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James M. McKee

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death: Died in Owen, Indiana
Place of Burial: McKee Cemetery , Franklin Twp., Owen, Indiana
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert McKee and Mary Todd
Husband of Mary (Polly) [-?-]
Father of Alexander B. Mckee; robert Todd Mckee; William M. Mckee; Martha Ann Mckee; Elveria Coats Mckee and 3 others
Brother of John Todd Mckee; william Mckee; Polly Mckee; Joseph Howe McKee and David Todd Mckee

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
Last Updated:

About James M. McKee

There is probably a probate or commissioners record for James McKee. There is mention James McKee Estate Probate order Book 3 pg. 192 ?-3?, if there is a will for Joseph it is unknown at this time. There is also a record of Mary McKee suing her children in regards to land divided among them.

On the 1850 census Joseph is listed as a Cooper by trade.

In Robert Thomas McKee's Civil War dairy he mentions of writing and visiting "Aunt Polly" when home of furlough. "Polly" being a nickname for Mary. Also recorded in the McIndoo family history is where Robert Thomas McKee stated that he went to Greene county where his cousin was.

    James McKee it is assumed to have been a farmer in Owen county.  He and is wife are buried in the McKee Cemetery southwest of "Gloryville" west of Freedom, Owen, In.

1292 James M. McKee b. 26 Jun. 1792 Kentucky [tombstone states 21 Oct.] d. 9 Sep. 1862 Owen co. In.; m. Mary [-?-]. She was born October 14, 1792, and died September 03, 1866 in Owen County, Indiana.

There is probably a probate or commissioners record for James McKee. There is mention James McKee Estate Probate order Book 3 pg. 192 ?-3?, if there is a will for Joseph it is unknown at this time.

There is also a record of Mary McKee suing her children in regards to land divided among them. But at present I have not obtained them nor if anyone else has them they have not sent copies to me.

Mary [-?-] b. 14 Sep 1792 d. 2 Sep. 1866 . Her will is found in Owen co. In. Will Bk. 2 pg. 216 as follows: I Mary McKee of Franklin twp., Owen county, Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament. First that my funeral expenses be paid out of the proceeds of my personal property. Second that all just claims against my estate be paid out of the above named fund and what money may be on hand at my decease. Third that my youngest daughter Elvira Coats Landrum be paid one dollar out of the proceeds of my estate which is to be all that the balance of my estate both real and personal after paying the above named bequests be equally divided between my other five children namely Alexander B. McKee, Robert T. McKee, Martha Ann Lundy, James F. McKee heirs and John P. McKee that the five last named children of mine, heir all of my estate both real and personal after the above named bequest are paid out of it. Fifth that Joseph H. McKee be and he is hereby appointed my executor to carry this will into effect after my deceased. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of February 1863 /s/Mary McKee Witnessess: John Johnson Stockton Lundy Filed 13 Sep. 1866

James M. McKee m. Mary [-?-]. Little is know about this man and his family except for the data that is set forth under his name herein on these pages. And this has came about by tracing back the parentage of one son John P. McKee who was a cousin to my [Judith E. (McKee)Burns ], great-grandfather Robert Thomas McKee and this family is mentioned in his Civil war diaries and resulted more as curiosity since my father kept saying 2nd or third cousin about some of John P.’s descendents herein mentioned. I have not been able to spur much interest from the descendants of John P.'s line maybe one day that interest will arise and we will have a more accurate account of them than we do now but until that happens

Some of the cousins made affidavits in civil ear pension papers for each other.

I keep gleaning information from census, court records and obituaries appearing in the Bloomfield News trying to put together a documented lineage that others can work with in the future as well.

The Landrum line is one that one person has worked on and one other son has some descendants partial interested in family history thus slowly bringing the family of Joseph and Mary [?.] McKee together.

