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— Laurence Overmire
My Jessee Clan from Tennessee

This summary represents my efforts to discover my maternal great-grandmother’s Jessee family. For a long time I have known that she came to Indiana from Tennessee based on family tradition, a few bible entries, and some genealogy work done by my mother; however, I didn’t know much more than that. 

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Earl Jessee
Lost and Found— Adoptee Finds his Jessee Roots

Originally, I thought I had not been born, upon finding out that I was adopted. Then of course, I went through the adoption angst stages, why was I put up for adoption, who were my parents, how in fact did I become me from them? I wrestled with these unknown questions that had no answers. 

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Earl Jessee
Frankey (Lea) Jessee Female MtDNA Line

I posted that if we could find a daughter, of a daughter, of a daughter only descendant, of one of the seven daughters of John and Frankey (Lea) Jessee, we could discover Frankey’s Mitochondrial DNA heritage.   This would determine if Frankey has European, Indian or Melungeon origins. 

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Earl Jessee
John Jessee Male DNA Line

I submitted my DNA to FamilyTreeDNA.Com, under the Jessup surname project, which includes our Jesse, Jessie, and Jessee surnames as variants. If indeed my Jessee male line is unbroken, then all John Jessee male descendants should have the same. The Jessee Y DNA Haplogroup is R1b1b2.

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Earl Jessee
Donations Needed To Save the Mill

Sherman Wallace wrote us regarding Donations Needed To Save the Mill with a request for donations to help him preserve at least the status quo at Jessee’s Mill until some other arrangement for its long-term restoration is made. 

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Earl Jessee