My great grandfather, Charles Billings McKee, was born somewhere in Alabama, c. 1861, according to census information (i.e., 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930).Both his parents are supposed to have been born in AL as well.He lived for many years in Garland Co., AR, then later moved to Lincoln Co., OK, in the 1920s, where he died in 1932.He is buried in Garden Grove Cemetary, north of Earlsboro, OK.
The story I was told was that he moved with his mother and sister to AR, where they lived in Garland Co., for many years.He married in c. 1890 to Flora Ann Merriott.They had many children:Jesse A., Flossie Pearly, Richard Hamby, Cephas Newton, Joseph Francis, John Smith (my grandfather) and Lawrence Elvis.
I would appreciate any information that would lead to identifying his parents and sister.
P.S., for those of the Masonic Fraternity, there is McKee Lodge No. 144 AF&AM, in New London, KY.They have their own webiste.There is some information about the McKees who help found the lodge.