John Bessant

about 1850–21 January 1931 (Age 81)
Eling, Hampshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Bessant was born about 1850, in Eling, Hampshire, England, his father, Isaac Bessant, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Paice, was 30. He married Melissa Mc Crary on 1 May 1870, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930. He died on 21 January 1931, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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John Bessant
Melissa Mc Crary
Marriage: 1 May 1870
Lena Bessant
Eva Bessant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1870San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 0
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English besant, besand, a gold coin first minted at Byzantium (Old French besan, plural besanz, Latin byzantius), probably used to denote a moneyer, as in the case of Lefwin Besant (1168 Pipe Rolls ).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Sources (16)

    • John Bissant in household of Isaac Bissant, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Bessant in household of Isaac Bessant, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Besant, "United States Census, 1920"

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