Enoch Marvin King

Brief Life History of Enoch Marvin

When Enoch Marvin King was born on 1 May 1821, in West Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Eleazer King Sr, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Fowler, was 33. He married Mary Bigg Ware on 30 March 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 8 April 1895, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Marvin King
Mary Bigg Ware
Marriage: 30 March 1841
Enoch George King
Hyrum Smith King
Alonzo Marvin King
Joseph Smith King
James Eleazer King
John Lorenzo King
Nancy Emeline Young King
Mary Sariah King
Sarah Elizabeth King
Baby Daughter King

Sources (52)

  • Enoch King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch M. King, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Enagh Marvin King, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

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.

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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Mary Ware King Written by Ruby King Hart

Mary Ware King Written by Ruby King Hart March 1992 A copy of a page from a “Register of births and Baptisms”, in a parish in Lenham, Kent Co., England, provides us with a birth record for Mary Ware. …

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