William Key

Male Bef 1740 -


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  • Name William Key 
    Born Bef 1740 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1761, Apr 10 -- Land Grant #142, Cumberland County, NC
      William Kees recieved a 200 acre Land Grant located on Wett Creek.

      1763, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #0490, Cumberland County, NC
      Francis Tidwell recieved a 100 acre Land Grant located on Dry Creek below his own improvement. William Keys and Luke Whitfield were chain carriers.

      1764, Nov 21 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A road to be laid off from Bear Creek to Shuffill's path to join Spinx's road. John Williamson appointed overseer, jury as follows: John Williamson, John Gardner, Enox Spinx, Leoanrd Hart, John Shuffill , Wm. Garner, Abel Lee, Jno. Huntsucker, Wm. Kee, Jno. Kigell, Jas. Johnston and Mic. Heart.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Keys listed 1 White Poll

      1774, Jan 26 -- Land Grant #1708, Cumberland County, NC
      John Key received a 200 acre Land Grant located East of Wet Creek adjoining William Key and Hugh Waddle. Thomas Moore and Joseph Williams were chain carriers.

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Keys listed $L 350 in Captain John Cox's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Kees listed 1600 in Captain John Cox's District

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Kees listed 200 acres, 3 horses and 10 cattle in Captain John Cox's District
    Person ID I38150  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2015 

  • Documents
    1763 Land Grant #0490, Cumberland County, NC - Francis Tedwell
    1763 Land Grant #0490, Cumberland County, NC - Francis Tedwell
    1774 Land Grant #1708, Cumberland County, NC -  John Key
    1774 Land Grant #1708, Cumberland County, NC - John Key
    1764 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1764 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1764, Nov 21 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC. A road to be laid off from Bear Creek at Shuffill's path to join Spinx's road. John Williamson appointed overseer of the jury as follows: John Williamson, John Gardner, Enox Spinx, Leonard Hart, John Shuffill, Wm. Garner, Abel Lee, Jno. Huntsucker, Wm. Kee, Jno. Kigell, Jas. Johnston and Mic. Heart.
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Establish courthouse in center of county
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Establish courthouse in center of county
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records
    Petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: This page was found with two other pages of largely Randolph County names and not attached to the original petition. An archivist labeled as likely belonging to the 1785 Randolph County petition. This page contains names largely from northern Moore County. While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]

    Histories
    1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.