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Monday, February 8, 2016

The Three Poppies...Dodd's in World War I

In 2015, to commemorate the dead from World War I,  ceramic poppies were placed around the Tower of London. Each poppy represented one dead Englishman from the war. Click here to see pictures. Three of those poppies were for members of the McKee family.

Poppy 

Henry "Harry" Dodd (s/o Frederick William Dodd + Esther Middleton)
DOB: 21 Dec 1896 Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England
DOD: 13 Aug 1917 France

http://www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/d.php
Henry Dodd M.M.
Lance Corporal, 49482. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1917, aged 20. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Frederick & Esther, 173 Curzon Road, Ashton under Lyne.  
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium
Award of the Military Medal published in the London Gazette, 14 August 1917. Announcements are normally made approximately three months after the particular act for which the medal is given.
Click here to see  memorial on monument at Hurst Cemetery.

Poppy 

Albert Dodd (s/o Albert Dodd + Mary Jane Hibbert Taylor)
DOB: 28 Dec 1892 Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England
DOD: 22 Aug 1916 France
Albert's rank was Gunner and he is buried in Peronne Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Click here for more information.

Click here to see  memorial on monument at Hurst Cemetery.

Poppy

John William Dodd (s/o Albert Dodd + Mary Jane Hibbert Taylor)
DOB: Dec Q 1895 Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England
DOD: 22 Oct 1918 Germany
John's rank was Private and he died as a POW. His service number is 48500. John is buried in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Click here for more information on John's service.

Albert and John wrote letter home and portions of their letters were published in a local newspaper.
(1915 Pg 14) 
Published in the Reporter 25 Sep 1915
TWO ASHTON BROTHERS
Corporal J. W. Dodd, who is attached to the machine gun section of the 1/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dodd, of 153, Burlington street, Ashton, and who, as announced in the Reporter last week, was wounded in the leg while fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula on August 7th, is making good progress. He is now in hospital at Plymouth, and writes on September 13th as follows: - "I have arrived in England. We are nice and comfortable, and have plenty of good food. I am able to walk a little today. I am going to have a piece of skin put on my leg, as the wound is to big to heal itself." The wound has not touched the bone, the bullet being buried in the flesh, according to a previous letter sent by Corporal DODD. A brother, Gunner ALBERT DODD, is serving with the Royal Field Artillery in France, where he has been engaged on active service for about ten weeks. In a letter to his parents he says: - "We are having it a bit quiet just now. I am writing this letter at one of our observation posts. I get 24 hours every eight days on the telephone. I have just been watching some of our shells bursting right in the German trenches. It is worth seeing. the other day we blew up one of their trench mortars and the men who were working it. We also dug one of their shells up that had not burst. It was about 9ft in solid hard clay." The observations post referred to by Gunner Dodd is a captive balloon, from which the effects of the British shellfire is seen, and the results telephoned to the battery below.

Percy Vincent Fletcher 1896-1960 England and Canada

I've continued to review entries in my database systematically. As a result, I have additional information on Percy Vincent Fletcher.

Percy Vincent Fletcher (s/o Arthur Fletcher + Agnes Dodd)
DOB: 25 Jan 1896 Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England
DOD: 12 Aug 1960 Canada (Most likely in Mississauga, Peel, Ontario)

DOM: Jun Q 1919 St. Paul, Stalybridge, Cheshire, England

Mabel Bradley (d/o Samuel Eli Bradley + Mary Jane Unknown)
DOB: 7 Apr 1895 Bollington, Cheshire, England
DOD: 1978 Canada (Most likely in Mississauga, Peel, Ontario)

Mississauga is in the metro area for Toronto, Canada and I'm currently looking for obituaries for both Percy and Mabel.

The only child that they had that I'm aware of at this point is:
Marjorie Fletcher
DOB: 1921 Stalybridge, Cheshire, England
DOD: Unknown
DOM: Unknown

Percy served in the British Navy. His first date of service is 12 Mar 1912 aboard the Ganges. His last date of service is 19 Feb 1920 aboard the Vivid I. His service number is J16251. He is listed as an Iron Fitter.

Percy emigrated to Canada aboard the Athenia, arriving in Canada on 4 Jul 1926. He was followed by Mabel and Marjorie aboard the Doric, leaving Liverpool, England on 16 Apr 1927. Ship's records show that the last address for the Fletcher family in England was 20 Chorlton Street, Openshaw, Lancashire, England.

