Mary H. King

15 June 1825–29 October 1875 (Age 50)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary H.

When Mary H. King was born on 15 June 1825, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William George King, was 27 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Lewis, was 23. She married Samuel Joseph Watson on 23 December 1841, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mine Creek Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Arkansas, United States in 1870. She died on 29 October 1875, in Pike, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in White, Tennessee, United States.

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Samuel Joseph Watson
Mary H. King
Marriage: 23 December 1841
William Wesley Watson
Josephine Watson
Hardin Travis Watson
Joseph Taylor Watson
Tacy Elizabeth Watson
Lucy E. Watson
M A Watson
Samuel Hinton Watson
Sarah Willie Watson
Allen Richie Watson Jr
E.T. Watson
James F. Watson

Spouse and Children

23 December 1841
Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1833: Pike, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Pike, Arkansas, United States

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Mary Springer in household of Robert Springer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Watson in household of Samuel T Watson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • King in entry for A R Watson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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