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Male Jessie John Rankin Brashears Click to view Jessie John Rankin Brashears in the family tree

Jessie John Rankin was born on June 5th, 1841 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.1   Jessie John Rankin's father was Walter E. (Watt) Brashears and his mother was Elizabeth Elenor Basham.  His paternal grandparents were Robert Brashear and Sarah Rhea Hankins; his maternal grandparents were James Monroe Bassham and Arta M. Holloway. He had six brothers and nine sisters, named Diocleshion W., Robert Washington, William Walter, James Basham, Isaac Jackson, Reuben Dobbin, Elizabeth Elendor, Artisa Miney, Sarah Jane 'Sally', Martha Ann, Matida Lucinda, Catherine Adeline, Mary Angeline "Polly", Caroline Malissa and Malinda K..  He was the seventh oldest of the sixteen children.  He died at the age of 75 on June 25th, 1916 in Missouri.1 


Jessie John Rankin's family with Henry Melissa Helm

‚ÄĆJessie John Rankin and Henry Melissa were married in a religious ceremony on November 15th, 1866 in Lawrence Co., Missouri.1 

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