38. John King Sr & 39. Mary Smith [NC, MS]
4/17/1756, John born in Beaufort Co., NC; s/o 76. Brittain King & 77. Sylvia Jordan.
5/1/1764, Mary born in Pitt or Craven Co., NC, d/o 78. David Smith Sr & 79. Jemima Hardee. (S) Cyril Cane, VII, P162.
~1777 John Revolutionary War veteran. Sailor aboard the General Nash, under Captains Daniel Deshon & William Tisdale. They captured 3 British vessels, Agie, Prince of Wales, and Kitty. John received a percentage of the profit from the sale of the ships and cargo. (S) Declaration of “Mariners and Marines of the General Nash”: New Bern, October 26, 1780.
1778, John bought land in Pitt Co., NC.
1/28/1778 John witnessed a land transaction with his uncle Jesse. (S) Pitt Co., NC deeds, extra, P17.
1/20/1780 in Pitt Co., NC, John married Mary.
12/23/1784, John bought 230 acres on Roes Creek of the Oconee River in Washington Co., GA. (S) GA Land Plats Bk A, P321. John would move to this land by 1802.
1785, Newberry Co. SC formed from part of the 96th Dist.
1/27/1786 John was granted 50 acres from his father, Brittain76. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-L, P64. 6/12/1809 land transaction of David Smith Jr, s/o David78, identifies the land as passing from Jesse King [deeded–1768] to Eliphalet King – “heir of Jesse”, to Brittain King – “heir of Eliphalet”, to John King in 1786.
10/20/1786 Both John and Mary witnessed a land sale in Pitt Co. to Thomas Judkins. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-L, P121.
10/2?/1786 John bought the 50 acres from Thomas Judkins for L 40. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-L, P144.
4/28/1788, John in a land transaction with John Salter. (S) DB-M, P54.
(S) 1790 Census, Pitt Co., NC, Newbern Distr. John 3,2,2, 2 slaves.
7/26/1791 John bought 200 acres on the south side of the Tar River, near the West Prong of Hardee’s Run. (S) Pitt Co., NC deeds, Extra, P177.
8/14/1792, John witnessed a deed of Laurence Anderson. (S) Pitt Co., DB-O, P34.
~1794 John bought land in the Newberry Distr. of SC on Hawlick and Musgrave Creeks on the north side of the Saluda River near his uncle Etheldred.
2/22/1795 John witnessed a slave sale in Pitt Co., NC involving his in-laws. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P254.
3/22/1795, John sold a slave to his father-in-law for 150 Pounds.. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P256.
11/19/1795, John began selling his land with the transfer of 300 acres for 450 Pounds to his brother-in-law David Smith Jr. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-N, P272. His father Brittain and his uncle Eliphalet are mentioned as heirs to his uncle Jesse King.
1798, John named (apparently as first son) in his father’s will.
3/1/1798, John mentioned in court records of Newberry Co.
2/5/1799, John & Mary, “of Newberry Co., SC”, sold the land on Hawlick and Musgrave Creeks. (S) Family notes.
Moved from SC to Washington Co., GA.
2/2/1802, John, living in Washington Co., GA, sold the last of his Pitt Co. land, ¼ Seine Place, for 5 Pounds, to his brother-in-law David Smith Jr. (S) Pitt Co., NC, DB-P, P107.
1815, moved from GA to AL.
(S) 1815 AL, Madison Co. tax list. John.
(S) 1816 MS Terr. Census, Madison Co. John.
(S) 1816 AL, Madison Co. tax list. John.
3/23/1822 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, John deeded his “three youngest” daughters land. Each is mentioned by her married name. All three sons-inlaw signed the deed. (S) Tuscaloosa Co., AL DB-I, P164. This land was released (DB-I, P265) later by all three sons-in-laws; and then given to his son Timothy with the stipulation that his wife Polly was to “enjoy it during her lifetime”. If timothy died, the land was to be given to his grandson John Franklin King.
12/24/1825 John sold land in Tuscaloosa Co. to Henry Weaver. (S) Tuscaloosa Co., AL DB-E, P246.
1826, John moved from AL to St. Tammany Parish, LA where he purchased land.
(S) 1830 Census, LA, St. Tammany Parish.
1833, John deeded his land to his three son-in-laws in LA and moved to north JaxCo, MS; where his son James resided. They settled in StnCo., near Hwy. 26 and the Black Creek bridge.
(S) 1836 Tax Roll, MS, Jackson Co.: John King.
4/27/1838 John died in JaxCo, MS. Buried in the King Family Cem., NE of the Old Parker Bridge on Red Creek in Stone/George Co., MS.
