Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: Amaziah BEE / Rhoda DAVIS (F14241)

m. 18 May 1826


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  • Father | Male
    Amaziah BEE

    Born  15 May 1805  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Jan 1894  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  18 May 1826  [1]  Harrison Co, (W)VA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Asa BEE | F7584 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rhoda COX | F7584 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Rhoda DAVIS

    Born  26 Mar 1808  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Sep 1901  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Peter DAVIS | F15034 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah "Sally" DAVIS | F15034 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    + Eleanor BEE

    Born  CA 1825   
    Died  15 Mar 1869  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Wolverton (aka Powell or new Victory) Cemetery, Waldo Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John SHERWOOD | F17905 
    Married  14 Nov 1843  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    + Susanna BEE

    Born  CA 1828   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  David JACOBS | F21754 
    Married  22 Apr 1847  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + Joshua A. BEE

    Born  Jun 1838  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Apr 1914  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  (UNMARKED)  Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Penelope Jane DICKS | F17907 
    Married  25 Feb 1863  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Nancy Elizabeth NORMAN | F19776 
    Married  31 Oct 1906  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    + Lida Anne BEE

    Born  29 Mar 1840  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Mar 1890   
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Abner Jones DAVIS | F14240 
    Married  24 Jan 1861  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Kisiah BEE

    Born  18 Aug 1843  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Oct 1937   
    Buried    Cheshire Cemetery, Berlin Twp, Delaware Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Thomas Wesley NOBLE | F17913 
    Married  3 Jun 1869  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Emily J. BEE

    Born  20 Mar 1845  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Mar 1914  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Robinson Cemetery, PortoRico/MaxwellRidge Rd, near Market, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charles B. ROBINSON | F17909 
    Married  4 Jan 1866  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    + Catharine Louise BEE

    Born  28 Feb 1847  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Dec 1932  Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Franklin Martin NOBLE | F17911 
    Married  1 Jan 1866  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    + Mahalia BEE

    Born  CA 1852   
    Died  25 Nov 1898  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joseph NOBLE | F17916 
    Married  22 Mar 1871  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • 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." [2, 3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).

    2. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 68.

    3. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    4. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

    5. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990).