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My Jessee Clan from Tennessee

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


Kenneth E Wagner <> 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 [] 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 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 [] 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, 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