George King

3 October 1822–9 April 1903 (Age 80)
Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of George

When George King was born on 3 October 1822, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, 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 G King
Theresa Catherine King

Spouse and Children


    Mary Peery





    Andrew King


    William Peery King


    Greaver King



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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

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George King in household of Geo E Rhudy, "United States Census, 1900"

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