Burrell Peebles Key (1798 - 1872) MP

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Birthplace: Green, Georgia, United States
Death: Died in Jasper, Georgia, United States
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Immediate Family

    • Mary Hunter (Key)
    • Amanda
    • Mary Hunter
    • Burrell Peebles
    • Thomas F.
    • Jane Z.
    • Judith W.
    • William H.
    • Caleb W.
    • Marquis de Lafayette
    • Catherine

About Burrell Peebles Key

  • He was born in Greene County, and was taken when a lad in his teens to Jasper County, where he was mainly reared and where he spent his life. He was a farmer, mechanic and mill owner, and was generally prosperous and was greatly esteemed for his kindness of heart and benevolent disposition.



Burrell Peebles Key was born on August 25, 1798 at Greene County, GA. He was the son of Joseph Stauton Key I and Judith Watts. Burrell Peebles Key married Temperance Brooks, daughter of Micajah Brooks and Mary Hunter, on November 12, 1821 at Jasper County, GA. [Listed as Burwell P. and Tempry on page 35 of the marriage book. His brother Tandy, a Justice of the Peace officiated at the wedding ceremony.]. 
    Burrell and family were listed in dwelling 468 as family 474 in the 1860 Jasper County, Georgia Census in the Monticello Division on page 295 (reel number M653-128); enumerated August 27, 1860 by Wm. S. Williams. Burrell P. was shown at age 62 as a farmer, head of household with personal property valued at $11,000 and real property valued at $19,500. He was shown as a married white male born in Georgia. Temperance was shown at age 55 as a married white female born in Georgia. Their children (all born in Georgia): William H. (Wm. H.) was shown at age 21 as a single white male; Caleb W. was shown at age 19 as a single white male; Marquis DeLafayette (Marcus D.) was shown at age 16 as a single white male; Sarah C. was shown at age 12 as a single white female. Also living in the house was James Conly, a single white male, age 23, a doctor. Burrell Peebles Key died on August 30, 1872 at Mechanicsville, Jasper County, GA, at age 74.
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Burrell Key's Timeline

August 25, 1798
Green, Georgia, United States
November 21, 1821
Age 23
Georgia, United States
February 25, 1826
Age 27
Jasper, Georgia, United States
August 30, 1872
Age 74
Jasper, Georgia, United States
Age 73
Jasper, Georgia, United States