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Lookup request from the "Book of McKee"

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Re: Lookup request from the "Book of McKee"

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKee, Cooper
I saw your offer to help with a look-up in The Book of McKee and wondered if you would do the same for me. I asked another owner of the book and they did nothing.

I have a Cooper female who married into the McKee line and I would like that McKee's lineage a couple generations forward and backward if possible, for a genealogy on the Coopers. I've got solid names, relative dates, and vague locations.

Benjamin McKee married Annetta Catherine "Nettie" COOPER (b. 5/16/1874; d. 6/20/1897). No marriage place or date is known. But as you can see, she lived a very short life so their time together would have been pretty short, too. Assuming she married as young as 13 they still would have had only ten years of marriage before she died. And we do know where her father and mother lived, so by extension, the likelihood is that she met and married Benjamin McKee fairly close to that place: Her parents were homesteaders who, "located on government land in Silver Creek township, Harper County, [KS]..." according to the reference book, Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history... (1912).

That places Benjamin McKee probably in Harper Co., KS, somewhere between 1887 and 1897. I also have another reference to Benjamin being somewhere in Pennsylvania in or prior to the 1950s, but that's not much help.

But I do have more. Benjamin and Nettie had two children, Gladys, who died young, and Captain William McKee, whose given name was apparently "Captain" (not a military title). And there is the suggestion on an Internet site that this tendency of naming a child "Captain" was carried over for at least two generations. If the book is indexed, this should make finding them a lot easier. The site in question intimated that one of these McKees was listed in Who's Who. If it is one of my two McKee men I would like to know which one, and when listed. Birth and death dates would be great for both of these men, and some information on the lineage (prior and descended) would be terrific, as I am publishing The Coopers in America, 1791-2012 possibly as early as the second week in August.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Cooper, ScribeDesk, dancooper1



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