Key and Allied Families

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Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009 - Reference - 498 pages
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This work concentrates upon families with a strong connection to Virginia and Kentucky, most of which are traced forward from the eighteenth, if not the seventeenth, century. The compiler makes ample use of published sources some extent original records, and the recollections of the oldest living members of a number of the families covered. Finally. The essays reflect a balanced mixture of genealogy and biography, which makes for interesting reading and a substantial number of linkages between as many as six generations of family members.
 

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Interesting and informative for the most part. Sadly this book leaves out an entire family beginning with James Key down to my great grandmother, Elizabeth Banks Key Jennings. According to family history, she was the great niece of Francis Scott Key. This is what she told my mother and others. I won't go into the entire linkage except to wonder why her middle name was "Banks". This research has led me to Katherine Banks Royall Key. Googling this name gave me much information regarding this Key family. 

Contents

FOREWORD
7
HISTORY OF THE KEY FAMILY
9
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
13
OUR PATRIOT
26
BANNER
28
KEYS OWN STORY
35
THE VICTORY FLAG OF FT McHENRY AND THE BETSY ROSS OF BALTIMORE
37
THE STARSPANGLED BANNER FLAG HOUSE
41
JOHN KEY KAYPENNSYLVANIA
75
MOSES KEY
84
JONATHAN KEY BRANCH FROM THE REVOLUTION BEGINNING 1776 TO 1929
94
MARTIN KEY VIRGINIA
97
HENRY KEY
150
JOHN KEY OF VIRGINIA
177
GEORGE KEY VIRGINIA
223
FAMILY RECORDS
394

KEYS OLD HOME
43
A FEW OF KEYS POEMS
44
KEY AND KIN
55
INDEX
403
ADDENDA
485

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About the author (2009)

Connie Lane has worked as a journalist, editor, and creative writing teacher. A longtime Anglophile, she studied English literature at Queen's College, Oxford University and quickly became a devotee of Jane Austen. Her four contemporary romances -- "Dirty Little Lies, Guilty Little Secrets, Romancing Riley, " and "Reinventing Romeo" -- have received rave reviews from "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, " and "Publishers Weekly" has called her work "sassy and stylish." With "The Viscount's Bawdy Bargain, " her first Regency-era romantic novel, Connie combines her love of English history and culture with her passion for writing humorous, romantic fiction. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, their two children, and an over-sized Airedale named Hoover.

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