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The Genealogy of
Alfred Bissell (1793-1870)
for the Descendants of #924
in Edward P. Jones' Bissell Genealogy
**Version 3.0, January
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note: this is one of a series of "continuations"
of families listed in Edward P. Jones' genealogy of the descendants of Captain John Bissell of Windsor, Connecticut. Building
on Stiles' History of Ancient Windsor,
Jones traced a number of lines of Bissells no further than the late 1700s or early 1800s, and other researchers (including
myself, as compiler of this series) have subsequently managed to bring those lines on down to the present. Some continuations
have already been published, and this series will simply extract the data from those works and present it here. Others have
been more loosely gathered and are being published here for the first time. In still other cases, published continuations
are being more completely filled in or extended for this series. Some day, building on the foundation laid by Stiles and Jones,
a new genealogy of the Connecticut Bissells will be published and submitted to appropriate libraries, and it is hoped that
this series will play an important role in helping to bring that about....Roger Bissell, Orange, California, November 1999.
BISSELL, son of Jerijah Bissell
II (1751-1835), was born in 1793 in Wapping, Connecticut, died January 1870, Polk County, Arkansas (cause: "disease of
the lungs"), and was buried at Bissell Chapel Cemetery, New Hope, Arkansas. His wife, Martha Matilda Hoskins,
was born August 10, 1808, Onondaga County, New York, daughter of Isaac Hoskins (1783-1866) and Rachel Jones (1787-1819), died
July 26, 1881, Atlas, Illinois (cause: "malarial fever"), buried July 28, 1881, Atlas, Illinois.
It is thought by some that the full name of Jerijah
II's son Alfred was John Alfred Bissell, and that he was a veteran of the War of 1812. It's possible
that this is true, but we have our doubts. On the one hand, while Bissell family records nowhere refer to Alfred as having
John for his first name, Hoskins family records do; the date and source of the Hoskins records is not clear, however, so we
can't presently judge their validity. On the other hand, while it is claimed that Alfred was the John Bissell who got
bounty lands in Fulton County, Illinois, selling them in 1819, this cannot be true. Alfred Bissell was from
Connecticut and was not known to have enlisted into the army from there, either as Alfred or as John (Alfred) Bissell;
and he did not come to Illinois until about 1822, settling not in Fulton County (near Springfield), but Pike County, over
by the Mississippi River. Furthermore, the John Bissell of the Illinois bounty lands is known to be John Bissell V, born in
Rutland, Vermont in 1800, entering the army from that state when he was about 14 and fighting in a group centered at Sackett's
Harbor, New York. If Alfred was indeed a veteran of the War of 1812, the evidence to prove it has not yet come to light.
Alfred and Matilda married November 10, 1824 in
Pike County, Illinois. Alfred was a pioneer settler near the town of New Hartford, Illinois in 1823 and raised the first apples
in Pike County. They had eight children and at least 31 grandchildren.
A. Caroline Bissell born
April 1, 1826, Pike County, Illinois (died young?).
Bissell born January 18, 1828, Pike County, Illinois (died young?).
C. Mary Bissell born October
19, 1830, Pike County, Illinois and died January 19, 1891, Howard County, Arkansas. She married November 29, 1849, Panola
County, Texas to Thomas Berry Pate, Sr. (born 1826, Georgia, died 1862 in Arkansas during the Civil War). They had:
Newton Pate born January 22, 1851, Panola County, Texas, married March 24, 1870 to Jacynthia Catherine Hill
a. Isaac Newton Pate born
December 22, 1870, Pike County, Arkansas, married Mary J. ____.
Emaline Pate born December 9, 1873, Pike County, Arkansas.
Jordan Pate born May 29, 1878, Pike County, Arkansas, married Ida S. ____.
d. Benton Dempsy Pate born November 7, 1878, Pike County, Arkansas.
e. William Jackson Pate born January
3, 1881, Pike County, Arkansas, died July 26, 1882.
Alexandria (Alex) Pate born October 13, 1883, Pike County, Arkansas.
g. Jacynthia Ella Pate born January 17, 1886, Pike County, Arkansas.
h. Amos Aron Pate born June 25,
1894, Pike County, Arkansas.
2. Benton Pate born March
18, 1852, Panola County, Texas, married December 12, 1872 in Arkansas to Rosina R. J. Stracener (born 1854, Alabama).
Pernecia D. Pate born about 1873,
Alabama, died young.
b. Thomas Jeff Pate
born 1879, Howard County, Arkansas.
W. Pate born 1877, Howard County, Arkansas, married Sarah Ella Sanders.
d. James B. Pate born about 1880, Alabama (?), married Nettie Sweat.
e. Henry A. Pate born 1882, married
f. Jasper U. Pate
born 1886, married Pearl Logan.
C. Pate born 1890.
Pate born 1893, married first Dewey James, married second Howard Yates.
j. Booker W. Pate born 1895, married Myrtle James.
k. Pernecia Drusilla Pate born 1897, married John
3. Alice ("Big Mama") Pate
born November 4, 1853, Minden, Louisiana (or Panola County, Texas?), died May 7, 1923. She married April 16, 1874 to William
Jackson Davis (1834-?).
Lou Davis married Gene Dickens.
Augusta Davis born 1879.
Independence ("Molly") Davis married ____ Sublett.
Mae Davis born 1883, married Albert G. Robertson.
Margaret Davis born 1888.
("Fate") Pate born February 1856, Panola County, Texas, died January 7, 1918, Howard County, Arkansas.
He married Martha Catherine Huey (born 1856, Kentucky).
Elizabeth Pate born November 1876, Pike County, Arkansas, married Elisha A. Brooks.
b. James L. Pate born 1878, Pike County, Arkansas.
c. Dora Alice Pate born May 1881
(1880?), Pike County, Arkansas, married James Logan.
Ann Pate married Charles Shoulders.
Bell Pate born June 1884, Pike County, Arkansas, married Benjamin J. Epperson.
f. Infant Pate born 1888.
Jane Pate born November 1888, Pike County, Arkansas, married William Turner.
h. Dona Angeline Pate born April 1892, Pike County, Arkansas.
