Jesse Rector Male Click to view the family tree

Born: 22-Dec-1759
Died: 22-Jan-1843    

Comments: Born in Fauquier Co., Va., died Jan. 22, 1843 in Lawrence Co., Indiana. Dr. Levi Salmans wrote a lengthy book concerning this branch of the family. It is in the Library of Congress. Jesse's family moved from Fauquier Co., VA about 1786 to Rowan County in North Carolina, along with the father, Jacob, and a brother Bennett and their families. Jessey (as it was spelled) was listed in the first census (1790) of Rowan Co., N.C. Before this time, Jesse fought in the War of the Revolution with the Virginia Militia as a footsoldier at the battle of Little York (Yorktown) and stood with soldiers on the surrender field when Cornwallis capitulated to George Washington the 19th day of October, 1771. He was refused a pension because he served on ly 3 1/2 months before the war as over, and 6 months service was necessary to quality for a pension. All of the above information comes from his file at the War Department, given by him in his old age in his application for a pension. From Rowan County, N.C. he moved his family to Grayson County, VA, just above the N. Carolina Line. This was after a few years in Rowan County. He remained in Grayson County for a number of years, and is shown in the census for 1820, which is the first one for that county. He moved in 1821. In that year he sold out his land and he and his youngest son, Joseph, moved their families to Lawrence County, Indiana. (Youngest son by his first wife). He married a second time to Margaret Winford on Feb 2, 1802. He had eight children by his first wife and seven by his second.

Jesse's Marriage #1

Spouse: Unknown (Married)
Children: Samuel  Rector, Jane Rector, Mary Rector, Leona  Rector, Susannah Rector, Elizabeth Rector, Margaret Rector, Joseph Rector

Jesse's Marriage #2

Spouse: Margaret Winford (Married)
Children: Levi Rector, Rhoda Rector, Alexander Rector, Rebecca Rector, Isaac Rector, Chloe Rector, Johnathan Rector

Jesse's Heritage

Parents: Jacob  Rector, Mary Hitt
Siblings: Peter Rector, Nancy Rector, James Rector, Bennett Rector, Elizabeth Rector