Hi Mary Jo -
We have not corresponded before, but I have information on McKees in Athens Co, OH which I researched in the early 1980's. Will tell you what I have. Maybe it will get some discussions going...
My earliest known McKee ancestor is William McKee, b 1807 PA, died 10 Jan 1892 in Homer Twp, Morgan Co., OH. He appears in the 1850, 60, 70 & 80 census in Trimble Twp, Athens Co with wife Sarah Ann McDonald whom he married 24 Nov 1833 in Athens Co. also. William & Sarah had the following: Joseph A (1835-my line), Mary Ann (1838), George W (1840), William W (1843), Sarah Ann (1844), Julia E (or Paulia)(1848).
I have suspected for a VERY long time that William's parents were Andrew McKee (1782 PA-1868) & Mary 'Nancy' Rutter (1784-1857). Andrew & Nancy are buried Sands Cemetery, Trimble Twp, Athens Co. In the 1850 census, they appeared with their son Enoch, and in the column for deaf, dumb, blind was listed the name Susan. In 1860 census, Enoch is married to Ann M (Melissa Ann) Allen, and Andrew is in the household.
From early census records, I have tried to reconstruct the family of Andrew & Nancy McKee, but I have little documentation to prove any of this. I am not aware of the existance of a will or other Estate Administration documents. So the following are my ASSUMPTIONS:
Siblings to William b 1807 PA, children of Andrew & Nancy are:
Andrew b 1808 PA, married 9 Feb 1833 to Mary Walde, children:
Hannah Jane b 16 Jun 1833
Rebecca b abt 1835
Daniel S b abt 1842
David b abt 1844
Andrew mar (2) Harriett (LNU) abt 1845, children:
Edward b abt 1847
Mary b abt 1849
Andrew and 2nd wife Hannah appear in the 1850 York Twp census.
Robert McKee b 1811 PA
Robert married Elizabeth Rutter 10 Oct 1839 in Athens Co, OH. They had children:
Andrew b Jul 1839
Ebenezer b abt 1846
Emery C (Emrick) b Sep 1854
a daughter who married William Hicks
a daughter 1st name beginning with 'C' who married a McCoy
Robert & Elizabeth are listed on the 1850, 60, 70 & 80 Trimble Twp, Athens Co, census records.
Jane McKee b 1815/16 OH, married Caleb Rutter 7 Jul 1836; they appear in the Trimble Twp, Athens Co census 1850, 1860, 1880.
Susannah McKee b fall of 1815 OH, married Solomon North 9 Jan 1844 Athens Co, OH. They appear in the 1850 census in Trimble Twp, but she apparently dies before 1860.
Andrew McKee b 1817 OH, d 6 Oct 1871. Andrew appears on the 1850, 60 & 70 census as pauper, deaf & dumb, insane, etc.; never married.
Nancy McKee b Aug 1821 OH, mar 24 Mar 1841 to Henry DeVore, appears in 1850, 60, and 1900 census in York Twp.
Enoch McKee b 7 Mar 1824 OH, d 23 Oct 1916 mentioned above.
Lucinda McKee b fall of 1825 OH, mar James Matheny 10 Aug 1843 Athens Co, OH
Aside from Andrew & Nancy appearing in the Athens Co, census records, I believe I have found them in Dunkard Twp, Greene Co, PA in 1810. I suspect Andrew's father to be John McKee who appears in 1800 Whitley Twp, Greene Co, PA census. I also believe Andrew had a brother of unknown name, who married a woman named Mary. I also have the following, which again is speculation.
Mary McKee b abt 1798, mar abt 1820, children:
Marvena McKee b abt 1829 OH, mar Nelson? Squire? 17 Feb 1847, Athens Co, KY
Elizabeth McKee b abt 1835 OH
Delilah McKee b abt 1845 OH
Hiram McKee (or North?) b abt 1856
I would be very interested in corresponding with anyone who has an interest in any of these McKee families.
P.S. - I am ONLY interested in McKees related to the above. If you have McKees from other areas/states, please DO NOT REPLY to THIS message, post your own. I have this set up to notify me of replies posted to my query. I do NOT know of McKees in TX, ID, CA, WA, etc., etc. Thank you for your consideration.