Christine Elizabeth Hesson1

#1881, (circa 1847 - 28 June 1928)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Benjamin Hesson1 (1807 - 1888)
Mother*Elizabeth Tuley1 (1811 - 1896)


Dr. Tillman A Jones b. c 1843, d. 1896
Children 1.Ida E Jones6 (c 1867 - )
 2.Charles T Jones6 (c 1871 - )
 3.Roscoe D Jones7 (1881 - )
 4.Thomas B Jones7 (1884 - 1952)
Christine Elizabeth Hesson was also known as Elizabeth Hesson after death of sister Elizabeth in 1849.2 
Her married name was Jones. 
Birth*circa 1847She was born circa 1847.1 
4 September 1850She appeared on the census of 4 September 1850 in the household of Benjamin Hesson and Elizabeth Tuley, as Elizabeth, age 2, b. IN; (neis. Wire, Wright, Emmons, Alf. and Amer. Hesson, John and Sarah Hesson.)3 
16 August 1860She appeared on the census of 16 August 1860 in the household of Benjamin Hesson and Elizabeth Tuley at Jackson Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 13; (nei. John and Nancy Hesson, Wm and Susannah Hesson, John Tuley, Benj Bridges and Hannah.)4 
Marriage*10 December 1865She married Dr. Tillman A Jones on 10 December 1865 at Spencer Co., IndianaG.5 
1 June 1880She and Dr. Tillman A Jones appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Fallriver Twp., Greenwood Co., KansasG.6 
11 June 1900She appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Eagle Twp., Sedgwick Co., KansasG.7 
4 February 1920She appeared on the census of 4 February 1920 in the household of Thomas B Jones and ____ _____ at Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TexasG, age 72, Mrs. C A Jones, wid., b. and parents b. IN.8 
Death*28 June 1928She died on 28 June 1928 at Wichita, Sedgeick Co., KansasG.9 


  1. [S239] Tuley Family Tree, racelander64, owner, online
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Benjamin (44), farmer, b. KY; Elizabeth (38), b. KY.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Benjamin (44), farmer, b. KY, real estate value $600; Elizabeth (38), b. KY.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Benjamin (54), own $3000 farm, b. KY; Elizabeth (54), b. KY.
  5. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online, Spencer Co > Volume 5 > img. 624/891, p. 217. Tillman A Jones and C E Hesson, marr. Spencer Co. IN 10 Dec 1865 by J S Collins, M.G.
  6. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. T. A. (37), b. IN, father b. VA, mother b. KY, physician; C. E. (32), b. IN, parents b. KY.
  7. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Christina Jones (51), b. IN Dec 1848, parents b. KY, wid., 6 children, 3 living.
  8. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. T B Jones (35), b. KS, parents b. IN, oil operator; Mrs. T B Jones (26), b. MO, parents b. MO.
  9. [S1629] Luskey's Official Las Vegas Criss Cross City Directory (Las Vegas, Nevada: Luskey Bros. & Co., , shared, large stone memorial. Dr T A Jones, b. 22 Apr 1843, d. 29 Jan 1896 / Christine E Jones, 1846-1928. Narrative, also citing Toronto Republic, 31 Jan 1896, p. 4,
    Death of Dr. Jones.
    After languishing for several months in painful illness. Dr. T. A. Jones died at his home in Toronto Wednesday, Jan. 29. His life had been despaired of for several weeks and the public was not unprepared for the news of his death. Nevertheless his demise was a sad event to all who knew him. During the last three or four days of his life he was unconscious, and never spoke to or recognized any one. The cause of death was dropsy.
    The deceased was born near Gentryville, Ind., April 2, 1843. When the war broke out he enlisted in the 25th Regt. Ind. Inf., and was wounded at Shiloh; and after recovery re-enlisted in the 10 Regt. Ind. Cav., and fought to the end of the war. In 1865 he married Christina Hesson, who, as his widow survives him. Three children as the issue of this union—Charles, Roswell and Thomas—are now living. The deceased came to Kansas in 1875 and settled at Twin Falls, in Greenwood county, but had lived in Toronto for many years. He joined the Methodist church in 1866; was a member of the G. A. R., Masons, A. O. U. W., and M. W. A. and carried life insurance in the later two orders.
    The funeral occurred Thursday at 2 p. m. under the auspices of the Masonic order. Services were held at the Methodist church, with a sermon by Rev. Bascom Robbins, and additional rites were also observed at the grave. Members of all the fraternal societies to which the deceased belonged attended the funeral in a body.
    and 5 Jul 1928, p. 1, excerpted, crediting Obedigrew:
    Christine Elizabeth Hesson, b. Gentryville IN 26 Dec 1846, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hesson; marr. Dr. T A Jones 19 Dec 1865; removed to KS 1870 and to Toronto KS 1874; d. 28 Jun 1928. She is the last member of her father's family. Preceded in death bu two sons and two daus.; survived by sons R D Jones of Heber CA, and Dr. T B Jones of Phoenix AZ and three grandchildren.
    Toronto Cemetery, Toronto, Woodson Co. KS. Memorials 21490414 and 21515347, created by and photos added by Judy Mayfield.