Person:John King (227)

  1. Robert King1737-1755 -
  2. Isabel King1741 - BEF 1832
  3. Sarah King1746 - 1799-1855
  4. Margaret King1748 -
  5. Samuel King1749-1758 -
  6. John King1754 - 1840
  7. James King1757 -
  8. Mary Kingest 1760 - bef 1811
  9. Jane Kingest 1761 -
m. 17 May 1792
  1. Jenny McDowell King1793 -
  2. John King, Jr.1795 -
  3. Margaret "Peggy" King1799 -
  4. David Kerr King1801 -
  5. Abigail King1804 -
  6. James T. King1806 -
  7. Dovey King1808 -
  8. Eleoner Eliza King1811 -
Facts and Events
Name John King
Gender Male
Birth? 1754 prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Marriage 15 MAY 1792 Rowan County, North Carolinato Eleanor Kerr
Marriage 17 May 1792 Georgiato Eleanor Kerr
Death? 22 June 1840 Jackson County, Georgia

John King was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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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:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 283. 1785 - Marriage Bond - September 5, Joseph McCutchen and Jane Searight, widow of George Searight; surety, John King. Jean is daughter of Jno. King. Witnesses, James Laird, James Miller, Saml. 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. :

  • King, John - born 1754; entered service in 1777-8 in Augusta County, Virginia where resided with father; pensioned 1832 in Jackson County, Georgia; died there 6/22/1840; married 5/17/1792 Eleanor, daughter of David Kerr of Coddle Creek Settlement, Rowan County, North Carolina; widow filed pension application age 73 in Jackson County, Georgia, 1843; granted BLW26694 there in 1855; children's births: Jenny McDowall 2/13/1793, John 2/5 1795, David Kerr 12/20/1801, Abigail 3/7/04, James 3/19/06, Dovey 3/24/08 & Eleoner Elijah 11/18/11; soldier's sister Jane McCutcheon filed affidavit 1832 in Hall County, Georgia. F-W7986, R1488.