Doddridge County Roots

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Amaziah BEE

Male 1805 - 1894  (88 years)


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  • Name Amaziah BEE 
    Born 15 May 1805  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860, 1870  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation physician  [3, 4
    Residence Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Jan 1894  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I35944  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 4 Feb 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 Rhoda DAVIS,   b. 26 Mar 1808, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1901, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 18 May 1826  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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." [7, 8, 9, 10]
    Children 
     1. Eleanor BEE,   b. CA 1825,   d. 15 Mar 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. Susanna BEE,   b. CA 1828
     3. Joshua A. BEE,   b. Jun 1838, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1914, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     4. Lida Anne BEE,   b. 29 Mar 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1890  (Age 50 years)
     5. Kisiah BEE,   b. 18 Aug 1843, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1937  (Age 94 years)
     6. Emily J. BEE,   b. 20 Mar 1845, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1914, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Catharine Louise BEE,   b. 28 Feb 1847, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1932, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Mahalia BEE,   b. CA 1852,   d. 25 Nov 1898, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Family ID F14241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    999999_Legislative-Petition_29Dec 1852.txt
    999999_Legislative-Petition_29Dec 1852.txt

  • 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. 67.

    2. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990), p. 280.

    3. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S493] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton Twp).

    5. [S1773] Doddridge County WV Deaths 1853-1969, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101).
      "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 67, reports death date as Jan 6 1894.

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

    7. [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.

    8. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    9. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

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