Key Family Genealogy Forum
I have FINALLY found the information on my great-grandmother's parents, only to be faced with a new mystery. In The Moulton Advertiser (Moulton, Alabama) from 23 Jan 1857, mention is made that Joseph KEY and Sarah Elizabeth KEY (of Lawrence County, Alabama) were married in Pulaski (Giles County, Tennessee) on the "13th inst", which I understand means the 13th of the "current" month. That would make their marriage date 13 Jan 1857. Joseph and Sarah had two children, Lucy Ann (my great-grandmother) and Hester Adaline. (I found confirmation of this on some information about Adaline.) I know what happened with Sarah: she remarried in 1865 to William PICKENS, as I knew from finding Lucy and Adaline listed in the Pickens household on the 1870 census. I have been told that Great-Grandma Lucy's dad was killed in the Civil War. My problem is, I can find no record of Joseph Key's information. No birth date, no death date, no parent's names, and nothing definitive in either Tennessee or Alabama, although there was a Joseph Key listed in the 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, and another listed in the 8th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (although that's all the information I have been able to find on either one of them). Could Joseph have been a middle name, and that's why I'm not finding him? Do any of you know? Help, please!
Thanks so much!!
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