John, Thanks for your reply. My wife's gggrandfather James Newton McBee , b. 1832, and his brother William McBee, b. 1829, came from the Marion/Franklin County are. We believe they are related to the James and William McBee who are in the Franklin/Marion/ Coffee County census 1820-1850 but do not know how. William's death certificate gives his parents names as William McBee and Rebecca Bean(could be Beene). We have another connection to a John McBee b. abt. 1818 in Franklin(now Coffee) County. Do you know if John is another son of James and Eleanor? Do you know if/how James and William in the census records are related? We would apprreciate any info you can share on these McBee families and would be happy to share ours.