On the 1850 census Joseph is listed as a Cooper by trade. Another item that spurs interest in this line is that the pension papers Albert McKee son of Joseph Howe McKee contains an affidavit by Anderson J. McKee quoting himself as second cousin to Albert. The graph below depicts the relationships:

Judi th Elaine McKee -> Alvin R. McKee her father ->james Garfiled McKee his father --> Robert Thomas McKee his father -> Joseph Howe McKee ->his father Robert McKee his father ->James M Mc Kee ->his son ->John P _. his son ->Oliver P - his son -> Raymond O. - His son - Alivn R. McKee 3rd cousins

Albert McKee -> Joseph Howe his father -> Robert McKee his father -> James M his son -> Alexander B. - His son - Anderson J his son = 1st cousins once removed

It has been told that the Raymond did not claim Lowell and Alvin R.(brothers) as cousins claiming that they were of an entirely different McKee family ancestry but all facts so far found and as presented indicates that they are indeed cousins.

In Robert Thomas' Civil War dairy he mentions of writing and visiting "Aunt Polly" when home of furlough. "Polly" being a nickname for Mary . Also recorded in the McIndoo family history is where Robert Thomas McKee stated that he went to Greene county where his cousin was. J John P. McKee son of james M. McKee has settled in Wahington twp., Greene county before 1872 not far from where great grandfater had bought his property - also John P. McIndoo married Mary McIndoo a sister to RT's first wife Margaret Jane. McIndoo.

    James McKee it is assumed to have been a farmer in Owen county.  He and is wife are buried in the McKee Cemetery southwest of "Gloryville" west of Freedom, Owen, In.

McKee Cemetery

Location: Franklin twp Located in section 19 on the SE 1/4 on land owned by Harold & Rebecca Owen, west of Freedom. This graveyard consists of 2 rows of graves with 4 stones on each. The stones are made from rocks from the creek. Only 3 stones are readable.

McKee Cemetery

Location: Franklin twp Located in section 19 on the SE 1/4 on land owned by Harold & Rebecca Owen, west of Freedom. This graveyard consists of 2 rows of graves with 4 stones on each. The stones are made from rocks from the creek. Only 3 stones are readable.

  • WILLIAM McKEE 18 Mar 1816-2 Sept 1840
  • JAMES McKEE 21 Oct 1792-5 Sept 1862
  • MARY McKEE w/o James 11 Oct 1792-3 Sept 1866
  • ONE STONE marked MMK
  • The are 2 rows of graves with 6-7 with no writing.

The above was found on the internet.

Another described it as being southwest of "Gloryville" west of Freedom, Owen, In.

At one point only four stone remained (this was 1968):

  • William McKee 18 Mar. 1816 2 Sep. 1840
  • James McKee 21 Oct. 1792 5 Sep. 1862
  • Mary McKee 14 Sep. 1792 3 Sep. 1866
  • Harriet McKee 15 Nov. 1821 30 Jan. 1841

The following letter from Arthur D. McKee dated 4 May 1948 with letter head of the Spencer Lodge No. 95 F. & A.M. tells the fate of this cemetery and in June McKee's handwriting on the bottom tells more of the woeful fate of the cemetery:

Mr. William Sullivan R.R. Freedom, In.

Dear Sir:

I was down to the Cemetery located on the south West corner of your farm, and noticed that it had been plowed over, Please do not put any crops out on this half acre as it has been turned over to the County commissioners and they are going to fence same in and care for the cemetery. Yours truly, Arthur D. McKee

June McKee wrote not fully legible: This Mr. Sullivan had built a house and used the tombstones in the basement walls; and that Arthur McKee filed charges in the case but never came up and never was fenced in either. The Owen County Indiana Cemetery Book published by the Maj. Adam Owen Chapter of D.A.R. (1983) on pg. 78 states: This graveyard consists of 2 rows of graves with four stones each the stones are rocks from the creek, only three stones are readable: William M. McKee; James McKee; Mary wife of James McKee and one stone: M M K; 2 rows of graves with 6 or 7 stones with no writing.

Owen county Indiana Deeds It is not known if all these James' is the same man and the one in this chapter. The Owen co. In. History states: J. R. McKee came prior to 1840; J. Y. McKee preacher at Gosport; and James McKee lived at Freedom 1833. It's only assumption at this point, the deeds fully listed is that of his wife Mary and validated by the will above listing her executor.

