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Henderson Fee

Male 1820 - 1915  (95 years)

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  • Name Henderson Fee 
    Born 27 Mar 1820  Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 108, enumerated 7 Aug 1820.  
    1820 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 108
    1820 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 108
    --David Fee--Free white males under 10: 4, Free white males 26-44: 1, Free white females 10-15: 2, Free white females 26-44: 1, Free white persons under 16: 6, Free white persons over 25: 2, Total persons: 8.
    Census 1830  Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 113.  
    1830 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 113
    1830 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 113
    --David Fee--Free white males under 5: 1, Free white males 5-9: 2, Free white males 10-14: 3, Free white males 40-49: 1, Free white females under 5: 1, Free white females 5-9: 1, Free white females 15-19: 2, Free white females 30-39: 1, Free white persons under 20: 11, Free white persons 20-49: 2, total free white persons: 13
    Census 1840  Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 116. 
    1840 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 116
    1840 Census for Harlan County, Kentucky, Sheet 116
    --David Fee--Free white males under 5: 1, Free white males 5-9: 1, Free white males 10-14: 1, Free white males 15-19: 2, Free white males 20-29: 1, Free white males 50-59: 1, Free white females under 5: 1, Free white females 5-9: 1, Free white females 10-14: 1, Free white females 15-19: 2, Free white females 40-49: 1, Persons employed in Agriculture: 3; Free white persons under 20: 10, Free white persons 20-49: 2, Total free white persons: 13
    Census 1850  Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dist No 1, p 24A, dwelling/family 100/100, enumerated 30 Jul 1850 by John Hargis. 
    1850 Census for Breathitt County, Kentucky, District No. 1, Sheet 24A
    1850 Census for Breathitt County, Kentucky, District No. 1, Sheet 24A
    Fee, Henderson.....30....head...farmer
    ___, Peggy.........25....wife
    ___, Jane.......... 3....dau
    ___, David......... 2....son
    ___, J C Mason..... 1....son
    McQuinn, Zechr.....22..........farmer
    McDaniel, John.....22..........farmer
    Bruer, Forrest.....25
    Turnbo Manuscripts 1851  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On the 5th of August 1907 I met Henderson Fee in Yellville Ark. and had a pleasant interview with him in regard to the early pioneer who lived in Yellville in the early fifties. Mr. Fee is a son of David and Lucy (noe) Fee and was born in Harlem County Kentucky March 27, 1820. Mr. Fee said that he came to Yellville Ark. March the 15 1851. He said that on his arrival there Mrs. Nancy Tutt widow of Hansford Tutt lived at the Big Spring at the lower end of town. This fine living water took its name from the Tutt family. John W. Martin had a small stock of goods in Yellville when I came here. John Wickersham had a small stock of groceries. Jess Wickersham and Elizabeth Wickersham his wife lived in Yellville Jess followed the carpenter trade. His wife was a sister of Ice Stimnetter. John Estes was also running a small grocery store. Gideon Thompson worked in a blacksmith shop. Daniel Wickersham owned a small mill on Mill Creek south of town he also run a blacksmith shop. Mike Mathis lived on crooked creek one half a mile below town. James Wickersham lived on the opposite side of the creek from town. David K. Tutt was a resident of Yellville. His wife, Mrs. Leathy Tutt was a sister of Jess Wichershams wife. Isaac Wilson arrived here the same fall (1651) we did and put up a hotel out of cedar. This was the first hotel built in Yellville. Billy Wood or "dancin Bill" as he was called lived here and served one term as county judge of Marion County. Mr. Wood married Miss Hannah Austin. Dr. James B. Carligle was living here and Dr. James M. Cowchy was living on a farm on Crooked Creek one mile below town. Dr. A. L. Lockhart and Dr. Hornsford come here after we did. Jess Young lived on Crooked Creek 2 ½ miles below town. In 1855 Daniel White a wagon maker moved to Yellville and I remember that In 1856 that Dick (D. C.) Williams a lawyer died in Yellville of consumption. James H. Berry come here from Forsyth Mo. in 1851 and began selling goods in Yellville a few years afterward. I in Harlin County Kentucky when so many falling stars were seen. I was asleep at my Uncle Randolph Noes and Aunt Lucy Noes 4 miles from Mount Pleasant. I did not see the display. The scare among the people lasted several weeks afterward. Prayer meetings were common until the fright among the people died away. Mr. Fees parents lies buried in the old family graveyard in Harlin County, Kentucky. 
