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Key and Owens

Posted: 1438701722000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Key, Owens
I am looking for some information of the families of Mahala Owens and Nathaniel Key.
Mahala was born in Kentucky then moved with her family to Indiana.
Nathaniel was born in Virginia.

The two married in Putnam County, Indiana around 1843. I believe that their families must have lived in the area around 1840.

I also believe that a Bolin Key, who lived in the area at that time, may be an older brother of Nathaniel's, but I have had no luck tracking down the parents of either Mahala or Nathaniel.

By 1850 the couple had moved to Iowa and started a family there. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Key and Owens

Posted: 1439751331000
Classification: Query
NOTE -
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.


Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


DOB's + birthplaces for all family members is needed.

Bolin Key
Birth: Apr. 20, 1812
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1875
Putnam County
Indiana, USA

Burial:
Union Chapel Cemetery
Morton
Putnam County
Indiana

1870 -

Name:
Bolin Kee
[Bolin Key]

Age in 1870:
56

Birth Year:
abt 1814

Birthplace:
Virginia

Home in 1870:
Clinton, Putnam, Indiana

Race:
White

Gender:
Male

Post Office:
Greencastle

Value of Real Estate:
View image

Household Members:


Name

Age


Bolin Kee 56, VA - farmer
Sally Kee 39, KY
Harvy Kee 14, IND
Theadore Kee 13, IND
Albert Kee 10, IND
Oliver Kee 9, IND
Maggie Kee 7, IND


Bowlin Key
Birth 31 JUL 1812 • Virginia, USA
Death 21 JUN 1875 • Putnam, Indiana
He married 1st -
Theresa T. Wysong
Birth 23 JAN 1815 • Franklin, Virginia
Death 1 DEC 1854 • Clinton, Putnam, Indiana

Her children -

Sarah Ann (1835-)

Amanda K (1841-1859)

Timandra Josephine (1843-1910)

Mary F. (1851-1903)

Eliza Elizabeth (1854-)

he married 2nd -
Indiana Marriage -
Name: Bolin Key
Spouse Name: Sarah Nugent [no children]
Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1855
Marriage County: Putnam

from findagrave.com -
Nathaniel Key
Birth: 1815
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1894
Clarke County
Iowa, USA


Family links:
Spouse:
Mahala Owens Key (1823 - 1900) [see below]

Children:
Nancy L Key Kyte (1849 - 1918)
Susan Acres Key Delk (1849 - 1922)
John William Key (1852 - 1931)
Mary Ellen Key Crist (1856 - 1930)
Charlotte J Key Ratliff (1859 - 1925)
Vandilla F. Key Stevens (1862 - 1926)
Thomas N. Key (1865 - 1901)


Inscription:
NATHANIEL KEY
DIED
JULY 5, 1894
AGED 80 YEARS

Burial:
Hebron Cemetery
Weldon
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 03, Headstone 14

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Mahala Owens Key


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Birth: Dec. 1, 1823
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1900
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

The Osceola Democrat, Osceola, Iowa
March 22, 1900, Page 1

Mrs. Mahala Key Goes To Her Long
Home.

Mahala Owen Key was born December 1, 1823 in Kentucky and died March 18, 1900, aged 77 years, 3 months and 18 days. At the age of seven years her parents moved to Indiana in which state she grew to womanhood. In 1842 was united in marriage to Nathaniel Key, who preceded her to rest six years ago in July.

Mr. and Mrs. Key located in Green Bay township, Clarke county, Iowa in July 1853, where they have since lived until the Grim Reaper gathered them home. As a resting place for the pioneers of the 50's the Key home was known all over southern Iowa, and particularly so after Mr. key had erected his large two story frame house, under whose hospital roof thousands of friends and strangers found shelter and rest. Last year the old home was removed and in its stead stands a modern and cozy cottage.

There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Key nine children-the two eldest dying in infancy. The seven surviving are Mrs. Sue A. Delk and Mrs. N. L. Kyte of Osceola; John W. of Missouri; Lottie Latliff (sic) of Kansas; the other three-Mr. R. L. Crist and Mrs. H. E. Stevens, who live in this vicinity with Thomas N. who has been living at the old home, where he has faithfully and carefully administered to the wants and welfare of his aged mother, who has been an intense but patient sufferer for many years. Early in life Mr. and Mrs. Key identified themselves with the M. E. church in which faith they lived and (unreadable).

Father and mother w(unreadable) side by side in the cemetery.
S. R. D.



Family links:
Spouse:
Nathaniel Key (1815 - 1894)

Children:
Nancy L Key Kyte (1849 - 1918)
Susan Acres Key Delk (1849 - 1922)
John William Key (1852 - 1931)
Mary Ellen Key Crist (1856 - 1930)
Charlotte J Key Ratliff (1859 - 1925)
Vandilla F. Key Stevens (1862 - 1926)
Thomas N. Key (1865 - 1901)


Inscription:
MAHALA KEY
DIED
MAR. 18 1900
AGED
75Y. 3M. 17D.


