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49. Rebecca RATCLIFF was born in 1787 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She died in 1862 at the age of 75 in Union County, Georgia.

Possibly Rebecca:
1850 Cherokee Co NC, Hh 795
Humbphry P. King, 33
Narcissa 30
James S. 9. Abram T. 7. Sarah R. 6. Thomas N. 4. Mia J, 3. Defoe L., age 1
Rebecca King 60
Lucinda G. 18. James, 16.

1860 Census. GA Militia Dest 984, Murray Co, GA, Holly Creek P.O. Hh 610
H. P. King, 42, Manager of farm
Narcissa, 39
James 18. Thadious 17. Sarah 15. Thomas 14. Josephene 13. Leonides, 11. William 9. Caroline 7. Elisabeth 4, Martha 2, Turner 9 months - only one born in GA
Rebecca King, 72.

Rebecca RATCLIFF and James KING were married about 1808. James KING was born in 1787 in Haywood County, North Carolina. He died on 13 May 1844 at the age of 57 in North Carolina.

Buried King Family Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham Co, NC - died in the 43rd year of his age.

An article which appeared in an 1892 Hill County (Texas) History about son Newton states that Newton was the son of James and Rebecca (Ratcliff) King. James had died in North Carolina in 1843 at the age of 56 years, and the mother died in Georgia, 1861, age 65. There were fifteen children:
Bettie, wife of Jonathan Coyins
Sarah, widow of Richard Cox
Johnson, deceased
Redden, deceased
Harrison, deceased
Posey (I think this was Humphrey Posey King - his mother Rebecca lived with him in 1850 & 1860 censuses)
Edmond, deceased
Kensey Turner, deceased
Caroline, wife of Drew (Drury) Weeks
Newton J.
Myra, wife of Andrew Calvord
Emeline, deceased, wife of John Logan
James, deceased

Newton enlisted in the Mexican war in 1846 and served 18 months - he was a pensioner when the article was written. He returned home from Mexico, went to school one year, and in 1852 started for the gold fields in California. He took a ship to the Isthmus and was one of ten thousand waiting there for transportation. He was enganed as a miner about two years and secured enough money for a good start in life and in 1854 returned to Texas where he took up a claim of 160 acres in Bosque Co on the Brazos River which he had expanded to 370 acres in Bosque and Hill counties. He and his wife were then living in Whitney. Newton King also served in the Civil War in Company A, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery as a captain.
Newton married Miss Evaline V. Basye, 15 Nov 1855. She was the daughter of Isaac Basye and the eldest of ten children. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Newton was a Freemason. (No children mentioned)
Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas., Book, 1892; ( : accessed October 02, 2015), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Dallas Genealogical Society, Dallas, Texas.

Rebecca RATCLIFF and James KING had the following children:



Humphrey P. KING was born in 1817 in North Carolina.



Mary Caroline KING.



Lucinda G. KING was born in 1832 in North Carolina.



James KING was born in 1934 in North Carolina.



Newton J. KING was born on 15 April 1826 in North Carolina.