John Lapsley McKee: Birth: 1853. Death: 1854
Jennie McKee: Birth: 1862. Death: 1862
Title: The Woods-McAfee Memorial
Page: p. 131
Author: Rev. Neander M. Woods, D. D., LL, D.
Publication: Courier-Journal, Job Printing Co., 1905
Title: Partial History of the Irvine Family, of Kentucky
Author: Cousin Sarah McKee
Title: Joseph S.Nelson, 7320-156 St., Edmonton, Alberta T5R 1X3 Canada
Title: Boyle County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond
Page: p. 50
Title: The Irvines and Their Kin
Page: p. 173
Author: Compiled by L. Boyd
Publication: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1908
Title: A History of the Henry Family From its Beginnings in this Country to the Present Time
Page: p. 12
Author: John Flournoy Henry
Publication: Press of John P. Morton & Company, Louisville, 1900
Title: Thomas Speake -- Original Immigrant
Title: 1880 Census for Boyle Co., Kentucky
Title: 1860 Census for Adair Co., Kentucky
Title: 1870 Census for Oldham Co., Kentucky
Title: 1900 Census for Boyle Co., Kentucky
Title: Find A Grave - Cemetery Records and Online Memorials - Sarah Speake McKee
Title: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death - Sarah Henry McKee
Title: Missouri State Board of Health, Standard Certificate of Death - Dr. James L. McKee
Title: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death - Leila McKee Welsh
Title: 1910 Census for Jackson Co., Missouri
Note: The 1910 federal census for Jackson Co., Missouri shows that she was the mother of nine children, three of whom were still living. It also shows that she and her parents were born in Kentucky.
Moved November 21, 1861 from Columbia, Adair Co., Kentucky, probably to Kansas City, Missouri (Lived in KC in 1908). Sarah had four children, probably more.
According to the Woods-McAfee Memorial source, Sarah and John had six children.
WOMAN AIDED IN THREE WARS Now Registration for Home Knitting Appeals to Mrs. Sarah McKee.
Just because Mrs. Sarah H. McKee, mother of Mrs. James H. Welsh, 233 West Fifty-third Street Terrace, is 87 years old, and has given service to her country in three wars, does not mean that she is not going to take her part in the struggle against German militarism. She is going to register Saturday for home knitting. I remember the soldiers going to Texas in 1848," Mrs. McKee said today, "and I did my bit then as well as in the Civil War. "We lived in Columbia, Ky., in 1861. My brother, Col. Sam McKee of the Union Army, was called out on scout duty one day and there wasn't a bullet in his pouch nor one to be had and he didn't know what to do. "'Hold on a minute,' I said, 'have you got any lead?' He furnished this and I got out an old spoon and melted it and molded bullets. Then we cooked dinner for the soldiers, as we often did many times. "Another time we women carried the Stars and Stripes to church. That was the day the governor was going to make an address to the citizens of the town. Kentucky was divided, you know, and there were rebel sympathizers all about. They hissed Old Glory as it passed down the street and warned us to turn back, but we wouldn't. When we got there some of the women were nearly fainting and there were only two of us who dare carry it back again when the meeting was over. "Every woman ought to do what she can in war. I'm going to register Saturday for knitting, and every woman should register for what she can do best, but if they should need bullets -- well, I think I can help."
The 1900 federal census for Boyle Co., Kentucky shows that she was the mother of nine children, five of whom were still living in 1900.
Her parents were Lee Massey Speake and Jane Henry Irvine, guardian of Sarah Catherine Speake's(SCS),1828-1897. Her (SCS) parents were Hezekiah Speake and Kitty Dulany. I believe Sarah Catherine Speake was buried in Adair County near Gradyville. She was married to John Wyatt Smith 1828-1900.
Lee Massey Speake was her guardian. Lee's daughter Sarah Speake Mckee wrote many letters to Sallie and her daughter Laura Coffey, from Colombia Kentucky, about her parents death
Mrs. J. B. Welsh, 233 W. 53 Terrace, was the informant for her death certificate.
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