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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 that of 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, as a member of the local county militia, 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.

The David Heysham family, with James, 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 surname Hissem. In the map below, the township is upriver from Pittsburgh, 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 David moved his family again, this time down the Ohio river to Tyler county, Virginia. Soon after war was declared between the U.S. and Great Britain.

The War of 1812

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

The War begn 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.

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


The Virginia Militia in the War of 1812

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Hissom enlisted in the 4th Regiment of the Virginia Militia as a Private - from War of 1812 Service Records at Ancestry.com. This was the militia regiment of Ohio county, the "super" county from which a number of smaller counties were later split, including Tyler county. As noted above, for the current emergency, the 4th regiment was required to supply all of its infantry to the new Virginia Brigade that would be campaigning in northern Ohio.

I don't know when James enlisted. I think it not unlikely that it was during this early period, when patriotic fervor was at a pitch, but it could have been later, when units of the militia were required to march east to the defense of Norfolk. In fact, the only record I have of James' service was when he was under the command of Lieutenant Colonels George Huston and Thomas Wooding. This covered a period from August 1814 to March 1815, in Norfolk.

I'll note now that tracking the movements of the Virginia militia during the war is difficult for several reasons. The first is the general paucity of records, but almost as important is that companies of soldiers were moved from one regiment of the militia to another without any rhyme or reason I can comprehend. Also, special military units, like the Virginia brigade and the army established to defend Norfolk, used regimental numbering that repeated that used by the counties, so there was more than one 4th regiment in Virginia. James may have been in the 1st regiment of the Virginia brigade, the 1st and 6th regiments of the army in Norfolk, as well as a 4th regiment of the Ohio county militia.

Upon enlisting James would have been assigned to a company under the command of a militia Captain. 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. [Virginia Militia] [Colonel John] Connell Sep 23 1812 - Apr 1813 [in the Northwest Territory]
Ohio Capt. Lewis Bonnett/Lt. Pergerine [sic] Wells 1st V.M. Connell Nov 21 1813 - Apr 2 1814 [in Norfolk]
Ohio Capt. John Bonnett 6th V.M. Dickinson, [Major David] Scott, [Lt. Col. Henry E.] Coleman Apr 25 - Aug 26 1814 [in Norfolk]
Ohio Lt. Peregrine Wells 6th V.M. Dickinson, Scott, Coleman Apr 25 - Aug 26 1814 [in Norfolk]
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
The 4th Regiment of Ohio county was under the command of Colonel Archibald Wood. Wood, by the way, had been in the Revolutionary War and had commanded the Ohio county regiment since at least 1792 and so was probably too old to take part in the Northwestern Territory campaign. The companies of this regiment were those of Benjamin Jeffrey and Lewis Bonnett. We know from the citation above that both served in the 1st regiment of the Western Virginia Brigade, under the command of Colonel John Connell, of Brooke county. I suspect that James was in Lewis Bonnett's company, which, upon his promotion, was handed over to Lt. Peregrine Wells, but then attached to the 6th regiment. James' brother, David Hissom, may have served with Peregrine Wells at Norfolk so it's likely that James did as well.

The Virginia Militia in the War of 1812, cont.

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.

The following is from a letter by Colonel John Connell, of the 1st regiment, 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 was 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.

It is possible that James did not enlist until after this first campaign, into the Northwest Territory. However, since we know that he was in Norfolk, Virginia towards the end of the war, he probably enlisted in the militia no later than the fall of 1813.

Elements of the original 1,500 man Virginia 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 throughout the war, though that company was attached variously to the 1st, 4th and 6th Regiments.

Why might James and David volunteer for added service, if indeed they did? 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 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 Heysham probably visited with their Uncle John and his family in Pitt township.

From Pittsburgh the company 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 militia from western Virginia probably arrived after the battle of Craney Island, in June 1813. I have seen company musters from the 4th regiment in the Norfolk area dated as early as September 1813.

The Battle of Craney Island 22 June 1813

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 pound, one 18 pound, and four 6 pound cannon were planted. These formed the most remote outpost of Norfolk, and were the key to the harbor.

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. The British force subsequently took and famously 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"

James was with the 4th Virginia Militia Regiment, of the 7th Brigade, from about August 1814. They defended the Norfolk area during the period 14 July 1814 to 30 January 1815. Units of the regiment were stationed at Fort Norfolk in March 1814, and at the Peach Orchard in the rear of Fort Norfolk in June 1814. In August the 4th Regiment occupied the lines from Lindsay’s Garden to the Peach Orchard and the nearby bridge. It later occupied Armistead’s Rope. - from "Thomas Kirk and Ralph Lucas' Militia Company in the War of 1812" by Edgar C. Smith.

The 4th Regiment reported to Brigadier General Robert Taylor, commander of the Norfolk Military District. The 7th Brigade was commanded by Brigadier General Porterfield. Regimental commanders were:

Lt. Col. Henry Beatty (Frederick), April – October 1813.
Lt. Col. James McDowell (Rockbridge) October 1813 – January 1814.
Lt. Col. Thomas Chilton (Fauquier) January – April 1814.
Lt. Col. John Koontz (Rockingham) April 1814.
Lt. Col. Elisha Boyd (Berkeley) April – August 1814.
Lt. Col. George Huston (Rockingham) August – September 1814.
Lt. Col. Thomas H. Wooding (Pittsylvania) September 1814 – March 1815.
There was no combat in the Norfolk area after the Craney Island conflict in the summer of 1813.

After 12 Sep 1814 the 4th, as well as the 6th, regiment came under the command of Colonel Joseph Goodwyn of the 35th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, US Army at Fort Norfolk.

The only muster I've been able to find was taken on 28 June 1814 for Captain John Bonnett's company of the 4th regiment, which was from Ohio county, and Private James Hissom was not in it. We do know, however, that James left the militia and enlisted in the 35th Infantry, U.S. Army, on 15 November 1814.

". . . Co MD Mil
Hissam, James or James Hissom, SC-6538, srv Capt James H. Belsehe's Co 35th US Inf as Pvt
Hissey, Henry, Mary Ann (Lineberger) WC-433, m 25 Dec 1814 Baltimore Cty MD, sd 4 or 5 Jun 1840 or 41, srv Capt John Owings' Co MD Mil as a Pvt, wid lived Baltimore Cty MD 1850-71
Hissom, David Elizabeth, W0-41139, srv Capt P. Wells' Co VA Mil, see James Hissam
Histed, John, no pension, srv as a Capt in NY MIl, . . ." - from "Index to War of 1812 Pension Files" by Virgil D. White
James later requested and received a pension based on this service.
"Soldier: Hissom, James (or) Hissam, James
Service: Private, Capt. James H. Belsehe's Co., 35th U.S. Infantry.
Numbers: Ser. O. 15651 Ser C. 6538
Bounty Land: Wt# 21182-160-12" - from War of 1812 Pension Files

The 35th appears to have been taking over some of the roles that the 4th Regiment had been performing. It was standard practice to mix regular Army units with the militia. This provided the militia with an example of discipline and "backbone" in the face of the enemy. It might have thus been easy for a militia man like James to "walk over" to the 35th and enlist.

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

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 Belcher earning a commission, presumably on his record or, as you'll read below, because of family connections. James Belches was listed as a First Lieutenant in the 35th Infantry regiment with a date of rank of 31 March 1813. He was promoted to Captain in September 1814.
"1st Lieut. James Belches, Capt. 1st Sept. 1814, vice M'Guire, resigned." - from the Senate Executive Journal of 14 October 1814

The following is James Hissam'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"
The non-commissioned officers and privates of the regiment were all discharged on 15 March 1815. Camp Defiance was "nearly a mile north of Norfolk." The error with James' place of birth being Pittsylvania, Virginia may come from the fact that he transferred to the 35th regiment from a militia regiment commanded by a Colonel from that place.

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.

Lt. Bolling left a memoir of his time in the 35th Infantry which included the following,

"It will be amis to give the reader some Idea of the state of the army, as it respected their duties, health etc while I was on the Norfolk station. and in doing so I shall only relate sercumstances, as they occur to me from memory, without any other data to be guided by. The prinsipal duty which it performed, was to guard the sea coast, which was in constant state of Blockade, to keep themselves in readiness to meet an enemy who were daily expected to attack us, to erect fortifications etc. much of which was done. For those purposes strong pickets were required, large details for fatigue, and rigid disiplin was observed, the duties of our own Camp aded to those, as you immajin, gave us full employment. however I can with pleasure as well as truth, add that they although arduous were performed without a murmer . . . What was much more to be dreaded by the army stationed at the place, than the Swoard, was the climate which doomed to eternity in numbers Incredable, the hale and blooming youth of our country and some of its ornaments. I will not make my readers shuder by a relation of particulars, sufise it, to say that for weeks together the burying ground was never unfrequented by those who were consigning to our mother earth the remains of those whose spirits had flown to that distant and uncertain country, from whose bourn no traveller returns . . . 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. some of whom have immortalised their names. However it was not calculated, that Norfolk would have escaped an attack, for great part of 1813-14 and 15. a large fleet blockaded that coast and the army wear in daily expectations of being assailed."

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

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

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 Craig R. Scott, 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 Joseph 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. The following is a copy from his pension file.

"By Andrew J. M'Connico Lt Col commanding the
35th Regiment of U.S. Infantry at Norfolk,
Be it known That James Hissam A Private iin Captain James H. Belsehess Company, 35th Regiment, United States Infantry, having served faithfully during the war the time for which the said James Hissam was enlisted; he is hereby Honorablyy discharged from the service of the United States; and to prevent any ill use that might be made of this discharge by its falling into the hands of any other person, here follows a description of the said James Hissam viz: Twenty One years of age, Dark hair, Grey eyes, Fair complexion, Five feet seven & 1/2 inches high, by occupation A Farmer born in Pittsylvania Virginia.
Given under my Hand at Norfolk this 15th day of March 1815.
[signed] Aw J. M'Connico Lt Col 35th Infy"

"I hereby certify, That I have receivved of the United States the fully amount of my Bounty, Pay, Clothing, and Rations, up to the time of my Discharge
[signed] James Hissam X his mark" - from the War of 1812 Pension Files
Andrew J. McConnico had been a Major in the 35th Infantry, serving under Colonel Goodwyn, appointed on 22 March 1813. Below is a report by the Major.
March 1813. "I have also directed works to be constructed for a better defense of the reverse of Fort Norfolk, and this morning I have begun entrenching the approaches to the Borough, and two hundred and eighty men, with a corresponding number of officers and non-commissioned officers are now at work in the absence of the General" - from the "Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts," 11 vol., Richmond, Vol. 10, pp. 195-196
He was given a field promotion to Lieutenant Colonel on 21 December 1814, replacing Robert Pegram. He probably signed the discharge above while acting as Colonel Goodwyn's executive officer.

The following citations are for bounty land awarded to James for his military service. Note that "Virginia did not grant bounty land or pensions for military service in the War of 1812. - http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/rn19_sold.htm.

"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 another 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.

I have records for James Hessam, Hissem, Hissim, Hissom, and Hissum, from 1826 through 1834 - Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850. In 1830 James Hissom had 2 horses, valued at $80, 3 cattle, valued at $24, for a total $104. His state tax was 36 cents 4 mills, his county tax was 83 cents 2 mills, his township tax was 41 cents 6 mills, for a total of 1 dollar 61 cents and 2 mills.

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 [1791], 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.

I have a reference, shown below, that indicates that "He was also in the Federal army during the Civil War." That seems hard to believe, but there it is.

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 1871 James Hissom of Witten's, Monroe county, Ohio made a Claim for a Survivor's Pension based on his service during the War of 1812 in Captain H. Belche's Company of the 35th U.S. Infantry regiment. He claimed to have enlisted on 15 November 1814 and discharged on 15 March 1815 "when he was reported present at Norfolk." He further stated that he was "enlisted by Lieut. J.B. Coles." His request, claim #15651 [also 6538], was approved on 13 October 1871 and he received a pension of eight dollars a month, starting on 14 February 1871. There is another page from his file that says, instead, that James enlisted in November 1813 and discharged in November 1815. - from War of 1812 Pension Files. James made his claim at this time in response to a Congressional Pension Act dated 14 February 1871. Note that James could not sign his name, leaving only an X as his mark.

Below is a declaration made by James in support of his claim.

"State of Ohio,
County of Monroe:
On this 11 day of May, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, personally appeared before me W. J. Sinclair Judge of the Probate Court, a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Hissom aged 81 years, a resident of Monroe county of State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married, that his wife's name was Lavina Knight, to whom he was married at Monroe County Ohio on the [blank] day of January, 1818; that he served the full period of sixty days in the Military service of the United States [the minimum to receive a pension] in the war of 1812; that he is the identical James Hissom who enlisted in Captain Jas. H. Belcher company, 35 regiment Regular Army brigade, [blank] division, at Norfolk Va on the [blank] day of November, 1813; that the most of the time he was in the service he served as a detal [detail] with the Regimental quartermaster Was often detailed take deserters Was once sent to Greensburg [?] Ky to arrest a deserter named Jack his whole service was at Norfolk Va and was in the service two years . . . his discharge was destroyed by fire in 1817 . . ." - from the War of 1812 Pension Files
James enlistment year jumps between 1813 and 1814. I suspect the latter is correct based on when the 4th Virginia militia came under the control of the 35th U.S. Infantry. He doesn't mention his service in the 4th Virginia militia because it wasn't relevant; Virginia did not provide a pension.

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"

According to his pension files, James "died June 24, 1885, at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Hissom, widow of his son, Thomas, near Train [sic] Run, Monroe County, Ohio, and was buried at Locust Grove, U.B. Church cemetery, Jackson Township, Monroe County, Ohio." James had made his home with his son, Thomas, for the last 39 years. However, Thomas predeceased his father by a couple of months, dying in April 1885. At least one document in his pension record has a different date,

"James Hissom
Died May the 23rd, 1885
Yours Wm Zeff" - from Fold3.com
However, I've also seen affadavits from his friend, John McKnight, and his daughter-in-law, Mary Hissom, the widow of Thomas Hissom, that James died on the date previously stated. There was a stink made about this discrepancy since a final pension payment had been made, and cashed under James' mark, on 9 June 1885. See also,
[name] Hissom Jas. [date of death] 1885 June 24 [condition] Widowed [age] 105 [place of death] Jackson [place of birth] Jackson [occupation] Farmer [father] blank [mother] blank [color] white [cause of death] Old Age [place of residence] Jackson - from Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Monroe county, Ohio, 1885 & 1886

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.

The following is a biography of Henry Hissom, the grandson of our James Hissom Sr., but it includes a history of much of the family.

"HENRY HISSOM carries on truck farming and market gardening on his property on Crecent Road, West side, Charleston, W. Va., also conducts a meat market and grocery store on Bigley avenue and is one of the busy and substantial business men of this section.
James Hissom, the grandfather of Henry Hissom, was born in Tyler County, W. Va., (then Va.), about 125 years ago, moving from there to Monroe county, O., where his death occurred at the age of 106 years. He followed agricultural pursuits and drew a pension from the government, on account of service in the War of 1812, when he was little more than a boy. He was'also in the Federal army during the Civil War. He spent many years in out-door life, to which he attributed his wonderful vitality. His children and grandchildren often listened with interest to his tales of hunting adventures in Ohio and West Virginia in his early years. He was 100 years old when he lost his footing on slippery ice and fell a distance of 100 feet, this accident causing feebleness during the last six years of his remarkably extended period of life. He married and had the following children:
- Ellis, who died when past middle life, left children, one of his sons, James Hissom, having become a millionaire through oil production, in Monroe county;
- Thomas, who was a farmer in Monroe county, married and had a large family, but few of whom survive; and
- James, who was the youngest born. James Hissom, Jr., was born in Monroe county and lived and died there, his decease being in 1854, when about forty years of age. He was a strong Democrat. Although he had never identified himself with any religious body, on his death bed he confessed his belief and died in a living faith. He was married in Monroe county, O., to Ruth Knight, who survived her husband for twenty-six years. Her parents were Ouiller and Betsey Knight. To James and Ruth Hissom a large family was born, the only survivor being the youngest son, Henry Hissom, of this record.
-- Henry Hissom was born near Woodsfield, O., in Monroe county, October 28, 1853, grew up on the home farm and lived there until 1876. He then came to Roane County, W. Va., where he continued to reside until 1890, when he came to Charleston. Here he purchased the property above alluded to, on Crescent Road, every part of which he has utilized in a profitable way. In addition to his truck gardening he has two greenhouses and thus is able to supply the early market with choice vegetables as well as plants and flowers. Mr. Hissom was married in Monroe county, O., to Miss Alphenia Jane Faggert, who was born there in 1856, a daughter of Michael and Teckla (Wyserd) Faggert, who were natives of Germany. They were married in Ohio and died on their farm in Monroe county. Both were worthy people in every respect and consistent members of the German Methodist church. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hissom, one of whom,
--- Clella, died in infancy. The others are:
--- Phoebe Loraina, born in Ohio, who is the wife of Peter Simmons and they live in Roane county, W. Va., and have children;
--- Charles, who was born in Roane county, operates the store and meat market for his father, married Augusta Myers, who, at death, left one son,
---- Bernard, who lives." - from the "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Representative Citizens"

James and Lavinia’s children were
(23) James R. Hissom (1827)
(23) Thomas Hissom (1827)
(23) Elson Hissom (1829)
(23) Alexander Hissom (1829), an anomoly
(23) Jane Hissom (c1829)
(23) Eliza Hissom (1835)

Note that while James married Lavinia Knight in January 1818, there appear to be no surviving children born until nine years later.


-The Family of James R. Hissom-

(23) James R. Hissom (1827)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

James Jr. was born in about 1827, probably in Monroe county, Ohio, if we believe the 1850 census, which has him 23 years old, though his brother Thomas was also shown as 23, while Elson was only 20. The history related above, in contradiction, has James as the youngest son of James Sr., though it too is problematic because it says he was 40 years old when he died in 1854. I suppose we could make him born as late as 1830 to make him older than Elson, but then he'd be married at the age of 15 or 16. I will leave James as the eldest son for now.

In the 1840 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissam. In the household there were three boys 10 to 15 years old, one of whom must have been James Jr., two that were 15 to 20, and a man 50 to 60 years old, which would be James Hissam Sr. According to a descendent, this whole section of the family resided in Monroe county.

James Hissom married Ruth Knight, in about 1845 to make her first child legitimate. 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, all of Ohio. James' brother, Ellson Hisum, 18, was living "next door."

James died in 1854.

"James Hissom, Jr., was born in Monroe county and lived and died there, his decease being in 1854, when about forty years of age. He was a strong Democrat. Although he had never identified himself with any religious body, on his death bed he confessed his belief and died in a living faith. He was married in Monroe county, O., to Ruth Knight, who survived her husband for twenty-six years. Her parents were Quiller and Betsey Knight. To James and Ruth Hissom a large family was born, the only survivor being the youngest son, Henry Hissom" - from the "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Representative Citizens" by W. S. Laidley

In the 1860 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ruth Hison [sic], 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, 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? 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 that, as we'll see below, he tried to rape his own daughter and fathered a child on his brother's widow?

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

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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827)

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.

A Lavina or Lovina Hissom married Levi McMullen and resided in Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) Susannah Hissom (1848)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827)

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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827)

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

Alexander Hissom married Barbara Smittle [Barbara Ann Fagert], a widow, 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. Note that Henry Hissom had married Alphena Jane Fagert in June 1873.

Alexander and Barbara had five children together. These were Alexander, 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 township, Monroe county, Ohio.

"Alex. Hyssom" was listed as a Constable of Lee township, an elective position - from "The Spirit of Democracy" of 15 April 1879.

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.

According to cemetery records Alexander Hissom, who was born in 1849, died on 17 March 1893.

"Alexander Hissom died March 17, 1893, at home below Sardis, 44 years old. Burial March 19th at Witten Cemetery. Wife, three children, one brother, and one sister survive." - from Monroe Gazette of Woodsfield, Ohio, 30 March 1893

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 E. Hissom (1882)
(25) Anne S. Hissom (1885)

(25) Alexander Hissom (1875)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

Alexander Hissom, the son of Alexander Hissom and Barbary Faget, was born on 21 January 1875 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. He probably died young.

(25) Ruth Hissom (1877)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

Ruth Hissom, the daughter of Alexander Hissom and Barbara Fagret, was born on 23 March 1877 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio.

Ruth 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

Ethel Hissom, the daughter of Alexander Hissom and Barbery Faggott, was born on 4 July 1880 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She probably died young.

(25) Mattie E. Hissom (1882)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

Mattie E. Hissom, the daughter of Alexander Hissom and Barbara Fagret, was born on 28 September 1882.

Mattie married Gottfried Glauser.

(25) Anne S. Hissom (1885)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Alexander Hissom (1850)

Anne S Hissom, the daughter of Alex. Hissom and Barbara Fagert, was born on 6 January 1885 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. She probably died young.

(24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827)

Henry Hissom 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 with his mother, Ruth.

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, in December 1873. Note that Alexander was a witness to this wedding. I also show her name to be Alphina Harriss on the record of her son's birth.

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.

"Henry Hissom carries on truck farming and market gardening on his property on Crecent Road, West side, Charleston, W. Va., also conducts a meat market and grocery store on Bigley avenue and is one of the busy and substantial business men of this section.

Henry Hissom was born near Woodsfield, O., in Monroe county, October 28, 1853, grew up on the home farm and lived there until 1876. He then came to Roane County, W. Va., where he continued to reside until 1890, when he came to Charleston. Here he purchased the property above alluded to, on Crescent Road, every part of which he has utilized in a profitable way. In addition to his truck gardening he has two greenhouses and thus is able to supply the early market with choice vegetables as well as plants and flowers.

Mr. Hissom was married in Monroe county, O., to Miss Alphenia Jane Faggert, who was born there in 1856, a daughter of Michael and Teckla (Wyserd) Faggert, who were natives of Germany. They were married in Ohio and died on their farm in Monroe county. Both were worthy people in every respect and consistent members of the German Methodist church. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hissom, one of whom, Clella, died in infancy. The others are : Phoebe Loraina, born in Ohio, who is the wife of Peter Simmons and they live in Roane county, W. Va., and have children; Charles, who was born in Roane county, operates the store and meat market for his father, married Augusta Myers, who, at death, left one son, Bernard, who lives with his grandparents; Maggie, who was born in Roane county, married Ernest Meyer and they live in Charleston and have three children ; Lola, who was born in Roane county, is the wife of Allen Spradling, of Charleston, and they have one child; Earl, who was born at Charleston, assists his brother in the store and market; and George Dewey, who is still in school. Mr. Hissom and family attend the Methodist Episcopal church on Bigley street. Mr. Hissom is somewhat active in local politics and is a committeeman on the Democratic ticket in his ward."
- from the "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Representative Citizens" by W. S. Laidley, of 1911

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. The next day, 17 April 1924, Henry Hissom, the son of Jim Hissom, died of chronic nephritis in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia. He was 71 years old. His youngest son, Dewey Hissom, was the informant.

