Jane McKee (Logan) (c.1707 - 1763) MP

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Birthplace: of Cumberland, , Penna
Death: Died in Kerr Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, on break until June 1
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About Jane McKee (Logan)

JANE LOGAN b. Ireland b. Ireland d. 17 Jul. 1763 Kerr’s Creek, Augusta [Rockbridge], Va. by Shawnee Indians dau. of David Logan  Another gives her as d/o of James and Sarah (Read)Logan. 

She was killed by the Indians and there are several accounts of this. The first by Lewis W. McKee: Suddenly , one morning in 1763 a hostile band of Indiana attacked the settlement on Carr's Creek, killing about twenty-three persons among them Jane Logan McKee. Jane Logan McKee was milking cows some distance from the house, and when she discovered the Indians, gave the alarm in time to have her house closed, then fled in an opposite direction and jumped into a sinkhole. The indians who were in pursuit, overtook and tomahawked her and scalped her. She lived however about two hours and was found and carried into her house before she expired. This of course, is mere tradition with me. - - Another account by J. A. Varner: states that John first discovered the Indians she approaching he and his wife followed by their dog, left their house and endeavored to reach a thickley wooded hill nearby. They had not gone far before Jane who was in a delicate condition and soon to becoma a mother became exhausted and begged her husband to leave her to her fate and make his own escape. This to he did seeing however near them a sink-hole surrounded by an almost impenetrable thicket of privet and briar bushes, in a hallow field, out of view od the Indians, he placed his wife in this and started to give the alarm tot he other settlers down the creek. The Indians were about to abandon the persuit, when one of them attracted by the barking of the faithful dog which had remained with her discovered Jane's hiding place. She was scalped and left for dead. - - Jennie D. McKee daughter of George R. McKee wrote that "The record in Grandfather McKee's bible which I have says: Grandmother Jane Logan McKee was killed by the Indianas in 1764, on Kerr's Creek, Rockbridge county, Va. I once asked ny father how this happened and he told me that, she becoming uneasy at the prolonged absence of her husband, John McKee, left the house in search of him and when a short distance from home, she was seized by a stray Indiana and scalped. HIs grandfather, Williaim Mckee told him this; also the old servants. - - Yet a much later account (100 years later) was published in the "Rockbridge Cistizen" of January 1872.

-------------------- JANE LOGAN b. Ireland b. Ireland d. 17 Jul. 1763 Kerr’s Creek, Augusta [Rockbridge], Va. by Shawnee Indians dau. of David Logan Another gives her as d/o of James and Sarah (Read)Logan. She was killed by the Indians and there are several accounts of this. The first by Lewis W. McKee: Suddenly , one morning in 1763 a hostile band of Indiana attacked the settlement on Carr's Creek, killing about twenty-three persons among them Jane Logan McKee. Jane Logan McKee was milking cows some distance from the house, and when she discovered the Indians, gave the alarm in time to have her house closed, then fled in an opposite direction and jumped into a sinkhole. The indians who were in pursuit, overtook and tomahawked her and scalped her. She lived however about two hours and was found and carried into her house before she expired. This of course, is mere tradition with me. - - Another account by J. A. Varner: states that John first discovered the Indians she approaching he and his wife followed by their dog, left their house and endeavored to reach a thickley wooded hill nearby. They had not gone far before Jane who was in a delicate condition and soon to becoma a mother became exhausted and begged her husband to leave her to her fate and make his own escape. This to he did seeing however near them a sink-hole surrounded by an almost impenetrable thicket of privet and briar bushes, in a hallow field, out of view od the Indians, he placed his wife in this and started to give the alarm tot he other settlers down the creek. The Indians were about to abandon the persuit, when one of them attracted by the barking of the faithful dog which had remained with her discovered Jane's hiding place. She was scalped and left for dead. - - Jennie D. McKee daughter of George R. McKee wrote that "The record in Grandfather McKee's bible which I have says: Grandmother Jane Logan McKee was killed by the Indianas in 1764, on Kerr's Creek, Rockbridge county, Va. I once asked ny father how this happened and he told me that, she becoming uneasy at the prolonged absence of her husband, John McKee, left the house in search of him and when a short distance from home, she was seized by a stray Indiana and scalped. HIs grandfather, Williaim Mckee told him this; also the old servants. - - Yet a much later account (100 years later) was published in the "Rockbridge Cistizen" of January 1872.

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Jane McKee's Timeline

1707
1707
of Cumberland, , Penna
1744
January 29, 1744
Age 37
<Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA>
1746
June 11, 1746
Age 39
Lancaster co. Pa.
1747
September 27, 1747
Age 40
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1750
February 18, 1750
Age 43
Lancaster co., Pa.
1752
March 14, 1752
Age 45
Cumberland co., Pa
1754
March 4, 1754
Age 47
Lurgan Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania / Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge Virginia
1756
February 17, 1756
Age 49
Kerr’s Creek, Augusta, Va.
1759
February 28, 1759
Age 52
Kerr’s Creek, Augusta, Va.
1760
December 25, 1760
Age 53
Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Va