Thomas Norton King

Male1 October 1811–17 July 1895

Brief Life History of Thomas Norton

When Thomas Norton King was born on 1 October 1811, in Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Thomas King, was 23 and his mother, Nancy King, was 15. He married Sarah Rebecca Copp in 1828, in Covington Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 July 1895, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Norton King
Sarah Rebecca Copp
Marriage: 1828
Horace David Andrew Jackson King
Leander Henry King
Isaac Van Fleet King
Delinda King
Hyrum King
Clinton King
Thomas Austin King
James Wesley King
Sarah Rebecca King

Sources (29)

  • Thos M King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas King in entry for Isaac V. King, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Thomas N King, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1828Covington Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 12

    On 11 April 1823, Wayne County was formed by combining portions of Seneca and Ontario counties.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 25

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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