Mary H. King

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

  • Marriage
    23 December 1841Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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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

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

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

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