Mary Ann Hess

Femaleabout 1801–10 September 1858

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Hess was born about 1801, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, her father, John Benjamin Christian Hess, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Sensebaugh, was 25. She married Christian Songer on 1 June 1829, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 10 September 1858, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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Christian Songer
Mary Ann Hess
Marriage: 1 June 1829
Elizabeth Jane Songer
Phoebe Songer
George W Songer
Andrew Jackson Songer
Gordon Thomas Songer
Eva Ann Songer
Mary Eliza Songer
William Hubert Songer

Sources (11)

  • Mary A Souger in household of Christian Souger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Hess in entry for Christian Songer, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • D.K. D.K. in entry for William H. Songer, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1829Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 11

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 18

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the territory of Hesse (see Hessen 1).

    South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew ).

    German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hesso, a derivative of a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a pet form of Herman or Hendrik (see Henry 1).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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