Jesse James Heck

Jesse James Heck

Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1897 (aged 77)
Speedwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Speedwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 116847832 · View Source
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Jesse James Heck parents were Jacob Heck 1790 and Barbara Kilmer Harshbarger 1792. His known siblins were: John W Heck 1824; David Preston Heck 1826; Martha Heck 1826; Adam Stewart Heck 1830; Sarah Heck 1832; Jacob Heck 1833; LaFayette Heck 1836 and Lloyd Heck 1836.

About 1842 Jesse and Mary were joined in marriage. From this union they blessed the world with 11 children. They were: John Heck 1844 – 1844; Thomas Heck 1845 – 1945; Marticia Jane Heck 1847 – 1921; Matilda Jessie Heck 1847 – 1928; Eliza Heck 1850; Silas White Heck 1852 – 1929; Margaret Heck 1853; Nathanial Crowder Heck 1856 – 1899; Mary Frances Heck 1858 – 1940; Elizabeth A. Heck 1862 – 1941; Penelopy A. Heck 1863 and Pernella Angeline Heck 1866.

In 1850, Jesse was farming in rural White Horn, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.

In the 1860 census Jesse was living alone in Rural Saint Clair, Hawkins Co. Tennessee. There is no other records that reveal why he was alone.

In the 1870 census Jessee, Mary and family were living on a farm in rural Bean Station, Grainger Co., Tennessee, where he was a farmer.

There is evidence that Jessie married Sarah R Heck in 1979, but there is no evidence of a separation or divorce between Jesse and Mary Crowder Heck.

The 1880 census revealed a new picture. Mary Crowder was no longer in the household, although she did not die until 1901. The wife named in the census was Sarah R. Heck, and she was about 13 years younger than Jesse. Elizabeth A. Heck and Penelopy A. Heck were still living at home. There was a mystery child, Mary M. Heck, born in 1871, also in the household. She may have been Sarah's child because she was never listed with Mary's children.

On Jan. 9,1897, in Powell Valley, near Speedwell, Claiborne. Tennessee, Jesse passed away and was buried at the Meyers Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Rest in Peace, Jesse. (bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)



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  • Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
  • Added: 9 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 116847832
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse James Heck (24 Nov 1819–9 Jan 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 116847832, citing Moyers Cemetery #4, Speedwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by MARTHA ARMS (contributor 47372022) .