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59. Robert MCBEE was born in 1798 in Tennessee.29 He died on 4 September 1866 at the age of 68 in Union County, Tennessee.29

Robert married Elizabeth Dyer, 9 Nov 1833, Grainger Co TN. Wm K. Latham, Bondsman.

There appears to be a grown couple with children living with his parents Israel & Nancy in the 1840 census in Grainger Co.

1850 Grainger Co TN, Dist 15, p.133. Hh 1847
Robert McBee, age 52. Elizabeth, age 33. James Alvis 14, Wesley 13, Gannum C. 12, Rachel M. 11, Pryor L. 9, Tabitha 7, Fleming 5, Sarah E. 4. Thomas D. Savage, age 17, working as a laborer. Israel McBee, age 88, b. VA. Nancy Brown 52, and Frances M. T. McBee age 1.

1860, Union Co TN, Dist 3, Hh 304
Robert McBee, age 62. Elizabeth 44. Bitha 17, Fleming 14, Emaline, 13, Arminda C. 10, Caroline 8, John C. 6, Elizabeth 2, and Mary age 5 months.
Israel McBee, age 99 1/2. Revolutionary soldier. b. VA.
Hh 305
Wesley McBee, age 23. Metsey A. age 18
Hh 306
G. C. McBee, age 30. Mary 28. [This was puzzling because Robert's Gannum should be only age 22. Online information also says that Robert's son was Gannum Dyer McBee. This appears to be Gaynum Cox McBee - son of Robert's brother William Pryor McBee.]

1870 Union Co TN, 3rd Dist
Hh 31 Wesley McBee, age 34. Mitsey M. 28, Elbert 8, William A. 6, Gannum D. 4, and Luther L. 1
Hh 32 Flemmon McBee, age 25. Mary J. 23. Mary E. 1
Hh 33 Elizabeth McBee, age 55. Sarah E. 23, Arminda C. 20, John C. 15, Nancy C. 12, Mary J. 10, Cordelia H. 8 and Harris 8 months, born Sept.
1st Dist - Hh 32 - household of A. A. Snoderley & family. Caroline McBee, age 17, is their housekeeper.

1880 Union Co TN, 3rd Dist
Hh 30 Elizabeth McBee, age 67. Mindy 28, John C. 24, Nancy E. 22, Cordelia 17, Maggie P. 4, gdau. Hattie E. age 1, gdau.
Hh 31 Metsey McBee, age 39. Elbert 18, Ganham 14, Luther 11, James W. 7, Kennan C 5, and Purly J. age 1.
Hh 28 Flemmon McBee, age 36. Mary J. 32. Mary E. 11, John W. 9, Hester A. 7, Horace A. 5, Londay L. age 3 [daughter], unnamed son 15 days old.

Buried in the McBee Cemetery, Maynardville, Union Co, TN. Grave unmarked

Robert MCBEE and Elizabeth DYER were married on 9 November 1833 in Grainger County, Tennessee.30 Elizabeth DYER, daughter of James DYER and Caroline Elizabeth GARROTH, was born in 1817. She died after 1880 at the age of 63 in Union County, Tennessee.

1870 Census, Union Co.
Hh 33 Elizabeth McBee, age 55. Sarah E. 23, Arminda C. 20, John C. 15, Nancy C. 12, Mary J. 10, Cordelia H. 8 and Harris 8 months, born Sept. [Elizabeth's husband has been dead about 4 years - is Harris perhaps a grandchild? He isn't with Elizabeth in 1880]
1st Dist - Hh 32 - household of A. A. Snoderley & family. Caroline McBee, age 17, is their housekeeper.

The widow Elizabeth is in the Union Co 1880 Census, age 67.
Elizabeth McBee, age 67.
Mindy, 28, daughter [Arminta]
John C. age 24, son
Nancy E., 22, daughter
Cordelia, 19, daughter
Maggie S. age 4 and Hattie E., age 1 are granddaughters

Elizabeth is believed buried in the McBee family cemetery, Maynardville, Union Co, TN. Her grave is unmarked.

Robert MCBEE and Elizabeth DYER had the following children:

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James Alvis MCBEE was born in 1836 in Tennessee.

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Wesley MCBEE.

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Gainum Dyer MCBEE.

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Rachel M. MCBEE was born in 1839 in Tennessee.

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Pryor L. MCBEE was born in 1841 in Tennessee. He died on 1 August 1852 at the age of 11.

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Tabitha MCBEE was born in 1843 in Tennessee.

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Fleming M. MCBEE30 was born on 1 August 1844 in Grainger County, Tennessee. He died on 11 July 1917 at the age of 72 in Union County, Tennessee.

Married Mary Jane Gray, 16 Jun 1866, Union Co. He is buried McBee Cemetery, Maynardville, Union Co.

