Obedience King

about 1820–24 November 1857 (Age 37)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Obedience

When Obedience King was born about 1820, in Ohio, United States, her father, Curtis King, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Green, was 43. She married Jonathan McCarty Logan on 22 December 1835, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 24 November 1857, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan McCarty Logan
Obedience King
Marriage: 22 December 1835
Mary Jane Logan
Sarah Ann Logan
Lydia Ann Logan
Eliza Hannah Logan
James Todd Logan
Benjamin Martin Logan
William Logan
Enoch Lycurgas Logan

Spouse and Children

22 December 1835
Hendricks, Indiana, United States


    Mary Jane Logan


    Sarah Ann Logan


    Lydia Ann Logan


    Eliza Hannah Logan


    James Todd Logan


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Curtis King


    Hannah Green





    John W. King


    Martha R King



    Curtis KING Jr


World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 5

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Obedience Logan in household of Jonathan M Logan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malissa King in entry for James S Logan and Mary E Staggs, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Malissa King in entry for James S Logan and Mary E Staggs, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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