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McKee Family Coat of Arms - Click for larger view

The McKee Family Coat of Arms

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Robert McKee, Sr. - b: 1732 (Tobermore, Londonderry, N. Ireland) - d: October 16, 1800 (Timber Ridge, Frederick, Virginia)
Robert McKee, Sr. is the McKee patriarch for our family in America. Below are quotes about Robert, Sr.  from Frederick County, Virginia - Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley 1730 - 1830 by Wilmer L. Kerns, Ph.D.

"Robert McKee and his young family settled in Back Creek Valley (Frederick County, Virginia) during the mid-1760's. "  "Robert McKee was born circa 1738 in Ireland, and died Oct. 16, 1800 on Timber Ridge.  His first wife, and mother of his children, was named Elizabeth (Ferguson).  She was born circa 1740 and died March 15, 1790.  In 1775, they bought 414 acres in the Isaac Creek watershed adjoining lands......"  "After Elizabeth's death, Robert married second to Susannah (Harris) Dalby, Jan. 23, 1793."  "Susannah was the widow of Richard Dalby, and mother to numerous Dalby children in the Back Creek Valley."   

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Robert McKee, Jr. - b: 1767 (Timber Ridge, Frederick County, Virginia) - d: October 30, 1830 (Gore, Frederick County, Virginia)
Robert McKee, Jr. married Jane Cather, daughter of Jasper Cather and Barbara Lawrence.   They had nine children.

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1820 Frederick County  Virginia Census - McKee Families - click for larger view1820 Frederick County Virginia Census - Robert McKee - click for larger view 1820 Federal Census records for McKee families in Frederick County, Virginia.  Left shows the following families, Robert, William, William and Barton (Bartholomew?) McKee.  Right is the Record for another Robert McKee. 

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1830 Frederick County Virginia Census - McKee Families - click for larger view1830 Frederick County Virginia Census - McKee Families - click for larger view 1830 Federal Census records for McKee families in Frederick County, Virginia.  Left shows partial records for the following families, Robert Jr., John, Jasper, Joseph, Bartholomew and William McKee.  Right shows the partial record for Joel, Joseph and William McKee.

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Bartholomew McKee - b: April 10, 1799 (Frederick County, Virginia) - d: November 1870 (Dunlap, Illinois)
Tombstone for Clark and Elizabeth Ann (Evans) McKee - click for larger view.Right is a photo of the headstone Bartholomew McKee, my  2nd great-grandfather and his wife Elizabeth Ann Evans.  He  was the father of James Wesley, Jonathan, Mahlon, Clark (my great-grandfather), Harrison, Mary Frances and Margaret Jane McKee and the son of Robert McKee, Jr and Jane Cather.  

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Marriage Bond between Bartholomew McKee & Elizabeth Evans - click for larger view Left is the Marriage Bond Document between Bartholomew McKee and Elizabeth Ann Evans.

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1850 Frederick County Virginia Census - Bartholomew McKee & Family - click for larger view1850 Census record from Frederick County, Virginia listing Bartholomew and his family. 

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1870 Radnor Township, Peoria County, Illinois - click for larger view1870 Census record from Radnor Township, Peoria County, Illinois listing Bartholomew at age 71, the year he passed away. 

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McKee families in the USA from the 1850 Census to 1990 Census
McKee families in the USA from the 1850 Census to 1990 Census

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The McKee Family Book - 1971 by Loren McKee, Davenport, IowaIn 1971, Loren McKee of Davenport, Iowa worked in collaboration with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McKee and Elsie McKee Petznick Wenzel (my paternal grandmother) to compile the McKee family tree book.   This book has been a great source of McKee information throughout the years.

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Chapter 21 - Frederick County, Virginia, by Dr. Wilmer Kerns - click to go to PDF documentRecently, I was contacted by a distant McKee cousin (Melody McKinley) who told me about a book that was published by a Wilmer L. Kerns, Ph.D. entitled, Frederick County, Virginia, Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley, 1730 - 1830.  Chapter 21 is about the Robert McKee family and clarifies some inaccuracies in the McKee book (above).  

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