James Albert McMorris King

Brief Life History of James Albert McMorris

When James Albert McMorris King was born in December 1864, in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, United States, his father, Nathan Branham King, was 35 and his mother, Malinda, was 19. He married Delia Linsey Long on 24 August 1895, in Henry, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Putnam, Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 310, Putnam, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1933, in Stockbridge, Henry, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Rex, Clayton, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Albert McMorris King
1864–1933
Delia Linsey Long
1875–1924
Marriage: 24 August 1895
Woodie King
1896–1992
Lucius Smith King
1899–
Reverend Martin Luther King Sr
1899–1984
Lenora B King
1902–1982
Cleo Louise King
1905–1998
Lucile King
1906–1926
James Albert King Jr.
1908–1988
Rubie King
1909–1925
Henry Lincoln King
1913–
Rev. Joel Lawrence King Sr.
1915–1996

Sources (35)

  • Jim King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jim King, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • James King, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943"

World Events (8)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1882

Historical Boundaries: 1882: Clayton, Georgia, United States

1885

Historical Boundaries: 1885: Clayton, Georgia, United States. [Spreads across Clayton, Henry and DeKalb counties]

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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