126. Richard N Sessions & 127. Sidney J Suthera
11/1825, Richard born in Butler, Pendleton Co., KY, (S) 1900 Census & Early Members of LDS; s/o 252. Richard Sessions. (S) 1840 Census. [Richard the father born 1800. (S) 1830 & 1840 U.S. Census.] [Grandfather born in KY, grandmother born in MO. (S) 1880 Census.]
1829, Sidney born in MS. [Father born in Chili, mother born in SC. (S) 1880 Census.]
1830, Richard lives with his family in Wayne Co., Il. Family: 3m’s<10 (Richard the son & ? &?), 1m 20-29 (Richard Sessions the father, ); 1f 20-29. (S) 1830 U.S. Census.
1840, Richard lives with his family live in Wayne Co., Il. Family: 1m 5-9, 1m 10-14, 1m 15-19 (Richard the son), 1m 20-29, 1m 40-49 (Richard the father); 2 f’s <5, 1f 5-9, 1f 30-39. (S) U.S. 1840 Census.
By 1848, Richard and Sidney are married and living in IL. (S) Birth of daughter Martha.
8/16/1850, The family lives in Distr. 11, Wayne Co., IL. Richard age 26, born in KY, is a farmer. “Sarah” age 21 born in MS. M J age 3 born in IL. Wm age 1 born in IL. “Sarah” cannot read or write. (S) 1850 U.S. Census.
8/11/1860, Richard Sessions age 35 a farmer born in KY with real estate valued at $1000 and a personal estate of $300; and wife Sidney J (f) age 31 born in MS; children Martha J age 12, William age 11, Eliza age 3 and Levi age 1; live in Johnsonville, Wayne Co., IL. (S) U.S. 1860 Census.
7/3/1865, Richard Sessions lives in Brush Creek, Wayne Co., IL. Family: 2m’s<10 (Levi & Frances), 1m 10-19 (William), 1m 30-39 (Richard); 2f’s<10 (Sarah & ?), 1f 10-19 (Eliza), 1f 20-29 (Sidney). (S) IL State Census.
7/14/1870, Richard Sessions listed in the Henia Post Office, Brush Creek Township, Wayne Co., IL, Agricultural census schedule. (S) 1870 Agricultural Census.
7/16/1870, Richard “Sissions” age 45 a farmer born in KY with real estate valued at $2400 and a personal estate of $850; and wife Sidney J age 41 born in MS; children Martha J age 22 is a house helper, Eliza age 13 and Levi age 12; Frances M (male) age 10, Sarah age 5, Mary E age 3. All children born in IL. They live in Brush Creek, Wayne Co., IL. (S) U.S. 1870 Census.
7/2/1880, The family lives in Brush Creek Township, Wayne Co., IL. Richard Sessions age 53, a farmer born in KY; father born in KY, mother born in MO. Wife Sidney age 50, father born in Chili, mother born in SC. Children all born in IL. Eliza 23, Frances M 19, Sarah 15, Mary E 13, Isaac 4, Ida 4. Haws Madison, age 32 born in IL, lives with them. (S) U.S. 1880 Census.
By 1886, Sidney died. (S) 1900 U.S. Census. [Richard remarried to Nancy A Powless.]
6/22/1900, Richard Sessions born 11/1825 in KY has been married to his wife Nancy A, born 11/1837 in IL, for 14 years. Richard can read and write, but Nancy cannot. They live in Indian Prairie Township, Wayne Co., IL. Richard owns his farm which has no mortgage. (S) U.S. 1900 Census.
Children of Richard & Sidney:
i. Martha J Sessions, born 1/20/1848 in Wayne Co., IL.
1872, Martha married Oliver F Spicer.
2/15/1926, Martha died in Orchard Twnshp., Wayne Co., IL; buried in Hale Cemetery [south of Johnsonville.]
ii. William Sessions, born 11/12/1848 in Wayne Co., IL.
5/25/1871, William married Mary Jane Watkins in Bond Co., IL.
2/1/1936, William died in Kaskaskia, Fayette Co., IL.
iii. Mildra Eliza Sessions (63), born 5/8/1857 in Wayne Co., IL.
iv. Levi Sessions, born 3/1859 in Wayne Co., IL.
v. Frances Marion Sessions, born 1860 in Wayne Co., IL.
1/13/1941, Marion died in Saint John, Whitman Co., Washington. (S) Washington Death Cert.
vi. Sarah Sessions, born 2/12/1865 in Wayne Co., IL.
1/16/1887, Sarah married William A Lyons in Wayne Co., IL.
2/12/1954, Widow Sarah died of stomach cancer in Tyler, Smith Co., TX; buried in South Park Cem. (S) Texas Death Cert. [Her mother’s name is given as Savanah Warren by informant Mrs. W. Lee Wood.]
vii. Mary E Sessions, born 1867 in Wayne Co., IL.
viii. Issac Sessions, born 11/9/1875 in Wayne Co., IL. (Twin)
1906, Isaac married Eliza Carroll Harman in Clinton Co., IL; naming both of his parents.
4/14/1961, Isaac died in Carlyle, Clinton Co., IL.
ix. Ida Sessions, born 1876 in Wayne Co., IL. (Twin)