Job B. Kessel

Brief Life History of Job B.

When Job B. Kessel was born on 11 September 1807, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, George Kessel, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Boyer, was 34. He married Frances Bowles on 11 March 1830, in Jackson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Ripley District, Jackson, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 29 August 1884, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Parchment Valley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States.

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Job B. Kessel
Frances Bowles
Marriage: 11 March 1830
George Markus Kessel
Lydna Kessel
Jemima Kessel
Nancy Kessel
James Mason Kessel
Jabel Leftridge Kessel
Joseph Brooks Kessel
William Amos Kessel
Sydney C Kessel
Elizabeth Sarah Kessel
Austin Addison Kessel

Sources (17)

  • Job Kessel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Kissell, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Job Kessel, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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Name Meaning

Cornish: variant of Kessell .

German: from Middle High German keʒʒel ‘kettle, cauldron’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, or alternatively a topographic and habitational name, from the same word in the sense ‘(ring-shaped) hollow’.

Dutch (mainly Van Kessel): habitational name for someone from any of the places so named in the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Limburg or in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Limburg.

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

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