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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1824-1825 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

John McKie, the first of the name of whom we have record, was born about 1705, in the stewardry of Galloway, probably in Wigtonshire, Scotland, and removed from there to Ayrshire about 1767, where he resided about seven years. His sons engaged in business in Ayr, but through the dishonesty of their partners failed, their failure involving their father so that he lost his entire property. This decided him to emigrate to America, which he accordingly did in 1774, settling at Ashgrove, town of Cambridge, Washington county, New York, where he died October 27, 1782. He married Marion Wilson. Children: Alexander, Peter (?), John, James, see forward, Mary, Elizabeth.

(II) James, son of John and Marion (Wilson) McKie, was born July 7, 1760, in Wigtonshire, Scotland, died June 14, 1843. He was a private in the revolutionary war, and on March 4, 1848, his widow was granted a pension of fifty-six dollars and forty-one cents. He married, January 27, 1785, Elizabeth Wilson, born June 19, 1765, died December 27, 1849. Children:

  1. Sarah, born November 24, 1785, died August 30, 1860.
  2. Mary, born September 27, 1787, died November 27, 1846.
  3. John, see forward.
  4. George, born August 14, 1791, died January 15, 1861.
  5. Elizabeth, born September 18, 1793, died March 5, 1855.
  6. William, born October 21, 1795, died April 15, 1863.
  7. Ann, born November 28, 1797, died January 18, 1856.
  8. Margaret, born May 4, 1800.
  9. ————, born June 11, 1802.
  10. James, born February 24, 1805.
  11. Peter, born January 16, 1808, died January 11, 1856.

(III) John (2), son of James and Elizabeth (Wilson) McKie, was born June 1, 1789, died September 9, 1864. He married Catherine, daughter of John and Margaret (Robinson) Whiteside. Children:

  1. William, see forward;
  2. James, married Anna Whiteside;
  3. John.

(IV) William, son of John (2) and Catherine (Whiteside) McKie, married Minerva, born in West Arlington, Vermont, daughter of Samuel and Mina (Andrews) Buck. Child,

  1. Kate M., now resident of Cambridge, New York. (See McKie, p. 1624.)

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