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The James R. Heysham/Hissom of David Family

(22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1785/93)
(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)

I believe James was born in 1793, the son of David Heysham and Elizabeth Bush. In 1793 David was still living in Lower Smithfield township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, which is where I assume James was born. I do, however, have a couple of questions about James R. Heysham and his relationship to David Heysham.

- First, according to most researchers he was born on 14 February 1785, two years before the marriage date of his supposed parents. One researcher goes as far as to claim he was born in 1779.
- Second, they have him born in Pittsylvania county, in southeastern Virginia, while David and Elizabeth lived in Pennsylvania and western Virginia.

However, descendents of James claim that David is his father. How could this be?

- First, his date of birth may be wrong. His enlistment papers, cited below, indicate he was 21 in 1814, meaning his date of birth was closer to 1793. That would be after the birth of Thomas and before Jesse Heysham. I have also found a James Hisum in the 1850 census of Jackson county, Ohio, aged 60 [that is, born in about 1790], from Pennsylvania, and a James Hisam in the 1860 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia, aged 69 [born in about 1791], born in Pennsylvania. While in the 1880 census his age is listed as 101, making his birth date 1779, I propose that James exaggerated. It is fairly common, especially in an era when dates of birth were not well recorded, for people to inflate their ages when they approached significant milestones, such as the century mark. As you'll see below, I think James' real age at the time was a respectable 87, based on a birth in 1793.
- Second, the 1880 census indicates his parents, if the James Hissom cited is really the same man, were from Pennsylvania, so perhaps the Pittsylvania cited is a typo or a mistake based on his army duty in Norfolk, Virginia. Afterall, the only P---sylvania in Virginia is Pittsylvania.

So, I believe James was born in about 1793 in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, the son of David Heysham.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Pittsylvania County is located in the high plateau area of the Southern Piedmont Region of Virginia. The county borders North Carolina and is adjacent to the City of Danville. In 1730-40 the Germans, the Quakers and the Scotch-Irish were moving in great numbers from Pennsylvania into Virginia including what is to today Pittsylvania.

In 1795 James' family moved to Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, in the Wyoming valley on the Susquehanna river. See the northwest corner of the map below. David had been to this region at least once before, having helped lead the army of General Sullivan through the Great Swamp during the Revolution. However, three years later the family returned to Lower Smithfield, where David Hysham was listed on the 1800 census. In that census David had three sons aged 0-10 years, who I hold to be Thomas, James and Jesse. He also had a son who was 10-16 years old, Joab.

James' family moved to Westmoreland county, in western Pennsylvania, sometime after 1800. They were in the 1810 census of South Huntingdon township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania under the name Hissem. In the map below, the township is upriver from Pittsburg, bordering the east side of Youghiogeny river. David was living not far from his adoptive brother, Levi Swartwout. The census lists two boys under 10, David Jr. and Levi, another two who were 10 to 15, James [maybe] and Jesse, 1 boy 16 to 25, Thomas, and a man 45 and over, David, who would have been 48 years old. I assume that Joab, 22 was on his own by this time.

After 1810 they moved on to Tyler county, Virginia.

James, like his brothers Joab and David, was a veteran of the War of 1812. James' father, David, had been a member of the Pennsylvania militia during the Revolution and probably regaled his family repeatedly with 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.

The War of 1812

The War of 1812 had begun badly in the Northwest Territory. 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 then, in August, surrendered Fort Detroit to what he thought were superior forces. Hull was subsequently court-martialed and sentenced to be shot, though he was reprieved by the President.

As the result of early defeats, new military forces needed to be raised quickly.

"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 [etc]" - from "The Soldiery of West Virginia" by Virgil Anson Lewis

The detachment was under the command of Brigadier-General Joel Leftwich. Also listed was Major David Scott, of the 4th Regiment, Ohio county.

James Hissom enlisted in the 4th Regiment of the Virginia Militia as a Private - from War of 1812 Service Records at Ancestry.com. Based on other men's records, this may have been as early as June 1812. I don't know what company he was in, but his brother, David Jr., was in Captain Peregrine Wells' company. Since, as we'll see, they both later served at Fort Norfolk, in eastern Virginia, I would assume the brothers were in the same outfit.

Virginia Militia Companies Raised in Ohio County

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

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
Lewis and John Bonnett were brothers. Peregrine Wells apparently had his own company at one time, but served under both Lewis Bonnett, above, and John Bonnett, 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"
- from "Biennial Report of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Virginia"

The 4th Regiment in which James Hissom served was under the command of Colonel Archibald Wood. The 4th Regiment itself had been raised in Ohio county, and was part of the 10th Brigade of the 3rd Division of Virginia Militia. The other senior officers in the Regiment were Major Benjamin Jeffey and Major Lewis Bonnett [see above]. Colonel Archibald Wood, Major Lewis Bonnett, and Captains John Bonnett, William Irwin, and Benjamin Jeffrey were all residents of Ohio county, Virginia and enumerated there in the 1810 census.

The Western Virginia "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.



























The 4th Regiment served at Norfolk, Virginia and in Forts Norfolk and Nelson, the two masonry forts that guarded the inner harbor, and at Camp Peach Orchard. While most of the militia units called up to defend the Chesepeake in 1813 were from coastal counties, this unit marched over 400 miles to reach the action - and when discharged were left to walk home. Elements of the 4th Regiment were in the Norfolk region as early as May 1813.

"Adj. William Ball Jr. of the Winchester Rifles Company of the 4th Virginia Militia Regiment was shot by a sentinel at Fort Nelson on May 24, 1813. This occurred during the siege preceding the Battle of Craney Island. He was born in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia on October 14, 1790." - from "Known Burials at the Glasgow Street Park" by Margaret Windley
The regiment was encamped at Craney Island, at least for a time, according to the Pension Application of Littlebury Farmer, a Private in the Regiment.
"On 6 June the Fourth Regiment relieved the Fifth on the island [Craney], and Lt. Col. Henry Beatty assumed command of American forces there . . . Lt. Col. Henry Beatty, commandant of the Thirty-First Regiment from Frederick county, but then commanding the Fourth Virginia Regiment in Taylor's Virginia Brigade . . ." - from "Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812" by Stuart L. Butler
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 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.

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.


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"

There was a muster taken on 28 June 1814 for Captain John Bonnett's company of the 4th Regiment of Virginia Militia in Norfolk, Virginia, but Private James Hissom was not in it. We do know, however, that James left the militia before the end of the year, enlisting in the 35th Infantry, U.S. Army in Norfolk, officially on 15 November 1814.

"Hissam, James (or)
Hissom, James
SC-6538
Private, Capt. James H. Belsehe's Co.,
35th US Inf as Pvt"

- from "Index to War of 1812 Pension Files" by Virgil D. White
The 35th appears to have been taking over some of the roles that the 4th Regiment had been performing.
"In March, 1814, the "principal part" of the 35th was stationed on Craney Island, and his memoirs [Lt Bolling's] confirm that the stationing of the 35th was due directly to the the Craney Island and Hampton battles in order "to meet an enemy who were daily expected to attack us..." Of note, Bolling mentions marching the Company, of which he had temporary command, into Fort Nelson, across from Fort Norfolk, indicating the apparent planned dispersal of the Regiment to cover the region of operations." - comments drawn from the Memoirs of First Lieutenant Blair Bolling, 35th U.S. Infantry Regiment - Courtesy of Blair W. Bolling (see below)

I think Capt. Belsehe was actually,

"James H. Belcher (Vir[ginia]) Fst lt 35. infy 31 Mar. '13: Capt Sept. '14: disband. June '15." - from "Dictionary of All Officers by Charles Kitchell Gardner
And wouldn't yah know it, but James Belsches [also as Belcher, Belchers, Belches, Belscher & Belsher], James Hissom's company commader in the 35th, had been a Sergeant in the 4th Regiment of Virginia Militia - from War of 1812 Service Records. So apparently they both joined the 35th, with James earning a commission, presumably on his record or, as you'll read below, because of family connections. The following is Jame's register of enlistment.
"No. 3312. Name: Hissam, James [Hissum, Hisson]. Rank: Pvt. Regiment: 35 U.S.I. Company Commander: [blank]. Height: 5' 7 1/2". Eyes": Grey. Hair: Dark. Complexion: Fair. Age: 21. Occupation: Farmer. Town or County Where Born: Pittsylvania. State: Va. Enlistment: When: 15 Nov. 1814. Where: Norfolk. By Whom: Lt. J.B. Cole. Period: D[uration] War. Remarks: R.R. Nov. 30/14. D.R. Capt. James H. Belchers Co. Feb 16, and J.R. Camp Defiance, Norfolk, March 15/15, present. Roll dated 1815, Entitled to an honorable discharge. Discharged at Norfolk, March 15/15, term expired. See pension case." - from "U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914"
Camp Defiance was "nearly a mile north of Norfolk."

The Belsches Family

More often as Belscher or Belcher. A Scottish family.

"1st July 1665, Edinburgh: James Belsches, son of the late James Belsches, indweller in Edinburgh, has agreed a contract to build a new tenement at the foot of the Horsewynd on the east side of the Cowgate, adjacant to that of Thomas Craufurd, merchant, on the east side."
In 1717 Alexander Belsches, a lawyer in Edinburgh, bought the estate of Invermay. The family in America would take that name for their ancestral home in Virginia.

Thomas Belsches, of Greenyard, Scotland [a younger son-not inheriting?] had three sons who emigrated to America; the eldest, Hugh, of Sussex county, Virginia, who built Invermay; James of Cabin Point, Surry county [this is up the James river from Norfolk]; and Patrick, of Hanover county.

Captain James Belsches, of Surry county, served in the Revolutionary War. A James Belsher Jnr was taken prisoner by the Queen's Rangers at Petersburg and paroled. James was the Commissioner of the Provisions Law for Prince George county. In 1778 and 1779 James Belsches of Cabin Point, Surry county, Virginia advertised in the Virginia Gazette for runaway slaves. In the 1782 census of Surry county there were 3 Whites and 21 Blacks in his household.

"LETTER FROM SHELTON T. BELSCHES SR., HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA

I am 71 years old, a seventh-generation American Belsches, descended from James Belsches who emigrated from Scotland about 1750 to Surry County, Virginia. James was descended from Alexander Belsches, who was the first of the Belsches name to own Invermay the estate near Dunning. I have long been interested in the genealogy of the Belsches family and was quite elated to be able to make a trip to Scotland this past August, when I had an opportunity to visit Invermay and Green of Invermay and even to ride through Dunning twice! . . . James Belsches named his home in Surry County "Invermay". I have not been able to locate James' original home and I think it must no longer exist. I am pleased that I long ago named my own home in Hopewell "Invermay", before I had visited Scotland. However, it was not until my visit that I learned the "why" of the name. I found that "Inver" referred to the mouth of a river, but I could find no trace of anything named "May"....until I stopped at the Post Office in Bridge of Earn to inquire after Invermay and found out about the stream, the Waters of May. Needless to say we photographed that, too!"

I suppose "our" James Belsches must be the son of Captain James Belsches Jnr.

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

A newspaper reference indicates that James Hissom was a 21 year old farmer, born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia - copied from the original newspaper clippng and submitted by Anne Vestal Miller. This was probably our James, with Pittsylvania a mistranscription for Pennsylvania. Note that the 35th regiment, like the 4th Regiment of Virginia militia, was stationed in Norfolk and it was raised from a militia unit - or perhaps from elements from several such units. At about this same time a number of men in the 4th Regiment of Virginia militia were being discharged. Was this the end of their period of service? These were only from 3 to 6 months long. Why would James have done this? Perhaps he wasn't ready to start his long, lonely walk back home.

The 35th Infantry Regiment

The 35th was part of the regular U.S. Army, as opposed to a state militia. However, it has been said that the 35th, raised in Virginia, had at its core a state militia - from the National Archives. The regiment was organized under the act of 29 January 1813. During 1813-1814 they were stationed in the vicinity of Norfolk under the command of Colonel Goodwyn [or Gooden].

"Many applications were made by Colo Joseph Goodwyn our commandant for orders to march his Regiment to the northwestern frontier but all in vain. We wear kept on that station until peace, without having an opportunity of sharing the honours, with our bretheren in arms, who being in a more salubrious climate sufered only from Inclementcy of the weather, the fategues of the march and in Glorious Battle."
"Blair's memoir vividly captures the unglamorous, but expected and essential duties of the regiment of drill, picket, and erection of fortifcations etc; yet speaks to the spirit of the Regiment when he states that the duties "although arduous were performed without a murmer." Bolling is most poignant when he describes the losses suffered to wars then greatest killer - uncontrollable disease - a steady and unrelenting occurrence and a fact of life for all militaries until modern medical practice was able to reverse this situation. Indeed, the expected loss from disease alone underscores the 35th's deployment, though not great in distance from home counties, as an act of knowing and considered risk, and thus courageous, on the part of all those who then volunteered to serve in the army, militia or regular." - from the "Memoirs of First Lieutenant Blair Bolling, 35th US Infantry Regiment" with comments from A Search for the Old 35th U.S. Regular Infantry.

To the right is a private’s uniform of the this regiment, circa 1813. For more about how the troops lived, see Aspects of the Military Life of Troops Stationed Around the Norfolk Harbor, 1812 to 1814 by Rodney C. Foytik.

The regiment was consolidated with the 5th and 18th regiments on 17 May 1815.

James was discharged in Norfolk on 15 March 1815. This was when most of the men who enlisted for the war were discharged. James' discharge papers were supposedly burned up in a house in Tyler county, West Virginia.

James was awarded bounty land for his military service: "Township No. 55 North of the Base Line Range North West of the 5th principal Meridian [Missouri] . . . Jas Hissam 21182 . . . Surveyed . . . in February 1817" - from U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats.

James married Lavina Knight in January 1818, probaly in Monroe county, Ohio, across the Ohio river from Tyler county, West virginia. Depending on when we think James was born, he was between 25 and 33 years old.






James Hissam had requested a Military Bounty Land Warrant for his duty during the War of 1812. The following appears to be the formal award of the land noted above.

"No. 21182
Jas. Hissam Private 35th Infantry.
Pursuant to the second section of an Act of Congress, passed the 6th of May, 1812, authorizing the Secretary of War to issue Land Warrants to the noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers enlisted in the service of the United States, conformably to the acts of the 24th of December, 1811, and of the 11th of January, 1812 [The acts of 1811-12 promised 160 acres to privates and NCOs who enlisted in regiments raised by Congress and who served for five years, unless discharged sooner or killed. These warrants were redeemable only in military reserves in Illinois, Arkansas, and Missouri until the act of 1842 made them redeemable at any GLO land office.], James Hissam, late a Private in the company comanded by Captain Jas. H. [?] Belsches, of the 35 Regiment United States Infantry, is entitled to ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES OF LAND, to be located agreeabley to the said act on any unlocated part of the six millions of acres appropriated by law for the original grantees of such military warrants; and this warrant is not assignable or transferrble in any manner whatever.
Lic April 1819.

GIVEN at the War Office of the United States, this 27 day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and Ninteteen.

J. C. Calhoun [This was the famous John C. Calhoun of South Carolina]
Secretary of War" - from "War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants 1815-1858"
Another reference shows,
"Date of Patent: 1819 April 30. Name of Patentee: Hissam James. No. of Warrant: 21182. Capacity: [Pvt]. Company: Belchis 35th Inf. - Survey: N.W. Description: Section: 11. Township: 55. Range: 16" - from "U.S.War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858"
This land was located in Randolph county, Missouri - from "U.S. General Land Office Records." However, as noted before, the patentee rarely took up such property. More often, the warrant was sold for cash. The U.S. General Land Office Records show,
30 April 1819. "Know ye, That in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812, James Hissem [looks like Hysam] having deposited in the General Land-Office a Warrant in his favor, numbered 21182, there is granted unto the Said James Hissam, late a Private in Belches Compy 35 Regt of Infantry a certain Tract of Land containing one hundred and sixty acres being the North West of Section Eleven of Township fiftyfive North in Range [garbled] West in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts aforesaid) for Military Bounties, in the Territory of Missouri North To Have and to Hold the said greater Section of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said James Hissam and to his heirs and assigns forever, In Testimony Whereof . . ."
There is a plat map of the area mentioned above with James' name on it. I still don't think there's any reason to believe James actually took possession.

I don't see James Hissam in the 1820 census, though Levi [called Hipen in Ancestry.com], David, Jesse, Thomas, and another Thomas Hissem were in Tyler county, West Virginia at this time. There were five Knight families in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, led by Aquilla, James, John, Susannah, and William Knight. James and Lavina may have been living with her folks at this early point in their marriage.

In the 1830 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a James Hisum. In the household there were 3 boys under the age of 5 [Thomas, Elson, and John] and 3 between 5 and 10 years old [James R. and two unknowns], one man aged 30-40 years [James] and one woman aged 20-30 years [Lavina].

There are land warrants for approximately 40 acres dated 21 August 1837 and about 80 acres dated 7 November 1837 for James Hysom in Monroe county, Ohio.

The 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a James Hissam. In the household there were three boys 10 to 15 years old, two that were 15 to 20, and a man 50 to 60 years old, which would be James. Women in the house included a girl 5 to 10 years old.

The 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a James Hisum, a 60 year old farmer [1790], born in Pennsylvania. He had real property worth $1000. Living with him were Ellson, 20, and Eliza, 15. Lavina apparently died sometime between 1835 and 1850. Eliza may have died in June 1850 of consumption.

On 1 August 1850 a James Hysem purchased 39.57 acres of land, "1 SWSW Ohio River Survey, No. 2N 4W 19," at the Marietta land office based on an "Act or Treaty" of 24 April 1820, statutory reference 3 Stat. 566. The Land Act of 1820 was a federal law that eliminated the purchase of public land in the United States on credit. The act required a down payment of $100 and reduced the price from $1.65 to $1.25 per acre ($408 to $309/km²). The land was located in the Northwest Territory and Missouri Territory.

The following must be James, and his little brother David, using the surname spelling of Hyssom - not too distant from the Hysem spelling just above. Both lived in Monroe county, Ohio at this time, 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 in Marshall County, West Virginia.

At some point James moved across the Ohio river to West Virginia. The 1860 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia lists a James Hisam, a farmer aged 69, born in Pennsylvania. He was living alone, though he was listed just below the entry for William Hisam [sic], a grandson of Thomas Heysham/Hissom, James' uncle. He had real property worth $250 and other property worth $360.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissom, 86 [accelerating his age by 6-7 years since the 1850/1860 census]. He was living with his grandson, James Hissom, 19, and his wife, Lucy, 16. His son, James R., died about this time.

In the 1880 Monroe county census as James Hissom who claimed to be 101 years old at the time of the census, that is, born in 1779. Note that he "aged" 14 years in the 10 years since the 1870 census. He was probably "only" 87 based on a 1793 year of birth. This document shows him to be born in Pennsylvania, as were his parents. He was living "next door" to his son, Thomas Hissom.

"James Hissom, at the age of 103 years in 1881, was a pensioner of the War of 1812. At that age, he rode horseback to Woodsfield (a distance of about 16 miles) to cash his pension check." - from "History of Monroe County, Ohio," by H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, dated 1882 [Jackson township].

In the "List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1 1883" Vols. 1-5, page 226.

6,538 Hissom, James . . . Trail Run . . . surv. 1812 . . . 8 00 . . . Oct., 1881"

James died on 24 June 1885.

Jackson Township, Monroe County, Ohio

Monroe county was established on 29 January 1813. The first permanent settlement of which there is authentic history was made in 1791. Settlements were made across the Ohio River at Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia, and at this point, a ferry was established in 1804. Jackson Township to the south was one of the first four townships in the county. Notable early settlers of this township include Phillip Witten, Azariah Hoskinson, Arthur Scott, Baziel Barnett, John Bridgeman, David Harrison, James Harrison, Thomas Evans, David Evans, John Knight, Felix Sigler and James Hissom.

James and Lavinia’s children were
(23) James R. Hissom (1820)
(23) Thomas Hissom (1828)
(23) Elson Hissem (1829)
(23) Alexander Hissam (1829), an anomoly that may fit here
(23) John Hissem (1830)
(23) Jane Hissem (c1829)
(23) Eliza Hissem (1835)

-The Family of James R. Hissom-

(23) James R. Hissom (1820)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born in about 1820. In the 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissam, though this was probably his father. According to a descendent, this whole section of the family resided in Monroe county. James married Ruth Knight. She was born in 1824, the daughter of Quiller and Betsey Knight. This was probably Aquilla Knight of the 1820 census, above. He was also listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1870 census for the township. How closely related were they to James' mother, Lavina Knight, I wonder?

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hisum, a 23 year old farmer, born in Ohio. Living with him are his wife, Ruth, 26, daughters Levina, 4, and Susannah, 2, and a son, Alexander, 6/12.

James died in about 1860, though other researchers claim as early as 1854. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio Ruth Hison [sic] was shown as a 30 year old head of the household. She was farming the land, clearly a tough old bird. Living with her were her children, Levina, 15, Susianna [sic], 13, Alexander, 10, and Henry, 8.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township as Ruth Hissom, 40. Living with her were her children, Alexander, 20, Henry, 18, and Martha, 9. Where did Martha come from? Perhaps Ruth was pregnant at the time of the 1860 census? Yvonne Hissom Donlon writes,

"The question you have about Martha Hissom (b 1862), daughter of James R. Hissom (1820-1854) and Ruth Knight, I had myself. How can this be? I thought. If James died in 1854, and I have not found a record to suggest that his death was later, how could Martha be his daughter?

When I questioned my great uncle Ernie, he had no idea (and he is the family historian who passed this project on to me) who I was talking about.

However, in the papers he passed on to me, I find I find this:
Ruth Eicky is buried at Locust Grove, died May 12 1881. Was 56 years old. She is listed as former wife of James Hissom.
In the 1880 Census, I find a Ruth Eicky and Lewis Eicky, along with a 17 year old Martha Hissom Eicky.

Three things are now possible:
1. James' date of death is wrong and he actually died after 1862, but I don't think so.
2. She [Ruth Knight Hissom] had a child when she was a widow and out of wedlock, and Martha was naturally given the name Hissom
3. Ruth married Lewis in or before 1862 (found no record of their marriage) and upon her birth Martha was given the name Hissom as a middle name.

As we are talking about 1850-1865, I am most persuaded by the last two scenarios. At the time it was a social and economic imperative that a widow remarry as soon as possible. 8 years was a very long time to be unmarried with kids in that climate. In the 1880 census Martha is listed as Lewis Eicky's stepdaughter, not his daughter. Either way, his or an unmentioned man's, she is not a Hissom (paternally) if it's true James died in 1854. ??? It's one of my things that make you go hmm?

[(22)] James Heysham Sr (1785-1885) - so many different reports of his year of birth and death are available, it's hard to say for sure when either was. The story is he was 110, but his gravestone has him at 100. The story is also that he always told he would live to bury all his sons. And he did. He walked to the cemetery to bury his last son, Thomas who died at age 59 (b.1826). That makes his date of death as improbable as it is sad, and touching. 100, 105, or 110 years old at his death, there is no one who can deny him the strength and pure pluck it takes to live that long at that time!"

