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Max Hipp

       "Daniel Green McKie was born on May 6, 1759 in Luenberg, Virginia. He was one of three sons born to a Scottish immigrant, Michael McKie. At age 19 in 1778, he joined Hobson’s Virginia Regiment under the command of General Nathanael Greene. He fought through the entire Revolutionary War and won praise as a soldier and patriot at the Battles of Stone Mountain and Guilford Courthouse. He was rewarded with a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.


    On March 14, 1794, Lt. McKie would marry Frances Herndon, a direct descendant of Sir Dudley Diggs, a Colonial governor of Virginia. They would move to Columbia, South Carolina and raise a family of six boys. After a reversal of fortune in 1836, the lure of cheap land in Mississippi due to the Chickasaw Cession would cause McKie to move his family once again.

    Daniel McKie holds the distinction of being the only Revolutionary veteran buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford, MS. At the dedication of his grave by the David Reese Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1927, McKie's Granddaughter was quoted as saying, “He must have been a picturesque figure as he always wore full Colonial dress, exactly as we see in pictures of Washington and LaFayette.”"(1)

    The Oxford based chapter of the Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution is proud to be named after this Patriot.
 
(1) "Mayfield: DAR honors Revolutionary War Veteran", The Oxford Eagle

President

Secretary

The Daniel McKie Chapter meets on the second Thursday of most months at the

Lafayette – Oxford public library.  Meeting time is 6:00 pm and is open to everyone. 

We try to have historical and educational speakers at each meeting..

Vice-President

Daniel McKie
Chapter
Jim Pryor, Jr.

      "Daniel Green McKie was born on May 6, 1759 in Luenberg, Virginia. He was one of three sons born to a Scottish immigrant, Michael McKie. At age 19 in 1778, he joined Hobson’s Virginia Regiment under the command of General Nathanael Greene. He fought through the entire Revolutionary War and won praise as a soldier and patriot at the Battles of Stone Mountain and Guilford Courthouse. He was rewarded with a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.

Timothy Manley Moore