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  • Name  KING *Benjamin 
    Born  11 Sep 1767  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  6D517C68E520F442B0663B9939352AA100B6 
    Died  Feb 1852  Fredricksburg, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I358  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  25 Aug 2005 

    Father  KING *Thomas,   b. 20 Jul 1720, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1798, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  WHITE Tillah " Zillah " 
    Married  1761  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1200  Group Sheet

    Family 1  HAYWOOD *Martha "Marieth",   b. 7 Aug 1774, Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1820, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Nov 1794  Culpepper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. KING Elisha Budd,   b. 9 Nov 1795, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1854, Bradford, Harrison Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. KING Zilla " Zillah",   b. 7 Jan 1797, Louisa, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1838, Paoli, Orange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. KING *George Thomas,   b. 20 Aug 1798, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1853, Fredricksburg, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. KING William,   b. 22 Feb 1800, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1846, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. KING Martha Haywood,   b. 7 Sep 1801, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1839, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. KING James B,   b. 12 May 1803, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1878, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. KING Benjamin R, Jr.,   b. 16 May 1806, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Manhattan, Pottawatomie, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. KING Nancy Price,   b. 8 Mar 1808, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1840, Paoli, Orange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. KING John Wesley,   b. 20 Feb 1810,   d. Abt 1841
     10. KING McKindree,   b. 1 May 1812, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1849
    >11. KING Robert,   b. 24 Sep 1813, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1877, Hardinsburg, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. KING Deborah,   b. 15 May 1816, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Henderson, Knox Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. KING Mary,   b. 9 Mar 1818, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1818, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

    Family 2  WOOD Elizabeth 
    Married  13 Jun 1822  Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F320  Group Sheet

    Family 3  RAMSEY Rebecca 
    Married  1 Aug 1842  Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F321  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1. Compilation: Dr. G.M.G. Stafford, Baton Rouge, Louisianna. " The King Family " page #4
      2. Document recieved in November 1997 from the Washington County Historical Society, Inc., 307
      East Market Street, Salem, Indiana 47167. This document was compiled by Mrs. C.P. Lesh of Indianapolis, In. A typed record " King Family of Virginia and Harrison and Washington County, Indiana"
      filed in the State Library and Washington Co., Historical Society, Page #1.

      BIRTH-DEATH: Document recieved in November 1997 from Washington Co. Historical Society, as referenced above. This document was compiled by Betty King McCoskey, Scottburg, IN

      SOURCE: GedCom File recieved from Barbara M. Harbold, 6499 S. Lotus Way, West Jordan, UT 84084; Phone # 801/963-3760, Recieved the 24th March 1998 via E-Mail attachement from EMail:
      Barbara101@prodigy.net

      William Alfred King data page: http://www.concentric.net.helcic/wgkl.html # 127. 1/14/04 attempted to
      located this site ( Not active ).

      BIRTH-SPOUSE-MARRAIGE: From a letter to Francis M. Bradley dated the 15 October 1979 from Col
      W.S. Borders, 235 Sotir Street, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

      Benjamin's Will is filed in Book " C ", page 13-14 at Corydon, Indiana:

      " In the name of God, Amen, I Benjamin King, of the county Harrison and the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, blessed be God, on the seventeenth day of March, 1848, make this my last will and testament in the following manner, to wit: First, I give my soul to God and my body to the dust. I desire to be laid in woolen by the side of my first wife, in on half chain of ground reserved for a burying ground forever; Secondly, each and every one of legatees, have recieved their full portion, as will be named, to wit: Elisha B. King, Zilla Polson: George T. King: Martha Hancock: Nancy P. Polson:James King: McKendrie King; Robert King; Deborah Cooper and William King or his heirs, all of whom have recieved their portions, claims or allowances of my estate both personal and real. The meeting house and lot known as the King's meeting house, I will to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Indiana. To the Trustees of the same, vis: Benjamin King, Jr., David W. Sticker and John Roberts as Trustees in trust for same, and their successors ever. Thirdly, I will, bequeath and deliver to Benjamin King, Jr. all of my personal and Real Estate-bay mare, according to the first date. For which consideration he is to support me comfortably and creditably during my natural life for which, he and his heirs are to have all my estate forever.

