Good afternoon cousin Linda.
It can get very confusing; particularly with the name of Solomon.
The main problem that has probably got you confused is that Solomon Colfax Kessinger was not the son of Joseph and Ruth.
Josiah Dodge Kessinger was the son of Joseph and Ruth, and Solomon Colfax was Josiah Dodge and Cynthia Ann's son.
Solomon "Monie" was Josiah Dodge's older brother, and the progenitor of my line of the Kessinger/Kasinger family.
I hope the following will help. I never know how it will look on this site, if it takes up the full width of your screen, then all reads right; but in case it doesn't, I will try to email it to you as well.
Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut
From book in progress:"KESSINGER/KASINGER FAMILY IN AMERICA"
by Ila Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut
1770 – 1837 (or 1862?)
(Most of the information in this section was contributed by Mary Jo [Kasinger] Smith [B5a-10a-5-12]
and Phyllis Ratjen [B5a-10a-5-11-1-1].)
(Additional information was contributed by David Albert Bird and Nina [Parks] Bird [B5a-1-4-4-1b-1].
Helen [Kassinger] Rollins [B5b-3-1-7] of Zalma, Missouri. / Debra Lynne [Butts] Nangle [B10b-6a-1-4a-1a-1]. )
and: Virginia Lois Valente [B3-12-8-3] of Phoenix, Arizona.)
B. JOSEPH KESSINGER
Joseph Kessinger was born about 1770 in Lancaster County, in the British Colony of Pennsylvania. He was the second oldest child of 11 children born to Solomon Kessinger I and Elizabeth (Greenwald), both of German ancestry.
He was 8 years old in 1778, when he, and 5 of his siblings, accompanied his parents on their journey down the Ohio River by flatboat, to the Kentucky territory.
Joseph married Ruth Logsdon on July 10, 1793 in Hart County, Kentucky; and they had, at least, 10 children, all of whom were born in Kentucky.
Joseph's brother, Solomon II, married Ruth's sister, Elizabeth. They are of the "C" Group. The two Logsdon sisters were the daughters of Thomas Logsdon II and his wife, Mary. This family of Logsdons were the ones that left Pennsylvania with the Kessingers, and journeyed down the Ohio River to Corn Island with them.
The children of Joseph and Ruth were:
B1 Elizabeth Kessinger (Born about 1794 in Kentucky.)
B2 Mary Kessinger (Born about 1798 in Kentucky.)
B3 William Logsdon Kessinger (Born about 1799 in Kentucky.)
B4 Rebecca Kessinger (Born about 1801 in Kentucky.)
B5 Solomon “Monie” Kessinger (Born about 1803 in Kentucky.)
B6 Louisa Kessinger (Born about 1810 in Kentucky.)
B7 Josiah Dodge Kessinger (Born about 1812 in Kentucky.)
B8 Nancy Kessinger (Born about 1813? in Kentucky.)
B9 Lucinda Kessinger (Born about 1815? in Kentucky.)
B10 Silas Kessinger (Born about 1818? in Kentucky.)
(It is interesting to note that 4 of the children were named for Joseph’s brothers and sisters.)
THE DESCENDENTS OF JOSEPH AND RUTH (LOGSDON) KESSINGER.
B7a. JOSIAH DODGE KESSINGER (Born: April 12, 1812 in Hart Co., Kentucky. Died: Aug. 18, 1900 in
Donnelson, Montgomery Co., Illinois.)
Married/a: Rebecca Peebles in Hart Co., Kentucky in 1831.
Married/b: Cynthia Ann (Scherer) Brown in Montgomery Co., Illinois
Josiah and Rebecca’s children were:
B7a-1 Thomas G. Kessinger (Born: Jan. 1, 1832; Died: May 16, 1890.)
B7a-2 Blewford H. Kessinger (Born: in 1837.)
B7a-3 William Kessinger (Born: 1838; Died: 1845.)
B7a-4 Sarah Emaline Kessinger (Born: 1842; Died: 1860.)
(There probably were 2 or 3 other infants who had died at birth.)
B7b JOSIAH DODGE KESSINGER (Born: April 12, 1812 in Kentucky; Died: Aug. 18, 1900 in Illinois)
Married/b: Cynthia Ann [Scherer] Brown.
Josiah and Cynthia’s children were:
B7b-1 Silas Jefferson Kessinger (Born: March 15, 1849.)
B7b-2 Abram Kessinger (Born: June 24, 1850. Died: May 31, 1852.)
B7b-3 Joseph Fillmore Kessinger (Born: April 13, 1856.)
B7b-4 Winfield Scott Kessinger (Born: Sept. 25, 1858.)
B7b-5 Solomon Colfax Kessinger (Born: Nov. 27, 1861.)
B7b-1 SILAS JEFFERSON KESSINGER (Born: March 15, 1849; Died: April 23, 1926.)
Married: Parthenia Martin Harris on Jan. 24, 1878 in Fayette Co., Illinois
Silas and Cynthia’s child was:
B7b-1-1 Nettie Kessinger (Married: _______ Wheeler.
B7b-3 JOSEPH FILLMORE KESSINGER (Born: April 13, 1856; Died: Jan. 6, 1927)
Married: Ella Margaret Moore.
B7b-4 WINFIELD SCOTT KESSINGER (Born: Sept. 25, 1858; Died: March 27, 1950)
Married: Margaret “Maggie” Mansfield on Sept. 11, 1883 (or Oct.
23, 1883?) in Montgomery Co., Illinois.
Winfield and Margaret’s children were:
B7b-4-1 Martin Kessinger
B7b-4-2 Matthew Kessinger
B7b-4-3 Ben Kessinger
B7b-5a SOLOMON COLFAX KESSINGER (Born: Nov. 27, 1861 in Montgomery Co., Illinois; Died: Oct. 5, 1918
in Montgomery Co. Illinois)
Married/a: Frances Elizabeth Britten on April 9, 1883 at Cottonwood
Falls, Chase Co., Kansas. (Born: April 2, 1860 at Bunker Hill,
Macoupin Co., Illinois Died: Jan. 14, 1926 at Union Gap, Yakima Co.,
Married/b?: Sarah M. Osborn
[NOTE: Solomon Colfax was born in Illinois in 1861. He moved to Kansas before 1883 when he married Frances. They had three children in Kansas, and then moved to Yakima Co., Washington in 1889; where they had 6 more children.
Solomon returned to Illinois in 1901, leaving his wife and children in Oregon. He may have married a second time, after he moved back to Illinois. He died in Illinois in 1918.]
Solomon and Frances’s children were:
B7b-5a-1 Archie Roy Kessinger (Born: 1883 in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-2 Roxie Ann Kessinger (Born: 1885 in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-3 Erastur Monie Kessinger (Born: 1888 in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-4 Coila Marguerita Kessinger (Born: 1890 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-5 Arno Hilary Kessinger (Born: 1892 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-6 Lloyd Clyde Kessinger (Born: 1894 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-7 Letitia Eunice Kessinger (Born: 1896 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-8 Lillian Viola Kessinger (Born: 1899 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-9 Albert Clinton Kessinger (Born: 1901 in Washington.)
B7b-5a-1 ARCHIE ROY KESSINGER (Born: Oct. 7,1883 in Kansas; Died: Nov. 14, 1963 at White Salmon,
Washington; and is buried in the IOOF Cemetery at Moro, Oregon.)
Married: Margaret M. Hunter on June 18, 1911. (Born: Dec. 18,
1891; Died: May 7, 1921 at Moro, Oregon)
B7b-5a-2 ROXIE ANN KESSINGER (Born: Nov. 6, 1885 in Kansas. Died: Sept. 17, 1964 at Moro,
Married: Claude Thompson on Oct. 15, 1904.
B7b-5a-3 ERASTUR MONIE KESSINGER (Born: Jan. 2, 1888 in Kansas. Died: June 7, 1963 at Union Gap,
Yakima Co., Washington.)
Married: Emma Gangl on Sept. 13, 1930.
B7b-5a-4 COILA MARGURITA KESSINGER (Born: Jan. 28, 1890 at Seattle, Washington; Died: Oct. 30, 1965 at
Married: Robert W. Belsher on June 29, 1909 . (Born: Nov. 11, 1876;
Died: July 6, 1964.)
B7b-5a-5 ARNO HILARY KESSINGER (Born: Aug. 2, 1892 at Mossy Rock, Wash.; Died: April 12, 1959.)
Married: Isabell Leona Wallis.
B7b-5a-6 LLOYD CLYDE KESSINGER (Born: April 19, 1894 at Mossy Rock, Wash. Died: Aug. 18, 1956
at Eugene, Oregon.)
Married: Eunice Bowersox.
B7b-5a-7 LETITIA EUNICE KESSINGER (Born: Nov. 21, 1896 at Mossy Rock, Washington; Died:_____.)
Married/a: Wesley Fuller on Feb. 28, 1915. (Born: 1892; Died: 1963)
Married/b: Jack Henkle.
B7b-5a-8 LILLIAN VIOLA KESSINGER (Born: March 13, 1899 at Seattle, Washington; Died: ____. .)
Married/a: William R. Schlais (Born: _____; Died: 1920.)
Married/b: Ward Emmons Buzan (Born: _____; Died: 1955.)
Married/c: Bert Yoes (Born: ____ ; Died: Aug. 17, 1970.)
Lillian and (William? or Ward?) had two sons.
One son had 6 children.
One son had 4 children.
B7b-5b SOLOMON COLFAX KESSINGER (Born: Nov. 27, 1861 in Illinois; Died: Oct. 5, 1918 in Montgomery Co., Ill.)
Married/b: Sarah Malissa Osborn on Nov. 7, 1904.
Solomon and Sarah’s children were:
B7b-5b-1 Otis Chancey Kessinger (Born: Aug. 9, 1905; Died: ____.)
B7b-5b-2 Homer Kessinger (Born: Feb. 1907; Died: 1908).
B7b-5b-3 Howard Otto Kessinger (Born: July 28, 1909; Died: ____) Married: Eva Blanche Williams
on Nov. 27, 1933.
B7b-5b-4 Ralph Elwood Kessinger (Born: Aug. 29, 1914; Died:____.) Married: Della Dunaway.
No additional information on: B7. -- JOSIAH DODGE KESSINGER is available at this time.
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