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The Levi and David Heysham/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's often hard to tell which member of the family we're dealing with. 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 1800 in Lower Smithfield township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania. Between 1800 and 1810 he moved to Westmoreland county with his father 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 is the only material which makes the case 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)
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 was noted as failing to pay the Tyler County Poor Levy in 1826.

In the 1830 census . . .

The David Heysham Jr. Family

(22) David S. Heysham Jr. (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, Hisum. He was born after 1800, in Pennsylvania, though it is possible his parents had moved to Westmoreland county by this time. According to a grandson's biography, below, he was born in Virginia, but I suspect that's 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 [his first wife], a native of Ohio."
The census of 1830 had David aged 20-30 years old, and that of 1840 as 30-40. In 1850 though he was shown as aged 45 and in 1860 as 55.

David Sr. had moved the family down "the Ohio Valley" from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania to Tyler county, Virginia 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, 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 probably regaled his family repeatedly with glorified tales from those days. It would have been surprising if his sons hadn't 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. However, if the birth dates stated earlier are correct, David Jr. would have been only 7 to 9 years old during this war. Could he have even been a drummer boy at such a young age? Remember, his cousin, William Hissam, had been a drummer boy during the Revolutionary War. If this was, contrarily, his father, David Sr., then we have the opposite problem, the father being at the ripe age of 55, a little ancient to be a warrior.

While most of the census returns below indicate that David was born circa 1800-1805, that of 1880 claims he was born in about 1794. I believe this was simply a case of age inflation, which is fairly common, but, if true it would explain how David could have served in the War of 1812, alongside a brother, James, who was born in about 1793.

The War of 1812

Our second war with England had its origins in unrealized expectations from the War of Independence. The United States harbored aspirations about Canada and England couldn't seem to accept America as an independent country, repeatedly violating its sovereignty on the seas.

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.

As the result of early defeats, new military forces needed to be raised quickly. In response to an appeal from the Secretary of War, Governor James Barbour of Virginia wrote:

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.
From the 14th Regiment in Hardy county. [etc]
. . ."

"This detachment will be under the command of:
Brigadier-General Joel Leftwich, of Bedford county.
Colonel John Connell, of the 103rd Regiment, Brooke county.
. . .
Major David Scott, of the 4th Regiment, Ohio county.
. . . " - from "The Soldiery of West Virginia" by Virgil Anson Lewis

Colonel Connell was given command of the 1st Regiment of the Western Virginia Brigade of militia. The Brigade was directed to rendezvous at Point Pleasant.

The next reference cites the service of David Hissom in the War of 1812.

". . . 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
Elizabeth may have been Elizabeth Bush, David Sr's wife, or Elizabeth Yost, David Jr's second wife.

Captain P. Wells 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 - Peregrine Wells was born on 18 October 1789 in Ohio county, Virginia. He married Charlotte Miller on 22 July 1817. He died on 15 May 1878. Peregrine was the third son of Charles, who died in Tyler county in 1815 and was buried in Sistersville. The following is a reference to an unknown veteran who was probably 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
Ohio county, Virginia was the "super county" from which Tyler county was later carved. If the men had to walk home 520 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"
The company of Capt. John Bennett [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.
- 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

In 1830 Peregrine was a delegate for Tyler county to the Virginia House of Delegates, with William Delashmutt.

Militia companies were typically raised within a county and identified by their Captain's last name. 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.

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 [sic] 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 as an officer in Colonel Archibald Wood's 4th Regiment. Lewis' date of rank for 7 February 1814.

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"

Meanwhile, volunteers of the Western Virginia counties,

"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

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, though that company was attached variously to the 1st, 4th and 6th Regiments.

Why did David and James 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, however, probably stayed 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.

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.

Elements of the regiment were encamped at Craney Island, at least for a time, according to the Pension Application of Littlebury Farmer, a Private in the Regiment. 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.

In 1814, the hostilities over, Captain John Bonnet's militia unit took a muster in Norfolk and, while Peregrine Wells was shown as 1st Lieutenant, neither James nor David Hissom were listed. We know that James had moved into the regulars with the 35th Infantry before this time. Had David too? He's not on any of the musters I've seen, but it makes sense that he followed his elder brother.

With the war over militia and army forces were discharged. 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.

In about 1827 David Hissam married Nancy Bowen.

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 1838 and was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county, Ohio. She was 30 years old, born in about 1808. Nancy death may have been associated with the birth of her daughter, Rebecca, in 1838. By 1842 David had married again, to Elizabeth Yost.

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.

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.

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.

The children of David Hissam and Nancy Bowen were:
(23) William S. Hissom (1828)
(23) Luther Hisson (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 (1843)
(23) Hannah Hisum (1845)
(23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

-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. Heysham Jr. (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 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 E. Hissom (1859)
(24) John Led Hissom (1862)
(24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)
(24) Hattie Elizabeth Hissom (1868)
(24) Ephraim T. Hissom (1872)

(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. Heysham Jr. (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 died on 10 March 1934 in Monroe county, Ohio per death certificate 18647.

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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)

He appears to have been called Lester as well. Leslie K. Hissom was born on 24 April 1889 in Long Reach, Tyler county, West Virginia, the son of C. and Selemia Hissom. In the 1900 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Leslie K. Hissom [male], 11 [April 1889].

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.

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 died 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.

(25) Mayme Sara 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Manford C. Hissom (1856)

Mamie S. Hissem was born on 22 May 1894 in Friendly, Tyler county, West Virginia, the daughter of M. C. and Selinia Hissem. 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. She married Elmer E. 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.

(24) Oscar E. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

He 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 21 at the time of the 1880 census and still living with his parents.

