An American Family History

John King

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John King, was born in 1758 in Pennsylvania. His parents were Edward King and Elizabeth Nicholls.

He married Mary McKinley (1843).

John King, Jr. (1788),
Edward King (1789),
Elizabeth King (1795, married Adam White),
Jane King (1796),
William Riley King (1798, married Sarah Hall), and
Priscilla King (1802, married Francis Hodge).

In 1782 and 1783, John received a warrants for land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. At that time it was in North Carolina.

He was appointed a lieutenant in the militia for Sullivan County in October, 1790. In 1793, he was in James Gregg's Company of the Sullivan County Militia.

John King (probably Junior) was a sergeant in Captain William McLin’s Company during the War of 1812 from October 12, 1813 to February 8, 1814.

Mary died in 1816 and John married Sarah White.

Isaac M. King (1818, married Susan Sharp Dyer),
Ann M. King (1821, married Thomas Leander Dyer),
Pollie King (1823), and
Sarah King (1825).

In 1835, he appeared on the pension list in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

John died on September 18, 1837.


East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
Watauga Pioneer Neighbors


Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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