I have hit a dead end after enless hours/days/weeks/months searching for our GreatGrandfather's parents. He died at the age of 102 in Lapwai Idaho. The earliest confirmed records I have for him are for his son's birth in 1864 in Hamilton County Ohio and 1870 census in Lone Oaks, Bates County, Missouri. His son, our Grandfather, Albert, stated place of birth on Alexander's death certificate as Indiana. Alexander told his family that he was a direct descendent of Col. Alexander McKee, renowned British Indian Agent, who lived and died in later years in Ontario, Canada.
Any information or advice for further research would be very helpful. I have tried searching backwards from this Col. Alexander, and his son Thomas (tons of information available) to no avail. There has to be at least one generation between Thomas and our Great Grandfather Alexander.