Joseph Keys, Jr. (1769 - 1854) MP

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Birthplace: Province of North Carolina
Death: Died in White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States
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About Joseph Keys, Jr.

From "Martha's Extended Family" family tree page on Joseph Keys:

http://martisgenes.info/p268.htm#i3385

Joseph Keys[1]

M, b. 5 April 1769

Birth* Joseph was born on 5 April 1769 in North Carolina.[2],[3]

 

Marriage* He married Mary Piggott on 12 November 1793 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[2]

 

Marriage* He married Ruth Hadley in 1821 in Surry County, North Carolina.[2]

 

Census1850* Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in South Division, Surry County, North Carolina.[3]

Family 1 Mary Piggott b. 9 Apr 1767, d. 17 Feb 1820

Children

◦Ruth Keys b. 10 Oct 1794, d. 15 Nov 1794

◦Rebecca Keys b. 14 Dec 1795, d. 30 Jul 1801

◦Benjamin P Keys b. 4 Oct 1797

◦John Keys b. 18 Oct 1799, d. 15 May 1811

◦Mary Keys b. 2 Aug 1801

◦Joseph Keys b. 14 Dec 1803

◦Elizabeth Keys b. 13 Feb 1806

◦Hannah Keys b. 15 Jun 1808

Family 2 Ruth Hadley b. 11 May 1770, d. 18 May 1852

Citations:

1.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 403, 977, 991.

2.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

3.[S1140] 1850, South Division, Surry County, North Carolina, p. 207B.

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According to a listing of churches in Randolph County:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inrandol/churches/index.htm

The White River Friends Meeting is located on County Road 100 East in White River Township. (This is located at: 40°10'43.34"N, 84°57'24.60"W.)

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According to an Ancestry.com page on White River Township Cemeteries:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inrandol/cemeteries/whiterivertwsp.htm

And also in the History of Randolph County, Indiana:

http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofrandolp00tuck/historyofrandolp00tuck_djvu.txt

Joseph Keys is buried here:

Joseph Keys, October 6, 1854, 86 years (this seems to indicate a birth date in 1768)

Other Keys family members buried here:

Benjamin E. Keys, August 4, 1872, 75 years.

(seems to match the age of Benjamin P. Keys listed above).

"White River Cemetery is very old, Friends' meeting having been established about or even before 1820."

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The photo came from the Find A Grave page for Joseph Keys:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35822987

Birth: Apr. 2, 1769

Surry County

North Carolina, USA

Death: Oct. 6, 1854

Randolph County

Indiana, USA

Joseph is the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Mullan) Keys.

He married Mary Piggot 12 Sept 1793.

He died at his daughters home, Elizabeth, wife to Durant Smith.

Joseph is buried @ the White River Friends Cemetery. He and his family were Quakers.

Family links:

Children:

Elizabeth Keys Smith (1806 - 1879)*

Spouse:

Mary Piggot Keys (1767 - 1820)

Burial:

Whiteriver Cemetery

Randolph County

Indiana, USA


Created by: Undertaker's Gr-Gr/Daugh...

Record added: Apr 13, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 35822987

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Photo caption:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=35822987&PIpi=17363513

Joseph's stone is located in the very back of the cemetery along the border of the property within a few feet of a huge tree.

Added by: Undertaker's Gr-Gr/Daughter

5/01/2009

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Apparently the Indiana State Library has the following information (should anyone wish to trek out that way):

http://www.in.gov/library/3039.htm

Heiss, Willard, Records of White River Monthly meeting....1956.2pts.

Genealogy Division, 977.201 R192f

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Joseph Keys, Jr.'s Timeline

1769
April 5, 1769
Province of North Carolina
1793
November 12, 1793
Age 24
Snow Camp, Orange County (present Alamance County), NC, USA
1808
1808
Age 38
North Carolina, United States
1821
1821
Age 51
Surry County, North Carolina, United States
1854
October 6, 1854
Age 85
White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States
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White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States