Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: Josiah H. BEE / Mary Jane DAVIS (F20316)  [1

m. 20 May 1845


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  • Josiah H. BEEFather | Male
    Josiah H. BEE

    Born  7 Apr 1825  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 May 1876  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Beauchamp Cemetery, Elizabeth, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  20 May 1845  [2, 3]  Doddridge Co, (W)VA  [2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Ephraim BEE | F7583 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catharine DAVIS | F7583 Group Sheet 

    Mary Jane DAVISMother | Female
    Mary Jane DAVIS

    Born  20 Nov 1829  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Oct 1903   
    Buried    Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John S. DAVIS | F20307 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Esther F. RANDOLPH | F20307 Group Sheet 

    Burtly Henry BEEChild 1 | Male
    Burtly Henry BEE

    Born  21 Feb 1846  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Apr 1932  Summit, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Evergreen Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Susan MCCUNE | F21586 
    Married  1875  Calhoun Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mary F. BEEChild 2 | Female
    Mary F. BEE

    Born  29 Dec 1847   
    Died  6 Jul 1855   
    Buried     

    Stinnett O. BEEChild 3 | Male
    + Stinnett O. BEE

    Born  7 Apr 1850   
    Died  17 May 1873   
    Buried    Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Ann JEFFREY | F21469 
    Married  24 Dec 1868  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Wirt T. BEEChild 4 | Male
    Wirt T. BEE

    Born  8 May 1852   
    Died  9 Jul 1855   
    Buried     

    Alice O'Dell BEEChild 5 | Female
    + Alice O'Dell BEE

    Born  25 Feb 1855   
    Died  13 Mar 1937  Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Worthy S. CRIPPEN | F21472 
    Married  20 Sep 1881  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Frederick H. BEEChild 6 | Male
    + Frederick H. BEE

    Born  27 Aug 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Mar 1951  Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Baptist Grove (aka Frozen Camp) Cem, Frozencamp, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lola B. BROWN | F21588 
    Married  4 Sep 1881  Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Emma L. BEEChild 7 | Female
    + Emma L. BEE

    Born  5 Nov 1860  Wirt Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  A. L. HOYT | F21473 
    Married  2 Oct 1884  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    John Augustus BEEChild 8 | Male
    John Augustus BEE

    Born  17 Apr 1863  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Dec 1931  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Minnie HALL | F21474 
    Married  8 Nov 1888  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Ephraim A. BEEChild 9 | Male
    Ephraim A. BEE

    Born  30 Apr 1866   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Frances Dora BEEChild 10 | Female
    + Frances Dora BEE

    Born  11 Jun 1868  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Apr 1950  Vienna, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Russell A. WOODYARD | F21475 
    Married  9 Apr 1893  Elizabeth, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    James Edward BEEChild 11 | Male
    + James Edward BEE

    Born  3 Feb 1871  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Jan 1933  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Evergreen Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Grace Louise SKINNER | F21706 
    Married  CA 1895   
    Spouse  Margaret Ann SKINNER | F21591 
    Married  22 Aug 1907  Moundsville, Marshall Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • 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.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumeration date not given:
      J. H. Bee, 35, blacksmith, value of real estate $3,000, value of personal estate $1,150; Mary J, 30; B. H. (male), 14; S. O. (male), 7; A. O. (female), 5; B. F. H. (male), 2; Arthur Ingle, 18; E. J. Dotson (female), 18. All born in Virginia.
      (NOTE: Arthur Ingle was presumbably an apprentice blacksmith, since that was his military specialty during the Civil War and his civilian occupation afterward. Emily Jane Dotson was a second cousin of Mary Jane (Davis) Bee. The female child identified as A. O. was daughter Alice O'Dell Bee. Although her birthplace is shown here as Virginia, subsequent census records of 1870, 1880, 1910, 1920 and 1930 all show that she was born in Missouri in 1855. Circumstances of this family being in or near Missouri at any time between the 1850 and 1860 censuses are not known.)

      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 1903.
      SOURCE: Goldenseal Magazine, Winter 1991, pp. 40-45. (NOTE: Article states that Mary Jane (Davis) Bee died in Doddridge County in 1905. But her headstone shows her death date as Oct 20 1903. No death record has been found for her. There was a Mary Bee who died in Doddridge County in 1905, but that was Mary Melissa (Welch) Bee, second wife of Ephraim Bee.) [1, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1883] Goldenseal Magazine, (West Virginia Cultural Center, www.wvlc.wvnet.edu/culture/goldensl.html), Winter 1991, pp. 40-45.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [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. 107.

    4. [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 >).