Geer, Jesse B.
Father: Frederick C. Geer
Mother: Sarah Reeves
c1800, Wake County, North Carolina
Will of Frederick Geer and Probate of William Reeves
after 1877, Wake County, North Carolina
Mary Williams, 18 Jan 1823, Wake County, North Carolina
Children of Jesse B. Geer and Mary "Polly" Williams
- Frederick Colbert Geer
- Sarah C. Geer
- Caroline Geer
- Emily P. Geer
- Mary W. Geer
- Rebecca Geer
The location of Jesse B. Geer's farm is easily identified within the city limits of Durham, North Carolina by the location of the Geer Cemetery. This African American cemetery was started in 1876 with the burial of an 11 year old black farm hand of Jesse B. Geer, who was killed accidentally after being dragged by a horse on the Geer plantation. On March 28, 1877 a deed was written selling two acres of land for fifty dollars to three men, the land to be used as a burial ground. The three men were Willie Moore, John Daniel and Nelson Mitchell. The deed was signed by Jesse Geer and his wife Polly. The Geer Cemetery's location is approximately one half mile south of I-85 and east of Avondale Dr. in modern day Durham.