Biography of James and Robert McKee
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McKee, James and Robert, were among the first settlers of Dryden, the former locating there in 1801 and the latter five years later. They were brothers, of Scotch descent and Irish birth and both brought familes to this country. James had eight children, among whom was one son, Thomas, who married a Miss Calvert of Cortland county, in 1806, and by her had one son, John C. The latter married Janette Stuart, and had eleven children, as follows: Thomas, now in Indiana; John, in Missouri; Alexander (deceased); Margaret, now living on the home farm; Elizabeth (deceased); Anna, (deceased); Janette, wife of John Lamberson (deceased); Mahala, wife of Edward Carpenter (deceased); and James and Henry, living on the home farm in the southeast part of Groton. The place comprises 200 acres of excellent land, finely located and under good cultivation. And Andrew living in Michigan. John the head of the family just mentioned, was a successful farmer, and died September 16, 1883. His wife died in 1877.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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