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William  Gee, Sr.

William Gee, Sr.

Male 1828 - 1909  (80 years)

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  • Name William Gee 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 19 Nov 1828  Birstall, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 25 Dec 1828  Birstall, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  Ansty, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1861  Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Emigration 21 May 1864  Liverpool to New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sailed on the General McClellan. Arrived 23 Jun 1864, New York City, New York, USA 
    Migraton 21 Jul 1864  Wyoming, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    William S. Warren Company - Arrived in Salt Lake City 4 Oct 1864 
    Residence 1870  Warm Creek, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1880  Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1900  Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    _UID AD095B457577F84CB53E6F3230E10BF22820 
    Died 30 Apr 1909  Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Buried 3 May 1909  06-23-03, Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Notes 
    • Against what seems reasonable, the record holds that William Gee's father's name is William Smith, and his mother's is Mary Gee. This is verified by William's birth record and his marriage record.

      While family lore concocts a story about William Smith changing his name to Gee, I have seen no evidence of this. To the contrary, William was 23 at his marriage, and listed his father's last name as Smith.

      It is my opinion, however controversial, that they were not married, most probably ever.

      The Admin
    • The William Gee of Blaby, Leicestershire with the household as follows:
      Thomas Gee 40
      Dorothy Gee 45
      Mary Gee 15
      William Gee 13

      is NOT our William Gee.

      This William Gee shows back up in the 1871 Census as:

      Thomas Gee 72
      Dorothy Gee 77
      William Gee 41
      Edwin Gee 5
      Arthur Gee 2
    Person ID I24  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2014 

    Father Ancestors William Smith,   b. 13 Dec 1792, Birstall, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Gee,   b. Jan 1799, Birstall, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1858, Rothley Workhouse, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1816 
    _UID 03E7E858A4278649A6776B53E4AC7F661495 
    _UID 82BB1CAA41309B4D97880F76B4FC5C101CC2 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ancestors Ann Smith,   b. 10 May 1831, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1895, Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1852  Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    _UID E94EA589E4C6D243899F42579D1A8193B015 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Gee,   b. Oct 1850
    +2. William Gee, Jr,   b. 11 Jun 1852, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1932  (Age 79 years)
     3. Franklin Richard Gee,   b. 1854,   d. 1855  (Age 1 years)
    Married: 1x4. Elizabeth Ellen Gee,   b. 24 Jul 1858, Leicester, East Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1939, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. James Robert Gee,   b. 1858
     6. Charles Robert Gee,   b. 1860,   d. 1861  (Age 1 years)
     7. Jemima Eliza Gee,   b. 1862,   d. 1862  (Age 0 years)
     8. Jenny McClelellan Gee,   b. 6 Jun 1864, At Sea, General McCleallan from Liverpool to New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1942, Rndlett, Unintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Joseph Edward Gee,   b. 4 Feb 1867, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1945, Price, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Married: 1x10. Sarah Gee,   b. 13 Aug 1872, Fayette, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1946, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ann Walsom,   b. 1838,   d. 1912  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1866  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Children 
     1. John William Gee,   b. 1868,   d. 1869  (Age 1 years)
     2. George Henry Gee,   b. 1869,   d. 1887  (Age 18 years)
     3. James Arthur Gee,   b. 1871,   d. 1932  (Age 61 years)
    +4. Frank Walsom Gee,   b. Aug 1873, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 89 years)
     5. Sarah Ann Gee,   b. 1876,   d. 1877  (Age 1 years)
     6. Elizabeth Jane Gee,   b. 1878,   d. 1947  (Age 69 years)
     7. Alice Maud Gee,   b. 1882,   d. 1977  (Age 95 years)
     8. Alma Porter Gee,   b. 1884,   d. 1960  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F5809  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909)
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909)

