Family:Charles King and Elizabeth Rhodes (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] Abt 1783 Bertie, North Carolina, United States

Of the children mentioned in Charles' will, George, Sarah, James and Richard are named in his widow's will, and presumably belong to the second wife. Therefore, all the rest are children of this marriage. Using the order given in the father's will, that would be William, Henry, Charles, John, and Timothy for the boys, Judah and Alse for the girls.

Although Alse is called Alse in all the probate documents, it seems probable that she was named after Elizabeth's mother, and that her name is actually Alice, regardless of how it ended up being spelled. Elizabeth's father's will shows that two of Elizabeth's brothers also named daughters Alice.

In the 1787 census of Bertie County (available on or published as Source:North Carolina, United States. State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787), Charles King Jr. had two males under 21, and two females. Presumably this was William and Henry, and Judah and his wife.

In the 1790 Federal Census for Bertie County, there are five Charles Kings, none labelled Junior, and 3 having 3 sons. Of those 3, one had 2 females in the household, and the other 2 had 3 females. We know from looking ahead to the 1800 census that Charles was one of the latter two. The three male children were William, Henry and Charles, and the two female children besides his wife were Judah and Alse.

In the 1800 Federal Census for Bertie County, Charles King Junior has 3 sons from 10-16 (William, Henry, Charles), 2 sons under 10 (John and Timothy) and 2 females 10 to 16 (Judah and Alse). We know by this time he had remarried but apparently had no children by his second wife yet. (The four younger children were all under age according to probate documents in 1819, which supports this conclusion.)

Probate documents for Charles' half-brother Wilie King, who d. 1820, indicate that all the children of this marriage, plus half-brothers James and George were in Tennessee. In the 1820 Federal census for Stewart County, John is listed as 26-45, meaning he was born before 1794. Timothy is listed as 18-26, meaning he was born after 1794.

Taking this all into account, we end up with Judah, William and Henry born by 1787, Charles and Alse by 1790, John by 1794, Timothy by 1796 when the father remarried.

  1. King, Hank. Michael King of Nanasemond Co, VA
    Charles King 15515.

    Charles King m. 1783 Elizabeth Rhodes.
    [No explanation is given, but this is generally consistent with the 1787 North Carolina census showing three young children in this family.]