Collection: Bee Trouble

Bee Family Census Records

Census records says his (Jasper Bee/Bea) parents are from Indiana Here are the Census reports on his family with his white wife. 1900 Indian Territory now Oklahoma Jasper N. Bea- M. Born Nov 1857 age 42 Born in MO. Both Parents from Indiana, Farmer, married 12 years Hanna E.- F. Born June 1867 age 32 had 6 children only 5 living. Born in Illinois both parents born in Ohio Children Mary H.- F. Born Feb 1890 age 10 Born in Kansas [Willora Bee her half sister was born Oct 1889 in Ok. means both women caring children during same...

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Fort Smith Courthouse Photos

Established in 1851, for twenty years, the federal district court for the Western District of Arkansas was based in Van Buren Arkansas. The district had federal jurisdiction over half of the state of Arkansas and all of the Indian Territory. Coinciding with the closure of Fort Smith by the Army in 1876, the federal court was relocated to Fort Smith. For a year the court was housed in a downtown office building; during the summer of 1872, the jail was moved into the old barracks building inside the second fort. That fall, court operations were moved into the upper...

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Bee Trouble, Jasper Newton “Tuck” Bee

This is the story of Jasper Newton “Tuck” Bee. The last name used to be spelled Bea but after the trouble he changed it to Bee. Bea or Bee is a Scottish name from the clan Mc Bean or Mc Bain. At some point in time a Scotsman moved from Scotland to Germany. The immigrant was Conrad Bea who came to this country in from Germany in the fall of 1838 with his two sons William and Andrew. Not sure if his wife came with him or not. He marries Margaretta Crop on 14 of March 1839 in Washington...

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Trial Record and Legal Papers – Jasper Newton Bee

These are the kind of records you may obtain when you order Fort Smith Criminal Records. October 23, 1882 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, To The Marshal of the Western District of Arkansas, GREETING: WHEREAS, Complaint on oath hath been made before me, charging that Jasper N. Bee did, on or about the 23 day of Oct A.D. 1882, in the Indian Country, Western District of Arkansas Assault to kill one Moore a White man. Contrary to the form of the statute in such cases made and provided, and against...

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