No.16:(S) 1840 Census. Mary lives next to Bond, Dickey, and O’neal families.
9/6/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, JaxCo They live close to Nancy27 and Ann Dickey13. Grandsons, John and Jackson, sons of James and Penny, lives next to them.
(S) 1850 Slave Schedule, MS, JaxCo Mary owns 9 slaves: 3 b-m: ages 45,38,7; 2 m-m: ages 38,24; 5 f-b: ages 50,46,25,3.
10/17/1856 Mary died in MS. Burial at the “Old George Smith Place”, King Family Cem., NE of Old Parker Bridge on Red Creek, Bt5, Stone/George Co., MS.
(S) Cyril Cane, VII, P206.
• “Know all men by these presents, that whereas the pirvate ship of war called the General Nash on her late cruise against the British enemy hath taken and brought safe into Port Beaufort three prizes to wit: the Brigg Agie, the Brigg Prince of Wales, and the Brigg Kitty with valuable cargoes onboard each of them. Now know ye that we the subscribers, late mariners and marines on board the General Nash on said cruise, reposing special trust and confidence in Captain Daniel Deshon and William Tisdale have appointed and do hereby constitute and appoint the said Captain Deshon and William Tisdale to be our agents and to act for us and in our room and stead, to receive all goods, wares, and merchandise, and all sums of money arising from the three above prizes and their cargoes, boats, &c., which shall fall to our resprctive shares; And we do further covenant and agree to allow to our said agents 5% on all such goods, wares, merchandise and all sums of money arising as aforesaid as a full compensation for their trouble for receiving and paying and delivering to each of us our respective shares in the above prizes; Charles Williams, …, John King”. New Bern, October 26, 1780. “We do hereby certify that Richard Cogdell, Jun. shall receive one third of the commissions arising from the half part of the three prizes taken by the ship General Nash as we are appointed by the majority of the crew to act in their behalf.” /s/ William Tisdale, /s/ De. Deshon.
• “John King of Newberry Co, for 100 guineas to John Bell of same. 50 acres on north side Saluda River on waters of Hawlick Creek, part of tract of 230 acres granted to John Waits and by said John Waits conveyed to John King; also a tract of 19 acres on north side Saluda River on a branch of Hawlick Creek, part of a tract granted to Nehemiah Rotton 5 March, 1787 adj. McDougles’ line, John Wait’s line, Henry Creek’s line, conveyed from Nehemiah Rotton to James Harpe then to Henry Creek then to John King, also 128 acres, part of tract of 500 acres granted to William Mazyck and conveyed to Col. Philemon Waters and by said Col. Waters to Henry Creek and by Henry Creek to John King, adj. John Waits, William Taylor; also 150 acres on Musgroves Creek, waters of Big Saluda granted to Henry Creek adj. John Waits, Jacob Smith, John Caleys, Col. Philemon Waters, Meadows, another tract of 60 acres, part of a tract to John Waits adj. to Henry Creek Henry Waits, whereon said Waits formerly lived and conveyed by John Waits to Henry Creek and by Creek to John King; also 100 acres adj. lands of said John King, Beverly Borum, Dr. Caines, on which said Caines now lives. John Ryals. dated 5 Feb., 1799. John King ( Seal ), Mary King ( X ) ( Seal ). Wit: Charles Caines, Caleb Caines ( X ), Mary Caines ( X ). Proved in Newberry District II April 1800 by the oath of Christopher Caines before Jacob Bieller, J.P. Recorded 8 Oct. 1800.- pg 646-8.” (S) Newberry Co., SC, DB-D, P646-8.
• On 5/7/1849 in Washington Co., GA, “John King Sen., late of the state of Mississippi deceased died intestate …” had his estate granted an administrator to secure all debts, … by the Inferior Court of the County.
Children of John and Mary:
i. John King Jr, born ~1780 in Pitt Co., NC.
No.38:(S) 1790 Census. m<16.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, Newberry Co. Listed next to his uncle William.
(S) 1820 Census, MS, JaxCo, b: 1775–1795. There are 2 males over 45; James’ family is living with him.
(S) 1825 MS Census, JaxCo
(S) 1830 Census, MS, JaxCo, b: 1780–1790. His brother James and Penny appear to live with him.
(S) 1836 Tax Roll, MS, Jackson Co.: John King (2nd).
(S) 1840 Census, MS, JaxCo b:1780–1790. He lives near Edward58.
Aft. 1840 died.
ii. James King, born ~1781 in Pitt Co., NC.
No.38:(S) 1790 Census. m<16.
