James Alfred McKee

 

Descendants of James Alfred McKee

One of the last veterans of the Mexican War–Palmetto Regiment

Generation No. 1

1.  JAMES ALFRED29 MCKEE  (WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 March 25, 1824 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died May 09, 1914 in Six Mile, Pickens County, South Carolina.  He married EMILY ELVIRAH PERRY February 21, 1859 in Pickens County, South Carolina, daughter of JACOB PERRY and MARY PORTER.  She was born October 12, 1843 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died November 27, 1922 in Six Mile, Pickens County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for JAMES ALFRED MCKEE:

From Linda Bullard

One of the last veterans of the Mexican War–Palmetto Regiment

 

 

From Mexican War Pension Records Book

McKee, James A  Emily E  WC-16036    4 June 1914 & SC 4405   both SC    Srv Marshall’s Co. E Palmetto Regt     SC Vols 1846-7 as a Pvt        BLW# 16884=160-47        OW IA  22711    Reg   Sol died  9 May  1914

 

 

Last South Carolina Mexican Veteran Dead

 

Pickens, May 19—James A. McKee, the only survivor of the Mexican War living in South Carolina, died Saturday and was buried Sunday at Six Mile church in the presence of a large crowd.  He was 90 years of age.

Mr. McKee lived about 15 miles northwest of Pickens.  He was 90 years of age on March 25.  Mr. McKee was a member of Company E, the Abbeville company, of the Palmetto Regiment.  Mr. McKee was with his regiment at the capture of Vera Cruz.  At Pubelic, near Mexico City, he was discharged on account of sickness.

After the war was over he resided for several years near Due West, and moved to Pickens in 1857.  He then married his wife, the former Emily Perry.  His wife, who is 20 years his junior, survives.

The children are: John L. McKee, Mrs. A. A. Hopper, and W. P. McKee of Pickens.  James McKee of Fall River, Kan and Foster Marshall of Oklahoma.

Mr. McKee also saw service in the Confederate Army, serving for one year in Capt. J. W. Carey’s company on the coast of South Carolina.

On March 25, his birthday, Mr. McKee met Judge J. J. Martin of East Point, Ga.  Mr. Martin was a member of the Palmetto Regiment and the two veterans had not seen each other for 65 years.  Both joined the Palmetto Regiment as Private but Mr. Martin was made a second lieutenant and transferred from the Palmetto Regiment to the Twelfth Regiment under Col. Milledge

 

Notes for EMILY ELVIRAH PERRY:

Living with Johnson on 1920 census

 

Could not find her obituary in the Greenville News

Children of JAMES MCKEE and EMILY PERRY are:

2.                i.    JOHNSON LEE30 MCKEE, b. January 20, 1862, Pickens County, South Carolina; d. September 14, 1928, Anderson County, South Carolina.

ii.    AGNESS ALLIE MCKEE, b. March 21, 1865, Pickens County, South Carolina; d. November 12, 1947, Newberry County, South Carolina; m. J. THOMAS HARPER; b. July 1876, Pickens County, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1947.

 

Notes for AGNESS ALLIE MCKEE:

Mrs. Allie M. Harper     Greenville News

Newberry, Nov 12—Mrs. Allie M. Harper, 82, died at a local hospital this afternoon at 1:40 o’clock following a serious illness of four days and several years of declining health.  She was a daughter of the late James A. and Emily Perry McKee and had been a lifelong resident of Pickens County, except for four years at Newry.

Surviving are one brother, Jim McKee, Fall River, Kansas, and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be at the home of Mrs. Ralph Howard aft 10 o’clock Thursday morning.  Further announcements will be made from Duckett funeral home in Central.

 

3.              iii.    WILLIAM PERRY MCKEE, b. May 10, 1871, Pickens County, South Carolina; d. May 04, 1938, Pickens County, South Carolina.

iv.    JAMES ALFRED MCKEE, JR, b. August 01, 1874; d. 1969; m. TENNIE L. ROGERS, Abt. 1908, Kansas; b. Abt. 1884, Kansas.

