Emma Melissa King

Brief Life History of Emma Melissa

When Emma Melissa King was born on 18 September 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Morris King, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Ann Jewell, was 26. She married Isaiah Huntsman on 21 March 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 10 January 1905, in Basin, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Basin Cemetery, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaiah Huntsman
Emma Melissa King
Marriage: 21 March 1856
Sarah Huntsman
Mary Elizabeth Huntsman
James Edson Huntsman
Amanda Huntsman
Jane Huntsman
John Huntsman
Emma Adaretta Huntsman

Sources (28)

  • Emma Huntsman in household of Isiah Huntsman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emma Melissa King - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Emma Melissa King
  • Emma Milissa King Huntsman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Emma Milissa King Huntsman Find A Grave Memorial# 50205703

Emma Milissa King Huntsman Birth: Sep. 18, 1840 Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA Death: Jan. 10, 1905 She was a daughter of John Morris King and Sarah Ann Jewell. Family links: Parents: J …

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