Eliza Louella Pate born May 1894,
Pike County, Arkansas.
j. Gerald Lee ("Bud")
Pate born May 1897, Pike County, Arkansas, married Ada Victoria Dunn.
Augustus ("Gus") Pate born March 7, 1858, Panola County, Texas, died December 24, 1924, New Hope,
Pike County, Arkansas. He married first Beady Ann Barton (born 1858/59?, Arkansas, died 1904, Arkansas) and married second
Sarah Angeline Green (born 1882, Arkansas, died 1931, Arkansas).
a. William Taylor Pate born November 12, 1877, Howard/Pike County, Arkansas,
married Rebecca Alford.
b. Albert Virgil Pate
born December 7, 1879, Howard/Pike County, Arkansas, married Tula Smith.
Jackson Pate (male) born August 8, 1883, Pike County, Arkansas, died February 23, 1965. He married January
15, 1904 to Mary Ellen White (died 1962).
W. Pate (male) born October 15, 1905, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas, died 1977. He married about 1932 in
Fayetteville, North Caroline to Anna Wilson Odom (died 1986)
Nadine ("Judy") Pate born March 11, 1934, Fayetteville, North Carolina, married May 3, 1952 at Hot
Springs, Garland County, Arkansas to Joseph Edward McRae (born 1932, Arkansas).
(a) Michael Anthony McRae born December 18, 1953, Hot Springs, Garland
(b) Joseph Brian McRae born February 24, 1959,
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas.
born December 6, 1961, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. She married Robert Earl Stafford (born 1961,
Arkansas), and they subsequently divorced.
Reese Pate born April 25, 1936, McColl, South Carolina. She married Robert Glenn Proctor (born 1932, North
(a) Robert Glenn Proctor II
born August 5, 1961, Elizabeth City, Pasquotauk County, North Carolina.
Lloyd Proctor born March 3, 1963, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
(c) Cameron Mitchele Proctor born January 1, 1965, Elizabeth City, North
(d) Eric Travis Proctor
born September 17, 1968, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Proctor Hill born April 4, 1955, London, England (from Robert's first marriage).
(3) Susanne Odom Pate born October 25, 1943, Fort
Monmouth, Orange County, New Jersey. She married about 1961 in Elizabeth City, Pasquotauk County, North Carolina to ____ Reid
(born 1941, North Carolina).
Ann Reid born
March 20, 1963, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Marvin Reid, Sr.
born July 2, 1964, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He married Angela Michelle Best (born 1964, North Carolina).
(i) Jeffrey Marvin Reid Jr. born August 29, 1983, Plymouth,
Washington County, North Carolina. (ii) Bryan Scott
Reid, born October 16, 1984, Plymouth, North Carolina.
(c) Joseph David Reid born January 1, 1966, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
ii. Herma Reese Pate born
October 4, 1907, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas. She married August 24, 1927 at Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas to William
Ordis Watson, Sr. (died 1956).
B. Pate born July 28, 1913, Kirby, Pike County, Arkansas, died April 4, 1979, Hot Springs. He married about
1935 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas to June Rogers.
Pate born September 11, 1916, Kirby, Pike County, Arkansas. He married first in March 1943 at Tallahassee,
Florida to Mary Frances Bremer (died in Florida), and they had two children. He married second in July 1952 at Paint Lick,
Kentucky to Lucille Hammonds (born 1924, Kentucky), and they had a son.
(1) Patricia Ann Pate born February 1944, Tallahassee, Florida.
Joe Jackson Pate born July 1946,
(3) Joe Ennis Pate
born January 1955, Houston, Texas.
Pate Sr. born April 7, 1924, Amity, Clark County, Arkansas. He married November 28, 1944 at Alliance, Nebraska
to Marcella Mae Mardaus (born Minnesota).
Mae Pate born November 3, 1892, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas, died November 6, 1972. She married Walter
A. Driskell (1882-1959).
E. Driskell born about 1910, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas, died November 25, 1965. She married Melvin Henry.
They had a daughter.
ii. Addis E. Driskell born
1912, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas, died December 23, 1912.
D. Driskell born November 19, 1913, Nashville, Howard County, Arkansas, died August 5, 1986. He married Vera
iv. Ruby Ann Driskell born
February 18, 1916, Highland, Pike County, Arkansas. She married G. B. McNutt. They had a son, who married and had two children.
v. Mary Rue Driskell born
July 14, 1918, Scoby, Mississippi. She married first ____ Parker, with whom she had two children, and married second Odell
(1) Walter G. Parker
(2) Patsy Baird Parker
vi. Othena Driskell born
October 20, 1924, Scoby, Mississippi, died June 14, 1988. She married ____ Long.
vii. Walter Pate Driskell born September 13, 1924,
Randolph, Mississippi. He married and had a son, who married and had two sons.
viii. Monzel G. Driskell born November 8, 1927, Randolph,
Mississippi, died December 10, 1927.
Janette Driskell born July 23, 1935, Pine Valley, Mississippi, died August 5, 1977. She married Robert McWhirter,
and they had two sons and two daughters, each of whom married and had children.
e. Lon D. Pate (twin) born March 25, 1897, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas.
f. Cal Pate (twin) born March
25, 1897, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas.
Augusta Pate born September 1, 1908, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas, died June 10, 1957, Cotton Plant, Arkansas.
She married October 24, 1924 to Roy Marvin Smith. They had:
Arnold Smith born April 28, 1942, Holly Grove, Arkansas. He married June 24, 1962 to Shirley Joyce Coddrey.
Opal Pate born January 15, 1911,
New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas.
Pate born October 31, 1913, New Hope, Pike County, Arkansas.
6. Pernecia ("Necie") Pate born about 1860,
Arkansas, married Granville D. ("Bud") Hill.
D. ("Pid") Hill
b. William M. ("Toad") Hill
c. Minnie Hill
d. By Hill
7. Thomas Berry Pate Jr. born March 1862 (1863?),
Howard/Pike County, Arkansas, died 1941, Arkansas. He married Catie Ellis ("Ellis") Hill (born 1866, Arkansas.
