Adam Jackson McKee

 

Descendants of Adam Jackson McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Adam Jackson27 McKee  (Adam26, Archibald25, Archibald24, Thomas23, James22, Robert21 McKie, Thomas20, Andrew19, John18 McGhie, Alexander17, Alexander16 MacKay, Gilbert15 MacKie, Malcom14 MacKay, Gilbert13 M’Kie, Neill12, John11, Iye10, Martin9 MacKay, Iye Hugh8 MacEthj, Hugh7, Malcolm6 MacEth, Hugh or Angus5, Aoidh4 Heth, Malcolm3 III, Duncan2 I, Crinan of1 Dunkeld) was born January 1773 in Ninety Six District, South Carolina, and died February 02, 1820 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  He married Elenor Breckenridge Abt. 1804 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  She was born 1781 in South Carolina/Ireland, and died June 02, 1857 in Oconee County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Adam Jackson McKee:

From Wayne Adams

Adam Jr’s estate admin. 1820 by John McKee, Isaac Cowan and widow. On 1820 census Elenor listed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. Adam Jackson McKee mentioned in will [1846] of Elenor’s brother Robert Brackenridge. Betty Harmon’s research indicated Adam Jr. born 1817; also see 1810 and 1820 censuses.

Adam and Elenor’s marriage cd. be <1800 if she was “extra” female in 1800 census for Adam Sr. but more likely marriage between 1800-1805. Robert and James Brackenridge nearby.

 

Adam Jr’s estate admin.1820 by Jn.McKEE, Isaac COWAN & widow. On 1820C

Elenor listed with 2 sons & 2 dtrs.  Adam Jackson McKEE mentioned in will [1846]

of Elenor’s bro.Robert BRACKENRIDGE.  Betty HARMON’s research indicated

Adam J. bn.1817; also see IGI, 1810C, 1820C.

Adam & Elenor’s married could be before 1800 if she was “extra” female in 1800C for Adam

Sr. but more likely mar. betw.1800-05. Robert.& James BRACKENRIDGE nearby.

 

..The 1810C shows one son and three daughters under age 10; Eleanor’s 1820C shows two

daughters 1804/10, one daughter 1810/20 and two sons born 1810/20.  We can identify one son

& one daughter; another daughter MIGHT be Eleanor McKee 10/11/1808-1848 buried in

Greenville Church Cemetery or this could be the wife of their unidentified son or….??

 

 

 

McKee Adam-Box 59, Pack 1397

Estate admin.  Sept. 4, 1820 by John, Elenor McKee, Isaac Cowan, bound to Moses Taggart  Ord. Abbeville District, sum $3,000.00.  Inv. Made Sept. 19, 1820 by Eli Bowie, Robert Brackenridge, and Michael McKee.  Sale, Sept, 20, 1820.  Buyers: John Richey, Thomas Hawthorn, Archibald Fair, William Martin, John, Michael McKee, Adam bailey, Thomas Perry, Joseph Johnston, John Burton, Francis Sharp, Gabriel Hodges, etc.

 

 

..Adam Jr’s estate admin.1820 by Jn.McKEE, Isaac COWAN & widow.  It was an administration so he did

not make a will — possibly died unexpectedly.  The estate record does not mention his children.  On 1820

C Elenor listed with 2 sons & 2 dtrs.  Adam Jackson McKEE ment.in  an 1846 will of Elenor’s bro.Robert

BRACKENRIDGE.  Betty HARMON’s research indicated Adam J. bn.1817; also see IGI, 1810C, 1820C.

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..Adam & Elenor’s mar. cd.be <1800 if she was “extra” fem.in 1800C for Adam Sr. but more likely mar.

betw.1800-05. Rbt.& James BRACKENRIDGE nearby.

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…Sandra McKee has copies of signatures of both Adam (Jr) and Michael McKee.  She also noted that

Michael & William Seth frequented auction sales, buying mostly books (“particularly Michael)

establishing that both of them were very interested in learning and improving themselves.  Adam Sr

signed his will by mark but this possibly was due to infirmity

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..The 1810C shows one son and three daughters under age 10; Eleanor’s 1820C shows two daughters

1804/10, one daughter 1810/20 and two sons born 1810/20.  We can identify one son & one daughter;

another daughter MIGHT be Eleanor McKee 10/11/1808-1848 buried in Greenville Church Cemetery or

this could be the wife of their unidentified son or….??

