Person:Samuel Keys (7)

Samuel Keys
b.ABT 1755 Virginia
m. est. 1750
  1. John Keysest 1750-1755 -
  2. Sarah KeysBEF 1753 -
  3. Samuel KeysABT 1755 - 1803
  4. Margaret Keysest 1756-1760 -
  5. Benjamin Keysabt 1758 - bef 1808
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 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Keys
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1755 Virginia
Marriage ABT 1776 Rockbridge County, Virginiato Esther Lyle
Death? 1803

Samuel Keys was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Samuel Keys in Rockbridge County, VA

1784-1801: Samuel Keys served as a Justice in Rockbridge County, Virginia. [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 565].
Rockbridge County, Virginia. Deed book B. p.41.
17 March 1789 - John Keis / Keys and Agness his wife of Washington Co., VA, for one part and Samuel Keys of Rockbridge for the other part. For 50 pounds paid by Samuel Keys for 136 acres in Rockbridge Co. formerly the property of Roger Keis and at his death descended to the said John Keis and his heir at law, adj. the Borden patent line, Keys.
Signed: John Keys
Witnesses: John Evans, Matt’w Lyle, James Lyle
Recorded: April 1789 - Adam Freem DCT
Recorded: 1 June 1790 - above deed further proven by oath of Matthew Lyle as witness.
A. Keis DCT
1793: Samuel Keys - lieutenant in Second Battalion. [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 398].
1796 - Samuel Keys served as Sheriff in Rockbridge County. [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 564].
Fairfield was established December 24, 1800. The original trustees were James McDowell, Samuel Keys, John McClung, Samuel Preston, Samuel Moore, Isaac Robinson and Andrew Scott. [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 569].

Records of Samuel Keys in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS. - APRIL, 1799 (K to Z). - McCampbell vs. Keys and Moore--Subpoena, dated 7th May, 1796, to Sheriff of Rockbridge to summon Andrew McCampbell, James McCampbell, John Telford and William Anderson to August Court, 1796, for money due by injunction bond. Executed on James McCampbell, John Telford; Andrew McCampbell is no inhabitant. Declaration says that defendants on 10th April, 1790, entered into bond of injunction gotten from High Court of Chancery by Andrew to enjoin judgment gotten by Saml. Keys and Andrew Moore vs. Andrew. Suit abates as to Andrew. Writ of enquiry of damages; Robert McCampbell becomes surety; plea of payment. Appeal bond, 10th March, 1798, with Andrew McCampbell security; attachment, 15th October, 1788, vs. John Adare, levied in hands of Andrew McCampbell as garnishee. In November, Andrew acknowledges debt £80, by agreement, to be paid by a horse and wagon and remainder in salt, to be delivered at defendant's house in the Grassy Valley below mouth of the French Broad. Copy of Andrew's bill for injunction: A number of years ago he purchased from John Adare a tract on frontier of North Carolina in settlement known as the French Broad, to be paid for as above, but land has never been conveyed; Andrew is a poor man. The land lies within the Indian boundry, as pointed out by Congress in a late proclamation, by which all persons in that neighborhood were required to quit their lands and come to the other side of the line. Copy of answer of Keys and Moore: John Adare was indebted to them with interest from 1782; they obtained judgment in Sullivan County, No. Ca.; wagon and horse were to be delivered in 1788; Adair instructed Andrew to pay Keys and Moore, but Andrew said Indians had done damage there and he was afraid to take out his family; defendants say the agreement with Adair is not lost, but suppressed; Andrew is now living in the French Broad; Andrew's veracity questioned; answer sworn to 11th November, 1790. 9th August, 1791, deposition of James White at house of John Adair in Hawkins County. Article of agreement between John Adair and Andrew is dated 15th January, 1788; the land lies in Hawkins County on Whites Mill Creek, about 60 miles west of the Hopewell line or Indian boundary; Andrew is in possession of part of the Perry land; injunction dismissed.

Information on Samuel Keys

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Samuel Keys and Esther Lyle - Ireland>Virginia>Ohio Change to Thread View Sort Oldest First Newest First Samuel Keys and Esther Lyle - Ireland>Virginia>Ohio unknown8415323502 (View posts) Posted: 24 May 2006 1:27PM

Classification: Query Surnames: Keys, Lyle Children: William, Samuel A., Jane, John, Andrew Reid, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha (all born in the late 1700s). What town in Ireland was Samuel Keys from? When and where did Samuel and Esther get married? When and where did they die? Anyone working on this family's genealogy?

  1. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).