TIME LINE FOR MCKEES & RELATED FAMILIES
IN EARLY LANCASTER CO, PENNSYLVANIA - PART TWO
as extracted from archive land records
1763 Thomas McKee, Indian traderon tax list of Fermanagh Twp, Cumberland. County; 400 ac in first year of assessment. Twp part Mifflin, part Snyder Counties. This tract could be at mouth of Mahantango Ck on west side of Susquehanna R.
1763 Thomas McKee surveyed300 ac, Warranted on 2 June,1763 for landalong eastside of Susquehanna River. Patented to H. Brubaker in 1823
1763 A Robert McKee born, died in 1847 in Delaware Twp. Northumberland Co PA
1763 Thomas McKee and James Burd on June 2, 1762 appointed a commissioner to settle disputes with Connecticut Indians
1763 Thomas McKee held land Warrant for 400 ac in Fermanagh Twp, Juniata Co on Tax Role.
1763 Thomas McKee on June 2, 1763 named with James Burd to be Commissioner to Settle Disputes with Connecticut Settlers.These disputes likely regarding settlers (squatters) from Connecticut claiming rights in northeast PA above the divide of Susquehanna R. in later became part of Northhampton County, PA.
1763 Thomas McKee wrote letter to Sir William Johnson, Colonial Governor of PA on Aug 23 possibly regarding up Susquehanna R. Indian matters and notes actions of his son, Alexander?.
1763 Reference to McKee Trading Post on Path to Shamokin upstream. This would place the McKee Trading Post on the westside of the Susquehanna R where an Indian path was know going southward toward the Juniata Area.
1763 Thomas McKee warranted 300 ac Surveyed 2 Jun 1763 in Lancaster Co
1763 Thomas McKee on Lack Twp, Juniata Co. Tax Role for 200 ac warranted as open land for grazing horses and sheep. This on westside of Susquehanna R.
1763 Thomas McKee - 155 ac ,113 ps part of 260 ac surveyed for warrant 2 Jun, 1763 for land situated along east side Susquehanna R. above Armstrong Ck in Halifax Twp, Dauphin County. Above land of Daniel Brubaker
1763 Alexander McKee- 300 ac surveyed on 27 May 1763 for land on eastside Dunning Ck xxx Valley on west side of Susquehanna R.,Cumberland County. An original warrant from Jan 1755. Adjacent to land of Bartrem Galbraithe Claim
1764 Thomas McKee - 260 ac plus road allowance of 6 percent surveyed on 6 Mar 1764 on east side of Susquehanna R. and Ridge of hills north of RobertArmstrong land and south of John Meech in Dauphin County?
1764 Thomas McKee Land Patent recorded with Penn Prop. on 12/26/1764.
1765 Margaret Powel - 75 ac 80 ps surveyed for warrant of 23 Aug 1765 for land across Powells Ck in Halifax Twp, Dauphin County. Parcel over the Blue Hills of Peters Mountain, near Forster’s Falls and near James Reed place including improvements made by John Powell while living 25 years on said property. This parcel on the eastside of Susquehanna R. Between land of Jacob Grebill to north and John Newbecker to the south; who acquired parcel in 1815. Application notes that she is widow of John Powel and acts for interest of herself and children. Originally the Powel parcel was 135 ac before lower half sold to Newbecker.
1765 Thomas McKee on 17 Oct, 1765 entered a Caveat (warning) with the Survey Office against the acceptance of a survey made for Margaret Powell in pursuance of her Application No. 608 of 23 Aug 1765 for 100 ac of land and improvements in Lancaster County.McKee alleging that he had purchased the premisses at a Sheriff’s Sale years ago and had possessed the same.Margaret Powel filed a legal action against Thomas McKee in 1767.
1766 Thomas McKee took out application for 100 ac and Survey in Consequence of land left by John Powell will to wife and children because Powell Estate indebted to McKee (See Powell Will of 1747, proven after 1748.).This claim by Mckee was questioned in court.
