Looking for information on Reagan (Ragan) McKee, born about 1816 probably in MS.He married Eliza Newman in 1846 Natchitoches Parish LA (parish records) and moved to Calcasieu Parish LA (1850 census).
That census listed his wife as Mary, but later census records list his wife as Eliza or Eliza Ann and one listed her as Anna.Their son George's death certificate says his mother was Mary Newman.My guess is her full name was Mary Eliza Ann Newman.
Reagan and family moved to what is now called Vernon Parish LA by 1870.
His son William married Sarah Jane Jarrett.This couple and possibly Reagan and Eliza are buried in Evans Cemetery, near Evans, LA.
George McKee (1850-1920) married Susan Williams, sometimes called Suzanne.I haven't found a marriage record for them (Vernon Parish marriage records have a gap between 1871 and early 1890's), but their son William Riley McKee's death certificate says his parents were George McKee and Susan Williams.Census records for Vernon Parish also bear out that George was married to a woman named Susan/Suzanne.
Susan Williams McKee's death certificate, dated 1926, Vernon Parish, gives her husband as W. J. McKee, but I believe this is incorrect.
For one thing, my mother in law told me William Riley McKee's mother was in a wheelchair for years and the woman who died in 1926 was paralyzed though the extent was not given.
Further, I cannot find another Susan Williams McKee for that time and place and I could not find a W. J. McKee who was married to one.
Her death certificate says her parents were William Williams and Catherine Trasher.There's a Catherine Williams (1846-1910) buried in the same row as George and Susan McKee in Rosepine, LA cemetery.
The 1880 Vernon Parish census record listed Catherine Williams as a widow with two children.Neither of them was named Susan, but the James Williams house next door listed a little girl named Suzanne.
One final note.William Riley had an older half sister named Mary.Their father's first wife was named Adaline (Vernon Parish census records).
I'm mostly interested in Reagan McKee and would like to learn who his parents were, who his wife's parents were, where they came from, etc.Also, I 'd like to clear up all the discrepancies and contradictions concerning Susan/Suzanne Williams.Thank you.