Miriam King

1729–1815 (Age 86)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Miriam

When Miriam King was born on 12 September 1729, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James King, was 27 and her mother, Miriam Hamblin, was 23. She married Asa Harmon on 3 May 1748, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 November 1815, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Miriam King
Asa Harmon
Marriage: 3 May 1748
Asa Harmon
Isaac Harmon
Jehiel Harmon
Uriah Harmon
Ruth Harmon
Elisha Harmon
Miriam Harmon

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3 May 1748
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 52

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 71

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.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Miriam King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Miriam King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Miriam King Harmon, "Find A Grave Index"

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