I recently received another email on the Martha Hissom issue.

"I found some information you may not know about. I have been researching the family of James R. Hissom, Jr. and his marriage to Ruth Knight. As it has been with you, the record of Martha Hissom was a huge question mark with respect to her father. I have just found a record of her death in Wetzel County, West Virginia showing her married name (Cooley). The record indicates her husband was Daniel W. Cooley, and the informant was Ira Cooley, one of their children. Listed as Martha's mother is Ruth Knight, while her father is James' brother ELISON (Elson) Hissom, who was found guilty a few years later of the attempted rape of his daughter Isabelle. If Elson was her father, it explains why Martha’s last name was Hissom. Whether a liaison between Elson and Ruth was consensual or not is something we’ll probably never know, but Elson’s first wife Nancy Colvin was still alive during the time of Martha’s conception." - from Sheila Hubbard of Seattle, Washington

Was Elson really that randy?

Ruth remarried and is found in the 1880 Census living with her new husband, Lewis Eicky.

James' children were,
(24) Levina Hissom (1846)
(24) Susannah Hissom (1848)
(24) Alexander Hissom (1850)
(24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)
(24) Martha Hissom (1862)

(24) Levina Hissom (1846)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820)

Named for her grand-mother, Levina [Lavinia] Knight Hissom? In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Levina Hisum, 4. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Levina Hison, 15.

(24) Susannah Hissom (1848)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820)

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Susannah Hisum, 2. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Susianna Hison, 13. I have a Susanna Hyssom who married John Justice on 18 August 1867 in Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) Alexander Hissom (1850)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820)

He was born in Ohio. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Alexander Hisum, 6/12, living with his parents. In the 1860 census as Alexander Hissom [Alexandria per Ancestry.com], 10, living at home with his widowed mother, Ruth. In the 1870 census of Jackson township as Alexander Hissom, 20, still living at home.

Alexander Hissom married Barbara Ann Fagert on 11 December 1873 in Monroe county, Ohio. That's her in an undated photo at the right. She was born in May 1841 in Ohio, the daughter of John Michael Fagert and Thekia [Thelma] Weisert, both German emigrants. This was Barbara's second marriage. First she had married David Bishop Smittle in 1857. They had four children, Henry M., Edgar Vain, Ezekial S., and John Michael Smittle. David Smittle died in 1872 at the age of 33.

Alexander and Barbara had four children together. These were Ruth, Ethel, Anna, and Mattie, all born between 1877 and 1882. Alexander apparently raised the Smittle children as well.

In a map dated 1877, A. Hissum is shown residing on Narrows Run, in Lee towship, Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1880 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Alexander Hyssom [Hypom in Ancestry.com], a 30 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Barbara, 39, daughter, Ruth, 3, and step-children, Henry, 22, John, 18, Ezekial, 15, and Edgar Smittle, 12.

Alexander died before 1900.

In the 1900 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Barbara Hissom, a 59 year old [May 1841] widow. She was living alone, but next-door to her son John Smittle.

In the 1910 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Barbara Hissom, a 68 year old widow. She had 11 children, of which 7 were still living. She was living alone, but next-door to her son John Smittle.

In the 1920 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Barbara Hissom, a 78 year old widow. She was living alone, but next-door to her son John Smittle.

In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio was Barbara Hissom, an 88 year old widow, living with her son Ezekial Smittle. Barbara died in about 1943 at the age of 102! Alexander and Barbara's children were,
Their children were,
(25) Alexander Hissom (1875)
(25) Ruth Hissom (1877)
(25) Ethel Hissom (1880)
(25) Mattie Hissom (1882)
(25) Anna Hissom (1885)

(25) Alexander Hissom (1875)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

He was born on 21 January 1875 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. He probably died young.

(25) Ruth Hissom (1877)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

She was born on 23 March 1877 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She married Walter Rowe Bolen on 20 October 1895 in Monroe county, Ohio. He was born on 15 August 1874 in Monroe county, the son of Samuel Bolen and Elizabeth Huffman. Walter died on 19 July 1930 in Mead township, Belmont county, Ohio. Ruth died in Cincinnati in 1948.

(25) Ethel Hissom (1880)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

She was born on 4 July 1880 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She probably died young.

(25) Mattie Hissom (1882)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

She was born on 28 September 1882. She married Gottfried Glauser.

(25) Anna Hissom (1885)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

She was born on 6 January 1885 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She probably died young.

(24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820)

He was born on 28 October 1853 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1860 census of Jackson township as Henry Hissom, 8, living at home with his widowed mother, Ruth. In the 1870 census of Jackson township as Henry Hissom, 18, still living at home.

Henry Hissom, 20, married Alphena [Alphrena] Jane Fagert [Faggert] on 15 [17?] June 1873. She was born on 6 October 1856 in Ohio. Her parents were from Germany. I assume Alphrena was the sister of Barbara Ann, above, who married Henry's brother, Alexander. Note that Alexander was a witness to this wedding.

In the 1880 census of Smithfield township, Roane county, West Virginia as Henry Hisom, a 25 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Alphena J., 22, and children, Pebe L. [Phoebe], a 6 year old girl, of Ohio, and Charles F., 9 [?], of West Virginia. While Charles' age definitely looks like 9, it must be a 4, perhaps inadvertantly closed at the top, because he was listed after Pebe and born in West Virginia.

In the 1900 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Henry Hissom, a 46 year old huxter [peddler/hawker], born in October 1853. Living with him were his wife, Alphena J., 44 [October 1856], and children, Charley F., 23 [October 1876], Marie M., 16 [April 1884], Lola E., 9 [October 1890], Earl G., 6 [October 1893], and Dewey G., 2, [April 1898]. These children were all born in West Virginia.

In the 1910 census of the 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Henry Hissom, a 56 year old wholesale poultry merchant. Living with him were his wife, Alphina, 53, and children, Charlie F., a 33 year old widowed butcher, Earl G., a 17 year old teamster on a poultry wagon, Dewey G., 12, and grandson, Henry B., 3.

In the 1920 census of Mair township, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Henry Hisson, a 67 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife Alphenia J., 64.

According to the Charleston Daily Mail of 16 April 1924, Henry Hissom was at that time in the local hospital, seriously ill with Bright's disease. He died the next day, 17 April 1924 in Kanawha, West Virginia. Alphena died on 20 August 1929 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia.

Their children were,
(25) Phoebe Lovena Hissom (1874)
(25) Charles Frederick Hissom (1876)
(25) Marie M. Hissom (1884)
(25) Lola E. Hissom (1890)
(25) Earl Gorman Hissom (1893)
(25) Dewey George Hissom (1898)

(25) Phoebe Lovena Hissom (1874)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

She was born on 21 April 1874 in Jackson township, Monre county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Smithfield township, Roane county, West Virginia as Pebe L. Hisom, 6, of Ohio. Phoebe Lorrene [Loraina/Loviniana] was born on 22 April 1873. She married Gilbert E. Edgell. He died on 24 November 1889. She later married Peter Simmons. Phoebe died on 17 May 1949.

(25) Charles Frederick 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

He was born on 28 October 1876 in Roane county, West Virginia. In the 1880 census of Smithfield township, Roane county, West Virginia as Charles F. Hisom, 4 [?], of West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Charley F. Hissom, 23 [October 1876], still living at home with his parents. He was born in West Virginia.

He married Augusta Myers in about 1901, at the age of 25. She died before 1910. In the 1910 census of the 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Charlie F. Hissom, a 33 year old widowed butcher. Living with him in his father's house was his son, Henry B., 3.

Charlie later married Bessie M. Humphrey. She was born September 1894 in Kanawha county, West Virginia, the daughter of John P. Humphrey and Nancy Elizabeth Jones. Charles registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at the age of 41. He was a self-employed Huckster [that is, a peddler or hawker, like his father]. His wife was Bessie May Hissom. He was described as tall and of medium build, with grey eyes and black hair.

In the 1920 census of Charleston Ward 1, Kanawha county, West Virginia as C.F. Hissom, a 43 year old Whole Sale Pro[duce] Dealer, of West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Bessie, 24, and children, Bernard, 13, Mildred N., 4 0/12, and Dewey M., 1 3/12, a daughter.

In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, a 53 year old retail meats producer. Living with him are his second wife, Bessie, 33, and children, Mildred, 14, Dewey M. [female], 12, Ira P., 9, and Lawrence, 4.

In the Charleston Daily Mail of 1 February 1932 is a notice, "Charles F. Hissom, a produce merchant, died early Monday morning at his home in Pennsylvania of a complication of diseases. He was 55 years old [1877] . . . He is survived by his widow and these five chidren, Midred, Dewey Mae, Ira, Lawrence and Bernard Hissom."

His children were,
(26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906), the only child of Augusta
(26) Mildred Leona Hissom (1916)
(26) Dewey Mae Hissom (1918)
(26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)
(26) Lawrence Lomie Hissom (1926)

(26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

Known as Bernard. He was born on 17 August 1906, the only child of Charles Frederick Hissom and Augusta Myers. Of Sissonville, West Virginia. In the 1910 census of the 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Henry B. Hissom, 3. In the 1920 census of Charleston Ward 1, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Bernard Hissom, 13.

He married Bessie Irene Shamblin.

In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Bernard H. Hissom, as 23 year old butcher in a grocery store. Living with him were his wife, Bessie, 23, and children, Lewis F., 3 9/12, George B., 1 10/12, and James R., 1/12.

He died in December 1970 in Charleston. His children were,
(27) Lewis F. Hissom (1926)
(27) George B. Hissom (1928)
(27) James R. Hissom (1930)
(27) Ronald Hissom (1933)
(27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)
(27) Charles Hissom (c1930)
(27) Carolyn Sue Hissom (c1930)
(27) Judith Hissom (c1930)
(27) Larry Hissom (c1930)
(27) Robert Hissom (1942), born on 21 June 1942, died on 17 Septembert 1942 in Charleston, West Virginia
(27) Infant Hissom (1944), born on 7 April 1944, died on 8 April 1944 in Kanawha county, West Virginia

(27) Lewis Frederick Hissom (1926)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Lewis F. Hissom, 3 9/12. He enlisted as a Private in the Army on 11 October 1944. He was single and had two years of high school. Interestingly, he enlisted out of Camp Attterbury, Indiana. He lived in Charleston and was married to Margaret L. (1921). He died before 2005.

There is a court case involving Lewis, but I only have a snippet reference. ". . . an automobile driven by him and a taxicab, owned by the defendant, Skyline Cab, Inc., and operated by its employee, the defendant Lewis Hissom, at the intersection of Court . . ." - from the "Southeastern Law Report." Apparently Lewis was driving east on Virginia street when it collided with another car. This event occurred before 1950.

(27) George B. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Of Marmet/Sissonville. Known as Corky. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as George B. Hissom, 1 10/12. He is living in Charleston today with his wife, Lois M. (1924).

"George Hissom. 317-583-2938" offering a 1972 Porsche and a Pontiac Firebird for sale. - from "Cars & Parts" 1980. George Hissom, Sissonville High School, Charleston, West Virginia, 1942 - 1946.

George died on 11 April 2010. His obituary:

George Bernard Hissom, 81, of Sissonville passed away April 11, 2010 at CAMC.

He was Retired from Union Carbide Corporation as a Foreman with 32 years of service. A Member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where he sang in the Choir. A Member of the Lions Club, a Melvin T. Jones Fellow for 17 years, a Silver Medalist in the 2008 Huntsman World Senior Games, in Las Vegas, and the Union Carbide Retirees Club.

He was an Avid Bowler, Golfer, and loved Hunting and Fishing.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Henry and Bessie Hissom; Wife, Joan Butcher Hissom; Daughter, Patty Hissom; Brothers and Sisters, Lewis Hissom, Jim Hissom, Ronald Hissom, Robert Hissom, Brenda Hissom and Larry Hissom.

Surviving him is Wife, Lois Hissom; Daughter, Connie L. Mingus and husband Gene of Windsor, Ohio; Step-Son, Tim Carrico and wife Janie of Winifrede; Step-Daughter, Lisa Gibson and husband Bruce of Dunbar; Brothers and Sisters, Rev. Byron Hissom and wife Anna Mae; Charles Hissom and wife Frances; and Julia Crowder and husband Frank all of Sissonville; Carolyn Sue Fitzwater and husband Calvin of St. Albans.

Grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Joel Rosier, Matthew Mingus, Hannah Carrico and Morgan Carrico,

(27) James R. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

He was born on 6 March 1930. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as James R. Hissom, 1/12. He and his wife, Vivian L. (1931), lived in Greendale, Milwaukee county, Wisconsin with their son, Bruce James Hissom (1962). James died on 14 September 2005 in Greendale, Wisconsin. His obituary:

"James R. Hissom of Milwaukee, Wis. died Sept. 14, 2005. He was born March 6, 1930, in Charleston, the son of Bernard and Bessie Hissom and was a graduate of Sissonville High School. He is survived by Vivian, his wife of 51 years; a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Rita Hissom of DeForest, Wis.; sons, Bruce and Douglas of Milwaukee, Wis.; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, George and his wife, Lois, Charles and his wife, Frances, and Byron and his wife, Anna Mae; and sisters, Carolyn and husband, Calvin Fitzwater and Julia and husband, Frank Crowder, all of the Charleston area. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War and after an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he attended Marquette University and then worked for 35 years at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee."

(28) Russell Alan Hissom (1958)

He married Rita Ann Sauer (1967) on 31 May 1997 in Dodge county, Wisconsin. Of DeForest, Wis. I believe Russell is a CPA working with the utility industry.

(29) Patrick Russell Hissom (1981)
(28) Russell Alan Hissom (1958)

Of Madison, Wisconsin. I recently received an email from Patrick Hissom: "I am Russell Hissom's son, Nephew of Doug Hissom (who introduced me to the site), Grandson of James Hissom. I noticed your Navy experience and thought it was pretty cool. I spent the first 10 years of my career in the AF as an aircraft maintainer, 6 years in Okinawa...loved it. Now I am a Farsi Linguist doing a stint in Monterey . . ." Apparently he also speaks Japanese and Thai.

(29) Amanda Hissom & Gloria Hissom ?

(28) Bruce James Hissom (1962)

Of Milwaukee or Greendale, Wisconsin. Bruce Hissom, Wisconsin Lutheran High School class of 1980, has died.

(28) Douglas M. Hissom (1963)

Of Milwaukee. Doug is a radio announcer. "Doug Hissom has covered local and state politics for 20 years. He lives in Bay View."

An article published in the Milwaukee Magazine in September 2006 notes that Doug Hissom, the son of Jim, was a reporter and sometimes editor of the weekly Shepherd Express, but had recently been let go in what the magazine thought was an ill-advised move by the paper. The latest I've seen is that Doug writes a weekly environmental column for Baltimore Post-Examiner. He has covered local and state politics in Wisconsin for more than 20 years.

(27) Ronald Hissom (1933)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

According to his nephew, John Hissom. Ronald L. Hissom was born on 5 January 1933 and died on 8 January 1998. He was buried in the Foral Hills Garden Memories cemetary, a veteran. Ronald and his wife, Eleanor J., both born in 1933, lived in Charleston, West Virginina. His obituary,

"Ronald L. Hissom, 65, of Charleston died Jan. 8, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. He was a retired Charleston police officer, 1965 Policeman of the Year, an Army veteran and former secretary-treasurer of the West Virginia State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of FOP Lodge 74, Charleston, Elks Lodge 202, Charleston, Moose Lodge 1444, Charleston, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Charleston. Surviving: wife, Eleanor J.; brothers, George B. of Marmet, Charles L. of Sissonville, the Rev. Byron R. of Miami, James R. of Greendale, Wis.; sisters, Julia Crowder of Hurricane, Carolyn Sue Fitzwater of St. Albans."
Apparently he had no children. There was another Ronald born about the same time, Ron James Hissom, below, a race driver, who died in 2005.

(27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Of Miami. He was born in 1935, according to his son, John Paul. His middle name was derived from the "maiden name of one of the grandmothers." Also known as Butch. "From an early age he identified with his father's & grandfather's profession, becoming a master butcher later in his life by going to [a] Toledo meat cutting school." A reverand minister, he worked with Reverand Earl Hissom in the late 1960's. He was "a home missions pastor here in WV, He started in Estdale WV, up Cabin Creek, and went on to various small country churches. He has since retired. He is an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His great uncle Earl G. Hissom Sr. started most of the Nazarene Churches in the Kanawha Valley of WV. My father worked with him in his mission, which now has a website Hissom Interdenominational Ministries."

Byron married Anna Mae (1940). Per John Hissom. His children were,
(28) Byron Rolf Hissom Jr. (c1960)
(28) John Paul Hissom (1969)

(28) Dr. Byron Rolf Hissom Jr. (c1960)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)

A grandson of Henry Bernard Hissom. A medical doctor now living in Muckegon (or Spring Lake), Michigan. He married Judith Renee (1964). "He has 5 children ranging in age from 17 to 9. four boys and one girl," said his brother, John.

From a school board election notice: "Incumbent B. Rolf Hissom Jr., 46, of 18878 Greenwood is a medical director/hospitalist with Mercy Health Partners and has his medical degree from Marshall University. He has lived in the district for 15 years and has five children attending Spring Lake schools. He has volunteered as a school board member and a school chaperone."

(28) John Paul Hissom (1969)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)

A grandson of Henry Bernard Hissom. He was born in 1969. He married Patricia Ann McDougall on 16 December 1989. Ranson is his maternal grandmother's maiden name. He was a psychology major and is becoming a minister, a strong Hissom tradition. He wrote recently,

"My dad is one of Henry Bernard's son's; most of your info is right, but he was born in 1935, and I in 1969, I am married to Patricia Ann McDougal Dec 16 1989, we have 2 Children Matthew Ranson Hissom, (Ranson is my maternal grandmother's maiden name), and Emily Grace Hissom. there were also two to three miscarraiges one named, Michael Morgan Hissom.

My Brother is Named Byron Rolf Hissom Jr. He has 5 children ranging in age from 17 to 9. four boys and one girl. One thing I have noticed about Hissom's is we produce about 80% male births.

We do have a strong military tradition, but unfortumately due to asthma I was unable to join the marines as a teen as I desired, and so have gone on into psychology and am becoming a minister another family tradition. Many of us have become minister's, my father was a home missions pastor here in WV, He started in Estdale WV, up Cabin Creek (Not far from where Jerry West the pro basketball player comes from), and went on to various small country churches. He has since retired. He is an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His great uncle Earl G. Hissom Sr. started most of the Nazarene Churches in the Kanawha Valley of WV. My father worked with him in his mission, which now has a website Hissom Interdenominational Ministries.

Earl Sr. was prolific in the usual Hissom way and had several boys and some girls, Earl Jr. had Earl the 3rd, who recently died (last May 2007). Phil Hissom and Eric Hissom are Earl the 3rd's sons, they also have a sister. Phil is going to seminary to become a minister, Eric is indeed the actor noted on your website. Davey Joe was indeed our cousin (my 5th), and another Earl, Earl Cochran a grandson of Earl Sr. is a minister. One of my uncles "Larry", was in the CIA in Laos, during the Vietnam war, he died when I was 4 in the US, in a car crash. many of my fathers siblings have died, and Henry's 1/2 sister died recently. We are a very tight knit family, and have married into the early settlers of Sissonville WV, the Fisher's, Laynes, Pfosts, Atkissons, Shamblins, Milams, Carneys, and Harisons just to name a few. There is a strong family resemblence whenever I see a Hissom. I am sending you a picture of me as well. Sorry this is so tangential, we have that as a trait as well. Write more later. John."

I suspect he is the Fire Chief of Chester, West Virginia. Note that the (25) Floyd Hissom family lived in Chester and some members were part of the fire department.

They have two children,
(29) Matthew Ranson Hissom,
(29) Emily Grace Hissom

(27) Charles L. Hissom (c1930)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Of Sissonville, Kanawha county, West Virginia. Per James R. & Ronald L. Hissom's obituaries, their brother. He married Francis.

(27) Sue Hissom (c1930)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

She married Calvin Fitzwater, of Charleston.

(27) Judith Hissom (c1930)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Known as Julia. She married Frank Crowder, of Charleston.

(27) Larry Hissom (c1930)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

A CIA operative in Laos during the Vietnam war. He died in a car accident in 1973.

(26) Mildred Leona Hissom (1916)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Mildred Hissom, 14.

(26) Dewey Mae Hissom (1918)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Dewey M. Hissom [female], 12.

(26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

He was born on 25 September 1921. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Ira P. Hissom, 9. In the Charleston Dail Mail of 27 March 1942 he was noted to be one of four volunteers who accompanied 197 inductess into the Army. He reached the rank of Tech Sergeant.

"Hissom, Ira Preston
T/Sgt. U.S. Army. Born Oct. 25 1922 [sic]. Entered service Aug 1942, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Camp Gordon, Ga. Attended Charleston Schools. Methodist and Baptist. Son of Mrs. Bessie Free, 616 Brooks St., Charleston, W. Va." - from "World War II Young American Patriots"
He died on 23 July 1990 in Lorain, Ohio.

They had a daughter, Patricia Ann, who married Dennis Richard Repko on 14 February 1976. in Repko, Ohio. I believe their other children were Karen, a teacher, and Gary Wayne.

I also have a James Preston Hissom who wrote "The Significance of Archetypal Expression in the Poetry of Wordsworth" in 1977.

(26) Lawrence Lomie Hissom (1926)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

He was born on 1 July 1926. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Lawrence Hissom, 4. He married Ida A. He enlisted in the Army on 11 July 1944.

"Hissom, Lawrence L.
Sgt. U.S. Army. Born July 1, 1926. Entered service June 1943, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Abiline, Tx. Attended Charleston schools. Methodist and Baptist. Son of Mrs. Bessie Free, 616 Brooks St., Charleston, W. Va." - from "World War II Young American Patriots"
He died on 22 October 1995 in Dunbar, Kanawha county, West Virginia. Ida died on 22 October 2003 in Dunbar, West Virginia. Her obituary,
"Ida A. Hissom of Dunbar, formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 22, 2003, in St. Francis Hospital, after a short illness. Her husband, Lawrence L. Hissom preceded her in death. She was a retired dietary clerk at St. Francis Hospital and attended Canaan Baptist Church. Ina [sic] is survived by daughters, Carol Latchhaw of Deland, Fla., and Sunshine Cain of Elkview, W.Va.; sons, Charles F. of Deleon Springs, Fla., and Lawrence R. of St. Albans; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katie Worden of Dunbar."
Their children were,
(27) Carol Hissom
(27) Sunshine Hissom
(27) Charles F. Hissom (c1950)
(27) Lawrence R. Hissom (c1950)

(27) Carol Hissom

Of Deland, Florida.

(27) Sunshine Hissom

Of Elkview, West Virginia.

(27) Charles F. Hissom (c1950)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

He was named for his grandfather.

