I had a great response to this msg on the OHIO Forum and I wanted to thank "plg" for about the best reply ever.
The following is cut and paste of msg 62569 / 62570 on Ohio Forum:
Ambrose McKee 1900 Holmes Co OHIO Federal Census Ambrose is the s/o William MC KEE & Ann Elizabeth GRAY m. 10-9-1845 Holmes Co.
I'm fairly certain this is your family. Wm not mentioned as he would be one of the dec'd ch not named. Bro John's obit after this bio. Phyl....volunteer ============================ Biographical Record of Holmes County, 1889.
Samuel McKee is a son of Lenox T. McKee, a native of Ireland, who married Miss Mary Baine, and emigrated to America about 1820, first locating in Wayne County, Ohio, where he followed his trade of a weaver, and also taught school. In 1827 they moved to Holmes County and entered the tract of land now occupied by Samuel in Mechanic Township. Lenox T. McKee was a self-made man in every particular, accumulating a large property by his own hard work, perseverance and good management. He was a supporter of the Democratic party after 1844. He and his wife were prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died in 1859, his widow surviving until 1870. Eleven children were born to their union, six of whom are still living: John, of Millersburgh; Samuel; Mary Ann, wife of Robert F. Gray, of Mechanic Township; Francis J., of Millersburgh; Susan, wife of John C. Gray, of Mechanic Township, and Lucinda, wife of A.J. Bell, of Millersburgh. Samuel McKee was born in Wayne County, Ohio, September 7, 1823. He came to Holmes County when four years of age, where he received a common-school education, and has since resided on his present farm. In 1857 he married Miss Susan J., daughter of John Muller, of Prairie Township, and by this union they have three children: Lewis J., of Mechanic Township, married Miss Dora D., daughter of George C. Smith, of Killbuck Township, and has two children: Lola May and Grace Dell; Francis D. and Clement are at home. Mr. McKee is a prominent supporter of the Democratic party, and has servved as assessor of the township four terms, also as school director, supervisor and in other positions of trust. He and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
submitted by Jeanne Casner Yoakam ======================== HOLMES CO FARMER 9-19-1889 John MC KEE Sr d 9-9-1889 at the home of his dau, Mrs Wm JAMESON near Millersburg. He was 74y 5m 26d old. Deceased was born in St Anthem, County Down, Ireland in 1818 and emigrated with his parents to America in 1820 and settled near Mount Eaton OH. He then removed to Mechanic Twp where he has been a resident for over 60 yrs. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Graveyard near his wife and 2 daus. He is survived by 5 daus, 2 brothers and 3 sistersa and a large circle of friends.
[Note: John MC KEE m. 3-11-1845 Eliza Jane GRAY] ========================= Mom, Mary [BAINE] MC KEE b c 1796. John & Wm both applied for citizenship 9-30-1840, but doubt anything other than "Great Britain" would be listed. ========================== Ambrose MC KEE b. 9-2-1867; d 12-3-1932 Holmes Co; s/o Wm & Ann MCKEE; w/Ida Obit available to order.... http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/record_detail.asp?id=561757http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/record_detail.asp?id=561757