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KING Withers

Male 1747 - 1818


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  • Name  KING Withers 
    Born  20 Aug 1747  Overwharton Parish, Dumfries, Prince Willaim Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  1E5C2F2C42B48946BE90C3D6D199278A9C3D 
    Died  Nov 1818  Bardstown, Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I822  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 William Valentine,   b. 1711, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1778, Dumfries, Prince William Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  EDWARDS Elizabeth " Eliza",   b. 22 May 1719, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 May 1738  Overwharton Parish, Dumfries, Prince William, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F282  Group Sheet

    Family  HARRISON Sarah 
    Married  1761/1762  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. KING William Rufus
     2. KING James
     3. KING Polly
    >4. KING Seth,   b. 1763, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. KING Alexander,   b. Abt 1764, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. KING Nelson,   b. 1766/1767, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. KING John,   b. 1767
    >8. KING Louisa Levicy " Lucy ",   b. 26 Nov 1769, Bardstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. KING Frances Ann "Fanny",   b. 1772
     10. KING Valentine,   b. 1774
     11. KING Daniel,   b. 1776
    Family ID  F288  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE:
      General John Edwards King, of Kentucky
      A Sketch by His Great Grandaughter, Goode King Feldhauser, of St. Paul, Minnesota @ 1929

      John Edwards King, when but nineteen years of age, fought with his brothers, Jack, William, Valentine,
      and Nimrod, as a private in the Stafford County Militia, 3rd Virginia Regiment, in the Revolutionary War,
      and all were discharged from the camp at Valley Forge, February 16, 1776, " to return to their homes
      in Stafford county." Probably on accunt of the disturbances which the war brought about in eastern
      Virginia, there was a heavy immigration westward about the year 1780. Settlements began to spring up all over the area of good lands, and there was a general exodus towards Augusta County and that vacinity.
      Justice William King, having died, his widow, Elizabeth Edwards King, decided to sell her plantation and accompany her children to Augusta County. She was at that time about sixty years of age, and was still living in 1790, when she is mentioned in the will of her son Valentine King.

      They did not remain long in Augusta County, for the Kentucky records show them living in Kentucky a few years later. All of the sons fought at Kings Mountain, serving under Colonel Isaac Shelby, and though John Edwards King was but twenty-three years old, he " displayed so much daring and initiative in action as to call forth the praise of his general."
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      From General John Edwards King, of Kentucky ( A Sketch by his Great Grandaughter, Goode King Feldhauser, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Pubished before 1929 ).

      Withers King, " born at Brooke " , Stafford Co., August 20,1747. He married in Stafford Co. 1761-2, Sarah________________, who signed a deed with ther husband for the sale of land to Hayden
      EDWARDS. She is said to have been Sarah Alexander, which is probably correct as she named her
      first son, Alexander KING. He also recieved land for Revolutionary Services and there is a Treasury
      Warrant for land issued October 15,1779, signed by Patrick HENRY to Withers KING, on record in
      Frankfort, KY. Withers died in Nelson County in 1818, leaving a will. He had twelve children and one of his grandchildren was Yelverton Peyton King, born 1796.
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      From the King Family, compiled by Dr. GMG Stafford of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

      Withers King, second son of William King and Elizabeth Edwards was born in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, VA on August 20,1741. He served in the Revolutionary Army as is evidenced by a treasury warrant issued for him for land in Jefferson County, KY, by Patrick Henry, bearing a date of October 15,1779. He married in Stafford Co., VA about 1762, Sarah Harrison, daughter of Cuthbert Harrison and Frances Osborne Barnes ( daughter of Matthew Barnes and Frances Osborne ). He appears to have owned land in both Jefferson and Nelson County, KY, but his will was probated in Nelson County, KY in 1818. His children were: Seth, Alexander, William Rufus, Nelson, Daniel, John,
      Frances, Valentine, Lucy, James.

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories, J. Estelle Stewart King, (Genealogical Publishing Co. 1969), 0-8063-0202-X., Page 17.