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John Mckee

John Mckee, Indian agent, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Alabama, 18th-20th congresses, 1823-1829.

Background

  • Mckee, John was born in 1771 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Son of John (or James) and Esther (Houston) Mckee.

  • Education

    • Attended Liberty Hall Academy (now Washington and Lee University).

    Career

    • Commissioner to Cherokee Indians to agree on line designated in Treaty of Holston, 1792. Appointed by Governor William Blount to try to conciliate the Cherokee, sent to accompany a deputation of Chickasaws to visit President United States, 1793. Temporary agent of Cherokee, 1794.

      Active in persuading other tribes to remain at peace with United States during Creek War. Led expedition of about 600 Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians to Black Warrior River, 1814. One of 1st settlers of Tuscaloosa County (Alabama), in charge of land office.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Alabama, 18th-20th congresses, 1823-1829. A commissioner to negotiate Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek whereby Choctaw Indians ceded all claims to land East of the Mississippi.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Alabama, 18th-20th congresses, 1823-1829.

    Connections

    • Married an Indian woman, 1 son.
    • father: John (or James) Mckee
    • mother: Esther (Houston) Mckee
    • spouse: an Indian woman
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    Died August 12, 1832
    (aged 61)
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