9. William3 Besson (John2, John1)(268) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 31, 1807. William died January 6, 1894 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 86 years of age. Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ with no dates given

He married Margaret Ann Case in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, February 5, 1835. Margaret was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 29, 1816. Margaret(269) was the daughter of Godfrey Case and Elizabeth Welch. Margaret died before 1880 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ with no dates given They had 9 children

In the 1850 census Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 159, William (age 43) is recorded with Margaret (age 34), Mary (age 12), John (age 11), Hannah (age 9), and Catherine (age 3). William is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1860 census Everittstown, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 842, William (age 52) is recorded with Margaret (age 44), Mary (age 24), John (age 22), Catherine (age 13), Austin (age 7), and John Pitenger (age 3), William is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1880 census Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 209, William (age 70), is recorded with his daughters Mary (age 40) and Catherine (age 30), and a laborer Peter Hockenberry (age 35). William is a farmer born in NJ.

William Besson and Margaret Ann Case had the following children:

child 18 i. Mary Elizabeth4 Besson(270) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1837.

child 19 ii. John Case Besson(271) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1838.

child 20 iii. Hannah Besson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1840.

child 21 iv. Godfrey G Besson was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 19, 1843. Godfrey died September 12, 1845 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 1 year of age. Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ

child 22 v. infant Besson was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ about 1845. Infant died September 18, 1845 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at less than one year of age. 1 of two unnamed infants Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ with no age given

child 23 vi. infant Besson was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ about 1845. Infant died September 18, 1845 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at less than one year of age. 1 of two unnamed infants Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ with no age given

child 24 vii. Catherine F Besson(272) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1846.

child 25 viii. Robert W Besson was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ April 7, 1851. Robert died February 23, 1852 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at less than one year of age. Buried at Mount Pleasant,Alexandria Twp,Hunterdon Co,NJ

child 26 ix. Samuel Austin Besson(273) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1852.

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