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William Mckee

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Prob Cookstown, Derryloran, Tyrone, N Ire
Death: 1813 (67-73)
Ferguson Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Ferguson, Centre, PA
Immediate Family:

Son of Steven Mackey and --- Mackey, Mrs Steven
Husband of Sarah Jane McKee
Father of William McKee, II; Hugh McKee; Samuel McKee, (1800-1867); Elizabeth McGaw \ McGau \ McGou; Ann Glenn and 2 others
Brother of Steven Matthew Mackey; Grizel Mckee; Robert Mckee; Mary Mckee; Jane Mckee and 2 others

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

About William Mckee

William McKee, who was descended from Scotch-Irish parents, and served both in the War of the Revolution and in that of 1812. He emigrated from Cumberland County, PA, to Nittany Valley, Centre County, in the same State, having married Sarah Jane Taylor, whose children were

  • William, a resident of Penn’s Valley, Centre County;
  • Samuel, who resided in Nittany Valley;
  • Hugh, the subject of this biography;
  • Sarah, wife of Jacob Bergstresser;
  • Elizabeth (Mrs. Samuel McGau), and
  • Polly (Mrs. James Crooks).

William, who was a native of Nittany Valley, early learned the trade of a chair-maker, while Samuel became a skillful blacksmith. William had six children, as did also his brother, Samuel, who married Jane McKinney.

In FamilySearch Family Tree * William McKee

  • Gender: Male
  • Birth: Between 1740 and 1745 Prob Cookstown, Derryloran, Tyrone, N Ire
  • Christening: Rev War Vet 1782, Antrim, Franklin, PA
  • Marriage: Spouse: Sarah Jane Taylor Circa 1793 PROB ANTRIM, Franklin, Pa
  • Death: Between 1811 and 1813 Ferguson Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Burial: Ferguson, Centre, PA
  • Parents: Steven Mackey
  • Mrs Steven Mackey
  • Wife: Sarah Jane McKee (born Taylor)
  • Children:
  • Elizabeth McGaw (born McKee)
  • Hugh McKee
  • Mary Crooks (born McKee)
  • Elizabeth Donley (born McKee)
  • Samuel McKee
  • Sarah Bergstresser (born Taylor McKee)
  • William McKee
  • Anna Glenn (born McKee)
  • William McKee
  • Siblings: Steven Matthew Mackey
  • Jane Mckee
  • Grizel Mckee
  • Mary Mckee
  • Ann Mckee
  • Sarah Mckee
  • Robert Mckee
  • Source: Click here to view record on FamilySearch

Another daughter Elizabeth is also listed seems unlikely there would 2 one born 1801 & other 1804 Back to search results

  • In FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Elizabeth Donley (born McKee)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth: Circa 1804 Pennsylvania, United States
  • Marriage: Mar 19 1828 Hocking, Ohio, United States
  • Residence: 1850 Washington, Defiance, Ohio, United States
  • Residence: 1860 Haw Creek Township, Knox, Illinois, United States
  • Death: Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Parents: William McKee
  • Sarah Jane McKee (born Taylor)
  • Husband: John Donley
  • Children: Melinda Hutton (born Donely)
  • William Donley
  • Elizabeth Donley
  • Allen Donly
  • Mary A. Hatfield (born Donley)
  • Seth Donly
  • Andrew Donly
  • Jacob Donly
  • Jane Donly
  • Siblings: Elizabeth McGaw (born McKee)
  • Hugh McKee
  • Mary Crooks (born McKee)
  • Samuel McKee
  • Sarah Bergstresser (born Taylor McKee)
  • William McKee
  • Anna Glenn (born McKee)
  • William McKee
  • Source: Click here to view record on FamilySearch
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pg. 648 History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata valleys By E. Franklin, Austin N. Hungerford

Hugh McKee is the son of William Mckee who was descended from Sctich-Irsh parents, and served both in the War of the Revolution and in that of 1812.

He emigrated from Cumberland county, Pa. to Nittany Valle, Centre county, in the same state, having married Sarah Jane McKee, whose children were

WIlliam, who was a native of Nitty Valley, early learned the trade of a chairmaker, while samuel became a skillful blacksmith.

WIlliam had six children, as did also his brother, Samuel, who married Jane McKee attention,was in later years, given to farming, which they achieved success; they were both representative citizens.

Hugh McKee was born in July, 1788, on the homestead, in Nittany Valley, and having, at an early age, been left without a mother's protecting care, was bound out to George Woods, which periode of service continued for seven years.

About the year 1820, having been released from further service to Mr. Woods he removed to Mifflin county, and WAS EMPLOYED by David McKee, who resided in Ferguson Valley, Granville township, of that county. Mrs. McKee subsequently secured a lease on the farm of the latter, and at, the expiration of the seventh year, rented the farm of John Oliver, in Bratton township, of the same county, which, after cultivating for three years,he purchased. Preferring his early location in Ferguson valley, he in 1839, purchased the David McKee property, now owned by his son George McKee, where he resided until his death, on the 25th of August, 1870.

Hugh McKee was, in 1826 married to ttps://www.geni.com/people/Margaret-McKee/6000000018004689225, daughter of George Laman Hanawalt

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The following states that there were 2 brothers - not listed above BUT parents are not listed - it is possible that the list above is incomplete.

History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania By John Blair Linn pg. 436

William McKee was the first settler at Gap He emigrated from Ireland in 1791 first in Cumberland County

He had two brothers Andrew who settled at McKeesport Allegheny Co and Thomas who settled at Cincinnati Ohio

 William McKee was living at Logan's Gap (Hecla)  as early as 1795 and owned a large amount of estate there which afterwards went into the of Judge McKinney He left a large family  
  • Elizabeth who married a McGou and went West Hugh McKee of Lewistown
  • Mrs Mary Crook Indiana
  • William who married Sarah Cloyd lived at Boalsburg
  • Sarah Taylor who married Bergstresser
  • Samuel who married Jane McKinney and died at Jacksonville in 1868 father of Mrs James Martin Anne who married George Glenn
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William Mckee's Timeline

1740
1740
Prob Cookstown, Derryloran, Tyrone, N Ire
1794
November 12, 1794
Logans Gap, Ferguson, Pa
1798
July 1798
Nittany Valley, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States
1800
January 29, 1800
Hublersburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
1801
1801
Logans Gap, Ferguson, Center, Pa
1804
1804
Logans Gap, Ferguson, Center, Pa
1805
1805
Logans Gap, Ferguson, Center, Pa
1807
January 15, 1807
1813
1813
Age 73
Ferguson Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States