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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key

 
 
John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 8, 2017
1. John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key Marker
Inscription.
In this lot are buried
John Ross Key
Revolutionary War Officer
and
Anne Charlton Key
parents of
Francis Scott Key
author of “The Star Spangled Banner”
This marker erected Sept. 14, 1964 by
The Frederick Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
and
The Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation

 
Erected 1964 by The Frederick Chapter DAR and the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 24.274′ N, 77° 24.91′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street. Touch for map. In Mount Olivet Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 South Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Children's Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Sentinel (about 300 feet away); Confederate Row (about 500 feet away); War of 1812 Soldier (about
John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 8, 2017
2. John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key Marker
500 feet away); Jane Hanson National Memorial (about 700 feet away); Thomas Johnson (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Thomas Johnson (about 800 feet away); Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. “In Frederick on September 13, 1964, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, the jurist who administered the Presidential oath to Lyndon B. Johnson in Dallas after the death of President John F. Kennedy, presented on behalf of the City of Baltimore the first 15-star flag ever to fly over the grave of Francis Scott Key in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

On the following day the Frederick Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque marking the graves of Judge John Ross Key and his wife, Anne Charlton Key, Francis Scott Key's father and mother.” — Judge Edward S. Delaplaine, Congressional Record - Senate, September 19, 1972.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Ann Phoebe Key and John Ross Key Headstones image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 8, 2017
3. Ann Phoebe Key and John Ross Key Headstones

Ann Phoebe Key
Died 8th July 1830
In the 75th Year
of her age

John Ross Key
Died 11th Oct 1821
In the 67th Year
of his age

(Note that the spelling of Anne Key's name differs here from both the historical marker and from her original headstone.)
Anne Phebe Key and John Ross Key Original Headstones image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 23, 2017
4. Anne Phebe Key and John Ross Key Original Headstones
The original marble headstones are stored in the basement of the Francis Scott Key Memorial Chapel, at the door of the public vault.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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