    • Silas Claiborne Turnbo. "More about Yellville and the Early Residents There and Vicinity," The Turnbo Manuscripts, located at the Springfield-Greene County Library Systems in Springfield, Missouri.
    Migration 1851  Moved to Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Fees, Meyers and Noes from Kentucky came to Arkansas and stayed together until they reached the place where Buffalo flows into White River. They came on flatboats on the Ohio River to Cairo, Illinois, then down the Mississippi to the mouth of White River and up White River to Batesville, Arkansas. They then came by ox-wagon to Buffalo, Arkansas, and made a crop. Margaret's father, "Grandfather Michael Meyers", became sick and died and was buried there. The families stayed there for the summer of 1851 and made a crop. The Henderson Fee family and some of the Noes homesteaded on Crooked Creek, immediately west of the city of Yellville. No slaves or animals were said to be brought along the trip. The family of John D. Noe went up White River and located near Oakland in Marion County. They bought a river farm from a black man named Dave Hall and homesteaded the upper Noe farm near Promise Land in 1851. 
    Occupation 1851  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer, farmed on Crooked Creek until his death while serving in several county offices at the different time during his lifetime. 
    Property, Real 10 Nov 1851  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres, Section 5 Township 18 Range 16; 40 acres, Section 8 Township 18 Range 16; 40 acres, Section 23 Township 19 Range 16. 
    • Thomas Bruce, “Land Records for Marion County” Arkansas Family Historian Vol 21:2 (June1983). NOTE: This information was transcribed from a large ledger kept by Benjamin Franklin Fee, owned by Mrs. George Newman Fee of Gassville, AR. (1983).
    Tax Records 1852  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1; Property - 5/18/16 40 acres; 8/18/16 40 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56. NOTE: This book lists nearly 8,000 entries from extant records; lists name, poll tax, slaves, acreage and land descriptions. Excellent substitute for burned county records.
    Turnbo Manuscripts ca 1852  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    One among the early timers of North Arkansas is Dave Fee who resides at Peel Marion County. His parents Henderson and Margarette (Myers) Fee with four of their children, Jane, Dave, John M. and Ben who was the baby then and Mr. Mike Myers his father in law came from the state of Kentucky to where Buffalo City in Marion County is now on a steam boat in 1851. Dave Fee was born in Breathitt County Kentucky October 25 1847. Daves father was born in 1819. Dave Fee says that his father made a crop in the river bottom where Buffalo City now Is in 1852. He remembers that Jim Laffoon and a Mr. Lin Scott lived in this same bottom at the same time his father did and that his grandfather Miky Myers who was quite an old man died there in the early part of 1853. "Soon after the death of my grandfather’ said Mr. Fee "My father bought an improvement from David. Mr. Tutt who lived on Crooked Creek 1 ½ miles above Yellville and moved onto it and then he went to Batesville which was the nearest land office and entered his land. Here on this farm my mother died at the age of 74 years and was buried in the Fee Grave yard on this land. Later on my brother John M. and my sister Jane died and their bodies received interment in this same cemetery. David M. Tutt was a son in law of Dave Stinnette father of I. C. Stinnette. Tutt’s wife was named Elizabeth. When we first come to Crooked Creek" continued Mr. Fee, "John Estes was running a saloon in Yellville and Isaac Wilson was selling goods. Henry Burch lived on Crooked Creek below Yellville. Peter Shoup who was a blacksmith lived on the creek 2 miles above Yellville." Mr. Fee says that he well remembers Ed. Tunsil the proprietor of a small steam boat with only one chimney to it plying the waters of White River from the Mississippi River to the Buffalo Shoals. In calling over the names of the Weist family who lived in Yellville he said the old mania given name was Adam and that his sons given names were Jim, Wash., Ben, John and