Person:Esther King (2)

m. 12 Nov 1730
  1. Rhoda King1731 - Bet 1758 & 1764
  2. Noble King1733 - 1736
  3. Esther King1736 - 1790
  4. Thankful King1742 - 1796
  5. Hannah King1744 - 1823
m. Abt 1753
  1. Daniel Gunn, III1754 - 1834
  2. Moses Gunn1756 - 1830
  3. Hezekiah Gunn1758 -
  4. Noble Gunn1760 - 1830
  5. Rhoda Gunn1762 - 1830
m. 1767
  1. Esther Taylor1768 -
  2. Israel Taylor1769 - 1839
  3. Electa Taylor1771 -
  4. Ann Taylor1773 -
  5. Myner Taylor1776 -
  6. Silve Taylor1778 -
  7. Oliver Taylor1780 -
Facts and Events
Name Esther King
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] 12 Nov 1736 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Abt 1753 Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Daniel Gunn, Jr
Marriage 1767 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Israel Taylor
Death[2] 1790 Spencertown, Columbia, New York, United States

Very few utensiles were available for cooking. In some households the most expensive objects were the pots and kettles. The only items for cooking owned by Esther Gunn in 1763 were an iron skillet and two iron pots, [Berkshire county Probate Records, Daniel Gunn Jr. inventory 772.]

"The wills that accompanied the inventories showed a well-defined pattern of estate distribution. Land almost always went to sons; household goods were bequeathed to daughters; a lifetime support went to widows, at least until they remarried." [Miller, James R. "Early Life in Sheffield" p 67.]

DAR Genealogical Research System:
TAYLOR, ISRAEL Ancestor #: A112578
Spouse: Esther King Gunn

  1. Kellogg, Joseph M. (Joseph Mitchell). Early Vital Records of Sheffield, Massachusetts, 1733-1800. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961)
    p. 4.

    Typescript. Lawrence, Kansas: J.M. Kellogg, no date. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.)

  2. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. SAR Membership Number: 74720

  3. 12 November may have been the date of baptism. This probably occurred in the northern part of Sheffield, now Great Barrington, where her parents resided. One IGI record suggests Esther was born in Westfield, but that seems unlikely since all her siblings were also born in Sheffield.