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James R. McKee

J.R. McKee
Full Name: James R. McKee
Birth date: 1814
Death date: March 17, 1886

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    2/8/1870 - 1/14/1873
  • House, 11th (2) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
(1) "In its statistics of the House of Representatives, the State Journal says . . . the oldest Republican is Hon. Robert Crudup, of McLennan, aged 66; the oldest Democrat is Hon. J.R. McKee, of Fannin, aged 56. The youngest Republican is Hon. W.G. Robinson, of Bowie; the youngest Democrat is Hon. J.G. Smythe, of Jasper." 5/29/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) J.K. McKee, District 29, Fannin. Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal .
(4) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Surgeon, Maxey's Regiment, 9th Texas Infantry, per widow's application and affidavit of witnesses. Dr. J.R. McKee, death date 3/17/1886, widow Mrs. Elizabeth M. McKee, marriage date 4/14/1858 in Fannin County. Pension File No. 05880, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1870 - James R. McKee, Bonham, Fannin County, age 56, born circa 1814 in Tennessee, physician.
    Census of 1880 - James R. McKee, Bonham, Fannin County, age 66, born circa 1814 in Tennessee, physician. FamilySearch . 1880 1870
  • MCKEE, JAMES R. (1814-1886). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Surgeon, 9th Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in "The McKee Family," Biographies of Early Settlers, Honey Grove: the Sweetest Town in Texas 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. James R. McKee, "Bonham 52 Years Ago," The Bonham News, 2/16/1909, p. 5, crediting Bonham Public Library. "Dr. McKee served as as surgeon in 9th Texas Infantry of Confederate soldiers, better known here as Maxey's regiment, but he resigned before the close of the war and returned to Bonham. Twice after the war he served Fannin County in the legislative halls of the State." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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