October 14, 1909|
JESSEE - Charles C. Jessee was born in Russell County, Virginia, near the City of Lebanon, on the 22nd, day of July 1836, and died at his home in Browning, Linn county, Missouri, on the 8th day of Oct., 1909. aged 73 years, two months, and sixteen days. he was married to Judah Ferguson of Russell county, Virginia, in that county on the 20th day of October, 1859. Had he lived until October 20th, a period of only 14 days he would have been married fifty years. To this union was born five children, three girls and two boys. One of the girls died in infancy in Virginia and one of the others Eunice N. Fields died July 16th, 1889, in Browning and the other daughter Rebecca E. Gray, died in Browning a few years since. The sons and widow survive, D. C. Jessee now living in Kansas City and Eld. John P. Jessee living in Gower, Mo.
Mr. Jessee was a soldier of the "Lost Cause" serving in Marshall's brigade. he removed to Missouri in the later part of 1869 or the early days of 1869, and settling in the Knifong neighborhood in Sullivan county, where he lived until about the first of the year 1884, when he removed to Browning. He was elected Judge of the County Court of Sullivan county in 1882 and served in that capacity from January 1, 1883, until January 1, 1885. He was engaged in business in Browning for many years but for the last few years has not been engaged in any business. he was a member of the Christian church and was, while able, a faithful attendant at their worship. He was a good citizen, a good husband and a tender father. He has been a patient sufferer and no one every heard him complain of his lot. He sleeps, but he will awake again in that Great Day and with all the truly good of earth join in an anthem of praise to his Redeemer. XX.