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Them's fightin' words, Larry
Posted by: donna seeley (ID *****0431) Date: June 21, 2009 at 11:51:42
In Reply to: Re: Who are parents of David the Ferryman, McKeesport? by Larry Myers of 5261

I've just read your reply, and must tell you, the McKees were not Tories.
Alexander McKee was a trouble makin Tory who rode with the Girty Bros, and caused the indians to massacre many whites, and being forced to escape in the night near Ft. Pitt and go to Canada. He is the McKee that I imagine most of us don't want to find in our line. Without looking it up, I believe he had a son James who marr'd indian women, and maybe he, too. When you use a name, "Robert" Thomas or James, there were so many McKees with the same given names, just in Westmorland, or Allegheny. There are at least 3 family biographies for each.
I don't understand how these well-known historical people enter into the McKee line, except for Washington and the Queen, who brushed shoulders with old David at the Ferry. Our McKees were Revol. War soldiers, friends of Gen. St. Clair,farmers and indian fighters.
As for my line, I can't even hook up directly with David, but I am researching, trying to find who Samuel and his bro., Capt. Robert's parents were. Of the 10 children of John and Ester McKee, only David b.1710, and bro, Andrew came to the U.S. Donna


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