 

Notes for TENNIE L. ROGERS:

According to 1910 census this is her second marriage.  Her daughter, Jeanette, is from her previous marriage.

 

4.               v.    FOSTER MARSHALL MCKEE, b. May 15, 1879, South Carolina; d. October 23, 1928, Lincoln, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

 

 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHNSON LEE30 MCKEE (JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 20, 1862 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died September 14, 1928 in Anderson County, South Carolina.  He married RACHEL ELIZABETH JAMES, daughter of THOMAS JAMES and SARAH DURHAM.  She was born June 19, 1866 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died March 19, 1945 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for JOHNSON LEE MCKEE:

wife, children and birthdates from 1900 census

 

Listed as Lee on census records

 

living beside father on 1900 and 1910 census

 

 

Notes for RACHEL ELIZABETH JAMES:

Mrs. Lizzie McKee              Greenville News

Central, Mar 20—-Mrs. Lizzie McKee, 78, died at the home of Mrs. Mattie Lydia last night at 11:15 following a short illness.

She was the wife of the late J. L. McKee and the daughter of the late Dr. Tom and Elen Durham James.  She was born and reared in Anderson County.

Mrs. McKee is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Oliver; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Baker of Greenville and Mrs. Tom Marrith; four brothers Douth, James Robert James, Naamon James and Jay James of Greenville; 17 grandchildren  and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Six Mile Baptist Church; conducted by Rev. J. M. Julian and Rev. C. V. Landreth.  Interment will be in Six Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children of JOHNSON MCKEE and RACHEL JAMES are:

5.                i.    JAMES BENJAMIN31 MCKEE, b. July 20, 1893; d. August 16, 1927, Pickens County, South Carolina.

ii.    ADDIE MCKEE, b. September 1896; m. FRANK OLIVER.

 

 

3.  WILLIAM PERRY30 MCKEE (JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 May 10, 1871 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died May 04, 1938 in Pickens County, South Carolina.  He married EMMA ESTELL CLARK Abt. 1894, daughter of E. CLARK and MARTHA HILL.  She was born January 20, 1872 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died June 20, 1916 in Pickens County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for WILLIAM PERRY MCKEE:

He is not listed with his family on the 1900 census.  Unable to find him anywhere on the 1900 census.  Not sure where he might have been.  He is back on the 1910 census and there was a son that was born circa 1903.

 

William P. McKee                Greenville News

William Perry McKee, 66, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in a Spartanburg hospital.  He had been in declining health for some time .  {line through the obit that makes parts difficult to read}

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Emily Perry McKee.  He was born and reared in Pickens where he lived there until 18 years ago when he located in Spartanburg.  He made his home on the Greenville Highway near Spartanburg and had been connected with the Southern Railroad shops there for a number of years.  His wife, Mrs. Estelle Clark McKee, passed away 22 years ago.

He was a member of the Gap Hill Medthodist Church near Six Mile.

Mr. McKee is survivied by one daughter, Mrs. Ruler Hawkins, Senneca; four sons, R. L. McKee, Spartanburg, J. A. McKee, Asheville; Roger McKee, Parris Station, W. F. McKee, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Allie Harper, Central; and a brother, James McKee, Falls River, Kansas. Eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Announcements concerning the funeral arrangements will be made later by Thomas McAfee funeral directors.

 

 

William P. McKee                Greenville News

Funeral services for William Perry McKee, 66, whose death occurred in a Spartanburg hospital Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock following two weeks illness, will be held from Old Pickens Church in Oconee county at 3 o’clock this afternoon.  The Rev. J. A. Davis.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving as pallbearers will be C. B. Cheekwood, R. J. Westbrook, R. J. Ridings, J. W. Epps, J.W. Harris, and A. G. Townsend.

The honorary escort will be composed of fellow workers at the Southern Railway shops in Spartanburg.

Mr. McKee was a son of the late James A. and Emily Perry McKee.  He was born and reared in Pickens where he lived there until 18 years ago when he located in Spartanburg.  He made his home on the Greenville Highway near Spartanburg and had been connected with the Southern Railroad shops there for a number of years.  His wife, Mrs. Estelle Clark McKee, passed away 22 years ago.

