HI Linda, Thanks for noticing. I have seen all of the work you've done and I applaud you for your efforts! I have not thought much about the DNA thing. but im glad there would be a forum where we could all compare DNA. I was just not aware of this. As far as my McKee line goes we have learned a lot and do have hunches.
We know that John F. M. McKee married Sarah A. Dodson. And they lived next to her sister Elizabeth C. Dodson, who was Married to Andrew Jackson Mckee. Andrew was said to be John's first Cousin. I just have not found the ultimate connection.
Fact: on 1880 Williamson District 2 has a 35 yo CR McKee listed next door as "brother" and He lived next door to a 37 year old named GW McKee.
Hunch: Possibly William McKee of Orange co. NC was previously married and subsequently divorced. One researcher said there was a lawsuit claiming money for an unnamed son of that previous union. Sadly I can't find these leads or connections. So DNA may be the way to go. Ill look into it. I would love to open this line up. Been stuck for years- and I carry the name..