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The James L. King Family Home Page

Updated January 19, 2013

I am researching my King family ancestors. From 1800 on, the family was concentrated in what is now north central West Virginia (Monongalia, Marion, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties). In the late 1800's and early 1900's some of the family moved into Ohio ( Portage and Summit Counties) and south west Pennsylvania (Washington County).
My search has temporarily stopped with a John King who was probably born 1730-1765. No information is known about the spouse of John King. John King and his spouse probably died sometime between 1820 and 1830 in Monongalia County VA (WV).

John and his family moved from Maryland to Monongalia County, VA sometime between 1797 and 1803. This is derived from the infomation about his known children. The youngest, Comfort was born 1796-1798. All of John's known children were married in Monongalia County, VA between 1803-1826. All of his children listed Maryland as thier place of birth during the 1850 census. Comfort's marriage, in 1826, was bonded by her brother-in-law, John Cunningham. John King, his wife, and his daughter Comfort King were counted in the 1820 Federal census for Monongalia County., VA (page 53). John's son, John (Jr.), was counted on the same page, next line of the 1820 Monongalia Co. census. John (Jr.) moved to Tyler Co. in 1824. John King (Sr.) could not be found living anywhere in VA for the 1830 census.

Any information that will help fill in the blanks will be greatly appreciated. Also, I am willing to share any information that I have.
James L. King
127 Polly Mountain Rd
Madisonville, TN 37354
(865) 566-1419

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