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  • David Lorenzo Gandee (1863 - 1937)
    David Lorenza Dow Gandee BIRTH 16 May 1863 DEATH 14 Aug 1937 (aged 74) Zona, Roane County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Mount Lebanon Cemetery Roane County, West Virginia, : Lewis Dewey Gandee 1898–1901
  • David Gandee (1832 - 1908)
    David Lorenzo Dow Gandee BIRTH 12 Dec 1831 DEATH 9 Nov 1908 (aged 76) BURIAL Gandeeville Cemetery Gandeeville, Roane County, West VirginiaThomas Gandee 1856–1892 David Lorenza Dow Gandee 1863–1937 G...
  • George Washington Gandee (1844 - 1936)
    George Washington Gandee BIRTH 13 Jul 1844 Roane County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 16 Mar 1936 (aged 91) Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Pleasant Hill Cemetery Wallback, Roane Coun...
  • Mahala Gandee (1877 - 1964)
    Mahala Starcher Gandee BIRTH 9 Jul 1877 DEATH 17 Sep 1964 (aged 87) BURIAL Mount Lebanon Cemetery Roane County, West Virginia
  • Mary Jane Gandee (1836 - 1868)

About the Gandee surname

Uriah Gandee, Sr., was born 1753, in Philadelphia, PA, and served in the Revolutionary War, 1776-1777, with the Pennsylvania Continentals. It is believed that after this period he moved to Randolph County where he became involved in a Tory uprising, was 'forgiven', became sheriff for two terms and in 1798 moved to Mason County. He was possibly the Uriah Gandee who operated a floating grist mill on the Ohio River off Buffington's Island 1800-1810. In 1833 he lived with a son on the Ohio River in Jackson County. Uriah, Jr. married Massie Hughes, on 30 Jul 1806 in Mason County and later, around 1824, settled in the area that became Gandeeville, Roane County.

Uriah Gandee, Jr., who was the pioneer settler of Gandeeville, was born 02 Sep 1782. His wife, Massie, was the daughter of Jessie Hughes, the famous Indian Scout. They had twelve children and it is told that Massie fought off a pack of savage wolves near her home. With them tearing at her flesh, she shot and clubbed them with torches. After this heroic deed, she lived 70 more years, dying when she was 107 years old. She lived to see a village spring up where her cabin stood. Massie also lived to see four of her sons fighting against each other in the Civil War before she died 30 May 1883 and was buried between her mother and her husband.