Mary Catharine Hesson1

#3766, (13 March 1759 - 12 February 1852)
Father*Balthasar Hesson1 (1713 - 1774)
Mother*Susanna Margretha Coblentz1 (c 1713 - 1786)


Barnet Beard b. c 1754, d. 1821
Her married name was Beard.2 
Birth*13 March 1759She was born on 13 March 1759 at Pennsylvania or MarylandG.1,2 
5 April 1773In Balthasar Hesson's will dated 5 April 1773 at Frederick Co., MarylandG, Mary Catharine Hesson was named as an heir, as "Catherine", £10 eight years hence, and one feather bed or £3.3 
Marriage*She married Barnet Beard.2 
Death*12 February 1852She died on 12 February 1852 at age 92.1,2 
Burial*15 February 1852She was buried on 15 February 1852 at Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, 5709 Mt. Philip Rd. (off Mt. Zion Rd.), Feagaville, Frederick Co., MarylandG; est. date.2 


  1. [S432] Hank Family Tree, ceecee170, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Hank FT.
  2. [S451] Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, compiler, Names in Stone Vol. 1 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966), p. 126: "Beard, Barnet 16 Nov 1821 age 67 (Feag. Zion 206), w Mary Catherine (d/o Balser Hesson) 13 Mar 1759 - 12 Feb 1852 (Feag. Zion 206)."
  3. [S1186] Maryland Prerogative Court (Wills), 1635–1777, Series S538 (1–60). Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland, online, 1773–1774, WD4, MSA S538-57, liber 39, pp. (folio) 788–800. Will of Balser Heson of Frederick Co. MD, 5 Apr 1773. Names wife Margaret, son Balser, other children (in this order) Windle, Ulion, Peter, Elizabeth, Modlin, Christian, John, Catherine and Margaret; [grandchildren] Avoh and Michael Tanner. Executors Windle Heson and Balser Heson, witnesses Rudy Bruback, Henry Coonce, Rudy Bruback Jr. and Geo. Clark.Proved 24 Jul 1774. Document available at…