Peter King

1788–
West Vincent Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter King was born in 1788, in West Vincent Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip King, was 32 and his mother, Mary Engel Moses, was 29.

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Philip King
1756–1824
Mary Engel Moses
1759–1848
John King
1775–1816
Josiah King
1779–1848
Michael King
1785–1868
Anna Catharine King
1787–1856
Peter King
1788–
Eve King
1789–1862
Jacob King
1790–
Catharine King
1792–
Elizabeth King
1794–1820
Jacob King
1797–1875

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World Events (3)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 3

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

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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