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Jessie Maynard Testerman Hatfield

Sep 04, 1894

Jessie Maynard was born in Williamson, WV, the daughter of Ira and Emily Butcher Maynard.

Sep 06, 1911

Jessie Maynard married Cabell C. Testerman, a jeweler and optician who would soon serve as mayor of Matewan, WV.

Sep, 1916

Jessie and Cabell Testerman adopted a one-year-old son, Jack.

May 19, 1920

Cabell Testerman was one of the first people mortally wounded during the shootout at Matewan.

Other events that happened on or around May 19, 1920

Jun 02, 1920

Jessie Testerman and Matewan police chief Sid Hatfield were married in Huntington, WV.

Aug 01, 1921

Sid Hatfield was assassinated in front of the McDowell County Courthouse in Welch, WV, with his wife, Jessie, by his side.

Other events that happened on or around August 01, 1921

Oct 25, 1921

Jessie Testerman Hatfield testified in Washington, D.C., before a congressional subcommittee on violence in the southern West Virginia coalfields.

Jan 31, 1922

Jessie Hatfield married State Trooper Sylvester Pettry. They were divorced by 1928.

Other events that happened on or around January 31, 1922

Jul 09, 1928

Jessie married Wilson Jennings in Ironton, OH.

Jun 09, 1932

Jessie Testerman Hatfield Jennings' husband, Wilson Jennings, was arrested for robbing the National Bank of Paintsville, KY. He was convicted but was out on parole by 1935.

Jun, 1937

Jessie and Wilson Jennings were arrested for the 1935 murder of a witness to the Paintsville bank robbery. The charges against both were soon dropped.

Aug 13, 1976

Jessie Maynard Testerman Hatfield Pettry Jennings died in Ironton, OH, at age 81.

Jan 31, 2001

Jack Testerman, Jessie's only son, died.

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