Percy and Mabel settled in Canada and lived their lives out there. For the latter part of their lives, they lived at 514 Lakeshore E, Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada.

Both Percy and Mabel are buried in Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada. Look for the following Find A Grave memorials: 13934899 and 13934904.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

British Update

I've updated the tree book. Click here to download the latest PDF of the book.

The National Archive of the UK released the 1939 Register, which was taken just prior to World War II. According to the website Find My Past, the register is accurate because the register was used for rationing. Because of its use, people tended to take it seriously and provided accurate information. I found some information for the British members of the McKee family. Here's the updated information.

1.1.2.4.4
John William Smith DOB 18 Mar 1897 Ashton Under Lyne, County Lancashire, England DOD Bef 1957
Marriage 31 Jul 1920 Ashton Under Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Isabella Young DOB 7 Apr 1898 Ashton Under Lyne, County Cheshire, England

1.1.2.4.10
Richard Smith DOB 3 Sep 1904

1.1.2.4.12
Henry "Harry" Smith DOB 18 Mar 1908

1.1.3.3.2
Ernest Dodd DOB 13 Feb 1890 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England DOD 1961 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Married 18 Aug 1917 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Clara May Webb DOB 1892 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England

1.1.3.3.3
Sarah Ann Dodd DOB 17 May 1893 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Married 4 Apr 1915 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Henry "Harry" Ibbotson DOB 1886 Stalybridge, County Lancashire, England DOD Bef 1939
Children:
Ernest Edmund Ibbotson DOB 16 Oct 1915 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England DOD 1991 County Cheshire, England
Eunice Ibbotson DOB 1917 Ashton-Under-Lyne, County Lancashire, England
Alan Ibbotson DOB 20 Aug 1918

1.1.3.5
Albert Dodd DOB 8 Apr 1866
Mary Jane H. Hibbert DOB 23 Dec 1868

1.1.3.5.6
Alfred Dodd DOB 21 Aug 1901

1.1.3.5.6.3
Glenys Dodd DOB 1941 Stalybridge, County Cheshire England; DOD Jan 1942 Stalybridge, County Cheshire, England
Note: Glenys was previously unmatched with parents. She is the daughter of Alfred Dodd and Florence Elizabeth Jones.

1.1.3.7.1
Elizabeth Bowen DOB 2 May 1903

1.1.3.10.2
Frank Wallwork DOB 23 Sep 1895 DOD 1962 Ashton and Mossley, County Lancashire, England

If you have anything to add, please contact me.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Update to McKee Family Tree book...Download updated copy


Click here to download an updated copy of the tree book. 

Updates were made to the following people:


Raymond Virgil Bohn
Dorothy Louise Crockett Booth
Stanley Richard Booth
Clara Mabel Barton Booth
Mabel C Unknown Boulton
Doris Bernadette Pohorely Boulton
Elene Joyce McKee Bush
Dayton Lee Carter
Guy Hawkins Choate
Thomas Earl Deppe
Mildred Marie Barnett Deppe
Bessie Ethel Hook Deppe
Willard Eugene Doyle
Paul Wade Eakins
Robert Lee Evitt
Mary Ethel Everett Hillis
Asa Norman Hillis
Julia Ann McKee Hillis
Freda Mae Lee Jackson
Wilmon Julius Jennings
Katherine Busby Leemon
John Jerome Lenhart
John William Marquard
Vernon Robert McKee
Ira Jesse McKee
Vernon Scharder McKee
Gilbert Lester McKinley
Pearl M Carter McMillan
Vera Arlene Curtis Meyer
Eulelia Fern Curtis Moore
William  Ortiz
Richard M Pooler
Roger Isaac Reeves
Maggie Arvella Evitt Reid
Flora Boulton Saunders
Marvin  Smith
Margaret Louise Allen Smith
Harvey Gene Steele
Freida Flossie Foertsch Steele
Lelia Glen Eshelman Stewart
George Henry Thompson
Agnes May Hillis Thompson

Billie Jean Barbee Uptergrove

Monday, July 20, 2015

Update to McKee Family Tree book...Download updated copy

I've updated the McKee Family Tree book. Click the link below to download a PDF from my OneDrive account.

