The Will of John McKEE, of Kershaw County, South Carolina, 17 September 1797 enumerates his wife, Susanna; children, including Jennet, Anne Alexander Archer Thomas Susana Elizabeth Agnes & John; and further, mentions Executors Alexander Archer and Thomas Archer [thought to be brothers of Susanna McKee]....
Interested in learning more about the family of this John McKee, of Kershaw County, South Carolina, and of his wife, Susana, [thought to be Susanna ARCHER McKEE, possibly the daughter of Alexander ARCHER, of Rocky Creek, Chester District, South Carolina. as noted in the Will of Alexander ARCHER, of Chester District, South Carolina, 19 November 1822]....
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Will of John McKee, of Kershaw County, South Carolina
“In the Name of God Amen I John McKee of Kershaw County and State of South Carolina Planter being ^ weak^ of Body but of Perfect Memory do make this my Last Will and Testament upon the nineteenth Day of September and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Seven and in the twentieth of American Independancy and after Recommending My Soul to God that gave it in hopes of a glorious Resurection calling to mind Mortality of My Body Knowing that it is appointed to all Men once to Die First of all Touching my Worldly goods Wherewith The Lord hath been pleased to blefs me
I Do gave and bequeath unto my Daughter Jennet a Small Bay horse & a cow and calf-If She Dies without an heir of her body to Return to my Estate-----
I Do farther Will and bequeath all my Remainding Property to be Equally Devided between my Lawful Wife Susanna and Anne Alexander Archer Thomas Susana Elizabeth Agnes & John [transcriber’s note: for clarity, we submit the following: Susanna and Anne, Alexander, Archer, Thomas, Susana, Elizabeth, Agnes & John] observing that the Mails is to have the Land excepting that track of Land on Edisto to be sold as other propty and the Femals to have Equivalent of other Property
Further observing that my wife is to live on this plantation During her Lifetime or While She Remains my Widow—
And I Do ordain and appoint Alexander Archer and Thomas Archer Executors of this my Last Will Testament and I do utterly Disannul and Revise all and Every other Former Testaments Wills and bequeaths Ratifying and confirming this my Last Will and Testament in Wittnefs I have hereunto Set my hand This 19th Day of September 1797
John ^his mark^ McKee (Seal)
James Shropshire William Archer Samual McClanend
Not Recorded Proved Feb. 7th 1798 Francis Boykin, C.C. Apt. 50-----Pkg. 1760-----“
Source Citation and Source Information:
S108093:South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No. 9).McKEE, John, of Kershaw County, Will Typescript (Estate Packet: Apt. 50, Pkg. 1760) (1 Frame). South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223. Tele 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198; http; scdah.sc.gov.Series: S108093; Reel: 0014; Frame: 0329; Item: 000. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304754http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304754.