Jonathan McKee Sr.

22 December 1821–29 December 1895 (Age 74)
Slippery Rock Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan

When Jonathan McKee Sr. was born on 22 December 1821, in Slippery Rock Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David McKee, was 25 and his mother, Mary Tweed McMillan, was 26. He married Sarah Buck Sweat about 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 29 December 1895, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Chambers Cemetery, Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan McKee Sr.
Martha Wilson Sweat
Marriage: 15 March 1848
Mary Ann McKee
Jonathan McKee Jr.
Thomas McKee
Pricilla Jane McKee
Elizabeth Sweat McKee
Martha W. McKee
William McKee
Sophia McKee
Joshua McKee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1848Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 9
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha or Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Thus, this name has the same origin as McKay , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of William McKee Sr.

    History of William McKee Sr. Compiled by Aurilla Gerber Revised by Verda Kitchen & Emily B. Olsen William McKee was born on October 7, 1825 in the Slippery Rock Township of Butler County, in Western …

    Sources (25)

    • Jonathan Mckee, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Mc Kee in entry for Mary Ann Chambers, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Jonathan Mckee, "United States Census, 1850"

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