John Key

Male 1776 - 1850  (74 years)


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  • Name John Key 
    Born 20 Feb 1776  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800-1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Feb 1850  Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1793, Jan 18 -- Land Grant #479, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Key received 100 acres adjoining his own line. Thos. Ward and John Key were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 21 -- Land Grant #1473, Moore County, NC
      John Morgan Senr. received 150 acres located on Cabin Creek adjoining his own line and the Speculators. George Morgan and John Key were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 28 -- Land Grant #0238, Moore County, NC
      John Morgan Senr. received 50 acres located north of Cabin Creek adjoining his own line, George Morgan and the Speculators. George Morgan and John Key were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 69
      John Keas
      (16-26) 1M 1F

      1804, Apr 7 -- Land Grant #1953, Moore County, NC
      Levi Deaton received 50 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining Thomas Key, Neil McLeod and Donald McLeod. John Key and Levi Deaton were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 597
      John Keys
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      /or/

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 606
      John Kee
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Kees listed 55 acres valued at $82.50

      1815, Jan 6 -- Land Grant #2261, Moore County, NC
      Donald McDonald received 50 acres located west of Dry Creek adjoining Donald McDonald Senr., John Paterson and Levi Deaton. Levi Deaton and John Key were chain carriers.

      1817, Aug 5 -- Land Grant #2325, Moore County, NC
      John Key received 50 acres located west of Wet Creek adjoining Kenneth McCaskill, his own line, Neil Morrison, McLeod and Morgan (formerly Bethune). Vinson Key and Samuel Key were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Keys listed 55 acres valued at $140

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 309
      John Kee
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M
      (16-18) 1M
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M 2F

      1825, Feb 7 -- Land Grant #2743, Moore County, NC
      Levi Deaton received 50 acres located west of Wet Creek adjoining Neil Morrison and John Key. Avington Britt and John Key were chain carriers.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
      John Keyes
      (50-60) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1F
      (15-20) 1F
      (10-15) 2M
      (5-10) 1M

      1830, Nov 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 330
      Ordered that a road be laid off from the Randolph County Line near John Shamburgers, as the marks to John Shuffield's Mill, with marks to James Morgan's on Cabin Creek, with marks to Neill Morrison's, as the road opposite to the corner of Francis Munroe's field where Morrison's school path to Dunn's old field, left to the old houseplace, left of Autray's Church, as the road to Hunsucker's place and work the following hands: John Shuffield, James Morgan, N. Morison, John Keys, Danl. McKenzie, John McNeill, Daniel McDaniel, John McCaskill, Wm. Brewer, Edmond Holland, Daniel Murchison and Everit Shuffield.

      1840 -- Census, Kemper County, MS Page 5
      John Key
      (50-60) 1M
      (15-20) 2M
    Person ID I36552  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2022 

    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 Martha "Patsy" Davis,   b. 1779,   d. 11 Nov 1859, Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. Abel Mastin Key,   b. 11 Nov 1803, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1871, Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Joshua Key,   b. 22 Oct 1806, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1863, Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Mary "Polly" Key,   b. 2 Aug 1809, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1904, Upshur County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Hannah Key,   b. 30 Jul 1811, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1884  (Age 72 years)
     5. Elizabeth Key,   b. 18 Sep 1813, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1883, Union Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Neil Cornelius Key,   b. 10 Mar 1817, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1888, Grimes County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F12312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1776 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800-1830 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Kemper County, MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1850 - Kemper County, MS Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1793 Land Grant #479, Moore County, NC - Thomas Key
    1793 Land Grant #479, Moore County, NC - Thomas Key
    1817 Land Grant #2325, Moore County, NC - John Key
    1817 Land Grant #2325, Moore County, NC - John Key

    Histories
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.

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