Ada Pate born August 1885, Arkansas.
b. William D. Pate born March
c. Thomas Jack Pate
born January 1892, Arkansas.
d. Mary E. Pate
born December 1896, Arkansas.
e. Martha E.
Pate born August 1899, Arkansas.
[Thanks to Mrs. Jimmie Jean Pate Bowman and Austin Arnold Smith for
compiling this data!]
Bissell was born April 29, 1833, Pike County, Illinois and died in 1858, Panola County, Texas. He married
October 18, 1854, Panola County, Texas to Mrs. Susan (Miller) Boyett born February 13, 1826 in Alabama, died November 2, 1906,
Sabine Parish, Louisiana) as her second husband. Susan married first in 1843 to Annas Boyette, and they had John and Armadilla
and an unnamed daughter. She married third February 26, 1859 in Desoto Parish, Louisiana to Thomas L. Roscoe, and they had
John Lindsay,Charlie, and Jessie. Thomas is the ancestor of Olton O. Bissell, compiler of ARK-LA-TEX
BISSELL GENEALOGY (1993). Thomas and Susan had three children:
Bissell born about 1855 in Panola County, Texas and died young.
Conway Bissell born February 11, 1856 in Panola County, Texas, died October 29, 1936, Shreveport, Louisiana.
He married first January 20, 1880 near Mansfield, Louisiana to Mary Ann Griffin (born July 30, 1860, died February 9, 1899)
and married second about 1900 near Mansfield, Louisiana to Nancy Elizabeth (Horn) Porter (born May 30, 1869, died November
2, 1921). The last three children listed below (j., k., l.) are from Henry's second marriage.
Henry Thomas ("Henderson") Bissell
born December 13, 1881, Naborton, Louisiana and died September 19, 1950, Dallas, Texas. He married first in 1907 to Ida Elizabeth
("Lizzie") Rascoe (born April 27, 1888, died November 21, 1973) and married second after 1973 to ____.
i. Hazel Mae Bissell born
August 9, 1908, Lula, Desoto Parish, Louisiana, died April 7, 1990, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. She married July
22, 1926 to Arthur B. Page Sr. (born February 3, 1909, died May 29, 1982).
(1) Arthur B. Page Jr. born September 25, 1927. He
married October 16, 1943 to Maude Austin (born September 10, 1926).
(a) Douglas Wayne Page born May 17, 1946. He married June 30, 1967 to
Judy Coussou (born June 11, 1948). They had: (i) Jennifer
Page born December 19, 1971. (ii) Melissa
Page born February 16, 1977.
Page born May 21, 1949. She married April 2, 1982 to Kevin McCarthy (born July 25, 1943). They had: (i) Rhonda McCarthy (step child to Joan) born September
12, 1967. She married February 14, 1987 to Ricky A. Sauter (born July 5, 1963). (ii) Randy
McCarthy (step child to Joan) born March 27, 1972.
Page born December 9, 1952. She married July 1, 1972 to Stephen B. Smith (born January 15, 1953). They had:
(i) Laura Smith born April 20, 1977.
(ii) Lisa Smith born March 21, 1979.
(2) Henry Otis Page born
September 21, 1928. He married August 8, 1952 to Marie Courville (born July 3, 1933).
(a) Don Doley Page born July 6, 1953. He married June
7, 1974 to Beth Anne Jones (born February 4, 1954). They had: (i) Kevin
Don Jones born February 1, 1977. (ii) Emily
Anne Jones born February 21, 1982. (iii) Jacob
Ryan Jones born July 20, 1986.
Marie Page born September 19, 1955. She married May 25, 1985 to Mitchell Glen Laviolette (born September 7,
(c) Carol Sue Page born
June 10, 1958. She married November 10, 1978 to James Joseph Folse (born February 16, 1954). They had: (i) Benjamin James Folse born June 26, 1981. (ii) Jolene Leslie Folse born November 11, 1984.
(3) Helen Louise Page born January 26, 1931. She married
September 26, 1950 to Reuben J. Brooks (born July 1, 1931).
Paige Brooks born April 28, 1970.
Jane Brooks born January 20, 1975.
Elizabeth Page born October 19, 1932. She married January 19, 1952 to Henry Joseph Andrepont (born July 16,
(a) Thomas Dean Andrepont
born November 6, 1952. He married July 7, 1973 to Linda Marie Palmer (born August 5, 1955). They had: (i) Thomas Dean Andrepont II born May 22, 1974. (ii) Tori Matthew Andrepont born April 8, 1980. (iii) Callie Jo Elizabeth Andrepont born February 19, 1984.
(b) Judy Ann Andrepont
born December 7, 1953. She married February 13, 1972 to Robert Soileau (born December 31, 1949). They had: (i) Tammy Lynn Soileau born February 29, 1975. (ii)
Robert Jeremy Soileau born December
26, 1975. (iii) Jason Paul George Soileau
born December 5, 1977. (iv) Mandi Louise Soileau
born September 2, 1979.
Lynn Andrepont born August 30, 1956. She married November 30, 1974 to Anthony Thibodeaux (born September 14,
1953). They had: (i) Yvonne Marchelle Thibodeaux
born February 14, 1984.
Scott Andrepont born December 9, 1963. He married August 10, 1985 to Becky Guidry (born December 4, 1963).
(e) Janet Louise Andrepont
born August 22, 1971.
ii. Valda Bissell born
December 18, 1912. She married first in 1929 to Thomas A. Rascoe (born February 16, 1909,died February 23, 1985), second to
____, and third to Calvin Jones (died April 14, 1985).
Allen Jones born January 18, 1935, died June 6, 1992.
Thomas Calvin Jones born December
Bob Jones born June 1, 1941.
Albert Jones born November 23, 1943.
