James Esson married Helen Mitchell 05 January 1856 at the Chapel of Garioch 
 has Alexander Esson born at 11am 07 July 1856 to James Esson (Stone dyker) and Helen Esson MS Mitchell
Death Registration in Ohio, United States  has birth as 27 July 1857 but parents are definitely James L Esson (Aberdeenshire) and Helen Mitchell (Aberdeenshire). He was a married Bricklayer who died of Metatastic Sepsis, Peri Candidisis, Pleurisy and Pneumonia with contributing factor an infective abrasion of the leg
1861 Census  has mother Helen (32), Alexander (4), James (3) and William (1) living in Oyne
1871 Census  Has Helen (42) James (38), Jessie (13), William (11), George (8), Helen (6) and Jessie (4) living in Oyne. It seems likely that there has been a record of James as Jessie, or James is staying elsewhere and a relative is staying. None of them are in Oyne by 1881
1900 US Census  has James S Esson 68 year old widowerborn May 1832. He was a Stone Mason immigrated from Scotland in 1872 and had been out of employment for 8 Months.
↑ "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTRT-VYD : 10 February 2018), James Esson and Helen Mitchell, 05 Jan 1856; citing Chapel Of Garioch,Aberdeen,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.