> >According to info from Betty Grimmett Steel of Tulsa, William Augusta (sp?) >was the youngest child of James & Katherine Coleman King. > >From old letters taken from the bible of Katherine Coleman King, it appears >that William Augustus was the first brother to journey from Alabama to >Arkansas. A letter dated Jan. 1, 1845 from El Dorado to John C. King in >Belleville, Conecuh County, AL indicates that William had been in Arkansas >for at least several months. He speaks of much bad weather, sleet, and snow, >but says notwithstanding so many disadvantages, "I have put me up a split >log house 16 by 18 and got into it the day before Christmas. I have nothing >more to build but a wagon shelter." > >A second letter dated March 9, 1845, James King (Jr.) wrote from Society >Hill, Darlington District, SC to his brother, John C. King at Belleville, AL >to ask "whether Brother William has gone to Arkansas and if you are going >and if any of your neighbors are going." William and some of the neighbors >were already in Arkansas at that time. > >On June 24, 1846, William A. King wrote from Champagnolle, AR to John at the >Belleville address. He speaks of the corn crop being "uncommonly fine" >though "my new ground is covered with green trees. He mentions two >neighbors, Lewis Mays and William Bell. > >On Nov. 11, 1848, William A. King wrote from El Dorado, to his brother, John >in Alabama. "From your letter to me and from brother James, I suppose you >will move in January. James has bought him a place four or five miles from >ours, as a good a place as this section affords. I have hired James' three >boys to help me put up some buildings to have ready by the time you come or >as near as possible. James has picked out a place for you near mine and of >the two, he thinks it is the best situation." " Tell mother I am glad to >know she will be with us again and although she will not have the >conveniences at first, she can soon get fixed and I think she will be much b >etter satisfied that she can be on those worn off hills and broom straws." > > > >Notes for Sarah E.: Following the death of Wm Augustus King in June 1858, >Sarah King married K. David Stevens on 12 July 1860 in Union County, AR. See >David Stephens family on 1860 Union CO, AR census records. > >Children of William King and Sarah E. are: > >41 i. John Thomas4 King, born Abt. 1843 in Alabama (Source: 1850 Union >CO-Franklin Twnsp, Arkansas Census.); died November 11, 1881 in Union CO, AR >(Source: Union County Administrator's Bond/Hiram King, dated 3 Dec. 1881.). >He married Unknown Unknown. > >Notes for John Thomas King: John T. King first appears at age 7-AL on the >Union CO, AR, Franklin Twnsp. Census Record of 1850. Next appears as Thomas >King, at age 17-AL on the Union CO, Franklin Twnsp. Census Record of 1860. > >On 1860 census, 'Thomas' is shown as head of Fam #467, his father had died >on June 28,1858. Children shown in the home were: William (11), Cornelia >(8), Octavius (6), Fanny (5) and Augustus (3). > >Administrator's Bond of $3000 was filed on 3 Dec. 1881 at New London, Union >County following the death of Thomas King. Hiram King is named as >administrator. Heirs named were: Amanda King, Martha King, Bettie King & >Marcus King. Thomas King died on 11 Nov. 1881. > > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >John T. King served in Confederacy with the 3rd Arkansas Regiment during the >Civil War. Enrolled at Champagnolle, Union CO in 1861 at the age of 18, as >a Private for the 'duration of the war'. > >Fought in most of the major battles of the war (including The Wilderness, >Gettysburg and many others) as a member of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment >assigned to the command of Colonel Hood of Texas. > >Was parolled at Appamatox when General Lee surrendered in 1865, holding the >rank of Sergeant. His military service record indicates that he was >hospitalized for wounds at least twice during the war. > >Bill King has his complete service record, obtained from Little Rock Civil >War Archives, June 28, 1998. > >JOHN T. KING CIVIL WAR RECORDS > >Received from the Little Rock Archives the military service cards for John >T. King, enrolled as a Pvt. by Capt. Thomas Nolan, Co. 