Location: On the southeast side of Little Toms Creek, 1/3 mile down the creek from the N & W Train stop in Banner, near Coeburn, VA
Date: About 1840.
Owners: David Jessee got the land while the
present Wise Co., was still a part of Russell Co., VA. He lived at the
place until about 1855. Sold to Hamilton Greear of Scott Co., VA, September
3, 1863. Greear never lived at the place, but always resided in Scott Co.
Description: The house was a one story hewn
log, with one room and a kitchen built to the east end. The house had a
small porch at the front. Board roof, puncheon floors, with one window
in the larger room. Batten
Historical Significance: David Jessee, Jr.,
son of David Jessee, Sr., of Russell Co., VA, was born March 20, 1805,
died November 18, 1886, married 1st Martha Stinson and 2nd Mary J. Elam
in 1869. By these two marriages he was the father of eighteen children.
He moved to Scott Co. about 1855 and lived there until his
Source of Information: J. E. Lipps, J. T. Adams and Court Records.
Note: Per Jessee family reseachers David Jessee,
subject of the article, was not
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