Mary King

5 April 1774–11 January 1846 (Age 71)
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary King was born on 5 April 1774, in Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Sterling King, was 44 and her mother, Amey F Ratcliff, was 30. She married William Pickett on 31 August 1796, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 11 January 1846, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pickett
Mary King
Marriage: 31 August 1796
John Macage Pickett
Mary Ann Pickett
Micajah King Pickett
Celia Pickett
Rufus King Pickett
William Pickett Jr
Nathan Pickett
Elizabeth Pickett
James Madison Pickett
Louisa Pickett
Micajah King Pickett

Spouse and Children

31 August 1796
Fairfield, South Carolina, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    John King


    Moses King


    Nathan King



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 2

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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  • Mary King Pickett, "Find A Grave Index"

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