MMcKee Family of Statesville




Submitted by Vi Freeman

Martha Virginia McKee was my grandmother. Her dad was Daniel I. McKee. His
dad was Daniel McKee. Neal Leon Freeman, Oklahoma City.

All of the below is original research.



DANIEL MCKEE 
   b. cir. 1808 Wilson Co. Tenn
   d. cir. Oct. 1836 Statesville, Tenn.
???Thomas McKee  June 11, 1812 Wilson Co.
              d. April 16, 1894
           married 
     Margaret  b. June 15, 1813
               d. Mar. 29, 1892
     buried 19th District, eight miles south of Lebanon.

Jacob Thomas   m.    Amay Amy Jewell
b. 1750/60 MD        b. 1769            

   Children:
   James             b. June 19, 1792 
   Henry             b. 1793/94
   Wilson B.         b. 1794/00
   Jacob             b. 1795
   Lucinda           b. 1796
   John G.           b. cir.1800
   SARAH THOMAS      b. cir. 1808
   Annie             b. 1810      
   Eliza             b. 1810

   DANIEL MCKEE  m.  SARAH THOMAS
   Aug. 22, 1827, Wilson Co, Tenn

     Children: 
     Drury           b.       1829
     Luvenia L.      b. cir.  1834
     DANIEL I.    b. June 28, 1837 
   
    DANIEL I. MCKEE m. MARTHA ANN BARNES                                     
b. June 28, 1837 TN.   b. June 17,1852 TN.            d. Aug. 11, 1904      
d. Jan. 3, 1928,         Strickler, Ark.        Fayetteville, Ark.
    Both are buried at Fall Creek Cemetery,     Strickler, Ark.

      Children:
      James C.        b. 1875 in Texas  
      Sarah L.        b. Jul. 1878 in Arkansas        Daniel Lafayette
(Fayett)
                      b. Mar. 12, 1879
                      Ark. Cane Hill Township,                       
Washington Co.
      Anna(Annie L.)  b. Aug. 1880, Cove Creek                       
Township
      Drury Taylor    b. Oct. 1883 Cove Creek                        
Township 
      G.C. (Cicero)   b. 1884
      Iva             b. Sept. 9, 1889
                      d. Sept. 7, 1890
                      buried at Strikler 
      Lizzie May      b. May 1885 Cove Creek
                      Township
MARTHA VIRGINIA b. Oct. 27, 1893
                      Cove Creek Township 

Sarah Thomas was born around 1808, in Wilson Co. Tenn.  She was the daughter
of Jacob Thomas and Amay Amy Jewell. Jacob was born in Maryland sometime
between 1750 and 1760.  He died around 1830 in Wilson County, Tennessee. 
Amay Amy Jewell was born around 1769. Her parents were William and Ann
Tabitha Hickman Jewell.  William Jewell was born in 1740 or 1741 in Prince
George County, Maryland and Ann Tabitha was born in 1738.  Both died in
Maryland.
     William was the son of George Jewell, born 1710, and Amy Groome born in
1712.
     Sarah's brothers and sisters were: James, Henry (Harry), Wilson B.,
Jacob, Lucinda, John G., Annie and Eliza.

26 August 1811.  James Thomas, born June 19, 1792 in Sumner/ Wilson Co.,
Tenn., married Nancy McMinn, born about 1793 in N. Carolina.  The marriage
license was issued on Aug. 26, 1811.  The bondsman was James' father, Joshua
Thomas. Nancy McMinn's father, Joshue McMinn was a Justice of the Peace in
Wilson Co.11 August 1827.  Miss Sarah McKee, sister of Daniel McKee married
Henry (Harry) Thomas in (Murfreesboro) Rutherford County.  Daniel McKee was
the Surety for the wedding.  The marriage record was found in "Marriages of
Rutherford County 1804-1872"

22 August 1827.  Daniel married Henry's sister, Sarah Thomas, in (Lebonan or
Statesville) Wilson Co. Tenn.  Her bondsman was her older brother, Henry 

Thomas.  This marriage record was found in a book of "35,000 Tennessee
Marriage Records and Bonds 1783 to 1870 Vol 2. G - N." Edited by Rev. Silas
Lucas Jr. and Mrs. Ella Sheffield.  

20 May 1819.  Wilson B., born between 1794 and 1800 in Sumner/Wilson Co.,
married Sarah Vance, born April 2, 1805 in Tenn.  The license was issued on
April 24, 1819 in Rutherford Co.  They were married on May 20, 1819 by Jacob
Wright, Justice of the Peace.