Oscar Hissom married Marinda E. Wright on 6 March 1884 in Monroe, Ohio. Her father, William Wright, was a witness. 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.

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, Rebecca, 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.

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 E. Hissom (1893)
(25) Roy T. Hissom (1896)
(25) Ralph 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

She was born on 21 September 1884, 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. Heysham Jr. (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. She married Eugene Gilkison on 11 March 1925 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio.

(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. Heysham Jr. (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. 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 [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, Margaret

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?

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."

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.

Howard died on 8 December 1972 in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio and was buried in the Columbiana County Memorial Park cemetary.
(26) Robert C. Hissom (1924)
(26) Donna Hissom (c1930?)

(26) Robert C. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893)

Of Salem, Ohio. Robert C. Hissom was born on 27 January 1924. 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.

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. There's a Robert C. Hissom of Rolla, Missouri who's not our man.

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. His children were,
(27) Jay Alan Hissom (1951)
(27) Mark A. Hissom (1958)

(27) Jay Alan Hissom (1951)
(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893) (26) Robert Hissom (1924)

Jay Hissom 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.

(27) Mark A. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893) (26) Robert Hissom (1924)

Of Salem, Ohio. Mark A. Hissom was born on 4 April 1958. He attended Salem High School. He married Jill A. Diamond. He is not the Mark Thomas Hissom of East Liverpool, below.

(26) Donna Hissom (c1930?)
(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859) (25) Howard E. Hissom (1893)

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."

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

He was born on 29 July 1896 in Grandview, Ohio, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thompson. In the 1900 census of Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio as Roy Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 3 [July 1896], of Ohio. 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.

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.

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

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 1929.

In the 1930 census as Bessie Hissom, a 39 year old pottery decorator, living alone, though still shown as married, not widowed. Little Doris had died in 1925. I suspect Roy had been hospitalized for the tuberculosis that was to kill him.

Roy died on 02 May 1933 of pulmonary tuberculosis (with a contributory cause of dementia praecox). Per his death certificate he was a street car conductor for the Electric Railway. However, the last year he had worked for them was 1929 - a victim of the depression? He was buried in the Riverview Cemetary.


(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. Heysham Jr. (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 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Oscar E. Hissom (1859)

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 . . .

Ralph W. Hissom, the son of Oscar Hissom and Rebecca Thomson, died on 14 December 1961 in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. He was married.

(24) John Led 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

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

He married Miss Eva Wright in 1885. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright. Her children with John were Millie T. and Nora D. Hissom.

From 1885 to 1888 John taught at the Mount Aetna School in Monroe county. 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 [sic] A. Hissom, of Ohio, the daughter of W. & E. Wright, and wife of John L. Hissom, died on 18 November 1889 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She was 24 years old.

John L. Hissom married Lottie J. Craig on 16 April 1892 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She was born on 9 December 1871 in Swarts, Pennsylvania.

In 1899 John L. Hissom was the principal of St. Marys School - from "A History of Pleasants County, West Virgnia."

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. Pleasants county is just southwest of Tyler county, and also lies on the Ohio river. St Marys is the largest town in the county. At right is St Marys High School, in Pleasant county. I suspect John taught here. His daughter Nora attended this school 1903 to 1907. The photograph is dated circa 1907.

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 stochkolder 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 died on 19 May 1932, in Pleasants county. John L. Hissom, of Ohio, a retired lumber man, died of sarcome of the kidney, on 26 September 1939 in St Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia, at the age of 77.

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

The children of John Led Hissom and Lottie J. Craig were,
(25) William C. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862)

She was born in June 1887 in 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 D. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862)

She was born in June 1888 in Tyler county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Washington township, Pleasants county, West Virginia as Nora Hissom, 11 [June 1888]. 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. She married Jack B. Horner, a mill worker in Washington, Pennsylvania.

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862)

William C. Hissom, the son of J. L. Hissom and Lottie J. Craig, was born on 20 June 1893 in Tyler county, West Virginia. He was educated in the schools at St. Marys, 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.

He was associated with his father in the lumber yard business. He married Ethel May Adams. She was born in 1891, the daughter of Michael and Jane Cunningham Adams, 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.

Ethel May Hissom died on 16 March 1964 and was buried in the Union Cemetary, West Virginia. William C. Hissom, a widower, died on 5 May 1966 at the age of 72 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was buried in the Union Cemetary, with Ethel.

William's children were,
(26) Kathryn M. Hissom (1913)
(26) William "Billie" C. Hissom Jr. (1915)
(26) Charles E. Hissom (1919)
(26) Ethelda J. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

She 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.

(26) William "Billie" C. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862) (25) William C. Hissom (1892)

William Craig Hissom was born on 10 September 1915 in 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.

William married Ellen in about 1938. They continued to live in St Marys, West Virginia, where their daughter, Marie, was born until about 1940.

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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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.

"Edna Elora Miller, b-1-12-1911 in Bucyrus, Ohio, m-10- 7-1937 to Charles Edward Hissom." - from "History of Ellenwood-Warton and 20 Allied Families" by Willard White Ellenwood.

There was a Sgt. Charles E. Hissom US Army who died in WWII, but that was the son of Witten Hissom. However, I also have a Private Charles E. Hissom who was enlistred in the Marine Corps on 2 September 1943. 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. This unit drove the amphibious vehicles with 75mm howitzers to provide fire support to landing Marines. They landed before the first wave arrived to set up overlapping fields of fire.

3rd Assault Amphiban Battalion

3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion was originally activated 16 September 1942 at San Diego, California, as 3rd Amphibian Tractor (Amtrac) Battalion and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division. The battalion fought at Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima.

