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King Family History & Genealogy

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King Last Name History & Origin

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The name King has been around for a long time. Known as Conroy in Ireland and given the name King after Conroy immigrants came to the USA. The King family has a lot of branches. The main roots come from Ray, Roy, and Rex, as well as Shaw which all mean King in different languages. In the Irish city of Gelway the surname of King or Conroy was quite common, and it predates back before the Norman Invasion of England and back to the middle-ages. 
One of the first to settle in North America was Rufus King, and he was one of the founding fathers who signed the Decloration of Independance. Many others followed over time from England, Scotland, and Ireland to seek religious freedom, to find a new career, to get away from war and conflict, or just to get a fresh new start in a new nation.
One popular branch of the King family married into the McCoy family in Pike County Kentucky. Mary (McCoy) Farley had married a Joseph King and had a son James Patrick McCoy King. They moved to Saint Louis Missouri to avoid the Hatfield McCoy feud. The McCoy genes have a rare genetic disorder called Von Hipple Landau diease that causes tiny tumors to grow on the brain and organs of the body. It leads to anger problems and mental illnesses when they grow on the brain, and it might have been a factor in the feud. There is also a genetic disorder in the King DNA that causes mostly boys to be born and very rarely a girl to be born, so the King name is passed on a lot because mostly boys are born. The so called "King's Curse" of having all boys or mostly boys has lead to the King name being spread around the world.
Some of the Kings are related to the Norman Kings of England, they were overthrown by the Saxon Kings and took the King name after marrying into the King family. This allowed a Galt or French ancestry into that branch of the King family. Some of the Kings married nobels from Germany were the name Koeing is used, the German word for King. When they immigrated to the USA, the name was translated into King. Having the surname of King, does not mean one is of royal ancestry, it was a surname given to men who acted like a King, or served a King or royal family, or who earned a title of King in a tournement as a Knight or part of the Crusades, or who looked like a King and thus named. The King name is very common and tracing a King ancestry can be confusing as people have the same first, middle, and last names but are different people. You will find geneology boards with people asking for information on realtives in the King family by name, and most go unanswered and some are answered and they have the same names but different birth dates and dates of deaths.
Some of the Kings in the USA hid from Census takers by giving out only initals, and sometimes the wrong letter initial for the first name because they took a 'nick name' to hide from family members or other people. They would also give the wrong age, sometimes and older age, sometimes a younger age. In Saint Louis there was a Census that was burned in a fire, and it was 1890 when a lot of Kings moved to Saint Louis. So that branch is next to impossible to trace back past a certain date. Plus a lot of people had their names legally changed to King so it sounded better.

Name Origin

The meaning of the last name of King means a ruler, a leader, or one who served a king or royal family. In some Christian meaning it means "anointed one" as in one anointed by God that serves God and reports directly to God and Jesus Christ (The Christ, or The Anointed One who is KIng of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Hosts of Hosts) rather than use the title Christ, the words Ray, Roy, Rex, Shaw, Conroy, King were used instead. These titles became surnames. It should be known that Christ is a title, and the last name of Jesus was not Christ but Christ is used. That Jesus Christ is considered The Christ, like God is considered The God or The Lord, the one above all others most high that Kings report to and are given power by God. That men were given a title of Christ, Lord, etc, but it was considered blasphomy so the titles of King were used instead to avoid offending God.

Spellings & Pronunciations

King may be spelled as Koeing, Kong, Kang, Corwyn, Conroy, depending on what language is used. It is also possible to be mispelled and mistranslated as different words.

Nationality & Ethnicity

The King country of origin is known as the United Kingdom or UK now. There are three main branches of the King family, one in England, one in Ireland, and one in Scotland. Those of Irish, Scottish, or Scotch-Irish origin may have red hair or carry the red hair gene. Others have black or brown hair, and in some rare cases have blond/blonde hair.  The Nationality and Ethnicity of King traces back to the United Kingdom and England, Scotland, and Ireland. Some of the King family married into different nationalities and ethnicities but the original family is traced back to the UK.