Cir. 1820.  Jacob, born 1795 in Sumner/Wilson, Co.  He married "Shelton" born
 in 1795.

Lucinda, born 1796, Sumner/ Wilson Co.  

Cir. 1822.  John G., born about 1800 in Sumner/Wilson, Co. married Emma
Buntaine born around 1805.
 
11 August 1827.  Henry (Harry), born around 1793 or 1794 in Sumner/Wilson
Co., married Sarah McKee who was born between 1800 and 1805 in Tennessee.
Daniel McKee was the surety.

and the twins,
Cir. 1830.  Annie, who was born 1810, married William Jewell born in Kentucky
and

Eliza, married Albert Madison McKnight born July 18, 1811.  

Oct 1836 ?  Daniel probably died in the fall of 1836 at age 28 as indicated
in the Widow's allotment.   He had been a  blacksmith.  Sarah was pregnant
with  Daniel Isaac at the time of his death.  She named her new son after
his father.
The middle name Isaac is verified a still living granddaughter, Evelyn, who
is now 92.

28 June 1837. Birth of Daniel Isaac McKee, Information also taken from
cemetery records at Fall Creek Cemetery (Strickler) by Clinton Sargent. 


In 1836 in the State of Georgia when a man died his wife received a Dower or
one-third part of the value of a husband's real estate which is, by law, her
share at marriage.  She has 12 months to chose a "dower election" of a
child's share free and clear or her "dower" right to 1/3 of the real
property of the intestate (no valid will) for her use for life.  She was
also entitled to receive a child's share of the personal property of her
late husband.  A dower may also include her own property from parents and
others. Note: She had to purchase back household items for her family's use
from the Estate.  She was the Administrix of the Estate.

The widow's allotment
                                                                           
In pursuant to an order of the County Court of Wilson County on Oct    Tenn
1837, We the commissioners have proceeded to lay off the provisions for
Sarah McKee, Widow of Daniel McKee deceased for one year, as follows, one
thousand five hundred pounds of pork, twenty barrels of corn, twenty-six
bushels of wheat, fifty-two pounds of coffee, one hundred pounds of sugar,
three bushels of salt, one pound of tea, one pound of pepper, one pound of
spices, one pound of ginger, given under our hands this 26th October 1837. 

                                           George Bogler 
                                  Matthew Nilson
                                   I. Baily
 
Commissioners-State of Tennessee {Above reports are so far as the articles
set apart are on hand.} Wilson County Court December Tenn 1837
       The commissioners report of a years provisions for Sarah McKee, Widow
of Daniel McKee deceased, and his family was exhibited in court and ordered
to be considered/received as far as the articles set apart are on hand and
ordered set for as the court. Recorded 8th December 1837  
                                 
                                        I. L. Mclasie  
Clerk of said Court.

                  MCKEE'S ESTATE SALE

taken from the 1837 Wilson County Records "Oct Tenn 1837"

Amount of the sale of property sold on the 26th Day of October 1837 belonging
to the estate of Daniel McKee deceased.

Sarah McKee	1 Table 	$1.00        Sarah McKee       1 press & contents	   
$5.00
  do  do   	9 chairs	 3.00           do  do   	 1 bureau 	            3.00
  do  do     	1 pr irons       .50            do  do        1 table          
        1.00
  do  do      	1 loom          2.00        Matthew Wilson	   Full leaf table 
       7.00
Carroll Lewis 1 clock           .93 3/4    Sarah McKee       1 Looking Glass 
          .25
Sarah McKee   1 chest           .50        Shadrick Adams    1 B. Yearling   
         5.56 1/4
  do  do      1 bedstead
              & 4 mattresses   4.00            do  do        1 Steer         
         5.50
  do  do      1 bedstead
              & 4 mattresses   4.00        John Millard         Man's Saddle 
         9.00  
  do  do      1 Oven            .25        James McKee       1 Sorrel Horse  
        25.50
  do  do      1 Oven &Skillet   .50        Edward Montgomery 1 Sorrel Horse  
        63.00
  do  do      1 Baker           .25        John Ormond       1 Red Cow       
        10.25
  do  do      1 Skillet & Shood .12.5      Elihu Jewel       1 Genid Stove?  
          .37  
Tand Aesup    1 pr. fire irons  .50        Irwin J. Thomas     Set
Blacksmithtools    57.00
James Thomas  1 Axe             .37     Robert Eden       1 B. Sorrel horse 
      16.00
Tand Aesup    1 Keg             .12     James Thomas      5 shoats (hogs)   
       6.68 3/4
Sarah McKee   1 Axe             .25           do do      20 hogs 1st tot per
hundred   4.73 3/
James Ewing   1 Cary Plow      4.37     Sarah McKee          1 plow         
       1.00
Sarah McKee   1 lwe hoe         .12     Wm. Grismott     15 single tree
sections    2.00
  do  do      1 sp cow&calf    3.00        Townsend Thomas     Drawing knife 
          .62   Sarah McKee   1 B. Cow & ---   6.00        James L Jacob   
 1 stack of oats           1.00  
James Thomas  1 wh.cow&calf    9.37             Fattening hogs  25 head not
sold
Close in action 
            (Blacksmith) Shop accounts on sundry individuals amounting
in all to the sum of............$500.00
Three hundred dollars of which is good and collectable; and two hundred
dollars of which is    doubtful.
                                  /s/ Sarah McKee    Widow.
State Of Tennessee Wilson County Nov Tenn 1837.
   An Inventory and an account of sale of property belonging to the estate of
Daniel McKee decd. was produced in court by his Administratrix and is
ordered to be recorded.  
Recorded 29th Nov. 1837  /s/ A. MClasie, Clerk of Said Court. 