      " In testimony where unto, I have set my hand and seal this year and date first above written in the presence of William Hancock and John A. Cromer. ( Signed ) Benjamin King."

      " Still further, I bequeath and give unto William Kings Daughter, the only child he left at his death, five
      dollars, this third day of November 1849." Probabted February 13,1852.

      Repository:
      Name: Lisa Sorensen
      Title: Cheney/King Genealogy
      Publication: WWW
      Note: by Terry Smith
      Lisa Sorensen created a Web page at the following World Wide Web address: http://pages.prodigy.com/QTNT72A/Cheney.htm. From this page there is a lot of Geneology information created by GED2HTML. A lot of the information coincides with information supplied in an E Mail message from Rebecca Noyes, dated 27 June 1997 regarding King ancestry. Address: Noise@worldnet.att.net. A request for a GedCom from Lisa_Sorensen@prodigy.com has not recieved
      a response. 1/12/04: Terry Smith attempted to located the above referenced file and information to no avail. Location no long exists.

      From John Harrell: Harrell Family Research ( harrej@hotmail.com )
      A 1983 Pioneer Ancestor Book ( page # 123 ) has Benjamin King, b. 1767 VA settled in Washington Co. IN in 1810 from Kentucky.

      1840 United States Federal Census
      Blue River Township, Harrison County, Indiana
      Roll # M704_82
      Page # 312, Image # 368

      SOURCE: Louisa County, VA Misc. Early Deeds, Deed Book #J, Page # 463, October 1802:
      reads:
      Benjamin King & Martha ( Wife) to George Washington Trueheart, (L) 445 for 225 1/2 acres on baoth sides of Pamunkey....James Winston, James Miche, the mouth of Indian Creek, Ambler, ....

      SOURCE:
      Deed Book I, Page # 629, 8 July 1799. Benjamin King and John Lasley are bound unto James Wood our present govenor, in the sum of $ 1,500.00. Benjamin King has petitioned for and obtained leave of the county court to solemize the rites of matrimony between all persons.......

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      The following is transcribed from a copy of three typewritten pages on file at the Washington County
      Historical Society, Inc., Salem, Indiana, sent to Don Latham King and myself by Martha Bowers,
      Library Assistant.
      " King Family of Virginia and Harrison and Washington County, Indiana by C.P. Lesh, ca. 1900.

      Compiled by Mrs. C.P.Lesh of Indianpolis- typed record of " King Family of Virginia and Harrison and
      Washington County, Indiana-filed in State Library and Washington Co., Historical Society.
      " Benjamin King of Harrison and Washington "

      " Benjamin King, youngest son of Thomas and Sarah King was born in Louisa County, Virginia, on September 11, 1767. He was married in Culpepper Co., VA on November 4, 1794 to Martha, daughter
      of George and Deborah Haywood. She was born on August 7, 1774 and she died in 1820, in Harrison Co., Indiana. George and Deborah Haywood in 1795 bought 309 acres of land adjoining that of Thomas King, which later became the property of Benjamin King.

      October 30, 1802 Benjamin and Martha King sold to George Washington Truehard, 222 one-half acres of lying on both sides of the Pamunky River, and on October 4, 1802 George and Deborah Haywood ( sold ) their plantation, adjoining the King farm to James Michie. Early in 1803, both families removed to Jefferson Co.,KY where they appear on Tax Returns, filed at the Historical Society at Frankfort, KY. On July 3, 1799, Governor of the State of Virginia, gave a bond to Benjamin King permitting him to preach and marry. Benjamin King bought 110 acres of land on Chenewean Creek, in 1806, in Jefferson Co., KY. Benjamin King and family moved to the Posey Township, Harrison Co, Indiana, in 1808, and June 2, 1813 sold the balance of the plantation in Louisa Co, VA " 2/12 of land where Thomas King lived and died, " to his brother Thomas King, Jr. ( Deed filed in Louisa, VA ).