Famous People named King

Stephen King, the best selling author of horror books, had his father leave his family and he cannot trace his heritage back to the other Kings. He can only trace his mother's side of the family, Pilsberry.
Gerald Ford, Vice President and later President was born a King and adopted and his name changed from Leslie Lynch King, Jr. He is considered one of the first of the King famiily to hold the title of President.

Early Kings

These are the earliest records we have of the King family.

Anne (Finney) King was born on August 4, 1611 in England United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with Samuel King Sr., and had a child Samuel King Jr.. Anne King died at age 76 years old on May 4, 1688 in Plymouth, Massachusetts United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Anne (Finney) King.
Samuel King Sr. was born on December 30, 1618 in Taunton, England United Kingdom. He was in a relationship with Anne (Finney) King, and had a child Samuel King Jr.. Samuel King died at age 86 years old on August 3, 1705 in Plymouth, Massachusetts United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel King Sr..
Anna King was born in 1620. Anna King got married to William Collins in 1640, and has a child Joseph Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Anna King.
Samuel King Jr. was born on August 29, 1649 in Plymouth, Massachusetts United States to Samuel King Sr. and Anne (Finney) King. He was in a relationship with Sarah (Dunham) King, and had a child Joanna (King) Bryant. Samuel King died at age 44 years old on April 27, 1694 in Plymouth. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel King Jr..
Sarah (Dunham) King was born on April 10, 1650 in Plymouth, Massachusetts United States to Samuel Dunham and Martha (Beal) Dunham. She was in a relationship with Samuel King Jr., and had a child Joanna (King) Bryant. Sarah King died at age 88 years old on April 23, 1738 in Plymouth. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah (Dunham) King.
Joanna (King) Bryant was born on March 16, 1672 in Plymouth, Massachusetts United States to Samuel King Jr. and Sarah (Dunham) King. She was in a relationship with Samuel Bryant Sr., and had a child Samuel Bryant. Joanna Bryant died at age 64 years old on December 18, 1736 in Plymouth. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joanna (King) Bryant.
Polly (King) Dodson was born on February 8, 1724 in Liverpool, England United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with Samuel Dodson, and had a child Fortunatus Dodson. Polly Dodson died at age 98 years old on August 22, 1822 in Farnham, Virginia United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Polly (King) Dodson.
Anna King was born in 1736. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Anna King.
Lois (King) Slater was born in 1746. She was in a relationship with Joseph Slater, and had a child Mary (Slafter) Bennett. Lois Slater died at age 87 years old in 1833. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lois (King) Slater.
Rev. John Christian King
Rev. John Christian King was born circa 1754. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rev. John Christian King.
James King was born circa 1760. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James King.
Esther King was born in May 1764. Esther King got married to Thomas Hayton on December 15, 1783 in Goodmanham, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England United Kingdom, and has a child John Hayton. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Esther King.

