John King

about 1762–4 October 1809 (Age 47)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

John King was born about 1762, in Massachusetts, United States. He married Martha Johnson on 21 November 1790, in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 4 October 1809, in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John King
1762–1809
Martha Johnson
1766–1822
Marriage: 21 November 1790
Luther King
1807–1866
Joseph King

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 November 1790
Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Luther King

    Male1807–1866Male

    Joseph King

    MaleMale

World Events (6)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 25

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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 (2)

  • John King in entry for Luther King, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • John King, "Find A Grave Index"

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