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Samuel Todd Mckee

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kerr’s Creek, Augusta, Virginia
Death: Died in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of James McKee and Lydia McKee
Husband of Elizabeth (Betsey) Lowery
Father of Nancy Chorn; John Mckee; James Mckee, Col; David Mckee; samuel Mckee and 8 others
Brother of Alice (Allie) Mckee; Martha Mckee; john Mckee; Robert McKee; William Mckee and 1 other

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

About Samuel Todd Mckee

MCKEE, SAMUEL

  • Ancestor #: A077494
  • Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 7-3-1764 AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: 6-3-1842 MONTGOMERY CO KENTUCKY
  • Pension Number: *S30574
  • Service Description: 1) CAPTS GRAY,CAMPBELL; COLS DAVIDSON,LEWIS
  • Residence County: AUGUSTA CO - State: VIRGINIA
  • Spouse N ame ELIZABETH/BETSEY LOWRY
  • Revolutionary War Veteran from Rockbridge co., Va.
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Samuel McKee's descendants there is a good record started of them. This is from a book complied by Adelaid Jenness in 1910.

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Excerpt from the Commonwealth, Frankfort, Ky. 28 Jun. 1842 - died at his residence in Montgomery co., Ky. on Monday, 6th inst. Samuel McKee, Esq. in the 78th years of his age. The deceased was probably among the youngest of the hero's who took part in the struggle for independence. He was born in Rockbridge co., Va. July 3, 1764 and entered the service at 16 years as a private in the Virginia Militia was at the siege of Yorktown, which closed the war of the Revolution. About the year 1784 or 1785 he emigrated to Kentucky, being 20 or 21 years of age settled first on Bear Grass, Jefferson co. shortly afterwards he removed to the station at Harrodsburg and in company with the late Col. Lewis and Price and Major Madison he served on many predatory excursions against the Indians frequently pursuing them to the State of Ohio.

Application of Samuel McKee, Revolutionary War Veteran, 1837

State Of Kentucky Montgomery county SS

On this 6th day of November 1837 personally appeared in open Court, before the County of Montgomery no sitting, Samuel McKey, a resident of said County in the Sate aforesaid, aged 73 years in July last, doth on his oath makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832: That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. His first service was as a volunteer from the County of Rockbridge, Virginia, under Captain David Gray; his Lieutenant's name is not remembered; ___ his Ensign's name was Charles Hays. This turn-out was in the second week of October 1780. The object of the service was the protection of Portsmouth in Virginia. He marched below Richmond before the Company was placed under any field officers. They were then attached to Col. Downsin's Regiment at Cabin Point. After going part of the way to Portsmouth, it appeared that a false alarm had been given; and the Company was discharged verbally - no discharge in writing having, as far as he knows, been given to any of the troops on that expedition. The names of Capt. Campbell, Lieut. Hamilton and Capt. Hall is remembered as having been connected with this service. Nothing very remarkable occurred during the expedition. He returned to his home ten days or two weeks before Christmas of the same year, up to which he computes his term of service, That he has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his service.

That in June 1781 he enlisted from the same County (Rockbridge), under Capt. Telford, on the occasion of Tarleton's invasion. The turn-out of the Militia of the County was general. Cols. Bowyer and McDoinch (?) are remembered as commanding the force. He marched to within twelve miles of Richmond, and the force, without anything remarkable occurring, was disbanded at Deck (?) Run Meeting House. The discharge was verbal. He was on this expedition about two weeks. His greatest distance from home on this expedition was about 140 (?) miles. He has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his service. That about the middle of August 1781 he was drafted as a Militia Man from the same county, under Capt. Charley Campbell, Lieut. Hamilton, and Ensign McClung, to march to the siege of York, to which point he was accordingly marched. Col. Lewis and Maj. McIlheny were his field officers or at least officiated in that capacity. He never arrived at York until about four days after the surrender, in charge of the prisoners with whom he marched to Winchester Virginia. He was then again verbally discharged and reached home about the 10th or 15th of November the same year, to which he computes his service. He knows of no one unless it be one James McCrosky, who lived in Scott County when last heard from, but whether living or dead now he knows not. He has no documentary evidence. That he came to Mercer County, Kentucky on the 21st of November 1782, and on the next day, the 22nd, was drafted under Capt. James Ray, Lieut. Anthony Crawhite (?) to join the expedition under General Clark to the head of the Big Miami, against the Indians. His Colonel was Benj. Loegan (?) and his Major was Magary. He marched to the Indian towns near the head of the Miami River.

