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John Mason Fee

Male 1849 - 1883  (34 years)


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  • Name John Mason Fee 
    Born 21 Apr 1849  Breathitt Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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 ca 1851  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 Vol 19, p 575, located at the Springfield-Green County Libraries, Springfield, Missouri.
    Turnbo Manuscripts 1852  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The following account of the first settlement made at Peel Marion County was told me by Jake Yocum son of Asa Yocum. I and my brother Mike Yocum and Bob Hollis built a small log house for my brother Mike near the present site of Peel and was near the road that leads from Peel to Coon Creek. A few months after this Jim Jones son of Hugh Jones built a log cabin between the Lead Hill Road and where the Peel Cemetery is now. Some time after this Mr. Jones built his dwelling on the Yellville Road. John Fee taught a public school in the first house that Jones built. Mr. Fee's wife was Mary Brown daughter of Mr. A. Brown. She died near Peel and is buried in the grave yard there. John Fee died at Yellville. A man of the name of Hodge was the first preacher who did the first preaching at Peel. He preached in the same cabin that John Fee taught school in. Gus Crawford who was shot and killed one night in the new school house at Peel was the first preacher that preached in the new school Bond church house there. 
    • Silas Claiborne Turnbo. "The First Settlement at Peel, Arkansas,"The Turnbo Manuscripts Vol 18, p 542, located at the Springfield-Green County Libraries, Springfield, Missouri.
    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; attended school; 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
    Military 1864-1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private, Ivy's Company, Schnabels Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A. Was in Gen. Price's raid in Missouri. 
    Oath 4 Jun 1865  Bellville, Yell Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Amnesty Oath to the United States of America
    Amnesty Oath to the United States of America
    On 4 Jun 1965, John M. Fee signed an amnesty oath claiming he was a rebel deserter 16 years of age, a private in Ivy's Company of Schnables Regiment, planned to reside in Marion County, Arkansas and follow the occupation of farming.
    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, farmer, 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
    Died Oct 1883  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Property, Real 25 Jun 1885  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Patent for James Mason Fee, Mary Ellen Fee and Austin H. Fee
    Land Patent for James Mason Fee, Mary Ellen Fee and Austin H. Fee
    160 acres, (1) Section 55 Township 21N Range 17W; NW1/4NW1/4, (2) Section 34 Township 21N Range 17W; N1/2NE1/4, (3) Section 34 Township 21N Range 17W; NE1/4NW1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Harrison, AR. Document No. 4285. Misc. Document No. 4746. Accession No. AR2500_337. BLM Serial No. AR NO S/N. Authority 20 May 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat 392).
    Buried Fee Cemetery, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I672  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2021 

    Father Henderson Fee,   b. 27 Mar 1820, Harlan Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1915, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother 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.
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ellen Brown,   b. 28 May 1858, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1883, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Austin H. Fee,   b. Mar 1882, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1901, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1849 - Breathitt 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 MapsMilitary - Private, Ivy's Company, Schnabels Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A. Was in Gen. Price's raid in Missouri. - 1864-1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
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