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Belinda Milstead (b. 1777, d. date unknown)Belinda Milstead (daughter of Joseph Milstead, Jr and Elizabeth "Betsy" Shrader)2948 was born 1777 in Amherst County, Virginia2948, and died date unknown in Walker County, Alabama2948.She married John M. Key on July 15, 1797 in Amherst County, Virginia, son of Martin Key and Nancy Pollard.
Notes for Belinda Milstead:
BELINDA (MILSTRED) MILSTEAD (1777 - 1850), the wife of John (6) Key.
Belinda's marriage bond was endorsed by her mother, Elizabeth Milstead. From Amherst County Wills & Abstract, Betsy Milstead, will probated March 19, 1808, lists son Peter, daughter Anna King, son Lindsey Milstead, and daughter Belinda Key. Immediately following is an entry that states Peter Milstead, as grandson of Peter Milstead, orphan of Joseph Milstead.
On Sep. 21, 1801, John Key and his wife, Belinda, sold to John Burks, 117 acres on the Pedlar. (This seems to be the same description as the sale of some land rights by Martin Key III and wife, Ann, to Lindsey Burks in 1798). On the same date, William Hall and his wife, Mary, sold to John Key, 100 acres on S. Branches of Horsley on Bankston's mountain. On Dec. 14, 1802, John Key and wife, Belinda, sold to Thomas Morris, 100 acres on S. Branches of Horsley on Bankston's mountain. On Aug. 25, 1802, Joseph Milstead, Sr. and wife, Rebecca, sold 107 acres to Daniel Shrader. Witnesses were Joseph Milstead, Jr., John Key, Higginbotham, and Devasher.
An early entry shows on Jan. 1, 1770, William Cabell leased to Joseph Milstead a plantation on Horsley Creek for eight years. A memo states that "Jos. Milstead is to plant 500 peach trees and 100 apple trees and keep them from being destroyed by horses and cattle".
John and Belinda Key had three children while living in Amherst County, Va.: William S. Washington, born 1801; John Martin, born 1805; and Jane Mills Key, born 1808.
It was at some time after the 1810 census that John Key and family moved to Surry County, North Carolina. John Key and his family moved to Alabama sometime before 1824. Mr. Floyd G. Key, born 1891, descendant of John Key, wrote that John and Belinda Key first settled in Winston County, abutting Walker County on the north, sometime around 1817. A large number of the Key families subsequently lived in the northwestern part of Walker County in the vicinity of the Antioch Church and Liberty Grove Church. The Sides family, one of the earliest settlers in Walker County, lived in the vicinity of Liberty Grove Church also. The first property acquired by John Key, (documented) was signed by Henry S. Sides for John Key. (This lends some validity to John Key and his family first living in the northern part of Walker County where the large Sides family lived.) This property can be located on the present day county maps. This first recorded property is located south of present day Jasper, about two miles north of Oakman, located on both sides of Lost Creek. State highway 69 now crosses the property. A copy of the following original document is available. It states:
#3882 - LAND OFFICE OF TUSKALOOSA - December 25, 1824.
I, John Key - Walker County do hereby apply to purchase the W1/2 NE 1/4 section 10 township 15 range 8 W., containing 80 12/100 acres, according to the returns of the Surveyor General, for which I have agreed with the Register to give at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.
for John Key
More About Belinda Milstead:
Record Change: March 07, 20032948
More About Belinda Milstead and John M. Key:
Marriage: July 15, 1797, Amherst County, Virginia.
Children of Belinda Milstead and John M. Key are:
- Nancy Key, b. 17992948, d. date unknown.
- William S. Washington Key, b. January 08, 18012948, d. date unknown.
- John Martin Key, b. 18052948, d. date unknown.
- Jane Mills Key, b. 18082948, d. date unknown.
- +Charles Rice Key, b. 1813, Iredell, North Carolina2948, d. 1898, Cullman County, Alabama2948.
- Lindsey Key, b. 18132948, d. date unknown.
- Elizabeth Key, b. 18162948, d. date unknown.
- Joseph Garland Key, b. 18222948, d. date unknown.
- James Hezekiah Key, b. 18242948, d. date unknown.
- Doctor Clifton Key, b. 18252948, d. date unknown.