopher Hissom; a sister, Vera Bellville; and three brothers, John, Lester, and Clarence Harvey. Survivors include two sons, Dale Hissom and his wife Donna of East Liverpool, Rick Hissom and his fiancee Barb Gilbert of Newell; two brothers, William Harvey of Columbia, S.C., and Everett Harvey of Carrolton, Ohio; and one sister, Hazel Bellville of Germano, Ohio. In addition nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. The Rev. Charles Taylor will conduct services on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where the family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment will follow the services on Wednesday at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester. E-mails of condolence may be sent to arnerfc@arnerfuneralchapel.com. "

Clyde and Josephine had four sons,
(27) Gary L. Hissom (1949)
(27) Dale Ray Hissom (1954)
(27) Roger W. Hissom (1955)
(27) Rick Allen Hissom (c1958)

(27) Gary L. Hissom (1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

Of Newell, West Virginia. Gary was born 21 February 1949. Gary first married Patricia Greathouse. They divorced [?] and Patricia later married Kenneth Keeder.

Gary then married Gwendolyn L. Freeman, the daughter of Elda Freeman and Glenva Randolph. Gary was in the US Army, a private, serving in Vietnam.

Gary died on 8 April 2007 at the age of 58, and was buried in the Locust Hill cemetery.

Gwen died on 19 August 2014. Her obituary,

"East Liverpool-Gwendolyn "Gwen" Hissom, 77, of East Liverpool, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

Born March 7, 1937 in New Cumberland, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elda and Glenva (Randolph) Freeman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Hissom.

Mrs. Hissom leaves behind her children, Debra Pagach of Florida, Robert Nally of Florida, Ronald Nally of Canton, Kenneth Nally of Wellsville, Jeffrey Nally of New Cumberland, Gary Hissom of East Liverpool and Mindy Hissom of East Liverpool; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Freeman and Ernie Freeman of Chester; and three sisters, Wilma Mike, Barbara Watson and Wanda Harding of Chester.

Visitation was held Thursday at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, W.Va., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Burial will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester, WV."

Gary and Patricia's daughter was,
(28) Crystal Lynn Hissom Hill (1972)

She was born on 21 May 1972 and died 6 February 2015 in East Liverpool. Her obituary,

"East Liverpool - Crystal Lynn Hill, 42, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Born May 21, 1972 in East Liverpool, Ohio; she was the daughter of Patricia (Greathouse) Keeder of East Liverpool, and the late Gary Hissom.

She graduated from Oak Glen High School, Class of 1991. Crystal delivered the Evening Review Newspaper in the local area. She was a member of the White Stallion Pool League and an avid Steeler Fan.

In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Jimmy Hill of East Liverpool; three stepsons, Bryon Hill and Gregory Hill of Mississippi and Brandon Hill of East Liverpool; a stepdaughter, Haley Brady of Mississippi; two step-grandchildren; three stepbrothers, William Roush and Randy Roush of Chester and Calvin Keeder of Pennsylvania; two stepsisters, Robin Collins of Chester and Kelly Keeder of Minnesota; a half-sister, Mindy Hissom of Wellsville; a half-brother, Gary Hissom of East Liverpool; her stepfather, Kenneth Keeder of East Liverpool; and several nieces and nephews.

Gary and Gwen's children were,
(28) Mindy Jo Hissom (c1978)

She went to Oak Glen high school. She lives in Wellsville, Ohio.

(28) Gary Ray Hissom Jr. (1975)

He was born on 14 February 1975. He married Connie Marrie Smith and had a son named Khalab Raylee Hissom, born on 23 March 2004.

(27) Dale Ray Hissom (1954)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

Dale was born on 19 March 1954. He married Melindae and divorced her on 14 January 1977; "In re dissolution of marriage of Dale Ray Hissom and Melinda Ethel Mae Hissom; temporary alimony ordered waived' - from The Salem News of Salem, Ohio of 15 December 1976. He married Donna J. Charnock on 30 June 1978. Of East Liverpool, Ohio.

Dale may have a son,
(28) Michael D. Hissom (1980), born on 20 February 1980. Brandy Hissom may be Michael's wife or sister.

(27) Roger W. Hissom (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

Roger W. Hissom, the son of Clyde L. Hissom and Josephine Harvey, was born on 24 October 1955. Of Columbiana county, Ohio.

Roger died at the age of 45 in the East Liverpool City Hospital on 12 February 2001 while residing in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia. He was divorced, with 12 years of education, no military service, a laborer in pottery industry. His mother's maiden name was Harvey. Roger was buried in the Locust Hill cemetery in Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia.

"Dad, there are so many things that happen that make me wish you were around to see. I know I was very young when you passed, and I wonder, if you could see me now, would you be proud of me? My whole life, there has been a void from not having you there. There's a special place in my heart reserved only for you. I know we'll meet again someday. I love you." - from Amber Nicole Hissom
I don't know who his wife was.

His daughter was ,

(28) Amber Nicole Hissom (1973)

"Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Hissom of Glendale Rd., Newell, a daughter, Sept. 11, at City Hospital." - from The Evening Review of East Liverpool of 12 September 1973. Of New Cumberland, West Virginia. She is engaged to marry Mike Osborne on 15 October 2016.

(27) Rick Allen Hissom (c1958)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

Of Newell, West Virginia.

(25) Calvin Claude & Alvin Hissom (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Calvin & Alvin Hissom, the sons of David Hissom, a farmer, and his wife Maggie, of Elk Fork, were born on 14 July 1897 in Tyler county, West Virginia. Alvin apparently died young. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Calvin [Car ah in Ancestry.com] C. Hissom, 3 [July 1896]. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Calvin Hissam, 12, living with his widowed mother, Maggie Hissom.

Calvin Claude Hissam, 21, of Middlebourne, West Virginia registered for the draft on 24 August 1918. He claimed to have been born on 14 July 1897 in Fly, Ohio. He worked in the Carbon factory in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Mrs. Maggie L. Hissam, his mother, was his next of kin. He had blue eyes and black hair.

Calvin Claude Hissom, a single laborer, died on 6 July 1919, aged 21, in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia. No cause of death was indicated.

(25) James Albert Madison Hissom (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

James [written in above] Albert M. Hissom, the son of D.C. Hissom and Maggie Leach, was born on 24 January 1900 in Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia. James' parents resided in Witten, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Albert M. Hissom, 6/12 [January 1900], living at home with his parents, David C. and Maggie L. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Albert Hissam, 10, living at home with his widowed mother, Maggie.

James Albert Madison Hissam, 18, of Middlebouren, Tyler county, West Virginia, registered for the draft on 12 September 1918. He was born on 24 January 1900. He was a laborer with the National Carbon company of Harrison county, West Virginia. His mother, Mrs. Maggie Hissam, was his next of kin. He was described as of medium height and slender build, with brown hair and eyes.

In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Albert J. Hissom, 19, living at home with his mother, Margaret L. Hissom.

James Albert Hissom, 26, married Junietta Pearl Meeks, 16, on 13 February 1926 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. Witnesses were M.L. Hissom, James' mother, and Pearl Hissom, James' sister. The Reverend S.D.S. Cross officiated at the wedding.

In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as James A. Hissom, a 30 year old, divorced, with no occupation. He was living at home with his mother, Margaret L. Hissom, a 62 year old widow.

James Hissom, the son of Crock Hissom and Margaret Leach, born on 24 Janaury 1900, died on 20 June 1952, at the age of 52, in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio - from his death certificate. This document, however, says he was never married. He was a laborer-transient. His obituary,

"James Hissom.

James [Albert Madison] Hissom. 52. who formerly worked in the Uhrichsville area [Tuscarawas county, Ohio], died at 6 p. m. yesterday [20 June 1952] in the county sanatorium, where he had been a patient the past 10 days. Born Jan. 24. 1900. in West Virginia. Mr. Hissom was a son of the late Crock and Margaret Hissom. He was a retired gardner. Surviving are a brother, Ben Hissom of Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Piatt of Woodsfield. The body is at the Evans Funeral Home pending arrangements." - from the Daily Time of New Philadelphia, Ohio of 21 June 1952

He was buried in the Tuscarawas County Home Infirmary cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio. There was no marker.

(25) Benjamin Alston Hissom (1903)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Or Alston B. Hissom. Benjamin Alston Hissom, the son of David Crocket Hissom, 47, a railroader, and Margaret Lucinda Leach, 47, was born at home on 1 September 1903 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio - from a Delayed Certificate of Birth. His father died in 1908.

In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alston Hissam, 6, living with his widowed mother, Maggie Hissom. In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Austin [garbled, could be Alston] D. Hissem, 16. In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as Alston D. [sic] Hissom, a 28 year old single man with no occupation. He was living at home with his mother, Margaret L. Hissom, a 62 year old widow.

Margaret Lucinda Hissom, Ben's mother, died on 17 June 1931. The informant for Margaret's death certificate was her son, Ben A. Hissom. I also have the following snippet, though I don't know if this is the right Ben. However, I don't have any other candidates.

"Petit Jury was reconvened Monday and heard the case of Ben Hissom, tried for larceny. Hissom was arrested some time ago for allegedly stealing meat and was ..." - from the Times Recorder of Zanesville, Ohio of 10 February 1931
Note that this was during the height of the Depression.

