Good afternoon cousin Linda.
It can get very confusing; particularly with the name of Solomon.
The main problem that has probably got you confused is that Solomon Colfax Kessinger was not the son of Joseph and Ruth.
Josiah Dodge Kessinger was the son of Joseph and Ruth, and Solomon Colfax was Josiah Dodge and Cynthia Ann's son.
Solomon "Monie" was Josiah Dodge's older brother, and the progenitor of my line of the Kessinger/Kasinger family.
I hope the following will help.I never know how it will look on this site, if it takes up the full width of your screen, then all reads right; but in case it doesn't, I will try to email it to you as well.
Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut
From book in progress:"KESSINGER/KASINGER FAMILY IN AMERICA"
by Ila Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut
1770 – 1837 (or 1862?)
(Most of the information in this section was contributed by Mary Jo [Kasinger] Smith[B5a-10a-5-12]
and Phyllis Ratjen [B5a-10a-5-11-1-1].)
(Additional information was contributed byDavid Albert Bird and Nina [Parks] Bird[B5a-1-4-4-1b-1].
Helen [Kassinger] Rollins [B5b-3-1-7]of Zalma, Missouri./Debra Lynne [Butts] Nangle[B10b-6a-1-4a-1a-1]. )
and:Virginia Lois Valente[B3-12-8-3] of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Joseph Kessinger was born about 1770 in Lancaster County, in the British Colony of Pennsylvania.He was the second oldest child of 11 children born to Solomon Kessinger I and Elizabeth (Greenwald), both of German ancestry.
He was 8 years old in 1778, when he, and 5 of his siblings, accompanied his parents on their journey down the Ohio River by flatboat, to the Kentucky territory.
Joseph married Ruth Logsdon on July 10, 1793 in Hart County, Kentucky; and they had, at least, 10 children, all of whom were born in Kentucky.
Joseph's brother, Solomon II, married Ruth's sister, Elizabeth.They are of the "C" Group.The two Logsdon sisters were the daughters of Thomas Logsdon II and his wife, Mary.This family of Logsdons were the ones that left Pennsylvania with the Kessingers, and journeyed down the Ohio River to Corn Island with them.
The children of Joseph and Ruth were:
B1Elizabeth Kessinger (Born about 1794in Kentucky.)
B2Mary Kessinger (Born about 1798in Kentucky.)
B3William Logsdon Kessinger (Born about 1799in Kentucky.)
B4Rebecca Kessinger (Born about 1801in Kentucky.)
B5Solomon “Monie” Kessinger (Born about 1803in Kentucky.)
B6Louisa Kessinger (Born about 1810in Kentucky.)
B7Josiah Dodge Kessinger (Born about 1812in Kentucky.)
B8Nancy Kessinger (Born about 1813? in Kentucky.)
B9Lucinda Kessinger (Born about 1815? in Kentucky.)
B10Silas Kessinger (Born about 1818? in Kentucky.)
(It is interesting to note that 4 of the children were named for Joseph’s brothers and sisters.)
THE DESCENDENTS OFJOSEPHANDRUTH (LOGSDON)KESSINGER.
B7a.JOSIAHDODGEKESSINGER (Born:April 12, 1812 in Hart Co., Kentucky.Died:Aug. 18, 1900 in
Married/a:Rebecca Peeblesin Hart Co., Kentucky in 1831.
Married/b:Cynthia Ann (Scherer) Brown in Montgomery Co., Illinois
Josiah and Rebecca’s children were:
B7a-1Thomas G. Kessinger(Born:Jan. 1, 1832;Died:May 16, 1890.)
B7a-2Blewford H. Kessinger (Born:in 1837.)
B7a-3William Kessinger(Born: 1838;Died:1845.)
B7a-4Sarah Emaline Kessinger(Born: 1842;Died:1860.)
(There probably were 2 or 3 other infants who had died at birth.)
B7bJOSIAH DODGE KESSINGER (Born:April 12, 1812 in Kentucky;Died: Aug. 18, 1900 in Illinois)
Married/b:Cynthia Ann [Scherer] Brown.
Josiah and Cynthia’s children were:
B7b-1Silas Jefferson Kessinger (Born:March 15, 1849.)
B7b-2Abram Kessinger (Born:June 24, 1850.Died:May 31, 1852.)
B7b-3Joseph Fillmore Kessinger (Born:April 13, 1856.)
B7b-4Winfield Scott Kessinger (Born:Sept. 25, 1858.)
B7b-5Solomon Colfax Kessinger (Born:Nov. 27, 1861.)
B7b-1SILAS JEFFERSON KESSINGER (Born:March 15, 1849;Died: April 23, 1926.)
Married:Parthenia Martin Harris on Jan. 24, 1878 in Fayette Co., Illinois
Silas and Cynthia’s child was:
B7b-3JOSEPH FILLMORE KESSINGER (Born:April 13, 1856;Died:Jan. 6, 1927)
Married:Ella Margaret Moore.