(27) Lawrence R. Hissom (c1950)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

(25) Marie M. Hissom (1884)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Known as Maggie. She was born in April 1884. She married Ernest Meyer, of Gallia county, Ohio, the son of Frederick Meyer and Augusta Ralph. They had a son, Byron, and a daughter, Mildred.

(25) Lola E. Hissom (1890)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

She was born in October 1890. She married Allen Spradling.

(25) Earl Gorman Hissom (1893)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

He was born on 10 October 1893. In the 1900 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom, 6 [October 1893]. He was born in West Virginia. In the 1910 census of the 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom, a 17 year old teamster on a poultry wagon.

He registered for the draft at the age of 24. He was described as tall and stout, with brown eyes and brown hair. The Pastor of the Charleston First Church of the Nazarene.

Earl Gorman Hissom married Tressa Lena Dodd.

In the 1920 census of Thaxton, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom, a 25 year old clergyman. Living with him were his wife, Tressa L., 23, and children, Elizabeth A., 5, Charles H., 4 1/12, Mary F., 2 6/12, and Carol W., 11/12.

In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom, a 35 year old pastor of the Nazarene church. Living with him were his wife, Tressie, 34, and children, Elizabeth, 15, Charles, 14, Mary T., 13, Carol N., 12, Earl G. Jr., 10, Albert W., 7, George L., 4, and Roxilina, 2.

During the Depression he had a mission in town and delivered food to the poor. He also appeared on the radio. He founded the Hissom Holiness Tabernacle in 1934. The church survives to this day. He died in September 1970 in Charleston.

His nephew, John Hissom, writes,

". . . Earl Hissom Sr. was a preacher of great renown in WV, planting 14-20 churches in the Kanawha valley, many of his decendants are also preachers, Earl the III currrently runs the Hissom Tabernacle in Charleston WV. My father Byron . . . worked with Earl Sr. in the late 60's."
His children were,
(26) Clarence Hissom (1913)
(26) Elizabeth Hissom (1915)
(26) Charles Hissom (1916)
(26) Mary F. Hissom (1917)
(26) Carol N. Hissom (1918)
(26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920)
(26) Albert W. Hissom (1923)
(26) George L. Hissom (1926)
(26) Roxilina Hissom (1928)
(26) Ernest Hissom (c1930)
(26) Betty Lee Hissom (1933)

(26) Clarence 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

The following may below here - and yes, it breaks the heart of a father to read this.

"Milk Bottle Hangs Baby

Charleston, W Va, Feb. 18--Hanging by the cord which tied his milk bottle to his high chiar, eight-months old Clarence Hissom, son of Earl Hissom, was found dead by his mother. The little fellow had fallen from the chair and the cord, twisting around his neck, had strangled him to death." - from the 18 February 1914 Gettysburg Times of Pennsylvania.

(26) Elizabeth Hissom (1915)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

In the 1920 census of Thaxton, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Elizabeth A. Hissom, 5. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Elizabeth Hissom, 15. She married a Cash. She died on 4 April 1999. She was a retired cook from Humphrey's Pine Room and Dairy Bar, Charleston, West Virginia.

(26) Charles Hissom (1916)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

In the 1920 census of Thaxton, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Charles H. Hissom, 4 1/12. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, 14. In 1924 a Charles Hissom had a perfect 2nd grade attendance record at Elk Annex Elementary school. Things went down-hill from there.

There is a news article in the Charleston Dail Mail of 18 June 1933 that indicates that Charles Hissom and two friends were indicted in six cases of auto theft. He would have been 17 years old at that time. While I don't know this is the same man, he was of the right age and in the right town. On 8 August 1933, while under a sentence of five years probation, he was brought up on charges of breaking and entering the Jarrett Service station at Mink Shoals. This charge was later dismissed. On 28 September, however, Charles Hissom, a youth of West Charleston, was taken into custody for violating his probation. He was charged with auto theft. On 15 November 1933, following his plea of guilty to theft of an automobile, a judge directed that he be confined in the state industrial school for boys until he reached the age of 21 [which would be in about 1937]. Preachers' sons do the strangest things.

Charles H. Hissom is associated with the Reverend Earl G. Hissom in many church-type events. He and his wife were usually "in charge of the music" and it appears that both were singers. From the Charleston Dail Mail, 4 March 1938, "Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hissom, of Seventh avenue, announce the birth of a son, James Edward, on Thursday at the home. Mr. Hissom is the former Miss Virginia Moore, of Charleston. [I think she was really a Miller, her step-father being a Moore. Note that her brothers were Millers and her step-brothers were Moores]"

After the death of Charles, his widow apparently married a Rickard. Virginia died on 2 August 1998 in Charleston at the age of 81. His children were,
(27) James E. Hissom (1938)
(27) Helen Kay Hissom (1946)
(27) Sheila R. Hissom
(27) Nancy J. Hissom
(27) Kathryn A. Hissom
(27) Reverend Davy Jo Hissom

(27) James E. Hissom (1938)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

He married Elizabeth C. Price, 30, on 20 May 1986 in Boyd county, Kentucky. Of Charleston.

(27) Helen Kay Hissom (1946)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

She married a Lares, of Charleston. She was born on about 19 November 1946.

(27) Sheila R. Hissom
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

She married a Massey, of Charleston.

(27) Nancy J. Hissom
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

She married a Graczyk, of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

(27) Kathryn A. Hissom
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

She married a Reeds of Houston, Texas.

(27) Reverend Davy Jo Hissom
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

David Joseph Hissom. An evangelist of the Ranger Full Gospel church of Ranger, West Virginia. In the photo he is the man on the right. A son of Charles and Virginia. He predeceased his mother. Rhonda was his wife. "Charismatic pastor and TV evangelist Davy Joe Hissom was killed when his small plane crashed May 18, 1987, in Reily Township, Ohio. Hissom's New Life Church had grown to 650 members, and he wanted to build a facility that would seat 2,000 to 3,000. He and three others had been visiting churches to look at their sanctuaries when the crash occurred. All on board were killed. A 12-piece band played at their funeral, held at the Charleston Civic Center to accommodate the 2,000 people who attended. Nearly a year later, his replacement, the Rev. Michael Agnello, resigned after confessing to the congregation that he committed "adultery of the heart" with Hissom's widow, Rhonda. In the years since, a divorced Agnello has had radio talk shows and is now a hairstylist."

(26) Mary F. Hissom (1917)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

In the 1920 census of Thaxton, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Mary F. Hissom, 2 6/12. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Mary T. Hissom, 13. She name may actually be Mary Francis. She married a Graham. A member of the Hissom Holiness Tabernacle. She died on 20 September 1998 in St. Albans.

(26) Carol N. Hissom (1918)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

In the 1920 census of Thaxton, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Carol W. Hissom, 11/12. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Carol N. Hissom, 12. She married a Ross.

(26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

He was born on 20 December 1920 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom Jr., 10. He was also a Reverend minister in Charleston. He married Julia R. Jordan on 13 March 1939. She was born on 1920 in Charleston.

Julia died on 23 November 1997 in Weiton, West Virginia. She was buried in the Emma Chapel cemetery of Liberty, West Virginia. From her obituary,

Julia R. Jordan Hissom, 77, of Weirton, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 23, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a member of Hissom Tabernacle Church of Emmanuel, Charleston, attended Weirton Church of the Nazarene, and was a retired employee from Goldfarb Electric Co.

Surviving: son, the Rev. Earl G. Hissom III of Charleston; daughters, Judith LaChance of Quinwood, Sharon Reed of Colliers; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren

Earl died on 8 June 2005 in Fairlea, Greenbriar county, West Virginia. Of Rainelle. He was buried in the Foral Hills Gardens of Memories cemetery of Sissonville, West Virginia. The following is from his obituary,

Rev. Hissom was the son of Rev. Earl G. Hissom Sr. and Tressa Lena Dodd.

The Rev. Hissom is survived by his three children, Earl G. Hissom III, Th.D., of Charleston, Judith Hall of Kentucky and Sharon Reed of Colliers, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Eric and Phil Hissom of Florida, Yvonne Donlon of Charleston, Jeff LaChance of Delaware, Brad LaChance and Kye Fadeley of Texas, Kristy LaChance of North Carolina and Joya Fadeley of California; and four great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by two brothers and one sister of Charleston, Earnest, Albert and Roxie Hamer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; parents, Earl and Tressa Hissom; brother, Charles and George; and sisters, Mary Graham, Elizabeth Cash, Betty Atkins and Carol Ross.

Rev. Earl Jr. was a minister, evangelist and religious leader in West Virginia. He was converted and called to preach at age 17 in a tent meeting being conducted by his father, Earl G. Hissom Sr., located at the corner of Madison and Randolph Streets, the current location of Sav-A-Lot and Agsten Manor.

Before joining the Church of the Nazarene in 1945, the Rev. Hissom sold Bibles, held tent meetings, conducted revivals and preached whenever and wherever he could. He then pastored at Uneeda and Seth.

When the Seth church was organized into a Nazarene Church by District Superintendent Dr. Oney, he lost his pastorate. Dr. Oney said, “That's okay, son. Don't be upset. The Church of the Nazarene has lots of places for you to preach.” And they kept him busy the next 25 years, pasturing in Seth, New Martinsville, Glasgow, Weirton, Southeast Nazarene and Capitol View Nazarene in Charleston.

He also served as an evangelist. During the years that he pastored for the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Hissom was able to report gains in all departments with all budgets paid. At every pastorate, he made notable capital improvements to church properties. He served on various boards and committees of the West Virginia District of the Church of the Nazarene.

The Rev. Hissom was instrumental in planting several Holiness churches, including Burnsville, Ohio, Paris, Pa., Handley, Hooverson Heights, Colliers Way, Capitol View (now known as South Hills Church of the Nazarene) and the Church of Emmanuel in Charleston, and Gap Mills.

The Rev. Hissom served as a mentor and encourager for many young, aspiring ministers, such as John Hancock, Harold Runyon, Carl Gray, James Withrow, Paul Nester, Tony Costello and many others. During a recent telephone call, Mrs. John Hancock expressed their deep appreciation for the tremendous amount of time the Rev. Hissom spent with them in their early Christian lives.

After his retirement from the Nazarene Church, the Rev. Hissom operated a Bible selling business, pastored the Hissom Holiness Tabernacle and the Church of Emmanuel, Charleston, and Harry Peyton Tabernacle, Hinton. He continued to hold revivals across the state of West Virginia, preach whenever and wherever he was called and frequently conducted radio broadcasts. He also worked as a fundraiser throughout the state for fire and police departments, emergency services and health clinics through RMJ Studios.

The Rev. Hissom was a renowned Bible scholar. His favorite pastime was studying the Bible, preparing sermons and discussing the scriptures. His hobbies were walking, hunting and watching old westerns on TV.

His three children were,
(27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)
(27) Judith Hissom. She was first married to Paul James LaChance and they have 3 children: Jeffrey Wade LaChance, Bradley Kent LaChance and Kristy Lynn LaChance. She is now married to a Hall of Kentucky
(27) Sharon Hissom. She was first married to Paul Bruce Fadeley and they have 2 children, Joya Dawn Fadeley and Kye David Fadeley. She then married a Reed of Colliers, W.Va. Coincidentally, Joya is the director of a mission in Los Angeles.

(27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920)

Earl G. Hissom III was born 06 Aug 1942. He married Bonnie Lavonne Starkey on 02 June 1960, the day after they graduated high school. Also a Reverend minister of the Hissom Tabernacle. Earl G. Hissom III, Th.D., of Charleston. He died in May 2007. His children include,
(28) Eric Hissom
(28) Phil Hissom
(28) Yvonne Hissom

(28) Eric William Hissom (1961)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920) (27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)

Of Orlando, Florida. This has been confirmed to be the Eric Hissom, actor, director and playwright, who has performed at the Orland-UCF Shakespeare Festival. A program from one of the plays he directed says of him that he,

"is an Associate Artist at the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival, where he has performed in over 25 productions, and directed As You Like It, The Complete History of America (abridged), and (at Theatre UCF) Arsenic and Old Lace. He has an MFA from Florida State, and has worked as an actor and/ordirector in many other regionaltheatres. Two of his plays, The Island of Doctor Moreau and Dead Man Flying, enjoyed successful runs recently in Orlando. He is the director of PlayFest: The Orlando Festival of New Plays, an annual interactive maelstrom of new plays, scheduled this year for January 14-23 in Loch Haven Park."
He is also a movie actor, having a small role in a Denzel Washington film, "Out of Time." He married Angela Conran.

(28) Phillip Keith Hissom (1965)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920) (27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)

A musician and music producer. Of his CD "Swimming In The Nihil", a reviewer states,

"this album combines lively folk singer/songwriting with big glitchy electronic effects and traces of heavy duty dub. Bits and pieces bring to mind Martyn Bates' EYELESS IN GAZA or Will Oldham's odd experiments in dub perhaps, but SHADU's sounds seem more decontructivist in nature. 'Swimming In The Nihil' blazes its' own path and virtually creates a new genre or three. Steer clear if you're expecting an easy ride, as SHADU is quite experimental and tends to jump around, hinting at a number of disparate styles and vibes. But strangely, it remains not inaccessable to the open mind's ear. Cool work."
Phil is currently going to seminary to become a minister. He married Jennie Fitch.

(28) Yvonne Lorraine Hissom (1963)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920) (27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)

Yvonne was born in 1963. She married David B Donlon in 1991. Yvonne recently emailed me.

"Steve -

Hi, my name is Yvonne [Hissom] Donlon, and I am currently working on a ancestry for our branch of the family (David Heysham Branch) and ran into your website.

From your site: "Also a Reverend minister of the Hissom Tabernacle. Earl G. Hissom III, Th.D., of Charleston. He died in May 2007. His children include,

(28) Eric Hissom
(28) Phil Hissom
(28) Unknown Sister Hissom" - This is me. LOL, as I am the current chairperson of the board of Hissom Interdenominational Mission, it cracks me up that John Paul doesn't remember my name. Yvonne Lorraine Hissom b.1963. Married David B Donlon, 1991. My brothers: Eric William Hissom (b. 1961) and Phillip Keith Hissom (b. 1965) Eric's wife is Angela Conran and Phil's is Jennie Fitch. (As I was living in Los Angeles at the time, I am hard pressed to come up with their marriage dates - perhaps that is why I am the "unknown" sister"...as you say on your site, we preacher's kids are a strange lot...LOL!!)

To clarify a few things for you - Billie Dewey From your site: [Dewey married Willie D. [Dewey?] Herendon (1899) in about 1918. Perhaps her name was Williamina, after her father. She was the daughter of William N. and Alice L. Herendon [or Herndon]. Her middle name may have been Dewey.]

Yes, her middle name was Dewey, and her first name was Williamina. My great uncle Ernie (Ernest Hissom, son of Earl Gorman Hissom, Sr) says they called her Aunt Dewey. It is a very West Virginia thing to go by your middle name. It's something that's taken me the ten years I've been here now to get used to.

From your site: [I've confirmed that Mrs. Dewey Hissom lived on Crescent road from a 1935 newspaper article, so the above must be our couple. I wonder if the boys were adopted, perhaps after 1930?] Yes, they were adopted. And they were twins.

John Paul mentioned in one of the quotes you have for him that we have a website for the Hissom Interdenominational Mission - the address is http://www.hissommission.org."

"A few more things you don't have...

My father, Earl G. Hissom III was born 06 Aug 1942, married Bonnie Lavonne Starkey on 02 June 1960 the day after they graduated high school.

Judith Hall, who you have listed as dad's sister, has been remarried. She was first married to Paul James LaChance and they have 3 children: Jeffrey Wade LaChance, Bradley Kent LaChance and Kristy Lynn LaChance.

Sharon Reed, his other sister, is also on her second marriage. She was first married to Paul Bruce Fadeley and they have 2 children, Joya Dawn Fadeley and Kye David Fadeley. Coincidentally, Joya is the director of a mission in Los Angeles.

My great grandfather, Earl Gorman Hissom, Sr and Tressa Lena Dodd also had a child named Betty Lee Hissom (b 1933). It is her you see at the building of the top portion of the missinon on home page of website...she was the youngest of 11 children."

(26) Albert W. Hissom (1923)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Albert W. Hissom, 7. Of St. Albans, West Virginia. He enlisted in the Army on 8 February 1943. He was a Reverend Minister. He died on 1 August 2005. The following is, I believe, derived from his obitury,

"He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a retired millwright from Union Local 1755 and was a vendor every weekend for the last 15 years at the Capitol Flea Market. He pastored the Hissom Holiness Tabernacle Church on Spring Street, Charleston, for 20 years."

"Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Earl G. Sr. and Tressie Dodd Hissom; three brothers and four sisters. Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Joan E. Hissom of Ripley; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen L. and Susie Hissom of Elkview; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and David Silverman of Cross Lanes; brother, Ernie Hissom of Charleston; sister, Roxie Hissom Hamer of Charleston; and four grandchildren.
He died on 1 August 2005 at the age of 81 in Ripley, Jackson county, West Virginia and was buried in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens cemetary in Kanawha county, West Virginia. His children were,
(27) Stephen L. Hissom (c1953)
(27) Paula Hissom (c1953)

(27) Stephen L. Hissom (c1953)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Albert W. Hissom (1923)

Of Elkview. He married Susie. He may have a son, Stephen, who is a student at Marshall University at Huntington, West Virginia.

(27) Paula Hissom (c1953)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Albert W. Hissom (1923)

She married David Silverman of Cross Lanes.

(26) George L. Hissom (1926)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

He was born on 25 December 1926. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as George L. Hissom, 4. He enlisted in the Army on 17 November 1945. He married Arretta M. (1936). He died on 15 June 2001 in Elkview, Kanawha county, West Virginia. Of Pinch and/or Charleston, West Virginia.

(26) Roxilina Hissom (1928)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

"Roxy." In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Roxilina Hissom, 2. She married a Harner [or Hamer?], Of Charleston.

(26) Ernest Hissom (c1930)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Of Sissonville. While I don't seen him in any census, he was mentioned in the obituaries of his sisters', Elizabeth and Mary Francie, and was the source of a photo in a web site about his father, Reverend Earl G. Hissom. Of Charleston, West Virginia.

An Ernest Hissom was an attendee at the third constitutional convention of the United Steelworkers of American, circa 1941. If that was our man it would assume a much earlier date of birth.

I also have this: "Ernest E. Hissom, Jr., "Special Purpose Districts for the Provision of Water and Sewer Services in West Virginia" (Master's Thesis Marshall University, 1976)." Ernest E. Hissom, Jr. Realtor, Coldwell Banker, Charleston, South Carolina.

I also have a newspaper snippet which is for a younger man, perhaps Ernest's son, "Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch laughs at a story told by Ernest Hissom of Sissonville. Hissom, who served in the Marine Corps, met Lynch while she was . . . "

(25) Dewey George Hissom (1898)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

He was born on 22 April 1898. In the 1900 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Dewey G. Hissom, 2, [April 1898]. He was born in West Virginia. In the 1910 census of the 3rd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Dewey G. Hissom, 12.

He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 as Dewey Hissom. He claimed to be 21 years old at the time, that is born in about 1894, but he also claimed that he was born on 22 April 1885 which would have made him 32. Perhaps he meant 1895. He was a chauffeur employed by Charles Hissom. I suspect that was his elder brother, Charles Frederick Hissom. Dewey was described as of medium height and medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Dewey married Willie D. [Dewey?] Herendon (1899) in about 1918. Perhaps her name was Williamina, after her father. She was the daughter of William N. and Alice L. Herendon [or Herndon]. She was known as Billie Dewey.

In the 1920 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Dewey G. Hissom [Hirron in Ancestry.com], 23, of West Virginia, whose occupation reads "Hale Sale Produce." I suppose that means wholesale produce. He was a boarder living in the home of Willie and Alice Herendon. Also living there was Dewey Hissom [Hirron in Ancestry.com] a 21 year old female boarder of no occupation, of West Virginia. This was Dewey's wife, but oddly they weren't listed together. Where were their sons?

In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Dewey G. Hissom, a 31 year old proprietor of a food service company. Living with him were his wife, called B. Dewey Hissom, 31, and his mother-in-law, Alice L. Herndon, a 60 year old widow. They lived on Indiana Avenue. Where were their sons?

"
Mr. and Mrs. Hissom Give Birthday Party

Mr. and Mrs. D.G. Hissom entertained with a birthday party at their home in Crescent road Saturday afternoon, celebrating the fourteenth birthday anniversary of their twin sons, George Finley and William Henry.

The guests were:

George Finley and William Henry Hissom . . . Dewey Mae Hissom* . . . Lawrence Lomie Hissom* . . . Ira Preston Hissom* . . . Luther Hissom . . . Wallace Hissom . . . Lewis Frederick Hissom#, Mildred Leona Hissom* . . ." - from the 5 February 1933 Charleston Daily Mail.

*The children of Dewey's big brother, Charles F. Hissom.
#The son of Bernard Henry Hissom, Charles F's oldest child.
Who were Luther and Wallace?

I've confirmed that Mrs. Dewey Hissom lived on Crescent road from a 1935 newspaper article, so the above must be our couple. I wonder if the boys were adopted, perhaps after 1930? - the answer is yes. Dewey George died on 7 March 1952 in Kanawha county, West Virginia.

(26) George Finley Hissom (1919)

He was born in 1919. In the 1920 census . . .

In the 1930 census . . .

He enlisted in the Army as a Private on 20 November 1942. He was single, with dependents, and had one year of high school. He was rated as a Truck Driver or Chauffeur. Sometime not long after he married Ella DeLorraine Henson (1921).

"Hissom, George F.
Sgt. U.S. Army. Born Feb. 4. 1918 [sic]. Entered service Dec. 2, 1942, Camp Beale, Calif.; England; France. Wounded in action in Germany Nov. 27, 1944 and Dec. 8, 1944. Awarded three Battle Stars. Attended God's Bible School, Nazarene Church. Son of Mr. And Mrs. Dewey G. Hissom, Box 31, Dunbar, W. Va. Husband of Mrs. Ella DeLorraine Henson Hissom. Charleston, W. Va." - from "World War II Young American Patriots"
George Hissom, who was born on 4 February 1919, died in June 1987 in Charleston, West Virginia. Ella Delorine [sic] Hissom, aged 86, is apparently still living in Charleston, West Virginia. They had two children.

(27) Gary D. Hissom (1970)

(27) Jessica D. Hissom (1971).

(26) William Henry Hissom (1919)

He was born in 1919. In the 1920 census . . .

In the 1930 census . . .

He enlisted as a Private in the Army on 1 May 1944. He was married and had a grammar school education. He was rated as a Truck Driver or Chauffeur. His wife was Dorothy Perry.

"Hissom, William Henry
Pvt. U.S. Army. Born Feb. 4. 1919. Entered service May 1, 1944, Ft. McClellan, Ala; England. Wounded in action in France, Dec 8. 1944. Attended God's Bible School, Nazarene Church. Son of Mr. And Mrs. Dewey G. Hissom, Box 31, Dunbar, W. Va. Husand of Mrs. Dorothy Perry Hissom. Charleston, W. Va." - from "World War II Young American Patriots"
There was a William H. Hissom who living in Dunbar, and later St. Albans, in Kanawha county. William Hissom, who was born on 4 February 1919, died in September 1982 at Saint Albans, Kanawha county, West Virginina.

