King Family

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The information we have on the King family, is very little.  We know the ancestor, Wesley Henry King, was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1804.  On the 1850 census report for Washington County Arkansas, he is listed as age 47.  He married first Sarah/Sally Reed, daughter of William Reed. Wesley and the Reeds moved to Arkansas at some point in time where Sally and Wesley were married in 1827. They had five children, and she died about 1834.  He married next Evaline Holt, who was 14 years old at the time of her marriage.  They had thirteen children.  I am attempting to unlock the family mysteries, such as who was Wesley's father?  We believed he came to America from Scotland in the late 1700's, but more recent evidence indicates they were in Canada as early as the 1600's.  Recently learned his name was Silas.

The Kings and the Reeds continued to intermarry throughout the years, as you will see in this report.

An interesting trait of the King men, in the line of Wesley Henry King, is their flaming red hair.  Many of the men born into this King family, have red hair.

Descendants of Silas King

 

Generation No. 1

1. SILAS1 KING1,2.

Children of SILAS KING are:

2. i. ISAAC2 KING.

3. ii. SOLOMON KING, b. 1802, Canada; d. Bet. October 28, 1869 - January 12, 1870, Phelps County, Missouri.

4. iii. WESLEY HENRY KING, b. March 1804, Watertown, Jefferson, New York; d. November 23, 1870, Cane Hill, Washington, Arkansas.

5. iv. RACHEL KING, b. 1809.

6. v. HIRAM KING, b. January 12, 1815, New York; d. Aft. 1880, Laclede County, Missouri.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ISAAC2 KING (SILAS1) He married RACHEL January 03, 1848 in Dickson County TN.

Notes for ISAAC KING:

Not sure if this person belongs in this King family.

Child of ISAAC KING and RACHEL is:

7. i. WILLIAM3 KING, b. 1849.

 

3. SOLOMON2 KING (SILAS1)3,4 was born 1802 in Canada, and died Bet. October 28, 1869 - January 12, 1870 in Phelps County, Missouri. He married PERLINA K..

Notes for SOLOMON KING:

According to Don Vincent in "800 Missouri Families", Volume Two, Solomon King was born in Canada in 1802 and came to Missouri about 1831, locating on Spring Creek in Phelps County in 1833 according to a citation in Goodspeed, page 629. He was supposed to have been listed in the 1850 Census in Pulaski County, page 153. With one Joseph Walton, Solomon King furnished security in the 1837 Pulaski County settlement of Washington G. Walton's estate. Solomon was also said to have owned one male and one female slave.

In an interview in "800 Missouri Families", Volume Three, his informant, Cecil Benson (a grandson of Solomon King) stated that "King family came down the St. Lawrence on a keelboat. They came to North -- uh, upstate New York. They come down from Canada into New York."

According to the Rolla Express newspaper of Rolla, Missouri on 24 Jun 1861, Solomon King of Rolla was one of some 63 men who took an Oath of Allegiance to support the Constitution of the United States.

LAST WILL OF SOLOMAN KING

Will Book A & B - page 95, 96

I, Solomon King of Phelps County Missouri do hereby declare the following to be my Last Will & Testament and do hereby divise & bequeath my property, personal and real as follows:

I. I, give and bequeath to my wife, Perlina K. King, the sum of three hundred dollars.

II. I give and bequeath to my son W.G. King the sum of one hundred dollars.

III. I give & bequeath to Cristie A. Morse, my daughter one horse & one hundred dollars.

IV. I give & bequeath to Lucinda Bates one horse and one hundred dollars.

V. I give & bequeath to Cornelia B. King and Jennie A. King my minor children, all of my other property, real personal & mixed goods, money + choses in action to be equally divided between them.

To John A. King, Hyram A. King, Francis M. King my sons, I give nothing. they having been heretofore provided for out of my property and to William & James King sons of Joshua King (dec.) my son) I give nothing the said Joshua having been provided for in his life time & having received his due proportion of my property.

I hereby appoint Azro Emory of Phelps County my executor of this will and direct him to carry out it's provisions strictly.

I further will that at my death all my property except two horses above bequeathed & given both personal & real, to be sold by my executor at the best terms possible and the proceeds of the same after the payment of all my just debts and the spicific legacies above created, be equally applied to & for the benefit of my two children Cornelia B. & Jennie A. King and that out of said funds they are to be properly provided for and liberally educated.

We attest the above & foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witness in the presence of Soloman King the testator.

C.C. Bland

C.M. Hamill

Oct. 28 1869 A.D.

Children of SOLOMON KING and PERLINA are:

8. i. HIRAM WESLEY3 KING, b. July 06, 1833, Relfe, Phelps County, Missouri; d. November 21, 1916, Oscar, Texas County, Missouri.

ii. CHRISTIE A. KING, b. Bef. 1855.

iii. FRANCIS M. KING, b. Bef. 1855.

iv. JOHN SOLOMON KING, b. Bef. 1855; d. September 25, 1899, Hardy, Sharp County, Arkansas10.

Notes for JOHN SOLOMON KING:

John Solomon King was in trouble with the law a lot of the time. He sold his land to his father, Solomon and moved to Arkansas in 1869. He lived in Lawrence County, Arkansas for a time before moving his family to Sharp County.

9. v. JOSHUA KING, b. Bef. 1855; d. Bef. October 1869.

vi. LUCINDA KING.

vii. W.G. KING.

viii. CORNELIA B. KING.

ix. JENNIE A. KING.

 

4. WESLEY HENRY2 KING (SILAS1)5,6 was born March 1804 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, and died November 23, 1870 in Cane Hill, Washington, Arkansas7,8. He married (1) SALLY REED9,10 December 25, 1827 in Batesville, Independence County, AR11, daughter of WILLIAM REED and MARGARET ROBERTSON. She was born August 19, 1811 in Louisville KY12,13, and died Abt. 1834. He married (2) EVALINE HOLT November 1836, Boonesboro, AR, daughter of JACK HOLT and ELIZABETH POGUE. She was born December 28, 1821 in Alabama14,15, and died April 22, 1908 in Cane Hill, Washington, Arkansas16,17.

Notes for WESLEY HENRY KING:

"............undoubtedly of English origin and perhaps came from England as a lad. Older family members think there were two sisters also, but there is nothing definite enough to state with any degree of accuracy. He came to Arkasas, along with William Reed and his family when they came from Kentucky in 1825; stopped a bit at Batesville, Arkansas, and came on to Cane Hill as one of the seven original families to form the settlement of Boonesboro, later re-named Cane Hill. HIs first wife was Sally Reed, William Reed's oldest child, and by this union there were five chiildren. The marriage record says "Westley King and Sarah Reed." (Sally was a common nickname for Sarah)

Following her death he was wed to Evaline Elizabeth Holt, in November 1836. Eveline was not quite 15 when this marriage took place. She came to be a mother of four step children, the oldest not quite five years her junior! In spite of her age, she was a young lady of considerable aplomb........"

A History of the HOLT FAMILY in WASHINGTON COUNTY ARKANSAS

by Ruth Holt Payne and Mrs. Burlene Hilton

It is known that Wesley and Hiram King both were regarded as 'herb doctors' by their neighbors and consulted regularly in that capacity.

Notes for EVALINE HOLT: Attended Young Ladies Female Seminary

She and Wesley King made their home at Fly Creek, Arkansas.

"..........Eveline was not quite 15 when this marriage took place. She came to be a mother of four step children, the oldest not quite five years her junior! In spite of her age, she was a young lady of considerable aplomb.

"She had already attended the Young Ladies' Female Seminary at Cane Hill, where the young ladies from Boston, who had established this institution instilled culture in the bosoms of the young women in the area. The accounts of Eveline's exploits are legion. Her stamina which was to stand her in good stead throughout her life, is reflected in such stories as the one of her swimming across the river in Alabama where she was born and lived until their removal to Tennessee and then to Arkansas. Another, of the slaughter of thirteen rattlesnakes with a brother seconding her efforts.

"Having thirteen children of her own, and having reared a total of nineteen, she was oblivious to almost anything that would alarm her. During her long life she was an incessant reader. Stories are told of her granddaughters combing and dressing her hair by the hour, literally, while she read, completely oblivious to them. As a result, they always adored her. Her sternest rebuke was to say "Tut tut!"

"She always loved beauty. Flowers were for her almost a necessity and even in the winter months, she would use dried things dusted with flour, to decorate her bedroom. For a fruitful life, there could be no better example. Her activities were in no wise confined to her family circle which was large enough to have occupied most women--------but she was constantly in demand as a midwife. There were almost no medical facilities and her husband, who acted as a doctor and a dentist, among other things, was also in demand. She was his assistant in much that he did. At her death, she had 70 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, also a few great great grandchildren. Hers is the only family to date, in the year 1960, to reach into the eighth generation from the original family of Jack and Elizabeth Holt----the children of Bobby Howard and Teda Jean Howard Braly. The Kings also have the largest number of descendants."

from " A History of the HOLT FAMILY in WASHINGTON COUNTY ARKANSAS

by Ruth Holt Payne and Mrs. Burlene Hilton"

Comment by Clara E. Kendrick:

This was my Great-Grandmother. Down by the ever-running mountain spring on Fly Creek, she had a hole of water where she used to duck her children when they disobeyed her commands. Cold or hot, she went to this spring every morning for her refreshing wash, before she ate breakfast, and always brought back a fresh bucket of water to make her coffee. "Never use water that has stood over night", she said, "because it has lost its savor." Grandmother King is the only person I have ever heard tell about the Falling Stars. She said: "I saw it rain stars from above on November 13, 1833, from about 4 in the morning until daylight. Some folks were frightened, thinking the world was coming to an end." Grandmother King said her mother was sick and had called her out of her sleep. When she saw the stars coming down, she called other members of her family, to see the ground covered with stars. "You could not pick them up," she said; "They were just like air bubbles, bright in color, spots which lasted until daybreak." When a child, I thought she was just telling us fairytales. Later in life I found an account of the falling of the stars in a history book, date and time just like Grandmother had told us.

Eveline Holt King was well regarded as a midwife and often employed thus. At her death, she had 70 grandchildren.

Children of WESLEY KING and SALLY REED are:

i. WILLIAM3 KING18,19, b. 182720,21; m. MARTHA COX.

10. ii. JANE KING, b. 1830.

iii. JOSEPH KING22,23, b. 183024,25.

iv. SAMUEL KING26,27, b. 183128,29; d. 190630,31.

v. MARGARET KING32,33, b. 183434,35.

Children of WESLEY KING and EVALINE HOLT are:

11. vi. JOHN3 KING, b. Abt. 1838, Clyde, Washington, AR.

12. vii. WILLIS JASPER KING, b. 1839, Clyde, Washington, AR.

13. viii. EARL (TOBE) KING, b. Abt. 1843, Clyde, Washington, AR.

14. ix. HIRAM KING, b. January 19, 1846, Clyde, Washington, AR; d. July 10, 1918, Clyde, Washington, AR.

15. x. ALLEN SEA KING, b. Abt. 1848.

16. xi. SARAH KING, b. 1851; d. 1921.

17. xii. MARY EMMALINE KING, b. Abt. 1852, Clyde, Washington, AR; d. 1930.

xiii. SILAS BUNYON KING36,37, b. Abt. 185238,39.

18. xiv. JAMES HENRY KING, b. October 08, 1854, Cane Hill Arkansas; d. November 10, 1923.

19. xv. BENJAMIN FRANCIS KING, b. Abt. 1857, Beaty Mountain AR.

xvi. LAURA EMILY KING40,41, b. Abt. 185942,43; d. Abt. 1945, Cane Hill Arkansas44,45.

