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Alexander McKee (1750 - bef. 1840)

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Alexander McKee
Born in Irelandmap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married in Orange Co., North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Wife's maiden name is said to be Mary Bean or Baahne (pronounced bane). She was born 11 June 1756 and died 3 Aug 1842 at Maury Co, Tennessee.

13 March 1779 - Alexander McKee purchased 239 1/2 acres on the Eno River in Orange County, N.C. for £450. Land registered 1795.

1792 - Alexander McKee was listed on the Orange County tax rates as owning three slaves.

1795 March - Alexander McKee purchased from Thomas O'Neil 220 acres of land on which he was living, together with a still, with the provision that O'Neil could buy the land and still back at the same price within 16 months. On the same day McKee purchased land from O'Neil lying on Turkey Creek on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. McKee and probably Richard Fausett, his son-in-law, moved to Tennessee at this time.

1796 Alexander McKee was appointed to jury duty in Sumner county, Tennessee. He was also made overseer of the road from Red River to the Kentucky state line. His property was approximately 13 miles north and slightly east of Nashville.

1797 Alexander McKee and Richard Fausett (son-in-law) served on the Grand Jury, Sumner co, TN.

1798 April - A rule of court was made for judicial attachment to issue and to summon Alexander McKee as garnishee which issued in form following to wit thereon the Sheriff made return to July 1798 thus Alexander McKee summoned as a garnishee of John Franklin. McKee land speculation appears to begin to go bad at this point.

1800 Alexander McKee gave Richard Fausett (son-in-law) a gift of 200 acres of his 640 acre parcel of land in Sumner county.

6 April 1803 - Benjamin Bashaw vs Alexander McKee - debt jury impaneled, found defendant has not paid his debts, and that the plaintiff pay cost of this suit.

19 March 1804 - Alexander McKee is named defendant in seven separate court actions, each one reading similar to the first: "The plaintiff, Metherall having obtained sundry judgement against the defendant before a single magistrate to the amount of three hundred & twenty six dollars twelve cents together with three dollars fifty cents cost on said judgment on which judgments executors issued & sworn all levied on 440 acres of land the property of the defendant including the said defendants plantation which land on motion of the plaitiff by his attorney is condemned for the use of said judment and ordered to be sold to satisfy the same."

1804 - Gift of 200 acres of land from Alexander McKee to Richard Fausett registered.- Gift made four years earlier, likely registered at this time to keep it from being attached as property of Alexander McKee.

1807 Richard Fausett sold the 200 acres of land that was a gift of Alexander McKee to Thomas Ryan Butler of Robertson County, Tennessee


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