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James McKee

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: April 1778 (48-56)
Rockbridge, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William McKee and Mary McKee
Husband of Lydia Todd
Father of Alice (Allie) McQuiddy; Samuel Todd Mckee; Martha Mckee; John McKee; Robert McKee and 2 others

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About James McKee

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James Mckee

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  • Birth: 1726 - County Down, Northern Ireland
  • Death: 1778 - Rockbridge County, Virginia
  • Parents: William Mckee, Mary Mckee
  • Siblings: Andrew Mckee, Samuel Mckee
  • Wife: Lydia Mckee (born Dodd)
  • Children: William Mckee, Alice Mckee, Martha Mckee, Samuel Mckee

Found in Chalkley’s Records of Augusta CO., Va. Vol. 3 pg. 433: James and Lydia McKee 1765 Augusta Deed Book 12 pg. 271 8 Oct 1765 James and Lydia (x) McKee to Thomas Kilpatrick, 68 pounds 10 shillings 300 acres on Kerr’s Creek, Corn Samuel Norwood on Kerr’s Creek, John Wiley’s line Delivered: Thomas Kirkpatrick 4 January 1772 Will of James McKee, Rockbridge county, Va. 26 April 1778

1765 James McKee and Lydia to Thomas Kilpatrick, L68.10, 300 acres on Kerr's Creek; corner Samuel Norwood in Kerr's Creek, John Wiley's line. Delivered: Thomas Kilpatrick 4 Jan 1772 (C3p433).


1. 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.

2. Rockbridge County Virginia Wills, Bk. 2 pg. 18. "In the name of God Amen I James Mckee of Rockbridge county and commonwealth of Virginia being sick and frail of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will testament (viz) first I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors and as to the good things of this life wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath and dispose of in the following manner (viz) first I order that all my jsut debts and funeral charges be paid by my executors out of my worldly estate. - ITEM I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Lydia my large dark bay horse his saddle & briddle and body claoths also her thirds of all my movable estate after just debts and charges being paid and her third of the plantation whereon I now live during her life provided she does not marry and in case she marry she is not then to have any part of my estate either personal or real save only her saddle briddle and body cloaths the reast of her thirds that she has possess is to be equally divided at her marriage amonst my beloved children. ITEM I give and bequeath to my son William McKee the old part of my plantation with all that part of the new survey adjoining on the side of the bottom of mill creek and half said bottom to be divided by two disinterested persons choosen by my executors sd. bottom is to be divided in such a manner as to be most advantage of both places which part of sd bottom and part of new survey and old plantation to him his heirs and assigns forver. ITEM I likewise give and bequeath to my sd son William McKee all my personal estate except my wife Lydias thirds on condition of his giving bond and surety to pay all just debts and legacies by me given and bequeathed. I order that said son William McKee on Condition of the above pay to my beloved daughter Alice [Olive?] McKee the sum of thirty pounds in one year after my decease; and to my beloved daughter Mary thirty pounds when of age and my beloved son Samuel Mc Kee twenty pounds when of age to them their heirs or assigns forever Son William is not to have the Rifle gun. I order that my son William get as much of the thick Cloath that is now at the fulling mill as will make him a suit of cloaths and if my son William does not comply with the above, I order all my personal estate bequeathed to him be sold to pay my debts and legacies before mentioned save one horse beast the plow and coupplings [lashings?] which I order to be kept on the plantation for the use of the children. I further order that my son Robert McKee to be put to school and learnt to read and write and cypher as far as the rule of three. and my daughters Martha and Mary McKee to be put in school and taught to read plain whcih expense is to be paid from the produce of the land or stock kept on said land. ITEM I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John McKee the remaining part of the new survey on the north side of Mill Creek to his heirs and assigns forever I likewise give and bequeath to said John my new rifel gun and so much of the thick cloath that is now at the fulling mill as will make him a suit of cloaths on condition that he stays and continues to labor for the sibsistence of the family until he is of age and in lieu thereof I order that my son William McKee pay half the expenseses of building him a convenient dwelling house. I further order that my other two sons Samuel and Robert should depart this life before they come to full age allowed by law for heirs to inherit legacies that their or theirs legacies left by me to them be equally divided amongst the surviving of my children. I further order that if my personal and movable estate should not amount to thirty pounds to each of my daughters Alice and Martha & Mary that my two sons William and John McKee pay the last will and testament confirming and ratifing this as my last will and testament. Publish and pronounced in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th April 1778 James McKee (Seal) In the presence of John Lyle SImon, James Lyle, Samuel (Scot (?), John Peoples At a court held for ROckbridge County August 1st, 1778. This Last will and testament of James Mckee decd was presented in court by John Houston and Lydia McKee the Executors therein Names and proved by the oaths of John Lyle, Junr.; James Lyle; and John Peoples subscribling witnesses & he the said John Houston renouncing the Executorship which ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of said Lydia Executrix who made oath according to law probate is granted her in due form giving surety whereupon she together with John McKee and John Houston in Securties entered into and __ lodged bond in the finality of Two thousand pounds with conotition (?) required by law Test. Andrew Reid, Clk."

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James McKee's Timeline

October 11, 1726
Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 28
Culpepper County, Virginia
Age 30
<, Rockbridge, Virginia>
July 3, 1764
Age 38
Kerr’s Creek, Augusta County, Virginia
September 4, 1766
Age 40
Rockbridge, VA, USA
Age 40
<, Augusta, Virginia>
Age 42
<, Rockbridge, Virginia>
Age 48
Mercer, Kentucky
April 1778
Age 52
Rockbridge, VA, USA