Doddridge County Roots

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Ephraim W. BEE

Male 1834 - 1915  (80 years)


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  • Name Ephraim W. BEE 
    Census 1870, 80, 1900, 10  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 16 Mar 1834  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1860  Roane Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 1863 to 1864  [5, 6, 7
    Pvt, Co C, 6th W.Va. Inf, and Sgt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cav, Civil War 
    • According to his obituary, Ephraim W. Bee "was slightly wounded in the battle at Medley, the same time that General Nathan Goff was taken prisoner."
    Occupation farmer  [8
    Died 14 Feb 1915  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Buried Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I32644  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 

    Father Ephraim BEE,   b. 26 Dec 1802, Salem, Salem Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1888, Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catharine DAVIS,   b. 10 Jun 1804, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1852, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1823  Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ingabey SMITH,   b. 22 Feb 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1920, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • While Ephraim W. Bee 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 
    +1. John S. BEE,   b. 20 Sep 1858, Calhoun Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1931, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. McClellan C. "Mack" BEE,   b. Jul 1861,   d. 21 Oct 1910, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +3. Stinnett BEE,   b. May 1863,   d. 22 Mar 1919, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +4. Charles BEE,   b. 14 Nov 1865, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1956, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +5. Levi Samuel BEE,   b. 20 Dec 1867, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1948, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Mary Catharine BEE,   b. 4 Jun 1871, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1946, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Thomas B. BEE,   b. 15 Dec 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Ephraim H. BEE,   b. 12 Nov 1874,   d. 8 Sep 1955, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. B. A. BEE,   b. Jun 1879,   d. 14 Sep 1879, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +10. Nathan A. BEE,   b. 25 Sep 1880, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1964, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. Harvey BEE,   b. Oct 1883,   d. 23 Jul 1884, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F12694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    999999_CivilWarVetsReunion_WestUnionWV_24Sep1909.jpg
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    2. [S317] West Union Herald-Record, 4/18/2000, p. 5.
      Birthplace stated as Doddridge County.

    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. 55.

    4. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    5. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    6. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    7. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    8. [S2147] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District).

    9. [S1773] Doddridge County WV Deaths 1853-1969, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101).

    10. [S5] Headstone.

    11. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Ephraim W. Bee, 22, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Ephraim & Katharine; and Inghbee Smith, 16, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Samuel & Ann. Married Sep 27 1857.