Updated McKee Family Tree book

Updates were made to the following people:
  • Driver, Vallie Lucille (Booth) Obit
  • Hansen, Priscilla (Baillargeon) Anderson Obit 
  • Linenfeiser, Cynthia Sue (Lenau) Obit FAG 148448448
  • McKinley, Dorothy Pearl (Mulholland) Obit 
  • Wilkes, Sarah E. (Massey) McKee Obit FAG 139454771
  • Nieto, Ramon John Obit FAG 148677504
  • Steele, Clara Ruth (Cross) Obit FAG 144187180

In addition, note the following, which is not in the tree book.

  • Raymond Eugene Hager (s/o Lewis Ebbert Hager + Hellen Berdelle McGuire)
    b. 3 Feb 1837 Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado
    d. 15 Jun 2015 Fort Collilns, Larimer, Colorado
    Click here to see his obit. FAG 149454190
  • Patricia Ann Anderson (d/o Edward Michael G. Anderson + Elsie M. Beane)
    m. abt 1961
    Joseph Omer Norman Fontaine
    b. 3 Nov 1936 Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts
    d. 13 Jul 2002 Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Click here to see his obit. FAG 149461397
  • Laura Lynette (Burns) Ratzlaff (d/o Woodrow Leonard Burns + Doris Nell Terral)
    b. 21 Sep 1962 Wasco, Kern, California
    d. 18 Feb 2014 Bakersfield, Kern, California
    Click here to see her obit. FAG 126528954
  • Wilma Darlene Uptergrove (d/o Mount Vernon Uptergrove + Edna Idell Cook)
    m. 28 Mar 1972
    Jerry Ronald Dickerman
    b. 10 Sep 1934 Sherman, Grayson, Texas
    d. 25 Jun 2014 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
    Click here to see his obit. FAG 132124210
  • Sherry Lynn (Bacak) Duffey
    m. 18 Jan 1957 Dallas, Texas to Max Wayne Duffey
    (s/o William Edward Duffey + Luna Beatrice Covington)
    b. 10 Oct 1941 Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    d. 18 May 2014 Granbury, Hood, Texas
    Click here to see her obit. FAG 130079814

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Scots-Irish Boy Comes to America

Boys don’t hesitate. Alexander scampers up the gangplank, the vanguard of his family boarding the Republic, which is bound for the New World. While the grownups fret over a dangerous sea passage, Alexander steps onto the deck, deeply breathing the sea air while contemplating the adventure unfolding before him.

Boys don’t obsess. Whatever apprehensions the grownups might be feeling about leaving everyone and everything they know behind for a new reality, 10-year-old boys like Alexander live in the here and now. For Alexander, the reality of this moment bursts with new possibilities.

Boys don’t wait. Alexander takes advantage of the time he has when distracted grownups ignore him. He surveys the busy deck, and dodging seamen, luggage, and cargo, Alexander makes his way to the seaside railing and looks west. His first voyage—from Northern Ireland to England—had been short. This voyage would take many weeks. In that time, a boy could come to know many things about sailing, sailors, and life at sea.

Boys don’t obey. As seamen go about getting the vessel under way, billowing and cracking sails snap in Alexander’s inexperienced ears along with the orders to get below. Dragging his hand along the rail, Alexander prolongs his time on deck as the Republic bobs into the Irish Sea. He nips behind some rigging on deck and watches as the Irish Sea turns into the Atlantic, a vast expanse of nothing but cold blue water.

Many weeks later, when the Republic lands at New York[1] and Alexander first sets foot on American soil, he takes his first steady step toward becoming an American. As the boy and his family navigate New York City and work their way west to Illinois, Alexander moves farther and farther away from his Northern Irish home and his Northern Irish roots.

By the 1840 census, thirteen-year-old Alexander McKee is living with his father and his older brother Joseph’s family in Randolph County, Illinois. During the time Alexander is growing up, he most likely does so in a log cabin. Frame housing comes to the prairies later.

The world Alexander grows up in must be similar to that described by his contemporary Dr. J. B. Gordon in his book Early History of the Flack School District Randolph County Illinois. Based on descriptions in that book, Alexander grows up working on the family farm just like any other pioneer boy. He most likely hunts and fishes out of necessity and for entertainment. Alexander is uneducated. Subsequent census entries note that Alexander cannot read or write. He attends Presbyterian services with his staunchly religious family.

Boys Become Men

The purchase of land is the first concrete evidence of Alexander’s presence in Randolph County, Illinois. On 27 December 1848, twenty-one-year-old Alexander purchases 40 acres in Randolph County. The description is the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 13 in township 5 south range 5 west in Randolph County. The land is located just on the border with Perry County, Illinois.