Alphena J. Hissom, the daughter of Michael Fagert and Ticklaw Wisard, died on 20 August 1929 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia.

Their seven children were,
(25) Phoebe Lovena Hissom (1874)
(25) Charles Frederick Hissom (1877)
(25) Marie "Maggie" May Hissom (1884)
(25) Clella Hissom (1888), who died in infancy, Clellie Hisson, the daughter of H. and Albina Hisson, was born on 1 February 1888 in Roane county, West Virginia. She was entered on the same record as Clelta Hisson, the daughter of Henry Hisson, 35, and Alphena Jane Fargret, 31, who diedn on 8 February 1888
(25) Lola E. Hissom (1890)
(25) Earl Gorman Hissom (1893)
(25) Dewey George Hissom (1898)

Fena Hissom

Fena [Alphena?] Hissom [Hissam], the daughter of E.F. Hissom, a farmer, and his wife Addie, was born on 17 January 1898 in Everette, West Virginia.


(25) Phoebe Lovena Hissom (1874)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Lorena [Lovena, Loraina] Pheoba Hissom, the daughter of Henry Hissom and Alphena J. Faget, 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 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 (1877)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Chails [sic] F. Hissom, the son of Henry Hissom, a farmer, and Alphina Harriss, was born on 28 October 1877 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.

"[Charles] operates the store and meat market for his father, married Augusta Myers . . ." - from the "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Representative Citizens"
Augusta 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 Frederick Hissom 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. His birth year was shown as 1876, vice 1877.

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.

Charles F. Hissom, a 55 year old retired merchant, the son of H. Hissom and Alphenia Jane Faggert, and husband of Bessie Humphreys, died of a "fracture of the hip and shock incident to extreme general weakening" on 1 February 1932 in Charleston. He had fallen out of bed while suffering from partial paralysis of the lower extremities. Bessie Hissom was the informant.

"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." - from the Charleston Daily Mail of 1 February 1932
I lose track of Bessie after this. I assume, consider her youth, she was only 35 at Charles' death, that she married again. Based on a record for her son, Ira Preston Hissom, that she married a Free.

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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

H. Bernard Hissom, the son of Charles F. Hissom and his wife, Gusta F., was born on 17 August 1906 in Kanawha county, West Virginia. 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.

Henry B. Hissom, 19, married Bessie [Irene] Shamblin [Shamblem], 18, on 3 October 1925. The marriage was performed by E. G. Hissom. That would be Henry's uncle, Earl Gorman Hissom, a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, see below.

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, 22, and children, Lewis F., 3 9/12, George B., 1 10/12, and James R., 1/12. There was also a son, Taylor Owenten [Quentin?], 11. That's hard to figure. In 1919, when Taylor was presumably born, Bernard was only 12 years old, and Bessie was 11. Bernard had married when he was 19, Bessie when she was 18. Might Taylor have been adopted?

In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Bernard Hissom, a 33 year old laborer at the water company. He was living with his in-laws, Enoch and Julia Shamblen. Also living in the house was Bernard's wife, Bessie, 31, and children, Lewis F., 13, George Bernard, 12, Jimmie, 10, Ronald E., 7, Charles Lester, 2, Julia, 6/12, and Brian Rolfe, 5.

Henry Bernard Hissom, a 64 year old butcher, the son of Charles F. Hissom and Augusta Myers, died on 22 December 1970 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia. His son, George B. Hissom, was the informant.

Bessie Hissom, who was born on 22 December 1907, died in May 1975 in Kanawha county, West Virginia.

Henry Bernard's children were,
(27) Lewis Frederick Hissom (1926)
(27) George Bernard Hissom (1928)
(27) James Ray Hissom (1930)
(27) Ronald E. Hissom (1933)
(27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)
(27) Charles Lester Hissom (1938)
(27) Julia Hissom (1940)
(27) Carolyn Sue Hissom (c1940)
(27) Judith Hissom (c1940)
(27) Robert Hissom (1942), born on 21 June 1942, died on 17 Septembert 1942 in Charleston, West Virginia
(27) Baby Girl Hissom (1944), born on 7 April 1944, died on 8 April 1944 in Kanawha county, West Virginia
(27) Larry Gene Hissom (1950)

(27) Lewis Frederick Hissom (1926)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Lewis F. Hissom was born on 31 July 1926. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Lewis F. Hissom, 3 9/12. In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Lewis F. Hissom, 13, living with his grandparents, Enoch and Julia Shamblen, and his mother, Bessie, 31.

Lewis F. Hissom 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.

There is a court case involving Lewis,

"Early in the morning of Sunday, August 8, 1948, Stanley Ferrari, a young married man and the father of three small children, was fatally injured in a collision between 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 *439 Street and Virginia Street, two public thoroughfares, in the City of Charleston, Kanawha County. In an action for wrongful death, instituted by the plaintiff, Forest W. Moore, administrator of the estate of Stanley Ferrari, in the circuit court of that county, the jury returned a verdict against both defendants for $10,000.00, upon which the court entered the judgment of which the defendants complain on this writ of error." - from the "Southeastern Law Report"
Lewis and the taxi company lost their appeal.

Lewis Frederick Hissom, 22, married Priscilla Jessie Meade, 22, on 10 September 1948. Priscilla died. Lewis F. Hissom, 24, a widower, married Martha Rosalie Conley, 24, a divorcee, on 21 December 1950. Lewis Frederick Hissom, 35, married Margaret Louise Dolin, 39, on 4 June 1960. Both were divorcee's.

I suspect there were no children. Lewis died before 2005.

(27) George Bernard Hissom (1928)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Also known as Corky. George B. Hissom was born on 28 June 1928. Of Marmet/Sissonville. Known as Corky. He was born on 28 June 1928. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as George B. Hissom, 1 10/12. In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as George Bernard Hissom, 12, living with his grandparents, Enoch and Julia Shamblen, and mother, Bessie, 31.

George Hissom, 23, married Joan Butcher, 21, on 22 September 1951. She died on 20 October 1990. George then married Lois [Carrico?].

"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 B. Hissom died on 11 April 2010 and was buried in the Floral Hills Garden cemetery in Sissonville, Kanawha county, West Virginia.



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."

James' children were,
(28) Patricia Gail Hissom (1954)
(28) Connie L. Gail Hissom (c1955)

(28) Patricia Gail Hissom (1954)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) George Bernard Hissom (1928)

She died in 2009.

(28) Connie L. Gail Hissom (c1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) George Bernard Hissom (1928)

She married Gene Mingus.

(27) James Ray Hissom (1930)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

James Ray Hissom was born on 6 March 1930. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as James R. Hissom, 1/12. In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Jimmie Hissom, 10, living with his grandparents, Enoch and Julia Shamblen, and his mother, Bessie, 31.

James married Vivian Louise Bohn, the daughter of Herman Bohn and Gertrude Huebner, on 22 May 1954 while they were both serving in Germany. She was born on 5 February 1931. James 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."

Vivian died on 10 June 2011. Her obituary,

"Hissom, Vivian L. (Nee Bohn) Feb. 5, 1931-June 10, 2011. Mom was married to James Ray Hissom (passed 2005) for 52 years and the mother of three sons, Russell Alan, 53, (Rita) of Windsor, WI, Bruce (passed 2006), and Douglas, 47, (Shannon McNally) of Milwaukee. She was born in Watertown, WI, to a dairy farming family, moved to Milwaukee and then took a job as a civilian administrator for the U.S. military in Germany, where she met James of West Virginia. They returned to Milwaukee where she spent her professional career as the office administrator for the U.S. Probation Department. She enjoyed the presence of grandchildren Patrick, 29, (Kannika) and Amanda, 22, and later Rose, 5, and Rory, 4. She also thrilled to great-grandchildren Sylvia and Ariana."

His children were,
(28) Russell Alan Hissom (1957)
(28) Gloria Mae Hissom (1958) ??, of Madison, Wisconsin. She married Bradley Ward, the son of Forrest Ward and Rosemary Farrell.
(28) Bruce James Hissom (1962)
(28) Douglas M. Hissom (1963)

(28) Russell Alan Hissom (1957)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) James Ray Hissom (1930)

Russell A. Hissom was born on 14 September 1957. Russell Hissom, born in 1958, married ___ Muenchow on 2 June 1979 in Dodge county, Wisconsin. Russell Alan Hissom married Rita Ann Sauer, the daughter of David A. Sauer and Carole Casper, on 31 May 1997 in Dodge county, Wisconsin. She was born on 2 February 1967. Of DeForest and Madison, Wisconsin.

I believe Russell is a CPA working with the energy & utility industry. He was originally a CPA in Minnesota and now in Florida.

Russell's children with his first wife were,
(29) Patrick Russell Hissom (1981)
(29) Amanda L. Hissom (c1985), may have married an Anderson, her daughters are perhaps Amanda and Chelsey

Russell's children with his second wife were,
(29) Rose Hissom (c2008)
(29) Rory Hissom (c2006), in the 4th grade at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church School

(29) Patrick Russell Hissom (1981)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) James Ray Hissom (1930) (28) Russell Alan Hissom (1957)

Patrick R. Hissom was born on 1 July 1981. Of Madison and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Also of Spokane, Washington. Patrick Hissom was Sun Prairie High School class of 1999. 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. He may have an inport/export company in Spokane tradinng with China, Thailand and Vietnam.

He married Kannika, who is from Bangkok, Thailand. He may now live in Maryland. Patrick's children are,
(30) Sylvia Hissom
(30) Arianna Hissom

(28) Bruce James Hissom (1962)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) James Ray Hissom (1930)

Bruce James Hissom was born on 28 June 1962. Of Milwaukee or Greendale, Wisconsin. Bruce Hissom was Wisconsin Lutheran High School class of 1980. He died on 8 April 2006 and was buried the Evangelical Lutheran cemetery in Watertown, Dodge county, Wisconsin. His obituary,

"Sat. April 8, 2006 age 43 years. Dear son of Vivian (nee Bohn) and the late James Hissom. Brother of Russell (Rita) and Doug (Marie Anderson) Hissom. Uncle of Amanda, Patrick and Rose Hissom. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Wed. April 12 at 2PM at the Funeral Home. Private Interment at Lutheran Cemetery Watertown, WI.

(28) Douglas M. Hissom (1963)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) James Ray Hissom (1930)

Douglas M. Hissom was born on 7 September 1963. Of Milwaukee and Greensdale, Wisconsin. 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.

Douglas married Shannon McNally. She was born in Watertown, Wisconsin. And/or he married Marie Anderson.

(27) Ronald Lee Hissom (1933)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Ronald L. Hissom, the son of Bernard and Bessie Hissom, was born on 5 January 1933. In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Ronald E. [sic] Hissom, 7, living with his grandparents, Enoch and Julia Shamblen, and mother, Bessie, 31.

Ronald Lee Hissom, 22, married Phyllis Gay Pritt, 21, on 20 May 1955. Then, Ronald Lee Hissom, 29, divorced, married Eleanor June Belcher, 29, single, on 24 November 1962.

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) Reverend Byron Ralph Hissom (1935)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Byron R. Hissom was born on 4 Februry 1935. Of Charleston, West Virginia and 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 Rolf Hissom married Anna Mae Atkisson in 1958 in Kanawha county, West Virginia. Anna was born in 1940. Byron's children were,
(28) Byron Rolf Hissom Jr. (c1960)
(28) John Paul Hissom (1969)

(28) Dr. Byron Rolf Hissom Jr. (c1960)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 Muskegon (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906) (27) Byron Raulph Hissom (1935)

John Paul Hissom was born on 15 [9?] February 1969. Of Charleston, West Virginia. A grandson of Henry Bernard Hissom. He married Patricia Ann McDougall on 16 December 1989. 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."

They have two children,
(29) Matthew Ranson Hissom (c1990)
(29) Emily Grace Hissom (c1995)

(27) Charles Lester Hissom (1938)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Charles L. Hissom was born on 5 April 1938. Of Sissonville, Kanawha county, West Virginia. In the 1940 census of Poca, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Charles Lester Hissom, 2. He was living with his parents, Bernard and Bessie Hissom, in the house of his grandparents, Enoch and Julia Shamblen.

Charles Lester Hissom, 19, married Francis Ellen Evans, 16, on 22 March 1958 in Kanawha county, West Virginia.

Charles and Francis had the following children,
(28) Charles Lester Hissom Jr. (1960), born on 1 August 1960, of Charleston, West Virginia
(28) Berry J. Hissom (1962), who was born on 19 April 1962 and died on 22 April 1962

(27) Sue Hissom (c1940)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

She married Calvin Fitzwater, of Charleston.

(27) Judith Hissom (c1940)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 Gene Hissom (1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Henry Bernard Hissom (1906)

Larry G. Hissom, the son of Henry and Bessie Hissom, was born on 19 May 1950. An Army Specialist 4. Of Sissonville, West Virginia. Perhaps a CIA operative in Laos during the Vietnam war. He died in a car accident on 6 May 1973. His elder brother, Ronald Lee Hissom, was his executor.

(26) Mildred Leona Hissom (1916)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

In the 1920 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Mildred N. Hissom, 4, the daughter of C.F. and Bessie Hissom. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Mildred Hissom, 14.

(26) Dewey Mae Hissom (1918)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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. Dewey Mae Hissom Pauley, who was born on 13 August 1918, died on 19 January 1982 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia.

(26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

Ira Preston Hissom was born on 25 September 1921 - from the Ohio Death Index. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Ira P. Hissom, 9, living at home with his parents, Charles and Bessie Hissom. In the Charleston Dail Mail of 27 March 1942 he was noted to be one of four volunteers who accompanied 197 inductees 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"
Ira's father, Charles F. Hissom, had died in 1932 and his mother, Bessie Humphrey, apparently remarried.

Ira Preston Hissom, 27, married Mary Madeline Jones, 24, on 23 February 1950 in Kanawha county. The Reverend Earl G. Hissom officiated at the wedding.

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

Ira Preston Hissom died on 23 July 1990 in Lorain, Ohio.

They had children,
(27) Garry Wayne Hissom (1950)
(27) Patricia Ann Hissom (1955)
(27) Karen Hissom (c1958)

(27) Garry Wayne Hissom (1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)

Garry was born on 2 October 1950 in Grafton, Ohio. He married Penny Sue Knapp. Their children were,
(28) Amber Dawn Hissom (1981), of Grafton, Ohio
(28) Kara Marie Hissom (1982), born 4 September 1982
(28) Christopher Charles "Spud" Hissom (1984), born 26 April 1984, died on 2 September 2002 at the age of 18

(27) Patricia Ann Hissom (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)

Patricia Ann Hissom, 20, married Dennis Richard Repko, 22, on 14 February 1976 in Lorain, Ohio. She appears to have later married Mark E. Hammonds.

(27) Karen Hissom (c1958)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Ira Preston Hissom (1921)

A teacher.

(26) Lawrence Lomie Hissom (1926)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876)

Lawrence L. Hissom was born on 1 July 1926 in West Virginia. In the 1930 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Lawrence Hissom, 4. He enlisted in the Army in June 1943 or 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"
Lawrence's father died in 1932 and his mother

Lawrence Hissom, 18, married Charlotte May McGraw, 23, on 8 July 1944 in Charleston, West Virginia. Both were born in the same place.

I show Lawrence then at Fort Benjamin, Harrison county, Indiana on 11 July 1944 [enlisting?]. He was married, with a grammar school education, and a previous civilian occupation of "semi-skilled chauffeur and driver, bus, taxi, truck and tractor."

Lawrence Hissom, 23, divorced, married Ina Budemic, 18, on 14 February 1949 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Lawrence L. Hissom died on 22 October 1995 in Dunbar, Kanawha county, West Virginia. Ina [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 Frederick Hissom (1951)
(27) Lawrence Ray Hissom (1964)

(27) Carol Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

Of Deland, Florida. She married a Latchhaw.

(27) Sunshine Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

Of Elkview, West Virginia. She married a Cain.

(27) Charles Frederick Hissom (1951)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

Of Deleon Springs, Florida. He was named for his grandfather. Charles F. Hissom, who was born on 26 July 1951, died on 31 July 2009 in Deleon Springs, Volusia county, Florida. A truck driver.

Charles Hissom divorced Patricia on 17 January 1980 in Palm Beach, Florida. Charles Frederick Hissom married on 2 October 1982 in Palm Beach, Florida. The same man divorced Judith Maxine on 17 May 1993 in Volusia county, Florida.

(27) Lawrence Ray Hissom (1964)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Charles F. Hissom (1876) (26) Lawrence L. Hissom (1926)

Lawrence Ray Hissom was born on 5 June 1964 in Charleston, West Virginia. Of St. Albans, West Virginia. His wife was Susan. Lawrence Ray Hissom, the son of Lawrence L. and Ina A. Hissom, died at the age of 46 on 12 April 2011 in Charleston, West Virginia. He may have had children,
(28) Misty Nite Hissom (c1983)
(28) Tiffany Lynn Hissom (c1985), the latter married to Mark Alan Grubbs Jr.
(28) Samuel Ray Hissom (c1987)

(25) Marie "Maggie" May Hissom (1884)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Maggie May Hissom, the daughter of Henry Hissom, a 32 year old produce dealer, and his wife Alphena Jane Fagert, 28, both born in Sardis, Ohio, was born on 7 April 1884 in Henry's Fork, Smithfield district, Roane county, West Virginia. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

A yet unnamed daughter of Henry Hissom, 36, and a Faggreth [sic], 33, was born on 18 October 1890 in Smithfield district, Roane county, West Virginia. Later named Lola, she married Allen Spradling.

(25) Earl Gorman Hissom (1893)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Earl Hissam, the son of H. Hissam, merchant, and his wife Alphena, was born on 10 October 1893, in Magazine, Kanawha county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Earl G. Hissom, 6 [October 1893], living with his parents Henry and Alpheney J. Hissom. 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.

Earl Gorman Hissom, a 24 year old minister of the gospel for the West Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference, registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. He claimed a wife and three children as exemptions. He was described as tall and stout, with brown eyes and brown hair.

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."
And, from the mission he founded,
"Before 1934, Earl G. Hissom, Sr. had established several Methodist Churches in the Kanawha Valley and served as a Circuit Rider with them, his circuit covering the Northwest portion of Kanawha County, and into Jackson and Clay Counties. Then, between 1928 and 1934, his prolific tent revivals helped establish 13 Nazarene Churches in the Kanawha Valley.

In the winter of 1929, a desire for a holiness church in Dunbar, West Virginia was about to become a reality. Rev Earl G. Hissom began revival services in the old Morton Theater Building on 15th Street. A small group of ten persons organized a Sunday School upon conclusion of the revival, and Sunday afternoon services were held until the spring of 1930.

The Dunbar Church was officially organized by the Kentucky/West Virginia District in May 1930. This group worshipped in a tent for a short time before moving to the city building until September 1930. Lots were then purchased on the corner of Lightner Avenue and a frame building was erected in which to worship. Rev Earl Hissom and Luther Cobb served as pastors in 1930 and 1931.

In August 1932, Rev. Earl G. Hissom Sr. and Rev. S. M. Pittman erected a tent and began a revival in the Belle area. Presently the church has 263 members and 409 enrolled in Sunday School.

Southeast Church of the Nazarene was organized July 22, 1928, in Charleston, WV, with eighteen (18) charter members. The majority of those charter members had previously attended Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Charleston. The first place of worship for the new church was a tent service directed by Rev. Earl G. Hissom, Sr. The tent was located on the corner of 55th Street and MacCorkle Avenue. The name of the new church was Kanawha City Church of the Nazarene. Evangelists C. C. Burton, Elwood Taylor, and Margaret Jackson assisted Rev. Hissom in organizing this historic service. Rev. Earl G. Hissom was the first pastor and served until 1931." - from the Hissom Intercity Mission

Tressie Lena Dodd Hissom died on 3 March 1963 in Charleston, West Virginia. Earl Gordon [sic] Hissom, 69, then married Mrs. Thelma Onedith Johnson, 65, on 2 April 1964. His son, the Reverend Earl G. Hissom Jr. officiated at the wedding.

Earl G. Hissom, the son of Henry Hissom and Alfeta Fraggett, died on 9 September 1970 in Kanwha county, West Virginia. Earl's second wife, Thelma, was the informant for his death certificate.

His children were,
(26) Clarence Hissom (1913)
(26) Elizabeth Alphenia Hissom (1914)
(26) Charles H. Hissom (1915)
(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 Eugene Hissom (c1930)
(26) Betty Lee Hissom (1933)

(26) Clarence Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Here's a tragic story.

"Milk Bottle Hangs Baby

Charleston, W Va, Feb. 18--Hanging by the cord which tied his milk bottle to his high chair, 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 Alphenia Hissom (1914)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 Homer E. 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 H. Hissom (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Charles Hissom was born on 25 November 1915. 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. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, 14. He was living with his parents, Earl G. and Tressie Hissom.

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 married Virginia Moore [Miller?] of Charleston.

"Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hissom, of Seventh avenue, announce the birth of a son, James Edward, on Thursday at the home. Mrs. 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]" - from the Charleston Dail Mail, 4 March 1938

In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Charles Hissom, a 24 year old mechanic at a car dealership. Living with him were his wife, Virginia, 23, and son, James E., 2.

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.

Charles Hissom died in December 1981 in Kanawha county, West Virginia. 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 Edward Hissom (1938)
(27) Helen Kay Hissom (1946)
(27) Sheila R. Hissom
(27) Nancy J. Hissom
(27) Kathryn A. Hissom
(27) Reverend Davy Jo Hissom (1951)

(27) James Edward Hissom (1938)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

James E. Hissom was born on 3 March 1938. In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as James E. Hissom, 2, living with his parents Charles and Virginia Hissom.

James Edward Hissom, 20, married Mildred Gibson Rhodes, 21, a divorced woman, on 26 September 1958. He may have remarried her on 20 May 1960. Mildred Gibson was born on 6 November 1936. Her previous husband was Hansel "Hank" Webster Rhodes, who she married in 1955. James married Elizabeth C. Price, 30, on 20 May 1986 in Boyd county, Kentucky. Of Charleston.

The children of James and Mildred were,
(28) Linda Ann Hissom (1959), born 19 September 1959 in Charleston, West Virginia

(27) Helen Kay Hissom (1946)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

She married a Massey, of Charleston.

(27) Nancy J. Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 (1951)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Charles Hissom (1916)

David Joseph Hissom was born on 11 July 1951 in West Virginia.

