Notes for Jefferson JESSEE: GEDCOM line 998 not recognizable or too long: (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
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