A Genealogy of the Hogg - McKee Family
of Juniata County Pa
The Descendants of Robert Hoge or Hogg of Tuscarora Valley,
Including the families of Lytle, McCullough, McKee, Sturgeon, Dunbar, Graham, Stitt,
Harnish, Vance, Robinson, Potts, McBride
Being a copy of a manuscript prepared by Dr. Egle about 1900 for publication in
a second volume of his "Pennsylvania Genealogies." Dr. Egle died before this material
was published. The original manuscript was purchased from Miss Catherine I. Egle by
Leonard Lytle of Detroit, Mich., and this copy, with additional matter, made by him in
Robert Hogg or Hoge, born November 1721, a native of South Scotland, emigrated in
early life to County Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland. He came to America in 1752. In
the spring of 1754 he located on a tract of land in the Tuscarora Valley, then in
Cumberland County, Province of Pennsylvania. In June 1756, owing to the Indian
incursions upon the Juniata, Mr. Hoge fled with
his little family to Carlisle, returning only in the fall of that year. On two other occaisions
did this early pioneer seek safety in the then principal place of refuge west of the
Susquehanna. He died on his plantation the 25th of January. 1798, aged eighty
years. His wife,
Letitia, born June 1724 in the north of Ireland; d. March 8, 1812, in Juniata County,
Penn. and with her husband buried in what is now known as the "McKee graveyard."
They had issue:
I. William, b. 1751, in Ireland; d. 1753 in Philadelphia.
II. Sarah, b. May 1753 m. first George McCullough; m. secondly, Hamilton Graham.
III. Jenny, b. 1755; m. Alexander Robinson of the Juniata
settlement; removed to Kentucky, and located near Maysville, where they died. S.P.;
their estate was left to a son of Thomas McKee, and grandson of Mrs. Robinson's sister
IV. Martha, b. Dec. 1759; m. Thomas McKee.
V. Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1762; m. John McKee.
VI. Robert, b. 1764; d. in infancy.
VII. James, b. January 1766; d. m. Mary Irvin.
II. Sarah Hoge (Robert), b. May 1753, in the city of Philadelphia, Penn. d. June
26, 1828, near Waterford, Juniata County, Penn. She was a remarkable woman in many
ways, a most estimable wife and mother. She was twice married; m. first in Tuscarora
Valley, 1778, George McCullough, b. 1751 in County Down Ireland; d. in the year 1783,
his death resulting from the bite of a rabid dog. Mr. McCullough came to America prior to
1774, with his cousins Thomas and John McKee, and settled in the Tuscarora Valley.
When the war of the Revolution broke out, he sided with the patriots of his locality, and
served during the greater part of the struggle for Independence. He left issue (surname
II-A. Letitia McCullough, b. Feb. 26, 1779; m. Robert Lytle.
II-B. Anna McCullough, b. Sept. 28, 1781; Mr. Moses Sturgeon. (see
Mrs. McCullough, m. secondly, in 1781, Hamilton Graham. They had issue
II-C. George Graham, b. Feb. 8, 1788, in Tuscarora Valley, Penn. d.
April, 1849, in Spruce Hill Twp. Juniata Co. Penn. m. and left issue: Robert, James,
William, Fleming, and Sarah H.
II-D. Jane Graham, b. Dec. 4, 1790; d. Feb. 19, 1873, in Brighton,
Washington Co. Iowa, whither she removed in 1855; she m. Feb. 1, 1821, William
Vance, b. May 8, 1790, in Shannon, Ireland; d. March 1844, at Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio;
came with his parents when a child to the Juniata Valley; in 1834 removed to Miami
County, Ohio; and they had issue (surname Vance):
II-D-I. Mary Jane Vance, b. Dec. 26, 1822; d. Sept. 28, 1840.
II-D-2. Sarah Vance, b. Sept. 25, 1824; m. Daniel Kindall in Brighton,
Washington County, Iowa and had issue.
II-D-3. James O. Vance, b. Oct. 14, 1825; a farmer; resides in Washington
II-D-4. William Vance, b. Oct. 13, 1829; followed the gold pioneers to California in
1849 where he died July 26, 1852.
