I don't know for certain that my John Mckee who died in Meriweather Co., GA in 1868 was son of Thomas McKee of Abbevile SC.According to census, my John was born in SC in 1793.His wife was named Martha.Two of his sons were named William b. 1814 in SC and the other Thomas S. McKee born 1816 in SC.
I am assuming that these McKees were Scot or Scots-Irish.Somewhere I came across the Scottish naming customs which I have found helpful in some cases:
The eldest son is nmaed after the paternal grandfather The second son is named after the maternal grandfather The third son is named after the father The eldest daughter is named after the maternal grand- mother. The second daughter is named for the paternal grand-mother The third daughter is named after the mother.
Subsequent children were named for still earlier forebearers, but generally, the naming pattern was less standard.
Here is some McKee information that you may already have:
South carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Vol III,Deeds Book F-3 July 10 1766-March 12, 1767:John McKee, farmer, son & heir of William McKee of MAcklinburg Co., SC for 100# currency, 100 a. HAnging Rock Creek, St. Marks PArish, grganted 2 JAn 1754 by Gov. James Glenn to William McKee.Witnesses:Glass Caston, Humphrey barnet.Before James Simpson, J.P. of Craven County.Recorded by Fenwicke Bull, register.
Roster of South CArolina Patriots In The American Rev. Gen Publishing Co., BAltimore 1983: Adam McKee.he served on horseback in the militia from February 1779 to MAy 1780 under CAptain Rosamond.
Thomas McKee.b. 1758 d. after 20 Oct 1796 m. Martha ___ He served on horseback and on foot inthe militia from 1779 to 1782.After the fall of Charleston, he was under CApts. Wardlaw, Wilson and Cols. Roebuck and Marshall.Patriot Index Supplement; R226; X3600; X3260.
There are also entries for DAniel, Edward, Eliezer, John, Richard and Samuel McKee.