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Re: McKee Brothers from Ireland in 1738
Posted by: Paul Gifford Date: January 11, 2001 at 07:29:32
In Reply to: Re: McKee Brothers from Ireland in 1738 by D. Brown of 5279

Before people start copying the information and accepting it as fact, we should state again that the eleven brothers story is a tradition, not a fact. I think some of your information comes from Raymond McKee's *Book of McKee*, and shouldn't be taken as fact. The William McKee who died in 1788 was, I think, a son of Robert, not a brother, but in any case this can be checked in G. W. McKee's *McKees of Virginia and Kentucky.* The "Gavin McKee" must come from one of my postings; he was born in 1750 and couldn't be a brother. The McKies were very numerous
in Wigtownshire, Scotland, so it would be difficult or impossible to prove these relationships.

Paul Gifford


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