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

At some point Charles married Betty Jane Baker.

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:

"Oracle" - November 28, 1990

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.

The family suggests contributions to the church memorial fund or Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc., 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH 44060.

Betty Jane died in 1991.

(27) Randy Hissom (c1950)

of Nazareth, Pa.

(27) Rick Hissom (c1950)

of Coconut Creek. Fla.

(27) Becky Hissom (c1950)

Mrs. Leonard (Becky) Bieder of Mentor, Ohio.

(26) Ethelda J. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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.

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led Hissom (1862)

He was born on 3 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 Forces. He participated in the Argonne Drive. Olin S. Hissom of St. Marys, West Virginia was in Battery A, 314th Field Artillery. He was mustered out with the rank of Sergeant.

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.

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. On 23 June 1920 Olin S. Hissam [sic], 25, of Pleasants county married Nellie May Russell, 22 [1897], of Pennsylvania. She was born on 1 December 1897, the daughter of Alexander Russell and Margaret A. Lambing. She 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, Tyler [?] 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, the son of John L. Hissom and Lottie Craig, died on 1 June 1968 in Pleasants county, West Virginia. His wife was Nellie Russell. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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. He attended St. Mary's High School, graduating in 1941.

He married Alice Frances McConkey. She was born in 1923.

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

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."

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

Their children were Judy Ann, born in 1949, Janice Lynn, born in 1955, and Jill Ellen, born in 1958. Alice died in 1966. James' second wife was Quinetta Jane Brown Cooper. Olin died on 12 May 1997. 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!

Per Nicolette Heesom, "James Olin Hissom has a 34/37 match with my brother's Y-DNA." Is it possible that James had a DNA so long ago? I didn't think such tests had been developed at that time.

James' children 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) John Led 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. Heysham Jr. (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 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, presumably in a flu epidemic. I assume 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.

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, Daniel, 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.

A.D.'s children with Lizzie J. Wilhelm were,
(25) Charles B. Hissom (1890)
(25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)
(25) Sytha Hissom (1892)
(25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894)
(25) George Willard Hissam (1897)

A.D.'s chidren with Lucy Jane were,
(25) Laura R. Hissom (1901)
(25) Vaughn Hissam (1903)
(25) Muriel Hissam (1905)
(25) Cecil Malin Hissom (1907)
(25) Ruth E. Hissom (1909)
(25) Lottie L. Hissom (1912)
(25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913)
(25) James William Hissom (1915)
(25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918)
(25) Betty Lois Hissom (1923)
(25) Bernard H. Hissom (1928)

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

He was born on 10 January 1890. 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. 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 Lumar Hissom (1915)
(26) Randall Charles Hissom (1920)

(26) Willard Lumar 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889)

He 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.

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.

Willard moved to California.

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

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

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 (c1945)
(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. Heysham Jr. (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 [Charles B. Jr.?] Hissom living in Spokane, Washington today. He 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, who is a Spokane county court clerk, and he may have a son, Jamie.

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Charles B. Hissom (1889)

Randall Charles Hissom was born on 8 June 1920. In the 1930 census of Enid, Garfield county, Oklahoma as Randall C. Hissom, 9.

He married Naomi Ransom on 14 March 1941. In 1994 he was living in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Randall Charles Hissom, the son of Charles and Susannah Hissom, and brother of Willard, died on 18 February 2011 in Hemet, California, at the age of 90.

His children were,
(27) Diana Hissom, she married Jon Rogers of Hemet, California.

(25) Harlie D. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

He 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].

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 married Clara, probably in 1912.

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."

Harley Dave Hissom married Jennie Beatrice Cahil in 1936 in Wood county, West Virginia.

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's children were,
(26) Ruth G. Hissom (1913)
(26) Helen L. Hissom (1916)

(26) Ruth G. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Harlie D. Hissom (1892)

(25) Sytha 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Sytha may be a nickname. Marlene Batdorf calls her Lizzie. She was born on 23 October 1892. 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." It is "just" conveivable [yes, it's a pun] for Sytha to be born at the tail end of 1892 after the birth of her elder brother, Harlie, at the beginning of the year. Or, they were twins. Alvin certainly believed in keeping his wife pregnant.

Bill Feist says that she died in a flu epidemic, with her mother.

(25) Garnett F. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

He was born on 6 August 1894 [1896 in his draft registration]. In the 1900 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Garnett F. Hissom, 5 [August 1894]. 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 243 Ambulance company, of the 11th Sanitary "Tn," 11th division. He 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.

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 an 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. Heysham Jr. (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.

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, today, of Cary, Wake county, North Carolina.


Also in North Carolina are:

Brian S. Hissom (c1963)

Of Lincolnton, North Carolina. An amateur astonomer.

"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.

Email me direct at bshissom@hickorycounseling.com"

Robert W. Hissom

Employed in the state Department of Transportation. Of Matthews, North Carolina. His wife is Barbara.

Michael Hissom (c1955)

Of Wilmington, North Carolina. Aged 49 in 2004. Possibly married to Nancy Lee Hissom of Wilmington.

Bronson Hissom

Of Wilmington, North Carolina.

(26) Ruth I. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Garnett F. Hissom (1894)

She 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. She 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. Heysham Jr. (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.

He married Anna Rose Palma on 7 April 1953.

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."

(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. Heysham Jr. (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 Kim. He is a dentist practicing in Erie. His children are,
(28) Sara Hissom
(28) Rachel 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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

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 in a flu epidemic.

(25) Laura R. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Or Lori. She was the first child of Lucy Jane Miller. In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Laura R. Hissam [sic], 9, of West Virginia.

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.)."