    Documents
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909) Death Certificate
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909) Death Certificate
    1870 United States Census / Utah Territory / San Pete / Warm Creek / Image 1
    1870 United States Census / Utah Territory / San Pete / Warm Creek / Image 1
    Name William Gee
    Estimated Birth Year 1828
    Gender Male
    Age in 1870 42y
    Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian) White
    Birthplace England
    Home in 1870 Utah, United States
    Household Gender Age
    William Gee M 42y
    Ann Gee F 40y
    Ellen Gee F 12y
    Jennie Gee F 6y
    Eduard Gee M 2y
    George Gee M 1y
    Mary A Gee F 30y
    1861 / EnglandCensus / Leicestershire / Leicester / St. Margaret / District 41 / Page 17
    1861 / EnglandCensus / Leicestershire / Leicester / St. Margaret / District 41 / Page 17
    1851 England Census / Leicestershire / Ansty / District 6b / Page 17
    1851 England Census / Leicestershire / Ansty / District 6b / Page 17
    1841 England Census / Leicestershire / Blaby / District 5 / Page 8
    1841 England Census / Leicestershire / Blaby / District 5 / Page 8
    Very probably not our William Gee. Leaving for reference until actual record found.
    William Gee 1852-1932 - Birth Certificate
    William Gee 1852-1932 - Birth Certificate
    William Gee and Ann Smith Marriage Record
    William Gee and Ann Smith Marriage Record

    Headstones
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909) Headstone
    William Gee, Sr. (1828-1909) Headstone

    Histories
    William Gee Sr & His Wives, Ann Smith and Mary Ann Walsom - History
    William Gee Sr & His Wives, Ann Smith and Mary Ann Walsom - History
    A history of William Gee, Sr., Ann Smith and Mary Ann Walsom.

  • Sources 
    1. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: Gee, William

      Birth: 11/19/1828
      Death: 4/30/1909
      Burial: 0/0/0
      Place of Birth:
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Fayette Cemetery , 06-23-03
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant
      Comments:
      Relatives:
      Walsom, Mary Ann (Spouse)

    2. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name William Gee
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 30 Apr 1909
      Death Place Fayette, Sanpete, Utah
      [Burial Date May 3, 1909]
      [Burial Place Fayette, Utah]
      Birthdate [November 19, 1828]
      Estimated Birth Year 1829
      Birthplace
      Death Age 80 years 5 months 11 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Unknown
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Unknown
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2229322
      Digital GS Number 4120994
      Image Number 575
      Certificate Number 86

    3. [S306] England, Births and Christenings (Reliability: 2).
      Name William Gee
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date 25 Dec 1828
      Baptism/Christening Place BIRSTALL,LEICESTER,ENGLAND
      Birth Date
      Birthplace
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Mary Gee
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C03438-1
      System Origin England-ODM
      Source Film Number 585278
      Reference Number

    4. [S32] 1851 England Census, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Age: 23
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
      Relation: Head
      Spouse's Name: Ann Gee
      Gender: M (Male)
      Where born: Binstah, Leicestershire, England
      [Birstall]

      Civil parish: Ansty
      County/Island: Leicestershire
      Country: England

      Street Address:

      Occupation:

      Condition as to marriage:

      Disability:

      View image

      Registration district: Barrow Upon Soar
      Sub-registration district: Barrow
      ED, institution, or vessel: 6b
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household schedule number: 67
      Piece: 2087
      Folio: 430
      Page Number: 17
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 23
      Ann Gee 20
      Mary A Gee 5 Mo
      Joseph Swift 10

    5. [S31] 1861 England Census, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Age: 30
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
      Relation: Head
      Spouse's Name: Ann Gee
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Birstall, Leicestershire, England

      Civil parish: Leicester St Margaret
      Ecclesiastical parish: St Margaret
      Town: Leicester
      County/Island: Leicestershire
      Country: England

      Street Address:

      Occupation:

      Condition as to marriage:

      View image

      Registration district: Leicester
      Sub-registration district: East Leicester
      ED, institution, or vessel: 41
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household schedule number: 99
      Piece: 2289
      Folio: 12
      Page Number: 17
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 30
      Ann Gee 29
      William Gee 8
      Elizabeth Ellen Gee 2
      Charles Gee 6 Months
      Jemima Cox 26
      Mary Ann Walsom 22

    6. [S37] Mormon Migration, http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php, http://www.lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/person.php?id=30444 (Reliability: 3).

