Posted By:Dale Key
Subject:Re: Reuben Washington Key, Texas CSA, 2nd Mounted Cav.
Post Date:April 19, 2012 at 08:39:46
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Forum:Eastland County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Those that might have an interest in Reuben W. Key

A family letter from one of his sons to another, indicates that he is Burried in the Bennet Cemetery. See below;

This is a copy of readable information from a letter to, Rufus P. Key dated March 24th 1908 and from, John F. Key.
March 24th 1908
Dear Brother
Dad passed this morning at about 6 oclock, as you know he had been ill for a long time. When he rose this morning he said he was real tired and sat down, without a sound he passed.
Last evening he said he wished for you to have his saddle and timer. And that I co do what I see fit with anything else.
He will be buried out on the Bennett place as none of us have mony for a proper burial at this time. Dad asked if you would carve his stone like you did Hesterís. I will take c--- -- op--- the grave and have one of tób----- h-lp. We ---- yo- --- canómake Ė jo-rnóin time for ----- ---b------. Emily and Liddy said they could briósome flowers and Rev. James Martin will say the words.
When can you come for a visit and get your things? Can you bring your tools and carve the stone at ---- t---? I will get the same stone as your mother has. Can you bring $12 dollars for your part?
Iím sorry to send this letter,
John F.
Note: This letter says he will be buried on the Bennett place, W. B. said in a letter later, and that he was buried in a cow pasture close to and east of Streetman, Texas and close to the Robinson place.
W. B. is William Benjamin Key Reubenís youngest son.
John F. is Reubenís youngest brother from a different mother, Margaret F. Plumlee Key.
I, Dale W. Key have transcribed this document to the best of my ability on this date, January 02, 2007. The original letter was very hard to read and was in 23 different pieces as the paper was crumbling. I still have this letter, however it is in almost the form of dust at this time. It was written on a tablet paper with ruled lines and a pencil.
I certify that this a true and complete transcribing of this letter to the best of my ability and will use it as a legal document for his records.