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80. Samuel5 KEE (child of Matthew, #160);[395],[396] born 15 May 1790 at Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[397] married Mary Dunlap (see #81), daughter of Gabriel Dunlap, May 1811 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[398] died of old age, aged 82 yrs, as informaed by David Kee 1 May 1872 at West Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 81;[399],[400],[401] buried at Donnybrook Cemetery, West Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada, "In Memory of Samuel Kee / Died May 1 1872 / Aged 81 yrs 11 mos 15 days."

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Samuel and Mary likely did not have a daughter named Elenor Kee (b. May 1823, d. 28 Oct 1876).[403] He and Mary Dunlap emigrated circa 1834 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); with "all of their children except their eldest son."[404],[405] He was an "esteemed Local Preacher in the Wesleyan Methodist Church" in 1841 at Chinguacousy Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[406] He and Mary Dunlap appeared on the census of 1851 at Lot 10, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Samuel (62) was a weaver, and Mary (60), Mary (22) and Elizabeth McInn (46) were present, all born in Ireland. They resided next to the family of Matthew Kee (27).[407],[408] He appeared on the census of 1861 at Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Samuel (70) was a Irish-born weaver, living son David (39) a school teacher, with his family, Margaret (31), and Samuel (14), both born Ireland, with Mary (9), William J. (8), Eliza (6), Joseph C. (4), David A. (1), and Catherine Clifton (18) born in Canada, living in a 1½ story, log home.[409],[410] He was suffered a stroke while preaching in Sep 1870.[411] He appeared on the census of 1871 at West Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; where Samuel Kee (80) was a widower, living with the family of hs son David Kee (34), a farmer, and Margaret Kee (42), Mary Kee (19), William Kee (18), Elizabeth Kee (16), Joseph Kee (15), David Kee (10), Margaret Kee (7), and Mathew Kee (3) were present.[412] It was published 31 Jul 1872, that Samuel "served the Wesleyan Church as a local preacher fully fifty years, twelve in Ireland and thirty-eight in Canada, in the Townships of Toronto, Chinguacousy and Wawanosha... The secret of his usefulness lay in his great fervor, and fidelity of his spirit. His abounding wit and wisdom made him a universal favourite in conversation, a most acceptable chairman or member of deputation at Missionary meetings, and always popular in the pulpit."[413]

Children of Samuel5 Kee and Mary Dunlap (see #81) were as follows:

  • i. . Dunlap4 Kee;[414],[414] There seem to be no records of this person, except in a family memory.[415],[416]

  • 40. ii. John Kee.

  • iii. Robert Kee;[414],[414] born circa 1816 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[417]

    Robert is "said to have gone to the United States at the time of the Civil War."[418]

  • iv. Matthew Kee;[414],[414] born 15 Nov 1819 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[417],[419],[420] married Mary (--?--);[421] married Eleanor Quinn.[422],[423]

    He emigrated in 1833 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[424] He and Mary (--?--) appeared on the census of 1851 at Lot 10, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Matthew (27) was a farmer, and he and Mary (24) were born in Ireland, and Mary (2) was present, born in Canada, and living near Matthew's father Samuel Kee (62).[425],[408] He and Eleanor Quinn appeared on the census of 1861 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Matthew (38) was a farmer, and with Ellen (35), were born in Ireland, Mary (10), James (8), Samuel (5), Joseph (2), Hugh (1) were present, and born in Upper Canada. They lived in a 1-story, log home.[426] He and Eleanor Quinn appeared on the census of 1871 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Mathew Kee (51) was a farmer, and Eleanor Kee (47), Mary Kee (20), James Kee (18), Samuel Kee (15), Joseph Kee (12), Robert Kee (9), Jane Kee (7) were present.[427] He appeared on the census of 1881 at Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Matthew Kee (60) was a farmer, and widower, and Mary Kee (30), James Kee (28) farmer, Samuel Kee (25), Joseph Kee (22) photographer, Robert Kee (19) farmer, Jane Kee (17), and Annie Allen Roundy (7) were present.[428] He appeared on the census of 1891 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; where Mathew Kee (73) was a labourer, with Jane Kee (25), Annie Rowndy (18), and Lillian Rowndy (16), all lodging with Albert and Mary Boyle.[429] He appeared on the census of 1901 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; where Jane Kee (42, b. 14 May 1863), Mathew Kee (82, b. 15 Nov 1819), and Annie Roundy (23) were lodging with Albert Boyle and Mary Boyle.[430]

  • v. David Kee;[431],[431] born circa 1821 at Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[432],[433],[434] married Eliza Clarridge 5 Mar 1845 at Albion Twp., Home District, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where David and Eliza were of Albion, married by C.W.M. Gilbert, witnessed by Matthew Kee and ? Switzer;[435] married Margaret Clifton 1849;[436] died 28 Oct 1884 at Ontario, Canada;[437],[438] buried at Donnybrook Cemetery, West Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.[439]

