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Philip Barton Key (1818 - 1859)

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Philip Barton Key
Born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2013
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Philip Barton Key born 5 Apr 1818 in Georgetown, District of Columbia, USA[1]

Philip married on 18 Nov 1845 to Ellen Swan, daughter of a Baltimore attorney. They had 4 children. Philip was a widower by 1859. [2]

Congressman Daniel Sickles of New York learned that his wife Teresa Bagioli Sickles was having an affair with Philip. Sickles shot Philip on 27 Feb 1859 and he died some tine later.[3]


  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. "What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life" by Marc Leepson, pub 2014 p 202
  3. GettysburgNPS

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