Levi King

28 May 1813–26 October 1882 (Age 69)
Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi King was born on 28 May 1813, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ichabod King, was 33 and his mother, Clarissa Howard, was 31. He married Mary Elizabeth Hicklin on 31 January 1849. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Livingston, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 26 October 1882, in Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Joy, Livingston, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi King
Mary Elizabeth Hicklin
Marriage: 31 January 1849
Carlos Marcellus King
Julian Levi King
William Rufus King
Laura King
Mary Emma King
Juliette King
Sallie Clarentine King
Annie Ruth King

Spouse and Children


    Mary Elizabeth Hicklin


31 January 1849


    Carlos Marcellus King


    Julian Levi King


    William Rufus King


    Laura King


    Mary Emma King


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Clarissa Howard




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 5

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

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)

  • L King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Levi King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi King, "United States Census, 1870"

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