    Eliza and David were married at the same time as his sister Elizabeth married William Switzer, 05 Mar 1845, Albion Twp.[440] He and Margaret Clifton appeared on the census of 1851 at Chinguacousy Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where David (31) was a school teacher, with Margret (23), Samuel (6), and Mary (1) present.[441] He was living in 1851 at Lot 10, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[408] He and Margaret Clifton appeared on the census of 1861 at Sandhill, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where David (39) was a school teacher, who with Margaret (31), and Samuel (14) were born Ireland, with Mary (9), William J. (8), Eliza (6), Joseph C. (4), David A. (1), and Catherine Clifton (18) born in Canada, living in a 1½ story, log home. David's father Samuel (70) was a Irish-born weaver, also residing there.[442] He and Margaret Clifton appeared on the census of 1871 at West Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; where David Kee (34) was a farmer, and Margaret Kee (42), Mary Kee (19), William Kee (18), Elizabeth Kee (16), Joseph Kee (15), David Kee (10), Margaret Kee (7), Mathew Kee (3), and David's father Samuel Kee (80), a widower, were present.[443]

  • vi. Elizabeth Kee;[431],[431] born 29 Mar 1825 at Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[444],[445],[446] married William Miller Switzer 5 Mar 1845 at Albion Twp., Home District, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where William and Elizabeth were of Albion Twp, married by C.W.M. Gilbert, and witnessed by Daniel Switzer and Matthew Kee;[447],[448] died age 90, a widow, as informed by John Switzer of New Lowell 20 Feb 1915 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 89.[437],[446],[449]

    William and Elizabeth were married at the same time as her brother David Kee and Eliza Clarridge, 05 Mar 1845, Albion Twp.[440] She and William Miller Switzer appeared on the census of 1851 at Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where William (28) was a Canadian-born farmer, with Elizabeth (26) born in Ireland, and Elizabeth (6), Daniel (4), Samuel (2), Dorcus Switzer (13) present, born Canada, and William Hewell (13) born Ireland. The family lived next to Elizabeth's brother John Kee and Jane McKeown.[450] She and William Miller Switzer appeared on the census of 1861 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where William (39) was a saw miller, Elizabeth (37), Elizabeth (15), Daniel (13), Samuel (11), John (9), Mary (5), Peter (3), and Samuel Kee (21) a labourer, were present with other labourers. The family lived in a 1-story, frame house.[451] She and William Miller Switzer appeared on the census of 1871 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William Switzer (49) was a lumber merchant, with Elisabeth Switzer (47), Daniel Switzer (22), and Samuel Switzer (20), also lumber merchants, John Switzer (17) a teamster, with Mary Switzer (15), Peter Switzer (13), William C Switzer (10), Olive L Switzer (7), and Joshebeth Switzer (4) also present.[452] She and William Miller Switzer appeared on the census of 1881 at Sunnidale Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William Switzer (56) was a farmer and lumber merchant, Elizabeth Switzer (54), Daniel Switzer (32), John Switzer (27) also a farmer, Peter Switzer (25), Mary Switzer (23), William Switzer (20), Olive L. Switzer (17), Jessie Switzer (14), and these boys: Daniel Switzer (9), and William Switzer (7) were present.[453] She appeared on the census of 1901 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Elizebeth Switzer (76, 29 Mar 1825) was a widow, with Olive Ann Switzer (30, 30 Mar 1860), Joaselly Switzer (28, 16 Aug 1872) also present.[454]

  • vii. Mary Kee;[414],[414] born 12 Nov 1828 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[417] married James Kee, son of Joseph Kee and Sarah (--?--), 17 Apr 1854 at Esquesing Twp., Halton Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where James and Mary, both of Chinguacousy Twp., were married by license by John Vanduson;[455],[456],[457] died aged 77 29 Sep 1905 at Hillsburgh, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 76.[458]

    She and James Kee appeared on the census of 1871 at Erin Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; where James Kee (48) a shoemaker, and Mary Kee (42) were born Ireland, and Joseph Kee (16), Mary Kee (13), Sarah Kee (11), Samuel Kee (9), John Kee (7), and Margaret Kee (4) were present, and born in Ontario.[459] She and James Kee appeared on the census of 1901 at Erin Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; where James Kee (77) was a shoemaker who immigrated in 1834, Mary Kee (72, b. 12 Nov 1828) arrived in 1833, and James K Hurd (6) their grandson was present.[460]