The following doesn't make much sense, but it's a snippet from an article I can't otherwise access. I suppose it's two articles that have run-on.

"55 acres in Salen township: Samuel A. Polen to Benjamin Hissom Saturday afternoon, will be held at 1 Wednesday afternoon at Shaw-Davis funeral home in that . . ." - from the Times Recorder of Zanesville of 27 September 1943

Ben was also mentioned in the 1952 obituary of his brother, James, above. I don't know if he married or had any children.

(25) Pearl Winsola Hissom (1906)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David Crocket Hissom (1857)

Pearl Hissam, the daughter of David Crocket and Margaret L. Hissam, was born on 15 March 1906 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Winsola Hissam, 4. In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Pearl M. Hissom, 13. In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as Pearl W. Hissom, a 24 year old single woman, living with her mother, Margaret L. Hissom, a 62 year old widow, and her brother, Henry.

Pearl married Lorenzo Piatt in the early 1930's. He was born on 7 June 1878 in Jackson county, West virginia. She and Lorenzo are pictured to the left. He died on 7 December 1965 and she died on 1 June 1989 in Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Graysville, Ohio.

(24) Nancy J. Hissom (1864)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Nancy J. Hissom, 6, born in Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Nancy Hissam, 17.

Nancy J. Hissom married Jarret Colvin on 7 September 1882 in Monroe county, Ohio. They had sons, Joseph Ellsworth and Charles Henry Colvin.

(24) Eva Mae Hissom (1865)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

Sometimes as Eva Mary. Eva Mae Hissom, the daughter of Henry Hissem and Zenda Vesta Umensetter, was born on 12 February 1865 - per her tombstone. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Eva Hissom, 5, born in Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Eva M. Hissam, 15.

Eva M. [May] Hissom, of Monroe county, married Corbin [Amos] Bradfield, of Fly, Ohio, on 8 December 1881 - she was 16 years old per the marriage record. Corbin was born in Ohio in 1856, the son of James Benjamin Bradfiled and Lucinda Tuel.

Corbin Bradfield died on 30 April 1932. Eva Hissom Bradfield died on 2 September 1936 at the age of 71.

(24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

Caution, I have at least three different Charles Edward Hissoms in these webpages. Charles Edward Hissom, the son of Henry Hissom and Vesta Umensetter, was born on 10 March 1876 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles Hissam, 4, living at home with his parents, Henry and Vesta Hissom.

Charles married Cora [Owen] Ballentine in about 1895. She was born in 1877, the daughter of Mechessy [Mechelley?] and Louisa Ballentine, of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia.

In the 1900 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Charles E. Hissem, a 24 year old laborer. Living with him were his wife, Cora [Ballentine], 24 [July 1875], of Ohio, and children, Elsie, 4 [July 1896], Eva D. [is that really an E? Later known as Belva], 3 [January 1897] and "not named," a son, 2/12 [March 1900]. The latter was to be named Shirley. All were born in West Virginia. Charles and Cora had been married for 5 years, yet I understand that Elsie was the child of another man. Cora was shown as having 3 children, all still living.

Cora apparently died, perhaps in 1905 at the birth of her son, Orville. Charles then married Lottie Blanche McIntyre.

In the 1910 census of Union township, Pleasant county, West Virginia as Charles E. Hissom, a 33 year old oil well pumper, born in Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Lottie, 26 [1884], and children, Belva, 13, Shirley [a son], 10, and Okey, 3. Only the last child belonged to Lottie. Charles and Lottie had been married for 4 years. This was her first marriage, but his second. Elsie must have died young.

"Was her mother Cora Ballentine? My gg grandmother married a Charles Hissom. They had four children: Orville, Shirley, Belva, and Ethel Edna. Cora had another daughter named Elsie, who is my g grandmother, from another relationship." - Lisa Conway writing about Wood county, West Virginia
This apparently means that Charles first wife, Cora, brought one illegitimate child to the marriage, Elsie, and then the couple had four children, including Orville. In this scenario Okey was the first child of Lottie. Elsie and Orville were living with Cora's parents in the 1910 census.

Charles Edward Hissom, 42, registered for the draft on 12 September 1918. His occupation was described as farming and pumping [I assume of oil]. He was employed by the South Penn Oil Company. His wife was Lottie Hissom. Of Bens Run, Tyler county, West Virginia. He was described as tall and slender, with blue eyes and dark hair. Interestingly, John L. Hisam [sic] was his registrar for the draft.

South Penn Oil Company

Standard Oil organized the South Penn Oil Co. in 1889 as its sole producing company in the Appalachian region including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Southeastern Ohio. South Penn was then spun off as a distinct stand-alone entity with the 1911 dissolution of Standard Oil. In 1925 South Penn acquired 51% of the Pennzoil company.

Lottie then must have died. Charles E. Hissom, 44, of Pleasants county, West Virginia, who was born in Monroe county, Ohio, married Mrs. Emidelia Johnson [I assume this means she was a widow], 46, of Tyler county on 20 December 1919.

In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Charles E. Hissom, a 43 year old oil field pumper. Living with him were his wife, Emma A., 46, and children, Evelyn B., 22, Shirley C. [son], a 19 year old foreman in a steel mill, Okey B., 12, Vesta B., 8, Harley O., 6, Edna E., 3, Corbin A., 1 5/12.

Charles was obviously hard on his wives because Emma disappears after this.

In the 1930 census of Union township as Charles E. Hissom, a 59 year old kiln burner [?] in a pottery. Living with him were his children, Arlie O., 17, Edna E., 13, and Amos C., 11, who appears to be already working in the oil fields as a gasser [?].

In the 1940 census of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, a 64 year old [garbled] in a pottery, of Ohio. Living with him were his son, Oakie, a 32 year old Kiln foreman in a pottery, of West Virginia, Oakie's wife, Eliza, 29, of Ohio, and Oakie's children, Bernard, 11, Junior, 10, and Lester, 2, all of West Virginia.

Charles Edward Hissom died in 1970 at the age of 93. His children were,
(25) Elsie Hissom (1896)
(25) Evelyn B. Hissom (1897)
(25) Shirley Chester Hissom (1900), he had no male heirs
(25) Orville Edward Hissom (1905), his male heirs died out after generation 26
(25) Okey B. Hissom (1907), a surviving male line
(25) Vesta Bethel Hissom (1911)
(25) Arlie Oscar Hissom (1913), he had no male heirs
(25) Edna E. Hissom (1917)
(25) Amos C. Hissom (1918), a surviving male line

(25) Elsie Hissom (1896)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Or Esther. She was born in July 1896 and was apparently the illegitimate child of Cora Ballentine, adopted by Charles E. Hissom. In the 1900 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Elsie Hissem, 4.

In the 1910 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Esther Hissum [Hessen in Ancestry.com], 16, living with her little brother, Orville Hissim [sic], 5, in the house of her grandparents, Mechelley and Lou [?] Ballentine, 57. As the illegitimate daughter of Cora she undoubtedly felt uncomfortable in her step-father's house when he remarried after her mother's death, circa 1905. She was also just the right age to leap at the chance to take care of an infant like Orville that Charles' new wife might not have wanted around.

Elsie M. Hissom married a Vogt.

(25) Evelyn B. Hissom (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Sometimes referred to as Belva. Belva Eva Hissom, the daughter of Charles Edward Hissom and Cora Owen Ballentine, was born on 20 January 1897 in Williamstown, Wood county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Eva B. Hissem, 3 [January 1897]. In the 1910 census of Union township, Pleasant county, West Virginia as Belva Hissom, 13. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Evelyn B. Hissom, 22. I think these are all the same person.

Belva married a Cummins.

(25) Shirley Chester Hissom (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Shirley Chester Hissom, the son of Charles Edward Hissom and Cora Owen Ballentine, was born on 5 March 1900 in Williamstown, Wood county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as "not named" Hissem, 2/12 [March 1900], the son of Charles E. Hissom. In the 1910 census of Union township, Pleasant county, West Virginia as Shirley Hissom [a son], 10.

Shirley Chester Hissom registered for the draft on 12 September 1918, at the age of 18. He lived at #1 Bens Run, Tyler county, West Virginia and worked in the steel mill in Weirton. He was described as of medium height and build, with brown eyes and light brown hair. The Weirton steel company was in Hancock county, see photo below.

In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Shirley C. Hissom, a 19 year old foreman in a steel mill.

Shirley Hissom, 23, married Audrey Vance, 22, on 1 August 1925 in Hollidays Cove, West Virginia. Both lived in Weirton, West Virginia. Audrey was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Reverend John O. Martin officiated at the wedding.

In the 1930 census of Cross Creek, Brooke county, West Virginia as Shirly Hisson, a 33 year old foreman at a steel mill, of West Virginia. Living with him was his wife, Audrey, 28. They had been married 4 years, but had no children.

In the 1940 census of Cross Creek, Brooke county, West Virginia as Shirley C. Hissom, 40. Living with him was his wife, Audrey M. Hissom, 36. No children were shown.

