James S. King

about 1810–about 1860 (Age 50)
Georgia, United States

The Life of James S.

When James S. King was born about 1810, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry King, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, was 31. He married Mary A. Castellow on 31 July 1831, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died about 1860, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

James S. King
Mary A. Castellow
Marriage: 31 July 1831
Vincent King
Amy 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

Spouse and Children


    Mary A. Castellow


31 July 1831
Newton, Georgia, United States





    Altha Callie King


    Frances Carol King


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Charlotta King


    Sarah Jane King



    Ann King


    Eliza Maria King


+8 More Children

World Events (7)

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

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James S. King, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • James S. King, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Rootsweb.com

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