Joseph McKee

 

Descendants of Joseph McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Joseph26 McKee  (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 Abt. 1733 in Scotland/Ireland, and died March 31, 1810 in Williamsburg Township; Craven County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Elizabeth Shaw.  She was born Abt. 1744, and died Bef. July 1810 in Williamsburg, Craven County, South Carolina.  He married (2) Ann Witherspoon in Williamsburg Township; Craven County, South Carolina, daughter of James Witherspoon and Elizabeth McQuoid.  She was born 1739 in County Down, Ireland, and died December 29, 1768 in Williamsburg, Craven County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Joseph McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

 

See DAR Patriot Index & SC History Magazine XIII,66; will 3/23/1810, probated 4/23/1810.

1st wife=Eliz.WITHERSPOON;

2nd=Ann WITHERSPN[tent.assigned ch. to that mar]

3rd wife was Elizabeth [her prior mar.to James Fleming].

Elizabeth died in July after Joseph’s death in March and all her estate to SHAW nephew/nieces

John SHAW on Joseph  will as “brother”[in-law?] – her maiden name or sister m/SHAW.

 

Ann MITCHELL, Elizabeth McCLARY & John WHITE each given $5 – “all that I intend

for them to have” – relation not shown but a county history shows Elizabeth  & John as grandchildren

$200 to children of brother ADAM – “sum of his I lost during..Revolution”

plantation to grandson Samuel KNOX. If Joseph had sons they must have died.

“Patriotic Service” in Revolution ; 1790C lists w/John Stephenson [2 male,2 fem,14 slvs]

 

 

 

From History of Williamsburg

 

p. 226

“Joseph McKee dated his will March 23, 1810.  He mentions his wife; his daughter, Elizabeth; his grandson, John White; his granddaughter, Elizabeth McClary; his grandson, Samuel M. Knox; his grandchildren by his daughter, Elizabeth Fleming, wife of James Fleming.  He mentions his father, Archibald McKee.  Executors, his wife, his brother, John Shaw, and his nephews, Robert and Thomas Witherspoon.  Witnesses, John R. McClary, Roger Wilson, and Roger G. Cantley.  Appraisers, Gavin Witherspoon, John McClary, and Hugh Wilson.”

 

 

The Mackeys and Allied Families

South Carolina

Chapter II

 

 

Joseph McKee of Williamsburg District, signed will 23 March 1810, probated 23 April 1810 by David McClary, Ordinary, Williamsburg District [A-75], mentioning “beloved wife” [no name].  To my daughters, Ann Knox, ½ to her children; Elizabeth, “to her children by her 1st husband, James Fleming”.  To: Ann Mitchell, Elizabeth McClary and John White “$5 each is all that I intend for them to have.”  To: Henry Hanna now in the Mississippi Territory. “I will to him the part of the estate of my deceased father, Archibald McKee, which I have just gained in Court of Equity.”  To: My Grandson: Samuel Knox, “My home plantation”.  To: the children of my brother Adam McKee, ” I will $200 this being the sum of his I lost during the Revolution.”  Executors: “My nephews”, Robert and Thomas Witherspoon and John Shaw, brother [sic.] Witnesses: John McClary, Hugh Wilson, Robert T. Cantley [sic.]-Note.  One of the histories of Williamsburg County shows Elizabeth McClary and John White to be grandchildren of Joseph McKee.

Joseph McKee  died 31 March 1810, age 77

Ann McKee,     his 2nd widow, died 29 Dec. 1778, aged 37

Elizabeth McKee,  his 3rd widow  died 6 July 1810, aged 66 years

[SC Historical Magazine  XIII, 66]

 

From Wayne Adams

 

 

WILL OF JOSEPH McKEE – 3/3/1810

State of South Carolina

In the name of God Amen.  The twenty third day of March in the year of our lord one thousand. eight hundred & ten I Jospeh McKee of ‘Williamsburgh district State aforesaid being weak in body but of perfect mind., memory & understanding ; yet calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this to be my last Will! & Testament ——-

Principally & first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it, my body I recommend to the earth,, to be burried in a decent & Christain like manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, at the general resurrection, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life,      I demise    bequeath in the manner following —— Imprimus I order all my just debts to be paid out of my estate

Item 1   I will and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife my horse riding Chair & harness her saddle & bridle her choice of one of my beds & furniture & bedsteads  also my negroes Ilinda & her five children, namely Carolina,Phillis, Susey, Ceasor & George together with Philles & Suseys present and future increase to be hers & at her disposal forever ——

Item 2 nd      I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife the use & possession of the whole of the remainder of my estate both real & personal, during her natural (life) and at her death to be disposed of in the manner and fform following

Out of the said. remainder I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Ann Mitchell five dollars,

to my grand son John White five dollars

& to my grand daughter Elizabeth McCurdy five dollars

which I deem their full share of my estate both real & personal–

To my grand son Samuel M. Knox I will & bequeath  the plantation houses & two tracts of land vrhereon I now live;

Item 3rd  I will & bequeath to my brother Adam McKee’s children one hundred dollars on account of account of monies lost during the American revolution.

The residue of my estate to be divided into two equal parts or portions,

Item 4 I wiill &  bequeath both of the portions aforesaid being the one half of the remaining part of my personal estate to my grandchildren by my daughter , a negro boy being first taken out of said portion which I bequeath that is a negro boy to my grand son Samual M. Knox over & above his Proportion  of the half of my said estate the land &. negro boy so bequeathed Samuel M Knox I consider in lieu of the services he has rendered as an Overseer Item

5th I vtill & bequeath the other portions foresaid being the other half of the personal estate to my grandchildren by my daughter Elizabeth which she bore to James Fleming, a negro boy or girl being first taken out of said portion, the asc & service of which iiegro boy or girl, as my daughter may choose I will & bequeath to her my daughter Elizabeth during her natural life, at her death the said boy or girl & her increase is to return to niy grand children by James Fleming — should one or more of my Grand children by James Flemiiig die unmarried or under age his her or their portions or parts to revert back to the surviving child or childrenof the said James Fleraing—- The use & service of the negro boy or girl bequeathed as aforesaid, to my daughter Elizabeth her natural life I deem her full portion of my estate

Item  I will and bequeath unto my friend Henry Hanna of the Mississippi Teritory the the whole of my part of the property of the estate of my Father Archibald McKee iwhich has been lately gained in a Court of Equity to him & his heirs forever—

