William Seth McKee

 

Descendants of William Seth McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  William Seth27 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 1791 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1855 in Victoria, Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Mary Freeman McKay 1811 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.  She was born Abt. 1792 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died June 02, 1853 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for William Seth McKee:

From Wayne Adams

Sources include Adam’s will, 1800-1840 census, land records, bible, family history, etc.

His estate record is “lost, strayed or stolen”; usually went by middle name; probably buried in one of the fieldstone graves near his son Samuel {Victoria Cemetery]

The Goodspeed biographical sketch [1880s] gave William Seth’s birthplace as Abbeville, SC but showed Adam as “a native of Scotland” and said settled in SC during Revolutionary War [probably off by a generation on arrival details; Michael's line gave both Ireland and Scotland] Initially settled in Gasconade Co “wilderness” [1817] but moved to Jefferson County [1823]

I have seen a marriage record typescript showing married in Missouri in 1811 but most sources claimed married in SC and came west a few years later; no primary marriage record found in either jurisdiction. The Bible record doesn’t show birthplaces.

Family Bible in possession of Robert McKee, Victoria cited as source by Fern Hunt

 

 

 

1810 Census Abbeville District, South Carolina page 44

McKey, William 1 male 16 to 26, and 1 female 16 to 26

There is a James McKee on the same page

2 males 16 to 26, 1 female 16 to 26, 1 female 26 to 45 and 1 female over 45.

This is probably Thomas McKee’s family. William is on the same page therefore he may be the son of Thomas instead of William Seth son of Adam.

 

1830 Census Jefferson County, Missouri, Joachim Twp.

McKee, Seth 2 males 5 and under, 1 male between 5 and 10, 2 males between 10 and 15, 1 male between 15 and 20, 1 male between 30 and 40. 1 female 5 and under, 1 female between 5 and 10, 1 female between 30 and 40.

 

1840 Census Jefferson County, Missouri, Valle Twp.

Seth McKee 0-1-3-1-1-0-1    0-1-0-0-0-0-1

1 male between 5 and 10, 3 males between 10 and 15, 1 male between 15 and 20, 1 male between 20 abd 30, 1 male between 40 and 50, 1 female between 5 and 10, 1 female 40 and 50.

 

1850 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

District 42

1099

McKee, William S. age 59, male, white, farmer, real 1000, born South Carolina

Mary F. age 57, female, white, born South Carolina

Samuel age 25, male, white, farmer, born Mo.

Mary Ann age 19, female, white, born Mo.

Doctor F. age 17 male, white, farmer, born Mo.

McKean, Sarah C. age 14, female, white, born Mo.

 

 

 

 

From Wanda Frazer

Settled in Gasconade County, Missouri.

 

From Wayne Adams and Sandra McKee

MICHAEL AND WILLIAM SETH BOTH WENT TO ESTATE AUCTION SALES-THEY [ESPECIALLY MICHAEL] ONLY BOUGHT BOOKS-THEY WERE VERY INTERESTED IN LEARNING AND IMPROVING THEMSELVES

 

 

 

 

..Sources include Adam’s will, 1800-40 census, land rec., bible, fam.hist etc.

..His estate record is “lost, strayed or stolen”; usually went by middle name;

prob.buried in one of the fieldstone graves near his son Samuel [Victoria Cem.]

..The Goodspeed biogr.sketch [1880s] gave Wm.Seth’s birthpl.as Abbeville, SC but showed Adam as “a

 

native of Scotland” & said settled in SC during Rev.War [prob.off by a generation on arrival details;

Michael's line gave both Ire.& Scotland]

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..Init.settled in Gasconade Co “wilderness” [1817] but moved to Jeff.Co 1823]

Big River Twp of County History listing of early settlers places both Michael and Seth there — “Michael

and Seth McKee resided on Dry Creek some distance below the place of Wiley’s settlement”  John Wiley

came from Tennessee settling on Dry Creek (Section 25 T40 R3) about 1818

..I have seen a mar.record typescript showing married in MO in 1811 but he made an auction purchase

in SC after that date and after oldest child born. The typescript represents something of a mystery.  It was

in the Poplar Bluff Library and I came upon it near the conclusion of a visit there between a visit to Ripley

County (where I was born and where the Adams family settled) and my folks house in Stoddard County

