John P Mckee (1831 - 1899)

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Birthplace: Indiana
Death: Died in Greene, Indiana
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About John P Mckee

A copy of their marriage was found among the  Civil War pension papers as follows: Be it known, That on the 6” day of March 1854 a Marriage License was duly issued to Mr. John P. McKee and Miss Mary Ann McIndoo which license in in the words and figures following to-wit: State of Indiana, Owen County SS: To any Person Empowered by Law to Solemnize Marriage in the County of Owen, Greeting: You are hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife; Mr. John P. McKee and Miss Mary Ann McIndoo according to the laws of the State of Indiana. In Testimony Whereof, I, Basil Meek, Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the Seal of said Court, at Spencer this 6” day of March A.D. 1854 B. Meek, Clerk. The Marriage of Whom is Certified this to-wit: State of Indiana, Owen County, SS: I, the undersigned, Nathan Cooper M.G. do hereby certify that Mr. John P. McKee and Miss Mary Ann McIndoo were legally joined together as Husband and Wife, on the 6” day of March, 1854, by me. Nathan Cooper M.G. State of Indiana, County of Owen, SS: I, Geo. W. Wask, Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County, hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and complete transcript of the Marriage License issued, and the return made thereto in the matter of the Marriage of John P. McKee and Mary Ann McIndoo as appears of record in my office. In Witness Whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court, at Spencer this 31” day of January 1900 Geo. W. Wask Clerk.

He was a veteran of the Civil War. Enlisting in the service of the United States at Gosport, County of Owen and State of Ind. on the 1 day of Dec. 1861, as a Private in Company B commanded by Captain Wilson in the 59 Regiment of Ind. Volunteers in the War of 1861.

He and his wife are buried in Washington twp., Greene co., In. at Dog Island/Mt. Zion Cemetery it being a nickname given it after a flood. Because that it being on high ground my father told me when noses where counted there were more dogs there than people! The real name of the cemetery is Mt. Zion and was also the site of the country church, all that's left I am assuming from the church is the front wall and what appears to have been a set of steps.

Deeds were found as follows in Owen co., In.: John P. McKee to Wm. H. Johnson; Sw 1/2 NW qr. Sec 20 T 12 R 3; 3 acres; dtd. 3 Mar. 1868; rec. 8 May., 1868; quit claim; $349; Bk. 25 pg. 160

Deed Bk. 24 pg. 128 Hiram Lundy to John P. McKee Rec. 19 Apr. 1867 at 3 o'clock P.M.: This indenture witnessess that we Hiram E. M. Lundy and Martha A. Lundy his wife of Owen county in the state of Indiana convey and Warrant to John P. McKee in Owen County in the State of Indiana for the sum of One hundred dollars the following real estate in Owen county in the State of Indiana, To-wit: Martha Ann Lundy share or interest in the south half of the northwest quarter of section twenty in township number nine north of Range No. four west said share contain eleven acres and on fourth as laid out and aloted to the heirs of James McKee by the commissioners appointed by Court for that purpose. In witness where of the said Hiram E. M. Lundy and Martha A. Lundy his wife have hereunto set their hands and seal this 12' day of February 1866 Hiram E. M. Lundy Martha [her X mark] A. Lundy State of Indiana, Monroe county, SS: Before me, John S. Johnson a Justice of the peace in and for said county this 12 day of February, 1866 Hiram E. M. Lundy and Martha A. Lundy his wife acknowledge the execution of the annexed deed. Witness my hand and seal, John S. Johnson I certify that the Deed of which the above is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of congress and recorded on the 19 day of April 1867 at. 3 o'clock P.M.