Audrey died in December 1975 in Weirton, Hancock county, West Virginia. Shirley Chester followed quickly, dying in January 1976 in Weirton. His obituary,

"Shirley C. Hissom, 75, of Colliers Road, Colliers, died today in Weirton General Hospilal. He was born March 5, 1900, in Williamstown, W.Va., son of the late Charles and Cora Ballentine Hissom. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Audrey May Vance Hissom, in December, 1975, and one brother. He was a retired employee of the Weirton Steel Company and was a . . ." - from The Weirton Daily Times of 27 January 1976
From his tombstone in the Chapel Hill Memorial Garden cemetery,
Hissom, Shirley C. - 02 February 1976

(25) Orville Edward Hissom (1905)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Orville Edward Hissom, the son of Charles Edward Hissom and Cora Owen Ballantine [Ballentine], was born on 5 January 1905 in Williamstown, Wood county, West Virginia - per a Delayed Certificate of Birth. See the following,

"My gg grandmother married a Charles Hissom. They had four children: Orville, Shirley, Belva, and Ethel Edna. Cora had another daughter named Elsie, who is my g grandmother, from another relationship." - Lisa Conway writing about Wood county, West Virginia
In the 1910 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Orville Hissim, 5, living with his sister, Esther Hissum, 16, in the house of his grandparents, Mechelley [Mechessy?] and Lou [Louise, Louisa] Ballentine, 57 & 58 years old respectively. Esther [Elsie], the illegitimate daughter of Cora, undoubtedly felt uncomfortable in her step-father's house when he remarried. She was also just the right age to leap at the chance to take care of an infant like Orville that Charles' new wife might not want.

In the 1920 census of Poland tonship, Mahoning, Ohio as Orville E. Ballentine, 14, of West Virginia. He was living with his grandmother, Louise Ballentine, a 68 year old widow. Louise, living on Main street, had originally come from Ohio so perhaps she moved back to her hometown when her husband died. The use of the Ballentine surname for Orville was probably inadvertant.

Orville married Marie.

In the 1930 census of Green township, Mahoning county, Ohio as Orville E. Hissom [Arville in Ancestry.com], 25, of West Virginia. Living with him was his wife, Marie, 25, of Ohio. They were both public school teachers who had been married for 2 years. "Orville E. Hissom (1-8)" was listed in the Educational Directory of the Ohio Department of Education.

Orville and Marie divorced.

In a Lima, Ohio newspaper of 20 November 1933 there is a reference to an Orville E. Hissom, of Ravenna, who weighted 405 pounds. The article, datelined Garrettsville, Ohio, noted that he hadn't been able to make it to a flap-jack eating contest.

In the 1940 census of St. Clair township, Columbiana county, Ohio as Orville Hissom, a 35 year old public school teacher, divorced, a boarder living in the home of Wilbur A. Husted.

Orville E. Hissom, 36, a teacher, the son of Charles E. Hissom and Cora Balentine, married Mary F. [Florilla] Taylor, 31, a nurse, the daughter of Joseph Walter Taylor and Mary Johnston, on 20 November 1941. Mary was born on 24 April 1910 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.

In a 28 December 1941 Zanesville, Ohio newspaper article, "Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hissom, of White Cottage, a son at Bethesda." I don't have this child's name. White Cottage is in Newton township, Muckingum county, Ohio. This is east of Columbus.

Mary F. Hissom died on 18 May 1988 in Kent [Ravenna?], Portage county, Ohio. Orville E. Hissom died on 3 July 1991 in Portage county, Ohio.

His children were,
(26) Orville Edward Hissom Jr. (1948)
(26) Sharon Kaye Hissom (1950)

She was born on 1 January 1950, aged 66. She is associated with Orville and lives in Rootstown, Ohio. From Kent, Ravenna, Ohio. Works at University hospital Portage Medical Center. Heather Hissom knows her.

(26) Orville Edward Hissom Jr. (1948)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Orville Edward Hissom (1905)

Of Kent, Franklin township, Portage county, Ohio. By the way, there is a Hissom lane in Kent. Later of Coumbus, Ohio. Orville was born on 30 July 1948, the son of Orville Edward Hissom and Mary Florilla Taylor. He married Sharon K. (1950).

A member of the Franklin township, Portgage county Republican party.

The following names were found in an Index to a scrapbook at the Portage County Historical Society webpage. See Scrapbook for a form to order copies of the articles (haven't gotten to this yet).
Hissem, Dale: 125-10
Hissom, Orrville: 32-133
Hissom, Orville: 162-59
Hissom, Orville: 68-149

Dale was probably the son of Day Hissem, of the Thomas Hissom line. Orville may have been a muzzle-loader enthusiast, which he used to hunt deer.

Orville retired as principal of the Brady Lake school. He was a charter life member of the Portage County Retired Teachers Association and President in 1983-4. John Candy, a motivational speaker and "innovation expert," writes in response to the question, Who were your favorite mentors?

"My grandfather Joseph, my brother Dennis, Dr. Johnny Miller, John Candy the actor, and Orville Hissom, one of the great renaissance men of the 20th Century."

Orville was listed in the "Water Well Log and Drilling Report" with a well in Franklin township, Portage, Ohio. It was completed by AAA Well Drilling in 1985 and was 69 feet deep.

Orville died on 3 July 1991 in Portage county, Ohio. His last address was in Kent, Ohio. Portage county is southeast of Cleveland and includes the towns of Ravenna and Kent. Orville was a widower with 5+ years of college and had been employed in the elementary and secondary school system. Orville E. Hissom is associated with Mary F. Hissom - could that be his mother?

His children may be,
(27) Heather Lynn Hissom (1972)
(27) Orville R. Hissom [?]

(27) Heather Lynn Hissom (1972)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Orville Edward Hissom (1905) (26) Orville Edward Hissom Jr. (1948)

Heather Lynn Hissom appears to be the daughter of Orville Edward Hissom. She studied political science at Kent State and law at Capital University. There is a Heather Hissom in Columbus, Ohio today, an attorney working for the Ohio Department of Health. She apparently represented the National Education Association and the Ohio Educational Association circa 2008.

"Another resident who moved to Gahanna last year, Heather Hissom of Canterwood Court, also will join the board. Hissom is currently executive director of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board and was previously an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio." - from "thisweeknews.com"
Heather Hissom married Richard N. Coglianese.

(25) Okey Bernard Hissom (1907)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Okey was born on 17 June 1907, the son of Charles Hissom and Lottie McIntyre. In the 1910 census of Union township, Pleasant county, West Virginia as Okey Hissom, 3. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Opey [sic] B. Hissom, 12. Note that an Okey family had lived just across the river in Monroe county, Ohio since early in the 19th century. Okey's odd given name may show a relationship with that family.

Okey Bernard Hissom, 21, of Marietta, Ohio, married Eliza Jane Steed, 21, of Monroe county, Ohio, on 28 February 1928 in Wellsburg, Brooke county, West Virginia. The Reverend M.M. Allison officiated at the ceremony. Eliza, the daughter of Sanford Steed and Clara Kaiser was born on 25 September 1910, per Findagrave.com.

In the 1930 census of Butler township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Okey Hissom [Hessom in Ancestry.com], a 22 year old pipe fitter in a steel mill. This was probably the Weirton steel mill where Shirley Hissom worked, see above. Living with him were his wife, Eliza, 19, and children, Bernard, 1 4/12, and Junior, 2/10. Okey and Eliza had been married 2 years.

In the 1940 census of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia as Oakie Hissom, a 32 year old Kiln foreman in a pottery, of West Virginia. He was living with his father, Charles, a 64 year old [garbled] in a pottery, of Ohio. Also in the house were Okey's wife, Eliza, 29, of Ohio, and children, Bernard, 11, Junior, 10, and Lester, 2, all of West Virginia.

Eliza died on 17 June 1961 and was buried in the Locust Hill cemetery in Chester, Hancock county, Ohio. Her obituary,

"Mrs. Okey Hissom . . . -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Hissom, wife of Okey Hissom, . . . Surviving are her husband, Okey . . . her mother; three sons, Bernard H. Hissom, of Chester; Shirley Junior Hissom, U. S. Airforce, Japan; and Lester Hissom." - from The Weirton Daily Times of 20 June 1961
Okey then married Alberta Howell. She was born on 11 May 1902, the daughter of Alvida Howell of Union township, Pleasants county, West Virginia.

In 1943 Okey B., a pottery worker for the HLC Company, and Eliza J. Hissom were living in Liverpool, West Virginia. His father, Charles E. Hissom, was living at the same address and working at the same company. Okey and Eliza were at the same address in 1953 with his father. Okey's son, Bernard H. Hissom, a mill worker [at the Weirton steel mill?], and his wife, Ruth, were also living in Liverpool, though at a different address.

The Homer Laughlin China company

The company was founded in 1871 by Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin [I guess their father was a scholar] of East Liverpool, Ohio.

"The pottery industry in East Liverpool had begun in the 1840's, manufacturing yellow ware from the rich deposits of local clay and utilizing the Ohio River to transport their products throughout the region. By 1870, public preference was shifting from the relatively crude yellow ware to a more sophisticated white ware that was being imported from England. Local potters saw the need for change and the East Liverpool City Council offered $5,000 in seed money to someone who would build and operate a pottery for the production of white ware.

