William McKee lived along the TN River, near what is now known as "McKee Island" between Scottsboro and Guntersville, Al at a very early date. James and John Edwards also settled near him. I think Wm McKee married a daughter of James Edwards..as there is mention of some land McKee held in trust..for James'daughter..ca 1840. Marshall Co records.. James Edwards arrived to the Gunter's Landing area in 1815. Both are mentioned in the Edward Gunter reservation documents.