Josiah H Bee

Brief Life History of Josiah H

When Josiah H Bee was born on 7 April 1824, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Ephraim Bee, was 21 and his mother, Catharine Davis, was 19. He married Mary Jane Davis on 20 May 1845, in Doddridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Doddridge, Virginia, United States in 1850 and West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 17 May 1876, in Wirt, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Beauchamp-Newman Cemetery, Elizabeth, Wirt, Virginia, United States.

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Josiah H Bee
Mary Jane Davis
Marriage: 20 May 1845
Francis D. Bee
Berkley Henry Bee
Ephraim A. Bee
Mary F. Bee
Stinnett O. Bee
Oscar J. Bee
Wirt T. Bee
Alice Odell Bee
Frederick H. Bee
Emma Louisa Bee
John Augustus Bee
Ephraim A. Bee
Frances Dora Bee
James Edward Bee

Sources (18)

  • Josiah H Bee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Bee, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Josiah H. Bee, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English be(e) ‘bee’ (Old English bēo), hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Compare Beeman 2.

Americanized form of Norwegian Bye .

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

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