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Adam S. King

and

Susan Wight


Adam S. King was born June 28, 1796 and died on September 9, 1839 (source: family record). He married Susanna Wight on April 24, 1821 in Ross County, Ohio (source: Ross County Ohio Marriages). She was born on August 24, 1801 in New York and died on August 13, 1893 in Crawford Co, Illinois (source: family record). Susanna is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Crawford Co.,Illinois.

Alfred A. King, a Sergeant in the Civil War was killed at The Battle of Stone River. His mother, Susanna King, received a pension for his military service. The pension certificate states: "Pension Bureau- It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Susan King, Mother of Alfred A. King who was a Sergeant, Co. D. 38th Regiment Illinois Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of Eight dollars per month to commence on the nineteenth day of July 1882 and to continue during dependence unless she shall again marry. Given at the Department of the Interior this tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty four."

Children of Adam and Susan are:

John G. King - born January 17, 1822 in Ohio; died November 13, 1883 in Crawford Co, Illinois, Oak Grove Cemetery.

Cynthia Ann King- born December 4, 1823

Mary Jane King- born September 4, 1825. She married William Pifer on September 23, 1847. (Crawford Co, ILL Marriages Vol A,-139.

James M. King- born December 19, 1827 in Ohio; died December 20, 1918 in Crawford Co, Illinois. He married Elizabeth Dodd.

Nancy Ann King- born March 23, 1830 in Ohio; died March 23, 1913 in Crawford Co, Illinois. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Married James Alfred Moore on May 10, 1855, Crawford Co, Illinois (source: Crawford Co. Marriages- Vol B, page 55).

Aaron Meeker King - born September 3, 1832 in Ohio; died July 4, 1878 in Oaktown, Indiana. He married Lucy E. Keeling on December 3, 1857 in Crawford Co, Illinois (source: Crawford Co. marriages Vol. B, page 87). The 1860 Crawford County census shows Aaron (age 37) and Lucy (age 26) and one child named Philander (age 1); a laborer named Alvin Gill age 16. Known children of Aaron and Lucy are: Philander, William O., Alfred A., Edward E., John O., and James M.

Oliver Goodrich King - born March 10, 1835 in Ohio; died March 22, 1859 in Crawford Co, Illinois.

Alfred Alenander King - born May 29, 1837 in Ohio; died December 31, 1862. Alfred was in the Civil War-- Illinois Volunteers, Company D of the 38th Regiment. He was promoted to Sergeant on September 14, 1862. He was killed in the Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is buried in Stones River National Battlefield; also has a marker in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Crawford County, Illinois.

(Note: Most birth and death dates are taken from a family record written by Nancy Ellen King Cain in the early 1900's or from another Family Record from James King's family)


The 1830 Ross Co, Jefferson twp, Ohio census shows Adam S. King age 30-40; 1 male age under 5; 1 male 5-10; 1 female under 5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 20-30. Living next door is John King age 30-40 with 3 children and wife age 20-30.

The 1840 Crawford Co, Illinois census show Susan Wight King age 30-40; 1 male under 5, 2 males between 5-10; 1 male 15-20, 2 females 5-10.

The 1850 Crawford Co, Illinois census shows that Susan Wight King is living with her son, James King. Her minor children- John, Nancy A., Aaron, Oliver, Alfred-- are living with her

The 1860 Crawford Co, Illinois census shows Susannah King, age 58, (Susan) living with her son, John King (age 35). Also living in the household is: Ann E. Pifer age 11; Alfred King, age 21; William Willis, age 10.

The 1870 Crawford Co, Illinois census shows Susan (age 68) is still living with her son, John G. King(age 47).


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