Earliest family members with details in this presentation are Minta's half brothers and sister . . . common mother, Barbara Herring:A BRIEF HISTORY
Henry Fess (1808-1866) married Barbara Herring (1831-1920) in 1847.
Listed are six sons and a daughter, another boy died as an infant.
Jacob 1848-1912 married Lizzie Broches, had Pyrle Fess and stepson, Tol Haines.
Elizabeth 1851-1945 married George W. Brown had Rhoda, Mina, Burl, and Ada
WILLIAM 1854-1943 married Rebecca Sutton had:
ORA 1885-1974, Burr 1888, Harry 1892, Alice 1895
Levi 1856-1929 married Levinia, had Lulu, Lydia, Ora, Harold, and Jessie
JAMES MARION 1859-1907 married Pearl Louise Lehman 1883-1963 had:
Lois Blanche 1899, Icy Beatrice 1902-1995, Otis James 1905-1990
SIMEON DAVISON 1861-1936 married Eva Candice Thomas had:
Hamilton Lehr 1891-1965, Lowell Thomas 1895-1971, Charles Sumner 1897-1955
CHARLES 1866-1944 married Inez Ingledue had:
Guy Carlton 1894, Gerald H. 1892, Audrey Madeline 1901, and Donald ?
Henry married at age 39, Barbara Herring (age 16) in 1847 and over the next 19 years, had the large family listed above. Henry died on March 27, 1866, 25 days after his last son, Charles, was born leaving his wife Barbara, 23 years his junior, and his teenagers to run the farm. Barbara later married Andrew Jackson Richie and had Minta Maybelle in 1872.
The group photo below, taken about 1905 shows Barbara with several of her sons, daughter Elizabeth, and daughter, Minta, with their families. Barbara lived to age 89, meeting her maker on April 23, 1920.