CHILDREN OF ALBERT AND MARTHA
1. ALICE ELIZABETH (or HONORA) KING (Oct. 10,
1868- April 23,1942)
Married George W. Woody. Both George and Alice
King Woody are buried in Pitman Cemetery, Avery Co. According to daughter
Mamie's birth certificate, Alice King was born in Johnson City, TN in 1873.
Alice King Woody had at least 9 children. Children of George and Alice
King Woody include: Albert Wiley Woody (July 3, 1887- March 1, 1975), married
1st) Elsie Stamey 2nd) Minnie Grindstaff, the former wife of Jeff Milton
King; Mamie Ruth Woody, b. Jan. 3, 1907; Paul Edward Woody, b. May 23,
1905; Joseph Woody, b. July 20, 1915.
2. WILLIAM T. “BILL” KING (February 1871- December
Married 1st) Tennie McKinney (d. June 10, 1902).
She was the daughter of Willaim McKinney and Almenia Hoppes. Children include:
Molly King, b. March 1897; a daughter born Aug. 1899; Ader King (June 9,
1902- Nov. 27, 1954), m. Grayson Woody.
Married 2nd) Maggie Huskins (1883- 1957). Children
include: Pearl Huskins King, b. May 9, 1915; Tessie Lee King, b. March
21, 1918; Ernest W. King (March 21, 1921- December 22, 1962), m. Daphne
3. NANCY KING (b. May 1874) married Thad Braswell in Mitchell County
in March 1902. He was the son of Slight Braswell, Sr.
4. CATHERINE “KATIE” KING (1876- 1920) married
Edward Love in Mitchell County. Both Ed and Katie King Love are buried
in Berry Chapel Cemetery, Mitchell Co. Katie may have died in childbirth:
she gave birth to a stillborn son on June 15, 1920. In 1921 Ed Love remarried
Ida May Howell.
Children of Edward and Katie King Love include:
Horace L. Love (March 29, 1896- July 31, 1961), married Maggie Huskins;
Charlie Love, 1901- 1918; Hobert Love, 1905- 1918; Gladys Love, b. May
25, 1912 , m. Everett Swanner.
5. AUGUSTA “GUSTIE” KING born May 18, 1877 in TN, died November
1, 1940. She apparently died in McDowell County and is buried in Yellow
Mt. Cem., Avery Co, NC. She was married to John Paul Blackburn April 30,
1896 in Mitchell Co, NC by T. D. Vance, J. P. He was the son of Spencer
Blackburn and Nancy Goforth.
Children of Augusta King and John Blackburn
Blackburn, born January 15, 1896 in Mitchell Co, NC; died May 1, 1952.
Buried Yellow Mt. Cem., Avery Co, NC.
(b) Arthur Blackburn,
born June 18, 1899 in Mitchell Co, NC; died October 31, 1963. Buried Bear
Creek Cem., Mitchell Co, NC. He was married to Dollie J. Duncan December
8, 1927 in Mitchell Co, NC by R. B. Turner, J. P.
(c) Nellie Blackburn,
born March 25, 1901; died November 1, 1985. Buried Pine Branch Baptist
Church Cem., Mitchell Co, NC. She was married to Roscoe Buchanan July 3,
1920 in Avery Co, NC by D. Buchanan, J. P.
R Blackburn, born March 26, 1903 in Mitchell Co, NC. He married Jennie
(e) Pearl K.
Blackburn, born April 5, 1905 in Mitchell Co, NC; died July 9, 1992. Buried
Yellow Mt. Cem., Avery Co, NC.
( f) Arnold Blackburn,
born June 11, 1907 in Mitchell Co, NC; died November 10, 1978. Buried Bear
Creek Cem., Mitchell Co, NC. He married Julia Snyder.
(g) Jack Carrol
Blackburn, born March 11, 1910 in Mitchell Co, NC; died October 12, 1968.
Buried Bear Creek Cem., Mitchell Co, NC. He was married to Alma McCourry
October 31, 1936 in Mitchell Co, NC by C. A. Buchanan, Minister.
Blackburn, born abt. 1913 in Avery Co, NC.
(i) Joseph Paul
Blackburn, born abt. 1917 in Avery Co, NC. He was married to Valorie Buchanan
July 11, 1936 in Mitchell Co, NC by Clarence Buchanan, Minister.
(j) Ruby Jane
Blackburn, born October 18, 1920 in Avery Co, NC; died April 22, 1994.
She married Ed A. Greene.
Blackburn. She married a Buchanan.
6. JEFFERSON MILTON KING (May 26, 1880- January
17, 1955) married Minnie Grindstaff (1885- 1978) on Feb. 17, 1904. Jeff
King is buried in Big Crabtree Church Cemetery, Mitchell County.
Children of Jeff and Minnie Grindstaff King:
(a) Frank King (April 15, 1905- January
26, 1986) married Essie Tipton (1905- 1996), the daughter of Henry Tipton
and Rebecca Murphy. Lived in Mitchell County. Buried at Big Crabtree Cemetery.
Eva King (April 25, 1907- ) married Roy J. Young (1903- 1974) of
(c) Fred Lee
King (May 23, 1910- November 6, 2000) married Clara Bartlett. Lived at
Estatoe, Mitchell County. Buried at Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Lee King (April 30, 1913- April 3, 1960) married Savannah Tipton, the sister
of Essie Tipton. Buried at Big Crabtree Cemetery.
(e) Ruby King
(May 27, 1916- Sept. 28, 1999) married Tyson Buchanan. Lived in Mitchell
County. Buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
(f) Essie King (1918- 1921). Buried in Young Cemetery, Arbuckle.
(g) Mae King,
married Virgil Silvers. (Lives in Oak Ridge, TN).
Jeff King and Minnie
Grindstaff's marriage ended in divorce. Minnie had another daughter: Amy
Lou (July 15, 1931- Feb. 11, 1993), married 1st) Herschel Buckner 2nd)
Gene Ballard. Minnie's other husbands were Jim Sparks and Albert Woody,
and she is buried at Liberty Hill.
7. JOHN S. KING (April 2, 1890- April 3, 1954)
(Dates according to gravestone. Census data shows a birthdate of 1888.)
Married Donna Buchanan. Buried in Pitman Cemetery, Avery County. Children
include: Thelma Dolona King, b. Feb. 26, 1916; Eula Mae King, b. March
16, 1918; Cleo Josaphine King, b. Sept. 9, 1920; Jack King, b. April 3,
1923; Charles W. King, b. April 30, 1925; Erastus King, b. Sept. 23, 1927;
John King, Jr, b. February 20, 1930; Mildred Jane King, b. October 30,