Hi Paul. Nice to hear from you again. I have a few queries out on Guion McKee so I'm not sure if you have seen my one about the 2000 McKee reunion in any detail.
Two of the attendies told me that the middle name Owings was supposed to be perpetuated in the family names as a middle name. One of those telling me didn't know why but that his father had the middle name of Owings and that his parents had given him the Owings middle name too. They told him that the name was to be continued. They were descended from John O. McKee. Although they were all descended from Guion, they didn't know a thing about him. They had never heard of the name Guion or Gavin before. I attempted to get the two McKee groups to meet as one in 2001. They have seperate reunions in Fleming County about 1 month apart and at different places. Sounds like a family feud but they said there were no hard feelings between the two reunion groups.
Seems as though I was in Chester Co.,PA and saw a probate record for Robert McKee d.1755. It was on microfilm. It may have been a hand written copy of the original. As so often happens the original is in storage and will take advanced notice to get to view it. If he died intestate then this may have been a settlement of the estate. This was a paper on Robert McKee not Guion Moore. John was mentioned as a son, but the second son's name was not given, just that there was a second son. If you have his name as Isaac then I won't work on it any further. Our oldest son lives in Baltimore,MD. We need to visit them soon and I thought I might venture up Chester Co., way and look into it again.
I purchased a photo taken in the mid to early 1840's of a very elderly man and his wife. He has his arm around her. He appears to be about 100 years old (which may have been the ocassion for the photo). I find him in 2 census's with his birth year being between 1840-50. I thought I saw his name for the county he lived in listed as a veteran of the French-Indian War. If he was a vet it may be the only photo of a veteran of that war.
Going through some old papers I find The University of Michigan may still have the original papers of Huntington's research published in the 1912 Journal of Insanity. My Robert Marion McKee married Mary Augustus whose mother died of HC. Do you know who I could contact in Ann Arbor that might have access to those original papers from the Dight Institute? The original research papers went from Long Island to the University of Minnesota then to the University of Michigan.
A woman sent me a photo of Hester McKee, aunt to your Thomas Jefferson and my Robert Marion. She was b.1819. Included in the envelop was also a photo of Hester's daughter Hessie as she was called. The ladies are spitting images of each other except for the difference in their ages. Don't know if I told you I found a sharp photo of the tombstones of William & Hester Mckee. It was in a manila folder in the basement of the DAR Library in Wahington DC. The photo was taken in the 1920's while the stones were still fresh looking and very readable. Hester's stone is in unreadable fragments and William's is badly worn. Almost to the point of being unreadable. I was going to do a side lighting photo of it until I found the one in the DAR library. Do you recall the name and address of the woman near Danville that has an uncle or other relative with a photo of William McKee b.1783. The only two I have been able to find have not aged well and make a poor copy. It is the one with him holding a cane with his glasses on. I gather the one she has seen was probably printed at the same time and may have not been fixed properly thus the fadeing, but I would like to see it. I'm asking now because we are going through Danville this coming Monday and will contact her and see if I can arrange to see & copy it.