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Asa BEE, II

Male 1798 - 1861  (62 years)


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  • Name Asa BEE 
    Suffix II 
    Born 7 Aug 1798  Gloucester Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • 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.
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1836  Berea, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850, 1860  Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation minister  [2
    Residence FORMERLY  New Milton, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Jun 1861  [3, 4
    Buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • "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." [2]
    Person ID I29564  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 

    Father Asa BEE,   b. 28 Aug 1756, Salem, Salem Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Rhoda COX 
    Married 5 Aug 1793  Gloucester Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah MAXSON,   b. 4 Feb 1799, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879  (Age 79 years)  [6
    Married 24 Sep 1818  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • 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. [1, 8]
    Children 
     1. Rohanna BEE,   b. 22 Mar 1820, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820
     2. Rhoda BEE,   b. 5 May 1822, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1869  (Age 47 years)
     3. Mary BEE,   b. 8 Apr 1823, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823
     4. Zebulon BEE,   b. 31 Jan 1825, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1900  (Age 75 years)
     5. Amos BEE,   b. 21 Apr 1828, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abigail A. BEE,   b. 1 Sep 1829, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1903  (Age 73 years)
     7. Asa BEE, Jr.,   b. 4 Oct 1831, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Loamini BEE,   b. 5 Jul 1834,   d. 28 Mar 1867  (Age 32 years)
     9. Almira A. "Allie" BEE,   b. 17 Oct 1836, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1917, Hushpuckanna, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     10. Priscilla Clarissa BEE,   b. 22 Jun 1840, Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1882  (Age 42 years)
     11. Ingaby Inez BEE,   b. 25 Apr 1842, Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1918, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F11305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1836 - Berea, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - FORMERLY - New Milton, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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. 57.

    2. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 575.

    3. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    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 >), p. 356.

    5. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    6. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

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

    8. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com).