|Francis Scott Key|
Francis Scott Key circa 1825
August 1, 1779|
Frederick County (now Carroll County), Maryland, U.S.
|Died||January 11, 1843
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||Poet, lawyer, district attorney|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Tayloe Lloyd|
|Children||Elizabeth Phoebe Howard
Maria Lloyd Steele
Francis Scott Key, Jr.
John Ross Key
Ann Arnold Turner
Edward Lloyd Key
Daniel Murray Key
Philip Barton Key II
Ellen Lloyd Blunt
Mary Alicia Lloyd Nevins Pendleton
Charles Henry Key
|Relatives||Philip Barton Key, uncle
Francis Key Howard, grandson
F. Scott Fitzgerald, second cousin
Philip Barton Key, Jr., first cousin
He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation.
Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?
The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.