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..1820 Census Abbeville Distr pg 29 — Eleanor McKey  200000-12010

 

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Adam Jr is buried in a tiny family cemetery now amidst a grove of trees in the pasture of the Long

Cane home place.  His was the only tombstone bearing an engraved inscription (now fallen and broken

into two pieces).  Its inscription read:

“To the memory of Adam McKee

who departed this life February 19, 1820 Aged 47 years

He was (stone broken through this line )

to the Hands of the Lord.

This stone is erected as a monument of his child

20 years after his death”

Several feet to the east of that monument stone I found two fallen stones.  With appliction of flour to bring

them out we read the initials “A.M.” and “J.M”  Dub Mabrey,  lived on the farm at that time (1990s) but is

now deceased.  He had noted the “A.M.” stone but not the “J.M.” stone beside it and had assumed it was

the original stone associated with the monument stone.  Note that the initials fit Adam SENIOR and his

wife Jane/Jean while Adam Jr’s wife was named Elenor/Eleanor.  Almost certainly the two stones east of

the monument mark the graves of Adam McKee’s parents who resided on this land at the time of their

deaths.  About 20 feet south of these three stones are a number of unmarked fieldstones which appear

to have been placed on graves of other persons buried here.  Dub believed these were slaves.  From

estate records we find that. unlike his parents, Adam JUNIOR owned slave.  Dub was not related and

was not aware that there was an Adam Senior and an Adam Junior.  He was just passing along what he

had heard and/or concluded but he was probably correct about the identities of the deceased persons

buried to the south.  There may or may not have been other family members buried here whose

gravestones are long gone.

 

 

1810 Census Abbeville District, South Carolina page 31

Adam McKee 1 male under 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26 to 45

 

 

More About Adam Jackson McKee:

Appraisal Bond: On File

Burial: February 1820, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Estate Auction: On File

Tombstone: On File

Will: On File

 

Notes for Elenor Breckenridge:

From Wayne Adams

 

Co-admin. Adam Jr’s estate Sep 1820; will of David BRACKENRIDGE in 1846

mentions Adam [III] as son of his sister, Elenor.

 

 

 

..Note that Thomas McKee’s daughter Marthy also married a Brackenridge (John)

..A tombstone at Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery that I take to be that of this Eleanor

shows that she died June 2, 1857 at age 50? (reading from a photograph; can’t be sure of dates).

Leith’s transcription just shows the death year as 1857.The stone was near that of their son but

of course Adam Jr is buried at the “home place”  Howard Nickles wrote that the inscription

showed she died “in her 76th year of age that would have her being born 1781”  The inscription

also read “She was a meek and true follower of the Lord.  For thirty years her patience….(unable

to read the rest)

 

o-admin. Adam Jr’s estate Sep 1820;

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Will of David Brackenridge dated 12/4/1848 mentions

“Adam Jackson McKee son of my sister Elenor McKee”

Eliz Baily, decd (sister)

Jane Smith, decd

James S Baily, decd.

===.

..Note that Thomas McKee’s daughter Marthy also married a Brackenridge (John)

===

..A tombstone at Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery that I take to be that of this Eleanor shows

that she died June 2, 1857 at age 50? (reading from a photograph; can’t be sure of dates).  Leith’s

transcription just shows the death year as 1857.The stone was near that of their son but of course Adam

Jr is buried at the “home place”  Howard Nickles wrote that the inscription showed she died “in her 76th

year of age that would have her being born 1781”  The inscription also read “She was a meek and true

follower of the Lord.  For thirty years her patience….(unable to read the rest)

===

There may have been two separate “Brackenridge” settlers in Abbeville/Anderson Co, SC

I don’t find a connection to above David Brackenridge among postings I located

1) One of them, Adam Breckenridge, went from VA to Old 96 in 1750 “after some big family problem”.

