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Martin Key Jr. (bef. 1705 - 1757)

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Martin Key Jr.
Born before in New Kent, County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Louisa County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010
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US Southern Colonies.
Martin Key Jr. settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Martin Key was born before 1705 ("Cavaliers & Pioneers, Patent Bk. 10, p.164, 29 Mar. 1705, Ambrose Libscomb, et al, sued for possesion of land against others inclusing John and Martin Key, orphans. William Ford, their guardian, opposed on their behalf. The court ruled in favor of the Key boys."[1]) in New Kent County, Virginia, to Martin and Elizabeth Ford Key. Son, "Luck was one of seven children, born in Virginia about 1748 to Martin and Elizabeth Key." When Martin died, his children...Luck, William, Thomas and Jacob were declared orphans by the court and Elizabeth, their mother, made bond for their guardianship...Dee records show that Martin moved to Amherst County, Jacob to Campbell County and William remained in Louisa County. Thomas and Luck went to North Carolina."[2]


  1. Virginia Patent Book 8, p. 342, Dr. Gene C. Key, Caddo Mils Texas
  2. The Key Family - Deep Roots in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, p. 8 - 10, Dr. Gene C. Key, Self Published, Caddo Mills, Texas.
  • This person was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.
Lane, Janie Warren Hollingsworth,. Key and allied families. Statesboro, Ga.: Lane, 1931.
  • Source: S19 Author: Title: One World Tree (sm) Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.; Repository: #R1 NOTESource Medium: CONT

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On 6 Dec 2017 at 22:06 GMT Jeff Kee wrote:

Martin Key is my direct ancestor also. In the Wikipedia article for Key West, Virginia, it is stated property was granted to Martin Key in 1731 by George II.


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