Jane Monroe Bold McKee

South Carolina, USA
Death 28 Dec 1904 (aged 85)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 132692364 · View Source
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Found in The State (Columbia, SC) 29 December 1904: Special to The State, Beaufort, Dec. 28-Mrs. Jane McKee, relict of the late Henry McKee, a confederate soldier and a member of one of Beaufort's highly esteemed families, died in Savannah this morning in the 86th year of her age. Her remains will arrive here at noon tomorrow. Rev. W. L. Githens will officiate at the funeral services and interment will be made in the ancestral lot at St. Helena church yard. Mrs. McKee and children refugeed in Columbia during the war, where she is well remembered. She was a woman of noble character and much beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends.

Found in the book, Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families, page 14: After the war the church revived and became even stronger. In St. Helena's cemetery are buried some of Beaufort's wealthiest and most distinguished families. A large marble headstone marks the expansive McKee family plot. We have identified the graves of John McKee (1749-1834) and his wife, Margaret Johnson McKee (1760-1855). A prominent headstone is laid for their son and heir, Henry McKee (1811-1875), and his wife, Jane M. Bold McKee (1819-1904). Henry and Jane's children are buried there, including their first born daughter, Elizabeth Jane McKee Bailey (1839-1924), their son William Bold McKee (1845-1911), and two sons who died in childhood; Henry Howard McKee II, (1844-1849) who had been named for his father, and John McKee II (1852-1854), who had been named for his grandfather. Jane M. Bold McKee's parents are also buried in this family plot: her father, William Bold (1782-1852), and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Bold (1794-1840).

She is enumerated on the 1900 US Census for Savannah, Chatham, Georgia at age 81, DOB given as Apr 1819, living with her son, Henry and his family. She is the mother of 13 with 7 living. She was born in SC, her father in England, and her mother in South Carolina.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 132692364
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Monroe Bold McKee (Apr 1819–28 Dec 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 132692364, citing Saint Helena's Episcopal Churchyard, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by rdsxfan (contributor 47525613) .