|Posted By:||Cathy Farrell|
|Post Date:||October 15, 2010 at 16:19:40|
|Forum:||Mckee Family Genealogy Forum|
JUST A NOTATION FROM A BOOK, PLEASE DON'T RESPOND FOR I DON'T KNOW ANY MORE THAN THIS QUOTATION.
History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens.
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889: Subject terms:
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
The township is triangular in shape, and is bounded on the north and east by the Ohio River and Chartiers Creek. It is one of the smaller subdivisions of the county. A large part of its area was originally secured by ALEXANDER McKEE from Col. Henry Bouquet, a Swiss officer in the British service, and at that time (1764) commandant at Fort Pitt. This tract is described as situated “at the mouth of Shertee’s Creek,” and is said to have comprised more than a thousand acres. McKEE was faithful to the British cause when the Revolution began, and fled to a military post in the northwest to avoid arrest by colonial officers. His position here was that of deputy agent of Indian affairs for the district of Fort Pitt. In after years he figured conspicuously in the British interests about Detroit and the Maumee River. He acquired considerable property there, but it was almost, totally destroyed after the battle of Fallen Timbers by Gen. Wayne. JAMES McKEE, his brother, succeeded to his estates on Chartiers Creek. The sons of JAMES were ALEXANDER, THOMAS and JOHN, and some of their descendants still reside there.