Name: Archer JESSEE
Birth: 8 AUG 1776 in Cobbs Creek, Caswell Co., NC
Death: 2 OCT 1862 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., VA
Reference Number: 80+2
Archer is variously refered to as Archa, Archable, Archibald in various family pedgrees and other sources. It is my opinion that his name is Archer, and I speculate that Archer was the surname of his grandmother, or g-grandmother. Furthermore, his three wives are buried with him in the Archer Jessee Cemetery, and there stones indicate each as the wife of Archer.
Change Date: 17 MAR 2006 at 21:13:50
Source: : Tom Rudder [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 6:57 PM
I knew I had seen that name (Archibald) someplace. Looking at the deeds I see that on Dec. 27, 1837 Armstrong Jessee sold 150 acres to Archibald Jessee. Stranger yet is that on July 7, 1807 Daniel Kirk sold 40 acres to Archelas Jessee. On July 2, 1838 Archibald, et al, Jessee sold 132 acres to Joseph Jessee. In the "Grantee" section the name "Archer" appears 10 times. In the "Grantor" section the name Archer appears 14 times. It appears to me that someone in the clerks
office assumed that "Archer" was an abbreviation for "Archibald" on two occasions. That probably where V. Bales picked up the name "Archibald". How the clerk came up with the name "Archelas" is a mystery.
Information regarding Archer Jessee and his family is based largely on his own Family Bible, whose last known owner is Mary L. Purcell of Cleveland, VA. The births, deaths, and marriages were recorded by E. J. Sutherland, amongst others, and provided to family researchers and other Russell Co. genealogists.
The information on Archer in this data base is provided largely by other family genealogists, including but not limited to, Dean C. Jessee of Salt Lake City, Utah; Wilse Eugene Jessee of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; James C. Jessee of Auburn, CA; Alma Marsells of Singer, WI; Faynola Osborne of Wilmington, DE; H. John Plaat of Davis, CA; Janice Rodby of Joliet, IL; Helen Runyun Perkins of Fort Worth, TX.
Source: Russell Co. Deed Book 4, p. 505: 03 Aug 1812: Indenture between William Gilmore and Archar Jessee (both of Russell Co.) ...L 50 ...40 acres m/l, being part of a tract ...granted to William Gilmore by patent bearing date 15 Jan 1790 ...on the North side of Copper ridge ..Beginning at a poplar the first beginning corner of the old line, running with the said line and passing the corner on Henry Dickenson's line ...to the conditional line made between John and Archa Jessee ... Sig: William Gilmore.
Source: Russell Co. Deed Book 8, p. 87: son Archer Jessee bought 118 acres from John Jessee, Sr.
Source: 1850 Russell Co. Census as extracted by Michael Dye and posted on VARussel-L@Rootsweb.com, 4/10/2001. #53, also lists a James Chafin, age 55, living with them.
53 Jessee Archer Sr. 70 NC s/John Jessee & Frances "Frankey" Lea
53 Jessee (Nancy) (BROWNING) (Dec'd) 1st w/Archer Jessee, d/Francis Browning & Elizabeth Vermillion
53 Jessee (Rachel) (HERNDON) (Dec'd) 2nd w/Archer Jessee, d/Larkin Herndon & Elizabeth Terrell
53 Jessee Polly OWENS 46 TN 3rd w/Archer Jessee
53 Jessee Mary 19 Russ
53 Jessee Rebecca 13 Russ.
53 Jessee Andrew J. 11 Russ.
53 Chafin James 55 Bedford s/James & Milley Chafin
53 Chafin (Sarah) (HAMON) (Dec'd) w/James Chafin, d/John Hamon/Hammond
Source: 1860 Russell Co. Census pg 53, #338.
Source: "Some Russell County Records-Deaths 1853-1866", p. 18, Ln 48, provides a death date of 04 Oct 1862, 85 y; general disability; Russell Co.; s/o John Jessee; b. North Carolina; a farmer; consort Mary Jessee; reported by son, John Jessee.
Source: Gray Newman (Dibloc@aol.com) provided, 11/11/1999, descendants information for his ggg-grandmother Nancy Jessee who married Nelson Gray. His information includes a middle name for Nancy, "Nancy Lee Jessee," and indicates she had a sister named Margaret (b. 5/20/1829, d. 1895), which would be a new and 10th child for Archer Jessee He also identifies Archer as "Archable Lee Jessee." As Margaret would have been born 3 years after Nancy died, Margaret is more probably a grandchild.
Source: Russell Co. Will Book 7-393-Will of Archer Jessee, Sr.
1. Son Andrew J. Jessee all of my plantation that I now live on if he pay my estate $2500.
2. Wife Polly
3. After everythinbg such as debts are settled- ?? divided equally among my children and lawful heirs.
W. D. Waggoner Exec.
16 Nov 1861
Signed by Archer Jessee
Wit George L. Kizer, Isaac Vermillion
Recorded 19 Aug 1864
Source: Russell Co. Will Book 7-332 Names children in settlemenot fo Archer Jessee, Sr. Estate.
Wm Jessee, James Jessee, Archer L. Jessee, Eliza Jessee, Dyca Jessee, Nancy Puckett, Mary Jessee, Rebecca Jessee, Ana J. Jessee, Sally Jessee, John Jessee, Vincent Jessee, David Jessee.
Recorded 7 July 1863
Father: John JESSEE b: ABT 1750 in Cobbs/Hyco Creek, Orange Co., NC, or Mecklenburg C
Mother: Frances "Frankey" LEA b: 1752/1761 in Cobbs/Hyco Creek, Orange Co., NC, later Caswell Co
Nancy BROWNING b: 27 MAR 1781 in , Russell Co., VA
27 SEP 1798
in Russell Co., VA
- John JESSEE b: 10 AUG 1799 in , Russell Co., VA
- Vincent JESSEE b: 9 AUG 1800 in , Russell Co., VA
- William (Vincent) JESSEE b: 28 DEC 1801 in , Russell Co., VA
- James Browning JESSEE b: 13 OCT 1803 in Russell Co., VA
- David "Little Dave" JESSEE b: 4 MAR 1805 in , Russell Co., VA
- Elizabeth JESSEE b: 6 APR 1806 in , Russell Co., VA
- Nancy Browning (Nancy Lee) JESSEE b: 22 JUL 1811 in , Russell Co., VA
- Archer Lea (Lee) JESSEE b: 23 SEP 1813 in , Russell Co., VA
- Boedicia "Dicy" (Dicie Dyca) JESSEE DICEY b: 6 MAR 1815 in , Russell Co., VA
Rachel HERNDON b: ABT 1790
26 SEP 1826
in , Russell Co., VA
- Larkin L. JESSEE b: 23 JUL 1827 in Russell Co., VA
- Margaret JESSEE b: 20 MAY 1829 in Russell Co., VA
- Mary "Polly" JESSEE b: 12 FEB 1831 in Russell Co., VA
- Sarah JESSEE b: 16 JUL 1832 in , Russell Co., VA
Mary Jane "Polly" Wilson OWENS b: 29 OCT 1803
2 APR 1835
in , Russell Co., VA
- Rebecca Susan Owens JESSEE b: 4 SEP 1836/1866 in , Russell Co., VA
- Andrew Jackson "Jack" JESSEE b: 15 SEP 1838 in , Russell Co., VA