Amanda Josephine Hesson

16 January 1850–1911 (Age 60)
Jackson Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life of Amanda Josephine

When Amanda Josephine Hesson was born on 16 January 1850, in Jackson Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin H. Hesson, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Tuley, was 38. She married Francis Allen Kellam on 5 June 1869, in Spencer, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Gentryville, Spencer, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died in 1911, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Francis Allen Kellam
Amanda Josephine Hesson
Marriage: 5 June 1869
Lenora Kellams
Cordia M. Kellams
Ernest Tilden Kellams

Spouse and Children

5 June 1869
Spencer, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin H. Hesson


    Elizabeth Tuley




    Rachel H. Hesson


    Sarah Melinda Hesson


    Martha E. Hesson


    Daniel Boone Hesson


    John V. Hesson


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Hessin in household of Benjamin Hessin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephine Hesson in household of Benjamin Hesson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josephine Kellams in household of Allen F Kellams, "United States Census, 1880"

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