Brenda, I am sorry that I cannot help you with info about Jesse. However, you mentioned a couple of names that piqued my interest. My ggrandfather was Jonathan born about 1820. For about 15 years I have searched unsuccessfully for his parents and/or siblings. I recently received an email from another researcher that Jonathan's father was Richard Allen and Richard's father was Samuel. By dna testing I have been able to establish that certain of tha ancestors lived in North Carolina in the vicinity of Wilkes County. Any additional info you could supply would be appreciated. You can email me direct at email@example.com.