An American Family History

Edward King


Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

Edward King was born about 1720 in Pennsylvania.

He married Elizabeth Nichols (1728-1808).

William King (1752, married Elizabeth Sharp),
Thomas King (1754, married Susan Sharp),
John King (1758, married Mary McKinley and Sarah White),
Margaret King (1760),
Elizabeth King (1760, married Samuel Dinsmore),
Samuel King (1762, married Susan Torbutt),
David King (1765),
Isaac King (1768 , married Martha Crouch),
Sarah King (1771),
James King (1775, married Isabella Berry).

Edward was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, King was listed on Captain van Braam’s Company in William Armstrong Crozier’s Virginia militia roll. He was awarded 100 acres for services at the Battle of the Meadows and Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania. 

In 1782 he was issued a land grant of 640 acres near Piney Flats, Tennessee. It was Washington County, North Carolina then. 

Washington County, Tennessee 1788/89 Deed of conveyance John Dyer to Isaac King, 90 3/4A, pbo John Allsion

Edward and Elizabeth were charter members of the New Bethel Presbyterian Church in Piney Flats.

Edward died in 1790 and was laid to rest in New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tennessee.

Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.

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