Manuscript Collection

Key Is My Name - Accession 715 no. 25


Key Is My Name - Accession 715 no. 25


Download Key Family Table of Contents (79 KB)

Download Key Family Bibliography (231 KB)

Download Key Family Index (1.3 MB)


Accession 715 no. 25

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 160 pages



Historical Note

The author, Irene Frances Key Padgett was born in 1931 in Umapine, Oregon. IN 1954, she married Oscar Padgett, born in 1924 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. They have two sons. She was a public school teacher in addition to family historian.

Scope and Content Note

Key Is My Name by Irene Frances Key Padgett of Shelby, North Carolina records the family history of the Key family of Virginia and North Carolina from the late 1600s through 1980. The volume includes photographs, transcriptions of family documents, biographical and historical sketches, family stories and legends, a bibliography and an index. Many other family surnames are included other than Key. Please see the attached Table of Contents, Bibliography and Index.

Additional Notes

Signed by the author. Inscription from the flyleaf: "Donated in honor of Helen A. Loftis, Director of Graduate Studies. She taught the research skills and instilled the self-confidence needed for this work." Dr. Helen A. Loftis was a Winthrop alumna (Class of 1945) and Winthrop Professor of Home Economics 1963-1985.


Gift of the author. #93 of 100 copies


Genealogy, Key Family, Surry County NC


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Key Is My Name - Accession 715 no. 25

LC Subject Headings

Key family; North Carolina--Genealogy; Virginia--Genealogy; Oregon--Genealogy