(where they moved after my Dad retired to be near one of his sisters) — No McKee connections in that

part of Missouri that I’m aware of.  Poplar Bluff is perhaps 40-50 miles west of Cape Girardeau but Cape

was an old French settlement which would have been where the McKees/McKays would have very likely

stocked up at the trading post on the west bank of the Mississippi River before venturing into what was

then the Missouri Territory wilderness.  It would be very logical that Seth & Mary would have decided to

get married there after a long journey together along what became known as the “Trail of Tears” along

which so many of the Cherokee Indians perished while being moved from their SC homeland to the

Oklahoma Indian Reservation .  The transcript reported that this undated entry was on the first page

(flyleaf?) of the Cape Girardeau marriage book rather than being on the marriage pages.  I didn’t have

time to photocopy the transcript on that occasion but resolved to do so on our next annual visit to the area

– which I attempted to do but alas the transcript had disappeared and staff had no idea what happened

to it.  So off we went to Cape and I spent at least a couple hours going through the old marriage book at

the courthouse there.  NO such entry found.  Probably the volume had been rebound and perhaps the

transcribed entry got lost in the process.  There was no logical reason for an entry specifically

mentioning these two to be in that part of Missouri unless it was authentic since none of either the

McKee or McKay clan settled anywhere within fifty miles of either the Poplar Bluff or Cape Girardeau area

.  But then what about that auction purchase back in SC?? Might that have been Thomas McKee’s son

William??  I don’t know the answer but it could resolve precisely WHEN they came to the Missouri

Territory as well as providing documentation of the marriage.

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..Family Bible in possession of Rbt.McKEE, Victoria cited as source by Fern Hunt

 

 

More About William Seth McKee:

Burial: Victoria Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

Notes for Mary Freeman McKay:

From Wayne Adams

 

on 1850C; death date from Fern HUNT who examined the Family Bible.

Her LDS entry form based upon the bible lists “Mary Freeman McKay” as the mother of their children born 1812-1829 .

I cannot confirm the “Freeman” middle name but have encountered it on other secondary sour ces.

No Freemans found in Abbeville County, SC in 1790-1800.

Their first child was named “Adam Freeman McKee” presumably after grandfather Adam McKee plus a maternal grandparent’s surname (corresponding to the middle name given for Mary).

Could Mary McKay’s mother have been a Freeman or possibly her mother had an earlier marriage to a Freeman (in which case Mary would have been a McKay stepchild)?? I don’t know!

Possibly the bible entries clarify this if/when they can be directly examined.

 

 

..on 1850C; death date from Fern HUNT who examined the Family Bible.  Her LDS entry form based

upon the bible lists “Mary Freeman McKay” as the mother of their children born 1812-1829.  I cannot

confirm the “Freeman” middle name but have encountered it on other secondary sources.  No Freemans

found in Abbeville County, SC in 1790-1800.  Their first child was named “Adam Freeman McKee”

presumably after grandfather Adam McKee plus a maternal grandparent’s surname (corresponding to

the middle name given for Mary).  Could Mary McKay’s mother have been nee Freeman or possibly her

mother had an earlier marriage to a Freeman (in which case Mary would have been a McKay stepchild)??

I don’t know!  Possibly the bible entries clarify this if/when they can be directly examined.

 

 

More About Mary Freeman McKay:

Burial: June 1853, Victoria Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri

Children of William McKee and Mary McKay are:

2                 i.    Adam Freeman28 McKee, born January 02, 1812 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died November 09, 1828 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Adam Freeman McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

group sheet by Fern HUNT based on Bible of Robert McKEE, Victoria, MO

Adam died before the 1830C & 1820C not available so the bible is the only known reference to him.  He was just 16 when he died.

Bible answers question as to why we didn’t find a child of William Seth named after his father among Jefferson County records, census, etc. — name Adam Freeman is perfect naming tradition fit for oldest son (grandfather’s first name, grandmother’s maiden name)

 

 

 

More About Adam Freeman McKee:

Burial: November 1828

 

3                ii.    William Washington McKee, born September 05, 1813 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died July 19, 1830 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for William Washington McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

group sheet by Fern HUNT based on Bible of Robert McKEE, Victoria, MO

He died in July 1830 (at age 16, just as his older brother had) but is enumerated in his father’s household for the 1830C (1 male age 15-20)

 

 

 

More About William Washington McKee:

Burial: July 1830, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

4               iii.    Seth Green McKee, born August 07, 1816 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; died November 17, 1887 in Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Anza Malvina Jones May 10, 1839 in Jefferson County, Missouri; born Abt. 1824 in Missouri; died Aft. 1880 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Seth Green McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

birthdate from group sheet by Fern Hunt based on Family Bible; birthplace also from her group sheet but could have been MO.

