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Jack Hockett​   SW VA History and Genealogy

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Below please find Jack's most recent publications.

Washington Co VA (WCV) Will Book (WB) 1, 1777-1792 has just been published by Iberian Publishing Company as of today.  This book (description and ordering information below) consists of almost complete text of the WB 1, annotations, bibliography, dictionary of terms, original (court book) index and every name index.  In addition, insofar as possible the 5 extra pages included in this WB have also been transcribed and placed at the end of this WB.

Washington Co VA (WCV) WB (Will book) 24, 1890-1894, fully indexed and also annotated was previously published.  A little about this work follows as well as ordering info for anyone interested.
INTRODUCTION:  This Will Book 24 (WB) begins with the Inventory of the personal property of the estate of Noah M(ilton) Hill (Sr.), taken, 13 Sep 1889, delivered to court 24 Mar 1890 and admitted to record 14 Apr 1890, and WB 24 ends 400 pages later with the admission to record of the administration account of the estate of William L(eonard) Hutton, on 22 Jan 1894, the great majority of entries falling at times between these entries.  

This work has been annotated, primarily using information from our own publications (Hockett, Helton) as well as those of Mr. Tom Colley, from private contributors (see abbreviations list at beginning of the WB transcription), and other sources, as cited.  We would like to additionally recommend for further and more extensive information on some of the annotations, to consult the excellent work: 1850 CENSUS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA ANNOTATED.  By Waverly W. Barbe and edited by Ms. Shelby Ireson Edwards. 2000.  This publication is available from the Historical Society of Washington Country Virginia, Abingdon, VA.  Other contributors such as Ms. M. Epps and Mr. Robert Ford, Ms. Donna Jean Ford, Ms. Mary Marble, et al. have been identified as needed (please refer to the abbreviations section).
WASHINGTON CO. VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 24, 1890- 1894 Jack Hockett, indexed by Donald Helton. 2016, 8x10, iv, 183 pages. See description above.

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Julie Ann Ortiz Ball
I am in the process of researching my grandmother, Phoebe Elizabeth Jesse's, tree. I am of the Ninth Generation from John Jesse and Clia Smith. I have gotten several inquiries already from Jessee's around the nation and look forward to continued support and being able to help as well.

Donna Bogue
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Barbara R. Cogburn
James (Mathias or M.C. or Mac) Jessee, Beverly Floyd Jessee Descendants

Ed Hall
I am tracking BICKLEY and FORD from the John Tivis Jessee line. John Tivis Jessee is the son of Joseph Jessee, son of John Jessee, Jr., son of John and Frankey Lea Jessee.

Dee Harding
Ephriam KISER Jessee, Ninna Belle Jessee, Priscilla Long GOSE

Sandra Jessee Hood
J.C. Jessee (Father), Lebanon, Va. - descendent of Phillip and Rachel Jessee

David M. Jessee
I am from Scott County, Va., near Natural Tunnel, on Stock Creek. Grandson of Patrick Bruce Jessee and Amanda Hill Jessee. Son of Emmett C. Jessee and Eunice Lewis Jessee.

Carolyn Jessee
Dennis Luther Jessee, Carolyn Sue Jessee, Robert Kenneth Jessee, Vernon Cecil Jessee Jr.

John (JD) Jessee

Johnnie Paul Jessee
Son of Johnnie Dodge Jessee, the son of Eugene Paul Jessee, the son of Jerial Dodge Jessee, etc.

Linda Jessee Mills
Great-grandfather Jefferson Jessee

W.H. Jessee (Bill)

Ed Marsh

Gray Newman
Decendent of Archer Jessee and Nancy Browning

Christine (Sullivan) Metzner
Fullerton, CA
My line: Thomas Jefferson Jessee married Margaret Frances HARDWICK, Daughter Annie maud Jessee married Bartholomew LYNCH.

Sue Lester Patterson
I am related to Phillip and Rachel Jessee, to Gabriel and Nancy Wallis Jessee, to Gillespie J. and Lethea Jessee Smith. My gr grandmother, Lethea was the last Jessee in my direct line. One of her daughters, Martha Smith, married Raleigh Lester, my grandfather. Searching for: LESTER, SMITH, Jessee, SHREVE/SHRIEVE TAZEWELL/RUSSELL CO. VA. LATE 1700'S TO PRESENT SHREVE/SHRIEVES IN ROCKINGHAM CO. N.C. LATE 1700'S TO PRESENT

Ann Hamilton Pippin
Descendent of John Jessee, Sr., Rev. David Jessee, and Catherine (Caty) BANNER, John, and Dolly CANDLER , Nancy Catherine Jessee and Harvey Duncan LITTON/LYTTON. Kin to Vermillions, too.

Patricia O'Connor
Family Names: Colonel George M. Jessee, Bettie Jessee.

Carin Vance Rhoden
The RHODEN Family Genealogy, including many descendants of George Lea Jessee.

Judy Ring

Carlyine Ritter
ICQ# 9189377

Gloria Robbins
Looking for Clarence Jessee in Raven, VA during 1943

Anisa Zimmerman
6th great grandaughter of John Jesse born ABT.1770 in Cumberland Co., VA, Died ABT. 1808 in Cumberland Co., VA.