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Patricia Marie (King) Ham was married to Theodore R Tabone in 1963 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey United States and they later divorced. Patricia Ham has a child Lauralynn Ferrara Petsch. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patricia Marie Ham.
Louella May (King) Carter
Louella May (King) Carter was born on May 15, 1921, and died at age 62 years old on August 25, 1983. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Louella May (King) Carter.
Susan Tennessee (King) Hennan of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas was born on October 7, 1888. Susan Hennan was married to Charlie L. Hennan, and died at age 85 years old in January 1974.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Isa King.
Lucy A King of TX was born circa 1963. Lucy King was married to Gene A. King Jr on January 10, 1987 in Tarrant County, TX. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucy A. (Bensinger) King.
Patsy Ruth (Bizzell) King was born on November 4, 1934, and was the mother of Kimberly L. (Wattenbarger) Goates. Patsy King died at age 86 years old on October 9, 2021 at King Residence 2750 west Big Elm Road, in Troy, Texas United States.
John H King of Fresno, Fresno County, CA was born on February 27, 1923, and died at age 60 years old on November 26, 1983 in Fresno.
James L King was married to Helen and had son James King. He also married Flora May Boyle.
Marian (King) Bainbridge was born on October 27, 1856 in Lincolnshire County, England United Kingdom. She was in a relationship with Isaac Sharpley Bainbridge, and had children John Frederick Bainbridge and George Philip Bainbridge. Marian Bainbridge died at age 89 years old on March 11, 1946 in Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola County, BC Canada. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Marian Bainbridge.
Margaret (Stewart) King was born to Donald Grant Stewart and Catherine (McLean) Stewart, and has siblings Annie Grace (Stewart) Anderson and Mary (Stewart) Young. Margaret Stewart married Joseph King on September 21, 1880 in Diggers Rest, Victoria Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret (Stewart) King.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joseph King.
Elijah King was born to Steven Swoyer and Bridget Swoyer, and has siblings Isaiah King and Devin King. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elijah King.
Arthur John King of New York, Nassau United States was born on August 15, 1927, and died at age 69 years old on April 9, 1997 in New York, NY.
Irene M King of Levittown, Nassau County, NY was born on April 9, 1925. She was married to Arthur John King, and had a child Jeryl Patrice Hughes. Irene King died at age 75 years old on July 9, 2000, and was buried at Long Island National Cemetery Section K Site 20378A 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale.
Jeryl Patrice (King) Hughes of Levittown, New York United States was born on July 29, 1958 in New York, and died at age 61 years old on February 28, 2020 in GA.
Catherine (King) Sheridan was born on May 6, 1848 in County Galway County Ireland. She was married to Patrick Sheridan in 1859, and they were together until Patrick's death on February 25, 1879. She had a child Patrick F. Sheridan. Catherine Sheridan died at age 65 years old on January 30, 1914 in Boone County, Indiana United States.
Violet Grace (King) Eastick of Skipton, VIC Australia was born on January 17, 1889 at Albert St, in Port Melbourne, Port Phillip City County to Nicholas King and Mary Jane (Paterson) King. She married William Robert Eastick, and had children Alma Sophy Eastick, Hurtle Ernest Eastick, Francis "Frank" William Eastick, Eileen Lillian Eastick, Pansy Eastick, Ernest Herbert Eastick, James Merlin Eastick, and Peter Hector Eastick. Violet Eastick died at age 61 years old on February 1, 1950 in Skipton.
Zoe Althea Llewllyn (King) Okeefe of Warrnambool, VIC Australia was born in 1893 in Warracknabeal, Yarriambiack Shire County. She was married to James Phillip Okeefe, and had children Melva Joy Okeefe, Nelson Okeefe, James Rex Okeefe, and Phillip Warren Okeefe. Zoe Okeefe died at age 78 years old on January 3, 1972 in Warrnambool.
Ada Wilburn New Lovelace King
Ada (Wilburn) New Lovelace King of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana was born on September 27, 1886 in United States to Beverly Wilburn and Amanda Kirk. Ada New Lovelace King died at age 90 years old on March 1, 1977.
Roland O King of Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK was born on January 20, 1931, and died at age 69 years old on June 18, 2000.

