Farmer. 1850 Census shows 190 acres Clinton Twp., Franklin Co., OH on Olentangy River.

Centennial Biographical History Columbus & Franklin Co., OH p.433;

Thomas Moore Hess, deceased, was for a number of years a representative farmer and valued citizen of Franklin County. He was born on the old Moore homestead in Clinton Twp., July 26, 1825, being the eldest son of John Moses and Elizabeth (Moore) Hess. His mother died at his birth and he was left to the care of his maternal grandmother, who also died when he was yet an infant. He was then taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Katie (Katherine) Oller of Delaware County, Ohio, with whom he remained until his father's second marriage which occurred when he was five years old. He then remained with his father in Clinton Twp. until he went to the house of his grandfather Moore in Indiana, where he attended public schools until the age of 15 years of age.

On the expiration of that period he returned to his father's home and began work on the farm assiting in the cultivation of the fields until the spring of 1849 when he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Rutherford of Delaware County, Ohio, who died in 1850 leaving a son, Henry R., now a prominent citizen of Clinton Township. After the death of his first wife Mr. Hess again married, his second union being with Ann Amanda Kinnear, a daughter of Samuel and Ellen (Hill) Kinnear, pioneers of Franklin County. (This is incorrect - Anna Amanda was the daughter of Samuel and his first wife Hannah McCutcheon)

Throughout his entire life Mr. Hess manifested a deep interest in the welfare of orphan children, a fact which probably arose from his own experience. He gave to four different orphan children a home from early childhood until they had reached self-sustaining years. He was a man of great kindness and broad sympathy and was very popular with his neighbors and friends, numbering the latter by the score. His death was therefore universally regretted. Whatever was of interest and value to the public he cheerfully espoused, giving liberally of his means to all worthy enterprises. He was a very successful farmer, his labors bringing to him a handsome competence and he accumulated a large landed estate. He died suddenly of heart failure on the 28th of May 1889, and his remains were interred in the Union Cemetery opposite North Columbus, where a suitable monument has been erected by the family."
  • 25 Jul 1825 - Birth - ; Moore Homestead, Clinton Twp., Franklin Co., OH
  • 28 May 1889 - Death - ; Franklin Co., OH
Thomas Moore Hess
25 Jul 1825 - 28 May 1889
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Hess
Marriageto Elizabeth Moore
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Moore
Marriageto John Hess
MThomas Moore Hess
Birth25 Jul 1825Moore Homestead, Clinton Twp., Franklin Co., OH
Death28 May 1889Franklin Co., OH
Marriage2 Oct 1851to Ann Amanda Kinnear at Franklin Co., OH
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Moore Hess
Birth25 Jul 1825Moore Homestead, Clinton Twp., Franklin Co., OH
Death28 May 1889 Franklin Co., OH
Marriage2 Oct 1851to Ann Amanda Kinnear at Franklin Co., OH
FatherJohn Hess
MotherElizabeth Moore
PARENT (F) Ann Amanda Kinnear
Birth16 Feb 1827Circleville, Pickaway, Co., OH
Death4 Mar 1909 Marion, Marion Co., OH
Marriage2 Oct 1851to Thomas Moore Hess at Franklin Co., OH
FatherSamuel S. Kinnear
MotherHannah McCutcheon
FEllen Pauline Hess
Birth22 Aug 1852Franklin Co., OH
Marriage7 Apr 1870to Charles Scott Woodrow at Franklin Co., OH
FNora Adell Hess
Birth26 Nov 1858Franklin Co., OH
Death26 Jul 1934Columbus, Franklin Co, OH
Marriage10 Jan 1888to Peter Volk Ramlow at Franklin Co., OH
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Moore Hess b: 25 Jul 1825 d: 28 May 1889
Ann Amanda Kinnear b: 16 Feb 1827 d: 4 Mar 1909
Ellen Pauline Hess b: 22 Aug 1852
Charles Scott Woodrow b: 22 Aug 1852
Thomas Woodrow b: 1872
Anne E. Woodrow b: 1879
Guy H. Woodrow b: 1871 d: 1893
Claude T. Woodrow b: 20 Sep 1904 d: Sep 1970
Nora Adell Hess b: 26 Nov 1858 d: 26 Jul 1934
Peter Volk Ramlow b: 16 May 1854 d: 5 Jul 1933
Helen Ione Ramlow b: 4 Apr 1890
Nora Marnetha Ramlow b: 30 Oct 1888
Catherine Amelia Ruth Slyh b: 1914 d: 1977
Donald Alexander Gray b: Aug 1909 d: 1986