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Jesse Dungey

Member From: 1871 - 1873

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  • Birth Date: circa 1819 Birth Place:King William County, Virginia
  • Death Date: August 1884
  • Gender: Male Race: African American, Native American
  • Spouse: Mary Jane
  • Children: 15+
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  • Additional Info Links: Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
  • Additional Info: ​Jesse Dungee was born free about 1819 in King William County to Joseph and Betsy Collins Dungee of African American, white, and Native American ancestry. A shoemaker, Mr. Dungee derived his income from making shoes as well as leeching, a custom of the day. He owned real estate property and, after the American Civil War, donated land and lumber for a school, as well as $100 toward the erection of a church. He represented King William County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1871 to 1873.​​
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1871-1873 King William Republican Agriculture and Mining
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