Adonijah Key

from 1770 to 1811–from 1784 to 1892 (Age 14)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Adonijah

Adonijah Key was born from 1770 to 1811, in Bedford, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Susannah Craighead. She died from 1784 to 1892, at the age of 122.

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Susannah Craighead
1765–1840
Adonijah Key
1770–1892

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 10

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: variant of Kay .2 Irish: reduced form of McKay .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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