Jessee Family Cemetery

Located approximately 1 1/2 miles out of Honaker, up Big A Mtn. on Route 80. You will see a large colonial style house on the left with a store front building on one side and a swimming pool on the other side. Continue on past this and make the 1st right turn into a farm lane. Continue toward the residence (Ronnie Lester) There is a wide gate on the left before you get to the house. After passing through the gate walk toward the field to cemetery. There is a large sign "Jessee Memorial Garden".

Note: There are two versions to this cemetery, see below.

Note: Items in brackets ( ) have been added by the compiler.

This file submitted by Irene Jessee Perry

JESSEE CEMETERY
Descendants of Phillip & Rachel Jessee
Gabriel & Nancy Jessee
Sarah & John Jessee

ROW ONE: Beginning at the top of the cemetery

Sam Rector (Brother in law of Muphus Barnhart Jessee)
Born: 4/15/1874 - Died 3/8/1940

Dr. Snowden
No Information

William Henry Haire (Architect)
Born: 2/18/1863 - Died: 2/17/1927

Cumi Jessee Haire (Artist)
Born: 1/1/1885 - Died: 12/6/1926

Luther Davis
Born: 3/3/1897 - Died 3/7/1919

Mary Florence Davis
Born: 10/8/1917 - Died : 3/7/1919

Clayton Henry Davis
Born: 5/3/1891 - Died: 12/10/1926

Dora Ellen Tatum
Born: 12/10/1893 - Died: 7/1/69

ROW 2:

J.J. Snowden Jessee
Born: 6/27/1921 - Died: 12/16/1931

John Deward Jessee
Born: 4/25/1841 - Died: 4/3/1895

Sarah Williams Jessee
Born: 5/24/1842 - Died: 9/9/1931

Thomas J. Davis
Born: 4/20/1862 - Died: 8/20/1919

Mary Preston Jessee Davis
Born: 4/27/1873 - Died: 6/18/1917

ROW 3

Rita Mary Jessee
Born: 1/25/1919 - Died: 1/25/1919

William P. Jessee
Born: 5/2/1888 - Died: 9/23/1918

Elna Tiller Jessee
Born: 2/5/1891 - Died: 2/20/1919

John Snowden Ratcliffe Jessee
Born: 7/29/1917 - Died: 4/26/1981

Thomas C. Ratcliffe
Born: 7/19/1852 - Died: 1/1/1911

Rita V. Jessee
Born: 12/21/1918 - Died: 5/17/195_

Mr. & Mrs. Saunders
No Marker

C. Saunders
No Marker

Arnold Deward Jessee, Sr.
Born: 7/16/1901 - Died: 12/14/1975

Muphus Barnhart Jessee
Born: 3/24/1904 - Died: 11/5/1981

ROW 4:

Electa Jessee Howard (Teacher)
Born: 5/13/1916 - Died: 12/13/1985

George Washington Jessee
Born: 8/16/1869 - Died: 7/20/1949

Lilly Ball Jessee
Born: 10/22/1880 - Died: 11/20/1953

Norman Wyatt Goodman
Born: 4/22/1897 - Died: 4/13/1977
Furniture Maker

Ethel Jessee Goodman
Born: 11/20/1911 - Died: 8/21/2000

Cecil Janford Jessee
Born: 12/27/1934 - Died: 11/6/1941

Ceily Jessee Wallace
Born: 3/6/1840 - Died: 3/6/1906
(Wife of Major Wallace who is burried Beside Mount Zion Church on Big A Mt On Route 80)

Paul McCloud
Born: 6/22/1902 - Died: 8/17/1923

Gaynell McCloud
Born: 5/15/1904 - Died: 7/27/1925

Charlie McCloud
Born: 5/16/1890 - Died: 2/28/1906

Sadie McCloud
Born: 10/19/1898 - Died: 3/6/1906

ROW 5:

Memorial Marker:
Gabriel Jessee
Born: 2/24/1804 - Died: 5/8/1880

Nancy Wallis Jessee
Born: 8/12/1812 - Died: 4/8/1889

(Their remains rest in a cemetery off New Garden Finney Road)

William Henry Jessee
Infant Son of Leona Jessee

Edna McCloud Troust
Born: 7/17/1906 - Died: 2/10/1990

Charles McCloud
Born: 3/22/1866 - Died: 4/6/1936

Mary McCloud
Born: 2/2/1867 - Died: 11/27/1941

Mary C. (Madie) McCloud
Born: 3/1/1894 - Died: 9/19/1971

Grace McCloud
Born: 10/6/1898 - Died: 12/21/1966

Leona L. Jessee
Born: 3/19/1910 - Died: 9/10/1977

Ruby Marie Jessee Dutton
Born: 1/6/1904 - Died: 9/27/1977

ROW 6:

Unknown:

T.M. Miller
Born: 1907 - Died: 1943

C.M.
Born: 1905 - Died: 1941

Kyle Gregory*
Born: 1907 - Died: 1980

Aster Avery Perkins
Born: 2/28/1920 - Died: 2/16/1975

Rita Lavona Wallace Perkins
Born: 5/19/1918

James A. Perkins*
Born: 1/12/1940

Lucinda Jessee*
Born: 1869 - Died: 1948

John Miller*
Born: 6/1/1866 - Died: 6/11/1948

Sylvester Price*
Born: 5/31/1896 - Died: 4/8/1944

*NOT A JESSEE FAMILY MEMBER


On April 11, 1999, Glenda Osborne & Carnell Rasnake also visited this Cemetery. There were some discrepancies between the two versions, so both have been place online.

Note: Items in brackets ( ) have been added by the compiler.