Bissell born November 14, 1914 and died July 25, 1955 in Texas. She married ____ Harper, and they had six
iv. Alton Bissell born
October 7, 1917, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana, died October 1978, possibly at Richmond, Virginia. He married first Virginia
Jackson, second ____ Norman, third ____, and fourth Rose ____. Alton and Virginia had a son.
b. William Alfred Bissell born March
10, 1884, died June 10, 1885, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
Shelton Bissell born June 23, 1886, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died February 27, 1961, Shreveport,
Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He married first February 7, 1909 to Nannie Belle Walker (born June 25, 1887, died February 27, 1910)
and second March 3, 1912 to Margaret ("Maggie") Zeola Weaver (born October 11, 1895, died August 25, 1980). Arthur
and Nannie Belle had five children:
Belle Bissell II born February 25, 1910, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died October 24, 1964, Springdale,
Washington County, Arkansas. She married first October 10, 1929 to Jesse C. Bolton (they divorced about 1931) and second July
25, 1936 to Boyd M. Lewis, with whom she had three children.
(1) Margaret Grace Lewis born December 30, 1938.
(2) Mary Lewis born January
Lewis born April 18, 1946.
Overton Bissell born March 2, 1915 at Chestnut, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He married December 24, 1936
to Ruth Edna Raphiel (born January 15, 1917). Olton is the compiler of ARK-LA-TEX
BISSELL GENEALOGY, from which most of the data on the descendants of Thomas Bissell is taken.
(1) Shelton Overton Bissell
born April 24, 1941, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He married first February 1959 Mary Louise Chreene (born November
6, 1934, divorced in 1992) and married second July 18, 1992 Kathleen Susan (Cockrell) Hansen (born April 16, 1950). He had
one child with each wife:
Raye Bissell I born November 27, 1959, Fort Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, died October
23, 1992, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas. He married in 1992 to Belinda (Cress) Dahlstrom (born January 24, 1957). (i) Sarah Dahlstrom born July 9, 1980. (ii) Bobby Raye Bissell II born May 14, 1993, San Marcos, Hays County,
(b) Marilyn Danyelle Hansen
born November 4, 1975.
iii. Myrtis Ruth ("Rue") Bissell
born June 22, 1916, Chestnut, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. She married August 9, 1932 to Sidney Rex Stevenson (born October
(1) Barbara Ruth Stevenson born
December 21, 1934, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She married June 25, 1960 to William Albert Davignon (born September
(2) Kenneth Rex Stevenson
born May 25, 1944, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He married first December 13, 1963 to Marilynn Ellen Martin (born
May 20, 1947; they divorced) and second to Amy Linda (Lea) Trim (born July 5,1943. He and Marilynn had:
(a) Tina Lynn Stevenson
born February 1, 1967, Stevenson, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She married about 1982 Charles Kenneth Blakeley. They had: (i)
Charla Nicole Blakeley born July
(3) Karen Gale Stevenson
born December 23, 1947, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She married February 3, 1967 Henry Edward Thomas Jr. (born October
(a) Amy Dianne Thomas born
May 19, 1970.
(b) Carrie Ann Thomas
born March 24, 1975.
iv. Ventrice Orel ("Jeanette")
Bissell born May 1, 1918, Chestnut, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. She married September 4, 1937 Charley
Robertson Handford (born December 24, 1909; they divorced).
Jeanette Handford born April 16, 1941, Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas.
(2) Charley Robertson Handford Jr. born January 1, 1946, Batesville, Independence
County, Arkansas. He married December 28, 1974 Angela Lillian Backus (they divorced).
(a) Rebecca Allison Handford born May 13, 1977.
(b) Christopher Michael Handford
born May 22, 1980.
v. Lavell Leamon Bissell
born May 13, 1920, Creston, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He married July 20, 1940 Ruth Lillian Morris (born May 24, 1922).
(1) Leamon Errol Bissell
born September 26, 1943. He married March 1966 to Francis Pine.
Young (adopted stepdaughter) born October 25, 1964. She married Jimmy LeGates. (i) Brandon LeGates born about 1984, (ii) Joel LeGates born about 1990, both in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
(b) Donald Lee Bissell
born June 9, 1970, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He married Rachel Pickett(?). (i) Blake Lee Bissell born about 1991, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
(2) Luke David Bissell
born October 6, 1948. He married March 19, 1971 to Rebecca Ann Ward (born March 19, 19--).
Jennifer Alynne Bissell (adopted)
born October 6, 1977.
(b) Mary Bissell (adopted)
born January 21, 1987.
d. Emma Belle Bissell born
June 4, 1890, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died August 14, 1952, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She married
first February 18, 1906 to Amos Jack Cranford (born January 1, 1886, died March 8, 1920) and second ____(?).
i. Alfred Newton Cranford
born October 1, 1908 and died December 28, 1939. He married August 15, 1926 to Clarice Rascoe (born January 11, 1911, died
November 18, 1983).
(1) Dorothy Deloris ("Lois")
("Dottie") Cranford born August 5, 1927. She married March 14, 1946 to Charles Frances Rowe, Jr.
(born February 1922).
(a) Charles Robert Rowe
born December 24, 1946, Pennsylvania(?). He married June 15, 1968 to Judith Beatrice Rouke (born December 31, 1946). They
had: (i) Charles William Rowe born
April 14, 1970. (ii) Matthew Michael Rowe
born December 14, 1974.
Newton Rowe born January 23, 1950, Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He married Salley Frances Miller
(born May 22, 1950). They had: (i) Brad Allen Rowe
born June 19, 1975.
(c) Janet Marie Rowe born April 14, 1956, Chester,
Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She married September 24, 1977 to Dennis M. Frantz (born March 5, 1955). They had: (i) Mishael Steven Frantz born April 15, 1981, Harrisburg,
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (ii) Daniel Michael
Septembr 6, 1984, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (iii) Jeffery
Michael Frantz born May 31, 1988, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
(2) Maxine Cranford born May 4, 1929 and died May
(3) Jack Newton Cranford born June 30, 1930, Mansfield,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married July 1, 1947 to Mabel Marcel Turner (born March 15, 1931).
Caroll Denise Cranford born June
6, 1953. She married February 5, 1971 to Ernest W. Wisdom (born 1950). They had: (i) Stephanie
Denise Wisdom born October 9, 1972. (ii) Melissa
Dianne Wisdom born March 7, 1975.