Notes for LAURA EMILY KING:

Known to her family as Aunt Em. Unmarried

She was the youngest daughter of Evaline King. Her red hair was a key to her unusual personality. Although she never married whe was a party in a number of romances and until her dying day, she had a twinkle in her eye, that told you she was a person with a sense of humor. She was never bound by convention and was wont to do whatever appealed to her. This might take the form of a hat or dress or conduct that often jarred the family and the community. At a time when women of middle age were supposed to be sedate, she was not above appearing in a daring bathing suit and disporting herself among the young fry and they enjoyed the water sports. She was always ready with a word for any situation or condition that might arise.

When her hair began to grey, she colored it (unusual at that time). She was known as "one of the most colorful people ever known." by Conrow Miller (her nephew)

Comments by Clara E. Kendrick:

Our Aunt Emma King never got married, for reasons unknown to our younger generation. She always said she had to look after Mammy, as she called Grandmother Evaline King. Folks used to say Pappy and Mammy when speaking of their parents.

20. xvii. LEONIDAS KING, b. Abt. 1868, Clyde, Washington, AR; d. 1958.

21. xviii. MARTHA ANN KING, b. Abt. 1841, Arkansas; d. 1865, Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri..

 

5. RACHEL2 KING (SILAS1) was born 1809. She married JOHN K. SULLENS 1824 in New York. He was born 1806 in MO.

Children of RACHEL KING and JOHN SULLENS are:

i. UNKNOWN3 SULLINS, b. 1825.

ii. UNKNOWN SULLENS, b. 1830.

iii. RICHARD SULLENS, b. 1832, Texas, MO.

iv. MARY E. SULLENS, b. 1836.

v. SARAH JANE SULLENS, b. 1843.

vi. JOHN H. SULLENS, b. 1845.

 

6. HIRAM2 KING (SILAS1)46,47 was born January 12, 1815 in New York, and died Aft. 1880 in Laclede County, Missouri. He married (1) CLARINDA MCLAUGHLIN Abt. 1844, daughter of JOHN MCLAUGHLIN and JEMIMA. She died Bef. 1850. He married (2) ISABELLA JANE VINCENT, daughter of JOHN VINCENT and ANNA MASSEE. She was born 1831 in TN, and died Aft. 1870.

Notes for ISABELLA JANE VINCENT:

Also called Ibba

Children of HIRAM KING and CLARINDA MCLAUGHLIN are:

22. i. SILAS WILLIAM3 KING, b. May 11, 1844, Texas, MO; d. October 02, 1896, MO.

ii. JOHN W. KING, b. Abt. 1843, Texas, MO.

Children of HIRAM KING and ISABELLA VINCENT are:

iii. ELVIRA3 KING, b. 1852.

iv. MARY A. KING, b. 1853.

v. ELIZABETH KING, b. 1856.

23. vi. SOLOMON KING, b. 1859.

24. vii. JAMES HENRY KING, b. June 02, 1864, Texas, MO; d. 1949.

viii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING, b. 1867; d. 1930.

ix. LAURA BELLE KING, b. October 1869; d. 1953.

x. REBECCA KING, b. May 03, 1874, Texas, MO; d. December 06, 1887, Texas, MO.

 

Generation No. 3

7. WILLIAM3 KING (ISAAC2, SILAS1)48,49 was born 184950,51. He married SARAH LEWIS52,53.

Children of WILLIAM KING and SARAH LEWIS are:

i. WILLIAM4 KING54,55.

ii. JOSEPH B. KING56,57.

Notes for JOSEPH B. KING:

Joseph King was a deputy to Sheriff John Powers, and appointed by Governor Jeff Davis to serve out the unexpired term when Sheriff Powers was killed by bank robbers, February 5, 1902. He was later elected to that office and served two successive terms.[patterson.FTW]

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Joseph King was a deputy to Sheriff John Powers, and appointed by Governor Jeff Davis to serve out the unexpired term when Sheriff Powers was killed by bank robbers, February 5, 1902. He was later elected to that office and served two successive terms.

iii. JAMES KING.

iv. BEULAH KING58,59, m. W. F. LASTER60,61.

v. SADIE KING62,63, m. BEN PENNINGTON64,65.

vi. JAMES KING66,67.

 

8. HIRAM WESLEY3 KING (SOLOMON2, SILAS1) was born July 06, 1833 in Relfe, Phelps County, Missouri, and died November 21, 1916 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri. He married LYDIA CARVEL. She was born June 12, 1850, and died November 25, 1928.

Notes for HIRAM WESLEY KING:

Hiram Wesley King belonged to the Masonic Order, Latemier Lodge 395 in Texas County, Missouri. He was a member as early as 1889. He purchased 80 acres of homestead land from the Federal Government on 14 Jun 1904. He always signed his name 'Hiram W. King.'

1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

1st Cavalry Regiment was formed during summer of 1861. Many of its members had served with the Missouri State Guard. The unit fought at Elkhorn Tavern, then moved east of the Mississippi River and was dismounted. After fighting at Iuka and Corinth, it was assigned to M.E. Green's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It took an active part in the fight at Big Black River Bridge and on July 4, 1863, was captured at Vicksburg . After the exchange it was assigned to General Cockrell's Brigade, and consolidated with the 3rd (Samuel's) Missouri Cavalry Battalion. It fought with the Army of Tennessee throughout the Atlanta Campaign and was part of Hood's operations in Tennessee. Later it was involved in the defense of Mobile. On May 4, 1862, the regiment contained 536 effectives and lost 9 killed and 54 wounded at Corinth. The 1st/3rd Battalion reported 25 killed, 80 wounded, and 3 missing during the Atlanta Campaign and sustained 56 casualties at Allatoona. The small command surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonel Elijah Gates; Lieutenant Colonels Richard B. Chiles, George W. Law, and William D. Maupin; and Majors Robert R. Lawther and William C. Parker.

Notes for LYDIA CARVEL:

Liddie's name was recorded as Linda Carroll in the "Texas County, Missouri Live Births and Still Births, 1883-1889" listing showing the birth of her twin sons Silas and Ransom.

Children of HIRAM KING and LYDIA CARVEL are:

i. CHARLES4 KING.

ii. RANSOM CLAY KING, b. October 11, 1884, Rubidoux Township, Texas County, Missouri.

iii. SILAS JASPER KING, b. October 11, 1884, Rubidoux Township, Texas County, Missouri.

 

9. JOSHUA3 KING (SOLOMON2, SILAS1) was born Bef. 1855, and died Bef. October 1869.

Children of JOSHUA KING are:

i. WILLIAM4 KING.

ii. JAMES KING.

 

10. JANE3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)68,69 was born 1830. She married ANSON HODGES70,71.

Child of JANE KING and ANSON HODGES is:

i. HODGES4.

 

11. JOHN3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)72,73 was born Abt. 1838 in Clyde, Washington, AR74,75. He married SARAH MORROW76,77 December 22, 1859.

Children of JOHN KING and SARAH MORROW are:

i. VERA4 KING78,79, m. FAYETTE RINEHART80,81.

ii. ALICE KING82,83, m. LEE RINEHART84,85.

iii. PRICE KING86,87.

Notes for PRICE KING:

died in infancy[patterson.FTW]

[MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW]

died in infancy

 

12. WILLIS JASPER3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)88,89 was born 1839 in Clyde, Washington, AR90,91. He married ELIZABETH COX92,93 February 07, 1861.

Children of WILLIS KING and ELIZABETH COX are:

i. MARY4 KING94,95.

ii. ANN KING96,97.

iii. EVALINE KING98,99, m. ALBERT SKIDMORE100,101.

iv. SAM KING.

v. DORCAS KING102,103, m. JOE RINEHART104,105.

vi. LEONARD KING106,107.

vii. LUCIAN KING108,109, m. BESSIE110,111.

viii. DORA KING112,113, m. CLINT DAVIS114,115.

ix. FRANK KING116,117.

Notes for FRANK KING:

died as an infant

x. ZEB KING118,119, m. BERTHA120,121.

xi. SAM KING122,123.

 

13. EARL (TOBE)3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)124,125 was born Abt. 1843 in Clyde, Washington, AR126,127. He married MARGARET REESE128,129.

Children of EARL KING and MARGARET REESE are:

i. SAM4 KING130,131, m. LAURA HULSE132,133.

ii. EVELINE KING134,135, m. TOM BREWSTER136,137.

iii. VIRGILINE KING138,139, m. T. W. BREWSTER140,141.

iv. EARL KING142,143.

25. v. LUTHER KING.

vi. LAURA KING144,145, m. JOE REED146,147.

vii. THOMAS WILLIAM KING148,149, b. December 26, 1874; d. December 08, 1949; m. (1) PEARL KING150,151; m. (2) PEARL REED152,153; b. 1879154,155; d. 1949156,157.

 

14. HIRAM3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)158,159 was born January 19, 1846 in Clyde, Washington, AR160,161, and died July 10, 1918 in Clyde, Washington, AR162,163. He married (1) FANNIE. She was born 1861, and died 1960. He married (2) MARY ELLEN REED164,165 October 10, 1867, daughter of WILLIAM REED and KEZIAH WOOD. She was born December 08, 1851 in Washington Co., AR166,167, and died August 02, 1899 in Clyde, Washington, AR.

Notes for HIRAM KING:

Hiram King enlisted in the Army of the United States at Fayetteville, Arkansas on 25 Apr 1864 when he was 18 years old. He was five feet, nine inches tall, had blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. He was assigned to Company L of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. He was on detached service as a mail rider to and from Cassville, Missouri on 26 Jun 1864. He was mustered out and last paid on 25 Feb 1865. His military pension was claimed by his wife Fannie King.

From the National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors System: 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, USA

Children of HIRAM KING and MARY REED are:

i. ROSCOE4 KING168,169.

26. ii. TEMPRA ELECTOR KING, b. December 21, 1868; d. January 07, 1946.

27. iii. NELLIE KING, b. June 21, 1871; d. January 13, 1956.

28. iv. ADA KING, b. June 26, 1874; d. 1964.

29. v. EUGENE KING, b. June 22, 1877; d. August 01, 1959.

30. vi. ROBERTA KING, b. January 24, 1880.

vii. JOHN ROSCOE KING, b. June 15, 1884; d. March 02, 1910.

 

15. ALLEN SEA3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)170,171 was born Abt. 1848172,173. He married (1) ELECTRA EVANS174,175. He married (2) MARY SNODGRASS176,177.

Children of ALLEN KING and ELECTRA EVANS are:

i. DAN4 KING178,179.

31. ii. CHARLIE KING.

Children of ALLEN KING and MARY SNODGRASS are:

32. iii. JOE FAYETTE4 KING.

iv. LACY KING180,181, m. DELLA RICH182,183.

33. v. HOLLY KING.

34. vi. POWELL KING.

 

16. SARAH3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)184,185 was born 1851186,187, and died 1921188,189. She married JAMES LEACH190,191.

Children of SARAH KING and JAMES LEACH are:

35. i. ALICE4 LEACH.

ii. JEANINE LEACH192,193.

iii. NATHAN LEACH194,195.

iv. ALVIN LEACH196,197.

v. MAGGIE LEACH198,199.

vi. SAMUEL HENRY LEACH200,201, m. AMANDA AMERICA REED202,203; b. 1873204,205.

vii. EMMA LEACH206,207.

viii. JOHN LEACH208,209.

ix. EARLY LEACH210,211, m. BELLE REED212,213.

x. CLARA LEACH214,215.

xi. TERESA LEACH216,217.

xii. MARY E. LEACH218,219, m. WALTER REED220,221; b. 1881222,223; d. 1901224,225.

