Key Family Network

Francis Scott Key, his uncle, Philip Barton Key, and his son, Philip Barton Key II, represented both enslaved persons and their owners in freedom petitions before courts in Maryland and D.C.


Horace Edwin Hayden. Virginia Genealogies. Wilkes-Barre, PA: E.B. Yordy, 1885, 167-169.

Christopher Johnston. "Key Family." Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. V. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1910, 194-200.

George Norbury Mackenzie, ed. Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol. I. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1966, 1995, 299-304.

Mike Marshall. "Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties." See Francis Key. [back]