The below submitted by Glenda Osborne

John D. Miller
June 01, 1866 - June 11, 1948

Lucinda Lowe
1869 - 1948

James A. Perkins
SP4 US Army
January 12, 1940 - December 12, 1980


Aster Avery Perkins      Double stone with      Rita Lavona Perkins                                       
February 28, 1920       “Perkins” in center     May 19, 1918
February 16, 1975                               ____________

Kyle H. Gregory       Double stone with       Dollie V. Gregory                                    
  1904 - 1989        “Gregory” in center         1907 - 1980                         

T. M.             (One Stone)             C. M. M.                
1907 - 1943                               1925 - 1941              
Sylvester Price
PVT 318 INF 80 Div.
May 31, 1896 - April 08, 1944

Arnold D. Jessee    (One Stone)     Murphus B. Jessee                    
July 16, 1901                       March 24, 1904
December 14, 1975                   November 05, 1981                  
Ruby Marie Dutton
January 06, 1904 - September 27, 1977

Leona Lee Jessee
March 19, 1910 - September 10, 1977

Grace McCloud Hurt
October 06, 1898 - December 21, 1966

Mary C. Madie McCloud
March 01, 1894 - September 19, 1971

Mary C. McCloud
February 02, 1867 - November 27, 1941

Charles McCloud
March 22, 1866 - April 06, 1936

Edna H. McCloud
             Trost
July 17,
1906
(The info on Edna’s rock looks similar to what I have written here).

Infant son of Leona Jessee

Cecil Janford Jessee
December 27, 1934 - November 06, 1941

(One stone)
Gabriel Jessee
February 24, 1804 - May 08, 1886

Nancy Lee Jessee
August 12, 1812 - April 08, 1889

Jonas Cole Rasnake
January 03, 1875 - April 19, 1958

Mary Presley (wife of Jonas Cole Rasnake)
September 12, 1876 - March 11, 1957

(One stone)
Mary Elizabeth Wallace
August 19, 1913

Carl Henry Wallace
March 12, 1922 - August 12, 1989
PFC US Army WWW II

(One stone)
Samuel F. Compton
November 10, 1874 - April 01, 1962

Maggie J. Compton
August 06, 1881 - July 12, 1964
Married Wed August 10, 1905

Elder George Wallace
April 15, 1843 - October 04, 1919

Sarah Wife of Elder George Wallace
July 16, 1848 - February 27, 1919


Samuel W. Smith      (One stone)         Rosa Bell Smith
  1877 - 1935                              1873 - 1958
1 grave marked no writing (metal marker)

Ella M. Richardson
1880 - 1951

Leck G. Richardson
1919 - 1960

1 marked no writing- (metal marker)

Sarah E. Richardson
1903 - 1975

1 marked no writing

Paul W. Smith
WVA Tec 5 US Army WWII
April 29, 1906 - May 26, 1958

William Henry Smith
WVA PFC US Army WWII
March 19, 1898 - November 16, 1961

Beulah G. Smith
1901 - 1984

Billie E. Compton
VA PFC 317 Infantry WWII BSM
May 01, 1924 - October 28, 1950

Lake E. Compton
VA CPL US Army WWI
August 17, 1895 - May 27, 1972

Thomas Boyd Compton
PFC US Army
April 22, 1936 - November 15, 1986

S. J. Rector
April 15, 1874 - March 08, 1940

Electa Jessee Howard
May 13, 1916 - December 13, 1985 (written under the dates on this stone is the name Millie)


George W. Jessee     (On one stone)      Lillie Ball Jessee
August 16, 1869                           October 02, 1880
July 20, 1949                             October 20, 1953

Norman Wyatt Goodman   (One stone)       Ethel Gumi Jessee
April 22, 1897                           November 20, 1911
April 13, 1977                            ______________
                Married January 19, 1952
              Sweethearts through Eternity
Cecil Janford Jessee
December 27, 1934 - November 06, 1941

? Wallace
March 1840 - March 06, 1906 (This stone was difficult to read)

Paul McCloud
June 22, 1902 - August 17, 1925

Gaynelle McCloud
May 15, 1904 - July 27, 1905

Charlie McCloud
May 16, 1890 - February 28, 1906

Sadie McCloud
October 09, 1896 - March 06, 1906


Clayton Henry Davis    (one stone)    Dora Ellen Davis
May 03, 1891                          December 10, 1893
December 10, 1926                       July 01, 1969
Mary Florence Davis
October 08, 1917 - March 07, 1919

Luther P. Davis
March 03, 1897 - September 24, 1918
Died in service of country

Thomas J. Davis
April 20, 1862 - August 20, 1949

Mary P. Davis
April 27, 1873 - June 18, 1917


William Henry Haire   (one stone)   Gumi Jessee Haire
February 13, 1863                   January 01, 1885
February 07, 1927                   December 06, 1926
Sarah F. Jessee
May 24, 1842 - September 09, 1931

John O. Jessee
April 25, 1841 - April 03, 1895

J.J. Snowden
June 21, 1881 - ___ 16, 1891
Age 10
(stone was hard to read)

Thomas C. Ratcliffe
July 19, 1852 - January 01, 1911

Ritta V. Ratcliffe
December 21, 1868 - May 17, 1953

John S. Ratcliffe
S Sgt. US Air Force WWII
July 29, 1917 - April 26, 1981

Edna Jessee
February 05, 1891 - February 10, 1913
Died 25 yrs. 15 da’s
(This doesn’t calculate! May have misread)

Wm. P. Jessee
May 02, 1888 - September 23, 1918
Age 31 yrs. 1 mo & 21 da’s

Ritty Mary Jessee
June 25, 1919 - June 25, 1919


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