Bessie was the wife of Hosea Matthews. After their marriage, the two briefly attempted to leave the life of crime behind, but Hosea eventually drifted back into it. Despite this, Bessie still loved Hosea, and the two remained together. She died in an unspecified year prior 1899, after which Hosea was "drunk for a year."
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Bessie is mentioned a few times in conversations with Hosea as well as other characters. On a hunting trip for an alleged 1000 pound bear, Hosea mentions Bessie while speaking with Arthur Morgan, stating that they were in Grizzlies East and the surrounding area while they were together, away from a life of crime. Hosea adds that she was acutely aware of who he was and accepted it, which allowed them to stay together after he returned to his criminal activities.
Jamie Gillis also mentions Bessie alongside Annabelle (should Arthur agree to retrieve him for Mary Linton), inquiring about the two women's whereabouts. Upon hearing that both Bessie and Annabelle had died, Jamie notes that it may have been a good thing for Arthur and Mary's relationship to have failed, lest a similar fate befall the latter. Arthur solemnly agrees with him.
- Red Dead Redemption 2