Lastly I nominate & appoint  my beloved wife my executrix

my brother John Shaw

my Nephew Robert Witherspoon & Thomas Witherspoon

Executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former Wills legacies & bequeaths confirming this & this only to be my last will and Testament–

In testimony whereof I have herunto set my hand & seal the day and year above written.  Signed sealed & published & declared in the presense of John McCleary, Hugh Wilson & Roger Cantley

Recorded in Will Book A, Page 75; recorded 23rd day of April 1810

 

JOSEPH  McKEE  is  mentioned  in  Carter  & Maddox” SC Soldiers, Sailors, Patriots  &  Descendents  and  that  source showed that he was born in 1733, died in 1810 and was married three times:

(1) to ELIZABETH WITHERSPOON

(2) to ANN WITHERSPOON (this was the Ann some show as his mother)

(3) to ELIZABETH (surname not shown by author but appar = Shaw)

The  DAR  Patriot  Index  has  basically this same information concerning JOSEPH  but provides a precise date of death — 31 Mar 1810.  His Revolutionary connection  was  “Patriotic Service” which seems to have usually meant civilian support  with supplies, etc.  The connection to the Witherspoons as well as mention within his own will of land of the estate of my Father Archibald McKee which has been lately gained in a Court of Equity  leave no doubt that this was indeed the Joseph McKee in Archibald’s will.

In  the  1790  census  we  find  Joseph  in  partnership with J. N. Stephenson  residing  in  the  Georgetown  District,  presumably  on the family plantation.   There  were  two  white  females  and  fourteen  slaves  in  that household.   There  were  two other McKEEs in Georgetown District — JOHN McKEE in  partnership  with  THOS SEABROOK (one young son, two females and 20 slaves) and  JAMES  McKEE  (just a man and wife in the household).  Possibly JOHN and JAMES were from the line of WILLIAM McKEE who was granted 100 acres on Hanging Rock Creek of Craven County 2 Jan 1754.  This WILLIAM’s son/heir at law was named JOHN. (The Mackeys and Allied Families cites SC Mem.Bk. 10-163 as the source of information re the land and states Wm. “had come from the Northward in 1752 with a white servant in his family.”  I did not find Joseph McKee in the SC index for 1800 census records.

JOSEPH McKEE was the only son of ARCHIBALD’s known to have remained his entire life in Williamsburg District.

Joseph McKee had no known sons.  His will was signed 23 Mar 1810 and proven 23 Apr 1810.  Surviving him was his wife (Elizabeth although her name not shown on his will) and daughters ANN KNOX and ELIZABETH (mentions children by her 1st marriage to James FLEMING). The will also devises money or property to (grandchildren?) Ann MITCHELL, Elizabeth McCLARY, John WHITE, Henry HANNA (now in Miss.Terr.), grandson John KNOX and “the children of my brother ADAM McKEE…I will $200 this being the sum of his I lost during the Revolution”.  The executors were nephews Robert & Thomas WITHERSPOON and “brother” John SHAW.    The DAR Patriot Index provides his precise date of death as 31 Mar 1810

 

 

.1st wife=Eliz.WITHERSPOON; 2nd=Ann WITHERSPN[tent.assigned ch. to that mar]

3rd wife was Elizabeth [her prior mar.to James Fleming].  Elizabeth died in July after Joseph’s death in March and all her estate to SHAW neph/nieces Jn.SHAW on Jos. will as “brother” [in-law?] – her maiden nm.or sister m/SHAW.

..Ann MITCHELL, Eliz. McCLARY & Jn.WHITE each given $5 – “all that I intend for them to have” – relat.not shown but a co.hist shows Eliz & Jn.=gr.ch.

..$200 to children of brother ADAM – “sum of his I lost during..Revolution”

..plantation to grandson Samuel KNOX. If Jos. had sons they must have died.

..”Patriotic Svc” in Rev; 1790C lists w/Jn.Stephenson [2 male,2 fem,14 slvs]

..Joseph was the first named member when James Witherspoon Jr’s estate deeded 3 acres (for $10) to build a church along the road to Boggy Swamp and beside Black Bay.  This is just a few miles south of Kingstree.  The deed book (A-57 – 12/29/1803)  includes a map showing it is right at the eastern edge of “Capt Witherspoon’s former Settlement” and on the east side of the road.  James Witherspoon Jr’s executors were Robert Witherspoon, William Wilson & John R. Witherspoon.  James was a brother of Ann Witherspoon and nephews Robert & Thomas Witherspoon were among Joseph’s executors.  Both Robert & Thomas were listed as members of the church.  We can assume that Joseph resided near the church; thus in the area of the Witherspoon settlement.

From his estate record we know that the chief crop on Joseph’s plantation was cotton and that he had several slaves.  We learn that he lost some money belonging to his brother Adam during the Revolution but do not know for sure whether this was some Joseph was retaining as executor of his father’s estate or actually represented a loan from Adam.  In any event probating of Archibald’s estate must have dragged on for many years for Joseph mentions having gained possession fairly recently through a court case.  I don’t know whether records of the court case still exist but they were not among records available to us at the library.

The text of Joseph’s will was as follows:

In the name of God Amen.  The twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten.  I Joseph McKee of Williamsburgh district & State aforesaid being weak in body but of perfect mind, memory & understanding; yet calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament—

Principally & first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it, my body I recommend to the earth, to be burried in a decent & Christain like manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, at the general resurrection, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I demise & bequeath in the manner following—

Imprimus I order all my just debts to be paid out of my estate—

Item  I will and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife, my horse riding Chair & harness her saddle & bridle her choice of one of my beds & furniture & bedsteads & also my negroes Minda & her five children, namely Carolina, Phillis, Susey, Ceasor & George together with Phillies & Suseys present and future increase to be hers & at her disposal forever—

Item 2nd  I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife the use & possession of the whole of the remainder of my estate, both real & personal, during her natural (life added before signature) and at her death to be disposed of in the manner and form following.  Out of the said remainder I will & bequeath

to my granddaughter Ann Mitchell five dollars

to my grand son John White five dollars

& to my grand daughter Elizabeth McCurdy five dollars

which I deem their full share of my estate both real & personal–

to my grand son Samuel M. Knox I will & bequeath the plantation houses & two tracts of land whereon I now live.

