William D. McKee was married to Nancy Ann Bowie. So far, we have been unable to determine who her parents were. I’ve seen where some researchers have put her as the daughter of John Bowie and Lillias Lambert. I’ve seen no definitive proof, though. No will was found for John Bowie in Abbeville County, SC.
What we do know is that there is a large Bowie family in Abbeville, SC and the McKee’s do tie in with them. We’re just not sure how.
William and Nancy’s daughter, Matilda, married Henry Brawner Bowie and they had ten children. Henry was the son of Eli Bowie and Katherine Franklin.
Eli purchased part of the Michael McKee land in the Buckstand Section of Abbeville County. Eli founded Gilgal Church in Abbeville, where Henry and Matilda attended and are buried.