Burial:
Hebron Cemetery
Weldon
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 03, Headstone 14





Re: Key and Owens

Posted: 1439751341000
Classification: Query
NOTE -
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.


Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


DOB's + birthplaces for all family members is needed.

Bolin Key
Birth: Apr. 20, 1812
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1875
Putnam County
Indiana, USA

Burial:
Union Chapel Cemetery
Morton
Putnam County
Indiana

1870 -

Name:
Bolin Kee
[Bolin Key]

Age in 1870:
56

Birth Year:
abt 1814

Birthplace:
Virginia

Home in 1870:
Clinton, Putnam, Indiana

Race:
White

Gender:
Male

Post Office:
Greencastle

Value of Real Estate:
View image

Household Members:


Name

Age


Bolin Kee 56, VA - farmer
Sally Kee 39, KY
Harvy Kee 14, IND
Theadore Kee 13, IND
Albert Kee 10, IND
Oliver Kee 9, IND
Maggie Kee 7, IND


Bowlin Key
Birth 31 JUL 1812 • Virginia, USA
Death 21 JUN 1875 • Putnam, Indiana
He married 1st -
Theresa T. Wysong
Birth 23 JAN 1815 • Franklin, Virginia
Death 1 DEC 1854 • Clinton, Putnam, Indiana

Her children -

Sarah Ann (1835-)

Amanda K (1841-1859)

Timandra Josephine (1843-1910)

Mary F. (1851-1903)

Eliza Elizabeth (1854-)

he married 2nd -
Indiana Marriage -
Name: Bolin Key
Spouse Name: Sarah Nugent [no children]
Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1855
Marriage County: Putnam

from findagrave.com -
Nathaniel Key
Birth: 1815
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1894
Clarke County
Iowa, USA


Family links:
Spouse:
Mahala Owens Key (1823 - 1900) [see below]

Children:
Nancy L Key Kyte (1849 - 1918)
Susan Acres Key Delk (1849 - 1922)
John William Key (1852 - 1931)
Mary Ellen Key Crist (1856 - 1930)
Charlotte J Key Ratliff (1859 - 1925)
Vandilla F. Key Stevens (1862 - 1926)
Thomas N. Key (1865 - 1901)


Inscription:
NATHANIEL KEY
DIED
JULY 5, 1894
AGED 80 YEARS

Burial:
Hebron Cemetery
Weldon
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 03, Headstone 14

from findagreave.com -
Mahala Owens Key


Memorial


Photos


Flowers


Edit


Share


Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...



Birth: Dec. 1, 1823
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1900
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

The Osceola Democrat, Osceola, Iowa
March 22, 1900, Page 1

Mrs. Mahala Key Goes To Her Long
Home.

Mahala Owen Key was born December 1, 1823 in Kentucky and died March 18, 1900, aged 77 years, 3 months and 18 days. At the age of seven years her parents moved to Indiana in which state she grew to womanhood. In 1842 was united in marriage to Nathaniel Key, who preceded her to rest six years ago in July.

Mr. and Mrs. Key located in Green Bay township, Clarke county, Iowa in July 1853, where they have since lived until the Grim Reaper gathered them home. As a resting place for the pioneers of the 50's the Key home was known all over southern Iowa, and particularly so after Mr. key had erected his large two story frame house, under whose hospital roof thousands of friends and strangers found shelter and rest. Last year the old home was removed and in its stead stands a modern and cozy cottage.

There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Key nine children-the two eldest dying in infancy. The seven surviving are Mrs. Sue A. Delk and Mrs. N. L. Kyte of Osceola; John W. of Missouri; Lottie Latliff (sic) of Kansas; the other three-Mr. R. L. Crist and Mrs. H. E. Stevens, who live in this vicinity with Thomas N. who has been living at the old home, where he has faithfully and carefully administered to the wants and welfare of his aged mother, who has been an intense but patient sufferer for many years. Early in life Mr. and Mrs. Key identified themselves with the M. E. church in which faith they lived and (unreadable).

Father and mother w(unreadable) side by side in the cemetery.
S. R. D.



Family links:
Spouse:
Nathaniel Key (1815 - 1894)

Children:
Nancy L Key Kyte (1849 - 1918)
Susan Acres Key Delk (1849 - 1922)
John William Key (1852 - 1931)
Mary Ellen Key Crist (1856 - 1930)
Charlotte J Key Ratliff (1859 - 1925)
Vandilla F. Key Stevens (1862 - 1926)
Thomas N. Key (1865 - 1901)


Inscription:
MAHALA KEY
DIED
MAR. 18 1900
AGED
75Y. 3M. 17D.


Burial:
Hebron Cemetery
Weldon
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 03, Headstone 14





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