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Martin Kee (1780 - 1848)

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Martin Kee
Born in Granville County, North Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Granville County, North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chester County, South Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010
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Martin was born in April 1780 in Granville County, North Carolina. He was the son of Luck Key and Winifred Kimball. He passed away in January 1848 in Chester County, South Carolina.

Martin married Eleanor Daniel on 7 August 1804 in Granville County, North Carolina. Bondsman with Martin was Lesley Gilliam.[1]

Name Martin Key[2] Home in 1810 (City, County, State) Chester, Chester, South Carolina Free White Persons - Males - Under 10 4 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1 Numbers of Slaves 3 Number of Household Members Under 16 5 Number of Household Members Over 25 1 Number of Household Members 10

Residence date: 1830 Residence place: Chester, South Carolina, United States

Disputed/Resolved Marriage Issue

Elizabeth Johnson is being removed as wife to Martin Kee.Shirley Dalton 17:26, 14 October 2015 (EDT)

There is no evidence that Elizabeth Johnson was married to Martin Kee. There is no evidence Martin was ever married to anyone other than Eleanor Daniel. Martin and Eleanor were married in 1804 in Granville County, North Carolina. Moved shortly thereafter to Chester County, South Carolina (on the 1810 census there). Martin and Eleanor had possibly 17 children, 14 known children. Eleanor outlived Martin, dying in 1866; Martin died in 1848.

Note on Last name spelling change from Key to Kee

J. W. Kee, grandson of Martin Kee, on May 22, 1887, signed a statement, "to whom it may concern...That he and his father (Martin and Luck) both spelled their name Key and that the children of Martin Kee changed or corrupted the spelling of the surname to Kee.[3]


[1] [2]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (Marriage Register: accessed 14 October 2015), Martin Key and Elenor Daniel, 07 Aug 1804; citing Granville, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 1,758,776.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States Census, 1810", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 October 2015), Martin Key, 1810. Year: 1810; Census Place: Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: 60; Page: 508; Family History Number: 0181419; Image: 00277.
  3. The Key Family - Deep Roots in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, p. ?, Dr. Gene C. Key, Self Published, Caddo Mills, Texas.


  • This person was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.

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On 22 Mar 2016 at 17:14 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Kathy,

I am also a descendant of this line. I hopefully wil be adding some information and sources as I go.


On 30 Apr 2015 at 04:38 GMT Anon (Snyder) Anon wrote:

Kee-11 and Kee-120 appear to represent the same person because: Hi

I descend from Martin Kee and Elanor Daniels through their daughter Harriet Kee Snider #x greatgrandmother. I found there were already 2 Martin Kees one is 11 and one 120. When I tried to merge wikitree said I couldn't because I'm not on the trusted list. I thought I could because both have open security. I'm pretty new so if I need to do something different please let me know Thank you Jenny

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