McKee Family of Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1700-1785

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I have traced my family back to David Mckee Sr. 1716-1774 born in Charlestown, South Carolina. Their children were christened in Beaufort, South Carolina. The children are:

Jane McKee 1750

Martha McKee 1752

David McKee JR 1754​​

Mary McKee 1756​​

Sarah McKee 1758​​

John McKee 1760

William McKee 1765​​

Allen McKee 1768​​

Paul McKee 1770

I cannot find his wife's last name nor any parental information for David. I am complete with siblings and parents and relations up to me. Infor from . Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

in The Tree House by Fred Tiencken G2G Rookie (160 points)
edited by Fred Tiencken

1 Answer

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In 1716 the records would have been in the parishes. There have also been many changes since then. You will probably have to find the parishes in the area he was in. I am from Charleston and there were a lot of them. You may need to look at old maps in that time period. 

There was also a family of McKee that came to Charleston from Ireland in 1772. I did find it noted that the surname was sometimes incorrectly spelled McGee so, you may want to try searching that spelling too. The incorrect spelling of names was common back then.

Here are some links, hope they can help.

South Carolina GenWeb  There were only 4 counties in SC in 1710 1710 Counties Map and the SC Churches and Genealogy Charleston Church Records.

We lost a lot of old records during the US Civil War too.

by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (203k points)

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