The Esary, Essery, Essary, Esarey, Essera
and etc. family in the US is of English
origin – mostly Devonshire England.
J. Frederick Essary wrote; "Columbia Historical Society
" and "Covering Washington D.C."
John Essary, Oct 17th 1855-1919, lawyer and son of Thomas Sneed & Eliza
(countess Essary) and grandson of Warren Essary of English descent.
John Essary was a member and delegate to Democratic convention in Chicago.
In 1897 he was appointed commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Tenn.
His son was Jesse Frederick Essary,
(author of above books).
James Essary, born in England, a laborer – died Aug 1715.
John Essary was a Lieutenant in Delaware.
The Essary's of SW VA. established the neighborhood of old Fort Chisholm
on the head
of Clinch River.
The Tennessee Essary's parted at the Cumberland Gap.
The fondness of the Kentucky Essery's for horses might be suggested here.
Essery entered four tracts of land in Jefferson County, Kentucky and was
there. The family moved across Ohio by horseback and the horses swam
the icy Ohio river
and they finally settled on the headwaters of Oil Creek, Kentucky. Their
John Esarey (1744-1828) Clark county, Illinois – married
Sarah Hester and had
Sarah and James 1778, Jonathan Davis 1783, Elizabeth
1785, Abigail 1788, Hannah
1791, Nancy 1794, Heston 1797, and Jesse 1800.
In 1814 Ceder Esarey and 4 youngest children moved on
Jonathan Esarey in the year 1910, had collected information
for history of Esarey
family. It was ready for the printer when his house
burnt down and most of the records
were destroyed. Twenty yrs. later, Logan Esarey
took up the only one copy of his
history and when Logan passed away, Mrs Essery Evans
compled his writings.
James Esarey (died 1802) went to Tenn. John W Essary(grandson)
fought in Union
Army and voted Republican for 50 years. Jonathan
Mason Esarey (1843-1865)
buried in old Esarey Chapel, Harrison Co. Ind.
Marcus Logan Esarey had a PHD from Indiana University
and was Dean of Winoma
Ralph Emerson Esarey was Proffesor of Geology. (Ind.
U. State) and Geologist of
Amanda Esarey (1825-1906) buried in California.
I was given some sheets of paper that had this info on.
I don't know exactly how
we are related to them only that we are. The line
I have related to Sallie and her husband
Thomas Esary is:
His Father – William Jennings Necessary
b 1831 Russell Co VA d approx 1875 VA
His Mother – Nancy Jane Stevens b
10/4/1831 Martin Co NC d 1/12/1920 Wa. State
Their ten children: John Essary,
Rolsen Essary , David Essary and Thomas Essary
were all born in Russell Co. VA.
Andrew, James, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Mary(Mollie)
and Talitha Jane Essary were all born
in Bristol Co.
William Jennings Necessary father was Thomas Jefferson
Necessary b 1806 Russell Co.
Va. d about 1855 Russell Co. Va.
His Mother was Elizabeth Ann Jennings b about 1803 Wash.
Co. VA. d after 1870
Clairborne Co. TN. They married about 1830.
Williams grandfather was William Henry Necessary b 1775
MD. d 1845 Russell Co. VA
His grandmother was Lucretia Preston b 1775 MD. d unknown
Thomas's Mother Nancy's parents were Rebecca Jones b
1787 Wake Co. NC. d 1860
Washington Co. TN.
Her Father was David Stevens b 8/25/1790 d 9/1/1837
Nancy's grandfather was Darling (Everette) Jones b 7/22/1764
Orange Co. NC.
d 10/9/1848 Washington Co. NC
Her grandmother was Nancy J Nelson b 1766 VA d 6/5/1843
Carter Co. TN
Nancy later divorced Darling Jones and he married Nancy
Darling Jones parents were Lewis Jones Sr and Elizabeth
Arnold. Darling Jones was a
hero in the Revolutionary War.
Subj: Re: Payne Family
Date: 2/24/2002 4:48:47 PM Eastern Standard Time
I have just finished writing what most of the info I have on the Esary's.
The rest that I have is just down the line from Thomas and Sallie children.
As you can tell they change the spelling of the names alot. I guess
it was originally Essary but something must have happened that they changed
it to Necessary then when they came out here they changed it back and shortened
it. Nancy became a pretty prominent pioneer out here and Thomas and
his brothers became loggers and logged off what is known as Queenann Hill
and Woodland Park area and some of Camano Island and Vancouver Island.
If you are interested in reading about Darling Jones, (Nancy Esary"s grandfather),
there are 2 areas that I got my info from.
The one you had me look at I didn't see anyone I recognized. Let me
know if you get all this info as I haven"t sent text files before.
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