BEE  GENEALOGY

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1/22/2013

 

Generation One

 

1.    Thomas Bee.  He married[1] Rebecca Brayman.

                                      Children:

                2.          i.       EPHRIAM BEE b. Jun-17-1714.

 

 

Generation Two

 

2.    Ephriam Bee (1.Thomas1), b. Jun-17-1714 in London, England,[2],1 d. Aug-  -1767 in Gloucester Co, NJ,1 [will proved here on Aug 31 1767].  He married1 Apr-28-1737,2 Sophia Folkes, b. 1716,2 (daughter of Thomas Folkes and Elizabeth Curtis), d. Nov-25-1795.2

                                      Children:

                             i.       REBECCA BEE b. Feb-11-1738,2 d.2 [not named in father's will].

                             ii.      ELIZABETH BEE b. Feb-14-1740.2

                             iii.     ANN BEE b. Dec-24-1743.2  She married2 Adam Sharp.

                             iv.     SOPHIA BEE b. Apr-16-1746.2

                             v.      EPHRAIM BEE b. May-26-1749.2  He married Dec-12-1769,2 Ann Jagard.

                             vi.     AMOS BEE b. Aug-11-1752.2

                3.          vii.    ASA BEE b. Aug-28-1756.

 

 

Generation Three

 

3.    Asa Bee (2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-28-1756 in Salem, Salem Co, NJ,2,1 d. 1826 in Preston Co, (W)VA,2 resided (settled) in Taylor Co, (W)VA,[3] occupation Seventh Day Baptist Preacher, military Revolutionary War soldier.  He married Aug- 5-1793 in Gloucester Co, NJ,2 Rhoda Cox (daughter of Ezekiel Beckett Cox).

                                      Children:

                4.          i.       JONATHAN BEE b. 1794.

                             ii.      KEZIAH BEE. She married2 in New Jersey,2 ___ Moore.

                5.          iii.     SOPHIA BEE b. 1796.

                6.          iv.     ASA BEE II b. Aug- 7-1798.

                7.          v.      EZEKIEL BEE b. Aug-28-1800.

                8.          vi.     EPHRAIM BEE b. Dec-26-1802.

                9.          vii.    HANNAH BEE b. Dec-26-1802.

                10.        viii.   AMAZIAH BEE b. May-15-1805.

                11.        ix.     MARY BEE2 b. Jun- 6-1807.

                12.        x.      JOSIAH BEE b. 1809.

                             xi.     SAMUEL BEE d. young,2 buried in Three Forks Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.2

                13.        xii.    JOHN DAVIS BEE b. Dec-26-1811.

 

 

Generation Four

 

4.    Jonathan Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. 1794 in New Jersey,[4],2 d. 1858,2 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, military War of 1812.2

      

       There is much confusion regarding the family of Jonathan Bee.  We present our findings with the following caveats:

      

       In the well-researched and highly regarded "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 356, Jonathan is said to have married just once, to "Patsy" Martha Howard in 1817, and to have had the following seven children:

      

       Asa, birth date not given, married Margaret Howard in 1839

       Enos, birth date not given, married Mary E. Benson, Martha Mackie, and probably Elizabeth Sherwood in 1852

       Hannah, b. ca 1822, no further info

       Jane, b. ca 1832, no further info

       Mariah, b. ca 1835, no further ino

       Richard, b. ca 1841, no further info

       William, b. ca 1844, no further info

      

       We have encountered numerous discrepancies and inconsistencies in the records pertaining to this family:  (1) According to her marriage record, Hannah was the daughter of Jonathan and Margaret, not Jonathan and Martha.  (2) We have found that Richard and William were not Jonathan's children, but his grandchildren, apparently orphaned by their parents Asa and Margaret before 1850.  (3) After the 1850 Census, we found no trace of daughter Jane, b. ca 1832.  (4) We found from her marriage record  that Mary Jane Bee, b. ca 1844, was a daughter of Jonathan and Martha, but she does not appear in any census with them and Martha would have been 50 when Mary Jane was born.

      

       1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 20 1850:

       Jonathan Bee, 56, b. New Jersey, farmer; Martha, 56, b. Virginia; Hannah, 28; Jane, 18; Mariah, 15; Richard, 9; William, 6.

      

       Jonathan died in 1858.

      

       1860 Census, Doddridge County, enumerated on Jun 5 1860:

       Martha Bee, 55 (sic), was listed in the household of her son Enos, along with her daughters Hannah and Maria.

       Richard Bee, 19, was listed in the household of his father's cousin Keziah Bee and her husband Nathan W. Prim.

       William Bee, 16, was listed in the household of his father's cousin Eleanor Bee and her husband John Sherwood.

      

       1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp), enumerated on Jul 14 1870:

       Arthur Stuttler, 24, farmer; Ella J. Stuttler, 17; Ephraim B. Sherwood, 10; Martha Bee, 77.  All born in Virginia.

       (Note:  Martha Bee's husband Jonathan was a brother of Ella's grandfather Amaziah Bee, making Ella Jonathan's great-niece.  Ephraim B. Sherwood was Ella's brother.)

      

       He married[5],[6],2 Sep-25-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[7] Martha "Patsy" Howard, also known as Patsy Howard,2 b. ca 1794 in Virginia,4 (daughter of John Howard), census 1850, 1860, 1870 in Doddridge Co, WV.

                                      Children:

                14.        i.       ASA BEE b. ca 1819.

                             ii.      HANNAH BEE b. ca 1826 in Preston Co, (W)VA,[8] census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Sep-17-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[9] William Frashuer, census name William Frazier,[10] b. ca 1815 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[11] (son of Nimrod Freashur and Sudna Childers), census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Lewis Co, WV.8

                                     

                                      Based on census records, Hannah was born as early as 1822 or as late as 1832, with her marriage record putting it in between at about 1826.  Although the earliest record appears to be the most reliable, there still remains the conflict that Jonathan married Martha Howard in 1817, and Hannah's mother was reportedly Margaret.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek District), enumerated on Jun 26 1880:

                                      William Frazier, 68, farmer, suffering from dropsy; wife Hannah, 50; sister-in-law Mariah, 41; nephew Nimrod, 16; nephew William G, 11; nephew Harvey L, 6.

                                      (Note:  The birthplace for everyone was West Virginia.  The birthplace for Hannah's father was New Jersey, and Virginia for her mother, while the birthplace for both of Mariah's parents was listed as New Jersey.  This is at variance from the Virginia birthplace that is found for Mariah's mother in her marriage record and all census records.  It does lend credence, however, to the idea that Hannah was a half-sister to the rest of her father's children.)

                                     

                15.        iii.     ENOS BEE b. ca 1827.

                             iv.     JANE BEE b. ca 1832,4 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                16.        v.      MARIA BEE b. ca 1836.

                17.        vi.     MARY JANE BEE b. ca 1844.

 

5.    Sophia Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. 1796,2 d. Jun-15-1845,2 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.[12]  She married[13] Sep-14-1815 in Salem Co, NJ,2 John M. Kelley, b. 1797 in Salem Co, NJ,12 [Upper Alloways Creek], d. Apr-17-1860,12,[14] buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.12,14

                                      Children:

                18.        i.       NATHAN KELLEY13 b. Sep-10-1816.

                19.        ii.      KEZIAH KELLEY12 b. Sep-22-1818.

                20.        iii.     ASA KELLEY12 b. ca 1826.

                21.        iv.     EZEKIEL KELLEY12 b. Jul-16-1828.

                22.        v.      JEMIMA KELLEY12 b. ca 1831.

 

6.    Asa Bee II (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug- 7-1798 near Fetterman, Taylor Co, (W)VA,3,[15],[16] [Minnie Kendall Lowther states his birth as 1798 near Fetterman, in present-day Taylor County WV.  But "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 57, reports it as Aug 7 1798, probably in Gloucester County, NJ.], d. Jun-11-1861,2,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,[17],2 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided from 1836 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,3 resided formerly in New Milton, Doddridge Co, (W)VA,3 occupation minister.3

      

       "He was the first minister of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, on Hughes River, and his ministry had a telling effect on the early history of this branch of the church, which was organized not long after his arrival.  He was a strong advocate of co-education, having no sympathy, whatever, with the idea that was so prevalent at that period 'that woman was amply equipped for the battle of life if she coult only spell and read.'  He taught that woman's influence was the potent factor in shaping the mind of the child, and that, thus, she was in need of the better education; and this teaching had an important bearing on his own family, as three of his daughters were among the early teachers of this vicinity."3

      

       He married3,5 Sep-24-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[18] Hannah Maxson, also known as Hannah Maxin,3 b. Feb- 4-1799 in Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[19],16 (daughter of Zebulon Maxson, Jr. and Mary Davis), d. 1879,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

      

       Asa and Hannah Maxson Bee lived for a time at New Milton in Doddridge County, but moved in 1836 to Ritchie County.

      

       1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 2 1850:

       Asa Bee, 52, farmer; Hannah, 51; Zebulon, 25; Abigail, 20; Asa, 18; Roami (male), 15; Almira, 12; Priscilla, 10; Ingaba, 8.

      

       1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 22 1860:

       Asa Bee, 63, farmer; Hannah, 62; Abigail, 30; Loami (male), 26; Almira, 23; Priscilla, 21; Ingabee, 18.15

      

                                      Children:

                             i.       ROHANNA BEE b. Mar-22-1820 in Preston Co, (W)VA,15 d. 1820.15

                23.        ii.      RHODA BEE b. May- 5-1822.

                             iii.     MARY BEE b. Apr- 8-1823 in Preston Co, (W)VA,[20] d. 1823.15

                24.        iv.     ZEBULON BEE b. Jan-31-1825.

                             v.      AMOS BEE b. Apr-21-1828 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.[21],15

                             vi.     ABIGAIL A. BEE b. Sep- 1-1829 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,14,[22] d. Feb-15-1903,14 buried in Nay Cemetery (btwn Pullman & Five Forks), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation teacher.3  She married17 May-19-1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Daniel Nay, b. May-28-1826 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,14,22 (son of Elijah Nay and Hannah ___), d. Mar-20-1894,14 buried in Nay Cemetery (btwn Pullman & Five Forks), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1864 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  There were no children from this marriage[23]

                25.        vii.    ASA BEE, JR. b. Oct- 4-1831.

                             viii.   LOAMINI BEE, census name Roami Bee,[24] b. Jul- 5-1834,15 d. Mar-28-1867,15 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                             ix.     ALMIRA A. "ALLIE" BEE b. Oct-17-1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,22,[25],[26] d. Jan-31-1917 in Hushpuckanna, MS,[27] census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married Oct-27-1870 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 William H. Daugherty, b. ca 1849,22 (son of John Daugherty and Catharine ___), d. aft Jan 1917,[28] resided in Mississippi.[29]

                26.        x.      PRISCILLA CLARISSA BEE b. Jun-22-1840.

                27.        xi.     INGABY INEZ BEE b. Apr-25-1842.

 

7.    Ezekiel Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-28-1800 in Fetterman, Taylor Co, (W)VA,14,[30] [But son John Nelson Bee's death record states father's birthplace as New Jersey.], d. Feb-20-1893 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,17,2,30 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided aft 1857 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,30,2 resided bef 1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,30,4 occupation minister.30,4  He married30 (1) Aug-28-1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Elizabeth Rogers, d. Jun-26-1829.2  He married[31],6,5,17 (2) Nov-17-1830 in Wood Co, (W)VA,2 Moriah Catherine Johnson, also known as Maria Johnson,31 also known as Catherine Johnson,[32] also known as ___ Johnston,32 b. Jul- 1-1809,17 (daughter of Michael Johnson and Hannah Hughes), d. Aug- 9-1865,17,30 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.31

      

       Moriah: Identified in "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 356, as Moriah Johnston, b. Jul 1 1811 in Greenbrier Co, (W)VA, d. Aug 9 1861, dau of Michael J. Johnston & Hannah Hughes.  But "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993," p. 615, reports name as Moriah Johnson, with death date on headstone as Aug 9 1865 and age at death as 56y 1m 8d, which calculates to a birth date of Jul 1 1809.

      

                                      Children by Elizabeth Rogers:

                28.        i.       BENJAMIN WILSON BEE30 b. Jan-22-1826.

                29.        ii.      JOHN NELSON BEE b. Jul-22-1827.

                                      Children by Moriah Catherine Johnson:

                             iii.     ANGELINA L. BEE b. May-24-1840 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,2,17,22 [Age 22 given at time of 1865 marriage would put birth in about 1843, but headstone reads 1840.  Doddridge County Birth Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/doddridge/vitals/birth.txt) indicates 1841.], d. 1917,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 occupation teacher.30  She married Nov-23-1865 in Ritchie Co, WV,[33] Marcus E. Martin, b. ca 1846,22 resided in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH,30 occupation minister.30

                30.        iv.     ARTHUR G. BEE b. Nov-10-1841.

                31.        v.      ELIZABETH BEE b. May- 8-1844.

                32.        vi.     JOSIAH BEE, JR. b. Oct-27-1845.

                             vii.    SEDILLA BEE30 b. Jul- 2-1848,[34] d. young,30 buried (unmarked) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,30,17 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.4

                             viii.   EMERETTA BEE b. Aug-14-1850,34 d. Apr-  -1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[35] buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17

                             ix.     ALZETTA BEE b. Aug-14-1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,34,22 d. bef Dec 1881, buried (no dates) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,30,17 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Although Minnie Kendall Lowther in "Ritchie County in History and Romance" (p. 279) states that Alzetta Bee, daughter of Ezekiel Bee & Moria Johnson, died young, and "Ritchie County Cemeteries" reports an undated headstone for Alzetta Bee at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Berea, "Ritchie County Marriages" shows that on Nov 14 1877, Alzetta Bee, 23, born in Doddrige Co, res. Ritchie Co, dau of Ezekiel & Maria, married Robert P. Holbert.  Susie Davis Nicholson's "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 357, reports that Alzetta Bee was born Aug 14 1850, a twin to sister Emeretta.  The 1860 Census of Ritchie County shows Alzetta Bee as a 10-year-old daughter in the household of Ezekiel & Moriah Bee.  No death record has been found for her, but she presumably died before Dec 1881, the date of her husband's remarriage.

                                     

                                      She married Nov-13-1877 in Ritchie Co, WV,[36] Robert Prine Holbert, b. Feb- 9-1856 in Gilmer Co, (W)VA,[37],22,[38] (son of Reuben Elijah Holbert and Cinderella Bush), d. Mar-12-1937 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery, Wood Co, WV, resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 resided 1881 in Ritchie Co, WV.38

                             x.      EUDOLPHEUS BEE b. Jun-11-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,34,[39],22 resided in Kanawha Station, Wood Co, WV,[40],30 [The town of Kanawha Station in Wood County stands on the land formerly owned by Ezekiel Bee, father of Eudolpheus.], census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  He married Jul-31-1877 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Sarah A. Robinson, b. Jun-22-1861 in New Matamoras, Washington Co, OH,37,22 (daughter of David Robinson and Catharine Dunn), d. Oct-15-1950 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Kanawha Chapel Cem, Kanawha, Wood Co, WV,37 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.37

 

8.    Ephraim Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Dec-26-1802 in Salem, Salem Co, NJ,[41] d. Oct-23-1888 at Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV,41,[42] buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.41

      

       Ephraim Bee played a prominent role in the establishment and early history of Doddridge County and West Union.  He was born in Salem, New Jersey, on December 26, 1802, and he died in Doddridge County at Cabin Run on October 23, 1888.  His parents were Asa Bee and Rhoda Cox.  His father was a Revolutionary War soldier and a Seventh Day Baptist preacher.  His family moved to western Virginia when he was nineteen years old, staying briefly in Preston and Taylor Counties before settling in Salem, Harrison County.

      

       Two years later, Ephraim married Catharine Davis in Salem.  In 1828, they built a log home on Meathouse Fork of Middle Island Creek, now West Union.  They also built an inn at Lewisport (now West Union) below the blockhouse on the Northwestern Turnpike.  It became a very popular stop for travelers and locals alike.  One of those travelers was Joseph H. Diss Debar, designer of the West Virginia State Seal.  He wrote of the excellent quality of food, saying that he had a smoking hot dinner of boiled ham, greens, mashed potatoes, dried peach pie and store tea, all of a quality to be gratefully remembered.  When he settled his bill and learned that the proprietor's name was Bee and observing the number of children playing about, he said that it had never before been his pleasure to dine in a "Bee Hive."  For years afterwards, the inn was known by that name.

      

       Ephraim and Catharine had ten children.  Catharine died in 1852.  The following year Ephraim married Mary Melissa "Polly" Welch, who bore him seven more children.  Ephraim's descendants are still plentiful in Doddridge and surrounding counties.

      

       Ephraim was a blacksmith by trade.  For 35 years, he had a blacksmith shop near the present-day railroad bridge in West Union, making everything from guns to cowbells to augurs.  The first bridge across Middle Island Creek was of hewed logs with a center abutment of stones.  In the great flood of 1835 it was washed away.  In 1842 a contract was awarded to build a new covered bridge.  Ephraim Bee at that time had a hotel and blacksmith shop on what is now known as Blockhouse Hill.  He made all the bolts and bands for the bridge, which was completed in 1843 and stood for the next 107 years as one of the town's most prominent features, until destroyed in the Great Flood of 1950.  Even now, it remains a source of pride to the local citizens.

      

       In addition to his primary business, Ephraim also established a farm, stables, tannery and a horseracing track to enhance his income.  He also served as postmaster and magistrate.  A shrewd land speculator, he owned about 40,000 acres of land.

      

       At the age of 60, he was a Captain of the Doddridge County Militia, which protected the area from roving Confederate forces, horse thieves and outlaws.  Along with Luke Jaco, he was a key member of the Underground Railroad, helping to hide slaves in Jaco Cave on their flight for freedom.

      

       In 1863, with the formation of the new state of West Virginia, Ephraim was elected to represent Doddridge County in the legislature at Wheeling, the first capital.  When a daughter was born to him on January 1st of that year, the same day that President Lincoln announced the statehood proclamation, Ephraim proudly named her West Virginia Bee.  He was re-elected to two more terms and was thus instrumental in the formulation of the new state's first laws.

      

       Another contest that Ephraim won was being named the Ugliest Man in the State of West Virginia.  For that victory, he was awarded a beautiful pocket knife.  However, he was forced to relinquish it a few years later when the State found a man whom it deemed to be even uglier.

      

       According to H. H. Hardesty's History of Doddridge County, "To the people of Central West Virginia, Ephraim Bee was a personage combining the qualities of a shrewd wit and love of fun, with a keen eye for value in a horse-trade or a deal in land. To the younger generation he has become something of a legend, so great and widespread was his fame."  Ephraim had a reputation as a great story teller and practical joker.  Hardesty wrote: "Lincoln & Bee had more in common than a sense of humor.  They were both long, lean and lanky and with faces that could not be termed handsome by their dearest and closest friends.  They were saved from ugliness by a sense of humor and softened, kindly eyes that lit up and redeemed an otherwise unprepossessing appearance."

      

       "Along this line of having fun, Ephraim established a secret order of his own, called E. Clampus Vitus and with a ritual similar to existing orders.  His goal was to produce a grin where only a grouch had flourished. This order had quite a success, too lengthy to describe here.  It was started at West Union perhaps as early as 1850.  By 1853 it was being introduced to other towns and had won a very considerable following of zealous members."  A report of the activities was recorded in the Weston Herald for Nov. 28, 1953.  ECV has grown to become an active fraternal organization throughout the nation.

      

       A news item in the West Union Record in 1885 stated that "Honorable Ephraim Bee, one of the first settlers in this area & now an old & respected citizen of this county, is dangerously ill at his home on Cabin Run."  He died on October 23, 1888 at age 86, and was buried at Cabin Run Cemetery.

      

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       1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 23 1850:

       Ephraim Bee, 46, b. New Jersey, farmer; Catharine, 45, b. Va; Amos, 22, tanner; Stinnett, 20, farmer; Wickliff, 18; Ephraim W, 16; Augustin J, 13; Martha S, 10; Leah F. Hansford, 4; Morris Kyner, 30, b. NJ, tanner; Charles Dowd, 23, b. Pa, laborer.

      

       He married (1) Jun-19-1823 in Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA,18 Catharine Davis, also known as Hannah Davis,32 b. Jun-10-1804 in Virginia (now West Virginia),41 (daughter of Joseph Davis and Hannah Sutton), d. Jun-27-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV.[43]  He married (2) Mar-27-1853 in Wirt Co, (W)VA, Mary Melissa "Polly" Welch, b. Dec- 2-1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,14,41,[44] (daughter of Isaiah Welch and Rachel Ingram), d. Aug-26-1905 in Doddridge Co, WV,14 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,14 census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                      Children by Catharine Davis:

                33.        i.       JOSIAH H. BEE b. Apr- 7-1825.