1840  Wilson Co. Tenn Circuit Court, Administrator of Daniel McKee, petitions
the court.  Said Daniel died leaving three heirs, to wit, Drury, S., and
Daniel, all minors.  May 1840.  (pp 192-193)  In the U. S. Census of Wilson
CO, Tenn (page 280) taken on in July 1840 Sarah is the head of the
household.  There is one male child under five years of age, one male ten to
five and one female ten to five years old.  Sarah is listed in the 30 to 40
year old female group. 


1840  November 15, See Court Record:  Nov. 14th 1840 No. 156  E. L.
Witherspon to Sarah McKee - I certify that I solemnized the rites of
matrimony between Elihu L. Witherspoon and Sarah McKee on the 15th Day of
Nov. 1840.  /s/ Thomas H. Kilpatrick.
     On Nov. 14, 1840, following the death of her husband, Sarah married
Elihu L. Witherspoon (b. cir 1811).  Elihu and Sarah had three children,
half brothers to McKee.  These children were Cicero Witherspoon born about
1843,  Lafayette Witherspoon born about 1845 and Vestus Witherspoon born
about 1848; all born in Wilson Co, Tenn.

1850, Sept. 9.    U. S. Census Wilson Co. Tenn. (Family wrongly enumerated as
Weatherford Elihua (Witherspoon), 44, a wagonmaker; Sarah 41, "Gams" 7 male,
Lafayette 5 male' Vestus, 2, male:, included in the home are: Drury McKee
age 21, Lovina McKee, age 16, Daniel age 13.  All born in Tennessee.   In
the 1850 U.S. Census Drury, 21, had declared a value of $1000.00. 

1851 Sept. 11, Eliza (L. Lovina) McKee married Pearcy.  Ceremony performed by
the Justice of the peace, J. P. Thomas.  Wilson Co. Tenn.

1860 Aug 9,  U.S. Census, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co.  152-180.  William J.
Pearsy, 36, is a farmer with a value of $3,000 and $800.  L .L. (McKee) is
29, D.R. 8 male, Mary 6, David 3, Tennessee 4/12.
     Also in the 1860 census Drury, age 30, is living alone in Wilson County
and is a farmer worth $1200 property and $2030 personal value.  Drury is
spelled like a family name.  
     In 1860 Sarah's first family had grown older.  Only Daniel, the baby,
now age 22, remained at home.  Dury was now age 30 and still unmarried.  

1860 July 2.  E. L. Witherspoon ad his wife Sarah J. Witherspon of Rutherford
County, Tennessee to my sons Daniel J. McKee, Drury McKee and my daughter
Eliza L Pearcy. the dower I received from my late husband Daniel McKee. 2
July 1960 Pp. 563-564.

DEED OF GIFT.  Definition: A conveyance by which a person deeds "for natural
love and affection" to another (frequently parent to child), and is often
very similar to a will, but does not take effect upon death of the writer.
     In Sarah and Elihu's Deed of Gift there are two words that I have not
deciphered.  Three attorney at a law firm in Oklahoma City were shown this
Deed but the handwriting was impossible for them also.



DEED OF GIFT.

