Twins, Clara Ann and Amanda McKee, were born 187 years ago – August 9, 1825 – in Crawford County, Indiana. They were the youngest of twelve children of William McKee and Cassandra Frakes. The family moved to Schuyler County, Illinois, where Clara and Amanda married brothers, Jacob and Charles Ritchey, sons of James Ritchey and Susannah Sawyer. Jacob and Clara Ritchey had 7 children: Charles, James, Georgia Ann, Susan C., Amanda, Mary E. and William Thomas Ritchey. Charles and Amanda Ritchey had 4 children: William McKee, James Sylvester, Charles Henry and Jacob Ritchey.