      William GEE
      Standardized: William GEE
      Born:
      1830
      Origin:
      England
      Occupation:
      Chimney Sweep
      Voyage:
      Liverpool to New York
      21 May 1864 – 23 Jun 1864
      Voyage Accounts:
      Accounts for this voyage
      Ship:
      General McClellan
      Family Members

      * Ann George GEE — age 32 (b. 1832), from England
      * Elizabeth GEE — age 5 (b. 1859), from England

      Notes
      BMR, p. 148.


    7. [S82] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1-2068,00.html (Reliability: 3).
      Gee, William

      Birth Date: 19 Nov. 1828
      Death Date: 30 Apr. 1909
      Gender: Male
      Age: 35
      Company: William S. Warren Company (1864)

      Pioneer Information:
      and family

    8. [S35] 1870 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Age in 1870: 42
      Birth Year: abt 1828
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1870: Warm Creek, Sanpete, Utah Territory
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Gunnison
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 42
      Ann Gee 40
      Ellen Gee 12
      Jennie Gee 6
      Edward Gee 2
      George Gee 1
      Mary A Gee 30

    9. [S35] 1870 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Age: 56
      Birth Year: abt 1824
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1880: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Ann Gee
      [Mary Ann Gee]
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Keepshouse
      Cannot read/write:

      Blind:

      Deaf and dumb:

      Otherwise disabled:

      Idiotic or insane:

      View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 56
      Ann Gee 49
      William Jr. Gee 28
      Jenny M. Gee 16
      Joseph E. Gee 15
      Sarah Gee 7
      Mary Ann Gee 67
      George Gee 11
      James Gee 9
      Frank Gee 7
      Elizabeth J. Gee 2

    10. [S43] 1900 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Age: 71
      Birth Date: Nov 1828
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1900: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Immigration Year: 1864
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Mary Ann Gee
      Marriage Year: 1866
      Years Married: 34
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 71
      Mary Ann Gee 61
      James Gee 29
      Maud Gee 18
      Alma Gee 16

    11. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name William Gee
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 30 Apr 1909
      Death Place Fayette, Sanpete, Utah
      [Burial Date May 3, 1909]
      [Burial Place Fayette, Utah]
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1829
      Birthplace
      Death Age 80 years 5 months 11 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Unknown
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Unknown
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2229322
      Digital GS Number 4120994
      Image Number 575
      Certificate Number 86

    12. [S89] Utah Burials Index (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: Gee, William

      Birth: 11/19/1828
      Death: 4/30/1909
      Burial: 0/0/0
      Place of Birth:
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Fayette Cemetery , 06-23-03
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant
      Comments:
      Relatives:
      Walsom, Mary Ann (Spouse)

    13. [S32] 1851 England Census, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      1851 England Census
      about William Gee
      Name: William Gee
      Age: 23
      Estimated birth year: abt 1828
      Relation: Head
      Spouse's name: Ann Gee
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Binstah, Leicestershire, England
      [Birstall]

      Civil Parish: Ansty
      County/Island: Leicestershire
      Country: England

      Street address:

      Occupation:

      Condition as to marriage:

      Disability:

      View image

      Registration district: Barrow Upon Soar
      Sub-registration district: Barrow
      ED, institution, or vessel: 6b
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household schedule number: 67
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Gee 23
      Ann Gee 20
      Mary A Gee 5 MO
      Joseph Swift 10

    14. [S391] England & Wales marriages (Reliability: 3).
      Year Of Marriage 1852
      First name(s) WILLIAM
      Last name GEE
      Marriage quarter 2
      Marriage year 1852
      Registration month -
      MarriageFinder™ WILLIAM GEE married
      ANN SMITH
      Spouse's last name -
      District LEICESTER
      County Leicestershire
      Country England
      Volume 7A
      Page 287
      Record set England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
      Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
      Record collection Marriages & divorces
      Collections from United Kingdom

    15. [S389] Marriage Record (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S231] Attached Family History (Reliability: 2).

    17. [S270] Millennium File (Reliability: 2).
      Name: William Gee
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 19 Nov 1828
      Birth Place: Bristol, Leicester, England
      Death Date: 30 Apr 1909
      Death Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, USA
      Marriage Date: 13 Jul 1866
      Father: William Smith
      Mother: Mary Ann Gee
      Children: Frank Walsom Gee; Sarah Ann Gee