                34.        ii.      KEZIAH BEE b. Feb-21-1826.

                35.        iii.     AMOS BEE b. Feb-28-1828.

                36.        iv.     STINNETT BEE b. May- 9-1830.

                37.        v.      WICKLIFFE BEE b. May-25-1832.

                38.        vi.     EPHRAIM W. BEE b. Mar-16-1834.

                             vii.    HUSETON C. BEE, also known as Houston W. Bee,41 b. Apr-10-1836,[45] d. Oct-24-1836,14 buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV.43

                39.        viii.   AUGUSTUS J. SMITH BEE b. Sep-12-1837.

                40.        ix.     MARTHA LOUISE BEE b. Feb-24-1840.

                             x.      EDMOND SEHON BEE b. Apr-25-1842,41 d. Oct-19-1844,[46] buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV.43

                                      Children by Mary Melissa "Polly" Welch:

                             xi.     MARY ELIZABETH BEE b. Jan-27-1854 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,[47],8 d. May-27-1928 in Doddridge Co, WV,47 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.47  She married Mar- 7-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 James Maley, b. Aug- 8-1840 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,14,8 (son of Thomas Maley and Rachel ___), d. Dec-24-1914,14 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[48] resided 1878 in Doddridge Co, WV.8

                41.        xii.    JOHN S. C. BEE b. Apr-15-1855.

                42.        xiii.   HANNAH BEE b. Apr- 6-1857.

                43.        xiv.    SUSAN A. BEE b. Jan-17-1859.

                44.        xv.     RACHEL JANE BEE b. Mar- 6-1861.

                45.        xvi.    WEST VIRGINIA BEE b. Jan- 1-1863.

                46.        xvii.   TABITHA BEE b. Sep-23-1866.

 

9.    Hannah Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Dec-26-1802 in New Jersey,[49],14 d. Apr- 7-1884,49,14 buried in Old Frame Church (SDB) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,[50] census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.  She married Feb- 1-1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,49 Joshua S. Davis, b. Jun- 5-1805 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,49 (son of Peter Davis and Sarah "Sally" Davis), d. Mar-21-1869,14 buried in Old Frame Church (SDB) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,50 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                             i.       AMAZIAH DAVIS b. Oct-27-1823,49 d. Nov- 8-1823.49

                47.        ii.      EMALINE DAVIS b. Jun-22-1825.

                             iii.     PETER L. DAVIS b. May-18-1827,49 d. young.49

                             iv.     LORENZO DAVIS b. Jul-17-1829,49 d. Jul-25-1837.49

                             v.      ELEANOR DAVIS b. Jul-18-1831,49 d. Jul-26-1837.49

                             vi.     HIRAM N. DAVIS b. Nov-14-1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37,49,[51] [Birth date on headstone reported by "Cemeteries of Grant District," p. 46, as Jul 14 181.  But death record shows it as Nov 14 1833, as does "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 67.], d. Dec-20-1920 in Salem, WV,37,14 buried in Brick Church (7th Day Baptist) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,50,37 resided 1911 in Doddridge Co, WV,51 occupation farmer.37  He married (1) Nov-22-1854 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[52] Elsie Jane VanHorn, also known as Elecy Jane VanHorn,52 b. Nov-12-1832 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, (W)VA,49 (daughter of Thomas VanHorn and Elenor ___), d. Jun-22-1909.49

                                     

                                      Hiram and Elsie "pioneered in Colorado, but returned to Lost Creek to live."49

                                     

                                      He married (2) Nov-19-1911 at Rockford (Lost Creek), Harrison Co, WV,[53] Amelia Randolph, b. 1861 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,16,51 (daughter of Madison F. Randolph and Samantha B. F. ___), d. 1941,16 buried in Brick Church (7th Day Baptist) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV.50  They were divorced.[54]

                48.        vii.    DORINDA L. DAVIS b. ca 1836.

                             viii.   FRANKLIN DAVIS b. Mar-26-1838,49 d. Feb-26-1839.49

                             ix.     ROANA DAVIS b. Mar- 7-1840.49  She married49 Walter F. McWhorter, b. Jul-14-1836,14 d. May-17-1877,14 buried in Greenbrier 7th Day Bapt Cem, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV,14,[55] military Comsy Sgt, Co E, 3rd W.Va. Cav (Medal of Honor, Civil War).14

                49.        x.      CLINTON HOUSTON DAVIS b. Apr-26-1842.

                             xi.     MARY DAVIS b. Aug-10-1844 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.49  She married49 (1) Homer Morrison.  She married49 (2) Jesse Forbes.

                50.        xii.    MILTON DAVIS b. May-20-1847.

 

10.    Amaziah Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May-15-1805 in New Jersey,49,[56] d. Jan-16-1894 in Doddridge Co, WV,[57] buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,49 resided near Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,49 census 1860, 70 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation physician.[58],[59]

        

         Susie Davis Nicholson, in "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," pp. 67-68, lists seven children for this family, omitting Eleanor.  She states:

         "There appears to be missing children between the first and second.  This has to be, we think, the family that lost seven children to diphtheria and buried them in a little plot by the stream where Tom's Fork meets Meathouse Fork Creek.  When I was a child, this little cemetery stood just north of the iron bridge that spanned Meathouse Fork.  The bridge was washed away in the flood of 1950 and was replaced by a cement bridge.

         "The cemetery was enclosed with a plank fence and was overgrown with weed and brambles.  I well remember the story as told by the Alvin Randolph family, who lived nearby, of how a BEE family had had their children reaped early by the dread disease and had buried them there by the stream.  It is very probably that the nearby Middle Island Cemetery had not yet been established.  The children must have been buried there in the 1830's.  This could have been none other than the children of Amaziah & Rhoda.

         "The board fence, briars, brambles and bridge are gone now, and few in the area remember the story of the family's tragic loss.  Sheep graze over the little knoll where a single unmarked stone stands as a sentinel to mark this tragedy of the past."[60]

        

         He married5,[61],56 May-18-1826 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,18 Rhoda Davis, b. Mar-26-1808 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,49 (daughter of Peter Davis and Sarah "Sally" Davis), d. Sep-10-1901 in Doddridge Co, WV,49,56 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,49 resided near Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,49 census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870, 1900 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV [In 1900, listed as mother-in-law in household of daughter & son-in-law Kiziah & Thomas W. Noble.  She appears to have enumerated twice in this census.].

 

                                      Children:

                51.        i.       ELEANOR BEE b. ca 1825.

                52.        ii.      SUSANNA BEE b. ca 1828.

                53.        iii.     JOSHUA A. BEE b. Jun-  -1838.

                54.        iv.     LIDA ANNE BEE b. Mar-29-1840.

                55.        v.      KESIAH BEE b. Aug-18-1843.

                56.        vi.     EMILY BEE b. Mar-20-1845.

                57.        vii.    CATHARINE LOUISE BEE b. Feb-  -1847.

                             viii.   MAHALIA BEE b. ca 1852,8 d. Nov-25-1898 in Doddridge Co, WV.35  She married Mar-22-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Joseph Noble, b. Jul-  -1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[62],8,[63] (son of Abraham Faithe Noble and Elsa Jane Bland), d. Dec- 3-1912 in Harrison Co, WV,62 census 1910 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

11.    Mary Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun- 6-1807,29 [Birthplace probably Gloucester County, New Jersey.], d. Jul-12-1853 in Salem, WV.29  She married Aug-27-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[64] John Maxson, b. Sep-25-1805,29 (son of Zebulon Maxson, Jr. and Mary Davis), d. Jan- 8-1851.29

                                      Children:

                58.        i.       ANNETTE MAXSON b. Jul-14-1828.

                59.        ii.      NATHAN MAXSON b. Jun-27-1830.

                60.        iii.     MARVEL MAXSON b. Sep- 7-1832.

                             iv.     EZEKIEL MAXSON b. 1834,29 d. 1837.29

                             v.      RHODA MAXSON b. Nov-20-1838,29 d. Feb- 7-1917.29

                61.        vi.     ELISHA JOHN MAXSON b. Aug-16-1844.

 

12.    Josiah Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. 1809 in New Jersey,2,17 ["Ritchie County WV Cemeteries through 1993," p. 615, reports headstone showing death date as Mar 31 1886, with age at death as 76y 11m 23d, which would calculate to a birth date of Apr 8 1809.  But "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 356, reports birth date as Aug 16 1809, with same death date.], d. Mar-31-1886,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,40,17,30 resided since 1859 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,30,40 resided until 1859 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.40  He married6,[65] Aug-11-1831 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,18,30 Priscilla Davis, b. 1811,17,30 [Susie Davis Nicholson reports birth date as 1810 (p. 33).] (daughter of George J. Davis and Catherine Davis), d. 1859,65 buried (unmarked) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17

 

                                      Children:

                62.        i.       ISAIAH BEE b. ca 1834.

                63.        ii.      JEREMIAH BEE b. 1835.

                64.        iii.     NEHEMIAH BEE b. Jun-17-1837.

                             iv.     CATHERINE BEE b. 1840 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,21,4 d. in youth,40 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                65.        v.      OBADIAH BEE b. ca 1842.

                66.        vi.     AZARIAH BEE b. Aug-27-1844.

                             vii.    JOANNA BEE b. ca 1849,22,4 resided in Lewis Co, WV,40,56 resided 1876 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married40 Jun-22-1876 in Ritchie Co, WV,[66] George W. McMullen, b. ca 1836,22 (son of Jonathan McMillion and Elizabeth ___).

                                      

                                      George: Identified in Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County," p. 576, and in her "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 280, as George McMullen, but in Wes Cochran's "Ritchie County Marriages 1843-1915," p. 64, as Geo W. McMellion.

                                     

                             viii.   MARY L. BEE b. ca 1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22 resided 1870 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  She married (1) Dec- 1-1870 in Ritchie Co, WV,[67] Alpheus A. Meredith, b. ca 1848,22 (son of Job Meredith and Mary Ann Amos).  She married40 (2) ___ Gardner.

 

13.    John Davis Bee (3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Dec-26-1811 in New Jersey,2,4 ["Ritchie County in History & Romance," p. 280, reports birth date as 1813.], d. Mar-12-1868,2 buried (unmarked) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,56 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,28 resided formerly at Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,28 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married6,56 Jun-14-1835 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,18 Ingaby Davis, b. Feb-11-1819,17,[68] (daughter of George J. Davis and Catherine Davis), d. Mar-31-1911,17 buried (unmarked) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[69] census 1880, 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided formerly at Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,69 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                67.        i.       RUHAMA A. BEE b. Sep- 7-1837.

                             ii.      TELITHA BEE b. Jun-30-1839,[70] d. Dec-12-1840.70

                68.        iii.     CORDELIA D. BEE b. Jun- 5-1842.

                69.        iv.     JOEL GREEN BEE b. Jul-23-1843.

                70.        v.      ESTEE BEE b. Apr-17-1845.

                71.        vi.     ALBERT D. BEE b. Aug-30-1848.

                             vii.    LOVERA M. BEE, census name Lavera M. Bee,68 b. Oct-  -1850,68 census 1880, 1900, 1930 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, never married.[71]

                             viii.   IRA H. BEE b. Jan-11-1855 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22,[72] d. Jan-23-1944,70 resided in Walton, Roane Co, WV,70 census 1920 in Morgan Co, TN, resided 1882, 1911 in Roane Co, WV,72,[73] occupation Baptist minister.[74]  He married (1) May-31-1878 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Olive E. Bee, b. ca 1855,22 (daughter of Zebulon Bee and Elizabeth Leggett).  He married (2) Mar- 4-1882 in Roane Co, WV,[75] Darthuly Hunt, also known as Deafielda Hunt,70 b. ca 1860 in Roane Co, (W)VA,75 census 1920 in Morgan Co, TN, resided 1882 in Roane Co, WV.75

 

 

Generation Five

 

14.    Asa Bee, also known as Acy Bee,32 (4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1819,[76] d. bef Jun 1850 [The deaths of Asa Bee and his wife before June 1850 are presumed, based on their absences from the 1850 Census, with their two sons appearing in other households in that census and in the 1860 Census as well.].

        

         Other than their marriage, the only record we have found of Asa and Margaret is the 1840 Census of Harrison Co, (W)VA:

         1 male, age 20-30

         1 female, age 20-30

        

         They were not found in the 1850 Census, in which their sons Richard and William were in the household of Asa's parents in Doddridge County.

        

         He married2 Dec- 8-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,52 Margaret Howard, b. ca 1819,76 d. bef Jun 1850, marriage bond Dec- 3-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.52

                                      Children:

                72.        i.       RICHARD BEE b. ca 1841.

                73.        ii.      WILLIAM BEE b. May-10-1844.

 

15.    Enos Bee (4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1827 in Preston Co, (W)VA,11,58 d. Mar-10-1910,[77] census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1852, 1864 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        

         Based on census records, Enos was born as early as 1825 or as late as 1833.  Based on marriage records, he was born as early as 1827 or as late as 1832.  The 1827 date is considered most likely, as it is found in the earliest census return and in his first two marriage records.

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 5 1860:

         Enos Bee, 33, farmer; Martha, 55; F Y (female), 7; E A (female), 5; Hannah, 35; Maria, 30.  All born in Virginia.

         (Note:  It appears that Enos' wife Elizabeth had already died, as the adult women of the household consisted of his mother, sister and half-sister.)

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp), enumerated on Aug 6 1870:

         Enos Bee, 35 (sic), farmer; Hannah Bee, 38; Elizabeth A. Bee, 15.

        

         (Note:  Relationships were not indicated in these two censuses.  Despite the age discrepancies, Hannah and Maria are believed to be Enos' sisters.)

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:

         Enos Bee, 55, farmer, b. W.Va, father b. N.J., mother b. Va; wife Martha, 58, b. Pa, both parents b. Pa.

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 18 1900:

         Enos Bee, 67, b. Mar 1833 in W.Va, farmer, married 47 yrs; wife Martha, 70, b. Nov 1829 in Pa, both parents b. Pa, married 47 yrs, mother of 8 children (7 still living).

        

         He married (1) Oct-28-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[78] Elizabeth Sherwood, b. ca 1824 in Pennsylvania,4,8 (daughter of Joseph Sherwood and Mary ___), d. bef Jun 1860,58 resided 1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

         He married (2) Aug-23-1864 in Doddridge Co, WV,[79] Mary E. Benson, b. ca 1843 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,8 (daughter of Mathias Benson and Roanna ___), d. bef May 1872,[80] resided 1864 in Doddridge Co, WV.

 

         He married (3) May- 7-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV,[81] Martha Robbins, b. Nov-  -1829 in Fayette Co, PA,[82],11 (daughter of William Robbins and Margaret ___), d. May-16-1905 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,[83] buried in Randolph Cemetery, Rt 18 South, West Union, WV,42 census 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1872 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

        

         Martha: 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp):

         Martha Mackie, 42, b. Pa; Imandra, 17, b. Va; Hariet P, 14, b. Ohio; William, 16, b. Va; Mary F, 8, b. Va; Missouri A, 6, b. W.Va.

        

                                      Children by Elizabeth Sherwood:

                             i.       FRANCES J. BEE b. ca 1853,8,[84] d. Sep- 1-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,[85] census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Dec-27-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 George W. Jackson, b. Apr-  -1849 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,82,8 (son of Richard J. Jackson and Rachel Boyce), d. Nov-14-1926 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 occupation 1880 saw mill hand.11

                             ii.      ELIZABETH A. BEE b. ca 1855,58 census 1870 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

16.    Maria Bee, census name Mariah Bee,4,10 (4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8,4,2 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Jul- 3-1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[86] Nimrod C. Frashure, census name Nimrod Frazier,58 b. ca 1807 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8 (son of Nimrod Freashur and Sudna Childers), census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation wheelwright.[87]

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 22 1870:

         Nimrod Frazier, 52, farmer; E. (female), 44.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant Twp):

         Nimrod C. Frashure, 62, wheelwright; Maria, 29; Nimrod J, 3; William G, 2; Ellen, 8.

         (Note:  Ellen is presumably Nimrod's daughter from a previous marriage.  Nimrod Sr probably died before the next census, since Maria(h), Nimrod Jr, William, and another son Harvey born in 1874 were listed in the 1880 Census in the household of Mariah's half-sister Hannah and her husband William Frazier, Nimrod's brother.

        

         1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek District), enumerated on Jun 26 1880:

         William Frazier, 68, farmer, suffering from dropsy; wife Hannah, 50; sister-in-law Mariah, 41; nephew Nimrod, 16; nephew William G, 11; nephew Harvey L, 6.

        

                                      Children:

                74.        i.       NIMROD J. FRASHURE b. ca 1867.

                75.        ii.      WILLIAM GRANT FRASHURE b. Sep- 5-1868.

                             iii.     HARVEY L. FRASHURE b. Mar-14-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,37,38 d. Dec-16-1925 in Camden, Lewis Co, WV,37 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV,37 cause of death appendicitis,37 resided 1893 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, occupation farmer.37  He married Aug-24-1893 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 Emily M. J. Carson, b. ca 1876 in Gilmer Co, WV.38

 

17.    Mary Jane Bee, census name Jane Bee,4 (4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1844 in Preston Co, (W)VA,8,[88] census 1880 in Grant District, Marion Co, WV, resided 1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Feb-23-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,[89] Vincent Stutler, also known as Vincent Stuttler,[90] b. 1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,90,8 (son of Elias Stutler and Hannah Howard), d. Aug-23-1899 in Marion Co, WV,90 buried in Clermont Cemetery, Eldora, Marion Co, WV, census 1880 in Grant District, Marion Co, WV, resided 1865 in Marion Co, WV.8

        

         1880 Census, Marion Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 14 1880:

         Vincint Stutler, 38, farmer; wife Mary J, 36; son William A, 14; dau Sarah E, 11; dau Lytty May, 8.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM A. STUTLER b. Jan-16-1866 in Boothsville, Marion Co, WV,37 d. Feb- 8-1946 in Marion Co, WV,37 buried in Clermont Cemetery, Eldora, Marion Co, WV, census 1880 in Grant District, Marion Co, WV.

                             ii.      SARAH E. STUTLER b. ca 1869,88 census 1880 in Grant District, Marion Co, WV.

                             iii.     LYTTY MAY STUTLER b. ca 1872,88 census 1880 in Grant District, Marion Co, WV.

 

18.    Nathan Kelley (5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep-10-1816,13 d. Sep-12-1894.13  He married65 Jul-15-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Eleanor Davis, also known as Ellen Davis,61 b. Nov-16-1812,20 (daughter of George J. Davis and Catherine Davis), d. Jul-15-1892,20 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.20

        

         Eleanor: Eleanor Davis had a total of seven children by her first husband, George J. Sutton, and four more by her second husband, Nathan Kelley.20         

        

                                      Children:

                76.        i.       EZEKIEL BEE KELLEY b. Apr-19-1848.

                77.        ii.      VIRGINIA KELLEY b. Dec-14-1852.

                             iii.     CATHARINE KELLEY d. Apr-11-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.35

                78.        iv.     ASA G. KELLEY b. Jul-13-1858.

                             v.      PRESTON R. KELLEY d. Aug-11-1859 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.35

 

19.    Keziah Kelley (5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep-22-1818,12 d. Jan-30-1901 in Doddridge Co, WV.35

        

         Identified as "Lizzie" in death record of son John, and as "Kizziah" in her own death record and in marriage record of son Charles, but as Keziah in all other references to her.35

        

         She married12,6,32,61 Samuel Polan, b. ca 1824,58 d. Nov-13-1892 in Doddridge Co, WV.35

                                      Children:

                79.        i.       JOHN ANDERSON POLAN b. Nov- 5-1841.

                80.        ii.      SOPHIA O. POLAN b. Dec-  -1844.

                81.        iii.     SARAH POLAN b. Jun-16-1846.

                             iv.     CHARLES L. POLAN b. Oct-14-1848 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,12,8 d. Jun-22-1928 in Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH.12  He married Mar-23-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Frances A. Hoult, b. 1850,8,12 d. 1928,12 buried in Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH.12

                             v.      RHODA CATHERINE POLAN b. Jan- 6-1851,[91],8 d. Apr-26-1928 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,91 census 1920 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV [In household with brother John A. Polan and his wife Emily.].  She married[92] Nov-19-1891 in Doddridge Co, WV,[93] Abner Jones Davis, b. Dec-31-1835 in Clark Co, OH,[94],8 (son of James Ball Davis and Jane Hopping), d. Feb-17-1917 at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,[95],37 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,95 occupation operated saw mill at mouth of Sugar Camp Run,91 military Pvt, Co A, 17th WVa Inf, Civil War.[96]

                             vi.     MARY E. POLAN b. ca 1853,59 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                82.        vii.    MARGARET V. POLAN b. ca 1855.