Item 3rd  I will & bequeath to my brother Adam McKees children one hundred dollars on account of monies lost during the American revolution.  The resideue of my estate to be divided into two equal parts or portions.

Item 4  I will & bequeath one of the portions aforesaid being the one half of the remaining part of my personal estate to my grandchildren

by my daughter Ann Knox

a negro boy being first taken out of said portion which I bequeath that is a negro boy, to my grand son Samuel M. Knox over & above his proportion of the half of my said estate the land & negro boy so bequeathed Samuel M. Knox I consider in lieu of the services he has rendered me as an Overseer

Item 5th I will & bequeath the other portions foresaid being the other half of the personal estate to my grandchildren by my daughter Elizabeth which she bore to James Fleming, a negro boy or girl being first taken out of said portion, the asc & service of which negro boy or girl, as my dughter may choose I will & bequeath

to her my daughter Elizabeth during her natural life

at her death the said boy or girl & her increase is to return to my grand children by James Fleming–

should one or more of my grand children my James Fleming die unmarried or under age his her or their portions or parts to revert back to the surviving child or children of the said James Fleming—

The use & service of the negro boy or girl bequeathed as aforesaid, to my daughter Elizabeth her natural life I deem her full portion of my estate

Item  I will & bequeath unto my friend Henry Hanna now of Mississippi Teritory the whole of my part of the property

of the estate of my Father Archibald McKee

which has been lately gained in a Court of Equity to him & his heirs forever—

Lastly I nominate & appoint

my dearly beloved Wife my Executrix

my brother John Shaw   (actually brother-in-law)

& my Nephew Robert Witherspoon & Thomas Witherspoon

Executors of this my lat will & Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former Wills legacies & bequeaths confirming this & this only to be my last Will and Testament–

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this day and year above written.  Signed sealed & published & declared in presence of—

John McCleary                            Joseph McKee signed by mark

Hugh Wilson

Roger G. Cantley

Recorded in Will Book “A” Page 75, Recorded 23rd day of April 1810, David McClary Ordinary, Williamsburgh District.

 

 

.. DAR Pat.Index gives birth/death dates & marriages (patriotic service, appar he furnished

supplies no indication of actual service).;  Doughtie citesSC Hist.Mag.XIII,66 as source of what

appear to be cemetery inscriptions (location not mentioned)

Joseph McKee d. 31 Mch 1810, age 77

Ann McKee d 29 Dec 1778, aged 37 (she adds “his 2d w/)

Elizabeth McKee d 6 July 1810, aged 66 yrs (she adds “his 3d wife) ;

..1st wife=Eliz.WITHERSPOON; 2nd=Ann WITHERSPN[tent.assigned ch. to that mar]; 3rd wife

was Elizabeth [her prior mar.to James Fleming].  Elizabeth died

in July after Joseph’s death in March and all her estate to SHAW neph/nieces

….Joseph’s will 3/23/1810, probated 4/23/1810

Jn.SHAW on Jos. will as “brother”[in-law?] .

..Ann MITCHELL, Eliz. McCLARY & Jn.WHITE each given $5 – “all that I intend

for them to have” – relat.not shown but a co.hist shows Eliz & Jn.=gr.ch. [note that these would fit

as John White & sisters Ann and Eliz referred to in White wills without marriage surnames.

..$200 to children of brother ADAM – “sum of his I lost during..Revolution”

..plantation to grandson Samuel KNOX. If Jos. had sons they must have died.

..”Patriotic Svc” in Rev; 1790C lists w/Jn.Stephenson [2 male,2 fem,14 slvs]

..Joseph was the first named member when James Witherspoon Jr’s estate deeded 3 acres (for

$10) to build a church along the road to Boggy Swamp and beside Black Bay.  This is just a few

miles south of Kingstree.  The deed book (A-57 – 12/29/1803)  includes a map showing it is right

at the eastern edge of “Capt Witherspoon’s former Settlement” and on the east side of the road.

James Witherspoon Jr’s executors were Robert Witherspoon, William Wilson & John R.

Witherspoon.  James was a brother of Ann Witherspoon and nephews Robert & Thomas

Witherspoon were among Joseph’s executors.  Both Robert & Thomas were listed as members

of the church.  We can assume that Joseph resided near the church; thus in the area of the

Witherspoon settlement.

\

 

.. DAR Pat.Index gives birth/death dates & marriages

(patriotic service, appar he furnished supplies no indication of actual service).;

===

Doughtie citesSC Hist.Mag.XIII,66 as source of what appear to be cemetery inscriptions (location not

mentioned)

Joseph McKee d. 31 Mch 1810, age 77

Ann McKee d 29 Dec 1778, aged 37 (she adds “his 2d w/)

Elizabeth McKee d 6 July 1810, aged 66 yrs (she adds “his 3d wife) ;

===

JOSEPH McKEE’s 3 Marriages:

..1st wife=Eliz.WITHERSPOON;

2nd wife =Ann WITHERSPN[tent.assigned ch. to that mar];

3rd wife was Elizabeth [her prior mar.to James Fleming].

Elizabeth died in July after Joseph’s death in March and all her estate to SHAW neph/nieces

===

WILL of Joseph McKee .. dated 3/23/1810, probated 4/23/1810

mention’s John.SHAW as “brother”[in-law?] .

..  Ann MITCHELL, Eliz. McCLARY & Jn.WHITE each given $5

– “all that I intend for them to have” – relat.not shown but a co.hist shows Eliz & Jn.=gr.ch.

[note that these would fit as John White & sisters Ann and Eliz referred to in White wills without marriage

surnames.

..$200 to children of brother ADAM – “sum of his I lost during..Revolution”

..plantation to grandson Samuel KNOX. If Jos. had sons they must have died.

===

..”Patriotic Svc” in Rev;

1790C lists Joseph McKee w/Jn.Stephenson — household = [2 male, ,2 female &,14 slaves]

===

 

..Joseph was the first named member when James Witherspoon Jr’s estate deeded 3 acres (for $10) to

build a church along the road to Boggy Swamp and beside Black Bay.  This is just a few miles south of

Kingstree.  The deed book (A-57 – 12/29/1803)  includes a map showing it is right at the eastern edge of ”

Capt Witherspoon’s former Settlement” and on the east side of the road.

James Witherspoon Jr’s executors were Robert Witherspoon, William Wilson & John R. Witherspoon.