Marie Cranford born September 28, 1948. She married first September 1, 1967 (they divorced September 9, 1974)
to George Marshall Sellers (born March 1, 1948) and second Richard Hedrick. She and George had two sons, and she and Richard
had one son: (i) Eric Marshall Sellers
born September 12, 1969; he married Paula LeBlanc (born about 1970). (ii) Keith
Richard Sellers. (iii) Kevin Hurl
Hedrick born December 15, 1979.
Richard Cranford born July 17, 1950. He married June 12, 1971 to Rebecca Ann O'Quinn (born December 9,
1952). They had: (i) Jeffery Thomas Cranford
born November 12, 1975. (ii) Lydia Louise Cranford
born (?) December 15, 1976; had a child born about 1991.
born December 7, 1933, Gladewater, Upsher County, Texas. She married August 26, 1950 to Reverend David W.
Peterson (born October 12, 1929).
Suzzanne Peterson born August 25, 1951, Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
She married June 14, 1970 to Edwin E. Cuchens (born August 7, 1948). They had: (i) Shawn
Edwin Cuchens born September 11, 1971. (ii) David
Victor Cuchens born April 20, 1973. (iii) Terrance
Earl Cuchens born September 6, 1976.
Gordon Cranford born April 15, 1910 and died October 26, 1984. He married in 1929 to Maggie Maude Walker.
(1) Joe Bob Cranford born
August 4, 1931. He married Peggy Marie Taylor (born December 13, 1934).
(a) Brenda Cranford born February 6, 1954 and died May 25, 1984.
(b) Bobby Joe Cranford
born September 19, 1955.
Taylor Cranford born April 11, 1958. He married August 1, 1981 to Carol Johnson (born about 1960).
(d) Ronda Gail Cranford
born December 3, 1962. She married Kevin Roy Broussard (born about 1960). They had Maggie
Ray Cranford born July 26, 1912 and died August 23, 1993. He married April 19, 1935 to Ethel Irene Boyett.
(1) Herman Ray Cranford
born February 21, 1936. He married Betty Juneau (born February 28, 1938).
(a) Herman Ray Cranford, Jr. born June 27, 1956. He married Jean Norie.
They had: (i) Marie Cranford. (ii)
(b) Mark Stephen Cranford
born April 27, 1958 and died January 26, 1969.
Ann Cranford born December 29, 1960. She married Bill Dickerson. They had: (i) Chrystale Dickerson born May 13, 1981 and died October 1984. (ii)
(d) Patricia Rena ("Ann") Cranford
born July 13, 1962. She married March 24, 1983 to Gregg Murphree (born about 1960).
(e) Christopher Glenn Cranford born August 6, 1975.
(2) Patsy Cranford born
January 7, 1938. She married Bob C. Brawley (born November 10, 1930).
(a) Debra Lynn Brawley born February 1, 1956. She married David W. Payne
(born May 24, 1954). They had: (i) David W. Payne,
Jr. born September 15, 1972. (ii) a son.
C. Brawley Jr. born July 10, 1958. He married Jonie Peters. They had a son.
Jay Patrick Brawley born December
iv. Mary Belle Cranford
born October 25, 1914, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married July 22, 1934 to Albin C. Ermis (born April 23, 1904).
v. Andrew Jefferson Cranford
born September 27, 1919. He married January 18, 1941 to Doris Collins (born January 3, 1920).
(1) Doris Jean Cranford born November 6, 1941. She
married first to C. Stratton(?), second to Gene Graham.
Viola Bissell born June 7, 1893, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died February 14, 1980, Mansfield,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married November 19, 1911 to William Marshall Hatcher (born May 10, 1889, died August 8, 1971).
i. Ella Leona Hatcher born
October 12, 1911, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died September 6, 1938. She married Clarence C. Estes.
(1) Thomas Calvin Estes
born May 9, 1929 and died July 1950.
Ellen Estes born July 29, 1931. She married July 20, 19-- to J. W. Burr.
Mary Katherine Burr born June 17,
1951. She married and had children.
Sue Burr born July 25, 1952. She married and had children.
Elizabeth Burr born July 2, 1954. She married ____ O'Neal and had children.
(d) Debra Ann Burr born October 8, 1955.
(e) Jim William Burr born June 25, 1957.
(f) Gladys Robena Burr born July 29, 1958.
(g) Linda Lamona Burr born October 10, 1959.
(3) John William Estes born April 26, 1934. He married
(4) Dorothy Dell Estes
born June 24, 1937. She married first Harold Peek and second Joe Davis.
(5) Ella Leona Estes II born September 6, 1938 and died September 26,
1969. She married Vernon Coy English.
Jackson Hatcher born August 24, 1916, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married January 5, 1942 to Betty
Marie Sayers (born 1923, died July 29, 1982).
born October 5, 1946, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married Steve Baker.
Ashley Suzanne Baker born April
4, 1969, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
born August 5, 1949, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
iii. Gladys Bell Hatcher born July 5, 1919, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
She married October 19, 1969 to T. L. Fixley (died December 21, 1989).
iv. Marjorie Robena Hatcher born September 30, 1922, Mansfield, Desoto
Parish, Louisiana. She married December 31, 1937 to Floyd Sexton Hayes (born October 5, 1919, died July 24, 1993).
v. Edward Eugene Hatcher
born March 5, 1933, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married March 9, 1956 to Clara Jeanette Rascoe.
(1) Lisa Karen Hatcher born August 17, 1957, Mansfield,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
(2) Russell Lane
August 23, 1960, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
Wade Hatcher born
August 7, 1965, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married April 16, 1988 to Tracy Lynnette Clements.
Mollie Reba Bissell born March 25,
1895, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died July 13, 1943, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married Earl G. Parker
(born May 15, 1898, died June 30, 1971).
Parker born July 4, 1916, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana, died December 14, 1975 in California. She married
first Garvis P. Boyett (born 1916, died 1939), second Louis Kusex, third and fourth times (no information).