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. Davy Jo Hissom married Rhonda Johnson, the daughter of Ray Johnson and June Whittington.

"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."
David and his brother, James Edward, were co-incorporators of Davy Jo's Shoes. I guess it's hard to make a living as a minister.

David Joseph Hissom died in a small plane crash on 18 May 1987, at the age of 35, in Hamilton, Ohio. Davy and Rhonda had a daughter,
(28) Amanda Hissom, who married a Smith. She may have a child,
- (29) Kingston Hissom-Smith

(26) Mary F. Hissom (1917)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 Gorman Hissom Jr. (1920)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Earl G. Hissom 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.

In the 1940 census of Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia as Earl Hissom, a 19 year old truck driver. Living with him was his wife, Julie, 19. Both were of West Virginia.

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 G. Hissom 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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. Earl Gorman Hissom III, 18, married Bonnie Lavonne Starkey, 18, on 02 June 1960, the day after they graduated high school. Both sets of parents provided their consent. Earl was, like his father and grandfather, a Doctor of Theology and Reverend minister of the Hissom Tabernacle.

Earl Gorman Hissom married on 9 Februry 1981 in Hernando county, Florida. Earl Gorman Hissom divorced Geneva on 20 November 1981.

The Reverend Earl G. Hissom III died on 1 May 2007. His children are,
(28) Eric William Hissom (1961)
(28) Philip Keith Hissom (1965)
(28) Yvonne Lorraine Hissom (1963)



(28) Eric William Hissom (1961)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920) (27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)

Eric William Hissom was born on 20 December 1961. 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. They may have a daughter,
(29) Jennifer Rebecca Hissom










(28) Philip Keith Hissom (1965)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Earl G. Hissom Jr. (1920) (27) Earl G. Hissom III (c1950)

Philip Keith Hissom was born on 20 October 1965. Of Orlando, Florida. Phil went to seminary to become a minister. He married Jennifer R. Fitch.

"Phil Hissom grew up in West Virginia and was actively involved in the Rescue Mission that his parents ran. He ended up having his own battle with addictions that he struggled with for over ten years. Eventually his friends challenged him and said that unless he began to serve others he was going to die. When he began to serve he began to change and now the idea of inviting those you serve to serve with you is one of the foundations for the non-profit ministry that Phil runs today called the Polis Institute. Phil works with the poor in a distressed community in Orlando, FL called the Parramore District." - from a profile n the Passion to Action website

(28) Yvonne Lorraine Hissom (1963)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Albert W. Hissom was born on 31 August 1923. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Albert W. Hissom, 7, living with his parents, Earl G. and Tressie Hissom. Of St. Albans, West Virginia. In the 1940 census of . . .

Albert Hissom enlisted in the Army on 8 February 1943. He was a Reverend Minister. 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 Lawrence Hissom (1949)
(27) Paula Hissom (c1953)

(27) Stephen Lawrence Hissom (1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Albert W. Hissom (1923)

Stephen L. Hissom may have been born in 1949. Of Elkview, West Virginia. He married Susie. /p>

He may have a son,
(28) Stephen Lawrence Hissom Jr. (c1984), who was a student at Marshall University at Huntington, West Virginia; born circa 1984. He married Amanda Paige Tomblin.

(27) Paula Hissom (c1953)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

George L. Hissom, the son of Earl Gorman Hissom and Tressa Lena Hissom, was born on 25 December 1926. In the 1930 census of Charleston, West Virginia as George L. Hissom, 4. In the 1940 census of . . .

He enlisted in the Army on 17 November 1945 at Fort Ord, California. He married Arretta M. (1936).

George L. Hissom died on 15 June 2001 in Elkview, Kanawha county, West Virginia. Of Pinch and/or Charleston, West Virginia.

(26) Roxilina Hissom (1928)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (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 Eugene Hissom (1930)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893)

Ernest Eugene Hissom was born on 8 October 1930. 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.

Ernest married Faye Thornton circa 1948. Ernest Eugene Hissom, 23, a divorced man, married Lois Ann Welch, 24, a divorced woman, on 24 December 1953 in Kanawha county, West Virginia. He later married Betty J. Mullins.

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, "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 . . . " - from The Charleston Gazette of 31 May 2006.

Ernest E. Hissom died on 20 March 2011 in Charleston, West Virginia. His obituary,

"Ernest E. Hissom, 80, of Charleston passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness.

Ernest was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a member of Hissom Tabernacle Church and he attended the Guthrie Baptist Church. He worked as a millwright for over 50 years and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Ernest was a member of AARP, American Legion, the Marine Corps League and many other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Earl and Tressie (Dodd) Hissom; four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving: wife, Betty J. Mullins Hissom at home; son, Ernest Hissom Jr. of South Carolina; stepsons, Robert Botkins of Blacksburg, Va., and Gregory (Sherry) Botkins of Lavalette; daughters, Tanya and Mary Hissom; stepdaughter, Vickie Koogler of Virginia; sister, Roxie Hamer of Charleston; nine grandchildren; one special grandson, Ernest Hissom III; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews."

Ernest had children,
(27) Ernest Eugene Hissom Jr. (1949)
(27) Tanya Hissom (c1952)
(27) Mary Hissom (c1954)

(27) Ernest Eugene Hissom Jr. (1949)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Ernest Eugene Hissom (1930)

Ernest "Duck" Eugene Hissom Jr., 19, born 8 July 1949, the son of Ernest Hissom and Faye Thornton, married Cheryl Irene Rutledge, 19, born 21 July 1949, the daughter of Otis Rutledge and Belva Reed, on 7 August 1968. The Reverend Larry D. Foster officiated at the wedding.

Ernest E. Hissom died on 14 April 2015. His obituary,

"Mr. Ernest E. "Duck" Hissom Jr. formerly of Poca moved to 3575 Bayou Rd. Charleston, S.C. He was born July 8, 1949 and passed away on April 14, 2015, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a fight with cancer.

He is survived by his mother, Faye Thornton Cartwright; son, Ernest E. Hissom, III and wife, Markita of Poca; grandson, Austin Levi Hissom of Buffalo; step-daughter, Jennifer Faye Snyder of S.C.

He is preceded in death by his step-father, Jim Cartwright; father, Ernest Hissom, Sr.; and grandparents, Essie and Levi Thornton and Rev. Earl and Tressie Hissom.

Duck graduated from Poca High School in 1967 and also a graduate of WV State College and Marshall University. He served four years as an Army Officer at Fort Knox. He owned and operated Southeastern Equipment and Services for 15 years in Charleston, S.C.; former employee of Chaugach Government Service in Charleston, S.C. and Burkley Electric. He also sold real estate for Caldwell Banker. Duck moved back to W.Va. in 2012 and worked for WV Marine for two years."
He appears to have a son,
(28) Ernest Eugene Hissom III (1969)

(28) Ernest Eugene Hissom III (1969)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853) (25) Earl G. Hissom (1893) (26) Ernest Eugene Hissom (1930) (27) Ernest Eugene Hissom Jr. (1949)

Ernest Hissom III was born on 23 February 1969. Of Poca and St. Albans, West Virginia. His wife is Markita. His son is,
(29) Austin Levi Hissom (c2000)

(25) Dewey George Hissom (1898)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827) (24) Henry H. Hissom (1853)

Dewey Hissom, the son of Henry Hissom, a laborer, and his wife A.J., was born on 22 April 1898 in Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia. 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.

According to later documents, he served during the war.

Dewey Hissom, a 21 year old produce dealer, the son of Henry Hissom and Alphina Faggit, married Dewey Herndon [also known as Williamina Dewey or Billie Dewey] Herndon, a 21 year old housekeeper, the daughter of W.N. [William Nathaniel] and Alice [Lee] Herndon, on 11 October 1919. She had been born on 9 July 1898.

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 his in-laws, 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.

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.

"
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, and where did these twin sons come from?

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.

In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Dewey Hissom, a 41 year old wholesale produce dealer. Living with him were his wife, Dewery D., and children, William H., a 21 year old salesman for the Diamond Ice company, and George F., a 21 year old service manager at an auto garage. His mother-in-law, Alice Herndon, a 70 year old widow, lived with them as well as did a nephew, Bille A. Allen, 11/12 months, and a niece, Patricia Ann Hissom, 8/12 months.

Dewey George Hissom, a 53 year old livestock dealer, the son of Henry Hissom and Althena Faggert, died of a coronary thrombosis on 7 March 1952 in Kanawha county, West Virginia. Billie Dewey Hissom, his wife, was the informant. According to his death certificate, he served in the World War. His obituary,

"Dewey George Hissom, 53, livestock dealer of 1925 Roxalana Rd., Dunbar, died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday in Thomas Memorial Hospital after an illness of almost four years.

Mr. Hissom was stricken April 11, 1948 while at services in Hissom Holiness Tabernacle, of which church he was a member and superintendent of the Sunday School.

He was born April 22, 1898, in Monroe County, O. His parents were Henry Hissom and Althena Fagert Hissom.

He was a veteran of World War I and a brother of Rev. Earl G. Hissom, Kanawha County minister.

Surviving besides his brother are his wife, Mrs. Billie Herndon Hissom; two sons, William of Dunbar and George of Charleston; a daughter, Patricia Ann, at home; a foster daughter, Mrs. John Rollins of Charleston; a foster son Billie Allen Spradling of St. Albans; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Myer of Charleston; and six grandchildren."
Bille died on 2 May 1972.

Dewey's adopted children were,
(26) George Finley [Hissom] (1919)
(26) William Henry [Hissom] (1919)
(26) Patricia Ann [Hissom] (1939)

(26) George Finley [Hissom] (1919)

He was born in 1919, probably on 4 February. In the 1920 census . . .

In the 1930 census . . .

In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as George F. Hissom, a 21 year old service manager at an auto garage. He was living at home with his adoptive parents, Dewey and Dewey Hissom.

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.

George Finely Hissom, 24, married Ella DeLorraine Henson, 22, on 20 July 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia. Both had been born in Kanawhat county, but were residing at Camp Beale, California.

"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 David [Hissom] (1970)

George Gary? He was born on 14 April 1970.

(27) Jessica Dawn [Hissom] (1971).

Of Colorado Springs. She was born in July 1971. She married Murchland.

(26) William Henry [Hissom] (1919-twin)

He was born in 1919, probably on 4 February. In the 1920 census . . .

In the 1930 census . . .

In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as William H. Hissom, a 21 year old salesmand for the Diamond Ice company. He was living at home with his adoptive parents, Dewey and Dewey Hissom.

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"

William H. Hissom married Dorothy Marie Perry circa 1950.

William Henry Hissom, 36, a divorced man, married Naomi Ruth Kessell, 38, single, on 4 February 1955 in St. Albans, Kanwha county, West Virginia.

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.

His children were,
(27) James Clayton [Hissom] (1951), born 1 September 1951, died 16 November 1951 having suffocated in bed

(26) Patricia Ann [Hissom] (1939)

In the 1940 census of Charleston, West Virginia as Patricia Ann Hissom, 8/12 months, the "niece" of Dewey and Dewey Hissom. In Dewey's obituary she was shown as his daughter. Patricia Ann Hissom married Russell Homer Litton in 1958.

(24) Martha Hissom (1862)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) James R. Hissom (1827)

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 (1827)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born in 1827 in Ohio per his record of death, though this is the same birth year as his brother, James, above. He may have been born as early as 1826, per the 1880 census, or as late as 1828, per the 1860 census. He married Maryjane Smith [Mary Carpenter (born 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, Blanch, 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.

Thomas Hissom served during the Civil War as a Private in the 63rd regiment of Ohio infantry. Why would such an old man enlist given that with a wife and seven children no one would criticize him if he didn't?

"Sixty-Third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Unassigned Substitutes and Drafted Men
. . .
Hissom, Thomas Private [age] 39 [entering date] Sept. 28, 1864 [period of service] 1 yr. Mustered out May 15, 1865, at Hart Island, New York Harbor, by order of War Deptartment" - from the CivilWarIndex.com
Unassigned is a little hard to interpret, but I think it meant that while Thomas was in the regiment, he was not assigned to a company as a rifleman. Rather, he was assigned to headquarters as a clerk, cook, baker, or, perhaps, medical attendant. Each company had to provide some number of these kind of men in support of the entire regiment. The same thing is done in today's military (at least it is in the Navy). It makes sense that Thomas would be assigned such duty, given his age.

Thomas is also in the United States Civil War Soldier Index.

Thomas would have joined the 63rd Ohio just after the completion of General Sherman's capture of Atlanta, Georgia in September 1865. The March to the Sea, ending at Savannah, Georgia, occurred in November and December of 1864. After that the army turned north in a pincer movement against Lee in Virginia and Johnston in the Carolinas.

63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The original 63rd OVI was organized on December 1, 1861, at Camp Worthington in Columbus and at Camp Marietta in Marietta, but only enough men were available to fill four companies. Hence, the 63rd was not officially designated as a regiment.

The 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized January 23, 1862, in Marietta, Ohio, by consolidation of a battalion of the 22nd Ohio and the four companies of the old 63rd Regiment. Governor David Tod appointed John W. Sprague as the regiment's colonel. Its ten individual companies had been raised in southern Ohio.

The 63rd immediately took the field and joined Major General John Pope in Missouri. At New Madrid, the 63rd was brigaded with other Ohio regiments in what became known as the Ohio Brigade. It took part in all the operations resulting in the surrender of Island No. 10.

In April 1862, the 63rd OVI joined Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck's forces near Corinth, Mississippi. After the evacuation, it operated in Northern Alabama, and participated in the battles of Iuka and Corinth in the army of William S. Rosecrans. Colonel Sprague was promoted to brigadier general, and Oscar L. Jackson assumed command of the regiment.

During 1863, the 63rd operated mostly in Northern Alabama and Tennessee. In January 1864, most of the men re-enlisted for three years, and the regiment went to Ohio on veteran furlough. In May it joined Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and shared in all the battles to the end of the campaign. In the autumn, the 63rd took part in Sherman's March to the Sea.

In early 1865, the 63rd participated in the Carolinas Campaign. It took part in the Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, D.C. in May and then went by train to Louisville, Kentucky, where the men mustered out on July 8, 1865.

The 63rd Ohio Infantry attended the Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, D.C. on 23-24 May 1986, then mustered out on 8 July 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky. The "unassigned," however, were mustered out at Hart Island, New York on 15 May 1865, before the review. I suspect the clerks, cooks and bakers were thought not to present a martial enough appearance for the parade. Below is a print of Hart Island, in New York harbor, in 1865 when its use as an army camp was winding down. It was designated for the mustering out of various regiments of the army. Thomas would have been left to find his way home, like hundreds of thousands of other returning soldiers.

By the way, I'm assuming that since Thomas and Mary's next child was born in September 1865 that he must have gotten some leave around Christmas.

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

In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, a 54 year old farmer, of Ohio. His parents were both of Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife, Mary, 48, of Pennsylvania and children, Jane, 20, Arthur, an 18 year old farm hand, Elson, a 15 year old farm hand, Belle, 5, and William, 2, all of Ohio. I think Thomas' father, James Hissom Sr., was living with him, though the dwelling and family numbers would seem to show James living with the next family down, the Heinleins. James was aged 101, of Pennsylvania, as were his parents, and noted to be Thomas' father.

Thomas Hissom died on 23 April 1885 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

[name] Hissom Thomas [date of death] 1885 April 23 [condition] Married [age] 58 [place of death] Jackson [place of birth] Jackson [occupation] Farmer [father] blank [mother] blank [color] white [cause of death] Consumption [place of residence] Jackson - from Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Monroe county, Ohio, 1885 & 1886

At the end of 1890 Mary Hissom requested a pension based on Thomas' service during the Civil War.

Name of Soldier: Hissom, Thomas
Name of Dependent: Widow, Hissom Mary
Service: Unass'd. 63 Ohio Inf.
Date of Filing: 1890 Dec 4
Class: Widow
Application No.: 486475
Certificate No.: 509500
State: Ohio

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.

Mary Hissom, born in about 1833, died on 16 November 1905 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

Thomas and Mary's 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 (1863)
(24) Elson E. Hissom (1865)
(24) Noah Hissom (1869)
(24) George B. Hissom (1871)
(24) Isabelle "Belle" Hissom (1874)
(24) William M. Hissom (1877)

(24) Blanck "Blenchy" Hissom (1849)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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 [Blanch?] 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 A. Hissom (1851)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

Luther Hissom 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, living at home with his parents, Thomas and Mary Hissom.

Luther Hyssom married Laura Ullom on 5 May 1878 in Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in September 1857 in Ohio. Her parents were from Pennsylvania. Based on the 1860 census of Monroe county, I think her parents were Stephen and Ellener [Eleanor Mitchell] Ullom.

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

"Luther Hissom was appointed Executor of the will of Thomas Hissom, deceased. Bond of $2,600." - from "The Spirit of Democracy" of 7 July 1885.

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 A. Hissom, a 57 year old farmer, died on 14 October 1908 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. It's hard to read, but the cause may have been cancer.

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.

Laura Ullom Hissom, who was born in September 1857, died in 1921 in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia.

Luther's children were,
(25) Jessie Alta Hissom (1879)
(25) Josie D. Hissom (1881)

(25) Jessie Alta Hissom (1879)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851)

Jessie Hissom, the daughter of Luther Hissom and Jessie Ullom, was born on 20 July 1879 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie Hissom, 10 months.

Jessie A. Hissom, 18, of Whitten, Monroe county, Ohio, the daughter of Luther A. Hissom, married Frank Leonard on 29 December 1896 in Claysville, Washington county, Pennsylvania. Luther gave his consent to the marriage.

In the 1900 census of Donegal township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Frank Leonard, a 28 year old day laborer, and Jessie Leonard, 20. Frank was shown with an April 1872 birth date. No children were shown.

Jessie and Frank separated and later divorced.

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, born in about 1904. No last names are shown for Jessie and Thomas implying they were both Hissoms. Could Thomas be the son of Frank, and, if so, why wasn't he surnamed Leonard? Jessie always referred to herself by that surname. Or, was Thomas illegitimate, and even the cause of the separation? In the 1910 census of Donegal township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Frank Leonard, a 38 year old canvassing agent, single [?]. He was living with his parents, Doctor P. Leonard, 70, and Elizabeth Leonard, 62. Doctor was not his father's occupation, just his first name. He was, variously, a coal miner and a day laborer.

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, the grandson of Laura, was also living there. In the 1920 census of Claysville, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Frank Leonard, a 47 year old retail merchant in a general store, married. Living with him was his mother, Elizabeth, 71, and sister, Blanche, 34.

Mrs. Jessie Alta Leonard, so given on the marriage record, 42, married William Cunningham, 53, on 7 January 1922 in Parkersburg, Wood county, West Virginia. He was born in Durham, England.

Frank Leonard, 50, a divorced man, born on 15 April 1872, died of shock following the amputation of a leg, on 18 March 1923 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a merchant, the son of Oliver P. Leonard and Elizabeth Messenger. Since I'm certain that Frank's mother was a Messenger, I believe the informant got the first name of his father wrong; who would believe it was Doctor?

Jessie and William Cunningham were both in the 1930 and 1940 census, living in Parkersburg and Sistersville, West Virginia, with no children.

I have a Jessie Cunningham, the daughter of Luther Hissom and Laura Ulom, who died on 10 June 1968 in Wood county, West Virginia. I've also found her grave. Jessie Alta Hissom Cunningham, who was born on 21 July 1879, died on 10 June 1968 and was buried in the Mount Olivet cemetery in Parkersburg, Wood county, West Virginia.

As far as I can tell, she had no children.

(25) Josie D. Hissom (1881)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851)

Josie Hissom, the daughter of Luther Hissom and Laura Wolom, was born on 24 May 1881 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Jessie D. Hissom, 18, with a birth date of May 1882. She was living with her parents, Luther and Laura Hissom. Might that have been a misreading for Jossie? Jessie Hissom was older, born in 1879, and living with her husband in Pennsylvania. I can't currently find this census (I'm no longer on Ancestry.com) so I can't check this.

In 1903 Josie had a child with an unknown man. The following was Josie's son,
(26) Thomas O. Hissom [Unknown] (1903)

(26) Thomas O. Hissom [Unknown] (1903)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851) (25) Josie D. Hissom (1881)

Thomas O. Hissom, the son of an unknown father and Josie Hissom, was born on 12 December 1903 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1910 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, 6, the grand-son of Laura Hissom, Luther's wife. Laura's daughter, Jessie Hissom, 30, also lived with them. But where was Josie? Had she perhaps died in childbirth? Thomas and his mother 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, who was Laura's daughter. Jessie was shown as married, but no husband was listed. All were of Ohio, but Thomas' father was of Pennsylvania.

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.

In the 1940 census of Toronto City, Island Creek township, Jefferson county, Ohio as Thomas Hissom, a 36 year old laborer in a paper mill. Living with him were his wife, Thelma, 35, and children, Ray, 13, Phyllis, 9, and Paul, 6. All were of Ohio.

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

Thomas' children were,
(27) Ray Lewis Hissom [Unknown] (1926)
(27) Phyllis Hissom [Unknown] (c1931), she married John Roth Jr., the son of John Roth and Myrtle Shipley, on 29 August 1950
(27) Paul E. Hissom [Unknown] (c1934), born on 19 August 1933, PFC US Army, fought in Korea, died on 23 February 1987 in Toronto, Jefferson county, Ohio

(27) Ray Lewis Hissom [Unknown] (1926)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Luther Hissom (1851) (25) Josie D. Hissom (1881) (26) Thomas O. Hissom [Unknown] (1903)

In the 1930 census of Island Creek township, Jefferson county, Ohio as Ray Hisssom [Hesson in Ancestry.com], 3 10/12, of Ohio, living with his parents, Thomas and Thelma Hissom. In the 1940 census of Toronto City, Island Creek township, Jefferson county, Ohio as Ray Hissom, 13.

Ray Lewis Hissom married Alicia Infante.

Ray died on 25 January 2012. His obituary,

"Hissom, Ray Lewis (Age 85)

Born May 30, 1926, in Toronto, Ohio, Ray passed away January 25, 2012, in Spokane Valley, WA.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force after a career that spanned from World War II to Vietnam.

Ray also enjoyed shooting pool.

Ray is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alicia; daughter, Susana (Jason) Montgomery; grandchildren, Natalie (Rick) Hartnett, and Ramzey Oakley; and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Jenna, and Ricky." - from The Spokesman-Review of 2 October 2016

Ray and Alicia's daughter was,
(28) Susana Cristina Hissom [Unnknown] (1966), born on 11 July 1966, in El Paso, Texas.

