George King

Male3 October 1822–9 April 1903

Brief Life History of George

When George King was born on 3 October 1822, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, John Jacob King, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Wampler, was 32. He married Mary Peery in 1845. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Blacklick, Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 9 April 1903, in Rural Retreat, Wythe, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rural Retreat, Wythe, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George King
Mary Peery
Marriage: 1845
Ephraim Wampler King
Andrew King
William Peery King
Greaver King
Nannie Ann King
Harvey George Perry King
Theresa Catherine King

Sources (42)

  • George King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
  • U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

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  • Marriage
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    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.

    1827 · First mention of the name Rural Retreat

    Age 5

    """Rural Retreat"" appeared on a marriage return in 1827."

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 22

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    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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