I am looking for descendants of Patrick McKee, b. about 1810 in Ireland. He and his wife, Margaret, emigrated to the U.S.A. in the mid 1850s, living first in Scary Creek, Virginia (later West Virginia), but moving on to Nashville, Tennessee where they are found in the 1860 and 1870 US Census, but no sign in the 1880 census. Patrick was a stone mason.
They had 6 children: Patrick J.(b. 1842), Michael J. (b. 1847), Bridget (b. 1850), Thomas Michael (b. 1854), Mary (b. 1854), and John (b. 1862). The 3 oldest were born in Ireland, Thomas was born in Virginia, and the 2 youngest were born in Tennessee. Patrick and Michael both stayed in Nashville--Patrick served in the Civil War and then became a grocer, and Michael was a bookkeeper. Thomas migrated out west and settled in Colorado, where he became well known as a photographer. I don't know what became of Bridget, Mary, and John.
Would love to correspond with anyone connected with this family. Am particularly interested in learning more about this family's Irish roots, what happened to the parents (Patrick and Margaret), and more about their children and grandchildren.