Eleazer King Sr

Male11 October 1784–11 May 1854

Brief Life History of Eleazer

When Eleazer King Sr was born on 11 October 1784, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John K. King, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Hawkins, was 19. He married Nancy Fowler on 27 May 1804, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1842 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 11 May 1854, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer King Sr
Nancy Fowler
Marriage: 27 May 1804
Nancy Diana King
Robert M. King
Abigail Morana King
John Morris King
Eleazer King Jr.
Phoebe King
Lorenzo Don King
Alonzo Fowler King
Enoch Marvin King
Huldah Elizabeth King
Mary King
Robert King

Sources (44)

  • Leazer King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eleazear King, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eleazar King Sr. - birth-name: Eleazer King

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1804Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 13

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


    Age 19

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Eleazer King Sr. and Nancy Fowler

    Eleazer King Sr. & Nancy Fowler (1784 – 1854) (1788 - 1845) The small, sleepy village of Williamstown lies nestled in the green hills of Berkshire Co. in the northwest corner of Massachus …

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