William Key

Male 1774 -


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  • Name William Key 
    Born 1755-1774 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 257
      Ordered that Robert Pattison by appointed overseer in place of Nich. Newton and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, Bar. Dunn, Nathl. Melton, Norman Matheson, Murdock McLeod, Hecotr McLean, Thos. Kee, Moses Kee, Wm. Kee, Alex Morrison, Jno. McAulay, Wm. Newton, Mur. McAulay, Ezk. Dun, Hector McLean, Thomas Graham and John Bethune.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC
      Thos. Keys, Wm. Keys, John Keys and Cornelias Keys listed as signers (Petition failed)

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 69
      William Keeas
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M
    Person ID I38152  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2015 

  • Histories
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: 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: 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.]