B7b-4WINFIELD SCOTT KESSINGER (Born: Sept. 25, 1858;Died:March 27, 1950)
Married:Margaret“Maggie”Mansfield on Sept. 11, 1883 (or Oct.
23, 1883?)inMontgomery Co.,Illinois.
Winfield and Margaret’s children were:
B7b-5aSOLOMON COLFAX KESSINGER (Born:Nov. 27, 1861 in Montgomery Co., Illinois;Died:Oct. 5, 1918
in Montgomery Co. Illinois)
Married/a:Frances Elizabeth Britten on April 9, 1883 at Cottonwood
Falls, Chase Co., Kansas.(Born:April 2, 1860 at Bunker Hill,
Macoupin Co., IllinoisDied:Jan. 14, 1926 at Union Gap, Yakima Co.,
Married/b?:Sarah M. Osborn
[NOTE:Solomon Colfax was born in Illinois in 1861.He moved to Kansas before 1883 when he married Frances.They had three children in Kansas, and then moved to Yakima Co., Washington in 1889; where they had 6 more children.
Solomon returned to Illinois in 1901, leaving his wife and children in Oregon.He may have married a second time, after he moved back to Illinois.He died in Illinois in 1918.]
Solomon and Frances’s children were:
B7b-5a-1Archie Roy Kessinger (Born:1883in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-2Roxie Ann Kessinger (Born:1885in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-3Erastur Monie Kessinger (Born:1888in Kansas.)
B7b-5a-4Coila Marguerita Kessinger (Born:1890in Washington.)
B7b-5a-5Arno Hilary Kessinger (Born:1892in Washington.)
B7b-5a-6Lloyd Clyde Kessinger (Born:1894in Washington.)
B7b-5a-7Letitia Eunice Kessinger (Born:1896in Washington.)
B7b-5a-8Lillian Viola Kessinger (Born:1899in Washington.)
B7b-5a-9Albert Clinton Kessinger (Born:1901in Washington.)
B7b-5a-1ARCHIE ROY KESSINGER (Born:Oct. 7,1883 in Kansas; Died: Nov. 14, 1963 at White Salmon,
Washington;and is buried in the IOOF Cemetery at Moro, Oregon.)
Married:Margaret M. Hunter on June 18, 1911.(Born:Dec. 18,
1891;Died:May 7, 1921 at Moro, Oregon)
B7b-5a-2ROXIE ANN KESSINGER (Born:Nov. 6, 1885 in Kansas.Died:Sept. 17, 1964 at Moro,
Married:Claude Thompson on Oct. 15, 1904.
B7b-5a-3ERASTUR MONIE KESSINGER (Born:Jan. 2, 1888 in Kansas.Died:June 7, 1963 at Union Gap,
Yakima Co., Washington.)
Married:Emma Gangl on Sept. 13, 1930.
B7b-5a-4COILA MARGURITA KESSINGER (Born:Jan. 28, 1890 at Seattle, Washington; Died:Oct. 30, 1965 at
Married: Robert W. Belsher on June 29, 1909 . (Born: Nov. 11, 1876;
Died:July 6, 1964.)
B7b-5a-5ARNO HILARY KESSINGER (Born: Aug. 2, 1892 at Mossy Rock, Wash.;Died:April 12, 1959.)
Married:Isabell Leona Wallis.
B7b-5a-6LLOYD CLYDE KESSINGER (Born:April 19, 1894 at Mossy Rock, Wash.Died:Aug. 18, 1956
at Eugene, Oregon.)
B7b-5a-7LETITIA EUNICE KESSINGER (Born:Nov. 21, 1896 at Mossy Rock, Washington;Died:_____.)
Married/a: Wesley Fuller on Feb. 28, 1915. (Born: 1892; Died: 1963)
Married/b: Jack Henkle.
B7b-5a-8LILLIAN VIOLA KESSINGER (Born:March 13, 1899 at Seattle, Washington;Died: ____..)
Married/a:William R. Schlais(Born: _____;Died:1920.)
Married/b:Ward Emmons Buzan(Born: _____;Died:1955.)
Married/c:Bert Yoes(Born: ____ ;Died:Aug. 17, 1970.)
Lillian and (William? or Ward?) had two sons.
One son had 6 children.
One son had 4 children.
B7b-5bSOLOMON COLFAX KESSINGER (Born:Nov. 27, 1861 in Illinois;Died:Oct. 5, 1918 in Montgomery Co., Ill.)
Married/b:Sarah Malissa Osborn on Nov. 7, 1904.
Solomon and Sarah’s children were:
B7b-5b-1Otis Chancey Kessinger(Born:Aug. 9, 1905;Died: ____.)
B7b-5b-2Homer Kessinger (Born:Feb. 1907;Died:1908).
B7b-5b-3Howard Otto Kessinger(Born:July 28, 1909;Died: ____)Married:Eva Blanche Williams
on Nov. 27, 1933.
B7b-5b-4Ralph Elwood Kessinger(Born:Aug. 29, 1914;Died:____.)Married:DellaDunaway.
No additional information on:B7. -- JOSIAHDODGEKESSINGERis available at this time.