Jane Ginsey King


Brief Life History of Jane Ginsey

When Jane Ginsey King was born in 1811, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Hanuel King, was 25 and her mother, Mary Waggoner, was 21. She married William Thomas Gunter on 7 July 1829, in Blount, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Alabama, United States in 1870. She died in 1880, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69.

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William Thomas Gunter
Jane Ginsey King
Marriage: 7 July 1829
James Gunter
Jesse Gunter
Mary Ann Gunter
Sarah Gunter
Martha Gunter
William Thomas "Tom" Gunter

Sources (20)

  • Jane Gunter in household of Wm Gunter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane King, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Jane Gunter in entry for Mary Ann Lawrence, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1829Blount, Alabama, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 1

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 19

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Households of King Allied Families

    Research compiled 12 Dec 2019 by ALH. Last Update 10 Apr 2021 by ALH. King Neighbors Household Numbers for Kings and Allied Families Index Part 1. Alabama Research Notes Part 2. Allied Family Relati …

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