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Re: Blewford H. Kessinger
Posted by: Ila Deloris (Kasinger) (ID *****9366) Date: July 19, 2004 at 15:10:42
In Reply to: Blewford H. Kessinger by Laura Kessinger Morgan of 1003

Hi cousin Laura,

I just happened to read and answered Linda's message first, (that appears just under your listing), before I read yours.
But the information I sent her is also apropos to your question.

I do have some information on Josiah Dodge Kessinger's son Blewford and his 2nd wife Nettie Corlew. But nothing on Otis and his family.
Would like to have any information you might have on the family.

Hope the following will be of some help.


From the book in progress: "KESSINGER/KASINGER FAMILY IN AMERICA" BY Ila Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut

B7 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 Brown (or Scherer) in Montgomery Co., Illinois
                      about 1848.

       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: 1837.)
B7a-3 William Kessinger (Born: 1838; Died: March 5, 1845.)
B7a-4 Sarah Emaline Kessinger (Born: Dec. 18, 1842; Died: 1860.)
(There probably were 2 or 3 other infants who had died at birth.)

B7a-1 THOMAS G. KESSINGER        (Born: Jan. 1, 1832; Died: May 16, 1890.)
                      Married: Rebecca Cheney in Macoupin Co., Illinois on Feb. 10, 1853.

       Thomas and Rebecca’s children were:

B7a-1-1 Samuel W. Kessinger (Born: Sept. 26, 1867 in Illinois
B7a-1-2 Josiah S. Kessinger        (Born: 1855 in Illinois)
B7a-1-3 Raymond Joe Kessinger        (Born: ____.)

B7a-1-1 SAMUEL W. KESSINGER        (Born: Sept. 26, 1867 in Illinois; Died:_____ .)
                      Married: Bessie E. Caldwell in Montgomery Co., Illinois on
                      June. 26, 1888.

       Samuel and Bessie’s children were:

B7a-1-1-1 Harold C. Kessinger
B7a-1-1-2 Ruth Kessinger

B7a-2 BLEWFORD H. KESSINGER        (Born: 1837 in Illinois; Died: _______.)
                      Married/a: Margaret Beeler on Jan. 1, 1857 in Montgomery Co., Illinois
                     (Born: 1841 in Ohio; Died: _______.)
                      Married/b: Henrietta “Nettie” Corlew on Sept. 1, 1875 in Illinois.

               Bluford and Margaret’s children were:

B7a-2a-1 Rebecca Kessinger         (Born: 1858 in Illinois)
B7a-2a-2 James W. Kessinger         (Possibly died young.)
B7a-2a-3 Charles Kessinger         (Born: 1860 in Illinois)
B7a-2a-4 Henry Kessinger         (Born: 1862 in Illinois)
B7a-2a-5 Joseph Kessinger         (Born: 1867 in Illinois)
B7a-2a-6 Elizabeth Kessinger        (Born: 1869 in Illinois)
B7a-2a-7 Estella Kessinger         (Born: ____ in Illinois)
B7a-2a-8 Enos Kessinger        (Born: ____ in Illinois)

B7a-2a-1 REBECCA KESSINGER        (Born: 1858 in Illinois;
                             Married: Robert Grubbs (They moved to Kansas in 1877-78.)

       Rebecca and Robert’s children were:

                     B7a-2a-1-1 Mabel Grubbs
                     B7a-2a-1-2 Roy Grubbs
                     B7a-2a-1-3 Alma Grubbs
                     B7a-2a-1-4 Lena Grubbs (Born: 1884; Died:____. She was killed by a train near Abilene, Kansas.)
                     B7a-2a-1-5 Ted Grubbs
                     B7a-2a-1-6 Bess Grubbs

B7a-2 BLEWFORD H. KESSINGER        (Born: 1837 in Illinois; Died: _______.)
                      Married/b: Henrietta “Nettie” Corlew in Montgomery Co., Illinois on
                      Sept. 1, 1875. They moved to Dickenson Co., Kansas in 1877-78.
                      (Henrietta was previously married to: _____ McAdams.)