 

17. MARY EMMALINE3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1) was born Abt. 1852 in Clyde, Washington, AR226,227, and died 1930. She married JOHN JOHNSON REED April 30, 1873 in Washington County, Arkansas228,229, son of JAMES REED and SARAH WILLIAMSON. He was born 1850230,231, and died 1939232,233.

Children of MARY KING and JOHN REED are:

36. i. ADA4 REED.

37. ii. EVALINE REED, b. 1876.

iii. HATTIE REED234,235.

iv. OLLIE REED236,237, m. ADA FOREMAN238,239.

v. RUBY REED240,241.

vi. REED.

vii. REED.

viii. REED.

ix. REED.

 

18. JAMES HENRY3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)242,243 was born October 08, 1854 in Cane Hill Arkansas244,245, and died November 10, 1923246,247. He married MARY FRANCES ABSHIER248,249 December 22, 1876 in Washington County, Arkansas, daughter of ROLAND ABSHIER and RACHEL AIRES. She was born January 02, 1861250,251, and died April 07, 1922 in Cane Hill Arkansas252,253.

Notes for MARY FRANCES ABSHIER:

Known as Fanny.

Children of JAMES KING and MARY ABSHIER are:

38. i. WESLEY FITZROY4 KING, b. November 17, 1877, Cove Creek AR; d. Abt. 1918, Coffeyville KS.

ii. SAMUEL LOWERY KING254,255, b. November 11, 1881256,257; d. May 08, 1919258,259.

Notes for SAMUEL LOWERY KING:

Called Uncle Major

iii. JAYHUGH KING260,261, b. January 12, 1884, Clyde AR262,263; d. November 20, 1970, Fayetteville AR264,265; m. ELIZA ALICE ROBERTS266,267, April 18, 1917; b. November 07, 1894268,269; d. June 06, 1957270,271.

39. iv. LUCY VERA KING, b. July 31, 1892, Prairie Grove AR; d. October 30, 1977, Fayetteville AR.

 

19. BENJAMIN FRANCIS3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)272,273 was born Abt. 1857 in Beaty Mountain AR274,275. He married MARIETTA HOLDEN276,277.

Children of BENJAMIN KING and MARIETTA HOLDEN are:

i. ROSCOE4 KING.

ii. ASIE KING278,279.

iii. TRACY KING280,281.

iv. BENJAMIN KING282,283.

v. ELSIE KING284,285, m. ANDERSON286,287.

vi. OPPIE KING288,289.

vii. ROSCOE KING290,291.

 

20. LEONIDAS3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)292,293 was born Abt. 1868 in Clyde, Washington, AR294,295, and died 1958296,297. He married LOUIE DAVIS298,299 1886.

Children of LEONIDAS KING and LOUIE DAVIS are:

i. WALDO4 KING300,301.

ii. WESLEY KING302,303.

iii. NORMAN KING.

40. iv. THELMA KING.

v. NORMAN KING304,305.

 

21. MARTHA ANN3 KING (WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)306,307 was born Abt. 1841 in Arkansas308,309, and died 1865 in Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri.. She married SAMUEL KING REED310 January 05, 1860, son of WILLIAM REED and MARGARET ROBERTSON. He was born Abt. 1838 in Arkansas311,312, and died 1912 in Clyde, Washington, AR.

Notes for MARTHA ANN KING:

died young

Notes for SAMUEL KING REED:

Comment by Clara E. Kendrick:

He was my own Grandfather, honest and upright in every respect with his family and friends in the community in which he lived his entire life -- 75 years. His family reached up and down Fly Creek, east and west, north to Fayetteville and south to the top of Skylight and Hale Mountain. He helped to feed and clothe many folks besides his own immediate family. He taught all of us children not to be satisfied doing our work as good as the other fellow but to always try to do it just a little better. And that was his teaching and his every-day practice until his last day among the living.

Children of MARTHA KING and SAMUEL REED are:

i. JOHN4 REED313,314.

Notes for JOHN REED:

died in infancy

ii. JOHN GALLOWAY REED.

Notes for JOHN GALLOWAY REED:

died in infancy

iii. STEPHEN K. REED315,316, m. HENRIETTA ANDERSON317,318.

41. iv. LAURA EVALINE REED, b. 1860; d. Aft. 1959.

42. v. AMY KING REED, b. 1864.

vi. GEORGE W. REED319,320, b. 1867321,322; m. LULA L. LITTLE323,324.

vii. WILLIAM EARL REED, b. 1869; m. ADONIA EDMISTON325,326.

viii. MARY DORCAS (DOLLY) REED327,328, b. 1871329,330; d. 1945331,332; m. HUGH THOMAS LATTA333,334.

ix. AMANDA AMERICA REED335,336, b. 1873337,338; m. SAMUEL HENRY LEACH339,340.

x. IDA BEA REED341,342, b. 1875343,344; m. WILLIAM ERSKINE COX345,346.

xi. PEARL REED347,348, b. 1879349,350; d. 1949351,352; m. THOMAS WILLIAM KING353,354; b. December 26, 1874; d. December 08, 1949.

xii. WALTER REED355,356, b. 1881357,358; d. 1901359,360; m. MARY E. LEACH361,362.

 

22. SILAS WILLIAM3 KING (HIRAM2, SILAS1)363 was born May 11, 1844 in Texas, MO, and died October 02, 1896 in MO. He married (1) CLARINDA BRYANT March 22, 1866 in Texas Co., MO. She was born April 27, 1848 in MO, and died May 29, 1884 in Texas, MO. He married (2) REBECCA CATHERINE PACK December 01, 1889 in Texas Co., MO. She was born July 08, 1863 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.

Notes for SILAS WILLIAM KING:

From his photographs, Silas King was a strongly built man with large hands and apparently considerable physical strength. Jim Holmes stated in 1996 that Silas was born and raised in a log cabin on Brusher Creek on a site that in later years was occupied by the Headquarters building of Fort Leonard Wood near Lebanon in LaClede County, Missouri. When he took up his own farm, it was between Rubidoux and Rock Creeks near Houston, Texas County, Missouri. This location information was provided by his grandson, William Edward "Ed" King. (Texas County was largely depopulated during the Civil War and nearly all of the existing buildings had been burned by the war's end.)

"Branded as Rebels" by Eakin and Hale has the following entry with respect to Silas King:

King, Silas. With Anderson. He was at Fayette, [Missouri,] September 20, 1864; Centralia, [Missouri,] September 27, 1864. He was from Clay County, [, Missouri]. He went to Texas with George Shepard and died of a fever at Sherman, Texas about December 25, 1864, some two weeks after accidentally shooting Perry Smith. Ref: Edwards; CSRJC; Trow; Block; Brownlee; 'Liberty Tribune', June 21, 1901.

"Noted Guerrillas" by Edwards has some ten references to Silas King:

He is mentioned as one of a troop of twelve guerrillas detailed under Archie Clements on 15 Sep 1864 to charge a company of Federal militia near Boonville, Missouri, and then retreat so as to entice the Federals into an ambush. However, this troop failed to follow their orders. Instead the thirteen men converted their sham attack into a real one and charged the 76 Federals, killing some 23 of them and capturing forty horses in a four mile pursuit. ("Noted Guerrillas," page 244)

Silas King was wounded shortly after eleven in the morning of 20 Sep 1864 in failed attempt by Quantrell, Anderson, Todd, Poole and Stuart and their respective companies to take the Federals fortified in the courthouse and other buildings of Fayette, Missouri. ("Noted Guerrillas," page 291)

A week later on 27 Sep 1864, Silas King was one of 61 men in Anderson's company at Centralia, Missouri. They arrived around ten in the morning, and decided to wait for the eleven o'clock train from Saint Louis. The intervening hour was employed by levying contributions up the citizens and taking what they wanted from the stores. The train arrived on time and halted at the depot. It had both private citizens and a number of Federal troops on it, some armed and some going home on furlough. Some of the armed Federals recognized Bill Anderson and fired. The fight was brief and ineffectual, and was followed by a quick waving of white handkerchiefs in surrender. The surviving 24 troops and one civilian who was wearing a soldier's blouse were lined up, made to strip off their uniforms for the use of the guerrillas and then killed by Archie Clements at Anderson's command to "Muster them out." Following this, Anderson took his company to a Mr. Singleton's pasture, some four miles southeast of Centralia where they had stayed the previous night. A Major Johnson, in command of some a three hundred strong Federal garrison based at Paris in Monroe County, Missouri, arrived after Anderson's troop had left town. These Federals were flying the black flag instead of the stars and stripes in token that no quarter would be given. Johnson's people followed on quickly and arrived in the vicinity of Singleton's barn about four in the afternoon. The guerrillas, who numbered 262 men in the four companies, had retired to the timber to await the on-coming Federals. A feint by ten guerrilla skirmishers under Thrailkill caused the inexperienced Federal troops to charge forward in disorder. When they came into view of the waiting guerrilla line of battle, they halted to reform their ranks and to receive the rebel charge while halted, a foolish tactic particularly as their weapons were single shot while the guerrillas were universally armed with multiple revolving pistols. The guerrillas dismounted, checked their weapons and horses, remounted and then charged at about five in the afternoon. Some 60 Federals managed to break out of the melee and attempt to escape, but were followed by Jesse James and four others who managed to kill 52 of them. All in all, 282 of Johnson's three hundred died that day.

Silas King was named as one of thirty men commanded by Arch Clements to be a rear-guard and impede the pursuit by some one thousand Federal troops accompanied by six gun battery. This rear guard fought multiple actions over a twenty-five mile distance, killing some 37 Federals and wounding 88 more. The rear guard had four wounded and four more had their horses killed during this day's fighting

Notes for CLARINDA BRYANT:

Clarinda apparently died after a long illness - possibly cancer? However, the death records from Texas County, Missouri said that Clarinda died from 'crampy colic' with a duration of 5 hours. The speculation is that this may have been a ruptured appendix.

Notes for REBECCA CATHERINE PACK:

She was Hiram's second wife

Children of SILAS KING and CLARINDA BRYANT are:

43. i. HIRAM LEONARD4 KING, b. February 04, 1867, Houston, Texas, MO; d. June 11, 1929, Charlotte, Independence County, Arkansas.

ii. MAHALA KING, b. November 23, 1868.

iii. WILLIAM ALLEN KING, b. October 25, 1870.

iv. MARY ELIZABETH KING, b. March 29, 1879; d. November 09, 1960, Sulphur Rock, Independence County, Arkansas.

v. JANE KING, b. Abt. 1882.

vi. FRANCES KING, b. Bef. May 29, 1884.

Children of SILAS KING and REBECCA PACK are:

vii. ELVIRA M.4 KING, b. 1891.

viii. ROBERT LEE KING, b. 1893; d. 1961, Sleeper, Laclede County, Missouri.

 

23. SOLOMON3 KING (HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born 1859. He married MALISSA MCLAUGHLIN 1880. She was born July 1857.

Children of SOLOMON KING and MALISSA MCLAUGHLIN are:

i. SARAH J.4 KING, b. October 1880.

ii. RICHARD H. KING, b. August 1882.

iii. BERT A. KING, b. October 1884.

iv. NAOMI KING, b. January 19, 1887.

v. ROBERT D. KING, b. January 1889.

 

24. JAMES HENRY3 KING (HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born June 02, 1864 in Texas, MO, and died 1949. He married ALMEDA BUCKNER 1887 in Texas Co., MO. She was born in Webster Co., MO.