1766 Thomas McKee - 200 ac Application for warrant of 1Aug 1766 but not surveyeduntil 9 May 1833 for land lying on the eastside of Susquehanna R above Powel’s Creek and the Narrows called the widow Foster’s; below land of James Reed, Esq. Adjacent to application of John Taylor and on the back of Peters Mountain all situated in Halifax Twp Lancaster (Dauphin ) County.It is noted that this tract is included in two previous surveys, one dated 23 Aug 1765 granted to Margaret Powel later claimed by Newbaker heirs and the other warrant dated 26 Jul 1766 granted to John Taylor.
1766 Thomas McKee on 7 Oct, 1766 entered a Caveat (warning ) with Survey Office against acceptance of a Survey made or to be made for a tract of land & house on the East side of the Susquehanna R. in Lancaster County until a hearing before the Land Office or Commissioners of Property as McKee alleging that he had possessed of property & improvements for fourteen years . This tract first settled and improved by Simon Girtie who was later killed on the Ohio R.
1766 Hugh McKee - 130 ac 88 ps surveyed for warrant of 14 Feb, 1766. An application of2 Oct1766 for land in Peters Twp, Cumberland (Franklin) County. Adjacent to other land of Hugh McKee on the west, Joseph Dunlap.This parcel later to Thomas McKee & Geo. Dickey Executors of Hugh McKee Trust on 19 Mar 1798.
1766 William McKee 202 ac plus road allowance for warrant issued 26 Aug 1766 for land adjoining land of John McKee situated on the head of Brightfields Run in (later Derry then Granville Twp, Mifflin Co). Cumberland CountyThis parcel later divided with 125 ac 78 ps to Robert McKee in 1836 and 118 ac pc to Hugh McKee in 1847. Adjacent to land of Hugh McKe in Trust for heirs of David McKee and land of Hugh McKee by right of John McKee
1766 Andrew McKee - 151 ac 78 ps plus road allowance for warrant issued on 26 Aug 1766 for land adjoining land of William McKee(believed brother of Andrew)to the southwest and land of estate of of John Fergerson on the head of Brightwell’s Run in Cumberland (Later Derry Twp Miffin Co?). This parcel to Robert McKee et al in 1836?
1766 James McFee (McKee?) - 237 ac 143 ps plus road allowance surveyed for warrant issued 30 Aug 1766 for land called “Egypt” situated on north branch of Kishacoquillis Ck and the Standing Stone Mountain in Kishacoquillis Valley Cumberland (Franklin) County
1766 John McKee - 267 ac 126 ps surveyed for warrant of 26 Aug 1766 for land and improvements of John Chapman at Deer lick on the head spring of Brightfields Run on the north side of Juaniata River. This area later Derry Twpin Cumberland (Miffin) County. This parcel then adjacent to land of Wm. McKee and vacant hills. Patented by John McKee on 12 Jul 1799.
1766 James McKee - 100 ac, adj to 106 3/4 ac, as surveyed for warrant of 1 Aug 1766 for land in Antrim Twp Cumberland (Franklin)County. Adjacentto other land of James McKee, James Potter, Wm Beatty.
1766 William McKee - 200 ac & adjusted to 219 3/4 ac plus road allowance as surveyed for warrant issued 1 Aug 1766 and Patented by James McKee on 17 Apl 1782 in Antrim Twp. Adjacent to land of Thomas McKean, Esq.
1766 Alexander McKee - 200 ac, adjusted to 268 ac on two warrants, one dated 20 Sep 1762 for 100 ac and one dated 5 Sep 1766 for 200 ac in place called Berry’s Bottom not far from Berry’s Falls on the west side of the Susquehanna R. including a long slender island. Other nearby land owned by Jacob Beams.
1766 James McKee - 150 ac corrected to 276 ac 113 ps plus road allowance for warrant issued 1 Aug 1766 for land called “Bears Meat” situated next to Wm McKee land on the north side of the south xxx at the head of Penn’s Ck Cumberland County. Adjacent owner Wm McCormick.