James was a brother of Ann Witherspoon and nephews Robert & Thomas Witherspoon were among

Joseph’s executors.  Both Robert & Thomas were listed as members of the church.  We can assume that

Joseph resided near the church; thus in the area of the Witherspoon settlement.

===

From Lee Russ

Joseph McKee of Williamsburg District, signed will 23 March 1810, probated 23 April 1810 by David

McClary, Ordinary, Williamsburg District [A-75], mentioning “beloved wife” [no name].  To my daughters,

Ann Knox, ½ to her children; Elizabeth, “to her children by her 1st husband, James Fleming”.  To: Ann

Mitchell, Elizabeth McClary and John White “$5 each is all that I intend for them to have.”  To: Henry

Hanna now in the Mississippi Territory. “I will to him the part of the estate of my deceased father,

Archibald McKee, which I have just gained in Court of Equity.”  To: My Grandson: Samuel Knox, “My

home plantation”.  To: the children of my brother Adam McKee, ” I will $200 this being the sum of his I

lost during the Revolution.”  Executors: “My nephews”, Robert and Thomas Witherspoon and John

Shaw, brother [sic.] Witnesses: John McClary, Hugh Wilson, Robert T. Cantley [sic.]-Note.  One of the

histories of Williamsburg County shows Elizabeth McClary and John White to be grandchildren of

Joseph McKee.

Joseph McKee  died 31 March 1810, age 77

Ann McKee,     his 2nd widow, died 29 Dec. 1778, aged 37

Elizabeth McKee,  his 3rd widow  died 6 July 1810, aged 66 years

[SC Historical Magazine  XIII, 66]

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH McKEE was the only son of ARCHIBALD’s known to have remained his entire life in Williamsburg District.

Joseph McKee had no known sons.  His will was signed 23 Mar 1810 and proven 23 Apr 1810.  Surviving him was his wife (Elizabeth although her name not shown on his will) and daughters ANN KNOX and ELIZABETH (mentions children by her 1st marriage to James FLEMING). The will also devises money or property to (grandchildren?) Ann MITCHELL, Elizabeth McCLARY, John WHITE, Henry HANNA (now in Miss.Terr.), grandson John KNOX and “the children of my brother ADAM McKEE…I will $200 this being the sum of his I lost during the Revolution”.  The executors were nephews Robert & Thomas WITHERSPOON and “brother” John SHAW.    The DAR Patriot Index provides his precise date of death as 31 Mar 1810

PAF Notes on Joseph for integration into wp narrative

.1st wife=Eliz.WITHERSPOON; 2nd=Ann WITHERSPN[tent.assigned ch. to that mar]

3rd wife was Elizabeth [her prior mar.to James Fleming].  Elizabeth died in July after Joseph’s death in March and all her estate to SHAW neph/nieces Jn.SHAW on Jos. will as “brother” [in-law?] – her maiden nm.or sister m/SHAW.

..Ann MITCHELL, Eliz. McCLARY & Jn.WHITE each given $5 – “all that I intend for them to have” – relat.not shown but a co.hist shows Eliz & Jn.=gr.ch.

..$200 to children of brother ADAM – “sum of his I lost during..Revolution”

..plantation to grandson Samuel KNOX. If Jos. had sons they must have died.

..”Patriotic Svc” in Rev; 1790C lists him along with Jn. Stephenson [2 male,2 fem,14 slvs]

..Joseph was the first named member when James Witherspoon Jr.’s estate deeded 3 acres (for $10) to build a church along the road to Boggy Swamp and beside Black Bay.  This is just a few miles south of Kingstree.  The deed book (A-57 – 12/29/1803)  includes a map showing it is right at the eastern edge of “Capt Witherspoon’s former Settlement” and on the east side of the road.  James Witherspoon Jr’s executors were Robert Witherspoon, William Wilson & John R. Witherspoon.  James was a brother of Ann Witherspoon and nephews Robert & Thomas Witherspoon were among Joseph’s executors.  Both Robert & Thomas were listed as members of the church.  We can assume that Joseph resided near the church; thus in the area of the Witherspoon settlement.

From his estate record we know that the chief crop on Joseph’s plantation was cotton and that he had several slaves.  We learn that he lost some money belonging to his brother Adam during the Revolution but do not know for sure whether this was some Joseph was retaining as executor of his father’s estate or actually represented a loan from Adam.  In any event probating of Archibald’s estate must have dragged on for many years for Joseph mentions having gained possession fairly recently through a court case.  I don’t know whether records of the court case still exist but they were not among records available to us at the library.

The text of Joseph’s will was as follows:

In the name of God Amen.  The twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten.  I Joseph McKee of Williamsburgh district & State aforesaid being weak in body but of perfect mind, memory & understanding; yet calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament—

Principally & first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it, my body I recommend to the earth, to be burried in a decent & Christain like manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, at the general resurrection, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I demise & bequeath in the manner following—

Imprimus I order all my just debts to be paid out of my estate—

Item  I will and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife, my horse riding Chair & harness her saddle & bridle her choice of one of my beds & furniture & bedsteads & also my negroes Minda & her five children, namely Carolina, Phillis, Susey, Ceasor & George together with Phillies & Suseys present and future increase to be hers & at her disposal forever—

Item 2nd  I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife the use & possession of the whole of the remainder of my estate, both real & personal, during her natural (life added before signature) and at her death to be disposed of in the manner and form following.  Out of the said remainder I will & bequeath

to my granddaughter Ann Mitchell five dollars

to my grand son John White five dollars

& to my grand daughter Elizabeth McCurdy five dollars

which I deem their full share of my estate both real & personal–

to my grand son Samuel M. Knox I will & bequeath the plantation houses & two tracts of land whereon I now live.

Item 3rd  I will & bequeath to my brother Adam McKees children one hundred dollars on account of monies lost during the American revolution.  The resideue of my estate to be divided into two equal parts or portions.

