The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Union County These are to permit and authorize the clerk of the Union County Court to issue a license for a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between James Dyer and my daughter Marcella Mason, as I do by these present give my consent tot the same given from under my hand this 14th day of September, 1825 signed, Dorcus Mason Witnesses: Thornton Wilson Alexander Wilson From: JOHN MASON DYER FAMILY of Union County, Kentucky, Ancestors and Descendents, Researched and Compiled by Jane Dyer Arnold, 1972, Franklin, Kentuckyspouse: Mason, John (? - <1825)
Bur. in the family cemetery, Union, Co., KY Marcella lived sixteen years after her husband's death and was buried beside him in the family cemetery on their place. A stone wall was built around the cemetery to protect it. (By 1965 the wall had been dismantled and used for other purposes by those now owning the farm and all the headstones are fallen over and trampled by the livestock. The names and dates are still legible. from the head stone of James Dyer we learn that he belonged to the Masonic Lodge.)spouse: Dyer, James (1804 - 1854)
From: JOHN MASON DYER FAMILY of Union County, Kentucky, Ancestors and Descendents, Researched and Compiled by Jane Dyer Arnold, 1972, Franklin, Kentucky
Descendency chart from The Church of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File ver.4.00, lists the birthday of Grizell D. McKee as born in 1786spouse: Dyer, William (1780 - 1835)
The following is from McKee Family History I do not know the name of the book it was copied from.
Grizell Dell (Gracie) McKee Though the marriage bond shows William Dyer's bride's name as Grizel Dell McKee, it is thought by the researcher that probably the clerk misspelled her name as it is known that a close neighbor of the McKees was named Grizella (Mrs. David McCroskie) and more than likely Grizel McKee was really named Grizella, for her. Both used the nickname, Gracie. Grizel Dyer was the daughter of a Revolution soldier, Private James McKee, who was dead in 1803 when his daughter was married. Her mother appears to be Janet Tel(d)ford, daughter of Alexander and Sarah Telford of Rockbridge County, Virginia.
From extensive research and a very, very strong hunch, but no positive proof, the writer believes that James McKee, father of Grizell Dyer, was the fourth child of Virginia Pioneer, John McKee, and his first wife, Jane Logan McKee.
The McKee family is so extensive and confusing that it is necessary to give some background information to help one understand. The following is taken from Perrin's Kentucky History, fifth edition, and from notes of the McKee researcher, James O. McKee.
"The McKee family is of Scotch-Irish linage and one of the early and prominent pioneer families of the valley of Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, and Kentucky and its representatives are scattered throughout the Union. Passing from Scotland to Ireland during the civil wars of the period of William and Mary, strongly espousing the cause of Protestant Irish, and assisting in settling affairs in that country, they remained and settled in North of Ireland. In 1737, when a large migration of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians emigrated to Pennsylvania and the valley of Virginia took place, at least five and maybe ten or eleven McKee brothers came with the colony. Two of them, John and Robert, settled on a portion of Burden's grant, on Carr's (Keer's) Creek, in what is now Rockbridge County, about eight miles northwest of Lexington. Three brothers settled in and near Lancaster, Pa. remaining at that place until 1760, when William and James moved to Augusta County, Va. from whence William's family moved in 1788 to Kentucky, and settled in Mason and Montgomery Counties."
Col. William McKee (son of pioneer Robert) married Miriam McKee, daughter of Virginia Pioneer John Mckee. These first cousins married and raised fourteen children...many of them saying in Kentucky.
It is not known by the writer how Grizell and her husband, William Dyer, arrived in Kentucky or just when, but it is known from family tradition that their first child, James Dyer. was born near Natural Bridge, Va. Soon afterwards they emigrated to Kentucky and possible stayed a short while with relatives in Central Kentucky before going on with the John Masons by flatboat to Henderson Co. in 1804.
James McKee was the fourth child of Virginia Pioneer John McKee and his first wife Jane Logan. He was a private.spouse: Telford, Jean (1754 - 1809)
Buried McClures Cemetery.spouse: Griggs, John Nicholas (1830 - 1924)
She was a twin.
Resident Franklin County, Ohio 1812.spouse: Dyer, John (1757 - 1812)
Her name may be Susan Neel Crawford. Information from Dorothy Griggs Shoulders.spouse: Griggs, Minor J. Jr (1828 - 1878)
Alma Mildred Nordgen Davis was born in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Hobart Grade School and graduated from Carr Street Girls Private High School in 1921. She took millinery training at Bullock's exclusive store in Los Angeles. She worked at Grauman's Egyptian (Chinese?) theater in Hollywood, CA as assistant head usher. She was in charge of Belmont theater 1926-27. Mildred then committed matrimony, result- housewife until 1942 when she entered Defense work. Mildred worked for Higgins Corporation as Chief Inspector of Communication, Division of Signal corps, until 1946. On Feb. 1, 1946, Mildred was employed by Underwood Corporation in charge of school division and personnel manager.spouse: Davis, Ellijah Victor (1901 - )
Lena Oglesby was born on a farm in Cass County, MO and lived there until grown when her parents moved to Garden City, MO.spouse: Kenney, Robert Ray (1889 - 1969)
Marriage date in FTM Marriage Index 1720-1926 is March 18, 1831. Nathaniel Parrish was bondsman. Marriage noted in "Bourbon County KY. Records #1. Researchers Publication.spouse: Kenney, Isaac (1807 - 1896)
Following the massacre, Matthew Patton, who was the leading citizen of the community, continued to be the pillar, one which the community revolved around for over 35 years. While his two brother in laws, Frederick Keister II, and Robert Davis, were actively engaged in combat during the Revolution, Matthew Patton maintained the home front and voided active service which would have been difficult as his sons were actively participating in the war on the American side which might have been complicated for a Scotchman.spouse: Dyer, Hester (1731 - 1820)
The Dyer Settlement, The Fort Seybert Massacre, Mary Lee Keister Talbotspouse: May, Rebecca