A. D. McFEE, Crittenden County, was born near Belfast, Ireland, March 10, 1827, and is a son of Edward and Jane (Douglas) McFee. His father was born in Ireland; his mother was born in Scotland, and was a descendant of that famous Douglas, who defended Scotland so nobly. In 1837, the parents came to this country, settling first on Staten Island, where they remained about two years, then came West, and settled in Boone County, Ky.; there the father died in December, 1876, and the mother in January, 1877. They were both members of the old Scotch Presbyterian Church. Subject is the fourth of a family of five children, of whom three are now living: Elizabeth, wife of James Evatt, of Canada; Andrew, in Cincinnati, and Arthur D. The latter received his education in the schools of New York, Ohio and Kentucky, and began life for himself at the age of twenty years. For eight years he followed boating on the river; he then returned to Boone County, where he farmed for a short time. He then went to Newport, and engaged in the livery business for two years; subsequently returned to Boone County, and there farmed until December, 1879, when he came to Crittenden County, and settled on his present farm, where he now owns about 344 acres, with about 175 acres in cultivation. Mr. McFee was married January 5, 1858, to Miss Anna V. Marquess, daughter of Miles and Mahala B. (Dennison) Marquess. Her parents were born in Orange County, Va., came to Boone County, Ky., in an early day, and resided there until their death. Mrs. McFee was born in Florence, Boone Co., Ky., January 26, 1841, and is the mother of seven children, of whom five are living: Edward  M., Georgenia, Myrtle D., wife of E. E. Thurman; Arthur D. and Florence B. Mrs. McFee is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. McFee is a member of the Cincinnati lodge, A. O. U. W.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 734.