I just ran across this info and it is very interesting.I do have a question and I hope you have a answer for me. lol
What I'm looking for is Nancy Agnes McKee/McKey born a1774 maybe Tennessee and died 1815 Grainger Tennessee.
Nancy married Rev. John Kidwell born 17 Mar 1765 Bedford Va, and died 1846 Grainger Tennessee.
My problem is Nancy's parents.
I found The Franklin P. Baxter Papers (Tennessee)
The Franklin P. Baxter Papers (Tennessee)include numerous commercial publications in several different languages, legal documents, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, and a periodical documenting the diverse collecting activities and interests of Franklin Baxter during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition to these documents there are several miscellaneous records that were incorporated into the Baxter Collection by the staff of the B. Carroll Reece Museum prior to the collection's transfer to the archive. The collection is divided into four series: Series I, Publications, 1863-1931; Series II, Legal Documents, 1797-1930; Series III, Miscellaneous Documents, 1843-1930; and Series IV, Museum Records, 1825-1929.
Important subjects and persons covered in the collection are:
Bean, William, 1721-1782
Carnegie Iron Company
Citizens Bank (Johnson City, Tenn.)
East Tennessee State Normal School
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1797-1930, Box 2.
13. Land Deed: From State of Tennessee to Alexander McKee, September 15, 1807.
21. Land Deed: Two acres from J. P. to J. C. McKee to Robert McKee, October 11, 1854.
22. Land Deed: From William and Margaret Alexander to T. W. & William McKee, June 13, 1860.
4. Bill of Sale: From Martha Rhea to Elizabeth Mackey, June 27, 1835.
8. Deed: From John Hannah to Alexender McKee, September 27, 1797.
Also The Lost State of Franklin
The Lost State of Franklin
A short-lived attempt to create a new state in the trans-Appalachian settlement of present-day East Tennessee, the State of Franklin arose from the general unsettled state of national, regional, and local politics at the end of the Revolutionary War. Under the severely limited congressional revenue powers imposed by the Articles of Confederation, the best solution for funding the new national government in the 1780s was the cession of western lands by the individual states. Congress actively encouraged this process, anticipating substantial returns. North Carolina, however, had not agreed to such a step and instead reopened its western land office in 1783. Acting on the presumption that the Cherokees had forfeited their land claims due to their alliance with the British during the Revolution, the entire trans-Appalachian West, with only a few exceptions, was made available for purchase.
The convention met as planned on December 14, 1784, and reaffirmed their support for an independent state to be known as Franklin. Delegates adopted the North Carolina constitution to serve as a temporary government, but made some alterations such as the reduction or abolition of property qualifications for elective office. A second convention met in November 1785 to adopt a permanent constitution. This document, sometimes called the "Holston Constitution," provided for a unicameral legislature with specific property, religious, and moral qualifications for its members; however, the temporary North Carolina constitution continued to serve the new state. At a third convention the following March, John Sevier, a popular Revolutionary War hero and Indian fighter, was elected governor; a barter system for the payment of taxes was established; and four new counties were established.
This list John Kidwell 17 Mar 1765-1864, Joshua Kidwell 1757-1835, and Charles Kidwell 1765-1812, all brothers.John married Nancy Agnes McKee/McKey.I think that Thomas McKee is her father, but no proof.
I hope you may have some information on Thomas Mckey.