James married Penny Jackson, born ~1790 in GA, said to be a full-blooded Choctaw Indian. Died aft. 1850. Buried in King Family Cem.
(S) 1820 Census, MS, JaxCo Living with brother John.
1/15/1827, Acquired 79.82 acres. (S) JaxCo, MS Land Office records.
(S) 1830 Census, MS, JaxCo Living with brother John.
No.16:(S) 1840 Census. James in JaxCo, lives next to his mother and Bond, Dickey, and O’neal related families.
No.39:(S) 1850 Census.
6/25/1860, (S) 1860 Census, MS, JaxCo, Brickley. James and Penny are living next to their son Jackson.
Aft. 1860 died. Buried in King Family Cem.
John Franklin King, born 1815 in Washington Co., GA.
~1837 in JaxCo, MS he married Margaret Parker, born ~1818 in MS.
Aft. 1870 died. Buried in King Family Cem.
Polly King, born 3/30/1816 in Washington Co., GA.
She married Allen Turner Whittington, born 3/31/1815 in JaxCo, MS.
Children: Martha “Penny” Whittington, born 11/14/1842 in MS.
She married John Bond16iv.
Nathan King, born 1825 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
He married Lucy Ann Shoemaker, born 3/5/1836, died 10/30/1921.
9/25/1896 he died. Both are buried in the King-Cowart-Parker Cem.
Liddy (Sedy) King, born 1831 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
She married William Tucker, born 1840, killed in the Civil War.
iii. Mary Elizabeth King (19), born 10/10/1788 in Pitt Co., NC.
iv. Lydia “Fannie” King, born 2/27/1798 in Newberry Distr., SC.
8/31/1820 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL; she married Spias Dixon, born 7/27/1795 in GA.
No.38:(S) 1830 Census. f:30<40.
(S) 1836 Tax Roll, JaxCo., MS. “Spias Dixon”.
(S) 1840 Census, MS, Jasper Co. f:40<50. n: “S Dickson”.
9/14/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Jasper Co. He is a farmer with land valued at $800.
9/20/1860, (S) 1860 Census, MS, Jasper Co., Turnersville. He is a farmer with land valued at $6000 and a personal estate of $17,000. Spias (18), Thomas (16), and John (10) Massey, children of daughter Mary, live with them. Son John lives next to them.
(S) 1866 MS Census, Jasper Co.
7/15/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Jasper Co., SW Bt. No children listed. John Massey (20), lives with them. His land is valued at $1800, and his personal estate at $1400. Son John lives next to them.
12/28/1875 Spias died in Jasper Co., MS. Buried in Dixon Cem.
(S) 1880 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Living in household of [relative?] A K Holder.
9/8/1887 Lydia died in Jasper Co., MS. Buried in Dixon Cem., Jasper Co., MS.
Mary Dixon, born 1821 in AL. (S) 1830,1840 Census.
Rebecca Dixon, born 2/11/1825 in AL. (S) 1830,1840 Census.
John Dixon, born 1827 in LA. (S) 1830,1840 Census.
v. Rebecca King, born 2/24/1801 in Newberry Distr., SC.
1820 in SC she married Rev. John Alexander, born 2/7/1796 in the Pendleton Distr., SC.
By 1822 moved to LA, later joined by John38.
(S) 1830 Census, LA, St. Tammany Parish. f 20<30.
By 1837 moved to JaxCo, MS.
9/28/1840, (S) 1840 Census, MS, JaxCo Living next to her sister Mildreth and brother James.
1841, John licensed as a Methodist preacher. He had been active in the church all his life.
9/7/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, JaxCo John is a farmer and a preacher. Sons John Jr and James are both farmers.
Moved to HarrCo, MS.
10/1/1854, John died of yellow fever in Ramsey Springs, HarrCo, MS; buried in Ramsey Springs Cem. E side of hwy. 15, N of Bethel Rd.
Rebecca moved back to their former JaxCo home.
7/9/1860, (S) 1860 Census, FL, JaxCo, Marianne. She is a farmer with a personal estate valued at $4850.
(S) 1880 Census, MS, HarrCo, Bt4. Living with daughter Mildreth and her family.
7/7/1881 Rebecca died in HarrCo.; buried in Alexander Cem., StnCo.
(S) Cyril Cane, VII, P141.
Mary Ann Alexander, born 11/11/1822 in St Tammany Parish, LA.
She married Lorenzo Dow Cooper, born in AL, 1807–1867.
11/17/1897 she died in St Tammany Parish, LA.
[They had 12 children, all lived in LA].
Rebecca Alexander, born 1825 in LA.
~1845 she married General DeKalb O’Neal, s/o James30.