(25) Vaughn Hissam (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 S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

In the 1910 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Von Hissam [sic], a 7 year old daughter, of West Virginia. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as Vaughn Hissam [sic], a 17 year old daughter.

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 his 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.

(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. Heysham Jr. (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.

Muriel J. Hissom died on 20 August 1924 in Monroe county, Ohio - from "Ohio Deaths." Marlene Batdorf calls this child Merle.

(25) Cecil Malin 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

He was born in 1907. 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.

In the 1930 census . . .

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

Cecil died in a mine accident near Wellburg, 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 children.

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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908)

Of East Liverpool, 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 Jim Hissom (c1940)
(27) Mark Thomas Hissom (c1940)

(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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (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 Jim Hissom (c1940)
(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Cecil M. Hissom (1908) (26) Alfred G. Hissom (1908)

Of Chester. He owns and operates a taxi firm, the Tri State Cab Company in Hancock county, West Virginia [or East Liverpool, Ohio]. His wife may be Susan K. Hissom.

(27) Mark Thomas Hissom (c1940)
(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. Heysham Jr. (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, Al Hissom Roofing and Construction. He is a member of the East Liverpool city Design and Review board. He may be married to Elaine, who is a member of many of the city's boards. Their son is,
(28) Joshua Hissom (c1970)

(28) Joshua M. Hissom (c1970)
(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. Heysham Jr. (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 (c1940)

The son of Mark Hissom. 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. "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.

(25) Ruth E. 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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

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.

Per Bill Feist, "Ruth married a Ross Reed. They had no children but did adopt and raise Ronald Augustus Reed of Sistersville, WV."

(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Clyde Jones Hissom was born on 28 May 1913 in 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.

Clyde Hissom married Ruth Lucille Bolen, the daughter of Calvert Wesley Bolen and Amanda Jane Price, in 1932.

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.

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

There appears to be another man, Clyde L. Hissom, associated with Okey Hissom, living in East Liverpool between 1949 and 1960. This was not our man.

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
His son was Niles Dean Hissom.

(26) Niles Dean Hissom (c1943)
(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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913)

Niles Dean Hissom was born in 1943 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. He attended Salem College in 1962 in Salem, Virginia. He married Betty Jo Probst, the daughter of Billy Gene Probst, in 1963 in Wetzel county. 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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866) (25) Clyde J. Hissom (1913) (26) Niles Dean Hissom (c1943)

He married Alicia McCaskey, the daughter of Wayne McCluskey and Sarah Malcolm of New Martinsville, West Virginia. Their son was Brantley.

(28) 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. Heysham Jr. (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. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

James William Hissom was born on 9 September 1915. In the 1920 census of Union district, Tyler county, West Virginia as James W. Hissam [sic], 4. In the 1930 census of Paden township, Tyler county, West Virginia as James W. Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], 14, of West Virginia.

In the 1940 census of Paden, Tyler county, West Virginia as James Hissom, a 24 year old clayman in a pottery, living at home with his widowed mother, Lucy.

James W. Hissom, born in West Virginia in about 1915, enlisted in the Army as a Private on 30 June 1945. He was discharged on 19 July 1946. He was married, with a grammar school education.

According to Bill Feist, "James Hissom married a Pearl Neff. 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."

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."

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

James' children were,
(26) Roger A. Hissom (1942), born on 25 February 1942, married Wilma L. Dyvad on 21 January 1963 in Marin county, California, married Patsy J. Langsdorf on 16 June 1984 in Monroe, Ohio, married Cheryl L. Persinger on 28 April 1990 in Monroe, Ohio, died on 2 December 1993
(26) Carol S. Hissom, who married a Martin, of Belmont, West Virginia
(26) Barbara Hissom, who married Tom Davis, of Middlebourne, West Virginia
(26) Connie Hissom, who married a Shreves, of Sistersville, West Virginia

(25) Donald Lewis Hissom (1918)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

He was born on 19 November 1918. 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.

He married Lucy Jane Mitchell, per Marlene Batdorf, or Martha Jane Robinson per Terena Christiansen Hissom.

He died on 13 October 1943. I have a Donald L. Hissom listed amongst those West Virginians listed a killed or missing during World War II. The Charleston Daily Mail of 21 May 1944 said that "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." Why did they wait so long to make the announcement? And, why mention the mother, but not the wife?

They had a son, Donald Jr.

(26) Donald Mitchell Hissom (c1942?)

He married Shirlon Ann Ford.

(27) Donald Lewis Hissom Sr. (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, Donald Lewis Hissom, was killed in WWII. He was a bombadier."

Terena Christiansen Hissom 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."

(28) Donald Lewis Hissom Jr. (1989)

He was born on 8 December 1989.

(28) Dylan Chad Hissom Jr. (1993)

He was born on 29 March 1993.

(26) Roger Allen Hissom

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."

(25) Betty Lois Hissom (1923)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

She was born in 1923. 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.

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."

(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."

(25) Bernard H. Hissom (1928)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828) (24) Alvin David Hissom (1866)

Perhaps a son of Alvin. This citation requires a lot more research. He was in the oil business and eventually settled in Illinois.

Bernard H. Hissom, born in about 1928, enlisted in the Army as a Private on 22 January 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was single and had a grammar school education. He enlisted for the Field Artillery in the Hawaiian Department. Bernard H. Hissom, born on 18 November 1928, died on 26 January 2002 in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia. He was a Private in the US Army and was buried in the Columbia cemetary of Chester, West Virginia.

The U.S. Public Records Index show an extensive family living with Bernard in New Cumberland, West Virginia, including,

Esther R. Hissom (1916) - perhaps the widow of one of Bernard's elder brothers?

