Facts and Events
James McKee was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Revolutionary Service Declaration - John T. McKee makes declaration, January 5th, 1835: For and on behalf of his mother, Nancy McKee, widow of James McKee, deceased; James died August 14, 1832, aged 80 years and 6 months; he was born in Pennsylvania March 14th, 1752, and came with his brother to Virginia and settled on Kerr's Creek in the year 1754; served under Col. William Christian; was substitute for William McKee; Colonel Dickinson, Capt. Charles Campbell, Lieut. Samuel Davidson, all now dead; served as Ensign under Col. John Bowyer, Capt. Thomas Harrison, Lieut. Alex. Wiley; mentions John Davidson, a pensioner, General Campbell, General Muhlenberg, Colonel Willis. William McKee, brother of James, deposes as to his services.
- American Revolutionary War Veteran
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
McKee, James - born 3/14/1752 in Pennsylvania; moved in 1774 with brother mentioned but not named to Rockbridge [then Augusta*] County, virginia, settling on Kerr's Creek; entered service there in 1776 as substitute for brother William; died there 8/4/1832; widow Nancy died there 2/5/1835 leaving son John T. & daughter Mary Jane T. wife of Andrew Bratton who applied for pension there in 1835; children granted Pension due mother; soldier's brother William, who was also a Virginia Revolutionary War soldier, resided there then; query letter in file in 1829 from descendant Mrs. Charles R. Brock of Denver, Colorado, states soldier married Esther/Nannie Houston, an aunt of Colonel Samuel Houston of Texas; query letter in file in 1915 from Walker H. Dunlap, Washington, D.C., descendant of Revolutionary War soldier James Logan McKee, whose widow Nancy Scott McKee was granted Pension; query letter in file in 1927 from descendant W.A. Bratton, Madison, West Virginia. F-S16854, R1688.
- - Rockbridge County was formed in 1778 from part of Augusta County.
Information on James McKee
James Logan M'KEE
14 Mar 1752 - 14 Aug 1832
BIRTH: 14 Mar 1752, Pennsylvania
DEATH: 14 Aug 1832, Kerr's Creek Community, Rockbridge, Virginia
BURIAL: Mckee Cemetery, , Rockbridge, Virginia
Father: John M'KEE
Mother: Jane LOGAN
Family 1 : James Logan MACKAY
MARRIAGE: ABT 1795, of Rockbridge, Virginia
John T M'KEE
Mary Jane Tilford MACKAY (McKee)
Family 2 : Mrs. Nancy SCOTT
MARRIAGE: 26 Mar 1807, , Rockbridge, Virginia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.
James Logan McKee
Birth: Feb. 14, 1752
Death: Aug. 14, 1832
James Logan McKee was a soldier in local Indian wars and the Revolutionary War. He married his first wife Jane "Jennet" Telford on 6 Jun 1782 (The 18 Dec 1866 Staunton Spectator says he married Janet Telford on 6 May (sic) 1782). She died in 1800 and he married Nancy Hannah Scott on 26 Mar 1807 in Kerrs Creek, VA. She died in 1847. His wife Jane Telford McKee, their son John Telford McKee and granddaughter Martha Hanna McKee Dunlap are also buried here.
James' signature appears on his 3 Jun 1782 marriage bond to "Jennet" Tedford. See photo and caption.
"James McKee, Rockbridge 5 Jan 1835. Born in PA, 14 Mar 1752, died in Rockbridge, 14 Aug 1832. Drafted from Rockbridge in Summer of 1776, for a tour of 3 months against the Cherokees, serving under Col. Wm Christian. Served a tour of 3 months in Greenbrier when the Shawnees attached Donally's Fort. Third tour in fall of 1777, at Point Pleasant under Col. Jno Dickenson, Capt. Charles Campbell, and Lt. Samuel Davidson. Fourth tour as Ensign, 10 Jan 1781, to 25 Apr 1781, and marched to Portsmouth. Was out 2 weeks the following June for 2 weeks when Tarleton plundered Charlottesville. Drafted 3 months in July and marched to headquarters at Westham near Richmond. Last draft of 2 months in October to march to Yorktown. Total service, 17 months, 29 days. Declaration by Nancy McKee, widow. Left a son, John T." Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, J.T. MacAllister, 1913, p 120, Section #125.
Note: Various written sources give his birth date as 14 Mar 1752 in Pennsylvania, which would make him actually 80 years and 5 months. I have also seen he died at 80 years and 6 months or Feb 1752.
His gravestone says:
In memory of
JAMES L. McKEE
Who died on the 14th
of August 1832
aged 80 years and
_ mo & _ days