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BLAND Lettice (Letitia)

Female Abt 1748 - Aft 1800


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  • Name  BLAND Lettice (Letitia) 
    Born  Abt 1748  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  09ADC0A0B097CC4682FA15F11782638E7BCD 
    Died  Aft 1800  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I857  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2004 

    Father  BLAND Osborne 
    Mother  SCARLET Letitia 
    Family ID  F1060  Group Sheet

    Family  KING William, Jr.,   b. 22 Feb 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1832, Henderson County, 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 NOTES:

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

      This William King was a Member of the Convention of 1792 which formed the first Constitution of Kentucky. He was a Representative and Elector of the Senate of 1792 from his home, Nelson Co., KY
      under the First Constitution. He fought at Valley Forge and at King's Mountain ( See Draper's King's Mountain and it's Heros ) and for his services he recieved 1782 acres in Jefferson County.

      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."