The Laughlin Brothers submitted a proposal which was accepted by the Council and a two kiln plant was built on the banks of the Ohio River in 1873. The plant was built on land purchased from Benjamin Harker for $300. Mr. Harker's pottery was located next door.

The Laughlin Brothers quickly gained a reputation for quality and, in 1876, their white granite ware won an award at the United States Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

By 1877, Shakespeare, the younger brother, was ready to move on to pursue other interests. The business was continued as an individual enterprise as the Homer Laughlin China Works. The business continued to prosper through the 1880's and became one of the better known manufacturers of ceramic dinnerware and toilet ware in the United States.

The Homer Laughlin China Company continued to flourish until the onset of World War II. During the war years, much of the company's production was shifted to the production of china for our armed forces. After the war, production returned to normal and the company reached its peak production year in 1948. More than 3,000 workers were employed to produce over ten million dozen pieces of ware." - from the website of the Homer Laughlin China company.

The company is still in business today.

Alberta died on 29 May 1982 and was buried in the Spring Hill cemetary. Okey died on 25 March 1983 in the East Liverpool city hospital in Ohio and was buried in the Locust Hill cemetary. He was a 75 year old widower. His last residence was New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia.

His children were,
(26) Bernard H. Hissom (1928)
(26) Shirley Junior Hissom (1930)
(26) Lester Virgil Hissom (1937)

(26) Bernard Herbert Hissom (1928)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Okey B. Hissom (1907)

Bernard Herbert Hissom was born on 18 November 1928 in Holidays Cove, Hancock county, West Virgnia, the son of Okey Bernard Hissom and Eliza Jane Steed. In the 1930 census of Butler township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Bernard Hissom [Hessom in Ancestry.com], 1 4/12. In the 1940 census of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia as Bernard Hissom, 11, living with his parents and grandfather, Charles Hissom.

Bernard H. Hissom enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 22 January 1946. He had a grammar school education. He served in the Field Artillery in Hawaii.

Bernard Herbert Hissom, 19, of Hancock county, West Virginia, married Ruby May McCune, 19, of Columbiana county, Pennsylvania, on 23 July 1948 in Chester, West Virginia. Consent was given by their mothers, Lillian Virden and Eliza J. Hissom. The Reverend Paul Darulla officiated.

Bernard Herbert Hissom, 24, divorced, married Esther Ruth Roberson, 36, divorced, both of Hancock county, West Virginia, on 21 November 1952, in Chester, West Virginia. The Reverend A.F. Hanes officiated.

In 1953 Bernard H. Hissom, a mill worker, and his wife, Ruth, were living in Liverpool, West Virginia, as were his parents.

Bernard H. Hissom died on 26 January 2002 in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia. He was buried in the Columbia Veteran's cemetary.

(26) Shirley Junior Hissom (1930)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Okey B. Hissom (1907)

Shirley Hissom was born on 31 January 1930 - from the Social Security Death Index. In the 1930 census of Butler township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Junior Hissom [Hessom in Ancestry.com], 2/10, living with his parents Okey and Eliza Hissom. In the 1940 census of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia as Junior Hissom, 10, living with his parents and grandfather, Charles Hissom.

I believe Shirley was a Boy Scout, like his brother, Lester, below.

Shirley Junior Hissom was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Japan, circa 1960. He was a Staff Sergeant in the 334 Tactical Fighter Squadron. By the way, Chuck Yeager flew with the squadron in 1968/69. Shirley served in both Korea and Vietnam.

Shirley J. Hissom married Doris Amelia Hurt, the daughter of George Madison Hurt and Lena R. Kirby.

Shirley Hissom died on 14 August 1970 and buried in the Fairview cemetery in Elnora, Daviess county, Indiana. He was only 40 years old. Doris died in 1998.


(26) Lester Virgil Hissom (1937)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Okey B. Hissom (1907)

Of Canton and East Liverpool, Ohio and Elgin, Illinois. Lester Virgil Hissom was born on 19 December 1937, probably in Chester, West Virginia. In the 1940 census of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia as Lester Hissom, 2, living with his parents, Oakie and Eliza Hissom, and his grandfather, Charles Hissom.

Lester was a Boy Scout - from the Evening Review of East Liverpool, Ohio of 6 June 1955. Very soon thereafter, Lester V. Hissom was a U.S. Marine private - from the Weirton Daily Times of 17 August 1955.

Lester V. Hissom, 21, potter, Chester, West Virginia, married Velma P. [Pearl] Watson, 25, office worker, East Liverpool, Ohio on 11 August 1959 - from the Salem News of Salem, Ohio. Velma was born in 1934.

Lester may have children, David Virgil and Susan Eliza Hissom (Barr?).

(25) Vesta B. Hissom (1911)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Vesta Bethel Hissam, the daughter of Charlie and Lottie Hissam, was born on 6 June 1911 in St Mary, Pleasant county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Vesta B. Hissom, 8.

Vesta B. Hissom, the daughter of C. E. Hissom, married Edward E. Smith of Pleasants county, West Virginia on 9 November 1929. She died in October 1984 in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, at the age of 73.

(25) Arlie Oscar Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Or Harley. Arlie Oscar Hissom, the son of Charles Edward Hissom, and oil field worker, and his wife Lottie Blanche, was born on 25 March 1913 in Hebron [Ben's Run], Pleasants county, West Virginia. The birth was reported by Arlie's brother, Okey B. Hissom. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Harley O. Hissom, 6. Not to be confused with Harley D. Hissom (1892) of Franklin county, Ohio, Alvin David Hissom's boy. In the 1930 census of Union township as Arlie O. Hissom, 17. Also not to be confused with Arlie E. Hissam (1901) of Tyler county, Sanford G. Hissam's boy.

Arlie Hissom, a 32 year old Mill Foreman, the son of Charles Hissom and Lottie McIntyre, married Agnes Mullee, a 25 year old mill worker, the daughter of Edward Smith and Agnes Mullee, on 9 November 1945 in Jefferson county, Ohio. Arlie was born in Ben's Run, West Virginia. Agnes was born in Steubenville, Ohio. Was she illegitimate?

Arlie O. Hissom of Jefferson, Ohio died on 14 January 1975 at the age of 61 at the Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio. He was buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville. Agnes, born on 19 January 1920, died on 17 January 2008 in Steubenville. I'm not aware of any children.


(25) Edna Ethel Hissom (1917)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Edna, the daughter of Charles E. and Lottie Hissom, was born in 1917 in West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Edna E. Hissom, 3. In the 1930 census of Union township as Edna E. Hissom, 13. She married Carl E. Rose under the name Ethel E. [Edna] Hissom. From a message board,

"My name is Alla Jean Shaw. My mom was Edna Ethel Hisson Rose. I remember Uncle Amos [directly below]. Last seen around 1957-58 before going to California. Tried many times to find him."
Of Ravenna, Portage county, Ohio.

(25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Amos Hissom, the son of Charles and Lottie Hissom, was born on 6 August 1918 in Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Corbin A. Hissom, 1 5/12, the son of Charles E. and Emma A. Hissom. Interestingly, there is, in the Tuel line of the family, a Corbin Amos Bradfield, the son of Lucinda Tuel and James Benjamin Bradfield. Was Amos' name a reference to that? Note that there were at least three marriages between the Tuel's and Hissom's. Amos did later invert his name, apparently preferring Amos to Corbin.

In the 1930 census of Union township, Pleasants county, West Virgnia as Amos C. Hissom, 11, who was already working in the oil fields as a gasser [?]. He was living with his father, Charles E. Hissom, and siblings, Arlie and Edna.

Amos Hissom, a 21 year old shovel worker [works a steam shovel], the son of Charles E. Hissom and Lottie McIntyre, married Teresa McCoy, 16, the daughter of Hans McCoy, then deceased, and Stella Hammond, who gave permission for the marriage, on 5 July 1940 in Washington county, Ohio. Teresa was born on 9 January 1924 in Webster county, West Virginia.

Amos C. Hissom enlisted as a Private in the Army Air Corps on 5 November 1945. This was after the war was officially ovver. He was born in West Virginia in 1918, but enlisted from Baltimore, Maryland. He was sent to Camp Blanding, near Jacksonville, Florida. He was married and graded as a tool maker with one year of high school.

Teresa McCoy either died or the couple was divorced. Amos then married Ida Dessie Murphy before 1951.

Amos Corbin Hissom and Ida Dessie Murphy had a son, Amos Leroy Hissom, born premature on 23 March 1951 in Nelsonville, Athens county, Ohio. Their son died 8 hours later, on 24 March 1951. Nelsonville is about 30 miles northwest of Tyler county.

Ida Dessie Murphy either died or the couple was divorced. Amos C. Hissom then married Doris J. Jewell because he divorced her in September 1970 in San Diego, California.

Amos lived on 9141 Todos Santos, in Santee, California. Possible relatives include Stephen L., Michael D., William A., Mikeal D., Medinasusan K., Doris J., and Sue.

Amos Corbin Hissom died on 8 March 1988, at the age of 69, in Santee, San Diego county, California. The Social Security Death Index indicates his SSN was issued through the Railroad Board. Was this common for oil field workers or did he also work for the railroads at one time?

