Mason Avery King

23 August 1794–7 January 1872 (Age 77)
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Mason Avery

When Mason Avery King was born on 23 August 1794, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Simeon King, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Avery, was 28. He lived in Colony Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 7 January 1872, in Colesburg, Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Mason Avery King
1794–1872
Phebe Doud
1803–1881

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1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mason A King, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mason A King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mason A King in entry for Charles C King and Lavina B Given, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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