He married Ann Carwithen in 1755 and appears on the militia muster roles of Greenville District SC in

1756.  He died 3/16/1858 and his will was proved in Augusta Co, VA so there was uncertainty whether

he died in SC or VA.

Another researcher linked the VA Breckenridge’s by names given to land holdingsbrackato an

Alexander Breckenridge who went from Braedaband Scotland to Ulster, Ireland and then to Philadelphia

 

in 1728 based upon farm names 00 Alexander called his VA farm Braedalband and several farms in

Bradealband “called after the Breckenridge family”  Researcher found evidence that Alexander spent

some time in County Antrim in a small place called Raloo before moving his family to America.

A family bible indicated that :Adam Breckenridge came to Abbeville in 1750″ and that James Drake

married Agnes Breckenridge in 1804. Old 96 was not really settled until 1755 so this would have been

among the first white settlers and of course it was not yet “Abbeville” as indicated by the subsequent

bible entry (family tradition and possession of bible make the connection?).   Researcher believed that

Adam brought his relatives from Ireland some time between 1750-1755 and that the bible was passed

through one of them rather than feeling that Agnes was his daughter or granddaughter.

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ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE who helped appraise Adam Jr’s estate was probably either Elenor’s

father or brother.and seems to have been older than the Robert mentioned below.  Robert Brackenridge

was a witness to a land transaction 12/17/1798 and was on the 1790 census.  He could fit as a son or

grandson of above Adam Breckenridge

—–

2) Another posting focusses on  Nancy Brackenridge (10/30/1786-11/12/1857) who died in Anderson SC

and is buried in Ebeneaer Baptist church.  She married James Drake (1/1/1784 SC- 12/7/1854 and they

lived in Abbeville Co until c1840.  A will of Jenny Donaldson, widow of Mathew Donaldson written 9/19/

1809 and proved 11/18/1809 in Abbeville indicates that Jenny was a sister of John Brackenridge , aunt

of Robert Brackenridge and of Nancy Drake, wife of James Drake.  These Brackenridges thought to

have come to America between Oct 1786 and 1790.

2) A web posting on a “Robert W. Breckenridge” 6/3/1789-6/39/1870 indicates he was born in County

Antrim, Ireland.  He was believed to have been a son of James and Agnes Wright Breckenridge (James

1736-1803). and was listed on the 1820C for Pendelton County (230020-11010)  Described as colorful

and long lived, Robert was a teacher at Hopewell Academy.  His wife died in March 1863 and he moved

in with his daughter Sarah whose husband Samuel McClelland was in service and died in July of that

year leaving her with two very young children.  The 1850C on this Robert Brackenridge

Robert Brackenridge 69 Farmer Ireland

Ellener                          62 England

Jeremiah                      25 Farmer SC

Sarah                            20       SC

David                             18 Farmer SC

 

o-admin. Adam Jr’s estate Sep 1820;

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Will of David Brackenridge dated 12/4/1848 mentions

“Adam Jackson McKee son of my sister Elenor McKee”

Eliz Baily, decd (sister)

Jane Smith, decd

James S Baily, decd.

===.

..Note that Thomas McKee’s daughter Marthy also married a Brackenridge (John)

===

..A tombstone at Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery that I take to be that of this Eleanor shows

that she died June 2, 1857 at age 50? (reading from a photograph; can’t be sure of dates).  Leith’s

transcription just shows the death year as 1857.The stone was near that of their son but of course Adam

Jr is buried at the “home place”  Howard Nickles wrote that the inscription showed she died “in her 76th

year of age that would have her being born 1781”  The inscription also read “She was a meek and true

follower of the Lord.  For thirty years her patience….(unable to read the rest)

===

There may have been two separate “Brackenridge” settlers in Abbeville/Anderson Co, SC

I don’t find a connection to above David Brackenridge among postings I located

1) One of them, Adam Breckenridge, went from VA to Old 96 in 1750 “after some big family problem”.

He married Ann Carwithen in 1755 and appears on the militia muster roles of Greenville District SC in

1756.  He died 3/16/1858 and his will was proved in Augusta Co, VA so there was uncertainty whether

he died in SC or VA.