Popular King Biographies

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia to Baptist minister Martin Luther King (born Michael King) and his wife, Alberta. He was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968, preaching Christian values and social equality for all races. King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience. With inspiration from both his own Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Gandhi, he was able to lead targeted, and most importantly nonviolent, resistance against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination in the United States. He is most famously known for being one of the leaders of the The March on Washington in 1963, where he delivered his famous Martin Luther King Jr. Last Speech "I Have a Dream" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC. See Passage from the "I Have a Dream Speech" for part of the speech.
Karen King
Karen Ann King was born to Greg M. and Linda L. King and lived in Saginaw Michigan her entire 18 years of life. In an article that appeared in the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday January 7th 1997 she was described by friends, neighbors and teachers as a "sweetheart", who "was a quiet girl, but an excellent student and a fine citizen". A friend of hers describes Karen as a "very ambitious to be active in campus activities". She was a popular student in high school and a member of the pompon squad. Karen was tragically murdered by 15 year old Shytour T. Williams on Jan. 3, 1997. Karen was a Michigan State University freshman at home on Christmas break when she went to the Genesee Meat Market at West Genesee and North Bond in Saginaw to grab food for dinner. Shytour and his 25 year old cousin August M. Williams forced Karen into her white Chevrolet Blazer and blind folded & stabbed then raped her. The two cousins then decided to 'show off' Karen to their friends at the New Amadore Apartments in Saginaw. Karen's body was found the following day on Euclid near a car salvage yard. Further details are included in newspaper article and trial transcripts below on this page.
William H. King
William H. King Jr. was born on May 26, 1915. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William H. King.
Mary King
Mary Shoemaker King was born on July 17, 1870. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary King.
Erna Ruth (King) Andrews was born on November 27, 1910 in Northern Ireland United Kingdom to Thomas Andrews Jr and Helen Reilly (Barbour) Andrews. She was in a relationship with Donald Mike Daily, and had children Mike Dale Daily and David W Daily. Erna Andrews died at age 62 years old on November 1, 1973 in County Dublin Ireland. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Erna Ruth Johnson.
Mary Frances Mitchell
Mary Frances (King) Mitchell was born in December 1913. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Frances Mitchell.
Edward King
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edward King.
Opal (King) Davis
Opal (King) Davis was born circa December 30, 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Opal (King) Davis.
John  King
John Phillip King was born in June 1929. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John King.
Robert Lee King
Robert Lee King was born circa July 14, 1884. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Lee King.
Edna (King) Campbell
Edna (King) Campbell was born circa July 28, 1939. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edna (King) Campbell.
Blanche Morehouse (Conley) King
Blanche Morehouse (Conley) King was born on February 19, 1895. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Blanche Morehouse (Conley) King.
Lillie Mae King
Lillie Mae King was born in 1942, and died at age 56 years old in 1998. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lillie Mae King.
Juania (King) Bishop
Juania (King) Bishop was born circa March 12, 1962. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Juania (King) Bishop.
Lynita (King) Tate
Lynita (King) Tate was born circa February 27, 1963. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lynita (King) Tate.
Roy King
Roy King was born circa September 15, 1943. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Roy King.
Tiffany (King) Simmons
Tiffany (King) Simmons was born circa October 30, 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Tiffany (King) Simmons.
Orval King
Orval King was born circa July 31, 1931. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Orval King.
Jessie (King) Watson
Jessie (King) Watson was born circa October 12, 1923. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jessie (King) Watson.

King Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a King family member is 72.0 years old according to our database of 161,089 people with the last name King that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

72.0 years

Oldest Kings

These are the longest-lived members of the King family on AncientFaces.

Donna King was born on September 4, 1853, and died at age 121 years old in November 1974. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donna King.
121 years
Gregory King was born on April 3, 1865, and died at age 115 years old in June 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Gregory King.
115 years
Stacy King of Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina was born on July 22, 1866, and died at age 114 years old in July 1980.
113 years
Elise King of Pittsfield, Somerset County, ME was born on August 3, 1867, and died at age 112 years old in May 1980.
112 years
Carrie King of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV was born on October 26, 1878, and died at age 112 years old on January 1, 1991.
112 years
Nellie King of Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina was born on May 10, 1873, and died at age 113 years old in July 1986.
113 years
Michael King of Gonzales, Ascension County, Louisiana was born on November 22, 1862, and died at age 111 years old in September 1974.
111 years
Martha King of Hempstead, Waller County, Texas was born on July 3, 1868, and died at age 111 years old in December 1979.
111 years
Havannah King of Chicago, Cook County, IL was born on October 25, 1892, and died at age 110 years old on June 27, 2003.
110 years
Zora King of Alexandria, Rapides County, LA was born on January 9, 1892, and died at age 111 years old on August 28, 2003.
111 years
Minnie King of Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA was born on October 21, 1884, and died at age 110 years old on April 30, 1995.
110 years
George King of The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon was born on September 11, 1864, and died at age 109 years old in March 1974.
109 years
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Searching for descendants of Samuel King Sr from western north Carolina.
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Rufus Paul King passed away on June 7, 2005 following a long battle with cancer. He was born November 16, 1938 in Abilene, TX to Rufus C. Burleson "Burl" King and Ozelle Alvern Read King. He was a graduate of Abilene High School in 1957, and a graduate of Rice University in 1961.

