Joseph Scott King

29 July 1810–6 July 1894 (Age 83)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Joseph Scott

When Joseph Scott King was born on 29 July 1810, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, David King, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Scott, was 25. He married Matilda Mosher on 21 March 1833, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1894. He died on 6 July 1894, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Scott King
1810–1894
Matilda Mosher
1812–1860
Marriage: 21 March 1833
Angeline S. King
1835–
Joseph King
1838–
Nelson Kirkland King
1841–1912
Emeline H. King
1843–1933
Mary Etta King
1845–1919
Charles Scott King
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 March 1833
Ohio, United States
children

(6)

    Angeline S. King

    Female1835–Female

    Male1838–Male

    Nelson Kirkland King

    Male1841–1912Male

    Emeline H. King

    Female1843–1933Female

    Mary Etta King

    Female1845–1919Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1811 · USS Revenge

Age 1

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

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)

  • Joseph S King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph F King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph King, "United States Census, 1880"

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