He was a member of the Gap Hill Medthodist Church near Six Mile.

Mr. McKee is survivied by one daughter, Mrs. Ruler Hawkins, Senneca; four sons, R. L. McKee, Spartanburg, J. A. McKee, Asheville; Roger McKee, Parris Station, W. F. McKee, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Allie Harper, Central; and a brother, James McKee, Falls River, Kansas. Eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Until the hour of the service, the body will remain at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

 

W. P. McKee         Greenville News

Spartanburg, May 7—Funeral services for W. P. McKee, 67, gate watchman at the Southern Shops at Hayne, were conducted at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Old Pickens Church in Oconee county with interment in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, R. G. McKee and Frank McKee; both of Greenville; J.A. McKee of Asheville, NC; and R. L. McKee of this city.  A daughter, Mrs. Ruler Hawkins of Newry also survives.

Children of WILLIAM MCKEE and EMMA CLARK are:

i.    ROGER GEORGE31 MCKEE, b. February 15, 1896; d. September 1980; m. BEULAH TOWNSEND, October 03, 1915, Pickens County, South Carolina.

6.               ii.    ANN RULAR MCKEE, b. October 06, 1897; d. July 16, 1978.

7.              iii.    JAMES ALFRED MCKEE, b. April 27, 1899, Pickens County, South Carolina; d. March 01, 1959, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

iv.    RICHARD LEE MCKEE, b. February 23, 1904; m. EULA MAY EPPS.

 

Notes for RICHARD LEE MCKEE:

Information is from 1910 census.  He is not with his parents on the 1910 census.  Did he die as a child?  If not where is he?

 

v.    WILLIAM FRANK MCKEE, b. February 02, 1911; d. 1980; m. GAYNELL GOSNELL.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANK MCKEE:

Information from 1920 census

 

 

4.  FOSTER MARSHALL30 MCKEE (JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 May 15, 1879 in South Carolina, and died October 23, 1928 in Lincoln, Caddo County, Oklahoma.  He married DENTON ?.  She was born May 10, 1888 in North Carolina, and died August 15, 1971 in Lincoln, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for FOSTER MARSHALL MCKEE:

In Oklahoma on the 1910 census.

 

Children of FOSTER MCKEE and DENTON ? are:

i.    THEODORE P.31 MCKEE, b. Abt. 1908, New Mexico.

ii.    HOMER MCKEE, b. Abt. 1910, Oklahoma.

iii.    BESSIE MCKEE, b. Abt. 1912.

iv.    BERNICE MCKEE, b. Abt. 1915.

v.    IRVIN MCKEE, b. Abt. 1917.

vi.    ZELMA MCKEE, b. Abt. 1919.

vii.    FLORENCE MCKEE, b. Abt. 1922.

viii.    ETHEL MCKEE, b. Abt. 1926.

ix.    JULIUS MCKEE, b. Abt. 1918.

 

 

Generation No. 3

5.  JAMES BENJAMIN31 MCKEE (JOHNSON LEE30, JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 20, 1893, and died August 16, 1927 in Pickens County, South Carolina.  He married STELLA LEE ALEXANDER, daughter of JAMES ALEXANDER and SALLY SMITH.  She was born January 01, 1891 in Oconee County, South Carolina, and died January 09, 1957 in Oconee County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for JAMES BENJAMIN MCKEE:

Information on family is from the 1920 census

 

Notes for STELLA LEE ALEXANDER:

Mrs. J. B. McKee         Greenville News

West Union, Jan. 9—–Mrs. Stella Alexander McKee, 66, died Wednesday at 8:30am at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Baumgarner on West Union, Rt. 1 following an illness of three and a half years.

Mrs. McKee was born in Oconee County, a daughter of the late James Franklin and Sally Smith Alexander.  She was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church.  Her husband, the late James B. McKee died in August of 1927.