Children of JAMES KING and ALMEDA BUCKNER are:

i. CLARENCE4 KING.

ii. RACHEL KING.

iii. HOMER KING.

iv. GEORGE KING.

v. LEONA KING, m. CHARLES PAINTER.

vi. SUSIE KING, m. ART LOWERY.

vii. GRACE KING, m. BOB EARLS.

viii. MARY KING.

ix. LAURA KING.

 

Generation No. 4

25. LUTHER4 KING (EARL (TOBE)3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)364,365. He married FANNY PAYNE366,367.

Children of LUTHER KING and FANNY PAYNE are:

i. LUELLA5 KING368,369.

ii. MILDRED KING370,371.

iii. THEODORE KING372,373.

iv. CLEO KING374,375.

 

26. TEMPRA ELECTOR4 KING (HIRAM3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)376,377 was born December 21, 1868, and died January 07, 1946. She married JOSEPH L. FISHER May 1900.

Children of TEMPRA KING and JOSEPH FISHER are:

i. HIRAM BENTON5 FISHER, b. January 27, 1902.

ii. JAMES CORNELIUS FISHER, b. August 18, 1904.

iii. ASA PAUL FISHER, b. October 03, 1907.

iv. ADA HAZEL FISHER, b. March 13, 1908.

 

27. NELLIE4 KING (HIRAM3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)378,379 was born June 21, 1871, and died January 13, 1956. She married WILLIAM PASCHAL.

Children of NELLIE KING and WILLIAM PASCHAL are:

i. MAGGIE5 PASCHAL.

Notes for MAGGIE PASCHAL:

died in infancy

ii. ROY PASCHAL.

Notes for ROY PASCHAL:

died in infancy

iii. THOMAS HIRAM PASCHAL, b. May 01, 1891.

iv. OSCAR PASCHAL, b. August 21, 1895; d. July 31, 1935.

v. PEARL PASCHAL, b. March 20, 1898.

vi. HARRY PASCHAL, b. June 13, 1902.

vii. GLADYS PASCHAL, b. January 13, 1907.

 

28. ADA4 KING (HIRAM3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)380,381 was born June 26, 1874, and died 1964. She married RICHARD E. RHINEHART April 27, 1903. He was born 1867, and died June 26, 1946.

Child of ADA KING and RICHARD RHINEHART is:

i. MABEL5 RHINEHART, Adopted child.

29. EUGENE4 KING (HIRAM3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)382,383 was born June 22, 1877, and died August 01, 1959. He married (1) EVA HOLT February 13, 1898, daughter of MORDECAI HOLT and EMMA VAWTER. He married (2) IVA STARR384,385 January 14, 1906.

Notes for EUGENE KING:

Comments by Linda Thomas:

Eugene King was a businessman in Lincoln for many years. His sister, Ada Rinehart, says that he and Tom King and her husband, Dick Rinehart had the first feed store in Lincoln which was in the rear of the post office. "Judge," Tom and Dick were in partnership in the only flour mill Lincoln ever boasted. They manufactured a brand called "Flavo." Judge also had a general merchandise store, and Ora Starr Hilton clerked there. He was Postmaster and Justice of the Peace, and his home had the first running water, piped from a spring in back of his home. It was operated by a windmill and water was also run to his mill shop.

Children of EUGENE KING and EVA HOLT are:

i. LUTHER5 KING.

ii. TENNIE KING, b. April 24, 1900; d. August 28, 1919.

iii. FLOYD KING.

Children of EUGENE KING and IVA STARR are:

iv. NOEL5 KING, b. October 27, 1906.

v. ROSCOE KING, b. April 07, 1908.

vi. NELLIE KING, b. March 19, 1911.

 

30. ROBERTA4 KING (HIRAM3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)386,387 was born January 24, 1880. She married RILEY STEPHENS388,389.

Children of ROBERTA KING and RILEY STEPHENS are:

i. RUBY5 STEPHENS390,391.

ii. BEULAH STEPHENS392,393.

iii. CLARENCE STEPHENS394,395.

iv. BLANCHE STEPHENS396,397.

v. LESTER STEPHENS398,399.

 

31. CHARLIE4 KING (ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)400,401. He married RUTH MCPHATRIDGE402,403.

Children of CHARLIE KING and RUTH MCPHATRIDGE are:

i. TROY5 KING404,405.

ii. NORMAN KING.

iii. JEANETTE KING406,407, m. RAYMOND GREGG408,409.

44. iv. ROMULUS KING, d. 1947, Kellogg Acres AR.

v. REMAS KING410,411.

Notes for REMAS KING:

died shortly after birth

died shortly after birth

vi. DEANIE KING412,413.

vii. NORMAN KING414,415.

 

32. JOE FAYETTE4 KING (ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)416,417. He married KATE WHINERY418,419.

Children of JOE KING and KATE WHINERY are:

i. RICHARD5 KING420,421.

ii. ALLEN KING422,423.

iii. MARY CATHERINE KING424,425.

 

33. HOLLY4 KING (ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)426,427. She married JESS SIMPLER428,429.

Children of HOLLY KING and JESS SIMPLER are:

i. MERLE5 SIMPLER430,431.

ii. RUTH SIMPLER432,433.

iii. PAUL SIMPLER434,435.

iv. JOE SIMPLER436,437.

 

34. POWELL4 KING (ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)438,439. He married RUTH BEATY440,441.

Children of POWELL KING and RUTH BEATY are:

45. i. FRANCES JEAN5 KING.

46. ii. VERNA DEAN KING.

 

35. ALICE4 LEACH (SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)442,443. She married (1) HENRY GLIDWELL444,445. She married (2) GILES GLIDWELL446,447.

Children of ALICE LEACH and GILES GLIDWELL are:

47. i. ELZA5 GLIDWELL.

ii. OLVA GLIDWELL448,449, m. JETTIE FREEMAN450,451.

 

36. ADA4 REED (MARY EMMALINE3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1) She married D. M. ELLISON452,453.

Notes for D. M. ELLISON:

He was a doctor, and they lived in Sherman, Texas[patterson.FTW]

[MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW]

He was a doctor, and they lived in Sherman, Texas

Child of ADA REED and D. ELLISON is:

i. PAULINE5 ELLISON454,455.

 

37. EVALINE4 REED (MARY EMMALINE3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)456,457 was born 1876. She married JOHN ANDREW MILLER458,459, son of CHARLES MILLER and MARY HARRIMAN. He was born 1872, and died 1957.

Notes for EVALINE REED:

Evaline's home is a National register site.

Evaline's home is a National register site.

Notes for JOHN ANDREW MILLER:

He was a prominent school teacher, taught in the Beaty school for several terms and was also a druggest in Cane Hill and Lincoln for many years. Both were community builders in every respect.

They spent their entire lives in Cane Hill, Arkansas

Children of EVALINE REED and JOHN MILLER are:

i. WARDLOW5 MILLER460,461, m. ANNA MAE462,463.

ii. CONROW REED MILLER.

 

38. WESLEY FITZROY4 KING (JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)464,465 was born November 17, 1877 in Cove Creek AR466,467, and died Abt. 1918 in Coffeyville KS468,469. He married EVA CLARK STEPHENS470,471 August 09, 1899, daughter of JAMES STEPHENS and FLORENCE SHROCK. She was born January 18, 1884472,473, and died August 15, 1948474,475.

Notes for WESLEY FITZROY KING:

Died as a result of Spanish influenza 1918.

Reprint of a letter written to his wife, Eva:

Note how formal he writes to his wife:

Top right of letterhead.....Frank, Alb. Oct. 2, 1905

Mrs. Eva King

Dear wife

I will write you a few lines to let you know that we are all here safe and in good health. We just got here this morning 5:30. We had to lay over so much. They sent us all around the world to get here. We like this place fine. We are right in the hills. The hills is up in the clouds. Nice scenery here, fine water, nice school & church here and between 6 & 7 hundred people here. It is pretty chilly here, we saw some snow on the mountains 3 or 4 miles from here. Our wages started

today. We are getting 3.00 sitting round today. I will tell you in next letter when I will send for you. I like here all O.K. We are paying 1.00 per day for board, but it is a first class hotel. We went from Neodsha to Columbus from there to K. City took the C.B. to Council Bluffs from there we took the Chicago N Western to St Paul, Minn from there to Portal Can. There is _______ We passed the customs o fcourse. There we took the CP to here. We layed over in St Paul overnight. Layed over all day yesterday in Medicine Hat, Can.

I will write soon again

With Love and Kisses for you

and the Boys I will close

from your Loving Husband

W. F. King

Notes for EVA CLARK STEPHENS:

Eva Clark Stephens King Hicks was raised by her grandparents, William and Martha Stephens after the death of her parents. She was raised very STRICT Presbyterian. On Sundays she was only allowed to go to church, eat and be quiet. She couldn't even whistle. Her Grandmother did absolutely everything for her all her years with her. She fixed her hair, cooked for her, etc. When she married Roy King they had to cut her hair as it was too full of tangles, etc. and had never been cut and she did not know how to fix it herself. She had never peeled a potato. She was 15 when she married Roy and 16 when Harlie was born.

As told by Joe Dirigo: "Although I do not remember much about my maternal grnadmother, I do recall a few stories and facts told me by my mother, Wilma. It seems that after Grandfather King's death, in 1918, Grandmother King opened a restaurant in Dearing Kansas. She also had a room and board business, in addition to the restaurant. I am told she worked long and hard to make the business a success and provide a home for her children. I recall the story about Grandma, that her next door neighbors had a cow that had a habit of getting out of its pasture and getting into the King's garden. The neighbors didn't speak English and were difficult to communicate with. On several occasions, Grandma had caught the cow and returned it, asking them to please keep the cow out of her garden. Finally having caught the cow again, she took the cow back to the neighbors one last time. Only this time she took with her a small "Pet Milk" can and her .32 caliber pistol. After she handed the cow over to the neighbors, she took the milk can and placed it on top of a nearby fence post. She then produced the pistol and quickly shot the can off the post, to demonstrate her skills with the pistol. She then pointed the pistol at the cow and pretended to shoot it. After that she put the pistol back in her pocket and returned home. The cow never got into the King's garden again." Another story. "Mother also tells of the 'early days' when rifle ammunition was scarce and expensive, and the King boys were only given one .22 caliber rifle cartridge, and expected to come back with either a rabbit or a squirrel for the dinner or breakfast table."

Died in 1948, of cancer.

Children of WESLEY KING and EVA STEPHENS are:

i. JAMES HARLIE5 KING476,477, b. July 25, 1900, Hubbard AR478,479; m. MINNIE480,481.

Notes for JAMES HARLIE KING:

Harlie came home from WWI in May, 1919 a month before his sister, Thelma, was born. He had been in a French hospital suffering from amnesia "shell shock". The French awarded Harlie the "French Croix de Guerre" for bravery in battle.

48. ii. CHARLES SAMUEL KING, SR., b. December 03, 1903, Prairie Grove AR; d. March 22, 1982, Lynnwood WA.

49. iii. WILMA FRANCES KING, b. March 06, 1908, Coffeyville AR; d. September 1993, Beerryville AR.

50. iv. JOSEPH FREDERICK KING, b. November 03, 1916, Coffeyville Kansas; d. June 06, 1989, Coffeyville Kansas.

51. v. EVA THELMA KING, b. June 02, 1919, Dearing KS.

 

39. LUCY VERA4 KING (JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)482,483 was born July 31, 1892 in Prairie Grove AR484,485, and died October 30, 1977 in Fayetteville AR486,487. She married THOMAS EDWARD TAYLOR488,489 September 28, 1922. He was born April 12, 1894 in Devil's Den AR490,491, and died January 14, 1982 in Fayetteville AR492,493.