(24) Martha Hissom (1862)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1820)

She was born on 25 May 1862. In the 1870 census of Jackson township as Martha Hissom, 9, living at home with her widowed mother, Ruth. In the 1880 census as Martha Hissom Eicky, living with her mother, Ruth, now remarried.

Martha married Daniel Webster Cooley, of Sardis, on 30 March 1884. He was born on 15 March 1854 in Monroe county. Ruth died on 29 December 1946. Daniel died on 27 October 1948 in Paden City, Wetzel county, West Virginia.

Their children were Nellie, Carrie, Ira, Dora and Alex. Here is the obituary of their son, Alex.

"Alex Hissom Cooley. Funeral services were held Friday in Sardis for Alex Hissom Cooley. Mr. Cooley died Tuesday, August 7, at his home in Sardis. A retired oil field worker and a veteran of World War I, he was born July 13, 1893, at Sardis, the son of Daniel and Martha Hissom Cooley. Surviving are his wife, Anna, a sister, Mrs. Neil Pubal of Cleveland and a brother, Ira Cooley of Sardis. Arthur Probst conducted the services from the Rush funeral home in Sardis and burial was in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville. 8/7/1962" - from Monroe County Obituares of the Monroe County History and Genealogy Website

Martha's death certificate says that she was the daughter of Ruth Knight, the widow of James Hissom Jr., and Elson Hissom, James Jr's brother [!].

-The Family of Thomas Hissom-

(23) Thomas Hissom (1828)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born in 1828 [or 1826] in Ohio and died on 23 April 1885. He married Maryjane Smith [Mary Smith] in 1849 in Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in September 1832 in Greene county, Pennsylvania.

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hisom, a 23 year old farmer, living with his wife, Mary, 17, and a son, Blanck [?], 11/12.

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, a 32 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Mary, 27, and children, Blenchy [?], 11, Luther, 10, Sarah E., 7, and Jane, 3.

In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, a 44 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Mary, 39, and children, Luther, a 19 year old farm laborer, Sarah, 17, Jane, 11, Joseph, 8, Arthur, 6, Elson, 6, and Noah, 1.

In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, a 54 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Mary, 48, and children, Jane, 20, Arthur, 18, Elson, 15, Belle, 5, and William, 2. He was living "next door" to James Hissom Sr., aged 101.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township was Mary Hissom, a 67 year old widow [September 1832]. Living with her was her son, William, 22 [September 1877]. She was living "next door" to her sons, Luther and Elson.

His children were,
(24) Blanck "Blenchy" Hissom (1849)
(24) Luther Hissom (1851)
(24) Sarah E. Hissom (1853)
(24) Job Hissom (1855)
(24) Jane Hissom (1857)
(24) Joseph Hissom (1862)
(24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4)
(24) Elson Hissom (1865)
(24) Noah Hissom (1869)
(24) George B. Hissom (1871)
(24) Belle Hissom (1874)
(24) William M. Hissom (1877)

(24) Blanck "Blenchy" Hissom (1849)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

I cannot explain this given name. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Blanck [?] Hisom, 11/12. One researcher claims this is actually Blanche, a daughter, but the census clearly shows this to be a male. Blanck, while uncommon, was a given name of the period. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Blenchy Hissom, 11. He disappears after this.

(24) Luther Hissom (1851)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born in Ohio in October 1851. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Pennsylvania. In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissom, 10. In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissom, a 19 year old farm laborer.

Luther Hyssom married Laura R. Ullom on 5 May 1878 in Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in September 1857 in Ohio. Her parents were from Pennsylvania.

In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissom, a 28 year old. Living with him were his wife, Laura, 23, and daughter, Jessie, 10/12. Living "next door" was his father, Thomas Hissom, 54.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissom, a 48 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Laura, 42 [September 1857], and daughter, Jessie D., 18 [May 1882].

Luther died before 1910. In the 1910 census for Jackson township we have Laura O. Hissom, a 51 year old widow. Living with her were her daughter, Jessie, 30, and grand-son, Thomas, 6. No last names are shown for Jessie and Thomas implying they were both Hissom's. Could Thomas be illegitimate?

In the 1920 census of Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Laura Hissom, a 61 year old widow, of Ohio. Living with her were was Jessie Leonard, 40, and Thomas Hissom, 16, her grandson. William and Elson Hissom were her next-neighbors.

Luther's children were,
(25) Jessie D. Hissom (1879)

(25) Jessie D. Hissom (1879)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851)

She was born in Ohio in July 1879, though the 1900 census says May 1882. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie Hissom, 10/12. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie D. Hissom, 18 [May 1882].

In the 1910 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie Hissom, 30, living with her mother. A Thomas Hissom, 6, is listed as Laura's grand-son. No last names are shown for Jessie and Thomas implying they were both Hissom's. Could Thomas be illegitimate?

She may have married a Leonard, or simply taken the name of the man who fathered Thomas, if he really was her son.

In the 1920 census of Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Jessie Leonard, a 40 year old seamstress. She was shown as married, but no husband was listed. She was living in the home of Laura Hissom, 61. Thomas Hissom, 16, was also living there.

(26) Thomas Hissom (1904)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851) (25) Jessie D. Hissom (1879)

Thomas Hissom was born on 12 December 1903. In the 1910 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, 6, the grand-son of Laura Hissom, Luther's wife. Could he be an illegitimate son? Thomas and his mother, whoever that was, were from Ohio, but his father was from Pennsylvania.

In the 1920 census of Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Thomas Hissom, 16. He was the grandson of the Head of the Family, Laura Hissom, a 61 year old widow. Also in the house was Jessie Leonard, 40. She was shown as married, but no husband was listed. All were of Ohio, but Thomas' father was of Pennsylvania. There was a family of Leonard's in Tyler county from 1900 to 1910. The head of the family, John C. or L. John Leonard, was from Pennsylvania. He was born in 1865. They were absent in 1920. Could this be Thomas' father?

The Thomas born in 1903 married Thelma Ophelia Starkey on 19 March 1925. He was 23 years old at the time and she was 21.

In the 1930 census of Island Creek township, Jefferson county, Ohio as Thomas Hisssom [Thos Hesson in Ancestry.com], a 27 year old laborer at the paper mill. Living with him were his wife, Thelma, a 25 year old dipper at the pottery, and son, Ray, 3 10/12. All were of Ohio. Thomas and Thelma had been married for about 4 years.

Thomas Hissom, born on 12 December 1903, died on 2 March 1983 in Toronto, Jefferson county, Ohio.

(27) Ray Hissom (c1926)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851) (25) Jessie D. Hissom (1882) (26) Thomas Hissom (1904)

In the 1930 census of Island Creek township, Jefferson county, Ohio as Ray Hisssom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], 3 10/12, of Ohio.

There was a Ray Lewis Hissom whose wife was Alicia Infante. They had a daughter, Susana Cristina on 11 July 1966, in El Paso, Texas.

(24) Sarah E. Hissom (1853)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Sarah E. Hissom, 7. In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Sarah Hissom, 17. Sarah Hyssom married Consignee Tuel on 16 March 1871 in Monroe county, Ohio. Consignee was born in 1850 in Monroe county, the son of Daniel and Dianna Tuel. His sister, Gratia, married John Hyssom [?]. Consignee died in 1922 at the age of 72. He was buried in the Tuel/Bradfield cemetary.

(24) Job Hissom (1855)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born in Ohio. He died on 19 March 1861 [this should be 1860] at the age of 6 [5] years. Why wasn't he in the 1860 census? Note that Job Hissom was included in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1850-1880. He died during the year ending 1 June 1860. He died in March of Scarlett Fever after being ill for four days. He was buried in the Witten cemetary. Listed as the son of T & M Hissam. See Witten Cemetary for further listings of Hissam/Hissom burials.

(24) Jane Hissom (1857)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jane Hissom, 3. In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jane Hissom, 11. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jane Hissom, 20. Is it a female thing that she keeps getting younger?

(24) Joseph Hissom (1862)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Joseph Hissom, 8. Not seen afterwards.

(24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born in 1862 in Ohio. In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Arthur Hissom, 6 [1864]. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Arthur Hissom, 18, still living at home.

The following may be our man. In the 1900 census of Clay township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Arthur Hissom, a 36 year old [December 1863] locomotive fireman. Living with him were his wife, Maud, 28 [January 1892] and daughter, Bethel, 3 [November 1896]. Arthur's father was born in Ohio and his mother in Pennsylvania. This matches Elson's parentage, below.

In the 1910 census of the 20th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania there was an Arthur Hissom, a 43 year old clerk in a dry goods store. Of Ohio, as were his parents. He was, however, single and a boarder.

This same man was in the 1920 census of Pittsburgh as Arthur Hissom, a 54 year old oil distributor with the railroad. This sounds more like the original Arthur. He was a lodger.

(25) Bethel Hissom (1897)

In the 1900 census of Clay township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Bethel Hissom, 3 [November 1896]. In the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio is "Hissom, Bessie 1897-1952." Could Bessie=Bethel? Perhaps she might better be a wife of a Hissom.

(24) Elson Hissom (1865)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born in September 1865 in Ohio. Was he named for his uncle who may have died young? In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, 6. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, 15.

Else [Elson] Hissom married Mary Lucinda Billiter on 21 May 1891 in Monroe county. She was born in February 1869 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Jackson township as Elson Hissom, a 34 year old farmer. Living with him was his wife, Lucinda, 31 [February 1869], and son, Noah T., 7 [October 1892]. Living "next door" was his brother, Luther.

I have a reference that indicates that Elson Hissom was the Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio clerk circa 1902. He was a Democrat with a Wittens Post Office address - from the "Annual Report" of the Ohio Secetary of State, 1902.

In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, a 44 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Mary L., 41, and children, Noah T., a 17 year old farm laborer, and Opal D., 6. Living "next door" to him on one side was his younger brother, William, and on the other his widowed mother, Laura.

In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Elson Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 54 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Lucinda, 50, and children Noah, a 27 year old farmer, and Opal, 16.

In the 1930 census of Jackson township as Elson Hissom a 64 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Lucinda, 61, and son, Noah T., a 37 year old farmer and widower, and grand-daughter, Essie, 7.

I have an Elson E. Hissom who was born circa 1866 who died on 12 January 1958 in Monroe county, Ohio. Could he have lived so long? Lucinda died on 2 Janaury 1960 in Washington county, Ohio. Their children were,
(25) Noah T. Hissom (1892)
(25) David W. Hissom (1892)
(25) Opal Dallas Hissom (1903)

(25) Noah Thomas Hissom (1892)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Elson Hissom (1865)

Noah L. Hysom was born on 25 October 1892 in Fly, Monroe county, Ohio, the son of Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter - from Monroe Conty birth records. Was he named for his uncle, below, who died young? Unfortnately I've also seen a David W. Hissom who was born to Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter on 31 December 1892 in Monroe county. These can't both be right. It is possible that the child's name was changed to Noah after the death of his uncle, but that doesn't explain the difference in birth dates.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township as Noah T. Hissom, 7. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Noah T. Hissom, a a 17 year old farm laborer.

Noah Thomas Hissom registered for the draft in June 1917. He was born on 25 October 1892. He was described as of medium height and build with Brown eyes and Black hair.

In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Noah Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 27 year old farmer.

He married Muriel Frieden. She was born in 1901 and died in 1924. In the 1930 census of Jackson township as Noah T. Hissom, a 37 year old widower living with his parents. His daughter, Essie, 7 [1923], lived with them.

Next he married Nola Wright Pratt. She was born on 19 November 1887 in Monroe county.

Noah Thomas Hissom again registered for the draft in WWII. He was 49 years old and lived in Antioch, Monroe county, Ohio. He gave his next of kin as Emma Hissom, of Antioch. Who was this? He was operating a sawmill in 1944.

Noah died on 11 August 1965 in Monroe county. Muriel died in February 1980.

(26) Essie M. Hissom (1923)

She married Herman Rush. He was born on 4 March 1905. Essie died on 25 November 1960 in Belmont county, Ohio.

(25) David W. Hissom (1892)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Elson Hissom (1865)

David W. Hissom was born on 31 December 1892, the son of Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter - from Monroe Conty birth records. That doesn't seem to make sense with his brother's birth dates, above. Perhaps we're off by a year.

(25) Opal Dallas Hissom (1903)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Elson Hissom (1865)

She was born on 20 October 1903 in Fly. She married Howard Hubbard. She died on 9 November 2002 per her grand-daughter, Cassie Hubbard.

(24) Noah 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Noah Hissom, 1. Not in the 1880 census. At least one source claims that a Noah Hissom married Mary Lucinda Billiter on 21 May 1891 in Monroe county. This I believe was actually Elson, above.

(24) George B. Hissom (1871)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born on 17 September 1871 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) Belle Hissom (1874)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

Also known as Isabelle, she was born on 17 November 1874 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Belle Hissom, 5.

(24) William M. Hissom (1877)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born on 11 September 1877 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. As William Hessom in the LDS database. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as William Hissom, 2. In the 1900 census of Jackson township as William Hissom, 22, living with his widowed mother, Mary Hissom, 67. They were living "next door" to Luther and Elson Hissom.

William M. Hissom, 28, married Eliza O. Gorby, 18, on 8 December 1906. She was born in August 1887, in West Virginia, the daughter of Isaac Gorby and Lydia Dulaney. Another source has Eliza marrying William Hissum of Sisterville, West Virginia.

In the 1910 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as William Hissom, a 32 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Eliza, 22, and daughter, Mary V., 5/12.

In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as William Hissom, a 42 year old engineer in a gasoline plant. Living with him were his wife, Eliza, 32, and children, Virginia, 10, Hilda, 8, Clarence, 6, and Joseph, 1 3/12.

In the 1930 census of Sistersville as William M. Hissom, a 52 year old engineer in the gasoline plant. Living with him were his wife, Eliza O., 42, and children, Hilda, 18, Clarence O., 16, Joseph F., 11, and Betty J., 6.

William died on 22 July 1955. His children were,
(25) Mary Virginia Hissom (1909)
(25) Hilda Hissom (1912)
(25) Clarence O. Hissom (1913)
(25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)
(25) Betty J. Hissom (1924)

(25) Mary Virginia Hissom (1909)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Mary V. Hissom, 5/12. In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Virginia Hissom, 10. She married Paul B. Reall and moved to Fresno, California.

(25) Hilda Hissom (1912)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Hilda, 8. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Hilda, 18.

(25) Clarence O. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

He was born on 27 August 1913. In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Clarence, 6. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Clarence O., 16. He was a TEC 4 in the Army. He served from 23 November 1942 to 2 November 1945. He died on 16 November 1999 at Fort Smith, Sebastien county, Arkansas.

(25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Joseph, 1 3/12. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Joseph F., 11. He married Uthel Burdette.

Uthel died on 15 January 1998. Her obituary:

"Uthel B. Hissom
Uthel Burdette Hissom, 76, of Nitro died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Nitro. Surviving: husband, Joseph Hissom; sons, James of Charleston, Joseph L. of Ashland, Ky.; mother, Wilma Burdette of Nitro; brother, Clarence Burdette of Cross Lanes."
Joseph died on 12 July 1998 in Ashland, Kentucky. His obituary:
"Joseph Franklin Hissom, 79, of Nitro died July 12, 1998, in Ashland, Ky., after a long illness. He was a retired operator from Monsanto, Nitro, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and attended First Baptist Church of Nitro. Surviving: sons, Joseph of Ashland, James of Charleston; sisters, Betty Tallman of Parkersburg, Virginia Reall of Fresno, Calif.; brother, Clarence Hissom of Fort Smith, Ark."
Joseph's children were,
(26) Joseph Hissom (c1950)
(26) Dr. James Hissom (c1950)

(26) Joseph L. Hissom (c1950)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877) (25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)

Of Ashland, Kentucky. He apparently owns JLH Environmental LLC, of Ashland.

(26) Dr. James Hissom (c1950)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877) (25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)

Of Charleston, West Virginia. He is a Professor of English at the West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. He also serves as the Fulbright program advisor for the school. He seems to be an HP Lovecraft fan.

(25) Betty J. Hissom (1924)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Betty J., 6. She married a Tallman of Parkersburg, Kentucky.

-The Family of Elson Hissom-

(23) Elson Hissem (1829)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born in August 1829 in Ohio. His name is also spelled Hissom. An Elson Hissom, born in 1832 in Ohio, first married Nancy Colvin. She was born in about 1829.

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ellson Hisam, a 20 year old [1830] farmer, born in Ohio. He was living with his father, James, 60, and sister, Eliza. Also in the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ellson Hisum, an 18 year old [1832] farmer. Living with him were his wife, Nancy, 21, of Virginia, and a son, John [Loren in Ancestry.com], 9/12, of Ohio. Could both entries be correct? That is, was Elson counted twice, once at his father's house and again at his own?

On 27 March 1856 an Elson Hysem purchased 39.57 acres, "1 NWNE Ohio River Survey No. 2N 4W 19," at the Chillicothe Land Office based on the Land Act of 1820. A James Hysem, either Elson's father or elder brother, did a similiar amount of land in 1850.

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hison, a 29 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Nancy, 31, and children, James, 9, David, 7, Isibell, 4, and Eliza J., 1. He lived nearby to his elder brother [?], Thomas Hissom, 32.

Just before the 1860 census Elson's elder brother, James Jr., died. However, in 1862 a child, Martha, was born to James' widow, Ruth Knight. Later, Martha's death certificate would reveal that her father was Elson. Whether he had an affair with his brother's widow (his own wife was still living), or he assaulted her, I do not know. Later events would show, however, that he wasn't a very nice man.

Elson Hissom, a 33 year old farmer, of Monroe county, Ohio registered for the draft on 1 July 1863.

Nancy died on 15 September 1867 at the age of 37 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She was buried in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe conty, Ohio. Elson married Mary F. Hickman on 7 April 1868.

There is a disturbing news item about Elson, circa 1870.

"Elson Hissom of Jackson twp, committed to jail 20th Apr, charged with attempting to commit rape of his daughter, Isabella Hissom."
On 3 May 1870 "The Spirit of Democracy," which is I assume a newspaper, published the following account:
"Elson Hissom escaped from jail 27 April, about 6', black hair, dark complexion, scar near where hair is parted on right side of forehead, two fingers off right hand - index & one next to it, about 45y, eyes dark, with considerable white, which presents a peculiar staring appearance, $300 reward."
The paper goes on immediately to the next item,
"Testimony in Hyssom trial: Isabelle Hyssom, "the prisoner is my father, will [sic] he 44y on 1st Aug next. I got him supper before I went to bed, he go in bed with me 17 Apr 1870, said he was going to violate my person, bit me on the nose, he bit my arm, left arm was injured by my father holding me down in bed, he did not accomplish his object, it were in our house." Cross examined, "my father made me go to [garbled] Wagner's that night to swear false against Liam Smith . . . father always abused me and whipped me hard, . . . my brother James stabbed father in a fight, . . . he abused me before Ruth Murphy came there, she died at our house, . . . did not ask my father to go last fall to have Don. Tuel's son arrested, never told him that Tuel's boy had thrown me down in the road, . . ."
"James Hyssom, "am Elson Hyssom's son, am Isabella's brother. Thomas Hyssom, my uncle, . . . Smith lives on Barne's Run, has been two or three years since I stabbed my father, he laid under the doctor's hands five or six days, did it in self-defense, . . ."
David Hyssom, "am a son of the prisoner",
Elson Hyssom, "never did commit an assault on my daughter . . ."
Hyssom escaped before jury returned a verdict of guilty."
Elson was recaptured, "The Spirit of Democracy," 17 May 1870:
"Telegram received Friday lastfrom Cincinnatti informing Deputy Sheriff Little that Elson Hyssom has been arrested . . . arrived here Saturday & safetly lodged their prisoner in his old quarters. He was found Friday morning on the wharf & has [sic] been staying at a boarding house on Water street the previous night. Arrested near the stage plank of the steamer ARLINGTON."
I assume Elson served some part of a jail sentence.

In the 1870 census of Woodsfield Center, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hisom [or Hissom; Hipone in Ancestry.com], a 38 year old convict residing in the county jail. Note that at the time of the 1870 census Elson's children, David, 17, Isabell, 14, Elizabeth, 11, Susan, 8, and Thomas, 4, were living with his eldest son, James Russell, as was his father, James, 86.

I received the following from Susan Runyan of Wheeling, West Virginia.

Hi Steve,

. . . I've been researching the Monroe Co. Colvin family for many years, and I hope you won't mind if I offer a couple of comments.

First, the first child of Elson and Nancy Colvin Hissom, I believe, was named John, not Loren. If you look at the 1850 census again, I think you will be able to see how it could be John. I know it's poorly written. Nancy's grandfather was John Colvin, and I haven't seen any Lorens in the family, so I think John is a better guess.

You stated that you didn't find Elson in the 1870 census. He was, indeed, in jail. He was listed as a convict, age thirty-eight, in jail, on the 1870 Center Twp. Monroe Co. census. The name was written in an old style handwriting and Hisson looks like Hipon. In fact if you use Ancestry.com the index reads Elson Hipone. he's on page 11 of the census.

You conjectured that Henry Hissom's first wife might have been Eliza Colvin. That is incorrect. 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.

Elson died on 24 July 1871. His chidren were,
(24) John "Loren" Hissom (1849)
(24) James Russell Hissom (1851)
(24) David A. Hissam (1853)
(24) Isabell Hissam (1856)
(24) Elizabeth Jane Hissam (1859)
(24) Jeremiah Hissom (1860)
(24) Susan Hissam (1862)
(24) Thomas Hissam (1865)

Much of the following came from the Colvin Family website.

(24) John Hissom (1849)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1820)

He was born in June 1849. In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John [Loren in Ancestry.com] Hisum, 9/12, of Ohio.

I've presumed that John died before 1860 since I cannot find him with his father, Elson, in the census of that year. Other researchers disagree and give him a wife, Rachel Hall. I have placed her with the John Hissom who was the son of David, born in 1843, below.

(24) James Russell Hissom (1851)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

He was born on 28 July 1851 in Monroe coutny, Ohio. In the 1860 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissom, 9. James had a liaison with Minerva Rowles (Rolls?) resulting in the illegitimate birth of James G. Hissom, who was raised, I believe, by his unwed mother. James then married Lucy [Lucinda] E. Butler, who was born in Virginia in February 1854.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township as James Hissom, a 19 year old farmer. Living with him are his wife, Lucy, 16 [?], of West Virginia, and siblings, David, 17, Isabel, 14, Susan 8, Thomas, 4, Elizabeth, 11, and his grandfather, James, 86.

