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Subject: [MCKEE] James McKee Will
Date: 9 Jul 2002 12:41:02 -0600
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Surnames: McKee of Mecklenburg Co NC>Rutherford Co TN
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Ordered the following from Tennessee State Library and Archives. This James McKee was in Fayette Co TN at least as early as 1828 when he appears on Fayette County Court Records as a juror and a captain of the local militia I guess. The record of the county court minutes came up on a MCKEE search of Fayette Co TN on TNGENWEB Archives in case anyone wants to see the reference. Same James McKee also is listed as a veteran of the Revolutionary War on 1840 Fayette Co Census hit. I did a DAR query some time back and DAR found no record of him.
COUNTY: FAYETTE (TN)
ROLL NO. 34
PAGE 291, 292
TYPE RECORD: WILL
TN STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
STATE OF TENNESSEE
FAYETTE COUNTY OCT 29TH 1839
I, James McKee in my right mind do will this my last will and testment.
That of my estate all my just debts shall be paid, after which I will to my two sons WILLIAM MCKEE and JAMES H. MCKEE a tract of land containing one hundred and eighty three acres held by title now from James Hunter on conditions that the said Wm. McKee and James H. McKee pay all my just debts and render a comfortable support to my wife DORCAS MCKEE and my two daughters JANE (?) MCKEE and MARIAH MCKEE so long as they are single and live with them. I do also will that all my stock shall remain together so long as the above named members of my family remain together and be used for the support of them all, and in the event one or more of them should marry that the stock then existing shall be equally divided between the four children above named and my wife DORCAS MCKEE. I do will that so long as my wife and daughters remain members of the same family render all reasonable assistance in their power for the mutual comfort and welfare of this family. I also will that so _____!
______(much?) of the present crop as can be spared after _____________(leaving?) enough for the support of my family I wish to be disposed of for this payment of my debts. I also will that any household and kitchen furniture shall remain together so long as the above named members of my family shall remain together and be used for their mutual good and in the event that one or more of them should marry that there be an equal division of this same between them by valuation. I also will to MARTHA LOWE and SARAH CHISM MATHIS my daughters and DAVID MCKEE my son five dollars in money cash to be paid to them by William McKee and James H. McKee as soon as it can be collected from my debts. I also will that all my farming tools go to the use of William McKee and James H. McKee, Jane McKee, Maria (Mariah?) and Dorcas McKee my wife and in the event one or more of them should marry that there be an equal division of said farming tools between the five last named members of my f!
amily. I make this my last will and testament in witness(?) where of I hereunto ______________my hand and affix my seal in the presence of witnesses. Day and date above written.
James McKee (seal)
F. H. Bayliss
STATE OF TENNESSEE
MONDAY OCTOBER 5TH 1846
October Term of the county court of said county being Monday October 5th 1846, the following appears of record.
This day was produced into open court a paper writing purporting(?) to be the last will and testament of James McKee deceased and thereupon came into court F H Bayliss and Eli Fleming subscribing witnesses thereto who being first duly sworn depose and say that they were personally acquainted with James McKee the Testator and that they saw him sign seal and publish the same to be his last will and testament, and that they believe he was in sound and disposing mind and memory at the/this time he signs the same and that they signed the same in his presence as witnesses.
It was thereupon moved by the court that the said paper writing be declared established the last will and testament of the said deceased and entered of record. And thereupon came into court James H. McKee who upon application to the court was appointed Administrator with the will _________________ of the last will and testament of the said James McKee deceased and entered into bond himself as principal and gave BARTHEY/BARTHAY/BENTLY KYLE and BENNETT/BURNETTE HOGUE as his securities in the sum of one thousand dollars .........................
(Linda McKee, Transcriber Tuesday, April 16, 2002: There are 3 more lines that are too dark and blurred too read and this is at the bottom of the second page and may have been continued onto another sheet, however TSLA did not copy it if there was information carried to the 3rd page.)
On the Fayette Co TN 1850 Census is
MCKEE, Darcus 73 VA KY
James H. 31
MCKEE, James P. 62 NC NC
Rebecca M. 58
Rebecca D. 18
Julia P. 14
Robert D. 31
Census info was sent to me by another researcher and I don't have house # etc.
Anybody have any idea whose line this is?