(24) Sarah E. Hissom (1853)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Joseph Hissom, 8, living with his parents, Thomas and Mary Hissom. Joseph Hissom, an 18 year old farmer, died of heart disease on 4 February 1879 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) Arthur Hissom (1863)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

He was born in December 1863 in Ohio to Thomas Hissom and Mary Carpenter (Smith). In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Arthur Hissom, 6 [1864], living at home with his parents, Thomas and Mary Hissom. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Arthur Hissom, 18, still living at home.

Arthur Hissom married Rosa Glauser [Glausser], 16, on 25 April 1890 in Monroe county, Ohio. On 2 July 1890 they had a baby daughter, Mawd. I expect Rosa died, because Arthur Hissom married Mary Madeline "Maud" Paden in 1895. She was born in about 1867 in West Virginia, the daughter of Milton Paden and Ann Elissa McAllister.

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.

Arthur and Maud separated.

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 in a lodging house. In the 1910 census of New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia as Maude Hissom, 42, with no occupation. Living with her were her children, Bethyl, a 13 year old pianist at the nickelodeon, and Paden M., 8.

Arthur Hissom was in the 1920 census of Pittsburgh, a 54 year old oil distributor with the railroad. He was a lodger in a boarding house. Living with him was his son, Paden M., 17, with no occupation.

Arthur and Rosa's children were,
(25) Maude Hissom (1890)

Arthur and Maud's children were,
(25) Bethel Hissom (1896)
(25) Paden Milton Hissom (1902)

(25) Maude Hissom (1890)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4)

Mawd Hissom, the daughter of Arthur Hissom and Rosy Glausser, was born on 2 July 1890 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census of Perry township, Monroe county, Ohio as Maude Hyssom, 9, born in July 1890. She was living with her grandparents, Benedict Glauser and Elizabeth Seiber. Maude's mother had died by 1895 and her father probably found it easier to leave the infant child with his in-laws. In the 1910 census of Benton township, Monroe county, Ohio as Maude Glauser, 17, living with Benedict and Elizabeth Glauser. Benedict died soon after, on 29 June 1910, in Benton.

In the 1920 census . . .

I have a Maude Hissom, 32, of Wheeling, West Virginia, who married Fred L. Morgan, 35, of Kenmore, Summit county, Ohio, on 18 May 1922 in Wheeling. Clarence E. Allen officiated at the wedding.

Maude Morgan, 36, of Kenmore, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur Hisson and Rosie Glauser, and the wife of Fred L. Morgan, died of tuberculosis on 21 January 1927. She had first begun to suffer from the illness in 1924.

In the 1930 census of Akron, Summit county, Ohio as Fred L. Morgan, widower. He had a child, Mary E. Morgan, born in 1923. Fred Lee Morgan died on 15 July 1937.

(25) Bethel Hissom (1896)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4)

Bethel Hissom, the daughter of Arthur Hissom, a laborer, and his wife Maud, was born on 25 November 1896 in New Cumberland, Hancock county, West Virginia. In the 1900 census of Clay township, Hancock county, West Virginia as Bethel Hissom, 3 [November 1896]. In the 1910 census of New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia as Bethyl Hissom, a 13 year old pianist at the nickelodeon. She was living with her mother, Maude Hissom, 42, who had no occupation, and brother, Paden M., 8.

In the 1920 census of Munhall borough, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania as Bethel Hissom, a 23 year old music teacher, niece to John F. and Clara V. Fisher.

In the 1930 census . . .

(25) Paden Milton Hissom (1902)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4)

Paden Milton Hissom, the son of Arthur Hissom, a R.R. Man of Ohio, and his wife Maud Madeline Paden of West Virginia, was born on 9 February 1902 in Hollidays Cove, New Cumberland township, Hancock county, West Virginia. Much of the information here was provided in a delayed birth certificate made in 1942.

In the 1910 census of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia as Paden M. Hissom, 8. He was living with his mother, Maude Hissom, and sister, Bethyl. His mother and father had separated.

In the 1920 census of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania as Paden M. Hissom, 17, with no occupation. He was living in a boarding house with his father, Arthur Hissom, 54. I suspect his mother had died.

Paden married Mildred M. in about 1928. Per the census below, she was a music teacher. Did Paden meet her through his sister, Bethel, who was also a music teacher?

In the 1930 census of Ingram township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania as Paden M. Hissom, a 28 year old electrical engineer for an electrical company. Living with him was his wife, Mildred M., a 22 year old music teacher, and son, James P., 1 11/12, both of Pennsylvania.

Paden Milton Hissom then married Marie Snyder. She was born on 3 August 1914 in Butler, Butler county, Pennsylvania.

In the 1940 census of Canonsburg, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Paden Hissom, a 38 year old electrical engineer in an electric power plant. Living with him was his wife Marie, 26, of Pennsylvania.

Paden Hissom died on 26 December 1985 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania at the age of 83. I have two snippets from his obituary,

"Paden M. Hissom, 83, a registered electrical engineer who retired from PPG Industries, died of heart failure Thursday in St. Clair Memorial. He was 83.
. . . Paden M. Hissom Of Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday morning December 26, 1985. Paden M. Hissom beloved husband of Marie Snyder Hissom; father of James Paden Hissom of Mercer, PA Thomas Hertzler Hissom of Margate, Fla. and Mrs. Bethel Hissom Womack of Knoxville, Tenn.; also survived by four grandchildren." - from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of 27 December 1985
Marie S. Hissom died on 2 July 2010 in Knoxville, Knox county, Tennessee at the age of 95. They were buried together in the Butler county Memorial Park & Mausoleum.

Paden's children were,
(26) James Paden Hissom (1928)
(26) Thomas Hertzler Hissom (c1932)
(26) Bethel Irene Hissom (c1941)

(26) James Paden Hissom (1928)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4) (25) Paden Milton Hissom (1902)

James Paden Hissom, the son of Paden Milton Hissom and Mildred M. [born c1908], was born in Pennsylvania on 28 May 1928. In the 1930 census of Ingram, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania as James P. Hissom, 1 11/12.

On 19 November 1945 James P. Hissom, born in Pennsylvania in about 1927, enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He had four years of high school and was qualified as a sheet metal worker. He was single.

"Marietta Louise Stugan and James Paden Hissom ex changed nuptial vows." of Mercer, Florida.

He may have a son,
- (27) David Hissom (c1958)

(26) Thomas Hertzler Hissom (c1932)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4) (25) Paden Milton Hissom (1902)

Thomas Hertzler Hissom, the son of Paden Milton Hissom and Marie Snyder. City Manager of Margate, Broward county, Florida. His wife might be Helene G. or Helen. Their children may be,
- (27) Ene G. Hissom
- (27) Marianela M. Hissom
- (27) George Eric Hissom (1957), born 10 June 1957, of Boynton Beach, Broward county, Florida married and divorced from Nikoletta in 1997
- (27) Isabel Hissom

(26) Bethel Irene Hissom (c1941)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Arthur Hissom (1862/4) (25) Paden Milton Hissom (1902)

Bethel Irene Hissom, the daughter of Paden Milton Hissom and Marie Snyder. She married Robert Hudson Womack of McMinnville, Warren county, Tennessee on 11 June 1968.

(24) Elson E. Hissom (1865)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

Elson Hissom was born in September 1865 in Ohio. In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, 6, living with his parents, Thomas and Mary Hissom. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, 15.

Else Hissom married Mary Lucinda Billiter on 21 May 1891 in Monroe county. Lucinda, the daughter of Noah Billiter and Sarah E. Bowen, 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, Monroe county, Ohio 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.

In the 1940 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Elson Hissom, 74. Living with him were his wife, Lucinda, 70, and grand-daughter, Essie, 17.

I have an Elson E. Hissom, who was born circa 1866, who died on 12 January 1958 in Monroe county, Ohio. He was 92 years old. He was buried in the Oaklawn cemetery in Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio. Mary Lucinda Hissom died on 2 Janaury 1960 in Washington county, Ohio and was buried next to Elson. Their children were,
(25) Noah Thomas Hissom (1892)
(25) David W. Hissom (1892), 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 or it's a bad reference.
(25) Opal Dallas Hissom (1903)

(25) Noah Thomas Hissom (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Elson Hissom (1865)

Noah T. Hissom, the son of Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter, was born on 25 October 1892 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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 17 year old farm laborer.

Noah Thomas Hissom, a 24 year old farmer employed by his father, of Fly, Ohio, registered for the draft in June 1917. He was born on 25 October 1892. He was single and 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.

Noah Thomas Hissom, 29, the son of Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter, married Muriel Josephine Frieden, 21, the daughter of Abe Frieden and Clara Lohri, on 22 December 1921. The Reverend Jno. D. Runkle officiated at the wedding. Muriel was born in 1901. Muriel Josephine Hissom, 23, the daughter of Abe Frieden and Clara Lohri, and the wife of Noah Hissom, died of typhoid fever on 23 August 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.

Noah Thomas Hissom, 38, a widower, married Emma Elizabeth Carpenter, 40, a widow, on 15 October 1931 in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. The Reverend J. Chas. Richards officiated at the wedding.

In the 1940 census of Antioch, Perry township, Monroe county, Ohio as Noah Hissom, a 48 year old truck driver, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Emma, 50, of Pennsylvania. Note that Noah's daughter, Essie, 17, was living with his parents, Elson and Lucinda Hissom, at this time.

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. He was operating a sawmill in 1944.

Noah Thomas Hissom, a 60 year old saw mill operator, the son Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter, married Nola [Wright] Pratt, 65, the daughter of W.T. Wright and Hannah Truax, on 24 September 1953. Nola was born on 19 November 1887 in Monroe county.

Noah T. Hissom died on 11 August 1965 in Monroe county. Emma had prededed him in 1953. They were buried together at the Oaklawn cemetery in Woodsfield, Ohio, where his parents were also buried.

(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) Opal Dallas Hissom (1903)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) Elson Hissom (1865)

Opal D. Hissom, the daughter of Elson Hissom and Lucinda Billiter, was born on 20 November 1903 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. Opal Dallas Hissom, 21, married Howard Hubbard, 25, on 10 1923 in New Martinsville, West Virginia. The Reverend Samuel Charles Jones officiated at the wedding.

Opal died on 9 November 2002 per her grand-daughter, Cassie Hubbard.

(24) Noah Hissom (1869)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

In the 1870 census of Sardis, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Noah Hissom, 1, living with his parents, Thomas and Mary Hissom. Not in the 1880 or later census.

(24) George B. Hissom (1871)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

Geo. B. Hissom, the son of Thomas Hissom and Mary Smith, was born on 17 September 1871 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. Not in the 1880 or later census.

(24) Isabelle "Belle" Hissom (1874)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

Isabell Hissom, the daughter of Thomas Hissom and Mary Smith, 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.

Belle Hissom married C.F. Kiser on 14 March 1894 in Monroe county, Ohio.

(24) William M. Hissom (1877)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828)

William Hissom, the son of Thomas Hissom and Mary Smith, was born on 11 September 1877 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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, the son of Thomas Hissom and Mary Smith, married Eliza O. Gorby, 18, the daughter of Isaac Gorby and Lydia Delaney, on 8 December 1906 in Monroe county, Ohio. She was born in August 1887, in West Virginia. 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.

In the 1940 census of Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia as William Hissom, a 62 year old retired man. Living with him were his wife, Eliza, 52, and children, Joseph, 21, and Betty, 16.

William (none) Hissom, 64, who was born on 11 September 1877, registered for the draft in 1942. He was living in Sistersville, a retired employee of the Hope Construction & Refinancinng Company.

On 21 April 1947 William Hissom, of Sistersville, made his will, bequething all his property to his wife, Eliza O. Hissom, and making her his executrix.

William died on 22 July 1955 and was buried in the Greenwood cemetery in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia. His children were,
(25) Mary Virginia Hissom (1909)
(25) Hilda Hissom (1911)
(25) Clarence Owen Hissom (1913)
(25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)
(25) Betty J. Hissom (1924)

(25) Mary Virginia Hissom (1909)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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. Mary Virginia Hissom, 20, married Paul B. Reall, 28, on 3 February 1930 in Wetzel county, West Virginia. The Reverend D.O. Mozena officated at the wedding. They moved to Fresno, California.

(25) Hilda Hissom (1911)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

Hilda Hissom was born on 2 August 1911. In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Hilda, 8. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Hilda, 18. Hilda died, unmarried, on 5 July 1984 in Fresno, California. I assume she was living there because it was near her sister, Mary V., above.

(25) Clarence Owen Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

Known as Pete. Clarence O. Hissom was born on 27 August 1913 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1920 census of Sisterville, Tyler county, West Virginia as Clarence, 6. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Clarence O., 16.

Clarence Hissom, a 23 laborer in a glasshouse, the son of William Hissom and Eliza Gorby, married Elsie Helena Riley, a 23 year old pottery worker, the daughter of Harry Riley and Eva Hindman, on 14 August 1937. Eliza was born on 14 November 1913 in New Martinsville, West Virginia.

In the 1940 census as . . .

Clarence Owen Hissom, 27, who was born on 27 August 1913, registered for the draft in Fort Smith Arkansas. His next of kin was Mrs. Elsie Riley Hissom, his wife. He was employed at the Gene Rolland-Harding Glass Plant.

He was a TEC 4 in the Army. He served from 23 November 1942 to 2 November 1945.

Clarence Hissom, 32, married Lillian M. [Montez] Golden, 22, on 24 August 1946 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In the meantime, Elsie Riley Hissom married Donald James Turner in 1946 in Wetzel county, West Virginia.

Clarence O. Hissom died on 16 November 1999 at Fort Smith, Sebastien county, Arkansas. Lillian died on 6 September 2012. Her obituary,

Lillian M. Hissom age 88 of Danville formerly Fort Smith passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville.

She was born March 19, 1924 in Fort Smith, AR. to the late Frank James & Anna Killion Golden. She was a billing clerk for Arkansas Best Freight and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Ft. Smith.

Preceded in death by her husband Clarence "Pete" Hissom; parents; brother Bill Golden; nephews Jim Press Hissom; Bill Golden Jr.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Reall, Hilda Hissom and Jane Golden; step-grandson Durwin Schofield; brother & sister-in-law Joe & Uthel Hissom.

Survivors include son & daughter-in-law, Joe & Carole Hissom of Danville; step-daughter JoAnn Schofield of Stockbridge, Georgia; grandson Kyle Hissom of Danville; step-grandchildren Danny & Debbie of Georgia; sister-in-law Betty Tallman of Vienna West Virginia; nieces Janie & Richard Collins of Texas; Judy Pickle of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Rita & Doug Hesinger of Kerman, California; Janie Miller of Vienna West Virginia; nephew Joe Hissom Kentucky; cousin Betty & Leslie Wilfong of Little Rock; Loraine Danner of Searcy; numerous other nieces & nephews.

Clarences children were,
(26) Joseph William Hissom (c1957), he married Carole P. (c1959), of Danville, Arkansas;
- (27) William Kyle Hissom (c1980), of Danville;

(25) Joseph Franklin Hissom (1919)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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. In the 1940 census of Sistersville Tyler county, West Virginia as Joseph Hissom, 21. He was living with his parents, William and Eliza Hissom.

Joseph F. Hissom married Uthel Mae Burdette in 1943 in Kanawha county, West Virginia.

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 L. Hissom (c1950)
(26) Dr. James Press Hissom (c1950)

(26) Joseph L. Hissom (c1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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, Ohio.

(26) Dr. James Press Hissom (c1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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.

Dr. James P. Hissom died on 20 April 2010. His obituary,

Dr. James P. Hissom, 58, of Charleston passed away April 20, 2010.

James held degrees from WVU, Vanderbilt University and George Peabody College. From 1986 to 2006, he was professor of English at WVU Tech, serving as department chair for the last 10 years of his tenure.

He was active in professional academic organizations on state, regional and national levels throughout his career, enjoyed acting in productions by the WVU Tech Players and theater groups in Charleston, and served on the board of the River City Youth Ballet, Charleston.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Uthel Burdette Hissom.

Surviving: brother, Joe Hissom of Ashland, Ky.; uncle, Clarence Burdette and his wife, Dolores, of Cross Lanes; best friend, Chuck Waugh of St. Albans; “special friend”, Donna Gall of Elkview; and many other family members and close friends at WVU Tech.
He apparently never married.

(25) Betty Jane Hissom (1924)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Thomas Hissom (1828) (24) William M. Hissom (1877)

Betty Hissom was born on 9 February 1924. In the 1930 census of Sistersville as Betty J., 6. In the 1940 census of Sistersville as Betty, 16. Betty Jane Hissom, 21, of Sistersville, married Earl Wayne Tallman, 21, of Middlebourne, on 25 September 1943.

-The Family of Elson Hissom-

(23) Elson Hissom (1829)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

He was born in August 1829 in Ohio. Also as Hisam, Hisom, Hisum, Hysem, Hison, and Hyssom.

Elson Hissom, of Ohio, married Nancy Colvin circa 1848. 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, 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, bought 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 near his brother, Thomas Hissom, above.

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. As far as I know, he did not serve during the Civil War.

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 then married Mary F. Hickman [Aikman] on 7 April 1868 in Monroe couunty.

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 last from 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. Elson Hyssom was sentenced to 10 years in the Ohio penitentiary per "The Spirit of Democracy" of 1 November 1870.

On 24 December 1870 a Sheriff's Sale was ordered to settle a debt between McCoy and Brother vs Elson Hyssom. The real estate involved was appraised at $2600.

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 the jail held only one resident, Elson, and was maintained by Thomas O. Little, the Deputy Sheriff. His family of five lived at the same location.

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.

"Elson Hyssom, confined in the Peniteniary [sic] last year on a charge of rape upon his own daughtr, is dead.--Sheriff Caldwell received the information from the Warden of the O.P. on Friday last. Very many persons opinions were that Hyssom went to the Pententiary an innocent man." - from "The Spirit of Democracy" of 8 August 1871

It was after Elson's time that oil was found on the Hissom property.

"Ellis, who died when past middle life, left children, one of his sons, James Hissom, having become a millionaire through oil production, in Monroe county" - from the "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia, and Representative Citizens"
His chidren were,
(24) John Hissom (1849)
(24) James Russell Hissom (1851)
(24) David A. Hissom (1853)
(24) Isabell Hissom (1856)
(24) Elizabeth Jane Hissom (1859)
(24) Jeremiah Hissom (1860)
(24) Susan Hissom (1862)
(24) Thomas Hissom (1865)

Much of the following came from the Colvin Family website.

(24) John Hissom (1849)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829)

John Hisum, the son of Ellson and Nancy Hisum, 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 in the census of that year nor was he mentioned in the trial of his father, Elson. 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. See the page for the David Hissom Jr. family.

(24) James Russell Hissom (1851)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829)

James Russell Hissom was born on 28 July 1851 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1860 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissom, 9, living with his parents, Elson and Nancy Hissom.

James had a liaison with Minerva Rowles [Rolls] resulting in the birth of James G. Hissom in May 1869. The younger James was afterwards raised, I believe, by his unwed mother. Five months later James Hissom married Ruth A. Murphy, on 27 October 1869 in Monroe county, Ohio. James' father, Elson Hissom, made his mark, presumably to give his son consent to marry, being just 17 years old. Note Isabelle Hissom's testimony, above, from her father's trial,

". . . he abused me before Ruth Murphy came there, she died at our house, . . ."
So James and Ruth lived with Elson after their marriage and her presence there stopped Isabelle's abuse for a time.

Ruth must have died very soon after the marriage because James Hissom married Lucinda E. Butler on 30 April 1870 in Monroe county, Ohio. Lucinda E. Butler, the daughter of Fielding Butler and Mary Wharton, was born in Virginia on 25 February 1854, so she was just 16 years old, while James was only 18. Per their marriage affidavit, their parents consent was on file.

I say that James was only 18, but this was the beginning of a turbulent time when James had to grow up fast and become the "father" of the entire family when his own father went off the deep end.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township as James Hissom, a 19 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Lucy, 16, of West Virginia, and siblings, David, 17, Isabel, 14, Susan 8, Thomas, 4, Elizabeth, 11, and his grandfather, James Hissom, 86. Note that his father, Elson, was a convict in the county jail at this time.

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 their children, Bertha, 8, Samuel, 7, Hattie, 6, Addie, 4, and Moody, 1. Living nearby were 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." By the way, James subsequently ran as a Democrat for the State Assembly, but lost.

In about 1894 oil was found on James' property. James became a millionaire off of his drilling rights.

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. [sic], 46 [February 1854], of West Virginia, and children, Russie [a girl], 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.

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 Russell Hissom, who was born on 28 July 1851, died on 1 July 1924 in Monroe county, Ohio. He was buried in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1930 census . . .

Lucinda E. Hissom, a 76 year old widow, who was born on 25 February 1854, the daughter of Fielding Butler and Mary Wharton, and the wife of James R. Hissom, died on 13 November 1930 in Marietta, Washington county, Ohio. She was buried between James in the Whitten cemetery. Her daughter, Lucy Harman, was the informant for the death certificate.

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

James' children with Lucy Butler were,
(25) Bertha Hissom (1871)
(25) Samuel Keighley Hissom (1872)
(25) Kitty Hissom (1874)
(25) Addie Hissom (1876)
(25) D. L. Moody Hissom (1878)
(25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)
(25) Lucy B.Hissom (1884)
(25) Cleveland Hissom (1884), born on 30 June 1884, son of J.R. Hissom and Susan [sic] Butler. Since this was just one month after Lucy's birth, this must be another liaison of James.
(25) Russie Hissom (1885), June 1885
(25) Marie Hissom (1887)
(25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892)
(25) Forest Hissom (1892)

(25) James G. Hissom (1869)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

James was the son of Minerva Rowles [or Rolls]. He was born on 13 May 1869. However, his death certificate says 13 May 1871. The latter means that he might have been born a full year after his father's marriage to Lucy Butler. That's awkward. However, the 1870 census shows him as one year old, or born in 1869, and I'm going with that.

In the 1870 census of Jackson township, Monroe county as James Rolls, 1, listed as the son of Jesse and Eliza Rolls. Their eldest daughter was Ruth M[inerva?], 19 [1851]. The David Hissom family 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 Rolls. Ruth [or Minerva] was not living with her parents at this time. Emma Hoskinson, see below, was a near neighbor, as was the Henry Hissam family.

James began to use the Hissom surname, vice Rowles, by 1891. That may be because he was finally told who his father was, or, being on his own, he was finally free to assert his claim.

James Hissom Jr. [note the Jr.] married Emma E. Hoskinson on 13 August 1891 in Monroe county, Ohio. Emma, the daughter of Azariah Hoskinson and Hannnah Hissom, was born on 28 June 1872. James was the great grandson of James Heysham, and Emma 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], note his name looks like Doyle, 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.

Emma died in 1918 and was buried in the Mehrley cemetery in Matamoras, Monroe county, Ohio.

