Jesse Ewell (c.1743 - 1805)

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Nicknames: "Jessie"
Death: Died
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Jesse Ewell

   Colonel Jessie and his wife and young children lived at the Bel Air mansion in Prince William County VA. A frequent guest at the house was Thomas Jefferson, who had been a chum of Jesse's whem they both were attending the college of William & Mary.
   Like his brother, Jesse was a vestryman and church warden for Dettigen Parish, 1777-1782; was County-Lieutenant of Prince William county 1787.

The house passed from Major Charles Ewell to his son, Colonel Jesse Ewell. Jesse's daughter, Frances, married Mason Locke Weems who eventually purchased the house 1823. The house fell into disuse during the Civil War, and was restored in 1875. It fell into disuse during World War I, and was purchased by Dr. Flory, the present owner in 1948. It has taken he and his wife some thirty years to bring the house to its present condition.

   After his death Bel Air became the property of His son-in-law, the Rev. Mason Locke Weems, because of a debt owed him by the Ewells. Ref: Ewells in America, page 65
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St. John's Church, Ashwood, Maury County, Tennessee.

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Col. Jesse Ewell's Timeline

1743
1743
1768
1768
Age 25
1769
1769
Age 26
1770
1770
Age 27
1771
1771
Age 28
1773
1773
Age 30
1775
August 28, 1775
Age 32
Prince William, VA, USA
1777
1777
Age 34
1784
1784
Age 41
1785
1785
Age 42
Prince William, Virginia