For the natural love and affecting I have for my son Daniel I. McKey and my
son Drury McKey and my daughter Eliza I. Pearcy, I do hereby give to them
and release all claims that I have to dower in the real estate of my late
husband Daniel McKee and to wit a tract of land in Wilson County of about 30
acres now claimed by James L. Hays. also a house and lot in the town of
Statesville in said county now in the possession of Daniel S Boyd  and this
is to be a full release to them of my entire interest in said dower estate
of both real and personal property of every description as well (as) that
not named as that this is a quit claim deed from me giving this deed of
release also to be signed by me and my said husband E. L. Witherspon who
also for the like consideration releases and quit claims all interest in the
same  This 2nd day of July 1860.  
                   
                                   E. L. Witherspoon                        
seal

 Sarah J. Witherspoon                  seal

     State of Tennessee, Rutherford County.
Personally appeared before me John Jones Clerk of the County Court of said
county.  E. L. Witherspoon and Sarah J. Witherspoon the bargainers with whom
I  am personally acquainted and acknowledged that they executed the
foregoing Deed of Gift for the purposes there in contained. And Sarah J.
Witherspoon (the feme covert) having also personally appeared before me 
????? and a part ????? husband, the said E. L. Witherspoon acknowledged the
execution of said Deed of Gift to have been done by his freely voluntarily
and understandingly with out compulsive restraint from her said husband and
for the purposes therein expressed --Witness   John Jones   Clerk of said
court at offices at Murfreesboro this 23rd day of July 1860.   
                                                                             
                              John Jones             Clerk

                Magistrate  July 25, 1860  
 Recd. for Registration July 25th 1860 at 12 O'clock  ......
                   
                                                     A.  Wick  
         
                Registrar of Wilson County.      


For the natural love and affecting I have for my son Daniel I. McKey and my
son Drury McKey and my daughter Eliza I. Pearcy, I do hereby give to them
and release all claims that I have to dower in the real estate of my late
husband Daniel McKee and to wit a tract of land in Wilson County of about 30
acres now claimed by James L. Hays. also a house and lot in the town of
Statesville in said county now in the possession of Daniel S Boyd  and this
is to be a full release to them of my entire interest in said dower estate
of both real and personal property of every description as well (as) that
not named as that this is a quit claim deed from me giving this deed of
release also to be signed by me and my said husband J. L. Witherspon who
also for the like consideration releases and quit claims all interest in the
same  This 2nd day of July 1860.  
                   
                                    J. L. Witherspoon                        
seal

                                    Sarah J. Witherspoon                 
seal

     State of Tennessee, Rutherford County.
Personally appeared before me John Jones Clerk of the County Court of said
county.  E. L. Witherspoon and Sarah J. Witherspoon the bargainers with whom
I  am personally acquainted and acknowledged that they executed the
foregoing Deed of Gift for the purposes there in contained. ) having also
personally appeared before me  ??? and a part  ??? husband, the said E. L.
Witherspoon acknowledged the execution of said Deed of Gift to have been
done by his freely voluntarily and understandingly with out compulsive
restraint from her said husband and for the purposes therein expressed
--Witness   John Jones   Clerk of said court at offices at Murfreesboro this
23rd day of July 18860.   
                                                      
                                                      John Jones             
Clerk

                Magistrate  July 25, 1860  
 Recd. for Registration July 25th 1860 at 12 O'clock  ......
                   
                                                     A.  Wick  
         
                Registrar of Wilson County      



1860 Sept. 20, U.S. Census District 15, Wilson CO. Tenn. Drury is a farmer,
age 30, from Tenn with a value of $1200. 

1861 Dec. 21.  Daniel I. McKee entered the Civil War.  He, on records copied
after the war, was listed under the "Mc" alphabet with the Confederate 2
Cav. (Smith's) of Tenn.  He was a corporal under Capt. Robert C. Bass'
Company. Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry*
He was age 24.
"Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above, Roll
dated Camp Cheatham, Dec 13, 1861.  Muster-in date: Dec 13, 1861.
Enlisted:  
When:    Dec 13, 1861
Where:   Camp Cheatham
By whom:  Capt. Ostara
Period:   12 Mo.
-----
Value of horses:  $150
Remarks:  none 

*This company was successively designated as Capt. Bass' Company Tennessee
Volunteer Company; Capt. Bass' Company. 10th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry,
and -- Company, 2nd (Smith's Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.)
    Lieut. Col. E. S. Smith's 10th (also called the 11th) Battalion Tennessee
Cavalry, which consisted of eight companies about February 1, 1862, and nine
companies on March 14, 1862 was increased to a regiment in April, 1862, and
designated the 2nd (Smith's) Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.  The regiment
appears to have been disbanded in May 1862 and two companies subsequently
served in Starnes', subsequently McLemore's 4th (also called the 3rd)
Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.  Some of the officers and men are found to have
subsequently served in the 19th (also called the 2nd) Battalion Alabama
Cavalry which was consolidated with the 14th Battalion Alabama Partisan
Rangers to form the 9th (also called the 7th) Regiment Alabama Cavalry.
/s/ J. W. Mibairn.  copyist.

