William McKee was born 230 years ago – January 11, 1782 – in Hardin County, Kentucky. William was the son of the James McKee and Agnes Dickson who moved their family from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, when the state was actually still part of Virginia. William married Cassandra Frakes in 1804. Two of their children were born in Kentucky before the family moved to Crawford County, Indiana, where the rest of the children were born. The family eventually moved to Schuyler County, Illinois. William and Cassandra’s 12 children: Hannah, Cassandra, James, Nancy Agnes, William, Dorcas, Mary, Elizabeth, Henry T., Joel, Amanda and Clara Ann McKee.