Gee Family Page

England, Canada and Iowa

 The Gee brothers Jeremiah and William came to Canada in 1847 on the Ship Westminster. With them on this voyage was William's wife Ann Markham Gee and children David, Alfred and Martha. Jeremiah's journey ended in Dorchester, Middlesex County, Upper Canada. Now known as the province of Ontario. Jeremiah purchased property in the town of Mossley, where we found other related families living, Demaray, Vinning, Holben, and Plaxton. Jeremiah married Dorothy Plaxton daughter of John and Elizabeth Plaxton.

Jeremiah died in 1857, leaving three young boys. In 1859 his wife Dorothy married James Holben and had 9 more children.

William and Ann settled in Dorchester also. They remained there until the spring of 1869 when they came by train to Mondamin, Harrison County, Iowa. They stayed with friends Patrick Morrow family who also had lived in Canada. The Gees lived on a farm outside of Little Sioux for the rest of their married lives. After the death of her husband Ann lived in Mondamin with her grown children. The Gee's are both buried at Little Sioux, Iowa.
 
 

William Gee and Ann Markham

David 1842 Married Elizabeth Molesworth
Martha 1844 Married Nathan Sweet
Alfred 1846 Married Francis Holben
James Markham 1849 Married Elizabeth Plaxton
Daniel Gee 1851 Married Fanny Butler
Mary Ann 1854 Married Arthur Holben
Elizabeth 1856 Married Sheldon Sweet
William 1858 (Died at age 20)
Alice 1860 Married John Richardson
George 1862 Married Demmie Collins
Fredrick 1864 Married Sarah Brooks
Frances Emily 1866 Married David Upp Woolsey
Anne 1869 Married William Chittick



 David Gee and Elizabeth Molesworth

William Arthur 1868 Married Minnie South
Freddie (Died at age 2)
Almedia Marie 1873 Married Oscar Peasley
Malburn (Died at age 5)
Walter 1876 Married Ruth Stowell
Maggie 1880 (Died at age 18)
George Lawrence 1885 Married Hattie Rogers
Eva Grace 1890 Married Daniel Fifield Wallis



Our written history of this Gee family is recorded in the "Gee Family Genealogy" book. This takes our family from 1720 England to Canada and to present time in Canada and the United States. The book is 650 pages, with pictures, wills, ships passenger lists, original poems, and the genealogy of the Gee Family.


Each year in 4th Sunday in June the Gee, Wallis and Holben families hold a  reunion in Mondamin, Iowa.  If you are interested in attending, please contact me.  On Sunday we have a pot luck dinner in the Community building at 1:00 pm, come early and stay late.


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