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Re: Joseph McKee descended from Susquehanna River McKee
Posted by: Donna Hisel (ID *****9669) Date: February 23, 2010 at 12:42:49
In Reply to: Re: Joseph McKee descended from Susquehanna River McKee by linda mckee of 5279

Hi Linda,
This is what I have so far.
Nancy Agnes McKey Compact Disc #129 Pin #2567244        Pedigree
       Sex:        F        
Event(s)
       Birth:        abt 1774
              Grainger, TN        
       Death:        1811/19
              TN        
Parents
Marriage(s)
       Spouse:        John Kidwell Jr. Disc #129 Pin #2568277        
       Marriage:        6 Sep 1787        
              Franklin, TN        
Notes and Sources
       Notes:        None        
       Sources:        None        
Submitter
       Dorothy Mae MACHADO
1264 Little Oaks Lane Alpine, Ca. 91901
Submission Search:        2610236-0706106201438
       URL:        
       CD-ROM:        Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #129
       CD-ROM Features:        Pedigree View, Family View, Individual View, Reports, Downloadable GEDCOM files, Notes and Sources.

Opessa, Sewatha-Sarah (1) - Pekowi born 1726 MD-died after 1750 (OH?) - daughter of Loyparkoweh Opessa/1702 & Nancy Pekowi/1706, aunt of Tecumseh, with Pekowi in the west WV/east OH 1750, wife by 1745 PA of Col. Alexander McKee/1725, mother of Tecumpolas-Margaret McKee/1746, Child/1750, Child/1754, Child/1760, Daughter/1764-all ½ Pekowi-Metis

McKee, Tecumoplas-Margaret aka Tecumoplas-Margaret Opessa - 1/2 Pekowi-Metis born 1746 PA-died after 1791 (WV?) - daughter of Sewatha-Sarah Opessa (1)/1726 & Col. Alexander McKee/1725, namesake of her grandmother Margaret Pekowi/1670 & aunt Tecumsapah-Margaret Opessa/1725, a Pekowi in the North, 1st cousin of Tecumseh, wife 1761 WV of Rupert Collins born about 1740-died after 1791, mother of Sarah Collins/1762, children/1764-66, Jane Collins/1768, children/1770-78, Parker Collins/1780 (or 11 children/61-82?) -all 1/4th Pekowi-Metis



Spouse: Thomas MCKEE. Thomas MCKEE and TECUMSAPAH were married about 1715 in PA.377 Children were: Hugh MCKEE, Alexander MCKEE, James MCKEE, Catherine MCKEE, Elizabeth MCKEE, Nancy MCKEE.

Alphabetical list of Shawnee Names found in Shawnee Heritage I (the first volume of the series).

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Shawnee Heritage I Book Page
McKee, Alexander - 1738

McKee, Alexander - 1740

McKee, Alexander - 1775

McKee, Alexander Trader - 1738

McKee, Alexander Wapimescheu - 1725

McKee, Alexander White Elk - 1725

McKee, Candis - 1765

McKee, Catherine - 1780

McKee, Catherine - 1791

McKee, Col. Alexander - 1725

McKee, Mary Tarema - 1838

McKee, Patrick - 1690

McKee, Rachel - 1782

McKee, Thomas - 1695

McKee, Thomas - 1720

McKee, Thomas - 1770

McKee, Thomas - 1800

McKee, Thomas Pelewiechen - 1720

McKee, Thomas Wahbemeshawa - 1770



Opessa, Sewatha-Sarah (1) - Pekowi born 1726 MD-died after 1750 (OH?) - daughter of Loyparkoweh Opessa/1702 & Nancy Pekowi/1706, aunt of Tecumseh, with Pekowi in the west WV/east OH 1750, wife by 1745 PA of Col. Alexander McKee/1725, mother of Tecumpolas-Margaret McKee/1746, Child/1750, Child/1754, Child/1760, Daughter/1764-all ½ Pekowi-Metis


Tecumseh is depicted as a romanticized traditional warrior in this picture, but in actuality he was a British officer who fought on the British side during the War of 1812. Many Canadians felt at that time that he was a war hero who saved their country from American expansion. He died in a campaign at the Battle of the Thames against the Americans in 1813.

The picture at the right is of Capt. Thomas Alexander McKee (1770-1814), a British Officer in the 60th Royal American Regiment of Foote in the British Army in 1796. My great great great great grandfather was an officer(Surgeon) in the 60th Royal American Regiment of Foote at Michillimackinac from about 1760- 1763. Captain McKee was 3/4 Shawnee; his mother was Sewatha- Sarah Opessa, and his father was Col. Alexander McKee (1720-1799); they were aunt and uncle to Tecumseh. The McKees are my distant aunt and uncle ( 6 times removed) by marriage.

Captain John McKenzie (1633-1663) (my 4G grandfather) and Col. Alexander McKee served together in the British Army; this gets rather interesting because Capt. Mackenzie's son John Kinzie(dropped the "Mc" and changed the spelling as an American)** my 3G grandfather, was born in 1663 the year Capt. McKenzie died. Around the time Thomas McKee was in Detroit, about 1796, John Kinzie and Thomas Alexander Clarke were partnering as indian traders in the Detroit area. Thomas Alexander Clarke would be Tecumseh's first cousin, John Kinzie's brother-in-law, and Col. McKee's nephew.

The ancestral roots of these great warriors and noblemen go all the way back to the Royalty of Europe, and before. America was the "New World" with ambitions to become a better model for future generations. These were Europe's best and brightest. Their goal was to carve out a nation where individual freedom and equality would stand against the forces of time and apathy; where bloodline was subservient to the Spirit manifest. Tecumseh knew the power of the Great Spirit, and he expressed it so eloquently in his poetry and in his actions. He is regarded as one of the great warriors of all aborigine peoples of the world; this can be attested to by the great American General William Tecumseh Sherman, a family friend of the Kinzies. Their vision: a land where brothers and sisters of all colors and creeds could live as one nation, under God(Spirit), where mankind could dream and live that dream, in harmony.

The picture on the left is a painting depicting a meeting Tecumseh had with the British at Detroit, so I could stretch the limits of my imagination and say that you are looking at an artistic representation of four of my relatives of that time: Col. Alexander McKee, Capt. Thomas McKee, Tecumseh, and Tecumseh's brother Tenskwatawa("The Prophet").

thanks
Donna


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