|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1726|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1802|
Son of John and Agnes Cessna.
Married Sarah Rose on January 26, 1760 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa
Second marriage was to Elizabeth Hall.
In 1763 became one of the first settlers in Colerain Township, Bedford Co. He served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention in 1774 and was one of the signers of the Pennsylvania Constitution in 1776. He served three terms as sheriff of Bedford County and a member of the Frontier Safety Committee.
The Cessna Homestead is located across the road from the Woods Church just outside of Rainsburg in Colerain Township, Bedford Co., Pa. His burial site is on what was the Frank Heming farm in 1930. No one knows why he was buried here instead of on his farm in Colerain Twp.
Jonathan Cessna (1760 - 1853)*
Rachel Cessna Williams (1762 - 1852)*
John Cessna (1768 - 1813)*
Charles Cessna (1789 - 1829)*
Major John Cessna Burial Site
Created by: Harriet (Nave) Clapper
Record added: May 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69832284
SO proud of my 6th great grandfather! You are the family patriot who qualified me to join the DAR! Thank you for your selfless service in our American Revolution - I admire all that I've learned about you and your descendants! God bless you always and I ...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 10, 2015
In remembrance of my 6th Great Grandfather. Your service in the Revolutionary War changed the course of history for all time.|
Added: May. 25, 2015
Patriot of the Col. Timothy Bigelow DAR Chapter member, Worcester, MA|
Added: Jan. 20, 2015
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