On This Day in 1884

125 Years Ago Today
June 12, 1884

John Henry Jessee married Louvisa Powers. John Henry was one of five children born to Stanford Lea and Sallie (Fuller) Jessee.

  1. George Cowan Jessee
  2. Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee (my great grandmother)
  3. Thomas Jefferson “Big Jeff” Jessee
  4. Noah D. Kernan Jessee
  5. John Henry Jessee (my great grand uncle)

Louvisa was one of twelve children born to John “Johnny” and Sarah (Leece) Powers.

  1. Nancy Jane Powers
  2. Elizabeth Powers
  3. Calvin Morgan Powers
  4. Francis Marion Powers
  5. James Harvey Powers
  6. William Patton Powers
  7. Charles Carter Powers
  8. Margaret “Peg” Powers
  9. Thomas Jefferson Powers
  10. Mary Powers
  11. Henry Powers
  12. Louvisa Powers (2nd cousin, 4x removed and great grand aunt)

Louvisa and John Henry were parents to nine children.

  1. Catherine Florence Powers Jessee
  2. Conley Trigg Jessee
  3. William Ellis Jessee
  4. Sarah Margaret “Mag” Jessee
  5. Laura Della Jessee
  6. John Stanford Jessee
  7. Mary Alice Jessee
  8. Kent Jessee
  9. Taulbee Balford Jessee

On a recent trip to Russell County, I happened across this sign near Spring City. In Memory of Taulbee and Russell Jessee.


101 Years Ago Today
June 12, 1908 – 1984

John Walter Campbell, my 1st cousin, 1x removed, was one of nine children born to John Harrison and Sarah Ellen (Davis) Campbell.

  1. Flora Lola Campbell
  2. Ethlyn C. Campbell
  3. Barclay Campbell
  4. John Walter Campbell
  5. Mary Gertrude Campbell
  6. Baird Kermit Campbell
  7. Virginia Madge Campbell
  8. Charles Dudley Campbell
  9. Zolene Nell Campbell


124 Years Ago Today
June 12, 1885

Roy Selfe, my 6th cousin, 2x removed, was one of eleven children born to Wilson Vermillion and Elizabeth (Kiser) Selfe.

  1. Hettie Selfe
  2. Greely Selfe
  3. Ida Selfe
  4. Francis Wayland Selfe
  5. Walter Selfe
  6. Nevada Selfe
  7. Dora Selfe
  8. Mattie Selfe
  9. Roy “Ray” Selfe
  10. Carter Selfe
  11. Arthur Selfr

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