George Kee/Key/Keyes, Jr. and Sr., 22nd US Colored Troop, Co. F.
LOOKING FOR DESCENDANTS!
Research is being gathered about Waverly, Pa's fugitive-slave population and black Civil War soldiers.
George, Sr., was b. in MD about 1821. During the war, he was shot in the thigh July 4, 1864 at Petersburg, a mortal wound that caused his death on Feb. 17, 1867, back in Waverly. Buried Waverly Unit. Methodist Church graveyard.He md. Hannah (nee Fields)in 1845 in PA. The census lists two children, George Jr. (see below), and Edward F.
George, Jr., was b. ca 1846 in Luzerne, PA.He returned from the war without apparent injury.The Waverly census of 1860 lists him as a 14-year old mulatto then attending school. According to the Scranton GAR Post, which he joined in 1891, he was a coachman, died July 4, 1908, and is buried in the GAR plot in the Dunmore Cemetery.
IF YOU ARE A DESCENDANT of George Jr. or Sr. above, and can provide personal and/or family information about them, please send the info you have to Jim Remsen at:
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