On This Day in 1842

166 Years Ago Today
December 28, 1842 – June 1, 1924
John Counts “Bull” Jessee of Russell County, VA was the youngest of fourteen (14) children born to George Lea Jessee and Elizabeth “Betsy” Counts.
  1. David Counts Jessee
  2. Nancy B. Jessee
  3. Margaret Jessee
  4. Frances Jessee
  5. George Lea Jessee
  6. Samuel Jessee
  7. Martin Counts Jessee
  8. Noah K. Jessee
  9. Jane Jessee
  10. Thomas Jefferson Jessee
  11. Elihu Kiser Jessee
  12. William Lea Jessee
  13. James M. Jessee
  14. John Counts Jessee, my 1st cousin, 5 times removed

John married Margaret “Peggie” Cross and they parented 10 children.

  1. Susan Helen Jessee
  2. William Robert Jessee
  3. Laura Jessee
  4. Charles Benson Jessee
  5. Asa Jeter Jessee
  6. Orpha Narcissus Jessee (stepmother to my grandmother Altha Brooks)
  7. Virthie Jessee
  8. Sally Jessee
  9. Nannie Maryanne Jessee
  10. Andrew J. Jessee
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