As the 1850’s begin, Alexander does another very grownup thing. On 12 December 1850, he marries Miss Susan Bowerman.

Susan is born in Steelville, Randolph County, Illinois on 28 August 1829, the third child of Jesse and Margaret Bowerman. Jesse along with his parents and siblings migrated from Tennessee, arriving in Randolph County, Illinois in 1808. The Bowerman homestead near Steel’s Mill is a well-documented Randolph County landmark. Susan is born on the family farm and grows up in the area—not far from the McKee family farms.

Susan and Alexander share their teenage years living in proximity to each other. When you add the probability that they attended church services together, one can speculate that religion plus proximity equals marriage.

Alexander and Susan settle into the typical farm life of the 1850’s and begin having children. Robert John McKee is born in 1852. Two years later Mary Margaret McKee arrives 1 December 1854 but dies a short 8 months and 20 days later (21 August 1855). Mary is buried in Cutler Cemetery in Perry County, Illinois. Jesse Alexander McKee arrives 25 July 1858 followed by Lemuel M. McKee on 15 April 1859.

In addition, Alexander’s success as a farmer necessitates the purchase of an additional 40 acres of land.

The 1860’s

With the start of the 1860’s, the Civil War becomes a factor in the McKee family. However, like the majority of his extended family, Alexander does not serve. He registers for the draft in 1863 when he is 36 years old. The Civil War is well underway; however, I can find no evidence that Alexander was ever called upon to serve. In addition, his children are minors who are too young for service.

Two additional daughters arrive in the 1860’s: Margaret Mary is born 7 June 1861 and Jennie Elizabeth is born 4 March 1866. All through this time, Alexander and his family’s lives follow the rhythm of the seasons and farm life.

The 1870’s

For the Alexander McKee family, the 1870’s brings losses. A new child—Cora Bratten McKee—is born in June of 1873 but dies quickly on 2 August 1873. Cora is placed in the family grave site in Cutler Cemetery. In November, twelve year old Margaret Mary joins Cora when she dies 2 November 1873. With Cora’s death, the McKee family has only one daughter—Jennie Elizabeth—along with their three sons, Robert John, Jesse Alexander, and Lemuel.

The 1880’s

As happens with all families, the McKee children grow up, marry, and set about making lives for themselves. Two happy events occur early in the 1880’s:


 On 2 November 1882, Robert John McKee marries Mary Ann Livingston.
(The family lives in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois.)

On 14 May 1884 Lemuel M. McKee marries Mary Elizabeth Blair.
The family lives in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois and later in Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.)

The mid 1880’s brings another unexpected death in the family when Alexander McKee dies 10 Jan 1886. At the time of his death, Alexander is being cared for in the home of his nephew‑in‑law, Joseph Thompson, husband of Mary Jane McKee Thompson. Mary Jane precedes Alexander in death, dying 1 January 1886. Perhaps the McKee family was trying to gather sick members of the family in one place to make caring for them easier. The Thompson family has a few unmarried children in their late teens and early twenties. Perhaps the Thompson family makeup made caring for sick family members easier. The local newspaper, The Plaindealer, includes the following obituary for Alexander in their Friday, 15 January 1886, issue. 
Mr. Alex McKee died at the residence of Joseph Thompson on Saturday, Jan 9, of pneumonia. His funeral was held at Cutler on Monday. We are told that Mr. McKee was about 58 years at the time of his death. He has a great many friends in Sparta and vicinity who mourn his departure. 

After Alexander’s Death

Life goes on after death as surely as the sun rises. As the end of the 1880’s approaches, the Alexander McKee household is much reduced.

Mrs. Alexander McKee (Susan Bowerman)
Mr. Jesse Alexander McKee
Miss Jennie Elizabeth McKee

In 1887, Jennie’s presence on the farm is confirmed by a piece the Sparta newspaper, The Plaindealer, in their Friday, 25 Nov 1887, issue:


One Shot, Two Turkeys
Miss Lizzie McKee, of Six Mile, should be voted the blue ribbon by the sportsmen of this section. One day last week a drove of wild turkeys made their appearance on the McKee farm and there being no men folks about the premises, she took down the old shotgun and went forth to do battle with the invaders. She fired one barrel and killed two, then the other barrel and killed one. Is there a better record in the Sparta Gun Club this season?
In 1889, Jesse’s absence is confirmed when he marries in Southern Missouri.

