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.
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 rí (which means ‘king’ in Irish).
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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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