Item 4  I will & bequeath one of the portions aforesaid being the one half of the remaining part of my personal estate to my grandchildren

by my daughter Ann Knox

a negro boy being first taken out of said portion which I bequeath that is a negro boy, to my grand son Samuel M. Knox over & above his proportion of the half of my said estate the land & negro boy so bequeathed Samuel M. Knox I consider in lieu of the services he has rendered me as an Overseer

Item 5th I will & bequeath the other portions foresaid being the other half of the personal estate to my grandchildren by my daughter Elizabeth which she bore to James Fleming, a negro boy or girl being first taken out of said portion, the asc & service of which negro boy or girl, as my dughter may choose I will & bequeath

to her my daughter Elizabeth during her natural life

at her death the said boy or girl & her increase is to return to my grand children by James Fleming–

should one or more of my grand children by James Fleming die unmarried or under age his her or their portions or parts to revert back to the surviving child or children of the said James Fleming—

The use & service of the negro boy or girl bequeathed as aforesaid, to my daughter Elizabeth her natural life I deem her full portion of my estate

Item  I will & bequeath unto my friend Henry Hanna now of Mississippi Teritory the whole of my part of the property

of the estate of my Father Archibald McKee

which has been lately gained in a Court of Equity to him & his heirs forever—

Lastly I nominate & appoint

my dearly beloved Wife my Executrix

my brother John Shaw   (actually brother-in-law)

& my Nephew Robert Witherspoon & Thomas Witherspoon

Executors of this my lat will & Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former Wills legacies & bequeaths confirming this & this only to be my last Will and Testament–

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this day and year above written.  Signed sealed & published & declared in presence of—

John McCleary                            Joseph McKee signed by mark

Hugh Wilson

Roger G. Cantley

Recorded in Will Book “A” Page 75, Recorded 23rd day of April 1810, David McClary Ordinary, Williamsburgh District.

 

 

 

More About Joseph McKee:

Burial: April 1810, Williamsburg Township, Craven County, South Carolina

 

Notes for Elizabeth Shaw:

From Wayne Adams

 

3rd wife of Joseph McKEE;

her 1st marriage to Jason FLEMING;

her nephews/nieces were SHAW.

 

 

From History of Williamsburg

 

 

“Elizabeth McKee’s will is dated July 2, 1810.  The beneficiaries were Peter, David, and William Shaw, nephews; Elizabeth, Lillie and Sarah, nieces.  Witnesses, Jannet Austin and Samuel M. Knox.”

 

From Wayne Adams

 

The will of Elizabeth McKee, who was the widow of Joseph McKee was written on 2 July 1810 and probated 24 July 1810.  Thus we see that she died just a few months after her husband.  Other than noting that bequests include the same horse, riding chair, slaves, etc received through Joseph’s will the full text of her will is not included in this narrative.  Her bequests were to

her nephew David Shaw

her nephews John & William Shaw

her three nieces Elisabeth, Lilie and Sarah Elvira Shaw

From this we may conclude that she was taking care of  children of her own brother (or brothers)  who did not receive bequests from Samuel

Joseph McKee did not leave a male heir and Archibald McKee had only two surviving sons so the the branch with a McKee surname was extended exclusively through Adam McKee..Martha Cooper was mentioned as his daughter on the will of Archibald McKee. Mackeys & Allied Families (p680) makes this connection and  refers to the will of James Cooper (Charleston 14-137). That family information is incorporated into this file.

..Jerry Howe db has her birth as “about 1735” and picked up information on their children and their grandchildren by son Ebenezer.  (I’m uncertain what source but incorporate that detail in this db — possibly he contacted B.Owen who posted a query on GenForum which indicated James Cooper Jr died in Abbeville Co, SC and mentions a Nancy Brown b 1794 “prob Abbeville”.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About Elizabeth Shaw:

Burial: July 1810, Williamsburg Township, Craven County, South Carolina

 

Notes for Ann Witherspoon:

From Wayne Adams

Ann was Joseph’s second wife, but apparantly  no children by 3rd marriage

[see #1566] and no info on first wife so this marriage listed first.

See SC Hist.Mag XIII, 66 showing she died 29 Dec 1778 at age 37.

 

Mackeys Fam.Hist. & History of Williamsburg both concluded that this Ann [daughter

of James WITHERSPOON] was the first wife of Joseph’s father but this is

virtually impossible

 

 

 

Note:  Many researchers also list this Ann Witherspoon as the wife of Joseph’s father, Archibald.  I have seen the same birth and death date given for both Ann Witherspoon’s.  This is extremely unlikely that the same lady married both a father and son.  Most likely she married one or the other, but not both.

 

If both men were married to an Ann Witherspoon, it would most likely be 2 different women.

 

I also have seen information linking her as married to both Joseph McKee and his brother, Archibald McKee, Jr.  While this is more likely, than her marrying their father, it is still unlikely.  Based on her birth and date death, I have put in my file that she was married to Joseph.  Much research still needs to be done on this to prove or disprove these relationships.

 

The History of Williamsburg mentions that Ann Witherspoon married Archibald McKee.  I wonder if there is a possibility that this could be Archibald [the immigrant’s] son, Archibald, Jr.  instead of Archibald [the immigrant]–more research needs to be done.  This is just a hypothesis.

 

Cassie Griffin posting showed daughter Anna McKee’s mother as Jeannette Witherspoon b1730 (rather

than Ann McKee d/o Joseph and Ann as I had picked it up) Cassie’s line through Wm Hanna

Anna m/Archibald Knox

their daughter Elizabeth Knox b10/22/1780- d 1819

m/ Henry Hanna b Feb 1773 – d1820

6 known Hanna children = William Hanna b2/1/1801

Joseph McKee Hanna

Anna Letitia Hanna

Elizabeth Martha Hanna

James Hanna

Agnes Elvira Hanna bSep 1819

===

See SC Hist.Mag XIII, 66 showing she died 29 Dec 1778 at age 37.  Mackeys Fam. Hist cites this

reference for Joseph, Ann & 3rd wife Elizabeth

===

..Mackeys Fam.Hist. & Hist.of Williamsburg both concluded that this Ann [dau. of James WITHERSPOON

] was the first wife of Joseph’s father but this is virtually impossible.

===

 

Detailed Witherspoon family tree has her 1st marriage as Archibald McKee Jr c1757 in SC giving his

dates as c1737-aft1760; they give 5 McKee children, linking two of them to the Anderson County

McKee’s.  It could make sense but WHY would Archibald Sr NOT MENTION these kids on his will and

WHY didn’t Ann mention them when she died in 1788??? Their posting:

+Ann McKee died >Apr 1810 (squares with Joseph’s estate)

+ William Archibald McKee d2/24/1891 in Iva SC (must mean 1791??)

+ James McKee died 9/20/1895 in Anderson Co, SC (again appears off by a century??)