Notes for LUCY VERA KING:

A letter written by Lucy to her niece Thelma, May 23, 1977, shortly before she died:

Dear Thelma and Ralph (Thelma's husband)),

We have had some rain, but we need rain. Our garden isn't doing much good. The sun is shining pretty this morning. I hope you and family are feeling well. We are about as usual here. We have some pretty roses. The honeysuckle was pretty, but are about all gone. They are red. The grass and weeds grow so fast.

Have you had much stormy weather? We haven't. The azalea had one bloom on it so I guess the cold weather killed the buds. Our peach trees did not have any blooms. The apple trees had quite a lot of blooms when your father and mother

were married. I was seven years old July 31st and they were married August 9th. I don't remember much about it. They married at a small place called Hubbard. I think they said it is about 5 miles from here. I do not know where they were married. I guess at your Grandfather and Grandmother's Stephens by a Presbyterian minister by the name of Knox. He also married Jay and Eliza.

I expect your Grandmother cooked the dinner or supper whichever it was and they came over here the next day and Grandfather and Grandmother Abshier came and your Uncle Hal Stephens. I don't remember if any one else. They stayed here a little while and then moved upon the mountain I guess 1/2 mile from here. Uncle Johnny Reed owned the place and they moved to Hubbard after that and that is where Harlie was born. I don't remember what your father did there, but went to Prairie Grove after that and that is where Charlie was born. They lived in Fayetteville and Lincoln a while and then went up in Kansas I think. I guess you know all the places in Kansas they lived. You and Wilma were born in Dearing and Fred in Coffeyville. I think they lived in Alberta, Canada twice.

Wilma was a baby there. If I could see you I could tell you more. I hope you can come up this Summer.

Love to all,

Your Aunt Lucy

Obituary for Lucy King Taylor, written by Conrow Miller:

Lucy King Taylor 1892 - 1977

On Sunday morning at WRMC, I lost a dear friend as well as a close relative, when Lucy King Taylor passed away after a brief illness. She was the only daughter of the late Jim and Fanny King. Born on Fly Creek, she was reared and educated in that community and spent all her life there other than a brief sojourn in Van Buren. She was 85 last July.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Taylor, two sons, James of Tulsa and

Francis of Fly Creek and a daughter Valera of Fly Creek. There are five grand -children who also survive.

The last rites were held in the Cane Hill Presbyterian Church with which her family, the Kings, have been connected since pioneer days. Indeed, her grandparents were charter members of the church when it was organized in 1827. The services were conducted by the Rev. Ralph Thiesse with Adron Benton singing. Burial was in the Reese Cemetery where her parents as well as other relatives lie.

She was a lover of nature and had a way with flowers and shrubs, which she had planted all over the grounds of her home, which was her ancestral place. She was also the family historian and had gathered a tremendous amount of the King history after years of research. We had planned to produce a history of our Kings, now unless I do it alone, I suppose it will not be done.

A sweet and gentle person who loved her family and friends, she will be greatly missed, and I, for one, shall be more desolate when I realize she is gone."

Children of LUCY KING and THOMAS TAYLOR are:

i. JAMES STEVENS5 TAYLOR494,495, b. January 18, 1925496,497; m. WILMA498,499.

52. ii. SAMUEL FRANCIS TAYLOR, b. August 13, 1927.

53. iii. VALERA KING TAYLOR, b. May 05, 1929; d. March 1985.

 

40. THELMA4 KING (LEONIDAS3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)500,501. She married J. DILLARD502,503.

Children of THELMA KING and J. DILLARD are:

i. ALDYTH5 DILLARD504,505, m. LEE MORRIS506,507.

ii. IRMA DILLARD508,509, m. HICKS510,511.

 

41. LAURA EVALINE4 REED (MARTHA ANN3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)512,513 was born 1860, and died Aft. 1959. She married ROBINSON MCCALEB514,515.

Notes for LAURA EVALINE REED:

Comment by Clara E. Kendrick:

This was my own Mother's only own sister -- my Aunt Laura. She was the wife of Robertson McCaleb and the mother of seven children. She lived to have her picture taken with five generations of her family, which is very unusual. I took her last picture on October 5, 1959 when she was 99 years old. She never complained of her tasks. She was an obedient wife and a working mother.

Notes for ROBINSON MCCALEB:

Comments by Clara E. Kendrick:

Uncle Robinson married my mother's oldest sister. He was a wonderful person, a worker in his church and in his Masonic Lodge. He was a good husband, father and neighbor. He was loved by all who knew him and was called "Uncle Robinson" for miles around. He operated a produce business in Stillwell, Oklahoma for many years. He and Aunt Laura celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, which I attended with a great thrill, along with many others of his relatives.

Child of LAURA REED and ROBINSON MCCALEB is:

54. i. VERNA5 MCCALEB.

 

42. AMY KING4 REED (MARTHA ANN3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)516,517 was born 1864518. She married (1) BOB SIMPSON519,520 Abt. 1883. She married (2) LORENZO FREEMAN Abt. 1885.

Children of AMY REED and BOB SIMPSON are:

55. i. CLARA5 SIMPSON.

ii. T. SIMPSON521,522.

iii. L. D. SIMPSON523,524.

 

43. HIRAM LEONARD4 KING (SILAS WILLIAM3, HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born February 04, 1867 in Houston, Texas, MO, and died June 11, 1929 in Charlotte, Independence County, Arkansas. He married (1) UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1867. He married (2) MARTHA CAROLINE TARWATER525 May 05, 1892 in Sharp, Independence County, Arkansas, daughter of JAMES TARWATER and FRANCES RISLEY. She was born June 15, 1867 in Marion Co., AR, and died September 10, 1935 in Charlotte, Independence County, Arkansas.

Notes for HIRAM LEONARD KING:

Hiram lost his right leg below the knee about 1916 due to being kicked by a mule that he was trying to harness. The break was a compound break which means that the broken end of the bone protruded through the skin. This nearly always results in the victim being infected and in the days before antibiotics, commonly led to a case of gangrene and death. Hiram's doctor treated him with the best treatment available -- he amputated the leg above the break. An amputation performed in antiseptic conditions might seem drastic, but it had the benefit of being far less likely to lead to infection and gangrene. After his leg had healed, Hiram himself manufactured the wooden leg that he used for the rest of his life.

In his later years, Hiram spent more time playing the fiddle and became proficient enough to compete in some of the "old time fiddlers" contests held around the region.

According to Jim Holmes in an interview in Jul 2000, Hiram met Caroline while he was working as a hired farm hand harvesting corn after he first came to Arkansas. Following the finish of the harvest, he returned to Missouri, but in a few months returned, proposed and was accepted.

 

Notes for MARTHA CAROLINE TARWATER:

William Edward "Ed" King, Martha's son, stated that Martha was half Indian. Ralph King (another son) confirmed her Indian ancestry and further stated that her tribal descent was Cherokee. This tends to be borne out by facial characteristics of her children and descendents.

At least one verbal source believed that her maiden name was Risley instead of Tarwater. Another verbal source thought that she had been raised by a family named Risley after the death of her parents. It is unknown whether she was adopted legally. However, in my opinion that this story applies to Martha's mother, Frances, since we know Martha's immediate ancestry and that she was still living with her parents at age 13 in Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas as shown in the 1880 census. Her mother's ancestry is another matter however. We don't know what Frances' maiden surname was or for sure where she was raised, although Marion County, Arkansas would seem to be a good bet on the latter.

Part of the problem of establishing American Indian ancestry for Martha and her mother Frances probably stems from the prevailing attitudes in the period following the Civil War in the central United States that Indians (who didn't become United States citizens until around 1920) or "half-breeds" were very much on the bottom of the social pecking order along with Negroes. This led to many Indians and "half-breed" people simply refusing to disclose their ancestry to others and a sense of shame concerning their ancestry.

Jane Anderson [maiden name Willie Jane Self) related the family legend that Martha's parents or grandparents crossed the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau, Missouri when they traveled the "Trail of Tears" which is consistent with the known history of that sad episode. Martha's mother was supposed to be Irish or of Irish extraction and her father Cherokee. They settled on the north side of the Buffalo River in North Arkansas. Again, I believe that this tale has been shifted by a generation and really applies to Frances, Martha's mother since the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census all report Martha's birthplace, as Arkansas which doesn't square with having emigrated from Tennessee. That is, I belive that Frances's parents were the Cherokee father and the Irish mother, neither of whom I've been able to identify. We know that Martha's father, James M. Tarwater, migrated from Knox County, Tennessee where his father Jacob was a prosperous farmer and land owner to Marion County, Arkansas sometime around 1854 with his first wife and some of his children. The first wife died sometime before 1860 and James had his mother Margaret living with him at that time. Sometime during the Civil War, James married Frances and their first son together, Abram was born in 1866 and Martha arrived a year later.

Unfortunately, the Marion County courthouse was burned (a common occurrence during the days when wood buildings were heated with fireplaces or wood stoves) in the 1870s and the marriage and other records of the county were lost. Thus it is not possible to determine from the usual sources what Martha's mother's maiden name was. Without her maiden name, it is virtually useless to attempt to search for Frances in any other records.

Martha's grandson, Charles King, related that the country near the Buffalo River was quite wild. On one occasion when Martha (again, I believe this tale actually applies to Frances) was a girl, she heard what she supposed was a woman screaming down by the river. Her father got his rifle, shooed the family into the cabin and then sat outside the front door of the house and told her to stand in the doorway and scream in answer. She did so and was answered with more screams from a closer location. Another scream brought an answer from even closer. When it got within range, her father shot the mountain lioness. It dashed across the yard and into a nearby tree where a second shot killed it. A few days later, a similar event resulted in the shooting of the male of the pair who measured ten feet from nose to tip of its tail.

 

Marriage Notes for HIRAM KING and MARTHA TARWATER:

According to family legend, Hiram abruptly left his first wife upon discovering her in a compromising situation with a man in the family home in Texas County, Missouri and moved to Independence County, Arkansas. I don't yet know whether he simply abandoned her, or if there was a divorce decree prior to his second marriage to Martha Tarwater. I am inclined to believe the latter since Hiram Leonard returned to Missouri for some months after meeting his second wife Caroline Tarwater Burt before returning to marry her -- presumably after straightening out his affairs.

Children of HIRAM KING and MARTHA TARWATER are:

56. i. SILAS HENRY5 KING, b. April 10, 1893, Batesville, Independence, AR; d. October 20, 1938, Batesville, Independence, AR.

57. ii. FRANCES ISABELLE KING, b. July 14, 1894; d. April 19, 1966.

iii. MAHALA CLARINDA KING, b. March 25, 1896.

iv. NORAH ETHEL KING, b. June 18, 1898; d. September 23, 1921.

Notes for NORAH ETHEL KING:

Norah died as the consequence of performing a good deed. According to her nephew, Jim Holmes, Norah nursed a neighbor family named Griffin who were suffering from tuberculosis for several months. Some of them died during that time. About a year later, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis herself and within a year or so died from it. Norah was twenty-two years old when she died.

v. KING, b. Abt. 1900.

vi. ALBERT ARTHUR KING, b. February 20, 1902.

vii. WILLIAM EDWARD KING, b. April 23, 1903.

viii. ORIS FITZHUGH KING, b. November 29, 1905.

ix. RALPH KING, b. March 02, 1909.

 

Generation No. 5

44. ROMULUS5 KING (CHARLIE4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)526,527 was born 528,529,530, and died 1947 in Kellogg Acres AR531,532. He married WINNIFRED BARNES533,534 in Prairie Grove AR535,536. She died 1969 in North Little Rock AR537,538.