Amos's children may include,
(26) Susan K. Hissom (c1954)
(26) Michael D. Hissom (c1955)
(26) David Eugene Hissom (1955)
(26) Stephen Lee Hissom (c1959)
(26) Teresa Hissom (1959)
(26) William A. Hissom (c1960)

(26) Susan K. Hissom (c1954)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

Susan Hissom has a San Diego county, California phone number. Of Boulevard, Santee and Lakeside, all San Diego county towns. There is a note on a message board from a "sayhitosusie@hotmail.com," apparently Susan Hissom, that says,

"My Grandfather was Charles Hissom, my father was Amos Hissom and his mother was Lottie McIntyre. I never met anyone in my fathers family but he did mention his brothers and sisters."
Susan may have married David Medina and had a family.

(26) Michael D. Hissom (c1965)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

Or Mikeal D. [?]. Of Santee.

(26) David Eugene Hissom (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

Of Jacumba, San Diego county California. Also of Octotillo. The son of Amos Corbin Hissom and Doris Jean Jewell. He was born on 28 February 1955 in Ohio. His wife may be Charlotte P.

(26) Stephen Lee Hissom (c1959)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

A homeless man who was tragically murdered by a group of teens in 2014 in Santee, San Diego county, California. "Prosecutors said Hissom and his friend, 49-year-old Edward Allen, were riding bikes along a path in the 9300 block of Mission Gorge Road, under a state Route 52 overpass, when they got into an argument with the defendants on Nov. 29, 2014." - from City News Service. Stephen, 55, was beaten to death. His sister, Susan, wrote,

"Steve was more than a homeless man. He was my brother and had 3 other brothers and 2 sisters. He died defending his friend who ended up not being a good witness for Steve. Because of that, The people who beat my brother to death will serve less than 11 years in prison. What happened to our justice system. My brother always had odd jobs and never begged for money or food. Over 150 people came to his memorial service and shared how they knew him and how he touched their lives in a positive way. His death affected the whole community of Santee. I know he's in God's care now and isn't homeless anymore. I will miss our visits though. I love you Steve!"

(26) Teresa Hissom (1959)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

Teresa Hissom was born on 7 February 1959. On 1 January 1995 Teresa K. Hissom was living in Santee, California. She may have married a Degroot. Related to Harry Degroot, Andrew Degroot and Jeremy Hissom. The latter seems to be quite the photographer. A Teresa K. Hissom divorced David E. in San Diego. Might this be "David E. Hissom and Teresa K. Hissom divorced on 10 July 1981 in San Diego, California" ? However, I find a Dave E. Hissom, of Ocotillo and Jacumba, associated with Charlotte Hissom.

(26) William A. Hissom (c1960)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)

Of Santee.


San Diego Stray:

William M. Hissom (c1980)

A Facebook friend with Susan, above. While now living in Phoenix [Tempe, Chandler], he came from San Diego. Resided in Lakeside, California. He went to El Cajon Valley high school and Grossmont college. He is currently a medical assistant at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

(24) Sophrona B. Hissom (1883)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

Also as Solphronia, Frona, or Rona. Sophrona Hissam, the daughter of Henry Hissam, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude [Traugh], was born on 25 December 1883 in Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia. The information for this birth was provided by Sophrena's grandfather, Jonathan Traugh.

There is a tombstone for Sophrona B. Hissom in the Lazear Chapel cemetery in Kidwell, Tyler county. It shows her born on 26 November [sic] 1883 and dying on 11 November 1887. Inscription: "Dau of H & G Hissom."


(24) Judith Myrtle Hissom (1886)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

Imly [Judith Myrtle] Hissom, the daughter of Henry Hissom and Girt [Gertrude] Trough, was born on 7 April 1886 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio [or Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia]. The birth was reported by D.A. Hissom.

Judith M. Hissom, 19, of Monroe, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude Hissom, married Thomas Smith, 24, of Bulter county, Pennsylvania, on 10 April 1905 in Harrison county, West Virginia. The information in the marriage certificate was provided by Joel Randolph and Gertrude [Traugh Hissom], his wife.

She died in May 1974 and was buried in the Allegheny Church cemetery in Butler county, Pennsylvania.

(23) Peter Hisum (1833)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Peter Hisum, 17, born in Ohio and living with his parents, David and Elizabeth Hisum. He had attended school that year. Oddly, this 17 year old boy was listed at the end of the list of David's children, not toward the beginning as he should have been. Also, his surname was spelled out as Hisum, vice as another ditto like his siblings. Why would this be? Might Peter be a nephew rather than a son, or as a laborer?

(23) Elizabeth Hisum (1835)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Elizabeth was born on 3 July 1835. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elizabeth Hisum, 16, born in Ohio, living with her parents, David and Elizabeth Hisum; Elizabeth was her step-mother. Elizabeth Hissam died on 4 December 1855, aged 20 years and 5 month, the daughter of D. & N. [Nancy Bowen] Hissam. She drowned. Elizabeth was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county, Ohio.

(23) Rebecca Hisum (1838)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Rebecca was born in 1838. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Rebecca Hisum, 12, born in Ohio, living with her parents, David and Elizabeth Hisum; Elizabeth was her step-mother. She married Azariah Hoskinson Jr. He was born on 8 August 1826 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio and died on 10 May 1895. It was his second marriage. Azariah is noted as one of the earliest settlers in Monroe county, Ohio, along with James Hissom. Rebecca died in 1936.

While I got this information from a Hoskinson descendent, contrary information comes from Marlene Batdorf,

"I do have different info for Azariah Hoskinson Jr. I have his first wife as Rebecca McKenzie and his second wife as Hannah Hissom [that would be Rebecca's sister, (23) Hannah Hisum (1845), below]. The following information came from the files of Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak. Vol 4:

From the census schedules, it can be determined that Azariah Hoskinson was probably the father of Rachel b. ca. 1807; Jefferson, b. ca. 1806-18087 David b. 1811/1812; Lucinda b. ca 1812, Archibald b. ca. 1815; Arthur b. ca. 1820, Matilda also born ca. 1820, Azariah, Jr. b. 1826, and Mary Ann, probably the youngest, but I could not find her in the 1850 census.

This is a family in which neither the father nor the mother left a will, but by substituting court records, cemetery inscriptions, and census schedules, we finally arrived at a family group sheet. By checking out various other cemeteries in that general area I also found the burial place of Azariah, Jr. He is buried in the Fly Cemetery, and his dates are 1826-1895. His wife is buried there too, and her name was Hannah 1845-1936. The back files of the SPIRIT show in the issue of April 6, 1859 that Rebecca, wife of Azariah Hoskinson died on the 15th ult, in Jackson Township of disease of the lungs, and you can find her as his wife in the 1850 census in Ohio Township, his occupation is shown as boatman. The back files also indicate that his second wife was Hannah Hissom, another early family of the area. To be continued.

AZE KOSKIHS (Azariah, Jr.) This man is buried in the Fly Cemetery Family No. 261 - Ohio Township 1826 - 1895 - his wife then was Hannah 1845-1936 Perhaps Monroe Co. Ohio would have a death record for him that would give his parents names - possibly a clue for mother's maiden name. The back files of the Spirit of Democracy (published continuously since 1844) in the issue of April 6, 1859 - Died on the 15th ult in Jackson Township, of Disease of the lungs, Rebecca, wife of Azariah Hoskinson, in the 27th year of her age. Azariah 's 2nd wife was Hannah Hissom."

(23) John W. Hissom (1844)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

John Hissom, the son of David Hissom and Betsy Yost, was born on 20 January 1844 in Slingtown, Ohio - from Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John Hisum, 7, born in Ohio. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John Hisson, a 17 year old farm laborer, living at home with his parents, David and Elisabeth.

John enlisted in the Union Army on 25 September 1861; also as John Hissem. He was 18 years old. Civil War Service Records indicate he was mustered into Company C of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, on 8 November 1861. This companty was commanded by Captain Thomas Neal until 8 November 1861, James Allen to 24 May 1864, and James A. Morrison to 24 November 1864 - from "Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of West Virginia," of 31 December 1864.

The Second West Virginia Cavalry

This regiment, although mustered into service as a West Virginia unit, was recruited mainly in Ohio. Three companies were recruited in Lawrence County, two in Meigs, one in Jackson, one in Vinton, one in Washington, and one in Morgan. The remainder of the regiment was composed largely of volunteers from Putnam and Monroe counties, West Virginia. It was organized on 1 August 1861 in Southern Ohio by Colonel William M. Bolles. Ohio's Governor declined the muster of the Regiment, stating he was under orders to commission no more cavalry. Application was made to Governor F.R. Pierpoint, provisional Governor of the portion of Virginia now known as West Virginia. With the consent of the Secretary of War, Pierpoint accepted the organization and ordered it into camp at Parkersburg. It was mustered as the Second Regiment of Loyal Virginia Cavalry on 8 November 1861.