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, and Charles, 6, a grand-daughter, Ruth, 3, and a grandson, Dean, 6/12. Ruth's father was born in Ohio and Dean's was born in Unknown. I suspect, based on James having no wife, and the only daughter in the house old enough to have a child being Jessie, that she was Dean's mother. The fact that the father's place of birth was unknown argues against him being a Hissom.

James was sued by the estate of his deceased son, George William, in 1928, see below.

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.

James G. Hissom, a 68 year old farmer and widower, the son of James R. Hissom and Ruth Rowles, and the husband of Emma Hissom, died on 12 December 1939 in Fly, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. He was buried in the Tuel cemetery, in Fly, Ohio.

His children were,
(26) Clyde Hissom (1892)
(26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)
(26) Blanche Hissom (1895)
(26) Jessie Edith Hissom (1897)
(26) George William Hissom (1900)
(26) John Raymond Hissom (1903)
(26) Isabella H. Hissom (1906)
(26) Robert Everett Hissom (1909)
(26) Charles Woodrow Hissom (1912)

(26) Clyde Hissom (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

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

(26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Also as Wiley, Wylie. Willy B. Hissom, the son of Jas. G. Hissom and Emma E. Hoskinson, was born on 27 May 1893 in Fly, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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.

Wiley B. married Ethel B.

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.

In 1959 Wiley Hissom donated the land on which the Hissom Memorial Center of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, a mental institution was built. The unfortunate history of that care facility, which was operated by the Department of Public Welfare, is, of course, no fault of Wiley. Apparently this complex of buildings is going to be turned into a junior college.

Wiley died on 9 December 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His obituary,

"Wiley B. Hissom, president of Hissom Drilling co. of Midland until 1949, died Wednesday night of an apparent heart attack. Hissom, who retired . . ." - from The Odessa American of 7 December 1961
Ethel died on 30 September 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,
(27) Harold McClure Hissom (c1916)

Rose Hill Cemetary

The following were buried in the Rose Hill Memorial cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fred Hissam - Unknown
Lucy Hissom Barnes - May be a daughter of John and Rachel Hissom
Elmer Hissom - Eldest son of John and Rachel Hissom
Ethel B. Hissom - Wife of Wiley B. Hissom
Harold McClure Hissom - Son of Wiley and Ethel Hissom
Hughey S. Hissom - Son of John and Rachel Hissom
Jewell Kern Hissom - Wife of Hughey Hissom
Rachel Hissom - Wife of John Hissom of Monroe county, Ohio
Wiley B. Hissom - Son of James G. Hissom


(27) Harold McClure Hissom (c1916)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Wiley B. Hissom (1893)

Harold M. Hissom, the son of Wyley B. Hissom and his wife, Ethel, was born on 5 Ocotober 1915 in Folsom, Wetzel county, West Virginia.

Harold McClure Hissom died on 31 October 1932.

"While riding on the running board of an automobile during a Hallowe'en party here last night, Harold Hissom, 16-year-old son of W. B. Hissom, was critically injured. Another automobile sideswiped the car containing the group of revelers, the youth suffering a broken arm and internal injuries." - from the Miami Daily News of 1 November 1932
He was buried on 5 November 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

(26) Blanche Hissom (1895)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Blanche Hissom, the daughter of James G. Hissom and Emma E. Hoskinson, was born on 21 March 1895 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1900 census as Blanch [sic] Hissom, 5. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Blanch Hissom, 14.

Blanche Hissom, 18, married Samuel John Merckle, 19, on 14 November 1911 in Sistersville, West Virginia. The Reverend E.E. White officiated at the wedding. Samuel John Merckle, the son of David Merckle and Libbie Sole, was born on 23 December 1891 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio.

In the 1920 census . . .

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.

Samuel J. Merckle died on 12 January 1933 in Monroe county, Ohio.

Blanche Merckle, a 46 year old widow, the daughter of James Hissom and Emma E. Hoskinson, married Carl E. Ritchie, a 41 year old farmer, the son of Herman E. Ritchie and Anna Winters, on 18 March 1943 in Monroe county, Ohio. The Reverend Clarence A. Hubbard officiated at the wedding.

Blanche Merckle Ritchie, 55, the daughter of James G. Hissom and Emma Hoskinson, died on 25 December 1950 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Carl Ritchie, apparently her husband, was the informant for her death certificate. Blanche was buried in the New Matamoras cemetery where her first husband, Samuel J. Merkle, was buried.

(26) Jessie Edith Hissom (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Jessie Hissom, the daughter of James G. Hissom and Emma Hoskinson, was born on 24 July 1897 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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 was living with her widowed father, James Hissom. There was also a grand-daughter, Ruth, 3, and a grandson, Dean, 6/12, for James living there. Ruth's father was born in Ohio and Dean's was born in Unknown.

Jessie E. Hissom, 25, married Roy Henry Merckle, 28, on 17 February 1923 in Sistersville, West Virginia. The Reverend Jno. D. Runkle offficiated at the wedding. Note that her sister, Blanch, married Sam Merckle. However, Roy was the son of Frederick Jacob Merckle and Maggie Winters, so he wasn't Samuel's brother. Note however that Blanche went on to marry a second time, to a Ritchie, whose mother was a Winters.

Roy Henry died in 1962. Jessie Edith died in 1982.

Jessie may have had two illegitmate children,
(27) Ruth Rebecca Hissom (1914), she married Wm. C. Hartman, probably the son of William D. Hartman and Chloe F. Watkins, of West Virginia circa 1943, they had a son, William Clarence Hartman, who died 19 July 1944, born premature. Mrs. Roy Merckle [Jessie Hissom] was the informant for his death certificate. I have an Application for a Registration of Birth for Ruth Rebecca Hissom Hartman. Ruth claimed to have been born on 29 October 1914, the daughter of Jesse Edith Hissom, of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio and George Martin Hissom of Washington county, Ohio. Ruth also claims that her mother was married. Ruth's aunt, Blanche [Hissom] Merckle, see above, certified the application, so I'm sure we have the right person. But who was George Martin Hissom? I don't have any such man in my records so I'm going to assume this was a convenient fiction for Ruth to cover her illegitimacy.
(27) Dean Hissom (c1920), in the 1920 census as the grandson of James G. Hissom, father's place of birth unknown. The fact that the latter man's place of birth was unknown argues against him being a Hissom. I suspect, based on James having no wife, and the only daughter in the house old enough to have a child being Jessie Edith Hissom, that she was Dean's mother. Dean, however, disappears after this.

(26) George William Hissom (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

G.W. Hissom, the son of J.E. [sic] Hissom and Emma Hoskinson, was born on 18 July 1900 in Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as G. Wm. Hissom, 9.

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.

George married Ruby Sarah Tensfield on 24 December 1924. She was born on 29 August 1908. 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, William 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 there 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 Hissom died on 20 October 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 of George Wiliam Hissom won.

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

(27) Billy Joe Hissom Walenciak (1925)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (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 Joe Hissom married Berniece [sic] Bright, the daughter of Jessie Dee Bright and Annie Bell Langley, .

Both Billy and Berniece died in 1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Billy's tombstone calls him "Husband of Bernice" and "Son of Will & Ruby Hissom."

I'm not aware of any children.

(26) John Raymond Hissom (1903)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

John Raymond Hissom, the son of James G. Hissom and Emma E. Hoskinson, was born on 8 March 1903 in Fly, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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, living at home with his father, James.

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.

In the 1940 census off Graham township, Carter county, Oklahoma as John R. Hissom, a 37 year old production foreman for an oil company, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Elsie, 34, of Oklahoma. There were no children.

John R. Hissom 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 H. Hissom (1906)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Isabel Hissom, the daughter of Jas. G. Hissom and Emma Hoskinson, 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.

Isabelle Hissam Smith, the daughter of James G. Hissam and Emma Hoskinson, and the wife of George Smith, died on 8 February 1930 in Fly, Monroe county, Ohio.

(26) Robert Everett Hissom (1909)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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 E. Hissom, 1, living with his parents, James G. and Emma E. Hissom. In the 1920 census of Jackson township as Robert Hissom, 9 [sic].

In the 1930 census . . . ?

He married Beulah W. Woods. She was born in 1909.

Robert Everet Hissom died on 15 July 1968 in Fayettville, Washington county, 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 Fayetteville 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

His son was,
(27) Ronald James Hissom (1936)

(27) Ronald James Hissom (1936)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909)

Ronny J. Hissom, the son of Robert Everet and Beulah Woods Hissom, was born on 8 November 1936 in Lyons, Kansas. He married three times. First to Gwen Ann Davis [the mother of Robert Davis], the daughter of Daryl and Betty 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."

Ronny James Hissom died on 10 March 2005, at the age of 68, in Fayetteville, Washington county, Arkansas. From his obituary:

"Mr. Ronny James Hissom, 68 of Goshen, AR passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Fayetteville, AR. He was born November 8, 1936 in Lyons, Kansas to Robert Everet and Beulah Woods Hissom.

He was owner of Circle H Farm 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, Shikar Safari Club, Fayetteville-Springdale Elks Lodge, Knights Templar, and Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Ronny had many varied interests. Chief among these 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 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 is survived by one son, Robert Davis Hissom and wife Andrea of London, England, four daughters; Tamra Hissom Budd and husband Keith of Houston, TX, Caroline Hissom Wallace and husband David, Julia Ann Hissom, Alexandra Carson Hissom all of Fayetteville, AR, six grandchildren; Nicholas Robert Hissom, Alexander Victor Ronny Hissom, Cooper Hissom Budd, Aria Ann Hissom Franek, Gunnar Middleton Hissom Franek, Honor Elizabeth Wallace. He was a loving father to his children and a caring husband to many.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, AR with Reverend Steven K. Pulliam officiating. Entombment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, AR."

Gwen died in 2013. Since the following obituary uses the surname Sharp, I assume Gwen married "Hap" Sharp after she divorced Ronnie.

"Gwen D. Sharp, of Houston, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, the 22nd of January 2013. Gwen is survived by her daughter, Tamra Hissom Budd and husband, Keith, of Houston; and by her son, Robert Davis Hissom of London, England. She is also survived by her grandsons: Nicholas Hissom, Alexander Hissom, and Cooper Budd; her brother, D. Stone Davis and wife, Lynn Russell, of Aspen, Colorado; and by her loving and devoted companion of many years, Robert W. Langholz, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. A memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 30th of January, in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, 709 South Boston Avenue. At a later time, the family is to gather for a private inturnment in Aspen. "

Ronnie was survived by,
(28) Robert Davis Hissom (1964)
(28) Tamra Hissom, husband Keith Budd of Houston
- (29) Cooper Hissom Budd
(28) Caroline Elizabeth Hissom (1971), born on 8 February 1971 in Midland, Texas, of Fayetteville. Husband David Wallace
- (29) Honor Elizabeth Wallace
(28) Julia Ann Hissom (1975), born on 23 July 1975 in Midland, Texas, of Fayetteville. Husband Clemens Franek, since divorced
- (29) Aria Ann Hissom Franek
- (29) Gunnar Middleton Hissom Franek
(28) Alexandra Carson Hissom (1987), born on 27 January 1987 in Midland, Texas, of Fayetteville. Husband Matthew Buell

(28) Robert Davis Hissom (c1960)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869) (26) Robert Everet Hissom (1909) (27) Ronny James Hissom (1936)

Robert Davis Hissom, the son of Ronny James Hissom and Gwen Ann Davis, was born on 29 October 1964 in Midland, Texas. The following indicates, incorrectly I think, that Robert was the son of James "Hap" Sharp and 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. I think, however, that the author has this backwards. Apparently Gwen was married to Ronnie first and then to Hap.

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 or investment banker working for Aspen Capital Partners Ltd. of Europe.

Andrea divorced Bob in 2007 and married Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn.

In addition to his banking interests, Robert has an interest in the Hissom & Son Drilling company of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Members of Robert Everet Hissom's family with an interest are: Alexandra Carson T. Hissom, Julia Ann Hissom, Kelly A.S. Hissom, Robert D. Hissom, Robert Davis Hissom, and Tamra B. Hissom,

His children were,
(29) Nicholas Robert Hissom (1992)
(29) Alexander Victor Hissom (1994)

(29) Nicholas Robert Hissom (1992)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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 in London, England to Robert Hissom and Andrea Danenza - 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. He also attended the grossly expensive and very exclusive Institut Le Rosey school in Switzerland [ain't it great to be rich?].

He is today a male model and "recording artist" with at least one hit, "If I Die Young."

(29) Alexander Victor Hissom (1994)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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 Woodrow Hissom (1912)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) James G. Hissom (1869)

Charles Woodrow Hissom, the son of James G. Hissom and Emma Hoskinson, was born on 15 November 1912. His mother, Emma, died in 1918. In the 1920 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles Hissom, 6. In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Charles Hissom, 17, living at home with his father, James G. Hissom. 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."

In 1935 Charles W. Hissom was residing in Look Out, [West] Virginia. His wife to be, Viona, was in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Charles W. Hissom married Viona L. sometime between 1935 and 1940. She was born circa 1914, in Missouri.

In the 1940 census of Great Bend, Barton county, Kansas as Charles W. Hissom, a 26 year old oil well driller, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Viona L., of Missouri.

Charles W. Hissom married Alice M. Pohl, who was from Meade, Kansas. She was born in 1921.

Charles Woodrow Hissom died on 14 May 1984 in Meade, Meade county, Kansas. On October 26, 1985, Alice Pohl Hissom married Kenneth E. McGuire in Meade, Kansas.

Charles children were,
(27) Edward C. Hissom (1953)

(27) Edward C. Hissom (1953)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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)

He died on 2 July 1996 per the obituary for his brother, below.

(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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Bertha Hissom, the daughter of James Hissom and Lucy Butler, was born on 20 June 1871 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio - 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 Keighley Hissom (1872)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Samuel Hissom, the son of James Hissom and Lucy Butler, was born on 9 July 1872 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio - 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. Rachel, the daughter of Philip Romick and Narcissus Dunn, was born on 3 December 1872 in Monroe county, Ohio. Philip Romick died soon after, on 13 October 1873, only 32 years old.

Samuel Keighley Hissom went to Rush Medical College, graduating in 1896, qualifying as a physician and surgeon. This college, still in operation, is located in Chicago.

Rachel Hissom, 23, died of consumption on 1 May 1896 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. If Samuel graduated in 1896, presumably in June, that means he was away at school while Rachel was dying.

Early in 1897 Samuel bought a lot in Wheeling, perhaps for a home or as an office for his new practice.

"The following transfers of real estate were recorded yesterday:

Deed made January 7, 1897, by Eliza Stephens to Samuel K. Hissom, for lot No. 20, on South Huron street, Island; consideration $950"

- from the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer of 8 January 1897
Island refers to the fact that this portion of Wheeling is, in fact, an island in the Ohio river. South Huron street is in the center of Wheeling's historic district.

Testimony at a trial that will be discussed later notes that in May 1897 Doctor Hissom's "office was closed on account of the Sandrock affair." Apparently there was an affair with a Miss Sandrock that became public when Samuel took her away to Cleveland. Samuel was arrested in that town for abduction. I don't see any evidence that legal action was taken, but it raises questions about Samuel's judgement.

Samuel K. Hissom, 25, born on 9 July 1872 in Wittens, [Monroe county] Ohio, a Physician and Surgeon, applied for a passport on 9 July 1897. He had blue eyes and dark brown hair, and was 5 foot 7 1/4 inches tall. The proposed travel was to expand his medical knowledge through a course of study in Berlin, Germany. It might also have been to allow time for people to forget about the Sandrock affair.

"Dr. S. K. Hissom, '96, writes from Germany, requesting the address of any one who can sell him a class pin of the Class of '96. He says: "Things in the University here are moving along finely, but to my taste not as comfortably as in 'Old Rush.' Any one who can give the Doctor the desired information may address him, Postamt 7 postlagernd, Berlin, N. W., Germany."
- from The Corpuscle, a monthly journal of Rush Medical College
The reference appears to be a June 1898 issue of the journal. Samuel may have been at the Charité University of Medicine in Berlin, a teaching hospital associated with Humboldt University. This is in central Berlin, two blocks north of the Brandenburg gate. Samuel learned the German language and on at least one occasion in the future, showed an interest in German language newspapers.

Upon his return from Germany Samuel's life took an ominous and unexpected turn. His father, James R. Hissom, took an action to declare his son insane. The basis for the action is summarized from a trial that resulted from this. The father's attorney said,

"Speaking of probable cause, he [the lawyer] claimed the father had probable cause to believe his son insane. The son had written indecent letters from Germany, showing moral degeneracy; he had also written his father that he had tuberculosis of the lungs, becoming so affected that he couldn't see, and that he feared tuberculosis of the brain. This alarmed the father, but when the boy came home he was found sulky, despondent, locking himself in his room, eavesdropping, haunting the cellar, listening to what was being said, suspecting conspiracies against him, prowling about the house and in the yard at night, going to his meals with a revolver lying beside him, threatening his father and other members of the family with the revolver, demanding that the father turn over his property to him, fearing that he would be kidnapped . . . [etc]" - from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of 14 December 1900
A warrant for Dr. S.K. Hissom's arrest was sworn out by Attorney James A. Ewing and an insanity hearing was held in front of Justice of the Peace C.S. Greer. In the trial Samuel's mother claimed that he "had threatened her life if she refused to sign certain papers, having for their object the transferringg of the elder Hissom's property to the son." Samuel was not allowed to testify on his own behalf; he was considered incompetent because he "was insane." The most damning evidence was from a Dr. Best, the family physician. He had been asked, "Are you acquainted with the patient's condition?", and he replied, "No; only hearsay," yet he went on to say that Samuel was ". . . a monomaniac: the most dangerous form of of insanity." By the way, this contradicted his earlier testimony and Samuel's lawyers weren't allowed to cross-examine him.

Monomania

An archaic term of psychiatry denoting a single pathological preoccupation, an idee fixe, in an otherwise sound mind. Examples might include anorexia, the obession with staying thin, kleptomania, the impluse to steal, and pyromania, the urge to set fires.

Perhaps this is a good place to point out that each side in this affair have what look like valid points to make. Samuel had shown poor judgement and a lack of concern for a woman's reputation in the Sandrock matter, which by itself could have wrecked his career, and during his stay in Berlin it is likely that he did pick up many ideas and habits that would have alarmed his parents. His father, on the other hand, looks like a typical man of wealth, used to getting his way; a bully who believes he can buy anything he wants with no consequences. I suspect he was also more concerned with his future in politics when he tried to put away a possibly embarassing son.

Samuel was declared a monomaniac on 21 February 1899 and committed to the Weston hospital for the Insane. This hospital was also known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, in Weston, West Virginia. It's about 60 miles southeast of Monroe county. However, he was eventually sent to another facility, in Spencer, West Virginia.

Almost immediately Samuel's friends began actions to earn his release, going to Judge Paull of the circuit court.

In March 1899 J.R. Hissom was brought to trial on the charge of bribing a witness, Edith Maser, to falsely swear to his son's insanity. The complaint was made by Charles T. Woods, with whom Samuel K. Hissom was living in 1900. Edith, whose family lived next door to the Hissoms, testified that,

"Mr. [J.R.] Hissom had told her how awful was the trouble that had developed between his son and himself; and, continuing, he had told her to go in and testify; he had also said to her: "You know the doctor is insane; you tell them the doctor is insane." The witness had said she would be afraid to tell this, and Mr. Hissom had said to her in reply: "Don't be afraid; it will be alright; I will make it all right."

"What did he mean when he said this?" said Mr. Dryden, of counsel for the prosecution.

"That he would present me with something or give me money."

"Did you believe the doctor was insane?"

"No, sir . . . His sister, Mrs. McKnight [Isabell Hissom McKnight], was there and she told me not to be afraid. His daughter, Lucy Hissom, was also there . . . He [J.R. Hissom] spoke about it being a 'shame to think of all the money spent on the doctor. Just as good as throwing it in the street. And then think that he would cause his poor old father such trouble as this."

- from The Daily Intelligencer of 29 March 1899
On cross examination Edith confessed that she had written a letter to Whitten Hissom, a younger son of J.R. Hissom, and in it was a statement,
". . . that Dr. S. K. Hissom might be insane on one subject which it is not necessary for the writer to mention."

- from The Daily Intelligencer of 29 March 1899
Edith confessed that the one subject was money. Carrie Maser, Edith's sister who later married Samuel K. Hissom, also testified, stating that she overheard J.R. Hissom talking with Amanda Johnson, a servant, saying that if she testified he would take care of her afterward.

On 5 April 1899 J.R. Hissom was held for action by the criminal court on the charge of bribery, with a bond of $200. In the end, he was not indicted for bribery - the case did seem a bit thin to me. J.R. was wise enough to be suitably vague in his bribery attempts.

In the meantime, Dr. S.K. Hissom was committed as an insane person at the Second Hospital for the Insane at Spencer, Roane county, West Virginia. However, he was put into an observation ward to determine his sanity. A later newspaper article mentions that "he was finally cleared after a short stay at the Spencer asylum." Apparently he was found sane by the Roane county court, in the person of a Judge Reese Blizzard.

Samuel K. Hissom, 27, a widower of Wittens, Ohio, married Carrie Maser, 22, of Wheeling, West Virginia on 2 August 1899 in Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia.

In October 1899 Samuel sued his father for $100,000 damages for maliciously having declared him insane. Note that in 1900 this was an "insanely" large amount of money. The trial did not start until the following year. At the trial, David A. Hissom, Samuel's brother, said "the doctor had acted excitedly after his arrival from Germany," and he "doubted what the doctor told him about J.R. Hissom trying to obtain a divorce from his mother." Dr. Guthrie, superintendent of the Spencer asylum, appeared for the defense for a fee of $300 and, the more he thought about, "the more convinced he was that Dr. Hissom was a moral degenerate, and the more suspicious that his mentality was impaired." He said the fee had nothing to do with this opinion.

In the 1900 census of Martins Ferry, Belmont county, Ohio as Samuel K. Hissom, a 29 year old [July 1872] Physician, of Ohio. Living with him was his wife, Caroline, 22 [December 1877], of West Virginia. They were shown as married for "0" years and living as boarders in the house of Charles Woods. Samuel's daughter, Imogene, was living with her grandmother, Narcissus.

There was a second trial of the damage suit, the first having ended in a hung jury.

"It is creditable to the people of Wheeling that so few are attracted daily to the sittings of the circuit court, before which the deplorable domestic infelicities of the J. R. Hissom family are being aired in the trial of the damage suit of Dr. S. K. Hissom against his father, J. R. Hissom, the wealthy oil magnate . . .

Witness McCormick, on cross examination by Mr. Howard, said that J. R. Hissom rather objected to the special privileges extended to S. K. Hissom during his confinement. The elder Hissom had said that all prisoners should be treated alike.