Another researcher linked the VA Breckenridge’s by names given to land holdingsbrackato an

Alexander Breckenridge who went from Braedaband Scotland to Ulster, Ireland and then to Philadelphia

 

in 1728 based upon farm names 00 Alexander called his VA farm Braedalband and several farms in

Bradealband “called after the Breckenridge family”  Researcher found evidence that Alexander spent

some time in County Antrim in a small place called Raloo before moving his family to America.

A family bible indicated that :Adam Breckenridge came to Abbeville in 1750″ and that James Drake

married Agnes Breckenridge in 1804. Old 96 was not really settled until 1755 so this would have been

among the first white settlers and of course it was not yet “Abbeville” as indicated by the subsequent

bible entry (family tradition and possession of bible make the connection?).   Researcher believed that

Adam brought his relatives from Ireland some time between 1750-1755 and that the bible was passed

through one of them rather than feeling that Agnes was his daughter or granddaughter.

===

ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE who helped appraise Adam Jr’s estate was probably either Elenor’s

father or brother.and seems to have been older than the Robert mentioned below.  Robert Brackenridge

was a witness to a land transaction 12/17/1798 and was on the 1790 census.  He could fit as a son or

grandson of above Adam Breckenridge

—–

2) Another posting focusses on  Nancy Brackenridge (10/30/1786-11/12/1857) who died in Anderson SC

and is buried in Ebeneaer Baptist church.  She married James Drake (1/1/1784 SC- 12/7/1854 and they

lived in Abbeville Co until c1840.  A will of Jenny Donaldson, widow of Mathew Donaldson written 9/19/

1809 and proved 11/18/1809 in Abbeville indicates that Jenny was a sister of John Brackenridge , aunt

of Robert Brackenridge and of Nancy Drake, wife of James Drake.  These Brackenridges thought to

have come to America between Oct 1786 and 1790.

2) A web posting on a “Robert W. Breckenridge” 6/3/1789-6/39/1870 indicates he was born in County

Antrim, Ireland.  He was believed to have been a son of James and Agnes Wright Breckenridge (James

1736-1803). and was listed on the 1820C for Pendelton County (230020-11010)  Described as colorful

and long lived, Robert was a teacher at Hopewell Academy.  His wife died in March 1863 and he moved

in with his daughter Sarah whose husband Samuel McClelland was in service and died in July of that

year leaving her with two very young children.  The 1850C on this Robert Brackenridge

Robert Brackenridge 69 Farmer Ireland

Ellener                          62 England

Jeremiah                      25 Farmer SC

Sarah                            20       SC

David                             18 Farmer SC

o-admin. Adam Jr’s estate Sep 1820;

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Will of David Brackenridge dated 12/4/1848 mentions

“Adam Jackson McKee son of my sister Elenor McKee”

Eliz Baily, decd (sister)

Jane Smith, decd

James S Baily, decd.

===.

..Note that Thomas McKee’s daughter Marthy also married a Brackenridge (John)

===

..A tombstone at Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery that I take to be that of this Eleanor shows

that she died June 2, 1857 at age 50? (reading from a photograph; can’t be sure of dates).  Leith’s

transcription just shows the death year as 1857.The stone was near that of their son but of course Adam

Jr is buried at the “home place”  Howard Nickles wrote that the inscription showed she died “in her 76th

year of age that would have her being born 1781”  The inscription also read “She was a meek and true

follower of the Lord.  For thirty years her patience….(unable to read the rest)

===

There may have been two separate “Brackenridge” settlers in Abbeville/Anderson Co, SC

I don’t find a connection to above David Brackenridge among postings I located

1) One of them, Adam Breckenridge, went from VA to Old 96 in 1750 “after some big family problem”.

He married Ann Carwithen in 1755 and appears on the militia muster roles of Greenville District SC in

1756.  He died 3/16/1858 and his will was proved in Augusta Co, VA so there was uncertainty whether

he died in SC or VA.

