My husband's lst great and 2nd great grandfather were also named William Thomas McKee (Sr and Jr respectively.)Sr. was born in Rutherford Co TN on Oct 15 1829 and Jr. was born in Hardeman Co TN in 1853.Sr's father was Ambrose McKee born ca 1800-1801 apparently inMecklenburg Co NC or enroute to Rutherford Co TN.
I was curious as to the parents of your William H. McKee 1791-1860 NC.
We are always trying to connect the McKee in North Carolina to each other.
I have seen the given name "Newton" used with the Maury Co TN McKee.Seems I saw Sherrill mentioned with some McKee in NC on these msg boards but not sure about that.
Some of the Rutherford Co TN McKee went to Missouri-Neosho and Jasper Co-in the mid-1800's.Have seen some msgs on the boards where some of the descendants of those McKee were in OK so had wondered if you might be connected there.But if yours are all straight out of NC then that wouldn't work either.