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McFee, A. D.

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McFee, A. D.
March 16, 2007 12:43PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Crittenden Co.

A.D. McFEE, Crittenden County, was born near Belfast, Ireland, March 10,
1827, and is a son of Edward and Jane (Douglas) McFee. His father was
born in Ireland; his mother was born in Scotland, and was a descendant
of that famous Douglas, who defended Scotland so nobly. In 1837, the
parents came to this country, settling first on Staten Island, where
they remained about two years, then came West, and settled in Boone
County, Ky.; there the father died in December, 1876, and the mother in
January, 1877. They were both members of the old Scotch Presbyterian
Church. Subject is the fourth of a family of five children, of whom
three are now living: Elizabeth, wife of James Evatt, of Canada; Andrew,
in Cincinnati, and Arthur D. The latter received his education in the
schools of New York, Ohio and Kentucky, and began life for himself at
the age of twenty years. For eight years he followed boating on the
river; he then returned to Boone County, where he farmed for a short
time. He then went to Newport, and engaged in the livery business for
two years; subsequently returned to Boone County, and there farmed until
December, 1879, when he came to Crittenden County, and settled on his
present farm, where he now owns about 344 acres, with about 175 acres in
cultivation. Mr. McFee was married January 5, 1858, to Miss Anna V.
Marquess, daughter of Miles and Mahala B. (Dennison) Marquess. Her
parents were born in Orange County, Va., came to Boone County, Ky., in
an early day, and resided there until their death. Mrs. McFee was born
in Florence, Boone Co, Ky., January 26, 1841, and is the mother of
seven children, of whom five are living: Edward M., Georgenia, Myrtle
D., wife of E.E. Thurman; Arthur D. and Florence B. Mrs. McFeee is a
member of the Christian Church. Mr. McFee is a member of the
Cincinnati lodge, A.O.U.W.

McFee Douglas Evatt Marquess Dennison Thurman
Ireland Scotland Boone-KY Canada OH NY Orange-VA

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