Bernard H. Hissom (1928)

Niles D. Hissom (1943) - Bernard's nephew, Niles Dean Hissom, see above
Betty J. Hissom (1944) - Betty Jo Probst Hissom, wife of Niles Dean Hissom
B. Hissom (1946) - ?

John V. Hissom (1962) - married Susan E. Vanvalkenbu [Manning] on 5 October 1984 in San Diego.
Brenda L. Hissom (1962)
Marsha M. Hissom (1963)
J. Hissom
The inclusion of Niles and his wife confirms for me that this is the right Bernard Hissom.

(24) Hattie Elizabeth Hissom (1868)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

She was 12 at the time of the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in 1868 in Ohio. Hattie E. Hissem [sic], 20, married Robert O. Gathers, 20, on 30 August 1888 in Tyler county, West Virginia. She died in Tyler County.

(24) Ephraim T. Hissom (1872)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David S. Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) William S. Hissom (1828)

He was born in 1872. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ephraim [middle initial impossible to read] Hissom, 9. A farmer, he died in Tyler County in 1900.

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 (c1899)

There is a reference to a Frona Mae Hissom, the daughter of Ada Patterson and an Ephraim F. Hissom. She married Walter Gilman Brown in Baker county, Oregon in 1921 [or 1923 according to some researchers] - from "Marriages of Baker County 1862-1967." Based on this she was probabaly born around 1900. Her father died from Typhoid fever when Frona was very young - the death of the Ephraim, above, in 1900 would fit well here. Apparently Frona's mother died early as well because she was raised by her Patterson grandparents.

(25) Jacob Samuel Hissom (c1900)

I can't remember where I found this information.


(23) Luther Hisson (c1829)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Luther was born in about 1829. He was not seen in the 1850 census. Luther would have been 20 years old at that time, so he may have been a laborer living at the home of his employer. 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 parents. Note that his brothers, Henry, John and David, were also boatmen at one time or another.

In the 1870 census . . .

A Luther Hissam married Angie Oleson [or Ange Olson]. She was born in Sweden in about 1848 and 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 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)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (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. 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 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, 2. 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 died on 17 December 1894. Henry's children were,
(24) Sarah Hissom (1851)
(24) Ann Hissom (1855)
(24) David Crock Hissom (1857)
(24) Nancy J. Hissom (1864)
(24) Eva Mae Hissom (1868)
(24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

(24) Sarah Hissom (1851)
(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.

(24) Ann Hissom (1855)
(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. 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 Hissom, and Gratia Tuel, who married John Hissom, both above.

Ann died on 2 May 1888 in Monroe county, Ohio at the age of 32. 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 Crock Hissom (1857)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830)

He was born in Ohio on 16 June 1857. His middle initial was "C," perhaps for the Colvin surname of his purported mother. This would be similar to his uncle, David Y. Hissom, whose middle name was in honor of his mother's family, the Yost's. However, I'm told by Marlene Batdorf that it was for Crock [?].

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"
Maggie was born in June 1867 in Guernsey, Ohio.

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 where David died from typhoid on 5 December 1908. He was buried in the Middlebourne cemetary 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.

Maggie died on 17 June 1931 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. Maggie's death certificate says she was buried in Middlebourne, Tyler county, West Virginia, but she was not listed with David. David's surviving children were,
(25) Bertha F. Hissom (1887)
(25) Katie J. Hissom (1891)
(25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)
(25) Calvin Claude Hissom (1896)
(25) Albert James Hissom (1900)
(25) Austin D. Hissom (1902)
(25) Pearl Winsola Hissom (1906)

(25) Bertha F. Hissom (1887)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

She was born in West Virginia in January 1887. 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. She married an Eddy. She died on 30 May 1913.

(25) Katie J. Hissom (1890)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

Formally, her name was Catherine Jean. She was born in West Virginia on 5 April 1891. 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 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.

She married Benton Clark LeMasters, the son of Joseph F. Lemasters and Elizabeth Ann Pitts. He was born on 4 April 1888. Katie died on 10 December 1921 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia. The only child I've been able to find for this couple was a Wilbert Ray Lemasters, who was born in about 1921. 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)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857) (25) Katie J. Hissom (1890)

In the 1920 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Hughie L. Hissom, 5, of West Virginia, the grandson of Margaret Hissom. The only daughter of Margaret's old enough to have a son was Katie J., 30, and shown as single. Katie married Benton Clark LeMasters after 1920. The "L" in Hughie's name may refer to LeMasters, but the census makes him a Hissom.

Katie died in 1921. 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. I lose track of him after this. 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?

Monroe County Children's Home

Located on House street in Woodsfield village, the Monroe county seat.

A Lee Hugh Hisson [sic] married a Billiter on 22 September 1941 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. Could Lee Hugh be Hugie L?

There was a Robert Hughie Hissam who enlisted in 1945 onboard the USS BELLEAU WOOD, CV-24, an aircraft carrier. He appears to have been onboard from March through December of that year.

(26) Herbert Hissom (1920)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. 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?

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.

(25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

Also called Ben [that couldn't be a play on Benjamin Franklin, could it?]. He was born in Tyler county, West Virginia on 17 September 1891. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Henry F. Hissom, 8 [September 1891]. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Henry Hissam, 18.

He 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.

He married Evie in 1920. In a document showing the birth of Melvin L. Hissom, below, his parents were listed as Henry F. Hissom and Stella Bellville. Could Evie be Stella?

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. Marlene Batdorf, another researcher, says they had a daughter, Belva.

Henry F. Hisson [sic] died on 1 January 1941 in Monroe county, Ohio. Henry's children were,
(26) Melvin L. Hissom (1922)
(26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)
(26) Belva (Sis) Hissom, she married a Coleman

(26) Melvin L. Hissom (1922)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. 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 the 1930 census . . . This was while his father was in the Carnival.

