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3735. Ernest Sawyer Jessee Sr.

Source: Archie Earl Jessee (aejessee@mail.telis.net) sentinformationregarding Ernest Sawyer and his son, Ernest Jr. who arefriends of his.He indicates that Ernest Sr. is a Methodist Minister,serving and nowretiring in Cleveland, VA for the past 12 years(approx. 1988-2000).

Source: Lena Watts
Email: Lenarhea@bellsouth.net
OBITUARY: THE BRISTOL HERALD COURIER NEWSPAPER: TUESDAY, JANUARY 18,2005
CASTLEWOOD – Rev. Ernest S. Jessee, age 75, died Sunday, Jan. 16,2005,in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born June 20, 1929, in RussellCounty, hewas a son of the late Tivis John Jessee and the late LouisaBartonJessee. He retired as a rural letter carrier, with 42 years ofservice.He was a farmer and an ordained United Methodist minister. Heserved aspastor of the Cleveland Methodist Church for 12 years. He wasa memberand Sunday School teacher of the Lakeview Union Church for 46years. Inaddition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hisfirst wife,Nancy Warner Jessee, three sisters, Anna Jessee, Eula Smithand DoveTodd, two brothers, Bill Jessee and David Jessee, andgranddaughter,Dorothy Jessee. Survivors include his wife, VirginiaInez Jessee; onedaughter, Kathy Mitchell and husband Dr. Larry G.Mitchell, Richlands;three sons, Denny Jessee and wife Brenda and LarryJessee and wife Terry,all of Castlewood, and Ernest E. Jessee and wifeCarolyn, Raleigh, N.C.;12 grandchildren, Scott and Mark Jessee,Jonathan, Elizabeth, David,Stephen and Nathan Mitchell, Travis andHannah Jessee and Samuel, Racheland Matthew Jessee; three sisters,Dora Golden and Virgie Richardson,both of Dayton, Ohio, and GraceFleenor, Bristol Tennessee; one brother,Howard Jessee and wife Jean,Tecumseh, Okla.; and several very specialnieces and nephews. Thefuneral services will be conducted at 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005,in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with theRev. Darryl Baker and theRev. Charlie Killen officiating. Entombmentwill follow in the TempleHill Memorial Park. Grandchildren will serve aspallbearers. Honorarypallbearers will be Bob Baker, John C. Baker, JimCampbell, SamGlovier, Tip Vance, P.J. Vance, George Munsey, BillHartsock, CharlieKiser, Sam Banner, Jack Hancock, Shirley Brickey, JeanLawson and LindaFlanary. The family will receive friends 6 until 9 p.m.,Tuesday, Jan.18, 2005, at the funeral home.
Combs Funeral Service in Lebanon is serving the family of Mr. Jessee.

Published in the Bristol Herald Courier on 1/18/2005.

Source: Brenda Larson [mailto:BRNDALRSN@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 9:49 AM
Subject: Death of Ernest Sawyer Jessee

Hi, Jim.
I have just returned from Russell County where I attended thefuneralof my mother's brother, Ernest Jessee. He was a great grandson ofDavidCounts Jessee. His obituary is copied here [above] from theBristolpaper. Ernest and his wife, Inez, attended the Jessee FamilyReunionwith me in 2002 at the Russell County Fairgrounds.


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6840. Living Jessee


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6841. Living Jessee


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6842. Living Jessee


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3738. Elizabeth Dove "Lizzie" Jessee

Source: Brenda Todd Larsen [mailto:BRNDALRSN@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:51 AM
1. Elizabeth Dove Jessee 10 Aug 1908- 23 Nov 1998. She was thedaughterof 2. Tivis John JESSEE and 3. Louisa Ruth BARTON. She marriedThurmanTODD.

Children of Living JESSEE and Thurman TODD are: i. Living TODD.Shemarried Living LARSEN. ii. Living TODD. She married Living Taylor

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2
2. Tivis John JESSEE was born DEC 1876 in Copper Creek, Russell Co.,VA,and died 23 MAY 1976 in Copper Creek, Russell Co., VA. He was theson of4. UNKNOWN and 5. Eliza Jane "Grannie" JESSEE. (I know I put theGranniein this name- I think it should be just Eliza Jane JESSEE.
3. Louisa Ruth BARTON. She was the daughter of 6. BARTON and 7.RuthDAVIS. (There is a missing generation here: she was daughter ofAnnBARTON and unknown. Ann Barton was daughter of Ruth Davis Bartonand J.Barton.)

Children of Louisa Ruth BARTON and Tivis John JESSEE are:1.i.Elizabeth Dove Jessee was born 10 Aug 1908, Russell Co., VA and died23Nov 1998 Harnett Co., NC. She married Thurman TODD.
ii. Anna May JESSEE was born 11 OCT 1909 in , Russell Co., VA, anddied30 DEC 1912 in , Russell Co., VA.
iii. David Counts JESSEE was born 4 JAN 1912 in , Russell Co., VA,anddied 1996. He married Living ROBINSON.
iv. William Edward JESSEE was born 22 FEB 1914 in , Russell Co.,VA,and died 1996. He married Living WALKER.
v. Eula Loyd JESSEE was born 15 JUL 1916 in , Russell Co., VA, anddied1992. She married Living CAUDILL.
vi. Living JESSEE. She married Living SADLER.
vii. Living JESSEE. She married Living FLEENOR.
viii. Living JESSEE. He married Living RICHARDSON.
ix. Living JESSEE. He married Living THOMPSON This is an addition
x. Living JESSEE. He married Living WARNER.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3
4. UNKNOWN.
5. Eliza Jane JESSEE was born 25 FEB 1853 in , Russell Co., VA, anddied26 OCT 1942. She was the daughter of 10. David Counts JESSEE and11.Becky "Margaret" (Peggy) SMYTH.

