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The McKee Family

Deborah Jane McKee, wife of Robert Hays, and father Thomas McKee, husband of Margaret Blaine

Andrew Mackey, or McKee, as the family was later called, was born in Londonderry and immigrated to America near Chester, PA before the Revolution, most likely with his parents. He served in several regiments during the war and there is a record of his enlistment in the Cumberland Valley in the summer of 1781 which includes the following physical description: "5'8" tall, black hair, grey eyes, dark complexion, born in Ireland, a weaver."

His son Thomas, pictured above, was born in Cumberland, after which the family moved to Western PA, finally settling in Armstrong Co. Deborah Jane McKee Hays' son Thomas Hays, served in the Civil War, and her daughter-in-law Keziah Foster Hays also played a role in the Civil War, when she and some classmates made a flag that was carried throughout the Civil War by some local boys, and kept with them, concealed, even while in Confederate prison. This flag was presented by Keziah & Deborah Jane's son, Thomas Hays to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, PA in 1912.

Ancestors of Deborah Jane McKee

Generation No. 1

1. Deborah Jane McKee, born 27 July 1815 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., Pa; died 10 March 1883 in Butler Co., PA. She was the daughter of 2. Thomas McKee and 3. Margaret Blaine. She married (1) Robert Hays 9 February 1836 in By Rev. J. Reddic. He was born 16 August 1812 in Raymelton, Donegal County, Ireland, and died Abt. 1877 in Butler Co., PA, USA. He was the son of George Hays and Elizabeth Hays.

Generation No. 2

2. Thomas McKee, born 1 March 1790 in Cumberland Co., PA, USA; died 8 August 1865 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa. He was the son of 4. Andrew MACKEY and 5. Mary Blanford. He married 3. Margaret Blaine.

3. Margaret Blaine, born 5 August 1793 in Worthington-Sherman Valley, Union, Pennsylvania/Union Co., PA; died 17 September 1859 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA. She was the daughter of 6. James Blaine and 7. Deborah Baird.

Children of Thomas McKee and Margaret Blaine are:

          1 i. Deborah Jane McKee, born 27 July 1815 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., Pa; died 10 March 1883 in Butler Co., PA; married Robert Hays 9 February 1836 in By Rev. J. Reddic.

          ii. Andrew Harvey MCKEE, born Abt. 1815 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          iii. Nancy MCKEE, born Abt. 1819 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died in Altonia, , Ill.

          iv. James Blaine MCKEE, born 28 February 1819 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          v. William Wirt MCKEE, born Abt. 1821 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died in Lathrop, , Mo.

          vi. Mary Ann MCKEE, born Abt. 1823 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          vii. Eleanor MCKEE, born Abt. 1825 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          viii. John Bamford MCKEE, born Abt. 1827 in ; died in Salinas, , Cal.

          ix. Thomas Vincent MCKEE, born 11 May 1829 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died 3 January 1899 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          x. Margaret MCKEE, born Abt. 1831 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          xi. Eliza S MCKEE, born Abt. 1833 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died in Coal Town, , Ill.

          xii. Rachel MCKEE, born Abt. 1835 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died in Galva, , Ill.

          xiii. Joseph Redick MCKEE, born Abt. 1837 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died in , , Oregon.

          xiv. Cyrus Kilgore MCKEE, born Abt. 1839 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; died 1864 in Prisoner, Civil War, Nc.

           

Generation No. 3

4. Andrew MACKEY, born 1 March 1746/47 in Calmore, Kilcronaghan, Loughinsholin, Londonderry, Ireland; died 18 June 1835 in East Franklin, Armstrong Co., PA. He was the son of 8. Andrew MACKEY

Please note: any McKee-Mackay ancestry beyond this point is based on limited research so far, family trees of others and is NOT proven. Use it as a starting point. Andrew was in any case in America by 1766 when he is named in land warrants along with William & John Mckee. He named his first male children William & John. I also have a will for John McKie from about 1712 in Scotland, naming a son John. Based on this, I now consider it more likely that in contrast to what is below, Andrew, William & John were the sons of the John McKie mentioned below as eldest son of John McKie & Esther Hawthorne, and not of Andrew, a younger brother. The elder John is likely the one who died in 1712 and his son John died in 1765, which could have been the point at which Andrew, William & John immigrated. It is of course possible that Andrew was the son of the younger brother Andrew, but we would then have expected him to name his 1st or 2nd son Andrew, not his 5th son .

