William Key Bond

Date of Birth

Oct. 12, 1792

Date of Death

Feb. 17, 1864

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William Key Bond was born 230 years ago.
159 years ago, William Key Bond passed away at the age of 71.

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Bond, William Key, a Representative from Ohio; born in St. Marys County, Md., October 2, 1792; attended the schools at Litchfield, Conn., where he also studied law at the Litchfield Law School; moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1812; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Chillicothe; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-sixth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1840; moved to Cincinnati in 1841 and continued the practice of his profession; appointed surveyor of the port of Cincinnati by President Fillmore May 2, 1849, and served until September 28, 1853; became interested in the development of railroads in the west; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 17, 1864; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery. {1}

Parents: Richard Bond (b. abt. 1753, d. abt. 1800) and Susanna Gardner Key (b. abt. 1753).

Wife: Lucy Strong (b. 17 Sep 1797, d. 27 Aug 1860)

Children: William Key Bond (b. abt. 1818; Cecilia Bond (b. abt. 1819); Eleanor Jones (b. abt. 1823); Susan Key Bond (b. abt. 1823); Lucy Bond (b. abt. 1828); Josephine Bond (b. abt. 1832).

W. K. Bond, 56, occupation noted as lawyer, is enumerated in the Census and living in Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio. Enumerated in the household are:
Lucy Bond, 47; Ellen Bond, 23; Lucy Bond, 22; Josephine Bond, 18; Susan Bond, 15; Mary Deffenport, 45; Anthney Kedasport, 21; Ellen McGinnes, 26; and Merbert Sheldes, 21.

William K. Bond, 67, is enumerated in the Census in Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio. In his household: Lucy Bond, 60; Rebecca Gardner, 81; Louis Miller, 31 (servant); Johanna Flaherty, 30, born in Ireland; and Margret Hama, 25, born in Ireland.

{1} Biographical Directory of the United States Congress