Joe Lee Bilyeu

6 May 1901–4 December 1971 (Age 70)
Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joe Lee

When Joe Lee Bilyeu was born on 6 May 1901, in Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lee Bilyeu, was 29 and his mother, Frances Emma Poteet, was 31. He married Ann Hazel Bowen on 25 January 1929, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. He died on 4 December 1971, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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Joe Lee Bilyeu
Ann Hazel Bowen
Marriage: 25 January 1929

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    Ann Hazel Bowen


25 January 1929
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

Age 19

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of French Billeaud . Compare Belyeu .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jose Lee Bilyeu in household of Lee Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe Bilyeu in household of Lee Bilyeu, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe L Bilyeu, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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