Rufus is preceded in death by his parents Burl and Ozelle King, and his brother, Boyd. He is survived by his precious wife of 42 years, Johnnie Loraine Mills King; daughter Jennifer King Stockstill, her husband Clifford Allen Stockstill and their sons Caleb Allen and Cade Burleson Stockstill; son Geoffrey Paul King, his wife Catherine Cooper King and their son Cooper Paul King all of Houston; son Jonathan Burl King, his wife, Alison Leard King and their daughter Clare Addison King of Midland, TX. He is, also, survived by his mother-in-law, Frances Mills, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

He was a member of the Abilene High School '54, '55, '56 football teams, which achieved three consecutive State Championships. In 1999, The Dallas Morning News named those teams "Team of the Century." Rufus was twice selected All District 1AAAA, and All State. While at Rice, Rufus was selected All-Conference Guard, Eastman Kodak All-American, and All-Southwest Academic Team. He played in the Hula Bowl and All-American Bowl in Buffalo, NY. In 1982, he was inducted into the Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame. At the end of the Southwest Conference Era, Rufus was honored as "All-Time All-Southwest Conference Guard." He served on the Board of Directors of the "R" Association and was a former president. Rufus was a member of Houston's First Baptist Church for 48 years having served on the Board of Deacons and as Chairman.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from six until eight o'clock in the evening on Friday, the 10th of June 2005 in the Library of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. The Memorial Service will be held at three o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 11th of June 2005 in the Worship Center of Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Frwy, with Rev. Gregg Matte, Dr. John Bisagno, and Dr. Charles Poor officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Deacons of First Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers.

Remembrances may be sent in Rufus' name to Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Frwy. Houston, TX 77024, or to Rice University "R" Association, P.O. Box 1892, Attn: Bobby May, Dept of Athletics, MS 546, Houston, TX 77251-1892. Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home Houston, Texas 713.789.3005

Obituary from Abilene Reporter News
Willis King, borh to James and Sarah King in Edgefield County, S.c. in 1792 was the first of his family that is known to have lived in Georgia. The 1790 census of Edgefield include James, his wife, and two males under 16. These two were no doubt Willis' older brothers as he was not born untill 1792. No other info is available for these older brothers. Willis married Nancy Williams in Bulloch County, Ga. on 30 Dec.,1813. Nancy was the daughter of David Williams RS, and Mary James and the g-dau. of William WIlliams, RS. She was the niece of Garrett and Seth Williams, both RS.In 1820 Willis and Nancy are livimg in the new county of Irwin in Georgia.Irwin County Georgia was divided into several smaller counties and in 1830 Willis and Nancy, likely without actually moving,are in Lowndes County.Willis is thought to be the only person known to have lived in what is now Brooks County to be listed on the 1820 census of Irwin County,and the the 1830 census of Lowndes. They raise a large family in Lowndes before Willis died on Tuesday, 27 January,1857. Willis left a large estate of several thousand acres and seventy-five slaves.He had become rich in the cattle business by letting hs many cows graze freely in the vast open wiregrass acres undwer the tall yellow pines. In 1858, Hickory Head, where Willis and Nancy lived was set- off again, this time into Brooks County. William Harden, in his, "A History of Savannah and South Georgia",in his short bio of James Groover, indicates that Willis King and Henry Melton are the earliest settlers in that region.James King, Willis' son, acquired several thousand acres of his father's holdings near the present Grooverville. His sons, Willis and John H., both lived on large farms near Grooverville. John sons, Willis and Raymond also raised families near Grooverville. Willis is buried in the King Family Cemetery which is located a few yards east of Livingston Road about 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Livingston Road and Ramsey Road, and near Hichory Head.John H. and his son Willis are buried in the Grooverville Cemetery. Raymond is buried in the Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson County, Fl.
AS a five year old daughter and the last of six children born to Zebulon Dewitt King, Sr. and Mildred Lee EArp King, I remember those "old cotton fields back home". Ours was on a small farm that dad and my brothers worked. All of us helped in the fields to hoe weeds from the "king crop", cotton. I had a little hoe, just like the big ones, but to fit my size. I enjoyed being in the field with my Uncle Sam and Aunt Mary King and their children. It was the day when family really meant family. We shared dinner (which people call lunch, now). And then if it was blackberry season, June or July, we would gather up our little "king syrup" buckets and go down to the pasture brier thickets. The plump wild blackberries would be picked with care as to not p**** fingers. Uncle Sam was fun to go "blackberry pickin'" with, as he told lots and lots of funny true stories of the family. Sometimes I wished he was my daddy as he always had a laugh. But God knew what he was doing. My father was quiet, yet sure. He was a hard taskmaster while cutting pulpwood and loading it with my brothers, Uncle Sam, and a few hired hands to make a living.

