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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 Family Database on RootsWeb or Find it on Ancestry as User "JamesWilsonJessee" and as Tree "Jessee-Meline Master IMAC FTM"

Search the Jessee Genealogy Service-Family Database and use it for free on RootsWeb. To find surnames and individuals of interest to you, please use the Jessee search index below the banner, not the RootsWeb/Ancestral Quest search box at top.
The RootsWeb Database was last updated in December 2013, and I have not had access since to update it. When I can, I willl.  In the meantime, my most current databse is maintained on Ancestry, a fee service, with my user name of JamesWilsonJessee (no spaces). You are welcome to go there.

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, and Hermundstad 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, and Herszlikowicz families of Russia, Poland, and Israel, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.

Join the JESSEE-List at RootsWeb

Subscribing. Clicking on one of the shortcut links below should work, but if your browser doesn't understand them, try these manual instructions: to join JESSEE-L, send mail to JESSEE-L-request@rootsweb.com with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body. To join JESSEE-D, do the same thing with JESSEE-D-request@rootsweb.com.

Unsubscribing. To leave JESSEE-L, send mail to JESSEE-L-request@rootsweb.com with the single word unsubscribe in the message subject and body. To leave JESSEE-D, do the same thing with JESSEE-D-request@rootsweb.com.

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

Find us on Facebook as well, Jim Jessee in Chico, CA

 

 

New Genealogy Discoveries Made

on Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:49

I have been working on my own genealogy of late, finally using my subscription to Ancestry the way one should.

My Jessee Clan from Tennessee

on Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:54

 

Kenneth E Wagner <kewagner61@cox.net> wrote on :

 

Good morning, Cousin Jim:

 

I hope that the spring and summer have been kind to you and your family.

 

I sent to you the result of my research on my Jessee family from Tennessee. I have heard nothing from my plea for information that might connect my Jacob Jessee back to the son of David and Catherine Jessee, b. abt 1813; nor have I found anything to suggest that my Jacob is not the son of David and Catherine.

Lost and Found--Adoptee Finds his Jessee Roots

on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:47

Lost and Found--Adoptee Finds his Jessee Roots
By Jeff Guillemette son of Agnes Sugimoto Tomori and Charles Monroe Jessee

Jeff "United in Time" with his father Charles M. Jessie (Jessee) above, followed by a additonal photos of Jeff and wife, Patty, with his half-brother  and his family in Hawaii.

Originally, I thought I had not been born, upon finding out that I was adopted. Then of course, I went through the adoption angst stages, why was I put up for adoption, who were my parents, how in fact did I become me from them? I wrestled with these unknown questions that had no answers.

Solid Connection Sought for Jacob Jessee

on Sat, 11/26/2016 - 03:21

Ken Wagner [kewagner61@cox.net] wrote, November 20, 2016 regarding Jacob Jessee:

Hello, cousins...

My name is Ken Wagner. My great grandmother is Rebecca Jessee Weddle, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (probably nee CHILDS) Jessee. Nancy and her children can be found in the 1850 US census in Knox County Tennessee with her name spelled Jessey. I have found the family in the 1840 census in Knoxville and have determined that Jacob died between Feb 1848 (youngest child born 26 Oct 1848) and before 02 October 1848 when there was probate action dealing with his estate.

Research Needed on Henry and Elizabeth Jessee, speculative parents of John Jessee and Frankey Lea Jessee

on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:06

Jim Jessee [jim@jessee.org] wrote, May 20, 2016, regarding Research Needed on Henry and Elizabeth Jessee, speculative parents of John Jessee and Frankey Lea Jessee

The Jessee Family Database at www.jessee.org, shows Henry and Elizabeth Jessee as the parents of John Jessee, who marries Frances “Frankey” Lea, moves to Russell Co., VA and has 15 children with her. It is easiest to go to the Jessee family Database via the website and search for, Lea, Frances “Frankey.”  

It is a speculation that Henry Jessee is John's father based on his Will, which is on record in Caswell Co., NC. " John and

Own a Piece of History! Beautiful Jack Jessee historical home for Sale

on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:12

Joe Jessee (joejessee@yahoo.com) wrote, April 28, 2016, regarding Here's an Opportunity!

 

This is Jack Jessee of Mill Creek who owned Jessees Mill, and built the beautiful home opposite the Jessee Mill.

Source:  This is an excerpt from “Old Mills of Far Southwest Virginia” byEmory L. Hamilton,  Historical Sketches of  Southwest Virginia,Publication 7-1973, Historical Society of Southwest Virginia.  This can be found on the Internet at New River Notes, http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv.htm

 

The Jessee Mill

The Roller Process Jessee Mill was built between 1889 and 1900, by Andrew

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.

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