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KING Joseph III

Male 1732 - Bef 1775


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  • Name  KING Joseph III 
    Born  2 Feb 1732  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  10 Apr 1732  St. Pauls Parish Register, Stafford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  F36D4C1A8258ED489D58F5F34B5B6AE3A578 
    Died  Bef 14 Jun 1775  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3414  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  14 May 2004 

    Father  KING Joseph II,   b. 1700/1706, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  CAVIES Sarah 
    Married  7 May 1731  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1135  Group Sheet

    Family  JOHNSON Draden,   b. 6 May 1738, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Jun 1756  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. KING Aquilla,   b. 9 Apr 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. KING Stephaniah,   b. 1 Jul 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lost at Sea Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. KING Basil,   b. 17 Oct 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. KING Cornelia,   b. 6 Mar 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. KING Elias,   b. 17 Oct 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. KING Walter,   b. 16 Oct 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Hopewell Township, Muskingum Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. KING Vinson,   b. 18 Jun 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. KING James Carrol,   b. 3 Aug 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. KING Ann,   b. 15 Mar 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. KING Millicent,   b. 2 Nov 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1136  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR JOSEPH III KING: The Ancestral Pilgrimage

      Joseph King, son of Joseph King and Sarah Cavies, his wife was born in Stafford Co., VA February 2, 1732 and babtised in St. Paul's Parish on April 10, 1732. The exact location of his father's home within St. Paul's Parish is not certain and may be been what is now Prince William County, and with the changes
      in Parish lines and County lines may have later been in Dettengen or Hamilton Parish. The registers for those two parishes are extinct. As he was a resident of Prince William County in 1746 this was either the
      case or there was a removal of the family from Stafford at some time before 1746.

      Joseph removed to Charles County, Maryland where he married in 1756 Drayden, the daughter of Samuel Johnson. He resided at Port Tobacco, which is almost opposite the mouth of the Aquia Creek on the Virginia side of the Potomac. His grand-father held land on Aquia Creek.

      The children of Joseph and Drayden King are recorded in Maryland. After the deat of Joseph King, his widow married secondly James Walters on September 17, 1780.

      Drayden King, the widow of Joseph King, had two children by James Walters, namely: Kitty, born July 31, 1781. In the Trinity Parish register two different dates are given for the marriage of James Walters and Drayden Johnson King.. The above record of children places the date as September 17, 1780 instead of
      1783.

      Drayden Johnson, wife of Joseph King was the daughter of Samuel Johnson and his wife Mary.
      In Charles County, Maryland, Wills Liber 29, page # 236 the will of Samuel Johnson recorded as follows- I will my wife Mary to hold all land I now possess while a widow, otherwise only one third. To my son, John Johnson an iron pot. To son Samuel, 1 shilling, sterling. All personal estate not devised between sons John and Seth and daughters, Jemima, Rachel and Drayden Johnson. To daughter Mary 1 shilling sterling. To son William 100 acres " Keets Purchase " at south end of tract called
      " Johnsons Purchase " and 1 shilling sterling. To daughter Rhoda, 70 acres, being North end of tract called " Johnsons Purchase ", but if she die without issue, then to son William. To Rhoda also ( ? )
      Wife Mary, executor. November 10, 1748. Wit: Joseph Glaze, William Poston, James Eaton.
      Signed Samuel Johnson.

      Memoranda: On 23 March 1749 came the widow of testator before me and declared she would not accept legacies given her and chuses what the law allows. Signed Walter Hanson.

      In the Settlement of the above estate the widows name is given as Elizabeth, which leads to some
      confusion. Her name may have been Mary Elizabeth. On February 2,1750 came Elizabeth the accountant and made oath on the Evangelist of All Mighty God that the above is a just and true account of her administration of the estate of Samuel Johnson above mentioned, which said account after due
      examination was passed. In this settlement she mentions nine children as follows: Jemima, Samuel, John, Rachel and Mary Johnson, all of full age; Zeth will be twenty years old 20 January last; William Johnson 15 years old 10 of September next; Drayden Johnson 12 years old 6 of May next ( May 6, 1750 ) and Rody Johnson ( a girl ) seven years old 27 of March next. Signed Walter Hanson, Deputy Commissary of Charles County, MD. The above record would place the birth of Samuel 1690-1695.
      Date of birth of Drayden May 6, 1738.

      In the Clerk's Office of Charles County, MD, Deed G #3, page # 407 appears this deed record. At the request of Joseph King the following deed was recorded March 12, 1760. Indenture February 29, 1760 between William Johnson of Fairfax County, Virginia and one part and Joseph King of Charles County, the other part. The said William Johnson in consideration of 6400 pounds of crop tobacco doth hereby acquite the said Joseph King his executors and administrators and doth hereby grant, bargain, sell enfeefee ( sic ) and convey unto the said Joseph King, his heirs and assigns a parcel of land called " Keets Purchase" lying in Charles County of 50 acres and part of land lying in said county
      called " Johnsons Purchase " of 50 acres being land willed me by my father, Samuel Johnson, deceased. In witness whereof the said William Johnson has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal, March 12, 1760. In the presence of St. Thomas Jenifer and Daniel Jenifer, February 29, 1760.
      The purchase of the above land was made very shortly ( about four years ) after the marriage of Joseph to William's sister Draden. The records of Joseph King and Draden Johnson's Family will be found in a pen written volume in the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD and is a copy of the Trinity Parish Register of Charles County, Maryland. Trinity Parish was established from All Faiths and King and Queen Parishes. St. Mary's County in 1744. On page # 200, Joseph King and Draden Johnson
      united in Holy Matrimony, June 14, 1756. The children's record is given on the preceeding page. Page # 206, Basil King and Deborah Walters married by Reverend Isaac Campbell on September 1783. Deborah King died October 16, 1785.

      Joseph King served in the early Charles County, Maryland Colonial Troops. He was a supporter of the Engish Church. He was a prosperous farmer and planter of his day. His land was near Port Tobacco, which was not named because it was a port from which tobacco was shipped, but the Indian name of the creek on which it was located. The Indian name sounded like port tobacco and so the early pioneers called it that. After his death, his children moved to the west. Very few indeed remained in or around Port Tobacco.

      Joseph King's will can be found in Magruder's Colonial Wills, Volume #3, page # 66. Will dated June 14, 1775 to wife Draden the use of my whole estate during life or widowhood, then divided among all my children ( names not mentioned ). Two daughters, Ann and Millicent King five dollars, more than equal share. Widow stands by the will. On July 16, 1782 Acquilla as administrator filed his final account. To two daughters Ann and Millicent he paid 5 pounds each and then divided 168 pounds 4-shillings and 7 pence among the ten children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] St. Pauls Parish Register of Stafford County, VA.