©2009 Kathryn Gearhart
Charles Gee I immigrated from England about 1660 apparently with Henry Gee of Henrico County, Virginia. Henrico County was the most western county in early Virginia. It originally included a large area. Charles City County was adjacent to Henrico County on the east and covered the area north and south of the James River. Charles I settled south of the James River in the section of Charles City County that became Prince George County. His wife was Hannah. Among their sons was Charles Gee II.
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Charles Gee II married Bridget Neville. Bridget’s family was from that section of Isle of Wight County that became Nansemond County. Charles II and Bridget settled in Surry County that lay between Isle of Wight County and Prince George County. This area they settled in was south of the Blackwater River and became Sussex County in 1754. Among their sons was Charles Gee III.
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Charles Gee III married twice. His first wife, my ancestor, was Elizabeth Hancock from Surry. She and Charles III settled in Northampton County, in the northeastern part of North Carolina adjacent to Virginia. Among their sons was William Gee.
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William married Susannah Heath and was a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolution. He and Susannah lived for awhile in Northampton County but soon settled in Darlington County, South Carolina. Among their sons was Samuel Pickney Gee.
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Samuel Pinckney Gee married Rebecca Williamson from Darlington County, South Carolina. Samuel and Rebecca moved to Lowndes County, Alabama but eventually settled in Ashley County, Arkansas. Samuel and Rebecca were the parents of Abraham Williamson Gee.
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Abraham was a lieutenant in the Louisiana Partisan Rangers for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He died during the conflict. His wife was Nancy Angeline Duncan and among their children was their daughter, Mary Fletcher Gee.
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Mary Fletcher Gee became the wife of Thomas Monroe Nichols and their story is given in The Nichols Family.