Orestes King

21 June 1779–4 December 1804 (Age 25)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Orestes

When Orestes King was born on 21 June 1779, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Alexander King, was 41 and his mother, Experience Hitchcock, was 37. He died on 4 December 1804, in his hometown, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Alexander King
1737–1802
Experience Hitchcock
1742–1809
Orestes King
1765–1778
Carlos King
1769–1843
Alexander King
1773–1775
Joseph King
1774–1805
Orestes King
1779–1804

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 8

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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  • Orestes King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Orestes King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Orestes King, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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