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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: June 14, 2008 at 11:20:25
In Reply to: Re: THOMAS McKEE & ALEXANDER McKEE by linda mckee of 5279

I can't prove there is a relationship, except I think there is one. I don't think Thomas McKee, the trader, is the same Thomas McKee, the son of David. But I still think Thomas McKee could be related in the family of McKee somehow. I'm sure David had brothers. Thomas McKee was in the Allegheny county region at times. But I can't prove any ties, not yet anyway.

UNDERNEATH are just some notes I have:

Under Uncle Dale's Readings in Early Mormom History it states under McKEE'S OBITUARY:

"REDICK McKEE, ESQ., well known to many of the older readers of the Banner, died at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, on Monday evening, Sept. 13th, in the 86th year of his age. His death was sudden and unexpected. A private letter from him, of Sept. 9th, was received at the Banner office Sept. 11th, relating to work which he had then in complation. MR. McKEE was born Dec. 7, 1800, at McKeesport, Alleghany County, Pa., of which town his father was the proprietor and founder...REDICK McKEE is known to historians as the U.S. Indian Agent who negotiated the Tachi-Yokut Treaty of 1851 in Shasta, CA. Returning to the East in 1867 he resumed his life as a business man and made his entrance into the Solomon Spalding authorship cn April 14, 1869, when he wrote a letter from his residence in Washington D.C. to the Washington (Pa) Reporter...."

Under Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Her People, Past and Present in Two Volumes., Vol. I by Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1914

pg. 200
Under Bethel Township Chapter XXIV

"Bethel was formed at the same time with the townships of Parks and Gilpin, out of the old Allegheny township, in 1878...In the list below will be found names of those who obtained warrants for the land as well as those who occupied it...DAVID McKEE..."

pg. 280
Under East Franklin Township Chapter XLI
Some of the early settlers were:...ANDREW McKEE...JOHN McKEE.."

pg. 285
Under West Franklin Township Chapter XLII
"Some of the earlier settlers of this township were...THOMAS McKEE..."

pg. 314
"In February, 1873, Mr. Ross married EVA E. McKEE, daughter of THOMAS VINCENT and MARY (CRAIG)McKEE, the former of whom served two terms as member of the board of commissioners of Armstrong county. Three sons and three daughters were born to GEORGE and EVA E. (McKEE) ROSS, viz: MAY VAN-ANTWERP (could be one word), who married Marcus D. Wayman, and died Nov. 13, 1906; James G.; Elisabeth M.; Thomas V.; Washington M.; and Helen Josephine. MRS. EVAN E. (McKEE) ROSS is a descendant of Revoluntionary ancestry in several lines. Her paternal great-grandfather, ANDREW McKEE, served throughout the war; Col. Ephraim Blaine, from whom she is descended through her grandmother, MARGARET (BLAINE) McKEE, was a great-granddaughter of Capt. John Craig and great-great-granddaughter of Lieut. Samuel Craig, both of whom were in (pg. 315)the army, the latter losing his life in the service. Her ancestry in the McKee and Blaine lines if fully given elsewhere in this work."

pg. 318
"David Boggs, father of Judge Boggs, was born in Ireland in 1783, and came in 1799 to western Pennsylvania, settling in what is now Plum township, Allegheny county...In 1806 he married MARY McKEE, daughter of SQUIRE McKEE, of Murraysville, and they were permitted to enjoy fifty years of wedded life. They had nine sons and four daughters, of whom we have the following record: Thomas, born in November, 1806; Eliza G., born in May, 1809, who married DAVID McKEE, a farmer of Tuscarora valley.."

pg. 321
"THOMAS NEWTON McKEE, M.D...The doctor is a great-grandson of ANDREW McKEE, who was born in 1747, in Ireland, and coming to America prior to the Revolution settled in Cumberland county, Pa. near Carlisle. He served in the Revolutionary war from the beginning to the close...Afterward he came to Allegheny county, Pa. settling at what is now McKeesport, named after another branch of this family..."

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