1887 she died, buried in Sand Hill Farm, near Big Level, MS.
Louise Alexander, born 9/20/1827 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
She married James Alfred O’Neal, s/o James30.
4/4/1904 she died; buried in O’Neal-Cox Cem., StnCo., MS.
John F Alexander, born 5/30/1830 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
3/12/1856 he married Mary M Walker, born 4/8/1834, died 7/8/1905. (S) HarrCo., MB3, P86.
6/16/1906 John died. Both buried in Alexander Cem., StnCo., MS.
James Alexander, born 1834 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
10/15/1857 he married Martha O Higginbotham. (S) HarrCo., MB3, P123.
William M Alexander, born 1836 in LA. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
10/24/1859 he married Mary Jane Parker, born 11/25/1840. (S) HarrCo., MB4, P31.
He died in the Civil War.
Daniel B Alexander, born 1838 in MS. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
8/18/1875 he married Annie Ollie. (S) HarrCo., MB6, P357.
Polly May E Alexander, born 1841 in MS. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
Mildreth Alexander, born 6/4/1845 in MS. (S) 1850,1860 Census.
She married Rev. Aurelious P Cox, a Methodist preacher. Civil War – Co B, 15th Calv.
3/23/1910 Mildreth died; both buried in Alexander Cem., StnCo., MS.
vi. Timothy King, born 1802 in Newberry Distr., SC.
12/13/1829 in St. Tammany Parish, LA, Timothy married Latisha Jenkins, born 1815 in LA; died 5/21/1881 in GA. She was the d/o Abner Jenkins (Veteran of War of 1812) and Mary Bennett.
(S) 1830 Census, LA, St Tammany Parish.
(S) 1840 Census, LA, St Tammany Parish.
1847–1850 died. Latisha is a widow in the 1850 census.
Nancy P King, born 1831 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
William Dawson King, born 1844 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
Civil War veteran.
He married Louisa (Sissy) Revere, born in LA.
Leon B King, born 1846 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
James T King, born 1848 in LA. (S) 1850 Census.
vii. Mildreth King, born 1804 in Washington Co., GA.
1/17/1822 in Tuscaloosa, Al; Mildreth married William Cooper, born 3/15/1796 in MD, s/o James Cooper and Deborah Owen. Veteran of War of 1812. Operated a mill on Cooper Mill Creek in HarrCo, MS.
No.38:(S) 1830 Census, LA, St Tammany Parish. f 20<30.
9/28/1840, (S) 1840 Census, MS, JaxCo Living next to her sister Rebecca and brother James, and multiple related families. 1m:10-15 not identified.
9/6/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, JaxCo Living next to her mother and brother James. William is a farmer.
2/23/1851, William bought land that sons John, James, Washington & Wesley sold to Claiborne Bond 2/11/1890.
6/25/1860, (S) 1860 Census, MS, JaxCo, Brickley. Wm. and Milly are farmers with real estate valued at $10,000. Their newly married son James lives with them.
7/7/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, JaxCo, Vancleave.
9/21/1871, William died in NW JaxCo.
12/31/1872, Mildreth died in JaxCo, MS. She is buried in the King Family Cem.
(S) Cyril Cane, VII, P162-3.
Elizabeth Cooper, born 8/17/1824 in LA. (S) 1830, 1840 Census.
7/14/1840 she died.
John Cooper, born 6/25/1827 in LA. (S) 1830, 1840, 1850 Census.
He married Annie Byrd, born 3/21/1838.
8/11/1862 he served in Co. C, 9th MS Calvary, CSA.
9/30/1870 he married Delily Breland, born 1843.
2/1/1908 he died, buried in Cooper Cem., StnCo., MS.
James S Cooper, born 12/29/1829 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.
(S) 1830,1840,1850,1860 Census.
He married Almeda O’Neal, d/o James30.
9/11/1906 he died, buried in Cooper Cem., StnCo., MS.
Washington Cooper, born 2/24/1834 in LA. (S) 1840, 1850 census.
He married Margaret Jane Byrd, born 2/3/1842, died 11/1/1911.
1870’s he, along with Buck Bond & Shell O’Neal organized a school in N JaxCo.
6/2/1913 he died; both buried in Flurry Cem., GeoCo., MS.
Wesley Cooper, born 8/20/1845 in JaxCo., MS. (S) 1850 Census.
He married Sophronia E Cowart, born 12/31/1852, died 12/26/1940.
1874 he was a JOP of Harrison Co., MS.
2/20/1903 he died. He is buried in a one-grave cem. in GeoCo./JaxCo., MS.