I'm sure that all of the following fits in somewhere in your Vess/Vest family.It comes from a book called "Snapshots Before The War", including the Bath Co.. 1860 census with maiden names and parents added. In the 1860 census it shows a Matilda Vess b. ca. 1822 d/o Hiram Vess.She is married to James Jack.Three of the children are Vess/Vests - Robert b. 1847, Jacob b. 1843, and Matilda b. 1850.According to "Matohe:A Labour of Love", these Vest children were Matilda's by her first husband Samuel H. Vess the Third.However, son Jacob's 1866 Bath Co. marriage record lists only Matilda as his parent, but his 1903 remarriage record lists Harvey and Matilda Vess.There was also a Lucinda Vess b. 1821 d/o Hiram.They were from Rockbridge Co.Records can give us facts and sometimes confuse everythng.