Doc. His daughters were Sally, Mary, and Martha. In the war between the states Dave Fee was a Confederate soldier and served in B. F, (Ben) Iveys Co. C. Col. Schnavels Battallion of Cavalry and he also served as Sheriffe of Marion County from 1894 to 1898. Mr. Fee also gives a brief account of Ben Stinnettes freak pig that he possessed in the year 1871. He said that it was a male pig and was spotted in color. Its fore legs were all right but it had no hind legs at all. Mr. Stinnette exhibited the little grunter in Yellville as a show charging the public one dime for a look at it. Paul Ellenburg offered him $25 for the pig but the owner thinking he could make more out of it refused to accept it. Finally Ben got tired of caring for the little two legged creature and put in a hog bed where there was a saw and other pigs overlaid the helpless pig and killed it. Mr. Fee tells of going to school in Yellville when Van Tate taught school in the Weist school house. "But the first school I ever attended" said he "was when Jim Rawlins taught on Crooked Creek a short distance above Yellville some of my school mates who went to this school were Dave and Mary Shoup and three of the Magness children Jim, Dan and Sarah and Ed Railsback, Dan Railsback and their sister Sarah Railsback. The house that Rawlins taught this school in was a small log cabin with dirt floor and the cracks between the logs all open and the gable ends not closed. Split saplings 6 inches wide with legs put in them was what we used for seats." 
    • Silas Claiborne Turnbo. "A Few Names of Early Residents,"The Turnbo Manuscripts, located in the Springfield-Green County Libraries, Springfield, Missouri.
    Tax Records 1853  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1; Property - 5/18/16 40 acres; 8/18/16 40 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Tax Records 1854  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1; Property - 8/18/16 120 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Religion 1855  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Methodist 
    Property, Real 1 Mar 1855  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres, (1) Section 5 Township 18N Range 16W; SW 1/4 SW 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Batesville, AR. Document No. 5144. Accession No. AR0560_083.(2) Section 8 Township 18N Range 16W; NW 1/4 NW 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Batesville, AR. Document No. 5145. Accession No. AR0560_082. BLM Serial No. AR NO S/N. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • (1) U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed 23 Oct 2018. (2) Thomas Bruce, “Land Records for Marion County” Arkansas Family Historian Vol 21:2 (June1983). NOTE: This information was transcribed from a large ledger kept by Benjamin Franklin Fee, owned by Mrs. George Newman Fee of Gassville, AR. (1983).
    Justice of Peace 1856  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice of the Peace of Union Township, serving until 1862. 
    Tax Records 1859  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    120 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Census 1860  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union twp, Yellville PO, p 17 [stamped 547], dwelling/family 107/1, farmer, real estate value $1,000; personal property value $1,000; enumerated 6 Jun 1860 by Wm C. Mitchell.  
    1860 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, p 17 [stamped 547]
    1860 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, p 17 [stamped 547]
    Fee, Henderson......39...head...farmer
    ___, Margaret.......35...wife
    ___, David..........12...son....attended school
    ___, John...........11...son....attended school
    ___, Benjamin F..... 9...son....attended school
    ___, Mary........... 5...daughter
    ___, George......... 4...son
    ___, Sarah.......... 2...daughter
    ___, Thomas.........4/12...son
    Martin, Sebourn.....18....attended school
    Tax Records 1860  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1; Property - 8/18/16 + 5/18/16 + 8/18/16 120 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Elected 1862  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clerk of Court, serving until 1866. 