1766 John McKee - 106 ac 163 ps plus road allowance for warrant issued 1 Aug 1766 for land situated upon a small run leading into the west branch of the Kishacoquillis Valley Cumberland County.Adjacent to land of Col John Armstrong, Ephraim Blaines, Wm Baket
1766 William McKee - 204 ac 149 pc plus road allowance for warrant issued 1 Aug 1766 for land called “Kingsland” situated on the south side of and the head of Penn’s Ck an on the north side of the Indian Path including a small spring in Cumberland County.
1766 Thomas McKee sold several land parcels on Westside of Susquehanna Rv.
1767James McKee - 60 ac 25 ps warranted on Feb 26, 1767 and Patented May 6, 1782 on land known as “McKees Farm” in Cumberland County.
1767 A Mary Powel Listed as Intestate in Lancaster Co .
1767 McKee’s Path from mouth of Mahanango Ck to near Thompsontown (Delaware Twp and Juanita R. cross Cocolamus Ck set as boundary between Penn and Greenwood Twps.
1767 Thomas McKee sold 456 ac including three islands in Susquehanna R. Within boundary of Greenwood Twp. Snyder Co to Jacob Segrist of Manor Twp for£ 46, 1 shilling on 28 July,1767. Part of land extended into Perry Co?
1767 Hugh McKee - 78 ac 77 ps surveyed for warrant of 16 Dec 1767 for land in Peters Twp Cumberland County adj to 130 ac parcel of 1766
1767 Hugh McKee - 150 ac adj to 159 1/4 ac plus road allowance as surveyed for warrant issued 18 May1767 for land in Peters Twp. Cumberland County.Adjacentto other land owner by Hugh McKee, John Glenn, Anne Watson, Joseph Dunlop.
1767 Thomas McKee warranted and patented 200 ac surveyed on the Susquehanna R. Over the Blue Mountains in Lancaster Co PA Survey exists.
1767 Thomas McKee recorded warrant for 469 ac patented in 1767 defined as “The Fellows” in North Umberland Co.
1767 James McKee warranted 60 ac 25 perch known as McKees Farm on west side of Susquehanna River in Cumberland Co PA. Also separate patent to John Allison on 7/3/1767
1768 Jacob Seigrist filed patent for 66 ac on McKees Big Island from Levi Stephens and 26 ac on McKees Turkey Island all in Lancaster Co PA.
1768 An Alexander McKee on, Greenwood Twp. then Cumberland County Tax Role 300 ac warranted2 ac clear of timber, above E. Fork of the Susquehanna Rv
1769 Thomas McKee - 334 ac surveyed on 3 Apl,1769 for land Called “Corsica” on the westside of Monongahela R. (Ohio R.?) Allegheny County?
1769 Alexander McKee - 150 ac plus road allowance on Application of 7 Aprl 1769, and surveyed on 23 July 1833 for land joining Jacob Crosser line bounded on the east with Barrens and up river by Berry’ Narrows situated in Halifax twp Lancaster ( Dauphin) County.
1769 Thomas McKee - 246 ac plus road allowance application of 28 Mar 1769 and surveyed for warrant on 22 Dec 1770 for land called “the Long Meadows” on the eastside of the Susquehanna R. Bounded on the south by the “Fellowship” Tract in Upper Paxton, Lancaster county. This parcel later warranted on 30 Sep 1803 to James McKee in then Dauphin County.
1769 A Robert Potts will recorded Lancaster will Bk C, Vol.1, Pg 27.
1769 Robert McKee and James McKee res of Derry Twp on land adjoining James Shaw. Robert noted as witness to sale of 150 ac by Shaw in Jan 1769 to Howser.