       Blewford and Henrietta’s children were:

B7a-2b-1 Jesse Thomas Kessinger
B7a-2b-2 Myrtle Kessinger
B7a-2b-3 Otis Kessinger
B7a-2b-4 Ina Kessinger
B7a-2b-5 Benjamin Kessinger

B7a-2b-1 JESSE THOMAS KESSINGER        (Born: _______; Died______.)
                      Married: Alice Marie Landes in Kansas City, Missouri.

       Jesse and Alice’s children were:

B7a-2b-1-1 Frances Henrietta Kessinger (Married: James Sterritt.)
B7a-2b-1-2 Jesse Thomas Kessinger, Jr.

B7a-2b-2 MYRTLE KESSINGER               (Born: _______.; Died: ____ )
                             Married: William Slaybaugh.

        Myrtle and William’s children were:

B7a-2b-2-1 Arlene Slaybaugh (Married: Harvey Hinkle)
B7a-2b-2-2 Dean Slaybaugh
B7a-2b-2-3 Francis Slaybaugh

B7a-2b-3 OTIS KESSINGER        (Born: _______.; Died: ' )

B7a-2b-4 INA KESSINGER        (Born: _______.; Died: )

B7a-2b-5 BENJAMIN KESSINGER        (Born: 1884 in Kansas; Died:_____.)
                      Married/a: Lenora Mae Stillie on Aug. 17, 1910.
                      Married/b: Thelma LeMar McLean on April 15, 1968.

       Benjamin and Lenora’s children were:

B7a-2b-5a-1 Lucille Agnes Kessinger       (Born: 1911 in Kansas.)
B7a-2b-5a-2 Jean Henrietta Kessinger       (Born: 1912 in Kansas.)

B7a-2b-5a-1 LUCILLE AGNES KESSINGER        (Born: June 26, 1911 at Abilene, Kansas; Died: July 13, 1946.)
                      Married: Ralph Leland Anderson in 1934.

       Lucille and Ralph’s children are:

              B7a-2b-5a-1-1 Ralph Leland Anderson, Jr. (Born: April 16, 1935.)
              B7a-2b-5a-1-2 Ronald Kessinger Anderson (Born: June 18, 1936.)

B7a-2b-5a-1-2 RONALD KESSINGER ANDERSON        (Born: June 18, 1936.)
                      Married: Audrey Joan Anderson (Born: Mar. 14, 1939 at
                      Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Died: _______.)

       Ronald and Audrey’s children are:

              B7a-2b-5a-1-2-1 Audrey Lucille Anderson (Born: May 2, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia.)
       B7a-2b-5a-1-2-2 Laurel Lynn Anderson (Born: Nov. 3, 1959 in Fort Rucker, Alabama.)
       B7a-2b-5a-1-2-3 Adrienne Lee Anderson (Born: Oct. 20, 1963 in Fort Rucker, Alabama.)

B7a-2b-5a-2 JEAN HENRIETTA KESSINGER        (Born: Dec. 16, 1912 at Abilene, Kansas; Died: _______.)
                      Married: Allen Belden on Oct. 5, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

[Allen Belden is the author of the genealogical book: KESSINGER AND RELATED FAMILIES © 1975 Wash. D.C.]

       Jean and Allen’s children are:

              B7a-2b-5a-2-1 Nancy Jean Belden
              B7a-2b-5a-2-2 Allen Belden, Jr.

B7a-2b-5a-2-1 NANCY JEAN BELDEN       (Born: Dec. 10, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.)
                      Married: Owen Leslie Wood on June 23, 1962. (Born: Aug. 20,
                      1936 at Westbrook, Mass.)

       Nancy and Owen’s children are:

              B7a-2b-5a-2-1-1 Jean Leslie Wood (Born: June 1, 1964 in New York City, N.Y.)
              B7a-2b-5a-2-1-2 Betsy Caroline Wood (Born: Oct. 31, 1966 in New Haven, Conn.)
              B7a-2b-5a-2-1-3 Andrew Owen Wood (Born: Feb. 3, 1970.)

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