The 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a James R. Hissom, born in 1853 in Ohio whose parents were also born in Ohio. Lucy E. was shown as born in 1855 in West Virginia (probably Tyler county), whose parents were born in Virginia. Living with them were Bertha, 8, Samuel, 7, Hattie, 6, Addie, 4, and Moody, 1. Living nearby are William S. Hissam, his uncle, and David A. Hissom, his brother.

The Republican State Convention assembled at the Garfield Memorial Hall, in Toledo, Ohio on 27 July 1887. They endorsed Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, for President in 1888, a "favorite son" candidate. The "History of the Republican Party in Ohio" lists on its Credentials Committee for this convention, "J.R. Hissom, Ashland."

In the 1898 Monroe County Land Ownership Maps as James Hissom, with 40 acres at the bottom of section 30 of Ohio township. For reference, the village of Fly is on the Ohio river, in section 29, just below section 30.

In the 1900 census of Madison township, Ohio county, West Virginia as James R. Hissom, a 48 year old [July 1851] land lord, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Lucy B. [?], 46 [February 1854], of West Virginia, and children Rossie, 15 [June 1885], Marie, 12 [September 1887], Webster, 7 [December 1892], and Forest, 7 [December 1892], all of Ohio. James and Lucy had been married for 30 years and had 10 children, 8 still living.

A Mary L. Hissem, 1851 - 1903, was buried in the Loudenville cemetery. The executor of her will was J.R. [James Russell] Hissem, of Loudonville. This may be an otherwise unknown sister.

In the 1910 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as J.R. Hissom, a 58 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Lucy, 56, and children Marie, 20, and Webster, 17. Lucy had 10 children, 7 of whom were still living. I believe Forest died.

In the 1920 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as J.R. Hissem, a 68 year old farmer. Living with him was his wife, Lucy, 65.

According to his nephew, Ed Hissom, James became a Baptist preacher in his later years and would sometimes preach on a large rock by the Ohio river. James died in 1924. He was buried in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio.

James' children with Ruth Rowles were,
(25) James G. Hissom (1869)

James' children with Lucy Butler were,
(25) Bertha Hissom (1871)
(25) Samuel R. Hissom (1872)
(25) Hattie Hissom (1874)
(25) Addie Hissom (1876)
(25) D. L. Moody Hissom (1878)
(25) Witten Lee Hissom (1880)
(25) Rossie Hissom (1885), June 1885
(25) Marie Hissom (1887), Mary Hissom was born on 23 September 1887 in Benton, Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of J.R. Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records, she married Alvin Schnell on 3 June 1917. Another researcher writes,

"Dear Steve:

Marie Hissom Schnell (b.1887), daughter of James Russell (J.R.) and Lucy Hissom, was my great-grandmother. I grew up in Monroe County, Ohio and knew other members of the family. My aunt, Jo (Carter) Brague, is continuing the research on our line of the family. She is the daughter of Lucy A. (Schnell) Carter who was Marie’s only child.

(25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892)
(25) Forest Hissom (1892)

(25) James G. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

He was the son of Minerva Rowles [or Rolls]. He was born on 13 May 1869. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county as James Rolls, 1, listed as the son of Jesse and Eliza. Their eldest daughter was Ruth M[inerva?], 19 [1851]. The David Hissom's were their next-neighbors. In the 1880 census of Jackson township as James Rolls, 11, but now listed, more accurately, as the grandson of Jesse and Eliza. Ruth [or Minerva] was not living with her parents at this time.

James Hissom Jr., the great grandson of James Heysham married Emma E. Hoskinson on 13 August 1891. She was born on 28 June 1872, the grand-daughter of David Heysham Jr.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James G. Hissom, a 31 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Emma, 27, and children, Wylie, 7 [May 1893], Blanch, 5 [Mar [?] 1895], and Jessie, 2 [August [?] 1897].

In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James G. Hissom, a 40 year old teamster in the oil fields. Living with him were his wife, Emma E., 37, and children, Wylie, a 16 year old teamster in the oil fields, Blanche, 14, Jessie, 12, G. William, 9, John R., 7, Isabella, 3, and Robert, 1.

In the 1920 census of Jackson township as James Hissom, a 48 year old widower. He was an oil worker "teaming," i.e. a teamster. Living with him were his children, Jessie, 20, John R., 16, Isabel, 13, Robert, 9, Charles, 6, Ruth, 3, and a grandson, Dean, 6/12.

In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James G. Hissom, a 57 year old farmer and widower. Living with him were his son, Charles, 17, and grand-daughter, Ruth, 15. Also living with him was his daughter, Blanche, 34, and her husband, Sam Merckle, a 38 year old rig builder in the oil fields, and their son, Clyde, 14.

He died on 12 December 1939. His children were,
(26) Clyde Hissom (1892)
(26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)
(26) Blanch Hissom (1895)
(26) Jessie Edith Hissom (1897)
(26) George William Hissom (1900)
(26) John R. Hissom (1903)
(26) Isabella Hissom (1906)
(26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909)
(26) Charles W. Hissom (1912)
(26) Ruth Hissom (1917)

(26) Clyde Hissom (1892)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Clyde Hissom was born on 31 December 1892, the son of James Hissom and Emma Hoskinson. He died in December 1896. Note that his sister, Blanche, named her first son Clyde, perhaps in honor of her deceased brother.

(26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Also as Wylie. Wiley B. Hissom was born on 27 May 1893 in Fly, Monroe county, Ohio, the son of James G. Hissom and Emma E. Hoskinson. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Wylie, 7. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Wylie Hissom, a 16 year old teamster in the oil fields.

Wiley B. Hissom of Folsom, Wetzel county, West Virginia, an oil well driller working for the South Penn Oil Co., registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. He was described as of medium height and stout build with dark blue eyes and light hair.

In the 1920 census of Blackwell Ward 4, Kay county, Oklahoma as Wiley B. Hissom, a 26 year old oil field worker. Living with him were his wife, Ethel B., 23, and son, Harold M., 4 2/12.

Wylie founded the Hissom Drilling Co. in Tulsa in 1925. There was a legal case involving the company. All I have about that are, however, a few snippets, "That the plaintiff and Hissom Drilling Company, a Corporation, first learned of said fire and resulting damage at the time of calling at defendant's garage . . ." - from "American Law Reports Annotated." There was a Hissom Drilling Company in Midland, Texas.

In the 1930 census of Tulsa, Oklahoma as Wiley B. Hissom, a 36 year old drilling contractor in the oil fields. Living with him were his wife, Ethel B., 34, and son, Harold, 14.

Wiley died in 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ethel died followed in 1975. They were buried at the Rose Hill cemetary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hissom Wiley B. 12-09-1961 Maus. Row B-Tier 119 Hissom Ethel B. 09-30-1975 Maus.Row B-Tier 117
His son was Harold McClure Hissom.

(27) Harold McClure Hissom (c1916)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)

He died on 5 November 1932 and was buried at the Rose Hill cemetary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents would later be buried next to him.

Hissom Harold McClure 11-05-1932 Maus. Row B-Tier 118

Rose Hill Cemetary

Other members of the family buried in this Tulsa, Oklahoma cemetary, so far unidentified:

Hissam Fred 05-31-1940 22-57-13
(24) Elmer Hissom (1869), (24) Hugh Hissom (1881), and their mother, Rachel, were also buried there.


(26) Blanch Hissom (1895)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Or Blanche. she was born in March 1895. In the 1900 census as Blanch Hissom, 5. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Blanch Hissom, 14. In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Blanch, 34. She was living with her father, James G. Hissom, and her husband, Sam Merckle, a 38 year old rig builder in the oil fields, and their son, Clyde, 14. She died in 1950.

(26) Jessie Edith Hissom (1897)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Jessie Hissom was born on 24 July 1897 in Jackson township, the daughter of James G. Hissom and Emma Hoskinson. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie Hissom, 2. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie Hissom, 12. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Jessie Hissom, 20. She died in 1982. Did she marry a Merckle, like her sister, Blanch?

(26) George William 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

G.W. Hissom was born on 18 July 1900 in Monroe county, Ohio, the son of J.E. [sic] Hissom and Emma Hoskinson. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as G. Wm. Hissom, 9. What was it about his first name that he so disliked?

George William Hissom, of Fly, registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Monroe county, Ohio. He was a teamster, working for his father, J.G. Hissom, who was his next of kin. He was described as short, with a medium build, blue eyes and light hair. He was, however, blind in one eye; an industrial or farm accident?

G. William was not living at home in 1920, but is not otherwise found in the 1920 census. He married Ruby Sarah Tensfield on 24 December 1924. Their child was Billy Joe Hissom, born on 19 October 1925. Tracy Walenciak, at Ancestry.com:

"looking for any info on my grandpa .. born Billy Joe Hissom, born on Oct.21 1924 his father was killed a day before he was born, willam George Hissom from the state of Ohio. his mom's name was Ruby Sarah Tensfield.Ruby later married Chester Curtis, she died on Sept.21 1930.. I am looking for any info on how my grandpa was adopted into the Walenciak family? And to see if the Walenciak's are related to either the Hissom's or Tensfield's,, My grandpa was brought up in Pawnee, Okla. I know that Carl Duff and F.C. Tensfield's were the when my great-grandpa died in Oklahoma city, Okla. And that his body was shipped back home to Ohio. if you have any info i would like to know more.. as of now i have nothing? thanks so much..tracy."

G. William died in 1925 in Pawnee, Oklahoma, I assume following the oil industry. The following is from a lawsuit.

"TENSFIELD, Adm'r, v. MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM CO. et al.
. . .
Action by F. C. Tensfield, administrator of estate of George William Hissom, deceased, against the Magnolia Petroleum Company and another [James G. Hissom per The Pacific Reporter]. Judgment for plaintiff for less than sued for, and he brings error. Reversed [on appeal], with directions.
. . .
F. C. Tensfield, as administrator of the estate of George William Hissom, deceased, brought a suit against the Magnolia Petroleum Company for the possession of certain shares of stock alleged to have been owned by George William Hissom at the time of his death. The plaintiff also joined James G. Hissom party defendant, alleging that he claimed some right, title, or interest in said property.

The Magnolia Petroleum Company filed its answer, disclaiming any interest in said stock other than that of being a mere stakeholder, and in its answer it offered to abide the judgment of the district court relating to the delivery of said stock.

Trial was had to the court upon an agreed statement of facts. The court rendered judgment in favor of the defendant James G. Hissom for 35 shares of said stock and in favor of the plaintiff for 15 shares. From the judgment of the court in favor of the defendant James G. Hissom, the administrator appeals.

The agreed statement of facts shows that George William Hissom died intestate, October 20, 1925; that long prior to his death, to wit, December 24, 1924, he married Ruby Tensfield, and that they resided together as husband and wife until the death of said George William Hissom; that of said marriage there was born Billy Joe Hissom, their only child, who was born one day after the death of his father.

If further appears that the deceased for several years preceding his death had been employed by the Magnolia Petroleum Company; that it was the policy of the said company to encourage its employees in purchasing stock in said company, and that under the plan of purchase an employee could authorize the company to deduct a certain per cent. of his salary and apply the same on the payment of said stock; that on the 28th day of June, 1924, and prior to the marriage of said Hissom, he subscribed for stock in the Magnolia Petroleum Company; and it further appears that under the purchase plan of the stock by an employee, it was customary to require an employee, as purchaser of said stock, to designate a beneficiary to whom the stock might be delivered in the event of the death of such employee, with the right of the employee to change such beneficiary from time to time. In the instant case young Hissom named his father, James G. Hissom, as his beneficiary, with the right to substitute another from time to time; the heirs of the said estate being the wife and only child of young Hissom.

The question presented to this court is whether or not title to said stock vested in the elder Hissom, to the exclusion of the deceased's estate.

Section 8552, C. O. S. 1921, provides:

"Property is acquired by: First. Occupancy; Second. Accession; Third. Transfer; Fourth, Will; or, Fifth. Succession."

The only applicable provision of the above section, as applied to the facts herein, would be the acquisition of property by transfer or will. The defendants in error admit that the instrument executed by young Hissom did not constitute a will; therefore, if the elder Hissom obtained title to said stock, it must have been by transfer, and transfer would include gift, sale, or assignment. It does not appear that the element of sale or assignment was present in the transaction. Young Hissom simply designated his father as beneficiary in his application for the purchase of stock, reserving his right to change, from time to time, the beneficiary then named.

A beneficiary is sometimes defined as a recipient of another's bounty. We think that in the instant case the transaction more nearly approached an attempt to constitute a gift inter vivos; however, in order to constitute a gift inter vivos, there must be a complete delivery to the donee; the absolute title passes to the donee and is irrevocable. In the instant case it can be clearly seen that, prior to the death of young Hissom, title to the said stock vested in him, and there had never been a specific transfer from him to his father. A written instruction given to the petroleum company to deliver the stock in case of death of the owner was at all times during the life of young Hissom revocable, Therefore, no completed act or element was sufficiently present to cast title by transfer to said stock in the father of the deceased; hence the administrator must prevail.

Judgment is reversed, with directions to enter judgment for the administrator."
I think this means that the estate lost.

Ruby Tensfield Hissom later married Chester Curtis. She died on 21 September 1930.

(27) Billy Joe Hissom (1925)
(26) George William Hissom (1900)

He was born on 19 October 1925 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. His father was killed a day before he was born according to his grand-daughter, Tracy Walenciak. His mother died in 1930 and Billy lived with the family of his aunt, Sophia Louise Tensfield Lawson, Ruby's sister. Billy was later adopted by the Walenciak family. What is interesting about that was that Billy had an uncle, (26) John R. Hissom (1903) who lived in Oklahoma at this time. He would die in Pawnee in 1989. Why didn't he adopt Billy?

Billy died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and his body was shipped back to Ohio for burial. I don't know who his children were, though obviously he had them.

(26) John R. Hissom (1903)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

He was born on 8 March 1903. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as John R. Hissom, 7. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as John R. Hissom, 16.

In the 1930 census of Graham township, Carter county, Oklahoma as John R. Hissom, a 27 year old farm boss of an oil field. Living with him was his wife, Elsie Hamby Hissom, 24. She was born in Oklahoma. Also living with him was his niece, Loretta Hamby, 14. He died on 25 February 1989 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Loretta, by the way, died on 18 Janaury 1999 at the age of 83, in Tulsa.

(26) Isabella Hissom (1906)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

She was born on 4 June 1906 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Isabella Hissom, 3. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Isabel Hissom, 13. She died in 1930.

(26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

He was born on 18 October 1909 in Fly, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 1. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Robert Hissom, 9 [sic].

In the 1930 census . . . ?

He married Beulah Woods. He died in 1968 in Fayettville, Arkansas. His obituary,

"Midland--Robert Everett (Bob) Hissom, 58-years old Midland independent oil operator, died at 1:45p.m. Monday in Washington General Hospital at Fayettebille, Ark., after a brief illness. Hissom, president of Hissom Drilling Co. of Midland, moved to Midland from Tulsa, Okla. in 1953. He had been living on his ranch, the Circle H, in Fayettebille the past two years. The Midland oilman bought the Arkansas ranch six years ago and had just recently begun to live there and operate it. Hissom Drilling Co. was established in Tulsa in 1925 by his late brother, Wylie. The Midlander bought his brother's interest in the firm in the 1940's. Hissom had been in the oil business most of his life and was a member of the American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. He was born Oct. 18, 1909, in Fly, Ohio, and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Midland and the Masonic Lodge . . . Survivors include his wife, Beulah; a son, Ronny J. Hissom of Midland; two brothers, John R. Hissom of Ardmore, Okla., and Charles W. Hissom of Meade, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Merckle of Wheeling, West Va., and two grandchildren." - from the 16 July 1968 Odella American

(27) Ronny James Hissom (1936)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909)

Of Goshen. He was born on 8 November 1936 in Lyons, Kansas to Robert Everet and Beulah Woods Hissom. He married three times. First to Gwen Ann Davis [the mother of Robert Davis]; second he married Nancy Lou Newkirk [the mother of Caroline and Julia]; third he married Kelly Ann Smith [the mother of Alexandra].

"Ronny was an avid sports car enthusiast and a nationally ranked polo player who along with Jim Hall and Hap Sharp was one of the original partners and drivers in Chaparral Racing. Driving with Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, they won the 1965 12 hour endurance race at Sebring, one of the first of a string of important racing victories for the Chaparrals.

This was during the golden age of American sports car racing when a team comprised of very talented amateurs from a small West Texas town could compete on the world stage with the major entities in the sport like Ford and Ferrari.

Once when Ronny and some associates were in New York having lunch at the famed "21 Club", Ronny had to visit the men's room. He found himself face to face with none other than the legendary Aristotle Onassis. Ronny approached Mr. Onassis and said, "Sir, I'm Ronny Hissom visiting from Texas with business associates and it would be a great honor and enhance my standing among these men if you would come to my table and act like you know me. My close friends call me "Hiss".

Sure enough presently Mr. Onassis arrived at the table and said, "Hiss good to see you, where have you been....give me a call sometime soon". Whereupon "Hiss" said to Mr. Onassis, "Ari, dammit can't you see we're busy right now, please don't interrupt"!

Ronny was a four goal polo player and a founding member of the Midland Polo Club. He was an avid world traveler and hunter extraordinaire who made frequent trips to the Dark Continent for his beloved big game safaris."

He died on 10 March 2005 at the age of 68. From his obituary:
"He was owner of Circle H Farms in Goshen and was self-employed in oil and gas exploration. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Sigma Chi, Skihar Safari Club, Fayetteville-Springdale Elks Lodge, Knights Templar and Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Ronny had many varied interests. Chief among them was his passion for auto racing. He was a driver for the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring winning Chaparral Racing team and later became part owner of Chaparral's Indy 500 winning teams. Ronny was a four goal polo player and a founding member of the Midland [Texas] Polo Club. He was an avid world traveler and hunter extraordinaire who made frequent trips to the Dark Continent for his beloved big game safaris."
He was survived by,
(28) Robert Davis Hissom (c1960)
(28) Tamra Hissom Budd and husband Keith of Houston
(28) Caroline Hissom Wallace [Caroline Elizabeth Hissom b. 8 February 1971 in Midland, Texas]and husband David
(28) Julia Ann Hissom [born 23 July 1975 in Midland, Texas]
(28) Alexandra Carson Hissom [born 27 January 1987 in Midland, Texas], all of Fayetteville

and six grandchildren, Nicholas Robert Hissom, Alexander Victor Ronny Hissom, Cooper Hissom Budd, Aria Ann Hissom Franek, Gunnar Middleton Hissom Franek and Honor Elizabeth Wallace.

(28) Robert Davis Hissom (c1960)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909) (27) Ronny James Hissom (1936)

He was born on 29 October 1964 in Midland, Texas. I believe he was the stepson of Ronny Hissom.

"There was a fast and hungry kid in the race . . . his father was Hap Sharp and his stepfather was Ronnie Hissom, both successful Texas road racers in the 60's. His name was Robert Hissom, he was 19, and the uniform was a hand-me-down from his friend "Lone Star JR," who, after A.J. Foyt, is the most famous Texas racedriver. Hissom had learned to drive on Rattlesnake Raceway, the test track in Midland owned by Jim Hall, who, after A.J. Foyt, is the most famous Texas car owner." - from "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots" by Sam Moses
Note that Hal Sharp and Ronnie Hissom knew each other through Jim Hall, who sold each of them a Lister race car.

Bob married Andrea Danenza, of London, England. Apparently he settled in England where his two sons were born. He appears to be an financial analyst working for Aspen Capital Partners Ltd. of Europe. His children were,
(29) Nicholas Robert Hissom (1992)
(29) Alexander Victor Hissom (1994)

(29) Nicholas Robert Hissom (1992)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909) (27) Ronny James Hissom (1936) (28) Robert Davis Hissom (c1960)

He was born on 4 July 1992 to Robert and Andrea Danenza Hissom in London - from "London Times, Births and Christenings, 1983-2003." Nick Hissom, of the American School in London, won an honorable mention in a National Scholastic Journalism newswriting competition.

(29) Alexander Victor Hissom (1994)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909) (27) Ronny James Hissom (1936) (28) Robert Davis Hissom (c1960)

He was born on 4 June 1994 to Robert and Andrea Danenza Hissom in London - from "London Times, Births and Christenings, 1983-2003."

(26) Charles W. Hissom (1912)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

He was born on 15 November 1912. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Charles Hissom, 6. In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles Hissom, 17. From his son, Ed Hissom - "He came to Kansas during the Depression because he could get work there. His older brothers had come to Kansas and Oklahoma and were working in the oil fields." He married Alice Pohl, who was from Meade, Kansas.

He died on 14 May 1984 in Meade, Kansas. His children were,
(27) Edward C. Hissom (1953)

(27) Edward C. Hissom (1953)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Charles Hissom (1912)

He was born on 1 October 1953. A farmer. He is the President of the Meade county Farm Bureau. His wife is Patricia Mabery. His children were,

(28) Kellen Edward Hissom (1982)

I believe he died on 2 July 1996 per a Wichata Eagle/Beacon obituary listing.

(28) Kyle James Hissom (1985)

His obituary.

Kyle James Hissom, age 22, died early Wednesday morning, February 13, 2008, at his rural Meade, Kansas, after a long battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

He was born September 9, 1985, at Liberal, Kansas, the son of Ed and Patricia (Mabery) Hissom. He attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 2005. He later attended Seward County Community College on a Presidential scholarship.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Meade, and the Kappa Deta Delta, International Honor Society for ACSBSP accredited business programs. He enjoyed working with computers, watching various sports, his dogs and special companion Domino.

He is survived by: His parents, Ed and Patricia Hissom of rural Meade, Kansas; Maternal grandfather, Bob Mabery of Meade, Kansas; Paternal grandmother, Alice Hissom McGuire of Kerrville, Texas.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Kellen Edward Hissom on June 28, 1996.

(25) Bertha Hissom (1871)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Bertha Hissom was born on 20 June 1871 in Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of James Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Bertha Hissom, 8. She died on 10 May 1891.

(25) Samuel K. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Samuel Hissom was born on 9 July 1872 in Monroe county, Ohio, the son of James Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Samuel Hissom, 7.

Samuel K. Hissom married Rachel Romick on 2 June 1892 in Belmont county, Ohio. She died and Samuel then married Caroline [or Carrie R.] in 1900.

In the 1900 census of Martins Ferry, Belmont county, Ohio as Samuel K. Hissom [Hissam in Ancestry.com], 29 [July 1872]. Living with him was his wife, Caroline, 22 [December 1879], of West Virginia. They were shown as married for "0" years and living as boarders in the house of [Charlton?] Woods. More peculiar, Samuel's profession was listed as Physician.

In the 1910 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom, a 36 year old Clerk working for the [Wabash?] railroad, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Carrie [this must be Caroline], 31, and son, Samuel K. Jr., 10, both of Ohio. It was Samuel's second marriage and Carrie's first. She had one child, still living.

In the 1920 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel R. Hissom, a 47 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Carrie R., 42, and children, Samuel K. Jr., 19.

In the 1930 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom [??Usom in Ancestry.com], a 58 year old weighmaster on the Coal tipple [?], of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Carrie, 53, of West Virginia.

