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KING John Quincy Adams

Male 1825 - 1880


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  • Name  KING John Quincy Adams 
    Born  26 May 1825  Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentudky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  1DEACEE2BDF7DA4A93717B9B11913FA02A88 
    Died  28 Feb 1880  Denver, Denver, Colorodo Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colorodo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1032  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2004 

    Father  KING Milton Edwards,   b. 17 Jan 1799, Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1874, Paduckah, McCracken, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  WILES Susan,   b. 10 Sep 1801, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1839 
    Married  19 Dec 1816  Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentudky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F347  Group Sheet

    Family  KING ( COUSIN ) Leann Sophia Burgess 
    Married  1854 
    Children 
     1. KING Mary Elizabeth
     2. KING Nancy Susan
     3. KING Ellen
     4. KING Leann Quincy
     5. KING Goode Watkins
     6. KING Zeta
    Family ID  F958  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Quincy Adams KING, born May 26, 1825, married 1854, his cousin Leann Sophia Burgess KING, lived in Paducah, KY where they reared a family of five daughters. Collins History of Kentucky speaks of him: " Member of the House of Representatives from Cumberland Co., KY 1840-49. In 1852 he was in the Senate from McCracken Co., KY from 1855 to 1863. In 1857 he was the Speaker of the House, and in the same year he was acting Leutenant Govenor, and during the illness of Govenor MOREHEAD, he was sworn in as Governor of the state. John Quincy Adams King was a college man, and was a gifted orator. He practiced law in Paducah, KY and many sons of Kentucky who have gone down in the history of their state had studied law under him. In 1877, he was called to Colorodo to take charge of the celebrated Vigil and St Vrain Spanish Land Grant case which comprised valuable tracts of land in southern Colorodo, and upon which lay the town of Trinidad and coal and coke lands worth many millions of dollars. John Q.A.King won this great case over his opponent, the great Benjamin BUTLER, which was afterwards called " Ben BUTLERS Waterloo." John Q.A. King died of pneumonia after an illness of but a few days, --the first illness he had ever known, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colorodo.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] The Limbs and Branches of the Smith Family Tree, Terry D. & Cathleen Smith, (WorldConnect.Com ).