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Francis Scott Key

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

    Francis Scott Key

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 9 Aug 1780 
    • Birth Location:
    • Terra Rubra, Frederick (now Carroll), Maryland 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 11 Jan 1843 
    • Death Location:
    • Baltimore, Maryland 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland 
    • Notes: 
    • Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

      Many historians have linked Mary (Jenkins) Surratt, co-conspirator of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, as a cousin of both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Francis Scott Key. This appears to be incorrect as the link is actually through Mary's son John Harrison Surratt's wife Mary Victorine Hunter.

  • Marriages for Francis Scott Key

    • Spouse:
    • Mary Tayloe Lloyd
    • Marriage Date:
    • 19 Jan 1802

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  • Sources for Francis Scott Key

    • 4 Maryland Genealogies: A Consolidation of Articles from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1980), 178.
    • 5 Hanson, George Adolphus, Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland; Notes Illustrative of the Most Ancient Records of Kent County, Maryland . . ., Baltimore: John P. Des Forges (1876), 47.
    • 6 Key-Smith, F.S., Francis Scott Key, Author of The Star Bangled Banner, What Else He Was and Who, Washington, D.C.: Key-Smith and Company (1911).
    • 7 Lane, Mrs. Julian C., Key and Allied Families, Macon, Georgia: The J. W. Burke Company (1931), 58-59.
    • 8 Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed., Colonial Families of the United States of America, New York: Grafton Press (1907), 300-301.
    • 9 Papenfuse, Edward C., et. al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 2: I-Z, Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press (1985), 770.
    • 10 Rietwiesner, William Addams, comp. and Christopher Challender Child, et. al., The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton, Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2011), 96.