"During 1862 and 1863, the 2nd Loyal Virginia Volunteer Cavalry usually camped in (or near) the Kanawha River Valley, in the southwestern portion of what is now West Virginia. The regiment's first serious warfare occurred on January 8, 1862, near Louisa, Kentucky. Assisting Colonel James A. Garfield, the regiment combined with additional cavalry and infantry to drive rebels from the area. This was also the day the regiment experienced its first loss of life in combat. A few days later, the 2nd Loyal Virginia Cavalry returned to its winter quarters in Guyandotte. Garfield would eventually become President of the United States." - from Wikipedia. See 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment for details of the unit's movements. Below is painting of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry, under General Sheridan.

John was a Private at the time of his discharge, on 28 March 1864. The unit mustered out on 28 November 1864. He had served for 3 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

A John Hyssom married Gratia Tuel before 1868. She was born on 19 February 1848 in Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of Daniel and Dianna Tuel. She died on 20 May 1868 at the age of 20 and was buried in the Tuel/Bradfield cemetary. There were a number of Hissem-Tuel marriages; Sarah Hyssom married Consignee Tuel, Rosa May Hissom married Walter Tuel, and Ann Hissem married Kinee Tuel.

John then married Rachel Hall on 16 September 1868 in Monroe county.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township as John Hissom, a 26 year old laborer. Living with him were his wife, Rachel, 20, and a son, Elmor [sic], 8/12.

The court of common pleas for Monroe county directed the following sale at auction on 11 May 1878.

"Sheriff's Sale.
Jacob Reinherr vs. John W. Hyssom et al." - from "The Spirit of Democracy" of 16 April 1878.
The items for sale included "All that parcel or lot of ground situated and being in the town of Cochransville . . . appraised at $100 . . ."

In the 1880 census of Jackson township as John Hissom, a 37 year old boatman. Living with him are his wife, Rachel, 31, and children, Elmer, 10, Cora, 5, and Lucy F., 2. According to his daughter, Lucy, he was a boatman / mate on a passenger boat circa 1878.

In the Civil War Pension Index of 1888 there is a card for a John Hissom, of the "C. 2. [garbled] Va. Cav.," whose wife was Rachel Hissom. On 31 May 1888 a claim was made by the "Invalid." In the 1890 Veterans Schedules for Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as John Hissom.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John Hisson, a 57 year old stationary engineer [he was probably the engineering officer on a steam ship]. He was born in January 1843. Living with him was his wife, Rachel, 50. She was born in November 1849. They had been married for 31 years and had 5 children, 4 of whom were still living. Also living with him were his children, Elmer, 30, Cora, 25, and Hugh, 18.

"Mr. [D.E.] Yost [of Woodsfield, Monroe county] presented the petition of John Hissom and 1,713 other citizens of Monroe County, praying for the passage of House Joint Resolution No. 11." - from the "Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio" of 1907. The resultion dealt with an appropriation to erect a monument to commemorate the service of the citizens of Monroe county who fought in the Civil War. Note that John's mother was Elizabeth Yost, perhaps a relative of the Congressman.

In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John Hissom, a 65 year old [Ancestry.com says 55, but, while smeared, the first number looks more like a 6] with no occupation, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Rachel, 60, and daughter, Cora Cameron, 32. Cora was shown as still married, so I don't know what she was doing living back with her folks. This was John's second marriage and Rachel's first.

John Hissom, a farmer, the son of David Hissom and Betsy Yost, died on 28 June 1912 at the age of 68, in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. He was buried buried on 1 July in the Carson cemetery in New Matamoras, Washington county, Ohio. This is the next county downriver from Monroe county. While there is no photograph of the tombstone available, it says that John was a veteran of the Civil War, company C, West Virginia cavalry.

"15. John Hissom, Company C., WV Cav., Civil War stone, no dates

16. Hissom (a large monument) 1843-1912, Civil War standard and flag, Numbers 15 and 16 above are probably the same person." - Copied by Vincent R. Brown, 1996
His young brother, David Hissom (1841-1893), another veteran, was also buried there, at number 34.

On 28 July 1912 a claim was made on John's pension by his "Widow."

In the 1920 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Rachel Hissom, a 70 year old widow, living with her son, Elmer, and daughter, Cora Cameron. Rachel died on 23 January 1929 and was buried in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hissom Rachel 01-23-1929

Their children were,
(24) Elmer Hissom (1869)
(24) Luther Hissom (1872), born 9 July 1872 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, per Marlene Batdorf. According to Lucy Hissom, below, 2 of 3 elder siblings were living at the time of her birth in 1878.
(24) Cora Hissom (1875)
(24) Lucy Hissom (1878)
(24) Hugh Sullivan Hissom (1881)

Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery

The following were buried in this cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fred Hissam - Unknown
Lucy Hissom Barnes - Daughter of John and Rachel Hissom
Elmer Hissom - Eldest son of John and Rachel Hissom
Ethel B. Hissom - Wife of Wiley B. Hissom
Harold McClure Hissom - Son of Wiley and Ethel Hissom
Hughey S. Hissom - Son of John and Rachel Hissom
Jewell Kern Hissom - Wife of Hughey Hissom
Rachel Hissom - Wife of John Hissom of Monroe county, Ohio
Wiley B. Hissom - Son of James G. Hissom, of the James Hissom of David family


(24) Elmer Hissom (1869)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1844)

Elmer [no middle name] Hissom, the son of John Hissom, a 26 year old mate on a passenger boat, and Rachel Hall, 20, was born at home on 26 November 1869 in Cochransville, Monre county, Ohio - from his request in 1942 for an amended birth certificate. He claimed that no birth certificate had been filed at the time of his birth. In the 1870 census of Jackson township as Elmor [sic] Hissom, 8/12. In the 1880 census of Jackson township as Elmer Hissom, 10.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elmer Hisson, a 30 year old Grocer. He was born in September 1869. He was living at home with his parents, John and Rachel.

In the 1910 census of Dawson township, Tulsa county, Oklahoma as Elmer Hissom, of Ohio, a 31 year old laborer in a field that is unclear [it is probably petroleum]. His age should be at least 40 at this point. Was he making himself younger because his wife was so much younger than he? Living with him was his wife, May, 22, and a step-daughter, Marie King, 4. May was born in California and Marie in Oklahoma. It was Elmer's first marriage and May's second.

In the 1920 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Elmer Hissom, a 52 year old oil well worker, listed as single. Did he want to forget his marriage to May? Note that he did remember his correct age. Living with him was his mother, Rachel, 70, and sister, Cora Cameron, 40.

Tulsa Oil Fields

The first oil well in Tulsa county was completed in 1901. For the next twenty two years Oklahoma ranked first among the Mid-Continent states in oil production.

Rachel Hall Hissom, born in 1849, died and was buried in the Rose Hill cemetary in 1929.

In the 1930 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Elmer Hissom, a 52 year old well-puller [?] in the oil fields. He was a widower. Living with him was his sister, Cora Cameron, 50, a widow. Clearly he was getting forgetful about his age again.

In the 1940 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Elmer Hissom, 70, single, a casing puller in the petroleum industry. He was living with his sister, Lucy Barnes.

In 1942 Elmer was living with his sister Lucy and brother Hugh at 311 East Haskell place, Tulsa, Oklahoma - from his request for an amended birth certificate.

Elmer J. Hissom, born in 1870, died on 12 October 1953 and was buried next to his mother and siblings in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma,.

Hissom Elmer 10-12-1953 16-305-1
Hissom Rachel 01-23-1929 16-305-?
I don't know of any children he may have had.

(24) Cora Hissom (1875)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1844)

Cora Hissom, the daughter of John Hissom and Rachel Hall, was born on 2 May 1875 in Cochransville, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township as Cora Hissom, 5. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Cora Hisson, 25. She was born in May 1875. She was living at home with her parents, John and Rachel.

Cora married a Cameron. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Cora Cameron, a 32 year old married woman, living back at home with her parents, John and Rachel. Had she separated from her husband?

In the 1920 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Cora Cameron, 40 and divorced, living with her brother, Elmer, and mother, Rachel, 70. In 1930 she was calling herself a widow, still living with her brother, Elmer, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

I have a Cora H. Cameron, born on 2 May 1875, who died in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 25 January 1938 and was buried in the Rose Hill cemetery, next to her mother and siblings.

(24) Lucy Hissom (1878)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1844)

Lucy [no middle name] Hissom, the daughter of John Hissom, a 35 year old mate on a passenger boat, and Rachel Hall, 29, was born at home on 28 April 1878 in Cochransville, Monroe county, Ohio. Of three elder siblings, two were still living at the time of her birth - from her request of 1942 for an amended birth certificate. Lucy claimed that no record of her birth had been previously made in Monroe county. In the 1880 census of Jackson township as Lucy F. [T?] Hissom, 2, living with her parents, John and Rachel Hissom, and her siblings, Cora and Elmer.

Lucy Hissom, the daughter of John Hissom, married Edward J. Barnes on 15 June 1898 in Monroe county, Ohio. John Hissom could not sign his name, leaving "his X mark."

In the 1940 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Lucy Barnes, a 61 year old widow. She was living with her brother, Elmer.

Lucy was living at 311 West Haskell Place, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1942 when she requested an amended birth certificate. Her brother, Hugh, was living there as well in 1942, probably because he had left his wife.

I have a Lucy Hissom Barnes, born on 28 April 1878, who was buried in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 1967.