    • Historical report of the State of Arkansas. Vol II, 1978. Found in the Appendix IV of Bill Dwayne Blevins. The Tutt & Everett War: A family feud that became a war in Marion County, Arkansas, 1844-1850 (Mountain Home, AR: Infodatatech.net, 2002), 99.
    Tax Records 1865  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1; Property 5/18/16 40 acres; 8/18/16 40 acres; 8/18/16 120 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Military 1 Jun 1864-5 Jun 1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordinance Sergeant., B. F. (Ben) Iveys Company C, Schnabel's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A. Was in Gen. Price's raid in Missouri.  
    Oath 5 Jun 1865  Southwest Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oath of Allegiance and Amnesty for Henderson Fee
    Oath of Allegiance and Amnesty for Henderson Fee
    STATEMENT of Henderson Fee, a rebel deserter made at Yellville, Ark before W. N. Braden, Capt. and Dist. Provost Marshal, this fifth day of June 1865. My age is 45 years. I was born in Harlin County and the State of Kentucky. I was in arms against the United States and was a private in Capt Iveys Company Schnabels Regt. I was sworn into the rebel service about the first day of June 1864, by Col. Schnabel in Marion County Ark. for three years. I served in the rebel army until the first day of Nov. 1864 when I was discharged at Yellville, Ark. in the State of Arkansas. At the date of my discharge, I was a private in Capt. Iveys Co. At the date of my enlistment in the rebel army. I was an actual resident of the County of Marion and State of Ark. and still consider that as my home. I intend to reside there in the future and follow the avocation of Farming. I desire to take the Oath of amnesty, prescribed by the Proclamation of His Excellency the President of the United States, of date, December 8th A.D. 1863, if permitted to do so, and will faithfully observe all its terms and conditions.

    Subscribed and sworn to before me
    the day first above mentioned. Henderson Fee /s/
    signed W. N. Braden, Capt.
    6th Wis. Vols. Provost
    Dist. South West Mo.
    Political Party 1866  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Democrat 
    Tax Records 1866  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll - 1, 8/18/16 120 acres 
    • Desmond Walls Allen. Marion County, Arkansas, Tax Records, 1841-1866 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, n. d.), 56.
    Occupation 1868  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attorney-at-law admitted to the Arkansas bar. 
    • “Arkansas Attorneys, 1877,” Vol 29:2-78, Jun 1991.
    Census 1870  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union twp, Yellville PO, p 8 [ stamped 511B], dwelling/family 58/58, attorney at law, real estate value $1000, personal property value $1000; b. Kentucky; enumerated 22 Jul 1870 by H. W. Hudson. 
    1870 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 8 [stamped 511B]
    1870 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 8 [stamped 511B]
    Fee, Henderson.....50.....head....attorney at law
    ___, Margarett.....45.....wife....keeping house
    ___, John..........21.....son.....farmer
    ___, Benjamin F....19.....son.....farmer
    ___, Mary..........16.....daughter...attended school
    ___, George........14.....son........attended school
    ___, Sarah.........12.....daughter...attended school
    ___, Elizabeth.....10.....daughter...attended school
    ___, Thomas........ 8.....son
    ___, James......... 6.....son
    ___, Hiram.........5/12...son....b. Feb
    Masonic Lodge 1870  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Yellvile Lodge #117, Master Mason. 
    Elected 1874  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    County Clerk, serving until 1876. 
    Occupation 1877  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    • Names and P.O. Addresses of Farmers in Arkansas in Arkansas: Marion County (Springfield, OH: P. P. Mast & Co., 1879), 26-27.
    Census 1880  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union twp, ED 108, p 17 [stamped 30A], dwelling/family 261/186, farmer, b. Kentucky; f.b. Pennsylvania; m.b. Kentucky; enumerated 14 Jun 1880 by H. W. Hudson. 