1861-1864  Daniel I. McKee, Confederate States of America.   Military records
for D. I. McKee show that Martha A. McKee applied for a widows pension for
his civil war service.  #23425 indicated that Daniel serviced in I Company,
7th Regiment of the Tennessee Cavarly from 1861 through 1864. (This would
have the 7th Regiment Alabama Cavarly  The Tennessee State Library and
Archives reported that Daniel (S.) McKee served with 2nd Smith's Cav, C.S.A.
 They got the S. and the I. confused.

1870 July 21.  Statesville, 15th Civil District, Wilson Co, Tenn, Elihu
Witherspoon, age 59,  wagonmaker, with a property value of $300.  He is
married to Sarah, age 62, who was keeping house and caring for the family of
Lafayette, age 22, a laborer and Vestus M., 21, also a laborer.  Also in the
home was Elizabeth Malone, age 12 and  Drury McKee, age 40.  Drury continued
to farm the family land and had a property value of $1600 and $1000.  U. S.
Census p. 548.  Daniel was not in Tennessee during the 1870 census.  I could
not find him in a Southern state or in Kansas and Missouri.
 
At the time of the U.S. Census of 1870 in Statesville, there were 235
dwellings,  240 families, 557 white males, 49 colored males,  609 white
females, 45 colored females, 280 people could not read, 458 could not write,
Property value was $233,.320.  There was 1 idiotic and 1 insane.  It was
signed by J. L. Bryan.

1880  U.S. Census Wilson Co.  Witherspoon, _vess* 32 male, Lafayette 35 
(492)  U.S. Census Wilson CO.  McKee, Drury  50* (492)(same household as
above)  

1904 Aug. 17. Death of Daniel I. McKee, buried at Fall Creek Cemetery,
Strickler, Washington Co. Arkansas

1924 Jan 3, 1928 Death of Martha Ann McKee, wife of Daniel I.  

DANIEL I. MCKEE  was born June 28, 1837, in or near Statesville, Wilson
County, Tennessee.  He died Aug. 17, 1904, at Strickler, Washington County,
Arkansas.  He married Miss MARTHA ANN BARNES born June 17, 1852, in
Clarksville, Red River County, Texas on June 29, 1874
     Martha Ann died Jan. 3, 1928 at Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Both are buried
Strickler, AR.  . 
     In the 1880 census of Washington County, Arkansas their first three
children were James C.,  born 1875 in Texas,  Sarah Luvenia born 1877 in
Arkansas and Daniel Lafayette (Fayett) McKee born Mar. 12, 1879 also in
Arkansas.
     Military records for D. I. McKee show that Martha A. McKee applied for a
widows pension for his civil war service.  #23425 indicated that Daniel
serviced in I Company, 7th Regiment of the Tennessee Calvary from 1861
through 1864.  In Martha A. application for the Widow's pension on August
16, 1916 with a Sulphur City, P.O., Washington Co, Ark. 
     Martha A's application shows he served as a soldier in the Army of the
Confederate States, being a member of the 7th Tenn, Smith's  Cavalry and
that he was honorably discharged from such service at the close of the war
in Tennessee in 1864. 
      In the Proof of Service form executed by war comrades of husband in 
the Civil war from  Wilson County, Tenn. dated Aug. 21, 1916 J. B. Tarpley
and S. A. Johnson, citizens of Statesville, Tenn swore that they were each
personally, well acquainted with applicant's husband Daniel I. McKee and
knew him for 12 or 15 years before the war.  That he was a confederate
soldier belonging to Company Bass (B-I-7 Tenn) Regiment Smiths of Tenn. 
(2nd Smiths Cav.) (C.S.A. records show the I. as an S.)
      Records from the Tennessee State Library and Archives indicated 
S. A. Johnson was a private in Bass' company.  
     That as such soldier he served from beginning of the war to close of
war.  That he was honorably discharged from such service and did not desert
the same.  To the question "That he is now dead and that his widow has been
for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas.  That my
knowledge of the facts come from:"  They answered, "Can't answer the
question.  We served in same company of Regiment with D. I. McKee and he
made a good soldier."  His date of death was shown as Aug 11, 1904.
    The census of 1880 Daniel McKee and family were enumerated at Cane Hill
Township, Washington Co, Arkansas.  Daniel was age 40 from Tennessee as were
his parents, his wife "Marthy" A, was age 28, born to parents in Tennessee. 
The children were James C, five, born in Texas, Sarah L., three, born in
Arkansas and Daniel, one, born in Arkansas.
     The 1900 census also listed Daniel I. McKee of Cove Creek Township,
Washington Co, Arkansas, enumerated Daniel as being born in June (28, 1837)
1840 in Tennessee,  Martha A., wife, born June (9) 1852 in Tennessee,
Fayette D., son, born Mar. 1879; Annie L., daughter, born Aug. 1880; Drewey
T. a son, born Oct 1883; Lizzie M., dau, born May 1885 and Martha V., dau,
born Oct. 1893.  All Children were born in Arkansas.
     Stickler, Arkansas opened a Post Office in 1878 on the Old wire Road. 
The post office closed in 1883.  In 1893 a few miles away another Post
Office was established at Onda.  This Post Office closed in 1908. 
     The old soldier and farmer, Daniel I. McKee, died Aug. 4, 1904.  He was
buried at  Strickler, Arkansas in what is now called Fall Creek Cemetery and
a marble marker was erected.  On the marker was a masonic emblem. 
       The inscriptions reads:

