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KING Honorable Walter H.

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  • Name  KING Honorable Walter H. 
    Title  Honorable 
    Born  31 Aug 1843  Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service  Sep 1861/1864  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Company I, First Tennessee Infantry ( Union ) 
    _UID  ABF196B485CCD746949057D9F77BCF8C7551 
    Person ID  I3530  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  11 May 2006 

    Father  KING John Sevier,   b. 31 May 1814, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1884, Loudon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ERNEST Martha, EARNEST,   b. 1 Apr 1814, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1880, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Dec 1834  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F319  Group Sheet

    Family 1  FRYAR Cynthia P., FRYER,   b. 25 May 1847, Roane County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1883, Meigs County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Nov 1867  Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. KING Walter H, Jr.
     2. KING Charles W.
     3. KING Martha Ernest
     4. KING Ann M
     5. KING Nancy Sevier
     6. KING John F,   d. Died Young Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1296  Group Sheet

    Family 2  FOSTER Sarah Elizabeth,   b. 12 Oct 1839, McMinn County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1874  Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1297  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR WALTER H. KING:

      Honorable W.J. King, a prominent farmer of the Sixth District, Meigs County, Tenn. was born near Kingston, Roane Co., TN, August 31,1843, and is the son of John S. and Martha (Earnest ) King. The father was of English-French descent, was a grandson of General John Sevier, and was the son of
      Walter King, born in Roane County May 30,1814, and died in Loudon, TN, April 15,1884. Early in life
      he was engaged in farming. After 1870 and until his death he was circuit court clerk. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was a Mason. He was the cousin of the lamented E.F. Sevier. On December 2,1834, he was united in marriage with Martha Earnest, who was born about April 1,1814, and died in Loudon, May 30,1880. They were parents of eight children-six of them now living. Our subject is the third of these. His education is good, and was obtained principally after the war. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, of the First Tennessee Infantry ( Union Army ), and served until September 1864, with credit. He was at the battle of Mills Springs, Cumberland Gap, pursuit of General Morgan in Ohio, Murfreesboro, Lexington , KY, where his command was mounted, and where they did service until the Byrd and Sanders raid, in East Tennessee: then went to Mossy Creek and burned all the bridges to Knoxville; then went to Kentucky and did duty from July 1 until the latter part of August; then the regiment did duty as advance guard for General Burnside, was stationed at Kingston, and was at the battle of Kingston, and from there did service until the following May; then was ordered to the front with Sherman in Georgia, and was in the fight of Atlanta; was there until the middle part of August; then moved to Knoxville, then to Nashville, and was discharged. He was never wounded, but at different times recieved bullet holes in his clothing. After the War he returned home, near Kingston and engaged in farming until elected register of Roane County at the January term of the county court, and served until the regular election in 1866; then was elected by the people for four years. He then moved to Loudon, engaged in farming, was appointed Deputy Sheriff in 1876, and held the office for two years. Before this he was constable, or a collecting officer, for six years. In 1880 he came to Meigs County and purchased land, and has since been engaged in farming. In November, 1866, he was elected to represent James, Meigs and Rhea Counties in the Forty-fifth General Assembly. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a Mason, and a Republican. On November 27, 1867, he married Cynthia P. Fryer, who was born in Roane County, TN, May 25,1847 and died in Meigs County, December 6,1883. She was the daughter of H.J. and Irena Fryar. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This union resulted in the birth of six children, five of them now living: U.H, Charles W. , Martha I, Ann M. and Nancy S: John F is deceased. On October 7,1874, he married Sarah E. Foster, who was born in McMinn County, TN , October 12, 1839. She is the daughter of William and Nancy Foster. Her father was a native of Virginia, and the mother of Kentucky. The mother of our subject was a descendant of General Joseph E. Warren, who was killed at Bunker Hill. He has an uncle who made a fine reputation as govenor of Missouri before the war, and was in Congress several years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Notable Southern Families, Volume #4, Zella Armstrong.