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.

He married Jean. He was a laborer in the pottery industry (who in East Liverpool wasn't?). 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 R. "Butch" Hissom (1948)
(27) Nancy Jean Hissom (1949)
(27) Debbie Hissom (c1949), of Chester, W.Va.
(27) David Hissom (c1950), of Chester, wife Lois

(27) Melvin R. "Butch" Hissom (1948)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891) (26) Melvin L. Hissom (1922)

Of Rogers, Ohio. I have a Butch Hissom who attended Brady Lake Elementary school from 1953 to 1962.

Melvin married JoAnn, the daugther of John and Alice C. Lyons, on 27 January 1970. 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)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. 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."

(26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857) (25) Henry Franklin Hissom (1891)

He was born on 22 December 1925 in West Virginia, the son of Henry Hissom and Stella Bellville. Another source confirms his mother's maiden name was Bellville. In the 1930 census . . . This was while his father was a cook in the Carnival so he was probably living with his grandparents.

He had 10 years of schooling. He was married, but I don't know to whom nor if he had any children. There are a couple of newspaper references in 1968 to a Mrs. Clyde (Lois) Hissom of East Liverpool. However, I have a Josephine Harvey who married Clyde L. Hissom on 24 November 1947.

He 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. I have a Lois Hissom, born on 19 June 1924, who died in April 1972 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia. Josephine's 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) Roger W. Hissom (1955)
(27) Gary Hissom
(27) Dale Hissom and his wife Donna of East Liverpool
(27) Rick Hissom and his fiancee Barb Gilbert of Newell

(27) Roger W. Hissom (1955)
(26) Clyde L. Hissom (1925)

He was born on 24 October 1955, the son of Clyde L. Hissom and Josephine Harvey. I also have a Roger W. Hissom (1955) - born 24 October 1955, of Columbiana county, Ohio. He 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, divorced, 12 years of education, no military service, laborer in pottery industry, mother's maiden name was Harvey. His daughter may be Amber. He may have had a son, Christopher, who died young.

(25) Calvin Claude Hissom (1896)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

He was born on 14 July 1896. 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.

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 disappears after this. In the 1920 census . . .

(25) Albert James Hissom (1900)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

James Albert [sic] Hissom was born on 24 January 1900 in Sisterville, Tyler county West Virginia, the son of D.C. Hissom and Maggie Leach. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Albert M. [sic] Hissom, 6/12 [January 1900]. In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Albert Hissam, 10.

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.

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. The "J" seen in the 1920 census must have stood for James and, as he grew older, he became disatisfied with using the name Albert.

There was a James Hissam who died on 12 December 1939 in Monroe county, Ohio, but I'm not sure this was our man.

(25) Austin D. Hissom (1902)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

In the 1910 census of Ellsworth, Tyler county, West Virginia as Alston Hissam, 6. He might have been named after the Austin Hissom (1859-06 May 1916) who was buried in the Spring Grove cemetary in East Liverpool, Ohio. In the 1920 census of Tyler county, West Virginia as Austin D. Hissem, 16. In the 1930 census of Benton, Monroe county, Ohio as Alston D. 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.

(25) Pearl Winsola Hissom (1906)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissem (1830) (24) David C. Hissom (1857)

She was born on 15 March 1906. 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.

She 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)
(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. Another researcher has a Nancy Hissom who married Jarret Colvin circa 1887. They had a son, Joseph Ellsworth Colvin, who was born on 25 June 1888 in Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) Eva Mae Hissom (1868)
(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 Eva Hissom, 2, born in Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Eva M. Hissam, 15.

Marlene Batsdorf reports that Eva May Hissom, born circa 1865, in Monroe county, married Corbin Amos Bradfield, of Fly, Ohio, in 1884 - she was 16 years old. Corbin was born in Ohio in 1856, the son of James Benjamin Bradfiled and Lucinda Tuel. They had a son, Harold S. Bradfield. Corbin died on 30 April 1932. Eva died in 1936 at the age of 71. Note the number of Tuel-Hissom marriages, above. These included Anna R. Hissom who married Kinee Tuel on 22 July 1876, Sarah E. Hissom who married Consignee Tuel, and John Hissom who married Gratia Tuel.

(24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830)

He was born in Ohio on 10 March 1876. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles Hissam, 4, living at home with his parents.

Charles married Cora Ballentine in about 1895. She was born in 1877, the 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 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 Oliver. In this scenario Okey was the first child of Lottie. Elsie and Orville were living with Cora's parents in the 1910 census.

Charles Hissom registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at the age of 42. His occupation was described as farming and pumping [I assume of oil]. 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.

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 diappears 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 [?].

Charles died in January 1970 [in Weirton?]. His children were,
(25) Elsie Hissom (1896)
(25) Evelyn B. Hissom (1897)
(25) Shirley Chester Hissom (1900)
(25) Orville E. Hissom (1905)
(25) Okey B. Hissom (1907)
(25) Vesta B. Hissom (1912)
(25) Harley O. Hissom (1913)
(25) Edna E. Hissom (1917)
(25) Amos C. Hissom (1918)

(25) Elsie Hissom (1896)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Or Esther. She was born in July 1896 and was apparently the illegitimate child of Cora, adopted by Charles (though Charles could have been the father). 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, 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. 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.

I lose track of her after this.

(25) Evelyn B. Hissom (1897)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Sometimes referred to as Belva. She was born in January 1897. 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.