Another researcher linked the VA Breckenridge’s by names given to land holdingsbrackato an

Alexander Breckenridge who went from Braedaband Scotland to Ulster, Ireland and then to Philadelphia

 

in 1728 based upon farm names 00 Alexander called his VA farm Braedalband and several farms in

Bradealband “called after the Breckenridge family”  Researcher found evidence that Alexander spent

some time in County Antrim in a small place called Raloo before moving his family to America.

A family bible indicated that :Adam Breckenridge came to Abbeville in 1750″ and that James Drake

married Agnes Breckenridge in 1804. Old 96 was not really settled until 1755 so this would have been

among the first white settlers and of course it was not yet “Abbeville” as indicated by the subsequent

bible entry (family tradition and possession of bible make the connection?).   Researcher believed that

Adam brought his relatives from Ireland some time between 1750-1755 and that the bible was passed

through one of them rather than feeling that Agnes was his daughter or granddaughter.

===

ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE who helped appraise Adam Jr’s estate was probably either Elenor’s

father or brother.and seems to have been older than the Robert mentioned below.  Robert Brackenridge

was a witness to a land transaction 12/17/1798 and was on the 1790 census.  He could fit as a son or

grandson of above Adam Breckenridge

—–

2) Another posting focusses on  Nancy Brackenridge (10/30/1786-11/12/1857) who died in Anderson SC

and is buried in Ebeneaer Baptist church.  She married James Drake (1/1/1784 SC- 12/7/1854 and they

lived in Abbeville Co until c1840.  A will of Jenny Donaldson, widow of Mathew Donaldson written 9/19/

1809 and proved 11/18/1809 in Abbeville indicates that Jenny was a sister of John Brackenridge , aunt

of Robert Brackenridge and of Nancy Drake, wife of James Drake.  These Brackenridges thought to

have come to America between Oct 1786 and 1790.

2) A web posting on a “Robert W. Breckenridge” 6/3/1789-6/39/1870 indicates he was born in County

Antrim, Ireland.  He was believed to have been a son of James and Agnes Wright Breckenridge (James

1736-1803). and was listed on the 1820C for Pendelton County (230020-11010)  Described as colorful

and long lived, Robert was a teacher at Hopewell Academy.  His wife died in March 1863 and he moved

in with his daughter Sarah whose husband Samuel McClelland was in service and died in July of that

year leaving her with two very young children.  The 1850C on this Robert Brackenridge

Robert Brackenridge 69 Farmer Ireland

Ellener                          62 England

Jeremiah                      25 Farmer SC

Sarah                            20       SC

David                             18 Farmer SC

 

 

More About Elenor Breckenridge:

Burial: June 1857, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Children of Adam McKee and Elenor Breckenridge are:

+      2                 i.    Adam Jackson28 McKee, Jr., born July 13, 1805 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died May 31, 1895 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

3                ii.    Mary McKee, born July 13, 1805 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

4               iii.    Eleanor McKee, born October 11, 1808.

 

Notes for Eleanor McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

..This was the Eleanor McKee mentioned in the will of Adam Jackson McKee.

Apparantly she never married and is buried next to A.J. & his wife

..Lee Russ copied Greenville Church Cemetery inscriptions. As I recall, the

plots were in a separate cluster but not far from the cluster with William J,

George W etal.

Eliza McKee 1884-67 years

A. J. McKee 10/23/1817-5/31/1895 and beside them his sister

Eleanor McKee 1898– [tombstone broken]; 1808-1898 per Leith

Another nearby stone:

Eleanor McKee 6/18 age 76 years Who was called ? She was a ? and true

flower of the ?

 

 

5               iv.    Rebecca D. McKee, born 1814.

