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Ransom "Rance" Bess
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1844
Grenada County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1932
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA

Civil War Veteran
Pvt. Co. F, 18th TX Ochiltree's Inf. CSA

Married 1st wife Sept. 19, 1867 at Yell County, Arkansas:
Easter E Bumgarner Bess (1846 - 1876)

Their Children:
Mary Rebecca Bess Jones (1868 - 1948) , born in Yell County, Arkansas
Melvina G Bess Bowerman (1872 - 1902), born in Arkansas


Married 2nd wife, Georgia A. Baker, Mar. 3, 1878 at Yell County, Arkansas:

Their Children:
L.L. Bess, born abt 1879 in Arkansas
Jasper Bess (1880 - 1970), born
in Danville, Arkansas


Married 3rd wife, Margaret Elora Buchanon, Sept 11, 1882 at Yell County, Arkansas:

Their Children (twins), born June 26, 1885 in Yell County, Arkansas:
Alice Mariah Bess
Joseph Syrus Bess


Ada Weekly News, Thursday, August 11, 1932
(From Friday's Daily)

Rance Bess

Rance, Bess, 88, died at the home, 631 W. Fourth, Friday morning at 12:10 o'clock. The body is being held at the ? Keith Funeral Home awaiting arrival of his son. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mr. Bess is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Jones of Ada and Mrs. J. B. Allen of Sasakwa, and two sons, Jasper Bess of Texas and Joe Bess of Marlow, Okla. Mr. Bess was a pioneer in this country and a Freewill Baptist preacher.
Family links: 
  Easter E Bumgarner Bess (1846 - 1876)
  Mary Rebecca Bess Jones (1868 - 1948)*
  Melvina G Bess Bowerman (1872 - 1902)*
  Jasper Bess (1880 - 1970)*
  Joseph Syrus Bess (1885 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
"Weep not, he is at rest"
Note: Gr-Gr-Grandfather of my husband
Egypt Cemetery
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: J&G Sanders
Originally Created by: Shelley
Record added: Sep 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21853099
Ransom Rance Bess
Added by: J&G Sanders
Ransom Rance Bess
Added by: J&G Sanders
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- Glenda Files
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
Early pioneer minister of the Chickasaw Nation (Pontotoc Co. OK). He was well-liked and esteemed and ministered to many. Rest in peace.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Aug. 27, 2011

- Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
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