In continuing research on this family, My Relatives, I found a ‘timely’ hero. Timely in our history, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
Keeping any eye on Surnames that show up as middle names, Key was one of those names. Francis Scott Key is now included in this file.
But, did you know, that a son of Francis Scott Key was murdered?
Philip Barton Key II (1818 – 1859) was shot and killed by a congressman, Daniel E. Sickles in Lafayette Square in Washington, DC. Sickles would later be a General in the Union army.
There is more to that story, but I thought I would share that story here now.
You just never know what you might find during your research.