Miss Edith Maser [Samuel's sister-in-law?], of 120 South Penn street, Island, testified that the elder Hissom said he "would make it all right with her" if she would testify at the lunacy hearing that his son was insane. The witness did not testify as Mr. Hissom desired.

Robert Kempfer, of the Bank of Spencer, testified that J. R. Hissom told him to do what he could to have the boy kept at the asylum there, and he would pay him for his trouble. The witness had declined to perform this service, and had advised him to hire an attorney.

Mrs. Jennie Huthinson, a former domestic at the Hissom home, testitied to quarrels before the doctor's return from Germany, but this was ruled out by the court.

Dr. S. K. Hissom, the plaintiff was then placed on the stand, and remained there throughout the day, his examination being conducted by Mr. Smith He told of his college training, first graduatig at Rush Medical college in this country and next taking courses inn Berlin, Germany. He returned home because his mother wrote for him, telling of his father's intention to procure a divorce, having gone so far as to send a man to Kentucky for evidence. He came home to protect his mother and prevent the divorce.

At the afternoon session the witness told of his homecoming. His father became angered when the witness defended his brother, Whitten, whom the father denounced. The elder Hissomm, he said, applied vile names to Mrs. Hissom, and claimed she had had relations with another man in the past. He asked the witness to take his side in the divorce matter, and he "would make it right with him." Just about this time, the elder Hissom was a candidate for house of delegates on the Democratic ticket, and he desired the witness to work the saloons in his behalf while he (the elder Hissom) would go after the church vote. The witness talked with his mother, who said, when her husband approached, "There comes Satan."
- from the Daily Intelligences of 29 November 1900
James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler did not divorce.
"Dr. S. K. Hissom was on the stand all morning giving testimony in his $100,000 damage suit against his father, J. R. Hissom. Hissom said his father endeavored to get him to go to Cuba or Italy in order that he might get a divorce from the doctor's mother . . . Three sisters and an uncle of Dr. S. K. Hissom testified in the damage suit today to circumstances which led them to believe him to be of unsound mind." - from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of 8 December 1900
Twenty seven witnesses, including ten blood relatives, four doctors, two lawyers, six public officers and three ordinary witnesses, besides a justice and a judge, believed that S.K. Hissom was insane at the time of his arrest. Sam's wife came to his defense, of course,
"Mrs. S. K. Hissom said Lucy Hissom [Sam's sister] told her she would not testify to a lie against Sam to please her father [James R. Hissom]. Judge J. S. Driggs and two other witnesses testified to the . . ." - from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of 14 December 1900
Samuel Hissom lost this second case. More importantly, his reputation and his practice were destroyed. Samuel left medicine and left the state.

Samuel K. Hissom was still listed in Polk's Medical Register in 1902.

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, 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. Washington county is just south of Pittsburgh.

Samuel K. Hissom was still listed in the American Medical Directory in 1914. S.K. Hissom had a farm in Cecil township - from Pennsylvania State Report of 1914.

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

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

Coal Tipple

A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product (e.g., coal, ores) for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars.

Samuel died in 1936 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. Carrie Rebecca Hissom, the wife of Samuel N. [sic] Hissom, died in 1949 in Washington county, Pennsylvania.

The children of Samuel and Rachel were,
(26) Imogene Hissom (1892)

The children of Samuel and Carrie were,
(26) Samuel Keighley Hissom Jr. (1900)

(26) Imogene Hissom (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Samuel Keighley Hissom (1872)

Imogene Hissom, the daughter of Samuel Hissom, a laborer of Wheeling, and his wife Rachel, was born on 12 March 1892 in Ohio county, West Virginia.

In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Imogene Hissom [Hissone in familysearch.org], 7 [March 1893], of West Virginia, the grand-daughter of James B. McKnight, 47, and Narcisa McKnight, 49. This was Narcisa's second marriage, she was previously Narcissus Dunn.

Imogene married James Arthur Harman before 1910. Imogene died in 1980 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

(26) Samuel Keighley Hissom Jr. (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Samuel Keighley Hissom (1872)

Samuel K. Hissom Jr., the son of Samuel K. Hissom and Carrie Hissom, was born on 3 October 1900. In the 1910 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom Jr., 10, of Ohio.

"Earlier in the evening Samuel Hissom, son of S. K. Hissom, was stopped by a stranger near the edge of Venice, the stranger demanding money. The frightened boy managed to elude the holdup and escaped." - from The Pittsburgh Press of 9 August 1913
Venice is a village in Cecil township.

In the 1920 census of Cecil township, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel K. Hissom Jr., 19, living with his parents, Samuel and Carrie Hissom. He attended Cecil township High School in Venice, Pennsylvania. He also attended Carnegie Tech College in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Technical College

The college was originally founded as the Carnegie Technical School, a vocational training school for the children of the working-class. In 1912 it was renamed the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and was awarding four-year degrees. It consisted of four constituent schools, the School of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Apprentices and Journeymen, the School of Science and Technology, and the Margaret Morrison Carnegie School for Women. Carnegie Tech became Carnegie-Mellon University in 1965.

Samuel was a weighmaster for the Pittsburgh Coal company and became Superintendent of the Panhandle Division.

Samuel Keighley Hissom married Mary Ethel Scott, the daughter of John Elmer and Luella B. Scott, on 31 March 1923. Mary was born in 1903 and also attended the Cecil township High School.

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.

In the 1940 census of North Strabane, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Samuel Hissom, a 39 year old assistant superintendent of a coal mine, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Ethel, 36, and children, Jean, 12, and Robert, 6, all of Pennsylvania. The family had lived in Canonsburg, Washington county, Pennsylvania in 1935.

"S. K. Hissom, Jr., who has been superintendent of Banning Nos. 1 and 2 mines of the Pittsburgh Coal Co., was recently promoted to the position of division superintendent. He has charge of five mines and a central cleaning plant near Houston, Pa." - from "The Mining Congress Journal" of 1944.

In 1949 S. K. Hissom was listed having at least two oil wells in the county - from "McDonald and Adjacent Oil Fields: Allegheny and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania" by Albert Irwin Ingham

From at least 1955 to 1964 S.K. Hissom was the Supervisor of Montour No. 4 mine, Pittsburgh Coal Company. Later, he was Division Superintendent for the company.

"At the controls was Samuel K. Hissom, superintendent of this mine, Montour No. 4. He spoke into a microphone, getting clearance from a dispatcher in the . . ." - from The Pittsburgh Press of 28 July 1964

Samuel Hissom died on 3 October 1967 in Hickory township, Washington county, Pennsylvania. Mary died in 1981.

They had children,
(27) Ethel Jean Hissom (1927)
(27) Robert Dale Hissom (1934)

(27) Ethel Jean Hissom (1927)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Samuel Keighley Hissom (1872) (26) Samuel Keighley Hissom Jr. (1900)

Jean Hissom was born on 28 May 1927. In the 1930 census of Mount Pleasant, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Jean Hissom, 2 10/12. She was living with her parents, Samuel and Ethel Hissom. In the 1940 census of North Strabane, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Jean Hissom, 12.

Ethel Jean Hissom of Canonsburg [Pennsylvania] attended the Indiana State Teachers College.

"Jean Hissom and her friend Rose Marie Himmelreich of Lancaster, students at Indiana State Normal spent the weekend with Jean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hissom." - from The Daily Notes of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania of 14 March 1949
She graduated in 1949.
"B S Degree is Given Monday To Ethel Hissom
Among the more than 300 graduates at Indiana State Teachers College on Monday evening was Miss Ethel Jean Hissom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Hissom, Canonsburg R. D. 1, Hickory. Miss Hissom received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. She was active in the Home Economist Club, Winter Sports, YWCA and the Erskine Club. She was graduated from the Perryopolis High School, class of 1945." - from The Daily Notes of Canonsburg of 27 May 1949

Jean Hissom died in July 1981. It looks like she never married.

(27) Robert Dale Hissom (1934)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Samuel Keighley Hissom (1872) (26) Samuel Keighley Hissom Jr. (1900)

In the 1940 census of North Strabane, Washington county, Pennsylvania as Robert Hissom, 6. He was living with his parents, Samuel and Ethel Hissom. The family had lived in Canonsburg, Washington county, Pennsylvania in 1935.

"Robert Dale Hissom, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Hissom, RD 1, Hickory, graduated Feb. 1 from the University of Pittsburgh with degree of bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Chartiers High School 1952, and will enter service . . " - from The Daly Notes of Cannonsberg, Pennsylvania of 26 February 1957.

Of Lucas county, Ohio, and Plymouth or Canton, Michigan. He married Madelyn B. Rousos. They may live in Florida now. They had a son,
- (28) Robert Dale Hissom Jr. (1961), of Clarkson, Michigan.

I got the following off another researcher's site. I'm not sure it's right. The dates don't seem right.

Robert Dale Hissom Jr. married Donna Jane Evelsizer, the daughter of Rex Gilbert Evvelsizer and Pearl Lucille Hefner. His children are,
-- (29) Diane Carol Hissom, she married Alan Francis Galanty
-- (29) Robert Alan Hissom, of Highland, Michigan, a control tower operator and private pilot, he married Catherine "Kay" Louise Lynke and had children,
--- (30) Brittany Hissom
--- (30) Lindsey Alexandra Hissom

(25) Kitty Hissom (1874)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

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

Kitty Hissom married Harry F. Nelson by about 1896 in Ohio.

(25) Addie Hissom (1876)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Addie Hissom, the daughter of James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler, was born on 18 May 1876 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio - from the Monroe Conty birth records. In the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Addie Hissom, 4.

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 on 17 June 1866, the eldest son of Erastus Wilsey Hubbard and Isabella Witten.

Addie and William divorced. William Hubbard, 52, a divorced man, took a second wife, Cora B. Shook, 27, on 16 November 1918.

William Hubbard died in 1933. Addie Ruth Hissom Hubbard Late died on 12 August 1950 in Athens county, Ohio.

(25) D. L. Moody Hissom (1878)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

D. L. Moody Hissom, the son of James R. Hissom and Lucy E. Butler, was born on 28 August 1878 in Monroe county, Ohio - from the Monroe Conty birth records. Moody D.L. Hissom, aged 11 months, 25 days, died of brain disease on 26 August 1879. The informant was Jas R. Hissom.

What I can't explain is that Moody is in the 1880 census of Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Moody Hissom, 1, living with his parents, James R. and Lucy E. Hissom. This census was taken on 21 June 1880. Did they lie to the census taker?

(25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Unnnamed Hissom, the son of J.R. Hissom and Lucy Butler, was born on 20 July 1880 in Fly, Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. Subsequently named Witten Leander Hissom, his unique first name may be related to the Witten family living near Sardis, Ohio. There is a Witten Post Office and there is a Witten cemetary in Sardis, Ohio in which many Hissom's were buried. He just missed being enumerated in the 1880 census.

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

Witten Hissom, guardian 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
Amy was born in Catherine's Cross, South Staffordshire, England.

In the 1900 census of Franklin township, Marshall county, West Virginia as Witten Hissom, a 20 year old farmer [July 1879, sic], 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. Amy lived with her son, Gail, after the death of her mother.

Witten Leander Hissom, 38, registered for the draft in 1917. He was residing at RFD #1, Clarington, [Salem township] Monroe county, Ohio. He was of medium height and build, with gray hair and eyes. Oddly enough, he was not a farmer, as in the 1910 and 1920 census. He was a lockman with U.S. Engineers at Dam #14 on the Ohio river.

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.

In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Witten L. Hissom, a 59 year old farmer. Living with him were his wife, Bertie, 55, a daughter, Lucy Probst, 30, grandson, David Probst, 10/12, nephew, Robert Hissom, 26, and brother-in-law, William Krebs, 63, all of Ohio. The nephew is probably Robert William Hissom, the son of Web Hissom, below.

Witten Lee Hissom, 61, the son of James R. Hissom and Lucy Butler, and the husband of Bertha E. Krebs, died of rheumatic heart disease on 21 November 1941 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. He was buried in Clarington, Ohio.

Witten's children with Amy were,
(26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)

Witten's children with Bertha were,
(26) James R. Hissom (1906)
(26) Charles Edward Hissom (1907)
(26) Lucy Salome Hissom (1909)
(26) Ruth L. Hissom (1915)

(26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)

Gail Dimmack Hissom, the son of Witten Leander Hissom, a 22 year old farmer of Wittens, Ohio, and Amy Maude Dimmack, 21, of Catherine's Cross, Staffordshire, England, was born on 9 April 1901 in Graysville, Marshall county, 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 . . .

Gail married Mary, circa 1924 . . .

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.

Gail was living with his mother, Amy Hissom, in 1931.

"Hissom Mrs Amy D h 1176 Murray ave
Hissom F J dr United Cab Co r Y M C A
Hissom, Gail D [Mary A] dept supvr O B Tel Co h 1176 Murray ave" - from the Akron, Ohio City Directory of 1931
I don't know who FJ Hissom was.

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 D. Hissom 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.

Mary A. Hissom went on to marry Lee Thistlethwaite, the son of Elmer T. Thistlethwaite and Elizabeth Watkins.

His children were,
(27) Irven Arthur Hissom (1925)
(27) Sarah J. Hissom (1936), born on 9 March 1935 in Mahoning, Ohio. Attended Washington, Pennsylvania High School. Married Jerome H. Walker, of Mamaroneck, New York. She's on Facebook!
(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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880) (26) Gail Dimmack Hissom (1901)

Irven 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)

James R. Hissom, the son of Witten Hissom and Bertha Krebs, was born on 16 August 1906 in Woodlands, West Virginia. 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.

In the 1930 census . . .

He married Myrtle Lockhart . . .

James R. Hissom, a 28 year old inspector for Columbia Gas, the son of Witten Hissom and Bertha Krebs, and the husband of Myrtle Lockhart, died of tuberculosis on 3 April 1935 in Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio. The informant was his brother, Charles E. Hissom, of Sardis, Ohio. He was buried in Clarington, Ohio.

(26) Charles Edward Hissom (1907)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)

Charles Edward Hissom, the son of Witten Leander Hissom, a 27 year old farmer, of Jackson township, Sardis, Ohio, and Bertha Elizabeth Krebs, 23, of Switzer township, Clarington, Ohio, was born on 4 November 1907 in Fish Creek Island, Woodland, Marshall county, West Virginia. 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.

In the 1930 census . . .

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

In the 1940 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.

Before shipping out in 1941 Charles Edward Hissom made a will.

"Charles Edward Hissom "Will"

I, Charles Edward Hissom, of Warwood, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and desiring to dispose of my worldly estate in the manner I deem best do hereby make publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all of my former wills.

First I direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as conveniently possible.

I nominate and appoint my said beloved wife, Elora M. Hissom, to be the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I further direct that no bond shall be required for the faithful performance of her said trust.

Witness my signature to this my Last Will and Testament at Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia, this 12th day of April 1941." - from the Ohio Will Book, v. 024 1944-1947

Charles 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.

Charles' will was probated on 9 November 1944. Charles E. Hissom, born 1907 and died in 1944, was buried in the Clarington cemetery in Clarington, Monroe county, Ohio. He was only 36 years old. Also in the cemetery was Elora Miller Hissom, born on 12 January 1911 and died on 4 June 2001.

I don't know of any children.

(26) Lucy Salome Hissom (1909)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)

Lucy Salome Hissom, the daughter of Witten Leander Hissom, a 29 year old farmer, of Jackson township, Sardis county, Ohio, and Bertha Elizabeth Krebs, 25, of Switzer township, Clarington county, Ohio, was born on 15 December 1909 in Fish Creek Island, Woodland, Marshall county, West Virginia. 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.

Lucy married Charles E. Probst.

In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lucy Probst, 30. She was living with her parents, Witten L. Hissom, 59, and Bertie, 55. Her son, David, 10/12, was also living there.

She apparently lived in Sardis, Ohio for a time. Lucy S. Probst, father's name Hissom and mother's name Krebs, died on 2 September 2011 while residing in Vienna, Wood county, West Virginia.

(26) Ruth L. Hissom (1915)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Witten Leander Hissom (1880)

In the 1920 census of Switzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ruth L. Hissom, 5, living with her parents, Witten L. and Bertha B. Hissom. In the 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Ruth Hissom, 15.

(25) Lucy B.Hissom (1884)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Lucy B.Hissom was born on 30 May 1884. Not found in the 1900 census. She married John L. Harman about 1908, that is, per the 1910 census they had been married for two years.

Lucy B. Harman, the daughter of James R. Hissom and Lucy E. Butler, and the wife of John L. Harman, died on 1 January 1939 in Marietta, Ohio.

(25) Marie Hissom (1887)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Mary Hissom, the daughter of J.R. Hissom and Lucy Butler, was born on 23 September 1887 in Benton, Monroe county, Ohio - from the Monroe County birth records.

Marie Hissom, the daughter of J.R. Hissom and Lucy Butler, married Alvin Schnell, the son of John Schnell and Amilia Schhindler, 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) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Daniel W. Hissom, the son of J. R. Hissom and Lucy E. Butler, was born on 31 December 1892 in Jackson township, Monroe county, 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 Martin Frye, of Ohio. Flora, the daughter of Edward C. and Hattie Frye [Frey, Fry], was born on 12 October 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.

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.

"Sheriff and Mrs Webb Hissom left Monday by automobile for Washington, D C , and other eastern cities They expect to be gone a. week." - from The Zanesvville Signal of 28 August 1928

In the 1930 census of Center township, Monroe county, Ohio as Daniel W. 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].

In the 1940 census . . . I don't see Webb. In the 1940 census of Redlands, San Bernardino county, California as Flora Hissom, a 48 year old agent at a dry cleaners. She was the sister-in-law of of the head of the household, Philip Kyser, 45. His wife was Helen [Fry]. The M for married for Flora was crossed out and a 7 put in its place. I don't know what that means. Also living there was Philip's father-inn-law, Edward C. Fry, 74, a widower, of Wiconsin. In 1935 Flora had been living in Woodsfield, [Center township] Monroe county, Ohio. Edward Fry and his wife, Hattie, had been in Redlands as early as the 1930 census. Flora's presence may just be a visit, not necessarily a separation.

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 Martin Frye Hissom died on 23 January 1975 while living in Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio. She was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county. They had just one child, Robert.

Daniel's only child was,
(26) Robert William Hissom (1913)

(26) Robert William Hissom (1913)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892)

Robert William Hissom was born on 12 November 1913 in Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio. 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.

In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 26, with no occupation. He was living with his uncle, Witten L. Hissom, 59, and aunt, Bertie, 55.

Robert Hissom married Eva L. Skidmore, the daughter of Harry R. Skidmore and Ruth Lanham.

Robert died on 5 October 1974 in Charleston, West Virginia and was buried in the Oaklawn cemetery in 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

Eva died on 5 December 2014. Her obituary,

"Eva L. Hissom, age 93, departed this life at her home in Woodsfield, Ohio on December 5th, 2014. Eva was the eldest of nine children born to the late Harry R. and Ruth (Lanham) Skidmore of Poca, WV. She attended elementary school at Beach Hill (a small one-room school) and later graduated from Poca High School. Eva began a rewarding career as an elementary school teacher at Beach Hill, Fish, and Lone Pine Elementary Schools along the Poca River and then taught at Rock Branch Elementary School while pursuing a degree in education from Morris Harvey College (Charleston, WV). She went on to teach more than thirty years in the Switzerland of Ohio School District in Sardis and Woodsfield, Ohio. Eva loved teaching and touched the lives of hundreds of young people throughout her distinguished career.

She was an active member of the Order of The Eastern Star (Chapter 268) the Monroe County Historical Society, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Moravian Trail Chapter) and a member of the Woodsfield First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed travelling and of great joy were her trips to Great Britain and especially to the Holy Land.

Eva is survived by her children Suzi (Carrell) Ray, Robert (Pat) Hissom, Dan (Marsha) Hissom, and Michael (Gail) Hissom; Grandchildren Sarah (Jason) Anderson, Matthew (Randi) Hissom, Lori Hissom, and Robert Keller; Great-Grandchildren Nikolas Hissom and Hunter Anderson. Also survived by siblings George (Louise) Skidmore, Emogene Tomlin, Maxine (Jack) Woodall, and Nancy (Wayne) Lanham and a host of nieces and nephews who adored her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Hissom Sr, brother Carl Skidmore and sisters Hazel (Cookie) Skidmore, Anna J. Moore, and Betty Kilgore. She was a lovely person and will be sadly missed by her family and friends."

Their children were,
(27) Robert W. Hissom Jr. (1944)
(27) Daniel W. Hissom (1946)
(27) Carolyn Sue "Suzie" Hissom
(27) Michael Lee Hissom (1961)

(27) Robert W. Hissom Jr. (1944)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Robert William Hissom Jr., the son of Robert William Hissom Sr. and Eva Skidmmore, was born on 27 March 1944 in Charleston, West Virginia. Robert, 24, married Barbara Jean Bennett, 20, the daughter of Stanley J. Bennett Jr. and Evelyn Musgrave, on 9 November 1968 in Wood county, West Virginia. The Reverend Frank L. Shaffer Jr. officiated at the wedding. Barbara was born on 7 June 1948 in Wood county, West Virginia.

He apparently then married Patricia M.

They moved to Huntersville, later Denver, North Carolina. A materials inspector for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He may have a daughter,
(28) Lori A. Hissom

(27) Daniel W. Hissom (1946)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Of Columbus, Ohio. He was born on 23 August 1946. He married Marsha R. Stegner (1948). A structural engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation. They have children.

(28) Matthew Justin Hissom (1977)

Matt Hissom made Eagle Scout in January 1996 with Troop 268 of Worthington, Ohio. He married Randi. Their child is Nikolas Hissom.

(27) Carolyn Sue Hissom
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Suzie. She married Carrell Ray.

(27) Michael Lee Hissom (1961)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851) (25) Daniel Webster Web Hissom (1892) (26) Robert W. Hissom (1913)

Of Woodsfield. Michael Lee Hissom was born on 29 October 1961. He married Gail.

(25) Forest Hissom (1892-twin)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) James Russell Hissom (1851)

Forest Hissom, the son of J.R.. Hissom and Lucy E. Butler, was born on 31 December 1892 in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. 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. Hissom (1853)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829)

He was born on 11 June 1853, per his death certificate. 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.

David 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 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 A. 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.

In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, 86, with no occupation. Living with him was his wife, Bertha, 45.