II-D-5. Letitia Lytle Vance, b. April 2, 1833, m. James Robinson a descendant
of the Tuscarora Valley Robinsons who shared the ill fated Indian massacre of 1763,
resides near Brighton, Iowa and had issue.
II-E. Robert Graham, b. 1792, d. 1859, near Logansport, Ind. Of his
children, Matthew K. was a lieutenant in 46th Indiana Regt., and d. at Helena, Ark,
during the Rebellion; while Issaiah A. Served in the 9th Regt., Illinois Cavalry.
IV. Martha Hoge (Robert) b. Dec. 1759, in Tuscarora Valley, Juniata Co. Pa. d.
July 1836, near Butler, Pa. She m. in 1778, Thomas McKee, b. 1749 in County Down,
Ireland, d. 1814, in Butler County, Penn. He came to America in 1774 and located in the
Juniata Settlement. At the commencement of the struggle for Independence he entered
the service, and was under Morgan in the Southern campaign, in the Pennsylvania
company attached to the corps of that
brave partisan leader. His canteen and powder horn, carried through the war, are in the
possession of his grandson Lieut. Col. J. Cooper McKee, Surgeon, U.S.A. In 1795 the
family removed to Allegheny County, Penn. and the year following 1796 permanently
settled on a farm near Butler, Butler County, that state. They had issue (surname
IV-A. James McKee, b. Jan. 1779, m Mary (Polly McKee)
IV-B. Robert McKee, b. 1781, d. 1798 in Butler County.
IV-C. Jennie McKee, b. Nov. 9, 1782, m. James McKee
IV-D. Hugh McKee, b. Jan. 5, 1785, m. Margaret Dunbar.
IV-E. Daniel McKee, b. 1787, d. in infancy.
IV-F. Letitia McKee, b. 1789, d. Aug. 12, 1866; m. 1810, John Dunbar, b. in
Castle Fin, County Donegal, Ireland, d. 1830 in Mt Vernon, Pasey Co. Ind.; was a
brother of Margaret, wife of Hugh McKee; was in the war of 1812-1814, resided in Butler
Co. Penn., until 1816, when he emigrated to Indiana, locating on a farm in Pasey
County; he filled several important local offices; and they
had issue (surname Dunbar).
IV-F-1. Martha Dunbar, b. 1811; m. George W. Duckworth, and had issue.
IV-F-2. Robert Dunbar, b. May 13, 1813; m. Feb. 21, 1837 Sarah Matthews,
and had issue. He was on the frontiers with Gen. Custer in his expeditions against the
Modoos, and in the Oklahoma Country; resides at Solitude, Ind.
IV-F-3. Elizabeth J. Dunbar
IV-F-4. Thomas Dunbar.
IV-F-5. Margaret Dunbar, m. Olsey Ferrall, reside at Wabash, Wayne Co., Ill.
and had issue.
IV-F-6. Letitia Dunbar, m. William Sanders.
IV-F-7. Mary Dunbar
IV-F-8. John Dunbar, resides at New Harmony, Ind.
IV-G. John McKee, b. 1791, d. 1816; Unm.
IV-H. Thomas McKee, b. 1793; m. in 1823, _____Bryan, and removed to
Kentucky, near Maysville; and had, among other children, John, killed in the battle of
Cerro Gordo, Mexico; another son took the name and inherited the estate of Jenny Hoge
Robinson in Kentucky.
IV-I. Daniel McKee, b. 1795, m. _____ McMullin of Butler; and had a large
family; removed to Utah where he died.
IV-J. Robert Hoge McKee, b. 1797, m. Mary (Polly) Montgomery of Butler
County, and issue; one son James McKee, resides near Claysville, Washington Co.
Penn. an elder in the Presbyterian Church there.
V. Mary Hoge (Robert), b. Jan. 2, 1762, in Tuscarora Valley; d. Nov. 24, 1847,
at Butler, Penn. She m. Sept. 15, 1778, by Rev. Hugh Magill, A. R. Pres. Minister, John
McKee, b. June 1, 1754, in County Down, Ireland; d. Nov. 10, 1830 in Spruce Hill Twp.,
Juniata Co., Penn. He was first cousin to Thomas McKee and George McCullough, and
came to America in 1774. He entered the continental service during the war of the
Revolution, Mrs. McKee became widely known in the famous Gray land suit, in which
she was the principal witness. Her last years were spent with her daughter Mary, wife of
James McKee. They had issue (surname McKee).