(25) Shirley Chester Hissom (1900)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

A man, he was born on 5 March 1900. In the 1900 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as "not named" Hissem, 2/12 [March 1900], the son of Charles E. and Lottie 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.

In the 1920 census of Union township, Tyler county, West Virginia as Shirley C. Hissom, a 19 year old foreman in a steel mill.

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.

Audrey died in December 1975 in Weirton, Hancock county, West Virginia. Shirley Chester followed quickly, dying in January 1976 in Weirton. From his tombstone in the Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetary,

Hissom, Shirley C. - 02 February 1976

(25) Orville E. Hissom (1905)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

The son of Charles Edward and his first wife, Cora. Of Wood county, West Virginia. He was born on 5 January 1905. I base his placement here on the following,

"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
And what do you know, I find him in the 1910 census of Williams township, Wood county, West Virginia as Orville Hissim [Hissem in Ancestry.com], 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.

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.

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 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.

(26) Orville E. Hissom Jr. (1948)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Orville E. Hissom (1905)

Of Kent, Franklin township, Portage county, Ohio. Later of Coumbus, Ohio. He was born on 30 July 1948. 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.

In an interview with Frank Candy, of Orlando, Florida, a motivational speaker, he was asked "Who were your favorite mentors?" He answered, "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." Perhaps Orville had been a teacher of Frank Candy's.

(27) Heather L. Hissom (1972)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Orville E. Hissom (1905) (26) Orville E. Hissom Jr. (1948)

There is a Heather Hissom in Portage today, an attorney.

"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"

(27) Joe E. Hissem

Joe E. Hissem had a run-in with the law in Mahonning county and was sentenced to six months in jail. I don't know where he fits.

(25) Okey Bernard Hissom (1907)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (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 married Eliza Jane Steed on 28 February 1928 in Wellsburg, Brooke county, West Virginia.

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. 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.

Eliza apparently died because 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, and his wife, Ruth, were also living in Liverpool, though at a different address.

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) Junior Hissom (1930)

(26) Bernard Herbert Hissom (1928)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (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. 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 married Ruby May McCune in 1948. He married Esther Ruth Roberson in 1952

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) Junior Hissom (1930)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876) (25) Okey B. Hissom (1907)

In the 1930 census of Butler township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Junior Hissom [Hessom in Ancestry.com], 2/10. I assume Junior means that he was either unnamed at this point, or he was Okey Jr.

(25) Vesta B. Hissom (1911)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

She 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) Harley Oscar Hissom (1913)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

Arlie Oscar Hissom was born on 25 March 1913 in Pleasants, West Virginia, the son of Charles and Lottie 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. Not to be confused with Arlie E. Hissam (1901) of Tyler county, Sanford G. Hissam's boy.

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. He was married to Agnes. Agnes, born on 19 January 1920, died on17 January 2008 in Steubenville.


(25) Edna Ethel Hissom (1917)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

The daughter of Charles and Lottie Hissom. 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 may have married Carl E. Rose under the name Ethel E. 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.

(25) Amos Corbin Hissom (1918)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) Henry Hissam (1830) (24) Charles Edward Hissom (1876)

He was born on 5 or 6 August 1918, the son of Charles and Lottie Hissom. 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. 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 as Amos C. Hissom, 11, who was already working in the oil fields as a gasser [?].

Amos C. Hissom enlisted as a Private in the Army Air Corps on 5 November 1945. 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.

Amos C. Hissom divorced Doris J. Jewell in September 1970 in San Diego, California.

Amos Corbin Hissom died on 8 March 1988 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?

I know of one child, Susan Hissom, who has a San Diego county, California phone number. 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 bothers and sisters."

(23) Peter Hisum (1833)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (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.

In the 1860 census of Jackson township, Madison county, Indiana there was a Peter Hesham [Heshem], a 26 year old farmer, born in Iowa. That surname is within the normal range of spellings. Living with him were his wife, Jane, 28, Nancy, 3, and Hannah [garbled, Larmad in Ancestry.com], 1, all of Iowa [?]. David Michael, 9, may not be a member of the family. That is, his last name may be Michael not Hesham.

I can't find any Peter's with a similar surname after this.

(23) Elizabeth Hisum (1835)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

Rebecca was born on 3 July 1835. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elizabeth, 16, born in Ohio. She died on 4 December 1855, aged 20 years and 5 month, the daughter of D. & N. Hissam. She was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county, Ohio.

(23) Rebecca Hisum (1838)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805)

She was born in 1838. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Rebecca Hisum, 12, born in Ohio. 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."

(24) Emma E. Hoskinson (1872)

She was born on 28 June 1872. 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, but then this is West Virginia!

(23) John Hissom (1843)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (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 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 this was in Company C of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry, U.S. Army. John was a Private at the time of his discharge, on 28 March 1864. He served for 3 years, 2 months, and 3 days. In the Civil War Pension Index there is a John Hissom, of Ohio, whose wife was Rachel. He was listed as in "C.2. Wt. Va Cav." There is a cemetary stone for a John in the Carson cemetery, just south of Monroe county in Grandview township, Washington county, Ohio.

"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.

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.

The regiment operated about Western Virginia under General's Crook and Averell until July 1864 when it was moved to the Shenandoah Valley under General Sheridan, fighting at the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. In December 1864 the 2nd joned General George Custer's cavalry division and fought at Five Forks, Sayler's Creek and Appomattox Station. They were at Appomattox during the surrender of the Confederate Army. The Regiment led the Army of the Potomac in the Grand Review at Washington at the end of the war. It then travelled to Wheeling, West Virginia and was mustered out on the 4th of July 1865.

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.

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.

