John Henry Vess m. Marrah Alice Williams, date unknown, they had 14 children, according to census records. Orin, Calvin, George, Willis, Hobson, Jim, Claud, Eddie, Benny, Essie, Mammie, May, Allie and Melvin. Census records show both John and Marrah born in Alabama. I don't have much but am willing to share what I do have. I'm related to Melvin through marriage of a current Vess descendent.