V-A. Robert McKee, b. Jan. 4. 1780; m. Jane McIntyre; removed to Wooster,
Ohio, where they both died; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Mackey resides there, while a son
John is living at Mansfield, Ohio.
V-B. Thomas McKee, b. Jan. 2, 1782; d. July 7, 1839, in Pittsburgh, Penn.
m. April 11, 1810, Sarah Smith, b. June 29, 1791 in Stewartstown, Ireland; d. Aug. 7,
1834 in Pittsburgh, Penn; dau of Rev. Thomas Smith, pastor of Cedar Springs Church;
they shortly after removed to Pittsburgh, where he became prominent in the organization
of the first A. R. Church in that city, one of its first trustees, and one of the original
incorporators; as contractor and builder, he erected the first Church edifice for the
congregation. They had issue.
V-B-1. John Hoge McKee, b. 1811; m. Louisa Burke & d. in Philadelphia leaving issue: James, Emma F, Louisa.
V-B-2. Thomas Smith McKee, b. 1813; d. 1839, in Galveston or Houston, Texas.
V-B-3. Jane Weir McKee, b. 1815; d. 1844; m. _____Glenn of Pittsburgh.
V-B-4. James Hoge McKee, b. 1818; m. Mary Thomas and resides in Phila.,
and had issue.
V-B-5. Mary McKee, b. 1820; m. Dwight J. Norton; and had issue; reside in
V-B-6. Hugh Smith McKee, b. 1822; d. 1834.
V-B-7. Annie Elizabeth McKee, b. 1825, d. 1842.
V-B-8. William Weir McKee, b. 1827; d. 1878 at Hazleton, Pa. m. Sarah Speise
V-B-9. Samuel Ferguson McKee, b. 1829; Capt. in 147th Penn. Reg.; accidentally shot in Georgia on Sherman's March to the Sea, July 2, 1864.
V-C. William McKee, b. Jan. 5, 1785; d April 17, 1847 in Tuscarora Valley,
Penn; m Elizabeth Stuart Laird, d. Oct. 7, 1833; dau of Samuel Laird; and had issue
V-C-1. Mary A. McKee, d. Jan. 1852; m. Col. Wm Butler of Lewistown, Pa.
V-C-2. Sarah McKee; m. Samuel Cooper of Port Royal, Juniata Co. Pa. and
V-C-3. Martha McKee; m. Matthew Forsythe, resides at Derry, Juniata Co.
V-C-4. John Jackson McKee, m. Elizabeth Houser of Wooster, Ohio; resides in
Miami Co, Ind.
V-D. Mary McKee, b. July 7, 1787; m. Her cousin James McKee of Butler Co,
V-E. James McKee, b. May 4. 1791; d. 1846 in Pittsburgh; unm.
V-F. John McKee, b. Aug. 10, 1793; d. 1829 in Tuscarora Valley; unm.
V-G. Martha McKee, b. Aug. 16, 1795; d. Sept. 5, 1828 in Tuscarora Valley; m.
Andrew Mass; no issue,
V-H. Daniel Logan McKee, b. Nov. 1, 1798; d. Aug. 21, 1838 in Clarion Co.
Penn; m. Elizabeth Boggs of Allegheny Co. Ia; and had issue one son, a physician in
V-I. Sarah McKee, b. Feb. 17, 1801; m. James Mairs; removed to Wooster,
Ohio and there died, leaving issue.
VII. James Hoge (Robert) b. January 1766, in Tuscarora Val.; d. March 22, 1840
in Slipping Rock Twp. Butler Co. His father gave him a farm of 200 acres upon which he
resided until 1798, when he removed to Butler County, locating four miles from the
county town. Mr. Hoge m., Sept. 1789, Mary Irvin, b. in Tuscarora Valley. The had
VII-A. Robert Hoge, b. 1791; resided in Butler County, a farmer; was a
soldier in the war of 1812-14 m. Elizabeth (Betsy) Armstrong of Huntingdon Co.; and had
issue among others.
