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Andrew and Mary McKee ~ Revolutionary War Pension File

Andrew McKee of Armstrong County, State of Pennsylvania, was a Private in the regiment commanded by Colonel Stewart of the Pennsylvania Line, for the term of 18 months. Inscribed on the roll of Pennsylvania at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on the 12th of May 1818.

Armstrong County, State of Pennsylvania

On the 13th day of May 1818, before me the subscriber and one of the Judges of the Court in and for the said District, personally appears Andrew McKee, aged 71 years, resident in the State of Pennsylvania and in the said district, who being by me first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War"; that the said Andrew McKee enlisted in Cumberland County, State of Pennsylvania, in the month of March 1776 in the Company commanded by Captain Robert Adams of the Pennsylvania Line, to serve the term of one year; that he continued to serve in said Corps or in the service of the United States, until July 1777 when he was discharged from service. And that he again enlisted in the month of June 1780 or 1781 in a Company commanded by Captain Siglers [Zeigler] of the Pennsylvania Line, to serve the term of Eighteen Months; that he continued to serve in said Corps or in the service of the United States until the expiration of said time and that he again reenlisted under the same said Captain Sigler during the war, and that he served to the end thereof, and that he was in the Battles of the Three Rivers, at the taking of Burgoin, the taking of Cornwallis and several skirmishes, and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support, and that he has no other evidence now in his power of said service and that said declarant's discharge is lodged in the land office of Pennsylvania in order to obtain a donation lot which he was entitled to and has since obtained.
Sworn to and declared before me the day and year aforesaid, Robert Orr. Signed Andrew McKee.


Armstrong County, State of Pennsylvania
On the 21st day of June 1821, personally appeared in Open Court of Common Pleas of said County, Andrew McKee, aged 74 of the township of Sugar Creek in said County, who being first duly sworn according to law doth declare and say that he enlisted in the Army of the Revolution under Captain Robert Adams in March 1777 in Cumberland County in Pennsylvania, for one year and that he served out his time in a Regiment commanded by Colonel Irwin, that he afterwards enlisted under Captain Zeigler to serve during the war and did so serve and was regularly discharged; this declarant was in the Battles of Three Rivers and Crooked Billet, at Saratoga and Still Water when Burgoyne's army was taken, and in many other battles and skirmishes. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or my part thereof, with intent thereby to diminish it to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congree titled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War", passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any persons in trust for me , any property or security or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed (to wit)
Andrew and Mary McKee ~ Revolutionary War Pension File

       One Mare............................. $20.00
       One black Cow........................        $14.50
       One Muley Steer...................... $5.00
       Two Sheep............................ $2.00
       Three Hogs, Household & Kitchen Furniture $30.62

I am by profession a labourer, my family consists of myself and my wife, aged 75 years, who is now unable from lameness to walk without a staff. I have no means of Support than my own labour and I am now so frail that I cannot support myself by labour; I have no other evidence of my service in the Revolutionary War than that which was furnished to the War Department when I was inscribed on the pension list roll, the certificate which has been granted to me is numbered No. 16423.
I am in debt to Andrew Catherwood by bond $600.00, which bond has been bearing interest for the last five years----the declarant has a bond on John Crissman for $75.00 and five shoats.
Sworn and Subscribed in open Court                     Signed Andrew x McKee (his mark)
this 21 June A. D. 1821
Attest. J. E. Brown, Prothonotary


Armstrong County, State of Pennsylvania
Personally appeared before me the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, Daniel Lemon, who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say: that he settled in Armstrong County in 1795, and that Andrew McKee settled in the same neighborhood in 1799. The said Andrew at that time had nine children, viz: William, whom deponent recollects to have settled on and purchased a farm from John Cherry in 1798, and was at that time, as he believes, about 24 or 25 years old---his own age at that time being about 20 years; John, James, Joseph, Andrew and Thomas, sons; and three daughters, viz: Nancy, then the reputed wife of James Hanna, who, to the best of deponents knowledge, had children at that time; Jane, then the wife of Daniel Henry, who also had children at that time; and Polly, then a young girl. Also that Andrew McKee and Mary, his reputed wife, lived together as man and wife from the time he first knew them until his, the said Andrew's, death. Deponent further states that he was 72 years old the 23rd of September last past, which fact he has from the family record of his father. Signed Daniel Lemmon.
       Sworn and subscribed before me this 18th day of April 1851, and I certify that the deponent Daniel Lemon is a credible witness. Signed ...? Oswald, J. P.


State of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny

In Open Court held in and for the said county on the 2nd day of July 1851, personally appeared Mary Stuart (aka Stewart) of the City of Pittsburgh, aged 62 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the amount due the heirs of Mary McKee under the Act of Congress passed 4th of July 1836

This declarant states that she is the lawful child of Andrew McKee, a soldier of the Revolution, and
Andrew and Mary McKee ~ Revolutionary War Pension File

who was a Pensioner of the United States at the rate of $96.00 per annum under the Act of 18 March 1818, and who was a resident of the County of Armstrong in the State of Pennsylvania, and who died on the 20th day of June in the year 1833. This declarant further states that she is the lawful child of Mary McKee, deceased, who was the lawful wife and widow of the aforesaid Andrew McKee, and died in the County of Armstrong in the State of Pennsylvania on the 11th day of March in the year 1838. She further states that her said mother's maiden name was Mary Bamford, that she was lawfully married to the said Andrew McKee in the County of Chester in the State of Pennsylvania, near a place called New London Cross Roads in the year 1770, that the ceremony of said marriage was performed by a Justice of the Peace; that the first child of the said Andrew and Mary McKee was named William, that he was born within one year after their said marriage and died in the year 1800 at the age of 29 years. That the second child of the said Andrew and Mary was named Nancy, and was born in the year 1773; that they the aforesaid parents of this declarant had eight children born as the fruits of their said marriage, who were born prior to the time of the birth of declarant, that her knowledge of their ages as well as her own she derived from her said parents family record of their children's ages, which record has been accidentally destroyed by fire. This declarant states that the said Andrew and Mary McKee lived in lawful wedlock, together from the time of their aforesaid marriage up to the period when the said Andrew died, and that after his death the said Mary did not again marry but died being his widow. This declarant further states that the said Andrew and Mary McKee died leaving only five children surviving them whose names are Thomas McKee, Jane Henry, Mary Stewart, James McKee, and Andrew McKee who died 1 October 1850.
       Sworn to and subscribed on the day                     Signed Mary x Stewart (her mark)       
       and year first above written,
       Before me in open Court, George S. Hays, Prothonotary

Mary McKee died at the home of Thomas McKee in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.