                83.        viii.   DEBORAH EMERETTA POLAN b. Jul- 7-1858.

 

20.    Asa Kelley, also known as Acy Kelley,61 (5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1826,58 d. Dec-  -1900 in Doddridge Co, WV,[97] census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,58 occupation farmer.58  He married6,[98] Nov-29-1849 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Emily Ford, b. ca 1827,58 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.58

                                      Children:

                84.        i.       JAMES KELLEY b. ca 1850.

                85.        ii.      ARCHIBALD W. KELLEY b. Jan-  -1852.

                86.        iii.     FLOYD KELLEY b. Nov-  -1854.

                             iv.     NATHAN KELLEY b. ca 1855,59 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             v.      HARRIET E. KELLEY b. ca 1856,59 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                87.        vi.     FRANKLIN KELLEY b. Mar-14-1859.

                             vii.    JULIA A. KELLEY b. Sep- 1-1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,37,14 d. Jun-27-1922 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,37,14 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,14,37 cause of death suicide,37 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, never married.37

                88.        viii.   IDA E. KELLEY b. Mar-30-1861.

                             ix.     ROSA L. KELLEY b. ca 1862,59 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                89.        x.      AMANDA KELLEY b. Aug-16-1866.

                90.        xi.     ISABELLA CORDELIA KELLEY b. Mar-24-1868.

                91.        xii.    RICHARD EDWARD "DICK" KELLEY b. May-17-1870.

 

21.    Ezekiel Kelley (5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul-16-1828,[99] d. Oct- 7-1891,[100] buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

        

         1880 Census, Ritchie Co WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 11 1880:

         Ezekiel Kelley, 51, occupation farmer; Mary Jane, 31, wife, occupation keeping house; Festus, 13, son, occupation works on farm; D. Alice, 9, dau; L. Ann, 5, dau; Ida Belle Leggett, 16, relationship not given, occupation does housework.[101]

        

         He married6,65 (1) Feb- 6-1849 in Doddridge Co, WV,13,8 Estella Ann Davis, b. ca 1832,65,17 (daughter of George J. Davis and Catherine Davis), d. ca 1874,13,17 [Susie Davis Nicholson, p. 73, reports birth date as 1833 and death date as Sep 3 1875, but "Ritchie County Cemeteries," p. 621, shows headstone death date as Mar 8 1873, with age at death 41y 9m (= b. Jun 8 1831).], buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17,13

 

         He married (2) Feb-17-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Mary Jane Stinespring, b. ca 1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8 (daughter of Granville L. Stinespring and Margaret E. Whitehair), resided 1876 in Ritchie Co, WV,8 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

                                      Children by Estella Ann Davis:

                             i.       CATHARINE LAVERNA KELLEY b. ca 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22 resided 1868 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  She married Oct-22-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Lewis M. Ehret, b. ca 1849 in Virginia (now West Virginia),24,22 (son of William F. Ehret and Sarah Ann E. Pritchard), census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,24 resided (family) (settled) in California.

                             ii.      AI GEORGE KELLEY b. Sep-27-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,13,16,22 d. Dec-27-1937,13,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1873 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  He married Jan-18-1873 in Ritchie Co, WV,[102] Sarah Charlotte Watson, also known as Charlotte Watson,13 census name S. Charlotte Watson,[103] b. 1855,16,103,22 (daughter of Wilson Watson and Margaret E. Willard), d. 1920,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                             iii.     JOHN FILLMORE KELLEY, also known as Fillmore Kelley,[104] b. ca 1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22 resided 1877 in Ritchie Co, WV.[105]  He married104 Mar-29-1877 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Sarah Olive Sommerville,104 also known as Olive Sommerville,104 b. ca 1858 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,22,39 (daughter of Martin S. Sommerville and Susan Gaston), resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,104 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                92.        iv.     HORACE KELLEY b. Jun-12-1859.

                93.        v.      FESTUS KELLEY b. Oct-18-1866.

                             vi.     DARLIE ALICE KELLEY, census name D. Alice Kelley,101 b. Jun-22-1870,[106] d. May-30-1947.106  She married Nov-21-1889 in Ritchie Co, WV,[107] Thomas Everett Bond, also known as Everett Bond,106 b. Jan-21-1865 in Lewis Co, WV,20,22 d. Apr-24-1944,106 resided 1889 in Ritchie Co, WV.22

                94.        vii.    LULA ANN KELLEY b. Jan-25-1874.

 

22.    Jemima Kelley (5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1831,[108] buried in Clay Co, WV,[109] resided (settled) in Clay Co, WV,109 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.109  She married[110],109 Dec- 3-1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Stephen C. Davis, b. Mar-12-1832 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,108,109 (son of David D. Davis and Anna Davis), buried in Clay Co, WV,109 resided (settled) in Clay Co, WV,109 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.109

                                      Children:

                95.        i.       LEANDER DAVIS b. ca 1851.

                96.        ii.      ISAIAH BEE "ZED" DAVIS b. Jan-25-1858.

 

23.    Rhoda Bee (6.Asa4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May- 5-1822 in Preston Co, (W)VA,[111] d. Sep- 6-1869.111  She married Dec-12-1844 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[112] Lemuel Davis, b. Nov-25-1822,111 (son of Joshua J. Davis and Catherine Maxson), d. Apr- 1-1900,111 resided in Ritchie Co, WV.111

                                      Children:

                97.        i.       EPHRAIM BEE DAVIS b. Dec- 5-1848.

                             ii.      PHINEAS DAVIS.

                             iii.     ALONZO DAVIS.

                             iv.     VIRGINIA DAVIS b. 1859,111 d. May-  -1875.111

                             v.      GIDEON DAVIS b. Sep-11-1864,111 d. Feb- 6-1876.111

                             vi.     DANIEL DAVIS b. Sep-11-1864.111  He married (1) Jul-15-1883 in Doddridge Co, WV,111 Amanda "Toots" Davis, b. Sep-16-1866,111 (daughter of Joseph J. Davis and Ruth Harris), d. Oct-16-1892.111  He married (2) Oct- 5-1893,111 Virginia L. Selman, b. in Calhoun Co, WV.111

 

24.    Zebulon Bee (6.Asa4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jan-31-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8,39,30,[113] d. Mar-24-1900,15 census 1880 in Webster Co, WV, resided 1878 in Ritchie Co, WV,8 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.39

 

         He married (1) May- 9-1852 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,22 Elizabeth Leggett, b. 1813 in Marion Co, (W)VA,17,39,61 (daughter of John Leggett and Catherine Barrick), d. 1875,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[114] census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.39

 

         He married (2) Oct-23-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Harriet Allen McGee, also known as Hattie A. McGee,8 b. Jul-30-1840 in Carmichaels, Greene Co, PA,37,[115],8 (daughter of John H. McGee and Elizabeth ___), d. Dec-30-1932 in Cowen, Webster Co, WV,37 buried in Sand Run Cemetery, Bolair, Webster Co, WV,37 census 1880, 1900 in Webster Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         1880 Census, Webster Co, WV (Fork Lick District), enumerated in June 1880:

         Zebulon Bee, 55, farmer; wife Harriet A, 39; dau Margaret, 23; dau Ozina M, 21; son Ira H, 21; grandson Lester, 1; son Elza L, 10 months (b. Aug 1879).

        

         1900 Census,Webster Co, WV (Fork Lick District), enumerated on Jun 22 1900:

         Hariett A. Bee, 59, b. Jul 1840, widowed, mother of one child (still living); stepdau Margaret Bee, 35, b. Jul 1864; stepdau Ozina Bee, 33, b. Aug 1866; son Elza L. Bee, 20, b. Aug 1879; grandson Lester H. Bee, 21, b. Feb 1879.  (Note:  Ages and birthdates given for stepdaughters appear to have been misstated.)

        

                                      Children by Elizabeth Leggett:

                             i.       OLIVE E. BEE b. ca 1855.22  She married May-31-1878 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Ira H. Bee, b. Jan-11-1855 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22,72 (son of John Davis Bee and Ingaby Davis), d. Jan-23-1944,70 resided in Walton, Roane Co, WV,70 census 1920 in Morgan Co, TN, resided 1882, 1911 in Roane Co, WV,72,73 occupation Baptist minister.74

                             ii.      MARGARET A. "MAGGIE" BEE, also known as Margarete A. Bee,37 b. Jul- 4-1856 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,39 d. Apr- 3-1942 in Cowen, Webster Co, WV,37 buried in Sand Run Cemetery, Bolair, Webster Co, WV,37 resided in Cowen, Webster Co, WV,37,30 census 1880 in Webster Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,39 occupation teacher,30 never married.37

                             iii.     OZINA M. BEE, also known as Ozonia Bee,30 b. ca 1858,39 resided in Webster Co, WV,30 census 1880 in Webster Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,39 occupation teacher.30

                                      Children by Harriet Allen McGee:

                             iv.     ELZA LOIE BEE b. Aug- 6-1879,[116],115 d. May-10-1953 in Cowen, Webster Co, WV,116 buried in Sand Run Cemetery, Bolair, Webster Co, WV,116 resided 1942 in Cowen, Webster Co, WV,[117] census 1880, 1900 in Webster Co, WV, occupation carpenter,116 never married.116

 

25.    Asa Bee, Jr. (6.Asa4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Oct- 4-1831 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,15,22 census 1900 in Worcester, Worcester Co, MA, census 1880 in West Boylston, Worcester Co, MA, census 1870 in Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation 1860 carpenter,39 occupation 1870, 1880 millwright,[118],[119] occupation 1900 grain merchant.[120]  He married Mar-20-1856 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[121] Catherine Ehret, also known as Katharine Ehret,22 b. ca 1837 in Pennsylvania,22,39 (daughter of Jacob F. Ehret and Joanna (Hannah) M. Seizer), census 1900, 1910, 1920 in Worcester, Worcester Co, MA, census 1880 in West Boylston, Worcester Co, MA, census 1870 in Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA,[122] census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

        

         1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 14 1860:

         Asa Bee Jr, 28, b. Va, carpenter; Catharine, 23, b. Pa.

        

         1870 Census, Lancaster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated on Jul 23 1870:

         Asa Bee, 46, b. Va, millwright; Catherine, 32, b. Pa; Laura, 9, b. Va; Percis (female), 6, b. Va; Curtis, 4, b. Va.

        

         1880 Census, Sterling, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated on Jun 12 1880:

         Asa Bee, 49, b. Va, farmer; wife Catherine, 42, b. Pa; son Lucius R, 16, b. W.Va, millwright; son Fernando C, 14, b. Va; dau Eva Joy, 7, b. Mass.

         (NOTE:  All entries pertaining to the enumeration of this family were lined through in a manner to indicate that the entries were void.  There was no explanatory notation.  But five days later, the same family was enumerated in a different location within the same county, as follows.)

         1880 Census, West Boylston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated on Jun 17 1880:

         Asa Bee, 48, b. Va, millwright; wife Catherine, 42, b. Pa; dau Laura C, 18, b. Va; son Lucius R, 16, b. Va; son Cortis S, 14, b. Va; dau Eva J, 7, b. Mass.

        

         1900 Census, Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated Jun 5 1900 on Shirley Street:

         Asa Bee, 69, b. Oct 1830 in W.Va, grain merchant, married 45 yrs; wife Catherine, 63, b. May 1836 in Pa, mother of 8 children (3 still living).

         In the adjoining household, at 8 Shirley Street, was the following family:

         Lucius R. Bee, 37, b. Feb 1863 in W.Va, stone (store? stove?) foreman, married 12 yrs; wife Sarah E, 37, b. Feb 1863 in Mass, mother of 2 children (both still living); dau Amy F, 11, b. May 1889 in Mass; son Asa R, 8, b. Sep 1891 in Mass.

        

         1910 Census, Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated in Apr 1910 on Fairfield Street:

         Katherine Bee, 72, b. Pa, married 51 yrs, mother of 8 children (3 (?) still living).

        

         1920 Census, Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, enumerated on Jan 14 1920 at the City Alms House:

         Among the "inmates" was listed Catherine Bee, 87, widowed, b. W.Va, both parents b. Germany.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       LAURA C. BEE b. ca 1861 in Virginia (now West Virginia),118 census 1880 in West Boylston, Worcester Co, MA, census 1870 in Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA.

                98.        ii.      LUCIUS R. BEE b. Feb-  -1863.

                             iii.     CURTIS BEE b. ca 1866,118 census 1880 in West Boylston, Worcester Co, MA, census 1870 in Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA.

                             iv.     EVA J. BEE b. ca 1873 in Massachusetts,119 census 1880 in West Boylston, Worcester Co, MA.

 

26.    Priscilla Clarissa Bee, also known as Prissella Bee,[123] (6.Asa4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-22-1840 in Wood Co, (W)VA,[124],22 d. Nov-21-1882,[125],92 buried in Reeves Cemetery, near Goffs, Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married Jan- 1-1867 in Ritchie Co, WV,[126],123,92 Elijah C. Goff, b. Apr-12-1840 in Goffs, Ritchie Co, WV,[127],[128] (son of Benjamin Goff and Eda Smith), d. Apr- 8-1916 in Goffs, Ritchie Co, WV,127 buried in Bethany UM Church Cem (Rt 28 btwn Goffs & Prunty), Ritchie Co WV,127,17 military Civil War (Sgt in Co E, 6th Regt, W. Va. Vol Inf).127

                                      Children:

                99.        i.       IDA MAE GOFF b. Dec- 3-1868.

                100.     ii.      ALFIERI GOFF b. Jul- 5-1870.

                101.     iii.     WILLIAM A. GOFF b. Sep-12-1874.

                             iv.     INIS GOFF d. aft Apr 1916.[129]

                102.     v.      HERBERT H. GOFF b. Aug-25-1877.

 

27.    Ingaby Inez Bee29 also known as Ingabee I. Bee,22 (6.Asa4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr-25-1842 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[130],22 d. Oct-19-1918 in Tyler Co, WV,29 resided 1917 in Deep Valley (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,[131] resided 1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married5,[132] May-21-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,[133] Robert Doak, b. ca 1843 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,22 [Age 24 at May 1868 marriage would put birth in about 1844, but age 8 in 1850 Census puts it in about 1842.] (son of Alexander Doak and Eliza Ireland), census 1850 in Tyler Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                             i.       A. EMERSON DOAK b. Feb-22-1876,[134] d. Apr-20-1960,134 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, Tyler Co, WV.134  He married Callie Fuchs, b. 1879,134 (daughter of Gottlieb Fuchs and Fredreicka ___), d. Jul-19-1946,134 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, Tyler Co, WV.134

 

28.    Benjamin Wilson Bee, also known as Wilson Bee,6,61,32 (7.Ezekiel4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jan-22-1826 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,84,52 d. Apr-15-1911 in Salem, WV,[135] buried in Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,69 resided since abt 1901 in Salem, WV,69,30 resided formerly at Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,69 resided formerly at Roanoke, Lewis Co, WV,69,18 occupation stone cutter,[136] census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

         He married6,61 (1) Sep- 9-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Priscilla Hughes,61 b. Feb-14-1825 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[137],17 (daughter of Martin L. Hughes and Ann Davis), d. Dec-17-1888,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

         He married137 (2) Dec-26-1893 at Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,[138] Emma V. Swisher, also known as Emily Swisher,52 b. 1845 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,52,16 (daughter of Isaac Swisher and Mariah Jett), d. Sep-20-1918 at Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,37,[139],16 buried in Brick Church (7th Day Baptist) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,[140] census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

                                      Children by Priscilla Hughes:

                103.     i.       CHARLES W. BEE b. Jun-10-1848.

                104.     ii.      ALBERT FRANKLIN BEE b. 1850.

                105.     iii.     JULIA ANN BEE b. Mar- 1-1852.

                106.     iv.     ALLEN H. BEE b. Dec- 5-1852.

                             v.      LEAH VIRGINIA BEE b. May- 4-1854 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,137,22 resided 1911 in Ohio.129  She married Jun- 5-1875 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Joseph M. Summers, b. ca 1851,22,[141] (son of Elias Summers and Miranda Wilson), resided 1911 in Ohio.[142]

                107.     vi.     ROSANNA N. BEE b. Dec-11-1855.

                108.     vii.    SALLY CATHERINE BEE b. Dec-11-1855.

                             viii.   STEPHEN H. BEE b. Apr-26-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,137,22 d. 1945,137 resided 1911 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,129 resided 1882 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  He married Feb- 2-1882 in Ritchie Co, WV,[143] Ida Belle Leggett, b. Oct- 2-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,37 [Age 5 in 1870 Census would put birth in about 1865.  Although death record states birthplace as Ritchie Co, her marriage record shows it as Doddridge Co.] (daughter of Daniel E. Leggett and Elizabeth Whitehair), d. Jun-14-1950 in St. Marys, Pleasants Co, WV,37 buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,37 resided in St. Marys, Pleasants Co, WV,37 census 1880, 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [In 1880, in household of Ezekiel Kelley and wife Mary Jane Stinespring, relationship not stated.], census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1882 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  There were no children from this marriage68.

                                     

                                      Ida: The parents of Ida Belle Leggett are known from the 1870 Census.  Her marriage record did not call for parents' names, and her death record identifed her parents as "Unknown."  In the 1880 Census of Ritchie Co WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 11 1880, she was a member of the household of Ezekiel Kelley and wife Mary Jane Stinespring.  The Census entry was as follows:  Ezekiel Kelley, 51, occupation farmer; Mary Jane, 31, wife, occupation keeping house; Festus, 13, son, occupation works on farm; D. Alice, 9, dau; L. Ann, 5, dau; Ida Belle Leggett, 16, relationship not given, occupation does housework.                                                     

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 14 & 15 1900:

                                      Stephen H. Bee, 42, b. Apr 1858, farmer, married 18 yrs; wife Ida L, 36, b. Oct 1863, no children.

                                     

                109.     ix.     ELIZABETH M. "BETTY" BEE b. Feb-  -1860.

                             x.      EVIKEE BEE b. 1861,137 d. 1861.137

                110.     xi.     EZEKIEL GARFIELD BEE b. Nov-27-1861.

                             xii.    ARTHUR G. BEE b. Feb-16-1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,21,137 d. 1922.137

                111.     xiii.   ANGELINA "LINA" BEE b. Jul- 4-1865.

                112.     xiv.    JERUSHA JANE BEE b. Mar-20-1867.

                113.     xv.     ELMUS I. BEE b. Mar-12-1869.

 

29.    John Nelson Bee, also known as Nelson Bee,61,32 (7.Ezekiel4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul-22-1827 in Pennsylvania,37 d. Sep-13-1921 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[144] buried in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37 resided in Webster Co, WV,30 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.37,4

        

         Identified in son's marriage record as J. N. Bee, by Minnie Kendall Lowther (p. 279) and in son's death record as Nelson Bee, and in his own death record as John N. Bee.

        

         He married6,32 Apr-26-1849,62 Perdilla Bland, b. ca 1830 in Pennsylvania,[145],32 (daughter of Richard G. Bland and Mary Jobes), d. May- 9-1917 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,62 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,62 census 1910 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                114.     i.       EUSEBIUS L. "SEBE" BEE b. Mar- 1-1850.

                115.     ii.      CYNTHA JANE BEE b. Jan-25-1853.

                116.     iii.     LLOYD C. BEE b. Aug-  -1856.

                117.     iv.     CHARLES THOMAS BEE b. Jun-26-1858.

                118.     v.      MARY ELIZABETH BEE b. Nov-21-1860.

 

30.    Arthur G. Bee, also known as Marion Arthur Bee,32 (7.Ezekiel4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Nov-10-1841 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22,17 d. Sep-10-1922 in Ritchie Co, WV,[146],17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,30,[147] occupation miller,[148] military Co G, 14th WV Inf - Civil War.17  He married[149] Mar-21-1867 in Ritchie Co, WV,[150] Mary Catherine Watson,6,123 b. Jul-27-1843 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,37,22 (daughter of George W. Watson and Susan Divers), d. Jan- 1-1930 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[151] buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,37 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.149

        

         Mary: Middle initial given as "M" in marriage record and in 1870 Census, but as "C" in 1880 Census and death record.  Son's marriage record identifies her as Mary Catherine.

        

                                      Children:

                119.     i.       EDWARD JOHN BEE b. 1869.

                120.     ii.      EMMARETTA BEE b. ca 1871.