1769 An Eleanor McKee, Nee ? Born, possible wife of xxxx McKee died in Delaware Twp, Northumberland, PA
1769 Thomas McKee received Warrant for Survey of 300 ac on Eastside of Susquehanna Rv on 2 June 1768
1769 Thomas McKee Tax Role of Lack Twp, Juniata Co west of Susquehanna R. Listed as 220 ac warranted undeveloped land grazing sheep & horse.
1769 Robert Potts of Paxton Twp, Lancaster County: will recorded on 7 Nov. 1769, Wife Sarah Mckee Potts Executor of Estate. Children: Rachel, Peggy, Jean and Ann Potts.
1770 Sarah Potts on Paxtang Twp, Lancaster Co.Tax Assessment List
1770 Two Robert McKees on Taxable List for Derry Twp. as was Robert Allison
1771 A Robert McKee of Derry Twp as Tax Payer for 50 ac 2 horses and 4 cows.
1771 Thomas McKee of Upper Paxton listed as tax payer for 300 uncultivated acres.
1771 Four Powels - Listed on tax role from Upper Paxton Twp, Lancaster County
1771 Widow Potz (Potts?) - On tax role for Upper Paxton Twp, Lancaster County; 50 ac 1 horse 2 cows and 1 sheep.
1771 Alexander McKee designated as Justice of Peace in (lower?) Bedford County on Mar 11, 1771. Bedford Co on Border with Maryland and boundary in dispute. Note: An Alexander McKee listed in William Herbert’s Company, Maryland, Dunmores War of 1771-1774.
1771 Peter Potts - On tax role for Upper Paxton Twp, Lancaster County.
Potz (Potts?) of Paxton
1772 John McKee - 100 ac surveyed for warrant issued 21 Feb, 1772 for land on Peters Ck at North of Bi Lick Pork in Fayette Co (Bedford County).
1772 John McKee - 268 ac 104 pc warranted on Feb 27, 1772, Patented on Feb 28,1772 for land known as “McKees Choice”
1772 John McKee - 150 ac surveyed for warrant issued 14 Aug, 1772 for land at head of Spring of Branch of Scott Mill Run, adjacent to Robert. Hays, Nathaniel Plumer, Alex. Long & Joe Wilson in Fayette County (Bedford Co) Patented by Ann McKee on 10 June 1811.
1772 John McKee - 300 ac surveyed for warrant issued 9 Nov, 1772 for land in West Buffaloe Twp, Northumberland County (Union County) Adjacent to lands of Thomas Craig, Thos Poschal, Edward Lee.
1772 A John Powell in Lancaster Will Book C, Vol 1., Pg 242
1772 Thomas McKee, “Indian Trader” likely died late 1771 as lands surveyed on May 26,1772
1774 John McKee - 300 ac surveyed for warrant issued on 10 Jul 1774 for land on FishingCk, Northumberland County.
1777 Capt. Robert McKee of Derry Twp, in 3rd battalion 1st company under command of Col. Alexander Lowrey Lancaster C0 Rev. War Militia.
1777 An Old McKee, possibly James then living on a farm above Shamokin at branching of Susquehanna River was held at mercy of PA frontier militia company for two days, who stripped his place of food supplies, as he was deemed a Tory.
1777 James McKee possible son of Thomas McKee signed will in July 1777.Will probated in Cumberland County in May 1782. Wife Elizabeth Verner McKee, Sons William McKee, James McKee Jr., Daughter Rachel Dickson.Ref: PA Gen. Society Vol. 91, pg 95.
1778 Joseph McKee - 200 ac surveyed for warrant issued 14 May, 1778 for land in Hamilton Ban. York County.
1778 Joseph McKee - 50 ac surveyed for warrant issued 14 Dec, 1778 for land in Hamilton Ban. York County.
1778 Capt. Robert McKee Co of militia 3rd Bat. Lancaster commanded by Col AlexanderLowery Muster Roll in PA Archives. This Robert believed son of James McKee of Derry and served from 1777 to 1781. He was born in Conewago Twp. Confusion between Col. Robert and Capt Robert McKees cousins of same Twp. At some time?a Samuel McKee mar a Bestey Lowry
1779 Robert McKee Derry Twp Tax List.Note: there is an Isabella McKee, possible wife of Col. Robert McKee in 1789-85 who is listed for Derry Twp, Dauphin County as owning forty-six! Slaves.