He married 5. Mary Blanford 1770 in New London Cross, Chester Co., Pa.

5. Mary Blanford, born Abt. 1749 in Unknown; died 11 March 1838 in East Franklin, Armstrong Co., PA.

Children of Andrew MACKEY and Mary Blanford are:

          2 i. Thomas McKee, born 1 March 1790 in Cumberland Co., PA, USA; died 8 August 1865 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa; married Margaret Blaine.

          ii. William MCKEE, born in Near McKeesport, Sheridan Valley, Westmoreland, Pa; died 1800 in Pa.

          iii. Nancy MCKEE, born 25 April 1773 in Cumberland Co., Pa; died 9 January 1846 in Il.

          iv. James Bamford MCKEE, born 5 November 1777 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa; died 3 September 1859 in Carthage, Hancock, Ill.

          v. John MCKEE, born 5 November 1778 in Near McKeesport, Sheridan Wee, West, Pa; died 29 August 1846 in , Preble, Ohio.

          vi. Joseph MCKEE, born Abt. 1779 in .

          vii. Andrew MCKEE, born Abt. 1780 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa; died 7 October 1850 in Brady's Bend, Sugar Creek, Armstrong, Pa.

          viii. Polly MCKEE, born Abt. 1782 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa.

          ix. Joseph McKee, born Abt. 1783 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa; died 22 October 1845 in Brown, Oh.

          x. Jane MCKEE, born Abt. 1784 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa; died in Unknown.

          xi. Nancy MCKEE, born Abt. 1786 in Near McKeesport, Westmoreland, Pa.

          xii. Mary (Polly) MCKEE, born 1 March 1791 in Unknown; died in Unknown.

           

6. James Blaine, born 1763 in Ireland; died 27 March 1815 in Sugar Creek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA?. He was the son of 12. Joseph Blaine and 13. Mary Herron. He married 7. Deborah Baird 24 September 1789 in Centre Presbyterian, Sherman's Valley, Perry (then Cumberland) Co., PA by Rev. John Linn/Perry Co., PA.

7. Deborah Baird, born 1766 in Ireland; died 26 April 1836 in Sugar Creek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA.

Children of James Blaine and Deborah Baird are:

          3 i. Margaret Blaine, born 5 August 1793 in Worthington-Sherman Valley, Union, Pennsylvania/Union Co., PA; died 17 September 1859 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA; married Thomas McKee.

          ii. James Blaine, born 27 November 1805.

          iii. Joseph Blaine, born Abt. 1791.

          iv. William Blaine, born 1798; died 1889; married Elizabeth Wiggins 1821; born 1798; died 1882.

          v. John Blaine, born 1802; died 1896; married Mary Wiggins; born 1795.

           

Generation No. 4

8. Andrew MACKEY, born 1696 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland; died 1768 in Prob New London, Chester, Pa. He was the son of 16. John MCKIE and 17. Ester HAWTHORN.

Child of Andrew MACKEY is:

          4 i. Andrew MACKEY, born 1 March 1746/47 in Calmore, Kilcronaghan, Loughinsholin, Londonderry, Ireland; died 18 June 1835 in East Franklin, Armstrong Co., PA; married Mary Blanford 1770 in New London Cross, Chester Co., Pa.

           

12. Joseph Blaine, born 1742 in Londenderry, Ireland; died Aft. 1790 in Cumberland, PA?. He was the son of 24. James Blain? and 25. Elizabeth (Blaine). He married 13. Mary Herron Bef. 1765.

13. Mary Herron, born Bet. 1740 - 1750; died Aft. 1790 in Cumberland, PA?.

Child of Joseph Blaine and Mary Herron is:

          6 i. James Blaine, born 1763 in Ireland; died 27 March 1815 in Sugar Creek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA?; married Deborah Baird 24 September 1789 in Centre Presbyterian, Sherman's Valley, Perry (then Cumberland) Co., PA by Rev. John Linn/Perry Co., PA.

