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Anna Arnold (Key) Turner (1811 - 1884)

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Anna Arnold (Ann) Turner formerly Key
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Wife of — married in Washington
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Died in Vallejo, Solano County, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 3 Dec 2018
13:59: Aaron Gullison edited the Biography for Ann (Key) Turner. [Thank Aaron for this]
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Categories: Mare Island Cemetery, Vallejo, California.



Ann Arnold Key born in 1811, daughter of Francis Scott Key, composer of the Star Spangled Banner and Mary Tayloe (nee Lloyd) Key.[1]


Anna Arnold Key, daughter of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe Lloyd key, married 25 February 1829, Daniel Turner, of Warrenton, North Carolina, who was born 26 Sept 1796, the son of James and Mary turner of North Carolina. They had 11 children:[2][3]


  1. Rebecca Turner Norwood (1834 - 1925) [1]
  2. Anna Key Turner (1834 - 1859) [1] b. 14 June 1834 d. 13 Jan 1859 m. 27 Nov 1856 Dr. John M. Browne, U.S.N[2]
  3. Mary Anderson Lloyd Turner (1839 - 1855) [1] b. 6 Mar 1839 d. 16 July 1855[2]
  4. Daniel Key Turner (1840 - 1908) [1][2]
  5. Emily Virginia Turner Cutts (1849 - 1918) [1]
  6. Ellen Virginia Key Turner, who married 28 February 1860 John s. messersmith, U.S.N and 2 children (Edward Turner and Anna Key Messermsith)[2]
  7. Rebecca Turner, who married Philip Thomas Norwood of N.C> (dau Ellen Key Norwood)
  8. Francis Scott Turner[2]
  9. Elizabeth Phoebe Howard Turner[2]
  10. Edward Turner b. 10 May 1845 d 8 Nov 1851[2]
  11. Jane Turner who married 27 July 1865 Otis [2]

Members of the Key, Cutts, and Turner families include Francis Scott Key, lawyer of Washington, D.C., best known as the author of the national anthem; Richard Cutts, U.S. representative from Massachusetts and comptroller of the U.S. Treasury; Daniel Turner, U.S. representative from North Carolina and superintending engineer, Mare Island Navy Yard, Calif.; and Ann Arnold Key Turner, daughter of Francis Scott Key and wife of Daniel Turner.[4]


Death: Mar. 15, 1884[1]
California, USA
Mare Island Cemetery
Vallejo, Solano County..California, USA
Plot: Section A; Row 02, Plot, 421

...Those buried in Section A at the top of the hill.[5]

This area contains numerous prominent members, including Anna Arnold Key Turner, the daughter of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem which became The Star Spangled Banner, the National Anthem.

Beside her is husband Daniel Turner, a former congressman and the base's first engineer of construction and public works who accompanied Admiral David Farragut from the East Coast to establish the base.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 FindAGrave: Anna Arnold Key Turner: Memorial ID: 15719042 Created by: Debbie. Record added: Sep 13, 2006. Last accessed July 2, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Hanson, George Adolphus. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland: Notes Illustrative of the Most Ancient Records of Kent County, Maryland, and of the Parishes of St. Paul’s, Shrewsbury and I.U and Genealogical Histories of the Old and Distinguished Families of Maryland, and Their Connections by Marriages. John P. Des Forges, 1876 - Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.) - 383 pages p, 38 Google Books: Old Kent: Anna Key
  3. "What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life" by Marc Leepson, pub 2014 p 202
  4. Key-Cutts-Turner family papers. Library of Congress: Key-Cutts-Turner Family Papers, Repository: Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
  5. Obscure Mare Island Cemetery By Sarah Rohrs/Times-Herald staff writer / Posted: 04/14/13, 12:01 AM PDT .

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On 2 Jul 2017 at 22:42 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

proposed merge with key-1438

On 2 Jul 2017 at 22:41 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

Key-2890 and Key-1438 appear to represent the same person because: same birth, death, ... created key-2890 in error

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