On This Day in 1832

176 Years Ago Today
Stanford Lea Jessee was the oldest of 5 children born to
Jefferson Jessee and Nancy Counts.
Birth: 23 OCT 1832 in , Russell Co., VA
Death: 10 JAN 1862 in Battle of, Middle Creek, KY
Source: 1860 Russell Co., VA Census, pg. 28.They lived on a farm near Carterton (later called the Sam Jessee place). He joined the Confederate Army, serving in Capt. William Jessee’s Company. At the battle of Middle Creek, KY, he was stationed with the commissary wagon; but when the battle began, he seized his gun, rushed into the action and was killed by a minnie ball. The Castlewood Baptist Church adopted this tribute:”It has pleased an all-wise providence to remove from our midst our much beloved brother, Stanford L. Jessee, in the thirtieth year of his age, who was killed in the battle of Middle Creek, Ky, on the 10th day of Januray 1862. he became a member of our church at the early age of ten years from which time to the time of his death he was an exemplary and consistent Christian. In his last moments, having fallen in the midst of battle at the hand of an invading foe, he still trusted in that God he was accustomed to serve as was evidenced from the last words that fell from his lips, which were: “Tell all my friends I died a soldier and died at my post. I have done all I can do and will soon be in a better world than this.’…Or church has lost a useful member. He was a regular attendant of our church meetings, and his deportment as clerk of the church was at all times that of a Christian.”Standford and Sarah are buried on their homeplace:Source: “Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow” by E.J. Sutherland.Source: “Russel County History,” Bk. 2, pg 335.Source: The research of Marshall Jefferson Jessee, PO 182000, Casselberry, Fl 32718-2000 who provided detailed information in the form of a GEDCOM file.Source: James Kimble (jkimble@media-net.net), sent 12/30/1999, information indentifying this marriage of Sarah Jessee, da. of Archer and Rachel Herndon to Abraham Crabtree. “They located to Wayne Co., VA sometime between 8/1853 and 8/1856 and lived there the rst of their lives. Abraham Crabtree served with the 16th VA Cavalry, CSA.”Source: Michael Dye [m.a.d.man@worldnet.att.net]Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 4:53 PMStanford L. Jessee & Sarah Fuller were married abt 1851. They had5 children, George Cowan, b: 29 Jan 1852 being the first & John Henry b: 16 Jun 1860 the last. As you know Stanford was killed in action at the battle of Middle Creek, Ky. Sarah never re-married and in 1888 received a widows pension in Russell Co. She is on the 1909 pension list, six years after Sarah, wife of Abraham, had already died in Wayne Co. I have Sarah “Fuller” Jessee’s death as abt. 1920 in Russell Co. I haven’t sent off for it, but her death cert. should be on file and available to order. I may name her parents on it.Source: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. (VARosterC) Published in 1987, and posted on VARussel-l@Rootsweb.com, 2/2/2002, by Geniebug [geniebug@prodigy.net].Stanford L JesseeBorn on 23 October 1832.Service Record:Enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1861 in Russell, VAEnlisted in Company A, 29th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 July 1861Killed on 10 January 1862 in Middle Creek, KY
Change Date: 17 JAN 2004 at 20:18:41Father:
Jefferson JESSEE b: 1802 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., VA
Mother: Nancy COUNTS b: 1803 in Cleveland, Russell Co., VA
Marriage 1 Sarah “Sallie” FULLER b: 1833/1836 in , Russell Co., VA
Married: ABT 1851 in , Russell Co., VAChildren
George Cowan JESSEE b: 29 JAN 1852 in , Russell Co., VA
Nancy C. “Nannie” JESSEE b: 21 JAN 1854 in , Russell Co., VA
Thomas Jefferson “Big Jeff” JESSEE b: 18 DEC 1856 in Mill Creek, Russell Co., VA
Noah D. Kernan JESSEE b: 9 APR 1858 in , Russell Co., VA
John Henry JESSEE b: 16 JUN 1860 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., VA
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