1780 William McKee Upper Paxtang Tax List
1780 James McKee in Paxtang Twp, Lancaster County, east of Susquehanna R. ,Tax List, also on another list as owning seven slaves.
1780 John MaKe – on Bart Twp. tax list. John McKee & Robert McKee on Lancaster County tax list.
1780 Capt. Robert McKee of Derry Twp. in 4th Battalion 7th Company under Lt. Col Alexander Lowery.
1782 A later Alexander McKee on Taxable Role in Hanover Co.
1782 A James McKee Patented the 60 ac of land Known as McKees Farm in Cumberland Co that he warranted in 1767.
1782 A William McKee son of James McKee Jr & Susan Nesbit reported born at McKee Half Falls Snyder Co PA.
1782 James McKee - Accept 60 ac 25 p plus road allowance on 18 Apl 1782 and Patented on 19 Apl, 1782 for land originally surveyed on 20 Apl 1767 in Antrim Twp Cumberland County. Adjacentto other land owned by James and William McKee, Thomas Nesbit
1783 David McKee and John McKee on tax list of Huntington Twp, Adam (York) County? Likely are brothers that moved to Westmoreland County, western PA.
1784 Andrew McKee - 115 ac adjusted to 137 ac as surveyed for warrant issued 9 Dec 1784 & Patented on 21 Jan 1834 by Thomas & John McKee for land parcel called “Moderation” in Kichoquillas Valley between two barren ridges of Derry Twp Cumberland County. Adjacent toland owner by William McKee believed brother of Andrew), Robert Sample,
1784 Mary McKee of Rye Twp, Cumberland County on 16 Nov, 1784 married Laurence Laughlin at the Centre Pres. Church Perry Twp.
1785 Elizabeth McKee of Rye Twp, Cumberland County on 25 Sep,1785 married Hugh Laughlin at the Centre Pres. Church Perry Twp.
1785 James McKee - 85 ac surveyed for warrant issued on 2 July, 1785 for land in Lurgan Twp, Franklin County.
1786 John McKee - 150 ac adj to 151 ac 56 ps as surveyed for warrant issued 12 Jun 1786 and Patented on 1 Apl 1837 by David L. McKee for land in Milford Twp Cumberland County.Adjacentland owner by Robert Hoge. Joseph McCoy, Wm. Graham, Wm. Orr.
1786 Thomas McKee - 150 ac surveyed for warrant issued 23 Mar, 1786 and patented on 26 Oct. 1802 by T. McKee for land in Hamilton Ban. York County.
1785 Robert McKee - 400 ac surveyed for warrant issued on 5 Oct, 1785 for land called“Deformity” on waters of Peters Ck in then Washington County (Allegheny County) western PA. Survey adjusted to417 ac & 66ps Near James Rutherford, Henry Evautt, John Jones, Robt. Henderson
1786 Robert McKee Sr. - 300 ac surveyed for warrant issued 22 Aug 1786 for land in Washington Twp, Fayette County, Land Appropriated.
1786 Robert McKee - 235 ac 57 ps warranted and Patented 9 Feb.,1794 parcel of land known as “The Forge” in WashingtonCounty by Robert McKee.
1787 David McKee - 306 ac & 23ps plus road allowance surveyed for warrant issued 30 Nov, 1782 for land at juncture ofYoucheagany R. & Monongahela R. adjacent to lands ofRobert McKee and Thomas McKee and orphans land. In Westmoreland County (now Allegheny County).
1788 Peter McKee - 338 ac 106 ps of land warranted on Mar 1, 1788 and Patented on 18 Mar.1788 known as the “Transfer” in Washington County.
1789 Agnes McKee of Toboine (Toboyne?) Twp, Cumberland County on 25 Jun,1789 married Levi Perkins at the Centre Pres. Church Perry Twp.
