CHAPTER II THE KINGS AND RELATED FAMILIES
Our first known KING ancestor in America was JOHN KING who arrived in North Carolina sometime between 1739 and 1775. He was the father of WILLIAM H. KING but otherwise we know nothing about him or his family. We do know the circumstances under which the group of people he was associated with came to this country and this will be told in a later section.
WILLIAM H. KING was very likely born in either North Carolina or Lawrence County, Alabama. He and his wife SARAH were the parents of SAMUEL NEWTON KING (b. 2-19-18l9 d. 2-6-1863). SAMUEL N. KING was married to MARGARET L. KING (b. 2-9-1827 d. 4-29-1882). SAMUEL N. KING served as a Dade County Court Justice and Judge from 1854 to 1858. In this capacity he was administrator of a number of estates including WILLIAM KING who died intestate June 9, 1858. WE do not know if this was his father as there were other WILLIAM KINGS of about the same age in the eastern part of the county. SAMUEL N. KING was born in [Florence/Lauderdale], Lawrence County, Alabama [(http://www.flo-tour.org/)]* and MARGARET L. KING was born in either Alabama or Tennessee, probably Alabama. Early census records show MARGARET L. KING as being born in Tennessee. Then in 1870 and 1880 it shows as Alabama.Both died in Dade County, Missouri. SAMUEL N. KING died intestate. Reuben Poland, Public Administrator, handled his estate according to Dade County Administration Books; A 216-217. There is a book on Dade County Probate and Marriage Records (1841-11367) which we have been unable to locate.
SAMUEL N. KING and MARGARET L. KING had the following children:
MARY ELIZABETH KING The Kings Point Cemetery record states she died on 10-17-1875 at the age of 29 years, 10 months, and 6 days apparently in childbirth. She was born in Kings Point.
WILLIAM FRAZIER KING Our grandfather, ( b.
EMMA LOUISE KINGb. approximately 1862 We do not have any information on the date of her death.
The census record shows there were three others, CHRISTOPHER, RICHARD, and GEORGE W., all of whom died as children. There are a number of unmarked graves in the Kings Point cemetery.
Tradition says that the family had smallpox and several children died.
The 1850 censusshows the family as follows:
SAMUEL NEWTON KING, age 31
MARGARET L. KING, age 27
CHRISTOPHER KING, age 4
RICHARD KING, age 2
The 1860 census shows the following;
SAMUEL NEWTON KING, age 40
MARGARET L. KING, age 36
MARY ELIZABETH KING, age 3
WILLIAM FRAZIER KING, age 2
GEORGE W. KING, age I month
According to the 1870 census the family consisted of the following:
MARGARET L. KING, age 44
MARY ELIZABETH KING, age 15
WILLIAM FRAZIER KING, age 12
EMMA LOUISE KING, age 8
By 1880 the family was down to the following:
MARGARET L. KING, age 54
WILLIAM FRAZIER KING, age 22
EMMA LOUISE KING, age I8
Records show that MARY ELIZABETH KING married ALEXANDER DUNLAP HOEL on June 30 1872 at the home of her mother, MARGARET L. KING. EMMA LOUISE KING and others were witnesses. The children of ALEXANDER and MARY ELIZABETH HOEL were SAMUEL C. (b. 1874), CHARLES W. (b. 1876), MAUDE (b. 1876 d. 1972), and NOLA (b. 1881). MAUDE who married CHARLES B. BATY, was a good friend of her cousin BESSIE KING PATTERSON. MAUDE often visited with WILLIAM F. and LIZZIE KING in Riverside, California. MAUDE BATY was the grandmother of our distant cousin and correspondent BETTY CARIA (livingin RED Bluff, ca.).
WILLIAM FRAZIER KING married LIZZIE PARMINTER (b. 9-30 1863 d. 3-17-1937) at the residence of JOHN PARMINTER in Kings Point, on April 13,1884 (see PARMINTER chapter). They were married by A. L. Best, Minister of the gospel. We have the marriage certificate. Their two children were BESSIE MABEL KING (b. 2-5-1886 d, ) and OLIVER A. KING (b. 2-28-1889 d. Dec. 1936) both born in Routt County, COLORADO.
WILLIAM F. KING had a cousin MOLLY VINCENT in St. LOUIS. This would indicate either his father or mother had brothers or sisters of which we have no other record. One of the books on Dade County history stated that most of the King men married between 25 and 30. We note that WILLIAM F. KING made it at 26.
EMMA LOUISE KING, often known as EMILY KING married WINFIELD SCOTT BARR but we do not have the date. Their children were MAUDE, GERTRUDE, FRED, and LELA. Also it appears there may have been a LOU. Early pictures of SCOTT BARR as he was called show him as a very handsome dignified young man. We can recall WILLIAM F. KING discussing his business dealings with SCOTT BARR back in Dade County and always referring to him in very complimentary terms. EMMA and SCOTT BARR were the great or great great grandparents of MANTA RAY BRUNNER who wrote BETTY CARIA in 1977 providing some of the background information for this family history.
* Florence/Lauderdale is a city in Alabama and the website is tourist information for that city, but it is not included in the original typed document authored by Truxton W. King in April 1988. I'm not sure how it got into the narrative and it hasn't been vetted by Mike King.