Gandee Family

    Uriah GANDEE b. Monongahela Valley among its earliest settlers. Those with that family name are found among the Indian Fighters & defenders of the settlements. Uriah m. Massie (Mercy), d/o Jesse & Grace (TANNER) HUGHES, of the fame of scout, guide & Indian slayer; hero of historians of Border Warfare by Withers & Border Settlers of NW Virginia by McWHORTER.

    Uriah & Massie (HUGHES) GANDEE came to upper Pocatalico & made their home on the Kanawhas about 1823. They first settled on the western side of the Ohio river on "Old Town Flats" where their eldest son William (Captain William GANDEE) was b. 1813; & arrived at Gandeeville when he was 13. Grace, Massie's mother, came here after the death of Jesse HUGHES which occurred near Ravenswood in 1829 & lived with Uriah & Massie until her death.

    There is much speculation as to whether Massie or her sister Martha was that daughter of Jesse HUGHES that was captured by Indians at her home on Hacker's Creek 1787 & carried away & kept on the Indian camps on Sandusky Plains where she was surrended to Jesse HUGHES after the treaty of Fort Harmar 9 JAN 1789.

    Martha HUGHES m. Jacob BONNETT 1792. Other siblings of Massie GANDEE: Nancy Agnes m. George W. HANSHAW; Rachel m. William COTTRELL; Sudna m. Elijah RUNNER; Elizabeth m. James STANLEY; Lourania m. Uriah SAYRE; Thomas; William m. STAATS; Jesse Jr. m. Susana MOCK in 1800.

    To Uriah & Massie GANDEE were born: Jesse m. Mary DORITY; Sarah m. Charles DRODDY; Capt. William & Squire; Lucinda m. Abram RAINES; Cynthia m. Henry RUNNION; Harriet m. Mac D. FERRELL; James Stanley m. Margaret LeFORCE & Rachel FIELDS- daughter Mahala J. m. Noah F. PENCE.

    William GANDEE, 3rd son of Uriah & Massie, b. 1813 at Old Town Flats, Meigs Co. Ohio m. Margaret CASTO of Jackson Co. & he took part in Roane Co. formation & public affairs. Their children: William Jr; Cynthia m. Henry PATRICK; Frederick; George W. m. GREEN & Sarah SHOULDIS; Martha m. Thomas MARKS; Jemina m. Samuel LEE, Jr. & Jacob m. Sarah DAMEWOOD.

    Jacob GANDEE, s/o William & Margaret (CASTO) GANDEE, b. 31 JUL 1842 m. Carolina CANTERBURY d/o Zadoc & Marcenia (SNOW) CANTERBURY 2 FEB 1864. Caroline was b. in Monroe Co. 25 SEP 1843. Frederick was a Union sympathizer during the War of the Sucessions; served in the Union army 1861-1864 as a member of Co. B, Ninth WV Infantry- after the war he served as Justice of the Peace & Delegate of Roane Co. 1887- WV Legislature.

    To Frederick & Caroline (CANTERBURY) GANDEE were born: Martha M. 1866; Henry D. 1868 died young; Lewis W. 1869; Sarah M. 1871; John D. 1873; Mary J. 1876; Jemina A. 1877; Alice M. 1880 & Zadoc William b. 20 MAY 1882.