(1) Linda Kusex born in
g. Elzey Howard Bissell
born September 21, 1897/8, Naborton, Desoto Parish, Louisiana and died August 18, 1975, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
He married first October 3, 1919 to Maudie Dell Roberts (born April 14, 1901, died October 26, 1990) and married second ____(?).
i. Carl Bissell born March
3, 1921, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married December 27, 1939 to Totsie Ovada Foster.
(1) Charles Ray Bissell born September 2, 1944, Benson, Desoto Parish,
Louisiana. He married January 25, 1963 to Peggy Joyce Temple.
Annette Bissell born January 4, 1964.
Raye Bissell born December 1, 1969.
born June 23, 1954, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married December 9, 1972 to Terry Dale Forest.
(3) Justin Carl Bissell born April 25, 1955, Benson,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
Lee Bissell born March 22, 1928, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married December 16, 1944 to Jasper
(1) Lee Roy Bossier born
November 20, 1948. He married November 28, 1968 to Rebecca Spights.
(a) Jason Raye Bossier born October 28, 1974.
h. Infant son
i. Infant son
j. Susan Zola Bissell born March 1, 1902, Benson,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married December 15, 1925 to Mack Henry Evans (born April 11, 1904, died May 20, 1968).
i. Lois Faye Evans born
November 23, 1926. She married in April 1945 to Henry Moore.
Ray Moore born February 3, 1946. She married in 1964 to Carrol Varnell.
(2) Jo Ann Moore born March 16, 1948. She married
(a) Lisa Mahafey born November
(b) Tony Mahafey
born April 30, 1968.
(3) Patricia Fay Moore
born January 24, 1951. She married in 1968 to Tommy Noels.
Noels born May 23, 1973
Paul Evans born September 30, 1941, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married November 9, 1962 to Mertis
(1) James Bentley Evans born January 6, 1966, Benson,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
(2) Rebecca Annette
July 23, 1968, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
Jackson Bissell Sr. born January 20, 1904, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. He married January 3, 1926 to
Dovie Fisher (died April 28, 1980).
Lee Bissell born January 18, 1926, Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. She married January 9, 1942 to Manuel
(1) Sue Myers born January 13, 1946, Mansfield,
Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married January 28, 1964 to David Self.
(a) David Self Jr. born December 23, 1964.
(b) Becky Self born June 22, 1966.
(2) Ann Myers born March 18, 1954, Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
She married April 13, 1974 to Jimmie Price.
Price born December 8, 1975.
Jackson Bissell Jr. born November 1, 1928, Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. He married January 29, 1955
to Margaret Ward.
(1) Debra Lynn Bissell
born August 29, 1956, Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. She married January 24, 1976 to Roger Dale Springer.
(2) Gary Randall Bissell born January 3, 1959, Converse,
Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
(3) Cynthia Diane
Bissell born January 9, 1960, Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
(4) Thomas Raye ("Tommy") Bissell born September 18, 1964, Converse,
Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Conway Bissell born April 15, 1931, Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. He married January 19, 1951 to Minnie
Ola Elliott (born about 1934, died January 23, 1992).
Rodney Bissell born November 5, 1954. He married May 14, 1976 to Mary Elizabeth Terracina.
(2) Jerry Bissell born April 8, 1958.
(3) Gregory Bissell born May 30, 1960.
Lucy Myrtle Bissell born August
30, 1908, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana, died August 13, 1978, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married first ____
Pruitt, having a child who died at birth, and second on October 20, 1935 to Henry Hughes (died March 7, 1984).
i. Bobbye Jean Hughes born
December 20, 1936, Benson, Desoto Parish, Louisiana. She married first in 1960 to Bruce Nelson and second in 1965 to Chester
(1) Loretta Gay Nelson
born February 11, 1960.
(2) R. B. Nelson
born April 26, 1962.
(3) Benjamin Earl Nelson
born November 1, 1963.
(4) Debra Thurmond
born October 21, 1966.
3. Aaron Bissell born 1858
in Panola County, Texas, died in 1860.
John Bissell was born November 23, 1835, Pike County, Illinois; married October 6, 1856 in Panola County,
Texas to Christiana (Christine) Elizabeth Legrone (born about 1836, Texas). They had:
1. Martha M. Bissell born 1857, Texas. She married about 1876 to James A. Barton (born
1850, Arkansas, died 1929 Arkansas).
C. Barton born 1877 Arkansas.
H. Barton born 1879 Arkansas.
born 1859, Texas.
3. William Allen Bissell
born September 30, 1860, Arkansas and died February 8, 1942. He married S. E. Kyle (born Nov. 1860, died Jan. 6, 1937).
4. Thomas Jefferson Bissell, born February 16, 1862,
Arkansas and died September 3, 1945. He married Mary Jane Pinkerton (born Jan. 23, 1859, died Feb. 27, 1918).
Bissell II, born 1865,
Arkansas. He married Sara Lemintine Townsend (sister to Lucinda). [The following information was submitted by Tamorah Vines
a. Nancy Ann Pearlie Bissell married Erbert Lee Lancaster
b. Phoebe Gladys Bissell
married Chester Homer Vines
c. May Bissell married Jones Wilder Fox
d. Dollie Bissell married Jesse Newton Fox; she is
the grandmother of correspondent Terry Fox, who supplied marriage information on several members of this family.
Bissell married Palmer Winchell
f. Frank Bissell married Rena Fox
g. John Bissell
Bissell, born 1868, Arkansas, married Feb. 7, 1883 to John Benjamin Franklin Givens (born Apr. 26, 1865, died
August 1953). She is the ancestress of the husband of Janet A. Givens, who has furnished some corrections and additions for
online postings of Arkansas Bissell data.
7. Elizabeth Bissell, born
1869, Arkansas and died before 1880.