                             iii.     FERNANDO HARL BEE, also known as F. Harl Bee,37 also known as F. H. Bee,8 census name Harl Bee,68 b. Feb-22-1873 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,[152] d. Sep-23-1943 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,152 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,37 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation farmer.37  He married (1) Mar-11-1899 in Doddridge Co, WV,[153] Henrietta Costilow, b. ca 1874,8 d. bef May 1900.68,80  He married54 (2) Jan-15-1903 in Ritchie Co, WV,[154] Clara M. Gribble, b. Jan-12-1879 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,152,16 (daughter of Thomas Neely Gribble and Talitha C. Davis), d. Jun-25-1950 in Ritchie Co, WV,152,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17

                             iv.     MARTHA A. BEE b. ca 1876,148,22 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Mar- 1-1900 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[155],[156] Floyd Smith, b. ca 1881.22

                             v.      LILLIAN LEOTA BEE b. ca 1878,148 census 1880, 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Apr- 7-1901 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Loyd Edwin Criss, b. ca 1880 in Gilmer Co, WV,22 resided 1901 in Ritchie Co, WV.22

                             vi.     JAMES DOYLE BEE b. ca 1882 in Ritchie Co, WV,51 resided 1910 in Harrison Co, WV,51 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  He married Nov-23-1910 in Harrison Co, WV,[157] Alice Maude Bush, b. ca 1884 in Gilmer Co, WV,51 (daughter of George S. Bush and Kirura Ann ___).

                121.     vii.    WALTER EZRA BEE b. Jul-13-1886.

 

31.    Elizabeth Bee (7.Ezekiel4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May- 8-1844 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,34,22,16 d. 1910,30,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,30 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Dec-22-1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,[158] James Marshal Meredith, also known as James M. Merideth,22 b. Sep-  -1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,68,22,17 (son of Job Meredith and Mary Ann Amos), d. 1912,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

        

         1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 6 1900:

         James M. Meredith, 58, b. Sep 1841, farmer, married 35 yrs; wife Elizabeth, 56, b. May 1844, mother of 5 children (4 still living); son Fred, 23, b. Oct 1876; dau Orpha, 19, b. Mar 1881; nephew Ashby Bee, 15, b. May 1885 in W.Va., both parents b. W.Va.; niece Esther Meredith, 27, b. May 1873; boarder Gertrude Kelly, 23, b. May 1876.

        

         1910 Census, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV, enumerated on Apr 19 1910:

         One of 29 boarders at East Main Street was Ashber Bee, 26, b. W.Va., father b. W.Va., mother b. Ohio.

        

         1920 Census, Preston Co, WV, enumerated on Jan 14 1920:

         Ashby B. Bee, 36, coal miner; wife May, 36; son Willie (Willis?), 8; dau Orpha, 5.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN E. MEREDITH b. ca 1867,101 census 1880 in Ritchie Co, WV.101

                122.     ii.      ETTA MEREDITH b. Nov-30-1872.

                123.     iii.     FRED MEREDITH b. Oct-  -1876.

                             iv.     ORPHA MEREDITH b. Mar-  -1881,68 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

32.    Josiah Bee, Jr., also known as Joel Bee,[159] (7.Ezekiel4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Oct-27-1845 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,34,37,22 d. Jul-11-1929 in Willard, Harrison Co, WV,37 buried in Shinnston, Harrison Co, WV,37 resided in Willard, Harrison Co, WV, resided in Doddridge Co, WV,30 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

        

         1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated in Jun 1900:

         Josiah Bee, 54, b. Oct 1845, farmer, widowed; boarder Albert A. Davis, 26, b. Sep 1873, farm laborer, married less than one year; boarder Lora M. Davis, 16, b. Jul 1883, married less than one year, mother of one child (still living); boarder Minnie E. Davis, 16, b. May 1884, single; son Ralph Bee, 13, b. Jun 1886; grand-dau Vernie J. Bee, 7 months, b. Oct 1899.

        

         He married159 (1) Dec-17-1874 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Martha J. Goodwin, b. Oct-22-1854,22 (daughter of Henry H. Goodwin and Casandra Leggett), d. Mar-17-1877,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17  He married54 (2) Dec-25-1880 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Jane Meredith, b. ca 1856,22 d. bef Jun 1900.68

                                      Children by Jane Meredith:

                124.     i.       RALPH BEE b. Jun- 7-1886.

 

33.    Josiah H. Bee, census name J. H. Bee,58 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr- 7-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," reports birth year as 1824 on p. 55, but as 1825 on p. 107.], d. May-17-1876 in Wirt Co, WV,[160] buried in Beauchamp Cemetery, Elizabeth, Wirt Co, WV,[161],[162] census 1850, 60, 70 in Doddridge Co, WV, occupation blacksmith,58,[163] military Captain, Co C, 6th WVa Inf CSA, Civil War.161  He married41,[164] May-20-1845 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8,160 Mary Jane Davis, b. Jan-20-1829 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,160 (daughter of John S. Davis and Esther F. Randolph), d. 1905 in Doddridge Co, WV,160,35,164 ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 107, reports death date as Oct 20 1903.  But "Doddridge County WV Deaths," p. 19, shows it as Aug 26 1905.].

        

         1850 Census, Town of West Union, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 16 1850:

         Josiah H. Bee, 26, blacksmith; Mary A, 21; Berkley H, 4; Mary F, 2; Oscar J, one month.

        

         The Josiah H. Bee family moved from Doddridge "to Wirt County and lived there between 1872 and 1883.  They operated the Kanawha Hotel, located on the banks of the Little Kanawha River at Elizabeth.  The hotel was a popular stop-over for boats hauling passengers and goods between Parkersburg and the interior regions of West Virginia.  Josiah died there in 1876 following an injury inflicted by a horse.  A few years after his death, Mary Jane sold the Kanawha Hotel and returned to Doddridge County where she died in 1905."164

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       BURTLY HENRY BEE, census name Berkley H. Bee,4,[165] census name Bertly H. Bee, also known as Bert Henry Bee,37 b. Feb-21-1846 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,160,37,[166] d. Apr-24-1932 in Summit, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,37 resided in Summit, Wood Co, WV,37 census 1930 in Wood Co, WV, census 1880, 1910 in Calhoun Co, WV, resided 1875 in Roane Co, WV,166 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married 1875 in Calhoun Co, WV,[167] Susan McCune, b. ca 1850,166 (daughter of Peter McCune and Margaret ___), d. bef Apr 1930,165 census 1880, 1910 in Calhoun Co, WV.

                             ii.      MARY F. BEE b. Dec-29-1847,160 d. Jul- 6-1855.160

                125.     iii.     STINNETT O. BEE b. Apr- 7-1850.

                             iv.     WIRT T. BEE b. May- 8-1852,160 d. Jul- 9-1855.160

                             v.      ALICE O. BEE b. Feb-25-1855,160 resided (settled) in Nebraska,160 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married160 Sep-20-1881 in Wirt Co, WV,[168] Worthy S. Crippen, d. btwn 1879 - 1900,[169] military Co E, 174th Ohio Inf, Civil War.169

                126.     vi.     FREDERICK H. BEE b. Aug-27-1857.

                127.     vii.    EMMA L. BEE b. Nov- 5-1860.

                             viii.   JOHN AUGUSTUS BEE b. Apr-17-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,37 d. Dec-19-1931 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 census 1900, 1920 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, occupation furniture business,37,[170] occupation 1900 traveling salesman.[171]  He married160 Nov- 8-1888 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[172] Minnie Hall, b. Aug-21-1867 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[173] (daughter of Levi L. Hall and Amanda Stephens), d. Oct-14-1947 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,173 buried in Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,173 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,173 census 1900, 1920 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Wood Co, WV (City of Parkersburg), enumerated on Jun 25 1900:

                                      Levi Hall, 61, b. Sep 1838, grocery merchant, married 40 yrs; wife Amanda Hall, 60, b. Sep 1839, mother of 2 children (both still living); son-in-law John A. Bee, 37, b. Apr 1863, traveling salesman, married 10 yrs; dau Minnie, 31, b. Aug 1868, no children.

                                     

                             ix.     EPHRAIM A. BEE b. Apr-30-1866,160 census 1870 in Doddridge Co, WV.163

                128.     x.      FRANCES DORA BEE b. Jun-11-1868.

                129.     xi.     JAMES EDWARD BEE b. Feb- 3-1871.

 

34.    Keziah Bee, also known as Kathryn Bee,32,98 also known as Kesiah,61 also known as Kiziah,14 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Feb-21-1826 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[174],[175] [Census data would put birth date at Jan 1827, but headstone shows it as Feb 21 1826.], d. Dec-30-1893 in Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV,174,35,14 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,174 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.175

        

         Name given as Keziah in her marriage record and in marriage record of son Nathan, as Kazirah Bee Primm in death record of son Ephriam, as Kesiah Prim in death record of daughter Martha, as Kaziah Bee in death record of son Nathan, and as Kathryn in obituary of son George, but as Kiziah on her headstone and as Krissiah Bee Prim in her own death record.

        

         She married6,32,175 Jan- 7-1849 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Nathan W. Prim,175 b. Jan- 7-1820 in Taylor Co, (W)VA,14,32 [1900 Census has birth date as Jan 1821, but headstone shows it as Jan 7 1820.] (son of William Primm and Mary Curry), d. Aug-14-1913,14 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,14 census 1860, 1870, 1900 in Doddridge Co, WV,[176],175 occupation farmer, carpenter.175

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

         N W Prim, 38, farmer; R (female), 35; M E (female), 6; J W (male), 5; T S (male) 4; M V (female), 3; E (male), 1; Richard Bee, 19.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge County WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Aug 30 1870:

         Nathan W. Prim, 50, farmer & carpenter; Keziah, 43; James, 15; Thomas S, 12; Mary C, 10; Ephraim, 8; Rebecca, 6; Alice A, 4; Lula, 3; Nathan, 2.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARTHA ELLEN PRIM b. Mar-18-1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[177] d. Mar-11-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV.[178]

                130.     ii.      JAMES W. PRIMM b. May- 7-1853.

                131.     iii.     THOMAS S. PRIM b. ca 1856.

                132.     iv.     MARY CATHARINE PRIM b. May-23-1857.

                133.     v.      EPHRAIM PRIMM b. Feb-14-1860.

                             vi.     REBECCA PRIM b. Feb-16-1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,177,175 d. Nov-14-1918,177 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                134.     vii.    ALICE AUGUSTINE PRIMM b. Feb-19-1864.

                             viii.   LOUVARIA PRIM, census name Lula Prim,175 b. Sep- 3-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,177,175 d. Jan-16-1905,177 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                135.     ix.     NATHAN HENRY PRIMM b. Mar-17-1867.

                             x.      WINFIELD PRIM b. Jan-15-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,177 d. Jan-15-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV.177

                             xi.     MARY "SISSY" PRIM, census name Sissy Prim,44 b. Aug-12-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,177,[179] d. Mar-13-1916 at Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV,179 buried in Buck Run (aka Dotson) Cemetery, near Pennsboro (Co Rd 74/9), Ritchie Co, WV.179,17  She married Aug-17-1905 near Stanley, Tyler Co, WV,[180] John Wesley Dotson, b. Mar-21-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,37,11 (son of Oliver M. Dotson and Mary Ann Waters), d. May- 9-1950 in Ritchie Co, WV,37 buried in Buck Run (aka Dotson) Cemetery, near Pennsboro (Co Rd 74/9), Ritchie Co, WV,37 resided in Ritchie Co, WV,11,37 census 1880, 1900 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation farmer.37

                136.     xii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIM b. Jan-24-1873.

 

35.    Amos Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Feb-28-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,8,16 d. Aug-13-1904 in Doddridge Co, WV,42,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 census 1870, 1880, 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation tanner,4,163,[181],[182] occupation 1900 Justice of the Peace,[183] military enrolling officer at Wheeling, Union Army, Civil War.177

        

         "Amos Bee was enrolling officer during the civil war, for Capt. Stone of Wheeling, preparing for draft.  He served as deputy sheriff four years, 1877-81, was first clerk of the school board under the free school system, and has been clerk of the board of supervisors."[184]

        

         He married Mar-20-1856 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[185] Malissa Welch, b. May- 5-1836 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,84,177,58 [Marriage record indicates that she was born in about 1830 in Harrison County.  But age 23 at 1860 Census and 33 in 1870 Census would put birth in about 1837.  "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 106, reports Melissa Welch's birth as May 1836 in Barbour County.] (daughter of James Welch and Margaret "Peggy" Talbott), d. Apr-27-1913 in Doddridge Co, WV,42 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 census 1910 in Washington, DC [in household with daughter Catherine and son-in-law Warner Stutler], census 1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV [in household with daughter Clara and son-in-law Benjamin Foley], census 1870, 1880, 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1860:

         Amos Bee, 31, occup tanner; Melissa, 23; G (female), 3; AM (male) 1.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 9 1870:

         Amos Bee, 42, occup tanner; Melissa, 33; Generva, 13; Alonzo A, 11; Annie B, 9; James A, 6; Clara V, 5; Ephraim E, 1.

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

         Amos Bee, 52, occup tanner; wife Malissa, 44; dau Geneiva, 22, school teacher; son A A, 20, tanner; dau Anna, 17; son J A, 15; dau Clara V, 12; son E E, 10; son (sic) Kate (female), 7; dau Mary, 5.

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:

         Amos Bee, 72, b. Feb 1828, Justice of the Peace, married 44 yrs; wife Malissa, 64, b. May 1836, mother of 8 children (7 still living); dau Clara V, 30, b. Jan 1870, assistant postmistress, single; dau Mary, 22, b. Apr 1878, 22, deputy clerk of county court, single.

        

                                      Children:

                137.     i.       GENEVRA BEE b. Apr- 6-1857.

                138.     ii.      AMOS ALONZO BEE b. Apr-17-1859.

                139.     iii.     ANNA BELLE BEE[186] b. Mar-28-1861.

                             iv.     JAMES A. BEE, census name J. A. Bee,182 b. Nov-12-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,177,90 d. Feb-25-1888 in Mannington, Marion Co, WV,[187] buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 cause of death typhoid fever,90 census 1870, 1880 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation miller,90 never married.90

                             v.      CLARA VIRGINIA BEE b. ca 1867,[188] ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 106, reports birth date as Jan 17 1866, and 1900 census states Jan 1870, while age 5 in 1870 Census would put birth in about 1865, and age 12 in 1880 Census and age 42 in 1910 Census would put it in about 1868.  But headstone reads 1867, and age 45y 7m 25d  in death record would put birth at Jan 16 1865.], d. Sep-10-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,[189],16 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 census 1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation 1900 assistant postmistress.183  She married Sep- 5-1901 in Doddridge Co, WV,8,177 Benjamin W. Foley, b. Oct-  -1854 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,183,8 (son of James Arthur Foley and Tabitha J. B. Harness), d. Nov-15-1933 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 census 1910, 1920, 1930 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV [In 1920, listed as a roomer, age 65, widowed, in the household of Eli & Mary F. Nutter.  In 1930, listed in the household of Timothy J. Faulkner as an uncle, 75, widowed, occupation oil operator.], census 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District, Town of West Union), enumerated in Apr 1910:

                                      Benjimine W. Foley, 55, married 8 yrs; wife Clara V. Foley, 42, mother of 3 children (all still living); mother-in-law Malissa Bee, 73, widowed.

                                      (Note:  We have no record of any of Clara Bee Foley's children, and it is puzzling why they would not be present in the household for this census.  It is noted that Melissa was also enumerated for this census in the household of another daughter, Catherine Bee Stutler, in Washington DC.)

                                     

                             vi.     EPHRAIM E. BEE, census name E. E. Bee,182 b. Aug-17-1869,[190] d. 1903,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 census 1870, 1880 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                140.     vii.    CATHERINE BEE b. Oct-22-1871.

                             viii.   MARY BEE b. ca 1875,182 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Apr 1878, age 22, but age 5 in 1880 Census would put it in about 1875.], census 1880, 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation 1900 deputy clerk of county court.183

                                     

                                      This is probably the Margaret Bee who was residing with her sister Catherine in Washington DC for the Censuses of 1910, 1920 and 1930.

                                     

 

36.    Stinnett Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May- 9-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8,37,16,[191] d. Mar- 8-1923 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[192],16 buried in Bee Cemetery, Richardson, Calhoun Co, WV,37,[193] census 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, resided 1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.8

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

         S. Bee, male, 30, farmer; M Bee, female, 25; E. Bee, male, 6; G. W. Bee, male, 4; M. C. Bee, female, 1; A. J. S. Bee, male, 22.

         (Note:  This is the household of Stinnett Bee and his wife Mary.  The last person listed is Stinnett's brother, Augustus J. Smith Bee.)

        

         1870 Census, Roane Co, WV (Spencer Township), enumerated on Aug 10 1870:

         Stinnett Bee, 40, farmer; Mary E, 39, b. Maryland; Ephraim, 16; George W, 14; Catherine, 12; Emma, 4; Charles, 8; Annette, 4 months; A. Westfall, 40, farmer.

        

         1880 Census, Roane Co, WV (Spencer District), enumerated on Jun 17 1880:

         Stinett Bee, 50, farmer; wife Mary E, 46, b. Maryland, both parents b. Maryland; son Ephraim, 25; son George, 24; dau Kate, 21; son Charles, 18; son Sherman, 16; dau Emma, 14; dau Nettie, 11; son William, 7; dau Rhoda, 4.

        

         He married Aug- 9-1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[194] Mary Ann Elizabeth McDonnell,61 also known as Mary A. E. McDonnell,14 also known as Nancy McDonald,32 b. Dec-28-1833 in Baltimore, MD,14,8,61 [Birth date given as Oct 1833 in 1900 Census.], d. Jun-12-1908,14 buried in Bee Cemetery, Richardson, Calhoun Co, WV,193 census 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, resided 1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.8

 

                                      Children:

                141.     i.       EPHRAIM R. BEE b. Sep-  -1854.

                142.     ii.      GEORGE W. BEE b. Jul-26-1855.

                             iii.     M. CATHERINE "KATE" BEE, also known as Catherine Bee,[195],37 census name Kate Bee,[196] census name M. C. Bee,58 b. Apr-10-1859 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,37 [Death certificate states birthdate as  Apr 10 1858, but 1900 Census has it as Apr 1859, and headstone also reads 1859.], d. Nov-22-1931 near Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37,16 buried in Bee Cemetery, Richardson, Calhoun Co, WV,193,37 resided near Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 census 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, never married.37

                             iv.     CHARLES CLEAVENGER BEE b. Nov-25-1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,37 d. Nov- 2-1950 in Vienna, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in New England Cemetery, Wood Co, WV,37 resided in Vienna, Wood Co, WV,37 census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV, occupation grocer.37

                143.     v.      SHERMAN STINNETT BEE b. Nov-14-1864.

                             vi.     EMMA BEE b. ca 1866,195 census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV.

                             vii.    ANNETTE "NETTIE" BEE, census name Nettie Bee,196 b. 1870,195 census 1870, 1880 in Roane Co, WV.

                             viii.   WILLIAM E. BEE b. Dec-  -1872 in Roane Co, WV,191,75 census 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1880 in Roane Co, WV.  He married Jun-26-1899 in Roane Co, WV,75 Clara Ray Mathers.

                             ix.     RHODA BEE b. May-  -1876,191 census 1910 in Santa Ana, Orange Co, CA [in household with brother Ephraim], census 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1880 in Roane Co, WV.

 

37.    Wickliffe Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May-25-1832 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,37,16 d. Oct-16-1917 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,37,16 buried in Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,17,37 census 1870, 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer, clerk, merchant.37,58,[197]

        

         Wickliffe Bee's wife, Rachel Jane Welch, was his stepmother's sister.

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 19 1860:

         W. Bee, male, 28, occupation clerk; Rachael Bee, female, 24; C. V. Bee, female, 5; M. Z. Bee, female, 2; Baby Bee, female, 6 months.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central Twp), enumerated on Jun 29 1870:

         Wickliffe Bee, 35, dry goods & grocery merchant; Rachel J, 33; Catharine V, 15; Ephraim, 10; Walter, 7; Benj, 3; Wm N, 1.

        

         Doddridge County's present-day community of Greenwood was known as Fairview or Grandview until the middle 1800's, when Wickliffe Bee made a medical concoction that he named "Greenwoods Wonder".  When the railroad came through, the name was changed to Greenwood.

         http://www.westunion-wv.com/history/greenwood2.htm

        

         He married Rachel Jane Welch, b. Dec-27-1835 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,37 (daughter of Isaiah Welch and Rachel Ingram), d. May- 4-1925 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,37 buried in Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,37,17 census 1870 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

                                      Children:

                144.     i.       CATHERINE V. "KATE" BEE b. ca 1855.

                             ii.      FLORENCE BEE b. Jan-28-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,177 d. [This is probably the Baby Bee listed in the 1860 Census.  She does not appear with rest of family in the 1870 Census.].

                145.     iii.     EPHRAIM C. BEE b. Jun-10-1860.

                146.     iv.     JAMES WALTER BEE b. Nov- 9-1861.

