James King

about 1812–
Danby, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James King was born about 1812, in Danby, Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, Moses King, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 20. He had at least 7 sons and 1 daughter with Rachel Meeker. He lived in Barton, Barton, Tioga, New York, United States for about 5 years and Barton, Tioga, New York, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

James King
1812–
Rachel Meeker
1811–1870
Eli Beers King
1830–1913
Luther King
1833–
George W King
1845–
Amasa D King
1835–1909
John Westley King
1839–1912
Henry A King
1842–1925
Charles C King
1851–1917
Harriet E "Hattie" King
1852–1920

Spouse and Children

children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 34

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

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 (3)

  • James King, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • James King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James King, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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