Deed Rec. 31 Pg. 280 Owen county In.: In this Indenture Witnesseth, That John P. McKee of Greene county, in the state of Indiana Convey and Warrant to James M. McIndoo of Owen county, in the state of Indiana, for the sum of one thousand ($1000) dollars, the following real estate, in Owen county in the State of Indiana, to-wit: The North East quarter of the North East quarter of section thirty (30) Township nine (9) North of Range four (4) West containing forty acres more or less except one rod wide along the east side for the use of James M. McIndoo for a pass way In witness whereof, The said John P. McKee & Mary A. McKee his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals, this 6 day of February A. D. 1873. John P. McKee Mary A. McKee State of Indiana, Greene county, ss: Before me R. S. J. Benifeil, a Notary Public in and for said county, this 6 day of February, A. D. 1873 John P. McKee & Mary A. McKee his wife acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed. My hand and official seal. S. J. Benifeil Notary Public Received of record, April 30, 1873, at 1 o'clock, P.M. I certify, that the Deed, of which the above and foregoing is a true copy, was duly recorded on the 23 day of May, 1873, at 4 o'clock, P. M. Emanuel Fulk Recorder of Owen County

After this his land records are recorded in Greene co., In. along with his descendants. These records continue down to, today but I stopped checking entries in the index book that included 1917 as that covered all land records of my great grandfather Robert Thomas McKee and his wife Martha Ann (Dye) Waggoner. Plus I was getting tired of lifting those heavy deed index books and time was running short

Greene county Indiana Deeds John P. McKee from Marian Hindman; S 1/2 W tract Sec. 33 T 6 R 6; 61 14/100 acres; dtd. 11 Feb. 1875; rec. 14 Jun. 1875; warranty; $1500; Bk. 11 pg. 30

John P. McKee from James H. Burdsall; Nw Nw Sec 21 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. 3 Oct. 1876; rec. 4 Oct. 1876; warranty; $1000; Bk. 14 pg. 31

John P. McKee to James H. Birdsall; Nw Nw Sec 21 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. 28 Oct. 1876; rec. 4 Dec. 1876; warranty; $1000; Bk. 14 pg. 179

John P. McKee to Joseph P. McIndoo; NW SW Sec 28 T 6 R 6 and Pt. NW Sw Sec 28 T 6 R 6 ; total 66 acres; and also SE NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; and also S 1/2 W Tract Sec 33 T 6 R 6; 61 14/100 acres; dtd. 11 Dec. 1876; rec. 15 Dec. 1876; warranty; $3500; Bk. 14 pg. __

J. P. McKee & M. A. McKee from Joseph McIndoo; Pt Sw Sw Sec 28 T 6 R 6; 66 acres; and also SE SW Sec 28 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; warranty; dtd. 26 Aug. 1881; rec. 27 Aug. 1881; warranty; Bk. 23 pg. 1

John P. McKee from Levi L. Brown & wife; Ne NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. 7 Jul. 1886; rec. 31 Aug. 1886; warranty; $500; Bk. 30 pg. 325

James E. McKee et al to Mary A. McKee; Pt. E 1/2 NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. Aug. 1899; rec. 31 Aug. 1899; warranty; Bk. 57; pg. 71 ??both the same?? Mary A. McKee from James E. McKee et al; Pt. division E 1/2 NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. Aug. 1899; rec. 31 Aug. 1899; warranty; Bk. 57 pg. 69

Mary A. McKee et al to Oliver P. McKee; division Pt E 1/2 Nw Sec. 20 T 6 R 6; 30 acres; Bk. 57 pg. 75 ??both same?? Oliver P. McKee from Mary A. McKee et al; division E 1/2 NE Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 30 acres; dtd. 21 Aug. 1899; rec. 31 Aug. 1899; warranty; Bk. 57 pg. 15

Mary A. McKee et al to Sarah E. Lace; division Pt E 1/2 NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 10 acres; dtd. 21 Aug. 1899; rec. 31 Aug. 1899; Bk. 57 pg. 73

Mary A McKee to Oliver P. McKee; Pt. E 1/2 NW Sec 20 T 6 R 6; 40 acres; dtd. 23 Jan. 1906; rec. 28 Feb. 1906; warranty; $2800; Bk. 79 pg. 38

United States Census Records 1860 – 13 Jul. Indiana, Owen County, P.O. Franklin Twp. Freedom pg. 843/829 McKee, John P. 29, In.; Mary Ann 22, In.; Mary E. 5, In.; James E. 3, In.; John B. 1 In.; Charles 1/12; In.