1789 William McKee - 35 ac surveyed for warrant issued on 10, December 1789 for land in Fennett Twp, Franklin County.
1792 Robert McKee - 150 ac and adjusted to 162 ac 116 ps plus road allowance as surveyed for warrant issued 15 Oct 1792 and Patented by R. McKee on 25 Apl 1811 for land in Toboyne Twp, Cumberland County. Adjacent to land of Robert Reed, Samuel Henderson.
1793 Robert Reed - 75 ac in two parcels as surveyed for warrant issued on 27 Aug 1793 for land adjacent to Barrens Toboyne Twp, Cumberland County.
1793 William McKee - 200 ac adjusted to 220 ac 112 pc as surveyed for warrant issued 19 Mar 1793 for land adjacent to Hills in Rye Twp, Cumberland County. Adjacent to Hugh Ferguson , John Agnew.
1793 Thomas McKee - 600 ac in two surveys, one with CharlesHiggondon adjusted to 381 ac104 pc on Shurmans Ck and one for T. McKee for177 ac and 115 psfor warrants issued on 22 Aug,1793 for lands on north side North Mountain, Tyrone Twp. Adjacent to land owner Wm. Winslow, Geo. Crouse, Robert Hazlett
1793 James, John, Sally & Margaret McKee - 950 total ac surveyed on 19-23 Apl,1793 for four parcels near Monogahela R. in Allegheny County. Adjacent to land of the heirs of David McKee, Note: This James possible oldest son of a Thomas McKee who came to Westmoreland County, western PA, andwho died there on June 1815.
1798 Thomas McKee - 207 ac surveyed on 12 Mar 1798 for warrant of 12 Mar 1798 forland in Peters Twp Cumberland County (later Franklin County).Thomas McKee & Geo. Dickey Executors of estate of Hugh McKee. Tract original survey for Hugh McKee o14 Feb, 1767. This parcel adjacentto other land of Hugh McKee, Joseph Dunlap.
1799 Col. Alexander McKee, son of Thomas Mckee, senior and a Tory sympathizer during Rev. War died 5 Jan 1799 at farm on the Thames R. Ontario, Canada.
1799 John McKee - 267 ac 126 ps accepted on 30 July 1799 and Patented on 31 Jul 1799 by J. McKee for land on Brightfields Run in Cumberland (Miffin) County. Adjacent to land of Wm. McKee andvacant hills. Original order to John McKee dated 28 May 1768.
1803 James McKee - 246 ac plus road allowance surveyed for warrant issued 21 Jul, 1803 for land called “The Long Meadows” in Upper Paxton Twp, Dauphin County.Patented by J. McKee on 22 Jul, 1803. Original survey of 28 Mar 1769 for Thomas McKee. Adjacent to landcall “Fellowship Tract”. There is also a tract called “The Fellowship” on eastside of the Susquehanna R. In a valley over the Blue Hills on both sides of mouth of unnamed short creek (not Mahanango Ck) on River in Lancaster County. Appears to br below or near present Dalmatia Pa.
1811 James McKee - 16 ac adjusted to 11 ac 128 ps plus road allowance surveyed for warrant issued 14 Mar 1811 and 25 May, 1811 Patented by J. McKee forland inRye Twp, Cumberland County.Adjacent to other land of James McKee, Levi Owens, John Snyder
1811 John McKee - 100 ac adjusted to 108 ac 109 ps plus road allowance as surveyed on 24 Apl 1811 and Patented 29 Oct 1813 by John McKee for occupied land situated in Tyboine Twp adjacent to South Mountain Cumberland County. Adjacentto other land ofJohn McKee
1815 John McKee - 25 ac surveyed for warrant issued 20 Oct 1815 and Patented 13 Nov 1826 for land in Toboyne Twp Cumberland County. Adjacent to other lands of J. McKee, JohnShrefler, Hugh Robeson.