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647. Oscar L. MCBEE was born on 30 September 1879 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Listed as Zoester M., age 9 months in 1880 census.

I can find neither marriage record for Oscar in the Tennessee marriage database.

He is said to have had three children by Lucille, they would have been born 1940 or after. He was still married to Emily in the 1930 census.

In 1900, Oscar was still counted in his parents' household, but he must have married soon after.

1910 Census, Claiborne Co TN, Hh 4
Oscar L. McBee, age 32, married 11 years
Emily, wife, 32, has had 8 children, 6 are living
Burton, son, 10. William H. son, 9. John S., son, 7. James C., son, 5. Clarence T., son, 3. Nellie, daughter, age 9 months.
[the two deceased children unknown, not included]

1920 Census, still in Claiborne Co, Hh 66
Oscar McBee, age 40. Emily, age 38.
Robert, 19 [Burton in 1910...], Edward 14, Clayton 13, Clarence 10, Nellie 9, Porter 7, Alice 5, Maggie, age 3 years, 6 months.

1930 Census, Claiborne Co, TN, Hh 28
Oscar L. McBee, age 49, widowed
Nellie A., age 20. Porter R. age 19. Alice M. age 16. Maggie, age 12.
next door, Hh 29
Melvin B. [Robert-Burton..], age 29, married at age 21
Nora S., age 31 [his first wife - married at age 24
Hazel, dau, age 8

Oscar L. MCBEE and Sarah Emily JENNINGS were married circa 1899 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Sarah Emily JENNINGS was born on 20 June 1878 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died before 1930 at the age of 52.

Oscar L. MCBEE and Sarah Emily JENNINGS had the following children:



Robert [Burton Melvin] MCBEE was born on 7 July 1900 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 28 September 1976 at the age of 76 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Robert as a child and young man also appeared in the censuses as Burton and Melvin. His grave marker reads simply Robert McBee. Correspondence with a grandchild reveals he went only by the name Robert in her lifetime and she did not know of the other names.

1930 Census, Claiborne Co, TN, Hh 28
Melvin B. [Burton in 1910, Robert in 1920], age 29, married at age 21
Nora S., age 31 [his first wife - married at age 24
Hazel, dau, age 8

Robert and his first wife Verdie Stubblefield, share a grave marker in Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborn Co.. They had one surviving daughter, Hazel, b. 7 Jan 1922. Robert later married Nora Kitts - she is also buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery as "Wife of Bob McBee". Robert and Nora also had a single daughter, Dellaphine, b. 15 Jan 1931, d. 14 Apr 1948, at age 17 - she is also buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery. []



William Herman MCBEE was born on 26 June 1902 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.



John Edward MCBEE was born on 11 January 1904 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.



James Clayton MCBEE was born on 23 July 1905 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.



Clarence Taff MCBEE (private).



Nellie Adaline MCBEE (private).



Roy Porter MCBEE (private).



Alice Marie MCBEE (private).



Maggie MCBEE (private).

Lucille COLE (private).