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Discover Your Ethnicity

on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:56

 

Kiyan Ng (kiyan@ancestry.comwrote on December 14, 2017:

Discover Your Ethnicity

Ethnicity helps you understand where you come from.  With one simple test, you can discover your unique genetic origins and find family you never knew you had.  (This is a paid service of Ancestry.com)

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What do these ethnic groups include and what does it mean to you.  Find out by clicking the link below.

https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ethnicity/

If it looks interesting and fun..

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

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.

Jessee Family Reunion-Oct. 1, 2016

on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 17:43

    The 12 Biennial National Jessee Family Reunion was held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, beginning at 10 am. See details at www.jessee.org. I encouraged a good attendance, but understand it was low.

    It has been my plan to be there this year, with my wife Nelda, and to be at the Russell County Library in Lebanon, VA, on Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 am to 2 pm to meet new reunion visitors, and to help family with their genealogy research. I had planned to be in the Family History Room at the Library.

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.

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.

Denise Summersett Joins the Jessee Newsletter

on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:41

I am pleased to introduce Denise Summersett, who goes by the handle of Peggy Sue, who has volunteered to edit the News and other colums for the Jessee Genealogy Service website.  It is particularly interesting that she is a descendant of John and Clia Smith Jesse, via William Morgan Jesse and Mary Ann “Polly” Parker of VA.  We do not know how John and Clia Jesse are related to John and Frankey Lea Jessee, but could share common ancestors in Colonial VA.

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

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