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Samuel Bolivar Gee

Samuel Bolivar Gee was born June 22, 1842, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the son of John H. Gee and his wife, Rachel (Cobb) Gee. John H. Gee's parents were Jeremiah Gee and Mary (Young) Gee, natives of South Carolina. Rachel Cobb was the daughter of Wilson Cobb, son of Samuel Cobb.


Samuel B. Gee's father, John H, Gee, was both energetic and enterprising. He migrated with his family from AL to what is now Amity, Arkansas in 1859 where he later enrolled as an officer for the Confederate Army. He then moved to what is now Nevada County in 1868 and to what is now Prescott in 1876, or about-the time the Cairo-Fulton Railroad was laid. John H. Gee participated in the activities which resulted in the organization of the city of Prescott. He was a planter and millwright but when he came to Prescott, he engaged (with his sons, William and Edwin) in the mercantile business. He died in 1880 and was the 2nd person to be buried in DeAnne Cemetery. His children, other than Samuel, were: Henry (1837), Jeremiah (1838), James (1840), Isaiah EB. (1844), John A. (1847), Mary Grace (1848), William (1850), Edwin F. (1854), Emmaline H. (1856). Henry and Jeremiah were killed in the Civil War at the 2nd Battle of Manassas.


Samuel B, Gee was a soldier in the Confederate Army, enlisting from Clark County, Arkansas. He was in Company "F", Monroe's Regiment and was later transferred to a Mississippi Regiment. His services dated from 1862 to 1865 at which time he was honorably discharged. He fought in the battles of Mark's Mill, Poison Springs, Prairie DeAnne, Devil's Backbone, and others.


Samuel was married January 4, 1870, in Hempstead County, AR to Sarah Elizabeth Adams (1847~1933), daughter of William Adams and his wife, Mary Smythe Adams who were married November 19, 1846 in New Brundridge, AL. The family moved early from AL to Falcon, AR.


Children of Samuel B. Gee and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth (Adams):


Ira, married Bessie Evans

Lee married Ruth Warren

Ida, married R. Brad Hamilton

Sam, married Grace Rogers

Ada married Dr. Wm W. Rice.


Samuel Boliver Gee died July 26, 1915, in Prescott, AR


Information provided by Ide (Gee)Hamilton and Ada (Gee) Rice, daughters of the Samuel. (1940)

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