Elizabeth McKee  (nothing but her name posted — she squares with Joseph’s estate)

John Witherspoon McKee (nothing but his name posted)

===

Another Witherspoon web posting also picked up on a marriage to Archibald McKee JR without implying

any children by that marriage (dates given were married c1757 to an Archibald McKee born ca 1737 in

SC who died “aft 1760”.  I suspect this input was recycled garbage

===

On Joseph’s will he gave $5 each to .

Ann MITCHELL,

Eliz. McCLARY &

Jn.WHIITE

– “all that I intend for them to have” – relat.not shown but a co.hist shows Eliz & Jn.=gr.ch. [note that

these would fit as John White & sisters Ann and Eliz referred to in White wills without marriage surnames.

 

 

 

More About Ann Witherspoon:

Burial: December 1768, Williamsburg Township, Craven County, South Carolina

 

Marriage Notes for Joseph McKee and Ann Witherspoon:

From Wayne Adams

 

In a similar vein I notice the chart on Joseph McKee shows three sons (including a couple from the Anderson County group) His will does not reflect any sons so these also may have been part of the chain reaction from the above confusion among researchers Actually William Archibald (1801-1891) was a son of 1770-1851 Archibald of Pendleton District. I don’t have the other two associated with known parents but James was clearly from the Pendleton/Anderson line. I “parked” him as a tentative son of 1760-1815 William but some dates don’t match with what I had. What was the source of the John Witherspoon McKee? I don’t seem to have anything about him.

Children of Joseph McKee and Ann Witherspoon are:

2                 i.    Ann27 McKee, died Aft. April 1810.  She married (1) Samuel M Knox; born Abt. 1800; died Bef. October 1827 in Amite, Mississippi.  She married (2) Archibald Knox; born 1750; died December 17, 1815 in Amite County, Mississippi.

 

Notes for Ann McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

From “MACKEY” book info, Ann married a KNOX and had son named Sam; Her

cousin Sam KNOX married an Ann and had son named Sam. Extremely likely [but

not positive] that she married her cousin – tentatively input that way.

 

 

..From “MACKEY” book info, Ann married a KNOX and had son named Sam; Her cousin Sam

KNOX married an Ann and had son named Sam. Extremely likely [but not positive] that she

married her cousin – tentatively input that way

..Some confusion between Archibald Knox & Samuel Knox lines.  A posting reportedly based at

least in part upon a family bible has Archibald Knox as husb of Joseph McKee’s daughter Ann;

then extends it

Elizabeth Knox m/Henry Hanna

Wm. H. Hanna m/ — Humphrey

Perry H. Hamma m/Mary Ann Robinson

Mary Ann Hanna m/Walter Franklin Love

(plus 2 more generations; also takes Hanna’s back to Henry b/2/21/1773)

This fits with Joseph’s will granting land upon death of his wife to Henry Hanna of Mississippi

Territory so I am extending her line to include Eliz Knox and descendents

..GenForum posting by Jules Delambre (6/16/2001 #23.

 

 

 

DAR Patriot Index shows that Archibald Knox born c1715; died 12/17/1815 m1/Elizabeth Ann McKee m2

Martha McClellan.  He was a Private serving in SC.

From his will note that Archibald Knox had four (young) children by his second wife as well as the four

he mentions from his first marriage.  From Joseph’s will I had assumed (incorrectly it seems) that Ann

died after April 1810.

===

..GenForum posting by Jules Delambre (6/16/2001 #23.

..Amite Co, MS will signed 6/11/1826 probated 10/22/1826 —

Sam M Knox mentions wife Ann Knox, son Samuel Knox.  Exrs wife & Richard Hunt; Wit Chas

McKnight & Leonora Wetherspoon.

===

Cassie Griffin posting showed daughter Anna McKee’s mother as Jeannette Witherspoon b1730 (rather

than Ann McKee d/o Joseph and Ann as I had picked it up) Cassie’s line through Wm Hanna

Anna m/Archibald Knox

their daughter Elizabeth Knox b10/22/1780- d 1819

m/ Henry Hanna b Feb 1773 – d1820

6 known Hanna children = William Hanna b2/1/1801

Joseph McKee Hanna

Anna Letitia Hanna

Elizabeth Martha Hanna

James Hanna

Agnes Elvira Hanna bSep 1819

===

 

 

Notes for Samuel M Knox:

From Wayne Adams

 

will extracted in Mackeys & Allied Families p680. “II” to distinguish him

from Joseph McKEE’s grandson but II & III could be same person

 

 

 

 

Notes for Archibald Knox:

..will extracted in Mackeys & Allied Families p680. “II” to distinguish him from Joseph McKEE’s grandson

but II & III could be same person.  From will of the Archibald who died in 1816 no mention of son named

Archibald.  I had shown it as “Samuel M or Archibald II” but am revising to Samuel M.

..Amite Co, Mississippi wills extract: Sam M, Knox; will 6/11/1826, probated 10/22/1826

wife    Ann Knox

son     Samuel Knox

Exrs wife, Richard Hunt

 

Wit: Charles McKnight, Leonora Wetherspoon (looks like some Witherspoons migrated w/them?

One Samuel Knox m/Mary Scotthorn 3/16/18 in Adams Co, Miss. but this does not fit this one, possibly

his son..

===

The Last Will and Testament of Archibald KNOX, Deceased,

Reorded.  Mississippi Territory of the United States, Amite County.

 

In the name of God, Amen. I Archibald KNOX of the Territory and County aforesaid being very weak of

body, but of perfect mind and memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is

appointed to all men once to die; do make and ordain this and no other my last will and Testament, that

is to say. Principally and first of all, I commit and resign my soul to God, who gave it, with the hope of its

salvation through the ____ of Christ, my only redeemer, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be

buryed at the discretion of my Executors in a decent and Christian manner, and as touching such worldly

goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I bequeath, demise and dispose of the same in

the following manner and form.

First, all my just debts to be paid out of my Estate after my decease, and before any other disposition be

made of the same after which payment I will and devise the whole balance of my estate to be possessed

and enjoyed by my heirs, or legatees, as follows, to wit.

1st – I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha KNOX, one bed and furniture such as I have, one

horse, her choice of as O possess, and her saddle and bridle to be at her own disposal.