He died in 1936 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. He had only one child, Samuel K. Hissom.

(26) Samuel Keighley 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Samuel R. Hissom (1873)

He was born on 3 October 1900. In the 1910 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom Jr., 10, of Ohio. In the 1920 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom Jr., 19. He attended Cecil township High School in Venice, Pennsylvania. He also attended Carnegie Tech College in Pittsburgh. He was a weighmaster for the Pittsburgh Coal company and became Superintendent of the Panhandle Division.

He married Mary Ethel Scott on 31 March 1923.

In the 1930 census of Mount Pleasant, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel Hissom [Hisson in Ancestry.com], a 30 year old Weigh Base operator in a coal mine. Living with him were his wife, Ethel, 26, and daughter, Jean, 2 10/12, both of Pennsylvania.

They had two children, Jean and ?. Samuel died in October 1967 in Hickory township, Washington county, Pennsylvania.

(25) Hattie Hissom (1874)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Also known as Hittie or Kittie. Hattie Hissom was born on 28 April 1874 in Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Hattie Hissom, 6.

(25) Addie Hissom (1876)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Addie Hissom was born on 18 May 1876 in Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Addie Hissom, 4. An Addie Ruth Hissom married William Hubbard on 27 April 1893 - from "Philip and Ruth Dickerson Witten and Their Descendents" by Sally Sue Witten. William was born in 1866, the eldest son of Erastus Wilsey Hubbard and Isabella Witten. He died in 1933. He took a second wife, Cora B. Shook (1889-1987), in 1918.

(25) D. L. Moody Hissom (1878)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

D. L. Moody Hissom was born on 28 August 1878 in Monroe county, Ohio, the son of James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Moody Hissom, 1. He apparently died young.

(25) Witten Lee Hissom (1880)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

He was born on 20 July 1880 in Fly, Monroe county, Ohio. Witten grew up in the period between the 1880 and the 1900 census, so it is difficult to be certain about his parentage. Witten's unique first name may be related to the Witten family living near Sardis, Ohio. There is a Witten cemetary in Sardis, Ohio in which many Hissom's were buried.

From "Marshall county, West Virginia Marriages, 1898-1900":

Witten Hissom, guardian [not father?] J.R. Hissom, aged 19, born in Tyler county, West Virginia [sic], then residing in Woodland, Marshall county, West Virginia.
Amy M. Dimmack, mother Harriet Dimmack, aged 18, born in England, then residing in Woodland, Marshall county, West Virginia
Married 9 October 1899 in Moundsville, West Virginia

In the 1900 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as Witten Hissom [Walter in Ancestry.com], a 20 year old farmer [July 1879], of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Amie, 20 [June 1879], of England. They had no children at this time. While I had thought that Amy must have died because Witten married again, it appears they divorced. See the 1910 census, below. From "Chronicles of the Cochrans,"

"Bertie Krebs married Witten Hissom, of Wheeling and Fish Creek Island. They have four children, and at present reside at Sardis, O."
Bertie was born in about 1885 and the marriage probably occurred in 1905, a reasonable time before the birth of their first child, James, in 1906.

In the 1910 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as Witten Hissom, a 29 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Bertha, 24, and children, James, 4, Charles, 3, and Lucy, 6/12.

Also in the 1910 census, this time of Washington, Pennsylvania, was Amy Hissom, a 29 year old telephone operator, of England. She was living with her mother, Harriet Dimmick, 62, of England, and her son, Gail D. Hissom, 9. She was shown to be a widow, though in those days this might have been a polite locution.

In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as Witten L. Hissom, a 39 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Bertha B., 35, and children, James R., 13, Charles E., 12, Lucy S., 10, and Ruth L., 5.

In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Witten Hissom, a 49 year old county sheriff. Living with him were his wife, Bertha, 45, and children, Lucy, 20, and Ruth, 15. Note that Barbara Hissom what living nearby with her son, Ezekial Smittle.

Witten Lee Hissom died on 21 November 1941 in Monroe county. His children were,
(26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)
(26) James R. Hissom (1906)
(26) Charles E. Hissom (1907)
(26) Lucy S. Hissom (1910)
(26) Ruth Hissom (1915)

(26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881)

Gail Dimmick Hissom was born on 9 April 1901 in Marshall, West Virginia.

In the 1910 census of Washington, Pennsylvania, as Gail D. Hissom, 9. He was living with his mother, Amy Hissom, 29, and grandmother, Harriet Dimmick, 62, of England.

In the 1920 census . . .

In the 1930 census of Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio as Gail D. Hissom, a 29 year old Field Engineer for the phone company, of West Virginia. Living with him were his wife, Mary, 26, and his child, Irwin, 4, and his mother, Amy D. Hissom, 50, of England. They had been married for 6 years. Gail's parents were of England.

In the 1940 census of Canton, Stark county, Ohio as Gail. D. Hissom, a 39 year old supervisor of Installation foremen for the telephone company, of West Virginia. He was living with his wife, Mary, 35, of Pennsylvania, and children, Irven A., 14, Sarah J., 4, and Carol, 2/12, of Ohio, and his mother, Amy D. Hissom, 60, of England. In 1935 he had been residing in Youngstown, Mahoning county, Ohio.

Gail died on 28 November 1942 in Canton, Ohio. His death certificate says his father was Wilton Hissom, of West Virginia, and mother Amy Dinnack, of England.

His children were,
(27) Irven Arthur Hissom (1925)
(27) Sarah J. Hissom (1936), born on 9 March 1935 in Mahoning, Ohio.
(27) Carol Ann Hissom (1940), born on 25 January 1940, father's name Gail. She went to Washington, Pennsylvania High School.

(27) Irven Arthur 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881) (26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)

Irvin [sic] A. Hissom was born on 19 June 1925 in Mahoning, Ohio; father's name Gail. In the 1930 census of Youngstown, Ohio as Irwin Hissom, 4.

In the 1940 census of Canton, Stark county, Ohio as Irven A. Hissom, 14. He was living with his parents, Gail D. and Mary Hissom. In 1935 he had been residing in Youngstown, Mahoning county, Ohio.

Irven A. Hissom joined the Marine Corps on 5 August 1943. In October 1943 Irven A. Hissom was mustered as a Private in the Second Recruit battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego, California. He must have impressed someone because in the same month he was transferred to the Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., where he was to attend the Naval Academy Prepartory School, Naval Training Station, Bainbridge, Maryland.

""Well you can imagine how I felt when I saw [Irven A.] "Whitey" Hissom ['43] down on the ground just like he used to be at Reserve." Jack and Whitey were teammates on the football team at Reserve. Jack's letter continued: "I had pictured him out in the Pacific somewhere and I was bewildered when I saw him . . . We had a swell visit and talked over old times at Reserve." Whitey was also attending the Annapolis prep school. He had been in the barracks next to Jack's for the last eight weeks and it was the first time they had seen each other. "It sure is a small world," he noted." - from "Remembering the Boys" by Lynna Piekutowski
He was still there in April 1945. Irven did attend the Academy, graduating in 1949. His yearbook photo is to the right.
". . . Hissem, Irven A. . . ." - from "Register of Alumni" by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
In July 1949 Irven mustered as a Second Lieutenant, awaiting assignment to the Basic School, in Qauntico, Virginia. This was, as the name implies, the first of many courses Irven would take to make him into a Marine. In October 1950 Second Lieutenant Irven A. Hissom mustered in B company, Second Tank battalion, Second Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Camp Lejeune.

In July 1951 First Lieutenant Irven A. Hissom was at the Marine Aviation Det in Pensacola, Florida. By January 1953 Irven was in Marine Fighter Squadron 122 in Cherry Point, North Carolina. This unit was flying the F9F Panther. In January 1954 the squadron transferred to the FJ Fury, but I think Irven was already on his way out of the squadron by this time.

In April 1954 Irven was in Fighter Squaron 115, in Korea, flying the F9F. Afterwards he transferred to the Headquarters squadron in El Toro, California.

A reference of 1956 shows "Hissom, Irven Arthur 8-19 June '25 Ohio ?-SecNav Capt. USMC. Died 25 Jan. '56 on authorized training flight near El Centro, Calif." He was buried in Washington, D.C.

(26) James R. Hissom (1906)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881)

He was probably named after his grandfather. In the 1910 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as James Hissom, 4. In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as James R. Hissom, 13. There was a James R. Hissom who died in Monroe county, Ohio on 1 July 1924.

(26) Charles E. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881)

In the 1910 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, 3. In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles E. Hissom, 12.

He married Flora Miller.

In the 1930 census . . .

Charles E. Hissom, born in 1907, enlisted as a Private in the Army out of Clarksburg, West Virginia on 24 April 1941. He had 4 years of High School and a civil occupation as an electrician. He was married at the time. He was 68 inches tall and weighed 165 pounds. He was promoted to Sergeant, but was subsequently listed amongst those West Virginians listed a killed during World War II and buried in Ohio. Another researcher shows his date of death as 2 August 1944, in France. Sounds like Normandy. The invasion began on 6 June and ended on 19 August when the Allies crossed the river Seine enroute to Paris. The invasion of southern France, operation Anvil, did not begin until 15 August.

I don't know of any children.

(26) Lucy S. Hissom (1910)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881)

She was named after her grandmother. In the 1910 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as Lucy Hissom, 6/12. In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lucy S. Hissom, 10. In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lucy Hissom, 20.

She married Charles Probst.

(26) Ruth Hissom (1915)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten L. Hissom (1881)

In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ruth L. Hissom, 5. In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ruth Hissom, 15.

(25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Daniel Webster. He was born in December 1892 in Ohio. In the 1900 census of Madison township, Ohio county, West Virginia as Webster Hissom, 7 [December 1892], of Ohio. In the 1910 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Webster Hissom, 17, living at home.

He married Flora Frye. Flora was born on 12 Octboer 1891, per Social Security Death Index.

Daniel Webster Hissom, of Sardis, Ohio, 23, registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. The record indicates he was born on 1 January 1894 [sic] in Wittens, Ohio. He was a self-employed farmer with a wife and child. He had attended the Linsly Institute, a military school, for 36 months. He was described as tall, with a medium build, brown eyes and black hair.

The Linsly School

Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, the school was founded in 1814 by Noah Linsly. It became a military school and college prep in 1877. In 1978 the military aspect was discontinued and in 1988 it became coeducational.

In the 1920 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as W. D. Hissom. He was a farm laborer, 26, married to Flora, 28, and with a son, Robert, 6.

A Web Hissom was Sheriff of Monroe county according to the 29 April 1925 Chronicle Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. The article speaks of him as "full of initiative in apprehending law violators in the county," so perhaps he was new to the job.

In the 1930 census of Center township, Monroe county, Ohio as Daniel W[ebster] Hissom, 37, with wife, Flora, 38, and son Robert, 15. His father was from Ohio and his mother from West Virginia [the 1920 census indicates she was from Ohio].

Daniel Webster Hissom, of Ironton, Lawrence county, Ohio registered for the draft again in WWII. His birthdate was again shown as 1 January 1894. He worked at Middlestate Bitimious Corp in Ironton.

Web died on 11 November 1946 in Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia. Flora died on 23 January 1975 while living in Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio. They had just one child, Robert.

(26) Robert W. 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892)

Robert W. Hissom was born on 12 November 1913. In the 1920 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 6. In the 1930 census of Center township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 15.

He married Eva Skidmore (1921).

He died in October 1974 while living at 307 High Street, Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio. His obituary:

"Woodsfield--Robert W. Hissom, 60, of High street, Woodsfield, a retired employee of West Virginia Department of Highways, died Saturday night at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston, W. Va.

He was born Nov. 12, 1913 in Sardis, the son of Mrs. Flora Frye Hissom of Woodsfield and the late Daniel W. (Webb) Hissom.

Mr. Hissom was a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge at Dunbar, W. Va. and Eastern Star of Woodsfield.

Surviving are his widow, Eva Skidmore Hissom; three sons, Robert W. Jr. of Parkersburg, W. Va., Daniel W. of Columbus and Michael Lee of the home and a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Henderson of Maryville, Tenn."

- from the 7 October 1974 Times Recorder of Zanesville, Ohio
Their children were,
(27) Robert W. Hissom Jr. (1944)
(27) Daniel W. Hissom (1946)
(27) Carolyn Sue Hissom
(27) Michael Lee Hissom (1961)

(27) Robert W. Hissom Jr. (1944)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Of Parkersburg, W. Va.. He married Barbara J. (1948) and moved to Huntersville, North Carolina. A materials inspector for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

(27) Daniel W. Hissom (1946)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Of Columbus, Ohio. He was born in August 1946. He married Marsha R. Stegner (1948). A structural engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation. They had two children,

(28) Matthew J. Hissom (1977)

Of Los Angeles and Newport News, Virginia. A Matt Hissom (this can't be our man, can it?) made Eagle Scout in January 1996 with Troop 268 of Worthington, Ohio

(28) Sarah D. Hissom (1975)

(27) Carolyn Sue Hissom
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

She married a Henderson in July 1966 in Volusia county, Florida. of Maryville, Tenn.

(27) Michael Lee Hissom (1961)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) D.W. "Web" Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Of Woodsfield.

(25) Forest Hissom (1892)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

In the 1900 census of Madison township, Ohio county, West Virginia as Forest Hissom, 7 [December 1892], of Ohio. Not in the 1910 census with his twin, Webster.

(24) David A. Hissam (1853)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

He was born on 11 June 1853. In the 1860 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, 7. In the 1870 census of Laings post office, Jackson township as David Hissom, a 17 year old farm laborer, living with his brother, James, 19, and grandfather, James, 86. David's mother, Nancy, had died in 1867 while his father, Elson, was in prison in 1870 and died in 1871. Laings is an unincorporated community in central Green township, just north of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

He married Francis "Fannie" S. Butler, possibly the sister of Lucinda Butler who married James Russell Hissom. She was born on 5 February 1851.

In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio I have a David A. Hissam, a farmer, born in 1853 in Ohio, whose parents were also born in Ohio. He was married to Fannie, 28, born in 1852 in West Virginia, whose parents were born in Virginia. Living with him were his children, Lucy, 5, Luther, 5, Mary, 4, Maggie, 1, and Susan Hissam, a sister of David's, aged 16. David was living next to William Hissam, aged 52 [1828], his uncle, and James R. Hissom, his brother.

Fannie Butler Hissom died on 8 August 1894 at the age of 43 yers, 6 months and 3 days. She died on 8 August 1894 and was buried in the Witten cemetary. After Fannie's death David married Ruth Kirkland on 15 July 1897. She was born on 23 December 1867.

In the 1900 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, a 46 year old farmer [June 1853], of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Ruth, 32 [December 1867], and daughter, Rosa, 14 [Apr 1886].

In the 1910 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as D.A. Hissom, a 56 year old farmer [Ancestry.com reads this as 36]. Living with him were his wife, Ruth, 42, and chidren, Wm K., 4, and Rosa A. 23. David and Ruth had been married 12 years. Ruth had 1 child, that is, Rosa was Fannie's child.

Ruth died on 22 January 1912 and was buried at the Witten cemetary.

After Ruth's death David married Bertha Tinsley [Tenley?] in about 1918. She appears to have been considerably his junior, born in about 1893.

In the 1920 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as D.A. Hissom, a 64 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Bertha, 27, and his son, William K., 14.

In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as D.A. Hissom, a 76 year old man with no occupation. His parents were from Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Bertha, 37. Her father, Joseph Tenley, 87, was living with them as well. David's son, William, was his next neighbor.

David died on 20 September 1945. He was buried at the Witten Cemetery, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio.

Witten Cemetery Strays

Nonnie Hissom (1878)

I have a Nonnie Hissom who was born on 25 November 1878 in Jackson, Monroe county, Ohio. She was the daughter of David A. and Jane Hissom. The time period fits, but David A. Hissam/Hissom, above, was not married to a Jane. Nonnie is a variant of Eleanor or Helen, neither of which show up on this page.

Nonnie Hissom married Albert D. Garden in about 1895. Albert was born on 15 September 1871.

Their children were Evan [Ever in Ancestry.com] Henry, born on 1 May 1896 in McKeem county, Pennsylvania, and Viola Belle, born on 24 December 1897, and Luther, born on 8 December 1900, b orn in Perry, Monroe county, Ohio.

Albert died in 1948 or 1949. He was also buried in the Witten Cemetary.


Rosa (1878-1963) married a Mr. Hissom. She lived on Wheeling Island and was buried in the Witten Cemetary.
Hissom, Rose 1885 - 1917
Hissom, Franklin S. b. Oct 10, 1854 died aged 17 months son of M S & S A

David's children with Fannie Butler were,
(25) Lucy Hissam (1875)
(25) Luther B. Hissam (1875)
(25) Mary E. Hissom (1876)
(25) Maggie Hissam (1880)
(25) Rosa A. Hissam (1886)
(25) Susan Hissam, perhaps
His children with Ruth Kirkland were,
(25) William K. Hissom (1906)

(25) Lucy Hissam (1875)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

Luther’s twin, she was born on 8 February 1875. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lucy Hissam, 5, of Ohio. She married John Kirkland. Her tombstone,

"Kirkland, Lucy Hissom b. Feb 8, 1875 d. March 8, 1899 wife of John"
Marlene Batdorf says Lucy married John Harman, but I do not know what she bases this on. She also says there was a son born in 1897.

(25) Luther B. Hissam (1875)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

Luther Hissom, the son of David Hissom Sr. and Francis Butler, was born on 8 February 1875, the twin of Lucy, in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissam, 5, of Ohio. He married Rosella Hubert [Hubbard] in October 1895 in Monroe county. She was born on 18 January 1878 in West Virginia. Marlene Batdorf says he married Annabelle. Perhaps Annabelle was a first wife.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Luther Hissom, a 25 year old farmer [February 1875], of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Roselle, 22 [April 1878], of West Virginia, and children, Martin D., 4 [April 1896], and Bessie, 2 [August 1897], of Ohio. Luther and Rosa had been married for 5 years. Rosa had 2 children, both still living.

Luther died on 30 July 1900 at the age of 25 years, 5 months and 22 days. He was buried in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio. His tombstone listed him as the son of DA & F.

In the 1910 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Rosie Hissom, a 31 year old widow, a dressmaker, of Virginia. She was living with her mother, Virginia Hubbard, a 56 year old widow. Also living in the home, in addition to 3 siblings of Rosie's, were her children, Martin D., 14, and Bessie B., 12, both of Ohio.

In the 1920 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Rose Hissam, a 40 year old widow and seamstress. Living with her were her children, Martin D., a 23 year old lineman for the phone company, and Bess V., a 22 year old stenographer for a plumbing company.

In the 1930 census of Wheeling, West Virginia as Rosalie Hissom, a 51 year old widow, a seamstress in a Dry Goods Store, of West Virginia. Living with her were her sister, Rebecca Hubbard, 44, and daughter, Bess V. Hissom, 32, of Ohio.

Rose H. Hissam died on 23 December 1963 in Belmont county, Ohio. Her tombstone in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio,

"Hissom, Rosa 1878-1963"
Their children were,
(26) Martin David Hissam (1896)
(26) Bess V. Hissam (1897)

(26) Martin David Hissam (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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissam (1875)

Martin David Hissam was born on 20 April 1896 in Sardis, Ohio, the son of Luther and Rose Hissam. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Martin D. Hissom, 4 [April 1896], of Ohio. In the 1910 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Martin D. Hissom, 14, living in the home of his grandmother, Virginia Hubbard, 56. Also living there were his mother, Rose, 31, and sister, Bessie B., 12.

Martin David Hissom registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Wheeling, West Virginia, a 21 year old First Class Lineman for the C&P Telephone company. He was single and listed his mother as a dependent. He was of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair.

In the 1920 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Martin D. Hissam, a 23 year old lineman for the phone company. He was living with his mother, Rose, a 40 year old widow and seamstress, and his sister, Bess V., a 22 year old stenographer for a plumbing company.

Martin Hissom and Corrine McVeign, both of Ohio, were married on 24 May 1922 in Ohio county, West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio as Martin Hissom, a 33 year old fire chief for the telephone company. Living with him were his wife, Corrine, 29, and son, Robert, 7.

Martin David Hissom, 46, of 157 Ohio Street, Barnesville, Ohio again registered for the draft in WWII. He worked for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Barnesville. His wife was Corinne.

Martin's son, Robert, was referred to as "a son of the late Martin and Corrine McVeigh Hissom," implying that there may have been others, but I don't have their names.
(27) Robert H. Hissam (1922)

(27) Robert H. Hissam (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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissam (1875) (26) Martin David Hissam (1896)

Robert H. Hissom was born on 24 May 1922 in Ohio county, West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 7.

Robert H. Hissom, of Belmont county, Ohio enlisted in the Army as a Private on 1 October 1942 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky. At the time he was a frameman for the Telephone company. He had 4 years of high school education. He was single, 66 inches tall and weighed 151 pounds.

Robert H. Hissom, of Belmont county, Ohio, born on 24 May 1922, died on 7 September 1991, at the age of 69, at the Barnesville hospital. He had been an electrial power installer/repairer. His wife was Doris L. Pekari. His obituary,

"Robert H. Hissom, 69, 820 E. Main St. Barnesville, died Sept 7, 1991 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born May 24, 1922 in Wheeling WV., a son of the late Martin and Corrine McVeigh Hissom. He was a retired employee of Ohio Power Co., an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church, Friendship Lodge 89 F & AM, Elks Lodge 1699, American Legion Post 168, all of Barnesville. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jill Ann. Surviving are his wife, Doris L. Pekari Hissom; two sons, David and Joseph, both of Barnesville; three grandchildren.
His children were,

(27) Jill Ann Hissom (c1945)

(27) David D. Hissom (1946)

Of Barnesville. There is a Hissom's Service Center and Hissom Gas and Glo in Barnesville that apparently belong to him. He also has a U-Haul service. Thelma J. may be his wife.

(27) Joseph R. Hissom (1946)

Of Barnesville. Jeannette may be his wife (or vice versa). He may have a son, Matthew A. Hissom, who is a high school track coach.

(26) Bess V. Hissam (1897)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissam (1875)

Bess, or Bessie, was born in December 1897. In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Bessie Hissom, 2 [August 1897], of Ohio. In the 1910 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Bessie B. Hissom, 12, of Ohio. She was living in the house of her grandmother, Virginia Hubbard, 56. Also living there were her mother, Rosie, 31, and brother, Martin D., 14.

In the 1920 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Bess V. Hissam, a 22 year old stenographer for a plumbing company. She was living with her mother, Rose, a 40 year old widow and seamstress, and brother, Martin. In the 1930 census of Wheeling, West Virginia as Bess V. Hissom, 32, with no occupation, of Ohio. She was living with her mother.

(25) Mary E. Hissom (1876)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

She was born on 18 July 1876 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Mary Hissam, 4. She died on 6 March 1886. She was buried in the Witten cemetary, the daughter of David A. and Fannie S. Hissom, aged 9 years, 7 months and 18 days.

