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2/3’s of the estate was then divided into thirteen equal portions and one portion was given to each of the 12 children of Archibald Mc Kee, Sr., and one portion was given to the children of James Mc Kee, a deceased son [1/3 to each of his children] of a 13th share. 1852: “Dear Brother William Mc Kee: As I have had a great Deal of sickness this fall and is not able to come to see you all I want you to tend to my part of the Estate for me if you please for it is out of my power to be there at the time set for all to meat. Neal deposeth that the share of property on the Estate of Archibald Mc Kee, deceased, received by him is just and true to the best of his knowledge. This, plus a family journal written by Ann’s brother, who was a witness at the 1757 SECOND marriage of Archibald Mc Kee (to Ann’s Aunt Mary who was born in 1707 and was the widow of David Wilson) convincingly refutes that misinformation . We know she died before 1757, most likely in an epidemic during the 1740s or perhaps even earlier while enroute to America . Notes for Archibald Mc Kee: From Wayne Adams The elapsed time between their marriage and the earliest christening (6 years) leaves room for speculation that there might have been an “Archibald Junior” born 1708-1711 who could fit in as the Archibald who came to America by 1740 but this is mere speculation.
[No date of Court Order.] The will of Henry Hanna was signed 26 July 1820; probated 6 March 1821, naming following children: William Henry Hanna, James Hanna, Elizabeth Martha Hanna [2nd daughter], Anna Latita Hanna [eldest daughter], Nancy Elvira Hanna [youngest daughter]. Executors: Moses Gordon, Sr., James Hanna “my brother”; John Knox, William Henry Hanna, “my son now under age”. In the final settlement of Estate, Betsy Cash; signed as Betsy Mc Kee, but the name of her husband was not given. By November 1732 surveyers had completed their work on six townships.
While visiting Ireland, a fellow researcher did a lot of research on the early Mc Kee’s. Note: There is a lot of confusion about which Mc Kee married which Witherspoon and all of their children. Trustees named as Robert Wilson and Robert Witherspoon. After the death of his 2nd wife, Archibald Mc Kee Married 3-Elizabeth _______. 295) showing: ARCHIBALD Mc KEE, his mark, Prince Fredericks Parish, Craven Co., SC; One third of estate to wife ELIZABETH Residue of estate to five children: ADAM JOSEPH MARTHA COOPER JANE MILLER ARCHIBALD KNOX Also mentions wife;s daughters JANE WITHERSPOON MARG. Later the territory would be split into North and South Carolina.
She passed the information on to Wayne Adams and myself. There are notices of Archibald Mc Kee being married to 2-3 different Witherspoon women. There is also confusion concerning which set of children goes with which family. They had four sons, James, Gavin, Robert, and John; and one daughter, Ann, who married Archibald Mc Kee. Witnesses: Joseph Mickie, Mary Dick and John Leviston, J. Archibald Mc Kee, Williamsburg Township, Prince Frederick Parrish, Craven County, signed will 3 Oct. “What I give to her is to pass to her three daughters by her former husband, viz: Elizabeth O’Brien, Margaret O’Brien, and Jane Witherspoon.” To my children, each 1/5th of my Estate: Martha Cooper; Adam Mc Kee; Joseph Mc Kee; Jane, wife of William Miller; _______ Knox, wife of Samuel Knox “her share to her son, Archibald Knox.” Executors: wife, Elizabeth; son, Joseph Mc Kee with James Fleming, Esquire [Charleston County 18-241]. & ELIZABETH O’BRIEN Son-in-law WILLIAM MILLER d P/R nd, p241 Sandra Mc Kee got a copy of the will. The background was light gray with handwriting not completely clear — readable but not clear. The remainder of his estate was to his five children. Colonization began about seven years after the grant led by Anthony Ashley-Cooper who became the Earl of Shaftesbury.