Picking cotton when it matured was another family task. Dad hired a few hands to help do this also. My small burlap over-the-shoulder bag was just right for me at five years old to pull the fluffy cotton from the bushes covering a large field beside our house. AS an honest person, dad expected his hired help to be honest, too. One man put rocks in his bag and filled it with cotton. Daddy weighed each bag and paid out according to how many pounds of cotton each person picked since this was how he got paid when he went to sell it at the local cotton gin(as best I can remember). Dad knew right quick something did not add up with this particular bag of cotton. He emptied it out and found the rocks. At the end of the day, he paid the man, but stated he did not need him anymore. He only paid fair wages for a fair day's work. And he meant it!

Those days were special, hot, no air conditioning; floor fans circulated the hot air and ice tea kept us cool as did ice cold water or washing off in the galvanized tub with cool water from the well. The big tub was more like my swimming pool. Mom always cooked enough dinners for all to be well fed. And homemade biscuits were the best! Lots of potatoes, either stewed or mashed with milk and creamy with butter added, oh how she could keep us nourished!

The best thing about our little farm was the love we felt our parents had for each other. Mom's love overflowed to anyone she met. Then my older brothers finished high school and went away to college, 500 miles away. At the same time,I began first grade. And dad started to rent our fields out to his brother-in-law, a larger machined farmer. We missed the family toiling together at times. But we made many trips to visit my brothers. This was the beginning of lots of changes. My brothers, all four, were dad's helpers in the field and in the pulpwood business. He concentrated on hiring two others to help in cutting and hauling pulpwood until I was in high school. It was then he had to go back to public work after all these years. But somehow, he always found work to support his household.

Work ethics, social gatherings such as church and family reunions, and caretaking when one of us became ill; these are the best memories.

My brothers are: Z.D.King, Jr. Donald Ray King Kenneth Nelson King

Larry Olin King, Sr.

My sister is: Donna Marie King Smothers

My name is: Vivian Christine King Lowery Smith


We grew up in Indian Trail, NC near present day Hemby Bridge, NC, located in Union County, NC. Our town seat is Monroe, NC.
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I am looking for any info on this man he was my greatgrandfather.her are the stories i have.his wifes name on census records is A Mary or Mary there children were that i know of Alonzo,Mary,Dallas ,Joseph.I have read stories that said he had hung some men during the civil war.his occupation was listed as police officer and stage coach driver.any info please contact me at catfishking8@juno.com..thank you

Name: Blunt W King ,
Residence: Wayne County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 11 September 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
State Served: North Carolina
Unit Numbers: 5
Service Record: Confined at Point Lookout, MD
Enlisted as a Private on 11 September 1863
Enlisted in Company B, 1st Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 11 September 1863.
POW on 12 March 1865 at Goldsboro, NC
Took Oath of Allegiance on 28 June 1865
Released on 28 June 1865

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