                             v.      MORTIMORE BEE b. Nov-10-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,177 d. Dec- 4-1867 in Doddridge Co, WV.35

                147.     vi.     BENJAMIN WYCKLIFF BEE b. Dec- 4-1866.

                             vii.    WILLIAM N. BEE b. Dec-28-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,177 [1900 Census shows birthdate as Sep 1879.], census 1870, 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             viii.   EDWARD A. BEE b. Sep-19-1870,177,14 d. Jun-24-1893,14 buried in Duckworth (Summit) Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV.[198]

                148.     ix.     AUGUSTA LELIA BEE b. Apr- 9-1876.

                             x.      HARRY CECIL BEE b. Sep- 9-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[199],16 d. Jul-10-1963 in Doddridge Co, WV,35,16 buried in Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Ritchie Co, WV.[200],199  He married (1) Aug-21-1908 in Ritchie Co, WV,[201] Bertha A. Joseph, b. Oct-14-1887 in Tyler Co, WV,14,22 d. Jan-10-1919,14 buried in Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1908 in Ritchie Co, WV.22  He married (2) Dec-28-1957 in Ritchie Co, WV,[202] Odessa Virginia Lemley, b. Apr-18-1918 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,172,199,[203] (daughter of Clark Lemley and Bertha Esther Isner), d. Sep-25-1997,203 resided in Clayton, Rabun Co, GA,[204] resided formerly in Sarasota, FL,203 resided 1957 in Washington Co, OH,199 resided 1943 in Waverly, Wood Co, WV.172

 

38.    Ephraim W. Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Mar-16-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8,[205],41,16 d. Feb-14-1915 in Doddridge Co, WV,35,16 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,14 census 1900, 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 military Civil War - Co C, 6th WV Inf.[206]  He married Sep-27-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[207] Ingabey Smith,14 also known as Inghbee Smith,8 also known as Ingabey,14 [Although her name is nearly always seen spelled Ingaby, the spelling on her headstone is Ingabey.], b. Feb-22-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,16,8,[208] (daughter of Samuel Smith and Nancy Ann Fleming), d. Aug-22-1920 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[209] census 1900, 1910, 1920 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        

         While Ephraim was away fighting in the Civil War, his wife "Ingaby was at their Roane County home taking care of the farm and the children.  One cold February morning, the feared Jones Raiders (Confederate Army Troops detached to destroy railroad bridges, cut telegraph lines, and gather livestock and supplies for the Confederate Army) swooped upon the farm.  The Raiders gleaned the farm of all blankets, food and livestock, with the exception of one sick old horse.  As the bed covering was ripped from the bed, baby McClellan was thrown across the room and crippled for life.  Ingaby knew she was left with no means to survive the harsh winter and bravely wrapped her children in what rags were left, put them on the old nag, and walked from Roane County to Doddridge County, where her husband's family lived."  [per granddaughter Edith Bee Casto, in the West Union Herald-Record, 4/18/2000, p. 5]

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 20 1900:

         Ephraim W. Bee, 66, b. Mar 1834, farmer, married 43 yrs; wife Ingaby, 59, b. Oct 1840, mother of 11 children (8 still living; dau Mary E, 20, b. Jun 1870, single; son Ephraim H, 25, b. Nov 1874, farm laborer, single; son Nathan, 19, b. Sep 1880, farm laborer, single; son Levi S, 32, b. Dec 1867, day laborer, single.

        

         1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on May 5 1910:

         Ephriam W. Bee, 76, farmer, married 54 yrs; wife Ingabey, 69, mother of 11 children (8 still living); dau Mary C, 33, single.

        

                                      Children:

                149.     i.       JOHN S. BEE b. Sep-20-1858.

                150.     ii.      MCCLELLAN C. "MACK" BEE b. Jul-  -1861.

                151.     iii.     STINNETT BEE206 b. May-  -1863.

                152.     iv.     CHARLES W. BEE b. Nov-23-1865.

                153.     v.      LEVI SAMUEL BEE b. Dec-20-1867.

                             vi.     MARY CATHARINE BEE b. Jun- 4-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[210] census 1900, 1910, 1920 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married (1) Aug-16-1916 at Sunnyside (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,[211] William H. Hufford, b. Jun- 7-1847 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37,18 (son of Peter Hufford and Mary Ann ___), d. Jun-26-1922 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[212] buried in Duckworth (Summit) Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,37 census 1900, 1920 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1916 in Doddridge Co, WV,[213],11 census 1880 in Grant District, Harrison Co, WV, occupation farmer.37,213,44

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jan 12 1920:

                                      William H. Hufford, 71, farmer; wife Mary C, 44.

                                     

                                      She married (2) Feb-15-1925 in Doddridge Co, WV,[214] Vincent A. Cain, b. ca 1864 in Doddridge Co, WV,11 (son of Walter Cain and Lydia ___), resided 1925 in Harrison Co, WV,11 census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             vii.    THOMAS BEE b. Dec-15-1873 in Doddridge Co, WV,[215],84 d. Dec-29-1873 in Doddridge Co, WV.42

                154.     viii.   EPHRAIM H. BEE b. Nov-12-1874.

                             ix.     B. A. BEE b. Jun-  -1879,84 d. Sep-14-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV.42

                155.     x.      NATHAN A. BEE b. Sep-25-1880.

                             xi.     HARVEY BEE b. Oct-  -1883,84 d. Jul-23-1884 in Doddridge Co, WV.42

 

39.    Augustus J. Smith Bee[216] also known as Smith Bee,61,58 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep-12-1837 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,22,16 d. May-25-1885,16 buried in EUB Church Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1864 in Doddridge Co, WV,22 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation doctor.17  He married Jun- 2-1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,156 Eveline Wilson, b. Aug-  -1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[217],22,16 (daughter of Archibald J. Wilson and Elizabeth Hudkins), d. 1920,16 buried in EUB Church Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1900 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

        

         1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District, Town of Cairo), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:

         Eveline Bee, 63, b. Aug 1836, occupation land lady, widowed, mother of 7 children (6 still living); dau Gay Bee, 23, b. Dec 1876, no occup; son Jos. Bee, 22, b. Aug 1877, tool dresser; son Dr. A. Bee, 34, b. Apr 1866, physician, married 1 year.  (Note:  The latter's wife was not present for this census.  Three other people, with surname Ackerman, were listed as boarders.)

        

                                      Children:

                156.     i.       EPHRAIM ARDIN BEE b. Apr-  -1866.

                157.     ii.      CATHARINE E. "KATE" BEE b. ca 1866.

                158.     iii.     FONTON BEE b. Feb-  -1868.

                             iv.     MOLLY BEE, also known as Mollie Bee,22,[218] b. Mar- 3-1870 in Ritchie Co, WV,37 d. Nov-25-1953 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,37 resided in Vienna, Wood Co, WV.37  She married May-14-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Thornton Luther Shafer, b. ca 1868 in Monongalia Co, WV,22 d. bef Nov 1953,[219] resided 1894 in Ritchie Co, WV.22

                             v.      EMMA BEE b. May-12-1872,124 d. Nov- 6-1875,14 buried in EUB Church Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV.17

                             vi.     GAY BEE b. Dec-  -1876,217 [Age 6 in 1880 Census would put birth in about 1874.  But 1900 Census gives age as 23 at states birth date as Dec 1876.], census 1900 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                             vii.    JOSIAH BEE b. Aug-  -1877,217 census 1900 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation tool dresser.217

 

40.    Martha Louise Bee, also known as Louisa Bee,32 also known as Louise Bee,61 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Feb-24-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,[220],8 census 1900 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.8  She married32,61,41 Feb- 1-1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 John H. Smith, b. Dec- 3-1836 in Taylor Co, (W)VA,8,160 (son of Samuel Smith and Nancy Ann Fleming), d. Apr-25-1899,160 resided 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                             i.       COLUMBUS A. SMITH b. Mar-22-1861,160 d. Jul-28-1861.160

                159.     ii.      MINOR SMITH b. Feb-22-1863.

                             iii.     ADA VIRGINIA SMITH b. Nov-17-1864,160,16 d. Sep- 2-1935 in Doddridge Co, WV,35,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,[221],37 census 1910 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV [In household with brother Charles and 15-year-old Ruby Roberts, identified as Charles' brother.], census 1900 in McElroy District, Tyler Co, WV [In household with brother-in-law John B. Roberts, the two of them, both widowed, being the only occupants.].  She married160 (1) Sep-24-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV,[222] Robert L. Roberts, b. Mar-18-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,14,11 d. Jun-26-1895,[223] buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV.[224]  She married160,219 (2) Aug-15-1912 in Doddridge Co, WV,[225] William A. "Ark" McMillan, also known as Ark McMillan,160 b. 1849 in Hancock Co, (W)VA,16,11 d. 1924,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,221 resided 1874, 1912 in Doddridge Co, WV.11,8

                160.     iv.     EMMA MAY SMITH160 b. May-12-1867.

                161.     v.      ALVADORE SMITH b. Jul-  -1869.

                162.     vi.     CORA C. SMITH b. Apr-  -1872.

                             vii.    MARY ROSE "ROSIE" SMITH, also known as Rosa Smith,11 also known as Rosie Smith,[226] also known as Rosa M. Smith,224 b. Jun-12-1874,160 d. Jan-15-1900 in Shirley, Tyler Co, WV,[227],160 buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV,224 cause of death typhoid fever.226  She married219,160 Oct- 3-1896 in Doddridge Co, WV,[228] John B. Roberts, b. Apr-  -1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[229],11 [Birth date on headstone is 1872.], d. 1905,16 buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV,224 census 1900 in McElroy District, Tyler Co, WV, resided 1896 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

                                     

                                      John: 1900 Census, Tyler Co, WV (McElroy District), enumerated in June 1900:

                                      John Roberts, 29, b. Apr 1871, occupation day laborer in oil field, widowed; sister-in-law Ada B. Roberts, 45, b. Dec 1864, widowed, no children.

                                     

                163.     viii.   IRA WALTER SMITH b. Jun-12-1878.

                164.     ix.     EPHRAIM HARVEY SMITH b. Jul-18-1879.

                165.     x.      CHARLES BRACE SMITH b. Feb- 3-1885.

 

41.    John S. C. Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr-15-1855 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,41,22 census 1920 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL [in household with son Proctor], census 1910 in Gilmer Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married[230] May-25-1882 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Salina Prunty, b. Jul-24-1854,230 (daughter of Felix Prunty and Emily Greathouse), census 1910 in Gilmer Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided in Tennessee.[231]

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 12 1900:

         John S. C. Bee, 45, b. Apr 1855 in W.Va, farmer, married 18 yrs; wife Saline, 45, b. Jul 1854 in W.V, mother of 5 children (all still living); son Romeo R, 16, b. Jun 1883 in W.Va; dau Nellie, 14, b. Sep 1885 in Nebraska; son Proctor, 10, b. Jun 1890 in Colorado; dau Gretchen, 6, b. Jul 1893 in W.Va; dau Olga, 4, b. Jan 1896 in W.Va.

        

         1910 Census, Gilmer Co, WV, enumerated on Apr 22 1910:

         John S. C. Bee, 52, b. W.Va, truck farmer, married 27 yrs; wife Salina, 52, b. W.Va, mother of 6 children (all still living); dau Nellie, 22, b. Nebraska, single, occupation millinery at retail store; dau Gretchen, 16, b. W.Va, weaver at knitting mill; dau Olga, 14, b. W.Va; dau Donna, 7, b. Tennessee.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       ROMEO R. BEE b. Jun-  -1883,[232] resided in Texas, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.232

                             ii.      NELLIE BEE b. Sep-  -1885 in Nebraska,232 census 1910 in Gilmer Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                166.     iii.     PROCTOR KENDALL BEE b. Jun- 1-1890.

                167.     iv.     GRETCHEN VIRGINIA BEE b. Jul- 5-1892.

                             v.      OLGA BEE b. Jan- 6-1896 in West Virginia,[233],232 d. Dec-30-1926 in Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX,233 buried in Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX,233 [Highland Cemetery], census 1920 in Ranger, Eastland Co, TX [She seems to have been enumerated twice in this census:  (1) Identified as Olga Bee, 25, b. W.Va, single, no occupation.  Living alone.  (2) Identified as Olga Bee, 22, b. W.Va, telephone operator, listed as sister-in-law in household of Lewis W. Carter and wife Gretchen.], census 1910 in Gilmer Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.232  She married219 ___ Myers.

                             vi.     DONNA BEE b. ca 1903 in Tennessee,[234] d.203 census 1910 in Gilmer Co, WV.

 

42.    Hannah Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr- 6-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,41,232,16,11 d. Dec- 8-1945 in Doddridge Co, WV,35,16 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,43 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1920 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

         She married (1) Dec-20-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,[235] Lathrop Russell Charter Gray, also known as L. R. C. Gray,35 b. ca 1855 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,11 (son of Thomas S. Gray and Rachael L. Zinn), d. Mar-11-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV.35

 

         She married (2) Dec-20-1896 in Doddridge Co, WV,[236] Sylvester B. Waldo, b. Dec-  -1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,232,11 (son of Hickman Waldo and Mary Williams), d. Aug-26-1927 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,37 resided at Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV,37 census 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.37  They were divorced bef Jan 1920.[237]

 

                                      Children by Lathrop Russell Charter Gray:

                             i.       RUSSELL C. GRAY b. May-15-1882,203,232,16 d. Dec-  -1968,203,16 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,43 resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,203 census 1920 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      A display advertisement in a Doddridge County homeowners directory of the mid-1930s was as follows:

                                     

                                                R. C. GRAY

                                      Wood Works  -  Fine Cabinet Work

                                             Sheet Metal Work

                                      Electrical Supplies, House Wiring and Lumber

                                            WEST UNION, W.VA.

                                     

                             ii.      NELLIE M. GRAY b. May-  -1884,232 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii.     ERNEST D. GRAY b. May-  -1885,232 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iv.     GLENDALINE E. GRAY, census name Gwendolyn Gray,237 b. Sep-  -1887,232 census 1920 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             v.      CHARTER T. GRAY b. Apr-  -1890,232 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

43.    Susan A. Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jan-17-1859 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,41,11 d. aft Feb 1917.[238]  She married Mar-28-1883 in Doddridge Co, WV,[239],8 Mark S. Britton, b. Feb-16-1854 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[240] [Although the birth records of two of his children give his birthplace as Greene Co, PA, his own marriage record, the information for which was directly provided by himself, states that he was born in Monongalia County, Virginia.] (son of Horatio Britton and Elizabeth Husk), census 1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,[241] census 1860 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District):

         Mark Britton, 48, b. Feb 1852 in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pa., married 17 yrs; wife Susan A, 41, b. Jan 1859, mother of 7 children (6 still living); dau O. Augusta, 16, b. May 1884; son Charles G, 14, b. Sep 1885; dau Mary L, 11, b. Feb 1889; dau Mamie F, 7, b. Jun 1892; son Vance B, 6, b. Jan 1894; dau Ruby E, 4, b. Apr 1896.

        

                                      Children:

                168.     i.       OPAL AUGUSTA "GUSSIE" BRITTON b. May- 1-1884.

                             ii.      GUY CHARLES BRITTON, census name Charles G. Britton,232 b. Sep- 8-1885 in Doddridge Co, WV,[242],203,232 d. Aug-  -1967,203 resided in Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV,131,203 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii.     LELIA MARY BRITTON, census name Mary L. Britton,232 b. Feb- 6-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,[243],203,232 [Name appears in birth record as "Mary Lelia Britton," and in marriage record as "M. Lelia Britton," but all other records of her, including SSDI, identify by the first name Lelia.], d. Oct-  -1973,203 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,203 resided 1917, 47 in Piedmont, Mineral Co, WV.131,54  She married Sep- 3-1913 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Clay A. Wilcox, b. Dec-23-1888 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,37,8 (son of Nicolas Wilcox and Mary Jane Knight), d. Mar-20-1947 in Piedmont, Mineral Co, WV,37 resided in Piedmont, Mineral Co, WV,37 buried Philos Cemetery in Westernport, Garrett Co, MD.37

                             iv.     MAMIE FLORENCE BRITTON[244] also known as Florence Britton,131 b. Jun- 7-1892 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[245],232 resided 1917 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,131 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.232

                             v.      VANCE BEE BRITTON244 b. Jan-15-1894 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[246],203,232 d. Jul-  -1971,203 resided in Nitro, Kanawha Co, WV,203 resided 1917 in Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV,131 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.232

                             vi.     RUBY ETHEL BRITTON244 b. Apr- 6-1896 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[247],203,232 d. Jun-  -1980,203 resided in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, NM,[248] resided 1917 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,131 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.232  She married May-10-1918 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 G. Earl Shahan, b. ca 1895 in Harrison Co, WV.8

 

44.    Rachel Jane Bee (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Mar- 6-1861,41,8 d. Dec- 9-1943 in Medina Co, OH,[249] census 1930 in Akron, Summit Co, OH.  She married32 Mar-31-1881 in Doddridge Co, WV,[250] John Arkensas Townsend, also known as John Townsen,8,[251] b. Feb-  -1862 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,251,8 [Birthplace given in son Carl's birth record as Barbour County.], d. Jan-28-1923 in Summit Co, OH,249 census 1880 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV [as a boarder in the home of Joseph Flanaghan], census (family) 1920 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census (family) 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census (family) 1900 in Roane Co, WV.

        

         John: 1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Jun 10 1880:

         Joseph Flanaghan, 52, farmer; wife Amzella, 38; son George E, 13; son William A, 9; dau Ada, 8; son Walter, 5; son Guy, 2; servant Rachel Gainor, 17; boarder James D. Wood, 22, occup laborer; boarder John A. Townsend, 18, occup laborer.

        

         1900 Census, Roane Co, WV (Spencer District), enumerated on Jun 6 1900:

         John Townsen, 38, b. Feb 1862, farmer, married 19 yrs; wife Rachel, 39, b. Mar 1861, mother of 13 children (11 still living); dau Glady, 18, b. Jan 1882; son Ephraim, 17, b. Jan 1883; son Clifford, 16, b. Mar 1884; dau Melzena, 15, b. May 1885; son Alonzo, 12, b. Dec 1887; son Carl, 10, b. Jun 1889; dau Mary, 9, b. Jan 1891; dau Lena, 8, b. May 1892; son Freel, 5, b. Mar 1895; dau Amy, 2, b. Dec 1897; dau Electra, 6 months, b. Dec 1899.

        

         1910 Census, Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, Kentucky, enumerated on May 14 1910:

         John Townsend, 48, farmer; wife Rachel, 49, mother of 16 children (13 still living); dau Kattie (Kaytie ?), 18; dau Lena, 16; son Friel, 15; dau Amy, 13; dau Fay, 12; son Frank, 7; son Boyd, 5; son Clifford Townsend, 25, single, farmer.  All born in West Virginia.

        

         1920 Census, Akron, Summit Co, Ohio (1027 Lane Street), enumerated on Jan 14 1920:

         John Townsend, 57, b. WV, occupation belt room at rubber works; wife Rachel, 58, b. WV; dau Nellie, 3 (sic, prob intended to be 33 for Melzena), b. WV; dau Fay, 21, b. WV, divorced; son Frank, 17, b. WV; son Boyd, 14, b. WV; grandson Clyde Richards, 18, b. WV, occup machinist at rubber works; nephew Darrel Ankrom, 20, b. WV, occup fire room at rubber works; grandson Mescal Snyder, age 1 yr 4 mo, b. Ohio, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. WV; dau-in-law Ethel Townsend, 28, b. WV, both parents b. WV, married.

        

         1930 Census, Akron, Summit Co, Ohio (1027 Lane Street), enumerated on Apr 2 1930:

         Rachel J. Townsend, 69, b. WV, widowed; son Earl, 46, b. WV, divorced; dau Melzena, 43, b. WV, single; dau Ethel L. Marshall, 36, b. WV, divorced; dau Emma Osborne, 30, b. WV, married; son-in-law Jesse A. Osborne, 29, b. WV; son Boyd B. Townsend, 24, b. WV, married; granddau Evelyn E. Townsend, 17, b. Kentucky, father b. WV, mother b. Ohio, single; grandson William A. Townsend, 15, b. WV, father b. WV, mother b. Ohio; granddau Edith Marshall, 10, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother b. WV.

        

                                      Children:

                169.     i.       GLADYS AUGUSTA TOWNSEND b. Jan-  -1882.

                170.     ii.      EPHRIAM BEE TOWNSEND b. Jan-26-1883.