    1880 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 17 [30A]
    1880 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 17 [30A]
    186 - Fee, Henderson H....61...head...farmer
    ___, Margaret.............55...wife...Keeping house
    ___, Sarah................21...daughter...at home
    ___, Thomas...............20...son....work on farm
    ___, Elizabeth............17...daughter...at home
    ___, James................15...son........at home
    ___, Highman..............10...son........at home
    187 - Fee, Benjamin.......30...head...Lawyer
    ___, Louise...............26...wife...keeping house
    ___, Andrew H............. 3...son
    188 - Fee, David..........32...head...farmer
    ___, Mary J...............32...wife...keeping house
    ___, Benjamin F........... 8...son
    ___, Thomas G............. 4...son
    ___, Ella................. 1...daughter
    Elected 1882  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    County & Probate Judge, serving until 1884. 
    Tax Records 1887  Union Township, Marion County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 1, $40, Cattle, value: 7, $50, Mule, value: 1, $40, Hogs, value: 4, $4, Other property: $150, Total value: $284, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $3.83. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1887. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Going further down into the records to the digital records. When you come to Personal property taxes 1887 film, the tax record is the third book scanned.
    Tax Records 1888  Town of Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 7, $50, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 2. $2, Other property: $50, Total value: $162.  
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1888. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Go further down into the records to the digital records and there are two digital files.
    Tax Records 10 Apr 1889  Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $60, Mule, value: 1, $65, Hogs, value:6, $6, Pleasure carriage, value: 1. $30, Other property: $50, Total value: $211, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.0374. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1889, p 21. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Go further down into the records to the digital records and there are two digital files.
    Tax Records 10 Apr 1890  Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $40, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 1, $1, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $20, Value of money/credits: $25, Total value: $60, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.0224. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1890. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894.
    Tax Records 9 Apr 1891  Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $50, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 5, $5, Other property: $50, Total value: $165, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.03145. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1891. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894.
    Newspaper 14 May 1897  Oakland, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Uncle" Henderson Fee, accompanied Mr. Poynor to Oakland last Sunday to assist in taking depositions relative to the death of Mr. G. W. Layton. 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, May 14, 1897.
    Census 1900  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union twp, ED 85, p 19 [stamped 120A, dwelling/family 333/348, Attorney, owns farm, free and clear; can read, write and speak English; enumerated 26 Jun 1900 by James A. Jones.  
    1900 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 19 [stamped 120A]
    1900 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 19 [stamped 120A]
    348 - Fee, Henderson...80...head....Mar 1820...widower...attorney
    ___, James.............34...son.....Nov 1865...farmer
    ___, Cherry............40...daughter...Nov 1859
    350 - Fee, Thomas H....39...head....Jan 1860...M/10 yrs...farmer
    ___, Mary E............37...wife....Jul 1862...M/10 yrs...4/4 children born/living
    ___, Zephyanis R....... 9...son.....Dec 1890...at school
    ___, Elza B............ 8...son.....Feb 1892...at school
    ___, David H........... 6...son.....Jan 1894
    ___, Lillian P......... 6/12...daughter...Nov 1899
    Newspaper 1 Apr 1904  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daily Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 1, 1904.
    Special to the Gazette.
    Special to the Gazette.
    Yellville, March 28--While no one was killed or injured as the result of the tornado here on March 24, the damage to property was extensive. Yellville has been isolated since the storm, owing to the prostration of the telephone wires. The steeple on the Methodist church was blown off, tearing several large holes in the roof, and the interior of the building was damaged by water pouring in. The wires of the telephone company were torn down, the poles being down in many parts of town and service rendered impossible. The residence property on Carter street belonging to J. H. Hand and occupied by Mrs. Mary Harris was thrown from its foundation, considerably damaging the building and upsetting and smashing much of her furniture and dishes. The tin deck roof on J. S. Cowdrey's residence was torn off and contents badly damaged. E. H. Stewart's new residence, under construction in the west part of town, was lifted from its foundation and wrenched out of shape, badly damaging the structure, which was nearly completed, having just received the first coat of paint. The new barn he has just put up was swept clean to the ground. G. M. Patterson's new residence building, which he had ready to go to put on the roof, was totally demolished, not a piece of the structure is left in its place. The house occupied by Mr. Bruten was moved from its foundation, and the upper porch torn from the Masonic hall. The damage to property outside of town is found to be far greater than was first expected. Sam Wagoner's house on the Magness place, three miles west of town, was utterly demolished and nearly all the contents blown away. The barns were taken clean and all of his feed lost. Fortunately, none of the inmates were injured. Joe Montgomery's house was moved about 15 feet without injury to any of the family. Henderson Fee's barn was shattered--he and his son, Jim, being in the crib at the time, and the latter getting his leg broken by falling timber. Tom Williams' house was twisted from its foundation and the kitchen was torn loose from the main building. The Railsback house and the house occupied by Steve Seibers on J. S. Cowdrey's place were torn down.