81. Mary5 DUNLAP (child of Gabriel, #162);[461] born 1792 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[462] married Samuel Kee (see #80), son of Matthew Kee and Margaret Orr, May 1811 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[398] she is believed to have died May 1840;[463],[464] died after 1851;[465] buried at Providence Primitive Methodist Cemetery (Sandhill), Lot 13, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[466]

She and Samuel Kee emigrated circa 1834 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); with "all of their children except their eldest son."[404],[405] She and Samuel Kee appeared on the census of 1851 at Lot 10, Con. 1, Albion Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Samuel (62) was a weaver, and Mary (60), Mary (22) and Elizabeth McInn (46) were present, all born in Ireland. They resided next to the family of Matthew Kee (27).[407],[408]



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    82. James5 MCKEOWN (child of John, #164);[467],[468] born circa 1778 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[469] he may have married Ann Nicholson 1805 at Arboe, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[470] married Sarah Wiley (see #83) between 1811 and 1812;[471],[472] died 1869 at Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.[473]

    James and Ann had two children: Joseph McKeown (c.1810-1892), and James McKeown (c.1811-1892). Ann died shortly after, in Dublin, Ireland.[474] He emigrated in 1826 to Derry West, Toronto Twp., Home District, Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[475]

    Children of James5 McKeown and Sarah Wiley (see #83) were as follows:

    • i. David4 McKeown;[476],[476] born circa 1812 at Ireland;[477] married Catherine Moore;[478] died 11 Oct 1892 at Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.[479]

      He and Catherine Moore appeared on the census of 1871 at Erin Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; where David (57) was a farmer, with he and Catherine (45) born in Ireland, and Joseph (28), David (20), Ellen (18), Mary Ann (16), Sarah (15), Jemima (12), Robert (10), Henrietta (5), and Edith (3) born in Ontario.[480] He and Catherine Moore appeared on the census of 1881 at Erin Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; where David McKeown (60) was a farmer, and Catherine McKeown (55), Henrietta McKeown (14), Edith A. McKeown (12) were present.[481]

    • 41. ii. Jane McKeown.

    • iii. Matilda McKeown;[476],[476] born circa 1818 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[482] married James McKeown.[483]

    • iv. Robert McKeown;[476],[476] born circa 1819 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[484],[485] married Margaret Graham 6 Mar 1845 at Vaughan Twp., York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); performed by Ezra Adams, witnessed by Alex Livingston, and Charles Graham;[435] died aged 95, a widower and gentleman 19 Dec 1911 at Orangeville, Dufferin Co., Ontario, Canada.[486]

      He and Margaret Graham appeared on the census of 1861 at Derry West, Toronto Twp., Home District, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Robert (39) was an Irish-born shoemaker, with Margaret (38), Jane Ann (16), Margaret (13), Elizabeth (9), Joseph (6), Ellen M (3), Bertha A (2) born in Canada West, accompanied by shoemakers Richard Jorden (38), and Duke Simpson (17). They lived in a 1-story, frame house.[487],[488] He and Margaret Graham appeared on the census of 1871 at Orangeville, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; where Robert (50) was an Irish-born merchant, and Margaret (47), Elizabeth (17), Joseph (16), Ellen M (13), Bertha (11), Kate (7), and Charles (4) were born in Ontario.[489]

    • v. John McKeown;[476],[476] born circa 1825 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[482]

    83. Sarah5 WILEY; married James McKeown (see #82), son of John McKeown and (--?--) Graham, between 1811 and 1812;[471],[472] died before 1826 at Ireland.[475]



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      88. James5 MARTIN; born circa 1775 at Lanercost, Co. Cumberland, England;[490] married Sarah Bowstead (see #89).[491]

      Children of James5 Martin and Sarah Bowstead (see #89) were:

      89. Sarah5 BOWSTEAD; born circa 1779 at Lanercost, Co. Cumberland, England;[490] married James Martin (see #88).[491]



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        160. Matthew6 KEE; born circa 1760 at Gortileck, Donaghedy Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[417],[492],[493] married Margaret Orr (see #161), daughter of James Orr and Mary Russell.[472]

        He was living in 1833 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[494] He sold a parcel of land to James Hamilton, Marquess of Abercorn on 18 Jun 1834 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[495]

        Children of Matthew6 Kee and Margaret Orr (see #161) were as follows:

        • i. William5 Kee;[414],[476] born circa 1788 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[417] married Mary Jane (--?--) circa 1813 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[496] died 11 Aug 1889 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[497],[498]

          He was also known as William MCKEE.[499] He was living in 1834 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[500] He was living in 1858 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[501]

        • ii. Joseph Kee;[502],[476] born circa 1789 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[503] married Sarah (--?--);[504] died 14 Jun 1848 at Chinguacousy Twp., Peel Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[505]