    

James McKee and Willis Wood from Maxwell Chambers; Sw qr. Sec 13 T 9 R 5; 160 acres; dtd. 5 Sep. 1829; rec. 2 Aug. 1830; warranty; $200; Bk. 2 pg. 218

James McKee and John Bechtel from J. P. Drake; W 1/2 NW qr. Sec T 9 R 4; 80 acres; dtd. 3 May 1836; rec. 13 Feb. 1837; receiver certif. #12629; $100; Bk. 5 pg.251 same James McKee and John Becthel to State of Indiana; W 1/2 NW qr. Sec 20 T 9 R 4; 80 acres; dtd. 4 Feb. 1837 rec. 13 Feb. 1837; mortgage; $100; Bk. 5 pg. 256

James McKee from J. P. Drake; SE qr. NW qr. Sect 20 T 9 R 4; 40 acres; dtd. 23 May 1836; rec. 13 Feb. 1837; Cert. #1263; $50; Bk. 5 pg. 254 ??same?? James McKee to State of Indiana; Se qr. NW qr. Sec 20 T 9 R 4; Se qr. SW qr. Sec 20 T 9 R 4; all total 80 acres; dtd. 11 Feb. 1837; rec. 13 Feb. 1837; mortgage; $100 Bk. 5 pg. 254

James McKee from J. P. Drake; E 1/2 SW qr. Sec 20 T 9 R 4; 80 acres; dtd. 4 Dec. 1835; rec. 13 Feb. 1837; cert. #8821; $100; bk. 5 pg. 251

James R. McKee from Hiram Thomas; Spencer Lot #13; dtd. 28 Dec. 1836; rec. 22 Feb. 1837; $150; Warranty; Bk. 5 pg. 270

James McKee from John Johnson; NE qr. NW qr.; Sec 20 T 9 R 4; 40 acres; dtd. 28 Sep. 1838; rec. 27 Sep. 1839; $100; Warranty; Bk. 6 pg. 388

James McKee from John Betchel; SW qr. NW qr.; Sec 20 T 9 R4; 40 acres; dtd. 12 Mar. 1841; rec. 10 May 1841; warranty; $50; Bk. 7 pg. 351

James McKee from Willis Wood; SW qr. Sec 13 T 9 R 5; 160 acres; dtd. 13 May 1841; rec. 10 May 1841; Warranty; $80; Bk. 7 pg. 352

James McKee to William Wilson; E 1/2 NE qr. Sec 29 T 9 R 5; 80 acres; dtd. 11 Apr. 1846; rec. 1 May 1846; warranty; $200; Bk. 8 pg. 590

James McKee to Samuel Clark; E qr. NW qr. Sec 27 T 9 R 5; 80 acres; dtd. 14 Mar. 1849; rec. 3 Aug. 1849; Warranty; $240; Bk. 10 pg. 356

James McKee from Isaac Johnson; Sw qr. Sec 13 T 9 R 5; dtd. & rec. 20 Feb. 1850; audit; Bk. 10 pg. 549

This Indenture witnesseth, That we James McKee and Mary McKee in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to us paid by Joseph H. McKee his heirs and assigns, forever, the following Real Estate in Owen County, and State of Indiana and described as follows, to-it: the Northeast quarter of the North west quarter of section twenty in township Number Nine North range number four west containing forty acres more of less together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, To have and to hold the same, to the said Joseph H. McKee his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof, the said James and Mary McKee his wife who hereby relinquishes her dower in said premises, have hereunto set their hands and seals this tent day of October 1854 /s/ James McKee Mary McKee

State of Indiana, Owen County, Personally appeared before me, the subscriber, a justice of the peace in and for said county, James McKee and Mary McKee his wife the grantors to the above conveyance, and acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed. [the following hadbeen struck out - And the said__ of the said _ being examined by me privately, separate and apart from, and without the hearing of__ said husband, and the full contents and purpose of said deed by me made known and explained,__declared that__ executed the same of __, own free will and __d and without any coercion or compulsion from__ husband ] Witness my hand and seal, this tenth day of October 1854. /s/Joseph Sand___ J.P.

