Benjamin King (1767-1852)
 

 Benjamin was the youngest son of Thomas King and Zillah White, born September 11, 1767, in Louisa County, Virginia.  Benjamin was too young to have served in the Revolutionary War.  He married Martha Haywood, became a Methodist minister and in 1803 moved west to Jefferson County, Kentucky.  In 1808 they moved to Posey Township, Harrison County, Indiana, where he lived the rest of his life. 

 

Benjamin King (12), b. 11 Sep 1767 at Louisa Co., VA, d. Feb 1852 at Harrison County, IN, bur. Feb 1852 at IN

+Martha Haywood (14), b. 07 Aug 1774, m. 04 Nov 1794 at Culpepper Co., VA, d. Mar 1820 at Harrison, IN, bur. Mar 1820

├── Elisha Budd King (15), b. 02 Nov 1795 at Louisa County, VA, d. 21 Jul 1854 at Harrison, IN

├── Zilla King (18), b. 07 Jan 1797 at Louisa, VA, d. 04 May 1838 at Orange Co, IN

├── George Thomas King (20), b. 20 Aug 1798 at Louisa, VA, d. 26 Oct 1853 at Harrison, IN

├── William King (24), b. 22 Feb 1800 at Louisa, VA, d. 08 Nov 1849

├── Martha Haywood King (27), b. 07 Sep 1801 at Louisa, VA, d. 28 Apr 1839 at Harrison Co, IN, bur. 01 May 1839 at Harrison Co, IN

├── James King (29), b. 23 May 1803 at Jefferson, KY, bur. at IN

├── Benjamin King Jr (36), b. 16 May 1806 at Jefferson, KY

├── Nancy Price King (38), b. 08 Mar 1808 at Jefferson Co, d. 1840 at IN

├── Wesley King (40), b. 20 Feb 1810 at Harrison Co, IN, d. 1814

├── McKindree King (41), b. 01 May 1812 at Harrison, IN, d. 12 Feb 1849

├── Robert King (43), b. 24 Sep 1813 at Harrison, IN, d. 21 Aug 1877 at Washington Co, IN, bur. 24 Aug 1877 at Washington Co, IN

├── Deborah King (45), b. 15 May 1816 at Harrison, IN

└── Mary King (47), b. 09 Mar 1818, d. 26 Mar 1818

+Elizabeth Wood (784), m. 13 Jun 1822, d. 01 Aug 1842

+Rebecca Ramsey (785), m. 01 Aug 1842

 

Benjamin no doubt lived at or close to Meadowood with his wife, Martha, during the final years of Thomas King's life.  Benjamin and Martha were married November 4, 1794 in Culpepper County, Virginia, fifty or so miles north of Louisa.  Their first son, Elisha Budd King, was born November 2, 1795 almost certainly at Meadowood or Cottage Hill.  Martha's mother's maiden name was Deborah Budd.  Martha's parents purchased Cottage Hill September 29, 1795.  Therefore it is presumed that Benjamin and Martha were living either there or across the road at Meadowood and that they remained there for the next seven years.  Benjamin acquired Meadowood from his brothers and sisters 28 Dec1798.

 

In 1799 at the age of 32 Benjamin became an ordained minister.

Deed Book I, Page 629   8 Jul 1799      Benjamin King and John Lasley are bound unto

James Wood our present governor, in the sum of $1,500; Benjamin King has petitioned for and obtained leave of the county court to solemize the rites of matrimony between all persons ......

[ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/louisa/deeds/manydeed.txt]

 

We know nothing of the next three years until, on October 2, 1802, George and Deborah Haywood sold Cottage Hill to James Michie, and on October 30, 1802 Benjamin and Martha sold Meadowood to George Washington Truehart. 

 

Deed Book J, Page 463   30 Oct 1802     Benjamin King & Martha (wife) to George

Washington Trueheart  £445 for 225 1/2 acres on both sides of Pamunkey .... James Winston, James Michie,  the mouth of Indian Creek, Ambler, ....

[from the USGenWeb site for Louisa County: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/louisa/deeds/manydeed.txt].

 

 LINKS TO ENDNOTES FOR THIS PAGE:

Benjamin King and Family of Washington County Indiana

George Thomas King (1798-1853)