Children of Eliza Jane "Grannie" JESSEE and UNKNOWN are:2. i.TivisJohn JESSEE was born DEC 1876 in Copper Creek, Russell Co., VA,and died23 MAY 1976 in Copper Creek, Russell Co., VA. He marriedLouisa RuthBARTON, daughter of BARTON and Ruth DAVIS.
ii. Walter V. JESSEE was born 1 MAR 1880 in Copper Creek, RussellCo.,VA. He married Elizabeth "Bess" CASTLE.
iii. Hattie Mae JESSEE was born 1 APR 1881 in Copper Creek,RussellCo., VA, and died 25 MAY 1966. She married William Edward "Bud"DORTON 1APR 1908.
iv. William Noah JESSEE was born 1883 in Copper Creek, Russell Co.,VA.He married Minnie RICKLI.

6. unknown
7. Ann BARTON

Child of Ann Barton and unknown is:3. i. Louisa Ruth BARTON.Shemarried Tivis John JESSEE, son of UNKNOWN and Eliza Jane JESSEE.He wasborn DEC 1876 in Copper Creek, Russell Co., VA, and died 23 MAY1976 inCopper Creek, Russell Co., VA.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4
10. David Counts JESSEE was born 20 JUL 1820 in , Russell Co., VA,anddied 26 MAY 1900. He was the son of 20. George Lea JESSEE and21.Elizabeth "Betsy" COUNTS.
11. Becky "Margaret" (Peggy) SMYTH was born 1817 in , Russell Co.,VA,and died 29 JAN 1893 in , Russell Co., VA. She was the daughter of22.John SMYTH and 23. Tabitha PORTER.

Children of Becky "Margaret" (Peggy) SMYTH and David Counts JESSEEare:i. Penelope JESSEE was born 27 NOV 1841 in , Russell Co., VA, anddied 9NOV 1928 in , Russell Co., VA. She married Henry "Harry" (Harvy)MAYS.
ii. Tabitha "Bitha" G. JESSEE was born 8 OCT 1843 in , Russell Co.,VA.She married Dave MAYS.
iii. George Lee JESSEE was born 2 MAY 1846 in , Russell Co., VA.
iv. Mary Elizabeth JESSEE was born 19 SEP 1848 in , Russell Co.,VA,and died 5 AUG 1917 in , Russell Co., VA. She married James P.KEITH 8MAR 1877 in , Russell Co., VA, son of William G. KEITH andMinnie. He wasborn in , Dickenson Co., VA.
v. Edward Smith JESSEE was born 25 OCT 1851 in , Russell Co., VA,anddied 30 MAR 1936 in , Russell Co., VA. He married "Lizzie" OSBORN1888.She died 1892 in , Russell Co., VA. He married Fannie JESSEE 29MAR 1894in , Russell Co., VA, daughter of Archer Samuel JESSEE andChristina(Christena CHRISTINE Christella) JESSEE. She was born 23 NOV1863 in ,Russell Co., VA, and died 31 JAN 1930 in , Russell Co., VA.
5. vi. Eliza Jane JESSEE was born 25 FEB 1853 in , Russell Co., VA,anddied 26 OCT 1942. She married UNKNOWN.
vii. Jefferson JESSEE was born 22 JAN 1855 in Copper Creek,RussellCo., VA, and died 31 MAY 1941 in , Russell Co., VA. He marriedMalissaElizabeth (Ellen) WYATT 15 MAR 1883 in , Russell Co., VA,daughter ofJohnson WYATT and Mary L. "Polly" MITCHELL. She was born 25JAN 1862 in ,Russell Co., VA, and died 13 JAN 1951 in , Russell Co.,VA.
viii. John Tivis JESSEE was born 22 JUL 1858 in , Russell Co., VA,anddied 1917. He married Sarah "Sally" BLIZZARD 8 JAN 1889 in ,Russell Co.,VA. She was born MAR 1863 in , Russell Co., VA, and diedAbt 1958.
ix. Samuel P. JESSEE was born 2 JAN 1861 in , Russell Co., VA, anddied7 JUN 1941 in , Russell Co., VA. He married Mary WYATT. She wasborn 8JAN 1864 in , Russell Co., VA, and died 10 APR 1949 in , RussellCo., VA.

Ann Barton was the daughter of Ruth Davis Barton, married to JehuBarton.Ann was born May 1857, Russell County, VA; died 10 Feb. 1950,RussellCounty VA.

Ruth Davis, born 20 Jan 1824, is daughter of Caleb Davis(b.1794 NC-abt.1884) and Lydia Bartlett (married 4 Jan 1814 in Surry Co., NC)


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6844. Living Todd


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3739. Living Jessee


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3749. Ruth Jane Mays


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Grady Jessee

Grady and Ruth always lived in Russell, Co. Grady workd at the BankofRussell Co. at Cleveland, was a member of the Lebanon Town Council,andwas Deputy Clerk of Russell County Circuit Court and Clerk of theBoardof Supervisors for 30 years.


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3763. Living Jessee


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6849. Living Jessee


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6850. Living Jessee


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6851. Living Jessee


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6852. Living Jessee


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3764. Living Jessee


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6853. Living Unknown


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3765. Living Jessee


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William H Wallace

This individual may be the same person as William Wallace, son ofHenryWallce, RIN 13454.


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3766. Living Jessee


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6855. Living Jessee


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6856. Living Jessee


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3770. Living Dorton


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3771. Living Dorton


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3773. Living Dorton


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Living Dickenson


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3774. William E Tate


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Nancy Margaret Creasy


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6865. Living Tate


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6866. Living Tate


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