David A. Hissom, a 92 year old farmer, the son of Elson Hissom and Nancy Colvin, died of influenza on 20 September 1945 in Lee, Sardis township, Monroe county, Ohio. His wife, Bertha, was only 50. David's grand-daughter [I think], Maxine Hissom, was the informant. David 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 Hissom (1875)
(25) Luther B. Hissom (1875)
(25) Mary E. Hissom (1876)
(25) Maggie Hissom (1880)
(25) Rosa A. Hissom (1886)
(25) Susan Hissom, perhaps

David's children with Ruth Kirkland were,
(25) William K. Hissom (1906)

(25) Lucy Hissom (1875)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853)

Lucy Hissom, the daughter of David Hissom Sr. and Francis Butler, was born on 8 February 1875, the twin of Luther, in Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio. In the 1880 census for Jackson township, Monroe county, Ohio as Lucy Hissam, 5, of Ohio.

Lucy Hissom married John Kirkland on 17 June 1896. D.A. Hissom made the application for a license. The Justice of the Peace, J.M. Goddard solemnied the marriage.

Lucy died in 1899. Her tombstone,

"Kirkland, Lucy Hissom b. Feb 8, 1875 d. March 8, 1899 wife of John"
She was buried in the Witten cemetery in Monroe county.

(25) Luther B. Hissom (1875)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (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.

Luther B. Hissom married Rosa Hubbard, the daughter of Harvey C. Hubbard and Virginia Hoskinson, on 22 September 1895 in Monroe county, Ohio. D.A. Hissom made the application for the license. Rosa was born on 18 January 1878 in West Virginia.

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 "Luther B., Son of DA & F. Hissom, Born Feb. 8 1875, Died July 30 1900, Aged 25y 5m 22d." He was buried in the Witten cemetery of Monroe county.

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.

In the 1940 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Rosalie Hissom, a 61 year old seamstress. She was living with her daughter, Bess V., 42, of no occupation, and her sister, Harriet R. Hubbard, 54.

Rose Hubbard Hissam, 85, the daughter of Harvey C. Hubbard and Virginia Hoskinson, died of a cerebral vascular accident on 23 December 1963 in Saint Clairsville, Richland township, Belmont county, Ohio. Her tombstone in the Witten cemetary, Sardis, Monroe county, Ohio,

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

(26) Martin David Hissom (1896)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875)

Martin David Hissom, the son of Luther Hissom and Rose Hubbard, was born on 20 April 1896 in Sardis, Ohio. 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 David Hissom, a 25 year old lineman, the son of Luther Hissom and Rose Hubbard, married Virginia Corrine McVeign, a 20 year old clerk, the daughter of Bert McVeigh and Estella Ruble, on 25 May 1922 in Ohio county, West Virginia. The Reverend C. W. Cooper officited at the wedding. Virginia was born on 8 October 1900 in Martin's Ferry, Ohio.

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.

In the 1940 census of Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio as Martin Hissom, a 43 year old wire chief with the telephone company. Living with him was his wife, Corrine, 39, and son, Robert, 17, of West Virginia.

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 David Hissom, a 53 year old Wire Chief for the Ohio Bell Telephone company, the son of Luther Hissom and Rose Hubbard, and the wife of Virginia Corrinne Hissom, died of a heart attack on 30 June 1949 in Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio. Corrine died on 24 December 1983 in Belmont county, Ohio.

Martin's son was,
(27) Robert H. Hissom (1922)

(27) Robert H. Hissom (1922)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875) (26) Martin David Hissom (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. In the 1940 census of Barnesville, Belmont county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 17. He was living with his parents, Martin and Corrine Hissom.

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 Hissom married Doris L. Pekari, probably in 1945.

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 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,
(28) David D. Hissom (1946)
(28) Joseph R. Hissom (1946)
(28) Jill Ann Hissom (1950)

(28) David D. Hissom (1946)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875) (26) Martin David Hissom (1896) (27) Robert H. Hissom (1922)

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.

(28) Joseph R. Hissom (1946)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875) (26) Martin David Hissom (1896) (27) Robert H. Hissom (1922)

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

"Larisa Renee Ponzani and Matthew Allan Hissom were united in marriage on Oct. 5, 2013 at noon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bellaire . . . Parents of the bride are Lisa and Gary Ponzani of Bellaire. Parents of the groom are Lynn (Dave Barr) and Joe (Linda) Hissom of Barnesville . . . The bride is a 2002 graduate of Bellaire High School. She attended Kent State University and Ohio University Eastern. She is employed as a coordinator for the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services.

Her husband is a 1995 graduate of Barnesville High School and a 2001 graduate of Ohio University. He is employed at Barnesville High School as a science teacher.

After a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, the couple will reside in Barnesville." - from the Times Leader of Martins Ferry, Ohio of 16 November 2013

(28) Jill Ann Hissom (1950)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875) (26) Martin David Hissom (1896) (27) Robert H. Hissom (1922)

Jill Ann Hissom, who was born on 12 December 1950, the daughter of Robert Hissom and Doris Pekari, died on 22 December 1950 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She had been premature.

(26) Bess V. Hissom (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) Luther B. Hissom (1875)

Bess, or Bessie, was born on 7 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.

In the 1940 census of Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia as Bess V. Hissom, 42, of no occupation. Living with her were her mother, Rosalie Hissom, a 61 year old seamstress, and her aunt, Harriet R. Hubbard, 54.

Bess V. Hissom, 54, the daughter of L.B. Hissom and Rose Hubbard, died of breast cancer on 26 July 1952 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She never married.

(25) Mary E. Hissom (1876)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (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 Hissom (1880)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (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. Hissom (1886)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853)

William K. Hissom, the son of D.A. Hissom and Ruth Kirkland, was born on 1 December 1906 in Sardis, Lee township, 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, living with his father, D.A. Hissom, and his step-mother, Bertha.

William K. Hissom, 18, married Tillie Price, 19, on 3 May 1924 in New Martinsville, Wetzel county, West Virginia. Their parents provided their consent. The Reverend W.W. Beckley officiated at the wedding. Tillie was born on 9 August 1905 in Monroe county, Ohio.

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.

In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as William Hissom, a 33 year old laborer in a glass factory. Living with him were his wife, Tillie, 34, and children, James, 15, Robert, 14, David, 10, and Maxine, 9.

William and Tillie divorced soon after. William's second wife was Mary Salvarj. Tillie Hissom, the divorced daughter of Walter and Serpta Price, second married Earl Wellington Beechy, a widower, the son of Solomon and Sarah Beechy, in 1945.

William Hissom, who was born on 1 December 1906, died in December 1971 in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. Tillie died on 27 June 1986.

William's 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)
(26) Infant Boy Hissom, born premature on 22 November 1932, died on 3 December 1932

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

(26) James Francis Hissom (1925)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

James Francis Hissom, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, was born on 6 January 1925 in Sardis, Ohio. In 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissom, 5, living with his parents, William and Tillie Hissom. In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as James Hissom, 15.

James Hissom, 22, the son of William and Tillie, married Mary Frances Holtsclaw, 20, the daughter of Harold and Luella on 12 April 1947. The Reverend A.C. Grider officiated at the wedding. Mary was born on 22 June 1926 in New Martinsville, West Virginia.

His children were
(27) Sharon Lynn Hissom, who married Joe Ketsner
(27) Deborah Kay Hissom, who married William Francis Blatt. Of Moundsville, West Virginia

(26) Robert Victor Hissom (1926)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

Robert Victor Hissom, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, was born on 17 January 1926 in Paden City, West Virginia. In 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 4, living with parents, William and Tillie Hissom. In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Robert Hissom, 14.

Robert Victor Hissom, a 20 year old pottery maker, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, married Berta Marcella Cline, 16, the daughter of Walter R. Cline and Berta Beekley on 23 November 1946. His mother, Tillie Hissom Beechy, signed the consent form. Berta was born on 26 January 1930 in New Matamoras, Ohio.

He then married Jean Bradshaw.

Robert Victor Hissom, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, 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 a Mellot of Wooster.

(26) David Walter Hissom (1929)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

David Walter Hissom, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, was born on 28 July 1929 in Ohio. In 1930 census of Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, 8/12, living with his parents, William and Tillie Hissom. In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as David Hissom, 10.

He married Viola Mae Rosenlieb [Rosenlied].

David was in the Armed Forces, serving in Korea.

David Walter Hissom, a 39 year old painter with Ormet Chemical company, the son of William Hissom and Tillie Price, died of a myocardial infarction on 19 July 1969 in Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia. He was buried in Sardis, Ohio. Apparently David was also a minister. His obituary,

"Rev. David W. Hissom, 39 of Sardis, minister of Sardis Baptist Church, died Saturday (July 19) in Sistersville General Hospital where he was receiving treatment for a heart condition. He was born July 28, 1929 in Sardis, a son of William Hissom of Corapolis and Tilly Beechy of Ashland. Rev. Mr. Hissom was a member of the Masonic Lodge 374 F&AM at New Matamoras, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his widow, Viola Rosenlied Hissom; five daughters, Susan, Sara, Shirley, Sandra, and Shela; two sisters; Mrs. Russell Miller of Sardis, and Miss Ruth Ann Hissom of Corapolis, Pa.; three brothers, James of Moundsville, W.Va., Robert of Ashland, and William Hissom of Corapolis. Friends will be received at Rush Funeral home in Sardis until noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the Baptist Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Melvin Sanfurd will officiate. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery." - from "The Times Recorder" of Zanesville, Ohio of 22 July 1969

His children were,
(27) Susan Hissom
(27) Sara Hissom
(27) Shirley Hissom
(27) Sandy Hissom
(27) Sheila Hissom

(26) Grace Maxine Hissom (1930)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

Grace Hissom, the daughter of William Hissom and Tillie Price, was born on 25 August 1930 in Sardis, Ohio. In the 1940 census of Sardis, Lee township, Monroe county, Ohio as Maxine Hissom, the daughter of William and Tillie Hissom.

Grace Maxine Hissom, 18, the daughter of William K. Hissom and Tillie Price, married Russell William Miller, a 27 year old steel mill worker, the son of Jacob Miller and Lena Heiniger, on 1 May 1949. The Reverend Clyde Willis officiated at the wedding. Russell was born on 6 March 1922.

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.
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829) (24) David A. Hissom (1853) (25) William K. Hissom (1906)

The son of William and Mary Hissom. Born after 1945.

(24) Isabell Hissom (1856)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829)

Isabell Hissom 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,

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 Hissom (1859)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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 Hissom (1862)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (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.

Susan Hyssom married Washington Truax on 16 April 1882 in Monroe county, Ohio.

Susan Truax, a 69 year old widow, the daughter of Elson Hissom and Nancy Colvin, and wife of the late Washington Truax, died on 8 November 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She had fallen off the steps at home and died from a fractured spine. Her death certificate claims she was born on 16 April 1864 in Sardis, Ohio, vice the 1 November 1862 shown above.

(24) Thomas Hissom (1865)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Elson Hissom (1829)

Thomas Hissom 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.

I have a Thomas Hissom, a 21 year 6 month 6 day old, farmer, of Ohio, single, who died of pulmonary consumption on 15 September 1889. This mean he was born on 9 March 1868. A little young for our man . . . I have another Thomas Hissom who died in 1885.

I suspect he died before 1900.

-The Family of Alexander Hissom-

(23) Alexander Hissom Sr. (1829)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

I don't know what to make of Alexander. He was born in the right place and the right time to be a son of James R. Heysham, but his surname may be misleading me. There is a German name, Hussong, which gets varied to Hissong, then to Hisson, and may perhaps find its way to Hissom and Hissam. I don't know, but I will present the following as one possible answer.

Of Ohio, per the census of 1870 and 1875. According to 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. Note that the record James Hissom's pension request showed his residene as "Witten's, Monroe county, Ohio." 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. James' brother, David, who also lived in Monroe county, had a son, Luther, born in 1829 as well. 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, Ward 2, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania an Alex. Hissan [Hissun?], a 22 year old boatman, perhaps working on a steamship, born circa 1828, of Virginia. He was living in the boarding house of Mary A. Callard. Seven of the nine boarders were boatmen. Could this be our man? Tyler county, Virginia was just across the river from where we think Alexander was born, so it's not a stretch. Note that the Alexander who married Rachel Bills, was, in the record of his daughter's death, referred to as Hisson. However, I'm not comfortable with this reference.

There is some confusion about when Alexander married. One source shows that he married Rachael Eveline Bills on 6 January 1857. The LDS database shows this marriage as occurring in July 1858 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The following citation says that Alex and Rachel married in Somerset township, in Minnesota, in 1858.

"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"
Note that at the time of the Territorial census of 1857, taken on 4 October 1857, Rachel E. Bills, 16, was still living at home with her parents, so the 1857 marriage date is out. All told, I'm going to say that they married in Minnesota in 1858 when Rachael was 17. Steele county is in southern Minnesota, near the border with Iowa.

Another oddity is that, though Alexander and Rachel lived in Summit township most of their adult lives, their first-born child, Cora, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on 2 November 1859. What were they doing there?

Rachel E. Bills, the daughter of Henry M. and Electa Bills, was born on 27 January 1841 in Pittsfield, Warren county, Pennsylvania. The LDS database has 13 February 1841 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Her parents were from New York. In the 1850 census of Pittsfield, Warren county, Pennsylvania as Richard Bill, 9, of Pennsylvania. I know, but it's the right age, coming in the birth order directly after Permelia and before Eunice. With that combination of names, this has to be our Rachel, the citation being messed up by the census taker. She was living with her parents, Henry M., 39, and Electa, 41. Pittsfield is about 25 miles southeast of Erie. Perhaps that's why the Hissams were in that locale for the birth of their daughter.

In the 1860 census . . .

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, Hessem in familysearch.org], a 41 year old farmer, of Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Rachel, 29, and Carrie [Cora] 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 Hissam, a 52 year of farmer, of Ohio, died on 1 January 1877 in Ripley, Dodge county, 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

Or Electa. Cora Electra Hissam, the daughter of Alexander Hissom [Hisson] and Rachel Bills, was born on 2 November 1859 in 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.

In the 1880 census Summit township, Steele county, Minnesota as Cora Clark, 22. She was living with her husband, Charles, 26, and child, Edith, 1.

In the 1900 census of Summit township, Steele county, Minnesota as Cora E. Clark, 42, of Pennsylvania. Her father was of Ohio and her mother of Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband, Charles E., 46, and children, Edith P., 21, Harvey A., 29, Ethel M., 14, and Hugh A., 12.

Charles died on 6 October 1904 in Owatonna.

In the 1910 census Cora, 50, was living with her daughter, Ethel. In the 1920 census Cora, 60, was living with her son, Hugh.

Cora died on 10 April 1928 in Owatonna, Minnesota. - from "Descendents of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts" by Benjamin Shurtleff, 1866. She was 68 years old, born on 02 March 1859 - from "Minnesota Death and Burials, 1835-1990." Her obituary,

"Mrs. Cora E. Clark, age 68 years, 5 months and 11 days, died at the Owatonna City hospital last Tuesday morning. She had been in failing health for several years and ailing since last November.

. . .

Surviving are two daughters, three sisters and two brothers. Daughters: Mrs. W. J. Berghs of Owatonna, and Mrs. Ethel Allison, Mantorville; sons, Harvey Clark, Los Angeles, and Hugh Clark, Owatonna; sisters: Mrs. Joe Helm, Dodge Center; Mrs. Eva Jewett, Chicago, and Mrs. Wallace Knowlton, Donna, Texas. Brothers, David Hissam, of Claremont, and Harry Hissam, of St. Paul.

Mrs. Clark was born November 2, 1853, at Erie, Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Cora E. Hissam. Her husband, Charles Clark, who many years ago was on a farm in Summit township, preceded her in death." - dated 11 April 1928.

The birth year of 1853 does not comport with the census returns. Erie, Pennsylvania is on Lake Erie, about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh.

(24) Eveline Hissam (1862)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

Eveline Hissam was born on 18 February 1862 in Summit, Minnesota. In the 1865 state census of Dover township, Steele county, Minnesota as Eveline Hissam, living with her parents, Alexander and Rachael 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. Her father died in 1877. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Eveline Hissam, 18 years old. Her mother died in 1881.

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. Her father was born in Ohio and her mother in Pennsylvania. Living with her was her brother, Harry [Henry Mead], a 28 year old printer.

Eveline died on 28 February 1936 in Owatonna.

(24) Emma A. Hissam (1863)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

Emma Hissam 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, living with her parents, Alexander and Rachael Hissam. In the 1875 state census of Ripley township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissom, 11, of Minnesota. Her father died in 1877. In the 1880 census for Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissam, 16 years old. Her mother died in 1881.

In the 1885 state census . . .

"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

In the 1895 state census of Claremont township, Dodge county, Minnesota as Emma Hissam, a 31 year old servant in the house of George and Anna Gray. I don't see her in the 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.

Emma Hissam married Wallace H. Knowlton on 24 December 1908 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. Emma Hissam died on 31 August 1949 in Steele county, Minnesota.

(24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

David A. Hissam 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.

David married Emma L. Steckel [Stickels], the daughter of David Steckel, at home on 1 January 1890 in Dodge county, Minnesota. Emma was born on 19 July 1870 in Claremont, Dodge county, Minnesota. David's sister, Emma, was one of the witnesses.

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 A. Hissam died on 11 August 1938 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. His obituary,

"The funeral for David A. Hissam, who died at his home on Rice Lake street Thursday . . . Mr. Hissam is survived by his wife; four sons: Earl, Arthur and Harold, all of Owatonna, and William, of Hopkins, Minn.; and two daughters: Mrs. Chris Keller and Mrs. Leonard Roscobius, of this city and twenty grandchidren; one brother, Harry, of St. Paul and two sisters: Mrs. Emma Knowlton of Donna, Texas, and Mrs. Jos. Heim, of Dodge Center." - of 13 August 1938
He was buried in Claremont, Dodge county. His tombstone notes "1866 - Aug 1938, Sp. Emma L."

In th 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Emma Hissam, a 69 year old widow.

Emma died on 1 August 1949 and was buried at the Claremont street cemetary.

His children were,
(25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)
(25) Arthur Henry 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

Earl Joseph Hissam 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.

Earl Hissam married Myrtle Leighton on 11 October 1916 in Dodge county, Minnesota. Myrtle 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. I think the latter was actually a son, Melvin.

Circa 1921 Earl was raising Ayrshire cattle - from the "Ayrshire Herd Record" of 1921. Ayrshire are dairy cattle from south Scotland. They are white cattle with red or brown markings. They are hardy animals, well suited to the Minnesota climate.

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 [sic], 38, and children, Leonard E., 12, and Melvin D., 10.

In the 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Earl Hissam, a 49 year old plasterer in a construction company. Living with him were his wife, Myrtle, 48, and children, Leonard, a 22 year old delivery boy in a retail store, and Melvin, a 20 year old laborer in "any industry."

Earl Joseph Hissam, 51, registered for the draft on 26 April 1942 in Owatonna. He was a mason, working for himself. His wife's name was Myrtle. He was 5' 7" and weighed 148 pounds. His eyes were blue and his hair blonde/gray.

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. His mother's maiden name was Steckels. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)

Leonard Earl Hissam was born on 7 September 1917 in Claremont, Minnnesota. In the 1920 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota as Leonard Hissam, 3 1/2, living with his parents, Earl J. and Myrtle L. Hissam. 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 rose to the rank of Sergeant in the US Army.

He married Ruth Helen Karlstad, the daughter of Anton Paul and Selma Rosetta Karlstad, on 10 March 1946. Ruth was born on 4 April 1927. Ruth died on 10 May 1976. Leonard E. Hissam then married Kathleen Joyce Pike on 20 May 1977 in Olmstead. Kathleen was born on 8 April 1925 in England. She had previously been married to Orven C. Dahl, who died in 1972.

Leonard passed away on 15 February 2008, aged 90, while living in Eyota, Minnesota. His obituary,

"Mr. Hissam, 90, of Plainview, formerly of Eyota, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2008) of natural causes at St. Isidore Health Care Center in Plainview, where he had been a resident for the past two months.

He was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Claremont. He grew up in Owatonna and served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II in the European Theater. He returned to Owatonna and bartended at the A and P Bar. He married Ruth Karlstad in 1946 in Kasson. She died in 1976. He later married Kathleen Dahl in 1977 in Eyota. He moved to Mantorville in 1948, and owned and operated the Mantorville Tavern until 1956. He went on to manage the Mantorville Municipal Liquor Store until 1962. He moved to Eyota, where he managed the Eyota Liquor Store until 1979. He partially retired, working part time at the Eyota American Legion. He was a lifetime member of the Eyota American Legion. He enjoyed fishing. He was also a lifetime member of the Hayfield Fishing Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Allan (Leslie) of Trego, Wis.; a daughter, Sharon (Robert) Mankin of Elgin; five step-daughters, Donna (Tony) DiCaprio of Parma, Ohio, Sandra (Darryl) Munz of Eyota, Darlene (James) Wilson of Stewartville, LouAnn Swenson of Blue Earth and Teresa Haessig of Wabasha; three step-sons, Orven (Janell) Dahl Jr. of St. Charles, Donald (Susan) Dahl of Mazeppa and Michael (Elaine) Dahl of Winona; a brother, Melvin of Woodbury, Minn.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and two step grandsons."
Kathleen died on 6 September 2008.

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

(27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)

Allan Leonard Hissam, the son of Leonard Earl Hissam an Ruth Helen Karlstad, was born on 28 February 1947 in Owatonna, Steele county. Allan L. Hissam married Linda Lou Splittstoesser on 18 June 1966 in Viola, Olmstead county, Minnesota. Allan Leonard Hissam later married Regina Ann Cecelia Rothermel on 20 January 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His current wife appears to be Leslie [Leslie Ann Mellingen?].

Allan's children with Linda are,
(28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)
(28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)

(28) Curtis Allan Hissam (1966)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)

Curtis Allan Hissam, the son of Allan Leonard Hissam and Linda Lou Splittstoesser, 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. Spencer 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 are,
(29) Jonathan Curtis Hissam (1986)
(29) Matthew Koldin Hissam (1992)
(29) Rebekah Ruth Hissam (1997)

(29) Jonathan Curtis Hissam (1986)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)

Jonathan Curtis Hissam, the son of Curtis Allan Hissam and Marion Jean Koldin, was born on 13 September 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Arkansas State University where he played College football in the defensive line. His major was Mechanical Engineering.

"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. "

He went on to Southern Methodust University for his MBA.

He married Callie A. Cox on 24 June 2006 and has a daughter.

(29) Matthew Koldin Hissam (1992)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)

Matthew Koldin Hissam, the son of Curtis Allan Hissam and Marion Jean Koldin, was born on 25 August 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas. He played baseball with the Florida University Gators. He married Teressa Ann. It looks like he sells Subarus [my son just bought one of those!]. They have a daughter.

(29) Rebekah Ruth Hissam (1997)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)

Rebekah Ruth Hissam, the daughter of Curtis Allan Hissam and Marion Jean Koldin, was born on 20 June 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas. She played pinto softball and competed in western horsemanship contests. She ought to meet my neice.