Surviving are four sons; James L. McKee of Spartanburg; Lawrence McKee of Seneca; J. B. McKee of Marietta, Ga; and Ralph McKee of Seneca, Rt. 1; three daughters, Mrs. George Loudermilk of Walhalla; Mrs. Newman Fowler; and Mrs. C. A. Baumgerner of West Union, Rt. 1; five brothers, W.W. Alexander of West Union; Frank Alexander of Six Mile; Ernest Alexander of Westminister; John and Bea Alexander of Salem; five sisters, Mrs. MAck Porter and Mrs. Lawrence Madden of Easley; Mrs. Ida Hester of Greenville; Mrs. Mattie Bowers and Mrs. Mamie Barker of Salem; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3pm at Six Mile Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Byers; the Rev. Francis Whitmire; and the Rev. Sam Pittman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers will be Marvin and Grady Loudermilk; Morris, Jimmy and Kenneth McKee, Jerry Fowler.

The body is at the home of Mrs. C. A. Baumgarner in the Ebeneazer Community near West Union.  Ansel Funeral Home is in charge.

Children of JAMES MCKEE and STELLA ALEXANDER are:

i.    JAMES L.32 MCKEE, b. Abt. 1914.

ii.    JANE MCKEE, b. Abt. 1915.

iii.    CRISTINE MCKEE, b. Abt. 1917.

iv.    LAWRENCE MCKEE, b. June 1919.

v.    JAMES BENJAMIN MCKEE, JR.

vi.    RALPH MCKEE.

vii.    FEMALE MCKEE.

 

 

6.  ANN RULAR31 MCKEE (WILLIAM PERRY30, JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 October 06, 1897, and died July 16, 1978.  She married SILAS DRAYTON HAWKINS.  He was born 1892.

Children of ANN MCKEE and SILAS HAWKINS are:

i.    THELMA ESTELLE32 HAWKINS, b. 1916.

ii.    THOMAS HOUSTON HAWKINS, b. 1918.

iii.    OTIS DEWEY HAWKINS, b. August 02, 1921.

iv.    JAMES OLIN HAWKINS.

v.    LELAN RALPH HAWKINS.

vi.    MARY LUCILLE HAWKINS.

vii.    ROY ALTON HAWKINS.

 

 

7.  JAMES ALFRED31 MCKEE (WILLIAM PERRY30, JAMES ALFRED29, WILLIAM D.28, MICHAEL27, ADAM26, ARCHIBALD25, ARCHIBALD24, THOMAS23, JAMES22, ROBERT21 MCKIE, THOMAS20, ANDREW19, JOHN18 MCGHIE, ALEXANDER17, ALEXANDER16 MACKAY, GILBERT15 MACKIE, MALCOM14 MACKAY, GILBERT13 MKIE, 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 April 27, 1899 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died March 01, 1959 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.  He married AMELIA SINGLETON.  She was born Abt. 1911, and died November 10, 1957 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JAMES ALFRED MCKEE:

According to WWI Draft Card     Blue eyes, dark hair         Medium Height    stout Build

 

 

J. A. McKee          Greenville News

James Alfred McKee, 58, of Ashville, formerly of Greenville died at an Asheville Hospital at 6:30am yesterday.

He is survived by a daughter, Lois McKee; and three sons, Lowel McKee, Carl McKee and Richard McKee; all of Ashville; a sister, Mrs. Draton Hawkins of Newry; and three brothers, Frank McKee and Roger McKee of Greenville and Lee McKee of Spartanburg.

The body is at Anders and Rice Funeral Homes in Ashville where the funeral will be held at 3pm Tuesday.

 

Notes for AMELIA SINGLETON:

Mrs. McKee          Greenville News

Asheville, NC;  Nov. 11—-Mrs. Amelia McKee, 46, died Monday at 8:30 am at her home on the Haywood Road.

Surviving are her husband; James A. McKee; and three sons, Lowell, Carl and Richard McKee, all of the home; one daughter, Miss Loice McKee, also of the home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2pm at Anders and Rice Funeral Home at West Asheville.

Children of JAMES MCKEE and AMELIA SINGLETON are:

i.    LOWELL32 MCKEE.

ii.    CARL MCKEE.

iii.    RICHARD MCKEE.

iv.    LOIS MCKEE.

 

 

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