Hi Dan, This is what little information that I have on Dr. Jesse George.Peyton George sent some of it to me, and I found some of it in a "history" book of Heard Co., Georgia.This information is only partially the same as the information that Bettye Collier Smith compiled.I wish I had a copy of the Bible inscription that she based her claim on.It obviously doesn't list Dr. Jesse's parents, or we'd know who his mother (and John Carey's) was, but it might have some other info that would be helpful.
Dr. Jesse George b. Ca. 1786 in Yadkin Co., NC Married 1 Feb 1816 to Nancy Buttrill in Jasper Co., Georgia 1830: Corinth, Coweta Co., GA census (moved here in abt. 1825).This is close to where Coweta, Troup, and Heard counties join. 1850: Heard Co., GA census age 64 male p. 139
Nancy Buttrill b. 19 Dec 1794 in Chatham Co., NC to William and Mary (Williams) Buttrill.Her father, William Buttrill, was a revolutionary war veteran who served under General Nathaniel Greene.In 1810 he brought his family to Jasper Co., Georgia.
Their children: William Jesse George b. 26 Dec 1816 d. 1860
Almira Elizabeth George b. 1 Nov 1818 d. 1836
Uriah J. Georgeb. 1 Nov 1818d. 22 May 1854 near Whitesboro, TX
Jonathon Wesley George b. 8 Mar 1821 d. 1827
Jesse Asbury George b. 05 Dec 1825 d. ?
Columbus Ashberry George b. 28 Dec 1826
George Washington George b. 03 Dec 1827 d. 1911
John Wesley George b. 03 Feb 1833 d. ?
Francis Marion George b. 13 Nov 1835 d. 1913
Helen Armita George b. 23 Dec 1839 d. ?
The Heard Co. family history book reports that Dr. Jesse and his family moved to Upshur Co., Texas in the 1850s.
I know that the birthdate is at odds with the 1781 birthdate of the Dr. Jesse George in the "Footsteps of Jesse George."I believe that there was another reported marriage as well (Clarissa Ann Glazier, Jasper Co., 1809).Its not mentioned in either of the records that I have on this Jesse George.I believe this couple had two children listed, but I'm not sure that there names matched the other Dr. Jesse George's children.I believe one of them was named Travis. Please note that with the exception of the names Jesse, William, and John, this Jesse George did not use the other names common to the Orangeburgh District.My theories aren't just based on common names though.
I believe that my Jesse is possibly the real Jesse George, Jr. because of several reasons.And you have to admit that we're not just talking about a few names in common here, we're talking about several names that are identical in a family with a penchant for using these names.
I also find it very intriguing that my Jesse was born in SC, was German (the Orangeburgh Georges were evidently Swiss/German too), and he's exactly the right age.I believe he was the Jesse George in the 1820 Walton Co., GA census, and since Mahaly got married in Henry Co., in 1827, I believe he was also there. However, I realize that the name Jesse George was about as common back then as the name Jennifer is today!I'm not going to leap to conclusions yet.I hope that some piece of evidence will drop from the sky--ha! The bad news is that the Muscogee Co., courthouse burned down in 1845 and all the land records etc. that were there no longer exist, so I'll have to find some other place to look.
I'm not trying to pick on Doris Claiborne.I know she put a lot of hard work into her book, and I believe the family of John Carey George was definitely from Orangeburgh.I just have some problems with the connection of Dr. Jesse George, and William George from Virginia (this is the one Sue Lynn says is a different line of Georges). I just have to look at all possibilities, and I know I have a connection to the Orangeburghers, I just need to find out what it is.