1880 – 3 Jun Indiana Greene county, h/h No. 311/311 P.O. Washington Twp. McKee, John R/P 49, In.; Martha A, 43 In.; James E. 23 In.; Benjamin 21 In.; Oliver P. 8 In.; William 15, In.; Charley 19 In.; Sarah 5, In.

1890 – burnt does not exist

1900 – Indiana, Greene county, h/h No. 451/459 McKee, Mary A. Jun 1837; James E. Dec 1859 enumerated with son William

1910 – Indiana, Greene county pg. 141b Line 82 h/h NO. 291/296 P.O. Washington twp. McKee Rd. McKee, Mary 72 In/NC/NC Wd 8 ch./6 living; James 53 son In/In/In


Their children:

  • 1318 Mary Ellen McKee b. 4 Jan. 1855; m. 19 Jul. 1872 Greene co., In.
 Jonathan Sisil he d. by 17 Dec. 1896 when she remarried Greene co., m 
2) Kenneth “Kin” Dye b. 4 Jun. 1853 Owensburg, Greene, In. d. 12 Jul. 
 1933 Greene co., In  She d. 20 Feb. 1913 Greene co., In. 
  • 1319 James Edward McKee “Jimbo” b. 21 Dec. 1856; d. 20 Feb. 1940 Lyons Greene, In.; buried Dog Island Cemetery Washington Twp., Greene co.,
    In.
  • 1320 John Benjamin McKee b. 1 Jan. 1859; m. 29 Jan. 1885 Greene co., In.
  Harriet B/R. Pate He d. Mo.  
  • 1321 Oliver Perry “Ol” McKee b. 30 Jan. 1872; m. 15 Dec. 1895 Greene co.,
  In. Cora Alice Deckard b. 30 Jun. 1878; d. 26 Jan. 1957 He d. 10 Sep. 
  1954
  • 1322 William Howe McKee b. 28 Jan. 1867; m. 23 Feb. 1893 Greene co. In.
Mary F. Young b. 21 Jun. 1871 d. 28 May 1923  He d. 25 Mar. 1903 
  buried Dog Island/Mt. Zion Cemetery Washington twp., Greene co., In.
Mary F. Young b. 21 Jun. 1871 d. 28 May 1923, m 2) 29 Apr. 1905 Greene co., In. [Bk. Q pg. 543] Wm. E. Neal s/o Lycurgus and S. J. (Johnson) Young
  • 1323 Thomas F. McKee b. 16 Apr. 1862; d. 8 Sep. 1862
  • 1324 Charles B. McKee b. 16 May 1860 Freedom, Owen, In.; m. 2 Aug. 1883
Greene co., In. [Bk L pg. 429] Adaline Candis “Addie” Morrison; m 2) 
12 Jan. 1899 Greene co., In. Etta Johnson 
  • 1325 Sarah Elizabeth McKee b. 2 Jan. 1875 Lyons, Greene, In.; m. 12 Sep.
  1891 Greene co., In. Charles Lafayette Lace b. 5 Dec. 1869  
 Greenfield, In. d. 25 Mar. 1919 m 2) 13 Mar. 1928 Bloomfield, Greene  
, In.  Lewis C. Burcham b. 6 Dec. 1870 Greene co., In. She d. 8 May 
1959
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John P Mckee's Timeline

1831
June 21, 1831
Indiana
1854
March 6, 1854
Age 22
owen, Indiana
1855
January 4, 1855
Age 23
Greene, Indiana
1856
December 21, 1856
Age 25
Indiana, United States
1859
January 1, 1859
Age 27
Indiana, United States
1860
May 16, 1860
Age 28
Freedom, Owen, In
1862
April 16, 1862
Age 30
Indiana, United States
1867
January 28, 1867
Age 35
Indiana, United States
1871
January 30, 1871
Age 39
Indiana, United States
1875
January 2, 1875
Age 43
Lyons, Greene, In.