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Jefferson JESSEE (son of John JESSEE and Mary "Polly" ARMSTRONG) was born in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., Virginia, and died May 06, 1866 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., Virginia. He married Nancy J. COUNTS on Abt. 1824, daughter of John COUNTS and Margaret KELLY.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jefferson JESSEE:
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(BIRT) 2 DATE ___ _ 1802
GEN: Ellen Jessee Thompson Stinnett letter/diskette.
GEN: Ellen Jessee Thompson Stinnett letter/diskette.
GEN: Ellen Jessee Thompson Stinnett letter/diskette.
GEN: Jefferson lived at the forks of the road on Meade Branch where the
Carterton
GEN: Road crosses the Valley Road. He engaged in stock raising on a large
scale &
GEN: became one of the walthiest men in Russell Co. His real estate was
valued at
GEN: $8,000 in the 1850 census. He owned slaves and regularly drove large
numbers
GEN: of export cattle to Baltimore. He not only used his several farms in
Reeds
GEN: Valley for raising cattle, but took up large boundaries of forest land on
the
GEN: waters of Lick and Frying Pan creeks for range land. During the Civil
War,
GEN: his son Mack, together with a Dean and a Barnett, went into Kentucky and
GEN: purchased a large number of cattle for which they gave in payment bonds
GEN: purported to have been signed by Jefferson Jessee. The traders lost
heavily
GEN: on the sale of the cattle, and the Kentucky holders of the bonds enforced
GEN: collection. This resulted in the insolvency of Jefferson and his family.
A
GEN: number of lawsuits ensued after his death, and all of his property was
sold to
GEN: satisfy the claims. Nancy joined the Castlewood Baptist Church in 1836,
and
GEN: Jefferson on 9/22/1842. He is buried at their homeplace in Reeds Valley.
GEN: Source: "Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow", E.J.
Sutherland.
GEN: Ellen Jessee Thompson Stinnett letter/diskette.

More About Jefferson JESSEE:
Burial: Unknown, Homeplace, Reeds Valley, Virginia.

More About Jefferson JESSEE and Nancy J. COUNTS:
Marriage: Abt. 1824

Children of Jefferson JESSEE and Nancy J. COUNTS are:
  1. Jefferson B. JESSEE, b., Russell Co., Virginia, d. date unknown, Gettysburg.
  2. Elihu KISER JESSEE, b., Russell Co., Virginia, d. date unknown.
  3. Noah K. JESSEE, b., Russell Co., Virginia, d. date unknown.
  4. James Mathias "Mack" JESSEE, b., Russell Co., Virginia, d. date unknown.
  5. Catherine JESSEE, b. Abt. 1824, Russell Co., Virginia, d. date unknown.
  6. Mathias JESSEE, b. Abt. 1828, d. date unknown.
  7. Joseph JESSEE, b. September 22, 1828, Russell Co., Virginia, d. December 26, 1904, Homeplace, Russell, Virginia.
  8. Stanford LEA JESSEE, b. October 23, 1832, Russell Co., Virginia, d. January 10, 1862, Middle Creek, Kentucky.
  9. Cynthia JESSEE, b. May 19, 1835, Russell Co., Virginia, d. March 03, 1915.
  10. +Margaret L. JESSEE, b. September 09, 1838, Russell Co., Virginia, d. December 15, 1902.
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