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This service is dedicated to furthering genealogy research and information sharing regarding the JESSEE surname, including JESSE, JESSIE, JESSEY, JESSY variations, their ancestors, descendants, and related families. Their origins are believed to be in pre-Revolutionary War Virginia and they largely lived in North Carolina, Southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee from 1775-1825. Many descendants migrated virtually all over the South, Midwest, and West, and later the Northwest and Canada. Related families included in this database are: Armstrong, Smyth/ Smith, Porter, Duncan, Bickley, Richmond/Richman, Bartee and Barrick families; and many other Southwest Virginia Families who have intermarried with the Jessees, including: the Banner, Browning, Burk(e), Counts, Fuller, Gose, Kiser, Stone, and Vermillion families, to name a few of the surnames to be found in the Jessee Family Database.

To Search for Your Ancestors or Other Kin:

Go to the Jessee Genealogy Service-Family Database and use the Jessee search index below the banner, not the RootsWeb/Ancestral Quest search box at top, to find surnames and individuals of interest to you.

This Family Database has the family information for James Wilson "Jim" Jessee, his wife Nelda Faye (Meline) Jessee, and the pedigree of their children, Earl Wilson Jessee and Emma Elizabeth Jessee. It includes the Meline, Ware, Tuck, andCamper surnames, who were early California pioneering families, and the Peterson/Petersen, Lunde, Skogstad, andHermundstad surnames, whose family origins are largely from North Dakota and Canada prior to 1950, and Norway and Sweden prior to 1900.

This Database also contains information regarding Jim and his sister Julie Ann Jessee, their mother, Frances Sylvia "Brownie" (Brownfield) Jessee, her Jewish ancestors, and the survivors and descendants of her Brownfield (Bronfeld/Braunfeld), Shlomkowitz (Szlamkowicz), Ajzenbaum, Szklarczyk, andHerszlikowicz families of Russia, Poland, and Israel, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.

Your comments and inquiries are welcome. Please write, call or e-mail me:
James W. "Jim" Jessee, editor and genealogist, jim@jessee.org.

Your comments and inquiries are welcome. Please write, call or e-mail James W. "Jim" Jessee, editor and genealogist, jim@jessee.org.

Jim and Nelda Jessee
1272 Hobart Street
Chico, CA 95926-3702

530-342-2652
jim@jessee.org

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John Jessee Revolutionary War Soldier & Musician DISPUTED

on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:35

Tom Rudder [clinchco1938@att.net] wrote, May 21, 2015, regarding John Jessee Rev War Musician


Those who think that John Jessee was in the military during the Rev. War as a musician should consider the following.  As a musician in the military he would have been either a fifer or a drummer.  The average age of a fifer was 18 and the average age of a drummer was 19.  So the average age of a musician was 18.  John Jessee was 31 at the time.  As an example, the Virginia Military School for Musicians was restricted to 17 and 18 year olds.  Had John Jessee been in the military in the Rev.

WCV (Washington County, VA) WBs (Will Books) 21, 22 and 23 - Published!

on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:21

Jack Hockett [Tlas101@aol.com] wrote, February 18, 2016 (Will Books) 21, 22  and 23- Published!  


Dear Friends of WCV Research:

Mr. Donald Helton and I are pleased to announce the publication of two WCV Will Books (#21 and #22, covering principally the period 1879 through 1887), as below, by Iberian Publishing Company.  These books each contain an every name index and rather full abstractions of the entries.(See end for intros for WB 21WB 22, WB 23 for more info.) For those interested, ordering info is below. 

 WCV WBs 24, and 25 are ready for publication and WB 26 (through Feb 1901) was

Donations Needed for Jessee Mill

on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 09:13

Sherman Wallace wrote, 2/19/2003, regarding Donations Needed To Save the Mill


with a request for donations to help him preserve at least the status quo at Jessee’s Mill until some other arrangement for its long-term restoration is made. You may find his complete letter in the Summer 2003 The Jessee Family Newsletter and on the Jessee.org website. He is proceeding with evaluation and some work, but it will take a good deal of money to do what is needed, even for just preserving the status quo.

Jessee Mill.. The Owners, The Millers, The Mill

on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 08:43

Jack Hockett [Tlas101@aol.com] wrote, 7/31/2010, regarding Jessee’s Mill. Jack Hockett is a regular and hardworking contributor to South West Virginia History and Genealogy. 


The Roller Process Jessee Mill was built between 1889 and 1900, by Andrew Jackson Jessee. It is located on Mill Creek four miles southwest of Cleveland on Route 645 and about six miles from Lebanon, in Russell Co., VA.

The mill was built from lumber grown and sawed on the Jessee farm which consisted of several hundred acres of land. Most of

the lumber was yellow poplar and has not deteriorated with age.

Jessee's Mill Preservation

on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 07:46

Paul Davis  [Paul.Davis@sourcemedia.com] wrote, March 15, 2016  (he is the son of JHF President Hank Davis) I have attached photos of Jessee’s Mill in Winter 2015. The photos show the original milling equipment, still inside the Mill. 


The “preservation” of Jessee’s Mill remains a major concern for the JHF (Jessee Historical Foundation) and all Jessees in America. As an Historic Russell County Landmark, you would hope that Russell County leaders would share interest,

especially since the owner is willing to cooperate with any public or private entity to preserve it and restore it someday.

Another California cousin-descendant of Archer Catron Jessee

on Sun, 03/06/2016 - 01:42

Anna Laurie  [annalaurie05@yahoo.com] wrote, March 1, 2016, regarding Another California cousin-descendant of Archer Catron Jessee


Hi Jim,  I was thrilled to find the Jessee Genealogy Service and your Jessee Newsletters online. I've only recently started my own research and felt like a new world opened up when I stumbled across your site. I'm the great-great granddaughter of Aurelia Jessee Dutcher, daughter of Archer Catron Jessee and Mary Ann Harbin. I live in the Sacramento area and have photographs of Aurelia, her children, and the Dutcher homestead I'd be happy to share with others.  

Frankey (Lea) Jessee Female MtDNA Line

on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 07:45

I posted that if we could find a daughter, of a daughter, of a daughter only descendant, of one of the seven daughters of John and Frankey (Lea) Jessee, we could discover Frankey’s Mitochondrial DNA heritage.   This would determine if Frankey has European, Indian or Melungeon origins. 

 

Gary Klinedinst, wrote, 7/23/2011, with major news regarding the MtDNA of our Frankey Lea. It was identified thanks to Gary and his mother, Alta Mae Kiser, and their willingness to share their DNA results, and deep Russell County pedigree. Alta Mae Kiser is a direct maternal descendant of John and Frankey

John Jessee Male DNA Line

on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 00:13

I submitted my DNA to FamilyTreeDNA.Com, under the Jessup surname project, which includes our Jesse, Jessie, and Jessee surnames as variants. If indeed my Jessee male line is unbroken, then all John Jessee male descendants should have the same. The Jessee Y DNA Haplogroup is R1b1b2.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and FamilyTreeDNA resources. In human genetics, Haplogroup R is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup, a subgroup of haplogroup P, associated with the M207 mutation.
Origins: It is believed to have occurred somewhere in Central Asia between 30,000 and 35,000 years ago.
Distribution: The