2nd – I give and bequeath unto my four children, by my first wife, viz,

Elizabeth HANNA,

Samuel M. KNOX,

Martha HANNA and

Anna JACKSON,

one dollar to each of them, which I deem to them, as their full part and share of my estate,

3rd – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Jackson KNOX one Negro girl named Cate, to her

and her lawful use.

4th – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Adeline KNOX, one Negro girl named Bina, to her

and her lawful use.

5th – I leave unto my beloved wife Martha KNOX, the remainder of my estate consisting of the following

species, or articles of property Viz, Six Negroes with their increase, that is, Billy, Stephen, Ceasar,

Phoebe, Flord, and Candy, also, my Stock of horses cattle and Hogs, also my household furniture, and

any crops that may be on hand at the time of my decease, all which property I leave and assign unto her

the said Martha, She making a prudent use of the same for her own comfort, and the good of her four

youngest children by me; and to remain in her possession and enjoyment during the time she may think

proper to remain my widow; but at her intermarrying again, or at her death, the above six Negroes

already named, Stocks and furniture with all the future increases,

I will and devise to be equally divided amongst my four youngest children

Viz, Sarah Jackson KNOX,

Robert Lowrey KNOX,

William Alexander KNOX and

Rebecca Adeline KNOX,

and if any one or more of the four children should die under age, then their part to be equally divided

amongst the survivors and their mother.  Lastly – I hereby nominate, ordain and appoint as Executors to

this my last will and testament, my beloved wife Martha KNOX during her life of widowhood, but no

longer, and with her my Sons-inlaw Alexander JACKSON and James HANNA and my Step son-inlaw

Hugh W. COOPER joint executors.  Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared by the aforesaid

Archibald KNOX as his last will and Testament

the nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and in the

fortieth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United State of America.

In the presence of John CAIN Angus WILKINSON William CAIN  Mississippi Territory – Amite County –

 

Personally appeared in open Court Angus WILKINSON and John CAIN subscribing Witnesses to the

within Will, who being duly sworn, that they saw Archibald KNOX, Sign, Seal, and Acknowledge the

within to be his last will …

===

Another source (descendent Cassie Keeton Griffin) says Ann McKee m/ARCHIBALD Knox.  I’m shifting

from Samuel M to Archibald based upon her posting which continues through 10/22/1780 Elizabeth Knox

===

Amite MS Orphans Court Minutes reflect that on 10/19/1815 John Cain, Angus Wilkinson & William Cain

witnessed the will of Archibald Knox.

 

 

 

3                ii.    William Archibald McKee, died February 24, 1891 in Iva, South Carolina.  He married Anna McMahon; born February 19, 1806; died August 25, 1899 in Oconee County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for William Archibald McKee:

I have that William Archibald McKee was born July 6, 1801 and is the son of Joseph McKee and Ann Witherspoon.  I am questioning this, as his mother would be over the age of 50 at the time of his birth.  There is most likely a generation missing somewhere.  Need to look furthur into this.

 

More About William Archibald McKee:

Burial: February 1891, Anderson County, South Carolina

 

More About Anna McMahon:

Burial: August 1899, Anderson County, South Carolina

 

4               iii.    James McKee, died September 20, 1895 in Anderson County, South Carolina.  He married Sarah ?; born March 14, 1810; died May 15, 1885 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for James McKee:

Note : I have that James McKee was born December 10, 1810  and is the son of Joseph McKee and Ann Witherspoon.  I am questioning this, as his mother would be over the age of 50 at the time of his birth.  There is most likely a generation missing somewhere.  Need to look furthur into this.

 

More About James McKee:

Burial: September 1895

 

More About Sarah ?:

Burial: May 1885

 

5               iv.    Elizabeth McKee, born 1764 in Williamsburg Township, South Carolina; died Bet. 1822 – 1827 in Sumter District, South Carolina.  She married (1) James Fleming; died 1804 in Lower Salem, South Carolina.  She married (2) John White 1788; born 1762; died 1806.  She married (3) Christopher T. Winder Abt. 1806 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for Elizabeth McKee:

mentioned on Josephs will – “to her children by..1st husb. James FLEMING”

..Rather extensive notes in Jerry Howe’s db on Elizabeth and on the White line.  I will just

sumarize.

Elizabeth born abt 1764 and died 1822/1827

Mar #1 – John White; children John Jr (1788-1815); Ann, Eliz & Delesline

Mar #2 – James Fleming; he d/Mar 1804 in Lower Salem, SC (4 childr below)

Mar #3 –  Christopher Winder

..In 1846 Elizabeth’s grandson Joseph McKee White migrated from SC “with a caravan of slaves”

and a sizeable staff including even his own personal physician purchasing vast tracts of land to

establish Whitehall Plantation in Laurens Co, GA.  More about this line continuing into the 1900s.

..There is “folklore” that John was killed by one of his slaves (no proof)

..Children by the 2nd marriage were Eli, Josiah, Mary & Harriet Fleming

..About 1806 Elizabeth married Christopher D. Winder who was one of the court appointed

administrators of Fleming’s estate.  About 1816 Winder left her but  without her approval sold

property to her son Josiah Fleming.  On 10/26/1819 Sumner Distr Ct of Equity suit to recover her

dower interest (via Wm. Woods, next friend, representing her). Court ordered public sale of

assets and payment of a portion to her.  The 4/1/1827 order for accounting is in Bk A but the

findings are in now missing Bk B.

..mentioned on Josephs will – “to her children by..1st husb. James FLEMING”

..Rather extensive notes in Jerry Howe’s db on Elizabeth and on the White line.  I will just sumarize.

Joseph McKee’s daughter Elizabeth born abt 1764 and died 1822/1827

Mar #1 – John White; children John Jr (1788-1815); Ann, Eliz & Delesline

 

Mar #2 – James Fleming; he d/Mar 1804 in Lower Salem, SC (4 childr below)

Mar #3 –  Christopher Winder

..In 1846 Elizabeth’s grandson Joseph McKee White migrated from SC “with a caravan of slaves” and a

sizeable staff including even his own personal physician purchasing vast tracts of land to establish

Whitehall Plantation in Laurens Co, GA.  More about this line continuing into the 1900s.

..There is “folklore” that John was killed by one of his slaves (no proof)

..Children by the 2nd marriage were Eli, Josiah, Mary & Harriet Fleming

(married long enough for her to have all four but boys could have been step-sons?)

