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KING William, Jr.

Male 1745 - Aft 1832


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  • Name  KING William, Jr. 
    Born  22 Feb 1745  Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1792  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was a member of the Convention of 1792 to form the first constitution of Kentucky 
    Death  1832  Died at son Elijah's home Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service  Fought at the Battle of King's Mountain 
    _UID  E2AE7B15A58ED74A9BAC3BAA950C4013943E 
    Died  Aft 1832  Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I824  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2004 

    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  BLAND Lettice (Letitia),   b. Abt 1748, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1765  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. KING Nancy
     2. KING Mary
    >3. KING George Rogers,   b. 21 Jul 1769, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1850, Opelousas, Saint Landry, Louisianna Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. KING Elijah (Elisha ),   b. 1771, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. KING William Edward,   b. 1773, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. KING Abner,   b. 3 Oct 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. KING Elizabeth,   b. 1779, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. KING John B,   b. 5 Nov 1787, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F289  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."