           

Generation No. 5

16. John MCKIE, born in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died in Calmore, Kilcronaghan, Loughinsholin, Derry, Ireland. He was the son of 32. John MCKIE and 33. Margaret HERON. He married 17. Ester HAWTHORN.

17. Ester HAWTHORN, born Abt. 1672 in .

Children of John MCKIE and Ester HAWTHORN are:

          i. John MCKIE, born 1694; died 1765 in Coleraine, Londonderry, N Ire.

          ii. Janet MCKIE, born 1695.

          8 iii. Andrew MACKEY, born 1696 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland; died 1768 in Prob New London, Chester, Pa; married in Londonderry, North Ireland.

          iv. Margaret MCKIE, born 1696.

          v. Elizabeth MCKIE, born 1700.

          vi. Janet MCKIE, born 1701.

          vii. Anna MCKIE, born 1702.

          viii. Jean MCKIE, born 1704.

          ix. Antony MCKIE, born 1705.

          x. Patrick MCKIE, born 1706.

          xi. Nicolas MCKIE, born 1708.

          xii. David MCKEE, born 1710 in Girthon, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland; died 11 October 1795 in McKeesport, Alleghany, Pa.

           

24. James Blain?, born Abt. 1720 in Ireland; died July 1792 in Toboyne Twp., Cumberland, PA?. He married 25. Elizabeth (Blaine) Abt. 1740 in Ireland.

25. Elizabeth (Blaine), born Abt. 1720 in Ireland; died Aft. 1792 in PA.

Children of James Blain? and Elizabeth (Blaine) are:

          12 i. Joseph Blaine, born 1742 in Londenderry, Ireland; died Aft. 1790 in Cumberland, PA?; married Mary Herron Bef. 1765.

Generation No. 6

32. John MCKIE, born Abt. 1640 in Of Penninghame, Wigtownshire, , Scotland. He was the son of 64. John MCKIE. He married 33. Margaret HERON.

33. Margaret HERON, born Abt. 1636 in Of Kiroughtree, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

Children of John MCKIE and Margaret HERON are:

          16 i. John MCKIE, born in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died in Calmore, Kilcronaghan, Loughinsholin, Derry, Ireland; married Ester HAWTHORN.

          ii. Alexander MCKIE, born in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

          iii. Robert MCKIE, born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Larg, Scotland.

          iv. Duncan MCKIE, born in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

          v. William MCKIE, born in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

          vi. Patrick MCKIE, born in Minnigaff, Larg, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

          vii. Antone MCKIE, born in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

          viii. Andrew MCKIE, born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland.

          ix. Gilbert MCKIE, born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland.

           

Generation No. 7

64. John MCKIE, born Abt. 1620 in Of Crosby, Wigtownshire, , Scotland. He was the son of 128. David MACKEY.

Child of John MCKIE is:

          32 i. John MCKIE, born Abt. 1640 in Of Penninghame, Wigtownshire, , Scotland; married Margaret HERON.

           

Generation No. 8

128. David MACKEY, born Abt. 1600 in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died in Prob Crosby, Wigtownshire, , Scotland. He was the son of 256. Sir Patrick MCKIE.

Children of David MACKEY are:

          64 i. John MCKIE, born Abt. 1620 in Of Crosby, Wigtownshire, , Scotland.

          ii. James MACKEY, born Abt. 1620 in Cumloden, Larg, Minnigaff, Scotland; died in Prob Londonderry, Londonderry, , N Ire.

          iii. Jane MACKEY, born Abt. 1634 in Cumloden, Larg, , Scotland; died in Of Londonderry, , , N Ire.

          iv. Christian MACKEY, born Abt. 1635 in Cumloden, Larg , Scotland; died in Of Londonderry, N Ire.

          v. Mary MACKEY, born Abt. 1637 in Of Larg, , Of Minnigaff, Scotland.

          vi. David MACKEY, born 1640 in Cumloden, Larg, Scotland; died in Of Drumbo, Down, N Ire.

