Saturday, February 19, 2011

Surname Saturday : KING

The KING surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 25: Ellen King (1868-1913).  Ellen was born August 24, 1868 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  She married May 13, 1888 in Madison County, Indiana to John William Wright (1860-1945).  John was born February 21, 1860 in Brown County, Ohio.  They lived in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  According to the 1910 census, Ellen was the mother of 4 children, with only 2 living.  John died June 5, 1945 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Ellen died December 24, 1913 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 50: Daniel King (1820-1876).  Daniel was born September 3, 1820 in Ohio, possibly Butler County.  Daniel married December 5, 1847 in Madison County, Indiana to Elizabeth Shaw (1827-1900).  Elizabeth was born October 1827 in Ohio.  They raised 10 children in Jackson and Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died October 10, 1900 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Daniel died February 24, 1876 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Howard Cemetery, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 100: William King (c1790-1869).  William was born circa 1790 in North Carolina.  He married before 1816 to Sarah Sullivan (1777-1872).  Sarah was born May 19, 1777 in Taneytown, Caroll County, Maryland. They were the parents of 8 children. They were divorced August 1833 in Wayne County, Indiana.  William remarried March 12, 1834 in Wayne County, Indiana to Nancy Ann Owings (1817-1887).  Nancy was born November 17, 1817 in North Carolina.  They had 8 children and lived in Madison and Wabash Counties, Indiana.  Nancy died July 13, 1887 in Wabash County, Indiana.  Sarah died January 14, 1872 in Madison County, Indiana.  William died May 7, 1869 in Wabash County, Indiana.  Sarah is buried in the Howard Cemetery, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.  William and Nancy are buried in the Dora Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana.


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