Facts and Events
John King was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Rationale for John King as son of John King of Augusta County
John King who is identified in the pension records below is a proven son of John King and Margaret of Beverley Manor based upon several facts: (1) John's father, John King mentioned a son John in his will written in 1794, (2) John entered military service in Augusta County, where his father was located, (3) John's father mentions that his son John was already married, and indeed this John King had married Eleanor, daughter of David Kerr on 17 May 1792, just two years prior to the writing of his will, (4) the Kerr family of Beverley Manor was located very close the the land of John's father, John King. Some of the Kerr's migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina with other neighboring Augusta County families, and (5) his sister Jane King married Joseph McCutcheon, from another Beverley Manor family in Augusta County. Jane and her husband lived in Hall County, Georgia, which is adjoining Jackson County, Georgia where John and his wife both died.
The key evidence proving John as the son of John King of Augusta County is in the marriage bond of his sister Jane to Joseph McCutcheon, clearly identifing her as the daughter of John King:
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :