Ah, if only.... I have very little to go on and I just found out my last link to my connection, my father, David McKee died in 2006. He left the family when I was young. Bits and pieces are all I have such as, there are or were relatives in Belfast, he was proud of his Orange affiliation, and the one brother I never had the chance to meet, Alex, was just under 7 feet tall. I heard a story when I was about nine years old that, when my Uncle Ronald lost his leg around 1959, in the Army, relatives from Belfast came to visit him in the hospital. I am the last living McKee in this particular line of descent. Starting with me it goes like this, Michael David McKee- 1954, David McKee (no middle name) 1929 Penn. Alexander (no middle name)1906 Penn. married to Ethel Mabel Place, 1910, Penn. and, my great grand parents Alexander McKee and Mary Rosser who more than likely came from Ireland. My Father had two brothers Ronald and Alec. An interesting story I heard from my father when I was young is that I'm related to captain Cook, who discovered the Pitcairn Islands through his mother's side. Ethel Mabel Place mother was Martha Cook born 1868 in England, married to George Place born the same year, of England also. If this sounds familiar to anyone please contact me.
Michael David McKee
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