David... I'd like to correspond with you, as I *believe* that we are cousins.
Jacob Bess (1829-1908) married Ann (or Anna) Hawn/Hahn (not Haines)... He was first married to Elmira Byrd.
This is what I have for his children:
Descendants of Jacob Bess, Jr.
1 Jacob Bess, Jr. 1829 - 1908
+Elmira Byrd - 1860
2 Mary Jane Bess 1851 - 1916
2 Edward Worchester Bess 1855 -
2 Barbara Catherine Bess 1857 -
2 George W. Bess 1859 -
*2nd Wife of Jacob Bess, Jr.:
+Ann Hawn 1837 - 1880
2 Geraldine Bess
2 Samuel Daniel Bess 1863 - 1933
2 Isadora Bess 1867 -
2 Laura Ann Bess 1869 -
2 Avery Jacob Bess 1872 -
+Josephine Ellen Minter
2 Dines Bess 1874 -
+Hattie Bell Minter
Is this the line you are referring to?
Ann Hawn was the daughter of David Hahn and Emelia Craddock. I am descended from Emelia's brother, Thomas Elmore Craddock (jr) (1819-1883)
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Barbara Craddock Pike