Major John Calhoun Key

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Major John Calhoun Key

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Jasper County, Georgia, United States
Death: June 1, 1902 (76)
Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Burrell Peebles Key and Temperance Key
Brother of Mary Hunter Webb; Burrell Peebles Key, Jr.; Thomas Freeman Key; Amanda Key; Jane Z. Key and 5 others

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About Major John Calhoun Key

John C. Key was born in Jasper County, Georgia, February 25, 1826. He received only a common school education. He read law under Burney & Dyer, of Monticello, and was admitted in 1848. On account of a failure of health he was not permitted to begin practice until 1857. In 1859 he was elected to the State legislature and served in that body until the opening of the war. He declined a re-election which was tendered him in 1861, and raised a company of volunteer soldiers and entered the Confederate service. His company was mustered into the Forty-Fourth Georgia and ordered immediately to Virginia. He was subsequently elected major of his regiment and served through all the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania campaigns up to the battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded and compelled to retire for a time from the service, rejoining his command afterward, however and going with it until the close in 1865.

On his return to Monticello, he resumed the practice of law, and in 1867 formed a partnership with Joseph W. Preston which lasted for more than twenty years, being terminated in 1887 by Preston's appointment to an Indian agency on the Pacific coast.

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February 25, 1826
Jasper County, Georgia, United States
June 1, 1902
Age 76
Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, United States