    Newspaper 20 May 1904  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    E. F. Hand is building a new residence for Uncle Henderson Fee at his farm one mile out of town. 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, May 20, 1904.
    Newspaper 4 Jan 1907  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (1) Uncle Henderson Fee brought to this office Tuesday, two very fine ears of corn, grown on his farm just west of town. (2) Uncle Henderson Fee, who has been living on his farm west of town 56 years, says his land produces corn as well now as when he first moved onto it and he has the goods to prove it. 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, January 4, 1907.
    Newspaper 9 Oct 1908  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, October 9, 1908.
    Testimonial of Healthfulness
    Testimonial of Healthfulness
    As a walking testimonial of the healthfulness of Marion county, conducive to long life, Uncle Henderson Fee, now 87 years old and who has lived here over 50 years, makes a regular hand in his farm work and walks one and a half miles to town almost everyday to get his mail.
    Newspaper 7 May 1909  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, May 7, 1909.
    Illness of Uncle Henderson Fee
    Illness of Uncle Henderson Fee
    Uncle Henderson Fee has been quite poorly since Sunday, but at last, reports was better. He is in his 90th year, and up to last winter, when he was stricken with paralysis, from which he has since almost recovered, he made a regular hand in his farm work. His present ailment is due to stomach trouble.
    Census 1910  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union twp, ED 91, p 6B, dwelling/family 114/114, farmer, owns farm free & clear; enumerated 27 Apr 1910 by Charles H. Young.  
    1910 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 6B
    1910 Census for Marion County, Arkansas, Union Township, Sheet 6B
    Fee, Henderson.....90...head......farming
    ___, Sarrah........57...daughter
    ___, James.........45...son.......farming
    Coat of Arms The name Fee usually originated in Ireland and is derived from the native Gaelic O'Fiaich sept that has a number of variants including Fay, Foy, Fey, and event Hunt. In modern times descendants of this sept can be found mostly in Counties Fermanagh, Armagh, Cavan, and Mayo. A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality. 
    Fee Coat of Arms
    Fee Coat of Arms
    Argent/White or Silver....... Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
    Sable/Black.................. Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
    Crescent/Increscent Moon..... Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'.
    Physical Description Dark complexion, Black hair, Black eyes; 5'7" tall. 
    Newspaper 6 Sep 1912  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, September 6, 1912.
    Uncle Henderson Fee Votes for State-wide Prohibition
    Uncle Henderson Fee Votes for State-wide Prohibition
    Uncle Henderson Fee, who is over 91 year old, says he wants to be at the election next Monday to vote for State-wide prohibition. He is in very feeble health. He was one of the first men to oppose saloons in Yellville, and says it is now time to drive them from the State.
    Newspaper 5 Dec 1913  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, December 5, 1913.
    Visit with Henderson Fee
    Visit with Henderson Fee
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Chappelle of Peel were visiting Mrs. Chappelle's father, Uncle Henderson Fee, near Yellville recently. Uncle Henderson is in quite good health for a man nearing his 94th birthday.
    Newspaper 12 Feb 1915  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, February 12, 1915.
    Visit with Henderson Fee
    Visit with Henderson Fee
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Chappelle have been spending several days with Mrs. Chappelle's father, Uncle Henderson Fee, who has been in rather poor health for some time.
