Linda and Wes, having reread your exchange of last November, I will add the following:
There is an excellent site,www.glorecords.blm/patentresearch/ that provides online land patent records issued by the US gov. between 1820 and 1908 for 30 states. An image of the issued patent is avialable on line. Entering Mississippi and McKee will lead to about 75 Patentee names (25 first names and initals).Included are many Mt. Salus records.
these records can also be obtained in CD-Rom media for each of the states from the US BLM Eastern States Office (www.blm.gov)The cd is in DOS 3.0 format and difficult to work with but contains thousand of record.