Notes for ROMULUS KING:

Rome and Moddy were farmers, he a carpenter and cabinet maker,and also a moonshiner while running whiskey during prohibition to HotSprings from Murfreesboro... Wayne drove the wagons, and Rome wassupposedly renowned for the amber colored "Thump keg" whiskey which is still produced.

Children of ROMULUS KING and WINNIFRED BARNES are:

58. i. WAYNE EDWARD6 KING, b. 1907; d. 1976.

ii. BERNICE KING539,540, b. 1909541,542.

iii. JAMES KING, b. Unknown.

iv. JAMES KING543,544, b. Unknown545,546.

 

45. FRANCES JEAN5 KING (POWELL4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)547,548. She married E. PLAUCHE549,550.

Children of FRANCES KING and E. PLAUCHE are:

i. JACKIE6 PLAUCHE551,552.

ii. DARILL PLAUCHE553,554.

 

46. VERNA DEAN5 KING (POWELL4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)555,556. She married PAUL HENDRICKS557,558.

Children of VERNA KING and PAUL HENDRICKS are:

i. DIANE6 HENDRICKS559,560.

ii. BILL HENDRICKS561,562.

 

47. ELZA5 GLIDWELL (ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)563,564. He married MAE FREEMAN565,566.

Children of ELZA GLIDWELL and MAE FREEMAN are:

59. i. LOUIS6 GLIDWELL.

60. ii. ARDATH GLIDWELL.

61. iii. HOLLY GLIDWELL.

iv. RAY GLIDWELL567,568.

v. WILMA GLIDWELL569,570, m. ELMER LEE571,572.

62. vi. BILLY GLIDWELL.

 

48. CHARLES SAMUEL5 KING, SR. (WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)573,574 was born December 03, 1903 in Prairie Grove AR575,576, and died March 22, 1982 in Lynnwood WA577,578. He married (1) FLORENCE DEW WING579,580. He married (2) LILLIAN IRENE DAVIES581,582 September 22, 1926 in Yuma AZ, daughter of JOSEPH DAVIES and LILLIAN SHAFFER. She was born June 17, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake UT583,584, and died November 29, 1943 in Astoria, Clatsop, OR585,586. He married (3) EVELYN MAY QUALLS587,588 October 1945 in Astoria Oregon. She was born November 1912 in Fresno CA589,590, and died February 1993 in Seattle Washington591,592.

Notes for FLORENCE DEW WING:

Florence was an American Indian

divorced Charles

Notes for LILLIAN IRENE DAVIES:

Died 8 days after giving birth to David Harlie King. Complications from Caesarean section birth.

Children of CHARLES KING and FLORENCE WING are:

63. i. CHARLOTTE6 KING.

ii. PAULINE KING593,594.

Children of CHARLES KING and LILLIAN DAVIES are:

64. iii. CHARLES SAMUEL6 KING, JR., b. November 20, 1927, California; d. July 12, 1997, Arcata CA.

65. iv. DAVID HARLIE KING, b. November 23, 1943, Astoria Oregon.

Child of CHARLES KING and EVELYN QUALLS is:

66. v. PAUL LE ROY6 KING, b. March 21, 1947, Eureka CA.

 

49. WILMA FRANCES5 KING (WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)595,596 was born March 06, 1908 in Coffeyville AR597,598, and died September 1993 in Beerryville AR599,600. She married (1) CHRIS ROBERTS601,602 in Dearing KS. She married (2) DARRELL DIRIGO603,604 July 04, 1940 in Joplin MO. He was born May 07, 1896 in Dearing KS605,606, and died January 1978 in KS607,608.

Child of WILMA KING and DARRELL DIRIGO is:

67. i. JOSEPH HENRY6 DIRIGO, b. May 15, 1941, Coffeyville Kansas.

 

50. JOSEPH FREDERICK5 KING (WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)609,610 was born November 03, 1916 in Coffeyville Kansas611,612, and died June 06, 1989 in Coffeyville Kansas613,614. He married HELEN WOODS615,616.

Children of JOSEPH KING and HELEN WOODS are:

i. JOSPEH FREDERICK6 KING617,618, b. Abt. 1942, Reston VA619,620.

ii. PHILLIP KING621,622, b. Abt. 1944623,624.

iii. DARRELL KING625,626, b. Abt. 1946627,628.

 

51. EVA THELMA5 KING (WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)629,630 was born June 02, 1919 in Dearing KS631,632. She married RALPH EUGENE BEATTY633,634 July 13, 1940.

Child of EVA KING and RALPH BEATTY is:

68. i. LINDA VICKI6 BEATY, b. May 02, 1942; d. 2005.

 

52. SAMUEL FRANCIS5 TAYLOR (LUCY VERA4 KING, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)635,636 was born August 13, 1927637,638. He married AILEENA639,640.

Children of SAMUEL TAYLOR and AILEENA are:

69. i. LISA6 TAYLOR.

70. ii. DARRIN TAYLOR.

 

53. VALERA KING5 TAYLOR (LUCY VERA4 KING, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)641,642 was born May 05, 1929643,644, and died March 1985645,646.

Child of VALERA KING TAYLOR is:

i. CHERYL6 TAYLOR647,648.

 

54. VERNA5 MCCALEB (LAURA EVALINE4 REED, MARTHA ANN3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)649,650. She married CHARLIE ROLLER651,652.

Children of VERNA MCCALEB and CHARLIE ROLLER are:

i. LAURA6 ROLLER653,654.

ii. BEATRICE ROLLER655,656.

iii. MARY ROLLER657,658.

iv. J. R. ROLLER659,660.

v. MELVERN ROLLER661,662.

vi. LUCILLE ROLLER663,664.

vii. CHARLES BENNETT ROLLER665,666.

 

55. CLARA5 SIMPSON (AMY KING4 REED, MARTHA ANN3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)667,668. She married FRANK KENDRICKS669,670.

Child of CLARA SIMPSON and FRANK KENDRICKS is:

i. ZELDA6 KENDRICKS671,672.

 

56. SILAS HENRY5 KING (HIRAM LEONARD4, SILAS WILLIAM3, HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born April 10, 1893 in Batesville, Independence, AR, and died October 20, 1938 in Batesville, Independence, AR. He married NORA WALKER October 13, 1914 in Newark, Independence County, Arkansas. She was born October 30, 1897 in Salado, White County, Arkansas, and died September 11, 1962 in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas.

Notes for SILAS HENRY KING:

A tall lean man with great physical strength, blue eyes and black hair, Silas died of pneumonia at the relatively young age of 45. He was a farmer who had to rent land (not a sharecropper) as he owned none of his own. He suffered from chronic malaria and had to take to his bed for a few days nearly every summer.

In 1938, Silas was working with a crew on the road that passed in front of his home near the "Scotty" school house. He and another man on the crew had been "razzing" each other and engaging in some horse-play which got progressively rougher. Eventually Silas was hit in the back by a shovel full of dirt and rock tossed by the other man and severely bruised. At any rate, he soon developed pneumonia and died within a few days. In hindsight, it seems likely that a rib was broken and his lung was punctured. Keep in mind that this occurred before the advent of effective antibiotics which might have saved him. During his last illness, he was nursed by his wife Nora and by his niece, Lelia Holmes.

 

Notes for NORA WALKER:

Nora was a snuff user and constantly carried a small medicine bottle that she used to spit into.

Nora died a suicide of a self-inflicted pistol shot to the heart. The pistol used was one she had carried in her purse for many years. She had called her son, Charles King, on the phone and asked him to come over to her place. When he arrived, he found her dead with the gun in her hand just inside the front door. Without picking up the pistol or otherwise disturbing the scene, he immediately left the house and called the police to come and investigate. They determined that the death was a suicide.

Nora had an unusual distinction that we may all envy. She arrived late for her own funeral! The funeral home hearse driver got lost on unfamiliar roads enroute from Pocahontas to Mount. Zion. She was buried next to her husband, Silas King, in Mount. Zion Cemetery, Independence County, Arkansas.

Children of SILAS KING and NORA WALKER are:

i. RAY RODMAN6 KING, b. July 06, 1915.

71. ii. CHARLES ROE KING, b. July 01, 1917, Newark, Independence County, Arkansas; d. July 14, 2001, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas.

iii. LORENE KING, b. August 25, 1921.

iv. JAMES KING, b. September 11, 1925.

v. H. L. KING, b. October 22, 1928, Newark, Independence County, Arkansas; d. May 24, 1995, Dudley, South Carolina; m. ANNIE LAURA YOUNG; b. December 24, 1927, Goldsboro, South Carolina; d. February 11, 2000, Dudley, South Carolina.

Notes for H. L. KING:

He was called "H. L." by the family because his parents couldn't decide whether to name him "Hiram Leonard" or "Henry Lee" after his paternal or maternal grandfathers, Hiram Leonard King and Henry Lee Walker. When he married, his wife Ann resolved the issue by calling him "Lee".

H. L. never lost the rather distinctive Arkansas accent to his speech despite being away from the state nearly all his adult life. He was red headed, tall and large framed. In maturity, he "filled out" to become a very imposing man who bore more than a little resemblance to his grandfather, Hiram Leonard King during his prime.

Occupation: military heavy construction foreman, carpenter, hospital corpsman

vi. WILLIAM SHELBY KING, b. April 13, 1930.

vii. GERALDINE KING, b. August 11, 1937.

 

57. FRANCES ISABELLE5 KING (HIRAM LEONARD4, SILAS WILLIAM3, HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born July 14, 1894, and died April 19, 1966. She married BLYTHE WINTERS HOLMES February 28, 1915 in Sulphur Rock, Independence County, Arkansas. He was born April 20, 1893.

Notes for FRANCES ISABELLE KING:

Belle was a large boned woman who possessed considerable physical strength until late in her life. She was an excellent cook who refused to give up her wood fired cast iron kitchen range. She used it all her days even after she had a propane cook stove. To visit her kitchen on a hot summer day was to truly appreciate the conditions under which our grandmothers produced meals for their families.

She would greet her company when they first arrived and then disappear into the kitchen. Shortly after there would be commotion in the barnyard as she caught and killed a chicken or two. She would clean and pluck the chickens, fry them and have them on the kitchen table seemingly before her visitors had finished getting out of the car and coming into the house.

Children of FRANCES KING and BLYTHE HOLMES are:

i. HOLMES6, b. August 29, 1916; d. September 03, 1916.

ii. LELIA ELIZABETH HOLMES, b. April 07, 1918.

iii. GEORGE GLYN HOLMES, b. May 29, 1920.

iv. WILLIAM ALLEN HOLMES, b. March 27, 1922; d. July 16, 1923.

v. JIMMIE LEE HOLMES, b. August 06, 1924.

vi. BETTY LAVERL HOLMES, b. August 17, 1929.

 

Generation No. 6

58. WAYNE EDWARD6 KING (ROMULUS5, CHARLIE4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)673,674 was born 1907675,676, and died 1976677,678. He married BARBARA MARION HEYER679,680 Abt. 1925. She died 1982681,682.

Notes for WAYNE EDWARD KING:

"Wayne was by far and away the smartest human I've ever met. Read himself to sleep with scientific journals and could talk phd level science with anyone. His real love was Mathematics, and he was working Tensor calculus--Einstein level-- at his death. Fantastic reading speed... a book a night. worked a s a machinist for the MOPAC railroad all of his later years from 40's on, in NLR. He was not going to let his three boys end up in a dead end job like he did, so you can see where we were pushed!" told by his son, Ivan King.

Children of WAYNE KING and BARBARA HEYER are:

i. MARION7 KING683,684, d. North Little Rock AR685,686.

Notes for MARION KING:

Died at age 5 of diphtheria.

ii. JIMMY KING687,688.

Notes for JIMMY KING:

Died age 7 of a hole in his heart.