(25) Maggie Hissam (1880)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

Maggie Hissom was born on 16 May 1880 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of D.A. Hissom and Fannie Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census listed as 19/365d. Meaning, I suppose, that she was born in Ohio and was only 19 days old at the time of the census. Not seen in the 1900 census.

(25) Rosa A. Hissam (1886)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

Rosa B. Hissom was born on 25 April 1886 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of David Hissom and Fannie Butler - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1900 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Rosa Hissom, 14 [Apr 1886]. In the 1910 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Rosa A. Hissom, 23.

(25) William K. Hissom (1906)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853)

He was the son of D. A. Hissom and Ruth, born on 1 December 1906 in Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1910 census of Monroe county, Ohio as William K., 4 years old. In the 1920 census of Monroe county, Ohio as William K., 14 years old. Of Lee, Monroe county, Ohio.

He married Matilda [Mary] "Tillie" Price in 1924 in Monroe county. She was born on 9 August 1905.

In 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as William Hissom, a 24 year old laborer working in a glass house. Living with him were his wife, Tillie, 25, and children, James, 5, Robert, 4, and David, 8/12.

William and Tillie divorced. William's second wife was Mary Salvarj. Tillie second married a Beechy [or Beechie] and died on 27 June 1986.

William died on 10 October 1971 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. His children with Tille Price were,
(26) James Francis Hissom (1925)
(26) Robert Victor Hissom (1926)
(26) David Walter Hissom (1929)
(26) Grace Maxine Hissom (1930)

His children with Mary Salvarj were,
(26) Ruth Ann Hissom
(26) William Hissom Jr.

(26) James Francis 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

He was born in 1925. The son of William Hissom. He married Mary Frances Holtsclaw. His children were Sharon Lynn, who married Joe Ketsner, and Deborah Kay, who married William Francis Blatt. Of Moundsville, West Virginia.

(26) Robert Victor Hissom (1926)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

The son of William Hissom. He was born on 17 January 1926. He married Jean Bradshaw. His daughter was Bonnie Sue Hissom. He died on 11 October 1973, at the age of 47. His obituary,

"Saridis--Robert V. Hissom, 47, of Ashland, custodian for Hess and Clark Company in Ashland, died Thursday in Veterans Hospital at Cleveland. He was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Sardis, a son of Tillie Price Beechie Hissom of Ashland, and the late William K. Hissom. Mr. Hissom was a member of American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his mother, his widow, Mrs. Jean Bradshaw Hissom, a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Mellott of Woosters, two step daughters, Mrs. Barbara Adams and Miss Mildred Strickling, both of Ashland, a step-son, Larry of Ashland, his grandmother, Mrs. Walter Price of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Russell Miller of Sardis, and a brother, James of Moundsville, W. Va., and eight grandchildren. A brother is deceased." - from the 13 October 1973 Times Recorder of Zanesville, Ohio
His daugther was,
(27) Bonnie Sue Hissom, she married of Mellot of Wooster.

(26) David Walter Hissom (1929)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

The son of William Hissom. He was born on 28 July 1929 and died on 19 July 1969. He married Viola Rosenlieb. His children were Susan, Sara, Shirley, Sandy and Sheila.

(26) Grace Maxine Hissom (1930)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

The daughter of William Hissom. She was born on 25 August 1930 in Sardis. She married Russell Miller. She died on 26 June 2005 at the age of 74 in Sardis, Ohio. From her obituary:

"Miller, Maxine age 74 of Sardis, OH died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. She was born August 25, 1930 in Sardis the daughter of the late William and Tillie Price Hissom. Maxine was a member and custodian at the Sardis United Methodist Church and a lifelong community club member. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers: David, Robert and James Hissom and a son-in-law: Bill Kukura. Survivors include her husband: Russell W. Miller; one son: Dave R. Miller of FL; two daughters: Debby (Robert) Frye of CA and Diana Kukura of St. Clairsville, OH; six grandchildren: Rochelle, Robin, Scott, Stacy, Steve and Kristi; and two great-grandchildren."

(26) William "Billy" Hissom Jr.
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829) (24) David A. Hissam (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

The son of William Hissom. Born after 1930.

(24) Isabell Hissam (1856)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

She was born on 12 August 1856 in Monroe county. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Isabell Hissom, 14, living with her brother, James. She married Theodore (Ted) N. McKnight on 26 July 1877. She died in 1938 in Los Angeles.

I recently received the following email.

"Hi Steve, >p> Your website is wonderful! I so appreciate the work you have done! Historically, it will be of great help to me.

Though the truth is painful, I now have a fairly good idea of where the initial wounding began. Looking at the Hissom/McKnight branches on paper, everything appears solid until around 1910. Isabelle is listed as widowed on the 1910 census. What actually happened is the government bought the oil-rich land from Theodore and Isabelle Hissom McKnight. The family story is Theodore wanted to go west, Isabelle didn't. Theodore provided for his family (children would have been grown) financially and went west by himself and settled in Sacremento. Their son, John, at some point moved to Arizona. Their daughter, Goldie, moved with her husband to Washington State. My great grandmother, Margaret, relocated from Chicago to Cleveland, after being twice widowed. Isabelle didn't appear to take up any permanent residence for herself, either living with or near her children. At the end of her life, I found her on a census in Los Angeles, living alone, where she died. I found Theodore on a census (in his 80s) in Sacremento, also living alone and where he died. Prior to this generation, the McKnights migrated thru the states as family/extended family. Theodore and Isabelle's family completely breaks apart as they live states away from each other.

Learning about Isabelle's childhood helped a lot. She was ten when her mother passed away, another woman is brought into the house (and dies there, as stated in the news article), her father's poor character, plus Isabelle being fourteen when he died. There are still a few mysteries to Isabelle and Theodore. Their first-born, Mary, is only found once on a census, as an infant. Another daughter, Lutihia/Luthinia (I believe her name is Lattitia/Lettitia, after Theodore's mother, disappears after ages 17-20. Besides the census, I found her in the Wheeling city directory. On a whim, when finding Isabelle and her other children in the directory, I looked for Lettitia. She was listed and at the same age as the Lutihia. I have no idea what happened to her. My current family has been completely unaware of Lutihia. They know of John and Goldie, including a little bit about who they married, their children, where they lived. Isabelle's daughter, Margaret (my great grandmother) would have been Lutihia's sister. Margaret lived to her late 80s. As far as we know, not a word was spoken about Lutihia. She has become my next mystery project. :>)

Another mystery would be Nancy Colvin Hissom, Elson's wife and Isabelle's mother. Her cause of death, at 37 and then Ruth Murphy dying at their house. Should I draw my own conclusions, I'd say Elson was at the root of both their deaths.

Despite this terribly dark period, I have very much enjoyed researching the family tree thru my grandmother Isabel Campbell Coad. She has been my only grandparent with a long bloodline in America. My other three grandparents were from other countries, immigrating to the US a few years prior to WWI. It has been a joy to see American history thru the bloodline of one woman. Because of your website, I have a much richer understanding of a fine heritage that dates back to the early colonies." - Judy Diaczun

(24) Elizabeth Jane Hissam (1859)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

She was born on 1 June 1858. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elizabeth Hissom, 11, living with her brother, James.

(24) Jeremiah Hissom (1860)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

He was born on 15 October 1860 and died on 19 September 1867. His tombstone: "Hissom, Jeremiah d. Sept 19, 1867 aged 6y 11m 4d son of E & N Hissom."

(24) Susan Hissam (1862)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

She was born on 1 November 1862. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Susan Hissom, 8, living with her brother, James. I have a Susan Hyssom who married Washington Truax on 16 April 1882 in Monroe county, Ohio. I put her here because the Hyssom spelling is common to this line of the family. She died in 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

(24) Thomas Hissam (1865)
(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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissem (1829)

He was born on 1 April 1865 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, 4, living with his brother, James. In the 1880 census of Tygart township, Wood county, West Virginia as Thomas Hisson [sic], a 14 year old farm laborer. He was a boarder, living with the family of Daniel Sarno [?]. He and his parents were all born in Ohio.

In the 1900 census . . . ?

I suspect he died before 1900.

-The Family of Alexander Hissam-

(23) Alexander Hissam Sr. (1829)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

Of Ohio. He was born in the right place and the right time to be a son of James R. Heysham. Per the family history of Allan Hissam of St. Paul, Minnesota, Alexander was born in Witten, Monroe county, Ohio on 8 March 1829. I can't find a town called Witten, though there is a Witten cemetery, centered on the old Philip Witten farm, in Monroe county, Ohio, along the Ohio river, just northeast of Sistersville, in Tyler county, West Virginia. The Witten's had a large family in Jackson and Sardis, in Monroe county, Ohio that was associated with the James R. Heysham family. There was also a Witten's Post Office in Monroe county until at least 1901. The LDS database indicates this birth ocurred in Columbus township, Franklin county, Ohio, though it provides no substantiation for this. Franklin county is towards the center of the state, well west of Tyler county, and is centered on the city of Columbus.

Unfortunately James R. Hissom already had a son, Elson, who was born in 1829 (in August) and there could not have been two born so close together. This may mean that there was another Hissom of James R's generation, a brother otherwise unknown, who also lived in Witten or, more simply, that the date of birth of Elson or Alexander was recorded incorrectly. Note that an Alexander Hissom was born in 1850 to (23) James R. Hissom Jr. (1820), who would have been Alexander's elder brother, so Alexander was a family name. There is an Achman Hissom, supposedly born circa 1830, that some researchers include. Perhaps this was a mistranscription of Alexander. So the guess is that Alexander was born in 1830, the younger brohter of Elson.

In the 1830 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio is Alexander's supposed father, James Hisum. In the household there were 3 boys under the age of 5 [Thomas, Elson, and Alexander, or John] and 3 between 5 and 10 years old [James R. and two unknowns], one man aged 30-40 years [James] and one woman aged 20-30 years [Lavina].

The 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists a James Hissam. In the household there were three boys 10 to 15 years old [Elson, Alexander and John], two that were 15 to 20 [James and Thomas], and a man 50 to 60 years old, which would be James. Women in the house included a girl 5 to 10 years old.

There is, in the 1850 census of Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania an Alex. Hissam, a 22 year old bondsman, that is, an indentured servant, born circa 1828, of Virginia [sic, this was at the bottom of a long set of ditto's; one too many perhaps?]. He was living in the boarding house of Mary A. Callard. Could this be our man? Tyler county, Virginia was just across the river from where we think he was born, so it's not a stretch. Alexander did move from Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before 1857.

Alexander married Rachel Eveline Bills on 6 January 1857, the LDS database shows July 1858 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. However, the following citation implies that Alex and Rachel married in Somerset township.

"Thomas Thomson made the first claim in the town of Somerset [Steele county, Minnesota] . . . The first marriage was that of Alexander Hissam to Miss Rachel Bill, in 1858." - from the "History of Steele and Wasceca Counties, Minnesota"
However, their daughter, Carrie, was, per the 1870 census, born in Pennsylvania circa 1860. A Widow, Rachel was born on 27 January 1841 in Pittsfield, Warren county, Pennsylvania [the LDS database has 13 February 1841 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania]. She was only 16 years old for her second marriage ?!! The 1870 census confirms that she was born in about 1841. Her parents were from New York.

In the 1860 census . . .

They moved to Steele county, Minnesota between 1860 and 1862. This is in southern Minnesota, near the border with Iowa.

In the 1865 state census of Dover township, Steele county, Minnesota as Alex__ Hissam [Alexa in Ancestry.com]. Living with him were Rachael [Richael in Ancestry.com], Cora, Eveline, and Emma.

In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Alexander Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], a 41 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Rachel, 29, and Carrie E., 10, both of Pennsylvania, and Eveline, 8, Emma, 7, David, 4, and Caroline, 2, of Minnesota.

Dodge county, Minnesota

Located in the southeastern section of the state, it was once a part of the Wisconsin Territory. Dodge County was established in 1855 while the state of Minnesota become territory in 1849 and a state in 1858.

Up to thirty settlements were once a part of Dodge County. Today only six remain as incorporated municipalities. They are Claremont, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville and West Concord. Most of the older settlements have disappeared, but a few remain as ghost towns.

This is an intensely rural community blessed with black, loamy soil excellent for farming.

In 1872 and 1873 Alex. Hissam was one of the Supervisors of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota. - from the "History of Winona, Olmstead and Dodge Counties" of 1884.

Minnesota Land Records show that an Alexander Hissam registered 77.97 acres in 2 May 1873 and 78.27 acres in 10 April 1875 at the New Ulm Land Office.

In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Alex Hissom, 46, of Ohio. Living with him were K.E., 35, of Pennsylvania, C.E., 15, of Pennsylvania, and Evaline, 13, Emma, 11, David, 9, C.M. 7, Wm L., 1, and Henry, 4, of Minnesota.

Alexander died on 1 January 1877 in Ripley, Minnesota. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota was Rachel Hissam, 39 years old, keeping house. Living with her are Eveline, 18, Emma, 16, David, 14, Carrie M., 12, Henry, 8, and Leroy, 6. Also living there was a McCarty Martin, a 25 year old farm laborer.

Rachel died on 4 February 1881 in Ripley, Minnesota [the LDS database has 10 April 1928!]. Alexander and Rachel's children were,
(24) Cora Electra Hissam (1859)
(24) Eveline Hissam (1862)
(24) Emma A. Hissam (1863)
(24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)
(24) Carrie Mae Hissam (1869)
(24) Harry Mead Hissam (1871)
(24) William Leroy Hissam (1874)

(24) Cora Electra Hissam (1859)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

Or Electa. She was born on 2 November 1859 [or 1857] in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1865 state census of Dover township, Steele county, Minnesota as Cora Hissam. In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Carrie E. Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], 10, of Pennsylvania. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as C.E. Hissom, 15, of Pennsylvania. - from "Descendents of William Shurtleff of Plymouth"

She married Charles Edwin Clark, the son of Thomas Clark, on 4 July 1878 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Charles was born on 15 January 1854 in Dewittville, New York. He died on 6 October 1904 in Owatonna. Cora died on 10 April 1928 in Owatonna, Minnesota. - from "Descendents of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts" by Benjamin Shurtleff, 1866.

(24) Eveline Hissam (1862)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

She was born on 18 February 1862 in Summit, Minnesota. In the 1865 state census of Dover township, Steele county, Minnesota as Eveline Hissam. In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Eveline Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], 8, of Minnesota. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Evaline Hissom, 13, of Minnesota. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Eveline Hissam, 18 years old.

In the 1885 state census of Lemond township, Steele county, Minnesota as Eva Hissem, 23. She appears to have been a maid or boarder in the house of Thomas and Clara Barker.

She married Charles Newberry in November 1889. In the 1900 census of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Eva Hissam, 36. It shows her date of birth as February 1864 [sic], but I think this is our Eveline based on her father and mother, born in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Living with her was her brother, Harry [sic], a 28 year old printer.

She died on 28 February 1936 in Owatonna.

(24) Emma A. Hissam (1863)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

She was born on 23 December 1863 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. In the 1865 state census of Dover township, Steele county, Minnesota as Emma Hissam. In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], 7, of Minnesota. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissom, 11, of Minnesota. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissam, 16 years old.

"In 1888 an offer (through the paper I then controlled) of something over $1000 (in sums of $150 and less) was made to the wives of American farmers for the largest yields of potatoes to be produced on not less than one-fortieth of an acre . . . The fourth prize was awarded to Miss Emma Hissam of Steele county, Minnesota. The area was one-twentieth of an acre, variety Late Rose ; yield 46 bushels, one peck, or at the rate of 925 bushels to the acre." - from "The New Potato Culture" by Elbert S. Carman of 1891

I don't see her in the 1885 state census or 1900 federal census. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Emina [sic] Hissam, age obscured. she was living with her younger brother, David.

She married Wallace Knowlton on 24 December 1908 in Owatonna, Minnesota. She died on 30 October 1941 in Donna, Texas.

(24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

He was born on 28 March 1866 in Claremont, Dodge county, Minnesota. In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as David Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], 4, of Minnesota. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as David Hissom, 46, 9, of Minnesota.In the 1880 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as the son of Rachel Hissam, aged 14.

He married Emma Steckels on 1 January 1890. Emma was born on 19 July 1870 in Claremont, Dodge county, Minnesota.

In the 1895 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as David Hissam, a 29 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Emma, 24, and children, Earl, 4, and Arthur, 2.

In the 1900 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as David Hissam, a 34 year old farmer. David was from Minnesota. His father and mother were from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Emma L., 29 [July 1870], and children, Earl J., 8 [December 1891], Arthur, 6 [October 1893], Myrtle, 3 [January 1897], and Willie, 1 [May 1899].

In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as David Hissam, 39. Living with him were his wife, Emma, 34, and children, Earl [Eral in Ancestry.com], 14, Arthur, 12, Mertel [sic], 8, Willie, 6, Allis [sic], 4, and Harold, 1. An Emina Hissam, age obscured, also lived with them. I assume this was David's older sister, Emma.

In the 1910 census of Ripley township as David Hissam, a 44 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Emma L., 39, and children, Earl J., a 19 year old farm laborer, Myrtle C., 13, William J., 11, Alice M., 9, and Harold D., 7.

In the 1920 census of Ripley township as David A. Hissam, a 53 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Emma L., 49, and children, Arthur H., 27, Willie J., 21, Alice A., 19, and Harold D., 16.

In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as David Hissam, a 64 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Emma, 59, and son, Harold, a 26 year old laborer in an "elevator" [grain elevator?].

David died on 11 August 1938 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. He was buried in Claremont, Dodge county. His tombstone notes "1866 - Aug 1938, Sp. Emma L." Emma died on 1 August 1949 and was buried at the Claremont street cemetary.

His children were,
(25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)
(25) Arthur H. Hissam (1892)
(25) Bertha Mae Hissam (1895)
(25) Myrtle Hissam (1897)
(25) William James Hissam (1899)
(25) Alice A. Hissam (1900)
(25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

(25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

He was born on 11 December 1890 in Claremont, Dodge county, Minnesota. In the 1895 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Earl Hissam, 4. In the 1900 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Earl J. Hissam, 8 [December 1891]. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Earl Hissam, 14. In the 1910 census of Ripley township as Earl J. Hissam, a 19 year old farm laborer, living at home.

He married Myrtle, who was born on 24 December 1891 in Claremont, Minnesota.

In the 1920 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Earl J. Hissam, a 29 year old farmer. He and his parents were born in Minnesota. Living with him were his wife, Myrtle L., 27, son, Leonard, 3 1/2, and a daughter, not named, 1/12.

In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Earl J. Hissam, a 39 year old independent bricklayer. Living with him were his wife, Martha, 38, and children, Leonard E., 12, and Melvin D., 10.

In 1958 Earl bought an Edsel and allowed his name and photograph in an advertisement for the car: "Earl Hissam, Contractor, Owatonna, Minn. "I'm consistently getting close to 20 miles per gallon in all of my driving."

Earl Joseph Hissam died on 2 September 1971 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. He was buried in the Meadow Ridge cemetary in Walcott, Rice county, Minnesota. Myrtle died on February 1980 in St. Paul. His children were,
(26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)
(26) Melvin Dennis Hissam (1920)

(26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)

He was born on 7 September 1917 in Claremont, Minnnesota. In the 1920 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Leonard Hissam, 3 1/2. In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Leonard E. Hissam, 12.

Leonard E. Hissam enlisted as a Private in the Army on 10 February 1941. He was single with one year of high school. He was 69 inches tall and weighed 130 pounds.

He married Ruth Helen Karlstad on 10 March 1946. He later married Kathleen Joyce Dahl [Pike] on 20 May 1977 in Olmstead. Kathleen and Leonard Hissam of Rochester, Minnesota were still living in 2004. Leonard passed away on 15 February 2008, aged 90, while living in Eyota, Minnesota.

His children with Ruth were,
(27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)
(27) Sharon Lavon Hissam (1948)

(27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)

He was born on 28 February 1947 in Owatonna, Steele county, the son of Ruth Karlstad. He marrid Linda Lou Splittstoesser on 18 June 1966 in Viola, Olmstead county, Minnesota. He later married Regina Ann Cecelia Rothermel on 20 January 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He appears to be living in Inver Groves Heights, Minnesota. His children were,
(28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)
(28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)

(28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)

He was born on 19 December 1966 in Robinsdale, Hennepin county, Minnesota. He married Marion Jean Koldin on 15 February 1986 in Aledo, Texas.

I have a Marion and Curtis Hissam in the Aledo, Texas High School Athletic Booster Club. Curtis Hissam appears on a list of athletic (football) alumni of Tennesse Tech University, 1986-1989. Spenser Hissam, his brother, is also on the list, 1989-1990.

Curtis is listed as one of the owners of a patent for a finned tube heat exchanger, apparently with a hydroponics application.

His children were,
(29) Jonathan Curtis Hissam (1986)
(29) Matthew Koldin Hissam (1992)
(29) Rebekah Ruth Hissam (1997)

(29) Jonathan Curtis Hissam (1986)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947) (28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)

He was born on 13 September 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. He is attending Arkansas State University where he plays College football in the defensive line. He is also a power lifter. Jonathan went on to Arkansas State University.

"Jonathan Hissam – DL / 6-1 / 270 / Aledo, Tex. (Aledo) — Listed as a Top-50 recruit in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area by the Star-Telegram...named as a class 4A All-State performer on the defensive line by the Texas Sports Writer’s Association... ended senior season with 99 tackles, 14 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, 46 quarterback hurries, three caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries...district champions in 2001 and 2002...regional champions in 2002 and 2003...state quarterfinalists in 2003 and 2004...state semifinalists in 2004...career record 41-14... finished second in the state 4A-and-under division in power lifting and first in regionals...third in state in discus throw...three-time academic all-district...academic all-state as a senior... also recruited by Toledo, Iowa, Iowa State, TCU, Texas, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State...father is an engineer, so he plans to major in engineering at ASU...born 9-13-86...son of Curtis and Marion Hissam. "

(29) Matthew Koldin Hissam (1992)
(23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947) (28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)

He was born on 25 August 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas. He is playing baseball with the Florida University Gators.

(29) Rebekah Ruth Hissam (1997)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947) (28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)

She was born on 20 June 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas. She plays pinto softball and competes in western horsemanship contests. She ought to meet my neice.

(28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)

He was born on 7 July 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Carla Jean Hensley on 7 July 1990 in Willow Park, Texas. He was apparently an All-American football player in 1990 attending Tennessee Tech. He has some association with Auburn as well. He appears to head the Division of Pollution Control Metropolitan Health Department Nashville-Davidson county, Tennessee. Their children were,
(29) Lucas Spencer Hissam (1997)
(29) Rosemarie Linda Hissam (1999)

(29) Lucas Spencer Hissam (1997)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947) (28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)

Known as Spencer. He was born on 5 September 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee and appears to live there still.

(29) Rosemarie Linda Hissam (1999)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947) (28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)

She was born on 26 January 1999 in Lavergne, Tennessee.

