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242. Wesley MCBEE was born in 1837 in Tennessee. He died in October 1879 at the age of 42 in Union County, Tennessee.

Married Metsy Hurst, 6 Jul 1866, according to a WorldConnect database. He was born ca 1837 and died 1880. buried Israel McBee Cemetery, Union Co TN.

It appears he may have had a previous marriage since at least two, maybe three, of the children were born before he married Metsy. Or the marriage date may be wrong.

Elbert L. McBee b: ABT 1862 in TN, USA
William A. McBee b: 3 OCT 1863 in TN, USA
Ganham McBee b: ABT 1866 in TN, USA
Luther I McBee b: ABT 1869 in TN, USA
James W McBee b: 21 JUN 1873 in TN, USA
Herman C McBee b: 10 SEP 1875 in TN, USA
Peter McBee b: 1877 in TN USA
Purly J. McBee b: ABT 1879 in TN, USA

1870 Census, Union Co TN, Hh 31; his brother Fleming in Hh 32 and his widowed mother and younger siblings in Hh 33
Wesley McBee, age 34. Metsey M. age 28
Elbert 8. William A. 6. Ganum D. age 4. Luther L. age 1.

1880 Census. Union Co, Hh 30
Metsy McBee, age 39.
Elbert D. 18, William A. 16, Ganham [Gannum] 14, Luther I 11, James W 7, Herman C. 5, and Purly J. age 1
Note: no Peter listed with the family, but he's shown online married and with a family - perhaps just omitted.

Wesley is listed in the Mortality Census in 1880, for Union Co TN. He was born in TN, his parents born in TN. He was a Farmer. He had died in October, 1879 of "Dropsey of the heart", age 43. Attending physician was Dr. Hammen.

Wesley MCBEE and Metsy HURST were married on 6 July 1866 in Union County, Tennessee. Metsy HURST was born in 1841 in Tennessee. She died on 10 June 1913 at the age of 72.

Metsy is buried Hurst Cemetery, Union Co, TN. In 1910 she was living with Peter and Dilla McBee, District 3, Hh 70; age 69, widowed. Five of her seven children still living.

Wesley MCBEE and Metsy HURST had the following children:



Elbert D. MCBEE was born in 1862 in Tennessee.



William A. MCBEE31 was born on 3 October 1863 in Tennessee. He died on 3 February 1945 at the age of 81.

Married Ollie P. Butcher, 17 Aug 1884, Union Co, TN

1910 Census, Union Co TN, Hh 72
William McBee, 46, married 1 time for 26 years
Ollie, wife, 4 children, 3 living
Lafayette, son, 24
Ernest, son, 13
Dovie, dau, age 7

Buried Hurst Cemetery, Union Co. TN



Gannum MCBEE was born in 1866 in Tennessee.

G. D. McBee married Viney Mink, 11 Sep 1897, Claiborne Co
Ganum D. McBee, born Mar 1865, age 35, married for 2 years, is in the Claiborne 1900 Census.  Wife is Vina, b. Jan 1883, age 17.  Son Leonidas, b. Dec 1898, age 1.



Luther I. MCBEE was born in 1869 in Tennessee.



James W. MCBEE was born on 21 June 1873 in Tennessee. He died on 30 June 1927 at the age of 54.

James is buried Hurst Cemetery, Union Co, TN

In 1910, he was a boarder in the house of Attie Hurst and family. He was age 36, single, working odd jobs.



Herman C. MCBEE was born on 10 September 1875 in Tennessee. He died on 10 August 1962 at the age of 86.

There is a marriage in Union Co for H. C. McBee to Dellie Wolfinbarger, 21 Oct 1901. He was age 23; she was 21. It seems to me that someone may have confused the names.

In some databases a Peter McBee mysteriously appears between Herman and Purly, although there was no such child in the census. He is stated to have married Della Wolfenbarger. I believe a case of mis-identification, or a man decided to change his name - perhaps he was called "Pete".

Herman C. McBee is buried Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, Union Co. No grave for Della, but I found this, probably his so:
Harvey Sterling McBee, b. 2 Jul 1903, d. 29 Sep 1945. He married Vina Beatrice Russell and Edith B. Burnett. [he and Edith share a grave marker]

Ona McBee is buried Butcher Cemetery, Union Co, b. 1904, no death date. "Peter" also said to be buried there, but no marker and no other McBee graves.

In 1910, Union Co, Hh 70, there is listed:
Peter McBee, age 33, married once for 8 years, has his own farm. Wife Dilla, 26. 4 children, 3 of them living.
Harvey S., age 8. Ona O. dau. age 6. Vina, dau, age 1
Metsy, mother, age 69, widow, 7 children - 5 living



Purly J. MCBEE was born in 1879 in Tennessee.