To: Ann Mitchell, Elizabeth Mc Clary and John White “ each is all that I intend for them to have.” To: Henry Hanna now in the Mississippi Territory. If A was his middle initial it probably stood for Adam . Names indexed: MCKEE, ARCHIBALD; NISBITT, ALEXANDER Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY Document type: MORTGAGE Series: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00516 Item: 001 Date: 1/30/1752 Description: MCKEE, ARCHIBALD, MEMORIAL FOR 280 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY. on John Mackelveen and vacant land, and all other sides on vacant land. Relations with the Cherokee Indians were friendly but the incursion of the white man went less smoothly with the Yemassees, a tribe of about 1250 Muskogean Indians some 90 mines southwest of Charles Town..
“I will to him the part of the estate of my deceased father, Archibald Mc Kee, which I have just gained in Court of Equity.” To: My Grandson: Samuel Knox, “My home plantation”. We can’t be sure whether he customarily signed by mark or, as was the case on his son Adam’s will, signing by mark was merely an expediency due to his physical condition at the time it was drafted. on John Mackelveen and vacant land, and all other sides on vacant land. Names indexed: LORD, MRS.; MCKEE, ARCHIBALD; NISBETT, ALEXANDER; SNOW, WILLIAM Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY Document type: MEMORIAL Archibald Mc KEE was recorded in the Georgetown District of SC by 1740. Family tradition indicates that his house was burned by the British. Adam Mc KEE died in Abbeville Co., 1806, leaving his widow Jean, Children: Grissel, Michael Sr., Adam Jr. And hath such shape and marked trees as appears by the above delineated plat. The Cherokee Path began on the bight across from Charles Town and meandered through the valleys continuing along the Congaree and Santee Rivers.1778, aged 37 Elizabeth Mc Kee, his 3rd widow died 6 July 1810, aged 66 years [SC Historical Magazine XIII, 66] Elizabeth Mc Kee signed will 2 July 1810; probated 24 July 1810, naming following heirs: Nephews: David Shaw, William Shaw, John Shaw. 1807, naming wife Jean, executor, with my sons, Michael and Adam Mc Kee, Jr. I suspect the postings were recycled “garbage” IF he existed, this Archibald Jr was purportedly born c1737 in SC and died some time after 1760. SOUTH CAROLINA Pursuant to a precept to me directed by James St. bearing date the 13th day of Apr one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight, I have admeasured and laid out unto Mr. Archibald Mc Kee a tract of land containing three hundred and fifty acres, situate lying and being within the township of Williamsburgh, in Craven County. From a path for Indian traders and hunters the Cherokee Path became the main roadway into the interior for traders and colonizers.To Nieces: Elizabeth Shaw, Lillie Shaw, Sarah Elvira Shaw. To my daughter, Margaret’s children [no surnames]: daughter Grissel: daughter Jean Lindsey; son Elijers; son John; daughters Mary, and son William Seath Mc Kee. Martha Knox, wife and administrator with sons-in-law: Alex. Archibald Mc Kee a tract of land containing three hundred and fifty acres, situate lying and being within the township of Williamsburgh, in Craven County. With their capital of Charles Town properly honoring the monarch and the rivers after Lord Proprietor Ashley-Cooper, as settlement layered outward from the capital city the three Proprietors established three counties giving them their own names of Berkeley, Colleton and Craven.Note: Adam Mc Kee, Sr., Adam Mc Kee, Jr., and many others of this family are buried in a plantation graveyard about 1 mile from Greenville Churchyard, Abbeville County. Executor: wife Martha and “my brother”, Samuel Cooper [Charleston County: 14-137] Archibald Knox [probably grandson named in will of Archibald Mc Kee, deceased of Williamsburg Township] died in Amite County, Mississippi, leaving will signed 13 Feb. Knox, Amite County, signed will 11 June 1827; probated 22 Oct. The Carolinian settlers had became dissatisfied with injustices they perceived under the Proprietory system and in 1719 they asked to be made a “Crown Colony”.