VII-A-1. Armstrong Hoge; resides in Butler Co.
VII-A-2. Eliza Hoge, m. _____ Wilson, resides in Venango Co. Pa.
VII-B. Ann Hoge, b. 1793, d. in infancy.
VII-C. James Irvin Hoge, b. 1796; resided on the farm of his father, and
there died; m. Margaret St. Clair of Butler Co., a son Archibald resides on the old
VII-D. William Hoge, b. 1801; m. Jane Ralston; and had issue
VII-E. George Hoge, b. 1804; d. s. p.
VII-F. Thomas Hoge, b. 1808; d. March 12, 1885 in Franklin, Penn. in 1833
removed to Venango County where he was manager of Lonely Furnace Co.; m. 1838,
located three miles east of Franklin where he managed the Van Buren Furnace Co., built
a four mill near to the furnace on French Creek, and also a saw mill; in 1853 elected
State Senator, and on his return took up his residence in Franklin and engaged in
merchandising; during the War for the Union was appointed Commissioner of the draft
for Venango County; in 1863 again elected to the State Senate; and was Mayor of
Franklin in 1875; Mr. Hoge was twice married; m. first Nov. 20, 1837, Jennie Whan, dau
of Francis Whan, who died in 1854 at Harrisburg; m. secondly Mrs. Eliza Henderson,
(nee Marrow) of Allegheny County who d. in 1879. By first wife there was issue:
VII-F-1. Mary T. Hoge; m. 1863, Alphenis M. Hoover; d. 1878; was engaged in
the oil business.
VII-F-2. Hattie E. Hoge; m. H. A. Cooper, a merchant of Franklin, Pa.
II-A. Letitia McCullough (Sarah [McCullough] (Robert), b. Feb. 26, 1779, in
Tuscarora Val. d. July 20, 1864, in Alexandria, Penn. at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Stitt; interred at Hollidaysburg; she married July 6, 1802, at the home of her
grandfather Hoge, Robert Lytle, b. Nov. 10, 1778 in the Juniata Val.; d. Aug. 15, 1847, at
Hollidaysburg, son of Capt. John Lytle. He first resided at
Cedar Springs, thence removed to Huntingdon, where he engaged in milling
and tanning. In 1820 he went to Alexandria, engaging in the same business, until 1841
when he removed to Hollidaysburg. They had issue (Surname Lytle).
II-A-1. Rachel Kenney Lytle, b. Aug 17. 1803: d. Feb. 17. 1817. in Huntingdon,
II-A-2. Sarah Lytle, b. Nov. 21, 1805; d. April 23, 1882 at Alexandria, Pa.; m.
June 7, 1830, Alexander Stitt; d. Sept. 28, 1880, at Alexandria; was engaged with Mr.
Lytle in the tanning business; and they had issue. (Surname Stitt):
II-A-2-a. Robert Lytle Stitt, b. June 6, 1831; m. Emma Sisler of Jackson
County, Iowa; residing in Illinois; and have issue Estella and Letitia.
II-A-2-b. Letitia A. Stitt, b. Aug. 1, 1835;
m. 1864, T. Harnish; a practising physician at Alexandria; and had issue (surname
II-A-2-b-aa. Charles A. Harnish
II-A-2-b-bb. Letitia Lytle Harnish
II-A-2-b-cc. Walter K. Harnish
II-A-2-b-dd. Sarah Lytle Harnish
II-A-2-b-ee. Annie B. Harnish
II-A-3. John Lytle, b. Feb 1, 1808. m
Mhich 20. 1828. in Penn. Terzah Paine; removed to near Utica, Licking County, Ohio,
where they died, and left issue.
II-A-4. Robert Lytle, b. Jan. 12, 1812; d. 1880 at Hollidaysburg, m. Nov. 30, 1837, Louisa
Newingham; residence in Phila. with her dau., Mrs. Lucien B. Alexander.
II-A-5. William G. Lytle, b. Sept. 7, 1815; m. Feb 8, 1838, Margaret Paine; removed to
Licking County, Ohio, where they died and left issue.
II-A-6. James McKee Lytle, b. June 17, 1820; d. Mar. 29, 1868. in Philadelphia; m. Sept.