8. John Bissell Jr.,
born 1873, Arkansas. He married Mary C. (Doshi) Barton.
a. Clarence Bissell born 1892, married Ina Bowers.
i. John Bissell married
Emily Jo Wilson
(1) Johnny Bissell
(2) Matilda Bissell
ii. Jimmy Bissell married
b. Henry Livingston ("Liv") Bissell
married Vera Ferguson
i. Mary Lee Bissell married
(1) Ronnie Lyons
(2) Bill Lyons
(3) Gary Lyons
(4) Ann Lyons
ii. Wayne Bissell married
(1) Terry Bissell
(2) Jodi Bissell
Jessie Bissell born 1896, married
i. Dorothy Stone married
(1) Barbara McCombs
(2) Patricia McCombs
(3) Larry McCombs
(4) Jerry McCombs
Fred Bissell born 1898, married
i. Rena Maye Bissell
ii. Sarah Margaret Bissell
married Garland Lay
(1) Michael Lay
(2) Peggy Lay
(3) Janet Lay
iii. James Allen ("Bo") Bissell
married Rose Barber
(1) Pam Bissell
(2) Patty Bissell
(3) Jeff Bissell
iv. Reeder Bissell married
(1) Beth Bissell
(2) Marsha Bissell
John T. Bissell born 1901, married
i. Charles Bissell married
Dottie Nervell Clegg
(1) David Bissell
(2) Barry Bissell
ii. Helen Bissell married
f. Margaret Elizabeth ("Aunt Maggie")
Bissell born 1903, family historian.
David ("Jim") Bissell born 1907, married Faye Burkhalter
h. Nell Bissell born 1909
Tacy Bissell born 1912, married
T. J. Copeland
i. James Carrol Copeland
ii. Jewel ("Hank") Copeland
married Brenda Hill
(1) Sharon Copeland
(2) David Copeland
(3) Scott Copeland
iii. Betty Copeland married
(1) Michael Sanford
(2) Joy Sanford
[Thanks to Margaret
Elizabeth Bissell and Sarah Bissell Lay for this data.]
A. Bissell, born 1876, Arkansas. He married Arcadia (Arkie) Dyer.
10. Benjamin F. Bissell, born 1879, Arkansas and died December 22, 1916.
He married Boadie Dyer (Arkie's sister).
F. Henry Bissell, born September 21, 1838, Caddo
Parish, Louisiana. He married first around 1864 in Arkansas to Loucetta (Setty) Henry (born about 1846, Missouri, died before
1870, Pike County, Arkansas); married second September 8, 1870 at Center Point, Arkansas to Lucinda Elizabeth Townsend (born
January 18, 1858, Alabama, died August 4, 1912, buried Springs Chapel Cemetery, Hugo, Oklahoma). He died April 27, 1902 and
is buried at Witherspoon Cemetery. Henry and Setty had four children, and Henry and Lucinda had nine children:
Emily Bissell, born January 18, 1865, Arkansas. She married February 21, 1910 to Grant (Gant?) Price.
Shelton Bissell, born January 18, 1866, Arkansas and died December 30, 1941, Centerpoint, Arkansas. He married
Laura Lucinda Blackwood.
Azalee Bissell born 1889, married October 29, 1905, Lewis Jackson Grimes
i. Lois A. Grimes married first Paul Watson, died
Columbus Watson married Rusty ____.
(b) _____ Watson
(c) Jackie Watson
(2) Delbert Lewis Watson
ii. Joe Warlick Grimes
married Agnes Dunlap.
(1) Donald Joe Grimes born
1936, married Annie Lou Williams.
D'Ann Grimes born 1969
Melynn Grimes born 1971
Joe Grimes born 1974
Dennis Grimes born 1941, married first in 1963 to Glenda Copeland; married second in 1977 to Rae Nell Hansen.
(a) Christy Paige Grimes
(b) Julianna Kay Grimes
(c) Catherine Michelle Grimes
(d) Russell Jodennis Grimes
iii. Lewis Emil Grimes
born 1911, married second Maudie Lee McCrory.
(1) (Miss) Billy Lee Prince (stepdaughter)
(2) Sandra Grimes married
(a) Billy Daniels
(b) Christopher Ryan Daniels
iv. Floy Mae Grimes born
1913, married Willard Pete ("Dood") Brake.
Jo Brake born 1931, married first Kenneth Douglas Webb, married second Alfred Wayne Norris.
(a) Kenneth Douglas Webb Jr.
born 1948, married Barbara Dale Wesley. (i) Chad
Wesley Webb born 1974. (ii) Brad
Houston Webb born 1975.
Carol Webb born 1948, married Jackie Hogueland. (i) Heath
Ellis Hogueland born 1974. (ii) Lorrie
Deland Hogueland born 1978.
Cecil Webb born 1950, married Mary Elizabeth Fenogolic.
Bob Webb born 1954, married Paul June Admirs.
Jane Brake born 1934, married first Billy Dean Sanders, married second Chester Lee Butts.
(a) Billy Dean Sanders Jr.
born 1952, married first Cynthia Ann Skidmore, married second Gail Hornbecker. (i) Shawn
Torre Sanders born 1972.
Jan Sanders born 1954, married Douglas Wade Northcott. (i) Tonya
Michelle Northcott born 1972. (ii) Laura
Renee Northcott born 1975.
Dan Sanders born 1955, died 1962.
Jo Sanders married first Charles Ray Alderson, married second Billy Hughes. (i) Jeffrey Kirk Alderson born 1973. (ii) Shea Nicole Alderson born 1976. (iii) Shawnna
Shane Butts stillborn 1971
Lee Butts 1975
Carolyn Brake born 1939, married Richard Hopke
Brake Hopke born 1976
Ivy/Marian Iva Grimes born 1916, married first Cecil Worley.
(1) Phyllis Ann Worley married first ____ Lolly, married
second Jack Snyder (no issue).
Lance Lolly born 1957, married Sandi Suddereth.
Lane Lolly born 1960.
Joe Worley married Babs ____.
Jean Worley -- two or three children.
Doris Grimes born 1916, married first Leon E. Johnson (no issue), married second Frederick Sherwood Brown
(1) Beverley Isabella Brown
born 1948, married Robert F. Losey, Jr.
Alfred Brown born 1951, married Carol Ann Quinlan Lytel.
Sherwood Brown III
b. Walter A. Bissell married
Annie Elizabeth Grimes
i. Bynum Anderson Bissell
born and died in 1912.
ii. Roy Elbert Bissell
born 1913, died 1962, married first Neva Lockhard, married second in 1945 to Lida Wright.
