|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1815|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1896|
Christian Besom married Rebecca Jacobs, in Montgomery County, Ohio on April 1, 1841. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jacobs . After Rebecca died Christian remarried Mary Stong of Butler twp., Montgomery County on December 16, 1852.
TROY BUCKEYE , Thursday July 9, 1896
Christian Besom was born in Richfield, Juanita County, Pennsylvania January 31, 1815, and died at his home at Ginghamsburg, Ohio June 24th, 1896, aged 81 years, four months, twenty four days.
At age of twenty-five, he came to this state, walking the entire distance. He married Rebecca Jacobs. Five children wre born to them and survive him. She died in 1852, leaving these small children to his care. In 1864, he united with the German Baptist Church and was a regular attendant at his church services so far as his health would permit. He was held in high esteem int he community in which he lived, He believed in good citizenship and exemplified it by a life of probity and honorable dealing in his intercourse with men, He was a man of few words, and if there was one characteristic in his makeup brought out more plainly than another, it was that of attending strictly to his own affairs. His life was noble in that he was always ready to cover the faults of others with the broad Mantle of Charity. His last sickness was about two weeks duration. His suffering were often intense but he bode them with a Christian fortitude selddom equaled.
Thus it is that those we love are taken from us, but he who giveth life, knoweth when to recall it, and it was a consoation to know that he was ready and willing to go. May his rest be peaceful with the people of God, with Him who tempereth the the wind to the shorn lamb and who heareth the young ravens when they cry. Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which none ever awake to weep.
The funeral services were held at the Disciple Church at ten o'clock Friday afternoon and conducted by Rev. David Filburn. Interment at maple Hill Cemetery.
First store in Ginghamsburg, Ohio was Chritian Besom in 1855. Succeeded by son A.C. Besom who joined by Robert Evans in 1879 in conducting a general store. Next owner was Harvey Wells, ( from Sesquicentennial book 1840-1940)
Mary Strong Besom (1815 - 1887)*
Rebecca Jacobs Besom (1817 - 1852)*
Amanda Besom Fair (1842 - 1917)*
Catherine Besom Hoover (1844 - 1909)*
Montgomery J. Besom (1846 - 1912)*
John C Besom (1848 - 1929)*
Albert C. Besom (1850 - 1914)*
Maple Hill Cemetery
Created by: Marita Easterday
Record added: Feb 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24841570