72. iii. PAUL ARLISS KING, b. November 30, 1932.

73. iv. DAVID KING, b. December 07, 1943.

74. v. IVAN KING, b. July 06, 1946, North Little Rock AR.

 

59. LOUIS6 GLIDWELL (ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)689,690. He married NAOMI BURGESS691,692.

Children of LOUIS GLIDWELL and NAOMI BURGESS are:

i. NADINE7 GLIDWELL693,694.

ii. JEANNINE GLIDWELL695,696.

iii. NATHAN GLIDWELL697,698.

 

60. ARDATH6 GLIDWELL (ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)699,700. She married ORVILLE KECK701,702.

Child of ARDATH GLIDWELL and ORVILLE KECK is:

i. ALICE LEE7 KECK703,704.

 

61. HOLLY6 GLIDWELL (ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)705,706. She married OTHEL HOWARD707,708.

Children of HOLLY GLIDWELL and OTHEL HOWARD are:

75. i. BOBBY7 HOWARD.

76. ii. THEDA JEAN HOWARD.

 

62. BILLY6 GLIDWELL (ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)709,710. He married RUBY PRINCE711,712.

Children of BILLY GLIDWELL and RUBY PRINCE are:

i. BOBBIE JEAN7 GLIDWELL713,714.

ii. JEANETTE GLIDWELL715,716.

 

63. CHARLOTTE6 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)717,718. She married HARDING H. WYLIE719,720.

Child of CHARLOTTE KING and HARDING WYLIE is:

i. NANCY JEAN7 WYLIE721,722, b. September 05, 1944723,724.

 

64. CHARLES SAMUEL6 KING, JR. (CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)725,726 was born November 20, 1927 in California727,728, and died July 12, 1997 in Arcata CA729,730. He married NORMA NADINE ROBERTSON731,732 September 03, 1954 in Seattle WA, daughter of HARRY ROBERTSON and FERN. She was born March 03, 1933733,734.

Children of CHARLES KING and NORMA ROBERTSON are:

77. i. BARBARA ELLEN BUCK7 KING, b. September 16, 1952.

78. ii. IRENE NADINE KING, b. December 09, 1955.

79. iii. BRIAN CHARLES KING, b. March 17, 1957.

iv. REBECCA ANN KING735,736, b. March 04, 1961737,738.

Notes for REBECCA ANN KING:

Rebecca became a Registered Nurse, and works at a large hospital in Sacramento, California, in the Intensive Care Unit.

Rebecca became a Registered Nurse, and works at a large hospital in Sacramento, California, in the Intensive Care Unit.

80. v. KATHLEEN MAE KING, b. April 23, 1963, Eureka California.

vi. DUSTIN ROBERT KING739,740, b. September 08, 1976, Eureka California741,742.

 

65. DAVID HARLIE6 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)743,744 was born November 23, 1943 in Astoria Oregon745,746. He married MARILYN JOY MAXFIELD747,748 December 29, 1962 in Seattle, King, Washington, daughter of CYRUS MAXFIELD and DOROTHEA RILEY. She was born September 07, 1945 in San Diego California749,750.

Children of DAVID KING and MARILYN MAXFIELD are:

81. i. RANDALL DAVID7 KING, b. November 20, 1963, Seattle, King, Washington.

82. ii. STEPHEN PAUL KING, b. May 11, 1966, Seattle, King, Washington.

83. iii. RACHEL MARILYN KING, b. November 05, 1969, Seattle, King, Washington.

84. iv. DANIEL FLYNN KING, b. September 04, 1979, Seattle, King, Washington.

 

66. PAUL LE ROY6 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)751,752 was born March 21, 1947 in Eureka CA753,754. He married KENDRA ENGELSON755,756 July 23, 1973 in Seattle Washington, daughter of KENNETH ENGELSON and <UNNAMED>. She was born September 1955 in Baltimore MD757,758.

Children of PAUL KING and KENDRA ENGELSON are:

i. JORDON7 KING759,760, b. Monterey Mexico761,762; Adopted child.

ii. LEAHNA BELLA KING763,764, b. October 1979, Guadalajara Mexico765,766; Adopted child.

iii. ALICIA KING767,768, b. October 1982, Monterey Mexico769,770; Adopted child.

 

67. JOSEPH HENRY6 DIRIGO (WILMA FRANCES5 KING, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)771,772 was born May 15, 1941 in Coffeyville Kansas773,774. He married (1) SAUNDRA RAE BLEVINS775,776 May 10, 1959 in Miami OK. She was born February 22, 1942 in Bartlesville OK777,778. He married (2) MARY JEANINE HAUGH779,780 December 17, 1989 in Tulsa OK. She was born April 12, 1959 in Nowata OK781,782.

Children of JOSEPH DIRIGO and SAUNDRA BLEVINS are:

85. i. JOSEPH EDWARD7 DIRIGO, b. November 28, 1959, Bartlesville OK; d. November 28, 1982, Bartlesville OK.

86. ii. LESLIE ANN DIRIGO, b. June 07, 1969.

Child of JOSEPH DIRIGO and MARY HAUGH is:

iii. ANDREW DYLAN HARMON7 DIRIGO783,784, b. April 29, 1980, Nowata OK785,786.

 

68. LINDA VICKI6 BEATY (EVA THELMA5 KING, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)787,788 was born May 02, 1942789,790, and died 2005. She married JAMES RICHARD SMALLING791,792 December 22, 1967. He was born October 09, 1940793,794.

Child of LINDA BEATY and JAMES SMALLING is:

i. KELLYE LYNN7 SMALLING795,796, b. July 07, 1969797,798.

 

69. LISA6 TAYLOR (SAMUEL FRANCIS5, LUCY VERA4 KING, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)799,800. She married RICHARD YANCY801,802.

Children of LISA TAYLOR and RICHARD YANCY are:

i. ALICIA7 YANCY803,804, b. Abt. 1984805,806.

ii. MITCHELL YANCY807,808, b. Abt. 1987809,810.

 

70. DARRIN6 TAYLOR (SAMUEL FRANCIS5, LUCY VERA4 KING, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)811,812. He married (1) <UNNAMED>. He married (2) <UNNAMED>813,814.

Notes for DARRIN TAYLOR:

Lives in Lucy King Taylor's old family home.

Children of DARRIN TAYLOR and <UNNAMED> are:

i. STEPHANIE7 TAYLOR815,816, b. Abt. 1986817,818.

ii. BROOKE TAYLOR819,820, b. Abt. 1994821,822.

 

71. CHARLES ROE6 KING (SILAS HENRY5, HIRAM LEONARD4, SILAS WILLIAM3, HIRAM2, SILAS1) was born July 01, 1917 in Newark, Independence County, Arkansas, and died July 14, 2001 in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas. He married WILMA ERNESTINE ROBERTS October 18, 1942 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas. She was born September 13, 1923 in Wheeling, Fulton County, Arkansas.

Notes for CHARLES ROE KING:

A fall from a wagon as an infant that dislocated his right shoulder resulted in Charles having limited use of his right arm throughout his life. As a consequence, he was held back a year in the third grade because his teacher insisted that he should write with his right hand which he was physically unable to do. As a teenager, Charles suffered from malaria as did his father, but a period of treatment with quinine immediately prior to departure for a year's service with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho apparently cured it.

Charles was given his middle name of "Roe" for the Dr. Roe who delivered him. He spent what should have been his junior year of high school in the Civilian Conservation Corps based at Camp Avery near Coeur d'Alene in the Cascade Mountains of northern Idaho. While there, he worked on a crew that did initial surveys to locate forest service roads. While on leave, he managed to visit Seattle, Washington. He credited the year in Idaho with completing the cure of the malaria that he had prior to going there.

After graduation from Newark High School, Newark, Independence County, Arkansas, he traveled to Conway, Arkansas on his bicycle to enroll in college at what was then Conway State Teachers College. He earned his keep while there by milking cows from the school dairy herd, cutting hair and other part time jobs in addition to his studies. During his first semester, his father died of pneumonia. He had hardly returned to his classes after the funeral when he came down with appendicitis at the beginning of finals and had to have it removed.

After a the year at Conway, during which he both attended school and earned enough to send money home to help support his mother and the younger children, and to buy them a cow to provide them with milk, he climbed on his bicycle and rode to Fayetteville, Arkansas to enroll in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas.

At the University, he continued to work at several part time jobs including milking cows, firing a coal heating furnace for an apartment building and so forth while completing the requirements for a degree in Vocational Agriculture with a view to teaching. He did his practice teaching at Rogers High School. Some credits were gained from a summer school session at the University of Mississippi. However, one of the professors in the College refused to sign off on his paperwork to graduate the University when he completed his course work because he had not taken that particular professor's course.

During another summer, he and a friend ventured forth on their bicycles to travel to Texas. From there, they followed the wheat harvest north into Kansas, working as field hands to help get in the wheat. In the meantime, he met, courted and married Wilma Ernestine Roberts.

In 1943, he was employed on the University of Arkansas Rice Experiment Station at Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas and living in the quarters provided on the farm when his first son, Robert Wayne, was born in the family residence. Charles had to attend the delivery himself because the doctor hadn't arrived. Wilma's mother, Elsie Nisbett Roberts was in attendance, but was not much help. The doctor arrived shortly after the birth in time to attend to Wilma and sign the birth certificate. The doctor felt so bad about it that he threw in a circumcision for the baby, free gratis!

In time, Charles found another job working for the AAA (?) at Wynne, Arkansas. Then he found employment as a Vocational Agriculture teacher at Searcy High School, Searcy, Arkansas. He taught both veteran's classes and high school classes. His second son, Thomas Lynn, was born in 1947 at the hospital at Searcy. While at Searcy, Charles also made full use of the shop in the vocational agriculture building to build a number of projects. Among others, he built a small table and chairs for his two small sons, and a coffee table for the home. Behind the house on Race Street in Searcy, Charles and Wilma grew a garden, kept some goats and raised rabbits and chickens.

By 1947 the troublesome professor at the University of Arkansas had died, and the Dean of the College advised that there were no further objections to his graduation. He received his degree that year and his name appears on the University's senior walk for that year.

Over the next few summers, he studied to complete the requirements for a Masters Degree in Education at Oklahoma State College, Stillwater, Oklahoma. The family lived in student family housing during those summers and made frequent expeditions to a local lake in the vicinity to swim, boat, and fish. One of those summers, he made a quasi-boat from truck inner tubes lashed to a board. The next summer, he brought along the first of several boats that he designed and built - an affair made of plywood over a light frame. It's rounded ends, short length and low profile made it a particularly suitable boat for paddling and fishing. The bow, stern, and sides were decked over to reduce the open area of the cockpit which enhanced the boats seaworthiness in relatively heavy water and provided seating while fishing. He transported it in the opened back end of the family car, a white Kaiser-Fraiser Traveler which had the appearance of a conventional four-door passenger car of the time, but whose rear seat could fold down thus creating an early version of what would come to be called a "station wagon." He later gave this boat to his Uncle Ralph who had admired it.

(This car would become notorious in later years at Pocahontas, Arkansas as "White Lightning" after a chase to catch another vehicle speeding through the school grounds. Charles had several students as passengers at the time because they were returning from a field trip.)