====

COURT SQUABBLE between Elizabeth and Spouse #3 over dower interest in Spouse #2 property

..About 1806 Elizabeth married Christopher D. Winder who was one of the court appointed

administrators of James Fleming’s estate.  About 1816 Winder left her but  without her approval sold

property to her son Josiah Fleming.  On 10/26/1819 Sumner Distr Ct of Equity suit to recover her dower

interest (via Wm. Woods, next friend, representing her). Court ordered public sale of assets and payment

of a portion to her.  The 4/1/1827 order for accounting is in Bk A but the findings are in now missing Bk B.

===

Elizabeth was apparantly just 14 years old when she had John White Jr (1788).  I assume she had three

more children by him before he died.  She then married James Fleming who died while she was in her

late 20s — probably she was the mother of at least two of the four Fleming children but I’ve attached all

four to her PAF record.  She would have been about age 32 when she married Christopher Winder  and

a decade later he left her.  No known children from that third marriage.  No indication of divorce but she

successfully regained her dower interest in husband #2’s estate.  At that time “married women” could not

hold title to property so the suit was initated by a “next friend”  .  He may or may not have been a lawyer

but the “next friend” representative was a legal necessity for her to have her day in court.  There seem to

be indications that some of the family members and/or in-laws may not have been easy to get along with.

===

notes from Linda’s data base:  After Fleming’s death in 1804, Elizabeth married Christopher T. Winder

(abt 1806) who was one of the Court appointed appraisers/administrators of James Fleming’s property

(he died without a will)  About 1818 Winder apparently left Elizabeth but before leaving sold much of the

personal property to Josiah Fleming (Elizabeth’s oldest son)

On Oct 26, 1819 Elizabeth Winder :by her next friend Wm. H. Woods” filed a lawsuit in Sumter District

Court of Equity against Winder and Josiah Fleming that was titled :Bill for Alimony”.  Apparantly winder

had sold Josiah the property without Elizabeth’s approval (violation of dowry)  Since Winder could not be

found, in Feb 1822 Fleming was ordered to deliver an amount of corn fodder, household and kitchen

furniture, plantation tools and cotton gin to Court appointed commissionewrs for public sale and the sum

to be delivered to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth McKee White Fleming Winder died sometime between 1822 and 1827.  The Court on Apr 1,

1827 ordered Wm H Woods to give an accounting of expenses for Mrs. Winder

These records are in the Sumter, SC Cout of Equity records.  Unfortunately, the orders were recorded

in Book A and the findings of the court in Book B.  The latter cannot be found.  We can make

assumptions based on the orders of Book A.

 

 

 

 

From Jerry Howe

 

After Fleming’s death in 1804, Elizabeth married Christopher T. Winder (abt. 1806) who was one of the the Court appointed appraisers/administrators of James Fleming’s property (he died without a will). About 1818, Winder apparently left Elizabeth but before leaving sold much of the personal property to Josiah Fleming (Elizabeth’s oldest son).

 

On Oct. 26, 1819 Elizabeth Winder “by her next friend Wm. H. Woods” filed a lawsuit in Sumter District Court of Equity against Winder and Josiah Fleming that was titled “Bill for Alimony.” Apparently, Winder had sold Josiah the property without Elizabeth’s approval (violation of dowry). Since Winder could not be found, in Feb. 1822 Fleming was ordered to deliver an amount of corn fodder, household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools and cotton gin to Court appointed commissioners for public sale and the sum to be delivered to Elizabeth.

 

Elizabeth McKee White Fleming Winder died sometime between 1822 and 1827. The Cour,t on Apr. 1, 1827, ordered Wm. H. Woods to give an accounting of expenses for Mrs. Winder.

 

These records are in the Sumter, SC, Court of Equity records. Unfortunately, the orders were recorded in Book A and the findings of the court in Book B. The latter can not be found. We can make assumptions based on the orders of Book A.

 

 

More About James Fleming:

Burial: 1804

 

Notes for John White:

 

Folk lore has it that John was killed by one of his slaves but as of yet no proof.

 

 

 

More About John White:

Burial: 1806

 

Notes for Christopher T. Winder:

This was Elizabeth McKee’s second husband.  There was a COURT SQUABBLE between Elizabeth and

Spouse #3 over dower interest in Spouse #2 property   Possibly sons Eli & Josiah were by an earlier

marriage but she most likely was the mother of at least the daughter named Mary Witherspoon Fleming

and youngest daughter

===

..About 1806 Elizabeth married Christopher D. Winder who was one of the court appointed

administrators of James Fleming’s estate.  About 1816 Winder left her but  without her approval sold

property to her son Josiah Fleming.  On 10/26/1819 Sumner Distr Ct of Equity suit to recover her dower

interest (via Wm. Woods, next friend, representing her). Court ordered public sale of assets and payment

of a portion to her.  The 4/1/1827 order for accounting is in Bk A but the findings are in now missing Bk B.

 

 

6                v.    John Witherspoon McKee.

7               vi.    Daughter McKee, died Bef. 1810.  She married unknown White.

 

Notes for Daughter McKee:

one source showing three daughters of Joseph McKee shows unnamed daughter

marrying a WHITE;

Jn.WHITE on Samuel’s will & mentioned.in Willmsbg.Co.Hist.

===

Jerry Howe’s rather extensive research found that her SISTER Elizabeth’s first

marriage was to John White.  There could be

(a) overlapping assumptions with just two daughters of Joseph & Ann

or (b)  McKee sisters married White brothers

or (c) this daughter died and sister Elizabeth married her surviving spouse

or (d) none of the above ,

With all the documented misinformation “out there” I suspect NONE OF THE ABOVE

but am posting it as a parking place for possible further discussion.

 

 

Notes for unknown White:

Record set up for possibly spouse of Joseph McKee’s third (?) daughter

one source showing three daughters of Joseph McKee including unnamed daughter

marrying a WHITE;

Jn.WHITE on Samuel’s will & mentioned.in Willmsbg.Co.Hist. — John White =

Elizabeth’s 1st husband

===

Jerry Howe’s rather extensive research found that her SISTER Elizabeth’s first

marriage was to John White.  There could be

(a) overlapping assumptions with just two daughters of Joseph & Ann

or (b)  McKee sisters married White brothers

or (c) this daughter died and sister Elizabeth married her surviving spouse

or (d) none of the above ,

8              vii.    Daughter McKee.  She married unknown McCurdy.

9             viii.    Daughter McKee.  She married unknown Mitchell.

 

 

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