In 1864, Jesse was arrested for harboring family, described as "deserters". He along with Zeb Persinger, William Persinger, and William Quickel were taken to Covington jail, transported to the Dublin Depot, then to Wythe Co. Other Rich Patch Unionists included Isaac Wolf, Nancy Persinger, John C. Smith, Nash Persinger, William Fridley, Richard Fridley, George King, and George M. Jamison. The images below are some pages from Jesse's Southern Claims Commission application for Federal reimbursement for items taken by Gen. Averell's troops.
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