My name is Gerald Lawrence...My g grandfather was a Williams and a church planting preacher in south central Illinois (i.e., around the Vandalia, Mulberry Grove, Effingham, Louisville) area.....The Mckee family apparently provided him a Bible to start a new church that had been in the McKee family for a very long time....The Bible dates back to 1833.....
In it are the birth and marriage dates of the McKee family in Illinois at that time...Here is the information in the Bible for anyone who has an interest:
NamesBirthsDeaths Asa McKeeOct. 29, 1789Jan 21, 1877 Fanny C.McKee Apr. 14, 1795Jan9, 1869(?)(Asa and Fanny Chribbrick married Nov.24th, 1815)
ChildrenBirthsDeaths Fanny McKeeOct 29, 1816Aug 14, 1825 Amanda McKeeDec 11, 1818Jan. 1, 1895 Lorenzo McKee July 29, 1821June 22, 1898 Mary E McKeeJune 28, 1824July 28, 1824 Asa McKeeJuly 10, 1826Nov 24, 1893 Robert MckeeMay 22, 1829April 7, 1891 George W. Mckee May 16, 1831Nov 11, 1896
(Amanda married Simeon Dimmick Sept 19, 1844) (Lorenzo married Eliza Gibbs Dec 26th, 1844) (Asa married Mary F Makey Jan 30, 1854) (Robert married Jane E Craft Dec 15, 1856) (George W. married Nancy A. Frantz Sept 25, 1856)
Hope this helps someone.........My email address is email@example.com if anyone has any questions on this.......Gerald Lawrence