28 February 1889 to Rosa Ann Noble in Carter County, Missouri
(Rosa dies 3 March 1890 in Williamsville, Wayne County, Missouri.)

4 December 1890 Celia Adeline Skief in Butler County, Missouri

In the search for land, Jesse Alexander McKee looks in Southern Missouri and eventually settles in Williamsville, Wayne County, Missouri where he lives out his life.

By 1901, Jennie is married and living in St. Louis, Missouri. She is Mrs. John William Knierim. She lives out her life in the St. Louis area, dying 25 January 1942 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.

On 27 August 1907, Susan Bowerman McKee is living on her own when she dies at age 77. The death certificate lists her home as Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois and states that she died from the heat.

The McKee Name

Alexander is the youngest of four male McKee siblings. Of the siblings, Alexander is the most responsible for carrying on the McKee name. He has three male children who survive, marry and have children of their own—many of whom are sons.

Additional Family Information

For more information on all lines of the McKee family visit this weblog: http://alexandermckee.blogspot.com/

At the weblog, you can download a free printable PDF book, which is a 200 plus page index to the McKee family and their descendants (five generations, including vital statistics for each person listed in the index). 

References

Ship Arrival (Republic 12 July 1837 Liverpool to New York, New York)

Year: 1837; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 034; Line: 45; List Number: 566.

Marriage (McKee/Bowerman)

Dodd, Jordan. Illinois Marriages to 1850 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Illinois.

Census Entries

United States Census, 1840," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHBD-KZ9 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Joseph G Mckee, Not Stated, Randolph, Illinois; citing "1840 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com; p. 234, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 68, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 0007645.

United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8P1-DVM : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alexander Mckee, Randolph county, part of, Randolph, Illinois, United States; citing family 71, NARA microfilm publication M432.

Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Township 5 Range 5, Randolph, Illinois; Archive Collection Number: T1133; Roll: 3; Page: 459; Line: 39; Schedule Type: Agriculture.

Illinois State Census, 1855," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/612B-1N2 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alex Mc Kee, Township 4S Range 5W-Township 8S Range 5W, Randolph, Illinois; citing p. , State Archives, Springville; FHL microfilm.

llinois State Census, 1865," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCKZ-SH6 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alex Mckee, , Sparta, Randolph, Illinois; citing p. , State Library, Springville; FHL microfilm.

United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6HB-DC1 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alexander Mckee, Illinois, United States; citing p. 16, family 123, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545771.

United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXKC-QP3: accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alex Mc Kee, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 578C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Civil War (Alexander “Alex” McKee)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 4 of 6.

Find A Grave Memorials 

Memorial 45409478 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mckee&GSfn=alexander&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1886&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=45409478: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Alexander McKee

Memorial 45409613 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45409613: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Susan Bowerman McKee

Memorial 7907331 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7907331: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Robert John McKee

Memorial 65600643 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65600643: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Mary Margaret McKee

Memorial 44807500 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44807500: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Jesse Alexander McKee

Memorial 52718172 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52718172: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Lemuel M. McKee

Memorial 65601028 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65601028: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Margaret Mary McKee

Memorial 67267620 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67267620: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Jennie Elizabeth (McKee) Knierim

Memorial 65600801 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65600801: accessed 26 Aug 2014) Cora Bratten McKee

Land Purchases

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, “Land Patent Search,” digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=IL1510__.098&docClass=STA&sid=aqu5wtob.h15: accessed 26 August 2014)

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, “Land Patent Search,” digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=IL1560__.104&docClass=STA&sid=aqu5wtob.h15: accessed 26 August 2014)



[1] Alexander McKee entry: SS Republic Passenger Manifest, 12 July 1837, page 3A, line 45; in Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 034; Line: 45; List Number: 566.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Updated McKee Family Tree Book...Download New Copy

Updated the book with following:

  • Added info for Lillian Joyce Anderson (2 marriages: Gerow; Norris)
  • Added Living Female Akin to Living Male Burns
  • Updated marriages for Lucy Jane Booth (funky formatting)
  • Updated marriage info for Leland C. N. McKinley
  • Added info for Marie Kathryn Steele
  • Added info for Evertt Whisenhunt
Click here to download a PDF copy.

Here's the actual address:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E8AA5BE5FEB18E27!2011&authkey=!AMrgWk2d6G20n50&ithint=file%2cpdf

As always, if you have something to correct or add, please add a comment. I'm always looking for new cousins.