17, 1844, Mary McNamara, d. Sept. 1868 in Phila. and had issue.
II-A-7. Charles Smith Lytle, b. April 15, 1823; m Eliza Irvin; removed to Caiifornia
IV-A. James McKee (Martha [McKee] Robert), b. Jan. 1779, in Tuscarora
Valley, Pa. d. Oct. 1, 1832 near Butler, Butler Co. He was a soldier in the war of 1812-
14. In 1818 assisted in organizing the U. P. Church of White Oak Springs, now Butler.
Was elected sheriff of the county in 1816, and in 1829 represented Butler in the State
Legislature. Mr. McKee married in 1812, Mary (Polly) McKee, b. July 7, 1789 in
Tuscarora Valley, Penn.; d. April 8, 1874 in Butler, Pa. They had issue all b. In Butler Co.
IV-A-1. John McKee, b. Sept 12, 1813; d Oct. 8, 1864, in Butler, Pa. unm.
IV-A-2. Thomas McKee, b. July 31, 1815. D. April 15, 1845; unm.
IV-A-3. Robert McKee, b. June 5, 1817; m. Aug. 17, 1847, Mary Jane Kirk, and had
issue; Mary A. and James Alexander.
IV-A-4. Martha McKee, b. June 20, 1820: d Aug 21, 1833
IV-A-5. Mary Ann McKee, b. July 26, 1822; resides in Butler, Pa.
IV-A-6. Hugh McKee, b. Aug. 8, 1824; d. April 30, 1886 in Fort Wayne, Ind.; was a
citizen of energy an influence; was County Surveyor, elected sheriff in 1850; in Sept.
1858, President Buchanan appointed him Surveyor General of Kansas; served in the
war of the Rebellion until after the battle of Pittsburg Landing when he commenced
railroad contracting in Ohio, Indiana, and the west with headquarters at Leavenworth,
Kansas; built the Lake Erie and Wheeling,
Kokomo and Delphas Railroads, and at the time of his death being accidentally injured
by a log rolling on his foor; was filling a contract for street railway structure at Fort
Wayne; was an enterprising businessman; unm.
IV-A-7. James McKee, b. Dec. 18, 1826; drowned at Evansville, Ind. while on his way to
IV-C. Jennie McKee (Martha [McKee] Robert), b. Nov 9, 1782 in Tuscarora. She
m. Feb. 18, 1800 in Butler Co, Pa., James McKee, b. July 4, 1770 in Ireland; he was the
second son of James McKee who located in Mercer Co. Penn. in 1797, having removed
from east Penn. where he had settled in 1777. They had issue (surname McKee)
IV-C-1. Thomas McKee, b. May 31, 1801; d. April 22, 1825.
IV-C-2. Nancy McKee, b. Feb 16, 1803; m. James Stewart in 1820 and had issue
IV-C-3. Martha McKee, b. Jan 23, 1807; m. in 1828, David Gill, and had issue
IV-C-4. Jane McKee, b. Sept 4, 1812; m. Thomas Kerr; and had issue
IV-C-5. Letitia McKee, b. Dec 25, 1814, m. 1842, Samuel McKee; and had issue.
IV-C-6. Hugh McKee, b. April 10, 1817; d. Aug. 23, 1825.
IV-C-7. Daniel McKee, b. Aug 4, 1819, resides on the homestead farm near North
Liberty, Mercer Co., Pa.; served in the 137th Regt. Pa. Volunteers in the war of the
Rebellion; represented his county in the State Legislature 1872-3; was an elder in the
Harmin U. P. Church since 1854; m. in 1843. Mary Jane Magee, b. Sept. 13, 1821; and
IV-C-7-a. Nancy J. McKee
IV-C-7-b. M. Josephine McKee, m. June 8, 1873, Col. Hugh Morrison of
IV-C-7-c. Mary Anne McKee.
IV-C-7-d. James C. McKee, m. May 25, 1880, Elizabeth McMillan.