    Newspaper 19 Feb 1915  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, February 15, 1915.
    Prepare Pension Bill.
    Prepare Pension Bill.
    Friends of Henderson Fee, Wm. Thompson and L. M. Duren prepared a bill asking the Arkansas Governor to grant special Confederate pension of the named men.
    Died 23 Nov 1915  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, November 26, 1915.
    'Uncle' Henderson Fee
    "Uncle" Henderson Fee
    Death has again entered this community and kissed down forever the eyelids of one of our oldest, noblest, and best citizens. On Monday night about 12 o'clock "Uncle Henderson" Fee who lived about one mile west of town, died, ad Tuesday morning as the news spread from lip to lip, that "Uncle Henderson" was dead a sense of sadness seemed to settle over the town, as everyone loved him because he was a GOOD man. His death was not unexpected as he had been in very poor health and very feeble for the past three or four years, not being able to be downtown. He was born March 27th, 1820, in Hardin County, KY., and had he lived until March 17th next, he would have been 96 years old. He removed to this county when quite a young man, and in 1862 he was elected County Clerk and served for four consecutive terms. In 1882 he was elected County judge which office he held for four years. He is survived by 7 children, his wife having preceded him to the grave several years ago. He was buried Tuesday evening in the family graveyard near his home in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, with Masonic honors of which fraternity he had long been a consistent member. A suitable obituary will appear next week.
    Buried 24 Nov 1915  Fee Cemetery, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the time Marian Burnes transcribed the tombstones, there were few stones remaining. The private family cemetery was on property owned by Dr. L. A. Kelley. Henderson's tombstone read. Henderson Fee, Ordinance Sgt. Ivy's Co., Schnabels, Missouri Cavalry. Lester and Marion Burnes. Cemeteries of Marion County (Yellville, AR: n. p., 1989), 28.
    Henderson Fee
    Henderson Fee
    Ordinance Sergent, B. F. (Ben) Ivy's Company C
    Schnabel's Missouri Cavalry
    Confederates States of America
    Newspaper 25 Nov 1915  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, November 25, 1915.
    Henderson Fee
    Henderson Fee
    Special to the Gazette. Yellville, Nov. 24--Henderson Fee, 97, one of the oldest residents of Marion County, died at his home, a mile west of town, last night from old age. He had lived on the farm on which he died for 60 years. A large family of grown children survives.
    Newspaper 31 Dec 1915  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henderson Fee was born in Harlin County, Kentucky, March 27th, 1820, died at his home near Yellville in Marion County, Arkansas, Nov. 23, 1915, aged 95 years, 7 months and 25 days. Before leaving Kentucky, while yet a young man, he was married to Miss Peggy Myers. From this union 13 children were born, eight of whom still survive, to-wit: Ben, Tom, George, Jim, Hi, Sarah, Mary (Chappell) and Elizabeth (Wilson). He removed to Marion County, Arkansas, in 1851, 64 years ago, and resided here to the day of his death. He served as justice of the peace of Union township from 1856 to 1862. He was elected Circuit and County Clerk of Marion County in 1862, and served as such until 1866, when he was ousted by the Reconstruction Act. He was admitted to the bar in 1868. Was again elected clerk in 1874, and served until 1876. He was elected County and Probate Judge from 1882 to 1884, always being elected by the Democratic party to which he belonged, and of which he was leader in Marion County for many years. While still serving as Clerk of Marion County, he entered the Confederate army, though he was beyond the age limit. He took into the service with his two sons, Dave and John, both of whom are now deceased. He served under General Shelby and was in General Price's raid in Missouri. The Arkansas legislature in 1915 granted him a special pension in token of his meritorious service as a soldier. Early in life he professed faith in Christ, and was faithful to him up to the hour of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Also early in life he was made a Master Mason, and was a faithful member of this, and attended lodge services until he was over 90, and could no longer attend because of his declining strength. If he ever had an enemy in Marion County this writer has never heard of him. He lived and died a true man, and an honored and respected citizen. In fact, he is not dead, but is only "Asleep in Jesus." --A Friend 
    • The Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, December 31, 1915.
