James Key

Male 1790 - Bef 1845  (55 years)


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  • Name James Key 
    Born 1790 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Feb 1845 
    Notes 
    • 1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 309
      James Kees
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Deed from James Kees to Levy Deaton was proven by John Paterson

      1825, Nov 15 -- Land Grant #2742, Moore County, NC
      James Key received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Reedy Branch of Mill Creek adjoining the heirs of Ryal Britt. Merryman Britt and Angus McKinnon were chain carriers.

      1826, Nov 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 147
      Ordered that Wm. Buie be appointed overseer in place of James Keys of the road from the Montgomery County line to Martin's old store have the same hands to work.

      1829, Aug 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 277
      Ordered that Wm. Buie be appointed the overseer of the road from the Montgomery County line to Martin's old store and work the following hands: James Keys, John Smith, Wm. Smith, Joseph Smith, Simon McNeill, Isaac Smith, John McNeill, Joshua Keys, Thomas Keys, John Richardson, Isah Autray, Isham Harvill and Mr. McKinnon's Jim.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 454
      James Keys
      (40-50) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (10-15) 1M
      (5-10) 1M
      (0-5) 2M

      1831, May 16 -- Land Grant #2889, Moore County, NC
      James Key received a 25 acre Land Grant located Northwest of Mill Creek adjoining Avington Britt and his own line. Burrell Deaton and Thomas Key were chain carriers.

      1831, May 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 355
      Ordered that Neill Morison be appointed overseer of the road from Cabbin Creek to Hunsuckers old place and have the following hands to work: John Morgan, Avington Britt, Joshua Keys, James Keys, Kenneth Morison, John Wallis, Arch. Munroe hands, John Munroe, Levy Deaton hands, Martin Kennedy, Simon McNeill, Isaac Melton, Daniel Murchison, Joseph Cole, Charles Coal and Thomas Colyer.

      1836, Jan 9 -- Land Grant #2970, Moore County, NC
      Hiram Deaton received a 100 acre Land Grant located between Mill Creek and Cabin Creek adjoining his own line [formerly David Richardson], Joseph Morgan, John Morgan, James Key, and James Morgan. William T. Morgan and William Dunn were chain carriers.

      1836, Sep 1 -- Land Grant #3027, Moore County, NC
      James Key received a 68 acre Land Grant located North of Mill Creek adjoining his own line, Burrell Deaton, Levi Deaton, the heirs of Merryman Britt, Avington Britt, and the heirs of Ryal Britt. Levi Deaton and Ryal Key were chain carriers.

      1836, Oct 9 -- Land Grant #2966, Moore County, NC
      Burrell Deaton received a 100 acre Land Grant located South of Cabin Creek adjoining Merryman Britt, Levi Deaton, Hiram Deaton and James Key. Brittan Britt and John Freeman were chain carriers.

      1836, Oct 9 -- Land Grant #2968, Moore County, NC
      Levi Deaton received a 31 acre Land Grant located Southeast of Cabin Creek adjoining own line, James Key and Hiram Deaton. Burrell Deaton and William Deaton were chain carriers.

      1844 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC, District #8
      James Keys listed 202 acres valued at $202 on Mill Creek

      1845, Feb 2-July 27 -- Record of Estates Book E Page 78-79,142 Moore County, NC
      Estate of James Key, dec'd. by John McNeill, Administrator. Items were purchased by Jonathan Richardson, George Morgan, Ashley Parrish, Bellison Keys, and Rhody Britt. Notes were held on the following: Elisha Cole, Alex Kennedy, Joseph Cole, Allen McCaskill and Wm. C. Buie.

      1845, Oct 31 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 248
      Belison Key v. heirs at law of James Kee
      A dower laid off by commissioners Neill Morison, Isaiah Brown, Francis Munroe, Norman Matheson, Isaac Deaton, Everett Smith, Daniel McDonald, Hiram Deaton, Levi Wright, John Dunlap, Reubin Allen, and William T. Morgan on Jun 13, 1845.

      1847, Jan 30 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 459-460
      John McNeill, Administrator of James Key, dec'd. v. Belison Key and others, heirs at law of James Key dec'd.
      Alexander C. Curry is appointed Guardian Ad Litem of Calvin Key, Crawford Key, Eleanor Key and Samuel Key, minor heirs of James Key, dec'd. and made party to the suit. A notice to Belison Key, widow of James Key and Thomas Key Junr., Rials Key and Pleasant Key, adult heirs of James Key to appear at the next term of court.
    Person ID I11981  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2022 

    DNA Tests  8 DNA tests are associated with James Key 

    Father Thomas Key,   b. 1745, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Abigail,   b. 1750,   d. 1830  (Age 80 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1833, Jul 9-Aug 13 -- Notice, Fayetteville Weekly Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      Moore County, NC - Joseph Davis and wife Ellender v. William Kees, John Kees, Vinson Kees, James Kees, Samuel Kees, Thomas Kees, Cornelius Kees and Sally Kees. Appearing that defendants Vinson Kees, Corneilus Kees and William Kees reside out of state, they are summoned to appear at the courthouse in Carthage on the third Monday in August. [Editor's Note - likely a suit regarding settlement of Abigail Key's estate. Her husband Thomas died before 1820 and Abigail died after 1830]
    Family ID F12306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sabilla Bellison Britt,   b. 1802,   d. 2 Dec 1885  (Age 83 years)  [1
    Children 
    +1. Riland "Riley" Key,   b. 1816,   d. 01 Oct 1866  (Age 50 years)
    +2. John Thomas Key,   b. 1819,   d. 1857, Titus County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +3. Pleasant Troy Key,   b. 15 Jul 1826,   d. 19 Mar 1898, Richmond County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. Calvin Domas Key,   b. 22 Feb 1828, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1899, Allison, Titus County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Mastin Crawford Key,   b. 11 Nov 1830,   d. 30 Nov 1891  (Age 61 years)
    +6. Eleanor Key,   b. 8 Oct 1833, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1931, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +7. Samuel Key,   b. 9 Jul 1840,   d. 10 May 1871, Poetry, Kaufman County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F4301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2742 - James Key
    1825 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2742 - James Key
    1831 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2889 - James Key
    1831 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2889 - James Key
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2970 - Hiram Deaton
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2970 - Hiram Deaton
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3027 - James Key
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3027 - James Key
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2968 - Levi Deaton
    1836 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2968 - Levi Deaton

    Histories
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
    Partial list. Potential list of insolvents. Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright

  • Sources 
    1. [S1047] Lance Key [lkey@lipan.net].