McKEE, John, (1771 - 1832)


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McKEE, John, a Representative from Alabama; born in Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, Va., in 1771; attended Liberty Hall Academy (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va.; United States agent for the Choctaw Indians in East Mississippi 1802-1816; appointed an officer in the land office at Tuscaloosa March 9, 1821, and was one of the first settlers of Tuscaloosa County; member of the commission to settle the boundary line between the States of Kentucky and Tennessee; elected as a Jackson Republican candidate to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; was one of the commissioners in 1829 who negotiated the treaty of Dancing Rabbit, by which a large tract of land west of the Tombigbee River was acquired from the Choctaw Indians; died at his home, “Hill of Howth,” near Boligee, Green County, Ala., August 12, 1832; interment in Bethsalem Cemetery, Boligee, Ala.