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Will of Hugh McKee

Hugh McKee is Ritchey’s fifth great-grandfather.  He lived at McKee’s Half Falls, Pennsylvania.  He was a liasion between George Washington and the Shawnee Nation. 

Hugh was the son of Captain Thomas McKee and possibly one of the daughters of an Indian chief.  Hugh married Mary Nesbitt.  Nine children are listed in the will below.  Ritchey descends from son James McKee.

In the name of God Amen. I, Hugh McKee, of Peters Township, Franklin County, and State of Pennsylvania, Being weak in body but of sound memory, Do this Eighteenth day of November in the year one Thousand seven Hundred and ninety four, make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following Viz. It is my will and desire that my just debts and Funeral charges be paid out of my estate by my Executors hereafter named. And first I will and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary and her heirs the sum of one Hundred and Twenty pounds, and likewise a bed and Furniture and a Horse and Saddle. Also I give to my Daughter Martha and her heirs Fifty Pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Ann and her heirs Sixty pounds. Also I give to my son James and his heirs one Hundred pounds. Also I give to my son Andrew and his heirs one Hundred pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Mary and her heirs one french crown. Also I give to my Daughter Isabel and her Heirs Fifty pounds. Likewise I give unto my daughter Elizabeth and her heirs Fifty pounds and a Horse and Saddle with a bed and furniture. And I also give to Mary Wilson and her heirs five pounds or a saddle. And likewise it is my will and desire that my executor to sell and dispose of that plantation or Tract of Land on which I now live (if possible it can be done to good advantage) in the course of the first year after my decease. But if no convenient opportunity offers they may postpone the sale until the course of the second year after my decease but no longer and also it is my will and desire (if the sale be accommodated the first year) that my Executor do out of my real estate pay the Legacies above mentioned to all and every one of my heirs respectively in four equal payments the first payment to be made agreeable to the above mentioned accommodation of the sale of the Land, Viz if the land be sold the first year. The first payment is to be made one year after my decease the second two years after my decease the third three years, and the fourth and last payment four years after my decease. But and if the Land be not sold until the second year, the first payment is not to be made until two years after my decease, the second payment three years as above specified, etc. And I do will and bequeath unto my son Thomas his heirs & assigns the one half of my Real Estate with all my personal property after my just debts and the Legacies above mentioned are paid. Likewise I do will and Bequeath unto my son William and his heirs the other half of my Real Estate after my just debts and the above mentioned Legacies are paid, to be paid to him in the following manner. After the first mentioned yearly payments are made to the above mentioned Legacies Viz, the one half of the Surplus or Remaining cash accruing yearly from the sale of the Land to be paid to him (my son William or his heirs) yearly by my Executors. And lastly I do Nominate ordain and appoint my son Thomas and my son-in-law George Dickey to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament

to see that the same be duly Executed according to the intent thereof. In witness whereof I the said Hugh McKee have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal, the day and year above written.

Hugh McKee Mary (x) McKee

Signed sealed and acknowledged by the said Hugh McKee as his Last Will and testament in presence of us Alex Glendining, Walter McKinnie, Adam Rusk

On the 22nd day of May 1795 Alexander Glendining, Walter McKinnie and Adam Rusk, the witnesses to the foregoing writing appeared before me the subscriber register for the probate of wills and letters for Franklin County, and on their solemn oaths, desposeth and saith that they were personally present & saw and heard Hugh McKee, aforesaid now deceased, write his name unto and seal and publish the foregoing writing as and for his last will & Testament, and that at the time of the doing thereof he, the said Hugh McKee, was of sound mind & memory according to the best of their knowledge & belief, And that also their names signed thereto is of their own hands writing done at the same time. Alex Glendining Walter McKinnie Adam Rusk sworn and subscribed before Edward Crawford register a true copy taken from the original remaining in the register’s office at Chambersburg Edward Crawford register. Both executors sworn to file inventory on or before first July and settle in one year or when legally required 22 May 1795

Alexander McKee – Margaret Hughes 1799 Marriage

Scan_Pic1736Know all men by these presents that we, Alexander McKee and James McKee, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of April 1799.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Alexander McKee and Margaret Hughes for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.                          Alexander McKee                James McKee

Witness Moses Reed.