In the Civil War Pension Index there is a card for a John Hissom, of the "C. 2. [garbled] Va. Cav.," whose widow was Rachel Hissom. On 31 May 1888 a claim was made by the "Invalid." On 28 July 1912 a claim was made by the "Widow," presumably when John died.

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 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. Yost 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 1907. Note that John's mother was Elizabeth Yost.

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 died in 1912. He was buried in the Carson cemetery in New Matamoras, Washington county, Ohio. This is just 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.

In the 1920 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Rachel Hissom, a 70 year old widow, living with her son, Elmer, and daughter, Cora Camerson. Rachel died on 23 January 1919 and was buried in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hissom Rachel* 01-23-1929 16-305-? [a plot number?]

Their children were,
(24) Elmer Hissom (1869)
(24) Luther Hissom (1872), born 9 July 1872 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, per Marlene Batdorf
(24) Cora Hissom (1875)
(24) Lucy F. Hissom (1878)
(24) Hugh Hissom (1881)
(24) Fred Hissom (c1882)

Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery

The following were buried in this cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fred Hissam - Unknown
Lucy Hissom Barnes - May be a 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)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1843)

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.

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.

Elmer died on 12 October 1953 and was buried next to his mother, Rachel, 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)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1843)

She 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. 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.

(24) Lucy F. Hissom (1878)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1843)

Or perhaps Lucy T. In the 1880 census of Jackson township as Lucy F. Hissom, 2.

She was not listed in the 1900 census with her siblings. However her mother was shown as having 5 children, 4 of whom were still living and only 3 were listed in the census.

I have a Lucy Hissom Barnes who was buried in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 1967.

(24) Hugh Hissom (1881)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1843)

He was born on 30 December 1881 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hugh Hisson, an 18 year old day laborer.

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.

Hugh registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 as Hugh Sullivan Hissom of 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 [Kern, she was born on 8 July 1894]. He was described as tall and stout with brown hair and eyes.

In the 1920 census of Black Dog, Osage county, Oklahoma as Hugh S. Hissom [Haugh S. Hissom in Ancestry.com], a 36 year old drilling contractor. He and his parents were from Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Jewel 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, Jewel, 35. They had been married for 12 years, but had no children.

Hugh died on 11 August 1943. Jewel died on 15 February 1971 in Skiatook. In the Rose Hill cemetary, nearby his 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
Hughey plaque has not been photographed.

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.

(24) Fred Hissom (c1882)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) John Hissom (1843)

In the Rose Hill cemetary, nearby Rachel, Elmer, and Hugh Hissom is the tombstone of Fred Hissam. Could he be the fifth child of Rachel?

Hissam Fred 05-31-1940 22-57-13

(23) Hannah Hisum (1845)
(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 Hannah Hisum, 6, born in Ohio. 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."

(24) Emma E. Hoskinson (1872)

She was born on 28 June 1872. 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, but then this is West Virginia!

(23) David Y. Hissom (1847)
(1) Ralph de Gernet (c1050) (2) Vivian Gernet of Halton (c1080) (3) Brian Gernet de Hesham (c1110) (4) Adam Gernet de Hesham (c1140) (5) Thomas Gernet de Hesham (c1180) (6) Robert de Hesham (c1200) (7) Adam de Hesham (c1230) (8) John de Hesham (c1270) (9) John de Hesham Jr. (c1300) (10) David de Hesham (c1320) (11) Thomas de Hesham (c1350) (12) William Hesam (c1400) (13) Nicholas Hesham (c1450) (14) John Heysham (c1500) (15) Unknown Heysham (c1540) (16) John Heisham de Warton (c1570) (17) Richard Heesam de Yeala (c1617) (18) John Heesom (1647) (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 Yost's. He 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.

David enlisted, as David Hissum, in Company C, 77th Ohio Infantry Regiment of the Union Army on 22 February 1864. He was only 17. He was made a prisoner-of-war on 25 April 1864 at the battle of Mark's Mills, Arkansas. A newspaper, "The Spirit of Democracy," carried the story on 6 June 1864. He was exchanged in February 1865 and apparently returned to his regiment.

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, the name of his dependent, a minor, was Daniel E. Yost, Gdn [grand-nephew?].

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 Regiment re-enlisted and went to Ohio on veteran furlough. In March it joined the Red River campaign 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.

The Battle of Jenkin's Ferry

With the loss of two supply trains and the onslaught of wet spring weather the Union Army retreated from Camden toward Little Rock, Arkansas. On 29 and 30 April Union troops fought off an attack by the Confederates, and using an inflatable pontoon bridge, crossed the flooded Saline River at Jenkin's Ferry and retreated to Little Rock.

The regiment later took part in the capture of Mobile, Alabama in April 1865 [Lardner Gibbon was a defender of the city] and then went to the Rio Grande where it served until mustered out on 8 March 1866, the veterans having performed over four years of service.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Y. Hissom, a 23 year old steamboat hand. He was living with his parents, David S. Hissom, a 68 year old farm laborer, of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Hissom, 60, of Ohio.

David Hyssom 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. 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.

David died in 1893, just 46 years old. Assuming he was still working the river, this was probably a boating accident.

There is, in the Carson cemetery, just south of Monroe county in Grandview township, 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's children were,
(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)
(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. She 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. 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)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

She was born on 11 January 1875 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lena Hissom [Rena?], 6. 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.

(24) Myrtle "Mattie" Hissom (1880)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) David Heysham Jr. (1805) (23) David Y. Hissom (1847)

She was born on 31 March 1880 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Mattie Hissom, 3/12. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monre county, Ohio there was a Mattie L. Hubbard, 20, the wife of Albert, 25. She's the only Mattie in the county plus or minus 5 years of the correct age.

Steve Hissem
San Diego, California