        Daniel I. McKee,
              born
           June 28, 1837
               died
           Aug. 11, 1904, 
    "A loved one from us has gone,
     A voice we loved is stilled,
     A place is vacant in our hearts, 
     Which never can be filled."

MARTHA ANN BARNES

My great-grandmother Martha born Oct. 27, 1852 and my grandmother "Jennie,"
born Oct. 27, 1893 are listed in the 1910 census of Silverdale, Kansas. 
Jennie 16 years old and living with her mother, 57.      
     In the census of May 18 1910,  Marthia A. (the handwriting looks like it
could be an A or an S.) McKee, was a widow, her daughter Martha J. (Jennie)
(the letter could have been a V.) and her son Greery (?), aged 26 were
enumerated.   Her oldest son, Daniel L. McKee, who also lived in Silverdale
listed only one parent on the 1910 census in the column as to parents place
of birth.  Later in life my mother listed in the family bible the names of
the McKee she remembered:  Daniel L., Drewry Taylor (Drury), Anna L.,
Vienne, Nora, Iverson and Martha.  (Iva McKee was born Sep. 9, 1889 and
buried Sept 7, 1890 at Fall Creek Cemetery (Strickler.)  My mother did not
remember Daniel I. but rather the name Daniel L. McKee, but did remember
Martha Ann Barnes as a family name.
     At the end of December Martha Ann became sick.  On Dec. 30, 1928 Doctor
I. C. Roberts of Fayetteville, AR. performed a physical examination and
diagnosed Martha with Pneumonia.  She died four days later at the age of 75
years, 6 months, and 16 days.  She had only been living on South College
Ave, for the last eight month.
     The Fayetteville Daily Democrat on Sat. Jan. 7, 1928 printed her
obituary.  "Mrs. Martha McKee is buried at Strickler.  Funeral services for
Mrs. Martha McKee, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Pearson,
Tuesday, (Jan. 3, 1928) were held Thursday morning at the residence on South
College, Rev. Burl Dodd officiating.  Burial was in Strickler Cemetery."
    "Mrs. McKee was born June 17, 1852 in Tennessee.  Her husband D. I. McKee
passed away 23 years ago.  Surviving, beside the daughter here are three
sons, G. C. McKee, Caney, Kansas; D. L. McKee, Arkansas City, D. T. McKee,
Silverdale, Kansas; and two other daughters Mrs. J. W. Davis of Enid,
Oklahoma and Mrs. G. W. Wood, Poolville, Oklahoma, none of whom was able to
be here for the funeral. 
    The grave at Strickler is marked with a poured 12 inch square concrete
marker with the M.A. McKee scratched/ lettered into it while the concrete
was wet.   
      The Arkansas State Certificate of Death Registration District NO. 635
File No.
1317 Primary Registration District 2379 listed Martha A. McKee of So. College
Ave, but only residing at this address for 8 months.  Her birthplace is
listed as Tennessee.  It showed death caused by  Pneumonia.
James C.   born 1875 in Texas   1880 census.  No other records.