IV-C-7-e. Elmira J. McKee, m. Oct. 10, 1878, G. P. Conway of Warren
IV-C-7-f. Emma Gertrude McKee, m. Sept. 1, 1881, C. C. Alexander of
IV-C-7-g. Ellen M. McKee, m. March 25, 1879 Dr. J. B. Showalter; was
member of the Penna. Legislature, 1886-87.
IV-C-7-h. Thomas Kerr McKee, b. Oct. 8, 1856; m. May 25, 1882, Anna
IV-C-7-i. John Lincoln McKee, b. Dec. 18, 1860; m. Mar. 25, 1885, Carrie
IV-C-8. Robert McKee, b. Jan 6, 1822; m Feb 18, 1848, Caroline V. Robinson; reside in
Mercer Co. Pa.
IV-D. Hugh McKee, (Martha [McKee] Robert), b. Jan. 5, 1785 in Tuscarora
Valley, Pa. d. May 7, 1835, in Butler, Pa. He was of great stature, being six feet four
inches. He established a tannery in Butler which he successfully conducted many years.
In the war of 1812 he served in Capt. Brubaker's Company, Col. Purnanca's regiment in
which were his relatives, James McKee, John Dunbar and Robert Hoge. He filled with
credit and fidelity the offices of County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace and was
an elder in the Butler A. R. Church from 1812 to his death. Mr. McKee m. Nov. 9, 1809
Margaret Dunbar, b. June 5, 1789 in Castle Fin, County Donegal, Ireland; d. Oct. 1873 in
Butler, Penn., and with her husband there buried. She was the daughter of Robert and
Jane Dunbar who came with their family to America in 1793, settled at first in Carlisle,
Penn. and thence to Butler in 1806. She distinctly remembered Gen. Washington who
passed through Carlisle during the "Whiskey Insurrection" of 1794, who excited her
childish admiration, which was never forgotten. Hugh and Margaret McKee had issue all
born in Butler, Pa. (surname McKee):
IV-D-1. Jane McKee, b. Jan 1, 1811; d. at Altoona, Penna., m. Oct. 21, 1830, George
Potts, b. May 8, 1806 at Butler, d. Dec. 10, 1872 at Altoona, Pa., served as Brigadier
General of Militia of the Brigade composed of the counties of Butler and Beaver in 1840,
represented Butler County in the State Legislature; in 1844 was appointed Weigh Master
at Hollidaysburg and subsequently transferred to Altoona by the Penna. RR Co. where
he remained until 1861 when he was
employed by the National Government as inspector second division, Nashville and
Chickamauga RR; after the close of the war returned to Altoona, where he was twice
elected Mayor of that city. They left issue (surname Potts):
IV-D-1-a. John McKee Potts, b. 1831.
IV-D-1-b. Margaret Potts, b. Nov. 28, 1832; resides in Altoona, Pa.; m.
Feb. 15, 1870, James L. Mann.
IV-D-1-c. John G. Potts, b. June 10, 1835; d. 1836.
IV-D-1-d. Hugh McKee Potts, b. March 28, 1837; d. 1844.
IV-D-1-e. Sarah J. Potts, b. April 31, 1839, d. 1840.
IV-D-1-f. Stephen Collins Potts, b. July 24, 1841; entered the Union Army
at the age of 17, as Corporal, Company H, Third Penna. Volunteers, July 29, 1861,
returning home raised a company for three years service, was elected First Lieut. Co. H
62nd Regt. Pa. Volunteers. In service in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac from
Malvern Hill to Fredericksburg, where he was mortally wounded, Dec. 13, 1862 and d.
the next day; was interred at Hollidaysburg; had been promoted to Adjutant previous to
his death; Post 62 GAR Society of Veterans at Altoona is named in his honor.
IV-D-I-g. George A. Potts, b. Aug. 19, 1843, d. Aug 10, 1877 in Altoona;
m. Sept. 1869, Josephine Campbell, b. 1845, d. July 12, 1873 and had issue:
IV-D-1-g-i. Stephen Collins Potts, b. July 25, 1870.
IV-D-1-h. James Walter Potts, b. Feb. 10, 1846; d. Mar 5, 1852.
IV-D-1-i. Anna Maria Potts, b. July 26, 1848; d. 1852.
IV-D-1-j. Frank Bitler Potts, b. Jan. 5, 1853; d. July 7, 1853.