Also used census record; marriage  record, etc. Seth G. & John were the two son s aged 10-15 on the 1830C

The only document in his estate file is the administration bond dated 17 Jan 1888.

1840 Census Jefferson County, Missouri, Valle Twp.

McKee, Seth Green 1-0-0-0-1   0-0-0-1

1 male under 5, 1 male between 20 and 30, 1 female between 15 and 20

 

1850 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

District 42

1095

McKee, Seth G. age 34, male, white, farmer, real 500, born South Carolina.

Anzey M. age 26, female, white, born Mo.

Mary M. age 8, female, white, born Mo.

Francis E. age 6, female, white, born Mo.

Sarah Jane age 2, female, white, born Mo.

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 242 Family 242

S. G. McKee 44 male farmer born South Carolina

Anza 30 female born Mo.

Mary M. 18 female  born Mo.

Sarah 12 female born Mo.

Nancy 9 female born Mo.

Euriah 6 male born Mo.

Joseph unk. male born Mo.

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 21 Family 21

McKee, Seth G. age 52 male white farmer real 3000 personal 675 born SC

Melvina age 46 female white keeps house born Mo.

Jane age 22 female white at home born Mo.

Mary E. age 18 female white at school born Mo.

Uriah G. age 15 male white at school born Mo.

Joseph age 12 male white at school born Mo.

Amanda age 9 female white at school born Mo.

M. D. age 4 male white born Mo.

 

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

page 23C

Seth G. McKee age 62 born South Carolina

Anzy M. wife age 55 born Mo.

Jane daughter widow age 32 born Mo.

Joseph son age 20 born Mo.

Minda daughter age 19 born Mo.

Middleton son age 12 born Mo.

 

 

More About Seth Green McKee:

Burial: November 1887, Victoria Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

More About Anza Malvina Jones:

Burial: Jefferson County, Missouri

 

5               iv.    John M. McKee, born January 14, 1819 in Gasconade County, Missouri; died March 16, 1870 in Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Elizabeth Simpson August 29, 1844 in Jefferson County, Missouri; born Abt. 1822 in Missouri; died September 16, 1882 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for John M. McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

birthdate from gp.sheet by Fern HUNT based on Family Bible; died intestate

[letters admin 16 Mar 1870;#1001] land was 80A in S30T40R5.

Elizabeth died intestate in 1882 [#1551]. After expenses $14.49 to estate.

Harold Lee McKee data has birthdate as 31 Aug 1819 (He may have seen Bible?)

The 1830C lists two males aged 10-15 in William Seth’s household (Seth G & John)

 

..The 1830C lists two males aged 10-15 in Wm.Seth’s household (Seth G & John)

..When Mary Ann McKee died in 1899  there were six heirs of John McKee.  Sam, “Heugh”,

Francis, Eva & Edgar match known children.  Listed last was a Columbus McKee – presumably

Walter’s middle name.   I possibly miscopied Columbus as Thomas on the 1870C??

 

1850 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

District 42

1097

McKee, John age 31, male, white, farmer, real 100, born Mo.

Elizabeth age 23, female, white, born Mo.

Mary S. M. age 5, female, white, born Mo.

William D. age 2, male, white, born Mo.

Samuel G. age 7 months, male, white, born Mo.

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 240 Family 240

John McKee 42 male farmer born Mo.

Elizabeth 32 female born Mo.

Samuel 11 male born Mo.

Franklin 9 male born Mo.

Hugh 7 male born Mo.

Frances 2 male born Mo.

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 11 Family 11

McKee, Elizabeth age 40 female white keeps house real 1000 personal 140 born Mo.

Samuel age 20 male white works on farm born Mo.

Hugh age 17 male white works on farm born Mo.

Francis age 11 male white at school born Mo.

James age 10 male white at school born Mo.

Eva age 7 female white at school born Mo.

