James S. King

Maleabout 1810–about 1860

Brief Life History of James S.

When James S. King was born about 1810, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry King, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, was 33. He married Mary A. Castellow on 31 July 1831, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died about 1860, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

James S. King
Mary A. Castellow
Marriage: 31 July 1831
Vincent King
Amy King
Joseph R King
Hiram Thomas King
E. B. King
Altha Callie King
Frances Carol King
Parilee Amanda Mary Jordon
Phebe S King
William Ardis King
James Hillery King
Emma E King

Sources (5)

  • James S. King, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • findagrave.com
  • Rootsweb.com

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1831Newton, Georgia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (6)

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 1

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 15

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

    English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

    Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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