1870 Census. Union Co. TN Living between his brother Wesley and his widowed mother, Hh 32
Flemmon McBee, 25. Mary J. 23, Mary E., age 1

1880 Census. Civil Dist 3, Union Co TN Hh 28
Flemmon McBee, age 36, Farmer, b. TN, parents b. TN
Mary J., wife, age 32
Mary E., 11, dau. John W. 9, son. Hester A., 7, dau. Horace A., 5, son. Londay L., 3, dau.
unnamed male born in May, 15 days old [Braz - born 1880, not 1881]

1900 Census. Civil Dist 3, Union Co TN, Hh 199
Flimmon M. McBee, b. Aug 1844, age 55, married 33 years., farmer
Mary J. wife, b. Nov 1848, age 51. 10 Children - 8 are living
Horace A., son, b. Mar/May 1875, age 25
Baze C., son, b. May 1881, age 19
Elvin N., son, b. Oct 1882, age 17
Albert S., son, b. May 1886, age 14

Married daughter Mary E. and her husband Preston L. Sharp were also in Dist 3, Hh 156; they had been married 10 years and had 6 children, 1 deceased.

Hester A. Seymour, another daughter was widowed. She was in Hh 173, b. Jan 1873, age 27. She had 5 children, 3 living. Isaac J. b. Oct 1890, age 9; Charlie H. b. Oct 1894, age 5, and Mary J., b. Aug 1897, age 2

1910 Census. Civil Dist 3, Union Co TN
Hh 160
Braz McBee, age 27, married 7 years. Mary J., wife, 28, 3 children.
Nellie E. 6, Flora J. 4, William V., age 1 year 10 months
Hh 161
Fleming M. McBee, age 65, married 43 years. Mary J. wife, 60, 10 children - 7 living
Albert, son, age 21, married 1
Loda B., daughter, age 17, married 2, 1 child but deceased [I believe this is a daughter-in-law - Belle - Albert had married in March]
Hh 162
Elvin N., age 28. Ella, wife, 24, married 8 years, 4 children
Ona 7, Nettie, 5, Horace 3, Hodge age 1 year 1 month


Children:
Sally Flora, b. 11 Jul 1867, d. 20 Jan 1868. Buried in unmarked grave, McBee Cemetery
Mary Elizabeth, b. 18 Mar 1869, d. 17 Jul 1959. Married Preston Lafayette Sharp, 21 Feb 1889, Union Co. 1900 Census, Union Co.
John W., b. 12 Nov 1870, d. 9 Mar 1939. Married Hattie J. Kitts.
Hester Ann, b. 7 Jan 1873, d. 15 Feb 1959. Married Christopher Columbus Seymour. Perhaps this was a second marriage. Union Co records show Hester A. McBee married Jacob Keller, 23 Nov 1888 and C C Seymour also married to someone else.
Horace C., b. Mar/May 1875. Married Nora Waggoner, 22 Nov 1900, Union Co.
Londay L., daughter, b. 1877. In 1880 census; died before 1900.
Braz C., b. 21 May 1881; d. 25 May 1965. Married Mary Jane "Jennie" Cole, 21 Jun 1903, Union Co. Her name looks more like Mary Jane Great on the license but there was an attempt to rub over it - maybe Braz gave his mother's name by mistake!
Elvin N. McBee, b. 31 Oct 1882; d. 22 Jul 1957. Married Ella P. Waggoner, 18 Sep 1902, Union Co.
Albert S., b. 18 May 1886; d. 27 Jul 1940. Married (1) Bell Russell, 3 Mar 1910, Union Co, TN, and (2) Nellie Redmon

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Sarah Emaline MCBEE30 was born in 1846 in Tennessee.

Sarah E. McBee married Wiley Whited, 29 Jul 1874, Grainger Co.

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Arminda C. MCBEE was born in 1850 in Tennessee.

Probably listed as Mindy, age 28, living with her widowed mother in 1880, Union Co.

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Caroline MCBEE was born in 1852 in Tennessee.

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John Calvin MCBEE was born in 1854 in Tennessee.

Living with his mother in 1880, John C., age 24.

There is a marriage in Union Co - J. C. to Mary L. Wyrick, 20 Mar 1881, that could be his.

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Nancy Elizabeth MCBEE was born in 1858 in Tennessee.

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Mary MCBEE was born in 1859 in Tennessee.

Mary was age 5 months at the time of the 1860 Census.

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Cordelia H. MCBEE was born in 1862 in Tennessee. She died on 22 October 1928 at the age of 66 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

Cordelia, age 8, is listed with her widowed mother in 1870, and again as a 19 year old in 1880, and specified, daughter.

Cordelia married Preston Luther Carr, 3 Dec 1893, Union Co.