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523. William Elbert MCBEE31 was born on 20 July 1851 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 16 May 1899 at the age of 47 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Married Mary McVay, Claiborne Co. Marriage license issued 17 Feb 1874 and married on the 19th, by Church Neely, JP
Note: Mary is listed as McCauley in databases online - the marriage license digital copy is also available at Ancestry and plainly says Mary McVay.

Children of William and Mary said to be
Leonard - probably died young
Sudie, b. 28 Aug 1877, d. 20 Dec 1930, Claiborne Co; married William Guinn, 6 Jun 1895
Viola O, b. 12 Sep 1878, d. 21 Feb 1961, married Henry L. Harmon, 7 Mar 1896; buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne Co [this is the only child with her parents in 1880; Sudie's birth must be off a year or two
John Okus, b. 3 Feb 1888, d. 14 Dec 1968; married Dessie Loop, 11 Feb 1912

1880 Census. 11th Civil Dist. Claiborne Co TN, Hh 121
William E. McBee, age 29
Mary McBee, 21, wife, b. VA
Violar O. McBee, age 2, daughter
Rosenbahn, Isaac W., age 17, adopted son, b. VA

William Elbert MCBEE and Mary C. MCVAY were married on 19 February 1874 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Mary C. MCVAY was born in July 1860 in Virginia.

After the death of William Elbert, Mary married again to John Hayes.

1900 Census. 11th Civil Dist, Claiborne Co TN, Hh 12
John Hayes, b. Nov 1860, age 39, married less than a year, b. KY, parents b. KY
Mary C., wife, b. Jul 1860, age 39, 3 children - all living, b. VA, parent b. VA
John O. McBee, stepson, b. Feb 1887, age 13, b. TN
Susan Fox, Stepmother, b. Jan 1840, age 60, widow, Had 5 children, 2 are living, b. VA

1910 Census, Dist 3, Claiborne Co TN, Hh 12
John Hayes, 49, married 1 time for 10 years, b. KY
Mary, wife, 49, married twice, 2 children, one is living [wrong - should have been 4 born]; b. Virginia
John O. McBee, stepson, age 22
Anderson Hays, nephew, age 11, b. KY

John and Mary also appear in the same place in 1920 and 1920 - no one else living with them. John O. McBee living next door.

William Elbert MCBEE and Mary C. MCVAY had the following children:



Viola O. MCBEE was born in 1878 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.



John O. MCBEE was born in February 1887 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.