Abram Hess

21 January 1804–10 February 1875 (Age 71)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abram

When Abram Hess was born on 21 January 1804, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Jeremiah Hess Sr, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Henry, was 24. He married Isabell Glover on 5 February 1825, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Hackers Creek Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 10 February 1875, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abram Hess
1804–1875
Isabell Glover
1806–1875
Marriage: 5 February 1825
Enoch Hess
1825–1911
Melvina Hess
1834–
Jennie Hess
Henry Hess
1827–1847
Amos Hess
1828–1888
Elizabeth Hess
1830–1890
Mary Hess
1831–1916
James Turner Hess
1835–1905
Abraham Thornton Hess
1836–1906
Elizabeth Hess
1838–1903
Jasper Newton Hess
1838–1903
Hannah Hess
1840–1902
Jacob Martin Hess
1842–1928
Melissa Jane Hess
1844–1930
Catherine Hess
1846–1892
Ferdinand J Hess
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1825
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
children

(16)

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Hess Sr

    Male1779–1855Male

    Female1780–1847Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

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.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 20

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Abraham Hess, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Hess, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A Hess in entry for Charles J Corbin and Melissa J Hess, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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