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Lee McBee son of Gainum McBee Calumet, OK around 1900
Posted by: James Hein (ID *****4031) Date: November 23, 2004 at 19:30:40
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Hello,

I'm trying to trace where my grandpa's family comes from. My grandpa's name is Donald Lee McBee, born in 1940 in Calumet, OK. His dad was Lee McBee born in sept 1900(probably somewhere in Canadian County, Oklahoma). Lee McBee shortened his name to Lee from Leondis(or something similar to that) because people had a hard time spelling it. Lee McBee's father was Gainum(not sure on the spelling of this) Daniel(or David) McBee. Gainum also had another son named Sherman Daniel McBee who married a woman whose last name might have been Castor. Lee McBee's wife was Berdie Higgins. The story goes that 4 brothers came here from the old country(what I think is scotland). I guess they all 4 parted ways because they couldn't get along with each other. Gainum was from somewhere in Tennessee, although I'm not sure where. Apparently Gainum wasn't well liked within Tennessee and was pretty much told to leave or they was going to kill him(all from family folklore). Gainum was married to some woman whose last name might have been Mink. Any information anyone could give me, as far as possible links to their family tree, or any birth/death/military/marriage records for these people would be appreciated. Thanks.


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