I am looking for information on a Melinda McKee listed in the 1850 Jefferson County New York census for the city of Watertown- She is age 40 living with Frank McKee age 18, Albert McKee age 16, Brayton McKee age 14 and George McKee age 4
Also in this household is a black laborer listed as Thomas Black and several children with the surname STANTON- I would like to know who these Stanton children are and if there is a relationship between the Stanton's and the McKee families or if Melinda McKee took them in for income?
Was she a widow? Could her maiden name have been Stanton? There is another McKee family in Jefferson County living closer to the St. Lawrence River with an occupation listed as 'sailor'-- could her husband be a sailor too?
If anyone has any kind of theory on this I would sincerely appreciate the help- We are so close to Canada, could they have come from there? Help!!! my email is also: cjcamp(at)frontiernet.net -Charmaine Campany Croghan,NY