Sunday, May 3, 2009

Granny Shep's Father

The man in the center of the photo with the long white beard and the hat is granny's father - Henry David Hess. Henry was born on
15 March 1836 in Russell Co.,VA. He died 27 July 1912 in Russell
Co.,VA in what is known as the River Mountain Area. He was the
son of John (Johann) Hess and Lucinda "Lucy" Ray. Henry and
his brothers joined the Confederate Army and served in the defense of the Saltworks at Saltville, Va during the Civil War.

The others in the photo are granny's sister (Carrie Hess) and her
brothers Elbert (standing) and Amos (sitting in front).


  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers, Janice!
    I am also a new blogger - I just got started over the Christmas holidays.
    Although I already had a lot of material before I started posting, I've found that reading a few blogs a week and taking part in blog carnivals has really inspired me to branch out and write all kinds of posts.
    Good luck with your blog,
    Evelyn in Montreal
    A Canadian Family
    Home of A Festival of Postcards

  2. My grandfather is Amos Hess -- I am son of George Vernon Hess. It was a surprise when my brother told me to look at your web site and I saw a picture of my grandfather (Amos) that I had seen most of my life.

    William "Vernon" Hess
    Raleigh, NC