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 James B. Jessee

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James B. Jessee

  • Birth 13 Oct 1803 Russell County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 1881 New Ross, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial New Ross, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 11733820

James B. Jessee was one of the founding fathers of New Ross, Indiana (formally known as Valley City)

Son of Archie & Nancy Browning Jessee

Husband of Nancy Candler Jessee

Father of Martha, Issac W., Dorothy, Dosha, Thomas J., & James B. Jessee

Both of Mr. Jessee's grandfathers were American Revolutionary War Soldiers.

His Grandfather Browning lived to be 102 years old.

Mr. Jessee was a farmer, carpenter, blacksmith, & shoemaker.

He was self educated.

Mr. Jessee owned 240 acres of land, on which he farmed and built a log school (1836)which was taught by Christopher Walkup.

Mr. Jessee was also one of the first Trustees for the New Ross Methodist Church.

Age: 77 years 10 months 6 days

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  • Maintained by: M & K Fine
  • Originally Created by: R & S Fine
  • Added: 12 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11733820
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James B. Jessee (13 Oct 1803–19 Aug 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11733820, citing Jessee Cemetery, New Ross, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by M & K Fine (contributor 46603732) .