James Lawrence Bess Sr

13 October 1832–1 August 1912 (Age 79)
Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of James Lawrence

When James Lawrence Bess Sr was born on 13 October 1832, in Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Juel Josiah Bess, was 24 and his mother, Laura Richardson, was 22. He married Johanna Price Fullmer on 28 January 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 August 1912, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lawrence Bess Sr
Mary Alice Dykman
Marriage: 8 March 1869
Mary Jane Bess
John Henry Bess
Georgina Lucinda Bess
Mary Olive Bess
Annie Isabelle Bess
Laura Bell Bess
Lola Eliza Bess
Juel Franklin Bess
William Franklin Bess
Alma Bess
Delbert Bess
Clara Bess

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 14
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 31
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): possibly a variant of Biss .Altered form of German Boesch .In some cases possibly also be an altered form of French Besse .

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

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    James Lawrence Bess

    JAMES LAWRENCE BESS James Lawrence Bess was born October 13, 1832 in Greenwood, Stubin County, New York, a son of Juel and Laura Richardson Bess. In February 1870 James Lawrence Bess married Mary …

    Sources (59)

    • James L. Bess, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James L. Bess, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
    • James L. Bess in entry for William Franklin Bess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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