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Jesse Humphries

The 1860 U.S. agricultural census listed several Alleghany farmers with large herds. The Rich Patch census included the large farms of John King, George M Jameson, and Joseph Ervine. Jesse's farm was listed as one of the largest in the area that included 11 horses, 7 milk cows, 14 cattle, 5 sheep, and 30 swine.

Jesse's Inventory

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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.

Jesse's Estate

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to explore herein.
Genealogies, Court records (deeds, wills etc.)
obituaries, public notices, newspaper articles
WPA National reports, Federal claims, letters,
petigrees, historic timetables, personal histories,
editorial comments, and many, many vintage
photographs of family members and of
Rich Patch in general.
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