(1) MaryAnn Faust Bissell married first David Clemens, married second
Franklin Leo Shook, married third Barry Garner.
(a) Julie Ann Clemens born
(b) David Clemens born
(c) Daniel Benjamin Shook
(2) Dennis Jay Bissell
born 1945, married first Marcia Hobdy, married second Pennie Tanimoto.
Noel Bissell born 1970, married first David Kravitz, married second Erik Langnes. They had: (i) Luke
Langnes born 2001, (ii) Noah Langnes born 2004.
Nicole Bissell born 1975, married Tyler Doggett.
Sue Bissell born 1959, married Mark Justus. They had:
(a) Roy Aderin Justus, born 1987.
(b) Logan Asher Justus, born 1990.
iii. William Glen Bissell
born 1915, married Edna Gaither
Lavern Bissell born 1939, married John
Denise Bissell born 1959, married Danny Ray Green.
Wayne Bissell born 1961
Gail Bissell born 1963
Lucille Bissell born 1942, married Eddie Weatherford.
(a) Danielle Dee Weatherford born 1968
(3) Donald Ray Bissell born 1944, married Carolynn
(a) Donald Ray Bissell Jr.
(b) William Earl Bissell
(c) Sharon Wayne Bissell
(4) Alma Jean Bissell born
1945, married Arden Massey
Allen Massey born 1966
Massey born 1973
Donnell Bissell married Walter Dennis Evans
Keith Evans born 1973
Christine Evans born 1975
Bissell born 1917, married Coleman Rufus Burney.
Evelyn Burney born 1933, married Ralph Hudson.
Ralph Hudson born 1957, married Carrie Dodd.
Coleman Burney born 1936, married first Lois Westlake, married second Bonnie ____.
Ronnie Eugene Burney born 1955,
married Rerry Lewis. (i) Jennifer Michelle Burney born 1975. (ii) Melissa Dawn Burney born 1978.
Debra Elaine Burney born 1957
(3) Betty Ann Burney born
1938, married George Stratton.
Earl Burney born 1940, married Patti ____.
Allen Burney. (i) Gabriel Burney.
(ii) Elijah Burney.
(b) Cindy Allen Burney
(c) Michael Hill Burney
(d) Ricky Hill Burney
(e) Lisa Joan Burney
[This data was extracted from Grimes Family
History by Miriam Doris Grimes Brown of Tacoma, Washington. Thanks for all your help, Doris!]
3. Henry Custer Bissell, born March 4, 1867, Arkansas.
He married June 27, 1887 to A. A. Alton.
Ann Bissell, born February 5, 1868, Arkansas, died before 1877.
5. Thomas Jefferson Bissell, born November 7, 1871, Arkansas and died
July 14, 1965. He married August 14, 1892 to Viona (Viola?) Holden.
Alice Bissell, born March 4, 1873, Arkansas and died January 11, 1904. She married first October 30, 1892
to John Grice and second September 18, 1897 to Robert Potter.
Elizabeth ("Sary") Bissell, born January 21, 1875, Arkansas and died September 18, 1963. She married
first Alonzo Holden, married second ____ Nowell.
Mathilda Bissell II, born March 7, 1877, Arkansas and died July 19, 1960. She married August 14, 1892/3 to
9. Dora Bissell,
born October 4, 1879, Arkansas and died December 21, 1967. She married C. E. Dunkin.
10. Ada ("Adair", "Adear") Bissell, born
November 9, 1881, Arkansas. She married November 17, 1899 to Tom Fox.
("Nelly") Bissell, born March 21, 1884, Arkansas. She
married September 30, 1900 to Buster Gilbert.
12. "Little Babe" Bissell, stillborn June 15, 1886, Arkansas.
Bissell, born June 28, 1888, Newhope, Pike County, Arkansas and died January 10, 1979 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie
County, Oklahoma. She married February 11, 1907 at Hugo, Oklahoma to James Glenn Helm (born James Perry Biggs, August 11,
1876 in Indiana, died December 23, 1961 in Oklahoma).
Glen Helm born 1908, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.
Rhoda Helm born March 10, 1909, Fort Towson, Choctaw, Oklahoma. She married Ed Hill
c. Warren Clark Helm born April 17, 1910, Fort Towson,
Choctaw, Oklahoma. He married first Marjorie Harmon and second December 25, 1928 to Vera Ovee Ellis (born January 2, 1911
in Oklahoma) as her first husband. She subsequently married Furman Johnson, John Chadwick, and Ivan Vulgamore.
i. Wade Raymond Helm born
ii. Vera Bernice ("Bea") Helm
born September 18, 1929, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. She married first February 29, 1948, Alameda,
Alameda County, California to Robert E. Bowler (born November 11, 1927 in Washington) and second to Elmer Zimmer (no issue).
(1) Nicolette Eloise Bowler
born June 2, 1949, Alameda, Alameda County, California. She married August 1969 to Clyde Potter.
iii. Joan Marlene Helm
born February 12, 1931, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. She married March 11, 1955 to Edward George.
Ruby Augusta Helm? born July 26,
1911, Fort Towson, Choctaw County, Oklahoma and died July 20, 1936. She married January 14, 1930 to Marvon Carter.
James Thomas Helm born April 16,
1920, El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma. He married August 16, 1940 to Maxine Bynum.
f. Hazel Nadine Helm? born July 19, 1925, Shawnee,
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma and died July 15, 1944.
14. Rhoda Bissell, born
August 22, 1890, Arkansas and died August 3, 1966. She married William Brunson.
G. Charles Bissell born March 8, 1841, Louisiana/Texas?, died young (before
census of 1850).
H. Shelton Bissell born
February 7, 1845, Panola County, Texas. Never married. Whereabouts unknown after 1860 census of Polk County, Arkansas. One
of the first people buried at Bissells Chapel Cemetery, New Hope, Arkansas.
[Thanks to the following for their help in compiling the above record:
Margaret Elizabeth Bissell, William Glenn Bissell, Doris Brown, Otis Dyer, J. T. Helm, Sarah Bissell Lay, and Bea Zimmer.]