SAMUEL McKEE, a highly respected citizen of Steubenville, was born in county Down, Ireland, August 15, 1821, son of William and Mary (Wilson) McKee. He spent his early years in his native county, laboring at farm work after he became old enough. In 1850 he started with his parents and brother and sister to America, but his father died while they were crossing the ocean. THe mother and children came directly to Jefferson County, Ohio and located on a farm in Steubenville township. FOr a period of ten years after locating in Steubenville township, Mr. McKee gave his attention to farming and to the hauling of coal. In the fall of 1860 he opened a meat market at Steubenville, which he has since conducted, being at the present time one of its oldest and most reputable butchers. Mr. McKee was married in 1856, to Lizzie Brannigan, now deceased, also a native of Ireland, who came to America when she was about thirteen years of age. She bore to Mr. McKee six children: Mary, John, William, Anna, Hettie and Henry. Mr. McKee is a member of the Presbyterian church, and he is a democrat in politics.
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