      The Haywoods died in Jefferson Co., KY as they do not appear in tax lists after 1814. Martha Haywood King died in Indiana in 1820, and March 23, 1820, her husband set aside land for a Methodist Church
      and Cemetery, naming John Hancock, Samuel Hancock, Thomas Polson, John Royse and Eli Wood as trustees ( Book "D", page # 93, Corydon, Ind ).

      Benjamin King married Elizabeth Wood, June 13, 1822 and after the death of this wife, married Rebecca Ramsey, August 1, 1842. He was one of the pioneer ministers of the state and endured many privations and hard ships, especially during the War of 1812. The land he bought in different surveys both in Harrison and Washington Counties was around the present town of Fredricksburg, Ind.
      on the Blue River. He built one of the first grist mills in the state, on the west side of the Blue River below Fredricksburg. The Methodist Church and cemetery are on the east side of the river about one and half miles below Fredricksburg. Benjamin King died February 1852. His will is filed in Book "C",
      page # 13 and #14, at Corydon, Ind. and is as follows:

      See will transcript above

      The old mill run by water power was sold by Benjamin King, Jr. and George King to a Mr. Green, who tore it down and moved it to Fredricksburg.
      ( Note of Record: Records of the families of the children of Benjamin King and his parents Thomas and Sarah King of Virginia are given in his fine genealogy of the King Family of Virginia and Indiana- M.T.M., Editor ).
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      Benjamin King is buried at " The Methodist Church and Cemetery on the east side of the Blue River
      about one and one-half miles below Fredricksburg.
      ______________________________________________________________________________
      Centennial History of Washington County, Indiana by Warden W. Stevens ( 1967 )

      Chapter XXVIII, Page # 592
      The old Vincennes and Ohio Falls trail passed through Posey Township, and it was along this trail the first white men located within the present borders of the county. Thomas Hopper settled a short distance north of Hardinsburg in 1803.

      Thomas Polson was the first settler in the township located where the old town of Fredricksburg was mapped out. He came in 1805. Polson's cabin was only a short distance from the trail, and he was kept from getting lonesome by occasional bands of Indians, soldiers and adventurerers who passed over the trail, bound for the Falls or Ft. Vincennes.

      Martin Royse and his sons John, William and Martin came early in the spring of 1806. Elijah Harriman and John Butler came into the neighborhood in 1808, Benjamin King a year later.

      Page # 596

      Two Good Towns

      There are two good towns in Posey Township. Fredricksburg platted out fifty nine lots in September 1815. Among the merchants were John Briggs, William Andrews, Ira Boyd, Peter G. Senseney, Jefferson King, Martin Cromer, Charles Mitton, John Voyles and Robert Gibson.

      Page # 597

      In January 1838, Aaron Hardin laid off the town of Hardinsburg. The original plat thirty six lots. John Ellis added twenty two lots in 1851. The first store was opened by Aaron Hardin in 1845. A few years later James King and Wesley Polson were in the mercantile business. Dr. Charles Ellis was a prominent and successful physician in the town and had a fine home.

      Page # 586/587
      Town of Livonia

      The town of Livonia, the only town in Madison Township was laid out on February 25, 1819 by James
      and David McKinney. In 1840 the Sherwood brothers built a saw mill.

      Livonia is situated very near Orange County within the site of Paoli, French Lick and West Baden.
      The Livonia Flouring Mills have been owned by Mr. McPheeters, Nathaniel Kimbell, Riley McCoy, JD
      Simms, George King, Charles King, Nolan Armstrong and HH Philips.

      Page # 969
      Laura, wife of Raleigh Ellis lived in Fredricksburg with her two daughters Lillian and Mary.( In Jacob
      Hancock Histories ).

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

    2. [S14] The Limbs and Branches of the Smith Family Tree, Terry D. & Cathleen Smith, (WorldConnect.Com ).
      See Source Notes