                             iii.     CLIFFORD EARL TOWNSEND, census name Earl Townsend,[252] b. Mar-20-1884,251,[253] d. Jun- 9-1950 in Akron, Summit Co, OH,253 census 1930 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.  He married253 Trellis Allezine Snyder, b. Nov- 9-1905 in Pennsylvania,249 d. Sep-13-1997 in Alliance, Stark Co, OH.253,249

                             iv.     MELZENA "NELLIE" TOWNSEND b. May- 2-1886,203 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as May 1885.], d. Jun- 2-1971 in Cambridge, Guernsey Co, OH,249,203 resided in Morgan Co, OH,249 census 1920, 1930 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV, never married.249

                             v.      JOHN ALONZO TOWNSEND, census name Alonzo Townsen,251 b. Dec- 7-1887 in Doddridge Co, WV,37,16 d. Apr-30-1954 in Spencer, Roane Co, WV,37,16 buried in Spencer Memorial Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,[254],37 resided in Spencer, Roane Co, WV,37 occupation South Penn Oil Co.37  He married Sep-13-1913 in Roane Co, WV,72 Ethel Douglass, b. Mar-  -1891,251,16 (daughter of Reuben A. Douglass and Mary J. Lewellen), d. 1978,16 buried in Spencer Memorial Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,254 census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.

                171.     vi.     CARL BURDELL TOWNSEND b. Jun-11-1889.

                172.     vii.    MARY CATHERINE TOWNSEND b. Jan-22-1892.

                             viii.   LENA EDITH TOWNSEND b. May- 3-1893 in West Virginia,251 [Birth date given as May 1892 in 1900 Census, but Ohio Death Index indicates birth in 1893.], d. Jun-10-1968 in Guernsey Co, OH,249 resided in Akron, Summit Co, OH,249 census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.  She married253 Carl Rayburn Claypool, b. Jun-27-1891 in Armstrong Co, PA,253 d. Aug- 9-1958.253

                             ix.     EMMIT FREEL TOWNSEND, census name Freel Townsend, b. Mar-28-1895,253,251 d. Mar-26-1966,253 resided in Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ,[255] census 1930 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co, OH, census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.  He married253 Alma Gae Edgell, b. Apr-28-1896 in West Virginia,253,251 (daughter of Ananias W. Edgell and Flora O. Adams), d. Aug-22-1956 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co, OH,253 census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.

                             x.      AMY TOWNSEND b. Dec- 6-1896 in West Virginia,203 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Dec 1897.], d. Nov-30-1995,203 census 1930 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.  She married253 Jesse Osborne, b. Apr- 3-1901,203 d. Nov-  -1986,203 resided in Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ.[256]

                             xi.     FAY ELECTRA TOWNSEND, census name Electra Townsend,251 b. Dec- 6-1898 in Doddridge Co, WV,215,203,[257] [Birth date given as Dec 1899 in 1900 Census.], d. Mar-28-1976 in Pasco Co, FL,203,257 resided in New Port Richey, Pasco Co, FL,255 census 1930 in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH, census 1920 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1900 in Roane Co, WV.  She married253 Carl F. Glatthar, b. Feb-16-1899,203 d. May-  -1989,203 resided in Reno, Washoe Co, NV.255

                             xii.    FRANK D. TOWNSEND b. Oct-29-1902 in Triplett, Roane Co, WV,253,203,234 d. May-19-1988 in Akron, Summit Co, OH,249 resided in Barberton, Summit Co, OH,255 census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY, census 1920 in Akron, Summit Co, OH.  He married253 Dorothy C. Wood, b. Aug- 5-1904 in Pennsylvania,249 d. Apr-15-1999 in Akron, Summit Co, OH,249 resided in Summit Co, OH.249

                             xiii.   BOYD BURNS TOWNSEND b. Aug-20-1905 in West Virginia,234,203 d. Jan-15-1977 in Barberton, Summit Co, OH,249,203 resided in Akron, Summit Co, OH,255,[258] census 1930 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1910 in Waynesburg, Lincoln Co, KY.  He married253 Elizabeth ___.

 

45.    West Virginia Bee41 also known as Virginia Bee,8 census name Jennie,44 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jan- 1-1863,41,8 census 1930 in Vienna, Wood Co, WV, census 1920 in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV, census 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         Her birthdate, January 1 1863, was the same day that President Lincoln announced passage of the legislation establishing the State of West Virginia.

         http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvdoddri/who/bee.htm

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 16 1900:

         Mary Zinn, 76, b. Dec 1823 in WVa, widow, mother of 8 children (all still living); dau Jennie Zinn, 37, b. Jan 1863 in WVa, widow, mother of 3 children (all still living); grandson Clarence Zinn, 14, b. Sep 1885 in WVa; grand-dau Mary P. Zinn, 9, b. Mar 1891 in Pennsylvania; grandson Benjamin F. Zinn, 5, b. Oct 1894 in Pennsylvania.

         (Note:  Although listed as her daughter, Jennie was actually Mary's daughter-in-law.  It is noteworthy that Mary is listed as having eight children, as Bee researchers consistently report that she had only the seven listed here.)

        

         1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Apr 23 1910:

         Jennie Zinn, 45, b. WVa, widow, mother of 3 children (all still living); son Clarence, 24, b. WVa, mail clerk at railroad, single; dau Pauline, 19, b. Pennsylvania, single; son Frank, 15, b. Pennsylvania.

        

         1920 Census, Taylor Co, WV (City of Grafton), enumerated on Jan 12 1920 at 436 West Main Street:

         Jennie Zinn, 55, b. WVa, widow; son Benjamine Zinn, 26, b. Pennsylvania, hostler at railway yards, widowed; boarder Ivan Pullen, 22, b. WVa, brakeman at railway shop; boarder Vada Pullen, 21, b. WVa.

        

         1930 Census, Wood Co, WV (Village of Vienna), enumerated on Apr 14 1930:

         Owen C. Loudin, 20, washer at rayon factory, age 19 at time of first marriage; wife Vida J. Loudin, 22, grocery clerk, age 21 at first marriage; grandmother Jennie Zinn, 67, widow.

        

         She married Nov- 9-1884 in Doddridge Co, WV,[259] Benjamin F. Zinn, b. Sep-23-1860 in Marion Co, (W)VA,11 d. bef 1900,44 resided 1884 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

                                      Children:

                             i.       CLARENCE ZINN b. Sep-  -1885 in West Virginia,44 census 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             ii.      MARY PAULINE ZINN, census name Pauline Zinn,[260] b. Mar-  -1891 in Pennsylvania,44 census 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.44

                             iii.     BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ZINN, census name Frank Zinn,260 b. Oct-  -1894 in Pennsylvania,44 census 1920 in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV, census 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.44

 

46.    Tabitha Bee, also known as Bithia Bee,8 (8.Ephraim4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep-23-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,41,229,8,[261] census 1900 in Tyler Co, WV.  She married Nov- 3-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,[262] Martin N. Ankrom, b. Jan-  -1861 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,229,8 census 1900 in Tyler Co, WV, resided 1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 occupation farmer.229

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARY E. ANKROM b. Aug-  -1890,229 census 1900 in Tyler Co, WV.

                             ii.      DARREL B. ANKROM b. Feb-  -1900,229 census 1920 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, census 1900 in Tyler Co, WV, occupation 1920 machinist at rubber works.74

 

47.    Emaline Davis, also known as Emelie,5 (9.Hannah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-22-1825 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.[263]  She married5 Oct- 6-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,263 [ceremony performed by Asa Bee], Richard E. Bond, b. Sep-11-1822 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,263 (son of Richard Bond and Prudence Powers), d. in Nebraska.263

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARTHA A. BOND b. Jul- 3-1844 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,263,22 d. 1931,263 resided originally in Colorado.[264]  She married Nov- 1-1864 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 [Minnie Kendall Lowther (p. 316) reports marriage date as Nov 3 1864.], John J. "Jasper" Ward, also known as Jasper Ward,263 b. Oct-11-1843,264 (son of Martin Carr Ward and Mary Jane Gaston).

                             ii.      PETER D. BOND b. May-15-1846 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,263 d. Sep-23-1927.263  He married263 Gertrude Bliss.

                173.     iii.     LUTHER HAYMOND BOND b. Aug-27-1848.

                             iv.     MOSES BOND b. Feb-22-1851 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,263 d. young.263

                             v.      ROSALIE D. BOND b. Jun-20-1853 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.263

                174.     vi.     JOSHUA S. BOND b. Nov- 6-1855.

                175.     vii.    CHARITY PRUDENCE BOND b. May-25-1858.

                             viii.   RICHARD E. BOND, JR. b. Feb- 7-1861 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.263

                176.     ix.     DELIA ANN BOND b. Feb-11-1864.

                177.     x.      HATTIE MYRTLE BOND b. Jul- 7-1871.

 

48.    Dorinda L. Davis (9.Hannah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1836,[265] d. Dec- 3-1900.[266]  She married5 Mar-21-1858,266 Levi Stalnaker, b. Jun-22-1835,266 d. Jul-11-1915.266

                                      Children:

                178.     i.       AMANDA CANZADA STALNAKER b. 1860.

                             ii.      ALBERT B. STALNAKER b. ca 1872 in Ritchie Co, WV,166 resided 1893 in Calhoun Co, WV.166  He married Nov-30-1893 in Calhoun Co, WV,166 Sarena Jane Hardway, b. ca 1878 in Calhoun Co, WV,166 (daughter of D. M. Hardway and Caroline ___).

 

49.    Clinton Houston Davis (9.Hannah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr-26-1842 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,266 d. Jun- 9-1905 in Salem, WV,266 resided 1863, 1878 in Harrison Co, WV,[267],156 occupation tanner.267,156  He married266 (1) Oct-14-1863 in Lewis Co, WV,[268] Josephine Francis, b. ca 1840 in Fauquier Co, VA,267 (daughter of Ruben Francis and Jane ___), d. Jan-11-1878.266  He married (2) Nov-14-1878 in Ritchie Co, WV,[269] Martha F. "Mattie" Brannon, also known as Mattie F. Brannon,61,6 b. ca 1852 in Gilmer Co, (W)VA.38

                                      Children by Martha F. "Mattie" Brannon:

                             i.       EDNA EMMA DAVIS b. Dec-10-1879 in Harrison Co, WV.266,52  She married Aug-22-1900 in Harrison Co, WV,52 Don R. Slussar, b. Jun-  -1881 in Doddridge Co, WV,[270],52 (son of Charles M. Slussar and Sarah Ida Bennett), census 1900 in Greenbrier District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             ii.      THOMAS HALL DAVIS b. Jul-26-1882.[271]

                             iii.     VERA MABEL DAVIS, also known as Mabel Vera Davis,52 b. Apr- 1-1889.271  She married271 Apr- 2-1910 in Salem, WV,52 Albert Lippincott Smith, also known as Bert Smith,271 b. ca 1885,52 (son of Oscar L. Smith and Anna R. ___), resided 1910 in Philadelphia, PA.52

 

50.    Milton Davis (9.Hannah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May-20-1847 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,49,37,16 [Birthplace given in death record as Harrison County, but both of his marriage records indicated Ritchie County.], d. Aug-27-1922 in Salem, WV,37,16 buried in Brick Church (7th Day Baptist) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,37,50 resided 1865 in Harrison Co, WV,52 occupation farmer.37  He married (1) Sep-14-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,[272],271 Elsa R. Westfall, also known as Elsie R. Westfall,271 b. Apr-25-1849 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,271 (daughter of Eli F. Westfall and Ruhama ___), d. Apr-14-1881,271 resided 1865 in Harrison Co, WV.52  He married (2) Jan- 5-1882 in Harrison Co, WV,[273],271 Mary Caroline Lough, also known as Carrie Lough,32 census name Caroline,[274] b. Mar-28-1849 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,37,16,22,52 (daughter of Nimrod Lough and Elizabeth Francis Butcher), d. Apr-25-1931 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,37,16 buried in Brick Church (7th Day Baptist) Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,50 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,37 [419 E. Main St.], resided 1882 in Harrison Co, WV,52 census 1880 in Grant District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                      Children by Elsa R. Westfall:

                             i.       ELI FRANKLIN DAVIS b. Jan-16-1867.271  He married271 Alma Smith.

                179.     ii.      ALDIS LEWIS DAVIS b. Nov-15-1868.

                             iii.     ALONZO CHESLEY DAVIS b. Apr-25-1873.20  He married in Cheyenne, WY,271 Lillian ___.

                180.     iv.     IVA ALMINA DAVIS b. Jul-28-1874.

                             v.      LURA ETHEL DAVIS b. May-23-1875,271 d. 1919 in Salem, WV.271

                             vi.     AVA WAITMAN DAVIS, census name Ova W. Davis,220 b. Feb-10-1878.271  She married271 (1) Effie May Weekley.  She married271 (2) Mattie Rollins.

 

51.    Eleanor Bee, also known as Ellender Bee,5,35 also known as Ellen Bee,5 census name Helenor,58 (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1825,58 d. Mar-15-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,[275] census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married5,61 Nov-14-1843 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,[276] John Sherwood, b. Dec-21-1816 in Fayette Co, PA,84,4,11 (son of Joseph Sherwood and Mary ___), d. Dec-17-1893 in Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV,42 census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.4,37,11

        

         1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

         John Sherwood, 33, b. Pennsylvania, farmer; Eleanor, 25, b. Virginia; Victoria, 3; Franklin, 1 month.

        

         1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 4 1860:

         John Sherwood, 40, farmer; Helenor (female), 35; Victoria, 13; F. M. (male), 11; E. J. (female), 8; Ephriam, 1/2; William Bee, 16.

         (Note:  This William Bee is the orphaned son of Eleanor's cousin Asa Bee, a son of Jonathan Bee, who had also died two years before.)

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp):

         John Sherwood, 52, b. Pennsylvania, laborer, was listed in the household of Isaac & Susan Warner and their 5 children.

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:

         John Sherwood, 62, farmer, b. Pa; wife Elizabeth A, 30, b. Pa; dau Maud, 14, b. WVa; mother Mary, 90, b. Pa (sic), widowed.

         (Note:  Maud (aka Barbara) is believed actually to be John Sherwood's stepdaughter, who married Lloyd Flint (1854-1932).

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       VICTORIA SHERWOOD b. Feb-22-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,37,58,8 d. Nov-10-1923 in Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV,37 buried Frashure Cemetery,37 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Apr- 6-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,[277] Abraham R. Frasure, b. ca 1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8 (son of William Frasure and Jemima ___), d. bef Nov 1923,219 resided 1865 in Lewis Co, WV.8

                             ii.      FRANKLIN MAXWELL SHERWOOD, also known as Frank M. Sherwood,[278] b. ca 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,58,278,8 d. Feb-11-1950 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 census 1930 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married Apr-17-1873 in Doddridge Co, WV,[279] Victoria E. Ellifritt, also known as Victoria E. Ellifritts,8 b. ca 1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8,278 (daughter of William C. Ellifritt and Mary J. ___), census 1930 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii.     ELLA J. SHERWOOD b. Sep-25-1852 in Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV,136,8 d. Jan-19-1944 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,136 buried in Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[280],136 census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jun- 3-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Arthur Stutler, b. Sep-27-1845 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[281],8 (son of Isaac Stutler and Barbara A. Moore), d. Aug- 5-1914 in Wood Co, WV,281 buried in Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[282] census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation sawmill owner,281 military drummer, 7th WV Inf, Civil War.281

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp):

                                      Arthur Stuttler, 24, farmer; Ella J. Stuttler, 17; Ephraim B. Sherwood, 10; Martha Bee, 77.

                                      (Note:  Martha Bee's husband Jonathan was the great uncle of Ella Sherwood Stutler.  Her grandfather, Amaziah Bee, was Jonathan's brother.)

                                     

                             iv.     LAVERNA SHERWOOD b. May-  -1856,84 d. Oct-  -1859 at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,42 cause of death scarlet fever.42

                181.     v.      EPHRIAM BEE SHERWOOD b. Dec- 5-1859.

 

52.    Susanna Bee (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1828,49,4 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Apr-22-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8,49 David Jacobs, b. ca 1828,4 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children:

                             i.       AMAZIAH B. JACOBS b. ca 1849,4 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                             ii.      JACKSON JACOBS b. ca 1850,4 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                             iii.     MARY E. JACOBS b. ca 1851.8  She married Mar-11-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Timothy K. Davis, b. Oct- 3-1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[283],8 (son of Joshua J. Davis and Catherine Maxson), resided 1868 in Doddridge Co, WV.8

 

53.    Joshua A. Bee (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-  -1838 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,82,8 d. Apr-12-1914 in Harrison Co, WV,136,271 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,271 cause of death accidental burns,136 resided at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,271 census 1880, 1900 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 occupation farmer.136  He married (1) Feb-25-1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8 Penelope Jane Dicks, also known as Penelopy Dix,32 census name P. Jane,59 b. Jun-26-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,84,8 (daughter of Joseph M. Dicks and Mary ___), d. Mar-19-1900 in Doddridge Co, WV,[284] buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,271,198 [Death record shows burial location as Randolph Cemetery.], resided at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,271 census 1880 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.8

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:

         Joshua A. Bee, 40, farmer; wife Penelopy J, 40; son Edward B, 13; son Harlan, 8.

        

         He married (2) Oct-31-1906 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[285] Elizabeth ___, b. ca 1855 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

 

                                      Children by Penelope Jane Dicks:

                             i.       (INFANT MALE) BEE b. ca 1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,42 d. May-12-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV.42

                182.     ii.      EDWARD B. "EDDIE" BEE b. Nov-20-1866.

                             iii.     (STILLBORN MALE) BEE b. Aug-25-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,215,271 d. Aug-25-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV.215

                183.     iv.     HARLEN L. BEE b. Dec- 4-1870.

                             v.      (STILLBORN MALE) BEE b. Jan-14-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV,42 d. Jan-14-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV.42

 

54.    Lida Anne Bee, also known as Lyda Anne Bee,92 also known as Lydia A. Bee,91,4,6 (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Mar-29-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,91,8 d. Mar-31-1890,91 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,91 occupation doctor.[286]  She married[287] Jan-24-1861 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[288] Abner Jones Davis, b. Dec-31-1835 in Clark Co, OH,94,8 (son of James Ball Davis and Jane Hopping), d. Feb-17-1917 at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV,95,37 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,95 occupation operated saw mill at mouth of Sugar Camp Run,91 military Pvt, Co A, 17th WVa Inf, Civil War.96

                                      Children:

                184.     i.       LINVILLE BEE DAVIS b. Oct- 7-1862.

                             ii.      REBECCA JANE DAVIS b. Jun-15-1865,91 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.91  She married Mar- 4-1884 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 John H. Grogg, b. ca 1861 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.8

                185.     iii.     VALENTINE GRANT DAVIS b. Jan-18-1868.

                             iv.     REMMEUS C. DAVIS b. Sep-18-1869,91 resided 1917 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.129

                             v.      PHILIP P. DAVIS b. Aug-27-1872,91 d. 1893.91

                             vi.     SAMANTHA DAVIS b. Mar- 7-1876,91 resided 1917 at Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV.129

                             vii.    RUFUS DAVIS b. Jan-24-1879,91 resided in Milton, Rock Co, WI,91 resided 1917 in Michigan.129  He married91 ___ Hughes.

                186.     viii.   ARDWIN BEE DAVIS b. Sep-29-1882.

 

55.    Kesiah Bee (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-18-1843 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,271,82,8 census 1870, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jun- 3-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Thomas W. Noble, b. Jul-16-1842 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA,271,8,82 (son of Thomas Noble and Elizabeth Hawkins), census 1870, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 occupation farmer.59

                                      Children:

                             i.       NEWTON B. NOBLE b. Feb-13-1871,271,82 d. May-30-1966,271 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,271 census 1900 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married Mar-19-1905 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Carrie Bell Sherwood, b. Jan- 2-1884 in Laurelville, Hocking Co, OH,271,42,8 (daughter of Joseph Wayne Sherwood and Basha Ann Janes), d. Apr- 3-1917 in Doddridge Co, WV,271 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,271 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             ii.      EVA NOBLE b. Aug-14-1874,271,82 census 1900 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii.     FRIEND NOBLE b. Aug-  -1876,[289] census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iv.     FREDDIE NOBLE b. Aug-10-1883,271,82 census 1900 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

56.    Emily Bee (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Mar-20-1845 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,271,8 d. Mar-31-1914 in Doddridge Co, WV,271,35 buried in Robinson Cemetery, PortoRico/MaxwellRidge Rd, near Market, Doddridge Co, WV.198  She married Jan- 4-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Charles B. Robinson, b. Sep-25-1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,271,8 (son of George Robinson and Mary ___), d. Apr-10-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,271,35 buried in Robinson Cemetery, PortoRico/MaxwellRidge Rd, near Market, Doddridge Co, WV,198,47 resided 1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 military Co L, 6th W.Va. Vol Inf, Civil War.14

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARSHALL ROBINSON b. Dec- 3-1866.271

                             ii.      (INFANT DAUGHTER) ROBINSON b. May-27-1868,14 d. May-29-1868,14 buried in Robinson Cemetery, PortoRico/MaxwellRidge Rd, near Market, Doddridge Co, WV.14

                187.     iii.     MARTHA ALDORA ROBINSON b. Apr- 8-1869.

