Jessie Sheffield was the half-brother of my great grandfather William Sheffield. He was the son of Adam Sheffield and his second wife Elizabeth Wilson Wadkins (widow of Richard Wadkins). Jessie was born during 1862 in Clarke County, Alabama and came north up the Tombigbee River to Itawamba County with his family after the Civil War settling on family lands that had been bought during the 1840s. On February 2, 1890 he married Minnie Caroline Shields (born 1872 in Itawamba County) the daughter of John William and Sarah Jane Nichols Shields. Jessie died on December 25, 1934 in Smithville, Monroe County. Minnie Carolina Shields Sheffield died during 1954 in Itawamba County. This couple were the parents of fourteen children.