(24) Hugh Sullivan Hissom (1881)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1844)

Hugh Hissom, the son of John Hissom and Rachel Hall, was born on 30 December 1881 [1882 per Hugh's later recollection] in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. William Kirkland reported the birth. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hugh Hisson, an 18 year old day laborer, living with his parents, John and Rachel Hisson [sic], as well as his siblings, Elmer and Cora.

In the 1910 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as H.S. Hissom, a 27 year old oil driller. He and his parents were from Ohio. Note that his purported brother, Elmer, was also living in Tulsa at this time. Living with him was his wife of 5 years, Ida, 30. They had no children. Ida apparently died.

H.S. Hissom, 32, of Tulsa, married Jewell Kern, 21, of Skiatook, on 1 July 1916 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lee Daniel, Justice of the Peace, officiated. Jewel was born on 8 July 1894 per the Social Security Death Index. Skiatook is just north of Tulsa.

Hugh Sullivan Hissom registered for the draft on 12 September 1918. He was living in Skiatook, Osage, Oklahoma. He was 35 years old with a birthdate of 30 December 1882. He was a drill foreman with the Bassdale Oil company of Skiatook. His next of kin was his wife, Jewel. He was described as tall and stout with brown hair and eyes.

In the 1920 census of Black Dog, Osage county, Oklahoma as Hugh [Haugh] S. Hissom, a 36 year old drilling contractor. He and his parents were from Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Jewell K., 25.

In the 1930 census of Skiatook, Osage county, Oklahoma as Hugh S. Hissom, a 44 year old oil well driller, of Ohio. However, his father shows as born in West Virginia. Living with him was his wife, Jewell, 35. They had been married for 12 years, but had no children.

In the 1940 census of Skiatook, Osage county, Oklahoma as Jewel Kern Hissom, a 30 year old bookeeper [she should be 45], a widow [?]. I suspect she and Hugh had separated. Her age may have been blank originally. The entry is circled in ink, as are the other ages in the column, but her age was written in a lighter shade, and perhaps done at a later date. An Elizabeth Kern, a 77 year old widow, was a near neighbor. I don't see Hugh in Skiatook nor any place else in Oklahoma.

Hughey Sullivan Hissom, 59, of 311 West Haskell Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma registered for the draft in 1942. He was born on 30 December 1882 in Monroe county, Ohio. He worked for the city in salvage. A Mrs. E.J. Barnes, of the same address, was the name of the "Person who will always know your address." This was Hugh's elder sister, Lucy.

Hughy S. Hissom died on 11 August 1943. Jewel K. Hissom died on 15 February 1971, at the age of 77, in Skiatook. Both were buried in the Rose Hill Memorial Park cemetary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearby Hugh's mother, Rachel, and brother, Elmer, are the tombstones of Hugh and Jewell:

Hissom Hughey S. 08-11-1943 16-305-?
Hissom Jewell K. 02-05-1971 4-158-2

There was another Hugh S. Hissom, also an oil man, in the 1930 census of McPherson, Kansas. He was younger, 37, and born in West Virginia, though his parents were from Ohio. He was a roomer, but showed as married at age 26. I don't know where he fits.

(25) Fred Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1844) (24) Hugh Sullivan Hissom (1881)

In the Rose Hill Memorial Park cemetery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, buried nearby Rachel, Elmer, and Hugh Hissom is the tombstone of Fred Hissam. I do not know when he was born.

Hissam Fred 05-31-1940 22-57-13
Might he be a son for Hugh and Jewell or a fifth child for John and Rachel?

(23) Hannah Hisum (1845)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Hannah was born on 4 January 1845, per her tombstone. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hannah Hisum, 6, born in Ohio, living with her parents, David and Elizabeth Hisum. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hannah Hisson, 15. Hannah may have been the wife of Azariah Hoskinson, vice her elder sister, Rebecca. From Marlene Batdorf,

"I do have different info for Azariah Hoskinson Jr. I have his first wife as Rebecca McKenzie and his second wife as Hannah Hissom [that would be Rebecca's sister]. The following information came from the files of Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak. Vol 4:

From the census schedules, it can be determined that Azariah Hoskinson was probably the father of Rachel b. ca. 1807; Jefferson, b. ca. 1806-18087 David b. 1811/1812; Lucinda b. ca 1812, Archibald b. ca. 1815; Arthur b. ca. 1820, Matilda also born ca. 1820, Azariah, Jr. b. 1826, and Mary Ann, probably the youngest, but I could not find her in the 1850 census.

This is a family in which neither the father nor the mother left a will, but by substituting court records, cemetery inscriptions, and census schedules, we finally arrived at a family group sheet. By checking out various other cemeteries in that general area I also found the burial place of Azariah, Jr. He is buried in the Fly Cemetery, and his dates are 1826-1895. His wife is buried there too, and her name was Hannah 1845-1936. The back files of the SPIRIT show in the issue of April 6, 1859 that Rebecca, wife of Azariah Hoskinson died on the 15th ult, in Jackson Township of disease of the lungs, and you can find her as his wife in the 1850 census in Ohio Township, his occupation is shown as boatman. The back files also indicate that his second wife was Hannah Hissom, another early family of the area. To be continued.

AZE KOSKIHS (Azariah, Jr.) This man is buried in the Fly Cemetery Family No. 261 - Ohio Township 1826 - 1895 - his wife then was Hannah 1845-1936 Perhaps Monroe Co. Ohio would have a death record for him that would give his parents names - possibly a clue for mother's maiden name. The back files of the Spirit of Democracy (published continuously since 1844) in the issue of April 6, 1859 - Died on the 15th ult in Jackson Township, of Disease of the lungs, Rebecca, wife of Azariah Hoskinson, in the 27th year of her age. Azariah 's 2nd wife was Hannah Hissom."

Hannah Hissom Hoskinson died on 14 June 1936 and was buried in Monroe county, Ohio. According to Findagrave.com, she was the wife of Azariah and daughter of David Hissom and Elizabeth Yost [though this may be based on my website, not independent research].


(24) Emma E. Hoskinson (1872)

Emma was born on 28 June 1872 in Monroe county, Ohio. She married James G. Hissom, of the James R. Heysham family. He was born 1869 and died in 1939. I find it hard to believe she married a possible second cousin.


(23) David Y. Hissom (1847)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Also known as David Hyssom. I suspect his middle name is in honor of his mother's family, the Yosts. David Hissom was born in Ohio in about 1847. However, he was not in the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio with his parents, David and Elizabeth Hisum. Could he have been at a relative's house when the census was taken or was he simply over looked? However, he was in the 1860 census of Sardis post office, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hisson, 13, born in Ohio and living with his parents.

The American Civil War began in April 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Three years later, when he became of age, David enlisted in Company C, 77th Ohio Infantry Regiment of the Union Army on 22 February 1864. He was 17 years old.

"Hissom, David, 77th Inf. Co. C" - from "The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861 to 1865: Ohio" by Janet Hewett

The 77th Ohio Infantry Regiment

The regiment was "organized at Marietta, Ohio, during late 1861 and early 1862. It was mustered into Federal service by detachments between September 28, 1861 and January 5, 1862. Nine hundred and three officers and enlisted men were accepted into service as part of unit. A large number of officers and men in the regiment had been members of the pre-war Ohio militia.

As was the case with almost all civil war units, the 77th Ohio Infantry was often known by an alternative designation derived from the name of its commanding officer. Unofficial names of this type used by or for the unit are shown below.

Jesse Hildebrand's Infantry
William B. Mason's Infantry
William E. Steven's Infantry
William DeHass's Infantry
Charles H. Morris's Infantry
Benjamin D. Fearing's Infantry
Lewis E. Sisson's Infantry
Robert E. Smithson's Infantry"
- from a researcher at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com
The regiment reported to General Sherman at Paducah in February 1862. In April it participated in the battle of Shiloh with heavy losses. It took part in the siege of Corinth until the evacuation when it moved westward, operating in Northern Mississippi and arriving at Memphis in July. It was ordered to Alton, Illinois in August, where it remained until July 1863, then moved to Helena, Arkansas.

In January 1864 the 77th Regiment had re-enlisted and went back to Ohio on a veteran furlough. I suspect it was during this period that David, meeting members of the regiment dressed in their fine uniforms and telling stories of their exploits, decided to enlist.

By 1 March the regiment had returned to Little Rock, Arkansas to prepare for the next campaign.

The 77th Ohio Infantry Regiment, continued

In March 1864 the regiment joined the Red River campaign, a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana from March 10 to May 22, 1864, and met with disaster.

The Battle of Poison Spring

The first battle of the Red River campain occurred near Camden at Poison Spring on 18 April when Confederate troops captured a supply train and scattered Union forces.

The Battle of Mark's Mills

This second battle of the campaign took place on 25 April. A Union force was escorting 240 empty wagons from Camden to Pine Bluff to pick up supplies and transport them back to Major General Fred Steele’s army. Attacked by Confederate forces, the Union escort at first rebuffed rebel attempts to halt them, but were slowly overcome by the weight of numbers. The 77th Ohio, which had been the rear guard, was moved up on the "double-quick" to reinforce the defense. However, they reached the front only in time to see their comrades captured. They formed line of battle and held the enemy for another hour, but the enemy was able to flank them. Finally, their ammunition gone, they surrendered. The prisoners were brought to Camp Ford, four miles from Tyler, in the northeast corner of Texas. The regiment was exchanged in February 1865.

