I am not related to the McBees,so I do not know much about the family. I do have an etching of a Vardry McBee etched by F. Girsch expressly for Debow's Review, New orleans. I have seen that there were several Vardry McBees,so I don't know which Vardry this might be. I do know that there was a Silas McBee with a brother named Thomas who married Sudie Avery. They had a daughter,Elizabeth, and I believe three sons, Silas, Thomas, and Alphonso Avery. I have a photograph of Teddy Roosevelt with the inscription; "To Silas McBee with the high regard of theodore Roosevelt." Dated Dec. 17, 1908. I would like to have more information from desendants of this family. please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you can shed some light on which Vardry this might be.