James Smith Bess/Best Family

Posted by Mary L Adams Stiny on December 11, 2001 at 21:15:36:

I am interested in the family of James Smith Bess/Best found in the 1840 Hancock ca; 1850 Walker Co. ca; 1860 Winston Co census. The family was supporters of the North in CW and son William Jasper Bess served inthe Union Cavalry. During the CW the family left Winston Co for Vandalia,Fayette Co., IL. James Smith Bess married Mary Ann Heifner 13 Apr 1828 TN (Warren Co.?? as they are found in the 1830 c