At the Battle of Mark's Mills, on 25 April 1864, David, along with most of the regiment, was captured by Confedrate soldiers and made a prisoner-of-war.

"Roster of Ohio Troops
Seventy-Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
. . .
[Name] Hissum, David [Rank] Private [Age] 18 [Date of Entering the Service] Feb.22, 1864 [Period of Service] 3 yrs. [Remarks] Captured April 25, 1864, at battle of Marks' Mills, Ark.: exchanged -: mustered out with company March 8, 1866 " - from the "Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion"
A newspaper, "The Spirit of Democracy," carried the story on 6 June 1864. He was exchanged in February 1865 with the others of his regiment.

The 77th Ohio Infantry Regiment, continued

After the regiment was exchanged in February 1865 they were ordered to New Orleans.

The regiment then took part in the land campaign to capture the city of Mobile, Alabama [Lardner Gibbon was a defender]. The Battle of Mobile Bay had been fought the previous year. They took part in the siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, and then occupied the city on 12 April 1865. The regiment was stationed at Mobile Point, Alabama, a spit of land at the entrance to Mobile Bay on which Fort Morgan is located.


THE FIGHT BEFORE MOBILE—STORMING OF FORT BLAKELY, APRIL. 9, 1865.

At the end of the war, in June 1865, the regiment was sent to Texas as part of the Federal occupation forces. They had duty at Brazos Santiago, an island south of Corpus Christi, and Brownsville, probably at Fort Brown, below.

David was mustered out of service with the rest of the regiment on 8 March 1866 in Brownsville, Texas, receiving an award for Distinguished Service.

In the Civil War Pension Index as David Hissom, Company C, 77th Ohio Infantry regiment. On a pension form dated 31 October 1894, that is after the death of both David and his wife, Daniel E. Yost, Gdn [grand-nephew?], a minor, was listed as David's dependent. I believe David's daughters were all grown and married by this time.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Y. Hissom, a 23 year old steamboat hand. Steamboats were a major feature on the Ohio river. David was living with his parents, David S. Hissom, a 68 year old farm laborer, of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Hissom, 60, of Ohio.

David Hyssom [Hysum] married Samantha Hall on 17 September 1871 in Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in 1853 in Greysville, Wayne township, Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, a 33 year old Boatman. Boatman may refer to the job of steamboat hand he had in 1870, above. Usually, however, this title referred to a mariner who transported people or cargo by boat, like a water taxi. Note that his purported brother, John, above, was also a boatman. Living with him were his wife, Samantha, 26, and children, Theodosia, 8, Lena [Rena?], 6, and Mattie, 3/12. David's father was now shown as having been born in West Virginia.

Steamboat Officers

The Captain is responsible for the boat, supervising all operations.

The Pilot steers the boat from the pilothouse on top of the boat.

The First Mate is the captain's right-hand man. He keep's track of all work by the deckhands and handles landing and launchiong.

The Engineer is in charge of the engines.

A typical steamboat crew, right.

At the time of his daughter, Myrtle's, birth David Hissom was termed a steamboat mate.

David Hissom received a pension in 1886 for his Civil War service. Daniel E Yost, a nephew?, provided information.

Samantha died in 1888. David died in 1893, just 46 years old. Assuming he was still working the river, this was probably a boating accident. What became of his children?

There is, in the Carson cemetery, just south of Monroe county in New Matamoras, Washington county, Ohio, a "David Hissom 1841-1893, Civil War flag standard." Note that John Hissom, his brother, was also buried there. Next to his gravestone is a stone for David's wife, Samantha, 1858-1888. This is clearly the same David as in the 1880 census.

David and Samantha had four children, one of whom was born dead, per Myrtles corrected birth record.
(24) Theodosia Hissom (1872)
(24) Lena Hissom (1875)
(24) Son Hissom (1878), next to the headstone for Samantha Hissom is a stone for an "Infant Son of D. & S. Hissom, aged 1d," dated Nov. 1878.
(24) Myrtle "Mattie" Hissom (1880)

(24) Theodosia Hissom (1872)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

Or Theodicia, Theodosia. Theodocia Hissom, the daughter of David Hissom and Rachel [Samantha?] Hall, was born on 17 September 1872 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Theodosia Hissom, 8.

Theodosia's mother died when she was 16. Her father died when she was 21.

In the 1900 census of Wayne township, Monroe county, Ohio is a Theodosia Edington, the wife of Charles E. She was born in about 1874, in Ohio. She is the only Theodosia in the 1900 census, plus or minus 5 years of the right age.

(24) Lena Hissom (1875)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

Rena [Lena?] Hissom, the daughter of David Hissom Jr. and Samantha Hall, was born on 11 January 1875 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Rena Hissom, 6, living with her parents, David and Samantha Hissom.

Her mother died when she was 13 years old. Her father died when she was 18.

In the 1900 census of Sunsbury township, Monroe county, Ohio is a Lena Ring, the wife of William. She was born in about 1872, in Ohio. She is the only Lena in the 1900 census, plus or minus 2 years of the right age, who was married. I don't find any Rena's in the region.

(24) Myrtle "Mattie" Hissom (1880)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

Myrtle Hissom, the daughter of David Hissom, a steamboat mate, and Samantha Hall, was born on 31 March 1880 in Cochransville, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. James R. Hissom, David's uncle, reported the news. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Mattie Hissom, 3/12, living with her parents, David and Samantha Hissom.

Her mother died when she was 8 years old. Her father died when she was 13. Who took care of her?

In the 1900 census . . .

I have a John Hissom, born on 20 December 1901 in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia, to Myrtle Hissom, 21, and John F. King, a 23 year old clerk - from West Virginia Vital Records. She is the right age to be our Myrtle, though this occurred on the other side of the Ohio river. The birth was illegitimate.

She married a Sellers, per her amended birth certificate. Note that John L. Hissom, above, had a son named Olin Sellars [or Sellers] Hissom born in 1894. Myrtle Hissom Sellers later lived, circa 1948, at 1124 Third street, Versailles, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

(25) John [King] Hissom (1901)

John Hissom, the son of Myrtle Hissom, 21, of Sistersville, and John F. King, a 23 year old clerk, was born on 20 December 1901 in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia - from West Virginia Vital Records Research. BTW, if you go to the West Virginia website they call this a 1902 birth because that's when it was recorded.

In the 1910 census . . .


Strays

John Hissom

He married Moriah Pryor, of Ohio.

Margareta Hissom (1858)
John Hissom

I'm not sure where this fits. Margareta Clary, born on 4 February 1858 in Ohio, the daughter of John Hissom and Moriah Pryor, both of Ohio, the widow of D.S. Pryor, died on 2 January 1936 in Le Sage, Cabell county, West Virginia - from her certificate of death. Her son, Clarence Clary, provided this information.


Unknown Hissom

Of Chester, Hancock county, West Virginia. He married Susan Kathleen McGeehan.

"Susan Kathleen "Kathy" McGeehan Hissom, 66, longtime resident of her beloved hometown of Chester, W.Va. went to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 9:29 p.m., surrounded by her children.

Born in East Liverpool on July 29, 1949, she was the first child born to the late Richard "Dick" McGeehan and Wanda Dawson McGeehan. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, and a grandson, Alexander Douglass Porter.

A lifetime Chester resident, Kathy was a 1967 graduate of Oak Glen High School. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. An avid reader, she loved to watch movies, and was an incredible baker.

She is survived by three children: Mark V. Hissom and his wife, Shawna, of Pickerington, Ohio; Maggie Porter and her husband, Jason, of Hilliard, Ohio; and Michael Hissom and his wife, Jamie, also of Hilliard. She is also survived by six grandchildren that gave light to her world: Bethany and Gabe Porter, Mark and Raegan Hissom, and Colleen and Caitlin Hissom. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters whom she deeply loved: Tom and Vikkii McGeehan, Joyce and Ashvin Brothers, Vince and Sherrie McGeehan, Dan and Cathy McGeehan, Marcie and Mike Martin, Jane and Ken Moran, Amy and Mitch Porter, along with 17 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home.

Father Eric Antwi will be the celebrant for a Mass of Christian Burial with liturgy on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at Locust Hill Cemetery."

Richard T. McGeehan, the son of Vincent J. McGeehan and Bessie Webb, was born in 1925 in Ohio. He married Wanda Jean Dawson, the daughter of Marcus C. Dawson and Irene Pinney, on 24 January 1948 in Columbiana county, Ohio.

Their children were,
Mark V. Hissom and his wife, Shawna, of Pickerington, Ohio;
- Mark and Raegan Hissom
Maggie Hissom Porter and her husband, Jason, of Hilliard, Ohio;
- Bethany and Gabe Porter, Alexander Douglass Porter died young
Michael Hissom and his wife, Jamie, also of Hilliard
- Colleen and Caitlin Hissom


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Noah Hissom 11 February 1876 1 year and 3 days old lung infection Jackson township no mother/father listed
Luther Hissom 7 March 1876 1 year 4 months old whooping cough Jackson township no mother/father listed
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Steve Hissem
San Diego, California