John Duckett King

Brief Life History of John Duckett

When John Duckett King was born on 20 June 1778, in Kings Valley, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, his father, Edward King, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Duckett, was 36. He married Jemima Miles on 16 December 1800, in Kings Valley, Montgomery, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1850. He died on 14 May 1858, in Kings Valley, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kings Valley, Montgomery, Maryland, United States.

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John Duckett King
Jemima Miles
Marriage: 16 December 1800
Middleton King
Elizabeth Miles King
Jemima D King
Harriet Ann King
John A King
Singleton King
Mary Ann King
Charles Miles King
Rufus King
Sarah Rebecca King
Edward J King
Luther Green King
Eveline Amanda King

Sources (7)

  • John L King, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John King in the Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850
  • John Duckett King, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)


In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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