Edgar age 5 male white born Mo.

Thomas age 2 male white born Mo.

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

page 23D

Elizabeth McKee age 52 born Mo.

Francis M. son age 22 born Mo.

James M. son age 20 born Mo.

Eva F. daughter age 16 born Mo.

Seth E. son age 14 born Mo.

Thomas W. son age 12 born Mo.

 

 

 

More About John M. McKee:

Burial: March 1870

 

More About Elizabeth Simpson:

Burial: September 1882

 

6                v.    Isobel Jean McKee, born February 24, 1822 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died April 02, 1838 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Isobel Jean McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

group sheet by Fern HUNT based on Bible of Robert McKEE, Victoria, MO

Isobel was the THIRD child in the household to die at age 16.

She would have been the daughter aged 5-10 on the 1830C.

Harold McKee data adds an unnamed male child born 1821 and another born 1823 which may represent children who for some reason were not picked up by Fern Hunt’s transcription.

 

 

 

More About Isobel Jean McKee:

Burial: April 1838

 

7               vi.    Male McKee, born in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Male McKee:

From Wayne Adams

group .sheet by Fern HUNT based on Bible of Robert McKEE, Victoria, MO

DID NOT account for this son.

Harold McKee data adds an unnamed male child born 1821 and another born 1823 which may repr esent children who for some reason were not picked up by Fern Hunt’s transcription.

It is possible that one or both died in infancy.

The three known sons on 1830C born during the 1820s fit the transcription

 

 

8              vii.    Samuel McKee, born June 07, 1825 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died September 06, 1877 in Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Catherine Vinyard October 23, 1851 in Jefferson County, Missouri; born January 24, 1834 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died January 22, 1917 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Samuel McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

Family enumerated twice on 1860 census [Fam.#221 of Valle Twp - next

to D.F. & Fam.#163 of Central Twp - next to M.D.]

Ages for Samuel, Catharine and Levi varied by one year (34/35, 24/25 & 5/4). Samuel’s birthdate in

Bible of Robert McKEE, cited on Fern HUNT group sheet

 

Samuel & Catherine are buried at Victoria Cemetery; marker [slab] just gives their names & ages at death [Samuel 56; Catherine 84]; estate file #1448 shows 1877 year of death;

Charles [oldest son] was administrator of ; land [80A in Survey 2126] was “sold to pay just debts”.

 

Aunt Maude (Olson) recalled Catharine Vinyard McKee telling that Samuel walked behind a horse he was shoeing.  It kicked him and he died at age 52.

 

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 221 Family 221

Samuel McKey 34 male real 1500 personal 350 born Mo.

Cathrine 24 female born Mo.

Charles 7 male born Mo.

Levi F. 5 male born Mo.

Thomas J. 3 male born Mo.

John D. 7/12 male born Mo.

 

Samuel is also listed on the 1860 Census of Jefferson County, Mo. in Central Twp.

Dwelling 162 Family 163

Samuel McKee age 35 born Mo.

Catherine age 25 born Mo.

Charles W. age 7 born Mo.

Levi F. age 4 born Mo.

Thomas age 3 born Mo.

John D. age 7 months born Mo.

 

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 7 Family 7

McKee, Samuel age 45 male white farmer real 2,500 personal 370 born Mo.

Catherine age 35 female white keeps house born Mo.

Charles age 17 male white works on farm born Mo.

Levi age 15 male white at school born Mo.

Jefferson age 12 male white at school born MO.

John age 10 male white at school born MO.

Luis age 7 male white at school born Mo.

Lemar age 5 male white born Mo.

Austin age 2 male white born Mo.

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Mo.

page 23D

Catherine McKee age 44 born Mo.

Charles W. son age 27 single born Mo.

Levi F. son age 24 single born Mo.

Thomas J. son age 22 single born Mo.

John D. son age 20 single born Mo.

Lewis A. son age 17 single born Mo.

Lamar S. son age 14 single born Mo.

Auston S. son age 12 single born Mo.

Jesse son age 9 single born Mo.

