Thank you for your reply.It is great to hear from another Ambrose McKee descendant.My husband, Doug McKee, is also descended from an Ambrose McKee lineage dating in the early 1700s on the eastern shores of what became America and back through North Ireland and further back to Scotland.
For the better part of a decade I have searched for Ambrose McKee information and it has been "scarce as a hen's teeth".With the advent of Ancestry.com online actual census images I decided to search each actual image for what was really written on the actual census forms in the case of certain McKee entries.
I have found that the use of Ambrose as a given name in the McKee family during the 19th century happened in New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and, additionally, in Missouri where we already knew of our Ambrose McKee folks in Newton County and Jasper County from 1840 when they pioneered in that area after leaving Rutherford Co TN where they were also early pioneer settlers and are on the 1810 Rutherford Co TN Federal Census.
If you look at my posting history by clicking on my name at the beginning of this post and scroll through my various subjects of interest you will soon arrive at MCKEE and then check out messages that interest you.
Your question in the last line of your post is one I am trying to find an answer for.A good beginning here would be exactly, or as near as you know, where your senior Ambrose McKee was born, who were his parents, where did they live in Ireland or Scotland, all the good stuff.Family history passed down of where they thought they were from and personal stories they had to tell.My email address is shown when you click on my name at the beginning of this post also if you prefer to email.
I note from your email address your military connection.My husband served in the United States Army for twenty-five years and helped to carry on a long heritage of McKee military service to their country.
My venture of message board posts about the various Ambrose McKee located around the USA was another seed planted in my garden of McKee Family Research and you are the first descendant to "sprout".I am so glad to have received your post.