 

 

Generation No. 2

        2.  Adam Jackson28 McKee, Jr. (Adam Jackson27, Adam26, Archibald25, Archibald24, Thomas23, James22, Robert21 McKie, Thomas20, Andrew19, John18 McGhie, Alexander17, Alexander16 MacKay, Gilbert15 MacKie, Malcom14 MacKay, Gilbert13 M’Kie, Neill12, John11, Iye10, Martin9 MacKay, Iye Hugh8 MacEthj, Hugh7, Malcolm6 MacEth, Hugh or Angus5, Aoidh4 Heth, Malcolm3 III, Duncan2 I, Crinan of1 Dunkeld) was born July 13, 1805 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died May 31, 1895 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  He married Eliza McCombs, daughter of William McCombs and Hannah McCullough.  She was born 1817, and died September 14, 1884 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Adam Jackson McKee, Jr.:

Abbeville Press and Banner            Due West Notes                     June 5, 1895

 

Mr. Jackson McKee, an honored citizen of this community died early Friday morning.  He was over 80 years old.  Was buried at Greenville church Satruday morning.  Dr. McBride preached the funeral.  Mr. McKee was the father of Mrs. Newton Nickles of this town.

 

..Adam J. McKee prepared his will 5 Sep 1882 and it was probated 6 June 1895. He died on 3

May 1895. The will mentions his sister Ellenor, his wife Eliza and his children.  However Eliza

must have died between 1882-95 for the executor filing states “that deceased left as his legatees

the following named persons viz

his daughters Jane E Nickles

& Ida Morrison

his son G.W. McKee (petitioner along with G.W. Nichels)

four grandchildren: Thomas J, John W, James J & Mamie E (Syfan)

his will identifies them as children of William J. McKee, deceased

his sister Ellena McKee (presumably she never married)

..Wanda Frazer FTM Home Page shows died 31st rather than 3rd; buried Greenville Cemetery.

..His obituary appeared in the Abbeville Press and Banner on June 5, 1895

“Mr. Jackson McKee, an honored citizen of this community died early Friday morning.  He was

over 80 years old. (actually not quite),  Was buried at Greenville church Saturday morning.  Dr.

McBride preached the funeral.  Mr. McKee was the father of Mrs. Newton Nickles of this town.”

..I had picked up a date of birth from AF or some other source showing A.J. and Mary both born

7/13/1805.  This could be correct for her but not for him.  Per Howard Nickles his tombstone

showed he was born 10/17/1817 and died 5/31/1895.  Eliza B, wife of AJ died 9/14/1884 at age

67.

..partial photocopy of will (of A.J.?) has slightly more detail:

“Fifth I give and bequeath one fifth part of said remainder of the proceeds of sale to the children

of my deceased son William J. McKee, to wit Thomas Jackson, John William and James

Jefferson. share and share alike. No mention of Mamie in that section.  “Sixth I give and

bequeath one fifth part of the remainder to my grand-daughter Mary E. Cochran; seventh I give

and bequeath to my daughter (Elichole??)

 

 

More About Adam Jackson McKee, Jr.:

Burial: June 1895, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Obituary: On File

 

Notes for Eliza McCombs:

..In 1882 when Adam J made his will he left a life estate on his real & personal property to Eliza.

However she died before he did.  Leith’s listing of burials at Greenville Presbyterian Church

Cemetery (Story of a People) show that she died in 1884 two years after the will was drafted and

eleven years before the death of her husband.

..Linda Knopke <lindalik@aol.com> posted onto WorldConnect with the McComb Family

Heritage.  McComb data mostly from that source.  She had only limited postings re: Adam

Jackson McKee.  Eliza had 8 siblings & her posting has birth dates on them plus 2 sibling

marriages (not posted to my PAF)

 

 

More About Eliza McCombs:

Burial: September 1884, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Children of Adam McKee and Eliza McCombs are:

6                 i.    John A.29 McKee, born 1843; died October 06, 1862 in Uniontown, Virginia.

 

Notes for John A. McKee:

From Linda Bullard

 

Enlisted November 13, 1861 at Sullivan’s Island by Colonel J. L. Orr for a period of 3 years or duration of the war.  Wounded at the Battle of Sharpsburg.  Died from wounds at Union Town, Virignia on October 6, 1862.

 

More About John A. McKee:

Burial: October 1862

Military service: Civil War–Co. A., South Carolina Rifles

 

7                ii.    William Jefferson McKee, born 1846 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died December 27, 1878 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  He married Jane Bryson Nickles; born August 04, 1852; died November 22, 1929 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for William Jefferson McKee:

..His father’s will leaves shares to grandchildren by his deceased son: Thomas J, John W,

James J and Mamie Syfan.