'E' at Chapagnolle on >June 20, 1861. His Muster-In roll indicates that he was 18 years of age >(born about 1843), which will rule him out as being my gr gr grandfather - >John T. King (born in Darlington District, SC in 1816). However, in >searching our family archives, we find another John T. King (b. abt. 1843), >son of William Augustus King (b. abt. 1816 in SC). William Augustus was the >son of James King and Catherine Coleman. The family of this John Thomas King >lived in Union County, very near Champagnolle on the Ouachita River, where >the enrollment took place. > >John T. King, Pvt. Soldier to 4th Sgt, Co 'E', 3rd Regiment Ark. Infantry > >**************** > >John T. King (age 18) was enrolled as a Pvt. Soldier, at Chapagnolle, >Arkansas on June 20, 1861 by Capt. Thomas Nolan for the duration of "The >War" > >Pvt. John T. King was mustered in at Lynchburg, Virginia on July 2, 1861. > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for July 2 to Aug 31, 1861- Present > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for Jan & Feb 1862 - Absent-sick at Berryville, >VA > >Admitted Mar 7, 1862 to Chmmborazo Hospital #1, Richmond (convalescent), >returned to duty Mar 10, 1862 > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for March & Apr 1862 - Present - Pvt. > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for Nov & Dec 1862 - Present - > >Appointed to 5th Sgt from 3rd Cpl Dec 1, 1862 > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for Jan & Feb 1863 - Present - 5th Sgt > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for March & Apr 1863 - Absent, sick at >Petersburg since Apr 7, 1863 > >Admitted to CSA Gen. Hosp. Farmville, VA on Apr 18, 1863 Chronic >'Diarrhoria'. Ret'd to duty May 5, 1863 > >Reported to Duty, Co 'E', Capt. Stevens, May 5, 1863 > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for May & Jun 1863 - Present > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for July & Aug, 1863 - Present > >Admitted Floyd House & Ocmulgee, Hosp, Macon, GA, wounded, Admitted Sept 30, >Trans to Fort Valley on Oct 3, 1863 > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for Jan & Feb 1864 - Present > >Appears on Clothing Receipt Roll Apr 23, 1864 > >Listed on Co 'E' muster roll for Apr 30-Aug 31, 1864 - Absent, wounded May >6th. Absent with leave 20th June '64. > >Detailed S.O. #45/6 Dept/Army -VA/Lee, Feb 17, 1865 > >Appears on Register of Medical Director's office, Richmond, admitted March >3, 1865 to Barracks -'Disentery' > >Appears on list of Casualties of 3rd Ark Regt since May 6, 1864, 'wounded at >Wilderness, Virginia' > >Appears on List of Prisoners of War, belonging to the Army of the >Confederacy, surrendered by Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA to Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant, >commanding Armies of the United States. Done at Appomattox Court House, VA >on Apr 9, 1865 > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >From the Ed Gerdes Civil War History Web Page > >Bryan Howerton, Researcher E-Mail: <
> > >John Thomas King -- Enlisted in Co. E, 3rd Regiment Arkansas Infantry, at >Champagnolle, Arkansas, > >June 20, 1861; promoted to third corporal and fifth sergeant; wounded in the >battle of the Wilderness (Virginia), May 6, 1864; promoted to fourth >sergeant; surrendered at Appomattox Court-House, Virginia, > >April 9, 1865, and was paroled on April 12, 1865. > >I show him listed in the Union county 1860 census as Thomas King, age 17, >born c. 1843 in Alabama. He appears to have gone by the name Thomas King. > >Note: James Grooms (cousin of John T. King) also served in the 3rd Ark >Infantry Regiment, also enlisting at Champagnolle on June 20, 1861. He was >the son of Sarah King Grooms, and was raised in the Union County home of his >uncle, John Coleman King. > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >As far as the other two