Maj John Cessna, III

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About Maj John Cessna, III

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Major. DAR Ancestor # A023685

Birth: Jan. 26, 1726 Shippensburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 31, 1802 Bedford Bedford County Pennsylvania, USA

Son of John and Agnes Cessna. Married Sarah Rose on January 26, 1760 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa Second marriage was to Elizabeth Hall.

In 1763 became one of the first settlers in Colerain Township, Bedford Co. He served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention in 1774 and was one of the signers of the Pennsylvania Constitution in 1776. He served three terms as sheriff of Bedford County and a member of the Frontier Safety Committee.

The Cessna Homestead is located across the road from the Woods Church just outside of Rainsburg in Colerain Township, Bedford Co., Pa. His burial site is on what was the Frank Heming farm in 1930. No one knows why he was buried here instead of on his farm in Colerain Twp.


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Children:
 Jonathan Cessna (1760 - 1853)*
 Rachel Cessna Williams (1762 - 1852)*
 John Cessna (1768 - 1813)*
 Charles Cessna (1789 - 1829)*
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Burial: Major John Cessna Burial Site Bedford Bedford County Pennsylvania, USA


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Created by: Harriet (Nave) Clapper Record added: May 14, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 69832284 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=cessna&GSbyre...


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Son of John and Agnes Cessna. Married Sarah Rose on January 26, 1760 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa Second marriage was to Elizabeth Hall.

In 1763 became one of the first settlers in Colerain Township, Bedford Co. He served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention in 1774 and was one of the signers of the Pennsylvania Constitution in 1776. He served three terms as sheriff of Bedford County and a member of the Frontier Safety Committee.

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Maj John Cessna, III's Timeline

1726
January 26, 1726
Shippensburg, Cumberland Co, PA
1737
July 20, 1737
Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
1745
1745
Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
1754
1754
1760
November 16, 1760
Friends Cove
1762
August 1, 1762
Friends Cove
August 1, 1762
Colerain, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
1764
December 8, 1764
Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
December 8, 1764
Rainsburg, Pennsylvania