                188.     iv.     LOT W. ROBINSON b. Sep- 8-1879.

                189.     v.      HENRY GUY ROBINSON b. Sep- 8-1879.

 

57.    Catharine Louise Bee62 census name C. L. Bee,58 (10.Amaziah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Feb-  -1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,183,21,8 census 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jan- 1-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Franklin Martin Noble, census name Frank M. Noble,183 b. Sep-12-1846 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA,62,183,8 (son of Abraham Faithe Noble and Elsa Jane Bland), d. May- 2-1919 in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,62 census 1900, 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 occupation insurance agent (fire & life),183 military Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cav, Civil War.62

                                      Children:

                190.     i.       MARY NOBLE b. Apr-  -1867.

                             ii.      WILLIE NOBLE b. 1869,16,8 [Birth date given as May 1867 in 1900 Census.], d. 1939,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 census 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation jeweler, watch repairman.183,271  He married Nov-23-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 C. Maude Cottrill,35 also known as Maude Cottrill,183,[290] b. Jun-  -1877,183,16,8 (daughter of George Jefferson Cottrill and Nancy Lovinia Greathouse), d. Sep-13-1942 in Doddridge Co, WV,35,16 buried in IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV,43 resided 1932 in Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,131 census 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii.     HATTIE NOBLE b. Jul- 5-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV,[291],37,183,8 d. May- 8-1957 in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,37 buried in Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,37 resided in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,37 census 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Nov-28-1901 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Robert Lee Minter, b. ca 1862 in Fauquier Co, VA,8 d. bef May 1957,219 resided 1901 in Taylor Co, WV.8

                             iv.     ERNEST NOBLE b. Aug- 2-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,291,183,52 resided 1913 in Gypsy, Harrison Co, WV,52 census 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation 1900 salesman, grocer.183  He married Aug-30-1913 in Shinnston, Harrison Co, WV,52 Geneveive Margurite Wedell, b. ca 1887 in McKean Co, PA,52 resided 1913 in Harrison Co, WV.52

 

58.    Annette Maxson (11.Mary4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul-14-1828,[292],16 d. Jan-  -1860,292,16 buried in Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV.221  She married Sep-14-1848 in Doddridge Co, WV,292 John LaForge F. Randolph, b. Oct-23-1802,15,16 (son of Jesse F. Randolph and Delila LaForge), d. Jan-17-1889,15,16 buried in Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV.221

                                      Children:

                191.     i.       JAMES F. RANDOLPH b. Apr-10-1850.

                             ii.      MARY JANE RANDOLPH b. Feb- 4-1852 in Salem, WV,292,37,16 d. Jul-30-1925 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,37,292,16 buried in Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,221,37 never married.37

                             iii.     NANCY CORNELIA RANDOLPH b. ca Jan 1854,292 d. Sep-14-1854 near Salem, WV.292

                             iv.     GIDEON HENRY F. RANDOLPH b. Aug- 5-1855 in Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA,292 d. Apr- 4-1934 in Federalsburg, Caroline Co, MD,[293] resided (retired) in Federalsburg, Caroline Co, MD,293 occupation (1921-1925) pastor, Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Church.293  He married292 (1) Mar-16-1884 in New York,293 Lucy Jane Green, b. Mar-16-1864,293 (daughter of William B. Green and Caroline Clark), d. Aug-16-1919.293  He married293 (2) Ida B. Gueter.

                             v.      CELIA ANNETTE RANDOLPH b. Oct-23-1859,292 d. Oct-24-1950 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.292

 

59.    Nathan Maxson (11.Mary4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-27-1830,29 d. Feb- 4-1901,253 census 1860, 1870 in Logan Co, OH, occupation farmer.118  He married Feb-17-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[294] Alzina Sutton, b. Jul- 4-1828,[295] (daughter of John Sutton and Rachel Davis), d. May- 1-1873,294 census 1860, 1870 in Logan Co, OH.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN MAXSON294 b. ca 1853,103 census 1860 in Logan Co, OH.

                             ii.      VINA MAXSON. She married294 Ed Hardesty.

                192.     iii.     FRANKLIN MAXSON b. Mar-30-1855.

                             iv.     MARTIN MAXSON294 b. ca 1859 in Ohio,118 census 1860, 1870 in Logan Co, OH.

                             v.      DEBORAH MAXSON b. ca 1861 in Ohio.118

                             vi.     GEORGE B. MAXSON b. ca 1864 in Ohio,118 census 1870 in Logan Co, OH.

                             vii.    FANNIE MAXSON b. ca 1867 in Ohio,118 census 1870 in Logan Co, OH.

                             viii.   REBECCA MAXSON b. 1869 in Ohio,118 census 1870 in Logan Co, OH.

 

60.    Marvel Maxson, also known as Marvie Maxson,17 (11.Mary4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep- 7-1832,292 d. Dec- 2-1887,292,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17  She married Oct- 2-1851,292 Asa Fitz Randolph, b. Feb-15-1833,15 (son of John LaForge F. Randolph and Experience Brown), d. Sep- 3-1903,292 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17

                                      Children:

                193.     i.       CALFURNIA F. RANDOLPH292 b. Oct-21-1854.

                             ii.      ALVA FITZ RANDOLPH b. Apr-20-1867,[296],22 resided in New York.[297]  He married297 May- 4-1888 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 Mary C. Hoff, b. Mar- 6-1863,297 (daughter of John Hoff and Elizabeth Ann Gaston).

                             iii.     ALOIS PRESTON F. RANDOLPH b. Sep- 7-1872,293 d. Nov-10-1953.293  He married Mar-28-1895,293 Jennie Mary Sutton, b. Sep-18-1875,[298] (daughter of Martin Luther Sutton and Mary M. Cox), d. Apr-23-1962.293

 

61.    Elisha John Maxson (11.Mary4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-16-1844 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,292,16,[299],17 d. 1942,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,292 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1869 in Ritchie Co, WV,299 occupation tanner.59  He married32,29 Mar-10-1869 in Gilmer Co, WV,[300] Margaret Catherine Law, also known as Marguerite Law,146 b. Jan- 1-1851,292,[301] (daughter of Thomas Thornhill Law and Nancy Eakle), d. Dec-28-1922 in Ritchie Co, WV,[302],16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,292 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated in Aug 1870:

         Elisha J. Maxon, 25, tanner; Margaret, 18; Genevra, 5 months; William H. H. Ringer, 29, common laborer.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       GENEVRA "NEVA" MAXSON b. Jan-26-1870,292,59 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married292 Arthur M. Brissey.

                194.     ii.      ELVA MAXSON b. Aug-17-1872.

                195.     iii.     ENOCH DOW MAXSON b. 1873.

                196.     iv.     NANCY MAY MAXSON b. ca 1879.

                             v.      BESSIE GRACE MAXSON b. Dec- 9-1889 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,292,156 d. Mar-26-1951 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,292 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,37 resided 1930 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,156 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.37  She married (1) Jan-26-1930 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,156 Alva A. Stutler, also known as Alvie A. Stuttler,156 also known as Alva Stotler,292 b. ca 1901 in Gilmer Co, WV,156 resided 1930 in Coxs Mills, Gilmer Co, WV.156  She married219 (2) in Catlettsburg, KY,292 John Alvin Jett, b. Apr- 9-1894 in Roane Co, WV,[303] (son of Wilson Flavius Jett and Mary Ann Dye), d. Feb-20-1962 in Spencer, Roane Co, WV,303 buried in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton, Roane Co, WV,303 resided 1951 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.219

 

62.    Isaiah Bee (12.Josiah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1834,4 d. Nov-15-1912 in Princeton, Mercer Co, WV,69 resided in Mercer Co, WV,40 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, WV,40 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation teacher, physician, state legislator.40,69  He married[304],[305] Mary H. Smith, resided in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.304

                                      Children:

                             i.       ISAIAH BEE, JR. occupation physician,304,305 resided in Mercer Co, WV.305

 

63.    Jeremiah Bee (12.Josiah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. 1835 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,16,22 d. 1906,16 buried in Rock Grove Baptist Cemetery, Rt 33/119, Pickle Street, Lewis Co, WV,[306] census 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married (1) Aug- 1-1854 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[307] Hannah Ehret, b. ca 1833,22 (daughter of Jacob F. Ehret and Joanna (Hannah) M. Seizer).  He married (2) Sep- 9-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,[308] Tacy Jane Randolph, b. Jun-  -1838 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,15,22 (daughter of John LaForge F. Randolph and Experience Brown), census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  He married306,61 (3) Jan-16-1879 in Lewis Co, WV,[309] Catherine A. Lamb, also known as Katherine Lamb,61 b. Mar-  -1849 in Virginia,[310] census 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV.

                                      Children by Hannah Ehret:

                             i.       ELLEN BEE b. ca 1859,141 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                             ii.      PRISCILLA C. BEE b. ca 1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,22,141 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV [in household of uncle Obadiah Bee], census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Jan- 1-1882 in Ritchie Co, WV,[311] A. J. S. McDonald, b. ca 1846 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,22 resided 1882 in Ritchie Co, WV.22

                                      Children by Tacy Jane Randolph:

                             iii.     JAMES L. BEE b. ca 1869,141 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                      Children by Catherine A. Lamb:

                             iv.     ERNEST L. BEE b. 1879,16 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Apr 1880, but date on headstone is 1879.], d. 1903,16 buried in Rock Grove Baptist Cemetery, Rt 33/119, Pickle Street, Lewis Co, WV,306 census 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV.

                197.     v.      CLARA MAUDE BEE b. Nov-15-1881.

                             vi.     OLIVER BEE b. 1882,16 d. 1884,16 buried in Rock Grove Baptist Cemetery, Rt 33/119, Pickle Street, Lewis Co, WV.306

                             vii.    SARAH ELIZABETH "BETTIE" BEE, also known as Mittie Bee,8,[312] b. 1884,16 [Age 59y 3m 15d at time of death calculates to a birth date of Apr 21 1885.  But date on headstone is 1884.], d. Aug- 5-1944 in Gilmer Co, WV,37,16 buried in Spurgeon (aka Pleasant Valley or Dunkard) Cem, Bear Fork (Co Rd 62/2), Doddridge/Gilmer Co WV.14  She married Jan-26-1907 in Doddridge Co, WV,[313] Dolphas Marion Lowther, also known as Marion D. Lowther,[314],8 census name Dolph Lowther,312 b. Jul- 7-1884 in Doddridge Co, WV,69,203,[315],16 (son of John Henry Lowther and Emily Adeline Spurgeon), d. Jun-14-1965 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,[316],204 buried in Spurgeon (aka Pleasant Valley or Dunkard) Cem, Bear Fork (Co Rd 62/2), Doddridge/Gilmer Co WV,69,14,198 census 1910, 20, 30 in Cove District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation Hope Natural Gas Co.69  Dolphas: Survived by four brothers and one sister.  Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Apr 26 1910:

                                      Dolphis Lowther, 25, farm laborer, married 4 yrs; wife Bettie, 25, no children; grandmother Mary A. Lowther, widowed, mother of 9 children (5 still living).

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated in Jan 1920:

                                      Dolph Lowther, 35, occup roustabout with Hope Gas Co; wife Bettie, 35; son Stanley, 7 (or 9).

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Apr 17 1930:

                                      Marion D. Lowther, 46; wife Sarah E, 45; mother Adline, 69, married; boarder Stanley Lowther, 19, single.

                                     

                                      Stanley U. Lowther is identified in Dolphas Lowther's obituary as a surviving foster son.

                                     

                198.     viii.   JOANNA VIRGINIA BEE b. Mar-  -1887.

                             ix.     JOSIAH BEE b. Apr-  -1889,310 census 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV.

 

64.    Nehemiah Bee (12.Josiah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-17-1837 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[317] [marriage record states birthplace as Harrison County], d. May- 5-1912 in North Loup, Valley Co, NE,317 buried in North Loup, Valley Co, NE,317 resided 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,22 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married[318] Dec-13-1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[319] Celina Lowther, census name Selina Lowther,39 b. Nov-22-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[320],22 (daughter of Jesse Madison Lowther and Lucinda Hall), d. Jan- 1-1911 in North Loup, Valley Co, NE,317,320 buried in North Loup, Valley Co, NE,317 resided 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.22

                                      Children:

                             i.       EMMA CELINA BEE318 b. Aug-29-1861 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,317 d. Nov- 5-1882 in North Loup, Valley Co, NE,317 never married.318

                199.     ii.      RAYMOND N. BEE b. Jun-27-1864.

                200.     iii.     JENNIE LUCINDA BEE b. Nov- 8-1873.

 

65.    Obadiah Bee (12.Josiah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1842 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,22,4 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married Jan- 2-1867 in Ritchie Co, WV,[321] Rebecca A. Goff, b. ca 1844,22 (daughter of Benjamin Goff and Eda Smith), d. aft Apr 1916,200 resided 1916 in Belpre, Washington Co, OH,200 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                      Children:

                201.     i.       BENJAMINE Z. BEE b. Nov-  -1866.

                             ii.      CORA E. BEE b. ca 1869 in Freeborn Co, MN,22 resided 1887 in Ritchie Co, WV,22 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Dec-16-1887 in Ritchie Co, WV,[322] Selby W. Fox, b. ca 1863 in Ritchie Co, WV.22

                             iii.     EDITH ALICE BEE, census name Eda A. Bee,[323] census name Alice Bee,[324] b. Jun-28-1873,17 d. Sep-20-1906,17 buried in Bethany UM Church Cem (Rt 28 btwn Goffs & Prunty), Ritchie Co WV,17 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

66.    Azariah Bee (12.Josiah4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-27-1844 near New Milton, Doddridge Co, (W)VA,84,16,69,299 d. May- 5-1936 in Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,146,69,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1920 in Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880, 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, military Co E, 6th WV Inf - Civil War.17  He married Jun-10-1869 in Gilmer Co, WV,[325] Sarah Melvian "Vena" Law, also known as Melvenia Law,32 also known as Melvina Law,146,61 census name Vena,[326] b. Mar-  -1849 in Gilmer Co, (W)VA,68,16,299,[327] [Birth date on headstone reported by "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries" as 1849, and birth date given as March 1849 in 1900 Census.  But age at death of 79y11m7d reported "Ritchie County WV Deaths" would put birth date at Mar 2 1846.] (daughter of Thomas Thornhill Law and Nancy Eakle), d. Feb- 9-1926 in Ritchie Co, WV,146,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17 census 1920 in Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.

        

         1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 22 1880:

         Azariah Bee, 33, farmer; wife Melvina, 31; son Elbert, 10; son Izach (Izaih?), 8; dau Alice, 6; dau Martha, 4; son Hayes, 2; dau Nancy, 6 months, b. Nov; father Josiah, 70.

        

         1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:

         Azariah Bee, 55, b. Aug 1844, farmer, married 31 yrs; wife Sarah M, 51, b. Mar 1849, mother of 7 children (6 still living); son Roy A, 18, b. Nov 1881.

        

         1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District, Berea Precinct), enumerated on May 27 1910:

         Azariah Bee, 65, farmer, b. W.Va., father b. N.J., mother b. W.Va., married 40 yrs; wife Sarah M, 61, mother of 7 children (6 still living).

        

         1920 Census, Ritchie County, WV (town of Auburn), enumerated on Jan 27 1920:

         Azarah Bee, 74; wife Vena, 66.

        

                                      Children:

                202.     i.       ZED BEE b. Jun- 2-1872.

                             ii.      EVA ALICE BEE b. Jan-14-1874 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[328] d. Sep- 8-1965 in Boulder, CO,328 resided 1936 in Chicago, IL.129  She married Nov- 1-1898 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,328 Ira Sylvanus Goff, b. Sep- 5-1876 in Ritchie Co, WV,328 (son of Thomas Monroe Goff and Sarah Amanda Springston), d. Sep-22-1922 in Ordway, Crowley Co, CO,328 occupation 7th Day Baptist minister,328 education Salem College, Alfred University (New York).328

                203.     iii.     MARTHA BEE b. Jan-  -1876.

                204.     iv.     ELZA HAYES BEE b. Feb-  -1878.

                205.     v.      NANCY BEE b. Nov-29-1879.

                206.     vi.     ROY A. BEE b. Nov-  -1881.

 

67.    Ruhama A. Bee, also known as Luhama Bee,[329] (13.John4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep- 7-1837,329 d. Jul-21-1934,329 resided in Roane Co, WV,73,329 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, census 1870.  She married (1) Oct- 6-1858 in Doddridge Co, WV,329 Johnson H. Davis, b. Feb-28-1836,329 (son of Zebulon "Ziba" Davis and Mary Josephene Davis), d. 1881 in Minnesota,329 census 1880 in Waseca Co, MN, census 1870 in Freeborn Co, MN, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married329 (2) Levi Walker.

                                      Children by Johnson H. Davis:

                             i.       CALVIN DAVIS b. ca 1859,39 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                             ii.      CYRUS DAVIS.

                207.     iii.     CLARA INGABY DAVIS b. Jun-20-1863.

                             iv.     BURTON DAVIS b. in Minnesota,329 resided 1920 in Kettle, Roane Co, WV.329

 

68.    Cordelia D. Bee (13.John4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun- 5-1842 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,14,22 [Age 23 reported at time of Sep 1873 marriage would put birth at about 1850, but headstone reads Jun 5 1842.  Death date blank on headstone.], d. Feb- 1-1921,70 buried in Hazelgreen (Buzzard) Cemetery (btwn Co Rds 19/4 & 19/5), Ritchie Co WV,17 census 1920 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV [in household of son Joseph H. Goff], resided 1911 at Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.73  She married Sep-11-1873 in Ritchie Co, WV,[330] Henry Leonis Goff, b. Oct-24-1845 in Braxton Co, (W)VA,22 [date on headstone:  Oct 25 1845] (son of Joseph Hardman Goff, Sr. and Angelina S. Davis), d. Sep-20-1916,14 buried in Hazelgreen (Buzzard) Cemetery (btwn Co Rds 19/4 & 19/5), Ritchie Co WV.17

                                      Children:

                208.     i.       JOSEPH HARDMAN GOFF b. Sep-17-1878.

 

69.    Joel Green Bee (13.John4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul-23-1843,84,68 d. Apr- 6-1919 in Kanawha, Wood Co, WV,37 resided 1911 at Walker Station, Wood Co, WV,73 resided 1904 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,172 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation teacher, farmer.68,37

        

         "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 72, reports that the first marriage of Joel G. Bee was to Martha Goodwin, followed by the two marriages given here.

        

         He married (1) Jul-12-1882 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Sarah S. Davisson, b. ca 1857,8 (daughter of Granville E. Davisson and Mary Brown), d. bef Jun 1900,68 census 1880 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married (2) Apr- 3-1904 in Kanawha, Wood Co, WV,[331] Amelia Wieneke, b. Aug-22-1863,172 [Marriage record indicats birthplace as Wood County, but death record states Petroleum, which is located in Ritchie County.] (daughter of Charles Wieneke and Elizabeth Rees), d. Nov-23-1941 in Walker, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Wieneke Family Cemetery, Kites Run Rd, Wood Co, WV,37 resided in Walker, Wood Co, WV,37 resided 1904 in Kanawha, Wood Co, WV.172

                                      Children by Sarah S. Davisson:

                             i.       MINNIE F. BEE b. Jan-  -1884,68 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

70.    Estee Bee, also known as S. T. Bee,219 (13.John4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr-17-1845 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[332],16 d. Dec-28-1926 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,37 resided at Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,73 census 1910 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation doctor.73,68,37  He married (1) Apr-28-1867,70 Caroline Wells.  He married54 (2) Mar-19-1888,70 Martha A. Hunt, b. Jan-26-1856 in Virginia,37,68 (daughter of John Hunt and Mary Alderson), d. Dec-18-1946 near Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,37 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,37 resided near Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,37 census 1900, 1910, 1930 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1926 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.54

        

         1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 6 1900:

         Estee Bee, b. Apr 1845, physician, married 12 yrs; wife Martha A, b. Jan 1856, mother of 3 children (all still living); son John, b. Jun 1889; son Romeo H, b. May 1891; dau Mary O, b. May 1891.

        

         1930 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Apr 24 1930:

         Martha A. Bee, 74, widowed, age was 22 at time of first marriage; son Romeo H, 38, occupation farm manager, divorced, age 26 at first marriage; sister-in-law Leveura (?), 79, single.