..Tombstone shows he died 12/27/1878 at age 33

 

 

More About William Jefferson McKee:

Burial: December 1878, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

 

More About Jane Bryson Nickles:

Burial: November 1929, Lone Cane Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

 

8               iii.    Hannah McKee, born 1848.

9               iv.    Janet “Jane” Eleanor McKee, born January 1850 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  She married Newt Nickles; died Bet. 1877 – 1879.

 

Notes for Janet “Jane” Eleanor McKee:

 

..Shown as Jane E. Nichels on his will and mentions executor G.W. Nickels relationship was son-

in-law. (signed that way but Nickles on outside fold)  Per Leith’s church cemetery listing G.W.

Nickles was born in 1861 and died in 1904.  There were many Nickles stones (no other spellings)

but none found for Janet or Newton.    Her father’s obituary (6/5/1895) stated “Mr McKee was

the father of Mrs. Newton Nickles of this town”.

..A letter from Howard Nickles identifies Jane as the wife of one of his great uncles and adds her

middle name.  He hadn’t been aware that there were three generations of “Adam” s but had

assumed that she was the daughter of the A.J. who married Eliza

..1880C Long Cane, Abbeville, SC pg 409D

Zarah Nichols (f)     50   SC SC SC

Jane McKee            27  SC SC SC “relationship = other”

Thomas McKee        6   SC SC SC “relationship = other”

James McKee          5   SC SC SC “relationship = other”

John McKee              4  SC SC SC “relationship = other”

Thomas Nichols     19  SC SC SC   Son, Farmer

Unable to find a Newton Nickles in SC on 1880C so he must have died before that.  I am

assuming this is Jane McKee Nickles but no explanation for use of the McKee surname for her

and children (possibly confusion?)   Census taker “messed up” prior household and this seems

the best fit but to pin this down we need to examine 1870C for Newton’s family member names.

 

 

10              v.    George Washington McKee, born April 07, 1852 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died August 13, 1914 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  He married Nannie McIlwain; born December 13, 1857 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died September 04, 1907 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for George Washington McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

co-exec of  Adam Jackson McKee estate

 

 

.. GW along with G.W. Nickels were executors of Adam’s estate.  He and Nannie are buried in

Greenville Pr. Church Cemetery

..GEDCOM with George Washington McKee descendents downloaded from RootsWeb and

linked to what I had on GW –source Peggy Leach Harrill pegrrt@hotmail.com updated 10/8/02.

It provides precise dates. She linked it to Adam Jackson McKee but nothing on his other children

 

 

More About George Washington McKee:

Burial: August 1914, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

 

Notes for Nannie McIlwain:

Tombstone

She hath won the victory

..Nannie/Nancy J. identified by11/22/1883 land transaction by heirs of William McIlwain to J.H.

Nickles and also by her tombstone inscription showing her maiden name.

 

 

More About Nannie McIlwain:

Burial: September 1907, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

 

11             vi.    Ida Rebecca McKee, born February 06, 1854 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  She married William Morrison; born 1852 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for Ida Rebecca McKee:

.According to her father’s will, Ida married a Morrison.  No Morrison stones found in Leith’s

church cemetery listing.

..Found on 1880C: Long Cane, Abbeville, SC pg 410A

William Morrison     27    SC SC SC  Farmer

Rebecca                  26     SC SC SC Wife, Keeping House

Erma                          6      SC SC SC Dau

Andrew                      4      SC SC SC Son

James                        5      SC SC SC Son

Jane Morrison          54     SC SC SC Mother

The prior households were Sam & Eliz Richardson; Louis & Edith Chambers

next household was Thom & Frances Johnson

 

 

12            vii.    Martin Luther McKee, born 1856 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died September 13, 1864 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Martin Luther McKee:

 

..Leith’s cemetery listing shows this otherwise unaccounted for McKee.  Others

all seem to be family so probably he was also.  Just showed death year so

examination & location of stone might fill in details.

 

 

More About Martin Luther McKee:

Burial: September 1864, Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, South Carolina

 

 

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