Thomas J. McKie, M.D. Surgeon South Carolina 10th Infantry Regiment The author and compiler of this history inquired of Dr. McKie about Robert M. McKie, of Tennessee; to this inquiry he replied:

You will excuse this mention, as the family has since filled a very humble place in the history of Edgefield, being tillers of the soil, fond of retirement - almost to seclusion - and never seeking place or preferment, and often shunning both. The name is little known beyond the limits of their immediate neghborhood. Thomas J. McKie, M. D., was surgeon of the Tenth Regiment South carolina Volunteers. True, these lands are, and have been, in their possession during three generations; but that seems to be a peculiar characteristic with the inhabitants of this strip of country.