It appears that your Thomas Rankin McKee is a descendent of William McKee m. Mary Rankin. William was born 1747 and died October 5, 1822 in Orange Co NC. Their children were: Polly,Anne,Rankin,Victory,James,William,Elizabeth,and David. Rankin McKee b. September 7 1772 in Orange Co NC., died August 3 1835, Orange Co NC.,married Lydia B Ray March 7, 1807, their children:Nelson,John R,Sally,William A,David Byrd,Margaret R,Joseph W, and Elizabeth Anne. Maybe some of this will help you.