>>My great-great-grandfather was Reuben William McKee, born in Scotland. The information I've heard all my life is he came to the US on a ship and was the Boiler person or something and the ship blew up and they were in the Hospital for some time. I cannot seem to find out any information about when thy might of come,the yr or where they came in to the US,the area.My great-grandfather, John Jacob Franklin McKee was born in Des Monies Co., Iowa. I was wondering if the son of John McKee, Jr. could be the same Reuben William McKee. I'd appeciate the help.<<
Unfortunately, no.John McKee, Jr., in my line was born in Virginia in 1804. He had a son named Reuben and a son named William, but they were two different people.And I have not located a John Jacob Franklin McKee in my line at all.
So it doesn't look like we have a match here, alas.