Hello again Bob,
My husband's nearest match is, in fact, James Gerard McKee at 35/37. James Gerard is even closer than my husband's match with known paperwork kin at Rutherford Co TN in the 1800s who is 34/37 with Doug; they both go to 67 markers and James Gerard McKee did the 37 markers.
Yes, Burtonwood. We lived there from October of 1972 until January of 1977. Loved it. Loved the people and the people also loved Americans. Great people who knew how to live the good life with very little technology. Of a total of seven overseas assignments that was the favorite.
No, I have no links yet to Ireland, I haven't even boarded the boat. If Doug is in Thomas of Saintfield's McKee family, I am certain (99% anyway) that it was in Ireland or Scotland. The SMGF hit is such a small database that I am skeptical but hopeful. At the time I began searching a decade or so ago it seemed no one had ever researched McKee. Course there were some researchers but they had theirs already for a long time apparently and were done looking. It has remained that way. No indepth, old time truth seekers, no stone unturned type around. It has been difficult to find males for the y DNA tests. The ones who have tested are not exactly real close in matches for the most part. Seems strange but probably not enough in that data base either. Never mind, the search is engrossing and never dull. Have you checked out the M222 Group on FTDNA? I think there are some McGee results posted there also.
I have hard copy of Ambrose MACKY being on early records ca 1805 in TN. A few other references with that spelling also (I think). They were even spelled McCee on the later 1800 census at Hardeman Co TN.
Ambrose McKee is Doug's ancestor at Mecklenburg Co NC. He left his LW&T written in 1779 and probated 1785. Earliest proven that I have at Mecklenburg was in 1767. Early proof is scarce other than that. Let me rephrase that, it appears that Ambrose 1779 is his direct but it may be a brother to Ambrose that I have as yet to discover. His proven grandfather Ambrose was born 1800-1801 and it has been accepted that Ambrose 1779 was his grandfather. I have figured it was close enough for me but is not written in concrete.
What about your McGee? Well, actually I will take a look at your posting history.
Seems you and my husband could be cousins of some sort, would you say so? Linda McKee
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