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Re: Capt. Robert McKee & bro., Sgt. Saml McKee,
Posted by: Larry Myers (ID *****9935) Date: July 06, 2009 at 13:12:46
In Reply to: Re: Capt. Robert McKee & bro., Sgt. Saml McKee, by Donna McKee Seeley of 5279

This is how you Patent a lot.


The following is from "Early History of The Peters Creek Valley and The First Settlers
Compiled by Noah Thompson 1973 - 1974

Land occupancy in the Clairton Area began in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. The first survey record—that of Benjamin Kirkindall (or Kuykendahl)—is dated September 27, 1769. It resulted in the “Ravensburg” patent granted to Sarah and Moses Kirkindall (Kuykendahl) on February 10, 1791. This patent covered lands in the northern or, as later known, Wilson district of the area. A second tract, toward the west, was surveyed for Moses Kirkindall (Kuykendahl) on December 8, 1783, but was not granted until December 26, 1822, when, as the “Gamaliel” patent, it became the property of John Gormly. A third tract, in the southerly part of the area, was surveyed by Samuel St. Clair, September 8, 1784, and under the title of the “Bruce” patent was conveyed to Samuel Willie (Wylie) on September 22, 1788. A fourth tract, surveyed for John King on July 7, 1783, was granted by the “Concord” patent to John McIhany on September 20, 1787.

I have pictures of Samuel and Elizabeth McKee Sinclair's gravesite. HB Sinclair is recored to be buried in the lot but his grave is unmarked.

It is said Samuel Sinclair sometime spelled St Clair was a surveyor for George Washington. So was my ggggggrandfather Jacob Myers.

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