Person:William Keys (9)

m. ABT 1776
  1. John Keys1776 - BEF 1860
  2. Col. William Keys1778 - 1864
  3. Andrew Reid Keys1786 - 1850
  4. Jane KeysABT 1788 -
  5. Elizabeth 'Betsy' KeysABT 1790 - 1870
  6. Mary 'Polly' KeysABT 1792 -
m. 1802
  1. Samuel Addison Keys1802 -
  2. McDonald Keys1803-1816 -
  3. William Lyle Keys1809 -
  4. James M. Keys1817 -
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Keys
Gender Male
Birth? 1778 Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Marriage 1802 prob. Rockbridge County, Virginiato Margaret Donald
Death? 1864 Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio

Records in Rockbridge County, VA


1. James - Nancy Paxton, 1813.
2. John - Betty Paxton
3. Margaret - William Keys, 1802.

[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:]

From post:

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: “This 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.� [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.]