Scan_Pic1737I hereby certify that I have no objections for you to issue a license for a marriage intended between Alexander McKee and my daughter Margaret Hughes, given under my hand and seal this 10th day of April 1799.      Robert Hughes

Teste.  William Reed, James McKee

from Washington County, Kentucky

Today In Genealogy History – January 11

William McKee was born 232 years ago – January 11, 1782 – in Hardin County, Kentucky.  William was the son of James McKee and Agnes Dickson.  He married Cassandra Frakes and together they had 12 children:  Hannah, Cassandra, James, Nancy Agnes, William, dorcas, Mary, Elizabeth, Henry T., Joel, Amanda and Clara Ann McKee.  The family moved to Schuyler County, Illinois.

Today In Genealogy History – April 16

Hannah Frakes and Thomas McKee married 212 years ago – April 16, 1801 – in Hardin County, Kentucky.  Hannah was the daughter of Henry Frakes and Hannah Dougherty.  Thomas was the son of James McKee and Agnes Dickson.  I have no information about children.  Hannah’s sister, Cassandra Frakes, married Thomas’ brother, William McKee.

William McKee Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for William McKee

Husband: William McKee
Birth: 11 Jan 1782 in Hardin Co., KY
Death: 11 Jun 1851 in Schuyler County, IL
Marriage: 27 Sep 1804 in Hardin County, KY
Mother: Agnes Dickson
Father: James McKee

Wife: Cassandra Frakes
Birth: 30 May 1784 in Pennsylvania
Death: 17 Mar 1867 in Schuyler County, IL
Mother: Hannah Dougherty
Father: Henry Frakes

Children:

Name: Hannah McKee
Birth: 11 Aug 1805 in Hardin Co., KY
Death: 11 Sep 1819 in Indiana

Name: Cassandra McKee
Birth: 11 Feb 1807 in Kentucky
Death: 30 Mar 1870 in Schuyler County, IL

Name: James McKee
Birth: 19 Oct 1809 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 06 Dec 1810

Name: Nancy Agnes McKee
Birth: 06 Dec 1810 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 25 Jan 1892 in Schuyler County, IL
Spouse: Aaron Harding

Name: William McKee
Birth: 23 Jan 1813 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 17 Dec 1897 in Schuyler County, IL
Marriage: 1853
Spouse: Sarah C. Wilmot

Name: Dorcas McKee
Birth: 27 Dec 1814 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 09 Mar 1899

Name: Mary McKee
Birth: 08 Oct 1816 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 28 Oct 1897 in Schuyler County, IL

Name: Elizabeth McKee
Birth: 01 Sep 1818 in Crawford Co., IN

Name: Henry T. McKee
Birth: 13 Dec 1821 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 08 Dec 1880

Name: Joel McKee
Birth: 18 Aug 1823 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 1903

Name: Amanda McKee
Birth: 09 Aug 1825 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 17 May 1851 in Schuyler County, IL
Burial: Sugar Grove North Cemetery, Schuyler Co., IL
Marriage: 09 Mar 1843
Spouse: Charles Ritchey

Name: Clara Ann McKee
Birth: 09 Aug 1825 in Crawford Co., IN
Death: 13 Mar 1902 in Schuyler County, IL
Marriage: 07 Mar 1844 in Schuyler County, IL
Spouse: Jacob Ritchey

Today In Genealogy History – August 18, 2012

Joel McKee was born 189 years ago – August 18, 1823 – in Crawford County, Indiana.  Joel was the son of William McKee and Cassandra Frakes; and the grandson of James McKee and Agnes Dickson, and Henry Frakes and Hannah Dougherty.  The family moved to Schuyler County, Illinois.  I have no information on marriage or children for Joel.  His siblings were:  Hannah, Cassandra, James, Nancy Agnes, William, Dorcas, Mary, Elizabeth, Henry T., Amanda and Clara Ann McKee.

Today In Genealogy History – February 11, 2012

Cassandra McKee was born 205 years ago – February 11, 1807 – in Hardin County, Kentucky.  Cassandra was the daughter of William McKee and Cassandra Frakes.  After Cassandra’s birth the family moved first to Crawford County, Indiana, then on to Schuyler County, Illinois.  Cassandra’s siblings were Hannah, James, Nancy Agnes, William, Dorcas, Mary, Elizabeth, Henry T., Joel, Amanda and Clara Ann McKee.