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
1810–1860
Mary A. Castellow
1815–1870
Marriage: 31 July 1831
Vincent King
1832–1899
Amy King
1852–
Hiram Thomas King
1835–1864
E. B. King
1837–1863
Altha Callie King
1838–1900
Frances Carol King
1841–1908
Parilee Amanda Mary Jordon
1843–1909
Phebe S King
1844–
William Ardis King
1846–1897
James Hillery King
1849–
Emma E King
1852–1919

Spouse and Children

    Male1810–1860Male

    Mary A. Castellow

    Female1815–1870Female

MARRIAGE
31 July 1831
Newton, Georgia, United States
children

(11)

    Male1832–1899Male

    Male1835–1864Male

    Male1837–1863Male

    Altha Callie King

    Female1838–1900Female

    Frances Carol King

    Female1841–1908Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Mary Charlotta King

    Female1802–1876Female

    Sarah Jane King

    Female1804–Female

    Male1806–1849Male

    Ann King

    Female1806–Female

    Eliza Maria King

    Female1808–Female

+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.
1812

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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