 

1900 Census Ward 3 De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo.

Dwelling 32 Family 36

McKee, Catherine head Jan. 1836 age 64 widowed 8 chilren 8 still living born Mo/Va/At Sea

Louis son Dec. 1863 age 36 widowed born Mo/Mo/SC??? house carpenter

Burk grandson July 1896 age 3 born Mo/Mo/Mo

Skens?, Maggie boarder Nov. 1873 age 26 married 4 years o children Eng/Ire/Eng 1885/15 yrs.

 

Catherine is on the 1910 census with her son Lewis.

 

 

 

More About Samuel McKee:

Burial: September 1877, Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Missouri

 

Notes for Catherine Vinyard:

From Wayne Adams

 

Buried on her birthday; her granddaughter [Julia McKEE ADAMS] recalled she

was buried on a snowy day in January [They had to leave wagons at base of hill

and walk up to cemetery].  Date of newspaper not clipped with obit. but Mom

believed her birthday was Jan. 24 [Neither obit. nor tombstone give date - obit

=died Mon/bur.Wed & wd.have been age 82 the day she was buried; tombstone=A84

In 1917 1/22=Mon & 1/24=Wed; 1917 also agrees with Mom's own age - 13].

Coxwell Funeral Home record=died 22 Jan 1917 @ age 81Y 11M 29D; cause of death

not given

 

 

Missouri death certificate no. 1837. Daughter of Charles Vineyard and Susan Cross.

 

 

More About Catherine Vinyard:

Burial: January 1917, Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Missouri

 

9             viii.    Michael Dixon McKee, born Abt. 1827 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died June 08, 1889 in Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Catherine Eliza McKean March 03, 1850 in Jefferson County, Missouri; born Abt. 1832 in Missouri; died in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Michael Dixon McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

! Family listed twice on 1860 census; Household #164 in Central Twp. and

#225 in Valle Twp.  Three sons were still at home and single on the 1880

census [Valley Twp. HH#32; Jefferson County, MO]

..Michael D. was one of the two sons under age 5 on the 1830C.

 

Only five heirs of M.D. McKee listed in the probating of his sister Mary Ann’s estate distribution

of 4/7/02.  They were Wm, Lester (a minor), Mary Harvey, George W, and Seth G (each

receiving $6 as 1/5 share)

DEATH: “Dixon McKee” buried in Haverstick Cemetery; died June 8, 1889 at age 62.

 

 

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

 

page 23D

M.D. McKee self male mar. white age 52 born Mo.

Eliza E. wife female mar. white age 48 born Mo.

Dock F. son male single white age 24 born Mo.

George W. son male single white age 23 born Mo.

Seth G. son male single white age 16 born Mo.

Cora E. Power daughter female single white age 7 born Mo.

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 10 Family 10

McKee, M. D. age 43 male white farmer real 2,000 personal 575 born Mo.

Eliza age 37 female white keeps house born Mo.

William E. age 17 male white at school born Mo.

D.F. age 15 male white at school born Mo.

Mary age 14 female white at school born Mo.

George W. age 13 male white at school born Mo.

Green age 7 male white at school born Mo.

Samuel age 6 months white born Mo.

 

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 225 Family 225

Michael McKey 34 male farmer born Mo.

William Everett 7 male born Mo.

Doctor Franklin 5 male born Mo.

Mary A. 4 female born Mo.

George R. 3 male born Mo.

Martha McKean 16 female born Mo.

 

Michael is also listed on the 1860 Jefferson County, Mo. census in Central Twp.

Dwelling 163 Family 164

M.D. McKee age 34 farmer born Mo.

Eliza E. age 28 born Mo.

William E. age 7 born Mo.

Franklin age 5 born Mo.

Mary A. age 4 born Mo.

George age 3 born Mo.

 

 

1850 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

District 42

1098

McKee, Michael D. age 23 male white born Mo.

Eliza E. age 18 female white born Mo.

McKean, Nancy J. age 17 white born Mo.

McKean, Martha A. age 5 white born Mo.

 

 

 

More About Michael Dixon McKee:

Burial: June 1889, Haversack Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

More About Catherine Eliza McKean:

Burial: Haversack Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

10             ix.    Martha McKee, born 1829.

 

Notes for Martha McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

The transcriptions from the Bible by Fern Hunt did not include Martha (or other children b orn after Hugh) Some pages may not have been rescued from burning or she may not have seen th em all.

Martha is added per Harold McKee data – he had only a name & yob for her, citing th e 1830C and Sandra McKee as sources.  She DOES fit as the female under age 5 on the 1830C.