    Person ID I668  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2021 

    Father David Fee,   b. ca 1784, Huntingdon Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1847, Slaters Fork, Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Lucy Noe,   b. ca 1792, Lee Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1874, Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1810  Lee Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • David Fee's War of 1812 application gives marriage as 12 Sep 1810, Lee Co, Virginia
    Family ID F315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Myers,   b. 20 Dec 1825, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1900, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1845  Breathett Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Record of Henderson Fee and Margarett Myers. Photocopy of Fee Family Bible pages, in Henderson Fee's own handwriting. Copies sent to Flossie Mae Wallace in 1978 by Dorothy Fee Traylor, Henderson's granddaughter. At the time Dorothy was elderly and lived in California.
    Children 
     1. Jane Fee,   b. 28 Aug 1846, Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1854, Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +2. David Fee,   b. 25 Oct 1847, Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1907, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +3. John Mason Fee,   b. 21 Apr 1849, Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1883, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +4. Benjamin Franklin Fee,   b. 25 Sep 1850, Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1937, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. William Hogan Fee,   b. 25 Nov 1851, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1852, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Mary Fee,   b. 4 Feb 1854, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1930, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. George Washington Fee,   b. 24 Apr 1856, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1933, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Sarah Fee,   b. 10 Nov 1858, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1932, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +9. Thomas Hines Fee,   b. 15 Jan 1860, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1921, Groom, Carson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +10. Elizabeth Fee,   b. 18 Feb 1862, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1924, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     11. James F. Fee,   b. 3 Nov 1864, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1933, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     12. Samuel Fee,   b. 22 Feb 1867, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1867, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +13. Hiram Henderson Fee,   b. 30 Nov 1869, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1946, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1845 - Breathett Co, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dist No 1, p 24A, dwelling/family 100/100, enumerated 30 Jul 1850 by John Hargis. - 1850 - Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - The Fees, Meyers and Noes from Kentucky came to Arkansas and stayed together until they reached the place where Buffalo flows into White River. They came on flatboats on the Ohio River to Cairo, Illinois, then down the Mississippi to the mouth of White River and up White River to Batesville, Arkansas. They then came by ox-wagon to Buffalo, Arkansas, and made a crop. Margaret's father, "Grandfather Michael Meyers", became sick and died and was buried there. The families stayed there for the summer of 1851 and made a crop. The Henderson Fee family and some of the Noes homesteaded on Crooked Creek, immediately west of the city of Yellville. No slaves or animals were said to be brought along the trip. The family of John D. Noe went up White River and located near Oakland in Marion County. They bought a river farm from a black man named Dave Hall and homesteaded the upper Noe farm near Promise Land in 1851. - 1851 - Moved to Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Ordinance Sergeant., B. F. (Ben) Iveys Company C, Schnabel's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A. Was in Gen. Price's raid in Missouri. - 1 Jun 1864-5 Jun 1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 1, $40, Cattle, value: 7, $50, Mule, value: 1, $40, Hogs, value: 4, $4, Other property: $150, Total value: $284, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $3.83. - 1887 - Union Township, Marion County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 7, $50, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 2. $2, Other property: $50, Total value: $162. - 1888 - Town of Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $60, Mule, value: 1, $65, Hogs, value:6, $6, Pleasure carriage, value: 1. $30, Other property: $50, Total value: $211, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.0374. - 10 Apr 1889 - Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $40, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 1, $1, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $20, Value of money/credits: $25, Total value: $60, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.0224. - 10 Apr 1890 - Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1, Cattle, value: 6, $50, Mule, value: 1, $60, Hogs, value: 5, $5, Other property: $50, Total value: $165, School District: 4, Tax Paid: $0.03145. - 9 Apr 1891 - Union Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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