C. G. JESSE, of the firm of Hoblitzell, Smith & Jesse, lumber dealers and dealers in general hardware, stoves and tinware, is the son of James Monroe and Amanda {nee Tinsley) Jesse, who were both natives of Kentucky. C. G. Jesse was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, April 20, 1854. He was reared in his native county, and there received the benefits of a common school education.

When seventeen years of age he became engaged as clerk in a store, which position he continued to occupy in Kentucky till 1874, whence came to Missouri and accepted a situation in Bigelow, Holt County. There he remained till 1877 when he came to Mound City and began dealing in lumber as a member of the firm of Hoblitzell & Jesse. They did business under that firm name till January 1882, when Mr. Smith became associated with the company, and at the same time they embarked in the hardware business, and have been having a successful trade.

Mr. Jesse was married April 11, 1877 to Miss Nannie Hoblitzell, a daughter of Mr. William Hoblitzell. They have had two children, one of whom is living, Edna M.

Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.