JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER APPLETON McKEE FAMILY


1. APPLETON McKEE (ROBERT2, ANDREW1) son of ROBERT McKEE & MABEL HOLLISTER was born Dec. 19, 1760 and died May 7, 1832. Early comers in the vicinity were Appleton McKee, Priarn Thompson, Elijah Fox and Myron Cooper. Bradford Lisk came into the town previous to or during the year 1802, and settled on Sandy creek above Smith's Mills. Here he and Francis McKee built a tannery.

Frances McKee and his six sons had built a dam and he and Bradford Lisk had a tannery in operation by 1812. Soon a blacksmith and Munn's tavern were also located at Lisk Settlement. The bridge in this locality is still called the Lisk bridge. About the same time one Munn came here and opened a public house. One historian makes special mention of Piam Thompson (1781 - 1868), Myron Cooper, Elijah Fox and Appleton McKee (1760 - 1832) as having become prominent citizens who came to Lisk Settlement before 1802.


http://history.rays-place.com/ny/adams-ny.htm
Our County and Its People by Edgar C. Emerson, 1898
Town of Adams

First purchase made by Elisha Phillips, 1798
Nicholas Salisbury, from western NY, 16 Apr 1800. Removed to Lowville.
Samuel Fox
Daniel Fox (elder brother of Sam) (Rev. War)
Capt. Richard Goodell (War 1812)
Bradford Lisk
Mr. Munn
Appleton McKee
Priam Thompson
Elijah Fox
Myron Cooper
Thomas family, 1800 (William, Benjamin. Ezra, Ira from Windham Co., VT; followed by Elihu, Joel, and their mother)
Capt. Barney, 1810 (to Watertown)

Married (1) 1784

MERCY HILLS, b. July 20, 1766, d. Oct. 5, 1822, aged 56 years;

Children of APPLETON McKEE & MERCY HILLS:

    2    i    APPLETON HOLLISTER McKEE b. July 20, 1785, d. Nov. 2, 1869

     3   ii    CHESTER McKEE b. Aug. 3, 1789, d. 1875, m. POLLY ROSE

     4  iii    PHILA McKEE b. May 15, 1791, d. Mch. 2, 1869, m. JOHN NIMMS.

     5   iv     JOHN HILLS McKEE b. July 2, 1793, d. Nov. 26, 1865. m. (1) LUCY HART m. (2) NANCY THOMPSON. Had three children.

    6    v    HARRIET McKEEt b. July 15, 1795, d. Feb. 5, 1860, m. BORZELLA DEWEY. Had 14 children.

     7   vi     ALEXANDER McKEE b. Sept. 10, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1844, m. BETSY STONE. Had 6 children

     8  vii    JASON McKEE b. Nov. 17, 1800, d. 1877, m. 1825, OLIVE BERKE RANSOM. Had 4 children.

     9   viii    ALVIN McKEE b. July 6, 1803, m. 1830, MARY ALLEN. Had 6 children.

    10   ix     HIRAM McKEE b. Sept. 10, 1807, m. ELECTA NORTH. Had 3 children.

    11   x     MARTIN MASON McKEE b. Nov. 18, 1811, d. abt. 1874.

Married (2) Oct. 9, 1823,

Mrs. SABRA WOOD who died Oct. 23, 1856.

Children of Appleton McKee and Sabra Wood were:

     12    i    DELANA McKEE b. Aug. 4, 1824, d. Sept. 2, 1826.

     13   ii    JOSEPH RANDALL McKEE b. July 24, 1826.

     14  iii    JESSE McKEE b. Feby. 27, 1828, m. LUCY JOHNSON.

     15   iv    JAMES McKEE b. Apr. 11, 1830, d. Apr. 13, 1830

    16    v    LUCINDA McKEE b. Sept. 7, 1831, m. 1850, JEROME MARTIN. Had 1 child.


2. APPLETON HOLLISTER4 MCKEE (APPLETON3, ROBERT2, ANDREW1), b. July 20, 1785, d. Nov. 2, 1869. He was a resident of Sacket Harbor, N.Y.

He married 1st Sept. 10, 1809

SARAH SMITH, who died Mch. 11, 1824

      17    i    JULIUS CLARK McKEE b. Feby. 4, 1811, Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y.

