I am not a member of this family, and I did not read all the letters to see if anyone is working on this particular line.However, I have a book with me today which has a little information on these people: "Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia" by Cecil O'Dell; page 126:"James McKee was in Orange County, Virginia by 28 april 1738 when thomas Campbell filed a lawsuit against him.On 27 June 1739, he was appointed Constable in the Berryville area in'room' (place) of Hugh Gilder.(Berryville is today the county seat of Clarke Co., VA).
"He was deceased by 3 October 1746 when his wife Margaret McKee was named administratrix of his estate by the Frederick County Court. Her son William McKee and John Smith were her securities on the Bond."
"Margaret, with two sons (Willaim and James McKee), pruchased 129 acres from Abraham Teague for 60 pounds on 2 October 1753.This land was part of two tracts which were on Cattail Run, a branch of the Shenandoah River.One tract contained 48 acres, part of 300 acres granted to Richard Pendall on 3 October 1734. (Tract 121B, Map 3)The othere was an 81 acre tract, part of 145 acres granted to William Teague by Lord Fairfax on 11 October 1750.The 145 acre tract is adjacent northeast of the 48 acres approximately one mile east of present-day Charles Town, WV."
"Margaret was deceased by 6 May 1760 when her will (dated 4 April 1760) was proved in Frederick County Court."The will mentioned a daughtr Mary, dauther Fanny, daughter Marthew (sp?); son James, 'said Martha' (must be the one listed as Marthew); residue to be divided among her six children and some were apparently underage.Executors were friend William Crawford and son William McKee; witnesses were Robert Cornelius, John Stephenson, Catron Miller.
"William and James divided the 129 acres on 25 March 1763, each receiving 71 acres.On 26 March 2768, James McKee sold his 71 acre tract in two equal sections for a total price of 70 pounds; 35 1/2 acres to John White and 35 1/2 acres to Magnus Tate.William McKee and his wife Mary sold his 71 acre tract to John White for 100 pounds on 10 January 1771."