Sandra also gave him info on Hugh Eliezer but he didn’t have the precise bible info on him.

 

The transcriptions from the Bible by Fern Hunt did not include Martha (or other

children born after Hugh) Some pages may not have been rescued from burning or

she may not have seen them all.  Martha is added per Harold McKee data – he had

only a name & yob for her, citing the 1830C and Sandra McKee as sources.  She

DOES fit as the female under age 5 on the 1830C.  Sandra also gave him info on Hugh

Eliezer but he didn’t have the precise bible info on him

..However there could be confusion with Archibald McKee’s daughter Elizabeth Ann

McKee Hearst  (see those remarks) who shows up listed as “Martha A.G.” Hearst on

the 1850C.  That definitely was NOT Wm.Seth’s daughter

 

 

11              x.    Hugh Eliezar McKee, born January 1829 in Missouri; died June 06, 1855 in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Elizabeth Haverstick in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri; born September 15, 1828 in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri; died December 09, 1887 in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Hugh Eliezar McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

group sheet by Fern HUNT based on Family Bible; she saw tombstone.

Letters of Adminstration 19 Jun 1855 [#293]; ages of children in estate file; land was 80A

in T40R5 conveyed to him by William Seth 22 Mar 1851.

1850 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

District 42

1100

McKee, Hugh E. age 21, male, white, farmer, born Mo.

Elizabeth age 21, female, white, born Mo.

 

 

 

More About Hugh Eliezar McKee:

Burial: June 1855, DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

Notes for Elizabeth Haverstick:

obit for Elizabeth Haverstick wife of Hugh McKee.

 

“Died, near Hematite; Dec. 9th, 1887, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. D. McKee, our beloved mother, Elizabeth Vinyard.

Oh, That our faith may be like hers, so that we can say we are not afraid to die. We miss thee, dear mother; we miss thy smiling face and loving words, But ’tis wrong to wish them back, when our loss is thy eternal gain. ‘Twas hard to give you up, but we shall soon follow.

 

‘Why do we mourn departed friends

Or shake at Death’s alarms?

‘Tis but the voice that Jesus sends

To call us to his arms.

 

Why should we tremble to convey

Your body to the tomb?

Where once the flesh of Jesus lay

And left a sweet perfume.”

 

May we be enabled to say: “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away blessed be the name of the Lord. E.M.M.”

 

The E. M. M. stands for Ella Martha McKee.

 

 

 

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 226 Family 226

Muse Vineyard age 51 male real 1500 personal 1300 born Virginia

Elizabeth age 31 female born Mo.

William McKey 8 male born Mo.

Washington McKey 6 male born Mo.

Ramber McKey 4 male born Mo.

 

Elizabeth and her family are living next door to Hugh’s brother, Michael McKee, on the 1860 census, on the 1870 Census they are next door to D. F. McKee and Samuel McKee other brothers of Hugh’s.

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 5 Family 5

Vinyard, Muse age 61 male white farmer real 1000 personal 775 born Va.

Elizabeth age 43 female white keeps house born Mo.

McKee, James W. age 16 male white at home born Mo.

McKee, Hugh R. age 14 male white at school born Mo.

Vinyard, Martha age 5 female white at home born Mo.

 

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

page 23C

Elizabeth Vineyard widow age 52 born Mo.

Rankin son age 24 born Mo.

Marthy E. daughter age 15 born Mo.

 

 

 

More About Elizabeth Haverstick:

Burial: December 1887, Haverstick Cemetery, DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

12             xi.    Mary Ann McKee, born March 31, 1831 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died February 08, 1899 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Mary Ann McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

Mary Ann is buried in Victoria Cemetery – dates from tombstone; she was age 19 on the 1850 C.

Bible transcriptions cut off before her birth.

 

..Mary Ann is buried in Victoria Cemetery – dates from tombstone; she was age

19 on the 1850C.  Bible transcriptions cut off before her birth.

..Since Mary Ann was a spinster her estate record provides a roadmap of the

surviving heirs of her siblings — only her brother D.F outlived her:  At settlement

on 6/1/1903 her estate was valued at $577.64.  The iron fence around her grave

and that of D.F. was purchased through her estate for $65.72. Signed receipts

in her estate file provide signatures of the heirs..

