Huey and his brother Sam purchased 1,200 acres from the estate of Mortimer Jordan in 1866 and settled their families in the section that later became Hueytown. Jesse married Mary Rutledge in 1867 and had eight children. Huey is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
- Roberts, Mary K. (2010) Hueytown. Images of America Series. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738586908