Alexander McKee of Kershaw County South Carolina came to Charleston South Carolina on the 22nd of December aboard the ship Hopewell. The Hopewell was one of a group of five ships of Presbyterian settlers under the care of Reverend William Martin. Upon arriving Alexander McKee was granted 300 acres on the south side of Beaver Creek in what was then Craven County, South Carolina, now located near Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina. He died intestate in Kershaw County in 1817 and his second wife Jane McKee, Joseph Cunningham and Thomas Duren were administrators. The Camden District Equity Journal notes a petition for guardianship of Elizabeth McKee, Alexander McKee, William McKee and Sarah McKee by Jane McKee during the June term of 1817.
John McKee and Thomas McKee were children of Alexander McKee and his first wife, unknown at this time, Two other children were born to Alexander and his 1st wife. They are unknown at this time as well.
John McKee was born about 1760 in Ireland and died in 1798, South Carolina. John McKee left a will in Kershaw County, South Carolina dated 19 September 1797, proved 07 February 1798, witnessed by William Archer. His brother-in-law Thomas Archer was one of his Executors. Bk V-3, page 290 February 7, 1798 Kershaw county, South Carolina.