The force killed 7 or 8 Indians ___ ___ initially. He returned in about a month. He has no documentary evidence and knows of no one, by whom he can prove his service. He hereby ___ his every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the Pension Role of the Agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above given (?). /s/ Saml. McKee


We Thomas Boon a Clergy now residing in Clark county and Richard French and Col. Josiah Davis, residing in Montgomery county, hereby certify that we are acquainted with the said Samuel McKee who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be 73 years of age; that he is reputed and believed, in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that Opinion. Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. /s/ Thomas Boone, Josiah Davis, Richard French

Marginal note: The sd Boon and French testify as stated except as to the station (?) of revolutionary service.

    

In answer to the interrogations required by the War Department to be propounded to the sd. McKey, in open Court, the sd. McKey says, in answer to the

  • 1st He was born in what was then Augusta county, Va. but Rockbridge when he served, on the 3d of Jul. 1764.
  • 2nd. His mother had a record of his age, which he has seen since he was grown, but does not know where it is.
  • 3rd. He lived in the 3 first tours in Rockbridge, Va., in Mercer county, then Lincoln, Ky., in the 4th in Lincoln till 95. He lived in Clark co., Ky. for about 10 years afterwards, and in Montgomery county, Ks. where he now lives, ever since.
  • 4th. Answered in the body of the declaration, towit, on the two first as a volunteer, and on the two last, drafted.
  • 5th The names of many officers are stated in the body of the declaration, together with the general circumstances of the service. (Parenthetic [1837]: Baker (?), Morley (?), Tabor (?), Hunter (?). Knox, Fayette are remembered besides).

And said Court do hereby deliver their opinion, after the ___ ___ serious (?) t(?)gation(?) of the matter, and after putting the interrogation prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier, and served as he states. And the Court further certifies, that it appears to them that Thomas Boon who signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman, resident of Clark co., Ky., and that Richard French and Josiah Davis, who also signed the same are residents in the County of Montgomery, and are credible persons, and that their statement is entitled to credit.

    

I, James Howard, Clerk of the Montgomery County Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court, in the matter of the application (of) Samuel McKey for a pension.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, this 6th of November 1837. /s/ James Howard, Clk.

Kentucky 31458

  • -----------------------------------------------------------
  • Samuel McKee
  • Montgomery in the Sate of Kentucky
  • Who was a Private in the Company commanded
  • by Captain Gray of the Regt. commanded
  • by Col. Dowan in the Va.
  • Line for 6 months
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  • Inscribed on the Roll of Kentucky
  • at the rate of 20 Dollars 00 cents per
  • annum,
  • to commence on the 4th day of March 1837
  • ------------------------------------------------------------
  • Certificate of Pension issued the 2nd day of
  • July, 1838 and sent to Hon. R. C. Menefee,
  • House of Reps.
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  • Allowed to the 4th of March 1837 $140.00
  • Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sept. 10.00 ---------
  • $150.00

Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832 Recorded by D. D. Ddison, Clerk, Book 2 Vol. 7th Page 34

RECORD:

1. Adelaid Jenness, Samuel McKee (1910).

2. Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns, Descendants and Ancestors of Joseph Howe McKee of Owen County, Indiana (McKee's of Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, The (Transcript), Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns, 2758 N. St. Rd. 17, Rochester, In. 46975-8734.

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Samuel Todd Mckee's Timeline

1764
July 3, 1764
Kerr’s Creek, Augusta, Virginia
1791
November 22, 1791
Age 27
Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky
1792
December 23, 1792
Age 28
1794
September 29, 1794
Age 30
<, Mercer, Kentucky>
1796
September 4, 1796
Age 32
December 15, 1796
Age 32
Co., KY.
1800
November 22, 1800
Age 36
<, Mercer, Kentucky>
1802
January 14, 1802
Age 37
<, Mercer, Kentucky>
1804
February 21, 1804
Age 39
1806
June 26, 1806
Age 41
<, Mercer, Kentucky>