Debbie, I believe it is possible that Robert (the Elder) is brother to my husband's Obadiah b.1805, but have no proof of it.I believe they both may be son's of Samuel the Primitive Baptist Preacher (b.1785) and his 1st wife Ellender.I also think that Josiah William McBee b.@1809 the attorney seen around Samuel b.1785 may also be their son.
Our Obadiah has a son named Samuel (named for his grandfather?) a son named Robert (named for his uncle?) and a son named Josiah William (named for an uncle?)His known daughters were Deborah md.Charles P. Crownover and Rachel md.John Reed.
Rachel's daughterMary Jane Reed married George W. McBee son of your Robert (the elder)b.@1815 and Susan Barnes.
Did you notice that Robert the elder has a son Samuel and a daughter Ellender.