"The Rev. Jesse Ammons, a son of Ephraim Ammons, one of the first settlers in
Madison County, was brother of Stephen, another founder. Jesse was born
September 17, 1802, and married Rhoda Peek. Their children were Elizabeth,
Allen, Ephraim, Nancy, Hiram and Emmaline. He was ordained by Little Ivy
Baptist Church. He helped charter and pastor the East Fork Baptist Church and
served as delegate to the French Broad Association in 1855. The church name
changed to Peeks Chapel Baptist Church some years later. The Rev. Ammons
was one of those who gave to build the school and met again to share the debt
in 1859. He resigned from the Board of Trustees, June 4, 1891."
- Richard Sams Dillingham "Mars Hill College Beginnings: History Briefs, Connecting the
Dots to Founders and Churches", Mars Hill College, 2007, p. 3.
17 September 1802 - after 1849
South Carolina Madison Co NC
Sources: Ancestry.com's Robinson family tree; various other family trees;
US Census 1850 Bunc Co NC;
US Census 1870 Madison Co NC;
Richard Sams Dillingham, "Mars Hill College Beginnings: History Briefs,
Connecting the Dots to Founders and Churches", Mars Hill College, 2007, p. 3.