Kings in the 3rd Ark Regt Infantry, Henry F. and >Berry H. King (born in GA). I have searched both the 1860 and 1870 Calhoun >County Census Records with no luck in locating either. I plan to search >Union County (1850-60-70). I also searched the printed 1850 "All Name" >Census list (Calhoun CO), but did not discover either Henry F. or Berry H. >King there either. > >It would seem pretty amazing for all 3 of these Kings, enrolled at >Chapagnolle in 1861, to be parolled at the end of the war. With Co 'E' >casualty numbers, it would be very amazing ! But possible, nevertheless. >John T. King's cousin, William J. Witherington (brother of Martha Caroline), >was also enrolled by Capt Nolan at Chapagnolle June, 1861. Witherington was >born 1836, so he would have been about 25 at the time. Witherington lived in >the same general area, but in South Calhoun County, down below the old >community of Artesian, and only a few miles across the Ouachita River from >the community of Chapagnolle in Union County. This information has been >developed by Bill King, Houston, TX > >42 ii. Catherine King, born Abt. 1845 in Alabama (Source: 1850 Union >CO-Franklin Twnsp, Arkansas Census.); died Unknown. She married John B. >Neighbors January 01, 1860 in Union County, AR (Source: Union CO Mar. >Records.). > >Notes for Catherine King: Union County Marriage Index- Book 'B', Page 42, >1860. > >Notes for John B. Neighbors: John Neighbors (21) and Kate King Neighbors >(16-AL) are found living with the William A. Bell family on the 1860 Union >County Census, Franklin Township - Champagnolle. John neighbors married >Catherine King, born about 1844-45, dau of Wm Augustus King. > >1860 Union County, Franklin/Champagnolle Census (taken 14 Aug 1860) also >shows the following: > >The Children of Augustus Levan Witherington & Martha K. Lovett: Betty >(12-AL), Sarah S. (11-AR), and Arlina Witherington (7-AR) are also found >living in the home of William A. Bell (51-GA) and wife M.A. (41-AL). >(Dwelling #423) > >W. B. Witherington (4-AR) is found nearby in the home of William C. Lovett >(30-AL) and wife, E. A. (21-AL). (Dwelling #463). Lovett is likely the >brother of Martha K. Lovett. > >Charyler Witherington (5-AR) is found in Dwelling # 464, the home of Richard >Lovett (41-AL) and wife, Mary (32-LA). Richard Lovett is likely the brother >of Martha K. Lovett. > >However, all of the above Witherington children are also enumerated with the >family of Gus Witherington and new wife, Mary Emma Finch, living at Pigeon >Hill, Union County. Evidently, following the death of Martha Lovett, the >children also spent time in the homes of the above families. > >43 iii. William C. King, born Abt. 1849 in Union County, AR (Source: 1850 >Union CO-Franklin Twnsp, Arkansas Census.); died Unknown. He married Nancy >C. Smith January 30, 1865 in Union County, AR (Source: Union CO Mar. >Records.). > >Notes for William C. King: Union County Marriage Record: William C. King, >21, Union County to Nancy C. Smith, 17, Union County. Married by William C. >Johnson, 30 Jan. 1865. Filed 31 Jan 1865, Page B-306, Union County, AR. > >44 iv. Cornelia King, born Abt. 1852 in Arkansas (Source: 1860 Union County >AR Census, Franklin Township.); died Unknown. She married W.A. Lovett 1890 >in Union CO, AR (Source: Union County Marriage Records.). > >45 v. Octavius King, born Abt. 1854 in Arkansas (Source: 1860 Union County >AR Census, Franklin Township.). > >46 vi. Fanny King, born Abt. 1855 in Arkansas (Source: 1860 Union County AR >Census, Franklin Township.); died Unknown. She married Thomas Thompson 1880 >in Union CO, AR (Source: Union County Marriage Records.). > >Notes for Fanny King: Union County Marriage Indes, Book 'E', Page 240. > >47 vii. Augustus King, born Abt. 1857 in Arkansas (Source: 1860 Union County >AR Census, Franklin Township.). > >Notes for Augustus King: Desmond Wall Allen's Ark Death Index has a Gus >King with date of death as 7/13/1916 in Calhoun County. > > - End of BK Data - > > >-----Original Message----- >From: firstname.lastname@example.org >To: email@example.com >Date: Friday, December 17, 1999 2:17 PM >Subject: James King, Sr. > > >>Dear Bill and Lynn >>Here is James King, Sr. just as I got it. There are some things that >bother >>me a bit but we can't have it all since we weren't there. >> >>I. James King was the son of Capt. George King and Mary Kolb. He was >born >>on 8 Mar. 1765 and died 25 Jan 1820 in Darlington S.C. it is believed that >>he is buried near the Fountain homestead cemetery. He married 1) >Elizabeth >>Padgett; dau. of John Padgett (or Paget), Sr. (died by 7 July 1815) and his >>wife Elizabeth, in Darlington S.C. She was born 29 Apr. 1774 and died 12 >>Oct. 1805 in Darlington S.C. They had: >> >> 1. Anna; born 30 Nov. 1795; died 3 Dec. 1798. >> >> 2. Rispah; born 28 Aug. 1797; died 25 Oct. 1798 >> >> 3. James; born 17 Feb. 1800; married Hanna Bacot; born 1804; died 1855. >>They had: >> A. Sarah (Sallie) A.E.; born 23 Apr. 1825; died 10 May 1857 (School >> Teacher; married A.P. Lacoste in 1854; born 18 Dec. 1802; died >>1862. She was his second wife; he first married Margaret Dawson >> Fort. He was a store owner in Cheraw and was 50 years old at >> the time of his marriage to Sarah. Sarah and A.P. had: >> a. Furman Hart Lacoste; 15 Dec. 1855 died 19 Dec. 1855 >> >> b. Margaret Dawson; born 10 Mar. and died 5 May 1857. >> >> B. Eliza; born 15 June 1831 and died 3 Sept. 1869 married A.P. >> Lacoste after her sister's death (his third wife). >> They had: >> a. Florence; born apprx. 1860. >> >> b. Georgia; born 1861 >> >> c. Hannah; died march 1867. was a seamstress. >> >> d. Josephine; died 1866; was a seamstress.. >> >> e. Emily; birn 1830; married T.J. Taylor; he was 21; a >student >> at Furman Univ.; She was 42. Mr. Taylor later became >a >> minister at Yorkville, S.C. >> >>Note: much of the information on the children of James, Jr. was obtained >>from the book by John Ardis Cawthon, THE INEVITABLE GUEST, Life and letters >>of jemima Darby. (Miss Darby left Darlington,S.C. in 1860 with her Nephew, >>to go to Louisiana. >> >>4. Eliza, m. John Fountain. >> They had a daughter and other children...but one daughter >> Hannah Jane Fountain married John Lide (Lloyd) Hart for whom >> Hartsville is named). Their dau. Frances Pugh Hart married >> Evander John C. Byrd the son of Evander Byrd and one of the >> daughters of Rachel Fountain and David Mason. >> (All these families are tied tightly together). >> >>5. Elizabeth; born 20 July 1804; died 17 Oct. 1808. >> >>James Sr. married 2) Catherine Coleman; called Caty; dau. of Rev. >>James coleman and Rachel Kolb.(Note: that James' mother was Mary >>Kolb. Somewhere I may have the answer to this relationship. >> >>James and Catherine had: >> >>1. Mary; born 28 oct. 1809; married James Witherington in Alabama in >>1828, they had: >> A. Loretta; married Macklin Grimmett in Ark. in 1859. he was born >>in St,. Clair Co., Ala. in 1819; the son of Jacob and Martha >Hudson >> Grimmett of Virginia. They had: >> >> 1.J.J. >> 2.Twin to J.J. who died >> 3.Bill >> 4. Henrietta >> 5. Cordelia >> >>2. Sarah Ann; born 3 Aug. 1812; married a Grooms or Groves and died in >>Ala. >> >>3. William >> >>4. John Coleman; born 9 Oct. 1815; died in El Dorado Ark. >> >>After James died, Catherine applied for guardianship of Mary, Sarah Ann, >and >>William. (Equity C.E. D. minutes, Book A, June Term 1821, page 112, >>Darlington S.C.) James was appointed Guardian of his sister Eliza (ibid.p. >>113). >> >>On Jan. 11, 1823 , the Mechanicsville Baptist Church minutes noted that >>James Coleman, Claricy Coleman, and Catherine King applied for a letter of >>Dismission. They were going "to go West". In the same church minutes, 7 >>Mar. 1829, a notation was made that indicated that "the west" was in fact >>Alabama. >> >>Other invormation was obtained from an unpublished manuscript by Avery E. >>Kolb, 1979, KOLBS OF SOCIETY HILL AND DARLINGTON, S.C.; >>FAMILIES OF THE DAUGHTERS OF JOHANNES KOLB AND HIS SON, PETER KOLB . >> >>Hope this is helpful... >> >>Edwin Byrd Fountain >> >> >
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