Joseph H. Mckee to William H. Johnson Deed Bk. 27 pg. 7Ñ Rec. 12, Oct. 1869 8 a.m. This indenture witnesseth that Joseph H. McKee, as executor of the estate of Mary McKee, deceased, by order of the court of Common pleas of Owen county entered in on page conveyed to William H. Johnson, the following described real estate. commencing 34 14/169 Rods East of the North West corner of the South half of the NW qr. Sec 20 Town 9 Range 4 West, thence East 93 155/169 rods Thence South 41 1/6 Rods. Thence East 32 Rods. Thence South one (1) rod Thence West 125 155/160 rods. Thence North 42 1/4 rods to the place of beginning county 25 acres more of less in Owen county for the sum of five hundred and two dollars twenty five cents. In witness where of the said Joseph H. McKee, as executor aforesaid has hereunto set his hand and seal this 10' day of September 1869. /s/ Joseph H. McKee (seal) The State of Indiana Owen county, ss. Before me Inman H. Fowler, clerk in and for said county this 10 day of September 1869. Joseph H. McKee and acknowledged the execution of the amended deed, Witness my hand and official seal. /s/ I. H. Fowler Examined and approved Sept. 10, 1869. M. Burns Judge Owen C.P.C. I certify that the foregoing deed was duly stamped according to law and recorded October 12 1869 8 a.m. /s/ David N. Horne R.O.C.

The following are land records for a Robert T. McKee. These land deeds are to early for my great grandfather (Robert Thomas McKee as he would of been 8 and 16 when they were dated). It is safe to assume that these belong to Robert T. McKee s/o James and Mary McKee. It is unknown what happened to this Robert T. McKee land records were checked for grantor and grantee till the last book containing the year 1878 and nothing more was found on this Robert T. McKee

Robert T. McKee from Adam Deem; SW qr. NW qr. Sect 19 T 9 R 4; 34.074 acres; dtd. 7 May 1842 rec. 12 Feb. 1849; Bk. 10 pg. 203

Robert T. McKee from John Betchel; NW qr. Sw qr. Sect 19 T 9 R 4; $90; dtd. 24 Oct. 1848; rec. 12 Feb. 1849; warranty;$90; Bk. 10 pg. 204

Said to be James and Mary McKee's granddaughters Mary Henderson McKee, Martha Ann McKee and Mary Clare McKee.

United States Census Records 1850 Indiana, Owen pg. 105, Franklin District 83 – James Mc Kee 57 Ky.; Mary 51 Ky.; Elveria 24 In. John P. 19 In.

1860 Indiana, Owen, pg. 847-8 Franklin twp. Freedom James McKee 67 Ky.; Mary 67 Ky.

Their children:
  • 1296 John P. McKee b. 21 Jun. 1831 In. d. 29 Apr. 1899; m. 6 Mar 1854 Owen co., In. Mary Ann McIndoo
  • 1297 William M. McKee b. 18 Mar. 1816 d. 2 Sep 1840 Owen co., In. buried McKee Cemetery southwest of Gloryville west of Freedom, Owen, In.
  • 1298 Elveria Coats McKee b. I Jun 1826 Owen co., In. d. Owen co. In. m. 20 Nov. 1851 Owen co., In. Wesley Fletcher Landrum
  • 1299 Alexander B. McKee b. 28 Feb. 1814/5 Kentucky; m. 1836 Nancy Harris
  • 1300 Robert Todd Mckee
  • 1301 Martha Ann McKee m. Hiram Lundy
  • ?1301a Harriet McKee b. 15 Nov. 1821 d. 30 Jan. 1841; buried McKee Cemetery southwest of Gloryville west of Freedom, Owen, Indiana?
  • 1302 James Franklin McKee b. 1827 In. d. 14 Oct. 1862 Missouri; m. 1 Apr. 1848 Amanda Dickerson
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James M. McKee's Timeline

1792
June 26, 1792
Kentucky
1814
February 28, 1814
Age 21
28 Feb. 1814/5 Kentucky
1816
March 18, 1816
Age 23
<, , Indiana>
1816
Age 23
<Kentucky>
1818
1818
Age 25
<Kentucky>
1821
November 15, 1821
Age 29
1826
June 1, 1826
Age 33
Owen, Indiana
1827
1827
Age 34
Indiana
1830
1830
Age 37
possibly earlier Kentucky
1831
June 21, 1831
Age 38
Indiana