John Turner King

1 January 1793–3 December 1876 (Age 83)
Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Turner

When John Turner King was born on 1 January 1793, in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, William King, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Salley Stroud, was 37. He married Martha Whitaker in 1814, in Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1860 and Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1876, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sacul, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Turner King
1793–1876
Martha Whitaker
1799–1862
Marriage: 1814
William Harrison King
1816–1870
John Whitaker King
1820–1863
Isaac Wilson King
1822–1867
James Madison King
1824–1864
Rufus Flax King
1832–1890
Mary King
1839–1850
Polly Anna King
1817–
Nancy Sebastian King
1818–1879
Albert Gallatin King
1826–1881
Eliza Jane King
1828–1913
Thomas W. King
1830–1865
Martha E. King
1834–1880
Daniel Samuel Houston King
1836–1921
Benjamin Franklin King
1844–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1814
Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States
children

(14)

    William Harrison King

    Male1816–1870Male

    Polly Anna King

    Female1817–Female

    Nancy Sebastian King

    Female1818–1879Female

    John Whitaker King

    Male1820–1863Male

    Isaac Wilson King

    Male1822–1867Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 3

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

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. 

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)

  • John King, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John T King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John T King, "United States Census, 1860"

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