m. ABT 1776
Facts and Events
Records in Rockbridge County, VA
[Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 483]. (Note: records indicate that James, John and Margaret Donald were siblings).
Information on William Keys
History of Ross and Highland Co. page 493: Colonel Wm Keys his wife and child, his mother, four sisters; Samuel and Andrew Keys her brothers and William and Isaac Sharp. Could the Sharps be brothers of Wm.'s wife? [Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/keys/messages/976.html]
According to the book THE ROBERT KEYS FAMILY (p 253), William Keys married Margaret Donald. This is supported by marriage records in Rockbridge County showing the date of the bond as 18 Nov 1802.
[History of Ross and Highland counties, Ohio, Cleveland: Williams Bros., 1880, pp. 344-45. This quote was taken as an excerpt from a narrative written by Keys while editor of the Highland Weekly News.]
The same book (but not quoting directly from Keys) states: Of this party were Colonel Keys, his wife and child, his mother, four sisters; Samuel and Andrew Keys, her brothers, and William and Isaac Sharp.� [at p 493]
Scott wrote: â€œThis party of Virginians, numbering in all ten persons Colonel Keys, his wife and child, his mother, four sisters, Samuel and Andrew, his brothers. ...One of the sisters afterward became the wife of Samuel Ranesey [Ramsey], another married Hugh Hill, and another a gentleman named Jones.â€� [Daniel Scott, A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio, Collected and Reprinted by The Hillsborough Gazette, Hillsborough, The Gazette,1890, p. 113.]