McKee, Alexander, approximately 1735-1799

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A native of Pennsylvania who engaged in the Indian trade, and in 1772 was deputy agent of Indian Affairs at Fort Pitt. As a British sympathizer, he came to Detroit in 1778 with Simon Girty and Matthew Elliot, and was appointed captain in the British Indian Department and later Superintendent. In 1789 he was a member of the Land Board of the District of Hessee. After the American occupation, he removed to the River Thames where he died, January 13, 1799. MMQ (blue index cards)

From the description of Alexander McKee papers , 1777-1800. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 352878608

Army officer and agent.

From the description of Extract from Alexander McKee Esqr's journal of transactions with the Indians at Pittsburgh ... : journal, 1774 May 1-June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79604918

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referencedIn Bird, Henry. Correspondence, 1779 June 9-1780 June 11. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf McKee, Alexander, d. 1799. Letter purported to be by McKee, 1774. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Public Archives of Canada. Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf McKee, Alexander, ca. 1735-1799. Extract from Alexander McKee Esqr's journal of transactions with the Indians at Pittsburgh ... : journal, 1774 May 1-June 10. Library of Congress
referencedIn Johnson, Guy, 1740-1788. Guy Johnson letters and return of Indians gone to Buffaloe Creek, 1780-1781. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf McKee, Alexander, fl. 1799. Marriage bond, 1799. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf McKee, Alexander, ca. 1735-1799. Correspondence, 1779-1782. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Canada Public Archives records of Indian affairs [microform], 1696-1856. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf McKee, Alexander, ca. 1735-1799. Alexander McKee papers , 1777-1800. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Wigram, John. A Map of four thousand Acres of land known by lots number three and four in the division of a tract of land granted to Richard Loudon and others now the property of Mr. John Bowles of New York / surveyed and run into lots John Wigram. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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associatedWith Bird, Henry. person
associatedWith Connolly, John, 1750?-1813. person
associatedWith Croghan, George, d. 1782. person
associatedWith De Peyster, Arent Schuyler, 1736-1822. person
associatedWith Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809. person
associatedWith Johnson, Guy, 1740-1788. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith McKee, Elizabeth Oliver, fl. 1799 person
associatedWith Public Archives of Canada. corporateBody
associatedWith Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Six Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wigram, John. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Real property
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Government relations
Army officers


Birth 1735

Death 1799-01-15



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