I am researching my Bee family of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut.I recently learned that the name Bee is in County Cork, Ireland.My John Bee (c1795-1865) married Mary Mead (c1815-1880) in Ireland and moved to Connecticut prior to the 1850 census.They had known children Bridget (1824-1852), Thomas (1825-?), Mary (1827-1892), Patrick (1829-1852), Catherine (1835-?), Thomas (1840-1895), John (1847-1888), Margaret (1848-?), Michael (1849-1887), Marguerite (1851-?), Patrick (1854-1905) and Delia Bee Clancy (1862-1929).Family folklore has the Connecticut Bee family connected to the South Carolina Bee family.
If anyone can connect the family to County Cork or South Carolina, it would be appreciated.