        

                                      Children by Martha A. Hunt:

                             i.       JOHN BEE b. Jun-  -1889,68 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                             ii.      ROMEO HAYS BEE b. May-21-1891 in Roane Co, WV,68,203,[333] d. May-  -1967,203 resided 1962 in Roane Co, WV,[334] resided 1936 in Ritchie Co, WV,333 census 1900, 1910, 1930 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  He married (1) Dec-29-1936 in Roane Co, WV,333 Marie Jewel Mundy, b. Jun- 2-1912,37,333 (daughter of S. E. Mundy and Myrtle Hunt), d. Apr- 2-1956 in Smithville, Ritchie Co, WV,37 buried in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton, Roane Co, WV,37 resided in Smithville, Ritchie Co, WV.37  He married (2) Jan- 8-1962 in Roane Co, WV,[335] Martha Hunt, b. ca 1901 in Jackson Co, WV,334 (daughter of John L. Hunt and Polly ___), resided 1962 in Roane Co, WV.334

                             iii.     MARY O. BEE b. May-21-1891 in Roane Co, WV,203,68,156 resided 1946 in Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,[336] resided 1907 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,156 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.  She married Sep-28-1907 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,156 Andrew Sutton, b. ca 1883 in Ritchie Co, WV,156 resided 1907 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV.156

 

71.    Albert D. Bee (13.John4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Aug-30-1848 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,21,317,17 d. Jan-23-1944 in Doddridge Co, WV,317,35,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,317 resided at Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,73 census 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         Lived with his daughter Darthea for many years at her home on Tom's Fork in Doddridge Co.317

        

         He married Feb- 4-1875 in Doddridge Co, WV,317,8 Mary Melissa Clark, also known as Melissa Clark,238 also known as Malissia Clark,32 also known as Malissa Clark,61 b. Mar-10-1851 at Greenbrier Run (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV,317 (daughter of Jesse Clark and Charlotte F. Randolph), d. Apr-29-1914 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,317 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17,317

                                      Children:

                209.     i.       LEONIDAS "LONNIE" BEE b. Jan- 5-1876.

                210.     ii.      ALVIVIA BEE b. Oct-20-1877.

                             iii.     JESSE C. BEE b. Apr- 1-1880 in Ritchie Co, WV,317,8 d. 1935,16 buried in Greenbrier 7th Day Bapt Cem, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV,14 resided 1917 in Weld Co, CO.8  He married Dec-21-1917 in Doddridge Co, WV,317,8 Tressie Flodella Davis, b. Sep- 2-1891,[337],8 (daughter of Philip Sheridan Davis and Aseneth Davis), d. Dec- 9-1918,337,16 buried in Greenbrier 7th Day Bapt Cem, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV.14

                             iv.     CHARLOTTE BEE b. Aug-20-1882,317,17 d. Sep-19-1895,317,17 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17

                211.     v.      DARTHEA VIRGINIA BEE b. Jan- 8-1885.

                             vi.     ROSCOE C. BEE b. Jan-  -1888 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,317,152 [Susie Davis Nicholson gives birthdate as Aug 8 1887, but age at death would put it at Oct 8 1887.  But 1900 Census of Ritchie Co, enumerated on Jun 1 1900, states his age as 12 and specifies his birth date as Jan 1888.], d. Mar-15-1944 in Ritchie Co, WV,152 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.17  He married Jun-14-1917 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[338] Elva Edra Bell,[339] b. Feb-17-1888 in Doddridge Co, WV,136,16,339 [Birth date given as Feb 10 1887 in 1946 marriage record, but as Feb 17 1888 in death record.  Age 29 at time of June 1917 marriage would also put birth in 1888.  Birthplace given as Doddridge County in 1917 marriage record, but as Benson, Harrison County, in 1946 marriage record.] (daughter of Almanzor Bell and Mary Jane Bailey), d. Jun-24-1968 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,136,16 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,17,136 resided 1946 in Salem, WV,52 resided 1917 in Ritchie Co, WV.156

                             vii.    LAURA CLARACIE BEE b. May-30-1890 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,37,68 d. Aug-27-1954 in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV,37 buried K of P Mem Park,37 resided in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV.37  She married Sep-25-1912 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,22,317 Alpheus G. Parker, also known as Alpha G. Parker,219,317 b. ca 1892 in Pennsylvania,22 resided 1954 in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV,219 resided 1912 in Harrison Co, WV.22

 

 

Generation Six

 

72.    Richard Bee (14.Asa5, 4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1841,4 d. May-24-1891 in Lewis Co, WV,[340] census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married Apr-16-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,[341] Mary E. Jacobs, b. ca 1843 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,11,4 (daughter of William Jacobs and Mary E. ___), census 1910 in Greenbrier District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,11 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        

         In the 1860 Census of Doddrige County, Richard Bee, 19, was listed in the household of his cousin Keziah Bee and her husband Nathan W. Prim.

        

         1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Jul 27 1870:

         Richard Bee, 29, farmer; Mary E, 27; Missouri J, 9

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 14 1880:

         Richard Bee, 39, farmer; wife Mary E, 37; dau Missouri J, 22

        

         1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Greenbrier District), enumerated on May 2 1910:

         Mary E. Bee, 67, widowed, mother of one child (not living); granddau Rossie M. McNemar, 20, single; granddau Ora D. McNemar, 16; great-granddau Irena V. McNemar, 2.

        

        

                                      Children:

                212.     i.       MISSOURI J. "ZOE" BEE b. Dec-25-1859.

 

73.    William Bee (14.Asa5, 4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. May-10-1844 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,11,37 d. Jul- 9-1918 in Palmer, Braxton Co, WV,[342] buried in Orlando Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV, census 1910 in Holly District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1900 in Salt Lick District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation railroad worker.[343],[344]

        

         In the 1860 Census of Doddrige County, William Bee Sherwood,16, was listed in the household of John and Eleanor Sherwood.  This was actually William Bee, who had taken up residence with the family of his father's first cousin Eleanor Bee Sherwood.

        

         1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant Twp), enumerated on Aug 15 1870:

         William Bee, 26, farmer; Mary E, 23; Harvey, 3; John, 1.

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:

         Wm. W. Bee, 36, railroad worker; wife Mary E, 34; son Harvy, 13; son John, 11; dau Caroline, 9; son Herman, 7; son William, 3.

        

         1900 Census, Braxton Co, WV (Salt Lick District), enumerated on Jun 22 1900:

         William M. Bee, 59, b. May 1840, railroad laborer, married 34 yrs; wife Mary, 54, b. Apr 1846, mother of 5 children (all still living); son Herman B, 25, b. Jan 1875, coal miner, single; son William J (Jr ?), 23, b. Nov 1876, day laborer, single.

         (Note:  The elder William's 1840 birth date is at variance with all other records, which put his birth in 1844.  Mary's Apr 1846 birth date varies from the Jan 4 1846 in her death record.)

        

         1910 Census, Braxton Co, WV (Holly District), enumerated on Apr 23 1910:

         William Bee, 65, occupation "own income," married 43 yrs; wife Mary E, 63, mother of 5 children (all still living); grand-dau Mary, 18, single; grandson Edward E, 4.

        

         He married Apr-22-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,[345] Mary E. Stutler, b. Jan- 4-1846 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37,11 (daughter of David R. Stutler and Caroline ___), d. May- 1-1931 in Nutter Fort, Harrison Co, WV,37 buried in Orlando Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV,37 census 1910, 1920 in Holly District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1900 in Salt Lick District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1865 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

                                      Children:

                213.     i.       HARVEY D. BEE b. ca 1867.

                             ii.      JOHN S. BEE b. ca 1869,[346] census 1920 in Holly District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Braxton Co, WV (Holly District), enumerated on Feb 2 1920:

                                      John S. Bee, 50, occupation sand loader, divorced; mother Mary E, 74, widowed; nephew Edgar E, 14.

                                      The adjactent household on one side was that of John's brother Harvey, and on the other side his brother William.

                                     

                             iii.     CAROLINE BEE b. ca 1871,343 census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iv.     HERMAN BEE b. ca 1873,343 census 1900 in Salt Lick District, Braxton Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation coal miner.344

                214.     v.      WILLIAM E. BEE b. Nov- 7-1876.

 

74.    Nimrod J. Frashure (16.Maria5, 4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1867 in Doddridge Co, WV,87 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV, resided 1889 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married (1) Feb- 6-1889 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 Sarah M. Wilmoth, b. ca 1870 in Gilmer Co, WV,38,[347] d. Mar-31-1910 in Gilmer Co, WV,347 cause of death consumption (tuberculosis).347  He married (2) Edna M. ___, b. Mar-31-1891,203 d. Nov-15-1970,203 resided in Glenville, Gilmer Co, WV,203 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV.

                                      Children by Sarah M. Wilmoth:

                             i.       MONA FRASHURE336 b. ca 1894 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV.  She married Jan-20-1918 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 Charles R. Burwell, b. ca 1890 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV, occupation farmer.

                             ii.      LUCY FRASHURE b. ca 1902,[348] census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV.

                             iii.     THEODORE R. FRASHURE b. Feb-24-1907,203 d. Mar-22-1989,203 resided in Barberton, Summit Co, OH,255 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV.

                                       Children by Edna M. ___:

                             iv.     HARRY FRASHURE b. Oct-17-1919,204 d. Dec-  -1979,204 census 1920 in DeKalb District, Gilmer Co, WV.

 

75.    William Grant Frashure (16.Maria5, 4.Jonathan4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Sep- 5-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,38 d. Jun-26-1953 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,37 buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,37,280 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[349],37 resided 1889 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.37  He married Nov-28-1889 in Gilmer Co, WV,38 Rachel Dora Lynch, also known as R. Dora Lynch,38,14 b. 1871 in Gilmer Co, WV,16,38 d. 1959,16 buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV.280

                                      Children:

                             i.       ORAL R. FRASHURE b. Jun- 8-1896,14,203 d. Apr-23-1972,14,203 buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,280 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.204

 

76.    Ezekiel Bee Kelley (18.Nathan5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Apr-19-1848 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[350],82 d. Nov-23-1910,350 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,350 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married Mar- 2-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,350 Sarah Elizabeth Jane Davis, b. Jun- 3-1847,350,82 (daughter of Stephen Tharp Davis and Elizabeth "Betsy" Jeffrey), d. Jul-23-1918,350 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,350 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                      Children:

                             i.       LEWIS EDDIE KELLEY b. Jan- 2-1872 at Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,350 d. 1873.350

                215.     ii.      WILLIAM FENTON KELLEY b. Jan-19-1874.

                             iii.     STEPHEN EARNEST KELLEY b. Oct-  -1875 in Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,[351],16 d. 1950 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,16,351 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1898 in Doddridge Co, WV.11  He married351 Jul- 2-1898 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[352] Viola Jane Jenkins, b. Jan- 1-1877 in Ritchie Co, WV,84,16,11 (daughter of John Jenkins and Lucy M. Johnson), d. Jun- 4-1960 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[353],16 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,17 resided 1898 in Doddridge Co, WV.11

                             iv.     CHARLES CLADIUS KELLEY b. Feb- 2-1879,350 d. Dec-25-1904.350

                216.     v.      HARLEY EARL KELLEY b. Mar- 9-1882.

 

77.    Virginia Kelley (18.Nathan5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Dec-14-1852,296 d. Nov- 5-1898.296  She married Feb- 6-1873 in Doddridge Co, WV,8,296 Albert Alexander Davis, b. Dec-29-1849 at Buckeye Run, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV,296 [Age given in death record as 60y 1m 11, which calculates to a birth date of Jan- 8-1852.  But "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 116, reports birth date as Dec 29 1849, which is also more in line with birth dates of nearby siblings.] (son of Nathan Gifford Davis and Mary Ann M. Davis), d. Feb- 9-1912 in Doddridge Co, WV,42,296 cause of death tuberculosis.42

                                      Children:

                217.     i.       LEWIS ELDRIDGE DAVIS b. May-10-1874.

                218.     ii.      LAUNA ISABEL DAVIS b. Jan-13-1877.

                219.     iii.     IVAN ELSWORTH "JACK" DAVIS b. Jul-22-1880.

 

78.    Asa G. Kelley (18.Nathan5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul-13-1858,[354],8 d. 1900.354  He married Jun-15-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Polina Susan "Vena" Meek,354 b. Nov-15-1861,14 ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 186, reports birth date as Jan 1856.  Btated age at 1878 marriage would put birth in about 1862, and headstone shows it as Nov 15 1861.] (daughter of Henry F. Meek and Charlotte A. Davis), d. Jan-11-1930,354,14 buried in Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV.14

                                      Children:

                             i.       LEO M. KELLEY b. ca 1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,51 resided 1901 in Harrison Co, WV.51  He married Oct-23-1901 in Harrison Co, WV,51 Ora Gain, b. ca 1882 in Harrison Co, WV,51 (daughter of Freeman Gain and Columbia ___).

 

79.    John Anderson Polan (19.Keziah5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Nov- 5-1841 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,8,14 d. Jan-15-1931 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,14 resided in Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,219 resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 occupation farmer.219  He married32 Apr-15-1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[355] Emily Jane Davis, b. Apr- 4-1844 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8,14,37 (daughter of Nathan Gifford Davis and Mary Ann M. Davis), d. May- 3-1926 at Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,[356] buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,37,14 resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, WV.8

                                      Children:

                220.     i.       SAMUEL LEWIS POLAN b. Mar-  -1864.

                             ii.      JEMIMA P. POLAN b. ca 1865,8 d. Jun-12-1948 in Doddridge Co, WV.35  She married Apr-15-1895 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Felix W. Cozad, b. ca 1870 in Lewis Co, WV,8,[357] resided 1930 in Doddridge Co, WV.357

                221.     iii.     MANVILLE ORLANDO POLAN b. Jun- 5-1869.

                             iv.     MARTIN V. POLAN b. Mar-28-1872,14 d. Oct-10-1894,14 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.14

                             v.      ELFIE S. POLAN b. Jan-20-1877,14 d. Aug-17-1901,14 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.14

 

80.    Sophia O. Polan, census name Sapphire,82 (19.Keziah5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Dec-  -1844,82,8 d. bef 1930,290 census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jun- 3-1867 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Stephen J. Ford, b. Jul-  -1845,82 ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 60, reports birth date as Jul 25 1844, but 1900 Census shows it as July 1845, age 54.] (son of Albert H. Ford and Rulana Davis), d. Mar-12-1931 in Doddridge Co, WV,[358] census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 119, reports that sons John and Charles were twins, born on Apr 13 1870.  But Charles' death record states his birth date as Sep 13 1870, the 1900 Census gives his birth date as Sep 1871, age 28.  The 1900 Census enumerated in a separate household, also shows John's birth date as Sep 1871, age 28.  No birth record was found for either of them in Doddridge or Harrison counties.

        

         1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 8 1870:

         Stephen J. Ford, 25, farmer; Sophia, 26; Samuel A, 2.

        

         1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:

         Stephen Ford, 35, farmer; wife Sophiah, 36; son Samuel A, 12; son John A, 9; son Charles L, 9.

        

         1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District):

         Stephen J. Ford, 54, b. Jul 1845, married 33 yrs; wife Sapphire, 55, mother of 5 children (3 still living); son John A, 28, b. Sep 1871, single.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       SAMUEL A. FORD b. ca 1868,59 census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation minister.[359]

                222.     ii.      CHARLES LEWIS FORD b. Sep-  -1871.

                             iii.     JOHN A. FORD b. Sep-  -1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,82,8 d. Apr-16-1916 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,37,359 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,296 cause of death peritonitis,37 census 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.37  He married[360] Dec-25-1901 in Doddridge Co, WV,[361],8 Gracie Bell Davis, b. 1881,361,8 (daughter of Mary Josephene Davis), d. Mar-23-1966 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,[362],361 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,362,296 resided in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,362 census 1920, 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iv.     ALFRED DAVIS b. Sep-16-1873,359 d. Sep-16-1873.359

                             v.      ERMON E. DAVIS b. Sep-27-1877,359 d. Jun-26-1878.359

 

81.    Sarah Polan (19.Keziah5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jun-16-1846,[363],8 d. May-21-1881,363,198 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.363,198  She married Nov- 5-1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[364] Er Davis, also known as Ervin Davis,363 b. Sep-21-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,363,8 (son of David D. Davis and Anna Davis), d. bef Apr 1930,[365] census 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV [Listed as Err Davis, 70, married, an inmate at the County Poor Farm.], resided 1862, 1885 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.8

                                      Children:

                223.     i.       IDA BIRD DAVIS b. Apr-14-1864.

                224.     ii.      KEZIAH FATIMA DAVIS b. May- 6-1866.

                225.     iii.     CLARENCE LEO DAVIS b. Jul- 9-1874.

                226.     iv.     IVY BERTHA DAVIS b. Oct-20-1876.

                227.     v.      GEORGE WASHINGTON DAVIS b. May- 1-1880.

 

82.    Margaret V. Polan (19.Keziah5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1855,8 d. Sep- 2-1897 in Doddridge Co, WV.[366]  She married Sep-10-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,[367] Andrew T. Dicks, also known as Andrew T. Dix, b. ca 1845 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,8 d. Aug-16-1903,[368] buried (unmarked) in Robinson Cemetery, PortoRico/MaxwellRidge Rd, near Market, Doddridge Co, WV,368 resided 1874 in Doddridge Co, WV.8

                                      Children:

                228.     i.       I. O. DICKS[369] b. Mar- 3-1879.

                             ii.      THURSBY FAY DICKS, also known as Fay Dicks, also known as T. Fay Dicks,69 b. Jun-20-1895 at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,69 d. Aug-18-1988 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[370] buried in Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV,47 resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,204 census 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1920 in Doddridge Co, WV.11  She married Jun- 8-1920 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,11 Frank Killian, also known as Franklin Killian,28 b. Sep-10-1880 in Muskingum Co, OH,42,11 (son of Thomas Francis Killian and Tillie Flowers), d. Jan-15-1932 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,42 buried in Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV,42,47 census 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1920 in Muskingum Co, OH,11 occupation auto mechanic,42 military Bugler, 134th Fld Arty, 37th Div, Spanish-American War, WW I.[371]

 

83.    Deborah Emeretta Polan (19.Keziah5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. Jul- 7-1858,[372],8 d. Dec-24-1926 in Doddridge Co, WV,35 buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV.372  She married Aug- 8-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Charles Preston Davis,32,[373] also known as Preston Davis,20 b. Feb- 4-1860 in Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV,372,8 (son of Stephen Tharp Davis and Elizabeth "Betsy" Jeffrey), d. Feb-11-1941 in Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV,372,[374] buried in Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV,372 census 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.

        

         1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District):

         Charles Davis, 70, widowed; dau Addie Moore, 45, married; son-in-law Homer Moore, 41, married; granddau Josie Sutton, 22, single.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       MERVIN ELBERT DAVIS b. Aug-  -1879,82 d. Dec- 7-1912,69 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, cause of death tuberculosis.69

                229.     ii.      FREDONIA CATHERINE DAVIS b. Dec- 2-1881.

                230.     iii.     HARRY WELDON DAVIS b. Oct- 1-1883.

                             iv.     ADDIE FLORENCE DAVIS b. Sep-  -1885,82 census 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Mar-22-1925 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 Homer A. Moore, b. ca 1890,8 (son of George W. Moore and Eliza Alice Vanscoy), census 1920, 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                231.     v.      LETTIE VIRGINIA DAVIS b. Sep-21-1887.

                             vi.     EVERETT CLYDE DAVIS, census name Evart C. Davis,82 b. Nov-  -1889,82 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             vii.    HETTIE WINONA DAVIS, census name Hetty Y. Davis,82 b. Mar-  -1892,82 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             viii.   BESSIE GLADYS DAVIS b. Aug-  -1894,82 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             ix.     YOLANDE VERCHIE DAVIS372 census name Ulonda B. Davis,82 b. Mar-  -1897,82 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             x.      WARDEN GRIFFIN DAVIS372 census name Wardner G. Davis,82 b. Jun-  -1899,82 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

84.    James Kelley (20.Asa5, 5.Sophia4, 3.Asa3, 2.Ephriam2, 1.Thomas1), b. ca 1850,58,8 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.58  He married32 Feb-22-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV,[375] Delila Adeline Davis, also known as Adeline Davis,20,61 also known as Delia A. Davis,6 b. Sep-22-1850,[376],8 (daughter of Stephen Tharp Davis and Elizabeth "Betsy" Jeffrey), d. May- 5-1922.376

                                      Children:

                             i.       AVERY HOWARD KELLEY b. Sep-28-1878,376 d. May-17-1963 in Doddridge Co, WV.35  He married376 Effie K. Harris.

                232.     ii.      TARENCE CLAYTON KELLEY b. Mar-30-1883.

                233.     iii.     EFFIE MYRTLE KELLEY b. Aug-17-1885.

                234.     iv.     ORVAL WALDO KELLEY