     18   ii    LOREN McKEE b. Dec. 16, 1814, drowned off St. Joseph's River, in Lake Michigan, Oct., 1835.

     19  iii    JOHN McKEE b. Feby. 16, 1817

     20   iv    ALONZO McKEE b. Dec. 12, 1819, d. Mch. 9, 1880.

    21    v    SARAH MARIA McKEE b. Sept. 12, 1821, d. abt. Oct., 1890.

He married (2) Aug. 17, 1825

POLLY COOPER, who died Aug. 20, 1834

Children of APPLETON HOLLISTER McKEE and POLLY COOPER were:

      22    i   GEORGE HOLLISTER McKEE b. Jany. 15, 1827. 

     23   ii    APPLETON COOPER McKEE b. Aug. 17, 1829, d. abt. 1889.

     24  iii    MARTHA LODEMA McKEE b. Apr. 13, 1831, d. Sept. 22, 1833.

     25   iv    MONROE H. McKEE b. Apr. 22, 1833.

He married (3) June 24, 1839

PERMILA SHEPARD, b. Jany. 26, 1815.

Children of APPLETON HOLLISTER McKEE and PERMILA SHEPARD were:

     26    i    PERLINA McKEE b. Apr. 1843, d. Sept. 30, 1844.

     27   ii    LUCY ALMEDA McKEE b. Dec. 27, 1845, d. 1903.

     28  iii    ROSELLA McKEE b. Oct. 11, 1847, d. Sept. 21, 1851

     29   iv   MALVINA McKEE b. July 4,1850. 

    30    v    LORENZO SHEPARD McKEE b. Feby. 14, 1853.

     31   vi    WATSON McKEE b. Dec. 16, 1855.

     34  vii    MALONA ADAH McKEE b. Nov. 2, 1858.


 14  iii    JESSE McKEE b. Feby. 27, 1828, Adams, NY. He served in the Civil War, as a lieutenant in Co. K. 142 N.Y. Volunteer Infantry and then he and Lucy moved to Morrison, IL, where they had a successful furniture business.

He married 1850

LUCY JOHNSON from Ogdensburg, NY. They had 8 children. One of their sons was Lafayette McKee b.1872, who himself was a "pioneer" of sorts: he was a movie actor in over 300 Hollywood films, from 1912 thru 1948, and played alongside stars like John Wayne, Tom Mix, and Cary Grant. Can you imagine: a man born in 1760 had a grandsson who was a movie actor? Appleton would have been 68 years old when Jesse came along, and Jesse 44 years old when Lafe was born...then Lafe didn't become an actor until he was in his forties.


      29. MALVINA5 MCKEE (APPLETON HOLLISTER4, APPLETON3, ROBERT2, ANDREW1), b. July 4, 1850.

She married Dec. 29, 1866

MILO FRANKLIN COREY, b. Jany. 28, 1840, d. Dec. 12, 1918.

Their children are:

    35     i    GRACE COREY b. Oct. 6, 1870, m. June 23, 1891, WILLIAM BUCHANAN PRICE, b. July 2, 1865, Lynchburg, Va. No children.

    36   ii    BERTHA COREY b. Mch. 18, 1874, d. Feby., 1876.

    37  iii     DAISY COREY b. Aug. 26, 1875, m. (1) FRANK E. MYERS, m. (2) CLYDE E. EISELEY


37. DAISY COREY (MALVINA5, APPLETON HOLLISTER4, APPLETON3, ROBERT2, ANDREW1) b. Aug. 26, 1875

She married (1) FRANK E. MYERS

She married (2) Nov. 10, 1906

CLYDE E. EISELEY b. Dec. 29, 1868.

They have one child.

    38   i. LOREN COREY EISELEY b. Sept. 3, 1907.


Contributed by Mrs. W. B. Price from records in the possession of Mr. Wirt S. McKee of San Francisco, Cal., son of Julius C. McKee. Shauna Fuglestad N18 W28987 Golf Ridge S Pewaukee, WI 53072 home phone 608-513-1352 email f_shauna@yahoo.com please list this website as the source of my information -- for it IS the source of my information: The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record 1924 NEGenWeb Project Resource Center OLLibrary, Journals http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/Journals/NMGR/Vol02/nmgrp001.html


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