“Your Administrator further represents to the court that he purchased an Iron

and stone fence and placed the same around the grave of Mary Ann McKee

Decd by order of the probate court which said order was made upon the petition

of

Petitioners for the fence were:

D.F. McKee son of Dixon McKee

A.J. McKee                         )heirs of Samuel McKee

T.J. McKee                         )

L.A. McKee  )

J.N. McKee  )

J.L. McKee  )

Dick McKee son of Green McKee and

F. McKee son of John McKee

Distribution 4/7/1902 was to

Heirs of Seth G. McKee, Decd -

Green Shriber,

Francis Strickland

Nancy Boyd

Sarah Nace

Minnie Gaylord

Richard McKee

Jos. McKee         ($.4.50 each)

Heirs of John McKee

Sam McKee

Heugh P. McKee

Francis McKee

Eva Scott

Edgar McKee

Columbus McKee    ($5 each)

Heirs of Samuel McKee

Chas. W. McKee   (1/8)

Levi McKee

Thomas J. McKee

Lamar S. McKee

Louis A. McKee

Austin J. McKee

Jesse N. McKee

Jno D. McKee    ($3.75 each)

Heirs of M.D. McKee

Wm McKee (1/5)

Lester McKee, minor (assume = s/o D.F. “Jr”)

Mary Harvey

George W

Seth G. McKee   ($6 each)

Heirs of Heugh E. McKee

Wm. G McKee (1/3)

James W. McKee

Hugh R. McKee ($10 each)

D.F. McKee “direct heir”  ($30)

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann is on the 1860 and 1870 census with her brother Doctor Franklin McKee.

 

More About Mary Ann McKee:

Burial: February 1899, Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Missouri

 

13            xii.    Doctor Franklin McKee, born March 16, 1834 in Victoria, Jefferson County, Missouri; died August 08, 1913 in Victoria, Jefferson County, Missouri.  He married Sarah Mary Ann Elizabeth “Winnie” Wilson October 23, 1859 in Victoria, Jefferson County, Missouri; born April 1842 in Jefferson County, Missouri; died April 15, 1925 in Victoria, Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Doctor Franklin McKee:

From Wayne Adams

 

Doctor (does not refer to occupation) served in the Union Armies of the Civil War, a Sargent, mostly with the 22d Ohio infantry, participating in battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Cor inth, Vicksburg, Little Rock and others.  He was a mason, Republican and member of the Christ ian Church.  Doctor was mostly a farmer.  In later years he became a merchant and dealer in lumber and grain in Victoria, Mo.  He is said to have had a drinking problem late in life- lost heavily in gambling.  “Doc” buried with wife and daughter Mary A. and son Phil S. in the Victoria, Missouri Cemtery.

For D.F.’s line, information was overwritten by descendent Herbert Yeagley’s data base which was much more complete than my own research. (yeagley@axs4u.net]

 

1910 Census–Age 76, Central Township, Jefferson County, Missouri

 

Name was Doctor.  That was ot his occupation.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY.                                      922-923

 

Doctor F. McKee, general merchant, and dealer in lumber and grain, Vic-

toria, was born in Valle Township, Jefferson County, March 16, 1834, and is the

youngest of ten children born to William S. and Mary F. (McKay), McKee.

William S. McKee (deceased) was a native of Abbeville, S. C., and a son of

Adam McKee, a native of Scotland, who immigrated to the United States, and

settled in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.  William S. McKee

settled in Gasconade County, Mo., in 1817, at a time when the country was a

wilderness, and his nearest neighbor twenty miles away; he removed to Jeffer-

.      son County in 1823, first settling in Central Township, and afterward in Valle

Township.  Doctor F. McKee was brought up on a farm, and obtained his educa-

-     tion in the primitive log school.  January 3, 1859, he married Elizabeth Wilson,

a native of Big River Township, Jefferson County, and a daughter of David

Wilson (deceased).

 

 

 

 

..D.F. McKee & D. Paxton were the first elders of the Victoria/ Hematite Christian Church

organized at Victoria in 1868.  Initially meeting in homes, they began using the Hematite

schoolhouse until 1871 when a frame church  was built in Hematite..