(27) Sharon Lavon Hissam (1948)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)

She was born on 30 November 1948 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. She married William Charles Harju. Remember that (25) William K. Hissom (1906) married Mary Harju. Sharon and William lived in Olmstead county, Minnesota.

(26) Melvin Dennis Hissam (1920)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)

He was born on 10 January 1920 in Claremont, Minnesota. In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Melvin D. Hissam, 10.

Melvin D. Hissam enlisted in the Army as a Private on 10 February 1941, the same day as his brother, Leonard. He was single with 4 years of high school education. He was 66 inches tall and weighed 135 pounds.

He married Mary Ann Zabel (1923) on 2 May 1946 in Fairbault, Minnesota. He appears to live in St. Paul today. They had a daughter, Anita Louise, born on 20 January 1947 in Steele county.

(27) Anita Louise Hissam (1947)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Melvin Dennis Hissam (1920)

She was born on 20 January 1947. She married David Willard Dick on 30 July 1974 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

(25) Arthur H. Hissam (1892)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

He was born on 11 October 1892 in Claremont (or Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota?). In the 1895 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Arthur Hissam, 2. In the 1900 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Arthur Hissam, 6 [October 1893], living at home with his parents. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Arthur Hissam, 12. In the 1910 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Arthur Hissam [Kissam in Ancestry.com], a 16 year old farm laboer working as a hired man for Finley McMartin.

In the 1920 census of Ripley township as Arthur H. Hissam, a 27 year old farm laborer, living at home with his parents.

He married Annette Wiebke Taylor on 11 October 1922. She was born on 2 July 1900 in Claremont, the daughter of Adelbert Randall Taylor and Anna Bielenburg.

In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Arthur H. Hissam [Hillam in Ancestry.com], a 37 year old carpenter working for a building contractor. Living with him were his wife, Annette W., 29, and son, Dean R., 2 8/12. Arthur and Annette had been married for 7 years. All were of Minnesota.

Annette W. Hissam died on 5 January 1974. Arthur died on 1 November 1980 and was buried in the Owatomma Memorial cemetary. His tombstone notes "Sp. Annette W. Taylor. Mar. 11/Oct/1922." His children were,
(26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)

(26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866)

He was born on 27 July 1927 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Note that Arthur H. Hissam's father-in-law was Adelbert Randall Taylor. In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Dean R. Hissam [Hillman in Ancestry.com], 2 8/12, of Minnesota.

Dean R. Hissam, born in 1927, of Steele county, Minnesota, enlisted in the Army as a Private on 31 October 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He had four years of high school and was categorized as a carpenter. He was single, without dependents.

Dean married Delores Elaine Manthey. He died on 9 October 2000 in Owatonna. His tombstone notes "Vet. US Army WWII. Sp. Delores Manthey. Par. Arthur & Annette Taylor Hissam. Mar. 01/Feb/1952. OWA 11/Oct/2000." His children were,
(27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)
(27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

(27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)

He was born on 16 December 1953 in Steele county, Minnesota. He first married Karla Kay Defries. They divorced on 18 February 1982. Second he married Jolene Kay Conz. Note, there is today a Hissam Construction company in Owatonna run by a Dave Hissam. This firm may have been founded by Dean Randall Hissam.

There is a Dave Hissam who is a sales manager/engineer for Kelly Fabricators and a partner in Garage 360 LLC, a garage remodeling firm of Louisville, Indiana. David is to the right in the photo with his partner Bruce Palmer-Ball - could this be the same man? However, the only connection I have is the name and the connection to construction.

He is a member of the Builders Association of Minnesota. His children were,
(28) Leah Kay (1978)
(28) Luke Aaron Hissam (1985)
(28) Shari Ann Hissam (1987)
(28) Dustin David Hissam (1994)

(28) Leah Kay (1978)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

She was born on 21 July 1978 in Steele county, Minnesota, the daughter of Karla Kay Defries.

(28) Luke Aaron Hissam (1985)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

He was born on 16 October 1985 in Steele county, Minnesota, the child of Jolene Kay Conz.

(28) Shari Ann Hissam (1987)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (27) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

She was born on 30 April 1987 in Steele county, Minnesota, the child of Jolene Kay Conz.

(28) Dustin David Hissam (1994)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

He was born on 15 June 1994 in Steele county, Minnesota, the child of Jolene Kay Conz.

(27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)

Also known as Dewey. He was born on 25 August 1958 in Steele county, Minnesota. He married Paula Rene' Pofahl. His children were,
(28) Ginny Rae Hissam (1981)
(28) Robert Dean Hissam (1984)
(28) Jody Rene Hissam (1985)

(28) Ginny Rae Hissam (1981)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

She was born on 8 April 1981 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(28) Robert Dean Hissam (1984)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

He was born on 22 May 1984 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(28) Jody Rene Hissam (1985)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

She was born on 8 July 1985 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(25) Bertha Mae Hissam (1895)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829?) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

She was born on 1 September 1895 and died in 1896, aged 7 months, 29 days. She was buried in the Claremont street cemetary.

(25) Myrtle Hissam (1897)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829?) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

She was born on 29 January 1897 in Claremont. In the 1900 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Myrtle Hissam, 3 [January 1897], living at home with her parents. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Mertel [sic] Hissam, 8.

She married Chris P. Keller who was born about 1893 in Claremont. I think she may have died in February 1980 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

(25) William James Hissam (1899)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

His middle initial is sometimes shown as an L. He was born on 19 May 1899 in Claremont. In the 1900 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Willie Hissam, 1 [May 1899], living at home with his parents. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Willie Hissem, 6. In the 1910 census of Ripley township as William J. Hissam, 11.

William James Hissam, who was born on 19 May 1899, registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at Goodhue, Minnesota. He was 19 years old at the time, a laborer for C. F. Kalass. His nearest relative was his father, David Hissam. He was described as short and of medium build, with brown eyes and hair.

In the 1920 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Willie J. Hissam, 21, still living at home.

He married Sophia Molde [Moede] in about 1921.

In the 1930 census of Eden Prairie, Hennepin county, Minnesota as W. J. Hissam, a 30 year old farm laborer. Living with him were his wife, Sophia, 28, and children, Delores, 8, Paul, 5, and Donald, 3 7/12.

He died on 1 August 1979 in Watertown, Carver county, Minnesota. His children were,
(26) Delores Hissam (c1925)
(26) Paul J. Hissam (1924)
(26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)
(26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)
(26) Mary Gail Hissam (1939)
(26) Unknown Female Hissam (c1940)

(26) Delores Hissam (c1925)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

In the 1930 census of Eden Prairie, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Delores Hissam, 8. I believe she married Raphael Joseph Hruska of Hennepin county, Minnesota. If so, her middle name was Ruth.

(26) Paul J. Hissam (1924)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

He was born on 4 September 1924. In the 1930 census of Eden Prairie, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Paul Hissam, 5. He served as an F1 in the Navy during WWII. An F1 is a Firemen First Class. A Fireman works on the ship's engines, the oil fired steam boilers. A First Class was the senior most enlisted rank below Chief Petty Officer.

Paul died on 8 August 2000 in Hopkins, Hennepin county, Minnesota, at the age of 75. He was buried in the Grand Park cemetary in Hopkins.

(26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

Donald was born on 9 August 1926 in Dodge Center, Minnesota. In the 1930 census of Eden Prairie, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Donald Hissam, 3 7/12.

He married Mildred Dorene [Darrene] Clark. He died on 24 September 2001 in Delano, Wright county, Minnesota. His obituary:

"Services for Donald A. Hissam, 75, of Delano were Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the residence of Mark and Debra Maas in Delano. Mr. Hissam died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. He was born Aug. 9, 1926. He is survived by wife, Mildred; children, Jennifer, David, Debra and Jodi; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters [Delores, Mary and ?] and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by son, Jonathon; mother; father; and two brothers [Paul & Joseph]."

His children were,
(27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952)
(27) Jennifer Ann Hissam (1954)
(27) David William Hissam (1955)
(27) Debra Jane Hissam (1956)
(27) Jodi Hissam

(27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

Jonathan Allan, the son of Donald A. Hissam and Mildred D. Clark, was born on 4 March 1952 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. He married Alice Lucille Georges on 9 September 1972 in Hennepin county. He was 20 years old and she was only 17. They divorced on 8 June 1979. He died on 24 December 1997 in Anderson county, Texas. His children were,
(28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)
(28) Lori Louise Hissam (1979)

(28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952)

Shon Eric, the son of Jonathan Allan Hissam and Alice Lucille Georges, was born on 7 November 1973 in Carver county, Minnesota. He married Jennifer M. Eischens on 8 May 1999. She was born on 7 November 1973. Shon appears to be a fly fisherman, now living in Waconia, Minnesota. His children were,
(29) Benjamin Robert Hissam (2002)
(29) Rachel Lynn Hissam (2002)

(29) Benjamin Robert Hissam (2002)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952) (28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)

Benjamin Robert, the son of Shon Eric Hissom and Jennifer Eischens, was born on 13 March 2002 in Scott county, Minnesota.

(29) Rachel Lynn Hissam (2002)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952) (28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)

Benjamin's twin. She was born on 13 March 2002 in Scott county, Minnesota.

(28) Lori Louise Hissam (1979)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952)

She was born on 1 January 1979 in Carver county, Minnesota. She married Christoph D. Tiffany on 18 August 2001.

(27) Jennifer Ann Hissam (1954)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

She was born on 2 May 1954 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

(27) David William Hissam (1955)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

David William, the son of Donald Arthur Hissam and Mildred Dorene Clark, was born on 3 September 1955 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. He married Mary Kathryn Pawelk. A David Hissam and Mary D. Hissam, of Wright county, Minnesota divorced on 13 April 1983. His children were,
(28) Jeffrey David Hissam (1975)
(28) Holly Mae Hissam (1982)

(28) Jeffrey David Hissam (1975)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) David William Hissam (1955)

Jeffrey David, the son of David William Hissam and Mary Kathryn Pawelk, was born on 26 August 1975. Jeffrey D. Hissam married Kimberly R. Thomsen on 20 June 1998. She was born on 5 February 1977. He then married Stephanie Marie Sieg. He currently lives in Russell, Minnesota.

(29) Brandon Jeffrey Hissam (2000)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) David William Hissam (1955) (28) Jeffrey David Hissam (1975)

Brandon Jeffrey, the son of Jeffrey David Hissam and Stephanie Marie Sieg, was born on 22 June 2000 in Blue Earth county, Minnestota.

(28) Holly Mae Hissam (1982)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) David William Hissam (1955)

She was born on 23 May 1982 in Carver county, Minnesota.

(27) Debra Jane Hissam (1956)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

She was born on 17 September 1956 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. She married Mark Steven Maas.

(27) Jodi Hissam (c1960)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

I have addresses for her in Reno, Nevada, Palm Beach, Florida, and Tarrant county, Texas. I have a Jodi L. Hissam who married Stephen M. Zube on 29 March 1996 in Tarrant county, Texas.

(26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

Joseph Dean, the son of William J. Hissam and Sophie Moede, was born on 27 January 1935 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. He married Mary Anglene Ripplinger. Joseph D. Hissam and Mary A. Hissam, born in about 1937, divorced on 30 December 1982. He died on 21 December 1991, at the age of 56. Mary A. Ripplinger died in 2010. Joseph's children were,
(27) Sandra Dee Hissam (1959)
(27) Joseph Dean Hissam Jr. (1961)
(27) William James Hissam (1962)
(27) Elaine Marie Hissam (1963)

(27) Sandra Dee Hissam (1959)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

She was born on 30 December 1959 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

(27) Joseph Dean Hissam Jr. (1961)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

He was born on 11 March 1961 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. Joseph Dean Hissam Jr. married Debra Lee Deatherage on 5 October 1985 in Clark county, California.

There is a Joe Hissam who lives in Richland or Kennewick, Washington. He works at Home Depot. He married Aimee on 24 October 1998. There is a fly in the ointment, however. This Bill Hissem has a brother, Bob, not Bill.

(27) William James Hissam (1962)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

William James, the son of Joseph Dean Hissam and Mary Angelene Ripplinger, was born on 13 February 1962 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. Probably named for his grandfather. William J. Hissam later lived in Union Gap, Yakima and Kennewick, Washington. I believe Bill J. Hissam is now in Pasco, Washington.

(27) Elaine Marie Hissam (1963)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

She was born on 2 October 1963 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

(26) Mary Gail Hissam (1939)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

She was born on 5 December 1939 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. She married Frederick Florington, Primeau.

(25) Alice Hissam (1900)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829?) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

She was born on 15 October 1900 in Claremont. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Allis [sic] Hissam, 4. She married Leonard Rascovius who was born about 1896 in Claremont. In the 1920 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Alice Hissam, a 19 year old servant/lodger in the home of John H. Dinsmore [?]. I think she died in about 1968.

(25) Harold David Hissam (1903)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

He was born on 15 July 1903 in Claremont. In the 1905 state census of Ripley township as Harold Hissam, 1. In the 1910 census of Riply, Dodge county, Minnesota as Harold D. Hissam, 7, living with his parents, David and Emma Hissam.

In the 1920 census of Riply, Dodge county, Minnesota as Harold D. Hissam, 16, living with his parents David and Emma Hissam.

In the 1930 census of Owatonna, Steel county, Minnesota as Harold Hissam, a 26 year old elevator laborer, of Minnesota, living with his parents, David and Emma Hissam.

He married Margaret Louise Beers on 4 February 1931. She was born on 12 January 1909 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Adrian Beers and Marie. Margaret L. Hissam died on 27 November 1974 and was buried at the Owatonna Memorial cemetary. Her tombstone notes "Sp. Harold D. Nee: Beers."

Harold then married Marie E., who was born in about 1916. He divorced her on 6 July 1989 in Steele county, Minnesota.

Harold died on 3 December 2001 and was buried in the Owatonna Memorial cemetary. His tombstone notes "Sp. Margaret L. Beers. Par. David & Emma Hissam. Mar. 04/Feb/1931. Owa. 05/Dec/2001." His children were,
(26) Howard D. Hissam (1934)
(26) Harold Wayne Hissam (1934)
(26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)
(26) Sharon Kaye Hissam (1940)

(26) Howard D. Hissam (1934)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Also referred to as Dwayne Howard. He was born on 13 December 1934 in Owatonna, Minnesota. His mothers maiden name was Beers. Howard D. Hissam married Ellen E. Uptagrifft in June 1958. I show a Howard D. Hissam who married Milagros Davis on 15 December 1974 in Reno, Nevald.

Howard died on 26 August 2001. His tombstone notes "Par[ents]. Harold & Margaret Beers Hissam. Indentical twin. Died Owatonna, Mn. OWA 28/Aug/2001."

(26) Harold Wayne Hissam (1934)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Howard's twin. He was born on 13 December 1934 in Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota. He was married to Joanne. He died in in Multnomah county, Oregon on 19 November 1972 at the age of 37.

(26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Dalles Eugene, the son of Harold Hissam and Margaret Beers, was born on 29 December 1937 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. Dalles was in the Owatonna High School Class of 1956.

Dalles married Anne Clintsman in Syracuse, New York in 1960. The family moved around, first to the San Francisco Bay area, in California, then Kansas City, Kansas, and finally to Atlanta, Georgia in 1980.

Dalles H. Hissam died on 20 December 1986 in Marietta, Cobb county, Georgia, at the age of 48. Anna Clintsman Hissam died on 5 September 2010. Her obituary,

"Following a courageous battle with cancer, Anne Clintsman Rapa of Dunwoody died on September 5, 2010. She was 75 years old. The eldest of three children, Anne was born in 1935 to Avis Kellogg, a nurse and Joseph Clintsman, a civil engineer. Due to the great demand for civil engineers, the family moved frequently in the upstate New York region-- from Anne’s birthplace in Carthage to Brownsville and finally Oxford where she graduated high school. She studied “abroad” for one year at the University of Hawaii before receiving a teacher’s degree in 1956 from what is now the State University of New York Potsdam. Following graduation, she and three other fellow grads drove cross-country in a Volkswagen Beetle in pursuit of teaching jobs. After a year in Denver, CO, the foursome continued their journey to Long Beach California where she met Dalles Hissam of Minnesota. Following their 1960 marriage in Syracuse, New York, the couple relocated to the Bay Area where their first child Renee was born in 1962. A promising career in real estate brought the family to Prairie Village, a suburb of Kansas City, where their son Steven was born in 1965. In Kansas City, Anne took leave of teaching and became involved in many community organizations. She was a health and wellness advocate, a passionate teacher of arts and crafts, a board member of the PTA, Camp Fire leader, Den Mother and tennis athlete. Following the real estate boom to the Sunbelt, the family relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1980 and was active in the Kingswood United Methodist Church. Following the death of her husband of 25 years, Anne began teaching at Big Shanty Elementary School in Marietta before retiring in 1996. She met fellow widower Richard Rapa and after a six-month courtship they were married in November 1993. Over the years, her faith in God and devotion to Christian service deepened as an active member of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church , the Assistance League of Atlanta and teacher of English as a Second Language. Surviving are her husband Richard Rapa, her mother Avis and brother Peter, as well as two children, Renee and Steven, three step-children Susan, Rick and Gail, seven grandchildren and a Bichon Frise Daisy. A memorial service will be held on Thursday September 9 at 11:00am at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle Norcross, GA 30092. The family will receive guests prior to the service in the gathering hall of the church. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

Their children were,
(27) Renee D. Hissam (1962), born in San Francisco, Californioa. She lived in Savannah, Georgia and may now be in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(27) Steven D. Hissam (1965), born in Prairie Village, Kansas. I believe he now lives in New York City. He may work for Remy Martin, in marketing.

(26) Sharon Kaye Hissam (1940)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

She was born on 17 August 1940 in Steele county, Minnesota. She married Roger William Standke.

(24) Carrie Mae Hissam (1869)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

She was born on 8 May 1869 in Ripley, Minnesota. In the 1870 census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Caroline Hissom [Husson in Ancestry.com], 2, of Minnesota. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as C. M. Hissom, 7, of Minnesota.In the 1880 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota she was Carrie M. Hissam, aged 12. She married Joseph Heim. She died in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

(24) Harry Mead Hissam (1871)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

His name may be Harvey, Harry or Henry. He was born on 4 July 1871 in Ripley, Minnesota. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Henry Hissom, 4, of Minnesota. In the 1880 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota he was Henry Hissam, aged 8.

In the 1895 state census of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Harry M. [N in Ancestry.com] Hissam, a 23 year old printer. He was living in what appears to be the boarding house of C.H. Newberry. His brother, Leroy, was living there too.

In the 1900 census of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Harry Hissam, a 28 year old printer. He was living with his sister, Eva [Eveline]. His father and mother were born in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In the 1904 St. Paul City Directory was the following listing,

Hissam, Harry M. mngr Hissam Printing Co. r 44 E Dearborn
"Printing Co. H. M. Hissam mngr, 24 E Chicago av.

Harry married Anna Bessie Zellmer in about 1901. In the 1905 state census of St. Paul, Minnesota as Henry Hissam, 35. Living with him were Lucile, 3, and Bessie, 21.

In the 1910 census of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Harry M. Hissam [Hissan in Ancestry.com], a 39 year old printer in a publishing company. Living with him were his wife, Anna B., 26, and daughter, Lucile H., 7. This was the first marriage for both. Anna had one child, still living.

In the 1920 census of Saint Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Harry Hissam, a 48 year old printer in a Publishing company. He was born in Minnesota. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Anne, 35, and his daughter, Lucille, 17.

In the 1930 census of Minneapolis, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Harry M. Hissam, a 57 year old Advertiser for a Printer. He was a widower. He was boarding with a Mr. Hagen. Henry Mead Hissam died on 3 November 1964 in Minneapolis. His only known child was,
(25) Lucille Harriet Hissam (1903)

(25) Lucille Harriet Hissam (1903)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829) (24) Henry Mead Hissam (1871)

In the 1905 state census of St. Paul, Minnesota as Lucile Hissam, 3. In the 1910 census of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Lucile H. Hissam [Hissan in Ancestry.com], 7. In the 1920 census of Saint Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota as Lucille, 17. She may have married Martin Christian Jensen.

(24) William Leroy Hissam (1874)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissam (1829)

He was born on 8 February 1874 in Ripley, Minnesota. A citation from Ancestry.com calls him David Leroy, the son of Alexander and Rachel Hissam, born on 7 January 1874. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Wm L. Hissom, 1, of Minnesota. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota he was Leroy, the son of Rachel Hissam, widow, aged 6.

In the 1895 state census of St. Paul, Minnesota as Roy W. Hissam [Hissan in Ancestry.com], 21, with no occupation listed. He was living in the boarding house of C.H. Newberry, as was his elder brother, Harry, above.

Leroy married Lulu Aldridge. Her family came from Canada. In the 1900 census of Milaca, Mille Lacs county, Minnesota as Roy W. Hissam, a 24 year old Assistant Book Keeper. He was shown as born in February 1876 [sic]. Living with him was his wife, Lulu M., 18 [June 1881]. He died on 18 November 1901 in Milaca, Minnesota. No known children.


A Stray from the Minnesota Family

(xx) Christine Marie Hissam (xxxx)

She married Wayne Lee Feenstra. They lived in Olmstead, Minnesota. She later married James Christopher Weidendorf. I don't know what part of the Minnesota family they are a part of.

(23) John 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) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born between 1820 and 1830, in either Tyler county, West Virginia or across the Ohio river in Monroe county, Ohio; his supposed parents lived in both places around those dates.

The 1830 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists his father, James Hisum. In the household there were 3 boys under the age of 5 [Thomas, Elson, and John, or Alexander] and 3 between 5 and 10 years old [James R. and two unknowns], one man aged 30-40 years [James] and one woman aged 20-30 years [Lavina].

The 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio lists his father, James Hissam. In the household there were three boys 10 to 15 years old [John, Alexander, and Elson?], two that were 15 to 20 [Thomas and James R.], and a man 50 to 60 years old, which would be James. Women in the house included a girl 5 to 10 years old.

I have a John Hissom of Ohio who served in the Civil War. Per the pension records, this man was married to Rachel. Currently I hold that man to be John, the son of James Heysham's brother, David.

A John Hyssom married Gratia Tuel before 1868. She was born on 19 February 1848 in Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of Daniel and Dianna Tuel. She died on 20 May 1868 at the age of 20 and was buried in the Tuel/Bradfield cemetary. There were a number of Hissem-Tuel marriages; Sarah Hyssom married Consignee Tuel, Rosa May Hissom married Walter Tuel, and Ann Hissem married Kinee Tuel.

I'm not sure where this fits, but I have a Margareta, the daughter of John Hissom and Moriah Pryor, who was the wife of D.S. Clary. She died on 2 January 1936 in Cabell county, West Virginia. Might Moriah Pryor have been John's second wife, after Gratia's death in 1868?

John died in about 1900.

(23) Jane Hissem (c1829)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

(23) Eliza Hissem (1835)
(19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

In the 1850 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Eliza Hisum, a 15 year old girl, born in Ohio. She was living with her father, James, 60, and brother, Ellson, 20.

Steve Hissem
San Diego, California