Philip King  Genealogy



Philip King, the founder of the King family in

Warren County, Tennessee, and of whom George S. Ramsey was a

descendant, was born May 22,1760, in Louisa County, Virginia, whose

family in his youth moved to Westham, Virginia and at the age

of 20 he enlisted in Gaskin's Virginia Regiment, about the time of

General Gates' defeat by Lord Cornwallis, and marched with his

regiment to Cheraw Hills, to seek provisions for the Colonial army

and in 1780 was transferred or re-enlisted in Goochland County

and served as a corporal in Captain Loveley's regiment until he

was taken prisoner by the British and carried to Fluvanna County,

Virginia, and made his escape and returned to Louisa County and

rejoined his regiment and took part in the siege of Yorktown. In

1782 he marched under General Mad Anthony Wayne toward Savannah,

Georgia, and on June 24, 1782 was engaged in an engagement

with the Creek Indians at the widow Gibbons mill near Ebenezer,

Georgia, and was discharged from the army shortly thereafter

at Ashley Hills, South Carolina. A pension was granted to him

February 28, 1833


After the close of the Revolutionary war Philip King lived near

Richmond, Virginia about two years, then moved to Cumberland

County, and thence to Louisa County, place of his birth, and then

started on a long journey to Tennessee, first settling in Sullivan

County and after being there eight years, moved on to Hawkins

County, and from there crossed the mountains and took up land on

the Elk River Road - later known as the Winchester Road - and

today as the Viola Road - settling about half way between Viola

and McMinnville.


Philip King had a brother named William, who married Mary

Woodson, a sister of Philip King's wife, Nancy Woodson, both

daughters of Drury Woodson and his wife, Lucy Christian, of Goochland,



Philip King died August 14, 1836, at the age of 76 years, two

months and twenty-three days, his will being approved November

3, 1836, two of his sons, Wilson and Thomas Jefferson, acting as

administrators of the estate, with the Will annexed. His wife, Nancy

Woodson, died October 22, 1840. To them came eight children, four

boys and four girls: (1) William King, never married and looked

after the home place and died about 1862 ; (2) Drury King, married

Isabell Allison and by her had a daughter who married a man named

Donica and moved to Arkansas ; (3) Wilson Carey Nelson King,

who married Elizabeth Sellers and by her had two daughters and

five sons, to wit: (1 Elizabeth, married Tade Northcntt ; (2) Nancy,

married Albert Johnson; (3) Hiram, married Jane Cope; (4) Philip,

married Mollie Sims; (5) John, married Malvina Higginbottom and

died in 1929, interment in the family cemetery on the Viola Road;

(6) Drury, married Tenna Bonner; (7) William, died in the Military

Service of the Confederacy during the Civil War. (4) The

fourth son of Philip King, Thomas Jefferson King, married Fannie

Ramsey, and lived on the Viola Road and to them came two daughters

and two sons : (1) Elizabeth (Maggie), married George Washington

Ramsey ; (2) a daughter died in infancy ; (3) Philip, married

a woman from Nashville, Tennessee; (4) William (Billy) married

Queen Thomas. (5) Lucy King; (6) Catherine King; (7) Nancy

King; (8) Zellah King.


Elizabeth (Maggie) King and George W. Ramsey, her husband,

had four children: (1) A daughter named Mollie who married Horace

Burger and resided at Manchester, Coffee County, until her husband's

death and now with her son at Cleveland, Bradley County,

Tennessee, (2) a daughter, Ada, who died in infancy, (3) T. Foster

Ramsey who resides at Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, and

(4) George Samuel Ramsey, the subject of this article.



George Samuel Ramsey  1874-1941  By: Robert L. Williams

Chronicles of Oklahoma 21:45,1943



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