           

Generation No. 9

256. Sir Patrick MCKIE, born Aft. 1575 in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Scotland; died 1645. He was the son of 512. Alexander MCKIE and 513. Katherine AGNEW.

Children of Sir Patrick MCKIE are:

          i. Patrick MCKIE, born Abt. 1597 in Of Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, , Scotland.

          128 ii. David MACKEY, born Abt. 1600 in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died in Prob Crosby, Wigtownshire, , Scotland.

          iii. Alexander MCKIE, born Abt. 1600 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

           

Generation No. 10

512. Alexander MCKIE, born Abt. 1550 in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died 1591 in "before Father", Larg, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He was the son of 1024. Patrick MCKIE and 1025. Margaret STEWART. He married 513. Katherine AGNEW 8 October 1575.

513. Katherine AGNEW, born Abt. 1554 in Of Lochnaw.

Children of Alexander MCKIE and Katherine AGNEW are:

          256 i. Sir Patrick MCKIE, born Aft. 1575 in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Scotland; died 1645; married 8 October 1575.

          ii. (James) MCKIE, born Abt. 1577 in Of Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died in Prob Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scot.

           

Generation No. 11

1024. Patrick MCKIE, born Abt. 1530 in Cumloden, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died Aft. 1591 in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He was the son of 2048. Patrick MCKIE and 2049. Janet MACDONALL. He married 1025. Margaret STEWART 1550.

1025. Margaret STEWART, born Bef. 1535 in Of Garlies, Wigtown, , Scotland. She was the daughter of 2050. Alexander STEWART and 2051. Margaret DUNBAR.

Children of Patrick MCKIE and Margaret STEWART are:

          512 i. Alexander MCKIE, born Abt. 1550 in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died 1591 in "before Father", Larg, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; married Katherine AGNEW 8 October 1575.

          ii. Duncan MCKIE, born Abt. 1552 in Palgown.

          iii. Patrick MCKIE, born Abt. 1554 in .

           

Generation No. 12

2048. Patrick MCKIE, born Bef. 1515 in Cumloden, Scotland; died in Minnigaff, Scotland. He married 2049. Janet MACDONALL Abt. 1530.

2049. Janet MACDONALL, born Bef. 1515 in Garthland, Scotland. She was the daughter of 4098. Uchtred MACDOWALL.

Children of Patrick MCKIE and Janet MACDONALL are:

          1024 i. Patrick MCKIE, born Abt. 1530 in Cumloden, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died Aft. 1591 in Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; married Margaret STEWART 1550.

          ii. Archibald MCKIE, born Abt. 1532 in Of Stranord, Scotland.

           

2050. Alexander STEWART, born in Of, Garlieston, Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was the son of 4100. Alexander STEWART and 4101. Elizabeth KENNEDY. He married 2051. Margaret DUNBAR.

2051. Margaret DUNBAR, born Abt. 1511 in Clugston, Scotland.

Children of Alexander STEWART and Margaret DUNBAR are:

          i. Alexander STEWART, born Abt. 1527 in ; died 4 September 1571 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

          1025 ii. Margaret STEWART, born Bef. 1535 in Of Garlies, Wigtown, , Scotland; married Patrick MCKIE 1550.

           

Generation No. 13

4098. Uchtred MACDOWALL, born Abt. 1500 in Garthland.

Child of Uchtred MACDOWALL is:

          2049 i. Janet MACDONALL, born Bef. 1515 in Garthland, Scotland; married Patrick MCKIE Abt. 1530.

           

4100. Alexander STEWART, born Abt. 1481 in Of, Garlies, Wigtownshire, Scotland; died 9 September 1513 in During Battle Of Flodden, /Northumberland, England. He married 4101. Elizabeth KENNEDY.

4101. Elizabeth KENNEDY, born Abt. 1485 in Blairquhan.

Children of Alexander STEWART and Elizabeth KENNEDY are:

          2050 i. Alexander STEWART, born in Of, Garlieston, Wigtownshire, Scotland; married Margaret DUNBAR.

          ii. Agnes STEWART, born Abt. 1509 in .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Updated: 2013-01-19