Mary Ann Hess

about 1801–10 September 1858 (Age 57)
Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Hess was born about 1801, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Hess, was 26 and her mother, Mary Sensebaugh, was 24. 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 57.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

1 June 1829
Virginia, United States


    Elizabeth Jane Songer


    George Washington Songer


    Andrew Jackson Songer


    Gordon Thomas Songer


    Eva Ann Songer


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Hess


    Mary Sensebaugh




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

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Souger in household of Christian Souger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Songer in entry for Morgan G. Terry, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • D.K. D.K. in entry for William H. Songer, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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