Most people credit Andrew Mings with having 3 sons, Joseph, James and Andrew. Joseph was born in Charleston S.C. in 1755. Andrew and James' birth I don't know. Joseph had his first child in 1796. It is plausible that Jesse is the child of one of the other brothers. I have talked to other researchers about Jesse Mings, but the ones I've talked with don't know who his parents are either. If you come across any information I would like to know. I descend through Joseph Mings.