IV-D-2. Thomas McKee, b. Feb 17. 1813; d. Jan 15, 1839
IV-D-3. Robert McKee, b. Jan. 21, 1816; d. 1853 in California
IV-D-4. Martha McKee, b. May 8, 1818; d. June 28, 1836.
IV-D-5. Maria McKee, b. April 5, 1821;d. May 1881, in Butler, Pa.. m. A. S. McBride,
Editor of Butler Democrat; and had issue (surname McBride):
IV-D-5-a. Hugh McBride, b. Feb. 19, 1840; d. Sept. 20, 1884; m. 1859,
located at Fort Wingate, N. Mexico, where he died; m. a Spanish lady, and had
IV-D-5-b. Foster McBride, b. May 15, 1842; m. 1861, enlisted in the Army
and served through the war; editor of the Republican, Hinton, W. Va., m. Susan Young
of Frederick, Md. and had issue.
IV-D-5-c. George A. McBride, b. Nov. 25, 1844, resides at Butler, Pa., m.
Jennie Miller and had issue.
IV-D-5-d. Isaiah J. McBride, b. Jan. 19, 1848, car builder, Altoona, Pa.,
m. Jennie McIntosh; and had issue.
IV-D-5-e. Cooper F. McBride, b. Mar. 23, 1856, studied medicine and
graduated from Medical Dept., U. of Pa., resides at Youngstown, Ohio; m. May 26, 1875
Fannie E. Bovard of Kittanning, Pa., and had issue, George Bovard.
IV-D-6. Margaret McKee, b. Sept 8, 1823; d. Dec 10, 1828
IV-D-7. James Cooper McKee, b. May 18, 1830 in Butler, Pa. Was educated at Butler
Academy and Duquesne College, Allegheny City; studied medicine and graduated in
1852 from U. of Pa. Was appointed resident physician St. Joseph's Hospital, Phil., but
owing to impaired health resigned, and went to the Alleghenies. In 1853 when the Penn.
RR was being constructed he located at Altoona, and in 1856 went to Hollidaysburg. He
shortly after made application and passed the Medical Army Board, and was
commissioned an Assistant Surgeon, USA in August 1857. Was ordered to Fort Union,
New Mexico, where he served in three Indian campaigns, two against the Navajoes, and
one against the Apaches, as well as scouting on the vast territory between Fort
Massachusetts, Colorado to Fort Buchanan on the border of Sonora, until April
1861. In July he was with the US troops under command of Major Lynde, 7th US Inf. at
Fort Fillmore who surrendered his force to the Rebels, so indignant was Major McKee at
this disgraceful affair that he subsequently published a "Narrative of the Surrender of a
Command of US Forces at Fort Fillmore, New Mexico." Paroled with the Command he
returned to Fort Leavenworth and subsequently ordered to Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill.,
as a prisoner of war on
parole, which he reached in April, 1862. In June following he was exchanged, ordered to
Washington City, thence to Chester, Pa. to assist in establishing a US General Hospital
in that City. In July was ordered to headquarters Army of Virginia, as Assistant Medical
Director, Gen. Pope commanding, was on duty at second battle of Bull Run and at
Antietam, and director of the hospitals at Frederick City, Md. During 1862 and 1863
continued with the Army of the Potomac as Medical Director. In May 1863 took charge of
the Calvery Street Hospital, Baltimore; in June ordered to Pittsburg to establish a
General Hospital, and in autumn of that year, sent to Washington City in command of the
Lincoln General Hospital, where he continued until 1865, during which period over
25,000 sick and wounded soldiers were cared for. In 1868 he was ordered to Santa Fe,
New Mexico, as Chief Medical Officer of the district; in 1870 to Staten
Island, NY and 1873 at Presidio, Cal. In 1876 at Fort Kipple, A. T. Medical Director of the
Dept. of Arizona, where he remained until 1880; in 1883 again at Presidio, Brevetted
Lieut. Col. USA for faithful and meritorious service; at Vancouver Barracks, Washington
Territory, 1884; and in 1885 at Boston. Owing to an accident, a few years since the
Doctor was rendered a cripple for life; is unm. resides at Butler, Penn.
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