          Joseph and Sarah had eight children: John Kee (Nov 1813 - ?), Hugh Kee (17 Jun 1816 - 22 Mar 1904), Joseph Kee (Oct 1818 - ?), James Kee (Nov 1821 - 31 Aug 1909), Freeborn Kee (Nov 1825 - 5 Jun 1905), Isiah Kee, Isabella Kee (Sep 1833 - ?), Margaret Kee (Sep 1839 - Feb 1885).[506] On 02 Aug 1848 is was published, "Mr. Joseph Kee, of Chinguacousy, Died, on Wednesday June 14th l848, at his residence in the Township of Chinguacousy...a native of the County of Tyrone, Ireland, aged 59 years. He was brought up a member of the Presbyterian Church. The Lord wrought powerfully on his mind at an early age so that he was converted to God at the age of sixteen years. He joined the Methodist Church and continued a useful member of the same for more than forty three years. Being a member of more than ordinary ability, he acted as an exhorter, and class leader almost the whole of that time. He and his family emigrated to this country in the year 1835 and settled in the Township of Toronto where he was esteemed by all who knew him."[507]

        • 80. iii. Samuel Kee.

        • iv. Fanny Kee;[414],[476] born circa 1791 at Magheracoltan, Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[417] married Joseph McKeown, son of John McKeown and (--?--) Graham.[508]

        161. Margaret6 ORR (child of James, #322);[476],[476] born 1758 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[469] married Matthew Kee (see #160).[472]



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          162. Gabriel6 DUNLAP (child of John, #324);[509],[510],[511] Gabriel was to receive his father's saddlery tools according to his father's will made in Feb 1780.[512]

          Children of Gabriel6 Dunlap and an unknown spouse were:



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          164. John6 MCKEOWN (child of Alexander, #328);[513] married (--?--) Graham (see #165).[514]

          He was a weaver at Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[515]

          Children of John6 McKeown and (--?--) Graham (see #165) were as follows:

          • i. Robert5 McKeown;[516],[516] born circa 1775 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[479]

          • ii. Joseph McKeown;[517],[517] born circa 1777 at Ardstraw Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[518],[469] married Fanny Kee, daughter of Matthew Kee and Margaret Orr.[508]

          • 82. iii. James McKeown.

          • iv. John McKeown;[516],[516] born circa 1780 at Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[479]

          165. (--?--)6 GRAHAM; married John McKeown (see #164), son of Alexander McKeown.[514]



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            322. James7 ORR; born 1710;[519] married Mary Russell (see #323);[472] died 1790.[519]

            Children of James7 Orr and Mary Russell (see #323) were:

            323. Mary7 RUSSELL; born 1720;[519] married James Orr (see #322);[472] died 1774.[519]



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              324. John7 DUNLAP (child of Gabriel, #648);[510] married Sarah Ector (see #325), daughter of James Ector, 1736 at Ulster, Ireland.[520],[521]

              He was a sadler at Main St. (south side), Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[522],[523] He left a will in Feb 1780 at Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland; leaving his saddlery tools to his son Gabriel, his property to his son John.[524],[525]

              Children of John7 Dunlap and Sarah Ector (see #325) were as follows:

              • 162. i. Gabriel6 Dunlap.

              • ii. John Dunlap;[526],[526] born either 1746 or 1747 at Meetinghouse Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland;[527],[528] died 27 Nov 1812 at Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.[527]

                Around 1757, John was sent to his Uncle William Dunlap in Pennsylvania.[529] John printed the "Dunlap Broadsides", the first published copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on the night of July 4, 1776.[530] "Not only did Dunlap print the Declaration of Independance: he supported it and fought for it; he acted as official printer to Congress during a crucial period of its existence; he printed the Constitution; and he established America's first successful daily newspaper and in the process made himself extremely wealthy."[531]

              325. Sarah7 ECTOR (child of James, #650);[532] married John Dunlap (see #324), son of Gabriel Dunlap, 1736 at Ulster, Ireland.[520],[521]



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                328. Alexander7 MCKEOWN was a farmer in 1769 at Lower Churchtown, Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.[533]

                Children of Alexander7 McKeown and an unknown spouse were:



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                648. Gabriel8 DUNLAP (child of Gabriel, #1296);[510] Gabriel Dunlap of Strabane, a Sadler, signed a lease of 1709 with an armorial seal.[534]

                Children of Gabriel8 Dunlap and an unknown spouse were:



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                650. James8 ECTOR.

                Children of James8 Ector and an unknown spouse were:



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                1296. Gabriel9 DUNLAP; Gabriel Dunlap of Strabane appeared on the Hearthmoney Rolls of 1666.[535]

                Children of Gabriel9 Dunlap and an unknown spouse were: