Thursday, November 20, 2014

My great-grandmother Nancy Jane BOOTH McBEE b. ~1858 Missouri

Nancy Jane BOOTH born around 1858 and who married Samuel McBEE was my mother's grandmother. She had 5 children:

1. Rosie McBEE who married Bert SMITH, and later died of TB in Oklahoma;

2. Lola who married 1.? BOYD in Indianola, Warren Co. Iowa, had three children, and 2. Charles HIGDON;

3. Sidney McBEE born 3 Mar 1884 in Cainsville, Harrison Co. MO, married Clara KING on 2 Jan 1907 in Indianola, Warren Co. IA, and died 15 Jun 1950 in Fillmore, Sask. Canada. They had four children:
  a. William Earl McBEE b. 3 Dec 1908 in Iowa,
  b. Mary Grace McBEE b. 2 Oct 1910 in Osage, Sask. Can.,
  c. Alta Mae McBEE b. 18 Nov 1912 in Osage d. Feb 1913, and
  d. Lloyd Sidney McBEE b. 17 Dec 1920 in Fillmore d. at 3 weeks of age.

  b. Mary Grace McBEE, daughter of Sidney, married John CHARLETON 24 Sept 1939 and four children: Shirley Grace b. 21 Jul 1940 in Osage, Sask., Can; Gloria Lee, b. 21 May 1945 m. Dale SCHNEIDER 1969; Sidney John b. 11 Nov 1948; and Linda Ann b. 22 Oct 1949.

4. Harvey McBEE (my grandfather and my mother's father) born 6 Oct 1891 in Cainsville, Harrison Co. MO, married Anna BAYSINGER (Massey says in Indianola IA, but it was in Des Moines), died in Fillmore, Sask. Canada in ~1955. They had 11 children, described elsewhere. Nancy Jane Booth McBee lived with the family in Indianola, IA when my mother was a baby before the family left for Alberta, Canada in around 1928.

More here:

Samuel and Nancy in 1880:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
Samuel MC BEE Self M Male W 29 MO Engineer KY MO
Nancy MC BEE Wife M Female W 19 MO Keeping House KY KY

Source Information:
Census Place Clay, Harrison, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254688
NA Film Number T9-0688
Page Number 4D

Nancy's parents are in neighboring Mercer County (Anderville BOOTH and Mary Ann ROBERTSON):

The Kentucky birthplaces reported there are puzzling.

5. Effie McBEE m. Cliff TODHUNTER in Indianola IA and had one child: John Arthur, who died in a plane crash in South America.

This family is described on pp 19-20 of Charles Boothe and his Descendants, by Evelyn Booth Massey.

Nancy Jane BOOTH McBEE was the daughter and seventh child of Anderville BOOTH b. 1828 m. Mary Anne ROBERTSON 22 Oct 1847 d. 1904 Missouri, and Mary Anne Robertson, who was the daughter of Carter T. Robertson and Polly SUSEBERRY. She was born in 1831 in Kentucky, and died 1902 in Missouri. Anderville owned 365 acres in Harrison & Mercer Co. MO, so land records should be consulted.

The children of Anderville and Mary Anne are described on p. 17 and following. Listed with birth years when known or estimated. George W. (1850), Lucy (EVANS)(1851), Celia A. (ADKINS)(1853), Thomas Jefferson (1854), David Henderson (1854), James M. "Matt" (1856), Mary (Nancy) J. (1858), Leander M. (1862), William Jonathan (1868), Rhoda L. (NEWTON)(1871), Zerilda (1872), Susan Alice (1875), Sallie.

Anderville BOOTH b. 1828 was the son of Jonathan BOOTH & Celia WALKER married in Cabell Co. Virgina in 6 Mar 1828. Jonathan was born around 1806 and died 9 Feb 1887 in Burlington Junction, Nodaway Co. MO. Celia died 12 Mar 1864 or 1865 at age 56, and is buried in the "Old Booth" Cemetery, also known as Fairview a mile or two north of Cainsville.

Jonathan also married Mrs. Harriet HUNT and had one child in Decatur Co. IA with her (George Washington (1854)). His five children with Celia: Anderville (1828), Zerilda (HAMM), Evermont (1833), Sarah E. (1835 d. bef. 1888), America (1838 d. bef. 1888).
Question: what were the circumstances of this second marriage while Celia Walker was still alive? Presumably Nancy Jane would have known her grandmother, although her grandfather seems to have been in Iowa with his second family.

Question: what was the effect of the Civil War on these families?
Jonathan BOOTH b. ~1806 was the fourth child of Charles BOOTH and Elizabeth FERGUSON. Charles was born 1763-4 and died 24 Oct 1821 in Cabell Co. VA, now Wayne Co. WV. He and Elizabeth were married 19 Feb 1798 in Tazewell Co. VA. Elizabeth was born ~1781, and died between 1860 and 1870 in Mercer Co. MO. She was the daughter of Samuel FERGUSON and Mary JAMESON. Their children: Ferguson (1799), Jane (1801 d. bef. 1826), Polly (1803 d. bef. 1844), Jonathan (1806), Thomas (1808), Samuel (1810), Elizabeth (1812), George Washington (1814), Jefferson (1815), John Wesley (1818), Jameson (1820), Charles Jr. (1822 d. 14 Dec 1902 Cainsville MO). Elizabeth moved to MO with Charles Jr. and lived in his household. Nancy Jane would have known her great-uncle and perhaps met her great-grandmother Elizabeth FERGUSON.
Charles BOOTH b. 1763-4 was the son of Charles Sr., who was the son of Thomas, son of Charles the immigrant ancestor.
Charles BOOTH Sr. was disowned by the Quakers for marrying out of discipline. He married Jane WHITBY 26 Apr 1762 in Wilmington DEL. He was born ~1736 in Elkton, Cecil Co. MD and died before 25 Aug 1826, when his will was probated. He fought in the American Revolution in the 2nd Battalion of Chester Co. Militia, under Col. Evan Evans.

Thomas BOOTH, son of the immigrant, was born 1711 and died before 23 Jan 1748 in Cecil Co. MD. He married Margaret BULLER 1 Apr 1736 in Concord, Chester Co. PA and was a blacksmith.

Charles BOOTH the immigrant was indentured 1 Apr 1695 as a mason for the term of five years to Richard WOODWORTH in Philadelphia PA. He married Elizabeth CONAWAY 30 Feb 1705 in Chester Co. PA. Elizabeth was born 9 Jul 1687 in New Castle DEL, daughter of Thomas CONAWAY/CONWAY and Mary HOLLINGSWORTH.

Information about Jonathan and following is from the first pages of Massey's Ferguson Booth and his Descendants, a supplement to Charles Booth and Descendants. There is more detail about Elizabeth FERGUSON and her husband Charles Booth in the Ferguson Family Genealogical History, of Wayne County, West Virginia (Early Cabell and Kanawha, Virginia), also by Massey.

Direct ancestors are bolded and tagged. Now that this line is summarized, I'm eager to get some records which show their history and movements.

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