..For D.F.’s line, information was overwritten by descendent Herbert Yeagley’s data base which

was much more complete than my own research. (yeagley@axs4u.net)

..I added a “maybe” Blanche McKee b1861 from Jerry Howe db but perhaps in error — not on

1870C and 1900C reflects nine children (8 living) all of them accounted for without this “extra

child” .

..1870C  Valle Twp HH#4

D.F. McKee     36 MO

Elizabeth          28 MO

Gineva              10

Anna                   8

Freeman            4

Brunette             2

Mary A McKee 38 (his sister)

James Klipper  24 IN   (related to the James N who m/Margaret Strickland?)

..Valley Twp HH#26 on 1880C – next to brother Seth G

Doctor F. McKee    46 MO SC Car Farmer

Elizabeth                  39 IL SC SC     Wife

Anna                         18 MO MO MO dau/ dry goods

Freeman                  15 MO MO MO dau/ clerk

Brunett                      12 MO MO MO dau

Fill                             10 MO MO MO son

Kate                            7 MO MO MO dau

Hattie                          4 MO MO MO dau

..Central Twp HH#130 on 1900C

Doctor F. McKee   Mar 1833 MO MO MO

Elizabeth                 Apr 1842 MO SC SC wife 42 yrs, 9 children, 8 living.

 

 

 

1860 Census Jefferson County, Missouri

Valle Twp.

House 222 Family 222

D. F. McKee 26 male farmer born Missouri

Mary E. 18 female born Mo.

Sarah J. 9/12 female born Mo.

Louis Srawk?? 18 male farmhand born Mo.

Mary A. McKey 28 female born Mo.

 

1870 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

House 4 Family 4

McKee, D. F. age 36 male white farmer real 3,500 personal 875 born Mo.

Elizabeth age 28 female white keeps house born Mo.

Gineva age 10 female white at school born Mo.

Anna age 8 female white at school born Mo.

Freeman age 4 male white born Mo.

Brenetta age 2 female white born Mo.

Mary A. age 38 female white domestic servent born Mo.

Klipper, James age 24 male white works on farm born Ind.

 

1880 Census Valle Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

page 23C

Doctor F. McKee age 46 born Mo.

Elizabeth wife age 39 born Mo.

Anna daughter single age 18 born Mo.

Freeman daughter single age 15 born Mo.

Brunett daughter single age 12 born Mo.

Fill son age 10 born Mo.

Kate daughter age 7 born Mo.

Hattie daughter age 4 born Mo.

 

1900 Census Central Twp. Jefferson County, Missouri

Dwelling 132 Family 134

McKee, Doctor F. head Mar. 1833 age 64 married 42 years born Mo/Mo/Mo

Elizabeth wife Apr. 1842 age 58 married 42 years 9 children 8 still living born Mo/SC/SC

next door is Ed Pinson their grandson.

 

Son of William Seth McKee and Mary Freeman McKay. His Missouri death certificate no. 26820 list his occupation as farmer, his cause of death was listed as softening of the brain

 

Co.I. 22nd Ohio Inf.; 1st Sgt.

 

 

More About Doctor Franklin McKee:

Burial: August 1913, Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Missouri

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for Sarah Mary Ann Elizabeth “Winnie” Wilson:

From Wayne Adams

 

Elizabeth was charter member of Hematite Christian Ch. and Doctor McKee took prominsnt part i n establishing the church in Victoria and building of the church edifice at Hematite.  Five g enerations have beome members.

 

Elizabeth was charter member of Hematite Christian Ch. and Doctor McKee took prominsnt part

in establishing the church in Victoria and building of the church edifice at Hematite.  Five

generations have beome members.

..Her tombstone inscription shows “Mother, Elizabeth McKee 1841-1925″ and is within the family

plot next to her daughter who married a Wilson to become “Mother Jennie Wilson 1859-1938″

!..sources include Wideman, Wilson & Lee family histories, Lynn McKay, Maxine Williams Carter.

Lynne cited a family tradition that Mary Ann was d/o Jacob Justus Wilson but noted that

Goodspeed biog.sketch says d/o David Wilson.  No corroboration of David & we know of other

misinformation in that sketch.

Missouri death certificate no. 12117 states she died from chronic nephritis. Daughter of Jacob Wilson and Winnie Petts.

 

More About Sarah Mary Ann Elizabeth “Winnie” Wilson:

Burial: April 1925, Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Missouri

 

 

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