Currently studying Nursing at Northern Oklahoma College.

(28) Spencer Earl Hissam (1970)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Joseph Hissam (1917) (27) Allan Leonard Hissam (1947)

Spencer Earl Hissam, the son of Allan Leonard Hissam and Linda Lou Splittstoesser, 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 are,
(29) Lucas Spencer Hissam (1997)
(29) Rosemarie Linda Hissam (1999)

(29) Lucas Spencer Hissam (1997)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)

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

(29) Rosemarie Linda Hissam (1999)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890) (26) Leonard Earl Hissam (1917)

Sharon Lavon Hissam, the daughter of Leonard Earl Hissam and Ruth Helen Karlstad, 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Earl Joseph Hissam (1890)

Melvin Dennis Hissam 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 served in World War II and the Korean War.

He married Mary Ann Zabel, 23, on 2 May 1946 in Fairbault, Minnesota. Melvin D. Hissam died on 16 June 2010 and was buried at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. His daughter was,
(27) Anita Louise Hissam (1947)

(27) Anita Louise Hissam (1947)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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 Henry Hissam (1892)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

As an unnamed child, Arthur, the son of David and Emma Hissom, was born on 22 October 1892 in 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.

Arthur Harry Hissam, 24, a farmer, registered for the draft in 1917. He had a medium build and height, with gray eyes and light brown hair.

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.

In the 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Arthur Hissam, a 46 year old contractor in the building trade. Living with him were his wife, Annette, 39, and son, Dean, 12.

Arthur Harry Hissam, 49, a self-employed contractor, registered for the draft on 26 April 1942. He was 5' 8" and 185 pounds. He had blue eyes and brown hair. His wife was Annette.

Annette W. Hissam died on 5 January 1974. Arthur died on 1 November 1980. His obituary,

"Arthur H. Hissam of 641 E. Vine St. died Saturday evening at his home. He was 88.

Mr. Hissam was born Oct. 11, 1892 in Ripley township, Dodge County. On Oct. 11 1922 he married Annette Taylor in Dodge County. Mr. Hissam was a building contractor in Owatonna from 1927 until 1955 when he retired. Mrs. Hissam died in January 1974.

He was a member of the Isaak Walton League and the Eagles Club and a past member of the Owatonna Planning Commission.

Survivors include a son, Dean of Owatonna; a brother, Harold and two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Alice) Roscovius and Mrs. Christ (Myrtle) Keller, all of Owatonna; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter."

Arthur 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866)

Dean Randall Hissam 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. In the 1940 census off Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Dean Hissam, 12, living with his parents, Arthur and Annette Hissam.

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 Randall Hissam married Delores Elaine Manthey, the daughter of Arthur and Agnes Manthey, on 1 February 1953 in Waseca, Minnesota. She was born on 25 November 1925 in Waseca.

Dean R. Hissam died on 9 October 2000 in Owatonna. His obituary,

"Dean R. Hissam of Owatonna, died Monday, Oct. 9 from complications of Alzhiemer's disease at the Alterra Claire Bridge Cottage in Owatonna where he was a resident for the past several months. He was 73.

Dean Hissam was born July 27, 1927, in Owatonna, son of Arthur and Annette (Taylor) Hissam. He was raised in Owatonna.

During his senior year in high school, Dean Hissam placed second at the State High School Wrestling Tournament. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1945.

Mr. Hissam then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany until the end of World War II.

Following his discharge, he earned a degree from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.

Mr. Hissam then joined his father in the operation of a residential housing construction business, Hissam Construction.

On Feb. 1, 1952, he married Delores Manthey in Waseca.

Mr. Hissam took over Hissam Construction when his father retired. Dean Hissam retired in the early 1990s and passed the operation of the business to his son, David.

Mr. Hissam was a long-time member of St. John Lutheran Church.

He was a pilot and enjoyed collecting stamps and coins. In earlier years he coached youth baseball.

Mr. Hissam donated a parcel of land to assist in the creation of Buxton Trail.

Mr. Hissam is survived by his wife Delores, a resident of Infinia of Owatonna care center; two sons, David (and Jolene) Hissam of Owatonna, Dewey (and Paula) Hissam of Burnsville; seven grandchildren and a great-grand-daughter."

His tombstone notes "Vet. US Army WWII. Sp. Delores Manthey. Par. Arthur & Annette Taylor Hissam. Mar. 01/Feb/1952. OWA 11/Oct/2000."

Delores Hissam died on 18 June 2004.

His children were,
(27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)
(27) Duane "Dewey" Randall Hissam (1958)

(27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)

David Arthur Hissam, the son of Dean Randall Hissam and Delores Elaine Manthey, 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, and then divorced, Jolene Kay Conz. He also married and divorced Lisa Leann, though they had no children.

David ran the Hissam Construction company in Owatonna, which had been founded by his grandfather, Arthur H. Hissam. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

Leah Kay Hissam, the daughter of David Arthur Hissam and Karla Kay Defries, was born on 21 July 1978 in Steele county, Minnesota.

(28) Luke Aaron Hissam (1985)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

Luke Aaron Hissam, the son of David Arthur Hissam and Jolene Kay Conz, was born on 16 October 1985 in Steele county, Minnesota.

(28) Shari Ann Hissam (1987)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (27) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

Shari Ann Hissam, the daughter of David Arthur Hissam and Jolene Kay Conz, was born on 30 April 1987 in Steele county, Minnesota.

(28) Dustin David Hissam (1994)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) David Arthur Hissam (1953)

Dustin David Hissam, the son of David Arthur Hissam and Jolene Kay Conz, was born on 15 June 1994 in Steele county, Minnesota.

(27) Duane "Dewey" Randall Hissam (1958)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927)

Known as Dewey. Duane Randall Hissam, the son of Dean Randall Hissam and Delores Elaine Manthey, was born on 25 August 1958 in Steele county, Minnesota. Duane R. Hissam married Paula Rene Pofahl on 7 October 1978 in Steele county, Minnesota. His children were,
(28) Ginny Rae Hissam (1981)
(28) Robert Dean Hissam (1984)
(28) Jody Rene Hissam (1985)

(28) Ginny Rae Hissam (1981)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

Ginny Rae Hissam, the daughter of Dewey Randall Hissam and Paula Rene Pofahl, was born on 8 April 1981 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(28) Robert Dean Hissam (1984)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

Robert Dean Hissam, the son of Dewey Randall Hissam and Paula Rene Pofahl, was born on 22 May 1984 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(28) Jody Rene Hissam (1985)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Arthur H. Hissam (1866) (26) Dean Randall Hissam (1927) (27) Duane Randall Hissam (1958)

Jody Rene Hissam, the daughter of Duane Randall Hissam and Paula Rene Pofahl, was born on 8 July 1985 in Dakota county, Minnesota.

(25) Bertha Mae Hissam (1895)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829?) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

As a yet unnamed baby girl, Bertha, the daughter of David, 32, and Emma Hissam, 32, was born on 1 August 1895 and died in 1896, aged 7 months, 29 days. She was buried in the Claremont street cemetary.

(25) Myrtle Hissam (1897)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866)

William James Hissam, the son of David A. Hissam, 33, and Emma L. Steckel, 30, 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.

In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Wm. Hissam, a 39 year old painter of private homes. Living with him were his wife, Sophia, 38, and children, Delores, 18, Paul, 15, Donald, 13, Marylys, 7, Joseph, 5, and Mary, 3/12.

William Hissam died on 1 August 1979 in Watertown, Carver county, Minnesota. His children were,
(26) Delores Hissam (c1922)
(26) Paul J. Hissam (1924)
(26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)
(26) Marylys Hissam (1933), Marlys Jean Hissam married Douglas Sheldon Johnson
(26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)
(26) Mary Gail Hissam (1939)
(26) Unknown Female Hissam (c1940)

(26) Delores Hissam (c1922)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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. In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Delores Hissam, 18. I believe she married Raphael Joseph Hruska of Hennepin county, Minnesota. If so, her middle name was Ruth.

(26) Paul J. Hissam (1924)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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. In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Paul Hissam, 15. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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. In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Donald Hissam, 13.

He married Mildred Dorene [Darrene] Clark.

Donald Arthur Hissam 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

Jonathan Allan Hissam, 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, the daughter of Walter and Louise Georges, on 9 September 1972 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. He was 20 years old and she was only 17. They divorced on 8 June 1979. I believe Alice went on to marry a Stoddard.

He died on 24 December 1997 in Anderson county, Texas, just 45 years old. His children were,
(28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)
(28) Lori Louise Hissam (1979)

(28) Shon Eric Hissam (1973)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) Jonathan Allan Hissam (1952)

Shon Eric Hissam, 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

Jennifer Ann Hissam, the daughter of Donald Arthur Hissam and Mildren Dorrene Clark, was born on 2 May 1954 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. Jennifer A. Hissam, 20, married Bradley W. Hickman, 20, on 6 September 1974 in Carver, Minnesota.

(27) David William Hissam (1955)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

David William Hissaam, 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) David William Hissam (1955)

Jeffrey David Hissam, 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 in Blue Earth county, Minnesota. She was born on 5 February 1977. He then married Stephanie Marie Sieg. He currently lives in Russell, Minnesota.

His son was,
(29) Brandon Jeffrey Hissam (2000)
(29) Emilie Marie Hissam (2001), the daughter of Jeffrey David Hissam and Stephanie Marie Sieg, was born on 19 September 2001 in Blue Earth, Minnesota

(29) Brandon Jeffrey Hissam (2000)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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 Hissam, 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926) (27) David William Hissam (1955)

Holly Mae Hissam, the daughteerof David William Hissam and Mary Kathryn Pawelk, was born on 23 May 1982 in Carver county, Minnesota. Holly May Hissam, 22, married Luther James Workman, 21, on 18 October 2003.

(27) Debra Jane Hissam (1956)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Donald Arthur Hissam (1926)

Debra Jane Hissam, the daughter of Donald Arthur Hissam and Mildred Darrene Clark, was born on 17 September 1956 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. She married Mark Steven Maas.

(27) Jodi Hissam (c1960)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

Joseph Dean Hissam, the son of William J. Hissam and Sophie Moede, was born on 27 January 1935 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Joseph Hissam, 5.

He married Mary Anglene Ripplinger. Joseph D. Hissam and Mary A. Hissam, born in about 1937, divorced on 30 December 1982 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

Joseph D. Hissam died on 21 December 1991, at the age of 56, in Hennepin county, Minnesota. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

Sandra Dee Hissam, the daugter of Joseph D. Hissam and Mary Angeline Ripplinger, was born on 30 December 1959 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

(27) Joseph Dean Hissam Jr. (1961)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

Joseph Dean Hissam Jr., the son of Joseph Dean Hissam Sr. and Mary Angeline Ripplinger, 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, Nevada.

(27) William James Hissam (1962)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

William James Hissam, the son of Joseph Dean Hissam Sr. 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899) (26) Joseph Dean Hissam (1935)

Elaine Marie Hissam, the daughter of Joseph Dean Hissam and Mary Anglene Ripplinger, was born on 2 October 1963 in Hennepin county, Minnesota.

(26) Mary Gail Hissam (1939)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) William James Hissam (1899)

Mary Gail Hissam, the daughter of William Hissam and Sophie Molde, was born on 5 December 1939 in Hennepin county, Minnesota. In the 1940 census of Minnetonka township, Hennepin county, Minnesota as Mary Hissam, 3/12. She married Frederick Florington, Primeau.

(25) Alice Hissam (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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 Roscovius 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)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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 at the age of 98. His obituary,

"Harold David Hissam, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Owatonna, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Sunnyside Care Home, Salem. He was 98.

Harold Hissam was born July 15, 1903, in Ripley township, Dodge County, son of David and Emma Hissam.

On Feb. 4, 1931, he married Margaret Beers. The couple made their home in Owatonna.

Mr. Hissam retired from Hissam Construction in 1970 where he was employed for 25 years. He had also worked as a stationary engineer at Owatonna High School and at Pillsbury Academy when it was a military school.

He also did tractor work including plowing gardens and snow plowing.

Harold Hissam is survived by three daughters, Betty Munson of Ione, Calif., Doris (and Ray) Davis of Vancouver, Wash. Sharon (and Roger) Standke of Owatonna; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1974, three sons, including twin sons, three brothers, two sisters and a grandson."
Harold 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 Dwayne Hissam (1934)
(26) Harold Wayne Hissam (1934)
(26) Doris Hissam, married Ray Davis of Vancouver, Washington
(26) Betty Hissam, she married a Munson of Ione, California
(26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)
(26) Sharon Kaye Hissam (1940), married Roger Standke of Owatonna, Minnesota

(26) Howard Dwayne Hissam (1934)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Also referred to as Dwayne Howard. Howard Dwayne Hissame was born on 13 December 1934 in Owatonna, Minnesota. His mothers maiden name was Beers. In the 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Howard Hissam, 5, living with his parents, Harold and Margaret Hissam. 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, Nevada. I believe he divorced both.

Howard died on 26 August 2001. His obituary,

"Dwayne Howard Hissam of Owatonna, died Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Owatonna Hospital. He was 66.

Dwayne Hissam was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Owatonna, son of Harold and Margaret (Beers) Hissam. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1954 and attended the Moler Barber School in Minneapolis.

Mr. Hissam served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Mr. Hissam was a barber at Weise's Barber Shop in Owatonna for many years. He then moved to Salem, Ore. where he was a barber, also for many years.

He returned to Owatonna in 1986.

Mr. Hissam enjoyed photography, woodworking and scuba diving.

Dwayne Hissam is survived by his father, Harold Hissam of Salem, Ore.; three sisters, Sharon (and Roy) Standke of Owatonna, Betty Munson of Ione, Calif., Dore (and Ray) Davis of Vancouver, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an identical twin brother, his mother and another brother."

He was buried in the City View cemetery in Salem, Marion county, Oregon alongside his twin brother. Howard's tombstone notes "Par[ents]. Harold & Margaret Beers Hissam. Indentical twin. Died Owatonna, Mn. OWA 28/Aug/2001."

(26) Harold Wayne Hissam (1934)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Howard's twin. Harold Wayne Hissam was born on 13 December 1934 in Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota. In the 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Harold Hissam, 5, living with his parents, Harold and Margaret Hissam. He was married to Joanne. He died in in Multnomah county, Oregon on 19 November 1972 at the age of 37. He was buried in the City View cemetery in Salem, Marion county, Oregon alongside his twin brother.

He had children, his grave marker calls him Father, but I don't know their names.

(26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Dalles Eugene Hissam, the son of Harold Hissam and Margaret Beers, was born on 29 December 1937 in Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota. In the 1940 census of Owatonna, Steele county, Minnesota as Dalles Hissam, 2, living with his parents, Harold and Margaret Hissam.

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 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 Denise Hissam (1962)
(27) Steven D. Hissam (1965)

(27) Renee Denise Hissam (1962)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903) (26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)

Renee Denise Hissam was born on 27 August 1962 in San Francisco, Californioa. She lived in Savannah, Georgia and may now be in Honolulu, Hawaii.

(27) Steven D. Hissam (1965)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903) (26) Dalles Eugene Hissam (1937)

Steven D. Hissam was born on 10 Novembere 1965 in Prairie Village, Kansas. I believe he lived in New York City. He may work for Remy Martin, in marketing. Now in Chicago, Illinois.

(26) Sharon Kaye Hissam (1940)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) David Alexander Hissam (1866) (25) Harold David Hissam (1903)

Sharon Kaye Hissam, the daughter of Harold D. Hissam and Margaret L. Beers, was born on 17 August 1940 in Steele county, Minnesota. She married Roger William Standke.

(24) Carrie Mae Hissam (1869)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

Carrie Mae Hissam 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.

Carrie M. Hissam married Joseph Heim on 15 April 1890 in Dodge county, Minnesota. She died in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

(24) Harry Mead Hissam (1871)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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. Henry's father died in 1877. In the 1880 census of Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota he was Henry Hissam, aged 8, living with his widowed mother, Rachael Hissam. Henry's mother died in 1881. In the 1885 state census of Somerset, Steele county, Minnesota as Henry Hisim, 14, living with Leroy and Addie Bills, probably relatives of his late mother.

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.

Harry married in 1897.

"The following is a list of the St. Paul people married in near-by portions of Wisconsin since Jan. 1 last:
In St. Croix County--
. . .
Harry M. Hissam and Alida Ford." - from "The Saint Paul Globe" of 18 October 1897
What became of Alida?

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.

In the 1940 census of Columbus township, Anoka county, Minnesota as Harry a 68 year old widower. He was living with his daughter, Lucille, 37, and her husband Martin Jensen, 44. Harry had been living at the same address in 1935.

Henry Mead Hissam, the son of Rachael Bill, died on 3 November 1964 in Minneapolis. His only known child was,
(25) Lucille Harriet Hissam (1903)

(25) Lucille Harriet Hissam (1903)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (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 married Martin Christian Jensen.

In the 1930 census of Columbus township, Anoka county, Minnesota as Lucille, 27, and her husband, Martin C. Jenson, 34. They had a number of children.

In the 1940 census of Columbus township, Anoka county, Minnesota as Lucille, 37, and her husband, Martin Jensen, 44. Her father, Harry Hissam, a 68 year old widower, was living with them. They had been living at the same address in 1935. They had a number of children.

(24) William Leroy Hissam (1874)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829)

Known as Roy. He was born on 8 February 1874 in Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota. Oddly, a David Leroy Hissam, the son of Alexander and Rachael Hissam, was born on 7 January 1874 in Ripley, Dodge county, Minnesota. 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, 21 [1874], with no occupation listed. He was living in the boarding house of C.H. Newberry, as was his elder brother, Harry, above.

Roy W. Hissam was a player with the local theater group, the Milaca Dramatic Club.

Roy W. Hissam married Lulu M. Aldridge, the daughter of George Aldridge, on 17 January 1900 in Mille Lacs county, Minnesota. Her family came from Canada.

In the 1900 census of Milaca, Mille Lacs county, Minnesota as Roy W. Hissam, a 24 year old [1876] Assistant Book Keeper, of Minnesota. He was shown as born in February 1876. Living with him was his wife, Lulu M., 18 [June 1881], of Wisconsin. They had been married 0 years.

Lulu died in December 1900, soon after her daughter was born.

Roy Hissam was elected to the school board of the Milaca independent school district in February 1901. In March 1901 Roy was noted to be the recorder of the Milaca village council.

Wm. L. R. [Lee Roy?] Hissam, 27 [1874], the son of Alex and Rachel Hissam, died on 17 November 1901 in Milaca, Mille Lacs county, Minnesota.

"DEATH OF ROY W. HISSAM.
Dies of an Operation for Appendicitis at Milaca Early Sunday Morning.

The body of Roy W. Hissam, who died at Milaca last Sunday morning from the results of an operation for appendicitis, was brought to Princeton yesterday for interment. Mr. Hissam submitted to an operation last Saturday for recurrent appendicitis and Drs. Cooney, Bacon and Cook performed the same, but as general peritonitis had set in he never rallied. He had been troubled with slight attacks of appendicitis at times and under medical treatment and rest had got over them. A week or so before the operation he was seized with another attack and on last Friday he, became critically ill, and the operation failed to save him. Mr. Hissam was only 27 years of age and was book-keeper for the Foley Bean Lumber Co., as well as member of the school board and village recorder. He was a bright energetic young man and highly esteemed. Only last Christmas he buried his wife, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aldrich of Milaca. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Milaca yesterday and the Masonic lodge of Milaca of which he was a member, took charge of the body and escorted the remains to Princeton where they were laid beside those of his wife. One little child less than a year old is left an orphan.

Mr Hissam is survived by a brother H.M. Hissam of St. Paul, [and] a sister Emma Hissam of Milaca."

- from the "Princeton Union" of 21 November 1901
Roy was buried in Princeton, Mille Lacs county, Minnesota. He and Lulu had a single child,
(25) Lulu Myrtle Hissam (1900)

(25) Lulu Myrtle Hissam (1900)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793) (23) Alexander Hissom (1829) (24) William Leroy Hissam (1874)

Lulu Myrtle Hissam, the daughter of William Leroy Hissam and Lulu Myrtle Aldridge, was born on 6 December 1900 in Milaca, Minnnesota. Upon the death of her parents she was raised by her aunt, Emma Hissam.

"There was quite a little contest in the probate court Tuesday before Judge VanAlstein for the possession of Lulu Myrtle Hissam, the little year-old child of the late Roy W. Hissam, of Milaca. It seems that the grandparents of the child, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aldrich of Minneapolis, while Miss Emma Hissam of Milaca, a sister with whom Mr. Hissam and his child had lived for some time, desired to keep her brother's litte girl. Attorney Foster of Milaca appeared for Miss Hissam and Judge Keith for the grandparents. H. M. [Harry Mead] Hissam, a brother of the child's father was present, as was also Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich. It appeared in the hearing that the father of the child expressed a wish that the babe should be given to his sister, a maiden lady, who has had the care of the little one ever since its birth. The judge decided to leave the child iinn the possession of the aunt who was appointed guardian of the little one and the property that belongs to it. The grandparents were very much disappointed by not being allowed to have the child." - from "The Princeton Union" of 12 December 1901
Lulu Myrtle Hissam died on 29 August 1903,
"There was a very sad funeral that left the depot last Monday afternoon, when the body of the little three-year old child of the late Roy Hissam of Milaca arrived from Claremont, Minn, to be interred beside its father and mother at Oak Knoll cemetery. The mother of the child died shortly after it was born and a year later the father died of appendicitis. The child was taken by its aunt, Miss Emma Hissam, to Claremont, where it died last week, and when it was laid away in Oak Knoll the last sad chapter in the his story of the family was written in the book of Time. Accompanying the remains were Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hissam St. Paul, and David and Emma Hissam of Claremont, Mrs. G. Aldrich of Milaca, grandmother of the child, and Mrs C. Campbell of Milaca were also present at the funeral." - from the Princeton Union of 3 September 1903


A Stray from the Minnesota Family

(27) Christine Marie Hissam (c1961)

She married James Christopher Weidendorf circa 1989. Next, she married Wayne Lee Feenstra on 7 February 1993 in Olmstead, Wabasha county, Minnesota. I don't know what part of the Minnesota family she may be part of.

(23) Jane Hissom (c1829)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) James R. Heysham/Hissom (1793)

(23) Eliza Hissom (1835)
(15) Raphe Hesome (c1550) (16) William Hesome (c1577) (17) George Hesom (c1600) (18) John Heesom (1650) (19) Unknown Heesom (c1687) (20) Thomas Hesom (c1720) (21) David Heysham/Hissam (1762) (22) 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 [sic], 20. I lose track of her after this.

Steve Hissem
San Diego, California