Hello, I am not a McKee researcher but am posting this for those who are in case it might help some one.
I have a book, one of several, researched and written by Allan W. Eckert which mentions one time only a Capt. William McKee on May 17, 1778- Sunday and which tells a full page of an attack on a Fort Randolph which was commanded by the same Capt. William McKee by the indians. There is only one note concerning this Capt. William McKee.
How ever there are about 30 or 40 notations of the Indian Agent Alexander McKee. Some of those notations appear to include several pages . The author Allan W. Eckert includes in some of those notations further info listed on certain pages for those who are only evidently researching ambushed Lochry force, certain things on Alexander McKee. They are: at Lower Sandusky Council, 261 Ambushes Floyd party,278 ambushed Lochry force,271 At Upper Sanduscky Council, 217 attacks Kentucky settlements, 277 berates Connolly, 62 captures Craycraft, 270 defects, 155 leads force against Wheeling, 415 plans defection, 155 threatens to hang Thayendanegea, 263 urges Delawares to war, 157
I will be glad to look in this book for anyone in any of the 39 notations if you let me know.
The author Allan W. Eckert did majer research in the Draper Papers for all of his books and I find them facinating to read . A lot of blood but a lot of truth.
Heres just one small part of page 74 and 75 the author datesMay 21, 1774, Saturday.
Quote: Hokolesqua had readily agreed, and they had reached Pittsburgh, only to find that the men they had rescued had now themselves become the protectors and were escorting the Shawnees toward Fort Pitt, where the council was to be held. Butler(note: this was a William Butler according to page 74. L. Glaus) sent a rider ahead to seek out George Croghan or Alexander McKee and get their assistance, and McKee, as soon as the situation was explained, hastened to Maj. Connolly and requested a body of militia be sent out to protect the delegation. Connolly refused to do so, called McKee an Indian lover, threatened him and his family and ordered him away. Unquote.
Quote from page 75: McKee offered to take the delegation to the quarters that had been prepared for them, but Hokolesqua refused. His expression set in grim lines, he said they would not stay and that now there could be no further talk of peace. Croghan and McKee immediately confronted Connolly and demanded that he order a company of militia to escort the delegation back to the mouth of Cross Creek, where they would cross the Mingo Bottom on their way home The canny Connolly readily agreed, knowing othere would see it as a humanitarian gesture that would help absolve him of any complicity in what had occurred . It mollified Croghan but did not in the least reduce his apprehension for what now lay ahead: The final hope of averting a general war had just been lost. Unquote.
Evidently there was a delegation of 8 Shawnees led into Pittsburgh by Hokolesqua and Pucksinwah for a peace talk. Including in the eight indians was a brother of Hokolesqua, Silverheels andthey were attacked by whites . Some of the other Shawnee names included in the eight were: Quote: Outhowwa Shokka-Yello Hawk, who was chief of the village of Chalahgawtha, where Paint Creek empties into the Scioto River, and his wife, a sturdy woman named Sheshepukwaeala-Duck Eggs-rode beside. The final two memebers of the delegation were young men. One was Elinipsico, son of Hokolesqua and nephew of Silverheels and Nonhelema: the other was Blue Jacket, adopted son of Pucksinwah. Unquote.
Source: THAT DARK AND BLOODY RIVER CHRONICLES OF THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY Author: ALLAN W. ECKERT BANTAM BOOKS NEW YORKTORONTOLONDONSYDNEYAUCKLAND DECEMBER, 1995