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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Doctor F. McKee, general merchant, and dealer in lumber and grain, Victoria, was born in Valle Township, Jefferson County, March 16, 1834, and is the youngest of ten children born to William S. and Mary F. (McKay) McKee. William S. McKee (deceased) was a native of Abbeville, S. C., and a son of Adam McKee, a native of Scotland, who immigrated to the United States, and settled in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. William S. McKee settled in Gasconade County, Mo., in 1817, at a time when the country was a wilderness, and his nearest neighbor twenty miles away; he removed to Jefferson County in 1823, first settling in Central Township, and afterward in Valle Township. Doctor F. McKee was brought up on a farm, and obtained his education in the primitive log school. January 3, 1859, he married Elizabeth Wilson, a native of Big River Township, Jefferson County, and a daughter of David Wilson (deceased). To Mr. and Mrs. McKee have been born nine children, of whom eight are living, viz.: Geneva (widow of Aaron Pinson, has one child), Edward, Anna (wife of W. L. Vobertson, of Valle Township, has two children, Jessie and an infant), Freeman married Edward Raymond, of Helena Mont Brunette, Phil S., Kate, Hattie and Helena. Mr. McKee served in the late war in Company I, Thirteenth Missouri Infantry, and was afterward transferred to the Twenty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Little Rock and others. He was engaged in farming until 1886, having removed to Victoria in September, 1884. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the G. A. R. and Columbia Union. His political preferences are Republican, though he is not a politician. Mr. and Mrs. McKee are members of the Christian Church.

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