Philip was born in 1750 in St Mary County, Maryland, the son of John Key and Cecilia Brown.
He died on 4 Jan 1820 in St Mary County, Maryland.
His wife was Rebecca Jowles Sothoron, who he married on 4 MAR 1778 in St Mary's County, Maryland. Their only known child was Eliza Maynadier (1792-1866).
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|Death||4 JAN 1820||
Philip Key US Congressman. After studying as a youth in England, he returned to Maryland and engaged in farming. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the committee of correspondence for St. Mary's County during the Revolution. Elected to the second Congress from Maryland, he served from 1791 to 1793.
Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates 1795 – 1796
He was the cousin of Philip Barton Key, also a Congressman.
Christ Church Cemetery
Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland
Find A Grave Memorial# 37090668
|Source:||Maryland Historical Magazine, Winter 1981 vol 76 number 4|
|Publisher:||The Museum and Library of Maryland History The Maryland Historical Society|