Biography of Samuel McKee
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McKee, Samuel, was born in the town of Dryden, November 23, 1839. His father, John McKee, was one of the early settlers, and came to Dryden in 1801, when only four years old. John McKee was married in 1835 to Martha Cunningham, daughter of Samuel Cunningham of North Ireland. They cleared up the farm where our subject now resides. Samuel received his education in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. After leaving school he returned to his father's farm and at the age of twenty one married Jennie Sharp, daughter of John Sharp of Dryden, and they are the parents of two children, Mrs. Wm. H. Lormor and James E. He takes the Republican side in politics and an active interest in educational and religious matters. Our subject is a conservative independent man, and is recognized as a successful and practical farmer.

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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