Children of CHARLES KING and WILMA ROBERTS are:

i. ROBERT WAYNE7 KING, b. November 30, 1943, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Notes for ROBERT WAYNE KING:

Military service was in the United States Air Force and I was on active duty from 3 March 1966 to 29 October 1978. I went to pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas, washed out and then was trained as an USAF Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer at Mather AFB, California. I completed Aircrew Survival at Fairchild AFB, Washington and F-105 Wild Weasel training at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

I was then assigned for a few months in South Korea during the period of tension following the seizure of the ship Pueblo. I then went on to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand where I completed a combat tour with the 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron. In May 1969, I was transferred to the 12th TFS at Kadena, AB, Okinawa where I spent eighteen months. Much of that time was spent on temporary duty at a forward operating location at Kwang Ju AB, Korea. From there, I was transferred yet again to the 561st TFS at McConnell AFB, Kansas. I remained assigned to that unit while in 1971 I managed to fly a few more combat missions in the interval between flying a an F-105 from the repair facility at Sacramento, California to Khorat RTAFB and returning with another one.

In April 1972, the North Vietnamese crossed the DMZ in strength and the 561st TFS was the first USAF unit deployed to Southeast Asia in response. From a "crank phone call" at 0130 in the morning, in seventy-two hours we deployed half way around the world and had launched our first combat sorties over North Vietnam. I again flew combat missions on a regular basis with a three-week break to ferry a Thud from Khorat to McConnell AFB, California and return with another one. However, in September 1972, I was detailed to return to McConnell AFB, Kansas for duty in the Command Post.

The entire unit was transferred to George AFB, California following the end of United States direct involvement in the war and I went with them. In September of 1973, several of us were sent back to Khorat to return our aircraft to the States and I once again flew across the Pacific in a fighter aircraft for the fifth and last time.

ii. THOMAS LYN KING, b. November 09, 1947.

 

Generation No. 7

72. PAUL ARLISS7 KING (WAYNE EDWARD6, ROMULUS5, CHARLIE4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)823,824 was born November 30, 1932825,826. He married BARBARA LETNER827,828.

Notes for PAUL ARLISS KING:

Paul is a retired Phd. organic chemist living on the ocean just south of Charleston, SC.

Children of PAUL KING and BARBARA LETNER are:

i. DEBORAH8 KING829,830, m. SWEETON831,832.

Notes for DEBORAH KING:

Lives in Warwick NY

ii. JULIE KING833,834.

Notes for JULIE KING:

lives in Thousand Oaks California.

 

73. DAVID7 KING (WAYNE EDWARD6, ROMULUS5, CHARLIE4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)835,836 was born December 07, 1943837,838.

Notes for DAVID KING:

Chemist.

Children of DAVID KING are:

i. WENDY8 KING839,840.

ii. MELANIE KING841,842.

Notes for MELANIE KING:

Attending Medical School in London (1999)

 

74. IVAN7 KING (WAYNE EDWARD6, ROMULUS5, CHARLIE4, ALLEN SEA3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)843,844 was born July 06, 1946 in North Little Rock AR845,846. He married (1) BETTE ROWE847,848. She was born in Royal AR849,850. He married (2) JUDY ANN WARD851,852. She was born 1953 in Waternville ME853,854.

Child of IVAN KING and BETTE ROWE is:

i. ERIK ALEXANDER8 KING855,856, b. 1972, Endicott NY857,858.

Child of IVAN KING and JUDY WARD is:

ii. MORGAN ALEXIS8 KING859,860, b. 1981, Springdale AR861,862.

 

75. BOBBY7 HOWARD (HOLLY6 GLIDWELL, ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)863,864. He married BERTHA DEAN SHANNON865,866.

Child of BOBBY HOWARD and BERTHA SHANNON is:

i. VICKI DEAN8 HOWARD867,868.

 

76. THEDA JEAN7 HOWARD (HOLLY6 GLIDWELL, ELZA5, ALICE4 LEACH, SARAH3 KING, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)869,870. She married RAY BRALY871,872.

Child of THEDA HOWARD and RAY BRALY is:

i. GLENN RAY8 BRALY873,874.

 

77. BARBARA ELLEN BUCK7 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)875,876 was born September 16, 1952877,878. She married (1) LEONARD SMITH879,880 June 1969 in Eureka CA. She married (2) JAMES LAND881,882 1975. He died Abt. 1987883,884.

Notes for BARBARA ELLEN BUCK KING:

Barbara was born to Norma in her first marriage, but was raised by Charles Samuel King, and thought of him as her father. She was known as Barbara King.

Notes for JAMES LAND:

Jim Land died in the late 1980's from pneumonia.

Child of BARBARA KING and LEONARD SMITH is:

87. i. JENNIFER LEIGH8 SMITH, b. October 31, 1969.

Children of BARBARA KING and JAMES LAND are:

88. ii. TATIANA MICHELLE8 LAND, b. April 26, 1976.

iii. AMANDA NICOLE LAND885,886, b. November 10, 1978887,888.

 

78. IRENE NADINE7 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)889,890 was born December 09, 1955891,892. She married JAMES ARTHUR CALKINS, SR.893,894 October 25, 1975, Divorced, January 2005

Children of IRENE KING and JAMES CALKINS are:

i. JAMES ARTHUR8 CALKINS, JR.895,896, b. October 05, 1976897,898.

ii. MICHELLE IRENE CALLKINS899,900, b. September 07, 1979901,902.

iii. STEPHANIE LYNN CALKINS903,904, b. January 29, 1982905,906.

iv. ROBERT CHARLES CALKINS907,908, b. July 29, 1984909,910.

79. BRIAN CHARLES7 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)911,912 was born March 17, 1957913,914. He married (1) BELLA TRUJILLO915,916 September 03, 1976 in Eureka CA. She was born 1958 in Culican Mexico917,918. He married (2) MARIA GUADALUPE RODRIGUEZ919,920 1984 in Sacramento, daughter of RODRIGUEZ and MARIA GONZALES. She was born December 12, 1960 in Union City CA921,922.

Notes for BRIAN CHARLES KING:

Divorced Bella Trujillo King about 1983.

Child of BRIAN KING and BELLA TRUJILLO is:

i. BRIAN CHARLES8 KING, JR.923,924, b. May 04, 1980925,926.

 

80. KATHLEEN MAE7 KING (CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)927,928 was born April 23, 1963 in Eureka California929,930. She married DANIEL CURRY931,932 August 03, 1981. He was born February 02, 1958933,934.

Children of KATHLEEN KING and DANIEL CURRY are:

89. i. SHANDI JEANETTE8 CURRY, b. April 13, 1983.

ii. ROBERT RAY CURRY935,936, b. March 19, 1986937,938.

 

81. RANDALL DAVID7 KING (DAVID HARLIE6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)939,940 was born November 20, 1963 in Seattle, King, Washington941,942. He married TIFFANY CORINNE STODDARD943,944 July 22, 1989 in Lynnwood, Snohomish, Washington, daughter of LARRY STODDARD and IRISH ELLIOT. She was born March 23, 1967945,946.

Children of RANDALL KING and TIFFANY STODDARD are:

i. CHARLES GRANT8 KING947,948, b. August 31, 1994, Seattle, King, Washington949,950.

ii. DUNCAN LAWRENCE KING950, b. October 29, 2000, Seattle, King, Washington950.

iii. CONNOR STEPHEN KING, b. August 06, 2004.

 

82. STEPHEN PAUL7 KING (DAVID HARLIE6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)951,952 was born May 11, 1966 in Seattle, King, Washington953,954. He married TRACEY HANSEN955,956 July 20, 1997 in Mukilteo, Snohomish, Washington, daughter of ROBERT HANSEN and KAREN JORDAN. She was born April 30, 1965 in Seattle, King, Washington957,958.

Children of STEPHEN KING and TRACEY HANSEN are:

i. HAILEY RAE8 HANSEN959,960, b. October 30, 1985961,962.

ii. CARLIE LYN HANSEN963,964, b. December 19, 1988965,966.

iii. SAMUEL MACGREGOR FLYNN KING967,968, b. April 20, 1999, Edmonds, Snohomish, WA969,970.

 

83. RACHEL MARILYN7 KING (DAVID HARLIE6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)971,972 was born November 05, 1969 in Seattle, King, Washington973,974. She married STEVEN CHARLES EGNER975,976 July 02, 1988 in Lynnwood, Snohomish, Washington, son of ROBERT EGNER and GAIL MAHANEY. He was born May 07, 1960977,978.

Children of RACHEL KING and STEVEN EGNER are:

i. RHYS ALEC8 EGNER979,980, b. September 15, 1996, Edmonds, Snohomish, WA981,982.

ii. ZOE MAE EGNER983,984, b. June 13, 1998, Edmonds, Snohomish, WA985,986.

 

84. DANIEL FLYNN7 KING (DAVID HARLIE6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)987,988 was born September 04, 1979 in Seattle, King, Washington989,990. He married EMILY IRENE TAYLOR990 July 21, 2001 in Seattle, King, Washington991, daughter of CHRIS TAYLOR and IRENE. She was born January 14, 1979992.

Children of DANIEL KING and EMILY TAYLOR are:

i. GIDEON DAVID8 KING, b. March 27, 2006, Arlington, WA.

ii. ETHAN DANIEL KING, b. November 01, 2008, Everett WA.

 

85. JOSEPH EDWARD7 DIRIGO (JOSEPH HENRY6, WILMA FRANCES5 KING, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)993,994 was born November 28, 1959 in Bartlesville OK995,996, and died November 28, 1982 in Bartlesville OK997,998. He married SHERRYL ANN WARD999,1000 in Bartlesville OK.

Child of JOSEPH DIRIGO and SHERRYL WARD is:

i. ANGELA NICHOLE8 DIRIGO1001,1002, b. December 20, 1981, Bartlesville OK1003,1004.

 

86. LESLIE ANN7 DIRIGO (JOSEPH HENRY6, WILMA FRANCES5 KING, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)1005,1006 was born June 07, 19691007,1008. She married SCOTT RUCKMAN1009,1010.

Child of LESLIE DIRIGO and SCOTT RUCKMAN is:

i. ABBE BROOKE8 RUCKMAN1011,1012, b. August 12, 19931013,1014.

 

Generation No. 8

87. JENNIFER LEIGH8 SMITH (BARBARA ELLEN BUCK7 KING, CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)1015,1016 was born October 31, 19691017,1018. She married (1) MURPHREY1019,1020. She married (2) BILL CUNNINGHAM.

Children of JENNIFER SMITH and MURPHREY are:

i. GARRET VINCE9 MURPHREY1021,1022, b. October 04, 19921023,1024.

ii. CANDACE LEIGH MURPHREY1025,1026, b. April 20, 19941027,1028.

 

88. TATIANA MICHELLE8 LAND (BARBARA ELLEN BUCK7 KING, CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)1029,1030 was born April 26, 19761031,1032. She married CASH.

Child of TATIANA LAND and CASH is:

i. EDEN MARELL9 CASH, b. December 27, 2004.

 

89. SHANDI JEANETTE8 CURRY (KATHLEEN MAE7 KING, CHARLES SAMUEL6, CHARLES SAMUEL5, WESLEY FITZROY4, JAMES HENRY3, WESLEY HENRY2, SILAS1)1033,1034 was born April 13, 19831035,1036. She married KENNETH MUDD September 11, 2004 in Ponderosa Ranch, Lake Tahoe NV.

Child of SHANDI CURRY and KENNETH MUDD is:

i. EIMILE KATHLEEN9 MUDD, b. April 18, 2005, Reno, Nevada.

 

 

Endnotes

1. MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

2. patterson.FTW, grandson of Romulus King.

3. MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

4. patterson.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

5. MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

6. patterson.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

7. MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

8. patterson.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

9. MAXFIELDbackup11FTW.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

10. patterson.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 7, 2002.

11. Dodd, Jordan R, et. al, Early American Marriages: Arkansas to 1850, (Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.), King, Westley married Reed, Sarah on 25 Dec 1827 in Independence County, Arkansas.

 

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