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
Martha Whitaker
Marriage: 1814
William Harrison King
John Whitaker King
Isaac Wilson King
James Madison King
Rufus Flax King
Mary King
Polly Anna King
Nancy Sebastian King
Albert Gallatin King
Eliza Jane King
Thomas W. King
Martha E. King
Daniel Samuel Houston King
Benjamin Franklin King

Spouse and Children

Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


    William Harrison King


    Polly Anna King


    Nancy Sebastian King


    John Whitaker King


    Isaac Wilson King


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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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